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Louise Erdrich

article TOMMY ORANGE: Fighting and winning with Louise Erdrich (3/31/2020)
(USA) -- In February, I was lucky enough to have a conversation with Louise Erdrich — one of my very favorite writers — about her newest novel, The Night...
article BOOK: Author returns with powerful tale of tribal survival (3/22/2020)
(North Dakota) -- Two years ago, Louise Erdrich thought she would never write again. The National Book Award-winning author of “The Round House” and more...
article REVIEW: Power and poise / Erdrich's account of Native American struggles a timely tome (3/21/2020)
(Winnipeg) -- Support for the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs in British Columbia surged across Canada in the past two months as they resisted court orders to...
article BOOK REVIEW: Native American story near to author’s heart (3/15/2020)
(USA) -- At the start of Louise Erdrich’s stunning new novel, “The Night Watchman,” Thomas Wazhushk, Chippewa Council member and night watchman at a...
article BOOK REVIEW: Louise Erdich's New Novel The Night Watchmen Is Monumental (3/9/2020)
(North Dakota) -- Louise Erdrich’s The Night Watchman is a singular achievement even for this accomplished writer. It centers, in part, on Thomas, a security guard...
article INTERVIEW: Louise Erdrich On Her Personal Connection To Native Peoples' 'Fight For Survival' (3/4/2020)
(USA) -- This is FRESH AIR. I'm Dave Davies in for Terry Gross. Our guest today is author Louise Erdrich. In a career going back to the 1970s, she's published 17...
article BOOK REVIEW: Fighting to Save Their Tribe From Termination (3/3/2020)
(New York) -- Early in this banquet of a novel that invites us back into Louise Erdrich’s ongoing Chippewa chronicles, a character on the reservation boasts,...
article BOOK REVIEW: With ‘The Night Watchman,’ Louise Erdrich rediscovers her genius (3/2/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Two years ago, Louise Erdrich thought she would never write again. The National Book Award-winning author of “The Round House” and more...
article BOOK REVIEW: Louise Erdrich’s engrossing new novel will lift your heart (3/1/2020)
(North Dakota) -- Louise Erdrich’s new novel, “The Night Watchman” (Harper, $28.99) is so engrossing, written with such deep affection for the Chippewa...
article BOOK REVIEW: In Louise Erdrich's 'Night Watchman,' tribal and personal history converge (2/29/2020)
(Minnesota) -- Toward the end of Louise Erdrich’s new novel, a character named Thomas Wazhashk heads to Washington, D.C., to testify against a bill. If it passes,...
article Louise Erdrich Retells the Story of Her Grandfather and the Chippewa (sub req) (2/28/2020)
(North Dakota) -- When writing becomes tough, Louise Erdrich likes to turn back to family letters. “We’ve always been a letter-writing family,” the...
article BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Night Watchman’ a new gem of a novel from Louise Erdrich (2/27/2020)
(Florida) -- No one can break your heart and fill it with light all in the same book — sometimes in the same paragraph — quite like Louise Erdrich. She does...
12 Total Articles on this Issue

Sports Betting

article BOOK: "The Great Gamble" gets rave reviews from heaps of Hawkeyes (3/31/2020)
(Iowa) -- David Bluder (husband of Iowa women's basketball coach Lisa Bluder) is getting some fantastic feedback on his new novel, "The Great Gamble."
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...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Crazy Horse

article A legend re-told: the story of Crazy Horse (3/4/2020)
(North Carolina) -- On Feb. 8, William B. Matson and members of the Clown/Crazy Horse family were scheduled to give a talk at the Jackson County Library in Sylva. I...
article Relatives of Crazy Horse put family history in writing (2/16/2020)
(North Carolina) -- Don’t believe what you’ve read about Crazy Horse. That’s the message Floyd Clown Sr. wants to get across to people who think they...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Mille Lacs Band

article Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe and Minnesota Hitorical Society Press to publish books in Ojibwe (3/1/2020)
(Minnesota) -- It is estimated that fewer than 500 people in the United States speak the Ojibwe language. The Mille Lacs Band is seeking to deepen the resources...
1 Article on this Issue

First Nations

article Indigenous students from Cape Breton use animation to bring Mi'kmaw books to life (2/29/2020)
(Canada) -- Elementary and middle school students from First Nations across Cape Breton gathered in Membertou, N.S., for a special project Friday that saw almost 200...
1 Article on this Issue

Card Clubs

article BOOK REVIEW: An Oil Boom, a Missing Body and a Native Woman’s Quest to Find It (2/24/2020)
(New York) -- The Fort Berthold Reservation covers nearly a million acres of rolling hills and prairie in North Dakota and is home to the “Three Affiliated Tribes...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

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,...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

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...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

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-...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

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...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
1 Article 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...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Imagining an Indigenous science-fiction festival for the stay-home era (4/8/2020)
(British Columbia) -- This may come as a surprise, but self-isolating on a Central Ontario First Nation can be quite boring. Especially when you consider that B.C. (...
article The joys of teaching poker to your kids (4/2/2020)
(USA) -- “THE BEAUTY of poker,” writes David Sklansky in the introduction to “The Theory of Poker”, perhaps the best book written about the best...
article BOOK REVIEW: ‘Unworthy Republic’ Takes an Unflinching Look at Indian Removal in the 1830s (3/24/2020)
(New York) -- The steamboat: For many Americans in the 19th century, it was a symbol of power and progress, a triumph of technology that ferried goods and people upriver...
article New book tells the life story of Dakota elder and language keeper Doris Pratt in her own words (3/22/2020)
(Canada) -- The late Dakota Elder Doris Pratt spent most of her life preserving and teaching the Dakota language. Now a new book, Trailblazer in First Nations Education...
article BOOK REVIEW: ‘Yellow Bird’ a worthwhile story of one woman’s search (3/21/2020)
(North Dakota) -- Lissa Yellow Bird provides an unusual protagonist for Sierra Crane Murdoch’s story of the search for Kristopher Clarke, who disappeared on the...
article BOOK REVIEW: New Book Offers a Thorough Look at Cahuilla History (3/17/2020)
(California) -- Author Lowell John Bean, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, California State University in Hayward, is considered by many to be the preeminent scholar...
article Book review: A Thousand Moons by Sebastian Barry (3/12/2020)
(Internet) -- Sebastian Barry won the Costa for Days Without End, in which two ­soldiers from the Union army adopt a little girl from the Lakota tribe. Now the little...
article BOOK: William Harrah: A life in gaming (3/12/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- When Eldorado Resorts and VICI announced in January that they’d sold Harrah’s Reno to a non-casino developer, it marked the end of an era in American...
article BOOK REVIEW: 'Conflicted feelings' led to Minnesota author's book on Native American life post-Wounded Knee (3/10/2020)
(Minnesota) -- David Treuer has lived in the Los Angeles area for a decade, but his cellphone number shows where he really considers home. “I can’t give it...
article BOOK REVIEW: Ghosts, murder, forbidden love roam northern MN in Ojibwe writer's new novel (3/9/2020)
(Minnesota) -- The beginnings of “This Town Sleeps” came to Dennis Staples on a bleary, 2 a.m. car ride. The man who helped Staples come out as gay had...
article BOOK REVIEW: ‘A mesmerising voice that commands your undivided attention’: A Thousand Moons by Sebastian Barry (3/9/2020)
(Wyoming) -- Those familiar with Sebastian Barry’s previous novel Days Without End will know the backstory to his latest. You do not need to have read this Costa...
article Department of Education announces new culturally diverse reading list for 3-K through 8th graders (2/29/2020)
(New York) -- The Department of Education released a new book list yesterday to help make the agency’s recommended reading lists more racially and culturally...
article BOOK REVIEW: For Native Americans, a history of pain — and reasons for hope (2/28/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Sitting in his Washington office 30 years ago, Byron Dorgan, then a Democratic congressman from North Dakota, picked up a copy of the Bismarck...
article BOOK REVIEW: Preserving culture on the tongue: Anton Treuer (2/28/2020)
(New Mexico) -- Cultural values are intrinsic to the Ojibwe language and can’t be separated from the words that are being said, Anton Treuer explains in The...
article BOOK: How A Graphic Novel Resurrected A Forgotten Chapter In American History (2/26/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Ghost River: The Fall and Rise of the Conestoga, a new graphic novel and art exhibit, depicts a gruesome, footnoted event in American history —...
article BOOK: Review: True crime on the reservation, starring an unlikely amateur sleuth (2/19/2020)
(California) -- Lissa Yellow Bird is one of the most fascinating characters I’ve ever read about — and she’s a real person. She has been a terrible...
article Indigenous authors celebrated as readership skyrockets across Canada (2/18/2020)
(British Columbia) -- Tahltan author Cole Pauls has been creating graphic novels for 15 years, but he never dreamed he would see his work alongside that of some of his...
article Tommy Orange Resonates with Arlington Native Americans (2/15/2020)
(Virginia) -- ”I didn’t grow up in a reading family,” Tommy Orange told the group of Arlington residents gathered at the library last fall. “We...
article Action at All Native Basketball tournament creates backdrop for new novel from B.C. author (2/15/2020)
(British Columbia) -- The annual All Native Basketball Tournament, held in Prince Rupert, B.C., is the largest basketball tournament in the province and an important...
article Book Women Podcast dives into writing, editing and publishing Indigenous stories (2/13/2020)
(Alberta) -- Three Métis librarians have teamed up to host a podcast about writing, editing and publishing Indigenous stories. Tanya Ball, Sheila Laroque and Kayla Lar-...

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