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INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - November 7, 2019 - 8:21am

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today


3rd-party bid? Gabbard's denials don't ease Democrats' fears

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - November 7, 2019 - 8:18am

'I know a lot of Greens like her a lot'


Trump boasts of record judicial appointment pace, promises more to come

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - November 7, 2019 - 8:08am

The Senate had confirmed more Trump nominees than any of the last five presidents at the same point in their tenure


Lawyers cautious of ICE recalendaring court cases

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - November 7, 2019 - 8:00am

Notices come weeks before the arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 12


Montana Free Press: Native candidate Shane Morigeau runs for state auditor position

INDIANZ.COM - November 7, 2019 - 7:58am
Growing up on the Flathead Reservation, Shane Morigeau experienced the depredations of predatory insurance and securities scams on the sick, the poor, and the systemically marginalized.

BREAKING: Full 5th Circ. To Rethink Decision Backing Indian Child Welfare Act

LAW360 (Native feed) - November 7, 2019 - 7:35am
The Fifth Circuit said Thursday it will rehear a challenge to the Indian Child Welfare Act en banc, overriding objections from tribes and the federal government and giving hope to Texas and other states who claim the law is unconstitutionally race-based.


POWWOWS.COM - November 7, 2019 - 7:33am

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Inmates 'deserve to be safe': Death of Cornell Henry exposes security failings at Saskatoon jail

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 7, 2019 - 7:00am
Wayne Anderson

Wayne Anderson says he's considering legal action against Saskatchewan's Ministry of Corrections after his son was injured and went undetected for two hours inside his Saskatoon Correctional Centre cell.

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Mobile breast cancer clinics on reserves helping early detection and prevention

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 7, 2019 - 7:00am
Mobile breast cancer screening clinic

Women on the Tsuut’ina Reserve, which borders Calgary, have been getting screened for breast cancer this week in the heart their own community.

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FSIN calls for 'needs-based, treaty-based' education funding formula

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 7, 2019 - 7:00am
Treaty Medallion

The funding model will eventually be replaced by regional education agreements, established between the federal government and First Nations, with programs tailored to each region, but Pratt the work is slow going.

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Indigenous groups urged to unite or risk losing out on Trans Mountain pipeline ownership

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 7, 2019 - 4:00am
Trans Mountain pipes in Hope

Some Indigenous leaders have said an ownership stake in the multi-billion dollar project could provide lucrative returns and ensure the environment is protected through Indigenous monitoring of the pipeline.

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'A tremendous opportunity': New leader of National Congress of American Indians focuses on tribal sovereignty

INDIANZ.COM - November 7, 2019 - 3:40am
Fawn Sharp grew up steeped in the tribal activist culture of the Pacific Northwest.

Native produced film to premiere at Hollywood’s Chinese Theater

INDIANZ.COM - November 7, 2019 - 2:51am
“Mallard’s Road,” a film starring Lakota actors, will have its world premiere at the famous Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California.

A heartfelt tribute to veterans

INDIANZ.COM - November 7, 2019 - 2:30am
Warriors who have served in every war from World War I to present day can be proud of their service.

Native rights advocates quash pipeline Riot Boosting Act

INDIANZ.COM - November 7, 2019 - 2:10am
Native pipeline fighters celebrated the death of a state law aimed at preventing them from protesting against the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Two People Dead; 14 Others Injured during Traditional Navajo Ceremony

NATIVE KNOT - November 7, 2019 - 1:00am

ALAMO NAVAO RESERVATION — Two people died and another 14 were injured while in an all-night ceremony in a hogan on the Alamo Navajo Reservation.

The tragedy was discovered at about 6:30 a.m. early Sunday morning. The two dead were found lying on the hogan’s floor.

The 14 injured suffered from smoke inhalation, according to Christina Tsosie, a spokeswoman from the Navajo Police Department.

The 14 injured reported feeling sick and dizzy throughout the night. They were given medical assistance at the hogan.

The cause of the death of the two individuals was not immediately known.

The Alamo Navajo Reservation is 85 miles southwest of Albuquerque.


The Warrior Tradition to Air on PBS on Veterans Day

NATIVE KNOT - November 7, 2019 - 1:00am


BUFFALO, N.Y. — Explore the complicated ways the culture and traditions of Native Americans have affected their participation in the United States military when The Warrior Tradition airs Nov. 11 at 9 pm ET on PBS. The one-hour documentary, co-produced by WNED-TV Buffalo Toronto and Florentine Films/Hott Productions, Inc., tells the stories of Native American warriors from their own points of view – stories of service and pain, of courage and fear.

The Warrior Tradition dispels the old duality of the Noble Savage/helpless victim that has dominated our cultural portrait of Native Americans for more than a century. But it’s a more complicated story. Indian warriors have a wide mix of emotions and motives – patriotism, pride, rage, courage, practicality, and spirituality, all mingling with an abiding respect for tribal, familial, and national traditions.

Even the numbers tell a story. During World War I, not all Native Americans were even citizens of the United States, and couldn’t be drafted, yet more than 12,000 Indian men volunteered. Even in Vietnam, an unpopular war, 90 percent of the 42,000 Native people who served were volunteers.

“That’s the irony,” said Patty Loew, member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe, a professor of Journalism at Northwestern University, and a consultant for The Warrior Tradition. “Here’s a government that has, at various times, tried to exterminate or assimilate Native Americans, destroy their culture, take their land, and yet here are Native Americans serving in the highest percentages of any race or ethnicity relative to their numbers in the US military.”

There’s more to the story than heroism. And there’s more than one way to be a warrior.

More than a dozen Native American veterans appear in the film, having served in Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Army National Guard. They each have their own reasons for having served and for how the warrior tradition played a role in their lives. Among those who share their stories are veterans of wars and conflicts ranging from World War II to ongoing deployments in the Middle East. They are members of tribes from all over the United States, including the Comanche and Apache Tribes of Oklahoma, the Mississippi Choctaw, Navajo Nation, and the Menominee, among many others.

A robust website will be created to accompany the documentary at pbs.org/warriortradition. Included on the site are essays expanding on the themes in the documentary, bonus videos, and classroom resources including seven lesson plans for elementary and intermediate school students. Also on the website are four short, digital videos created by Native American filmmakers on the warrior tradition theme. The films are:

  • “Disqualified Warriors” by Jeffrey Palmer, a Kiowa filmmaker

  • “The Protector” by Ramona Emerson, a Diné filmmaker

  • “Minnie’s Warbonnet” by Yvonne Russo, a Lakota filmmaker

  • “Art, Honor & Service” by Caleb G. Abrams, a Seneca filmmaker

Viewers are encouraged to join the conversation about The Warrior Tradition on social media using the hashtag: #WarriorTraditionPBS.

The Warrior Tradition will stream for free and will be available on all PBS platforms, including PBS.org and the PBS Video App, available on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung Tizen, and Chromecast.

The Warrior Tradition will be available on DVD at shop.pbs.org.

The Warrior Tradition has been made possible by a major grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting: A private corporation funded by the American People. With additional funding by The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, Independent Health, and Arizona Humanities.

The Warrior Tradition is a co-production of WNED-TV and Florentine Films/Hott Productions, Inc. It was produced and directed by Lawrence Hott and written by Ken Chowder. John Grant is the executive producer for WNED-TV.


Why You Should Add CBD Cream to Your Beauty Regimen

NATIVE KNOT - November 7, 2019 - 1:00am

Unless you’ve gone underground, you’ll have seen the way that CBD is taking over the health market. There are brick and mortar dispensaries in states where cannabis is legal and online retailers like Penguin CBD for everyone else.

It’s largely gained popularity after the legalization of marijuana in many states, and more and more people are becoming aware of the many uses of CBD and the differences between it and other cannabis products.

It’s also recently gained steam in the beauty industry.  When asked if CBD has any merit in skincare creams, dermatologist Shereene Idriss, M.D. told Glamour, “There’s a 2014 study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation that showed promising results for using CBD to treat acne.” She also said that the research is thin, but you can try any CBD-based skincare with caution and stop using anything that causes a reaction.

Many people have started replacing their traditional beauty products with CBD-based alternatives. Read on to learn some of the benefits they’ve to seem from it.

CBD and Your Skin

Before looking into the benefits of CBD for your epidermis, it’s important to look at what CBD is and how it works. It’s a natural derivative from the hemp plant, but unlike marijuana, it does not have psychoactive properties that can make you high. Instead, it can alleviate all sorts of ailments from pain and inflammation to epilepsy and neurological disorders.

According to Dr. Michele Ross, a Cannabis health coach and founder of Infused Health, our bodies make anandamide, a chemical that offers the same feeling of bliss that many cannabis-based products have.

“CBD naturally elevates the levels of your own endocannabinoid,” she said. “Increasing anandamide in your body and brain has anti-inflammatory effects, but it also has other activities at other receptors.” In other words, it’s like a supplement that naturally increases your body’s production of anandamide.

She continues to explain that when you ingest CBD through oil, an edible, or a capsule, it enters the bloodstream and works much like an over-the-counter NSAID would work. Putting it on the skin won’t penetrate the bloodstream, but it can sink into the layers of skin where it was applied and deliver relief to several ailments.

There are even mascara and brow tints with hemp in it, oils to apply to your face nightly, and CBD cream for sale that you can rub into your skin. There’s some question as to whether or not CBD has any place in mascara, but there are research and plenty of stories from consumers to back up the use of creams on your skin.

It’s important to note that CBD-based skincare products are not regulated by the FDA. Just like any other supplement, many people swear by its effectiveness and low side effects, but this government agency had not gotten involved.

CBD and Acne

CBD oil and creams have proven to have healing properties when it comes to existing acne. They can also help to prevent acne thanks to their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Pimples are skin infections that swell and turn red, creating an unpleasant appearance on the face. They’re the result of excess sebum, the oil your skin naturally produces, on the face. That and other elements can clog pores and trigger acne.

CBD has been known to reduce sebum production and fight the infections that occur. More importantly, it reduces inflammation, so if you have an acne flareup, rubbing a little CBD-based cream on the affected area can reverse the inflammation, treat the pain of an inflamed pimple, and help you get your beautiful skin back.

CBD and Wrinkles

CBD has antioxidant properties that can counteract free-radical damage. It’s also responsible for eliminating skin dullness and ruddy skin tone. As a result, it can decrease signs of aging on the surface.

Along with the skin-smoothing effects of CBD oils and creams, it can also drastically reduce feelings of anxiety and stress. As the CBD builds up anandamide in the body, it replaces anxiousness and stress with feelings of bliss. It’s not the same as getting a high, but it can improve your mood and banish those negative feelings.

As a result, you’re much less likely to raise your eyebrows and frown, the most common causes of “worry lines” on the face. A relaxed demeanor leads to a relaxed epidermis, and you can say goodbye to stress-related wrinkles.

CBD and Other Skin Ailments    

Those who suffer from eczema, psoriasis, skin allergies, hives, rashes, and other skin problems can also benefit from the use of CBD oil. Skin problems are usually related to a problem with cell division and growth. It creates scabby, itchy, dry skin that’s difficult to treat.

CBD oil can be effective in repairing skin cells. It also moisturizes the affected area through several layers of skin. Inflammation is also common in these skin problems, as well as hives or allergies. CBD will reduce inflammation and help your skin normalize.

CBD and Sleep

Did you know that beauty sleep is a real thing? Those with amazing skin probably get a good night’s sleep every night because it’s an essential process for skin health. Not only does sleep give your skin the time it needs to repair, heal, and grow new cells, but lack of sleep can also cause skin damage.

According to MDEdge.com, sleep deprivation can affect many aspects of healthy skin, including collagen growth, wound healing, skin texture, and hydration. It can also increase inflammation and cause breakouts of acne, psoriasis, eczema, and skin allergies.

CBD can’t counteract the effects of lack of sleep on your skin, but it can help you to sleep better. If you’re struggling to sleep based on anxiety or a sleep illness, CBD can help you relax at night and get a good night’s sleep, restoring your skin to health.

CBD and Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world, and it’s typically caused by too much exposure to UV light from the sun. When the skin is exposed to this harmful light, it causes free-radical damage that can eat the skin cells and develop tumors.

The antioxidant properties of CBD chase away these free-radicals, leaving the skin clear and safe. Apply a CBD-based sunscreen and moisturizer daily for the best results. To learn more, check out this guide on CBD.


Keystone Spill Highlights the Need to Oppose Dakota Access Expansion, KXL

NATIVE KNOT - November 7, 2019 - 1:00am

Heads of Four Tribal Nations Challenge ND Board not to Rubber Stamp Additional Oil Through DAPL at Nov. 13 Public Hearing

LINTON, N.D— After news hit of last week’s Keystone pipeline oil spill — approximately 383,000 gallons of oil leaked in North Dakota — leaders from four tribes of the Great Sioux Nation said this is exactly why they oppose both Keystone XL (KXL) and a looming expansion of the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL).

“This is what pipelines do: they spill,” said Chase Iron Eyes, lead counsel for the Lakota People’s Law Project and public relations director for Oglala Sioux Tribe President Julian Bear Runner. “This latest Keystone leak demonstrates why we stood against Dakota Access in the first place, why we’re doing so again now, and why we’re prepared to fight Keystone XL every step of the way.”

A hearing on the proposed expansion, which could greenlight a new pumping station, will take place before the North Dakota Public Service Commission on Wednesday, November 13 at 9 a.m. CST at Emmons County Courthouse in Linton, right across the river from Standing Rock. If the station is approved along with two others, the result could be a near doubling of DAPL’s oil flow, from about 600,000 barrels per day to around 1.1 million.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Mike Faith and Councilman Charles Walker said they hope an outpouring of public opposition will improve the chances of the Commission listening to Standing Rock and other tribes.

“Allies are important in helping us relay our message,” said Faith. “Indigenous communities have always taught that we should care for the next seven generations. Dakota Access has already spilled 11 times, and now they want to double its capacity. That pipeline should be pulled out of the ground, and KXL should be stopped as well.”

Said Walker: “Those of you who have stood with Standing Rock in the past, we compel you right now to stand with us once again as we oppose the increase of the number of barrels flowing through the Dakota Access pipeline. Bring your voice to the North Dakota Public Service Commission in the form of letters and attending the hearing.”

As it did during the original DAPL protests in 2016 and 2017, Standing Rock is now serving as a rallying point for a movement inclusive of several Native nations. Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Harold Frazier said that Indigenous objections to DAPL have never been adequately addressed.


“We were disheartened to hear of the latest pipeline oil spill in North Dakota last week. It has been reported by several news agencies that 383,000 gallons of oil were spilled in the North Dakota wetlands. Not quite two years ago, there was a spill in Northeastern South Dakota that spilled about 407,000 gallons of oil into the farmland,” said President Rodney M. Bordeaux of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, “One of the most troubling parts of these reports is that the spills are usually much worse than when first reported. These are only two incidences, but there have been many more. Pipelines are not safe, they are not secure, and they present a danger to our natural resources, our cultural resources, and our people. This is one of many reasons that the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and others have tirelessly advocated for these pipelines to not be built through our treaty lands. We not only oppose the Keystone XL pipeline, but we still oppose the Dakota Access pipeline. We also oppose the proposed expansion of the capacity of DAPL because the potential for more substantial leaks is significantly increased. We stand united with our relatives at Standing Rock and throughout the Oceti Sakowin in opposition to this pipeline and its expansion. Our ancestors have done much to ensure that the present generation has these resources, so we must continue to protect and pray for Unci Maka (Grandmother Earth). The next seven generations are depending on us to make sure our cultural and natural resources are more than just a memory.”

According to research by the Lakota People’s Law Project, a DAPL expansion could result in the release of approximately 97,886,550 more tons of CO2 each year — the equivalent of building 23 new coal-fired power plants. In addition, tribes remain concerned about DAPL’s inadequate leak detection system.

DAPL’s lack of reliability isn’t unique. Keystone has suffered multiple spills, and pipelines, in general, have an intensive history of leaks. Oglala Sioux Tribe President Bear Runner pointed out that Native communities could be unfairly impacted if pipelines keep being routed in close proximity to tribal lands, where they threaten tribal water supplies (even when that same danger has caused them to be routed away from the water supplying non-Native populations).

“They keep bringing these projects to our homelands against our wishes,” Bear Runner said. “It’s an ongoing pattern of environmental racism. Still, we have a good hand to play. We have to hold the United States government accountable, and we have to assert our authority. We need to assert our sovereignty.”

“The era of fossil fuels must end,” said Phyllis Young, Standing Rock organizer for the Lakota People’s Law Project and a key figure in the anti-pipeline movement. “Solar and wind energy are cheaper and cleaner, so why is our government still subsidizing dirty oil and coal? Why are pipelines still being built or expanded without prior, informed consent from affected communities?”

The Lakota People’s Law Project has released a video with some of the above statements and is asking people who cannot attend the hearing to use its website to submit comments to the Commission: https://www.LakotaLaw.org/NoDAPLExpansion


'There needs to be healing': Inner-city gathering looks for solutions, hope

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 7, 2019 - 12:06am
William Whyte meeting 1

Hundreds of people gathered at William Whyte School in Winnipeg Wednesday night to talk about the violence that's been plaguing the inner city and discuss possible solutions to the problem.

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