This weekend's stories: Native American youth launch high altitude balloons during solar eclipse; “Stepping Out: 10,000 Years of Walking the West” exhibition opens; OSU leads in Native Americans earning bachelor degrees in engineering; 17 Annual Native American Music Awards to be held in October; Standing Rock music video nominated for MTV Video Music Awards.
 
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Winona LaDuke, Mason Red Wing and Bill Greendeer provide a general report on the Wisconsin portion of the 2017 Love Water, Not Oil Horse Awareness Ride.
 
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This weekend's stories: Kelly Zunie running for lieutenant governor of New Mexico; Grant awarded to trace the history and development of the Rappahannock Indians; Wendy Helgemo appointed first director of the AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy; Tribal Justice, new PBS documentary; Nativeways Travel & Tours launches in North Dakota.
 
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Photos and Story By Albert Bender
News From Indian Country
         
Earlier this summer, youth from both the Cherokee Nation and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) biked through Middle Tennessee commemorating the 1838 Trail of Tears that passed through the state with thousands of Cherokees being driven to Indian Territory, now present-day Oklahoma. There were twelve from the Cherokee Nation and  eight from the Eastern Band. The Bike Riders retraced the Northern Route of the Trail of Tears.       
 
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This weekend's stories: Colville Tribes to grow hemp; Ojibwe elder, Anna Gibbs passes away; Dr. Arne Vainio awarded “Physician of the Year” award; “Famous Dave” Anderson to be inducted into the Barbecue Hall of Fame; New Native American Mural
 
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