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

Written by at March 24, 2017

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Iditarod to Allow Technology in Case of Emergencies

Written by at February 16, 2017

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A 2016 incident has influenced a rule change in this year’s Iditarod that has been met with mixed feelings by mushers and fans.

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Native Lobbying Firm Spirit Rock Consulting Adds Two Partners

Written by at February 6, 2017

A Washington D.C.-area consulting firm that specializes in federal Indian law and policy has named two political veterans as partners. Its new partnership with Holly Cook Macarro and Larry Rosenthal makes Spirit Rock Consulting the largest Indian-owned lobbying firm in the country.

Spirit Rock Consulting is owned and operated by President Aurene Martin, a member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and attorney. She advocates for tribes on federal law and policy issues,

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Making America Sick Again: What a Repeal of the Affordable Care Act Could Mean

Written by at February 1, 2017

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When Republicans in Washington brag about repealing the Affordable Care Act, there is something they forget to mention – the repeal of the IHCIA.

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Water Protectors Fight Trans-Pecos Pipeline in West Texas

Written by at February 1, 2017

Water Protectors Fight Trans-Pecos Pipeline in West Texas

Water protectors from Standing Rock are fanning out across Turtle Island to other pipeline protests, including to the Trans-Pecos Pipeline project.

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Ramapough Tribe Honors Injured Water Protector Sophia Wilansky

Written by at January 31, 2017

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After nearly losing her arm at Standing Rock, Ramapough Tribe and Sweet Water Prayer Camp honors injured water protector Sophia Wilansky

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America First: Trump’s 100 Days of ‘Shock and Awe’

Written by at January 31, 2017

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A history lesson shows the days of this Trump administration can be compared to the America First isolationist party during WWII and the FDR years.

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10 Things You Should Know About the Quinault Nation

Written by at January 30, 2017

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In the Pacific Northwest they fight for their treaty rights, the environment and to maintain a sovereign nation, they are the Quinault Nation.

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The Week That Was: The Big Stories in Indian Country, January 29, 2017

Written by at January 29, 2017

The chaotic Week That Was in Indian country January 29, 2017, was characterized by unwelcome pipeline revivals, political uncertainty and started off with the uplifting women’s march.

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Obama’ Final Federal Budget Request of $21 Billion for Tribes Not Certain

Written by at January 29, 2017

President Barack Obama allocated more than $20 billion of the federal budget for American Indian programs, but the whole amount may not remain intact.

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Native Nations Inaugural Ball Spotlights Crucial Indian Role in US Military

Written by at January 27, 2017

Native Nations Inaugural Ball Spotlights Crucial Indian Role in US Military

The Native Nations Inaugural Ball focused less on celebrating a new president and more on honoring Native American military members and veterans.

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Leonard Peltier Message of Solidarity to Water Protectors and Standing Rock

Written by at January 25, 2017

Leoard Peltier’s letter of support and encouragement earlier this month to the water protectors at Standing Rock more relevant than ever.

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