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LARGE RED BROADCLOTH RIBBONWORK NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN SHIRT,SKIRT,PURSE,& SHAWL – eBay find of the week

POWWOWS.COM - October 16, 2019 - 8:08pm

LARGE RED BROADCLOTH RIBBONWORK NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN SHIRT,SKIRT,PURSE,& SHAWL – eBay find of the weekBEAUTIFUL LARGE RED 8 BAND BROADCLOTH RIBBONWORK NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN SHIRT, SKIRT, PURSE, & ARM SHAWL This homemade Native American Indian set includes a dance shirt, a skirt, arm flat purse, and an arm shawl. This dance set is homemade.....

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Juanita Ahtone was ‘a guiding light and ray of wisdom’

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - October 16, 2019 - 5:17pm

Iconic volunteer dies days before annual NCAI convention

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Tricia Zunker’s journey from school board to Congress

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - October 16, 2019 - 2:20pm

Democratic candidate says her extensive legal background will be useful in Washington.

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Trump administration finally lands a leader for Indian housing programs

INDIANZ.COM - October 16, 2019 - 12:38pm
Year three of the Donald Trump presidency is almost over but his administration now has someone in charge of Indian housing.
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Wednesday, October 17, 2019

NATIONAL NATIVE NEWS (nativetimes.net) - October 16, 2019 - 12:18pm

The Yakama and Lummi nations are calling for the removal of three dams on the Columbia River, including The Dalles dam (pictured) (Photo: Portland Corps via Flickr/CC)

Northwest tribes call for removal of Columbia River dams An event in South Dakota honored Native young people who died at the Rapid City Indian Boarding School Thousands of First Nations people in Manitoba evacuate after a massive snow storm knocked out power https://www.nativenews.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/nnn101619.mp3

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House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples takes up two bills at hearing

INDIANZ.COM - October 16, 2019 - 9:57am
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is taking testimony on two tribal bills.
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Top 5 Most Popular Pow Wow Videos of the Week – October 14, 2019

POWWOWS.COM - October 16, 2019 - 7:22am

Top 5 Most Popular Pow Wow Videos of the Week – October 14, 2019Each week dozens of Pow Wow videos are uploaded to Youtube!  We found the most popular ones to share with you! Be sure to subscribe to our PowWows.com YouTube Channel! Men's Northern Traditional – 2019 Gathering of Nations Pow Wow.....

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‘Domestic violence green cards’ receive more scrutiny

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - October 16, 2019 - 7:00am

An advocate says “We are allowing violence to continue in our communities"

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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to Hold Hearing on Homeownership in Indian Country

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - October 16, 2019 - 12:02am

Published October 16, 2019

WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at 2:30 PM EDT, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold an oversight hearing titled “Lending Opportunities: Opening the Door to Homeownership in Indian Country.”

DETAILS:

WHAT:         A committee oversight hearing titled “Lending Opportunities: Opening the Door to Homeownership in Indian Country.”

WHEN:         2:30 PM EDT, Wednesday, October 16, 2019

WHERE:      628 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Live video and written testimony for the oversight hearing will be provided here.

WITNESSES:

PANEL I

THE HONORABLE R. HUNTER KURTZ, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC

THE HONORABLE MAX ZUNI, Governor, Isleta Pueblo, Isleta, NM

THE HONORABLE NATHANIEL “NATE” MOUNT, Council Member, Ft. Belknap Indian Community, Harlem, MT

MR. DARRYL LaCOUNTE, Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC

MS. PATRICE H. KUNESH, Director, Center for Indian Country Development – Assistant Vice President Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN

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Thomasina Real Bird, Partner with Fredericks Peebles & Patterson LLP, is the President-Elect of the National Native Bar Association and Foundation

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - October 16, 2019 - 12:01am

Thomasina Real Bird

Published October 16, 2019

WASHINGTON — Fredericks Peebles & Patterson LLP is pleased to announce that Thomasina Real Bird is the president-elect of the National Native Bar Association and Foundation. Real Bird is a partner with Fredericks Peebles & Patterson LLP and works in the firm’s Louisville, Colorado, office; she also serves on the American Bar Association’s Commission for Youth at Risk.   Real Bird previously served as NNABA treasurer and NNABA Foundation treasurer, both volunteer roles, for three years. She said her colleagues encouraged her to run for president.   “With their support, I decided to run for the position as a way to continue to lend my skills and talents to the Native American community,” she said. “My vision is to continue to build upon the good work of my predecessors.”   Real Bird noted that she would like to see an overhaul of membership fees and categories to encourage more inclusion, participation and partnership with Native American lawyers, judges, and law students. In addition, she seeks to develop more programming, design ways to provide value to the organization’s membership through webinar CLEs, and begin a legacy project.   “The legacy project would involve interviewing past NNABA presidents and documenting their memories, reflections, and thoughts on the NNABA then and now,” she explained. “I would like to see the NNABA continue to engage high school and law school students, and for the NNABA Foundation to continue the scholarship program that offers bar examination scholarships to Native American law school graduates.”   Real Bird’s term as president will commence at the conclusion of the NNABA annual meeting in April 2020. In the meantime, she is busy with the ABA Commission on Youth at Risk, part of the ABA Center on Children and the Law. The commission’s mission is to address the legal needs of children and young adults who are disadvantaged or marginalized due to legal system involvement, poverty, race, national origin or ethnicity, gender or gender indemnification, disability, or religion.   “Current ABA President Judy Perry Martinez appointed me to the commission,” Real Bird said. “We help set the ABA’s national policy agenda on child and youth law topics; ensure the ABA speaks with a unified and coordinated voice on child law topics; and develop programs for ABA events that will share information about child and youth legal needs. I will specifically be working to ensure the ABA participates in the defense of the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act, and that the commission’s work reaches Native American youth.”   Real Bird has previously served on the ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession, and on the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility’s Diversity Committee. She observed that the legal profession is one of the least diverse.   “We want to facilitate the entry, participation and retention of diverse lawyers,” she said. “It is very important to ensure that native people are included in a meaningful way, and are contributing to the legal profession in this country.”   An enrolled member of the Yankton Sioux Tribe, Real Bird is Ihanktonwan Nakota and Sicangu Lakota. She was born in Martin, South Dakota, near the Rosebud Sioux Reservation, and raised in the Choteau Creek community on South Dakota’s Yankton Sioux Reservation. On her family’s allotted land, they raised horses, including a beautiful appaloosa they called Sena’s Joker. She continues to pursue her passion for animals, raising quarter horses with her husband at their Colorado home.   A majority Native American-owned law firm, Fredericks Peebles & Patterson has offices in Sacramento, California; Louisville, Colorado; Rapid City, South Dakota; and Washington, DC. To learn more, visit www.ndnlaw.com

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Cherokee Nation Accepting 2019 Angel Project Applications

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - October 16, 2019 - 12:00am

Published October 16, 2019 

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The 2019 Cherokee Nation Angel Project applications are now available at sites throughout the tribe’s 14 counties. Applications can also be submitted online through Oct. 25.

The Cherokee Nation Angel Project provides gifts for Cherokee children ages 16 years or younger who live within the 14-county tribal area and meet income guidelines.

To qualify for the tribe’s income guidelines, applicants must provide proof of income for all household members over the age of 18. For example, a family of three must not exceed $2,165 net income per month, and a family of four must not exceed $2,615 per month.

Last year during the holiday season, 1,700 children received gifts through the program.

Applications for the 2019 Cherokee Nation Angel Project can also be submitted online at https://webapps.cherokee.org/angeltree.

For more information on the Angel Project for children, call 918-453-6900.

Cherokee Nation Angel Project applications will be accepted in person at the following locations:

Oct. 16

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Stilwell Armory Building, 421 W. Locust St.

Oct. 16

Noon to 6 p.m. – Victory Cherokee Community Building, 1025 N. 12th St. in Collinsville

Oct. 17

Noon to 6 p.m. – Cooweescoowee Health Center, 395200 W. 2900 Road in Ochelata

2 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Public Library, 116 N. Williams in Westville

Oct. 21

Noon to 6 p.m. – Exciting Southeast Church, 432 E. 530 Road in Pryor

Noon to 5 p.m. – Will Rogers Health Center, 1020 Lenape Drive in Nowata

Oct. 22

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Vinita Health Center, 27371 S. 4410 Road in Vinita

Oct. 22-23

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. – EMS Conference Room, 22114 S. Bald Hill Road in Tahlequah

Oct. 23-24

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Human Services Office, 1501 Industrial Park in Jay

Oct. 24

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation ICW Office, 1528 N. 166 E. Ave. Suite C in Tulsa

1 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Three Rivers Health Center, 1001 S. 41st St. East in Muskogee

The Cherokee Nation is also accepting Elder Angel adoptions at the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex in Tahlequah and at all Cherokee Nation Human Service field offices. Elder Angels can be adopted at the tribal complex in Tahlequah Monday-Friday during normal business hours. For information on adopting an Elder Angel at Cherokee Nation Human Services field offices, call 918-453-5627.

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NTU’s Automotive Technology Program Shifts Toward National Accreditation through NATEF

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - October 16, 2019 - 12:00am

NTU’s technical instructor of Automotive Technology Shanidiin Piechowski-Begay takes a photo with students in his Advanced Engine Performance course. NTU is pursuing NATEF accreditation for its Associate of Applied Science degree in Automotive Technology.

Published October 17, 2019

CROWNPOINT, N.M. — Several of Navajo Technical University’s academic programs have obtained national accreditation in recent years that have distinguished NTU as one of the premier higher education institutions in the Southwest. The university will next seek to attain national accreditation through the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) for its Automotive Technology program, a process that has been four years in the making.

“Employers want to hire students from a NATEF institution. It helps students find a job,” explained NTU’s Dean of Undergraduate Studies Dr. Casmir Agbaraji. “If your program is accredited, it’s a way to identify that students are receiving high quality instruction.”

NATEF is an independent non-profit organization that operates in all fifty states and evaluates technician training programs against standards developed by the automotive industry. It then has the ability to recommend qualifying programs accreditation. The NATEF model establishes three levels of accreditation based on the number of tasks required for students to perform, the number of instructional hours, and instructor qualifications. The three levels under NATEF include: Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR), Automobile Service Technology (AST), and Master Automobile Service Technology (MAST).

NTU is pursuing accreditation under AST, which the university began in 2015 while applying for a Carl Perkins grant. As a result, the university has revised its Automotive Technology curriculum and upgraded its certificate program to an Associate of Applied Science degree under the Higher Learning Commission. NTU has also invested $200,000 in tools and equipment and has renovated the Automotive Technology classroom building to include a tool room with a lock, a fence around its perimeter, and a freshly painted floor.

The hardest requirement NTU has had to address to fulfill NATEF requirements is hiring an additional faculty member to assist instructor and program advisor Steve Kollas with the program’s expanded instructional content. Kollas and the Automotive Technology program went three years without filling the position before Shanidiin Piechowski-Begay was hired last spring after previously working for Utah State University.

“I decided to come back and give back to my community,” stated Piechowski-Begay, who is originally from Ganado, AZ and has over eight years working in an auto shop, the off-road industry, and his own private business. Piechowski-Begay also has experience working as a project assistant at Utah State where he also served as an instructor in the classroom. “My goal is to make our students prepared to go into the auto industry so when they go out there trying to make it on their own, they can make money.

“The students are my motivation,” Piechowski-Begay continued.

NTU is expected to complete the paperwork for accreditation by the end of the year. NTU would then invite a NATEF visiting team to campus by February 2020, and if all goes well, begin functioning as a NATEF accredited program next fall. For more information about NTU’s Automotive Technology program, contact Steve Kollas at skollas@navajotech.eduor visit NTU’s website at www.navajotech.edu

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What Does CBD Products Taste Like?

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - October 16, 2019 - 12:00am

Published October 16, 2019

Someone who hasn’t tried CBD before might be wondering what it tastes like. If this is a question that you have asked yourself before, then you might be on the search for an answer. The use of CBD is becoming more and more common. This is thanks to some changes in the legislature that make it easier for CBD to be grown, manufactured and sold. There have also been marijuana reform laws that have helped pave the way for CBD’s success. Not everybody understands CBD completely. Let’s talk a little bit about what you can expect as far as taste goes when you’re taking a CBD supplement regularly.

Different CBD Products
CBD can be ingested in a number of different forms. The type of CBD that you take will determine what the taste is. Edibles, vape products, tinctures, oils and concentrates are all commonly used. Each will have its own texture, quality and taste. The way you use them varies as well. Their effectiveness can also be affected by how they’re being taken.

What Exactly Does CBD Taste Like?
You can find CBD products that have CBD infused into candy or other treats. For obvious reasons, you’re not really going to be able to taste the actual CBD in this form. CBD has a very earthy flavor when taken on its own in tincture form. The flavor isn’t strong enough to overpower cookies, brownies, gummies or coffee. If you’re consuming a flavored product of some sort, you don’t really have to worry about whether or not you like the natural flavor of CBD. Choose your product according to what other flavors you usually enjoy.

What about CBD Vape Cartridges?
Vaping has become a very popular way to ingest CBD. There are many different varieties that you can choose from. Many of them come with a flavoring additive that makes the vaping oil taste better. The base oil will vary with vape products, but you can get flavors like cherry, bubblegum, fruit punch and natural CBD. Some people don’t mind the natural flavor of CBD, while other people can’t tolerate it. It’s very earthy or woody.

Concentrated CBD
Concentrated CBD becomes more and more popular thanks to its versatility. If you’re interested in reaping the benefits of CBD without the use of THC, you can add a CBD concentrate to your food, beverage or take it orally. Many concentrates come in a natural CBD flavor, but you can find them with other flavorings added. The full-spectrum products that contain terpenes have a much more pleasant flavor than plain CBD.

CBD Tinctures

Alex Malkin

A lot of people choose to use CBD in tincture form because it’s a very convenient method. You can sublingually use the tincture anywhere that you are, you can add it into food or you can drink it down with a glass of water. Tinctures often come in natural form, but there are tinctures that are flavored as well. Usually, you’ll find that the higher the concentration of CBD, the stronger the hemp flavor is.

When you are ready to try CBD in some form, it’s a good idea to take note of what you like and what you don’t like. You can refer back to your notes when you want to purchase something else. You aren’t required to pick one kind of CBD and stick with that. You can try topicals, capsules, edibles and CBD coffee each morning if that is what you want. The variety allows you to customize your CBD regimen how you see fit.

Alex Malkin is editor-in-chief at CBD.market. He is an expert in healthy lifestyle and food supplements with a deep knowledge in CBD (Cannabidiol).

 

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Local Courthouse Displays Art, Preserves Adair County History

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - October 16, 2019 - 12:00am

Chairman of Adair County Commissioners Sam Chandler, District 15 Judge Elizabeth Brown, Director of Cultural Art and Design for Cherokee Nation Businesses Gina Olaya and District 15 Judge Jeff Payton.

Published October 16, 2019

Local courthouse displays art, preserves Adair County history

Collaborative project brings historic information, photos and art to county’s central government building 

STILWELL, Okla. — Cherokee Nation Businesses and the Adair County Historical and Genealogical Association recently partnered to help preserve and promote local history at the Adair County Courthouse.

“The county is very appreciative of the artwork provided,” said Sam Chandler, chairman of the Adair County Commissioners. “The artwork portrays the history of our great county. We have visitors who come by just to see the photographs and art. We are proud to have again partnered with the Cherokee Nation on this project.”

The collaborative effort provided 28 restored, enlarged, matted and framed historical photographs from areas throughout Adair County, as well as 17 pieces of art to be displayed throughout the iconic courthouse building.

“A photo is a window into our lives,” said Sharon Treib, treasurer for the Adair County Historical and Genealogical Association. “Our volunteers were pleased to work with CNB to help display a treasure of historical photos depicting life in Adair County in such a prominent way at the county courthouse. We are thrilled that our digitization and data preservation efforts assisted in this project.”

CNB employees helped restore the photos, as well as provided nameplates with historical information and professional framing for each piece. The Adair County Historical and Genealogical Association provided archived photographs and reviewed historical information to ensure accuracy.

Historical photographs featuring people and locations throughout Adair County are on display in Judge Elizabeth Brown’s courtroom, inside the Adair County Courthouse.

“This project has been a neat experience,” said Judge Jeff Payton. “If history is any indication, we’re going to be in this building with these for many years to come. We appreciate everything everyone has done for us and for Adair County.”

Located in Stilwell, the Adair County Courthouse building is a classically inspired art deco structure made of limestone, concrete and steel. The fourth to serve as the county’s courthouse, the J.J. Harrelson-designed 1930s building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

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Feds Say Tort Claims Must Go In Gold King Mine MDL

LAW360 (Native feed) - October 15, 2019 - 5:23pm
The federal government pressed a New Mexico federal court Tuesday to ax the tort claims it's facing in multidistrict litigation over the Gold King mine spill, saying the court lacks jurisdiction over Federal Tort Claims Act claims.

Pete Buttigieg wants to ‘enhance opportunities for Native people to thrive’

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - October 15, 2019 - 5:00pm

Buttigieg’s plan addresses missing and murdered Indigenous women, the Indian Health Service, judicial nominees and more

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Wash. Tribal Leaders Want Columbia River Dams Removed

LAW360 (Native feed) - October 15, 2019 - 4:58pm
Two Washington tribes, the Yakama and Lummi nations, came together Monday to call for the removal of three dams along the Columbia River, which they say have depleted the local salmon population and are emblematic of colonization's impact on Native people.

Tribe Tells 9th Circ. Gov’t Reinterpreting Jurisdiction Policy

LAW360 (Native feed) - October 15, 2019 - 4:52pm
The Yakama Nation told the Ninth Circuit the Trump Administration is reinterpreting government policy to undermine the tribe’s right to investigate crimes involving tribe members on its reservation, even if a nonmember is involved.

Sault Tribe Says It's Immune To Casino Consultant's Suit

LAW360 (Native feed) - October 15, 2019 - 4:23pm
The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and its casino-operating arm have urged a Michigan federal judge to rule they have sovereign immunity to claims the tribe didn't cough up payments it owed to a gaming consultant.

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