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It ain’t easy being Indian… (Sept. 2015)

October 7, 2015 - 10:21pm
By Ricey Wild
News From Indian Country

Sovereignty is a powerful word. I believe it means more to Indian People than to anyone else in the United States. For my own refresher and further elucidation I looked up the precise meaning(s) for myself to make sure I know what the heck I’m writing about rather than thinking I already know and start yakking about it off the top of my head. So: sov-er-eign-ty noun 1. Supreme power or authority. A self-governing state. Okay den.

Bad River Wild Rice Harvest Pow Wow Grand Entry 2015

October 2, 2015 - 11:04pm
Check out at the Grand Entry of the 2015 Bad River Ojibwe Wild Rice Harvest Pow wow in Old Odanah on the Bad River Chippewa Reservation of Northern Wisconsin.  Intertribal drums Bear Creek, Big Soldier Creek and Picture Rock bring in the dancers.

Native News Update October 2, 2015

October 2, 2015 - 10:11pm
This weekend's stories: First ever Native American birth center; NACA receives grant for elder/youth project; Native American owned company begins making wool blankets; First Nation’s actress stars alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in “Revenant”; Gary “Litefoot” Davis receives SevenStar Award.

Native News Update with anchor Kimberlie Acosta from the studios of

In August I danced for the first time

September 30, 2015 - 7:44pm
By Arne Vainio, M.D.
News From Indian Country

At the end of August I danced for the first time. George Earth has wanted me to dance ever since he came back in to our lives in the past ten years or so.

Native News Update September 25, 2015

September 25, 2015 - 10:18pm
This weekend's stories: Oglala Sioux Tribe first to get FEMA; Winnebago and Omaha tribes receive health award; Chilean Medicine woman, Luzclara visits Ojibwe reserve in Canada; Spiritual leaders requesting name change for Devils Tower; Buffy Sainte-Marie’s newest album named Canadian album of the year.

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Native News Update September 18, 2015

September 18, 2015 - 10:46pm
This weekend's stories: Federal Gov’t to settlement contract-dispute lawsuit; Oklahoma City Native American citizens address city council about changing Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day; Intertribal Friendship House turns 60 years old; Onondaga Nation hosts world indoor lacrosse championships; Pat Gwin, Cherokee Nation citizen named 2015 AISES Professional of the Year.

Native News Update with anchor Kimberlie Acosta from the studios of


September 18, 2015 - 5:22pm
NOTICE BE IT WITNESSED AND NOTICE: For the sigadimnak-simgitluytaa./ : ganada-jaaxw./ : auwee-toux./ : maksqum-majagale./ & : kanuga./ : laxluuks-tribal-people are private-tribal-people, we are the holders of our culture, spoken-mantra, we are with the claim of the freedom of travel on our mother-earth, we are with the claim of the stewards of our renewable and non-renewable resources surface and sub-surface and we are with the claim of the stewards of our sacred-lands.

Indian Law Office Director - Wisconsin Judicare, Inc.

September 16, 2015 - 2:57pm

Wisconsin Judicare, Inc. is seeking a full-time Director of its Indian Law Office (ILO) in Wausau, Wisconsin.

Native News Update September 11, 2015

September 11, 2015 - 12:41pm
This weekend's stories: Two Native American tribes take ownership of Kerr Dam; Tribes discuss resource protection at Tribal Leaders Summit; Anishinaabe author Basil Johnston passes away; Marvel Comics to publish Native American superhero comic; Project 562 – A Native American photographers journey about complete.

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Native News Update September 4, 2015

September 8, 2015 - 4:18pm
This weekend's stories: Obama visits Alaska remote villages with climate message; Shell given go ahead by feds to drill for oil in Arctic Ocean off Alaska; Albuquerque New Mexico’s Native American homelessness task force releases recommendations; Grant helps draw Native Americans into healthcare fields; Newly crowned Mrs. Universe, Ashley Callingbull speaks out on challenges faced by First Nation citizens.

Native News Update August 28, 2015

August 28, 2015 - 4:10am
This weekend's stories: Colorado smoking quitline customized for Native American smokers; Totem pole journeys to oppose coal exports; Rodney Haring appointed to American Indian and Alaska Native Health Research Advisory Council; Yvonne Deerinwater Hensley to be honored at 2015 Classroom Teacher of the Year at NIEA; Native Arts and Cultures Foundation announces 2015 awardees.

Native News Update with anchor Kimberlie Acosta from the studios of

Now Is the Golden Era Of Iroquois Lacrosse

August 28, 2015 - 1:07am
by Doug George-Kanentiio
Akwesasne Mohawk

Of the 700,000 or so lacrosse players in North America, an enormous and growing talent, pool the Iroquois have at the most a couple of thousand players performing at all levels of the game: peewees, bantams, midgets, juniors, seniors, on the college level and as professionals.

Chastity Brown on Madeline Island for "Love Water, Not Oil"

August 27, 2015 - 10:38am

Chastity Brown performs on Madeline Island in Lake Superior, at Tom’s Burned Down Café in LaPointe, Wisconsin for the “Love Water, Not Oil” campaign of Honor The Earth. Honor The Earth continues to fight against extractive industries, dirty oil and pipelines running through beds of Northern Minnesota wild rice.

Winona LaDuke in conversation on Madeline Island

August 25, 2015 - 3:56am
Harvard Economist Winona LaDuke, continuing her battle with extreme extractive industries and dirty oil takes a few days to visit Madeline Island, in Lake Superior. Once the homeland of the Ojibwe Nation, LaDuke takes a few hours off for her August birthday and with artists and musicians, holds a fundraising event for Honor The Earth at Tom’s Burned Down Cafe.

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

August 25, 2015 - 3:27am
By Ricey Wild
News From Indian Country

This entire continent needs to be re-educated. I’m sick of and disgusted by the colonizers’ fairy tale of how the America’s were discovered, I say invaded, by Europeans and make no mention of the fact that hundreds of millions of Native Peoples were already living here who had already founded and left far more advanced civilization’s than Europe had at any time.

What I’ve been doing isn’t enough

August 24, 2015 - 2:09am
By Arne Vainio, M.D. News From Indian Country

I haven’t been to an Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) conference since they had one in Minneapolis eight years ago. This year the conference was held on the Tulalip reservation just north of Seattle, Washington.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) - Grand Traverse Band, LLC

August 17, 2015 - 6:56am

Job Title: Reports To: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
FLSA Status: LLC Board of Directors Exempt
Salary Start: DOE
Prepared Date: July 2015

Native News Update August 14, 2015

August 14, 2015 - 7:37am
This weekend's stories: The tenth tribe signs historic “Buffalo Treaty;” Michigan’s Indian Tuition Waiver program under-funded by state; Nike’s N7 fund announces funding opportunities; Yadkin museum group searching for Saponi descendants; Kristina Hyatt wins Miss Native American USA title

Native News Update with anchor Kimberlie Acosta from the studios of

Snake Dance at the 2015 Honor The Earth Pow-wow

August 13, 2015 - 6:33am
The 42nd Annual Honor The Earth Homecoming Celebration & Pow-wow held July 17-19, 2015 on the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Reservation in Northern Wisconsin. Here is the Snake Dance from Saturday evening, July 18th.

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

August 12, 2015 - 4:19am
By Ricey Wild News From Indian Country

If you were to ask me if I am an environmentalist I would shout, “Ooonh YAH!!! You betcha!” and I would describe my almost OCD passion for recycling, my disgust for all GMO products and my mission against Monsanto. I want to eat ‘clean’ because I already have enough miseries in my life to just passively accept more unwanted poisons.