Faith Spotted Eagle on the Settler-Colonial Mind-Set

Written by at January 17, 2017

Yankton Sioux elder and water protector Faith Spotted Eagle on confronting the settler-colonial mind-set from within the non-Native ranks of NoDAPL.

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Ron Baker is Native America’s Next NBA Star

Written by at January 17, 2017

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NBA’s New York Knicks Gives Guaranteed Contract to Potawatomi Nation / Native American Player Ron Baker after a stellar performance in January

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Judge declines to block publication of Dakota Access Pipeline notice

Written by at January 17, 2017

The wealthy backers of the pipeline are getting a hearing they pushed for but it will happen hours after a critical document appears in the Federal Register.

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Mary Annette Pember: Bad River Band takes stand on oil pipeline

Written by at January 17, 2017

Independent journalist Mary Annette Pember reports on efforts to evict an aging pipeline from a reservation in northern Wisconsin.

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Steve Russell: Resolutions for tribal leaders and even Donald Trump

Written by at January 17, 2017

Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? Are you following them?

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President Barack Obama names first members of Native youth commission

Written by at January 17, 2017

Anita Fineday (White Earth) and Russ McDonald (Spirit Lake) are joining the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children.

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Gyasi Ross: Let’s divest from DAPL and support Native-owned banks

Written by at January 17, 2017

‘We can’t just stash our cash under a pile of Pendleton and Pendleton-ish blankets, can we?’

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Another battle opens as Dakota Access fights environmental review of pipeline crossing

Written by at January 17, 2017

With the clock ticking down on the Obama administration, the Army has finally started the review process for the last portion of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe responds quickly to Dakota Access legal threat

Written by at January 17, 2017

The tribe is calling on a federal judge to reject an attempt to block an environmental impact statement for the controversial project.

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WIPP Reopens After Three-Year Cleanup: Is It Safe?

Written by at January 17, 2017

Three years after being closed down by a radioactive leak, the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in New Mexico is accepting nuclear waste.

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January 18th, 2017

Written by at January 17, 2017

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Native and Civil Rights Hang in the Balance

Written by at January 17, 2017

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President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.for the office of U.S. attorney general, and many feel this could put not only Native rights, but civil rights in danger.

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Resolutions for 2017: From Donald Trump, Tribal Leaders and Myself

Written by at January 17, 2017

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As we look at a fresh year, here are my resolutions for 2017, along with some for tribal leaders and president-elect Donald Trump.

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Celebrity Chefs Join Kuro Team for James Beard Benefit at Seminole Hard Rock

Written by at January 17, 2017

Celebrity Chefs Join Kuro Team for James Beard Benefit at Seminole Hard Rock

In late 2016, the Kuro culinary team hosted two multi-course dinners at the celebrated James Beard House in New York City’s Greenwich Village. Now the restaurant at Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida is welcoming James Beard Award-winning chefs to its kitchen and highly acclaimed, contemporary Japanese restaurant for a Friends of James Beard Benefit dinner, “James Beard Culinary Mix,” on Thursday, January 19.

Multiple James Beard Award winner Marcus Samuelsson,

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History To Be Made As Native Legislators Take on Leadership Roles Across Country

Written by at January 17, 2017

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For the 2016 elections there were so many superb candidates running for offices, I expected a record number of Native legislators.

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Large Collection of Native American Jewelry, Baskets, More, Up for Auction – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

Written by at January 17, 2017

Large Collection of Native American Jewelry, Baskets, More, Up for Auction – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

Large Collection of Native American Jewelry, Baskets, More, Up for AuctionOne of our readers gave us a heads up on this upcoming auction in Mount Vernon, Washington and wow! I’ve never really hit up an estate sale or gone to an auction in person, so I have nothing to compare…..

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Navajo Nation Bus Routes Are Dangerous

Written by at January 17, 2017

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Rural bus routes on the Navajo Nation can become impassable any time of the year, and children as young as 3 can be stuck waiting to be rescued as long as six hours.

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Mark Trahant: Congress moves forward with repeal of Obamacare

Written by at January 16, 2017

Congress has voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Kinda, sorta.

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Craig Tribal Association celebrates ‘historic’ trust land acquisition

Written by at January 16, 2017

Tribal leaders in Alaska are praising the Obama administration for helping them achieve a land-into-trust milestone.

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Snowmobile Racing at Its Craziest: The I-500, the World’s Only Mile Oval

Written by at January 16, 2017

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The premier winter endurance snowmobile racing event is set to begin January 30 in Michigan.

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Martin Luther King’s Quotes on Humanism an Inspiration and Source of Support for Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Written by at January 16, 2017

Martin Luther King Jr.’s quotes ring true even in Indian country.

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Bad River Chippewa Want Enbridge Pipeline Removed

Written by at January 16, 2017

The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is denying Enbridge Inc. a renewal on its pipeline and wants it removed entirely.

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New York High Court Rules for Fairness in Picking Juries

Written by at January 16, 2017

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The New York Court of Appeals handed down an opinion that just made it harder to kick Indians off juries for nor reason.

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Lawsuit faults Bureau of Indian Education schools

Written by at January 16, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – A small, remote American Indian village in the scenic base of one of the most visited places on earth is at the center of a lawsuit that seeks to dramatically reform the conditions of U.S. Bureau of Indian Education schools.The bureau failed to protect students on the Havasupai Indian Reservation in the Grand Canyon by ignoring complaints about an understaffed school, a lack of special education and a deficient curriculum, according to a complaint filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Phoenix.Havasupai Chairman Don E. Watahomigie said his Arizona village is accessible only by helicopter or an eight-mile hike on a horse through the Grand Canyon. But the 70 or so children who attend Havasupai Elementary School are entitled to the same education as other students across the country, he said.“The Havasupai Tribal Council has approached the Bureau of Indian Education many times about its failures,” Watahomigie said

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Dream Catchers Used to Smuggle Meth?

Written by at January 16, 2017

A woman was arrested after she was caught smuggling methamphetamine (meth) inside Native American dream catchers.

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