Ashlee Dondero, Big Pine and Mono Lake Paiute Beader!

Written by at August 31, 2015

Beadwork makes Powwow regalia distinct and recognizable. Dancers carefully choose the colors and designs that will distinguish them in the Circle. Vendors spend whole seasons beading in order to sell …

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Help! Southern Californians, Look Out for This Lost Regalia

Written by at August 31, 2015

Pow Wow Dancer Chuck Cadotte accidentally left his pow wow regalia on top of his car and drove away before he noticed it wasn’t in the car. According to East …

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Congratulations! Enoch Cree Nation Woman Wins Mrs. Universe!

Written by at August 31, 2015

If you didn’t already have one, here she is, your new #wcw (woman crush wednesday)! Ashley Callingbull (married name Burnham) has been a regular in the beauty pageant scene for …

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Spirit Lake Nation declares state of emergency to fight drugs

Written by at August 31, 2015

A resolution blames methamphetamine, prescription drugs and heroin for high rates of violent crime and high rates of child abuse and neglect.

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Chair of Duwamish Tribe presses Secretary Jewell on recognition

Written by at August 31, 2015

Chairwoman Cecile Hansen tracked the leader of the Interior Department to her home in Seattle, Washington.

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BIA announces $1.75M in grants fot tribal education programs

Written by at August 31, 2015

Applications for he Sovereignty in Indian Education Enhancement Program and the Tribal Education Department Grant Program are due September 21.

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Beloved Native Actor, Director Randy Mantooth Announces Battle with Cancer

Written by at August 31, 2015

Beloved Native actor and director Randy Mantooth, well-known for his role as the handsome long brown-haired paramedic on Emergency! Or Clay Alden in Loving or…

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First Native woman Ashley Callingbull wins Mrs. Universe title

Written by at August 31, 2015

The 25-year-old member of the Enoch Cree Nation stood out for focusing on her Native culture.

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Native boy lands role as son of Leonardo DiCaprio in new film

Written by at August 31, 2015

Isaiah Tootoosis landed the role of Young Hawk in The Revenant after a 15-minute audition.

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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe considers petition to legalize hemp

Written by at August 31, 2015

Chase Iron Eyes, a prominent attorney and activist, is collecting signatures in hopes of forcing a reservation-wide vote on the issue.

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Mississippi Choctaws elect Phyllis Anderson as chief once again

Written by at August 31, 2015

Official results mean the first woman to lead the tribe will serve a second term in office.

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Center for Native American Youth Releases GEN-I Map to Connect Native Youth

Written by at August 31, 2015

Last week, the Washington D.C….

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More executives targeted in Chippewa Cree Tribe criminal probe

Written by at August 31, 2015

Three executives disclosed the investigation as part of a civil lawsuit filed against them by the tribe.

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Kootenai Tribe to create recovery plan for last wild caribou herd

Written by at August 31, 2015

The South Selkirk herd migrates through Kootenai territory and is down to just 14 animals.

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Sally Jewell: Native youth serve as Ambassadors for the Arctic

Written by at August 31, 2015

At the opening of the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic (GLACIER), I had the opportunity to meet some extraordinary young Alaskans who are taking important steps to make a meaningful impact on the future of their communities.

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Pueblo water system held hostage by county in trespassing spat

Written by at August 31, 2015

Officials in Santa Fe County are denying about $23 million for a regional water system that will benefit communities on and off the reservation.

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Ojibwe Hip-Hop Artist Mic Jordan's Music Video Focuses on Native Youth

Written by at August 31, 2015

We’ve all seen the #DearNativeYouth social media movement play out on Twitter….

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‘The Great One’ Returns: Obama Renames Mount McKinley to Denali

Written by at August 31, 2015

Mount McKinley is no more.

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Clues to the Fate of the Lost Colony

Written by at August 31, 2015

The English settlement of what is now part of North Carolina—Roanoke Island—presents the usual tales of Indian hospitality returned by colonial

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Fort Mojave Indian Tribe celebrates grand reopening of casino

Written by at August 31, 2015

The 9,000 square-foot Spirit Mountain Casino in Mohave Valley, Arizona, has a completely new look and a new eatery.

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EJ Montini: Horses treated better than Tohono O’odham Nation

Written by at August 31, 2015

There is a holier-then-thou tone from elected officials about the tribe and its casino not belonging there.

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Quapaw Tribe still willing to sign no-casino pledge in Arkansas

Written by at August 31, 2015

Local officials said Chairman John Berrey hasn’t followed up on his offer but he’s planning on arranging meetings soon.

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Former Pokagon Band leader to leave Michigan civil rights post

Written by at August 31, 2015

Matthew Wesaw was the first Native American to serve as director of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights.

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Mary Annette Pember: Native women betrayed in violence fight

Written by at August 31, 2015

Advocates for indigenous women are outraged by what they call Amnesty International’s betrayal of those caught in the murky world of sex trafficking.

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Indigenous Activists Shut Down Parts of Ecuador Over Land And Water Rights

Written by at August 31, 2015

Indigenous activists and allies have been on the march, shutting down highways and staging protests throughout Ecuador…

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