This week's stories: The Accohannock Tribe receives state recognition; Omaha Tribe restoring hospital opened by the late Susan La Flesche Pecotte, the first Native American doctor; The last Native American village in Yosemite being rebuilt; Documentary on Native American nurses receives two awards.
 
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By Ricey Wild
News From Indian Country

So #45 “honored” Navajo Code Talkers in front the genocidal president Andrew Jackson portrait and referred to Senator Elizabeth Warren as ‘Pocahontas’. Senator Warren claims ancestral Cherokee heritage but hey, who doesn’t? The Cherokee Nation is very popular with the Wannabee Tribe and if the numbers connect were very prolific. I’ll just leave it at they are fantastic Snaggers.
 
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Arizona, St. Michaels – Funeral services for Henrietta Lynch, 87, were held Oct. 4, 2017 in the St. Michaels Catholic Mission.  Interment followed at the family plot in Oak Springs, AZ.  Henrietta was born Mar. 17, 1930, into the Kiyaa’aanii (Towering House Clan), born for Tsenjikini (Honey Combed Rock People Clan).  Henrietta passed away Sep. 28, 2017 in Flagstaff. Henrietta is survived by her daughters, Debbie Mach, Gloria Wamboldt, Darlene and Natalie Lynch, and Mary Lynch-Pina; and sons, Willis Lynch and Ben Lynch III.  She is preceded in death by her children, Ronald Lynch, Edith Lynch, Bennett and Elaine Lynch; and parents, Carrie and Henry Taliman Sr. (Navajo Times, October 5, 2017)
 
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This week's stories: Statue of Comanche leader, Quanah Parker dedicated; Product line created to fund Native American college scholarships; Program similar to “Sesame Street” being produced to help save the Navajo language; First Native American female to win a UFC championship; Native American food movement and food insecurity documentary featured nationwide on PBS.
 
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This week's stories: ‘Wind River’ filmmakers take back control of their movie from Weinstein; New group pushing to rename Squaw Peak in Utah; Cherokee Nation receives award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation; Native program alumni invited to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; Northern Cree nominated for a Grammy.
 
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By AL GEDICKS
Wisconsin Resource Protection Council (NFIC)

How far is Senator Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) willing to go to do the bidding of the mining industry with his legislation to repeal Wisconsin’s “Prove It First” moratorium on sulfide mining?
 
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BY WINONA LADUKE
News From Indian Country 
         
During October, I attended the Enbridge pipeline hearings by the state of Minnesota. It’s been a long haul, I feel like I have been in five years of hearings, hanging in there with all sorts of committed citizens, heroines like Dawn Goodwin, Joanne Gagnon,  and Tania Aubid, who, I swear have been at every hearing imaginable.  
 
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