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September-October 2014

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Music as Medicine: Life and Lyrics of Frank Waln

Music as Medicine: Life and Lyrics of Frank Waln

The 24-year-old is set to release his first full-length album, but the recent college grad already has a significant following via his viral videos, awards and activism. As he launches into post-college life, Waln talks about his youth, and how music and ceremony saved him.

2014 Offers the Ideal Election Scenario for Native American Voters

2014 Offers the Ideal Election Scenario for Native American Voters

This election is not about the will of the country; it’s about who will cast a ballot before Tuesday. That means Indian Country’s voice could be amplified. Could be. (via Trahant Reports, marktrahant.org)

Native America: Ready for Its Close-up

Native America: Ready for Its Close-up

From A&E to Netflix to the Sundance Channel, the Native presence grows on several TV shows, but an accuracy critique on each is already underway.

Timeline: Two Centuries of Cherokee Language Innovation

Timeline: Two Centuries of Cherokee Language Innovation

We look at how the Cherokees continuously turned to tech to sustain their language, starting with Sequoyah.

Cherokees Keep Up With the Latest in Tech and Keep Their Language

Cherokees Keep Up With the Latest in Tech and Keep Their Language

For generations, the Cherokee Nation has turned to tech to preserve its language with innovative efforts that have come via the Cherokee Phoenix, iPhone and Facebook.

Fluent Cherokee Speakers Establish New Terms and Revive Old Ones

Fluent Cherokee Speakers Establish New Terms and Revive Old Ones

A group of speakers meets to establish terms that will adequately describe objects and ideas that historically were not part of the Cherokee language.

'You Will Never Be Forgotten': 4 artist reflections from 'Walking With Our Sisters'

'You Will Never Be Forgotten': 4 artist reflections from 'Walking With Our Sisters'

The exhibit featuring hundreds of unfinished moccasins commemorates the lives of the missing and murdered Indigenous women of the United States and Canada.

Walking With Our Sisters: A Healing Journey in Unfinished Moccasins

Walking With Our Sisters: A Healing Journey in Unfinished Moccasins

The exhibit touring Canada and the U.S. brings attention to the lives and stories of hundreds of missing and murdered Indigenous women.

'Showtime Shoni' Leads East to Become All-Star MVP

'Showtime Shoni' Leads East to Become All-Star MVP

The Atlanta rookie from the Umatilla reservation in east Oregon became the WNBA's 2014 All-Star MVP on Saturday.

UN, Indigenous Organizations Prepare for World Conference

UN, Indigenous Organizations Prepare for World Conference

Native peoples' issues will define the UN World Conference on Indigenous Peoples in September, but critics say Native nations won't have enough of a say in the historic, high-level meeting.

Reclaiming Food Sovereignty on Reservations

Reclaiming Food Sovereignty on Reservations

Native communities and community members explore ways to improve elders’ access to healthy food

Santa Fe: A Two-Market Town?

Santa Fe: A Two-Market Town?

As the 93rd annual Santa Fe Indian Market approaches, the rise of the new Indigenous Fine Art Market poses questions over whether the city—home to the biggest Native art scene in the world—will be big enough for two markets come August.

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