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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By MARK TRAHANT
News From Indian Country/Trahant Reports

It’s tempting to think of “news” as the business model for Indian Country Today. What are the stories? Does it represent an authentic voice (or voices) for Indian Country?
 
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By Sandra Hale Schulman
News From Indian Country

I first saw Wendy Red Star’s work in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s sprawling exhibit of native art that ranged from traditional – ledger drawings, headdresses- to wildly contemporary – video and photography. A large photo by Wendy Red Star made me look twice. Seated in a diorama setting with astro turf for grass and an obvious fake wallpaper backdrop, Red Star posed with a blow up deer and a sincere “I am one with nature” look on her beautiful face.
 
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This weekend's stories:  Fawn Douglas honored as Nevada’s American Indian Leader; Jesse Delmar receives Public Safety Director of the Year award; The Mashpee Wampanoag working on reviving their language; New exhibition celebrates contemporary Native American art; Native American artist sought for Rapid City project.
 
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YES to Water Protectors, No to the Back Forty and Sulfide Acid Mines. The Wolf River Chapter of the Our Wisconsin Revolution honors the Protectors of the Menominee River. Organizing information from November 29th, 2017 at the College of the Menominee Nation in Keshena, Wisconsin in opposition to the Back Forty Mine on the Menominee River. 
 
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This weekend's stories:  Cherokee Nation screening for hepatitis C; Resources for caregivers who take care of Native American elders; Shakopee teams up with the American Heart Association to support health efforts in Indian Country; Advanced tickets go on sale for the Gathering of Nations; Celebrating the 10th year of Nike’s N7 program.
 
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