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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.

You were put here for a purpose

August 15, 2016 - 6:35pm
By Arne Vainio, M.D.
News From Indian Country

We buried Jim Northrup on Friday, August 5th, 2016. By we, I mean a community buried him. Jim was a boarding school survivor, a warrior in Vietnam, a cop on the reservation, a poet and an author of multiple books, a husband, father and grandfather. He was revered by many and he was a true friend. He was a world traveler and he chose to stay in the community he was born in in Sawyer, Minnesota.

Native News Update August 12, 2016

August 12, 2016 - 2:32pm
This weekend's stories:  White House Tribal Nations Conference; Prairie Island Community creates evacuation plans; JoAnn Kauffman featured in Legacy Washington project; Cherokee woman develops portable lactation lounge; Notah Begay III announces a deal with REDW.

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

Native News Update August 5, 2016

August 5, 2016 - 5:48pm
This weekend's stories:  Lac du Flambeau begin construction on new Indian Bowl; Noted Ojibwe author, Jim Northrup passes away; Drones to start delivering medical supplies to rural areas; Two Native American Youth treatment centers to open in California; Famous Dave’s of America wins Bar-B-Que showdown on SMOKED; First Nations actor, Adam Beach plays Slipknot in “Suicide Squad.”

Keith Secola supporting Winona LaDuke at Madeline Island

August 3, 2016 - 9:53pm
Winona LaDuke introduces Keith Secola as part of the "Love Water, Not Oil' tour in 2016, and in celebration of their birthdays while on Madeline Island, in Lake Superior and at Tom's Burned Down Cafe.

Native News Update July 29, 2016

July 29, 2016 - 11:24pm
This weekend's stories:  Memorial for Northern Cheyenne ancestors; Actor David Beautiful Bald Eagle Jr passes away; American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association receives the President’s “E” award; Penobscot basket maker is one of nine winners of the National Heritage Fellowship; Native American student backpack drive.

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.

Homecoming

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 IndianCountryTV.com.

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 IndianCountryTV.com.

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 IndianCountryTV.com.

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 IndianCountryTV.com.

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
By MARK TRAHANT

NFIC/TrahantReports.com

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.

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