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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day: Tribes Will Participate

Law Enforcement administration officials for a number of Indian reservations have signed on to support National Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday, October 22. The Drug Enforcement Agency has been encouraging participation in the annual event for years in order to recover prescription drugs from medicine cabinets. The Office of Justice Services in the Bureau of…

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Cherokee Heritage Center’s Sevenstar Gala

The Cherokee Heritage Center hosted the Sevenstar Gala on October 22.  The event is held annually, representing an opportunity to recognize those who help to advance the Cherokee National Historical Society’s mandate to preserve, promote and teach the Cherokee nation’s history and culture. Sevenstar is the Center’s marquee fundraiser. Three prestigious awards were given out: the…

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Therese Martin of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Celebrates 100 Years

Therese Martin is the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s eldest tribal member celebrates her 100 years of life on November 3, 2016. She received kind words and well-wishes, not to mention countless cards and gifts as the community celebrated her 100th birthday. Therese Martin has imparted a lot of things to her community. Not only while she served…

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Navajo Nation Reeling Under the Scope of COVID-19

Reservation existence is tough. And that’s under the best of circumstances. The 2020 assault of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has compounded the difficulty of rez life and Navajo Nation is reeling. There are more than 100 deaths reported, more than 3,000 cases confirmed at this point. Yes, the incidence of of both death and illness is extreme….

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The Past & Present of Native American Activist Leonard Peltier

The case of Leonard Peltier is perhaps one of the most prominent modern examples of the continued wrongs wrought against the American Indians by the United States Government. He has been incarcerated since 1976 for the unconfirmed killing of two FBI agents. The evidence against him, as you will see, is both circumstantial and supported…

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Do You Understand How Native American Team Names Became Popular in the World of U.S. Sports?

As a lifelong fan of sports in America, I’m fascinated by the way we select team names. And as a Native American, I am particularly curious about the way organized sports references American Indian by name and mascot. In fact, I played a number of sports at a high school whose team identity was the…

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Native American Burial Grounds Believed to Date Back to Prehistoric Age: Fully Preserved

In June of 2016 a recreational diving trip just off Florida’s Manasota Key discovered what is believed to be human remains.  The bones rested in Gulf of Mexico waters about 21 feet below sea level. The diver reported the finding to state of Florida officials who opened an archaeological investigation shortly thereafter. As it turns…

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‘Protectors’ At Dakota Access Pipeline Disrupted by Police

About 300 protectors from the Oceti Sakowin, Red Warrior, and Sacred Stone camps, along with other supporters from some surrounding camps, decided that strong prayers were needed at the site where construction continues on the Dakota Access Pipeline. “WE CAME HERE TODAY TO OFFER PRAYERS TO OUR CREATOR TO STOP THIS CONSTRUCTION, AND TO HAVE…