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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.

Walking On as listed in March 2017 NFIC

April 5, 2017 - 3:35pm
ARIZONA, Page – Funeral services for KENNY LANE TOUCHIN, 68, of Kirtland, N.M. was held Feb. 10, 2017 at the LDS Stake Center in Page.  Burial followed at the Page cemetery.  Kenny was born May 15, 1948 in Tuba City, into the Tl’izi lani (Many Goats Clan), born for Biih bitoodnii (Deer Spring Clan).  Kenny passed away Feb. 3, 2017 at home. Kenny is survived by his wife, Lilly Touchin; sons, Lenny (April) and Olajuwon (Brittney) Touchin; daughters, Melissa (Jeff) Poarch, Kimberly (Rocky) Martin, Teresa (Mark) Ockey, Marissa Touchin and Sunshine (Nicholas) Bloomfield; and 11 grandchildren. (Navajo Times, February 9, 2017)

Menominee Nation’s claim of NAGPRA Affiliation on Back-Forty Mining burial sites confirmed

April 3, 2017 - 7:41pm

Keshena, WI – (ICC)

The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin received notification from the University of Michigan Office of Research, confirming the Tribe’s cultural affiliation claim with remains from the Backlund Mound and Village Site in Menominee County, Michigan.

Pottawatomi ready for Great Lakes Food Summit and Indigenous Chefs

April 3, 2017 - 5:16pm

(Featured Picture is of a Maple Sugar making trough)

Hopkins, Michigan (ICC)

The Gun Lake Pottawatomi Tribe announced that it is in final preparation to host the 2017 Great Lakes Intertribal Food Summit in conjunction with the Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC). This is the second year the tribe will host this event, which also features a concurrent youth summit.

Reacting to the Sixties Scoop Case

March 31, 2017 - 7:01pm
by Doug George-Kanentiio

News From Indian Country

On February 14 Ontario Superior Court Justice Edward Belobaba made a historic ruling by holding Canada responsible for the pain and suffering endured by over 16,000 Native children taken from their communities and placed in foster homes across the province and into the United States.

Native News Update March 31, 2017

March 31, 2017 - 3:02pm
This weekend's stories: Native American Domestic Helpline; Owanah Anderson passes away; Mashantucket Pequot Museum open for the season; Ponca Tribe walks in their ancestors footsteps; Hardcopy edition of “The Native American Cookbook Recipes From Native American Tribes” released.

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
Niso-asin
 
Sean L. Fahrlander, age 49, of Hayward, passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017 at his home.

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