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Headlines: September 1, 2012

Coyote Goes Hunting
Neal Ambrose Smith

"Before our white brothers came to civilize us we had no jails. Therefore we had no criminals. You can't have criminals without a jail. We had no locks or keys, and so we had no thieves...

     "If a man was so poor that he had no horse, tipi or blanket, someone gave him these things. We were too uncivilized to set much value on personal belongings. We wanted to have things only in order to give them away. We had no money, and therefore a man's worth could not be measured by it...

     "We had no written law, no attorneys or politicians, therefore we couldn't cheat...

     "We really were in a bad way before the white man came, and I don't know how we manage to get along without the basic things which, we are told, are absolutely necessary to make a civilized society. But now visible progress is everywhere - we have jails all over the place and men in neck-ties who lie and cheat." 

                                           Lame Deer - Ikce Wicasa

Yakama Tribe Elder Becomes U of O's Oldest-Ever Graduate

Lakota Speakers Looking to Start Immersion Day Care

Oklahoma Schools Are Doing Something Right for Native Students

Students From Akron School See Similarities With Northern Cheyenne After Trip to Montana

Tribal College Journal's 2012 Student Writing Competition Winners

2012 AISES Professional Awards Winners

Earth Tipping Point Study in Nature Journal Predicts Disturbing and Unpredictable Changes

Natie Americans Strive for Health Against Alcohol, Chaos, and Trauma

Wild Elephants Mourn Death of Elephant Whisperer

Coyotes are Native American Symbols Against Arrogance

Gujarat's Indigenous Tribes To Get Brand Registration For Tribal Medicines

U.S. Forest Service Employees Vandalize Native American Town Site

Moments That Speak: Stories and Images of Connection

Pottery Donated to Goodwill May Be 1,000 Year Old Native American Artifact

New Navajo Sci-Fi Film "6th World" Gives a Glimpse into Navajo Creation Story

What's in a Name? The Top 10 Greatest Nicknames for American Indian Athletes

 Highlights from last month
Frenchman helps keep Alaska Native Eyak language alive
More Than 100 March, Protest Whiteclay Liquor Sales
Peace and Dignity Journey Runners Make a Willits Stop on Their Way From Alaska to Guatemala
Marine Corps League honors Navajo code talkers
Native American man to be reunited with family more than 100 years later
First Nations Development Institute Advances Food Sovereignty
Dancing the Spirit Back Into Parched Rivers
Maya Collapse Tied to Drought, Deforestation
Elwha tribe finds legendary creation site, wants uncovered land
Petitioning The President of the United States: Native American Suicide Prevention Act
'Moving Camp' helps Native American college students settle in
Neb., S.D. tribal teachers turn playgrounds into teaching tool
American Indian students work to untangle water problem
Are butterflies Two Different Animals in One? The Death and Resurrection Theory
National Aboriginal Fashion Week: On the Catwalk and Behind the Scenes
Discovery of Long-Lost Silent Film With All-Indian Cast Has Historians Reeling
NATIVE GAMES: Lacrosse movie features three from Tuscarora reservation
Van Nuys thieves made off with Sioux Indian bridal gown worth $10,000

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