By Sandra Hale Schulman
- News From Indian Country(NFIC) -

Twenty years ago the first film to be written, produced and cast with native actors was released. The groundbreaking film, Smoke Signals, had a rocky start, as recalled by director Chris Eyre and actor Gary Farmer at a special anniversary screening at Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe during Indian Market week this August.
 
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Arizona, Flagstaff – Funeral services for Richard Nelson Sr., 86, of Rock Point, were held Sep. 7, 2018 at the FlagNaz Community Church in Flagstaff.  Burial followed at the Citizens Cemetery in Flagstaff.  Richard passed away Aug. 29, 2018.  Richard was born into the Tabaaha (Water’s Edge Clan), born for Todich’ii’nii (Bitter Water Clan).  Richard’s chei is Tsi’naajinii (Black Streak Wood People); nali is Tl’izi lani (Many Goats).  
 
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MISSOULA, Mont.  (ICC)
ACLU Sues Federal Agencies Over Refusal to Turn Over Additional Documents About Plans for Cooperating with State Law Enforcement and Private Security Contractors
 
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This week's stories:  Sioux tribes forge partnership to create largest wind energy project on tribal lands; Native American Bank invest in new technology to serve Indian Country; Glynn Crooks, longtime leader of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community has passed away; Loretta Lynn receives CMT Artist of a Lifetime award; Run4Salmon raises awareness about the winter-run Chinook salmon.
 
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By Winona LaDuke
- News From Indian Country(NFIC) - 

On September 24, the Duluth City Council discussed purchasing $82,721 worth of riot gear for the second time. Water Protectors, the NAACP, church representatives, and many others packed the City Council to oppose the riot gear purchase.  The decision was tabled for the second time.
 
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By Ricey Wild
News From Indian Country

I’m feeling a lot of anxiety right now; of trauma, fear and flashbacks of my own sexual assaults watching the Brett Kavanaugh hearing of testimony by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.
 
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By Arne Vainio, M.D.
News From Indian Country

“Has it really been sixteen years?”
 
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Brian Wright-McLeod, 2018
- News From Indian Country -
 
As legalization of cannabis becomes a reality in Canada, first nations entrepreneurs are poised to rake in the benefits. As some move to industrialize operations on their home reserves, another aspect of the issue emerges.
 
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