This weekend's stories: Colorado smoking quitline customized for Native American smokers; Totem pole journeys to oppose coal exports; Rodney Haring appointed to American Indian and Alaska Native Health Research Advisory Council; Yvonne Deerinwater Hensley to be honored at 2015 Classroom Teacher of the Year at NIEA; Native Arts and Cultures Foundation announces 2015 awardees.

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by Doug George-Kanentiio
Akwesasne Mohawk

Of the 700,000 or so lacrosse players in North America, an enormous and growing talent, pool the Iroquois have at the most a couple of thousand players performing at all levels of the game: peewees, bantams, midgets, juniors, seniors, on the college level and as professionals.
Chastity Brown performs on Madeline Island in Lake Superior, at Tom’s Burned Down Café in LaPointe, Wisconsin for the “Love Water, Not Oil” campaign of Honor The Earth. Honor The Earth continues to fight against extractive industries, dirty oil and pipelines running through beds of Northern Minnesota wild rice.
Harvard Economist Winona LaDuke, continuing her battle with extreme extractive industries and dirty oil takes a few days to visit Madeline Island, in Lake Superior. Once the homeland of the Ojibwe Nation, LaDuke takes a few hours off for her August birthday and with artists and musicians, holds a fundraising event for Honor The Earth at Tom’s Burned Down Cafe.
By Ricey Wild
News From Indian Country

This entire continent needs to be re-educated. I’m sick of and disgusted by the colonizers’ fairy tale of how the America’s were discovered, I say invaded, by Europeans and make no mention of the fact that hundreds of millions of Native Peoples were already living here who had already founded and left far more advanced civilization’s than Europe had at any time.
By Arne Vainio, M.D. News From Indian Country

I haven’t been to an Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) conference since they had one in Minneapolis eight years ago. This year the conference was held on the Tulalip reservation just north of Seattle, Washington.
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This weekend's stories: The tenth tribe signs historic “Buffalo Treaty;” Michigan’s Indian Tuition Waiver program under-funded by state; Nike’s N7 fund announces funding opportunities; Yadkin museum group searching for Saponi descendants; Kristina Hyatt wins Miss Native American USA title

Native News Update with anchor Kimberlie Acosta from the studios of