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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...
article New book about Standing Rock written from child's perspective (8/25/2018)
(Indiana) -- A boy who visited the Standing Rock camp with his mother and younger sister in 2016 has written about his experience in a new children's book published...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Food Sovereignty

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...
1 Article on this Issue

MMIW

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...
article 5 Books About Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Canada (5/11/2018)
(North Canada) -- For the last few months, I have basically altogether stopped watching TV. It wasn’t intentional. However, I have found myself filling my time...
3 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 —...
1 Article on this Issue

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....
1 Article on this Issue

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...
article 2-spirit Cree advocate encourages young people with release of new book (8/25/2018)
(Canada) -- A two-spirit advocate in the James Bay region of Quebec is hoping to make a difference in the lives of Indigenous youth and to encourage them to speak up...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

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 "...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
article Blackfeet author's book a tribute to her father's wisdom (6/13/2018)
(Montana) -- With her father no longer around to tell traditional stories and profess his faith in person, Wanda Bear Medicine-Peterson of Browning decided to pass on...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Cherokee Nation

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...
article Oklahoman book review: 'Where the Dead Sit Talking' by Brandon Hobson (5/13/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma author Brandon Hobson, a member of the Cherokee Nation Tribe, is both a teacher of writing and an accomplished author.
2 Total Articles on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

Residential Schools

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...
article Orange Shirt Day founder writes children's book about residential school experience (9/3/2018)
(Canada) -- Residential school survivor Phyllis (Jack) Webstad is publishing a children's book about her experience at residential school and the story behind Orange...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
article Romantic or racist? Perceptions shift on 'Little House on the Prairie' (7/9/2018)
(South Dakota) -- When a beloved children’s classic contains racism, it raises questions about how best to respect child readers and provide them with the tools to...
article William Shatner Feuding With Native Americans Over Children's Book Award (7/9/2018)
(Hollywood) -- William Shatner, best known for his role as Star Trek’s Captain Kirk, has been busy crafting another legacy composed of outrageous Twitter feuds....
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Osage Tribe

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...
article REVIEW: Theft of land and oil resources (8/19/2018)
(Jordan) -- It is common knowledge that the United States was founded on a genocidal campaign which decimated Native Americans and dispossessed them of their land, (...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Passamaquoddy Tribe

article BLOG: An Upriver Passamaquoddy by Allen Sockabasin is Inspiring (8/29/2018)
(Maine) -- An Upriver Passamaquoddy, published by Tilbury House, is both inspiring and troubling. But I must begin by thanking Allen Sockabasin for writing this book...
1 Article on this Issue

Freedman

article "Growing Up with the Country: Family, Race, and Nation after the Civil War" (7/31/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- Our guest on ST is Kendra Taira Field, an assistant professor of history and director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at Tufts University...
1 Article on this Issue

AIM

article American Indian Movement Leader to Speak in Tucson (7/16/2018)
(Arizona) -- It’s been half a century since Clyde Bellecourt founded the American Indian Movement, which has worked to protect the rights of Native Americans...
1 Article on this Issue

Native Voices

article Nebula Award-winning author Rebecca Roanhorse is indigenizing the future of science fiction and fantasy (7/3/2018)
(California) -- Rebecca Roanhorse is still excited after she won a Nebula Award for her first-ever short story, "Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience."...
article Tommy Orange and the New Native Renaissance (6/30/2018)
(California) -- On a June afternoon, Tommy Orange, author of There There, one of this summer’s breakout books, stood at the foot of the stage at the Fellowship of...
article Tommy Orange: ‘There’s a monolithic version of what a Native American is supposed to be’ (6/30/2018)
(New Mexico) -- The Native American novelist on the many voices of his bestselling debut, his own personal canon and the fear of tokenism in publishing.
article Santa Fe author pens tale of indigenous futurism (6/23/2018)
(New Mexico) -- The world as we know it has ended — or at least it has at the beginning of the new book Trail of Lightning. The debut novel focuses on the Navajo...
article Opinion: My father’s name (6/15/2018)
(Canada) -- With a last name like Orange you can imagine I’ve given some thought to names and what they mean. Kids weren’t mean about my name growing up...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article The heroine of the Navajo Nation (6/22/2018)
(Arizona) -- Rebecca Roanhorse’s debut novel, Trail of Lightning (Saga Press), is set in a post-apocalyptic future, after the Big Water has flooded all earthly...
1 Article on this Issue

Red Lake Tribe

article A tale told in two languages: Drawing inspiration from Red Lake, new children’s book written in Ojibwe and English (6/9/2018)
(Minnesota) -- Even with a name like Brenda Child, the idea of writing a children's book was out of the ordinary. As a historian and professor of American Studies at...
1 Article on this Issue

CSKT

article Book on the the founding history of Salish Kootenai College released (6/7/2018)
(Montana) -- President Sandra Boham of Salish Kootenai College, is pleased to announce the publication of a history of the first 34 years of Salish Kootenai College:...
1 Article on this Issue

Quapaw Tribe

article Quapaw Tribal Library to receive new books (5/21/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw Tribal Library will receive new books about the history of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma. A reception is slated from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the...
1 Article on this Issue

Sports Betting

article Sports Betting: Best Books About Sports, Gaming, And Gambling (5/11/2018)
(USA) -- Gambling and sports betting have increasingly become popular activities for many people. To further make it easier for bettors, online casinos provide the added...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Review of debut novel by Native author Tommy Orange (6/18/2019)
(South Dakota) -- There There by Tommy Orange (Vintage, $16) is given a little squib in the New York Review of Books and is said to be polyphonic debut novel about a...
article Dene resilience in the life and times of Antoine Mountain (6/1/2019)
(Northwest Territories) -- The life and times of Antoine Mountain, a well-regarded Dene artist, covered a remarkable era of social and political change. Mountain is also...
article This Indigenous educator launched her own publishing company to release her first book (5/27/2019)
(British Columbia) -- A northern B.C. educator wants to dismantle the barriers blocking Indigenous women like her from entering the world of business. Leona Prince wrote...
article REVIEW: Where Did the Indigenous Community Mothers Go? (5/26/2019)
(Washington) -- I have spent the past two decades researching and writing biographies of nineteenth century indigenous women who married and lived in a cluster of cross-...
article McCullough's new book on pioneers' history draws criticism (5/18/2019)
(USA) -- David McCullough is one of the country’s most beloved historians, known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning biographies of Harry Truman and John Adams,...
article BOOK: ‘Girl Gone Missing’ riveting mystery, tale of tribal hardships (5/17/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Renee Blackbear is a regular at the bars and pool halls that line the streets of Fargo-Moorhead as well as the farm towns along the Red River. She chain-...
article BOOK REVIEW: ‘Girl Gone Missing’ riveting mystery, tale of tribal hardships (5/16/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Renee Blackbear is a regular at the bars and pool halls that line the streets of Fargo-Moorhead as well as the farm towns along the Red River. She...
article Book talk to focus on environmental conflicts in Native American history (5/14/2019)
(California) -- More than 1.5 billion acres of land have been taken from Native Americans, according to a study by Slate Magazine. Amid the virtual normalization of this...
article Author Tommy Orange brings new voice to the Native American experience (5/13/2019)
(New Hampshire) -- “We know the sound of the freeway better than we do rivers, the howl of distant trains better than wolf howls, we know the smell of gas and...
article BLOG: When Professional Associations (like the International Literacy Assoc) Fail... (5/9/2019)
(USA) -- Yesterday I saw a tweet about the International Reading Association's blog post, #ILAchat: Why Students Need #OwnVoices Stories. I clicked on it and saw...
article Meet the women who battled tuberculosis in Indian country (5/8/2019)
(California) -- By the turn of the 20th century, tuberculosis rates across much of the U.S. were in steady decline. But in some communities, the struggle to fight the...
article Local author Knick writes a tale about ‘Healing’ (5/6/2019)
(North Carolina) -- There is an old saying, “Once in the dark you may see the light.” That happened to Stan Knick as Hurricane Matthew pummeled Robeson...
article Innu elder's book, I Keep the Land Alive, a keepsake for future generations (5/5/2019)
(Labrador) -- Entering a packed house Thursday at the Lawrence O'Brien Arts Centre, Innu elder Elizabeth Penashue received warm applause for her book, Nitinikiau...
article Author David Treuer on rewriting the Native American narrative (5/2/2019)
(USA) -- Traditionally, movies and books about Native American life have focused on tragedy and defeat. Now, a new work of history and reporting urges readers to...
article History of Aboriginal archaeology wins Book of the Year at NSW Premier's Literary Awards (4/29/2019)
(Australia) -- Billy Griffiths has won Book of the Year for his history of Australian archaeology, at the NSW Premier's Literary Awards announced on Monday night.
article Tanya Tagaq shortlisted for $60K Amazon Canada First Novel Award for Split Tooth (4/27/2019)
(Canada) -- Split Tooth by Tanya Tagaq is among the six debut novels shortlisted for the Amazon Canada First Novel Award, which comes with a grand prize of $60,000. The...
article 'There There' author to speak at Spokane Community College (4/23/2019)
(Washington) -- The author of the New York Times bestselling novel “There There” will be speaking at Spokane Community College on Wednesday evening. Tommy...
article Writers on a New England Stage: Tommy Orange (4/23/2019)
(New Hampshire) -- With a dazzling debut novel and a wave of critical accolades to his name, Tommy Orange comes to New Hampshire to share stories of the Native American...
article In "Bitterroot," a Native transracial adoptee explores identity, race, and belonging (4/23/2019)
(Washington) -- On this edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with oral historian Susan Devan Harness about her book Bitterroot: A Salish Memoir of Transracial...
article Book Talk: The Story of the Massachuset Tribe (4/19/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Ed Quill, an author and former journalist at the Boston Globe, will read from and discuss his new book, When Last the Glorious Light: Lay of the...

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