This week's stories: 2018 Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention in Las Vegas; Nokie Edwards from The Ventures, passes away; New Washington state bill focuses on missing and murdered Native American women; Bernie LaSarte honored by the FBI; Lummi Nation joins the fight to free Tokitai/Lolita, the killer whale.
 
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This week's stories: Chairman for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians joins board of directors for NARF; American Indian College Fund releases new PSA campaign; New documentary on Elouise Cobell premieres on WORLD Channel; NCAI hires new editor for ICTMN; Special screenings for Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People.
 
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By J.S. Decker
News From Indian Country

Sovereign control over civil and regulatory affairs in a Public Law 280 state like Wisconsin allows production and processing of industrial hemp and hemp oil on tribal lands, the St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin asserted in a lawsuit filed Feb. 8.
 
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This week's stories: Paulette Jordan hopes to become first Native American state governor; Highlighting Native women running in the mid-term elections; Burial site dates back 7,000 years; Amber Alert legislation to expand system to reservations; New permanent exhibit focusing on Native Americans in Minnesota.
 
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By Sandra Hale Schulman -
News From Indian Country -

Boasting an all-star cast and an unwavering commitment to authenticity, the new film Hostiles takes place in 1892 and tells the story of an Army Captain (Christian Bale) who reluctantly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne chief (Wes Studi) and his family back to tribal lands. On the treacherous journey they meet a widow (Rosamund Pike) whose family was murdered on the plains by Apache and offer their help.
 
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By Doug George-Kanentiio
NFIC/Akwesasne Mohawk

Who was Harry Anslinger (1892-1975) and how did he come to have a deep effect on the Mohawks of Akwesasne as well as our other communities including Ohsweken?
 
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Arizona, Fort Defiance – Funeral services for Grace M. Bia, 66, of Window Rock, were held Jan. 10, 2018 at the Good Shepherd Mission Episcopal Church in Fort Defiance.  Interment followed in Fort Defiance.  Grace was born Sept. 23, 1952, in Fort Defiance, into the Apache/Tachii’nii (Red Running Into the Water Clan), born for Totsohnii (Big Water Clan). 
 
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By Ricey Wild
News From Indian Country

Happy VD all you Snags and Snagettes! Teasing yooz of course but for real be careful out there. Ya never know. Moi? I’m so done with my snagging days and I don’t miss it at all. (Ya’ll men are safe!) I had my fun and don’t need a partner to validate my being for anything. I have my own, I enjoy my freedom and I get to have my way all day. Me. Me. Me. LOL!
 
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