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New Investigation Shines Light on Historic Rate of Violence Against Native Americans

Kandi Mossett, an activist who grew up on a reservation in North Dakota and has been fighting the Dakota Access pipeline there, told Rewire, “We don’t need a report to tell us what we have known for decades. We’ve been talking about it long before these reports. Show More Summary

Shailene Woodley Penned a Letter About Her Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Arrest

“The Dakota Access Pipeline, my friends, is not another time to ignore, mistreat and turn a blind eye to Native Americans.”

‘Lions Hunting Zebras’: Ex-Wells Fargo Bankers Describe Abuses

In legal filings and statements, former employees of the bank said immigrants, older adults, college students and Native Americans were targeted for fake accounts.

Audio: Democratic Candidate Calls for Permanent Native American Member of the Public Service Commission

Republican Public Service Commissioner Julie Fedorchak, left, is competing with Democratic challenger Marlo Hunte-Beaubrun, right, for another term on the Public Service Commission. Yesterday on the radio show I hosted a debate between...Show More Summary

How The Miami Tribe Is Bringing Its Language Back From The Dead

“The last native speaker of Myaamia died in the 1960s. The language had been spoken by the Myaamia people, Native Americans who originally lived in what is now Indiana. Also known as the Miami, they were forcibly relocated twice in the 19th century, and ended up scattered throughout the Midwest and beyond … By the […]

American visitors to Iceland set to OUTNUMBER the native population this year

Visitor numbers to Iceland have grown threefold since 2010, due to new low-cost flight routes and alluring photographs flooding social media. The country is particularly popular with US tourists.

Woman Who’s Life Is A Fraud Says Republicans Created The “Rigged Election” Myth

This is cute. Senator Elizabeth Warren, who spent her life getting all sorts of perks by claiming to have Native American heritage falsely, now has a funny opinion piece in

News Briefs for October 1, 2016

The Arizona State Capitol launches the Arizona State Knowledge Center; IMLS issues Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program and Native American Library Services Enhancement Grants; Video Veracity and Serendipity Films receive an NEH award to help complete "Free for All: Inside the Public Library"; and more News in Brief from the October 1, 2016 issue of Library Journal.

Timeout called in Redskins name case

A court agreed to postpone case pitting the NFL team against groups of Native Americans who find the team’s name insulting.

Judge Rejects 'Riot' Charges Against Journalist Amy Goodman for Covering North Dakota Pipeline Protest

Click here for reuse options! In a win for First Amendment rights. On Monday, a North Dakota judge refused to authorize riot charges against award-winning journalist Amy Goodman for her reporting on an attack against Native American-led anti-pipeline protesters. Show More Summary

It's Time to Look for Lagniappe

Lagniappe. A rather unique custom, originating in Louisiana....a mixture of words of French Creole and Native Americans that means a "little something extra", usually from a vendor of some sort. If you bought a cake from a pastry shop, the baker might toss a couple of extra cookies in a small bag as "lagniappe" unexpected gift. Show More Summary

Could America Get Even Uglier?

Racism, nativism, and anti-Semitism are disturbingly apparent in this year’s presidential race. But what comes after November 8 could disrupt American democracy itself.

U.S. Muslims Become More Socially Liberal As Muslim Immigration Rises

In my post last week, I demonstrated using surveys mostly from Gallup and Pew Research Center that Muslim Americans are rapidly abandoning beliefs widely held in their native countries and adopting the more liberal social and political beliefs of other Americans. Show More Summary

IT’S ON: Chelsea Clinton, Bernie Sanders to go to Arizona. Related: “If the presidential race in …

IT’S ON: Chelsea Clinton, Bernie Sanders to go to Arizona. Related: “If the presidential race in Arizona is close, Native Americans could throw it to Clinton.” More: “I think he’s going to lose Arizona,” said Matthew Benson, a Republican state operative and former senior aide to Gov. Jan Brewer. “Barring something unforeseen, Trump is going […]

North Dakota’s Democrats Not Supporting Their Native American Candidates With Campaign Cash

Chase Iron Eyes speaks at his booth at the 2016 North Dakota Democratic-NPL state convention where he is seeking the party's nomination for Congress. The convention continues Saturday in Bismarck. TOM STROMME/Tribune Back in April the...Show More Summary

The Ten Best Things to Do in North Miami

With its charming mid-century arts district, sprawling natural reserves, and cultural cachet, North Miami is one of Miami-Dade's most underrated neighborhoods. One of the last U.S. areas to be inhabited by Native Americans, U.S. soldiers chopped the area's thick mangrove forests to create one of Miami's first roadways in 1856...

ZIP code profile: 91311

The 91311 ZIP code comprises part of Chatsworth, about a 40 minute drive from Los Angeles. The area sits in Los Angeles County and is known for its high income levels, hiking trails and Native American and Spanish influences...

Via Still Life, Quick Heart. Jacques le Moyne de Morgues (c....

6 days agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

Via Still Life, Quick Heart. Jacques le Moyne de Morgues (c. 1533–1588) was a French artist and member of Jean Ribault’s expedition to the New World. His depictions of Native American, colonial life and plants are of extraordinary historical importance. Jacques le Moyne de Morgues, Dragon Arum with Butterfly, 16th century.

A new garden at the Autry Museum offers a glimpse of the past and the future

All the glass cases and explanatory texts in museums can impart only so much. There is nothing more satisfying than to actually see, smell and feel the plants that have shaped the story of California, and the state’s Native Americans in particular.  The Autry Museum of the American West has opened...

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