The Dakota Access Pipeline Threat: By the Numbers

Written by at May 25, 2017

A data analyst set out to gauge the threat from the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) and was surprised by how frequent spills are.

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Trump Proposes Hundreds of Millions in Cuts to Federal Appropriations for Indian Country

Written by at May 25, 2017

President Trump proposed a budget that slashes federal Indian country appropriations by more than 10 percent – that would result in fiscal pain for tribes.

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Woman Says Redface at Parade Was Just Theater, Not Racism — Natives, ACLU Beg to Differ

Written by at May 25, 2017

Is redface during parade racist or just theater? While one woman says it was a performance, others say it was blatantly racist.

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SWAIA Hires New Artist Services Manager and Moves Offices

Written by at May 25, 2017

Changes at SWAIA: Ann-erika White Bird hired as Artist Services Manager for Southwestern Association for Indian Arts and new office location

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Colville Hunters Want to Hunt Ancestral Lands, BC Government Says No

Written by at May 25, 2017

A question about Canadian aboriginal rights is at the heart of an appeal by British Columbia that could stop Colville members from hunting ancestral lands.

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Transparent Sales Site Bluethumb Brings Aboriginal Art to the Masses

Written by at May 25, 2017

Transparent Sales Site Bluethumb Brings Aboriginal Art to the Masses

On bluethumb.com/au, a painting titled “Spiritual Healing” by Wangullay Connolly-Neal from Yarrabah, Australia, fetches $2,300. Thanks to bluethumb, a promotional space for Australian visual artists, artwork by the country’s indigenous peoples is being sold at fair prices to a growing online community of national and international buyers.

By and large, Aboriginal artists have remained disadvantaged by poor access to mainstream markets. They often receive substandard quotes for their art and are more likely to fall subject to unethical acquisition practices,

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Bruce Duthu at Dartmouth: Overcoming Systemic Discrimination

Written by at May 24, 2017

Dartmouth nearly had a Native as Dean of Faculty, but discrimination caused Native American Studies professor Bruce Duthu to reconsider.

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California Salmon and Trout in Peril: Study

Written by at May 24, 2017

If conditions are not improved, salmonids such as trout and Chinook salmon could go extinct in California within 50 years, a new study says.

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Northwest Ordinance and Slavery: White Supremacy in the Foundation of the US

Written by at May 24, 2017

Robert Alexander’s “The Northwest Ordinance” shows how the 1787 Northwest Ordinance served as a mechanism for extending U.S. jurisdiction.

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VIDEO: 6th Grader Herbie Barber IV: Champ Choctaw Punts Over an Airplane

Written by at May 24, 2017

VIDEO: Introducing Herbie Barber IV: The Victorious Sixth-grade Choctaw football player that can punt over a large airplane

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May 23 Was a Day in Resistance History: The Beginning of the Trail of Tears

Written by at May 24, 2017

Eight years after the U.S. government passed the Indian Removal Act, the Cherokee Nation was devastated by internment camps and the Trail of Tears.

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Goodbye DAPL: US Bank Will Cease to Fund Oil/Gas Pipelines

Written by at May 24, 2017

U.S. Bank has amended its Environmental Responsibility Policy to state they will not fund oil and gas pipelines, like DAPL, that are unfriendly projects.

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First Bison Calf Born on Wind River Reservation

Written by at May 24, 2017

The first buffalo calf to be born on the Wind River Reservation in more than 130 years brings hope for the future.

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America the Unbelievable: The Trump Administration Show

Written by at May 24, 2017

The presidency of Donald Trump only works as reality TV because of the chaos, unprofessionalism, and distraction – making it a story hard to believe.

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Alabama-Coushatta Indians Litigate the Honor of Texas

Written by at May 24, 2017

Alabama-Coushatta Indians Litigate the Honor of Texas

Texas wants to fine the Alabama-Coushatta $10,000 for every day they have offered electronic bingo at Naskila, claiming the tribe is in violation of a federal injunction.

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Forgotten: American Indians in Texas

Written by at May 24, 2017

The history of American Indians in Texas has been overlooked and whitewashed, and broken promises to the Alabama and Coushatta nations are truly egregious.

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Bears Ears: What a National Monument Designation Means

Written by at May 24, 2017

Amid confusion over what activities can be conducted in Bears Ears as a national monument, a BLM fact sheet and video in Navajo shed light.

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Navajo Nation School Focuses on Language Revitalization

Written by at May 24, 2017

A Navajo Nation elementary immersion school is teaching Native American students Diné language and culture in an effort to revitalize the language.

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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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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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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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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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