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Native News Update January 16, 2015

January 16, 2015 - 9:00am
This weekend's stories: Montana U.S. Senators introduce bill for Little Shell federal recognition; An association representing 16 tribes send letter to President Obama urging him to reject Keystone XL; Exhibit by Julie Buffalohead to open at Highpoint Center for Printmaking; Mary Jo Watson inducted into hall of fame by Oklahoma Higher Education Heritage Society; Oneida Tribe of Indians in Wisconsin and Yakama Nation in Washington make wager on Green Bay-Seattle NFC championship game.

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Gimmicks and governing are Old School's last act

January 12, 2015 - 11:32pm
News From Indian Country

We just watched the last act of The Old School Congress at the end of 2014. In its last moments, it passed bills with thousands of pages, giving permission to members in the House and Senate to sneak legislation into larger bills. And better: To do so in a way without transparency or election consequences.

ReBroadcasting – Red Cliff Mining Alternative Workshops

January 5, 2015 - 4:07am

Join on the Red Cliff Ojibwe Reservation for three days of discussion, perspectives and potential ideas for alternatives to Mining.

Join us Wednesday January 7th (REBROADCASTING BELOW)


Friday January 9th, discussion with elders. (REBROADCASTING)

Live Broadcast/s – Red Cliff Mining Alternatives

January 5, 2015 - 4:07am

Join on the Red Cliff Ojibwe Reservation for three days of discussion, perspectives and potential ideas for alternatives to Mining. Join us Wednesday January 7th from 11:00am to 4:30pm.

Thursday January 8th, from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

And finally on Friday January 9th, from 10:00am to 11:00am join us for a panel discussion with elders.

Native News Update January 2, 2015

January 2, 2015 - 9:27am
This weekend's stories: Grey wolf killed in Utah may have been famed Grand Canyon wolf, Echo; NCAI announced results of joint effort with Google on mapping reservations; Raqual Montoya-Lewis becomes Washington’s only Native American Superior Court judge; Horseback riders remember 1890 Wounded Knee massacre; Tomaquag Museum launches “indigenous Artways.”

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Honor The Treaties delivers the message through art

December 31, 2014 - 3:24am
By Sandra Hale Schulman
News From Indian Country

The power of art is in both its beauty and instant ability to tell a story. In the digital age, an image can be created and transmitted all over the world in seconds. Using this power is a group called Honor the Treaties, that was started in Seattle by National Geographic photographer Aaron Huey after spending seven years documenting life on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Native News Update December 26, 2014

December 26, 2014 - 8:52am
This weekend's stories: Horseback riders and runners come together to remember the Dakota 38; Federal judge restores protection for wolves in Great Lakes region; Yale Indian Papers Project brings tribal histories online; Mohegan minister identified as author of 1776 manuscript; NCAI to produce another Super Bowl ad against Redskins name.

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Onieda Nation Arts Program

December 22, 2014 - 2:35am

Native News Update December 19, 2014

December 19, 2014 - 8:37am
This weekend's stories: The Colorado River Tribes’ file lawsuit to block construction of a solar energy facility; U.S. lawmakers repeal a portion of VAWA called the special rule for Alaska; The passing of Alfred Smith; Million dollar donation for construction of “Dignity” statue; A teen who ran away 20 years ago to avoid chemotherapy shares his story in self-published memoir.

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It ain’t easy being Indian… (Dec. 2014)

December 18, 2014 - 1:23am
By Ricey Wild
News From Indian Country

After the last bite of pie was swallowed, after the leftovers were doled out, after the family had a wonderful time together eating a magnificent dinner of tender turkey and scrumptious sides, after hugs were exchanged and many kisses given, after pictures and ‘selfie’s’ were digitized, after everyone else left to go beach themselves in the privacy of their own homes to freely boogit, after all that food and love three of us sat at Gramma Rose’s house, two of us just about to leave.

Only the memories remain

December 18, 2014 - 1:01am
By Arne Vainio, M.D.
News From Indian Country

My brother has been making ice candles ever since the weather turned cold. Every night he starts new candles by filling buckets with water and leaving them on the deck to freeze. In the morning, the outer shell is frozen and he drills holes in the top and pours off the water inside into another bucket.

Native News Update December 12, 2014

December 12, 2014 - 6:37am
This weekend's stories: Call for inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women by aboriginal teen who survived brutal attack; Justice department vows to fight states who violate Indian Child Welfare Act; Osage and Cherokee attorneys sworn in as assistant U.S. Attorneys; Two Tribes recognized as Climate Action Champions; Historic find for Quileute Tribe.

Winona LaDuke and Nani Chacon at UC - Boulder Dec. 9th, 2014

December 10, 2014 - 9:14am
Winona LaDuke the Harvard trained economist of Honor The Earth and Nani Chacon, an artist activists of Honor The Treaties talk about renewable energy resources and why it is important now to phase out the old fossil fuel industry in order to help the earth survive Global Climate Change. At the University of Colorado - Boulder on December 9th, 2014. 

An afternoon class and a second evening general presentation.

Afternoon Session

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Evening Session

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Native News Update December 5, 2014

December 5, 2014 - 10:02am
This weekend's stories:  House passes National Defense Authorization Act, which hands over land that is sacred to Native Americans to a foreign mining company; Native American youth issues main focus of Obama’s speech at 6th Annual Tribal Nations Conference; Tribal members honor men who refused to participate in the 1864 Sand Creek Massacre; Crow Nation code talkers honored with Congressional Gold Medals; Professional soccer player, Chris Wondolowski visits Kiowa tribe and provides soccer clinic to youth.

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Native Brothers sing opening for 2014 Tribal Nations Conference

December 3, 2014 - 8:49am
By Kimberlie Acosta
News From Indian Country

Brothers, Niizhoo Sullivan, 10, and Preston Sullivan, 7 got the honor to sing for President Barack Obama at the opening of the 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference on December 3rd, 2014.

Exposing The Oil & Gas Industries Failures: A conversation with Fractivist Shane Davis

December 2, 2014 - 5:07am correspondent, Kimberlie Acosta talking with Shane Davis, a fractivist from Colorado.

Native News Update November 28, 2014

November 28, 2014 - 9:26am
This weekend's stories:  6th White House Tribal Nations Conference; Buffalo, New York asked to rename Squaw Island; Proposed natural gas pipeline in Lancaster County, PA cuts through several archaeological sites; Telling a new story of Route 66 – Through the eyes of Native American communities along the route; “Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family” exhibit opens.

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Native News Update November 21, 2014

November 21, 2014 - 10:35am
This weekend's stories:  New report released on ways to curb violence toward American Indian and Alaska Native children; Pricilla Coolidge of the Native American trio Walela murdered; Opposition to proposed oil pipeline work in Wisconsin continues; Protesting TitsGiving in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Native American Music Awards to air on PBS Thanksgiving day; “The Cherokee Word for Water” released on DVD, Blu-ray and iTunes; Be apart of Keith Secola’s new video “You got Land”; Loretta Lynn signs new multi-album deal with Legacy Recordings.

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I will ALWAYS be your friend

November 20, 2014 - 8:49am
By Arne Vainio, M.D.
News From Indian Country

In March I was asked to travel to remote reserves in Ontario, Canada. This was a beautiful and powerful experience and I will never be the same. I was asked to go again and was in Ontario for five days in October.

It ain’t easy being Indian… (Nov. 2014)

November 20, 2014 - 8:27am
By Ricey Wild News From Indian Country    As Rezberry’s Graves Registrar I work to help people find a burial site in the cemetery for their deceased family members. Then their names are entered into what I call “The Book of the Dead”. No pun intended, it ain’t easy but someone’s got to do it.