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Indian Rodeo: ‘My whole life training for this moment’

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - November 9, 2019 - 10:32am

A profile of Indian Country’s premier sporting event


And the 2019 Nammy winners are ...

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - November 9, 2019 - 10:21am

Full list of Native American Music Award winners. Cherokee Actor Wes Studi inducted into NAMA Hall of Fame


Dene fashion designer shows her work at international event in Montreal

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 9, 2019 - 10:00am
Tishna Marlowe

Tishna Marlowe is said to be the first Indigenous designer to participate in the Cosmopolitan Fashion Week in Montreal.

Categories: CANADA

Top 10 Stories: What Indian Country read this past week as of November 9, 2019

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - November 9, 2019 - 9:51am

These are the top stories accessed by our readers from the past week


An open letter to N.W.T. Premier Caroline Cochrane

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 9, 2019 - 8:00am
Caroline Cochrane

Ambe Chenemu says he is at a crossroads, faced with a decision many northerners have had to make at some point while living here — to stay or to leave.

Categories: CANADA

'By the people, for the people': Mi'kmaw brand fuses tradition with fashion

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 9, 2019 - 5:00am
Jennifer Denny and Cheyenne Isaac-Gloade

Jennifer Denny and Cheyenne Isaac-Gloade of Nova Scotia's Millbrook First Nation started L’nu’k Clothing Co. to share their traditions with the masses in an effort to have people of all backgrounds embrace and connect with Mi'kmaw culture.

Categories: CANADA

Keepers of the Language: Nunavut's newsreader has done it all, from garbage man to mayor

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 9, 2019 - 5:00am
Kowisa Arlooktoo

Kowisa Arlooktoo's voice is one people across Nunavut and Northern Quebec have been waking up to every weekday for more than a decade — he reads the day’s news in Inuktitut. 

Categories: CANADA

Kanesatake school introduces Fort McPherson, N.W.T., kids to lacrosse in cultural exchange

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 9, 2019 - 4:00am
student exchange

As a part of a youth exchange program through Experiences Canada, 11 students from Chief Julius School in Fort McPherson, N.W.T., visited Ratihente High School in Kanesatake, Que.

Categories: CANADA

NB3 Foundation Hosts 4th Annual NB3FIT Community Cross Country Race

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - November 9, 2019 - 12:02am

Published November 9, 2019

SANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M. —The Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation hosts the 4th annual NB3FIT Cross Country Race on Sunday, Nov. 10, at the Santa Ana Golf Club. The race is part of an initiative by NB3 Foundation to promote physical activity and create healthy habits in the month of November. It coincides with NB3FIT Week (November 4-10) which has a goal of engaging 12,000 Native American youth across the country in physical activity for a minimum of one hour. The NB3FIT XC Race is open to the public. Cash prizes will be awarded for overall male and female winners in the open 5k. NB3 Foundation will also feature our Water First! Drink Up water trailer that will serve gourmet fruit-infused water and indigenous teas to encourage communities to drink healthy beverages. WHAT: 4th Annual NB3FIT Community XC Race WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019 TIME: 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • OPEN 5K / 9 a.m.
  • OPEN 3K / 10 a.m
  • KIDS 1K / 10:45 a.m.

WHERE: Santa Ana Golf Club, 288Prairie Star Road, Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico

For more information on the event or to request an interview, please contact Sacha Smith at 505-504-2073. Members of the press attending the press conference should have proper credentials.

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Award-winning Indigenous Actress Tantoo Cardinal (“Stumptown”) to Talking Career & Modern Storytelling in LA

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - November 9, 2019 - 12:01am

Tantoo Cardinal

Published November 9, 2019

Cardinal to speak in Los Angeles at Digital Hollywood on “Movies, TV, Technology & Music that Matter” panel at 3:15 p.m., and at Q&A for the Film “Falls Around Her” at 7:30 p.m. at Red Nation Film Festival

LOS ANGELES — Tantoo Cardinal, the award-winning Indigenous actress, will have two Los Angeles speaking opportunities on Tuesday, November 12. She will be speaking on her almost 50-year career in entertainment and the many Indigenous roles she’s portrayed including her starring role in “Falls Around Her.” Cardinal is an award-winning actress of Métis/First Nations decent who can be seen on the ABC Television Network series “Stumptown” playing Sue Lynn Blackbird. A Canadian native, she has appeared in over 120 film and television projects over the course of her 48-year career. She has won the Earle Grey Award (a lifetime achievement award by the Canadian Screen Awards), is a Member of the Order of Canada and is a CBC/Playback Hall of Fame inductee.

Tantoo Cardinal portrays Sue Lynn Blackbird in “Stumptown”

Cardinal, who portrays Sue Lynn Blackbird on “Stumptown” and has had over 120 acting roles including Dances with Wolves, and stars in “Falls Around Her.”

Cardinal’s credits include numerous plays, television programs, and films, including: Legends of the Fall, Dances with Wolves, Black Robe, Falls Around Her, Wind River, The Corruption of the Divine, Where The Rivers Flow North, Maina, Chasing Shakespeare and Eden.

Television credits include: “SEE,” “Westworld,” “Longmire,” “Mohawk Girls,” “Frontier,” “Blackstone,” “Lonesome Dove,” “Nobody’s Girls,” “Godless” and “Penny Dreadful,” among others.

Theatre work includes playing “Gertrude in Hamlet,” Regan in the production of “King Lear” and the role of Pelajia in a production of “The Rez Sisters.”

Tuesday, November 12:
3:15 p.m.  “Movies, TV, Technology & Music that Matter: Meet the Educators – A Creativity Exchange” at Digital Hollywood at Skirball Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda blvd, Los Angeles

Panelists: Tantoo Cardinal;  Moderator, Armine Kourouyan, MPH Senior Project Manager, Hollywood, Health & Society, USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center; Shish Aikat, co-founder and Head of Global Learning, John Hughes Institute & Head of Global Learning, Tau Films; Eva Bitar, Motion Picture and Television Manager, City of Los Angeles; Akira Nakano, Founder and President, Los Angeles Inception Orchestra, and Scilla Andreen, CEO & Co-Founder IndieFlix Group Inc.

7:30 p.m. Laemmele Music Hall, 9036 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles
Falls Around Her screening at Red Nations Film Festival, Click here for the trailer.

Falls Around Her synopsis

Falls Around Her follows Mary Birchbark (Tantoo Cardinal), a legendary singer who returns to the vast wilderness of her reserve to reconnect with the land and her community. Mary begins to sense that someone might be watching her. Unsure of what is real and what is imagined, Mary embraces isolation as she explores the psychological impact of her past and present.

Writer/Director/Producer: Darlene Naponse
Cast: Tantoo Cardinal – Mary Birchbark


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Nez-Lizer Commend the Defeat of Proposition 10 by Utah Voters

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - November 9, 2019 - 12:00am

PHOTO CREDIT: Don and Sharon Stryker.

Published November 9, 2019

WINDOW ROCK  Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer are pleased with the outcome of the Nov. 5 special election in which San Juan County, Utah voters rejected Proposition 10, which was a ballot measure that proposed to create a study committee to consider and possibly recommend changes to the structure of the county government. Results released by San Juan County on Friday show 1,967 “yes” votes and 2,120 “no” votes.

“With Tuesday’s vote, the people have spoken loud and clear – it’s time to put this issue to rest. The defeat of this measure should encourage all county officials to move forward with more meaningful initiatives like the improvement of school bus routes, stimulating the economy, creating jobs, and many others issues that will benefit all county residents,” said President Nez.

Last year, members of the Navajo Nation were elected to fill two of three San Juan County Commission seats for the first time in San Juan County’s history. If Proposition 10 was passed, it would have severely jeopardized last year’s vote of the people.

Following last year’s election, certain officials challenged the eligibility of one Navajo candidate who was fairly elected to serve as a county commissioner. Efforts to reform the commission by increasing its membership from three to possibly five began after repeated attempts to disqualify the Navajo candidate – the first step in that process was the introduction of Proposition 10.

“We thank everyone who got the word out to vote ‘no’ on Prop 10. Native American people have been fighting for voting rights for a long period of time. Today, we embrace this victory and we hope that it sends a message across the country that we will stand up for our rights as the First Americans,” stated Vice President Lizer.

In a press conference on Oct. 29, President Nez spoke about the need for the county to heal and unite following the Nov. 5 special election.

“We have hope for all people of San Juan County, Utah. Now is the opportunity to put any differences behind and move forward on a path of unity and prosperity,” added President Nez.

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Tips for Starting a Small Business

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - November 9, 2019 - 12:00am

Published November 9, 2019

If you’re about to start a small business, chances are you’ll have a lot of work ahead of you. However, with a bit of advice, you could find yourself prepared for any obstacles that you come up against. Read the tips below so you have a better idea of how you can set up your business so it’s up and running in no time:

Get Rid of Those Excuses

A lot of people seriously consider setting up a small business but they can fund they have a lot of excuses as to why they can’t achieve this. The most common excuses relate to money and the lack of time. However, these reasons should not put you off as many business owners have the same concerns.

Listen to Any Advice You’re Given

Some people might give you advice about setting up your own business. Listen to any advice you’re given as it could prove to be beneficial. Do people like the idea of your small business or do they think the direction you’re going in is wrong? Ask those you speak to about your new business to be honest. It’s also important that you pay particular attention to anyone who is a business owner or an expert as it could prove invaluable.

Get the Documents you Need

When you’re setting up your small business you will need to make sure you get all the documents you need. Ensure you have the right business insurance, any legal documents that you’ll need to show any prospective lenders. If you need a license to trade then you should apply for it as soon as you can.

Try to Keep Things Simple

Chances are you are ready to run with your business idea. However, it’s important that you do not make things too complicated. If you do, you could end up having an end product that no-one wants to use or purchase. Create something that is as simple as it can be so it gives potential customers what they are looking for.

Consider the Costs

As soon as your business is up and running you will need to work out how much everything costs. You will need to consider every single thing including your rent, marketing, and your supplies. Once you’ve added all the costs together you will need to multiply it by two or three. This is because you will find that your costs will be more than you have accounted for. Don’t forget to account for your living costs as you’ll need to pay for gas, healthcare, food, and clothes.

If you’re about to start a small business you’ll need to do a lot of work. The good news is that if you know what to expect and you prepare yourself you could find your business is more likely to be successful. Please note, it can take a year or two before you break even but with a bit of work your new small business can be everything you wanted.

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Navajo Nation Honors the Life of Navajo Police Sergeant Lamar Martin

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - November 8, 2019 - 11:17pm

Navajo Police Sgt. Lamar Martin’s fellow officers pay tribute to him during the funeral service on Nov. 8, 2019.

Published November 8, 2019

REHOBOTH, N.M. — Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez offered condolences and presented the Navajo Nation flag to the family of fallen Navajo Police Sgt. Lamar Martin during a funeral service held on Friday at Rehoboth Christian School in Rehoboth, N.M. Sgt. Martin passed away on Nov. 4 due to a medical event that occurred last month while he was on duty. 

His wife, Rosinda Martin, their five children and other family members were seated front row as President Nez, Council Delegate Edmund Yazzie, Council Delegate Mark Freeland, Division of Public Safety Executive Director Jesse Delmar, Police Chief Phillip Francisco, and friends and colleagues of Sgt. Martin paid tribute to the fallen officer and shared many personal stories and memories of their loved one.

His family members described Sgt. Martin as a great family man who loved his wife and children immensely. He enjoyed outdoor activities like camping, hunting, and hauling wood and also enjoyed reading books and comic books.

Prior to presenting Sgt. Martin’s wife with the Navajo Nation flag, President Nez spoke about the many great achievements and contributions of Sgt. Martin as a Navajo Police Officer, Marine Corps and National Guard veteran, and as a person with great integrity and humility. Council Delegate Edmund Yazzie also presented the family with two bibles, one in the Navajo language and one in the English language.

Navajo Nation leaders and Navajo Police Officers during the funeral service for Navajo Police Sgt. Lamar Martin in Rehoboth, N.M. on Nov. 8, 2019.

“Our prayers are with Sgt. Martin’s family, his friends, and with all of our Navajo Police force as we honor his life and give thanks for all of the good memories that he brought to our lives. He was a protector of our people and our communities. I’m certain that he saved many lives during his time with us. He will be remembered in our hearts and minds forever,” said President Nez.

Several of Sgt. Martin’s fellow officers also spoke at his service, many of whom recalled him as a mentor and leader who did not hesitate to offer his expertise and teachings in a humble and respectful manner.

Sgt. Martin served with the Crownpoint Police District at the time of his passing. He served with the Navajo Police Department for 22 years. He was also an honored and awarded U.S. Marine Corps and New Mexico Army National Guard veteran, who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004 and 2009.

He served as a Defensive Tactics Instructor, a General Instructor and a Field Training Officer, a member of the Strategic Reaction Team and was a consummate professional conducting his duties in the service of our Navajo people with the Navajo Police Department.

Sgt. Martin received a full military funeral service coordinated by the New Mexico National Guard in partnership with the Navajo Police Department. Stg. Martin was laid to rest at the Gallup State Veterans Cemetery.

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Pizpiza: ‘Unapologetically Native’

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - November 8, 2019 - 8:02pm

Indian Country Today features Native Americans across the country during the month of November with #NativeIn2019


US officials identify 'strong culprit' in vaping illnesses

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - November 8, 2019 - 7:19pm

Vaping illness symptoms include trouble breathing, chest pain, fatigue and vomiting


NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - November 8, 2019 - 7:17pm

Stories shared this week that are not true


Trump pushes back on reports US will remove China tariffs

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - November 8, 2019 - 7:14pm

'I haven't agreed to anything,' says President Donald J. Trump


Bloomberg to pass on Iowa, NH, focus on Super Tuesday states

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - November 8, 2019 - 7:01pm

Critics think skipping the big four states isn't a good strategy



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