Former San Francisco Quarterback Colin Kaepernick Honored by American Indians on Alcatraz Island

Published November 23, 2017 ALCATRAZ ISLAND – Former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has drawn criticism from President Trump for taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem at the beginning of National Football League games last year, showed up on Alcatraz Island to lend his support to American Indians at the annual “Indigenous […]

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On Thanksgiving

Commentary Published November 23, 2017 Every year during Thanksgiving week I am asked if American Indians celebrate the national holiday. The answer really covers the spectrum of those who choose to embrace modern American living and those who attempt to live traditional practices of our ancestors. Hundreds of American Indians will travel-beginning at about 3 […]

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FCC Votes to Cut $25 Assistance

Published November 22, 2017 WASHINGTON – In yet another measure taken by the Trump administration to overturn an Obama administration action, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted a 3-2 split to rollback Lifeline, the technology service used to provide phone and Internet access to low-income family homes. While some of the details of the cutbacks are […]

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Hundreds Expected to Gather on Alcatraz Island for Annual Indigenous Peoples Sunrise Ceremony

Published November 21, 2017 ALCATRAZ ISLAND – On Thursday morning, before sunrise, hundreds of American Indians – and non-Native allies – will gather on Alcatraz Island for “The Indigenous Peoples Sunrise Ceremony.” Every year since 1975, American Indians have journeyed from the mainland to Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay on Thanksgiving Day. Previously the day was called […]

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Nebraska Public Service Commission Approves Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

Breaking News Published November 20, 2017 LINCOLN, NEBRASKA – On Monday, the Nebraska Public Service Commission voted 3-2 to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline’s route through its state. The Keystone XL pipeline will move an estimated 830,000 barrels per day of crude oil from Canada through various states to the Gulf of Mexico. American Indian […]

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The Road to the NBA through Grand Rapids for Two American Indian Basketball Players

Published November 19, 2017 GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN – Derek Willis and Bronson Koenig have some things in common. Both graduated from college with distinguished careers with the dream to play professional basketball. Both are American Indians: Willis is Southern Arapahoe, Pawnee and Creek; Koenig is a tribal citizen of the Ho-Chunk Nation. And, both now play […]

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