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#ThereIsHope – Suicide Prevention and Awareness on the Pine Ridge

The Pine Ridge Reservation, a place that is often painted as one of the most impoverished, unhealthy and downright ugly places that you can imagine, whose 28,000 residents call this place home and choose not only to overlook the negative, but also to do what they can to make it...

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Idle No More Global Day of Action

Idle No More has called for a Global Day of Action on Oct 7 - #Oct7Proclaim   October 7, 1763, marked the signing of the British Royal Proclamation, an historic document that legally mandated Canada to recognize Indigenous land rights.  250 years later, on October 7, 2013... Idle No More...

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Haskell Junior to join hotshot crew in Arizona, again!

Nick Cesare (22), a junior at Haskell Indian Nations University, Lawrence, KS heads out today to join a specialized “hotshot” firefighter crew, based in Logan, UT…again!   Cesare fought wildfires with one of the highly trained hotshot crews for three months last year and has been waiting for the day...

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Native American on Big Brother

Jeremy McGuire is one of the new house guests on the CBS show Big Brother. During the premiere episode last night Jeremy mentioned he was from the Cherokee. He currently works at a boat shop in Texas. Are you watching Big Brother? How do you think Jeremy will do? Jeremy's...

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Obama Establishes White House Council on Native American Affairs

The White House has released an executive order establishing the White House Council on Native American Affairs. From the order: The United States recognizes a government-to-government relationship, as well as a unique legal and political relationship, with federally recognized tribes. This relationship is set forth in the Constitution of the...

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Eagle Feather Causes Trouble At Graduation Again

According to Indian Country Today, another student has been asked to remove an eagle feather during graduation.  Sky Walkingstick of the Eastern Band of Cherokee was told to remove the feather before graduation.  The Assistant Principal of JB Pennington High School Steven Bryson told Sky to remove feather from his...

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Free Email Series: What to Expect at Your First Pow Wow