INDIAN COUNTRY NEWS

It ain’t easy being Indian… (February 2018)

By Ricey Wild
News From Indian Country

Happy VD all you Snags and Snagettes! Teasing yooz of course but for real be careful out there. Ya never know. Moi? I’m so done with my snagging days and I don’t miss it at all. (Ya’ll men are safe!) I had my fun and don’t need a partner to validate my being for anything. I have my own, I enjoy my freedom and I get to have my way all day. Me. Me. Me. LOL!

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I was in the middle of a dream…

By Arne Vainio, M.D.
News From Indian Country

I was in the middle of a dream and I was walking behind an elder through tall trees. I couldn’t tell who it was and I could see a stream in the distance. I knew he would turn to face me when we got to the stream and…

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Native News Update February 23, 2018

This week's stories: Bringing Native American culture to classrooms in Minnesota; Michael Smith, founder of the American Indian Film Institute passes away; 150th anniversary of the 1868 Navajo treaty; Native American actor Wes Studi presenting at this year’s Oscars; Buffy Sainte-Marie nominated for two Juno awards.

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Native News Update February 16, 2018

This week's stories: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe files lawsuit against distributors of opioids; Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks at NCAI’s winter session; Philip Deloris becomes first tenured Native American studies professor at Harvard University; Montana is hiring a Tribal tourism officer; Charlene Holy Bear beads Vans and gets featured in Vogue magazine.

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Native News Update February 9, 2018

This week's stories: Finalists for Native American veterans memorial announced; TSA to improve handling of Native American sacred objects; Applications being accepted for entrepreneurship program; Team Indigenous makes an impact at 2018 Roller Derby World Cup; #stopdisenrollment campaign re-launched.

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Native News Update February 2, 2018

This week's stories: Six Virginia tribes receive federal recognition; Federal government swaps land with California tribe; Tribe buys land where ancestors were killed; Higher education conference will be hosted by North Dakota’s five tribal colleges; Harriett Skye passes away.

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Native News Update January 26, 2018

This week's stories: Cherokee Nation Technology Solutions earns army contract; Winnebago tribe launches garden project; Arizona Museum receives another donation of Hopi baskets; Native Knowledge 360° brings online curriculum to classrooms across the country; Washoe youth follow snowshoe steps of their ancestors.

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PATROL OFFICER - GREEN BAY POLICE DEPARTMENT

The Green Bay Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Patrol Officer.  An eligibility list will be established to fill anticipated vacancies.  The Police Department wants to attract and retain men and women who reflect the diversity of the area, and who are committed to providing law enforcement services with a focus on community oriented policing.  

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Native News Update January 19, 2018

This week's stories: Tribes form Native Farm Bill Coalition; Cherokee Nation launches language program for immersion charter school graduates; Tribes investing in health care through joint ventures with IHS; Open call for Native American TV writers lab; “Native America” four-part series to premiere on PBS in the fall.

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It ain’t easy being Indian… (January 2018)

By Ricey Wild
News From Indian Country

I’m bringing back the greeting, “Happy New Year!!!” This very important wish was taken from us last year and anyone who was caught saying it was promptly shut down in light of the evil emanating from the White House.

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Do you believe in dreams?

By Arne Vainio, M.D.
News From Indian Country

"Dr. Vainio, I’m not so sure I want to live anymore."

It was early in my residency in Seattle and Victor had lived as a fisherman all his life. He and Genevieve raised their children on the water and he knew the islands and he knew Puget Sound.

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Native Grammy award nominees head to Madison Square Garden

By Sandra Hale Schulman -
News From Indian Country -

The annual Grammy Awards have announced their nominees for the 2018 Awards show that airs in January. While the traditional Native American Music category was eliminated after a ten year run, native music and musicians are still going strong in various categories. It seems to help if you were born in Hawaii, as three of the main nominees were all born there.

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What Would the Peacemaker Do?

By DOUG GEORGE-KANENTIIO© -
News From Indian Country -

Over 875 years ago Skennenrahowi, the Peacemaker, brought his instructions to the warring Iroquois in an effort to persuade our ancestors to abandon violence and revenge as a response to disputes. He codified his message in an oral constitution by which a great abiding peace might be achieved. He also introduced rituals to initiate healing and to remove those emotions which cloud rational thinking.

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Black Snake Chronicles: KXL Returns and Wiindigo* Economics

By WINONA LADUKE - 
News From Indian Country -

As the plagued Keystone Pipeline spilled 200,000 gallons of oil near the Sisseton Dakota reservation, the Nebraska Public Service Commission made a convoluted approval of a permit. In the meantime, the Dakota, Lakota and allies stand strong.  (*Wiindigo is an Ojibwe description of the spirit of excess)

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Native News Update January 5, 2018

This week's stories: Program aims to help parenting skills in the Native community; First recipient of the Ucross Fellowship for Native American visual artists; Osage Nation releases language app; Native Women Business Summit set for this spring; 100,000th Cherokee citizenship photo ID card issued.

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Native News Update December 29, 2017

This week's stories: The Accohannock Tribe receives state recognition; Omaha Tribe restoring hospital opened by the late Susan La Flesche Pecotte, the first Native American doctor; The last Native American village in Yosemite being rebuilt; Documentary on Native American nurses receives two awards.

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It ain’t easy being Indian…(December 2017)

By Ricey Wild
News From Indian Country

So #45 “honored” Navajo Code Talkers in front the genocidal president Andrew Jackson portrait and referred to Senator Elizabeth Warren as ‘Pocahontas’. Senator Warren claims ancestral Cherokee heritage but hey, who doesn’t? The Cherokee Nation is very popular with the Wannabee Tribe and if the numbers connect were very prolific. I’ll just leave it at they are fantastic Snaggers.

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