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You Want Our Native Identity? Take It

Written by at April 23, 2017

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The subject of Native identity has created a divide among us, oftentimes being used for posturing, while the indigenous always lose.

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Fighting Against Fracking In Colombia

Written by at April 23, 2017

Fighting Against Fracking In Colombia

The indigenous Colombian territories are bracing for a new fight against fracking, a process that many would like to see banned within the country.

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Call for Submissions: Indian National Finals Rodeo Indian Cowboy and Cowgirl Art Show

Written by at April 23, 2017

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The 2017 Indian National Finals Rodeo will feature a 2nd annual Indian Cowboy and Cowgirl Art Show and new INFR Hall of Fame Inductees.

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Awake, A Dream From Standing Rock: Premieres Today, Earth Day, Tribeca Film Festival

Written by at April 22, 2017

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Today, Earth Day, Awake, A Dream From Standing Rock, is premiering at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival as part of the festival’s N.O.W. special screening section. AWAKE, A Dream From Standing Rock will also be available for a limited time online at awakethefilm.org and interested viewers will be able to stream for a donation of $1 or more from April 22nd to May 6th.

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Land Defenders In War and Peace Hold the Line Against Historical Extinction

Written by at April 22, 2017

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Indigenous nations maintain a constant battle as land defenders on the frontlines or in the court room, that oftentimes comes down to who wants it more.

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Indian Gaming Saw Record Revenues in 2015 to Become Top Casino Sector

Written by at April 22, 2017

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American Indian gaming revenue zoomed in 2015, growing at a rate more than double that seen in 2014 and surpassing all other segments of the casino industry

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Chief Beau Dick: Carver, Artist, Advocate, Mentor, Storyteller, Walks On

Written by at April 22, 2017

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Hereditary Chief Beau Dick, full of medicine and magic, walked on March 27, 2017 at the age of 61. He was a renowned carver and artist.

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Indigenous Scholars Endorse D.C. March for Science

Written by at April 22, 2017

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The March for Science in Washington DC on Earth Day has the backing of 1,200 indigenous scientists and their traditional scientific knowledge.

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Empowerment during Gathering of Nations: Dear Patriarchy Benefit on April 27th

Written by at April 21, 2017

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If you’re in New Mexico during the week of Gathering of Nations and you’re looking to check out an event, Dear Patriarchy is a must-see.

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HDIMT? Alvina Begay Represents in Boston Marathon; Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Time in Seminole Country

Written by at April 21, 2017

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Navajo runner Alvina Begay showed her Olympic-caliber abilities recently by clocking an impressive time at the Boston Marathon.

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Cherokee Nation Sues Walmart, Drug Companies Over Opioids

Written by at April 21, 2017

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The Cherokee Nation filed suit against CVS, Walmart and others on April 20 declaring an “opioid epidemic of unprecedented proportions’ in Indian country.

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Cherokee Nation Sues Walmart, Drug Companies Over Opioid

Written by at April 21, 2017

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The Cherokee Nation filed suit against CVS, Walmart and others on April 20 declaring an “opioid epidemic of unprecedented proportions’ in Indian country.

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The Real Story of That Giant Squash: Separating Myth from Reality

Written by at April 21, 2017

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Many of us have seen stories of the giant squash floating around; but how true is the legend? The real story is even more fascinating and ends with, ‘Thank a Native!’

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Pow Wow Planner Apr. 21-23, 2017 – Featured Weekly Pow Wow: ASU’s 31st Annual

Written by at April 21, 2017

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ICMN’s featured weekly pow wow in our pow wow planner is the Arizona State University 31st Annual Pow Wow in Tempe, Arizona April 21st through 23rd

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New Museum Shines Light on Oneida Indian Nation Contributions

Written by at April 20, 2017

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The tough decision faced by the Oneida Indian Nation to join the rebels is told at the Museum of the American Revolution, which opened in Philly April 19.

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Tribal Government, Elections, and the Siren Song of Equality

Written by at April 20, 2017

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Tribal government is limited only by the creativity of the tribal council and the collective sense of fairness among tribal citizens. So why the division?

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Liquor Licenses Denied for Whiteclay Beer Stores Near Pine Ridge Reservation

Written by at April 20, 2017

The unanimous decision against renewing liquor licenses for beer stores in Whiteclay, Nebraska, is seen as the beginning of a ‘healing.’

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Marie Zackuse, Tulalip Tribes’ First Chairwoman, Takes Helm During Challenging Time

Written by at April 20, 2017

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Marie Zackuse was elected as the first chairwoman of the Tulalip Tribes Board of Directors, at a time that is quite challenging for the Native community.

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Explore Yurok Country, Home to Giant Redwoods on California’s Coast

Written by at April 20, 2017

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The Yurok Tribe resides in the heart of Redwood National Park on the Northern California coast, where old-growth trees tower to the sky with trunks so enormous it can take dozens of people to reach around the base, fingertip to fingertip. Traditional Yurok stories teach that the redwood trees are sacred living beings.

California’s largest tribe, the Yuroks count nearly 5,000 enrolled members. Their ancestral lands contain the vast majority of the coastline near present day Klamath,

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A Native, Pre-Med, Dean’s List, Canadian Silver Medalist Wrestler: Meet Waylon DeCoteau

Written by at April 19, 2017

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A Native American Pre-med Dean’s List champion wrestler: There are a lot of reasons to keep an eye out for Waylon DeCoteau.

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National Indian Gaming Association Honors Rights Warriors

Written by at April 19, 2017

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Joel Frank Sr. was honored during the National Indian Gaming Association’s conference as the recipient of the 7th Annual Tim Wapato Sovereign Warrior Award.

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Remembering Herman Agoyo: An Ohkay Owingeh Leader

Written by at April 19, 2017

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Former Ohkay Owingeh tribal governor Herman Agoyo will be fondly remembered for bringing a statue of Pueblo Revolt leader Po’pay to Washington, D.C.

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April 19, 2017

Written by at April 18, 2017

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NIGA 2017 – ‘Getting Back to Business’

Written by at April 18, 2017

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The National Indian Gaming Association held its annual conference recently in which it was a return to the roots of NIGA – supporting tribal gaming business

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Record Snowmelt Flowing into the Owens Valley

Written by at April 18, 2017

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A record snowpack that fell upon the Sierra Nevada mountain range brought an emergency declaration for the Owens Valley area, but is it a blessing instead.

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