Happy feet. Photo by Dave Brosha Photography.

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Happy feet. Photo by Dave Brosha Photography.

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Director Chris Eyre: Debating Tonto Was 'a Ridiculous Use of Our Time'

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Chris Eyre, Cheyenne and Arapaho film director of Smoke Signals, Skins, and Hide Away, is chairman of The Film School at Santa Fe University of Ar

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Galanda Broadman Adds Two More Tribal Lawyers

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The Seattle, Washington law firm Galanda Broadman announced November 18, the addition of Scott Wheat and Joe Sexton, two lawyers versed in advancing the interests of tribal gove…

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Tester Pushes Bill to Improve Quality of Life for Native Children

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Montana’s Democratic Senator John Tester has voiced his support of a bi-partisan bill that will improve the quality of life for American Indian children according to a press rel…

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Chris Eyre: 'Lone Ranger' Debate Was 'a Ridiculous Use of Our Time'

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Chris Eyre, Cheyenne and Arapaho film director of “Smoke Signals”, “Skins”, and “Hide away”, Chairman of The Film School at Santa Fe University of Art and Design (SFUAD), teache…

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Comet ISON: Dead or Alive? Astronomers Still Don’t Know

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Comet ISON is dead! Long live comet ISON!…

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Taking Back the Beaches: Restoration, a Poem for Heritage Month

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Richard Walker, Mexican/Yaqui, is a journalist living on the Kitsap Peninsula of Washington state.

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9 Ways to Argue Against ‘Redskins’ Name Without Offending Other Groups

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Over the past several months, ICTMN has provided a significant amount of coverage on the ongoing controversy over the Washington Redski

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History of Native American Heritage Month

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The celebration of National American Indian American Heritage Month has happened every November since a resolution was signed in 1990 by President George H.W. Bush….

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#blackFriday #funny #humor

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Native Americans practice, preserve, live indigenous…

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Native Americans practice, preserve, live indigenous languages

Donald Pepion’s parents attended boarding schools at a time when Native Americans were not permitted to speak their language. “It was hard to be Indian,” said Pepion, a member of the Blackfeet tribe of Montana. “So as a result of that, they didn’t use the language at home a lot. We know that in both boarding schools and mission schools kids were abused if they tried to use their language or tried to express any of their culture.”

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Scott Walker Has ‘Nothing to Do With’ Native American Mascot…

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Scott Walker Has ‘Nothing to Do With’ Native American Mascot Fight

Battles over Native American names are raging nationwide, with none fiercer than in Wisconsin, where a GOP bill awaits the governor’s signature. He doesn’t know what to do.

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Spirito! Winter Concert

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Spirito! Winter Concert

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The Merry Wives Of Windsor

Shakespeare’s comedy tells the story of a financially troubled Sir John Falstaff, who tries to court two wealthy women. However, both women realize his charade and team up to teach him a lesson. Source:http://chicago.metromix.com/events/mmxchi-the-merry-wives-of-windsor-1-event

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Code Talkers Honored During MNF, Social Media Rips as PR…

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Code Talkers Honored During MNF, Social Media Rips as PR Stunt

Twitter, Facebook, and without a doubt, the comment sections under news articles erupted last night after what appeared to be a disingenuous display of appreciation for an honored group of Native American veterans during the San Francisco Washington NFL matchup.

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ICT interview with Blackfeet man jailed over Facebook…

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ICT interview with Blackfeet man jailed over Facebook post

Indian Country Today interviews Byron Farmer, a member of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana who was arrested and jailed by the tribe for a posting on a Facebook group called Blackfeet Against Corruption:

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Tribes frustrated by lack of consultation on FDA rule On Nov. 5,…

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Tribes frustrated by lack of consultation on FDA rule

On Nov. 5, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hosted a two-hour webinar with American Indian tribes to discuss FDA’s proposed rules on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). During the webinar, FDA emphasized that it will work with tribes to implement FSMA regulations.

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Reckless policies hurt generations of Native people The…

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Reckless policies hurt generations of Native people

The extremely high rates of poverty among American Indian and Alaska Native, or AI/AN, communities were at the forefront of President Barack Obama’s mind as he addressed the annual White House Tribal Nations Conference earlier this month. Referencing the deep and chronic nature of the problem, the president put it in stark terms: “That’s more than a statistic, that’s a moral call to action. We’ve got to do better.

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Leave room to thank Native culture and spirituality To an…

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Leave room to thank Native culture and spirituality

To an American reporter in the audience and the Opera House, the frequent recognition of Aboriginal presence on the land long before the first British colony was established in the late 18th century—particularly after some subsequent reading on the spiritual connection to the land—was a revelation.

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Dominating nature through nuclear power For generations, we,…

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Dominating nature through nuclear power

For generations, we, whose ancestors were given the dehumanizing label “ignorant savages,” have been told incessantly that western science is a form of higher intelligence. Yet, isn’t this the very form of “intelligence” that has brought us to the brink of the abyss? The hubris of the western oriented mind has taken the most deadly form of technology—nuclear technology—and, with a remarkable incapacity for long-range planning, while ignoring clear geological evidence, knowingly placed that lethal technology on some of the worst earthquake faults in the world.

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Thankful for survival, fashion, language and family This is…

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Thankful for survival, fashion, language and family

This is going to be a very short post. Why? Because I’m about to go eat some good food and watch some football. It is, after all, Thanksgiving season and I indulge. HEAVY. Let me explain why:

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Mohegan Tribe exploring gaming options in Massachusetts The…

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Mohegan Tribe exploring gaming options in Massachusetts

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut is reportedly entering into a new commercial casino venture in Massachusetts after losing a referendum for its original plan.
The tribe will be joining the Suffolk Downs project in the eastern part of the state, The Boston Globe reported. A formal announcement could come as early as today, the paper said.

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Pay off Washington team owner to get rid of name The bill…

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Pay off Washington team owner to get rid of name

The bill wouldn’t be small. Forbes magazine valued the Redskins, who earned $381 million in 2012, at $1.7 billion in August. National NFL merchandising is worth $3 billion per year, split evenly between the league’s 32 teams, save the Dallas Cowboys, who have their own deal. The Redskins’ annual share of this pot is about $100 million.

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Oliver Semans: Sen. McCaskill attacks Native 8(a) program After…

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Oliver Semans: Sen. McCaskill attacks Native 8(a) program

After 300-plus years, Native Americans are still giving to this country by serving in the U.S. armed services in greater proportions than any other population group. We also work for the Department of Defense through Native 8(a) contracts that provide DOD support services. It was just this month on November 20, that Lakota code talkers, all of whom have passed away, were recognized with a Congressional Gold Medal.

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Why I Am Thankful: Survival, Fashion, Language and Family This…

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Why I Am Thankful: Survival, Fashion, Language and Family

This is going to be a very short post.  Why?  Because I’m about to go eat some good food and watch some football.  It is, after all, Thanksgiving season and I indulge.  HEAVY.  Let me explain why:

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Palmer Recount Confirms Casino Defeat; Attention Turns To…

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Palmer Recount Confirms Casino Defeat; Attention Turns To Mohegans’ Next Move

 Even before a recount solidified Mohegan Sun’s election loss in this western Massachusetts town, people have been speculating about when the Connecticut gambling organization will address rumors that it plans to team with Suffolk Downs racetrack.

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