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Ban TV campaign ads: That's half the battle

Much is being made of the ever-escalating cost of political campaigns. In the presidential race this year alone, each candidate raised approximately $1 billion. As recently as 2000, both candidates spent $343 million; it was $718 million in 2004. Expenditures in 2008 were more than $1.3 billion -- a 279 percent increase in just eight years. The 2012 expenditures were 54...

 

Authorities target S.D. Internet lender

Lake on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation sits in one of the poorest and most remote counties in the country....

 

Hooters Launches Culturally-Offensive Marketing Campaign

Hooters has stepped up to take its place along with the Gap and Victoria’s Secret as a major brand using disrespectful images of American Indians for advertising. Yesterday Hooters put on a promotion that had young women posing suggestively in scanty clothing reminiscent of popular cartoon images of Pocohantas or Halloween “squaw” costumes, complete with toy headdresses....

 

Bryan Brewer Named New Oglala Sioux Tribe President

In a somewhat surprising victory, newcomer Bryan Brewer has defeated Oglala Sioux Tribe Presidential incumbent John Yellow Bird Steele in the 2012 presidential election on the Pine Ridge reservation. Read more:http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/11/16/bryan-brewer-named-new-oglala-sioux-tribe-president-145997 http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork....

 

Health Tip for Diabetics: Vitamin D May Help Prevent Clogged Arteries

People with diabetes are prone to clogged arteries, which can lead to heart disease. Insufficient levels of vitamin D may be responsible for this cholesterol-overload in cells that results in the stiffening of blood vessels and inhibited blood flow, according to new research at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. Read more:ht...

 

Native Cry Continues its Push for 5,000 Signatures for Suicide Prevention

Native Cry Outreach Alliance, an organization that seeks to prevent Native youth from making life-ending decisions and treat depression, is pushing for more signatures for its online campaign that urges Congress to pass the Native American Suicide Prevention Act. Read more:http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/11/18/native-cry-continues-its-push-for...

 

Ontario First Nation school teacher forced to work at gas station to make ends meet

Earlier this week, APTN National News aired the story about Shawanga Elementary School in Ontario where some students learn in the school’s furnace room....

 

Trail of Tears and the 1862 Mankato Massacre Remembered in Tribute Performance by Mankato Symphony Orchesta

On Sunday, Nov. 18, starting at 3 p.m. at Mankato West High School Auditorium–an event will feature the acclaimed 80-member Mankato Symphony Orchestra under Kenneth Freed’s musical direction. “To Be Certain of the Dawn” will include two compositions: “Trail of Tears” by Michael Daugherty and “To Be Certain of the Dawn” by Stephen Paulus. “These two pieces of...

 

All-Native Pro Lacrosse Teams Will Again Share Iroquois Lacrosse Arena in 2013

A pair of all-Native professional lacrosse clubs will continue to operate out of the same facility for the coming season. Read more:http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/11/13/all-native-pro-lacrosse-teams-will-again-share-iroquois-lacrosse-arena-in-2013-143749 http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/11/13/all-native-pro-lacrosse-teams-will-a...

 

Cherokee bronc rider dies at Indian National Finals Rodeo

LAS VEGAS – Justin Dahlgren Jones, a 25-year-old Cherokee bronc rider, died on Nov. 10 after an accident during the saddle bronc riding competition at the Indian National Finals Rodeo....

 

Deaths of four people in New Town, fifth death in Parshall being investigated

NEW TOWN - Four people died in New Town and another person died in Parshall Sunday. Law enforcement officers are investigating whether the two incidents are related....

 

Businessman charged with mail fraud, money laundering

Gregory Chmielewski, 43, formerly of El Dorado Hills, has been indicted on 24-counts of mail fraud and money laundering, according to U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner in Sacramento....

 

GOP Not Budging On Violence Against Women Act

If Republicans have been chastened by losing the women’s vote last week by the widest margin in modern history, they have a funny way of showing it....

 

Driving school makes deal with Gila River Indian Tribe

Firebird Raceway's future is all but certain as their lease on the Gila River Indian Reservation runs out in Spring 2013....

 

Indian Civil Rights Act Violations Alleged

A Tohono O’odham Nation member’s claim of unlawful detention, dismissed by a District Court, also got a thumbs-down from the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals November 14, eight days after the tribal member was sentenced in Arizona to 30 years in prison on an unrelated charge of second-degree murder in the death of a 7-year-old. Read more:http://indian...

 

The President’s Cancer Panel Assesses Unequal Cancer Burden on Diverse U.S. Ethnic Groups

Racial and ethnic minority groups represented roughly one-third of the U.S. population in 2008 but are projected to become the collective majority before the middle of the century. But the current understanding of cancer risk, progression and outcomes is based largely on studies of non-Hispanic white populations and are often not appropriate for individuals of non-European...

 

Author with N.D. roots writes novels about violence in Indian Country

Louise Erdrich does not gloss over the violence that plagues many American Indian reservations, including violence against native women and children....

 

Bolivian City to Castrate Rapists and Cut Off Hands of Thieves

Thieves will be getting a lot more than a slap on the wrist in one Bolivian city, and convicted rapists will face something a whole lot worse. Read more: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2012/11/14/bolivian-city-to-castrate-rapists-and-cut-off-hands-thiefs/#ixzz2Cg3HZhYV...

 

Defenseman Eric Roy, Métis, Is a Top National Hockey League Prospect

Eric Roy continues to make a name for himself in Canadian junior hockey circles. Read more:http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/11/12/defensman-eric-roy-metis-is-a-top-national-hockey-league-prospect-145010 http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/11/12/defensman-eric-roy-metis-is-a-top-national-hockey-league-prospect-145010#ixzz2Cg3gLvZG...

 

Family, Community Await Arrest in UNC-Chapel Hill Murder Case, Governor Increases Reward

Police aren’t saying anything about the investigation into the September 7 death of 19-year-old University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student Faith Hedgepeth, leaving her family and tribe wondering and waiting. Read more:http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/11/17/family-community-await-arrest-in-unc-chapel-hill-murder-case-governor-increases-reward-146179...

 

Highway of Tears murders probed by CBS '48 hours'

The unsolved murders on B.C.'s Highway of Tears will be the subject of a special episode of the top-rated U.S. investigative TV show "48 Hours" on Saturday....

 

Oglala Sioux Chairman Discusses Sale of Alcohol on Reservation

As Indian Country Today Media Network reported in mid-October, the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s (OST) Law and Order Committee has proposed legalizing the sale, possession and consumption of alcohol on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The goal, to stop the millions of dollars from leaving the reservation and into the hands of alcohol-selling establishments in White Clay, Nebraska...

 

Proponent expects Oglala Sioux Tribe to allow sale of alcohol

The council of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota will vote November 27 on a proposal to legalize alcohol on the Pine Ridge Reservation....

 

Buffalo Point First Nation members occupy band office

Upwards of 20 members of the Buffalo Point First Nation in southeastern Manitoba have been occupying their band office for almost a month, challenging the authority of their non-elected chief....

 

D.C. bar says “drink like a [sic] Indian” to promote Thanksgiving party

McFadden’s is no stranger to being linked with bad decisions. (Go ahead, look through the bar’s Facebook gallery of party photos and hope against hope you aren’t in any of them.) So it shouldn’t be totally surprising that the West End bar is being roundly slammed for making one really, really bad decision about how to promote its upcoming Thanksgiving...

 

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