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My Journey at Standing Rock by Cody Looking Horse

December 31, 2016 - 7:12pm
Cannonball River, North Dakota (NFIC)

My name is Cody Looking horse, I am Haudenosaunee and Lakota, Sioux and my mother is Dawn Martin-Hill and she is Mohawk Professor at McMaster University. My mom was the first native woman in Canada to get her PhD in cultural anthropology.

Native News Update December 30, 2016

December 30, 2016 - 10:28pm
This weekend's stories:  Obama designates two new national monuments; Gov’t expands criminal database access for tribes; Cherokee Nation Technology Solutions enters joint venture with Department of Commerce; National Native American Veterans Memorial plans underway; Bronson Koenig realizes he is Native American role model after visiting Standing Rock.

It ain’t easy being Indian… (December 2016)

December 27, 2016 - 5:12pm
By Ricey Wild
News From Indian Country   
To begin to understand what happened with this farce of an election that voted in the most monstrous of human beings to be the leader of the free world I have to share some of my musings of history with you.

Native News Update December 23, 2016

December 23, 2016 - 9:40pm
This weekend's stories:  Faith Spotted Eagle becomes the first Native American to win an electoral vote for President; Shannon McDaniel appointed to the Council for Native American Farming and Ranching; Gabe Gland continues his fight against tribes dis-enrolling members; Tina Glory-Jordan receives lawyer of the year award; Joanne Shenandoah releases new Christmas album.

Christmas is coming

December 23, 2016 - 6:49pm
By Arne Vainio, M.D. News From Indian Country
“I always miss her, but Christmas is the worst.”
“She was working in a café when I first saw her. She had dark hair and she was quick to laugh and I just stopped in for the special. They had something different every day and the hamburger steak they had was so tough I could hardly cut it. They could have served me cardboard and I would have been fine as long as she brought it to me.”

Native News Update December 16, 2016

December 16, 2016 - 8:07pm
This weekend's stories:  St. Regis Mohawk Tribe take down Hogansburg Hydroelectric Dam; PWNA receives grant from Newman’s Own Foundation; AMG launches mobile device apps focusing on Native American films; FNX TV network opens in New Mexico markets; Sequoyah featured on reverse side of the 2017 Native American $1 coin.

Tending the Wild - KCET Media Group

December 15, 2016 - 4:17pm
On-air, online, and in the community, KCET plays a vital role in the cultural and educational enrichment of Southern and Central California.

Corporate Accountability and the Enbridge Pipelines of the Great Lakes

December 14, 2016 - 10:01am

 - Enbridge is a major Partner in Dakota Access -

By Winona LaDuke
News From Indian Country Guest Perspective

Enbridge is going to need to do some accounting for us all. When Enbridge announced the cancellation of the proposed Sandpiper pipeline, after a four year battle in Minnesota, they bought a 28% interest in the ill fated Dakota Access pipeline.

Oceti Sakowin - Sacred Stone Camp - December 2016

December 10, 2016 - 9:08pm

Veterans from the United States and around the world descended upon the Oceti Sakowin (Sacred Stone) camp north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota to protect thousands of Indigenous and environmental water protectors, set to prevent a billionaire's oil pipeline project, called Dakota Access from drilling under the Missouri river.

Native News Update December 9, 2016

December 10, 2016 - 12:45am
This weekend's stories:  Water Protectors continue to winterize; Sherman Alexie’s novel “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” to be made into a movie; Native American firefighting crews help battle the wildfires in Tennessee; The Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe receives the ‘Spirit Cave Mummy’ for reburial; Ocmulgee National Monument designated as a National Treasure.

Standing Rock Tribe defied history; what happens next is anything but inevitable

December 6, 2016 - 4:52pm
By Mark Trahant / Trahant Reports

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has defied history.

Nearly two years ago the Dakota Access Pipeline and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers told the tribe about an inevitable pipeline that would cross near their reservation and within treaty lands. The tribe objected. But it was inevitable. A done deal.

A powerful idea about Standing Rock: The Rule of Law

November 29, 2016 - 9:47pm
Four words that still matter

The Beginning is Near: The Deep North, Evictions and Pipeline Deadlines

November 28, 2016 - 11:21pm

By Winona LaDuke
Special to News From Indian Country and everybody else

 Standing Rock is an unpredicted history lesson for all of us. More than any moment I recall since Wounded Knee, the Vietnam War, or the time of Martin Luther King, this moment stands as a crossroads in the battle for social justice. It is also an economic issue, in a time of economic system transformation, and profoundly a question of the future of this land. The world is watching.

Native News Update November 25, 2016

November 25, 2016 - 3:01pm
This weekend's stories:  A call for veterans to deploy to Standing Rock; Native American monument in Corpus Christi; Oil company surrenders drilling  leases in Blackfeet territory; Three tribes come together to purchase land near Bear Butte; Chickasaw astronaut releases children book.

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It ain’t easy being Indian… (November 2016)

November 23, 2016 - 5:59pm
By Ricey Wild News From Indian Country   
I’ve had a difficult time beginning this column but I feel I have to address what is so disgusting to me and draining on my spirit. The rape culture commentary in Trump and Billy Bush’s tape from 2005 has brought all my raw emotions to the fore of having been raped myself and my immediate family members having been raped and victimized by close friends.

Water is life

November 18, 2016 - 6:00pm
By Arne Vainio, M.D.
News From Indian Country

March 27, 2016. Easter Sunday.
I woke up early and drove to the spring in darkness. My mother always collected spring water at sunrise on Easter morning and we put it in the 10 gallon metal cream cans that held our drinking water.

Native News Update November 18, 2016

November 18, 2016 - 3:18pm
This weekend's stories:  Elouise Cobell is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom; First ever Native American honor flight; Francis Coppola opens Native American inspired restaurant; AT&T donates funds for Native American youth; Korean War veterans honored.

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Native News Update November 11, 2016

November 11, 2016 - 11:35am
This weekend's stories:  Cherokee Nation unveiled Veterans statue; Alicia Keys voices her support for Standing Rock protectors; Crazy Horse memorial slowly taking shape; American Indian College Fund named American Indian non-profit of the year; Anishinaabe storyteller, Anne Dunn releases fifth book, “Fire in the Village.”

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It ain’t easy being Indian… (October 2016)

October 26, 2016 - 5:21pm
By Ricey Wild
News From Indian Country

Moosie checked in recently and was all morose about the upcoming presidential election. He’s voting for Hillary because he likes women, a lot, but is in personal distress about the Cheeto-colored guy. What if? What if that guy wins? He will abolish all Native American Indian rights as we have them now. The orange peanut guy is on record testifying against Indians building casinos and succeeding where he did not.

Middle ground

October 26, 2016 - 5:14pm
By Arne Vainio, M.D. News From Indian Country
I was recently awarded the Virginia McKnight Foundation Binger Family Unsung Hero award. This was a pretty big deal and there was a luncheon for the award in Minneapolis in September at the McKnight Foundation offices. The award was first started last year and they only give out four per year. There were 127 nominees for the award this year.