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Johnson v. M’Intosh: A Paper Monument of White Christian Supremacy

Written by at May 23, 2017

A New York Times editorial recently addressed the issue of white supremacy monuments erected around the country, but forgot to mention any paper monument.

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Native Flute Player Tony Duncan On Life, Hoop Dancing and His Newest Album: Purify

Written by at May 23, 2017

Native Flute Player Tony Duncan On Life, Hoop Dancing and His Newest Album: Purify

Interview with Tony Duncan on travels with Nelly Furtado, his Hoop Dance championships and reognition as the worldwide Native American flute player to see

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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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President Trump confirms Indian Country’s fears with budget request

Written by at May 23, 2017

The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service are among the many losers in the Trump world.

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Joe Pakootas Among Reasons to Be Optimistic on Northwest Growth

Written by at May 23, 2017

Joe Pakootas is Democratic Party vice chair in Washington; that’s just a sample of the bright future of politics and environmental arenas in the Northwest.

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Activists Across the Globe March Against Monsanto

Written by at May 23, 2017

In more than 200 cities and 60-plus countries on Saturday, May 20, activists marched against biotech and agribusiness giant Monsanto. “There’s no question that March Against Monsanto is the most powerful grassroots initiative we have in the fight to reclaim our food supply from the GMO seed juggernaut known as the Monsanto Company,” said Anthony Gucciardi, a March Against Monsanto representative, reported Reuters.

The activists argue that independent, peer-reviewed studies show that Monsanto’s genetically modified foods lead to serious health conditions,

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Need Money for College? Cobell Scholarship Fund Reaches $60 Million

Written by at May 23, 2017

Native American students should consider the Cobell Scholarship Fund when planning their future higher education plans; it recently topped at $60 million.

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Steven Newcomb: Monuments to white supremacy harm indigenous peoples

Written by at May 23, 2017

While the New York Times addressed physical monuments of white supremacy in a recent editorial, they ignored the paper monuments that have affected Indigenous Peoples for years.

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Brothers from Huichol Tribe murdered as drug war rages in Mexico

Written by at May 23, 2017

Miguel Vazquez and Agustin Vazquez were resisting efforts to turn their tribe’s homelands into drug farms.

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Who Was Richard Oakes?

Written by at May 22, 2017

Richard Oakes had a huge impact on the fight for Native rights—from establishing one of the first American Indian studies programs to the Occupation of Alcatraz Island.

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André Cramblit: Treasure your aunties and uncles for their histories

Written by at May 22, 2017

Seek out your aunties and uncles or those who can weave the blanket of your family stories together.

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Art and Music are Medicine: Ways to Encourage Young Native Artists

Written by at May 22, 2017

Nine Great Reasons to Encourage Young Native Artists in Music, Art and Dance

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Documents show few meetings between Secretary Zinke and tribes

Written by at May 22, 2017

‘Sovereignty should mean something,’ the new leader of the Department of the Interior has repeatedly said.

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Debra Haaland of Laguna Pueblo Throws Hat in Ring for US Congress

Written by at May 22, 2017

Debra Haaland helped turn the state of New Mexico from a red to a blue state in last year’s elections and now she is making a run for U.S. Congress.

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The Money-Making Machine Known as DNA Testing

Written by at May 22, 2017

Genealogy sites thrive on the human curiosity, but Native DNA is better traced through family stories and tribal connections.

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Eastern Cherokee leaders open impeachment hearing against chief

Written by at May 22, 2017

Chief Patrick Lambert was unable to stop the proceedings and insists he cannot get a fair trial before the tribal council.

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Coeur d’Alene Lake Is a World of Adventure

Written by at May 22, 2017

Coeur d’Alene Lake Is a World of Adventure

The Coeur d’Alene Tribe, proud of its heritage and environmental stewardship, welcomes visitors to its historic lands in northern Idaho.

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Four Days Toward Reconciling Dakota War Tension in Mankato

Written by at May 22, 2017

A four-day event in Mankato, Minnesota aims to work toward reconciliation between Native and non-Native people in the area where 155 years ago the U.S.-Dakota War came to a gruesome end.

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Mark Trahant: Funds for Indian health in danger under Republicans

Written by at May 22, 2017

Medicaid is the one part of Indian health funding that’s growing.

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Mark Trahant: Funds for Indian health in danger under Republican rule

Written by at May 22, 2017

Medicaid is the one part of Indian health funding that’s growing.

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App for Premier Issue of Indian Country Magazine Now Available in iTunes

Written by at May 22, 2017

It’s official. Indian Country magazine now has an app, available for the first time on the iTunes app store. Come read your favorite magazine on your iPad!

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Landowners on two reservations in Nebraska receive Cobell buy-back offers

Written by at May 22, 2017

Some $28.1 million went out to Winnebago Reservation and another $16.9 million was directed to he Omaha Reservation.

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Cronkite News: Navajo Nation school works hard to teach language

Written by at May 22, 2017

Instilling Navajo values, culture and tradition within students can help combat the looming threat on Navajo land: the loss of the Navajo language.

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Harlan McKosato: DNA tests can’t reveal your unique tribal history

Written by at May 22, 2017

Genealogy sites thrive on our curiosity to know where we came from through our DNA

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Treaty tribes celebrate after court refuses to rehear salmon dispute

Written by at May 22, 2017

The state of Washington has been ordered to remove more then 800 culverts that prevent salmon from returning to treaty fishing sites.

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