Smithsonian Folklife Festival to Address Lack of Natives in Mainstream News

Written by at June 28, 2017

A panel of minority journalists, including ICMN’s Simon Moya-Smith, will discuss people of color and news media at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

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AMERIND & NAIHC Kick-Off Joint Convention in Nashville

Written by at June 28, 2017

This week, hundreds of Tribal leaders, executives and Native organization representatives descended on Nashville, Tennessee—homeland of the United Southern and Eastern Tribes. To kick off the 2017 AMERIND Risk | National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC) Annual Convention & Tradeshow, held June 27-29, AMERIND Chairman Greg Borene delivered a heartfelt welcoming speech and presented NAIHC with a check for $200,000. The contribution honors NAIHC’s ongoing commitment to Native interests and housing in Indian Country.

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AMERIND & NAIHC Kick-Off Joint Convention in Nashville

Written by at June 28, 2017

AMERIND & NAIHC Kick-Off Joint Convention in Nashville

This week, hundreds of Tribal leaders, executives and Native organization representatives descended on Nashville, Tennessee—homeland of the United Southern and Eastern Tribes. To kick off the 2017 AMERIND Risk | National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC) Annual Convention & Tradeshow, held June 27-29, AMERIND Chairman Greg Borene delivered a heartfelt welcoming speech and presented NAIHC with a check for $200,000. The contribution honors NAIHC’s ongoing commitment to Native interests and housing in Indian Country.

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Health Care Delivery Is Worth a Policy Debate; But Senate Bill Is Not That

Written by at June 28, 2017

The Senate majority’s health care bill does not appear as if the GOP wants to improve health care in this country in any way.

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Go Native Nerds! Red Planet Books and Comics Store Graces New Mexico

Written by at June 28, 2017

Red Planet Book and Comics fulfills a much needed niche in the Albuquerque area for a 15% Native population

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Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation, Celebrates Red Carpet Premiere in Onondaga Territory

Written by at June 28, 2017

Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation, Celebrates Red Carpet Premiere in Onondaga Territory

Highlighting the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships and the Iroquois with the showing of Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation

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Remembering ‘Our Visions,’ a Historic Gathering of Native Thinkers at Taos Pueblo

Written by at June 27, 2017

In October of 1992 more than 100 Native writers, artists and wisdom-keepers gathered to address the ongoing issues that became known as Our Visions.

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In Case You Missed It: 11-Year-Old Hoop Dancer Meets Steve Harvey on ‘Little Big Shots’

Written by at June 27, 2017

11-Year-Old Hoop Dancer Rito Lopez, Jr. shows Steve Harvey his best Hoop Dance moves on season finale of ‘Little Big Shots’

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Oregon School District Partners With Tribe to Keep Controversial Indian Mascots

Written by at June 27, 2017

The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians in Oregon has agreed to work with local schools so they can keep their Indian mascots.

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Mark Trahant: Republican health care reform bill impacts Indian Country

Written by at June 27, 2017

The Congressional Budget Office report on the Senate majority’s health care bill — the ironically titled ‘Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017’ — ought to be enough to put to rest any idea that Republicans want to improve health care in this country.

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Alaska Adopts New Law Declaring Indigenous Peoples Day

Written by at June 27, 2017

Inupiaq Democrat Rep. Dean Westlake sponsored a law just signed by Alaska Gov. Bill Walker declaring the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day.

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Would You Buy a Used Car from Mitch McConnell?

Written by at June 27, 2017

Mitch McConnell unveiled the Senate version of the Republican answer to Obamacare with a strong emphasis on repealing taxes for the well-to-do.

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Hualapai Tribe learns more about citizen who was killed on duty in Vietnam

Written by at June 27, 2017

Michael Bruce Jones was only 20 years old when he was killed in action in Vietnam in 1968.

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Mankiller Documentary Celebrates Sold-Out Premiere at Los Angeles Film Festival

Written by at June 27, 2017

Red Carpet Success! Mankiller documentary makes its debut with Gale Anne Hurd, Valerie Red-Horse and Mankiller family at the Los Angeles Film Festival

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Mankiller Documentary Film Review

Written by at June 27, 2017

Mankiller Documentary Film Review

Indian Country Media Network’s Vincent Schilling reviews “Mankiller” a poignant and beautiful documentary on the life of female chief Wilma Mankiller

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Zia Pueblo wants symbol removed from flag of city in far-away Wisconsin

Written by at June 27, 2017

A top leader from Zia Pueblo in New Mexico is calling for the removal of the tribe’s well-known sun symbol from a flag in Wisconsin.

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Miss Cherokee Sky Wildcat Inducted Into NSU Hall of Fame

Written by at June 27, 2017

For bringing special attention to Northeastern State University, Miss Cherokee Sky Wildcat was recently inducted into the university’s Hall of Fame.

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Native Cooking: Packing a Healthy Picnic

Written by at June 27, 2017

Include some Native cooking in your family picnic plans this summer with this healthy and easy salad.

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Northern Cheyenne Tribe won’t touch coal deposit despite economic woes

Written by at June 27, 2017

Jobs are few and poverty is plenty but the Northern Cheyenne Tribe doesn’t think coal development is the answer.

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Life-saving road for Native village inches forward in Alaska and in D.C.

Written by at June 27, 2017

A life-saving road that will connect an Alaska Native village to a nearby airport is seeing some progress.

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Wilton Rancheria won’t comment on status of gaming compact talks

Written by at June 27, 2017

The Wilton Rancheria’s plan for a $400 million casino in Elk Grove, California, remains the subject of considerable debate as opponents fight in and out of court.

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Steve Russell: Republican answer to Obamacare only benefits the wealthy

Written by at June 27, 2017

Mitch McConnell’s Republican answer to Obamacare does not repeal or replace it; it merely repeals taxes for the well-to-do, Cherokee citizen Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network.

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Two more Pueblo tribes challenge state’s demand for gaming revenue

Written by at June 27, 2017

Santa Ana Pueblo and Santa Clara Pueblo are resisting the state of New Mexico’s demand for another $9 million in gaming revenues.

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Family from Crow Tribe wins right to pursue lawsuit against federal agent

Written by at June 27, 2017

A family from the Crow Tribe is closer to securing some justice for the loss of their loved one in Montana.

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Standing Rock, Energy Transfer Partners Square Off

Written by at June 26, 2017

Contrary to popular opinion, the fight over the fate of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) is not over. In reality, it is just beginning. Oil will continue to flow while environmental justice issues are resolved.

On June 14 Judge James Boasberg of U.S. District Court in Washington D.C. had directed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reconsider sections of its environmental analysis on the 1,172-mile-long pipeline, in particular the easements it granted for drilling under the Missouri River at Lake Oahe.

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