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Celebrate the Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Strawberry Festival and Pow Wow

Written by at June 23, 2017

The strawberry is sacred. Check it out at the Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Strawberry Festival

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July 5, 2017

Written by at June 22, 2017

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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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Resurgence of Diné Principles to Guide the Diné People

Written by at June 22, 2017

Resurgence of Diné Principles to Guide the Diné People

A new collection of essays entitled “Navajo Sovereignty: Understandings and Visions of the Diné People” provides a way forward for indigenous philosophy.

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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident of approval of casino

Written by at June 22, 2017

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe expects to hear a decision on its long-awaited casino in Massachusetts by June 27.

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Seneca Rookie Zed Williams scores two goals in first Major League Lacrosse game: Named Player of the Week

Written by at June 22, 2017

Player of the Week and an OT Win – Rochester Rattlers Rookie and Seneca Star Zed Williams is making waves for Major League Lacrosse

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Secretary Zinke removes protections for grizzlies over tribal objections

Written by at June 22, 2017

Just hours after promising to consult tribes before making any decisions that affect their interests, the new leader of the Department of the Interior heralded the removal of protections for grizzly bears.

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Sitting Bull – A Photo Gallery

Written by at June 22, 2017

Sitting Bull was a legendary Lakota warrior and leader against white encroachment, see his life through these photographs.

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Ute Mountain Ute Tribe challenges new permit for uranium operation

Written by at June 22, 2017

The last uranium mine in the United States lies just three miles from a Ute Mountain Ute village in Utah.

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Native woman was jailed and forced to ride with assailant during trial

Written by at June 22, 2017

Authorities in Alberta, Canada, are investigating the treatment of a Native woman who was incarcerated and kept in shackles even though she was the victim of a sexual assault.

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Mary Annette Pember: The Indian Child Welfare Act strengthens our families

Written by at June 22, 2017

The Indian Child Welfare Act was not created to unfairly target mixed race Native children, Mary Annette Pember writes on Indian Country Media Network.

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Court sets final deadline for remaining payments from Cobell settlement

Written by at June 22, 2017

The overwhelming majority of the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement has been distributed but some Indian beneficiaries still haven’t been paid.

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Montana tribes get new member of Congress who pleaded guilty to assault

Written by at June 22, 2017

The state of Montana has a new representative in the halls of Congress though he didn’t garner much support in Indian Country.

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Peter d’Errico: Navajo authors offer fresh perspective on sovereignty

Written by at June 22, 2017

Writing for Indian Country Media Network, retired professor Peter d’Errico praises a new book for offering a ‘revealing’ perspective of the Dine people.

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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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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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Fear the Walking Dead: Otherwise Known as the Democratic Party and the DNC

Written by at June 21, 2017

The Democratic Party has been on a skid for a while and is in dire need of a new strategy if it seeks to unseat the GOP across the board.

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Tribes go it alone on climate change as Trump team shifts priorities

Written by at June 21, 2017

Tribes are vowing to protect their communities from climate change but they will have to go it alone due to limited support from the Trump administration.

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Steve Russell: The GI Bill changed the United States for the better

Written by at June 21, 2017

The GI Bill broke class barriers but did not have the same effect on race, Cherokee Nation citizen Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network

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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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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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Wilton Rancheria accused of working too closely with city on casino

Written by at June 21, 2017

It took the Wilton Rancheria more than three years to gain federal approval for a casino in northern California but opponents are accusing the tribe of rushing through the process.

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Harold Monteau: Democrats lack proactive agenda and proactive strategy

Written by at June 21, 2017

Democrats to start pushing the idea of ‘inclusion’ rather than ‘exclusion’ to try and regain control from Republican, Harold Monteau writes on Indian Country Media Network.

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Spotlight on Safety: AMERIND Risk to Discuss Accident Prevention on ‘Native America Calling,’ Launches 30-Year History Video

Written by at June 20, 2017

This June, AMERIND Risk has used National Safety Month as a platform to elevate awareness and interest in the power of preventative safety through outreach to Native families.

Accidents are the third leading cause of death for Native Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Natives are 42% more likely to work in high-risk occupations. On Wednesday, June 21, AMERIND Risk executives and Tribal safety specialists will appear on the live,

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