This week's stories:  Feds doubling funding to help combat violence against Native American women; Mayo Clinic apologizes for founders desecration of Chief Cut Nose; Fond du Lac Band files petition with the FCC to bring high-speed services to reservation; Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs signs memorandum of understanding U.S. Department of Commerce and the AIANTA; Honor the Earth announces new grantees.
 
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By Mark Trahant
- ICT/NFIC -

How do we measure legacy? One act? Two? Can we assess the complete life or is our memory caught by the last thing we remember?
 
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By Winona LaDuke
- News From Indian Country(NFIC) -

“Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) is one of the most important principles that Indigenous Peoples believe can protect their right to participation. It is embedded in the right to self-determination. The duty of States to obtain Indigenous Peoples’ FPIC entitles Indigenous people to effectively determine the outcome of decision-making that affects them, not merely a right to be involved.” --UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
 
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Pori

By Arne Vainio, M.D. 

News From Indian Country

She was thin and frail and ninety-four years old. She lay in the hospital bed and she only took a breath once in a while. I sat by her bedside and I timed my breaths with hers and I always had to take a breath before she did. I was twenty-one and this is the first time I saw someone go through the process of dying.
 
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By Ricey Wild
News From Indian Country

Does anyone remember the movie “Tank Girl?” How Water & Power controlled everything and there were just a few holdouts protecting the last well of water left? Yes it’s a science fiction comic but I feel as though that very scenario is not far away. Water wars are already happening on every continent of this little blue planet where it was once abundant enough to give life and pure of contaminations.
 
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The Madeline Island Jingle Dress Dancer will debut on September 30th on Madeline Island with other activities planned throughout the day. All Jingle Dress dancers are invited to come and dance.
 
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This week's stories:  Oklahoma approves American Indian charter school; Tribal members see traditional house designs come to life; 2018 class of “Native American 40 Under 40” announced; NBA’s Thunder to wear Native American themed uniforms; Chickasaw Outpost opens online storefront.
 
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