Russell Means (l) and Dennis Banks (r) at Wounded Knee in 1973 OBITUARY DENNIS J. BANKS 1937 – 2017) Dennis J. Banks (Ojibwe), the co-founder of the American Indian Movement, who led a movement that brought to light the injustices American Indians still endured during the past half-century, walked on Sunday night at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota with his family and friends at his side. He was 80. His death was the result…"DENNIS J. BANKS: “MAKE NO MISTAKE AMERICA, WE ARE GOING TO BE ON YOUR BACK”"
All proceeds will benefit this year’s drive, which seeks to serve 1,500-plus children in communities across South Dakota’s remote Cheyenne River Lakota reservation EAGLE BUTTE, SOUTH DAKOTA — Each year, to celebrate the spirit of the season and raise funds to support its massive Christmas Toy Drive, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® hosts a Winter Star Quilt Raffle. This week, the nonprofit youth organization announced that tickets are are on sale for the 2017 raffle,…"ENTER TO WIN A HANDMADE LAKOTA STAR QUILT & HELP SUPPORT THE CHEYENNE RIVER YOUTH PROJECT’S CHRISTMAS TOY DRIVE"
A student portraying the retired Chief Illiniwek. Published October 29, 2017 URBANA, ILLINOIS – Seemingly as Jason kept “coming back” in the “Friday the 13th” horror film series, Chief Illiniwek keeps coming back to the University of Illinois campus. On Friday night, Chief Illinwek made an appearance at the university’s homecoming parade. The someone-playing-Indian was met by protesters were held signs opposing the mascot. After several years of protests by American Indians, the university officially…"SO-CALLED RETIRED CHIEF ILLNIWEK MAKES APPEARANCE IN UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS HOMECOMING PARADE; MET BY PROTEST"
ALLENDALE, MICHIGAN – Last year, WGVU Public Media sent Mariano Avila to North Dakota to cover the largest public gathering of American Indians in over 100 years as tribes from throughout Indian Country resisted the Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Avila, WVGU’s Mutually Inclusive reporter, followed two tribal members, Belinda Bardwell (Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians) and Seth Sutton (Anishinaabe) from Michigan who felt compelled to lend their support…"“WE THE 7TH” DOCUMENTARY SCREENING & PANEL DISCUSSION SET FOR TUESDAY AT GVSU"
Youngsters from local schools watch a dancer of their own age during a Youth Day program at the United Tribes Technical College Powwow. United Tribes News photo Published August 18, 2017 New format to offer culture at rotating stations BISMARCK, NORH DAKOTA – Fourth Grade classes and groups are invited to Youth Day at the United Tribes Technical College Powwow, beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 8 on the college campus. Classes from area…"POWWOW YOUTH DAY IS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 AT UNITED TRIBES TECHNICAL COLLEGE"
SHIPROCK, NEW MEXICO – Navajo Transitional Energy Company (“NTEC”) released a statement regarding an appeal filed on Nov. 9 in the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the efforts of certain environmental groups seeking to undermine the Navajo Nation’s sovereign immunity that covers NTEC. Clark Moseley, NTEC CEO said “Last week, citizen groups, including San Juan Citizen Alliance, Sierra Club, and Dine Care, appealed the decision of an Arizona federal court that had dismissed…"NTEC: APPEAL OF COURT DECISION UNDERMINES TRIBAL SOVEREIGNTY"