This weekend's stories: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe drug dealers; Supply drive underway for Native Americans in remote areas; Obama reviews Loren Duke Abdalla’s case for a Congressional Medal of Honor; Scottsdale Community College to build center devoted to Native American culture; HBO to begin filming “Lewis and Clark” miniseries.
 
The 42nd Annual Honor The Earth Homecoming Celebration & Pow-wow held July 17-19, 2015 on the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Reservation in Northern Wisconsin. On July 18th, the pow-wow committee honored Thelma Nayquonabe as the 2015 Anishinaabekwe.
 
This weekend's stories: Hopi joins effort in seeking the designation of the Walnut Canyon National Conservation Area; Comanche Nation asking for help to save Quanah Parker Star House; Fond du Lac receives grant for broadband; Chickasaw Cultural Center’s five year anniversary; Etkie – New jewelry line employing Native American women beaders.

Native News Update with anchor Kimberlie Acosta from the studios of IndianCountryTV.com.

 
By Arne Vainio, M.D. News From Indian Country
The collard leaf is dark green with a lighter green stem and veins branching off like the life giving veins of a placenta. It smells like the fields and the thick stem has to be separated from the rest of the leaf. I imagined his great grandmother and his grandmother picking these directly from the fields in the heat of the Deep South.
 
This weekend's stories: White House Native Youth Summit; Bill approves land return to Cow Creek Umpqua; Yurok Tribe justice center opens; Energy Department to host Tribal leader forum and renewable energy development workshop; Easter Band of Cherokee earns award for greenhouse project.
 
BE IT WITNESSED AND NOTICE For the :tugis'kim-giboo.©™ of the : laxluuks-tribal-people, for the :arunda’sli.©™ of the : mi’kmaq-tribal-people, for the :nibwaakaa-inini.©™, for the :nanaandawiiwe. ©™, for the :oslukw. ©™, for the :bagaki-ode. ©™  of the essen-bungii-tribal-people are private tribal-people, we are the holders of our culture, spoken-mantra, we are with the claim of the freedom of the travel on our mother-earth, we are with the claim of the stewards of our renewable and non-renewable resources surface and sub-surface and we are the claim of the stewards of sacred-lands.
 
The National Center for Rural Health Professions (NCRHP) on the campus of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford is committed to the education and development of health professionals who will work to resolve health disparities in underserved populations.  Part of this mission is to identify, educate, and place qualified health professionals in locations in need of health providers.  Native American Pathways is a new program of the NCRHP.
 
By Janis Fairbanks
Photo by Ivy Vainio
News From Indian Country
This year’s Kiwenz Language Camp marked the seventh year of the annual event, started in 2009 as a grassroots effort by storyteller/writer Jim and Pat Northrup, Ojibwa language teacher Rick Gresczyk, with Randy Gresczyk, Dr. Arne Vanio, and his wife, Ivy, and James Northrup III becoming active in the early camp years to form the corps planning group for the camp. This year’s camp ran June 17 - 21 at Kiwenz Campgrounds on the Fond du Lac Reservation.