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Native News Update April 24, 2015

April 24, 2015 - 9:23am
This weekend's stories: Federal panel reviewing Native American sentencing; NAFOA’s 2015 awards; Project underway to protect land in the Mojave Desert; Bear River Band installs renewable hybrid microgrid; Carlos Montezuma to have residence hall named in his honor.

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Annual Native American flute retreat continues to attract visitors to Indian Country

April 22, 2015 - 2:48am
Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin (ICC)   For decades families have experienced the beauty and culture of the Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe at the Tribe’s historic “Indian Bowl.” And until a few years ago, it was one of Wisconsin’s best-known introductions to tribal culture and traditions offering tourists as well as talent from all over Indian Country an opportunity to share and experience cultural traditions.

It ain’t easy being Indian… (March 2015)

April 22, 2015 - 2:41am
By Ricey Wild News From Indian Country

After 10 years without I have satellite again thanks to my Brother Mike W. I’m absolutely addicted to the H2 channel when it’s about Ancient Aliens and America Unearthed; both are very well produced in that they bring up more questions than answers that leave the viewer to make up their own mind.

How long have I known you?

April 22, 2015 - 2:38am
By Arne Vainio, M.D. News From Indian Country
Since I started at the clinic over seventeen years ago. From the first day you were a resource and you took on tasks for me that weren’t really even your responsibility. Insurance companies expect a doctor to stay on hold while they preauthorize a medicine and this long process tethered to a phone is a very poor use of a doctor’s time.

Native News Update April 17, 2015

April 17, 2015 - 10:08am
This weekend's stories: Michelle Obama talks about the challenges facing Native American youth; Native American law firm gives grants for tribal health; Native American attorney study released; American Indian College Fund teams up with the Walt Disney Company; Jude Schimmel releases new book.

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Native News Update April 10, 2015

April 10, 2015 - 7:29am
This weekend's stories: Arizona bill passed for Native American birth certificates; The four women finalist for potential replacement face on $20 bill; Terry St. John of Eyabay passes onto the spirit world; Chickasaw Nation fighting child hunger; Eastern Band of Cherokee to administer its own water standards.

Native News Update with anchor Kimberlie Acosta from the studios of


April 7, 2015 - 7:49am

Native News Update April 3, 2015

April 3, 2015 - 7:02am
This weekend's stories: Native American legislator helps stop religious freedom bill in Montana; Utah Governor signs bill to help improve Native American achievement gap; Cobell scholarship fund grows; Dedication of Galena Sundial monument; Seeds of Native Health launched with the help of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.

Native News Update with anchor Kimberlie Acosta from the studios of

Native News Update March 27, 2015

March 27, 2015 - 7:41am
This weekend's stories: Navajo Nation approves junk food tax; Cherokee school expands to twelfth grade in bid to preserve language; Crazy Horse Memorial lights it blue for autism; New documentary highlights Native American women filmmakers; Larry Yazzie to play lead role in Hades Awaits.

Native News Update with anchor Kimberlie Acosta from the studios of

Native News Update March 20, 2015

March 20, 2015 - 5:19am
This weekend's stories:  Montana requires Native American culture instruction statewide; New cancer center opens on the Puyallup Reservation; David Bald Eagle Kickstarter campaign needs help reaching goal; Louise Erdrich awarded Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction; Supaman performs at Google headquarters.

Native News Update with anchor Kimberlie Acosta from the studios of

First Tree Tapping Ceremony in the Penokee Mountains (16min 41sec)

March 18, 2015 - 5:35am

Join with us for some video excerpts from the early March, 2015 First Tree Tapping Ceremony conducted by Bad River elder Joe Rose at  the Harvest Education Learning Project (HELP) camp site in the Penokee Mountains Heritage Park region of Iron County, Wisconsin.  With statements by Joe Rose, Paul DeMain, Russell Buccenaro, Mike Wiggins, Frank Koehn and Sandy Lyons regarding the news of the so-called mining company, GTAC pulling out of the Penokee Range and their open pit mining project.

Native News Update March 13, 2015

March 13, 2015 - 8:45am
This weekend's stories:  Garrett Miller, son of music legend Bill Miller, killed in accident on I-65 in Brentwood, TN; VAWA provision for tribal jurisdiction takes effect; Walmart Foundation donates to First Nations Development Institute; ‘IN AMERICA’ to feature Native American artwork; Kickstarter campaign for Wilma Mankiller documentary launched.

Native News Update with anchor Kimberlie Acosta from the studios of

HELP - Penokee Mountains Sugar Bush Update March 7th, 2015 (11min 38sec)

March 8, 2015 - 11:32am
Join Paul DeMain as we check out this 11 minute quick tour of the Harvest Education Learning Project (HELP) in the Penokee Mountains Heritage Park in Iron County, Wisconsin the site of a proposed, now defunct project to build a huge open pit mine. Instead today, you would have found us taping maple trees, some 115 and in the next few days, a few more and then on with the sap collection over the next couple of weeks.

RezStyle – Leah Shenandoah with host Kimberlie Acosta

March 5, 2015 - 9:05am
RezStyle with host Kimberlie Acosta talking with Leah Shenandoah. Leah is the Native American Music Award's 2014 'Debut Artist of the Year,' with the release of her first solo album, Spektre.

(ReBroadcast) Wisconsin State of the Tribes (SOTA) Address March 5, 2015

March 5, 2015 - 1:01am
Rebroadcasting of Chairman McGeshick of the Mole Lake Sokaogon Chippewa Tribe during the 2015 State of the Tribes (SOTA) address to the Wisconsin legislature in the State Capital of Madison, Wisconsin on Thursday, March 5, 2015. (41 Minutes)  Audio feed echoes a bit, but works fine for those who want to hear what was said.

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Growing the Herb

March 4, 2015 - 6:07am
By Winona LaDuke
Special to News From Indian Country

“You have an unmotivated person and you become more unmotivated on cannabis. I am afraid that the self esteem of our people is not going to handle legalizing it well.”  Kevin Shore, White Earth tribal member, Gulf War Veteran using VA prescribed THC for his chronic condition.

Request for Proposals (RFP) Government auditing services in accordance with NAHASDA-HUD Requirements for the AHA MACAV Housing Entity

March 3, 2015 - 1:59am
The Aha Macav Housing Entity (AMHE) is seeking proposals for Government Auditing Services for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2014.

Native News Update February 27, 2015

February 27, 2015 - 7:58am
This weekend's stories:  Arizona Native American lawmakers fighting for share of tax revenues; Revised guidelines to ICWA; Vandalized Native American mural to be restored; Irene Bedard to  produce “Two Old Women” for the big screen; “Princess Angeline” documentary sharing the story of the Duwamish.

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Iron County, Wisconsin renews GTac Lease

February 25, 2015 - 5:47am
On Tuesday February 24th, 2015 the Iron County Board of Supervisors in Northern Wisconsin renewed and amended lease agreement to the so-called Gogebic Taconite (GTAC) Mining Company. The Board after discussion, voted 8-7 in favor of the amended new lease after the company defaulted and was unable to pay the $10,000 annual lease due on January 26th, for the rental of county lands for their tailings and waste disposal site.

RezStyle – Jim Boyd with host Kimberlie Acosta

February 24, 2015 - 8:21am
RezStyle with host Kimberlie Acosta talking with NAMA Lifetime Achievement Recipient Jim Boyd.  Jim is a multi-national music award winner from the Colville Reservation, with a career that has spanned over four decades.