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HDIMT: Deity Smites Cherokee Stickball Field? Plus, Comanche Flea Dip

Written by at April 28, 2017

The Cherokee Nation, like the Muscogee Creek Nation where I was born and raised, is situated in what weather reporters call “tornado alley.” The thunderstorms that often birth tornados have been active this year, and Cherokees were recently reminded that those storms can cause damage without throwing off funnel clouds.

One of the poles on a stickball ground in Tahlequah sustained a direct hit by lightning leaving just a few splinters standing.

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Keep the Warriors Alive: Native Veterans Gather for VA Info

Written by at April 28, 2017

Keep the Warriors Alive: Native Veterans Gather for VA Info

The 10th annual Gathering of American Indian Veterans at the end of March provided a place for fellow Native veterans to network and get assistance.

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Native History: Modocs Win Big at Sand Butte

Written by at April 26, 2017

Captain Jack and Scarface Charley lead Modocs in a successful battle against United States military forces in April 1873.

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Standing Rock Episode, Part 1: Latest Video in Indigenous with Stacey Thunder Series

Written by at April 25, 2017

The latest video in the series: Indigenous with Stacey Thunder video series highlights the spiritual power and unity at Standing Rock and #NoDAPL

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American History Myths Debunked: No Native Influence on Founding Fathers

Written by at April 14, 2017

Was the U.S. Constitution the lightning rod of great governance it is thought to be, or was the Iroquois Confederacy the blueprint? Debunking the myth.

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Explore Washington’s Beautiful Kitsap Peninsula and its Rich Living Tribal Culture

Written by at April 5, 2017

Miles of sandy beaches frame the Kitsap Peninsula, and wooded trails sprawl like veins across its evergreen forests. Access this oasis by ferry (less than one hour ride) across Puget Sound from Seattle, Washington, among other routes, or take a short drive via Tacoma Narrows Bridge.

The marine waters surrounding the Kitsap Peninsula teem with wildlife, including an abundance of fish, and in warmer seasons, orcas. It’s also a birder’s paradise with bald eagles and great blue herons soaring above the sapphire blue ocean and verdant land.

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Oak Flat and Apache Leap: No Longer Just a Native Issue

Written by at April 4, 2017

Oak Flat and Apache Leap: No Longer Just a Native Issue

Public meetings are being held in regards to the fate of two sites holding great cultural significance to Arizona tribes – Apache Leap and Oak Flat.

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Medicine Horse Village: An Urban Extended Family

Written by at March 30, 2017

Medicine Horse Village, is an organization designed primarily to assist Native people who have migrated from their jobs-poor reservations to try to make a better life in Rapid City.

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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves five bills at meeting

Written by at March 29, 2017

The bills address health care for Native veterans, outdated federal Indian laws, economic development, criminal jurisdiction and Columbia River treaty tribes.

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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs considers new round of bills

Written by at March 27, 2017

Health care for Native veterans, outdated federal Indian laws, economic development, criminal jurisdiction and Columbia River treaty tribes are on the agenda.

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Explore the Natural Beauty, Popular Sites and Cultural Heart of Chickasaw Country

Written by at March 25, 2017

An adventure awaits in Chickasaw Country. The tribal territory spans 11 percent of the State of Oklahoma, stretching just south of the City of Norman to the Texas border. The vast area, covering 13 of 77 total counties in the state, is home to a national park, an historic and luxurious hotel, an interactive cultural hub representing traditional Chickasaw culture, delicious eateries and boutique shopping.

A website to guide tourists through Chickasaw Country,

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Featured Pomona Pow Wow – Pow Wow Planner Mar. 24 – Apr. 2‘17

Written by at March 24, 2017

As the pow wow trail continues to heat up, here is ICMN’s Pow Wow Planner for Mar. 24 – Apr. 2, 2017.

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

Written by at March 21, 2017

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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Tribes Say VA Not Doing Enough for Homeless Indian Veterans

Written by at March 20, 2017

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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Remember the Sequester? Trump Budget Would Make Those the Good Old Days

Written by at March 18, 2017

Remember the sequester? Ah, the good old days. The new Trump Administration budget is short on details, but clear on direction.

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Kaiser Ninth in Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race: Other Alaska Natives in Top 25

Written by at March 17, 2017

Victories and tragic dog losses at 978-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race’s 758-mile mark. Kaiser holds ninth position.

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Natives and City of Phoenix Push for Squaw Peak Drive Name Change

Written by at March 15, 2017

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton last fall began pushing to change the name of Squaw Peak Drive, which includes a derogatory term for Native American women. The post Natives and City of Phoenix Push for Squaw Peak Drive Name Change appeared first on Indian Country Media Network.

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Is College Not for You? 6 Options for Native American Youth

Written by at March 12, 2017

Is College Not for You? 6 Options for Native American Youth

Native American youth and adults have options other than higher education, though the road to success may be challenging.

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Tribes Will Soon Be Able to Process Native Veterans VA Eligibility

Written by at March 11, 2017

An upcoming change in the Code of Federal Regulations will give tribes the opportunity to process VA eligibility applications for its Native veterans. The post Tribes Will Soon Be Able to Process Native Veterans VA Eligibility appeared first on Indian Country Media Network.

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Veterans Affairs aims to expand efforts with Indian Health Service

Written by at March 8, 2017

Secretary David Shulkin says veterans deserve to receive care as close to home as possible.

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Thing About Skins: Indian Country Unites After DNC Election of Tom Perez

Written by at March 3, 2017

Native American DNC members representing the states of NM, WA, GA, MO, and NE converged on Atlanta to celebrate Tom Perez as the new DNC chair. The post Thing About Skins: Indian Country Unites After DNC Election of Tom Perez appeared first on Indian Country Media Network.

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Native American Student Cierra Fields Says She Was Removed From Class After Refusing Pledge of Allegiance

Written by at March 3, 2017

Cierra Fields of the Oklahoma Cherokee Nation, was removed from her classroom on Tuesday after refusing to stand for or say the pledge of allegiance. The post Native American Student Cierra Fields Says She Was Removed From Class After Refusing Pledge of Allegiance appeared first on Indian Country Media Network.

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Poisoned Lands: San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation Steeped in Dioxin

Written by at March 1, 2017

Decades ago the U.S. government sprayed the herbicide silvex, which contains dioxin, onto the San Carlos Apache Reservation; now health is being affected.

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President Trump Speaks to Congress; Federal Budget Plan Shifts Billions to Military

Written by at February 28, 2017

President Donald Trump’s first federal budget will propose cuts of at least $54 billion – where does Indian country stand?

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Cladoosby Clear in Message at State of Indian Nations Address

Written by at February 24, 2017

NCAI president Brain Cladoosby was vocal about the need for a trust relationship with the Trump administration in his State of Indian Nations address.

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