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

July 26, 2016 - 9:18pm
By Ricey Wild
News From Indian Country

I went to the annual Fond du Lac Veterans Powwow and the flags were at half-staff. A Blackhawk helicopter buzzed over the grounds to honor the Veterans. I knew it wasn’t going to drop bombs but I still shivered because it could happen; anywhere anytime because the police forces all across the Untied States of Fascism has been acquiring military hardware and using it against innocent civilians who protest police killing civilians and using blatant brutality.

Native News Update July 22, 2016

July 22, 2016 - 6:37pm
This weekend's stories:  Storms continue to devastate the Bad River Reservation; U.S. Senator Heinrich introduces STOP Act to prohibit export of sacred items; Wisconsin Native American Drug and Gang Initiative Task Force named finalist for Honoring Nations Award; Guidebook to Native American mounds and earthworks released; Adopt-A-Native-Elder program received top honors.


July 20, 2016 - 4:04pm
By Arne Vainio, M.D.
News From Indian Country

My wife Ivy and I traveled south in the middle of these troubled times. She has family she found about 16 years ago when she wanted to know our family histories after our son was born. She knew little about her father except that he was a respected member of the African American community.

Native News Update July 8, 2016

July 8, 2016 - 11:30pm
This weekend's stories: How the Blood Tribe rallied against drug abuse; Native American Commission in Fargo wins national award; NCAIED receives grant from the UPS Foundation; Pueblo of Santa Ana buys Alamo Ranch; Upcoming Lori Piestewa National Native American Games.

Native News Update with anchor Kimberlie Acosta from the studios of

Native News Update July 1, 2016

July 1, 2016 - 7:49pm
This weekend's stories: Yakama businessman, Delbert Wheeler Sr. passes away; NPS allows tribes to gather plants in national parks; Montana’s congressional delegation introduces resolution regarding missing and murdered Native women and girls; First Native American appointed to Minnesota’s Supreme Court; Tribal sovereignty is hot topic at NCAI’s mid-year conference; ‘Normalize Breastfeeding’ tour includes a Native American mom.

Native News Update with anchor Kimberlie Acosta from the studios of

Native News Update June 24, 2016

June 24, 2016 - 1:32pm
This weekend's stories: Jim Boyd, Chairman of the Colville tribes passes away; 3 bills passed by senate committee to make Indian Country safer; National Geographic Photo Camp on the Crow Reservation; Native youth attend the Andy Harvey Native American Broadcast Journalism Workshop; Honoring Millie Rexroat, a Native American military pilot who served in WWII.

Native News Update with anchor Kimberlie Acosta from the studios of

Enbridge Pipelines at Lac Courte Oreilles (short tour)

June 22, 2016 - 5:06pm

Members of "Walking the Enbridge Pipeline" started on June 8th in Williams Bay, George Williams College in Southern Wisconsin to walk the roads closest to the complex of Enbridge transportation pipelines and transmission towers to the Enbridge Facilities in Superior, Wisconsin in protest to the dirty extractive industry carrying fracked and tar sand sludge to refineries in Illinois, Indiana and elsewhere. They are scheduled to end their "Pipeline and Pipeline Safety Awareness Walk" on July 10th in Superior, Wisconsin.

It ain't easy being Indian... (June 2016)

June 22, 2016 - 4:01pm
By Ricey Wild News From Indian Country   
This topic of Native health is so immense, so traumatizing that I don't know where to start or where to end. The logical answer is to begin at the beginning.

#NativeVote16: Three lessons Clinton could learn from Sanders

June 21, 2016 - 8:31pm
And one important lesson for Indian Country


There are three lessons that the Hillary Clinton campaign could learn from team Bernie Sanders. And there is one critical lesson from Clinton that could help Indian Country win more elections.

A little background first.

Graduation Day

June 20, 2016 - 7:09pm
By Arne Vainio, M.D.
News From Indian Country

We were at the graduation ceremony for the Harbor City International School in Duluth, Minnesota and the commencement address was by Gaelynn Lea Tressler. She is the winner of the 2016 National Public Radio Tiny Desk Concert series and she knows about and exemplifies overcoming hardships and truly appreciating the things we take for granted.

Old Ways, New Battles: Four Videos on Treaty Rights support of the Environment

June 20, 2016 - 6:25pm
Join Native American Educational Technologies, Inc (NAET) with a four segment, twenty-five minutes of video reviewing treaty battles that are helping preserve the pristine water and environment in Northern Wisconsin from mining, CAFOs, Pipelines and other activities dangerous to the clean water in our communities.

Native News Update June 17, 2016

June 17, 2016 - 9:29pm
This weekend's stories: Native American spiritual leaders were invited to speak at Muhammad Ali’s funeral; Native American activist Jewell Williams passed away; An Inupiaq qualified for this seasons “American Ninja Warrior”; Wind River Reservation featured in new documentary; Mrs. Universe is among the challengers of this seasons “The Amazing Race Canada.”

Native News Update with anchor Kimberlie Acosta from the studios of

Women & Water Coming Together

June 15, 2016 - 7:44pm