Supporting the Water Quality Decision

Published August 9, 2016 TAHOLAH, WASHINGTON —As hundreds of athletes from around the world converge on Rio, some possibly risking their health due to heavily polluted waters, water quality issues are in play right here at home as well, according to Fawn Sharp, President of the Quinault Indian Nation, the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians […]

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Navajo Nation President Signs Declaration of Emergency for Commuities Hit by Monsoon Storms

Published August 8, 2016 WINDOW ROCK-President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez signed a Declaration of Emergency on Sunday, Aug. 7, ordering the heads of all Navajo Nation Divisions and Departments to immediately respond to those communities impacted by the heavy rainfall caused by the recent monsoon storms. The declaration also applies to applicable […]

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The Chickasaw Nation to Host Black Ash Basketry Workshop

SULPHUR, OKLAHOMA – The Chickasaw Nation will offer a black ash basketry workshop 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Aug. 26, at the ARTesian Gallery and Studios, 100 W. Muskogee St. in Sulphur. Instructor Kelly Church will discuss harvesting black ash wood to weave into baskets, then demonstrate the craft while participants create their own […]

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Native Chef Loretta Barrett Oden to Visit the Cheyenne River Youth Project

Published August 7, 2016 EAGLE BUTTE, SOUTH DAKOTA — The Cheyenne River Youth Project® has announced that it will welcome Native chef, food historian and lecturer Loretta Barrett Oden to its Eagle Butte campus on Thursday and Friday, August 11-12. Oden is spending two days at CRYP courtesy of the nonprofit, grassroots youth project’s “Learning […]

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Two Tribes Endorse Newport Banning Ranch Project to California Coastal Commission

Published August 7, 2016 NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA – Two local Native American tribes have endorsed Newport Banning Ranch’s plans to clean, restore and open the industrial brownfield site and turn it into 80 percent open space with biking, hiking, educational programming and a concentrated housing and commercial development. Representatives of the Gabrieleño Band of Mission Indians […]

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National Museum of the American Indian’s Native Cinema Showcase 2016 to Open in Santa Fe

Weeklong Event Also Features “State of the Art” Symposium and Classification X Winning Films Published August 6, 2016 SANTA FE —The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian will present the 16th annual Native Cinema Showcase, the museum’s premier film event, during the week of Aug. 16–21 in Santa Fe, N.M. The showcase runs in conjunction with the Southwestern Association […]

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