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Navajo Nation

article Book review: Characters drive home conflicts in Montana author's 'Reservations' (4/23/2017)
(Arizona) -- Help is never close on any reservation muses Lola Wicks in Gwen Florio’s latest mystery, "Reservations." Nothing could be truer in the novel...
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Osage Tribe

article In the 1920s, a community conspired to kill Native Americans for their oil money (4/18/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Generations ago, the American Indian Osage tribe was forced to move. Not for the first time, white settlers pushed them off their land in the 1800s. They...
article 'Killers of the Flower Moon': Inside David Grann's New True-Crime Epic (4/17/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- How do you follow up a critically acclaimed, international bestseller, now-Hollywood movie like The Lost City of Z? If you're author David Grann, you...
article NPR: Largely Forgotten Osage Murders Reveal A Conspiracy Against Wealthy Native Americans (4/17/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Members of the Osage Indian Nation became very wealthy in the 1920s after oil deposits were found on their land. Then local whites began targeting the...
article REVIEW: Oil wealth, greed, prejudice fueled murders of Osage Indians (4/17/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- The FBI burnished its reputation by gunning down Depression-era gangster John Dillinger and bringing to justice the kidnapper of Charles Lindbergh's...
article David Grann’s New Book Explores a Time When Killing Native Americans Wasn’t Murder (4/16/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- David Grann was already interested in writing a book about the serial murders of members of the Oklahoma-based Osage Indian tribe when he visited the Osage...
article REVIEW: 'Killers of the Flower Moon' examines the Osage murders in 1920s Oklahoma (4/16/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Members of the Osage Nation, now rich with oil, were turning up dead. They were shot. They were poisoned. They were bombed. In the 1920s, after oil was...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Wounded Knee

article A Lost American Religion (4/11/2017)
(USA) -- For centuries, Native Americans have been seen through one or another distorting lens of the Anglo-American imagination: as archetypal savages, as the hapless...
article On the anniversary of Wounded Knee, a reading list (12/29/2016)
(South Dakota) -- Today marks the 126th anniversary of the massacre at Wounded Knee, when a U.S. cavalry regiment killed more than 100 members of the Lakota tribe on the...
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Missing Women Crisis

article David Alexander Robertson and IsKwé stand up for missing and murdered Indigenious women (4/4/2017)
(Canada) -- Winnipeg artists David Alexander Robertson and IsKwé addresses a First Nations epidemic through the character of May, an Indigenous teenager who discovers...
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Louise Erdrich

article Louise Erdrich, Matthew Desmond Among Winners of National Book Critics Circle Awards (3/16/2017)
(New York) -- Louise Erdrich’s novel “LaRose,” which centers on two Native American families in North Dakota whose lives are upended by a horrific...
article Minneapolis writer Louise Erdrich wins NBCC award for fiction (3/16/2017)
(New York) -- Minnesota writer Louise Erdrich was visibly moved Thursday night when her name was announced as the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in...
article REVIEW: LaRose by Louise Erdrich review – formidable Ojibwe storytelling (6/5/2016)
(UK) -- Louise Erdrich’s 15th novel is one of rare beauty. The action unfolds on the same (fictional) North Dakota Native American reservation where she’s...
article REVIEW: ‘LaRose,’ by Louise Erdrich (5/16/2016)
(New York) -- There was a 10-year stretch — roughly 1975 to 1985 — when the landscape of American literature was illumined and enriched and transformed...
article Louise Erdrich on Her New Novel, ‘LaRose,’ and the Psychic Territory of Native Americans (5/6/2016)
(Minnesota) -- Louise Erdrich is, along with Garrison Keillor and Ann Patchett, among the handful of American writers crazy enough to want to own a bookstore. Hers, in...
article REVIEW: In Louise Erdirch's 'LaRose,' parents make an impossible bargain (5/6/2016)
(California) -- Romeo Puyat, antihero and scourge of Louise Erdrich's new novel "LaRose," is a cursed man. Addicted to prescription drugs and anything else...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Australia Gaming

article New book examines Tasmania's gaming history (3/12/2017)
(Tasmania) -- James Boyce has been at the coalface of gambling addiction for decades. As a social worker with Anglicare, Dr Boyce saw the direct and collateral damage...
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Fantasy Sports

article Perfect timing makes Dan Barbarisi’s "Dueling with Kings" a captivating ride (3/11/2017)
(Rhode Island) -- The challenge with writing a sports book is the timing of it all — to investigate a story before it's worth investigating and to know the...
article Fantasy sports book gives insider view of DraftKings’ explosion (3/7/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- Daniel Barbarisi figured he had an edge. As a baseball beat writer for The Wall Street Journal, tasked with chasing the New York Yankees around the...
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Cultural Appropriation

article Joseph Boyden defends his story against allegations (2/24/2017)
(Ontario) -- It’s been a tough couple of months for the reputation of celebrated Canadian author Joseph Boyden. First his identity as an indigenous writer was...
article Similarities between Joseph Boyden story and Ojibway healer’s published work trigger questions (2/24/2017)
(Canada) -- Three Day Road author Joseph Boyden is facing questions over ‘intimate’ similarities found in a passage from one of his short stories and a piece...
article ‘Beyond coincidence’: Short story by Canadian author Joseph Boyden bears similarities to another work (2/24/2017)
(Saskatchewan) -- A celebrated Canadian author whose indigenous roots came under question this past winter is facing new scrutiny over similarities between a passage in...
article BLOG: JK Rowling’s Anti-Native ‘Magic’ Racism – And How Authors Can Do Diversity Better (10/15/2016)
(North Dakota) -- I came to the Harry Potter game late in life, kicking and screaming like the English major and literature snob I thought I was. I razzed the series and...
article ASK N NDN: J.K. Rowling’s Take on Native Culture Is Dangerous (9/25/2016)
(UK) -- J.K. Rowling, with the release of the Ilvermorny School and Magic in North America stories on her website Pottermore, has joined the long list of people who...
article Author Lionel Shriver dons a sombrero to lament the rise of identity politics in fiction (9/14/2016)
(Australia) -- Lionel Shriver, the Orange Prize–winning author of We Need to Talk About Kevin, is turning heads with her latest speech.
article 'The Love That Split The World' Sparks Debate Over Depiction Of American Indians (3/22/2016)
(USA) -- Children's literature might be for young people, but young adult novels often tackle difficult topics. Moreover, the children's literature and young...
article The Rantin’ Raven: Harry Potter and the… WTF? (3/19/2016)
(USA) -- Anyone who’s been following me here (thanks, by the way) knows I can occasionally be a bit insensitive on certain current issues from gender-fluidity to...
article What J.K. Rowling’s New Story Can Teach Us About Cultural Appropriation (3/19/2016)
(USA) -- After leaving Harry Potter fans to subsist on rereads and tiny snippets about Professor McGonagall from Pottermore for what felt like decades, J.K. Rowling has...
article MAILHOT: White Magic Woman J.K. Rowling: Go Away; Time to Disappear (3/16/2016)
(New Mexico) -- Enter J.K. Rowling: a well-meaning white lady whose work, “History of Magic in North America,” debuted with some criticism concerning its...
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Mashantucket Pequot

article VIDEO: The Inside Story of the Richest Indian Tribe in History: Casinos, Finance, Wealth (2003) (1/22/2017)
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot are a federally recognized Native American nation in the state of Connecticut. They are descended from the Pequot people, one of...
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Jim Thorpe

article Young Jim Thorpe, Native American, and His Game-Changing Football Team (1/13/2017)
(New York) -- Few of today’s football fans know that much of the game as we now recognize it was developed by a group of Native American kids who were coerced into...
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Residential Schools

article New book aims to teach children about painful history of residential schools (1/13/2017)
(Manitoba) -- A new children's book aims to respond to one of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's calls to action — to begin education about the...
article Poet writes book on effects of residential schools (4/29/2016)
(Alberta) -- Louise Bernice Halfe is an award-winning poet. In her latest book she writes about her early life and how her family was affected by residential schools.
article BOOK: Joan Crate on breaking the silence around residential schools (4/18/2016)
(Canada) -- In Joan Crate's new novel, Black Apple, she tells the story of a young Blackfoot girl who goes to a Catholic residential school in Alberta. The school is...
article Truth and reconciliation anthology launches in Edmonton (4/1/2016)
(Alberta) -- A collection of stories about Canada's colonial past to be launched Wednesday night was inspired by testimony at the Truth and Reconciliation hearings...
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Dakota Access Pipeline

article Review: In ‘A Different American Dream,’ a Portrait of Resignation (1/6/2017)
(New York) -- “A Different American Dream” takes an unfamiliar approach to documenting the controversy surrounding oil exploration on tribal lands in North...
article TRAHANT: Blood and Land: The Story of Native America by JCH King – review (12/15/2016)
(North Dakota) -- A few years ago a pipeline was designed to link oil fields in North Dakota with refineries in Illinois. The idea was to build the 1,172-mile Dakota...
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Public Smoking

article Anti-smoking children’s book has roots in Eudora Middle School DARE class (1/6/2017)
(Kansas) -- Logan Brown has provided American Indian children a mountain of strength to combat the tobacco industry’s attempt to hook them.
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Mashpee Wampanoag

article BOOK: Mashpee Nine: A Story of Cultural Justice (11/11/2016)
(Massachusetts) -- This iconic story of American Indian integrity and resistance has roots that go back far beyond the resurgence of tribal pride and cultural...
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National Indian Gaming Association

press release NATIONAL INDIAN GAMING ASSOCIATION: John Grisham Is Wrong (11/2/2016)
(Washington D.C.) -- Mr. Moonves: On behalf of the National Indian Gaming Association I write to inform you of our strong concerns with the CBS Morning Team’s...
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AIM

article AIM leader Clyde Bellecourt tells his story in new book (10/20/2016)
(Minnesota) -- Over the past 48 years, one of the principal figures in the national movement to end discrimination and right centuries of injustices against American...
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Donald Trump

article Book review | Compilation of Trump facts lacks focus of solid expose (10/9/2016)
(Ohio) -- During an election season dominated by blatant flip-flops and lofty claims, there is one position that Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump has...
article Donald Trump Counts on Scamming Others to Make His Money (10/9/2016)
(USA) -- How did Donald Trump go from controversial real estate mogul to presidential nominee? After nearly 30 years of reporting on Trump, in his new book Pulitzer...
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Land Issues

article MORON ALERT: Author: Feds, not history, to blame for modern Native American woes (9/6/2016)
(South Dakota) -- Naomi Schaefer Riley has gone beyond the slaying of sacred cows in her new book about federal policies toward Native Americans. She’s hanging up...
article Historian’s book delves into Native American land rights (3/18/2016)
(Wyoming) -- For nearly two decades, Cindy Amrhein has been poring through dusty, old land titles, using them to trace history. What she has discovered, she says, is a...
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Lumbee Tribe

article Author explores her Lumbee heritage in new book (5/30/2016)
(North Carolina) -- Jojo Shifflett explores her American Indian heritage in “A Lumbee Gershom,” a memoir that doubles as an oral history of the titular tribe...
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Sports Betting

article A football gambler’s odyssey: Jacksonville native pens book (4/14/2016)
(Florida) -- He had played all the casino games, bet in many sports books, and had come home a winner three times over twenty plus years; however, after a friend...
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New York Land Claims

article Review: ‘A History of Native American Land Rights in Upstate New York’ (4/3/2016)
(New York) -- When I first learned of Cindy Amrhein’s book “A History of Native American Land Rights in Upstate New York,” my skepticism was as piqued...
article County historian writes a book on Native American land rights in NY (3/30/2016)
(New York) -- Questionable land deals, faulty surveys, bribes – and what really got her interested was the Grand Island land claim. Wyoming County Historian Cindy...
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Trump Taj Mahal

article Harper Lee letter bashing Trump Taj Mahal sold for nearly $4K (4/1/2016)
(Philadelphia) -- A 1990 letter by acclaimed writer Harper Lee bashing the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City fetched nearly $4,000 at auction this week.
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Other News

article BOOK: 'Good Friday on the Rez' offers a clear-eyed look at racism, resilience and American Indian reality (4/25/2017)
(Texas) -- Anyone who thinks America's past was greater than its present should read David Hugh Bunnell's memoir Good Friday on the Rez, which definitively puts...
article What is the best casino financial controls out there on the market? (4/23/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- When it comes to casino financial controls it is critical that you check out the details before you buy it. You need to read the description of casino...
article Leanne Betasamosake Simpson wants us to reconsider what we know about Indigenous literature (4/22/2017)
(Quebec) -- Leanne Betasamosake Simpson's new book, The Accident of Being Lost (out now), is a disorienting read and that's exactly what the writer, poet and...
article Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux citizen opens bookstore (4/19/2017)
(South Dakota) -- The Bird Cage Book Store and Mercantile recently opened its doors in the old Abby Feed and Seed Building located at 406 5th Street. The book store will...
article Author of book critical of Stonechild inquiry suing professor for defamation (4/13/2017)
(Saskatchewan) -- An author who wrote a book about the Stonechild inquiry is suing a Regina professor for her opposition to the publication. Last year, four venues in...
article Book examines fate of a Custer scout (4/8/2017)
(North Dakota) -- “Custer’s Lost Scout” by John Koster, Idle Winter Press, 2017, tells the story of Left Hand, a Sioux scout for the U.S. Army during...
article REVIEW: Daniel J. Sharfstein offers luminescent account of Nez Perce tragedy in ‘Thunder in the Mountains’ (4/5/2017)
(Illinois) -- Native American tribes often aided white explorers and settlers on the way west. But gratitude and co-existence eventually gave way to the hunger for gold...
article How Jay Odjick illustrated Robert Munsch's newest book (4/4/2017)
(Canada) -- Helen lives with her family on a reserve in northern Alberta. One morning, she wakes up and peers outside her window to see that the snow has disappeared...
article Indigenous book translates Cree laws to English (4/2/2017)
(Ontario) -- A Cree language book is preserving the legacy of traditional Indigenous laws by translating them to English. Because much of Indigenous language and culture...
article D'ERRICO: American Imperialism: America was Never Innocent (3/31/2017)
(USA) -- Stephen Kinzer’s new book, The True Flag, suffers from an alarming fault among historical writers: blindness to history. The book’s subtitle—...
article 'So much more than a musician:' Buffy Sainte-Marie biography announced (3/31/2017)
(Canada) -- A new biography will delve into the life of award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter, artist, educator and Indigenous activist Buffy Sainte-Marie.
article 'Wampum' exposes the dark side of Indian reservation gambling (3/26/2017)
(Alaska) -- "Wampum" author Donald Craig Mitchell could not have chosen a better title.Originally a type of bead fashioned by Native Americans in the...
article BOOK: Former Minnesotan’s new book shares lessons from Native American life (3/20/2017)
(Minnesota) -- In these anxious times, we’re all looking for some peace and spiritual comfort. So let’s begin with Kent Nerburn’s newest journey into...
article Un Canadien errant (3/19/2017)
(Quebec) -- In Songs Upon the Rivers, Robert Foxcurran, Michel Bouchard, and Sébastien Malette reframe the American West from a perspective focused on the contributions...
article New book takes a detailed look at ‘Indian Hospitals’ (3/18/2017)
(Ottawa) -- Canada had segregated healthcare for Indigenous people for decades. They were known as “Indian Hospitals” and were notorious for their abuse,...
article Hundreds of Arkansas Teachers Request Howard Zinn’s A People’s History (3/15/2017)
(Arkansas) -- High school students in Batesville, Arkansas, wrote to their state senator and tweeted their public protest. Maybe you’ve heard: Legislation just...
article Celebrating our Native cultures (3/11/2017)
(Oregon) -- For those who love to read and appreciate the value of the written word, The Dalles is the place to be in April.
article Censoring Howard Zinn and Censoring American History (3/6/2017)
(USA) -- This week it was reported that state Sen. Kim Hendren introduced a bill to ban the works of Howard Zinn from any school that receives public funds.
article BOOK: The Marked Woman (3/1/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- In the early twentieth century, the members of the Osage Nation became the richest people per capita in the world, after oil was discovered under their...
article OP/ED: Don’t overlook the racist content in this book series (2/26/2017)
(Michigan) -- Regarding the Feb. 7 Style article “A ‘Little House’ still leaves a big impression,” about the 150th birthday of “Little...

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