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Native News Update April 17, 2014

18 April 2014 - 9:14am
This weekend's stories: Native American students may soon get in-state tuition for any public college in Colorado; Four Houston schools change mascots; Leading Native American groups withdraw support for event sponsored by Redskin’s foundation; Jana Mashonee releases statement regarding removing herself from Karl May Festival; WNBA Atlanta Dream drafts Shoni Schimmel.

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Native News Update April 11, 2014

11 April 2014 - 9:05am
This weekend's stories: Code talker, Edmond Harjo passes away; Decade long dispute ended over roads on Southern Ute Tribal land; Consultations begin over exhibit of Sand Creek massacre at Denver museum; Seminole Tribe buys majority stake in Blue Lake Citrus Products; 1,000 year old Native American canoe.

Native News Update with anchor Kimberlie Acosta from the studios of


8 April 2014 - 4:30am
Wisconsin license certification 701, 715, 725 or 734 required.

Wisconsin license certification 400 required.

Native News Update April 4, 2014

4 April 2014 - 11:39pm
This weekend's stories: Bill introduced to protect Native American foster children; House of representatives reauthorize diabetes program for Native Americans; Tribe considering reviving bison hunts in Yellowstone National Park; Moapa Tribe breaks ground on solar project; UNITY announces 25 Under 25 Native Youth Leadership Awards program.

Native News Update with anchor Kimberlie Acosta from the studios of

“Welcome to our land.”

2 April 2014 - 3:51am
By Arne Vainio, M.D.
News From Indian Country

The small plane was at the mercy of the wind as we were coming in to the remote airport. I could see the pilots in the cockpit and see the small airstrip we were aiming for through the windshield.

Fond du Lac Follies (March 2014)

1 April 2014 - 8:59am
By Jim Northrup
News From Indian Country

C'mere I want to tell you a story.  Once upon a time, no wait, that is the wrong story.  How about a Vietnam veteran war story?, it starts out like this...this is no shit you guys.  No that isn't it either.  

It ain’t easy being Indian… (March 2014)

1 April 2014 - 8:40am
By Ricey Wild
News From Indian Country

Just now as of this writing I confirmed plans to attend the Stop the Wolf Hunt rally in St. Paul, Minnesota. I was told too that I could speak! I’ll give that some thought because this slaughter of our brother Wolf is so disgusting and completely horrid that I will probably break down and sob at the wolves’ deaths that never had to happen at all.

Native News Update March 28, 2014

28 March 2014 - 9:47am
This weekend's stories: Washington mudslide survivor Robin Youngblood; Yakama Nation ramps up efforts to keep marijuana off ancestral land; Redskins owner creates foundation to help Native Americans; Arizona lawmaker introduces highway designations to honor Native American veterans; SupaMan named artist of the week on MTV Iggy blog.

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Native News Update March 21, 2014

21 March 2014 - 1:55pm
This weekend's stories: Shakopee donate funds during propane crisis; Tribe asks scalps be returned from Germany museum; CNTS offers training on 8(a) program; Navajo family fight for right to land; Bear Claw necklace returns home.

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Tapping Trees in the Penokees (2:33)

15 March 2014 - 2:38pm
Elder Joe Rose of the Bad River Ojibwe conducts a tree tapping ceremony in the Penokee Mountains Heritage Park and HELP (Harvest Educational Learning Project) Research Center for the Chippewa Federation on Moore Park Road, Iron County,Wisconsin on Saturday, March 15, 2014.

Native News Update March 14, 2014

14 March 2014 - 9:04am
This weekend's stories: High teen suicide rates on Reservations; Native American remains find halts subdivision project in Texas; Coeur d’Alene donates $1.2 million to educational programs; Campaign launched to reintroduce large number of buffalo into Great Plains; Poarch Band of Creek Indians donates to University of South Alabama for creation of Native American studies program.

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FBI confirms Black activist was killed in Wounded Knee 1973

11 March 2014 - 5:00am

The FBI says a black civil rights activist was killed during the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee, and it suspects militant members of the American Indian Movement are responsible, according to recently released documents.

The hundreds of pages of reports provided to Buffalo, N.Y., attorney Michael Kuzma and shared with The Associated Press recently shed new light on the 40-year-old case of Ray Robinson, an activist and follower of Martin Luther King Jr. But the documents fall short of pinpointing where Robinson was buried and do little to fulfill his family’s wish to have the remains brought home to Detroit.

Advisor – University of Wisconsin-Superior

11 March 2014 - 2:57am
Duties:  Advise students enrolled through the Distance Learning Center.  Assist in marketing, recruitment and retention efforts in Distance Learning Center.  Participate in strategic planning and coordinate activities with other UW-Superior student services.   

Frightening words: Indian Health Service is out of money, will you die waiting?

9 March 2014 - 11:27am
News From Indian Country
On a tribal bulletin board this week these chilling words were posted: “Due to budget issues, Contract Health Service will be on Priority One until further notice.”

Why are these words frightening? It means the underfunded local unit of the Indian Health Service is out of money on an important line item. It means that unless your illness is serious -- threatening life or limb -- you will have to wait.

Native News Update March 7, 2014

7 March 2014 - 9:09am
This weekend's stories:  The Oglala Lakota adopt own cryptocurrency; SBA will be at RES 2014; NTUA Wireless to offer low-cost cellular service on the Navajo Nation; Prehistoric Native American statue to be official Tennessee artifact; Tantoo Cardinal honored at 13th Annual Native FilmFest.

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I just got back from Atlanta

4 March 2014 - 3:48am
By Arne Vainio, M.D. New From Indian Country
I just got back from Atlanta, Georgia. As a board certified family practice physician I need to recertify for my boards this year. The exam covers all of medicine and no one knows for sure what will be on it. I am a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and they offer an intensive course to prepare for the exam.

Fond du Lac Follies (Feb. 2014)

4 March 2014 - 3:24am
By Jim Northrup
News From Indian Country

Fond du Lac Follies locomoted to Duluth to the televison studio for an interview with Barbara Reyelts.  This 30-year veteran newswoman (I was 12 when I started, she said) wanted to know about my upcoming trip to Budapest, Hungary.

It ain’t easy being Indian (Feb. 2014)

4 March 2014 - 3:17am
By Ricey Wild
News From Indian Country

The easy thing to do is gripe about the horrific Polar Vortex II and how I’ve been huddled in front of my little space heater at home with the temp set at 58 degrees because I dare not put it any higher.

Native News Update February 28, 2014

27 February 2014 - 9:50pm
This weekend's stories:  Mono tribe looking for long-term solutions to help California drought; Cherokee Nation signs agreement with Delaware Tribe regarding HUD; Native American Contractors Association , Native Hawaiian Organization Association and Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce sign agreement; NB3F announces grantees for Capacity Building Grants; Tribal Force, a Native American comic series returns.

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Treaties: Protecting Mother Earth - Federation of United Tribes

27 February 2014 - 12:37pm

Join at the 1st Summit of The Federation of United Tribes, Sat. March 1st and Sunday, March 2nd, 2014 at the Ho-Chunk Casino and Convention Cetner, Baraboo, Wisconsin S3214 County Road BD, Lower Dells Ballroom. Livestreaming of both days beginning at 9am (CST).