By Arne Vainio, M.D. News From Indian Country

Every year I get the distinct honor of presenting to the University of Minnesota, Duluth School of Medicine first year medical school class. I get two hours with them and in the first hour I show “Walking Into the Unknown” and then we have a discussion about the film and what it means to be a physician for the next hour.  Tomorrow is the day I speak to the medical students.
 
This weekend's stories:  National Park Service damages Native American burial sites; Alaska Governor signs bill to preserve Indigenous languages; A map preserves the Menominee Nation’s history; Alice Skenandore receives 2014 Woman of Character award; Casting call for HBO miniseries about the Lewis and Clark expedition.

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

 
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This weekend's stories: Native American actress, Misty Upham’s body found; EPA awards funding for environmental projects on Native American land; Native Land Conservancy launches to protect open space in ancestral homelands; Shoni Schimmel receives 2014 Native American “40 under 40” award.

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

 
This weekend's stories: General Public voting open for Native American Music Awards; Eastern Band of Cherokee pass resolution opposing fracking; In support of Domestic Violence month, NFL sponsor Verizon wireless donates to End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin; Two universities in Arizona share grant for cancer research within the Native American community; Southeastern Oklahoma State University awarded grand to assist Native American students; Cherokee Nation aquires bison herd.

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

 
Meet Winona LaDuke, Paul DeMain, candidate for Wisconsin's 29th Senate District, Barb With a founder of Wisconsin's Media Cooperative along with Moderator Rebecca Kemble on Wednesday October 8th, 2014 for a screening of the 371 Production for Al Jazeera America Fault Lines and their documentary on "Wisconsin's Mining Standoff" the battle for the Penokee Range of Northern Wisconsin. Rebroadcast HERE on this video module below that can be embedded, shared and linked to you website or Facebook account.
 
By Arne Vainio, M.D. News From Indian Country

I had just finally been able to go to sleep when my pager went off. I knew the phone number all too well and was soon heading in for a delivery at 4:00 AM. Things didn’t go exactly like they were supposed to and after several hours I consulted the OB doctor and we ended up going for a C-section. By the time I left the hospital, I was over 2 hours late for clinic. I had called ahead and most of my morning patients were rescheduled.
 
By Ricey Wild
News From Indian Country

If you are a regular reader of this column you must be familiar with my one of my major rants; the Bering Strait Theory. Yeah, I become an absolute monster spewing rage and fury anytime I come across that lie.