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Extensive Deforestation Around Big Bone Lick, Kentucky 5,000 Years ago by PreColumbian Native Americans

"The answers to extinction, survival and evolution are right here in the dirt," says University of Cincinnati Quaternary science researcher Ken Tankersley, associate professor of anthropology and geology. "And we are continually surprised...Show More Summary

Cardinal Francis George dies after long struggle with cancer

Cardinal Francis George, the first Chicago native to serve as the local archbishop and a man who during that 17-year tenure became the intellectual leader of the American church, has died after a years long struggle with cancer. He was 78. Archbishop Blasé Cupich is expected to make an announcement at 2 p.m. Show More Summary

California’s Cahuilla natives try to keep their traditions alive

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

In the middle of the dusty California desert, a group of Cahuilla Native Americans gather, as they have for generations, for the annual agave festival. Leaves from the steely, light green plant are cut, roasted over coals and passed around by a towering young man with a long black braid trailing...

How Not to Test a Dietary Supplement

What is echinacea? This much we can say with some certainty: it is a pretty, pink-flowered member of the daisy family—a native of the American prairie. It is also, according to a small body of (mostly German) scientific research, an immunostimulant. Show More Summary

VIDEO: Gyasi Ross’ “Marlon Brando”

If you’ve been looking for a spoken word artist to listen to and put some faith on, check out Gyasi Ross. He’s coming out with an album called Isskootsik (Before Here Was Here), which comes from being a Native American in the Pacific Northwest, understanding his surroundings and nearby communities and also letting people know […]

While Swiss bankers indicted in U.S. tax-evasion probe remain at large, whistleblower went to jail

It seems like the ultimate irony. At least 21 Swiss bankers under U.S. indictment for helping Americans skirt income taxes remain at large in their native country and out of the hands of prosecutors, reports Bloomberg. But the whistleblower...Show More Summary

Moving Photos Show Native American Children Defending The Earth

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Photographer Tailinh Agoyo believes that even though adults are destroying the earth, children will be the ones to fix the mess they’ve inherited. “Children are so knowledgeable [about environmental issues],” Agoyo, who is also an actress, told The Huffington Post. Show More Summary

ASME releases guidelines for native advertising

ASME Native advertising on websites and social media should be “clearly labeled,” according to new guidelines from the American Society of Magazine Editors released Wednesday. The recommendations come as an increasing number of newsShow More Summary

Connecticut Tribes Join State Leaders In Fighting Unlicensed Payday Lending By Oklahoma Tribe

The fight against payday lenders operating through affiliation with Native American tribes to skirt Connecticut law escalated this week as leaders of the state’s federally recognized Indian tribes joined forces with state officials to...Show More Summary

Dear Urban Outfitters: Stop Telling White People It’s Ok To Steal From Native American Culture

Urban Outfitters needs to stop. The post Dear Urban Outfitters: Stop Telling White People It’s Ok To Steal From Native American Culture appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Live-Action Mulan Sparks Whitewashing Concerns - Don't do it...

4 days agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Hollywood doesn't exactly have the best track record when it comes to casting actors of color for characters of color; though you'd think the days of "Italians playing Native Americans" had been left in the past, all you have to do is look at any anime adaptation, including the tragic Avatar: The Last Airbender, to see the problems we're still having with diverse casting.

‘Demon Hole’ Will Be a Fun Throwback to the 80?s (Images)

UK sales outfit SC Films has boarded international sales rights to completed US horror-comedy Demon Hole, reports ScreenDaily. “Demon Hole charts the fallout after a fracking crew drills a hole on sacred Native American land unleashing an ancient demon, which then terrorizes six teens serving community service in a remote forest.” The cast includes Samantha […]

Federal Judge Approves Uranium Mine at Grand Canyon

A federal court ruling last week opens the door for new uranium mining just six miles from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and four miles from a sacred Native American site. U.S. District

Ivan Doig dies at 75; writer captured the American West

Ivan Doig, an award-winning author whose books set in his native Montana made him one of the most respected writers of the American West, has died. He was 75.

Lawsuit Seeks Background on DOJ 'Apology' in Supreme Court Indian Cases

A Native American group has gone to court to shine light on a little-known "confession of error" by then-acting U.S. Solicitor General Neal Katyal in 2011 in which he said his office made misrepresentations to the U.S. Supreme Court in decades-old Indian law cases.       

Hundreds of Americans trapped in Yemen

Pregnant Brooklyn native, 24, among estimated 400 Americans trapped as Yemen descends into chaos: http://t.co/zcfSbU9czq – @mollymhunter — ABC News (@ABC) April 13, 2015 Some 400 Americans who should have gotten out when the getting was good are now stuck in Yemen. Show More Summary

Benefits of Chia Seeds during Pregnancy, Plus Recipes!

Chia seeds have been considered a dietary supplement by Native Americans for centuries, but it’s only been recently that they’ve become more mainstream. And for very good reason! Learn more about them, and how consuming them can benefit both you and your baby. The post Benefits of Chia Seeds during Pregnancy, Plus Recipes! appeared first on Growing Your Baby.

Ivan Doig, author who drew on his Montana childhood, dies at 75

Ivan Doig, an award-winning author whose books set in his native Montana made him one of the most respected writers of the American West, died April 9 at his home in Seattle. He was 75.The cause was multiple myeloma, Geoff Kloske, the publisher of Riverhead Books, said in a statement.Read full article >>

What Musicians Were Wearing and Sharing on Instagram This Week 4/12: Coachella Edition

This week, all of the same people from SXSW went and purchased their most offensive Native American headdresses to head over to Indio, California for Coachella. Either that, or they microwaved a listeria-infested Amy’s frozen meal to sit at their computers and stream this blessed event. Show More Summary

Should You Wear a Native American Headdress to Coachella This Year?: A Handy Flowchart

Photo via Novum Crafts, a company that produces and markets fashionable Native American headdresses and accessories. Feel free to check out their products here and read their description as to why it's like, totally cool to wear them here. Show More Summary

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