Symposium Discusses Resolving Conflict in Indian Country

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Overcoming Barriers Symposium March 7 at OU Law NORMAN, Okla. – The University of Oklahoma American Indian Law Review, Student Bar Association, Native American Law Student Association, and Native American Studies program present the Overcoming Barriers Symposium with registration beginning at 7:45 a.m. Thursday, March 7, at the College of Law, 300 Timberdell Road in Norman.

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Jan 31, Boil Water Advisory Issued on Navajo Nation for Health – Native News Network

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FORT DEFIANCE, ARIZONA Due to the recent Navajo Nation Emergency Declaration relating to frozen water pipes across the Navajo Nation

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Lord Dunmore’s War summary The Virginia frontier’s development…

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Lord Dunmore’s War summary

The Virginia frontier’s development was impacted by terms of two treaties following the colonial wars with the French

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Native AIDS Survivor Finds Empowerment Through Honesty, Fights…

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Native AIDS Survivor Finds Empowerment Through Honesty, Fights for HIV Confidentiality Law

Isadore Boni, a San Carlos Apache member and AIDS survivor, completed his fourth half-marathon at his personal best time of two hours and 15 minutes on January 20.

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President Shelly Outlines New Projects for Economic…

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President Shelly Outlines New Projects for Economic Prosperity

Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly delivered a message outlining projects to create economic prosperity for the Navajo Nation.

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Mohawk Nation Singers Take Part in Lunar New Year…

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Mohawk Nation Singers Take Part in Lunar New Year Celebration

Kontiwennenhawi and Bear Fox of the Mohawk Nation performed as part of a multicultural celebration on January 26 to celebrate the Lunar New Year at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

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Going Native in… Sacramento It’s been called, “The City…

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Going Native in… Sacramento

It’s been called, “The City of Trees,” “River City,” “The Camellia Capital of the World,” “Sac Town,” and (a favorite moniker among locals) “Sacratomato.” No matter what name the capital city of California goes by, Sacramento is a wonderland for history buffs.

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President Barack Obama Speaks on a Comprehensive Immigration…

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President Barack Obama Speaks on a Comprehensive Immigration Reform

On January 29, President Barack Obama spoke on comprehensive immigration reform from the Del Sol High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. The following is his speech:

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Is Velvet Antler Indian Medicine? No (or at least not in…

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Is Velvet Antler Indian Medicine?

No (or at least not in well-known traditions; if you know of any, let us know). However, there is an old tradition in Asia about it.

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Pauline Small – the Crow Nation

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Pauline Small (November 30, 1924 – March 9, 2005) was the first woman to be elected to office in the Crow Tribe of Indians.

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Cats Kill Billions of Small Animals Per Year, Study Shows Feral…

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Cats Kill Billions of Small Animals Per Year, Study Shows

Feral or domesticated, cats are wreaking havoc on the populations of chirpy birds, chubby-cheeked chipmunks and cuddly rabbits, according to a new study.

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Who You Calling an Immigrant? For many in Indian country,…

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Who You Calling an Immigrant?

For many in Indian country, President Barack Obama said magic words, “It’s really important for us to remember our history. Unless you’re one of the first Americans, a Native American, you came from someplace else. Somebody brought you.”

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Joanne Shenandoah – Oneida

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Joanne Shenandoah is an Iroquois singer, composer and acoustic guitarist. She is a member of the Wolf Clan of the Oneida Nation, of the Haudenosaunee Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy.

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Obama’s ‘Native American’ Reference During…

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Obama’s ‘Native American’ Reference During Immigration Speech Sparks Bering Strait Twitter Surge

Yesterday, during a speech on immigration in Las Vegas, President Obama reacquainted the nation with the actuality that “unless you’re one of the first Americans, Native Americans, you came from somewhere else – somebody brought you,” he said.

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Jane Johnston Schoolcraft – Ojibwa

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Jane Johnston Schoolcraft, also known as Bamewawagezhikaquay (January 31, 1800-May 22, 1842) is the first known American Indian literary writer.

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Running Eagle – Blackfoot

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Running Eagle, aka Brown Weasel Woman, was a Blackfoot woman who rescued her father after his horse was shot by an enemy tribe.

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Luana Ross – Confederated Salish and Kootenai

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Luana K. Ross is a Native American sociologist of the Flathead Nation. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Montana in 1979

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Rape on the Reservation Documentary Screening

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Rape on the Reservation Documentary Screening

Entrance is free. Donations appreciated Tacos On Sale 5pm-Close $5 each, Drinks $1 Rosebud Reservation has some of the highest rates of suicide, alcoholism, abuse and drug use in this country and is a prime example of the social crisis facing our society today. This crisis creates an environment where rape statistics are officially 1 […]

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Mid-America All-Indian Center’s Valentine Powwow

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Mid-America All-Indian Center’s Valentine Powwow

Many individuals came out to celebrate Valentine’s Day Powwow at the Mid-America All-Indian Center. The events was free to the public with tribal dancing and songs while public participation encouraged. Source:http://calendar.powwows.com/events/mid-america-all-indian-centers-valentine-powwow/

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2nd Annual Tanner Albers Memorial Round Dance

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2nd Annual Tanner Albers Memorial Round Dance

6:30pm Pipe Ceremony, 7:00pm Round Dance, Stickmen: Jason Kingbird/Jag Dusty Bull, Whipmen: McAllen Garvin/Wambi Charging Eagle, Invited Singers: Terry Paskimin/Arnold Alexis/Nathan Rakinshi Pelky/Marlon Deschamps/Hokie Clairmont/Wayne Silas Jr./Rocky Morin. All Other Singers & Drums Invited, Admission $5 Under 6 & Over 60 Free. Sponsored By MNX & Friends for more info or to Donate Contact Crow […]

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Jan 31, Ottawa Ordered to Provide all Residential Schools Documents – Around the web – Native News Network

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The federal government is obliged to turn over its archival records on Indian residential schools to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, an Ontario court decided

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23rd Annual World Championship Hoop Dance Contest

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23rd Annual World Championship Hoop Dance Contest

Experience the fast-paced precision and grace of hoop dancing at the World Championship Hoop Dance Contest. More than 70 top Native hoop dancers from the United States and Canada compete for cash prizes and the World Champion title. Visitors can enjoy dance performances as well as delicious frybread and other American Indian foods. Source:http://calendar.powwows.com/events/23rd-annual-world-championship-hoop-dance-contest/

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St. Paul Public Schools Indian Education powwow

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St. Paul Public Schools Indian Education powwow

Monthly winter pow wow. Everyone is welcome. Pow wow 6-8 pm. This is an opportunity for families to sing, dance socialize and enjoy our cultural traditions. No smoking on school grounds. Concession stands or booths $10; no candy sales. Children 11 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult or they will not be admitted. […]

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2013 Yustaga Native American Weekend

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Yustaga Lodg’’e #385 Presents 2013 Yustaga Native American Weekend Spanish Trail Scout Reservation Exhibitors Are Welcome Vendors Are Welcome To Register Returning Vendors Fees Are Waivered New Vendors $50 Fee Payable To Lodge #385 General Pow-Wow Disclaimer: Sponsors Not Responsible For Accidents, Injuries, Stolen Or Lost Articles, Short-Funded Travelers. This Is A Scouting And Family […]

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Off-Rez Enrollees Fight For Salazar Payments

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A group of Standing Rock Sioux Tribal members known as Active Citizens for Tribal Truth (ACTT) are fighting for the equal dispersal of funds from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. Salazar settlement. The tribe received $48.9 million in funds from the federal government in early 2012. This payout was the result of a group of lawsuits filed against the United States by 41 tribes nationwide, which found that the Department of the Interior had mismanaged tribal funds held in federal trust.
Members of ACTT say that their tribal government has not followed due process in making decisions about how to allocate the settlement funds. They claim that the tribal council has discriminated against off-reservation tribal enrollees by only offering payments to reservation residents.
This is why we’re here – fighting for our people who are living off the reservation, said Doreen Foote, a member of ACTT who lives in the Twin Cities.
According to journalist Deborah LaVallie, who has covered  tribal council meetings since the beginning of the conflict, an estimated 8,600 people enrolled in the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe live outside of the reservation. This accounts for about 60% of the tribe’s total enrollees.
ACTT members believe that misconceptions about off-reservation tribal members may have led to the tribal council’s initial decision to exclude them from payments. They refute the assumption that there are more resources available to Native Americans in urban areas than on reservations. Although many tribes maintain urban offices in Minneapolis and Saint Paul that provide resources to off-reservation enrollees, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe does not.  
We found out that [the tribal government] was using our enrollment status as consensus for federal funding, said  Velma Little Eagle Balderas, a member of ACTT who lives in Minneapolis. We’re entitled to the same amount as the on-reservation enrollees.

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