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All we have is each other

May 17, 2017 - 7:01pm
By Arne Vainio, M.D. News From Indian Country
I was at a two day medical conference a few weeks ago getting caught up on my continuing education credits. Some of these can be done online, but some are required to be done in a group setting.

Native News Update May 12, 2017

May 12, 2017 - 9:41pm
This weekend's stories: Native Journalist, Mark Trahant elected to the American Academy; North Dakota tribes promote tourism worldwide; University of Oregon creates Native American dormitory wing; Native American Veterans sculpture on display at Chumash Casino; Cherokee Nation supports STEM careers.

Women's International Day of Spiritual Enlightenment for Clean Water!

May 8, 2017 - 3:49pm
Thirty years ago, Anishinaabe teacher, Maryellen Baker, had a dream in which she was called to help to spread the Anishinaabe teachings with others. Her work began with creating a center for wellness, and has become more urgent as all of us have witnessed the pollution of the waters. Water is life, and it is the role of women to protect and bless the water, and the role of men to support us in that work.

Native News Update May 5, 2017

May 5, 2017 - 6:11pm
This weekend's stories: The Humane Society and the Havasupai tribe work together to create healthier conditions for packhorses on the Reservation; St. Croix continues it’s commitment to enhance the economy; The Menominee River nominated as one of the Top Ten Most Endangered Rivers in the U.S.; Online classes helping revitalize Cherokee language; 74 year-old powerlifter sets four new world records.

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

May 2, 2017 - 12:33pm
By Ricey Wild News From Indian Country   
I’ve been waiting for 45 to be impeached.   
Sigh. Been waiting too long like for the warm bus to show up at 4:45 am on a bigly blizzardy morning and save me from certain and complete poverty. No headlights in sight, cigarette is wet, no matches anyway. My diabetic nerve pain is flaring up and my earmuffs can’t drown out the horror of the current US administration’s war upon The People.

Good people are all around us

May 1, 2017 - 6:14pm
By Arne Vainio, M.D. News From Indian Country
We lost another fluent Ojibwe speaker in “Amik” Larry Smallwood last week. Amik has forever been the emcee at powwows and other events and his voice and his sense of humor were familiar to anyone traveling the powwow circuit. When they heard his voice they knew they could call this place home, even if only for a little while. Skinny leg jeans, a Harley-Davidson jacket, cowboy boots, dark glasses and a cowboy hat worked to make him one of the coolest Indians anywhere.

Walking on as listed in April 2017 NFIC

April 28, 2017 - 10:57pm
Arizona, Klagetoh – Funeral services for Mae Lucy Dennison, 84, of Klagetoh, were held Mar. 14, 2017 at St. Anne Catholic Church in Klagetoh.  Interment followed at the Klagetoh community cemetery.  Mae was born July 22, 1933, in Klagetoh, into the Tabaaha (Water’s Edge Clan), born for Tsenjikini (Cliff Dwellers People Clan).  She passed away Mar. 9, 2017.

Native News Update April 28, 2017

April 28, 2017 - 8:38pm
This weekend's stories: Blue Lake Rancheria launches it’s low-carbon community microgrid; The Cherokee Nation’s economic impact on Oklahoma exceeds $2B; A $5M donation given to build a Native American museum at the University of Akron; Mercersburg Academy celebrates 100th anniversary of its first Native American graduate; Mashantucket Pequot chairman named ‘Tribal Leader of the Year.’

N8tive Reel Cinema Festival Screens Top Native Films

April 26, 2017 - 6:43pm
By Sandra Hale Schulman
News From Indian Country

The N8tive Reel Cinema Festival wrapped their second year with some stellar native produced films and actors in attendance. The Festival was part of the annual Seminole Tribal Fair and Powwow held at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino & Hotel in Hollywood, FL earlier this year.

Iroquois make their presence at the Women’s March at Seneca Falls earlier this year

April 26, 2017 - 3:59pm
by Doug George-Kanentiio
News From Indian Country

Seneca Falls, NY is located within the ancient boundaries of the Cayuga Nation, a member of the Iroquois Confederacy, the Haudenosaunee. It is also the birthplace of the movement towards securing the right to vote by American women, a decades long struggle beginning at the first national conference in 1848.

2017 Intertribal Food Summit - LIVE Broadcast Notice

April 17, 2017 - 11:48pm
Notice of LIVE Broadcast from the 2017 Great Lakes Intertribal Food Summit, April 19 - 23 from Gun Lake Pottawatomi's Camp Jijak.

Native News Update April 14, 2017

April 14, 2017 - 6:17pm
This weekend's stories: Rainbow Bridge in Utah earns designation on the National Register of Historic Places; Plans for first memory care facility on a reservation; Standing Bear trial re-enactment commemorates Nebraska and Native American history; Nevada bill to designate Oct. 16 as Sarah Winnemucca Day moves to the Senate; John Legend produces new virtual reality series, “Rainbow Crow”, based on a Lenape legend.

Native News Update April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017 - 10:17am
This weekend's stories: University of Arizona receives grant to re-record narrations of mid-century Native American educational films; New York State Museum adds new contemporary Native American artwork to collection; Native Realities reboots the first all-Native superhero comic, “Tribal Force”; “Scalped” a new television pilot currently being filmed; Fighting to keep alive Hand Talk, Plains Indian Sign Language.

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

April 5, 2017 - 6:34pm
By Ricey Wild News From Indian Country   
The Oceti Sakowin camp has been cleared by heavily militarized police but what happened there this past year is forever. WE THE PEOPLE showed up in the thousands to protect our water and support the Standing Rock Sioux Nation in their fight against big oil. I am so very proud and grateful to all whom contributed in any way to resist the hateful and greedy monsters behind the pipeline including #45 who received $100,000 in campaign donations from the DAPL conglomerate.

Los Angeles County Fire Department

April 5, 2017 - 6:20pm

Times Up! Money for Nothing Ends for NYS from the Senecas

April 5, 2017 - 5:45pm

By John Karhiio Kane

As the sun set on 2016, the world trembled in anticipation of what the Trump era of U.S. national politics would bring. Meanwhile at the New York State level, Governor Andrew Cuomo seems to be riding a surge of popularity in spite of on-going corruption allegations and a lack of long-promised ethics reform, perhaps due in large part to the backlashes to Trump's run up to his inauguration and his first two months in office.

Richard Wagamese died

April 5, 2017 - 5:40pm
By Arne Vainio, M.D. News From Indian Country
Richard was a First Nations author from British Columbia and when I first thought about writing over ten years ago I came across a passage in his book One Native Life. He was traveling through Canada and jumped a freight train. Writing is a gift and a craft and it needs to be honed and sharpened and the only way to do that is by writing.

The Children of Attawapiskat, have potential

April 5, 2017 - 4:36pm
Photos and story by Danny Beaton
www.dannybeaton.ca

Brian Martin a Mohawk from Tyendinaga told me to call this elder who was a doctor working up north with people from Attawapiskat and gave me her card, which was the best news I had all last summer while I was researching the events at Attawapiskat that have been unfolding for several years now.

So when I called Dr A.A. Dunlop who was both positive and friendly I asked her if she knew any Natives in Attawapiskat who were using traditional native culture to heal and were there any people who she thought I could connect with after telling her my back ground with Native Child and Family Services, 6 Saint Josephs and Queen West Health Center.

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