By Ricey Wild
News From Indian Country

I’m bringing back the greeting, “Happy New Year!!!” This very important wish was taken from us last year and anyone who was caught saying it was promptly shut down in light of the evil emanating from the White House.
 
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By Arne Vainio, M.D.
News From Indian Country

"Dr. Vainio, I’m not so sure I want to live anymore."
 
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View the public hearing on Aquilla's Wetland Permit Application in Stephenson, Michigan on January 23, 2018 starting around 6pm (CST) and running until it ends.
 
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By Sandra Hale Schulman -
News From Indian Country -

The annual Grammy Awards have announced their nominees for the 2018 Awards show that airs in January. While the traditional Native American Music category was eliminated after a ten year run, native music and musicians are still going strong in various categories. It seems to help if you were born in Hawaii, as three of the main nominees were all born there.
 
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By DOUG GEORGE-KANENTIIO© -
News From Indian Country -

Over 875 years ago Skennenrahowi, the Peacemaker, brought his instructions to the warring Iroquois in an effort to persuade our ancestors to abandon violence and revenge as a response to disputes. He codified his message in an oral constitution by which a great abiding peace might be achieved. He also introduced rituals to initiate healing and to remove those emotions which cloud rational thinking.
 
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By WINONA LADUKE - 
News From Indian Country -

As the plagued Keystone Pipeline spilled 200,000 gallons of oil near the Sisseton Dakota reservation, the Nebraska Public Service Commission made a convoluted approval of a permit. In the meantime, the Dakota, Lakota and allies stand strong.  (*Wiindigo is an Ojibwe description of the spirit of excess)
 
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This week's stories: Program aims to help parenting skills in the Native community; First recipient of the Ucross Fellowship for Native American visual artists; Osage Nation releases language app; Native Women Business Summit set for this spring; 100,000th Cherokee citizenship photo ID card issued.
 
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