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Menominee Nation opposes "Back Forty" extraction project

September 24, 2016 - 8:24pm

VIDEO STACK: The Menominee Nation held a gathering and forum "Remembering Our Ancestors" for people opposing the "Back Forty" project by Canadian owned investment company, Aquila Resources on Thursday September 22nd, 2016. Included on this page will be several videos recorded that day of a line-up of speakers about the historic significance of the Menominee River, and the specific site the project is proposed for.

Native News Update September 23, 2016

September 24, 2016 - 2:15pm
This weekend's stories:  Two tribal leaders receive the John Kiefer Sovereignty Award; Shoalwater Bay Tribe wins award for improving health; Menominee Nation apposes mine along the Menominee River; Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians elects its first all female duo serving in the top positions; Secret treaty unveiled at the National Museum of the American Indian

Native News Update with anchor Kimberlie Acosta from the studios of IndianCountryTV.com.

It ain’t easy being Indian… (Sept. 2016)

September 20, 2016 - 7:56pm
By Ricey Wild News From Indian Country   
An amazing man passed on recently. You all know him too, Jim Northrup from Sawyer, Minn. He was a raconteur, author, poet and playwright and he was my friend. I will always miss him but before he left he was at peace and I believe that was a monumental gift from the Creator.

I thought I had more time

September 20, 2016 - 7:43pm
By Arne Vainio, M.D.
News From Indian Country

He looked so much older since Donnie died. A year earlier I saw them together hauling wood and they were drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes in the cab of Brian’s old pickup truck. We never talked about happiness and they swore at each other and they swore at their chain saws and they smoked even as they were cutting wood.

Native News Update September 16, 2016

September 17, 2016 - 12:00am
This weekend's stories:  Roger Buffalohead passes away; The Sioux Chef set a crowdfunding record; “Dignity” statue installed in Chamberlain, SD; Nike N7 opens next round of grants for the youth; Reviving traditional crops.

Native News Update with anchor Kimberlie Acosta from the studios of IndianCountryTV.com.

Native News Update September 9, 2016

September 9, 2016 - 11:47pm
This weekend's stories:  NCAIED chairman testifies on Indian Country legislation; Country Legend Loretta Lynn suffers injury requiring minor surgery; MIE, a Native-owned company helping Tribes save money; Air Jordan 31 included in this year’s Nike N7 collection; Taboo from the group The Black Eyed Peas, will be inducted into the NAMA Hall of Fame.

Native News Update with anchor Kimberlie Acosta from the studios of IndianCountryTV.com.

Native News Update September 2, 2016

September 2, 2016 - 11:02pm
This weekend's stories:  Lummi Nation totem pole makes stop at Standing Rock Sioux encampment; Kumeyaay protest navy construction on burial site; Initiative to transform views of Native Americans launched; Chumash supply wastewater in battle against Rey fire; Native American actor Martin Sensmeier in his first major movie role, ‘The Magnificent Seven’.

Native News Update with anchor Kimberlie Acosta from the studios of IndianCountryTV.com.

Two words you’ll get berned saying this election

August 27, 2016 - 12:30am
By JOHN CHRISTIAN HOPKINS
News From Indian Country

Friends add spice to our lives. We all need someone to hang out with or to shoot the bull with.

Native News Update August 26, 2016

August 26, 2016 - 7:05pm
This weekend's stories:  Judge will rule in September on the Standing Rock Sioux lawsuit; Historic number of Native Americans running for legislative offices across the country; Alaska village votes to relocate; Indian Mounds in Alabama to be restored; Notah Begay III’s Grande Slam Charity Golf Tournament a success.

Native News Update with anchor Kimberlie Acosta from the studios of IndianCountryTV.com.

Native News Update August 26, 2016

August 26, 2016 - 7:05pm
This weekend's stories:  Judge will rule in September on the Standing Rock Sioux lawsuit; Historic number of Native Americans running for legislative offices across the country; Alaska village votes to relocate; Indian Mounds in Alabama to be restored; Notah Begay III’s Grande Slam Charity Golf Tournament a success.

Native News Update with anchor Kimberlie Acosta from the studios of IndianCountryTV.com.

Aboriginal imposters can and do cause harm

August 26, 2016 - 6:11pm
By DOUG GEORGE - KANENTIIO
Akwesasne Mohawk

Over the years there have been many non-Natives, enamored by aboriginal culture, who have posed as Natives. Some have done so with sincerity and others for personal gain. While many of these imposters have been exposed with little residual harm there are instances when they have caused serious problems.

What Happened Enbridge. An alternative route to Illinois....?

August 25, 2016 - 8:59pm
By Winona LaDuke
News From Indian Country/HONOR

I was just home from two weeks on a horse, riding and praying. The fourth annual Love Water not Oil ride against the proposed Enbridge Sandpiper and Line 3 corridor was over.  The day after we finished, Enbridge came out with an amazing announcement. We have puzzled gratefully since.

#NativeVote16 – Essence of political organizing is found at Standing Rock

August 24, 2016 - 8:58pm
Mark Trahant
TrahantReports.com

My Facebook feed is rolling with new feeds from those headed to North Dakota to join those protecting the drinking water for the people of Standing Rock and Cheyenne River. Other folks are fundraising using a variety of social media tools. And, still other people are gathering food and supplies for the many people camped near the river site. Plus dozens of tribes, organizations, and individuals are sending letters of support.

Native News Update August 19, 2016

August 19, 2016 - 11:15pm
This weekend's stories:  Harney Peak renamed Black Elk Peak; Seminole Tribe of Florida challenges new Human Health Toxics Criteria Rule; Ho-Chunk Tribe in Wisconsin expands their three casinos; New stature honors first Native American Vice President, Charles Curtis; Red Lake Band purchase property in Minneapolis to serve tribal members who live there; Nominations announce for the Native American Music Awards.

Native News Update with anchor Kimberlie Acosta from the studios of IndianCountryTV.com.

Native News Update August 19, 2016

August 19, 2016 - 11:15pm
This weekend's stories:  Harney Peak renamed Black Elk Peak; Seminole Tribe of Florida challenges new Human Health Toxics Criteria Rule; Ho-Chunk Tribe in Wisconsin expands their three casinos; New stature honors first Native American Vice President, Charles Curtis; Red Lake Band purchase property in Minneapolis to serve tribal members who live there; Nominations announce for the Native American Music Awards.

Native News Update with anchor Kimberlie Acosta from the studios of IndianCountryTV.com.

It ain’t easy being Indian… (August 2016)

August 19, 2016 - 9:48pm
By Ricey Wild News From Indian Country   
It’s weird how things work out. And don’t. First off I didn’t think I would still be around to write the above so in my case it’s cool. I’ve had a spectacular life and not all of it has been good, but mos def spectacular.

Jim Northrup recalled life well-lived

August 18, 2016 - 8:36pm
By EUAN KERR
Sawyer, Minnesota (MPR)

Jim Northrup wasn’t feeling great. In fact, he was very sick. But he was not worried. He knew where he was headed.

EPA Meeting may be new chance for Cass Lake

August 18, 2016 - 5:02pm

By Winona LaDuke
HONOR (ICC)

The August 10th hearing by the EPA on the St Regis Superfund site at Cass Lake, Minnesota, may be a promise for a real clean up for the people of Cass Lake, and the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe.  

#NativeVote16: A first! Montana congressional debates will take place on tribal lands: Courts side with Native voters in ND

August 18, 2016 - 1:05am
By MARK TRAHANT
News From Indian Country

Denise Juneau and Ryan Zinke have agreed to a series of congressional debates across Montana. And half of those debates will occur in Indian Country.

The first debate will be in Frazer within the Fort Peck Assiniboine Sioux Tribal Nation. That  will take place on August 29.

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