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Native News Update March 24, 2017

March 24, 2017 - 10:00pm
This weekend's stories: Virginia Senators reintroduced a bill for federal recognition of 6 Virginia tribes; Janie Simms Hipp receives the 2017 Tim Wapato award; Coquille tribe receives ancestral baskets; Chickasaw Nation’s summer youth program accepting applications; Montana tribes donate bison to Bronx Zoo.

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

March 23, 2017 - 6:54pm
By Ricey Wild News From Indian Country   Today I got up, showered put on a face and got dressed. I got out of my house for a quick minute with my friends and that helped so much. Depression really, really sucks. I wanted to write something funny because it makes me happy to laugh and share. I’m trying; I really am because I miss that part of my life. Hang in there with me okay? I need yooz.

Maple syrup needs sunny days and cold nights

March 23, 2017 - 6:50pm
By Arne Vainio, M.D. News From Indian Country
“Maple syrup needs sunny days and cold nights. I always look forward to this time of year and I sit out all night long with my fire when I’m boiling syrup. My wife used to come out here with me when we were first married and after a few years she lost interest. She died about ten years ago and now I sit by the fire with my dog.”

Sean L. Fahrlander - 49 of Hayward, Wisconsin

March 21, 2017 - 5:49pm
SEAN FAHRLANDER
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Sean L. Fahrlander, age 49, of Hayward, passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017 at his home.

Remember the sequester? Trump budget would make those the good old days

March 16, 2017 - 6:42pm
By Mark Trahant
News From Indian Country / Trahant Reports.com
March 16, 2017

Remember the sequester? Ah, the good old days. The new Trump Administration budget is short on details, but clear on direction. And we do know two things. First: If enacted, this budget would shrink the federal government to a much smaller size. Except for the military and the Veterans Administration. And, second, this budget guarantees chaos ahead.

Mining Moratoruim law essential to protect Great Lakes water

March 7, 2017 - 6:48pm
By AL GEDICKS
Special to News From Indian Country

State Senator Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst)  of Wisconsin has announced his intention to repeal Wisconsin’s landmark mining moratorium law to make it easier for mining companies to operate metallic sulfide mining operations (gold, copper, zinc) without having to first demonstrate that sulfide mining can be done without polluting the environment (Wisconsin Public Radio, 1/10/17).

Water Protectors stand up in Florida against Sabal Pipeline

March 6, 2017 - 8:34pm
By Sandra Hale Schulman
News From Indian Country

While the Dakota Access Pipeline have recieved major headlines around the world, there are other projects threatening water resources across the US. In the Southeast there is a 515-mile-long interstate gas pipeline that will run from Central Alabama through Southwestern Georgia, diving deep into Central Florida.

Video Files - Food Sovereignty Symposium and Festival - March 11 & 12th, 2017

March 4, 2017 - 3:20pm

The Food Sovereignty Symposium and Festival was held March 10-12 on the University of Wisconsin campus and surrounding sites in Madison, Wisconsin.  The symposium component of the event was focusing on Indigenous and broader topics of food sovereignty that impact how communities and individuals control and manage their food systems, and the festival component was a celebration of Indigenous, local, and regional foods hosted by several very famous and mouth watering Indigenous chefs -- preparing our daily meals.

 LIVE BROADCASTING WAS BY IndianCountryTV.com :

From March 10th:

File #1 Paul DeMain, Trade Routes
Paul DeMain (Oneida/Chippewa) helps open the March 10, 2017 session on Food Sovereignty followed by Rowen White (Mohawk) making her presentation on the Sierra Seed Cooperative and efforts to revitalize the collection of seeds through-out North America.
Rowen White - Seed Sovereignty


File #2 Abi Fain with the Tribal Food Code Project
Abi Fain, of Pipestemlaw.com discusses the need for tribes to define their own food, farming, packing and other codes to incorporate local norms, needs protection of intellectual property rights with our communities.

File #3 Brian Yazzie and Dan Cornelius reflecting on Standing Rock
Martin Reinhardt on Climate Change, Treaty Rights and Natural Resources
Chris Caldwell, College of the Menominee Nation, Dept. of Sustainability Development
Jessie Conaway and Reynaldo Morales
Final Session of March 10th Food Sovereignty Symposium and Festival with Dan Cornelius and Brian Yazzie reflecting on Standing Rock, Martin Reinhardt on Treaty Rights, Natural Resources and Sovereignty, Chris Caldwell on the sustainability of the Menominee Nation forests, Jessie Conaway and Reynaldo Morales.

From March 11th:

File #4 Rowen White on Seeds, Sovereignty and Building for the Future.

File #5 Taste of Tribes Brunch - and All Star Native chef team with food stations.

File #6 Elizabeth Hoover on the status of Food Sovereignty Today.
The complete presentation of Dr. Elizabeth Hoover, Assistant Professor at Brown University on the status of today's food sovereignty movement. Because of cell broadcasting technical issues, the video aimed at the screen is currently unavailable, but the speech presentation says it all.

File # 7 Martin Reinhardt on the Decolonizing Diet Food Project (being loaded)

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Mohawk Seed Keeper Rowen White presents on Seeds, Sovereignty and Building for the Future.





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LIVE Broadcast - Food Sovereignty Symposium and Festival

March 4, 2017 - 3:20pm

CLICK MORE LINK FOR SCHEDULE and Meal Tickets: https://food-sovereignty.com/

The Food Sovereignty Symposium and Festival will be held March 10-12 on the University of Wisconsin campus and surrounding sites in Madison, Wisconsin.  The symposium component of event is focusing on Indigenous and broader topics of food sovereignty that impact how communities and individuals control and manage their food systems, and the festival component is a celebration of Indigenous, local, and regional foods.

LIVE BROADCASTING BY IndianCountryTV.com :

Friday March 10th,
1-4:30pm

#1 Rowen White - Seed Sovereignty,
Janie Hipp with the Tribal Food Code Project:

#2. Dan Cornelius, Jessie Conaway, Reynaldo Morales and Martin Reinhardt on Climate Change, Treaty Rights and Natural Resources:

#3. Elizabeth Hoover, Brian Yazzie and Richard Monette reflecting on Standing Rock.

LIVE: Saturday March 11th:
9:15-10am

#1. Rowen White on Seeds, Sovereignty and Building for the Future.

#2. Taste of Tribes Brunch - and All Star Native chef team.

#3. 12:00am with Elizabeth Hoover on Food Sovereignty Today.




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The Power of Names

March 2, 2017 - 3:52pm
By Doug George-Kanentiio
News From Indian Country

Fundamental to the well being of all humans is the need to identify oneself with a specific name and to have that name acknowledged within the family, the clan and the community. To assume a name is to assert individuality, to express uniqueness, to affirm continuity.  What we are becomes who we are.

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February 28, 2017 - 7:40pm
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Discussing the Black Snake: Pipelines, Mines and Threats

February 10, 2017 - 9:03pm
Winona LaDuke and Honor The Earth brings you a regional discussion about pipeline projects in Anishinaaabe Akiing and HoChunk territories specifically and the great Great Lakes in general. Join us on Saturday Feb. 11th from approximately 9:30am cst to the finish of the opening sessions at 12:00pm.  Also watch for a press conference on Sunday February 12th from 2:00 to 2:30pm cst.  

Native News Update February 10, 2017

February 10, 2017 - 4:49pm
This weekend's stories: U.S. Senate committee advances bill for Little Shell federal recognition; Federal judge sides with Hoopa Valley Tribe in fight to protect salmon; Upcoming film festival announces it’s name; Shakopee donate to Reclaiming Native Truth project; Lawney Reyes releases new book – “The Last Fish War: Survival on the Rivers.”

Native News Update February 3, 2017

February 3, 2017 - 7:31pm
This weekend's stories: Navajo Nation advocates for special recognition status from the United Nations; San Manuel Band of Mission Indians donates $1 million to Northern Arizona University; Cherokee Nation hospital achieves national certification; Remembering the Bear River Massacre; Havasupai launch new website for online reservations to the Havasupai waterfalls.

Native News Update with anchor Kimberlie Acosta from the studios of IndianCountryTV.com.

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

February 3, 2017 - 12:33pm
By Ricey Wild
News From Indian Country   
Wow. Just wow. This past year has been quite the blood-fest ennit?

It’s never too late to save things

February 3, 2017 - 12:25pm
By Arne Vainio, M.D.
News From Indian Country

“Dr. Vainio, you don’t know me, but I watch you on Native Report. I know you’ve talked about cancer and colon cancer in particular, but I need to tell you that you have to keep saying it.”

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