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Fairbanks appointed by Governor Walz to Children's Cabinet Advisory Council

Yesterday, Wednesday, November 13, 2019, Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan announced appointments to the Children's Cabinet Advisory Council. These appointments are supported by Executive Order 19-34, re-launching the Governor's Children's...

 

NMAI buys shawl made by Chickasaw artist

TISHOMINGO – Tyra Shackleford is at it again. The Chickasaw master fabric weaver sold a breathtaking, multicolored, lightning-bolt shawl to the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in Washington, D.C. It marks the second time...

 

Reach Out and Read Minnesota Adds Program Specialist in Beltrami County

Bemidji, Minnesota (November 12th, 2019) - Early literacy nonprofit, Reach Out and Read Minnesota, is thrilled to announce it has hired Cate Belleveau as a Program Specialist in northwest Minnesota. The hire is a part of the organization’s initiative to expand its literacy programming to more pediatric clinics...

 

Cherokee chief, numerous luminaries to speak tomorrow at opening of largest outpatient facility

Cherokee Nation and Indian Health Service leaders will celebrate the grand opening of the largest tribal outpatient health center in the country on Thursday, Nov. 14. The 469,000-square-foot health facility in Tahlequah features more than 240 exam rooms, two MRI...

 

Tribal members earn music award for Best Rap Hip Hop Video

Three Colville tribal members won a Native American Music Award for Best Rap Hip Hop Music Video at the awards ceremony Nov. 2 in Niagara Falls, New York. James Pakootas, Daniel Nanamkin, and Tony Louie won the "Nammy" award for the video for the song "Break These...

 

Field Museum celebrates Native American Heritage Month with activities throughout the month of November

As part of our ongoing efforts to tell the stories and contemporary experiences of the Native American community, the museum is celebrating Native American Heritage Month. As we embark on our journey to renovate our Native North America Hall with community partners, the museum will be activating the space in new ways...

 

New Book by James Diamond Explores How Communities Heal After Mass Shootings, Using Indigenous Approaches to Crime and Reconciliation

EAST LANSING, Mich., Nov. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Author, lawyer and expert on Indigenous peoples law James D. Diamond has released a new book, After the Bloodbath: Is Healing Possible in the Wake of Rampage Shootings?, that looks to the roots of Indigenous approaches to crime, identifying an institutional weakness in...

 

Photography: Continuity, change and the Arapaho way

When Sara Wiles moved to Wyoming in 1973 for a job as a social worker on the Wind River Indian Reservation, she quickly developed an enduring hobby. Wiles began photographing the people, events and day-to-day life on the reservation. https://www.wyof...

 

U hoping football success leads to more student interest, applicants

In 1984, Boston College quarterback Doug Flutie threw a "Hail Mary" touchdown pass that gave the Eagles a nationally televised win over vaunted Miami and earned the team a spot in the Cotton Bowl. The school felt the impact of "The Miracle in Miami" far beyond the...

 

Foraging for berries in Michigan, Minnesota and beyond

Berries foraged in the forests that we pass on the road to somewhere yield a taste of wild places. Their names are playful: squashberries, wild beach plums, mayhaw, snowberries and the dreamily named cloudberry. Wild berries often have as many aliases as a career...

 

Stand Strong public service announcement debuts at Native American Music Awards

Stand Strong PSA reveals the silent crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous woman, girls, and two spirits News Release Thoz Womenz Drum On November 2, 2019, 19th annual Native American Music Awards (NAMA) was held at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls, New York. The awards recognize Native American...

 

Anonymous author's new book about Trump portrays a presidency on the brink

WASHINGTON - Senior Trump administration officials considered resigning en masse last year in a "midnight self-massacre" to sound a public alarm about President Donald Trump's conduct, but rejected the idea because they believed it would further destabilize an already...

 

Artist Cara Romero plays with Native tricksters, clay goddesses and creation stories in Minneapolis show

A man with furry ears, a short tail and black Converse shoes is caught between two lady loves. The three of them stand outside a bar called Saints & Sinners in Española, N.M., their tense moment awash in a devilish red glow. Cara Romero snaps this seemingly...

 

Graham Roland finds success on TV and silver screen

ADA, Okla. – Graham Roland returned to the Chickasaw Nation – his childhood summer home, where his Chickasaw roots remained – to share his story and spread a message during the Imanoli Creative Writers Conference in Ada. Roland is a successful screenwriter,...

 

Trump Says Native Americans' Heritage Month Is Also for the White Men Who Stole Their Land

Since 1990, the federal government has recognized November, albeit too quietly, as National Native American Heritage Month. Like most commemorative months dedicated to honoring the culture and history of an oppressed people in the U.S., Native American Heritage Month...

 

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Walk In Red Lake Raises Awareness

The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Walk is meant to raise awareness for victims who are women and children in Indian Country that go missing every day due to domestic abuse, sex violence, and trafficking. Michelle Mountain, who is a Sexual Assault Advocate and...

 

A sampling of animal rescue organizations in Minnesota

The desire to protect dogs and other animals runs strong in Minnesota. A rich network of animal rescue organizations, founded and funded by committed volunteers, has brought countless animals to loving homes. Dog Rescue Minnesota (dogrescuemn.org) has a compilation of a number of organizations, including groups...

 

November Weed of the Month: Weeds that Impact Hunters

When hunting, weeds are often an afterthought or not thought of at all. Unfortunately, weeds can have a negative impact on wild game if ignored and not managed in a timely manner. Weedy species can also be burdensome to hunters. Some noxious weeds that pose problems...

 

Is there lead in your tap water? Canada-wide investigation exposes dangerous levels of toxic metal

Hundreds of thousands of Canadians are consuming tap water laced with high levels of lead leaching from aging and deteriorating infrastructure. A year-long investigation by more than 120 journalists from nine universities and 10 media organizations, including the...

 

Toward Zero Deaths honors Thief River Falls High School Key Club with TZD Star Award

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. – The Thief River Falls Lincoln High School "Key Club" was honored by Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths for their work to save lives through improved traffic safety. The awards were announced at the statewide TZD conference Oct. 23-24 in St....

 

Linguistic and Cultural Revitalization in Indian Country: Lessons for Philanthropy

This article is the fourth in a series that Nonprofit Quarterly, in partnership with the First Nations Development Institute, is publishing this fall. It features Native American nonprofit leaders who highlight the practices of community building in Indian Country and...

 

More than 450 Oklahoma inmates released in largest single-day commutation in U.S. history

More than 450 inmates in Oklahoma were released Monday, a representative from the Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt's office told CBS News, marking the largest single-day commutation in U.S. history. Video and photos from outside the state's prisons show former inmates tearfully reuniting with their loved ones upon...

 

Uprooted

In the 1950s, the United States government came up with a plan to solve what it called the "Indian problem." It would assimilate Native Americans by moving them to cities and eliminating reservations. The 20-year campaign failed to destroy Native cultures and tribal...

 

Astronaut John Herrington Carried A Piece of Native American History to Space

When astronaut John Herrington made his voyage to space aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour's STS-113 mission, he became the first Native American in space. An enrolled member of the Chickasaw Nation, Herrington carried its flag on his 13-day trip to space, as well as...

 

Couple in Native American Costumes Kicked Out of Restaurant for War Cries, 'Offensive Comments'

There are certain kinds of people who don't understand that just because it's Halloween doesn't mean that the rules are off when it comes to being disrespectful toward other cultures or ethnicities, dressing in an off-color costume, or just being blatantly racist. Sure, there's nothing stopping you from stepping...

 

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