This weekend's stories:  Two tribal leaders receive the John Kiefer Sovereignty Award; Shoalwater Bay Tribe wins award for improving health; Menominee Nation apposes mine along the Menominee River (A video stack of speakers at the Sept. 22nd rally by the Menominee Nation on the proposed mining site is being created and will be posted starting on Sunday Sept. 25th); Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians elects its first all female duo serving in the top positions; Secret treaty unveiled at the National Museum of the American Indian

Native News Update with anchor Kimberlie Acosta from the studios of IndianCountryTV.com.

 
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By Ricey Wild News From Indian Country   
An amazing man passed on recently. You all know him too, Jim Northrup from Sawyer, Minn. He was a raconteur, author, poet and playwright and he was my friend. I will always miss him but before he left he was at peace and I believe that was a monumental gift from the Creator.
 
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By Arne Vainio, M.D.
News From Indian Country

He looked so much older since Donnie died. A year earlier I saw them together hauling wood and they were drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes in the cab of Brian’s old pickup truck. We never talked about happiness and they swore at each other and they swore at their chain saws and they smoked even as they were cutting wood.
 
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This weekend's stories:  Roger Buffalohead passes away; The Sioux Chef set a crowdfunding record; “Dignity” statue installed in Chamberlain, SD; Nike N7 opens next round of grants for the youth; Reviving traditional crops.

Native News Update with anchor Kimberlie Acosta from the studios of IndianCountryTV.com.

 
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This weekend's stories:  NCAIED chairman testifies on Indian Country legislation; Country Legend Loretta Lynn suffers injury requiring minor surgery; MIE, a Native-owned company helping Tribes save money; Air Jordan 31 included in this year’s Nike N7 collection; Taboo from the group The Black Eyed Peas, will be inducted into the NAMA Hall of Fame.

Native News Update with anchor Kimberlie Acosta from the studios of IndianCountryTV.com.

 
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This weekend's stories:  Lummi Nation totem pole makes stop at Standing Rock Sioux encampment; Kumeyaay protest navy construction on burial site; Initiative to transform views of Native Americans launched; Chumash supply wastewater in battle against Rey fire; Native American actor Martin Sensmeier in his first major movie role, ‘The Magnificent Seven’.

Native News Update with anchor Kimberlie Acosta from the studios of IndianCountryTV.com.

 
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By JOHN CHRISTIAN HOPKINS
News From Indian Country

Friends add spice to our lives. We all need someone to hang out with or to shoot the bull with.
 
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