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Idaho Students Get 700 Free Copies of Challenged Sherman Alexie Book

  Indian Country Today Media Network   When it comes to banning books, it’s the same old story — tell someone they can’t read a text and you’ll just make them seek it out. In Meridian, Idaho, parents succeeded in getting Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian removed from the curriculum […]

April 30th, 2014 | Posted in Education,News | Read More »

Notah Begay III Recovering After Heart Attack, Thanks Doctors and Supporters

  Indian Country Today Media Network   Notah Begay III is recovering from a heart attack he suffered on Thursday, April 24, in Dallas, Texas. He is resting comfortably at home with his family and is expected to make a full recovery, according to a statement released by the Notah Begay III Foundation. Begay was […]

April 30th, 2014 | Posted in News,Sports | Read More »

Boom City Swap Meet open for 2014 summer season

By Brandi N. Montreuil, Tulalip News TULALIP – The Boom City Swap Meet opened April 26, for the summer season, giving collectors, treasure seekers, and bargain hunters a chance to explore the emporium of eclectic items every Saturday and Sunday for only $1 vehicle entry fee. The swap meet will be open until mid-June, closing […]

April 30th, 2014 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Local News,Tulalip News | Read More »

Grateful drivers line up for Highway 530 bypass road

  By Chris Winters,  The Herald OSO — The single-lane access road that bypasses the debris field of the Oso mudslide opened Tuesday morning. It didn’t take long for grateful commuters to line up. State Department of Transportation spokesman Travis Phelps said as many as 60 vehicles at a time queued up to make the […]

April 30th, 2014 | Posted in Local News,News | Read More »

Wash. Gov. Inslee Signs Executive Order On State Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions

Ashley Ahearn, KUOW SHORELINE, Wash. — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday signed an executive oder aimed at cutting greenhouse gas emissions. The order creates a task force and charges it with deciding how to tax and cap carbon emissions at the state level. The task force will present a plan to the state Legislature […]

April 30th, 2014 | Posted in Environment,News,Top Story | Read More »

Tulalip TV program explores diabetes in first Tulalip Health Watch episode

TULALIP, WA – Tulalip TV viewers will soon be able to watch a new informational program called “Tulalip Health Watch,” which focuses on health issues Native Americans face today. In the program’s first episode, “Diabetes,” the disease is examined through interviews with health professionals at the Tulalip Karen I. Fryberg Health Clinic. Viewers will learn […]

April 29th, 2014 | Posted in Local News,Tulalip News | Read More »

Christina Fallin’s band sparks controversy with performance at Norman Music Festival

By Jerry Wofford, Tulsa World A performance by Christina Fallin, daughter of Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, at the Norman Music Festival Saturday drew criticism from many, including the governor herself. Many interpreted the provocative performance by her band Pink Pony, which included a cape or shawl with the word “sheep” drawn on the back, as […]

April 29th, 2014 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,News | Read More »

44th Native Youth Olympics

      500 Alaska students test strength, skill in 2014 Native Youth Olympics Megan Edge,Loren Holmes April 24, 2014 Alaska Dispatch.com The entryway of the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center was packed Thursday afternoon. More than 500 student athletes from across Alaska had gathered, some dressed in matching T-shirts and colorful kuspuks, to represent their heritage, communities, […]

April 28th, 2014 | Posted in News,Sports | Read More »

Native American group asks Nike to stop selling Chief Wahoo gear

  By Allan Brettman | abrettman@oregonian.com April 28, 2014 A Native American group on Monday called on Nike to stop producing products with that feature the Cleveland Indians’ mascot Chief Wahoo. “We ask that Nike live up to its dedication to inclusion,” says a news release issued by the group called “Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry.” […]

April 28th, 2014 | Posted in News,Sports | Read More »

Advocates vow to revive Navajo junk-food tax

By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – Facing a high prevalence of diabetes, many American Indian tribes are returning to their roots with community and home gardens, cooking classes that incorporate traditional foods, and running programs to encourage healthy lifestyles. The latest effort on the Navajo Nation, the country’s largest reservation, is to […]

April 28th, 2014 | Posted in Health,News | Read More »

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