This weekend's stories: Navajo Nation approves junk food tax; Cherokee school expands to twelfth grade in bid to preserve language; Crazy Horse Memorial lights it blue for autism; New documentary highlights Native American women filmmakers; Larry Yazzie to play lead role in Hades Awaits.

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

 
This weekend's stories:  Montana requires Native American culture instruction statewide; New cancer center opens on the Puyallup Reservation; David Bald Eagle Kickstarter campaign needs help reaching goal; Louise Erdrich awarded Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction; Supaman performs at Google headquarters.

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

 
Join with us for some video excerpts from the early March, 2015 First Tree Tapping Ceremony conducted by Bad River elder Joe Rose at  the Harvest Education Learning Project (HELP) camp site in the Penokee Mountains Heritage Park region of Iron County, Wisconsin.  With statements by Joe Rose, Paul DeMain, Russell Buccenaro, Mike Wiggins, Frank Koehn and Sandy Lyons regarding the news of the so-called mining company, GTAC pulling out of the Penokee Range and their open pit mining project.
 
This weekend's stories:  Garrett Miller, son of music legend Bill Miller, killed in accident on I-65 in Brentwood, TN; VAWA provision for tribal jurisdiction takes effect; Walmart Foundation donates to First Nations Development Institute; ‘IN AMERICA’ to feature Native American artwork; Kickstarter campaign for Wilma Mankiller documentary launched.

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

 
Join Paul DeMain as we check out this 11 minute quick tour of the Harvest Education Learning Project (HELP) in the Penokee Mountains Heritage Park in Iron County, Wisconsin the site of a proposed, now defunct project to build a huge open pit mine. Instead today, you would have found us taping maple trees, some 115 and in the next few days, a few more and then on with the sap collection over the next couple of weeks.
 
RezStyle with host Kimberlie Acosta talking with Leah Shenandoah. Leah is the Native American Music Award's 2014 'Debut Artist of the Year,' with the release of her first solo album, Spektre.
 
Rebroadcasting of Chairman McGeshick of the Mole Lake Sokaogon Chippewa Tribe during the 2015 State of the Tribes (SOTA) address to the Wisconsin legislature in the State Capital of Madison, Wisconsin on Thursday, March 5, 2015. (41 Minutes)  Audio feed echoes a bit, but works fine for those who want to hear what was said.




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By Winona LaDuke
Special to News From Indian Country

“You have an unmotivated person and you become more unmotivated on cannabis. I am afraid that the self esteem of our people is not going to handle legalizing it well.”  Kevin Shore, White Earth tribal member, Gulf War Veteran using VA prescribed THC for his chronic condition.