Submitted by Amy Ruckes

The 39th annual American Indian Workshop (AIW) took place on April 10th through the 13th in Gent, Belgium. It is an academic conference for professors, historians, artists, lecturers, teachers, museum curators, students, workshop organizers, and tribal members.
 
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By Sandra Hale Schulman
- News From Indian Country -

Oklahoma City artist Brent Learned is on a mission. He wants to show Native art on the same plain as art from other genres and parts of the world. He is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapho Tribes of Oklahoma, and wants people to know that “We’re still relevant, we want our voices to be heard.”
 
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By Brian Wright-McLeod, 2018
- News From Indian Country -

Rumble: Indians Who Rocked the World [Smithsonian/Rezolution Pictures]

Perhaps the first in depth overview of Native presence in and influence on popular music in America that influenced the world, is finely detailed through story, song and image. Full of archival photos and footage, interviews with family members, associates, and writers on Native music, Rumble manages to reveal this little known history.
 
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By AUDREY McAVOY
- HONOLULU -(AP) -

The first Native Hawaiian elected to Congress was memorialized during May at the state Capitol, where he lied in state for 24 hours.
 
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By Mark Trahant
 - Indian Country Today -

Can Paulette Jordan win the governor’s race in Idaho? The New York Times (and so many others) have already answered that question with an almost certain, nope.
 
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by Doug George-Kanentiio
News From Indian Country

Credit goes to the Mohawk leadership for trying to find a way to relieve the extraordinarily high utility rates paid by homes throughout Akwesasne. Those costs take a major bite out of the budgets for the families, a situation which is galling whenever one drives across the International Bridges, looks to the west and sees the St. Lawrence Power Dam, the largest source of hydro electrical power in the region-and knowing that both the land and the water used by that facility are a part of our resources, never ceded, never sold.
 
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Arizona, Holbrook – Funeral services for Marcus James, 56, of Holbrook were held May 11, 2018 at the Faith Assembly of God Church in Holbrook.  Burial followed at the Holbrook cemetery.  Marcus passed away May 6. 2018.  
 
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This week's stories:  A treaty rights victory for Tribes in Washington state; Blackfeet water-rights settlement signed; Puyallup Tribe partners with the Seattle Seahawks to give to charities; The U.S. Open honors first Native American golfer, Oscar Bunn; The Yurok Tribe featured in a new California Academy of Sciences exhibit.
 
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