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Native History: Pres. Calvin Coolidge Summers In Black Hills, Adopted By Sioux

Written by at June 23, 2017

On June 23, 1927, the Sioux County Pioneer, a newspaper in North Dakota, reported that President Calvin Coolidge would be adopted by a Sioux Tribe.

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The Tall Chief Theater: Restoring a Part of Osage History

Written by at June 22, 2017

Alex Tall Chief built The Tall Chief Theater in 1928 and now efforts are underway to restore the iconic theater on the Osage Reservation.

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Tearing up Indian Country on a $50 Button Accordion: Tohono O’odham Gertie Lopez

Written by at June 22, 2017

Starting with a $50 accordion, Gertie Lopez now knows that Chicken Scratch is not made by a bird, it’s for a musical good time

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Tribe Expands on Eco-tourism With Hiking and Biking on Fire Mountain Trails

Written by at June 21, 2017

Adjacent to the Great Smokey Mountains National Park, a track of verdant reservation land has been sculpted into an outdoor adventure area featuring 10.5 miles of hiking, biking and running trails.

Fire Mountain Trail System on tribal land in Cherokee, North Carolina, recently opened to the public to much fanfare. Situated within close proximity to downtown Cherokee, the loop is accessed via Oconaluftee Indian Village, the tribe’s living history village,

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Sacramento Walk of Stars Announces Olympian Billy Mills Among Its 2017 Honorees

Written by at June 21, 2017

Olympian Billy Mills get a Sacramento Star: Sacramento Walk of Stars announces Ruthie Bolton, Billy Mills and Russ Solomon as 2017 honorees

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Summer Solstice Embraces Turtle Island in Sunlight

Written by at June 21, 2017

The summer solstice straddled two days, June 20 and 21, to arrive in splendid sunlit style across Turtle Island either just before or just after midnight, depending on time zone.

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Pride Month Photos: 40 Years of Native Pride with Felipe Rose of the Village People

Written by at June 20, 2017

40 Years of Native Pride with Felipe Rose and the Village People. Entertained Hampton Roads Pride Festival audience this past weekend

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20 Uber-Cool Rock Your Mocs Day Photos

Written by at June 20, 2017

Photos of Indian country musicians, actors, artists, dancers and writers who participate in rock your mocs day to help Native culture thrive.

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Sparks GON Fly on Social Media Over Gathering of Nations Prices, Crowding or Fun Factor

Written by at June 20, 2017

Social Media Controversy Continues: Some won’t miss Gathering of Nations, while others say they just won’t go

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Today in Native History: Natives Participate in Poor People’s Campaign; Protest BIA

Written by at June 20, 2017

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Poor People’s Campaign brings together groups of many ethnicities to fight poverty; Natives join and voice concerns about BIA.

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Supreme Court: Yes, You Can Trademark Disparaging Racial Slurs Like R-Word

Written by at June 19, 2017

Native Twitter was ablaze with frustration June 19 following the release of the Supreme Court’s decision that a federal law prohibiting the trademark of disparaging racial slurs is unconstitutional.

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June-July 2017 Issue of Indian Country Magazine Now Available

Written by at June 19, 2017

The June-July 2017 edition of Indian Country Media Network’s new bimonthly magazine, Indian Country, is now available in its online and iPad formats.

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The Secret Republican Health Care Plan: Cutting Taxes and Destroying Medicaid

Written by at June 19, 2017

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said it was important to vote on a Senate health care bill before the July 4th holiday recess.

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Dine’ Women Directors Bring Films to Indian Country with Navajo Documentary Film Tour

Written by at June 19, 2017

Navajo Documentary Film Tour Directors Ramona Emerson and Sarah Del Seronde bring their films ‘Mayors of Shiprock’ and ‘Metal Road’ to Indian country

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Director Valerie Red-Horse Mohl Talks About ‘Mankiller’ Documentary and Premiere

Written by at June 19, 2017

‘Mankiller’ documentary on the life of Wilma Mankiller by director Valerie Red-Horse Mohl, premieres at Los Angeles Film Festival in Culver City

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Father and Former Pojoaque Governor George Rivera Creates Beautiful Art To Grieve His Son

Written by at June 18, 2017

A Father’s Day story: Through the pain of loss, former Governor George Rivera creates beautiful art monuments as a loving tribute to his son.

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Native American Mental Health ‘Starts With Us,’ Says Suicide Prevention Advocate

Written by at June 17, 2017

Native American Mental Health ‘Starts With Us,’ Says Suicide Prevention Advocate

Suicide prevention starts with Native American mental health awareness, and that is something Inupiaq Teressa Baldwin advocates for through Hope4Alaska.

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How Did I Miss That? Schools Don’t Teach About Dakota 38; Remember the Removal Bike Ride

Written by at June 16, 2017

My Republican cousin Ray Sixkiller had that twinkle in his eye I haven’t seen for some time. I think he’s seeing the light at the end of the Trump tunnel in the special prosecutor taking on the obstruction of justice charge and in the lawsuits claiming The Trump Organization is raking in hundreds of thousands of dollars from foreign sources. Trump’s claim that he placed his foreign assets in a trust is nothing but smoke and mirrors.

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Former Native Boarding School Celebrates Annual Father’s Day Pow Wow

Written by at June 16, 2017

The Stewart Indian School embraces its ‘living legacy with their annual Father’s Day Pow Wow – List of additional pow wows

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Ghost Adventures Host Zak Bagans on Latest Navajo ‘Skinwalker Canyon’ Episode

Written by at June 16, 2017

Host of Ghost Adventures, Zak Bagans says he was invited by Navajo Nation people to share their stories of Skinwalker Canyon

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Sounding Thunder: Francis Pegahmagabow’s World War 1 Stories

Written by at June 16, 2017

One of the most decorated soldiers in Canada, World War 1 hero Francis Pegahmagabow was the most skilled sniper in North American military history.

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Native American Radio (and Podcasts) You Can Take Anywhere

Written by at June 16, 2017

Looking to hit the road this summer? Whether you’re heading to a pow wow or your cousin’s graduation, you’ll need some Native American radio and podcasts for the journey.

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Native Women Brilliance: Let’s Start With My Mother

Written by at June 15, 2017

Native women show their brilliance all the time and they don’t receive acknowledgement for it nearly enough.

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Support the Iroquois Indian Museum – Get Your Own Little Boy the Cat T-Shirt

Written by at June 15, 2017

Support Iroquois creativity: Support the Iroquois Indian Museum fundraiser with your own Little Boy the Cat T-Shirt.

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The Music of Totem Poles

Written by at June 15, 2017

A project to create two memorial totem poles in order to honor desecrated ancestors’ graves is underway; the first pole was erected at a school in May.

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