By Ricey Wild
News From Indian Country    
Sooooo…… I was talking to one of my brother’s Mike W. (I have two!) about getting our kids enrolled. Our father is not on our birth certificates and it’s a big deal as I’m sure some of yooz know how difficult it is to prove; and how ‘blood quantum’ was created to essentially wipe American Indians out as sovereign nations.
 
Only if more folks register and then show up at the polls

By MARK TRAHANT
News From Indian Country

Could this be the year of the Native voter? That’s a tall order for a population that’s less than one percent of the country. But American Indians were key contributors to winning coalitions in Wisconsin, North Dakota and Montana two years ago and there is the potential to do even better this time around.
 
by Doug George-Kanentiio
News From Indian Country
After reviewing the statements issued by the St. Regis Tribal Council in support of extinguishing forever all Mohawk claims to our aboriginal territory it is obvious none of the lawyers for the Tribe, the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne or the Mohawk Nation Council have read, studied or creatively analyzed the dreaded 2005 City of Sherrill v. Oneida Indian Nation of New York case and its limitations.
 

Oneida Gathering


 
This weekend's stories:  NCIA committed to lead Native Task Force to advance My Brother’s Keeper Initiative; Isolated tribe in Brazil treated for the flu; Funding announced for climate change initiatives in Indian Country; National Native American Veterans Association honors Joyce Turner; Seminole Tribe of Florida launches marketing campaign for Seminole Pride Noble.
 
This weekend's stories: Santa Ysabel launches online poker room; Seneca Nation makes commitment to use only indigenous plants and trees; Mike Hoeft release new book, “The Bingo Queens of Oneida: How Two Moms Started Tribal Gaming in Wisconsin” ; “The Dinosaur Experiment” starring Jana Mashonee released on Redbox; Shoni Schimmel’s No. 23 Atlanta Dream jersey top seller in WNBA.

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

 
This weekend's stories: North Dakota pipeline leaks 1 million gallons of saltwater; Amazon tribe makes first contact with outside world; Vancleave Live Oak Choctaws receive state and local recognition; Blackfeet launch language website; Casting call for “Te Ata” film.
 
RezStyle with host Kimberlie Acosta talking with Emmy-award winning news correspondent and first-time author Hattie Kauffman on her book, Falling into Place – A Memoir of Overcoming.  Hattie, who is from the Nez Perce Reservation, is the first Native American to ever file a report on a national network news broadcast.