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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By Sandra Schulman
News From Indian Country

Jim Billie, the controversial folk singing, alligator wrestling, former Chairman of the Seminole tribe who ushered them from bingo to billion dollar Hard Rock Casino Resort owners, is now looking toward setting up marijuana-growing operations on Native American land.
 
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Photos and story by Danny Beaton
In Memory of Alicja Rozanska 
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After we had all gathered in a Circle at Queen West Community Health Center on Bathurst Street this past spring, Ron Cook did the opening song with a Sacred Drum and opened the sky up to all those attending. Then I gave the Traditional Thanksgiving Address in the Circle to about 20 skins gathered for healing and food being given out to any one who was homeless or anyone in need of healing or help with addictions.
 
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ARIZONA, Chinle – A celebration of life for BERNICE LAYNE NAKAI-JACKSON was held June 16, 2017 at the Chinle Potter’s House Christian Center in Chinle.  Burial followed at the Chinle community cemetery.  Bernice passed away June 10, 2017 in Albuquerque.
 
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by Doug George-Kanentiio©
News From Indian Country

At the Akwesasne Indigenous Foundation Education gathering during June the subjects of how and why the Europeans came to justify the theft of the western hemisphere were discussed. During my presentation I spoke as to the origins of domination, subjugation and oppression came about.
 
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By Sandra Hale Schulman
News From Indian Country

It’s taken a century of popular music to finally swing around and acknowledge the deeply ingrained influence of Native Americans. The beats, the rhythms, the imagery leave their fingerprints all over blues, jazz, folk, and rock.
 
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This weekend's stories: Native American museum expected to open in 2021; Facebook founder visits the Blackfeet Reservation; Lt. Col. Jared Ware honored for his service; FNX TV network to expand it’s offerings; American Indian Tourism Conference to be hosted by the Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin.
 
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