This weekend's stories: Call for inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women by aboriginal teen who survived brutal attack; Justice department vows to fight states who violate Indian Child Welfare Act; Osage and Cherokee attorneys sworn in as assistant U.S. Attorneys; Two Tribes recognized as Climate Action Champions; Historic find for Quileute Tribe.
 
An afternoon class and a second evening general presentation.

Afternoon Session
 
This weekend's stories:  House passes National Defense Authorization Act, which hands over land that is sacred to Native Americans to a foreign mining company; Native American youth issues main focus of Obama’s speech at 6th Annual Tribal Nations Conference; Tribal members honor men who refused to participate in the 1864 Sand Creek Massacre; Crow Nation code talkers honored with Congressional Gold Medals; Professional soccer player, Chris Wondolowski visits Kiowa tribe and provides soccer clinic to youth.

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

 
By Kimberlie Acosta
News From Indian Country

Brothers, Niizhoo Sullivan, 10, and Preston Sullivan, 7 got the honor to sing for President Barack Obama at the opening of the 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference on December 3rd, 2014.
 
IndianCountryTV.com correspondent, Kimberlie Acosta talking with Shane Davis, a fractivist from Colorado.
 
This weekend's stories:  6th White House Tribal Nations Conference; Buffalo, New York asked to rename Squaw Island; Proposed natural gas pipeline in Lancaster County, PA cuts through several archaeological sites; Telling a new story of Route 66 – Through the eyes of Native American communities along the route; “Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family” exhibit opens.

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

 
This weekend's stories:  New report released on ways to curb violence toward American Indian and Alaska Native children; Pricilla Coolidge of the Native American trio Walela murdered; Opposition to proposed oil pipeline work in Wisconsin continues; Protesting TitsGiving in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Native American Music Awards to air on PBS Thanksgiving day; “The Cherokee Word for Water” released on DVD, Blu-ray and iTunes; Be apart of Keith Secola’s new video “You got Land”; Loretta Lynn signs new multi-album deal with Legacy Recordings.

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

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

In March I was asked to travel to remote reserves in Ontario, Canada. This was a beautiful and powerful experience and I will never be the same. I was asked to go again and was in Ontario for five days in October.