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New Chapter in the Same Story for Native American Graduates

Written by at June 23, 2017

Another graduation season, another story about Native American graduates and their mortarboard regalia causing “disruptions,” even after the passage of SB 319 in Montana.

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Onondaga Nation Members Remove Children From School

Written by at June 22, 2017

Onondaga Nation parents, protesting the rejection of a Native school principal on what they consider spurious grounds, yanked their kids out of school.

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Celebrating Centuries of Indigenous Country

Written by at June 21, 2017

Canada celebrates National Aboriginal Day on June 21, educating about everything from pre-European life through contemporary Indigenous Peoples.

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Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum: Out of the Garage—Into the Display Case

Written by at June 21, 2017

The Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum is in the final stages of reinventing itself to tell the story of its community in its own manner.

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Quapaw Tribe’s $1M Processing Plant Will Aid its Farm-to-Fork Goals and Economic Development

Written by at June 21, 2017

Quapaw members, traditionally agricultural people, are embracing a farm-to-fork lifestyle and economic development with their soon-to-open processing plant for bison and cattle meat.

Today, bison, goats and about 500 head of cattle roam 1,500 acres of the tribe’s Ottawa County plains in northeastern Oklahoma. Gardens and greenhouses grow fresh veggies and herbs, and some 50 beehives produce honey that the tribe hopes to develop for market. The tribe may add poultry to the mix,

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MSU Sending Tribal College Students on New PATHS to Food Sovereignty

Written by at June 21, 2017

MSU Sending Tribal College Students on New PATHS to Food Sovereignty

Several tribal college students will be spending their summer at Montana State University learning how to advance food sovereignty for tribes.

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Chickasaw Cultural Center: A Home for People, History and Culture

Written by at June 20, 2017

The Chickasaw Cultural Center offers visitors a journey through tribal history across 96,000 square feet of galleries, archives and more.

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The Color of Affirmative Action Could Have Been Olive Drab

Written by at June 20, 2017

At its inception the GI Bill worked wonders in breaking the class barrier; however, it did little to resolve racial barriers.

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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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Smoke Houses, Farmers’ Markets and More: ‘Growing Food Sovereignty’ Report Reveals ‘Seeds of Native Health’ Impact

Written by at June 20, 2017

For the Kalispel Tribe of Indians, the nearest grocery store to its community is 20 miles away. “Even that store lacks fresh and healthy foods. This project has really started community conversations about food, especially the availability of healthy foods for our people,” said the Kalispel Tribe of Indians.

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s (SMSC) Seeds of Native Health campaign supports grassroots practitioners in Native communities that are working toward improving Native nutrition,

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Smokehouses, Farmers’ Markets and More: ‘Growing Food Sovereignty’ Report Reveals ‘Seeds of Native Health’ Impact

Written by at June 20, 2017

For the Kalispel Tribe of Indians, the nearest grocery store to its community is 20 miles away. “Even that store lacks fresh and healthy foods. This project has really started community conversations about food, especially the availability of healthy foods for our people,” said the Kalispel Tribe of Indians.

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s (SMSC) Seeds of Native Health campaign supports grassroots practitioners in Native communities that are working toward improving Native nutrition,

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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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Unwind in Tucson: Hiapsi Spa at Casino Del Sol Blooms in the Desert

Written by at June 19, 2017

The Hiapsi Spa at Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona offers a number of spa treatments, many featuring Native American healing herbs, and traditional healers.

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Indian Will and Estate Planning on the Agenda for Tribal Attorneys

Written by at June 18, 2017

SIRE will host an Indian Will Drafting CLE to help educate Natives on the process of estate planning and to help build trust in Indian wills.

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The Week That Was: The Big Stories in Indian Country, June 18, 2017

Written by at June 18, 2017

Chokecherry medicine, a tragic death in police custody, and Pocahontas in the Senate in Indian country during the Week That Was, June 18, 2017.

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Coaching to Build Confident Parents, Health, Successful Families

Written by at June 17, 2017

For many new parents, especially new mothers, being understood, listened to and respected is important and can set the stage for a trusting relationship.

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Climate Change Is Shrinking the Colorado River

Written by at June 17, 2017

It is critical to understand what is causing low levels of Colorado River water so water managers can make realistic water use and conservation plans.

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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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Myaamia Center and Language Revitalization: Finding New Ways for Languages to Live

Written by at June 16, 2017

Daryl Baldwin, director of the Myaamia Center, says language revitalization needs to move from focusing on dying and extinct to a transition of languages.

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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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NCAI Mid-year: Coordination Key to Strengthening Sovereignty and Self-Governance

Written by at June 15, 2017

Tribal leaders discuss strengthening sovereignty by providing a united front to the new administration; may have an ally in Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.

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Alyssa London Will Speak to Native Graduates in Seattle

Written by at June 14, 2017

Miss Alaska USA Alyssa London, will speak at the Urban Native Education Alliance’s 10th annual Rites of Passage Graduation Ceremony.

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Protecting Indian Country’s Greatest Asset: the Children

Written by at June 14, 2017

Protecting Indian Country’s Greatest Asset: the Children

Why haven’t tribes that tout their mission as sustaining seven future generations set the standard for foster care in the United States?

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