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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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MMIW

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...
article A missing indigenous woman’s impact is felt in ‘In the Night of Memory’ (4/7/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Early this year the Minnesota House of Representatives heard testimony on bills that would address the huge problem of missing and murdered indigenous...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

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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Las Vegas Gaming

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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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,”...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

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...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

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, "...
article Tlicho author disheartened school board doesn't recommend his books to students (9/29/2018)
(Edmonton) -- A well-known Tlicho author says he's shocked two of his books were among those not recommended for use in Edmonton classrooms. Richard Van Camp said he...
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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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Osage Tribe

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...
article "Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI" (Encore Presentation) (9/4/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- On this edition of ST, we listen back to our April 2017 chat with David Grann, the bestselling author and staff writer at The New Yorker Magazine, about...
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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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Navajo Nation

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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Cherokee Nation

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...
article CN publishes its own history book (10/30/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation has published a new book titled “Cherokee Nation: A History of Survival, Self Determination and Identity” to allow readers...
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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...
article Author provides Native perspective of protests (3/2/2019)
(North Dakota) -- Nick Estes has written a very interesting and personal account of the Dakota Access Pipeline protest and the encampments by the Missouri and Cannonball...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Kickapoo Tribe

article BOOK: Dismantling the Myth of ‘The Heartland’ (4/23/2019)
(Illinois) -- As a Midwesterner, I’ve always been baffled by the term “heartland.” Other parts of the country are not similarly personified —...
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Colten Boushie

article Book about Gerald Stanley case upsets Colten Boushie's family due to lack of consultation (2/21/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- When Jade Tootoosis came across a new book about her cousin's death, she says she felt insulted that her family was not properly consulted....
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LGBTQ

article Why two-spirit, trans writer Arielle Twist is afraid of love (2/9/2019)
(Canada) -- As a Cree, two-spirit and transgender woman, Arielle Twist has every reason to be afraid of love. "I feel like love, for me, right now is love outside...
article Billy-Ray Belcourt on writing an 'instruction manual for a queer Indigenous future' (10/11/2018)
(Alberta) -- Rhodes Scholar and PhD student Billy-Ray Belcourt hails from Driftpile Cree Nation in Alberta. His debut collection of poetry, This Wound is a World, merges...
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Detroit Gaming

article PODCAST: Daughter Of A Numbers Runner Witnessed An Underground Economy In Action (2/4/2019)
(Michigan) -- Growing up, Bridgett M. Davis' mother booked and banked bets from their home in Detroit. She writes about her experience — and the role of "...
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Wounded Knee

article Review: 'The Heartbeat of ­Wounded Knee' by David Treuer (2/3/2019)
(United Arab Emirates) -- The massacre mentioned in the title of David Treuer’s new book, The Heartbeat of ­Wounded Knee, took place in 1890, in the middle of...
article BOOK: ‘The Heartbeat Of Wounded Knee’ Aims To Usher In A New Narrative For Native Americans (1/25/2019)
(Florida) -- In the 1970 work by Dee Brown, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, the author — a non-Indian with seemingly little connection to any current tribes...
article BOOK: The recovery from Wounded Knee (1/24/2019)
(Indian Country) -- According to a convenient myth dating back to the 19th century, Native Americans were doomed to vanish, except for a few hold-outs on remote and...
article REVIEW: A New History of Native Americans Responds to ‘Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee’ (1/20/2019)
(New York) -- Over the past 12 months, Native American politicians, artists and academics have made uncommon gains. Indeed, Native American women helped to make 2018 the...
article BOOK: 'Heartbeat Of Wounded Knee' Demystifies The Modern Native Experience (1/19/2019)
(California) -- David Treuer's book is a wide-ranging account of Native American life, from the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre to now. He says that, contrary to popular...
article BOOK: 'The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee,' by David Treuer (1/18/2019)
(New York) -- Amid the ferment of the civil rights era, Dee Brown published his classic "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" in 1970, striking down myths of how the...
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Adoption

article Adoption didn’t solve the ‘Indian Problem’ (1/9/2019)
(Washington) -- Memoirs are written to document lives. Bitterroot: A Salish Memoir of Transracial Adoption is no exception. I was an American Indian girl adopted by a...
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Sherman Alexie

article Omaha Public Library: Discover both new and old stories through audiobooks (1/6/2019)
(Nebraska) -- I read a lot. I have since I first learned how; it’s not just an occupational hazard. I’m usually juggling a print book and an eBook...
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Cultural Appropriation

article BOOK: Native Modern (12/14/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- Conjure of a Native American. Modern Americans might first think of American Indians as relics of the past, their memory consigned to kindergarten...
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Blackfeet Nation

article Blackfeet writer, UM grad awarded prestigious Stegner writing fellowship at Stanford (11/5/2018)
(Montana) -- ​​Sterling HolyWhiteMountain, a Blackfeet writer from Browning, has won a prestigious fellowship at Stanford University. The Wallace Stegner Fellowships are...
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Lumbee Tribe

article “The Lumbee Indians” paints picture of a diverse people (10/20/2018)
(North Carolina) -- For those who see the South in terms of black and white, the Lumbee Indians have always posed a problem. The largest Native American community east...
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PokerTribe.com

article The PokerTribes Tale Continues, Part 2: The Overpriced PokerTribes and BingoTribes Contracts (10/12/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- Among the major questions still publicly unanswered in the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes’ PokerTribes.com fiasco are exactly how the Oklahoma tribal...
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Mandalay Bay Shooting

article PTSD Expert Who Survived Las Vegas Massacre Recounts Horror in Book: 'Burned into My Memory' (10/1/2018)
(Las Vegas) -- Two weeks after surviving last year’s Las Vegas mass shooting, Dr. Shiva Ghaed decided to return to the city with her sister, who was attending a...
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Pechanga Tribe

article Culbertson, Farnbach teaming up to write Temecula winery food pairing book (9/22/2018)
(California) -- There's likely no better person to write a book about pairing food with Temecula wines than Martha Culbertson. And there's nobody more qualified...
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Laura Ingalls Wilder

article Learning From Laura Ingalls Wilder (9/9/2018)
(USA) -- Just over a century ago, Rose Wilder Lane wrote to her mother, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and suggested that she write about her memories growing up on the American...
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Other News

article In Letters to the World, a New Wave of Memoirs Draws on the Intimate (10/17/2019)
(USA) -- The memoir, as we know it, was born out of an act of petty larceny. Late one night in the fourth century, a teenager plucked pears off a neighbor’s tree....
article This year’s One Book, One Philadelphia selection is by a Native American author out of Oakland, Calif. (10/17/2019)
(Philadelphia) -- It took Tommy Orange more than six years to write his highly acclaimed debut novel, There There, published in 2018. Now the award-winning book has been...
article Rewriting the Indigenous stories for children (10/14/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Debbie Reese, Nambé Pueblo, grew up not far from Santa Fe, New Mexico, on the Nambé Reservation participating in ceremonies and dance from a young...
article BOOK: On the Front lines of Indigenous Activism (10/11/2019)
(Indian Country) -- When I was 18, I was really done with the rez, and so I moved away. A couple of my friends died from suicide while I was gone. And a couple more got...
article Opinion: Custer Died For Your Sins, tributes from Indian Country (10/10/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Fifty-years years ago Vine Deloria, Jr., an enrolled citizen of the Standing Rock Lakota Nation, published Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto...
article Salish Kootenai author shares story of living between two worlds, belonging to neither (10/10/2019)
(Montana) -- Susan Devan Harness grew up in a complicated world not of her own making, where she struggled to find a place to fit in. A member of the Confederated Salish...
article Debut YA by Member of Chippewa Tribe Sells in Seven-Figure Deal (10/8/2019)
(Michigan) -- A debut YA novel called The Firekeeper's Daughter sold for a sum rumored to be seven figures, after a 12-bidder auction, in the run-up to next week...
article Do Works by Men Toppled by #MeToo Belong in the Classroom? (10/7/2019)
(USA) -- For Martina Myers, a high school English teacher on the Navajo reservation in Arizona, Sherman Alexie’s novel “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-...
article Tilman Fertitta tells it like it is in ‘Shut Up and Listen!’ book (9/27/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- You can add “author” to Golden Nugget owner Tilman Fertitta’s list of accomplishments. In addition to owning Golden Nugget-branded...
article Monique Gray Smith, Cindy Blackstock awarded LMP Indigenous Literature Awards (9/19/2019)
(Canada) -- Novelist Monique Gray Smith and picture book author Cindy Blackstock have been chosen as the winners of the PMC Indigenous Literature Awards and will each...
article Tom Brady gushes over Billion Dollar Buyer star Tilman Fertitta's 'business knowledge'... as new book Shut Up And Listen! shoots to number one on Amazon bestseller list (9/18/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- He is considered by many to be the greatest NFL player of all-time. So no doubt Tom Brady knows a thing or two about success.The 42-year-old New England...
article Tanya Talaga, Alicia Elliott among all-female Writers' Trust non-fiction finalists (9/17/2019)
(Ontario) -- Toronto journalist Tanya Talaga and Indigenous writer Alicia Elliott are among the nominees for the $60,000 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for...
article BOOK: Amherst native writes novel highlighting Hurricane Camille, Monacan tribe (9/11/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Fifty years ago Pam Webber was entering her freshman year at Amherst County High School when Hurricane Camille wreaked havoc on Central Virginia in...
article Nurse's 'timely' memoir of 1950s Yukon dusted off and republished (9/8/2019)
(Yukon) -- Amy Wilson died more than a half-century ago, but her grand-niece thinks Wilson's life story still has lessons to impart. Wilson published a memoir in...
article Dr. Robert Powless Cultural Center Celebrates Indigenous Authors (9/8/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Indigenous authors, Marcie Rendon and Vern Northrup celebrated the release of their latest books Sunday afternoon at the Dr. Robert Powless Cultural...
article University of Oregon professor’s book argues that U.S. democracy hurt Native Americans (9/7/2019)
(Oregon) -- A new book by a noted historian attempts to show how expanding American democracy hurt Native Americans in the early days of the nation and how tribes viewed...
article BOOK: 'Historical trauma' of reservation present in Erdrich's book (9/5/2019)
(North Dakota) -- Louise Erdrich does not gloss over the violence that plagues many American Indian reservations, including violence against native women and children.
article Finalists announced for Dayton Literary Peace Prize (9/1/2019)
(USA) -- Twelve writers, including Tara Westover and Tommy Orange, have been nominated for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, an annual award that goes to one fiction...
article Gallup author pens new book about Navajo scouts, Apache wars (8/31/2019)
(New Mexico) -- In terms of math, there is little difference between the number of young Navajo men who became Code Talkers during World War II and those who signed up...
article REVIEW: White and Native Protests: A Study in Inequality (8/28/2019)
(California) -- THE BULLETIN OF THE ATOMIC SCIENTISTS set their famous Doomsday Clock to two minutes to midnight this January, indicating that humankind is as close to...

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