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Trail of Tears

article Cherokee author and art teacher releases children’s book on the Trail of Tears (1/23/2020)
(Texas) -- Andrea L. Rogers, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, has announced the release of her new children’s book on the Trail of Tears. "Mary and the Trail...
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Cherokee Nation

article Book talk examines nationhood in early 20th century Cherokee writing (1/18/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- N -- Kirby Brown will be the second faculty member featured in the upcoming UO Authors, Book Talkson Feb. 12. A citizen of the Cherokee nation and...
article Cherokee owner’s dream comes true with children’s bookstore (6/20/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- What started as a dream has become a reality for the owners and operators of Lavender’s Bleu Literacy Market, an independent children’s...
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Bear River Massacre

article Book on Bear River Massacre from Shoshone perspective now available (1/8/2020)
(Idaho) -- The Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation has stated its intention to build an Interpretive Center at the site of the Bear River Massacre near Preston. And...
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Sports Betting

article BOOK: A Man for All Markets (1/6/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- “A child of the Great Depression, legendary mathematician Edward O. Thorp invented card counting, proving the seemingly impossible: that you could...
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Nez Perce Tribe

article Book highlights 1877 Nez Perce flight through Yellowstone (12/29/2019)
(Montana) -- There was an amazing cast of characters visiting Yellowstone National Park in August of 1877, which is surprising given the difficulty of travel into the...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article BOOK: Mind blowing pictures show the street arts in the streets of Las Vegas (12/28/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Think 'Las Vegas' and you'll likely conjure images of the glitz and glamour of the strip. But away from the casinos, gamblers and theatres,...
article Las Vegas’ rise from regional vice destination to glittering hotspot detailed in new book (8/24/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- A Las Vegas historian is telling the behind-the-scenes story of the city’s meteoric rise into becoming the multi-billion-dollar tourist industry it...
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Standing Rock Sioux

article Trump touts the economy amid his impeachment but will voters? (12/28/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Donald Trump is touting the economy amid his impeachment proceedings, but will the voters be swayed? Former Sen. Byron Dorgan discusses what he...
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Wounded Knee

article OP/ED: 'The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee' (12/10/2019)
(Indian Country) -- One of the most popular and influential books on the history of Native Americans is Dee Brown’s “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.”...
article BOOK: The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee (11/25/2019)
(USA) -- Much of what has been taught in schools, and propagated through popular culture about the role of Indians (the term used by the author throughout this book) in...
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Alcatraz

article On 50th anniversary, Native elders share Never Before Told Stories of Alcatraz Occupation (12/5/2019)
(California) -- When Richard Oake’s 12-year-old daughter Yvonne died after falling from the guards’ quarters of Alcatraz prison on Jan. 5, 1970, a dark cloud...
article BOOK: 'A Journey To Freedom': Book Highlights Native American Occupation Of Alcatraz (12/4/2019)
(California) -- Fifty years ago, 89 Native Americans set out into the San Francisco Bay by boats. Their destination was Alcatraz Island, home of the infamous federal...
article The Occupation of Alcatraz: LaNada War Jack 'From Self-Determination Back to Termination' (11/28/2019)
(California) -- Dr. LaNada War Jack, Shoshone Bannock, said the Occupation of Alcatraz meant a new era of self-determination which is now threatened by the Trump...
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Osage Tribe

article NAC: Perspective on the Osage reign of terror (12/4/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- With a best-selling book and upcoming movie, the tragedy of the multiple murders of Osage people in the 1920s is getting a lot of attention. Descendants of...
article Little-known story of Oklahoma murders deserves to be known (6/30/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- I just read a book that revealed a slice of American history I knew nothing about. Titled “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the...
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Native Voices

article Maria Campbell on the pain and relief of re-releasing Halfbreed with uncut account of RCMP rape (11/30/2019)
(Canada) -- Nearly five decades after Maria Campbell first published her seminal memoir Halfbreed, she says she finally feels like it's finished. That's because...
article Custer Died For Your Sins, tributes from Indian Country: Deron Marquez (11/7/2019)
(Indian Country) -- Fifty years ago Vine Deloria Jr. published Custer Died For Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto. It became a must-read for Indian Country and many non-...
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Navajo Nation

article Q&A: How Navajo athletes made ‘rez ball’ their own (11/28/2019)
(Arizona) -- “There was no grander sport on the reservations of the Southwest than rez ball,” writes Michael Powell in his new book “Canyon Dreams: A...
article BOOK: In 'Canyon Dreams,' a Navajo town struggles to survive in an often hostile world (11/22/2019)
(Indian Country) -- College and professional sports have a way of dominating the national headlines. But in some parts of America, high school athletics have become...
article BOOK REVIEW: ‘Canyon Dreams’: A new book tells the remarkable story of a high school basketball team on the Navajo nation (11/20/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Veteran journalist Michael Powell just published his first book, and it’s exactly what I would expect from a great writer and reporter: a...
article BOOK: Rez Ball (11/12/2019)
(Illinois) -- Nachae Nez is a basketball star at the largest high school on the Navajo Nation, 17.5 million acres sprawling across parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah...
article Navajo Weavers Lynda Teller Pete and Barbara Teller Ornelas give readers something they've never had — a look at Navajo weaving told by Navajo weavers themselves (6/23/2019)
(Arizona) -- Navajo Weavers Lynda Teller Pete and Barbara Teller Ornelas give a behind the scenes look at the work of Navajo weavers in intimate stories and a stunningly...
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Thanksgiving

article BOOK REVIEW: ‘This Land is Their Land’ a sobering correction of the Thanksgiving myth (11/21/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- A few years ago, I happened to wander through Burr’s Hill Park in Warren, R.I., without quite registering where I was. Evidence of the town...
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Native American Heritage Month

article Ditch The Headdress, Read Up On Native Authors: Here’s How You Can Celebrate Native American Heritage Month Respectfully (11/18/2019)
(USA) -- November is Native American Heritage month. And like most commemorative months dedicated to honoring the culture and history of an oppressed people in the U.S...
article Celebrating American Indians could mean grabbing a book (11/9/2019)
(Idaho) -- When we think of November, most of us will immediately conjure up images in our minds of Thanksgiving turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Some...
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Termination

article ‘Indian No More’ shows termination policy effects on Native families (11/1/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- As she was promoting her award-winning book, “We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga,” in early 2018, Cherokee author Traci Sorell was asked to finish a...
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MMIW

article Cree Trapper Makes the Case for Indigenous Justice in Canada (10/30/2019)
(Ottawa) -- Missing, murdered and imprisoned Indigenous peoples are haunting Canada’s justice system. That’s an overarching theme in Harold Johnson’s...
article Q&A: Father writes book about daughter's death to raise awareness about MMIWG (9/25/2019)
(Ontario) -- A book written by John Fox Sr. looks at the circumstances surrounding the death of his daughter and his fight for justice for missing and murdered...
article Q&A: Father writes book about daughter's death to raise awareness about MMIWG (9/25/2019)
(Ottawa) -- A book written by John Fox Sr. looks at the circumstances surrounding the death of his daughter and his fight for justice for missing and murdered Indigenous...
article 'Many years of silence to catch up on' as Indigenous writers front and centre at Winnipeg festival (9/22/2019)
(Winnipeg) -- Winnipeg is home to the start of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Womens and Girls Inquiry, and home to thousands of Indigenous people. Now writers and...
article "In The Night Of Memory" Novel Explores Missing Native Woman (5/2/2019)
(South Dakota) -- May 5th is National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. In some tribal communities, Native American women face murder rates...
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Land Issues

article BOOK: ‘Shadowlands’ goes inside ‘one whacked-out American story’ (10/25/2019)
(Oregon) -- The 2016 armed takeover of an Oregon bird sanctuary by antigovernment protesters had a bit of everything: impassioned talk of freedom and “We the...
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CSKT

article Salish Kootenai author shares story of living between two worlds, belonging to neither (10/12/2019)
(Montana) -- Susan Devan Harness grew up in a complicated world where she struggled to find a place to fit in. A member of the Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribes of...
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Mining & Drilling

article Book review: On the financial power of the Koch dynasty (9/10/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Until Donald Trump came along, there was arguably no bigger villain for the American left than Charles Koch. Over half a century, the notoriously secretive...
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Supreme Court

article Justice Gorsuch book touts Scalia’s views and civility in the Trump era (9/9/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Thirty years ago, Neil Gorsuch was in his first year at Harvard Law School when Justice Antonin Scalia, then new to Supreme Court, came to lecture...
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Chumash Tribe

article Santa Ynez Valley author Gary Robinson completes historical novel series, brings local history to life (9/3/2019)
(California) -- Award-winning filmmaker and author Gary Robinson recently celebrated the completion of his historical novel trilogy, Lands of our Ancestors, which...
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Joy Harjo

article BOOK: The First Native American U.S. Poet Laureate on How Poetry Can Counter Hate (8/22/2019)
(Indian Country) -- Joy Harjo, the first Native American U.S. poet laureate, tells TIME about her new book, ‘An American Sunrise,’ and the state of poetry.
article In 'An American Sunrise,' Joy Harjo Speaks With A Timeless Compassion (8/14/2019)
(New Mexico) -- There is occasional confusion about the nature of the United States poet laureateship: The selection of laureate has nothing to do with the president.
article Joy Harjo’s New Poetry Collection Brings Native Issues to the Forefront (8/13/2019)
(Indian Country) -- Seeing Joy Harjo perform live is a transformational experience. The internationally acclaimed performer and poet of the Muscogee (Mvskoke)/Creek...
article Joy Harjo’s stunning new collection and other best poetry collections this month (8/13/2019)
(Indian Country) -- If you read only one book of poems this summer, make it “An American Sunrise” (Norton) by Joy Harjo, the first Native American to be...
article Arts Scene: Joy Harjo releases new volume of poetry; 'Oh, Tulsa!' exhibit opens (8/3/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Joy Harjo, who earlier this year was announced as the next U.S. Poet Laureate, will mark the release of her latest book of poetry, “An American Sunrise,”...
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eSports

article BOOK: Ninja’s first book isn’t literature — it’s a brand extension (8/21/2019)
(Internet) -- While I paged through Ninja’s first book — with its few words sandwiched between high-gloss promotional photos and charts — I got the...
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First Nations

article Saddle Lake Cree Nation girl earns recognition from UNESCO (8/10/2019)
(Canada) -- Bella Morrisseau Whiskeyjack might only be nine years old but she is about to become a published author. Encouraged by a teacher to enter a speech...
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Food Sovereignty

article Indigenous food sovereignty examined in new book (7/31/2019)
(Kansas) -- Sustainability. Locally sourced. Farm-to-table. These are familiar concepts to Americans who are hoping to improve their eating habits. But the term that...
article BOOK: In ‘Red Meat Republic,’ the Story of How Beef Made Chicago and Changed America (5/7/2019)
(Illinois) -- Chicago’s connections to the meat processing industry are well known. The city was once known as the “hog butcher to the world.” But the beef industry didn...
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Residential Schools

article 'The most important non-fiction book in Poland' right now is about a Labrador residential school survivor (7/30/2019)
(Newfoundland) -- Poland is half a world away from the legacy of residential schools, but to the author of a new book chronicling that part of Canada's past, "...
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N.J. Sports Betting

article Chris Christie on Fight for NJ’s Legalized Sports Betting (7/8/2019)
(New Jersey) -- The expansion of legal sports betting in the United States and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s role in it are absent from the 384 pages of...
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Deb Haaland

article New book shows Native Americans are not 'extinct,' New Mexico rep says at Bismarck event (6/23/2019)
(North Dakota) -- The last time U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) was in North Dakota was in 2016, when she supported the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe during the Dakota...
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Dakota Access Pipeline

article Book Review: Standing Rock: Greed, Oil and the Lakota’s Struggle for Justice by Bikem Ekberzade (5/12/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- In Standing Rock: Greed, Oil and the Lakota’s Struggle for Justice, Bikem Ekberzade draws on the voices of Native American protesters to offer...
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Other News

article Book of the Month: “The Language Warrior’s Manifesto” by Anton Treuer (1/25/2020)
(Indian Country) -- Making sure our Indigenous languages are available for future generations is a charge many language warriors have taken on. Making this happen comes...
article BOOK REVIEW: Waubgeshig Rice balances historical accuracy with dystopian future in new novel (1/25/2020)
(Canada) -- Whether it's in the classroom or a work of fiction it's important to get the history right. For author Waubgeshig Rice, balancing historical accuracy...
article Can Native-American kids have dreams? (1/18/2020)
(Massachusetts) -- Former Sen. Byron Dorgan’s recent book, “The Girl in the Photograph,” is a 196-page indictment of every European-American that set...
article Omdahl: Can Native American kids dare to dream? (1/16/2020)
(North Dakota) -- Former Sen. Byron Dorgan’s book, "The Girl in the Photograph," is a 196-page indictment of every European-American that set foot in the...
article 9 of the Best Books By Native, First Nations, or Indigenous Authors (1/14/2020)
(Indian Country) -- This list of books by Native, First Nations, or Indigenous authors for the 2020 Read Harder Challenge is sponsored by TBR: Tailored Book...
article How Terese Marie Mailhot stopped writing what other people wanted (1/13/2020)
(Canada) -- “I feel stuck in something feminine and ancestral in its misery.” Those are some of the first words that Terese Marie Mailhot jotted down in her...
article BOOK: Eyes down for a full house (1/13/2020)
(UK) -- Why bother with bingo? This book tackles that question in its opening chapter, asserting that bingo provides an interesting entry point to a legal and economic...
article BOOK: ‘Horrific’ legacy: ‘Ghost River’ a ‘story of resilience’ of tribe after massacre (1/10/2020)
(New Mexico) -- Lee Francis and writing are a match made in heaven. The Albuquerque-based writer was chosen to work on the graphic novel “Ghost River: The Fall...
article Discussion questions for ‘Heart Berries’ (1/6/2020)
(USA) -- Our January 2020 pick for the PBS NewsHour-New York Times book club is Terese Marie Mailhot’s “Heart Berries.” Become a member of the Now Read...
article Medicine Lodge native wins book awards for artist bio (12/26/2019)
(Kansas) -- Author Lisa Gerstner recently won two awards for the biography “Experiences with Earl Biss – The Spirit Who Walks Among His People.” She is...
article NAC: What we were reading in 2019 (12/26/2019)
(Indian Country) -- A graphic anthology that includes 150 years of Canadian history from an Indigenous perspective; a collection of poems by Native women focusing on...
article BOOKS: Have time? Here are some fireside long-reads from the North (12/24/2019)
(North Canada) -- Do you have some time on your hands this holiday season? Well then, grab a hot chocolate and your reading glasses — here are 10 North long-reads...
article BOOK: Mystery about family roots inspires writer in first novel (12/18/2019)
(Washington) -- What are you? Edie Green gets that question a lot - and she is tired of it. Edie is the mixed-race main character in Christine Day's first novel,...
article BLOG: Not Recommended: Elisha Cooper's RIVER (12/18/2019)
(USA) -- I'll begin with the book's description, from Scholastic: A breathtaking adventure as a traveler and her canoe begin their trek down the Hudson River. In...
article BLOG: Red River Resistance: A Girl Called Echo, V.2 (12/18/2019)
(USA) -- Red River Resistance is the second graphic novel in Katherena Vermette's A Girl Called Echo series. The Metis teen protagonist of Volume 1 (Pemmican Wars)...
article Tommy Orange Talks About His Novel, 'There There' (12/18/2019)
(California) -- Tommy Orange wrote the novel "There There." He is Native American and was born and raised in Oakland. "There There" was his first...
article Readings & Writers (12/15/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Tribal College Journal declared "Copper Yearning, Poem" by Kimberly Blaeser (Holy Cow! Press, 2019), one of the best native books of 2019. Ryan...
article Heartdrum: HarperCollins launches new imprint dedicated to Indigenous stories (12/14/2019)
(Canada) -- Author Cynthia Leitich Smith has a law degree — and wrote that detail into her first picture book, Jingle Dancer. But when the editor read it, Smith...
article New children's book is based on Innu protests of low-level flying in Labrador (12/14/2019)
(Labrador) -- A new children's book tells the story of Innu protests against low-level flying in Labrador in the late 1980s and early 1990s is told through the eyes...
article That’s Entertainment: Books (12/13/2019)
(Hawaii) -- Hawaii may not immediately come to mind when one thinks of cowboys, but the island chain’s rich paniolo culture dates back to 1793 and ’94, when...

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