This week's stories: American Indian Business Leaders honors founding members by creating the AIBL Founders Scholarship; Cherokee Nation Distributors named Sikorsky elite; Kaibab National Forest partners with Native American Tribes; National Day of Awareness for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls.
 
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 - Ten #NativeVote18 candidates running for statewide offices; Election Note: No elected Democrats in Idaho, but Medicaid expansion makes ballot -
 
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Arizona, Ganado – Funeral services for Sammie Slivers Sr., 95, of Ganado were held Mar. 3, 2018 at the Ganado Presbyterian Church.  Burial followed in Ganado.  Sammie was born Feb. 15, 1923, in Ganado, into the Tsenjikini (Honey Combed Rock People Clan), born for Tl’izi lani (Many Goats Clan). Sammie passed away Feb. 26, 2018, in Ganado.
 
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This week's stories: A map drawn by a Native American for Lewis & Clark discovered; “100 Years: Woman’s Fight For Justice” available on Netflix; Comedian George Lopez receives the Charlie Hill Spirit Award at NIGA; First Native American treaty ever written on display at the National Museum of the American Indian; A coffee table book about the Cherokee wins a silver medal.
 
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By Brian Wright-McLeod, 2018
- News From Indian Country -

Rita Coolidge’s biography, written with pop journalist Michael Walker, traces the life of the two-time Grammy winner from early childhood to international stardom.
 
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By Doug George-Kanentiio
- News From Indian Country -

On the afternoon of February 14, a day typically given to expressions of affection, a nineteen year old boy entered the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida armed with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle.
 
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Arizona, Flagstaff – Funeral services for Charles Billie, 74, were held Feb. 9, 2018 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. 
 
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