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Sports Betting

article BOOK: Poker Skills Can Make Investing Less Like Gambling (7/24/2020)
(New York) -- When “Moneyball” by Michael Lewis 1 was published in 2003, it quickly gained a big following on Wall Street. The book is ostensibly about...
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...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Food Sovereignty

article Red Cliff tribal member inks seasonal foods book (6/30/2020)
(Minnesota) -- A passion for food and reconnecting to his Ojibwe heritage has spurred a member of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians to take pen to...
1 Article on this Issue

Poker

article BOOK REVIEW: How a Writer With a Ph.D. in Psychology Became a Poker Champ (6/27/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Back in my pauper 20s, I found myself at Kentucky’s Churchill Downs racetrack, overheard someone say to always bet on a horse that does a lot of pre...
1 Article on this Issue

Louise Erdrich

article BOOK REVIEW: The Night Watchman (5/23/2020)
(Australia) -- Louise Edrich’s new novel, The Night Watchman, has received wide acclaim for its shimmering setting, strong elegant writing, great characters and...
article BOOK: Holy Simplicity: On Louise Erdrich’s “The Night Watchman” (5/5/2020)
(Internet) -- There is a delightful passage in William J. Barber II’s book The Third Reconstruction in which he talks about how the reality of Jim Crow in America...
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...
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Termination

article BOOK: "Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory" (5/19/2020)
(Indian Country) -- “Unworthy Republic” is an unflinching chronicle of the confiscation of millions of acres of homelands belonging to Native Americans and the expulsion...
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...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

COVID-19

article True Crime in Indian Country: “Yellow Bird” Belongs on Your Quarantine Reading List (5/8/2020)
(Indian Country) -- Since Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder, and a Woman’s Search for Justice in Indian Country was published in late February, it’s been praised as a masterful...
1 Article on this Issue

MMIW

article Tongva Denounce 'Family Guy' Writer Patrick Meagan's "She Kills" (5/7/2020)
(California) -- Weshoyot Alvitre, a Tongva illustrator and comic book artist, and several members of the Tongva tribal community have been working to stop the digital...
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...
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...
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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...
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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...
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...
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Other News

article Patrolling Minneapolis’s Native American History (7/31/2020)
(Minnesota) -- Fourteen years before he killed George Floyd, Derek Chauvin was one of several cops who opened fire on and killed Wayne Reyes Sr., a Native man who was a...
article BOOK: A Native American Coming-of-Age and the Uses of Enchantment (7/31/2020)
(New York) -- James Bird’s THE BRAVE is a bighearted book about Collin. Collin has a few problems. The most pressing is his compulsion to blurt out the number of...
article NAC: Book of the Month: “A Sacred People” (7/30/2020)
(Indian Country) -- In order to know how to decolonize it’s important to know where we came from. This is something that the author Leo Killsback, a citizen of the...
article Food by the Book: Three writers focus on Native Americans (7/22/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- For Oklahoma history buffs, there are two must-read non-fiction selections and two novels for your consideration. First, everywhere one turns, someone is...
article “Warrior Spirit Rising” is story of redemption (7/22/2020)
(Minnesota) -- Listening to Gene Goodsky and his daughter, Dianna, exchange playful teases and laughter over breakfast at T. Pattenn Café in Orr on Sunday, seeing the...
article Memoir by women's advocate and community planner Elaine Alec a story of survival and transformation (7/19/2020)
(Canada) -- Elaine Alec (Syilx-Secwepemc) has made a career of working with First Nations across the country to build stronger communities and organizations. She'd...
article BOOK: ‘I Want To Show The World The American Indians They Don’t Expect’ (7/16/2020)
(California) -- Author Stephen Graham Jones has been writing books for a long time and his new novel from Simon & Schuster called “The Only Good Indians...
article BOOK: A Native horror story re-appropriates a racist trope: the 'Indian curse' (7/15/2020)
(Montana) -- The Blackfeet Nation, one of the largest Native American tribes in the U.S., resides on a 1.5-million-acre reservation in northwest Montana. Though it was...
article The Magic Mountains of the Acoma Pueblo and Thomas Mann (7/6/2020)
(New Mexico) -- In 1912, the young novelist Thomas Mann accompanied his wife, Katia, to the Wald Sanitarium in Davos, Switzerland, so she could receive treatment for...
article BOOK: Stories of cultural resilience in the art of Northwest coastal and Alaska Native people seen in new book (7/4/2020)
(Alaska) -- As a child growing up near Seattle, few things about my regional surroundings were as enchanting to me as the art of Northwest coastal Natives. It adorned...
article Hawaiian language texts key to award winning Hawaiʻi history book (6/30/2020)
(Hawaii) -- A book detailing Native Hawaiians’ experience with colonialism in the 19th century won a first place award by a leading international scholarly...
article 'The Elizabeth Warren of the sci-fi set': Author faces criticism for repeated use of tribal traditions (6/25/2020)
(New Mexico) -- A popular author is facing renewed accusations of cultural appropriation after repeatedly using tribal stories and traditions without consent. In her...
article Shonda Buchanan, author of "Black Indian" ~ Remembering Sister Thomas Welder (6/23/2020)
(USA) -- With the heightened racial tension in the country, we share a special program today from “The Write Question,” which features authors from the...
article Local scholar wins Best First Book in Native American and Indigenous Studies Prize (6/20/2020)
(Hawaii) -- Dr. Noelani Arista, an associate professor of Hawaiian and US history at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, won the Best First Book in Native American and...
article Richard Van Camp and Billy-Ray Belcourt win 2020 Alberta Literary Awards (6/12/2020)
(Alberta) -- Richard Van Camp's Moccasin Square Gardens and Billy-Ray Belcourt's NDN Coping Mechanisms are among the winners for the 2020 Alberta Literary Awards.
article 35 books to read for National Indigenous History Month (6/1/2020)
(Canada) -- June is National Indigenous History Month. Celebrate by reading one of these books by First Nations, Métis and Inuit authors.
article BookExpot 2020: Rebecca Roanhorse Offers Readers a Different Fantasy World (5/25/2020)
(USA) -- Prolific Rebecca Roanhorse (Black Sun, Saga Press, Oct.) has long been a fan of epic fantasy, penning her first such tale in middle school. Her latest, the...
article This graphic novel tells 150 years of Canadian history from an Indigenous perspective (5/7/2020)
(Canada) -- This Place is a graphic novel anthology that examines the 150-plus years of Canadian history since Confederation from the perspective of Indigenous Canadians...
article 'Literary Auntie' Janet Rogers to launch Indigenous publishing house with new poetry collection (5/2/2020)
(Ontario) -- Mohawk/Tuscarora poet Janet Rogers is back in her home territory of Six Nations, Ont., and is opening up her own publishing house. After 25 years of living...
article Book of the Month: “Aurum” by Santee Frazier and “Our Bearings” by Molly McGlennen (4/29/2020)
(Indian Country) -- We celebrate National Poetry Month with two collections from Indigenous poets. We’ll hear from Santee Frazier (Cherokee) about his book “...

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