Arts

Institutional Change II: Domestic, Dependent Nations Lose Rights

Written by at March 25, 2017

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A look at two invented statuses tied together in history – the corporate persons and those described as domestic, dependent nations.

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

Written by at March 24, 2017

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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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Native Youth Sex Offenders and Victims Not Hopelessly Broken

Written by at March 24, 2017

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Staff at the White Buffalo Calf Woman Society discovered that Native youth sex offenders fall into an entirely different category than adult offenders.

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Toiyabe Indian Health Project Opens New Clinic

Written by at March 24, 2017

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BISHOP, California—For thousands of people in rural Eastern Sierra counties who count on the Toiyabe Indian Health Project (TIHP) for their primary health care needs, Toiyabe’s new clinic is nothing short of a lifesaver.

The $17.5 million facility includes two main buildings totaling 55,000 square feet that house the comprehensive health and wellness facility providing primary care, pharmaceutical, dialysis, behavioral health, dental, preventive medicine, public health, optometry, pharmacy and laboratory services.

“The new clinic buildings allow us to expand services and better serve our patients and community,” said David Lent,

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Suncor Oil Refinery Belches Toxic Gases Over Denver For Second Time

Written by at March 24, 2017

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A Suncor oil refinery near Denver, Colorado, belched toxic gases into the air for the second time in five months, according to reports.

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Rep. Tom O’Halleran’s Goal: ‘Working With People’

Written by at March 24, 2017

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Tom O’Halleran traveled an unusual road from a rough Chicago neighborhood to the representative from Arizona’s 1st Congressional District.

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The Siege of Chaco Canyon

Written by at March 24, 2017

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

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Indigenous Student Earns Prestigious Harvard Post

Written by at March 24, 2017

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Julian SpearChief-Morris, Blood Tribe, is the first indigenous student to be elected president of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau in the bureau’s 104-year history.

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The Latest Classy and Tasty Products From Northwest Native America

Written by at March 23, 2017

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SEATTLE – Traditional foods with a twist. Snack bites from Tlingit country, made from coho salmon and spruce tips. Affordable art by a famous Northwest Coast Native artist (and it comes with chocolate!). Here are some very cool products that have emerged recently from Northwest Native America.

Art and chocolate: Three chocolate tins offered by noted Canadian chocolatier Rogers’ Chocolates feature art by Richard Hunt, the Kwaguilth artist and member of the Hunt family of artists.

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7 Families Share Inspirational Stories About Diabetes in Indian Country

Written by at March 23, 2017

7 Families Share Inspirational Stories About Diabetes in Indian Country

Seven videos showing families dealing with diabetes in Indian country have been created at the University of Oklahoma as a way to inspire other families dealing with it.

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Health Care Repeal: Deadline Day Is Here

Written by at March 23, 2017

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Make or break moment awaits as Speaker Paul Ryan needs 216 votes to move his health care reform proposal on to the Senate. The vote is today.

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Mark Trahant: Indian health care gains ignored in political debate

Written by at March 23, 2017

The story of Alaska and Montana is not front and center in the health care debate in the House. But it should be.

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World Water Day: Standing With Water Protectors Everywhere

Written by at March 22, 2017

With World Water Day upon us, join in a synchronized meditation at a water source near you, or watch the film ‘Water Is Life: You Are What You Drink’ online.

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New Mexico Nonprofits, Tribe Unite to Empower Native Youth Leaders, Entrepreneurs

Written by at March 22, 2017

Inspiring ambition in youth often boils down to exposure to the right role models, resources and encouraging environments.

An upcoming summit in New Mexico will connect Native youth with tribal leaders and successful Native business owners. Students will have the opportunity to network with tribal and community partners and access to resources that can lead to scholarships, mentorships, internships and jobs.

The Native American Youth Empowerment Symposium (NYES) takes place Wednesday,

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World Water Day: Ojibwe Grandmothers Prepare for New Water Walks

Written by at March 22, 2017

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On World Water Day, Ojibwe grandmothers prepare for the annual Water Walk to celebrate its life-giving powers and the danger it’s in.

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The Filth of North Dakota: The Garbage and Pollution That Was Already There

Written by at March 22, 2017

The Filth of North Dakota: The Garbage and Pollution That Was Already There

The governor and state of North Dakota took time to spread news about garbage and pollution from the Oceti Sakowin Camp but never addressed their own.

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Phoenix Indian Center Honors Ernie Stevens, Sr., With Spirit of Community Award

Written by at March 21, 2017

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For his service, commitment, and dedication to the greater good of the American Indian community, Ernest (“Ernie”) L. Stevens, Sr., will be honored by the Phoenix Indian Center with the 2017 Leon Grant Spirit of the Community Award. His son, Ernie Stevens, Jr., chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association, will accept the honor at the 34th Annual Silver & Turquoise Ball on his father’s behalf.

This year’s ball celebrates the Center’s 70 years of service to the valley’s American Indian community.

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‘We All Know Someone’: Tribal Community, Advocates Seek to Honor Missing and Murdered Native American Women

Written by at March 21, 2017

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Advocacy groups spoke at a congressional briefing in Washington, D.C. recently on the issue of missing and murdered Native American women.

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ICWA: Goldwater Case Thrown Out of Federal Court

Written by at March 21, 2017

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On March 16, a federal District Court dismissed a class action suit brought by the Goldwater Institute challenging the constitutionality of ICWA.

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Paying to Play Indian: The Dawes Rolls and the Legacy of $5 Indians

Written by at March 21, 2017

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Paying a commissioner $5 could get an opportunistic white person on the Dawes Rolls 125 years ago, which still causes problems for tribes today.

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Mary Smith and Mary Wakefield: Obamacare repeal is bad for Indian Country

Written by at March 21, 2017

The hidden costs of Affordable Care Act repeal with American Health Care Act replacement on Native Americans.

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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

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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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Hip-Hop Artist Taboo, Noted Native American Environmentalists Share Stage in NYC

Written by at March 20, 2017

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Taboo, along with grammy-award winning artists, esteemed Native Americans raise awareness of climate change, racial injustice.

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Tribes Say VA Not Doing Enough for Homeless Indian Veterans

Written by at March 20, 2017

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Tribes have been complaining that one of two federal agencies supposed to be battling the issue of homeless Indian veterans is falling short.

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How Native American Tattoos Influenced the Body Art Industry

Written by at March 20, 2017

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“Tattooed New York” explores 300 years of tattooing in New York City, beginning with Native American tattoos and how Natives influenced the body art industry.

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