The Dakota Access Pipeline Threat: By the Numbers

Written by at May 25, 2017

A data analyst set out to gauge the threat from the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) and was surprised by how frequent spills are.

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May 23 Was a Day in Resistance History: The Beginning of the Trail of Tears

Written by at May 24, 2017

Eight years after the U.S. government passed the Indian Removal Act, the Cherokee Nation was devastated by internment camps and the Trail of Tears.

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Navajo Nation School Focuses on Language Revitalization

Written by at May 24, 2017

A Navajo Nation elementary immersion school is teaching Native American students Diné language and culture in an effort to revitalize the language.

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Video Games Encourage Indigenous Cultural Expression

Written by at May 23, 2017

When done right, video games have the potential to be self-determined spaces, where indigenous people can express themselves on their own terms.

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Gender Gap Closing In STEM Careers

Written by at May 19, 2017

The gender gap in STEM careers is closing; with some states employing 2-2.5 men to every woman in a STEM-related field, but STEM needs more women, especially Native women.

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Solar Will Not Absorb Navajo Generating Station Job Loss

Written by at May 19, 2017

The Navajo Generating Station could be replaced by solar, but it won’t replace the 3,000 jobs in the power plant and Kayenta Mine.

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Dark Tourism, Aboriginal Imprisonment and the ‘Prison Tree’ That Wasn’t

Written by at May 16, 2017

The Derby boab tree has become a major attraction – visited by local and international tourists – for its prison tree myth that started in 1948.

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Ranchers and Tribes Unite Once Again to Fight Keystone XL

Written by at May 9, 2017

Ponca Tribe of Nebraska and landowners reignite their fight against the newly revived Keystone XL pipeline’s route through Nebraska.

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Hopi Reservation High School Investigates Special Education

Written by at May 7, 2017

Hopi Junior/Senior High School, on the Hopi Reservation in Northern Arizona, is investigating its special education program.

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Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera Exhibit Attracting Crowds to Heard Museum

Written by at May 5, 2017

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera exhibit attracting crowds at Heard Museum, its only North American stop on tour.

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Border Wall Bad for Environment: Suit

Written by at April 17, 2017

Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Tucson, and the Center for Biological Diversity are challenging the U.S.–Mexico border wall in court.

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American Indians and Alaska Natives Tackle HIV Stigma, Talk Cure

Written by at March 27, 2017

Esther Lucero, a nationally known health advocate for urban Indians, got her start as an HIV case manager in San Francisco in the late 1980s. That was when she became aware of Native Americans and Alaska Natives in the city who were struggling with HIV/AIDS.

Others dismissed their numbers as so small as to be insignificant. The word “insignificant” did not sit well with Lucero, who is part Navajo,

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Court Rejects Navajo Generating Station Cases

Written by at March 27, 2017

A federal appeals court rejected two cases regarding Navajo Generating Station emissions standards and its projected 2019 closure.

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An Indian Child Welfare Act Disappointment: Lack of Support from Tribe

Written by at March 25, 2017

For Allen Kepa, the lack of support from his tribe in his Indian Child Welfare Act case could mean he will lose the fight for his daughter.

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IITC Urges US to Rescind Trump’s Recent Actions Due to Human Rights Issues

Written by at March 24, 2017

The President’s recent actions deny Indigenous Peoples’ right to due process, violate federal law, and disregard international human rights norms.

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The Siege of Chaco Canyon

Written by at March 24, 2017

Chaco Canyon, the haunting pinnacle of the ancient Anasazi civilization, beckons even as it is besieged by fracking operations.

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Indigenous Art Exhibit in D.C. – Decolonizing Alaska, Challenges Colonial Definitions

Written by at March 21, 2017

Traveling to D.C.? A new Indigenous Art Exhibit, ‘Decolonizing Alaska’ questions colonial ideas of today’s modern indigenous people

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The Affordable Care Act Repeal: A Road Natives Shoud Not Be Forced to Go Down

Written by at March 20, 2017

The health status of Native peoples has consistently lagged behind other U.S. populations, but the Affordable Care Act was improving the conditions.

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Cocopah’s Oldest Traditional Indian Woman Walks On

Written by at March 15, 2017

The Cocopah Indian Tribe lost its oldest traditional Indian woman when Rose Wilson walked on February 25, 2017 at the age of 104.

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Native American Students Excel at College of the Redwoods

Written by at March 14, 2017

The College of the Redwoods provides a local place in Humboldt County for Native American students, where one group of women is excelling at track and field. The post Native American Students Excel at College of the Redwoods appeared first on Indian Country Media Network.

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Cherokee Nation Book Honors Culture Keepers

Written by at March 11, 2017

The Cherokee Nation honors its culture keepers with a richly illustrated coffee-table book that brings them right into one’s living room. The post Cherokee Nation Book Honors Culture Keepers appeared first on Indian Country Media Network.

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1782: Village of Moravian Delaware Indians Massacred

Written by at March 8, 2017

In 1782, some 96 Moravian Delaware Indians were massacred in the village of Gnadenhutten, Ohio. A 35-foot monument stands at the Gnadenhutten Massacre Site. The post 1782: Village of Moravian Delaware Indians Massacred appeared first on Indian Country Media Network.

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Dear Gov. Hamilton, How Can You Publicly Endorse Indian Mascot?

Written by at March 4, 2017

Governor Hamilton, your public endorsement of the Indian mascot for the El Reno Indian Spirit Charter leaves me with multiple questions. The post Dear Gov. Hamilton, How Can You Publicly Endorse Indian Mascot? appeared first on Indian Country Media Network.

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Cahokia, America’s Great City

Written by at February 22, 2017

Cahokia, America’s Great City

Were inhabitants of Cahokia trading with Toltec Mexico? What happened to the great city near present-day St. Louis?

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Navajo Official Worries Cuts Under Trump Will Hurt Tribal Schools

Written by at February 19, 2017

Diné Superintendent Tommy Lewis fears for tribal schools and Indian country, which he says isn’t the place for school choice.

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