By Winona LaDuke
 - News From Indian Country -

You can’t make this stuff up. At the end of the fossil fuel era, the plan is to transfer the liability to Native people. And it’s not going to work. Dressed up as “equity positions”, or “reconciliation”, across the continent, corporations and governments are trying to pawn off bad projects on Native people.
 
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by Doug George-Kanentiio

Among the traditional Mohawks there is a special appreciation for the strawberry plant-called Niihontesha. It is a unique plant as its seeds are outside of the skin of the berry and is the first one to ripen in the early summer.
 
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Interview by Paul DeMain
- News From Indian Country -

Paul DeMain: Tell where you’re coming from, and a little bit about what brings you to the Second Annual Hemp Conference, and tomorrow we start with indigenous farming. Who are you and why are you here?
 
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Washington, D.C.
National Indian Gaming Association Chairman Ernie Stevens, Jr., issued the following statement after the passage of House Resolution 489, regarding President Trump's divisive comments directed at Members of Congress.
 
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By Ricey Wild
News From Indian Country

Boozhoo! There is a serious topic I’ve been wanting to write about; Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (#MMIW). The reason I put it off is I became anxious because I could have easily been one those women, my sisters. I like talking about my wild single days and how much fun I had but physical danger was always right there beneath the glam. I am one the lucky ones, one who got away.
 
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By Arne Vainio, M.D.
News From Indian Country

Warren was dying and there was no changing course. His lung cancer had spread since he was in the hospital last time and his liver failure was worse. He tried to stay sober when he got out of the hospital and that lasted less than a month. He lived by himself in a small apartment and just barely made the rent payments. When he came in to the hospital this time, he clearly hadn’t changed clothes or taken a bath in weeks and he had cigarette burns in his dirty white shirt. He had thick yellow skin between his right index and middle fingers from decades of holding hand rolled cigarettes.
 
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By Doug George-Kanentiio
 -Akwesasne Mohawk-
           
Abortion in Native societies is a complex issue involving family, clan and community.  There are very specific moral teachings which discourage this act which may involve the mother, her maternal kin and the female leadership of her extended family, the clan. Together, they would discuss the reasons for, and against, carrying an embryo to term but the final decision was left to the woman since it was her body and hers alone.
 
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