View the public hearing on Aquilla's Wetland Permit Application in Stephenson, Michigan at High School [now the large gym] on January 23, 2018 starting around 6pm (CST) and running until it ends.  (NOTE if possible we may try to go LIVE for a 4pm press conference held outside of school following youth march)
 
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The Green Bay Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Patrol Officer.  An eligibility list will be established to fill anticipated vacancies.  The Police Department wants to attract and retain men and women who reflect the diversity of the area, and who are committed to providing law enforcement services with a focus on community oriented policing.  
 
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This week's stories: Tribes form Native Farm Bill Coalition; Cherokee Nation launches language program for immersion charter school graduates; Tribes investing in health care through joint ventures with IHS; Open call for Native American TV writers lab; “Native America” four-part series to premiere on PBS in the fall.
 
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By Ricey Wild
News From Indian Country

I’m bringing back the greeting, “Happy New Year!!!” This very important wish was taken from us last year and anyone who was caught saying it was promptly shut down in light of the evil emanating from the White House.
 
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By Arne Vainio, M.D.
News From Indian Country

"Dr. Vainio, I’m not so sure I want to live anymore."
 
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By Sandra Hale Schulman -
News From Indian Country -

The annual Grammy Awards have announced their nominees for the 2018 Awards show that airs in January. While the traditional Native American Music category was eliminated after a ten year run, native music and musicians are still going strong in various categories. It seems to help if you were born in Hawaii, as three of the main nominees were all born there.
 
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By DOUG GEORGE-KANENTIIO© -
News From Indian Country -

Over 875 years ago Skennenrahowi, the Peacemaker, brought his instructions to the warring Iroquois in an effort to persuade our ancestors to abandon violence and revenge as a response to disputes. He codified his message in an oral constitution by which a great abiding peace might be achieved. He also introduced rituals to initiate healing and to remove those emotions which cloud rational thinking.
 
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By WINONA LADUKE - 
News From Indian Country -

As the plagued Keystone Pipeline spilled 200,000 gallons of oil near the Sisseton Dakota reservation, the Nebraska Public Service Commission made a convoluted approval of a permit. In the meantime, the Dakota, Lakota and allies stand strong.  (*Wiindigo is an Ojibwe description of the spirit of excess)
 
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