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Hallmark Drama and Smithsonian Channel Added to Paul Bunyan Television

BEMIDJI, MN) (December 29, 2017) – Hallmark Drama and the Smithsonian Channel have been added to Paul Bunyan Television service. Hallmark Drama is available to all PBTV digital subscribers on channel 123 and in HD for PBTV HD subscribers on channel 623. Hallmark...

 

CULTURAL COORDINATOR (MARS Medication Assisted Recovery Services) - CHEMICAL HEALTH PROGRAMS

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT CULTURAL COORDINATOR (MARS Medication Assisted Recovery Services) CHEMICAL HEALTH PROGRAMS Open: December 29, 2017 – UNTIL FILLED Primary Function: The Medication Assisted Recovery Services (MARS) Cultural Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of...

 

Fond du Lac woman found dead on Lake Winnebago

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (WBAY) -- The Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Office says a 27-year-old woman was found dead on Lake Winnebago on Monday. Deputies say the woman, who is from Fond du Lac, was reported missing around 4:40 p.m. Witnesses told authorities the woman was last seen around 1:30 a.m. walking away from an ice...

 

This 13-Year-Old Indigenous Girl Has Been Nominated for a Global Peace Prize

Peltier has been recognized internationally for her work. In 2015, she was invited to the Children’s Climate Conference in Sweden. Autumn Peltier already has years of advocacy behind her. She’s met the prime minister, she’s attended the Assembly of First Nations Annual General Assembly and she’s marched on the...

 

As Smith heads to D.C., questions linger over her replacement

After a year that saw budget battles, a legal fight between branches of government and two lawmakers swept out of office over sexual misconduct allegations of last year, 2018 will start with another big event: Lt. Gov. Tina Smith heading to Washington to take a place in the U.S. Senate. Smith’s move has triggered...

 

American Indians in Minnesota reclaiming traditional tobacco

Morton, Minn. – Mat Pendleton pulled his kids away from the basketball and video games on a recent Saturday to teach them a bit about a long-lost tradition. Not far from the banks of the Minnesota River, they joined other youngsters trudging through snow in thick brush to harvest traditional tobacco — a cultural...

 

New drive to privatize Indian reservations has much in common with past efforts to steal Native land

A fresh effort to pry more land from the indigenous people of the United States is on the Trump regime’s agenda. Behind the idea is yet another of the centuries-long rip-offs of Indian land and destruction of tribes. The real benefits of the privatization would accrue to non-Indian businesses, including the...

 

In its first year, Trump's Interior Dept claims its legacy 'second only to Teddy Roosevelt'

The Interior Department (DOI) has published a list of its accomplishments during President Donald Trump’s first year in office based on 10 principles, which include conservation, tribal sovereignty and responsible development. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s top priority is to “[c]reate a conservation...

 

Penniless Man Who Sold Blanket for $1.5 Million Has New Troubles

A rags-to-riches story hit shaky ground as a man barely scraping by on a disability became a millionaire thanks to an old blanket. Now he discovers a lot of money doesn’t always go a long way, as taxes and family drama threaten to upend his newfound lifestyle. Loren Thomas Krytzer had been unable to work after...

 

Cher Will Not Apologize for 'Half-Breed'

On December 22nd, 2017, through the stream of ALL CAPS and proliferate emojis that is Cher’s twitter account, this burst forth: It’s been going for days. Cher has spent the past few weeks defending her 1973 solo number one hit “Half-Breed,” about being an outcast of white and Cherokee society performed in...

 

Native Americans face harsh reality of sexual violence

The current national conversation about sexual assault is incomplete without discussing violence against Native American women. Often in Native communities, a mother will teach her child what to do when she is raped, not if she is raped. This reflects the harsh reality that is affecting Native American women in their...

 

Federal judge: School districts can't force football players to stand for the national anthem

A federal judge in California ruled last week that school districts could not force football players to stand for the national anthem, or require students or coaches to remove hats/helmets or otherwise display traditional forms of respect while the anthem is being played. What happened? A Native American football...

 

Despair can play role in opioid use: Experts say trauma, mental illness, inequities all factors

ST. PAUL — Jason Roberts watched his mother die of a brain aneurysm on Christmas Eve when he was just 4 years old. Joe Nickelson's mom overdosed on cocaine on Halloween when he was 12. She never fully recovered. http://staging.brainerddispatch.com/news/4381204-despair-can-play-role-opioid-use-expe...

 

'They killed my father and brother for no reason at all'

WOUNDED KNEE – In the preface of Rapid City attorney Mario Gonzalez’s book “Politics on Hallowed Ground” is a candid story by Wounded Knee Massacre survivor Alice Ghost Horse/Kills the Enemy/War Bonnet a Hohwoju or Mnicoujou from Spotted Elk’s (Big Foot) band that, “Every American should read.” The...

 

Police identify woman who was decapitated, found in Four Hills

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque police have identified the decapitated woman whose body was discovered in Four Hills. Police say she was 39-year-old Audra Willis. Investigators said she was likely homeless on the streets of Albuquerque. http://www.koat.com/article/police-identify-woman-who-was-dec...

 

B.C. court rules American Indigenous man has right to hunt in Canada

NELSON, B.C. — An American Indigenous man’s right to hunt in Canada has been upheld by a B.C. Supreme Court judge because his ancestors traditionally hunted in this country. Richard Desautel was charged under the Wildlife Act with hunting without a licence and hunting big game while not a resident of B.C. after he...

 

$5,000 more reward offered in search for Olivia Lone Bear

NEW TOWN, N.D. — A $5,000 reward has been added to the $21,000 reward in the search for Olivia Lone Bear, mother of five children, from New Town who has been missing since Oct. 24. The additional $5,000 is being offered through the generosity of the Institute for Trafficked, Exploited and Missing Persons and its...

 

Man shot during robbery, carjacking outside Horseshoe Casino Saturday morning

A Nebraska man was shot in the Horseshoe Casino parking lot about 4:40 a.m. Saturday in a robbery and carjacking. The man, 53, wasn’t named Saturday morning by the Council Bluffs Police Department, but his injuries were described as non-life threatening. He was taken to the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha....

 

One person in serious condition after shooting near Ignacio

Two victims involved in a shooting Thursday night near Ignacio were recovering from their injuries Friday, according to the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, which is investigating the case. The tribe refused to identify the victims or name a suspect. The tribe also declined to disclose details of the event, including a...

 

Main Line payday lender Hallinan may have to forfeit $491M

How much should a racketeering conviction cost a man who for years flouted state laws and preyed upon cash-strapped Americans to build one of the nation’s largest illegal payday-lending empires? More than $491 million, if the government has its way. http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/p...

 

Judge rejects tribal claim that Connecticut owes it $610M

KENT, Conn. (AP) — A judge rejected a Native American tribe's claim that Connecticut owes it more than $600 million for land the tribe says the state seized a century or more ago. In an 11-page decision released Wednesday, the judge dismissed the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation's claim that it owned the land....

 

138 things Trump did this year while you weren't looking

In Donald Trump’s first act as president, he signed a high-profile executive order intended to dismantle Obamacare, instructing federal agencies to take any measures they could to roll back the Affordable Care Act. In retrospect, the vaguely worded directive was only symbolic. The Trump administration did eventually...

 

Major Tribal Land And Forestry Bill Headed For President Trump's Desk

A major piece of legislation championed by Congressman Peter DeFazio has cleared both houses of Congress, that – if enacted - will benefit three Native American tribes in Oregon. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports. The Western Oregon Tribal Fairness Act cedes more than 17,000 acres of federal land to the Cow Creek Band of...

 

Sixteen environmental protections that the Trump administration dismantled in 2017

President Donald Trump has spent the past year steadily undoing Obama-era environmental protections, especially rules designed to fight climate change. By law, agencies must go through a lengthy process to rescind or rewrite many rules, but executive orders and other policies are easier to erase. Some of the rollbacks...

 

Four Hills victim was mother of six

A woman whose mutilated body was found in a sandy arroyo in the shadow of the upper middle class Four Hills neighborhood last Saturday grew up in To’hajiilee and more recently split her time between the Native American reservation land and Albuquerque, her mother told the Journal on Friday. Evangelyn Ray said her...

 

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