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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 IndianCountryTV.com.

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 IndianCountryTV.com.

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.

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

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.

Believe that what you have to say is important

February 23, 2015 - 12:54am
By Arne Vainio, M.D.
News From Indian Country

I’ve been writing this column for a few years and sometimes I get emails in response to them. These can be from someone in a similar situation or someone who cares about someone in a similar situation.

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

February 23, 2015 - 12:49am
By Ricey Wild
News From Indian Country

At age 19 I became absolutely unhinged. I had recently left an abusive relationship with a man it was taken for granted I would marry; I thank all the Gods living and dead that did not happen.

Native News Update February 20, 2015

February 20, 2015 - 10:45am
This weekend's stories:  Tribes united over Keystone XL; Menominee Nation marches for proposed Kenosha casino; “A Thousand Voices” – Native women sharing their stories; Code Talkers monument in South Dakota; “Legends from the Sky” – A Native American sci-fi thriller in theaters.

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

PEOPLE Program

February 19, 2015 - 5:59am

Eve, Winona, and Louise - LIVE BROADCAST 7:30PM CST: Extreme Extraction and Violence Against Native Women

February 16, 2015 - 2:48pm

FEBRUARY 17, 2015 STARING AT 7:30 PM (cst) Honor the Earth joins One Billion Rising and the Women's Congress for an evening of conversation and music highlighting the intersection of extreme extraction and violence against Native women.

Join Winona LaDuke, Eve Ensler (author of Vagina Monologues, founder of One Billion Rising), and Louise Erdrich (Chippewa novelist, owner of Birch Bark Books) for a discussion of the connection between extreme fossil fuel extraction in the Bakken oil fields of ND and the Tar Sands of Alberta, and the sex trafficking of Native women and girls. This has become an epidemic that is largely ignored by the mainstream media.

Native News Update February 13, 2015

February 13, 2015 - 10:23am
This weekend's stories:  Ho-Chunk Inc., invests in Native American Bank; Miccosukee leader passes away; Bill introduced to recognize six Virginia Tribes; Generation Indigenous Native youth challenge; Choctaw actress Ambyr Childers debuts fine jewelry line.

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

Joint Mining Impact Committee Meets at Bad River Feb. 3, 2015.

February 10, 2015 - 7:04am
#1: Posted Feb. 10th - Opening Welcome at Joint Mining Impact Committee Meeting Feb. 3, 2015 on the Bad River Ojibwe Reservation. (9min53sec)

#2: Posted Feb. 12 -  25 minutes of Committee discussion

Native News Update February 6, 2015

February 6, 2015 - 10:08am
This weekend's stories: The killing of Amazon leaders fighting for their land; HUD-VASH program expands into Native American communities to help Native American homeless veterans; Shoni Schimmel to play in Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game 2015; Bronson Koenig of the Wisconsin Badgers college basketball team, embraces being role model; R. Carlos Nakai’s Canyon Trilogy gets certified Platinum by RIAA; Casting call for “Waabooz”; Cherokee Nation launches monthly TV program.

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

Native News Update January 30, 2015

January 30, 2015 - 9:30am
This weekend's stories: Obama administration to seek more funding for tribal schools; Study underway to restore salmon runs above Grand Coulee Dam; Fellowship available to Native American artists; FNX receives second gift from San Manuel Band of Mission Indians; “Indigenous with Stacey Thunder,” premieres online.

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

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