This week's stories: The Winnebago tribe is a top leader in renewable energy; Joanne Shenandoah partners with RNCI to bring attention to #WhyWeWearRED; The Iroquois Nationals arrive in time to compete in the World Lacrosse Championships despite passport issues; New law allows school districts to transfer land to the Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation; Rap artist, Buggin Malone releases new album and saves a life.
 
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Kenneth S. Cohen ©2018  
 - Special to News From Indian Country -

Part 1 The US National Institutes of Health

Many people concerned with the rights of North America’s original peoples are aware of the heinous history of colonialism and the abuses perpetrated by boarding schools (and racist education in general), church indoctrination and subjugation, social services that break up families, military genocide, land-theft, and a “health-care” system sometimes sanctioned to sterilize Native women and inflict disease.
 
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Arizona, Lukachukai – A celebration of life for Marvin Andrew McKenzie, 62, of Tsaile, was held May 31, 2018 at Lukachukai Chapter House. Marvin was born Nov. 14,1955, into the Naakai dine’e (Mexican Clan), born for Kinlichii’nii (Red House Clan). Marvin passed away May 24, 2018.
 
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By Arne Vainio, M.D.
News From Indian Country

One of our teachers, James Vukelich, posts the Ojibwe Word of the Day on Facebook every Thursday and I try to never miss it. These are beautiful lessons in what the words in our language mean, where those words came from and how our ancestors could see the best place to put some of our most important lessons so they wouldn’t be lost is in the language itself.
 
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By Ricey Wild
News From Indian Country

There’s so much to screech and yell about I don’t know where to start, so I’ll begin with my angst. I used to have long, black hair which is so Indian I don’t know where to start except I hate those ‘romantic’ Indian cards with their absurd blowing locks. I had my hair cut in 2013 cuz because I am unable to maintain long hair due to my disability so I got it cut really short.
 
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This week's stories:  Groundbreaking research reveals depth of discrimination against Native American; University group launches water purification project for the San Carlos Apache; “American Indian Business: Principles and Practices,” a book written for Native Americans by Native Americans; Native American students attend leadership Institute at Princeton University; “Woman Walks Ahead” set for wider theater release.
 
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By Winona LaDuke
- For News From Indian Country -

Apparently $5 million is the price to buy a pipeline route in Minnesota. In an unprecedented process, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission issued a 5-0 approval of the Certificate of Need for Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline. In a second move they approved tentatively a route permit for the company’s preferred route, awaiting modifications by the Fond du Lac Band of Ojibwe.
 
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By MATTHEW BROWN
- BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -

Montana's Crow Tribe has been unable to account for $14.5 million it received for transportation programs, marking the second time in less than two years the tribe has been faulted for its handling of federal grant money, government investigators disclosed Monday.
 
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