by Doug George-Kanentiio
- Akwesasne Mohawk -

Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, that $60,000,000 effort designed to address the “cultural genocide” we, the former ‘inmates’ of the residential schools experienced is a failure.
 
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By Al Gedicks    
- News From Indian Country -

On January 25, 2019, a 28-story high tailings dam in Brumadinho, in southeastern Brazil failed, releasing almost 3 billion gallons of sludgy mine waste. The spill flooded nearby homes, submerging cars and buses under a river of reddish-brown sludge. The death toll so far has risen to 228 with an estimated 49 people still missing and presumed dead. This is Brazil’s deadliest-ever mining accident.
 
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This week's stories:  Forest County Potawatomi wins award for its “Not One More” media campaign; Maine becomes first state to ban Native American mascots; Vermont renames Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day; Dr. Evan Adams was a keynote speaker at NIHB Conference; Native American Feature Film Writers Lab now accepting applications.

 
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This week's stories:  Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Library named one of the recipients of the 2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service; Smithsonian APA highlights the impact of Transcontinental Railroad on Native Americans; Mississippi Band of Choctaw chief receives Tribal Leadership Award; Funding for tribal transit announced; The American Indian College Fund awards seven grants to colleges and universities across the country.

 
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Thirty years ago, Anishinaabe teacher, Maryellen Baker, had a dream in which she was called to help to spread the Anishinaabe teachings with others. Her work began with creating a center for wellness, and has become more urgent as all of us have witnessed the pollution of the waters. Water is life, and it is the role of women to protect and bless the water, and the role of men to support women in that work. This site is where you can find the 2019 - 24 Hour Broadcast of Music and Video on Saturday June 1st, 2019 in support of the 2019 Women and Water Coming Together Symposium for 2019.
 
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This week's stories:  Joanne Shenandoah releases new music video in honor of MMIW; Dr. Gerald Ignace recognized for his role in supporting health and wellness; Chairman of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa speaks on voter suppression; American Indian College Fund release new student guide book; Cheyenne Kippenberger crowned Miss Indian World.

 
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Interview by Paul DeMain
- News From Indian Country -

Elizabeth Hoover: Okay. My name is Elizabeth Hoover. I’m of Mohawk and Mi’kmaq ancestry from upstate New York. My regular job is as an assistant professor of American studies and ethnic studies at Brown University, where I teach classes about Native food movements and environmental health, and general issues across Indian country.
 
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By Danny Beaton ( Mohawk)

My brother Stephen Ogden spent about twenty five years trying to protect the Allison Aquifer in Tiny Township that runs through his farm -  above ground and below - nurturing everything in the surrounding area, from Georgian Bay all the way down to the St Lawrence river according to Mohawk Scientist Henry Lickers of Akwesasne.
 
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