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Native History: Pres. Calvin Coolidge Summers In Black Hills, Adopted By Sioux

Written by at June 23, 2017

On June 23, 1927, the Sioux County Pioneer, a newspaper in North Dakota, reported that President Calvin Coolidge would be adopted by a Sioux Tribe.

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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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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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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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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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Pride Month Photos: 40 Years of Native Pride with Felipe Rose of the Village People

Written by at June 20, 2017

40 Years of Native Pride with Felipe Rose and the Village People. Entertained Hampton Roads Pride Festival audience this past weekend

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20 Uber-Cool Rock Your Mocs Day Photos

Written by at June 20, 2017

Photos of Indian country musicians, actors, artists, dancers and writers who participate in rock your mocs day to help Native culture thrive.

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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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Catastrophe in DC: Proposed Medicaid Cuts Would Severely Harm Native Health

Written by at June 20, 2017

Medicaid is in profound jeopardy. As Sen. Lisa Murkowski states we could “see health outcomes that would start going backwards.”

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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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Supreme Court: Yes, You Can Trademark Disparaging Racial Slurs Like R-Word

Written by at June 19, 2017

Native Twitter was ablaze with frustration June 19 following the release of the Supreme Court’s decision that a federal law prohibiting the trademark of disparaging racial slurs is unconstitutional.

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June-July 2017 Issue of Indian Country Magazine Now Available

Written by at June 19, 2017

The June-July 2017 edition of Indian Country Media Network’s new bimonthly magazine, Indian Country, is now available in its online and iPad formats.

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The Secret Republican Health Care Plan: Cutting Taxes and Destroying Medicaid

Written by at June 19, 2017

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said it was important to vote on a Senate health care bill before the July 4th holiday recess.

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Dine’ Women Directors Bring Films to Indian Country with Navajo Documentary Film Tour

Written by at June 19, 2017

Navajo Documentary Film Tour Directors Ramona Emerson and Sarah Del Seronde bring their films ‘Mayors of Shiprock’ and ‘Metal Road’ to Indian country

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Director Valerie Red-Horse Mohl Talks About ‘Mankiller’ Documentary and Premiere

Written by at June 19, 2017

‘Mankiller’ documentary on the life of Wilma Mankiller by director Valerie Red-Horse Mohl, premieres at Los Angeles Film Festival in Culver City

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Words, Reality, and the American Empire in the Age of Trump

Written by at June 18, 2017

Donald Trump and his not so new dysfunctional American Empire could lead us to the recognition of traditional teachings before its over.

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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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Zinke: Smaller Bear, Smaller Ears

Written by at June 18, 2017

A cartoon by Marty Two Bulls about Zinke.

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10-Course Vegan Tasting Menu Incorporates Yaqui Values

Written by at June 18, 2017

Chef Xander Cameron offers up gourmet vegan fare with a focus on Yaqui values at Ume, one of the many restaurants at Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona.

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Newt Gingrich Says FBI Investigation Into Possible Russian Meddling is Like ‘Indian Hunting Party … Out Looking For Scalps’

Written by at June 17, 2017

Newt Gingrich compared the FBI’s investigation into Russia’s possible interference with the 2016 presidential race to ‘an Indian hunting party.’

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Bronson Koenig Works Out with L.A. Clippers and Houston Rockets, Lakers to follow

Written by at June 17, 2017

Despite previous injury, Ho-Chunk star Bronson Koenig gets multiple tryouts with Lakers, Clippers, Rockets; confident he can play in NBA

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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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Gila River Tribes’ Water Win in Court

Written by at June 17, 2017

Two tribes dependent on the Gila River won water rights in U.S. District Court in Washington.

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