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Highlighting Latinos with Disabilities in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month

Rockville, Md., Oct. 16 – The country just finished celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month, which began on September 15, 2017 and ended October 15, 2017. National Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic...

 

Sunrise Ceremony held on Alcatraz Island

The wind had died down in the Berkeley Marina and all that was left was the quiet expanse of docked boats and the heavy smell of smoke in the air. Fires were burning across Sonoma County and Napa Valley, and the 4 a.m. light pollution caught the ashy haze in the sky. The crew began getting ready to embark. Kanyon...

 

Teacher: $200 payday loan pushed me to brink of bankruptcy

With bills piling up, her credit shot, and a choice looming each morning of whether to spend her last dollars on food or on gas to get to work, high school science teacher Dawn Schmitt went online in search of financial hope. A search engine led her to the website of a company called MyNextPaycheck. And within...

 

The 15th-century doctrine that let Columbus 'discover America' is now the basis of Indian policy

On October 12, 1993, I sat in my first-grade classroom with a mountain of Popsicle sticks on my desk. I had just been taught that Columbus was a super great guy, and we would be building models of the Pinta and Santa Maria out of the sticks. Because he was very brave and knew he was right about the earth being flat,...

 

He rescued a kidnapped Minnesota girl. Here's what he did with the $7K reward

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — Earl Melchert wasn’t supposed to be home that Tuesday afternoon. Melchert, an employee of Elbow Lake Co-op Grain, had been working near his home near Barrett and made a last-minute decision to pick something up from his house. http://www.twincities.com/2017/10/06/he-rescued-a...

 

Naloxone: Get A Kit. Save A Life.

What is it? Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is a medication nasal spray that temporarily reverses the effects of opioids if there is an overdose. Naloxone only reverses the effects of opioids such as heroin, methadone, morphine, codeine, or hydrocodone. Naloxone only...

 

White America? Trump Praises 'Arrival of Europeans' In Columbus Day Message, Doesn't Mention Native Americans Who Were Slaughtered

President Donald Trump’s Columbus Day message is a little different from that of his predecessor, with the Republican opting to leave out any mention of Native Americans. In a Columbus Day message released on Friday that proclaims Monday as the day the U.S. will celebrate the discovery of the Americas, Trump made no...

 

Here Are The Cities That Celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day Instead of Columbus Day

Each year, more cities, states and universities opt to celebrate an alternative to Columbus Day: Indigenous Peoples' Day. Instead of honoring Christopher Columbus, the Indigenous Peoples' Day recognizes Native Americans, who were the first inhabitants of the land that later became the United States of America....

 

White Bull shares his account of killing Gen. Custer in self-illustrated ledger at UND Special Collections

GRAND FORKS – A methodical Curt Hanson carefully clears a space on the end of a large table on the fourth floor of the University of North Dakota’s Chester Fritz Library. The chief archivist for the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections takes no chances as he removes a can of Mountain Dew and a...

 

Native American Weed? Not So Fast

Federal agencies are threatening tribal pot businesses in Nevada behind closed doors. The state legalized recreational cannabis, so why are Native American communities getting burnt? Trent Griffith owns Tsaa Nesunkwa, a headshop on the Ely Shoshone Reservation in Nevada, about 240 miles north of Las Vegas. "Tsaa...

 

Why so many people claim to be Cherokee-who aren't-and why that matters

“Rose is A Rose is A rose is A rose.” Gertrude Stein’s famous line illustrates our propensity for collapsing words and images into universal meanings, identities that need no interpretation. When we see the word “rose,” she suggests, we picture the rose in our mind’s eye. But a Cherokee rose is not just...

 

Chickasaw Princesses Crowned at Annual Pageant

ADA, Okla. – Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby crowned three young ladies Chickasaw Royalty during the 2017-2018 Chickasaw Nation Princess Pageant. The annual pageant was conducted at the Ada High School Cougar Activity Center Monday, Oct. 2. "It is wonderful...

 

October Weed of the Month: Black Locust

October's Weed of the Month is a tree called black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia). Black locust is native to North America but not native to Minnesota. It has been widely planted as an ornamental plant and for erosion control, and has been documented to be invasive in...

 

Regina's Sacred Heart school honours Indigenous students, late elder with buffalo

"Education is the new buffalo" is something the late elder Mike Pinay used to tell staff and students at Regina's Sacred Heart Community School, according to Principal David Magnusson. The school is changing the name of its sports teams from the Stars to the Buffalo and will now have a buffalo within the halls of the...

 

Want to Learn Cherokee? How About Ainu? This Startup Is Teaching Endangered Languages

Some linguists estimate that roughly half of the world’s 7,000 or so languages are on the verge of extinction. A language might die out when a small territory is forced to integrate with a ruling power, or in many other circumstances. But when it does, a bit of human history goes with it. The UK-based startup...

 

Fond du Lac Band restores wild rice in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. - An American Indian tribe is working to restore wild rice to five eastern Minnesota lakes. Minnesota Public Radio reports the work is being done by the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. http://www.kare11.com/news/fond-du-lac-band-restores-wild-rice-in-minnesota/479961414...

 

Convicted, but still policing

Over the past two decades, hundreds of Minnesota law enforcement officers have been convicted of criminal offenses. Most were never disciplined by the state. Jared Taylor choked a man until he blacked out. Steven Brown fired a .38 Special during a confrontation with his fiancée. Tom Bernardson punched a man so...

 

St. Paul, Woodbury, Lakeville schools get 'Blue Ribbon' honors from Washington

Three east metro schools are among the best in the country, the U.S. Department of Education said Thursday. St. Anthony Park Elementary in St. Paul, Gordon Bailey Elementary in Woodbury and Lake Marion in Lakeville are three of this year’s 342 “Blue Ribbon” schools. http://www.twincities.com/2...

 

The Story Is Not Over: When the Native Press Is Strong, So Is Indian Country

Indian Country Today, a national voice for Indian Country, went dark while its owners look for a new buyer or a new business model. The “press,” even a “digital press” is the story. It’s true that most tribal leaders have been annoyed by media, including tribal media, from time to time. It’s the nature of...

 

Wild rice returns to Rice Lake in Peterborough, Northumberland counties

RICE LAKE -- For more than a decade, Alderville First Nation's Jeff Beaver has been trying to re-establish wild rice in and around Rice Lake. Today, due to his efforts, small beds are growing in areas like Stoney Creek which runs into the south shore of Rice Lake on the western outskirts of Alderville - but recently...

 

A village consumed: Heroin, casino money, and Minnesota's Lower Sioux Indian Reservation

Mark Green opens his eyes to the blinding fluorescent lights of his Brainerd hospital bed. Stuffed down his throat, a plastic tube pumps oxygen into his lungs, giving him an unbearable feeling of constantly inhaling without a second breath. Thick sweat glazes his forehead and soaks through layers of sheets covering...

 

Dayton Calls Mille Lacs County Revoked Law Enforcement Agreement a 'Public Safety Crisis'

In an exclusive interview, Governor Mark Dayton told KSTP Mille Lacs County faces a "public safety crisis" and called recent actions by county leaders "dangerously irresponsible and morally indefensible." In July 2016, Mille Lacs County revoked a 25-year-old joint law enforcement agreement with tribal police on the...

 

The Chickasaw Nation Princess Pageant set for Monday, Oct. 2, in Ada

ADA, Okla. – Three talented young ladies are set to be crowned Chickasaw Royalty during the Chickasaw Princess Pageant 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, at the Ada High School Cougar Activity Center, 1400 Stadium Dr. Chickasaw Princess, Chickasaw Jr. Princess and Little Miss...

 

This Isn't Just Another Urban Farm-It's a Food Bank

Just off the banks of the parched Santa Cruz River in Tucson, Arizona, gardeners at Las Milpitas de Cottonwood Community Farm are harvesting a bounty of produce. They grow hot and sweet peppers, summer squashes, Nichols and Punta Banda cherry tomatoes, basil, okra, beans, corn, and the striped, oval Tohono O’odham...

 

Suquamish Tribe looks to address homelessness on reservation with tiny houses

The Suquamish Tribe is taking a unique approach to homelessness on its reservation in Washington. The tribe is hosting six tiny houses that will be used as temporary shelters, The Kitsap Sun reported. The goal is to help people get back on their feet. https://www.indianz.com/News/2017/09/21/suquamis...

 

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