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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By Sandra Hale Schulman
- News From Indian Country -

A rare cool breeze blowing through the Everglades brought out thousands of people to the Florida swamps earlier this year for the week long Miccosukee Indian Arts and Crafts Festival, now in its 41st year.
 
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This week's stories: Southern Ute Tribe receives right to create water quality standards; New monument to honor Native Americans in Virginia; Tobi Young becomes first Native American to serve as a U.S. Supreme Court clerk; The Iroquois White Corn Project preserves and promotes the Indigenous strain of corn; Native Land app tells the real history of the land in America.
 
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By Doug George-Kanentiio©
News From Indian Country

When the Creator-Sonkweiiateson in Mohawk-planted the trees of the world a decision was made to make Wahta-the Maple-the chief of all trees. Not only did the maple carry the words of humans to his relatives but to that species was given another task.  In this part of the world the winter months may be long and cold, the land covered in heavy blankets of snow which makes food difficult to come by and would push the Mohawk people closer to their longhouse fires.
 
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By Ricey Wild
News From Indian Country

The Cat of the Month features The RZA. (Yes, as in Wu Tang Clan) I have a thing for musical geniuses. I was feeling all salty, grumpy, sad and stabby before he came sat on my lap and purred and kissed all that away. Well, for now.
 
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By Arne Vainio, M.D.
News From Indian Country

She was working hard to breathe. She always worked hard, but this time was different. She didn’t even pay attention to me, she only looked straight ahead at nothing. There was fear in her wide open eyes as she struggled to catch her next breath.
 
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