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Federal Judge Says South Dakota Officials Violated Native American Families' Rights

12 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

Two of the state's largest tribes win class action lawsuit alleging that the state routinely put their children in foster care without due process

When Is Fashion Going To Stop Appropriating From Native American Culture?

Native American activist Kim TallBear weighs in on DSquared2's offensive #DSquaw show and fashion's obsession with Aboriginal people. Read more...

Reflections from Rosebud Reservation

This past week, I joined 11 other medical students from the University of Chicago in volunteering at a Lakota Native American reservation in Rosebud, South Dakota. We spent some of our time volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, and some time shadowing physicians at the local Indian Health Service (IHS) hospital. Show More Summary

Rest for the King, No Rest for Native Americans

Written by Chip Colwell Today, the King of England will be deposited back into the earth. The public ceremony will be respectful and uncontroversial. Archaeologists will not write angry editorials, sign petitions or organize protests about Richard III, who died 530 years ago. Richard III's body was a treasure house for science and history. Show More Summary

Tribes See Name on Oregon Maps as Being Out of Bounds

3 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

Several place names in eastern Oregon include the word “squaw,” which Native Americans say is offensive. An effort to change the names has been long and difficult.

Native American Tribe–With Tax Exempt Casinos–Has Nation’s First Junk Food Tax

Junk food taxes are sin taxes to control behavior, but they also raise revenue. With obesity, diabetes and other problems on the rise, junk food taxes are hardly a novel concept. But they have been hard fought and harder to pass. Not anymore. Ironically, a tax exempt Native American Tribe, the Navajo Nation, is the first jurisdiction […]

Colorado Lawmakers Use Slideshow With N-Word When Pushing Bill For Native American Mascot Ban

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Two Colorado representatives upset fellow lawmakers this week when they presented a slideshow filled with racist images and slurs at a House Education Committee meeting. Democratic Reps. Joe Salazar and Jovan Melton presented the images...Show More Summary

The Spiritual Healing of the Native American Flute

The Native American flute is one of the most mystical instruments available to people. Its wonderful, spiritual voice carries the power of spiritual healing to everyone who is willing to benefit from it. And you don’t have to be a Native...Show More Summary

Can Native American Groups Combat Obesity By Returning To Indigenous Diets?

How Native American communities are taking food sovereignty into their own hands. The post Can Native American Groups Combat Obesity By Returning To Indigenous Diets? appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Western NY School District Drops Native American Slur, Prompting Protests

The Lancaster Central School District voted last week to stop using a familiar anti-Native American epithet as its team name and its mascot, a decision met with opposition from its community.

Ganjapreneurs on the Reservation

6 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

Welcome to the new frontier of Native American weed.

US Tribal Nations Plan 11 Energy Projects With DOE

Eleven Native American communities are planning to implement renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies on tribal lands, thanks to competitively bid acceleration grants from the US Department of Energy. The tribal nations energy...Show More Summary

How to Attract Teachers to Poor, Rural Schools

Last spring, Sam Bruner, the principal of two small schools on a Native American reservation in rural Pryor, Montana, knew he needed to hire two teachers for the upcoming school year. So he drove two hours west to a job fair in Bozeman, where he set up his table and then watched as a stampede of job-hunting teachers passed him by. Show More Summary

Native American Women Still Don’t Have Access to OTC Emergency Contraception

It's been two years since the FDA made certain types of emergency contraception available without a prescription to women of all ages, but Indian Health Service has yet to update its policy. Image: Shutterstock The post Native American Women Still Don’t Have Access to OTC Emergency Contraception appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Toy Blocks Teach Kids to Be Hipsters Early

Because everyone knows the ticket to cooltown is being just like your parents, new hipster moms and dads everywhere can now inculcate their kids with a fervent love for yoga, moustaches, and Native American culture biting from day one. Show More Summary

DOE Helps Military Vets, Native Americans Go Solar

The Department of Energy is zooming in on U.S. military veterans and Native Americans as the Obama administration continues its effort to spur green job creation and deployment of solar energy.

Native American Tribes Eye Marijuana Business—With Their Tax-Free Gaming Advantage

Native American Tribes are tax-exempt, and that helps make their casino operations lucrative. Now, tribes are poised to enter marijuana businesses, where taxes are a growing problem.

A Native American Painter’s Modernist Exploits, Recognized at Last

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

MINNESOTA — Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison, now on view at the Minnesota History Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota, is a disarmingly beautiful exhibition.

The Centuries-Old Buffalo Recipe Transforming a Troubled Community

The buffalo was once everything to Native Americans. On a reservation in South Dakota, a healthy-snack company believes it can be again.

Momentous Native American Ruins

I have been lucky to visit some of the Native American ruins around the state of Arizona. I am constantly amazed on how the remnants of these communities have stood the test of time for thousands of centuries. The Hohokam, Salado, Sinagua, and other ancient tribes build these places from the materials found in the areas where they lived. Show More Summary

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