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Native Voices

article Opinion: Indigenous people don't need sanction of 'settler saviours' (6/22/2017)
(British Columbia) -- From the inquiry on murdered and missing indigenous women and girls to pipelines to the legacies of the Indian residential school system, water...
article Point of View: Looking white and being Aboriginal (6/22/2017)
(Labrador) -- It was a beautiful summer day in downtown St. John's; my friend was working a food truck and on my way to work, I'd often stop to say hello, maybe...
article MAILHOT: Native Women Brilliance: Let’s Start With My Mother (6/16/2017)
(Indiana) -- My mother spoke herself into the world. I can’t speak her story, but I can say I witnessed how she declared her own brilliance and conjured a new life...
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Residential Schools

article Researcher calls for public inquiry into medical experimentation on students not compensated in settlement agreement (6/22/2017)
(Canada) -- After he published his research in 2013 exposing medical experimentation on students at residential schools involving withholding of certain foods, the...
article First Nations students explore residential school history in film (6/21/2017)
(British Columbia) -- A group of Grade 11 students from Lil'Wat First Nation in B.C. are exploring the experiences of residential school survivors — some of...
article Manitoba Mé​tis honour their own residential, day school survivors (6/20/2017)
(Manitoba) -- A garden of red paper hearts was planted outside the Manitoba Mé​tis Federation Tuesday to remind Winnipeggers of the suffering Mé​tis residential and day-...
article 12 Images From Carlisle Indian Industrial School (6/16/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- With the digitization of Carlisle Indian Industrial School information thanks to Dickinson College of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, a treasure trove of...
article Former Native Boarding School Celebrates Annual Father’s Day Pow Wow (6/16/2017)
(Nevada) -- The Stewart Indian School is embracing its ‘living legacy’ with their Father’s Day Pow Wow which takes place this weekend June 16 through...
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First Nations Politics

article Original Treaty 7 document on public display at Fort Calgary (6/21/2017)
(Calgary) -- Visitors to Fort Calgary can now see the original copy of Treaty 7. The nine-page document has been kept in storage in Ottawa, but Library and Archives...
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Canadian Land Issues

article Malii: Beyond appropriation of our culture, the most important fight is for our land (6/20/2017)
(Canada) -- There has been a lot of talk in Canada lately about cultural appropriation of Indigenous stories and imagery. This is a conversation that actually goes back...
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Bears Ears

article Beyond Division: American Indians Unite to Create Bears Ears (6/19/2017)
(Utah) -- Sitting on the ground, in a grass clearing surrounded by ponderosa pines, in the shadow of the Bears Ears butte, Angelo Baca speaks first of his grandmother....
article Check out the new book of Native American voices about Bears Ears (6/19/2017)
(Utah) -- An important new collection of Native American writers essaying the cultural significance of Utah's Bears Ears landscape will be launched with two Utah...
article Interior Secretary to make proposal on Bears Ears monument in test for protected land (6/10/2017)
(Utah) -- U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is due to make a recommendation to the White House on Saturday on whether to rescind or resize Utah’s Bears Ears...
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Land Issues

article Rappahannock Tribe Regains Land at Fones Cliffs (6/19/2017)
(Virginia) -- You've likely have heard the story of Captain John Smith's famous encounter with the Rappahannock Tribe. While exploring the Rappahannock River,...
article It Happened Here: Treaty of 1855 took land, created the Yakama Nation (6/5/2017)
(Washington) -- One hundred sixty-two years ago this week on June 9, U.S. government officials and 14 Native American leaders gathered in Walla Walla to sign a document...
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LGBT News

article What being two-spirit means to Indigenous elder Ma-Nee Chacaby (6/19/2017)
(Canada) -- Ma-Nee Chacaby is a two-spirit Ojibwa-Cree elder. She uses the term "two-spirit" to mean she carries both a male and a female spirit inside. Even...
article Inside Colombia's Public Beauty Pageant for Indigenous Trans Women [video] (6/16/2017)
(Colombia) -- "In this episode of Miscellania, our colleagues over at Vice Colombia explore the indigenous queer community at an Amazonian beauty pageant."
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Choctaw Tribe

article Choctaw Chief to visit sculpture that commemorates his nation's generosity during Irish famine (6/18/2017)
(Ireland) -- In 1847, the Native American Choctaw people collected money for the Irish famine, despite living in conditions of starvation and poverty themselves. They...
article Sculpture marks Choctaw generosity to Irish famine victims (6/17/2017)
(Ireland) -- Native American Choctaw leaders have arrived in Ireland to unveil a sculpture celebrating the financial contribution made by the tribe to starving Irish...
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Cultural Appropriation

article Native Americans walk out of Wyoming play with stereotypes (6/18/2017)
(Wyoming) -- Native American high school students attending a summer program at the University of Wyoming walked out of the college's production of "The...
article The U.N. Is Moving To Make Cultural Appropriation Not Just Offensive, But Illegal (6/17/2017)
(Switzerland) -- United Nations delegates are finally addressing an issue that has been pushed by indigenous groups since 2001: cultural appropriation. 189 countries are...
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Mascot Issue

article Catholic university picks new nickname, dropping ‘Crusaders’ (6/18/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- A Roman Catholic university in Pennsylvania has dropped the Crusaders for the Golden Wolves. Alvernia University in Reading announced the name change...
article OP/ED: Letter: Opposes bill to ban Native American mascots (6/18/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- I write to express my opposition to the state Legislature’s Bill S. 291. I grew up in Connecticut near the Quinebaug River on a 180-acre farm...
article Involves Tewksbury’s Redmen: Mascot bill heard at State House this week (6/10/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts lawmakers are weighing whether to ban the use of Native American mas­cots in public schools — a proposal that drew strong...
article Little support, long odds seen for anti-mascot bill (6/10/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- Debate over a ban on Native American mascots in Massachusetts public schools is playing out in a commonwealth with an Indian name, with an Indian on...
article Massachusetts lawmakers debate bill that would ban Native American mascots in schools (6/9/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- During a public hearing on Tuesday, Massachusetts lawmakers debated a bill that would ban the use of Native American mascots in public schools. The...
article Rosenberg opposes statewide ban on Native American school mascots (6/9/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- Senate President Stanley Rosenberg this week staked out a position against a statewide ban against Native American mascots as school mascots, saying...
article Massachusetts bill would ban Native American school mascots (6/3/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- A bill that would ban the use of Native American mascots in public schools in Massachusetts is heading to a public hearing.
article State legislature to discuss Native American mascots ban (6/3/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- The state legislature is about to tackle the sensitive issue of banning Native American mascots at Massachusetts public schools. The bill defines a...
article Residents react to Native American mascot debate (6/3/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- It’s been an on-going debate across the country – whether sports teams should use Native American mascots. Lawmakers will have the final...
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Cherokee Nation

article Tribe honors organizations with Community Impact Awards (6/17/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Nearly 500 representatives of the 24 at-large and 136 in-jurisdiction Cherokee organizations traveled to Tulsa for the Cherokee Nation's 13th Annual...
article Expert offers tips for tracing Indian ancestry (6/10/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Individuals who want to learn whether they have American Indian ancestry should start with themselves, according to of Wilson Seawright, archivist and...
article How Did I Miss That? Cherokee T-Shirts and Vulture Culture (6/9/2017)
(New York) -- The Cherokee Nation throws a big party every year on Labor Day weekend called the Cherokee National Holiday, and the population of Tahlequah—about 16...
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Navajo Nation

article Ghost Adventures makes controversial trip to Skinwalker Canyon in the Navajo Nation (6/17/2017)
(Arizona) -- This week on Ghost Adventures, Zak Bagans and the team head to Navajo Nation lands where they investigate Ojo Amarillo, also known as Skinwalker Canyon. Ojo...
article Navajo rug expert to give free advice this weekend in SLC (6/10/2017)
(Utah) -- A Navajo-rug expert is offering to help people in Utah with their culturally signifihttps://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/central/cant works of art. For free....
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Pokagon Band

article Hobart Water Festival celebrates Native American dances, rituals (6/17/2017)
(Michigan) -- Dressed in ceremonial regalia, members of the Pokagon band of Potawatomi Indians on Saturday performed traditional dances as a circle of men from the tribe...
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Quinault Indian Nation

article Quinault Tribal Museum Curator and Artist Leilani Jones-Chubby Preserves Quinault Cultural Heritage (6/17/2017)
(Washington) -- Twenty-five years ago, as part of the movement to revive the culture of the Quinault people, Leilani Jones-Chubby was hired to set up a museum. With...
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Sixties Scoop

article Minister says damages for 60’s Scoop will be dealt with on case by case basis (6/16/2017)
(Ontario) -- Canada’s Minister of Indigenous Affairs Carolyn Bennett told the House of Commons Thursday that the damages awarded to Ontario 60’s scoop...
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Spokane Tribe

article Rob Curley: Spokane Indians and tribe form unique Cooperstown combination (6/15/2017)
(Washington) -- A Spokane Indians jersey is now in Cooperstown. And not just temporarily there. It’s a permanent part of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and...
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Chumash Tribe

article Continuing search for bodies reveals mass grave at Mission Santa Inés (6/11/2017)
(California) -- Scientific instruments discovered what appears to be a mass grave -- jumbled bones and other items scattered throughout the cemetery on the north side of...
article Prehistoric Native American Site Discovered Off the California Coast (6/9/2017)
(California) -- From human remains more than 13,000 years old to the earliest middens and fishhooks in North America, the Channel Islands National Park off the...
article Ancient Native American site found on Channel Islands (6/6/2017)
(California) -- A project to rehabilitate a 19th century ranch house on one of the Channel Islands off Southern California has led to the discovery of another ancient...
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Missing Women Crisis

article 'Trying to keep that momentum going': Missing and murdered indigenous women walk marks tenth anniversary (6/11/2017)
(Alberta) -- The signs covered the front steps of Edmonton City Hall, left there for safekeeping while the loved ones of the women in the pictures prayed and listened to...
article 'A sense of hope': Edmonton march honours MMIW (6/11/2017)
(Alberta) -- Melanie Dene remembers walking down an Edmonton street when a car pulled up and the man inside asked: "How much?" Dene, who was 16 at the time,...
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Tulalip Tribe

article 10 Things You Should Know About the Tulalip Tribes (6/9/2017)
(Washington) -- That the culture and identity of the people of the Tulalip Tribes survived the allotment era, the boarding school era and the termination era is a...
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Coeur d’Alene Tribe

article GUEST ACCESS / How the Coeur d'Alene Casino is trying to connect visitors with tribal culture and the land (6/8/2017)
(Idaho) -- Dancing, drumming, singing, regalia, storytelling. They're not just vital to many tribal cultures; they're sacred. That makes for challenges in...
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Seminole Tribe

article Guarding history: Seminole Indian tribe to celebrate anniversary (6/7/2017)
(Florida) -- Keepers of the tribal pride, with a long history of service to their country, four brave warriors will be remembered on June 17, as the Absentee Seminole...
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Pala Tribe

article Southwest Renaissance man champions local tribe (6/6/2017)
(California) -- Charles Fletcher Lummis may be one of the lesser known, but more interesting characters in Temecula Valley history. A cultural Renaissance man when it...
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Trail of Tears

article What is the Trail of Tears? (6/6/2017)
(Illinois) -- In 1830, President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act, which gave the federal government authority to swap fertile, native-held land east of the...
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Code Talkers

article Community celebrates Navajo veteran’s 93rd birthday (6/4/2017)
(Utah) -- Samuel Tom Holiday, one of the last surviving World War II Navajo code talkers, celebrated his 93rd birthday surrounded by friends and hundreds of community...
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Other News

article Celebrating Centuries of Indigenous Country (6/22/2017)
(Ottawa) -- Today began in Pukaskwa National Park, 1,878 square kilometers of protected lands, with a blessing in a language that has echoed for centuries along the...
article 2017 Native American Hall of Honor inductees named (6/22/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Five Native Americans who have gone above and beyond in representing their tribe and culture will be recognized in the 2017 North Dakota Native...
article American Indians in the space program to be honored on 2019 US dollar coin (6/22/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The United States Mint will recognize the important roles that Native Americans have held within the U.S. space program with the release of a dollar...
article Battle of Turners Falls discussion at NMH tonight (6/22/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- A panel of scholars and archeologists will be discussing the conflict between Native Americans and settlers known as either the Peskeomskut massacre...
article Chief Cornstalk tells often overlooked story (6/22/2017)
(Ohio) -- An American audience learned Wednesday about an often-overlooked part of American history thanks to Chief Cornstalk, performed by scholar Dan Cutler, at Ohio...
article College students excavate Native American site (6/22/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Area college students are digging up hundreds of Native American artifacts in the Coulee Region. The saying "One man's trash is another man's treasure"...
article Couple find the largest ever intact Native American canoe measuring 33 feet and dating back 1,000 years after noticing it poking out of the mud on a Louisiana riverbank (6/22/2017)
(UK) -- Two people walking along a riverbank stumbled across an ancient Native American dugout canoe thought to be up to 1,000 years old. Robert Cornett and Jeanna...
article ISU archaeological team digs through Native American village (6/22/2017)
(Illinois) -- An archaeological team, made up of professionals and Illinois State University students, is working at the site of a Native American village that dates...
article Jonathan Kay on the tyranny of Twitter: How mob censure is changing the intellectual landscape (6/22/2017)
(Canada) -- A journalist friend of mine recently attended his four-year-old daughter’s year-end dance recital here in Toronto. “Every dance was in some way...
article Pride Month Photos: 40 Years of Native Pride with Felipe Rose of the Village People (6/22/2017)
(Virginia) -- Felipe Rose says he can hardly believe it’s been forty years since he first was dancing at a nightclub in New York’s Greenwich Village and was approached...
article Mexican women lead initiatives to rescue native tongues (6/22/2017)
(Mexico) -- When Gabriela Badillo traveled to Mérida, Yucatán, more than a decade ago, she encountered children who were timid about speaking the Mayan language.
article What does 'I Am Indigenous' mean to you? (6/21/2017)
(Canada) -- As the country readies to celebrate Canada 150, Canadians from coast to coast to coast are gearing up for a massive party. But the roots and culture of...
article UW-La Crosse students get hands-on experience at local Native American site (6/21/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- You can tell a lot about a society by what it throws away. As part of a five-week summer field experience course this summer, University of Wisconsin-La...
article 'A historic day': Algonquin tribal flags raised at home of German ambassador (6/21/2017)
(Ottawa) -- From the barricades to the boardroom, it’s become common to start events in Ottawa with an acknowledgment that the gathering is on “traditional unceded...
article A Native Village In Alaska Where The Past Is Key To The Future (6/21/2017)
(Alaska) -- What does it mean to lose your land, your language, and your heritage? For Alaska Natives, these are existential threats. On a trip to Southeast Alaska, I...
article B.C. icon Chief Dan George celebrated in new museum exhibit (6/21/2017)
(British Columbia) -- A new museum exhibit in North Vancouver honours the work and legacy of one of British Columbia's most recognized Indigenous leaders: Chief Dan...
article My language, my heart (6/21/2017)
(Canada) -- Inuinnaqtun could be gone within two generations — four Inuit women are doing something about it
article Native Americans undertaking cross-country journey pass through Jeffersonville (6/21/2017)
(Indiana) -- A group of several dozen people, including representatives from Native American tribes across the country, passed through Jeffersonville on Monday on the...
article Rare Ghost Dance artifacts on display at Montana museum (6/21/2017)
(Montana) -- The centerpiece of a new exhibit at the Yellowstone County Museum is a Ghost Dance shirt made for a son of Sitting Bull, but Kathy Barton’s favorite piece...
article Your 2 Cents: Showcasing OK's Native American History (6/21/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Steve Lackmeyer from The Oklahoman, the top reporter on all things downtown, took exception to my wanting to name the downtown park Land Run Park, calling...

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