By Ricey Wild
News From Indian Country

After the last bite of pie was swallowed, after the leftovers were doled out, after the family had a wonderful time together eating a magnificent dinner of tender turkey and scrumptious sides, after hugs were exchanged and many kisses given, after pictures and ‘selfie’s’ were digitized, after everyone else left to go beach themselves in the privacy of their own homes to freely boogit, after all that food and love three of us sat at Gramma Rose’s house, two of us just about to leave.
 
By Arne Vainio, M.D.
News From Indian Country

My brother has been making ice candles ever since the weather turned cold. Every night he starts new candles by filling buckets with water and leaving them on the deck to freeze. In the morning, the outer shell is frozen and he drills holes in the top and pours off the water inside into another bucket.
 
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.