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Raising kids alone gets even tougher

A bitter January wind whipped down the street in downtown Minneapolis where Veronica Perkins and her 4-year-old daughter, Nari, waited for the bus....

 

President Obama to mark 'Equal Pay Day' with executive action

WASHINGTON - President Obama plans two executive actions this week to promote equal pay for women — and to promote equal pay as a critical issue for Democrats this election year....

 

From cost and coverage to finding a free bed, heroin addicts face barriers to treatment

NEW YORK — As the ranks of heroin users rise, increasing numbers of addicts are looking for help but are failing to find it — because there are no beds in packed facilities, treatment is hugely expensive and insurance companies won't pay for inpatient rehab....

 

A growing body of research suggests excessive running can be dangerous

If running 15 miles a week is heart-healthy, running 45 miles a week gives you a cardiovascular system three times as clean and strong, right?...

 

Anadarko Agrees To Record $5 Billion Fine For '85 Years Of Poisoning The Earth'

Energy company Anadarko Petroleum Corp. on Thursday announced that it has agreed to pay $5.15 billion to clean up 85 years of harmful uranium, wood creosote, and rocket fuel pollution, in what is being widely reported as the largest environment settlement in history....

 

Tens of thousands First Nation children died in residential schools

The death records of tens of thousands of First Nations children who died during the time residential schools were operating in Canada have been handed over to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission....

 

Wyoming tribe leaders blast U.S. Senate draft bill

RIVERTON, Wyo. — Tribe leaders are opposing a bill co-sponsored by Wyoming's congressional delegation regarding the boundaries of the Wind River Indian Reservation. Read more: http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/wyoming/wyoming-tribe-leaders-blast-u-s-senate-draft-bill/article_621d6ee8-1811-5d24-9a2a-d818aef8c3b9.html#ixzz2yCdws4tf...

 

Marijuana raises issue of tribal authority

A Washington Indian tribe is considering a foray into the marijuana business, but federal policy might stand in the way. Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2014/04/06/3135596/marijuana-raises-issue-of-tribal.html?sp=/99/296/#storylink=cpy...

 

Land Buy-Back Program: Important Facts for Landowners

In mid-March the Department of the Interior’s Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program) sent purchase offers to approximately 16,000 landowners with fractionated interests at the Pine Ridge Reservation. This means that collectively over copy00 million could be paid to allottees who choose to sell their interests. Over the coming weeks, this infusion will...

 

Reconnecting With the Sacred Water of Mde Maka Ska, Lake Calhoun

They learned about bugs, fish, ancestry and canoeing. They communed with the Water Spirit. In the process they just had some plain old fun. Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/04/06/video-reconnecting-sacred-water-mde-maka-ska-lake-calhoun-154336...

 

5 Native Youth Honored as Champions for Change

The Center for Native American Youth honored five amazing Native youth from all over the United States the week of March 10. The five youths, who range in age from 16 to 23, were selected by CNAY for their accomplishments in Indian country. The youths and their chaperones were flown to Washington, D.C. to meet with their respective state leaders and to participate in...

 

Essay Contest Asks Entrants to Write About Cultural Images, Symbols

For the ninth annual Young Native Writers Essay Contest, students are being asked to write about one or more of the cultural images, symbols or art forms that have been historically developed by their community (Indian tribal, Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian) to communicate a particular message or value or serve a specific purpose. Read more at http://india...

 

FBI finds thousands of artifacts in 91-year-old man's home

The FBI set up shop at the home of a 91-year-old man near Indianapolis, saying he has thousands of artifacts and cultural items originating from at least a dozen different countries and Native American tribes � some of them acquired improperly. Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2014/04/06/223572/fbi-finds-thousands-of-artifacts.html#storylink=c...

 

A paper trail of embezzlement at Rocky Boy

The federal government filed documents showing what facts it was prepared to prove in court against Tony Belcourt, 42, and Hunter Burns, 48....

 

Ex-lawmaker Belcourt pleads guilty to corruption charges

HELENA — A former Democratic state legislator pleaded guilty Wednesday to theft, bribery and tax-evasion charges for taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in kickbacks and bribes from consultants and contractors who were awarded federal money for projects on the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation....

 

Belcourt pleads guilty: 'Mistakes were made'

A former tribal and state official pleaded guilty in federal embezzlement cases Wednesday, saying afterward the whole story has not yet been told....

 

America's Chernobyl: Radioactive Dust Near Mt. Rushmore & Black Hills (Video)

In this video Charmaine White Face, a member of the Oglala band of the Great Sioux Nation, explains uranium mining and its health effects on the people of the Great Plains....

 

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Takes Action on Five Bills that Impact Indian Country

WASHINGTON – Chairman Jon Tester (D – Montana) held a U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, to address five bills that protects families and children and improves access to critical resources in Indian country....

 

Cheyenne River Youth Project Offering Paid Internships for Teen Gardening Program

Eagle Butte, South Dakota—The Cheyenne River Youth Project today announced a summer employment opportunity for teens age 13-17 to participate in its Garden and Wellness Internship Program. Youth will work in the Winyan Toka Win (“Leading Lady”) garden and participate in a variety of diabetes prevention education and wellness activities during two three-week sessions...

 

Shoni Schimmel has had an Amazing Career for Louisville

(Louisville, KY) – In 2010, Shoni Schimmel was the talk of the college recruiting scene, rated as high as the #6 recruit in the nation by Hoop Gurlz. At the time, Shoni was the only ESPN 100 recruit who had not signed with a college during her senior year. Speculations and rumors began to mount as to why as to why the dynamic guard, who had been compared to “Pistol” Pete...

 

High School Insider: Native American players inspire Meskwaki girls

TAMA, Ia. -- When sisters Marcelena and Delicia Guevara scramble for the basketball in one-on-one games, they no longer envision themselves as the next LeBron James....

 

With Mixed Martial Arts, Vaughn Buffalo Bull Lodge Shows Warrior Mentality

Vaughn “Buffalo Bull” Lodge, born Vaughn Joseph Lodge, is used to answering tough questions. He is after all a “warrior,” and wants to teach men and women the true meaning of the word. Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/04/04/mixed-martial-arts-vaughn-buffalo-bull-lodge-shows-warrior-mentality-154318...

 

First Aboriginal NHL Player Honored at Oilers Game

Fred Sasakamoose was honored by the Edmonton Oilers for being the first aboriginal hockey player to be drafted into the NHL. On March 30, Sasakamoose, along with other hockey greats (Willie Littlechild and Ted Hodgson) dropped the puck at Rexall Palace during the Oliers matchup against the New York Rangers. Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork....

 

olice search for Missing Work Release Inmate in Rapid City

Department of Corrections staff members and local law enforcement are searching for a missing state prison inmate in Rapid City....

 

Police: Man critically injured by gunfire on Long Island's Shinnecock Indian Reservation

SOUTHAMPTON, New York — State police say a man has been critically injured by gunfire on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation in Southampton, Long Island....

 

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