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Wednesday, 15 November


Osage Nation Congressman Otto Hamilton Announces Candidacy for Assistant Chief of Osage Nation Native News Online

Otto Hamliton

Published November 14, 2017

PAWHUSKA, OKLAHOMA On Monday, Otto Hamilton of Pawhuska, Oklahoma, currently an Osage Nation Congress member, declared his candidacy for Assistant Chief of the Osage Nation. Hamilton announced his candidacy on Hamilton for Assistant Chief social media sites where he stated his intentions; to support progressive Osage language efforts; expand Osage schools and education programs; support proven economic development initiatives; and work to improve the best interests of the Osage Nation workforce for overall support of Osage Nation supportive services for Osage citizens everywhere.

I am pleased and honored to announce my candidacy for Assistant Principal Chief of the Osage Nation. During my term as an Osage Congressman, I gained an understanding of the complexities of our tribal government including its capabilities and limitations, said Hamilton. As Assistant Chief, I will be a valued contributor to the Osage Nation Executive Branch; I see many helpful and positive roles for the Assistant Chief.

It is my belief that the primary role of the Assistant Chief is to be an advocate for the best interests of the Osage Nation. There are many issues that will come before us in the next few years. We need to strengthen our communities to enhance the Osage quality of life.

The Assistant Chief should be a vital and active communications link between the employees and the congress. In my role as an Osage Congress member who is a former tribal employee (10 + years), I know the value of maintaining open communication with the Osage Nation workforce.

As a lifetime culturally active Osage community member, I have learned through our traditional ways how to bring people together toward common goals, unity and project completion. It was my greatest honor as a Congressman to sponsor legislation for a new Pawhuska dance arbor. I had the opportunity to work with many other tribal members, departments and branches for one common goal that supports Osage culture and language.

I believe that the foundation of any thriving Native community should include revitalization of language and culture, access to education, affordable quality housing, quality healthcare, and employment opportunities for all skill levels. These
are the issues that I hear about the most and these are the efforts I promise...

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The Term 'Eskimo' Has A Controversial Past : Goats and Soda : NPR Aboriginal News Group Newswire

The Term 'Eskimo' Has A Controversial Past : Goats and Soda : NPR: People in many parts of the Arctic consider Eskimo a derogatory term because it was widely used by racist, non-native colonizers. Many people also thought it meant eater of raw meat, which connoted barbarism and violence. Although the word's exact etymology is unclear, mid-century anthropologists suggested that the word came from the Latin word excommunicati, meaning the excommunicated ones, because the native people of the Canadian Arctic were not Christian.


Mother, daughter jump off train near Kanpur after 10-15 men try to rape girl, National : Today Indya Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Mother, daughter jump off train near Kanpur after 10-15 men try to rape girl, National : Today Indya: The woman told the police that the group of nearly 10-15 men started taunting and teasing her daughter soon after the train left Howrah.

They also tried to grope the girl following which the mother rushed to the Railway Protection Force (RPF) constables escorting the train when it stopped at two stations. She claimed she complained twice about the constant harassment, first when the train was near Allahabad, and again at Allahabad.

The constables accompanied me to the compartment and nabbed three of them. They even slapped them and took them away, she told HT at the hospital.

Read more: Man who pushed his 4 daughters out of moving train goes off police radar

However, the men came back within 30 minutes, perhaps after bribing cops, she alleged.

To her horror, they got more aggressive after the train left Allahabad and kept threatening them that they would drug the girl and sell her off. Around 10 pm, four to five men pounced on the girl when she was going towards the toilet.


Plateau killings: Rep wants herdsmen treated as Boko Haram members Punch Newspapers Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Plateau killings: Rep wants herdsmen treated as Boko Haram members Punch Newspapers: Gyang, representing Barkin Ladi/Riyom Federal Constituency under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, stated this in an interview with The PUNCH in Jos.

He was reacting to a statement by a socio-cultural organisation, the Plateau Patriotic Youth Movement, asking him to face his legislative business and desist from playing petty politics with the crisis in the state.

Gyang had moved a motion on the floor of the House condemning the fracas between soldiers attached to the Joint Military Task Force, codenamed Operation Safe Haven, and three residents of Sopp community in Riyom LGA on October 19, 2017, in which three youths were shot.


NTEC: Appeal of Court Decision Undermines Tribal Sovereignty Native News Online

Navajo Transitional Energy Company

Published November 14, 2017

SHIPROCK, NEW MEXICO   Navajo Transitional Energy Company (NTEC) released a statement regarding an appeal filed on Nov. 9 in the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the efforts of certain environmental groups seeking to undermine the Navajo Nations sovereign immunity that covers NTEC.

Clark Moseley, NTEC CEO said Last week, citizen groups, including San Juan Citizen Alliance, Sierra Club, and Dine Care, appealed the decision of an Arizona federal court that had dismissed the citizen groups claims based on the Navajo Nations sovereign immunity and its rights as a sovereign to govern and protect its people.  Plaintiffs appeal is a direct attack on the sovereign immunity of the Navajo Nation.  Its disappointing that plaintiffs have chosen to continue to challenge the tribal sovereign immunity of the Navajo Nation.  NTEC will defend the well-reasoned decision of the District Court.

Moseley further stated NTEC complies with and is required to comply with all United States environmental laws and the decision of the Arizona federal court did nothing to alter or diminish those requirements.  While these citizen groups have made outlandish claims that the court ruling insulates tribal lands from environmental claims, the truth is that the law will not allow these groups to interfere in the legal operations of Navajo Nation enterprises.

The lawsuit, brought on by environmental groups including Dine C.A.R.E. and others, alleged that the U.S. Department of Interior and other federal agencies violated the Endangered Species Act, the National Environmental Policy Act and the Administrative Procedures Act when the agencies approved a twenty-five year lease extension, rights-of-ways, and mine expansion.

NTEC argued that NTEC, as owner of Navajo Mine, is a required party in the lawsuit under Rule 19 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and that because NTEC has sovereign immunity, NTEC cannot be joined as a defendant without unequivocally consenting to such a lawsuit and, therefore, the case should be. The Court agreed with NTEC, therefore, the case was dismissed by the District Court in Arizona in September.

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Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribe Reacts to Wisonsin DOJ Report on Teen Killing Native News Online

Published November 13, 2017

BAD RIVER INDIAN RESERVATION On Monday, the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribe reacted to the report released on Saturday by the Wisconsin Department of Justice that cleared a Ashland County sheriff deputy in the killing of 14-year-old Bad River tribal citizen Jason Pero, Jr. last Wednesday, November 8, 2017.

The post Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribe Reacts to Wisonsin DOJ Report on Teen Killing appeared first on Native News Online.


Enter to Win a Handmade Lakota Star Quilt & Help Support the Cheyenne River Youth Projects Christmas Toy Drive Native News Online

Published November 14, 2017

All proceeds will benefit this years drive, which seeks to serve 1,500-plus children in communities across South Dakotas remote Cheyenne River Lakota reservation

EAGLE BUTTE, SOUTH DAKOTA Each year, to celebrate the spirit of the season and raise funds to support its massive Christmas Toy Drive, the Cheyenne River Youth Project hosts a Winter Star Quilt Raffle. This week, the nonprofit youth organization announced that tickets are are on sale for the 2017 raffle, which runs through the end of the day on Saturday, December 23; CRYP staff will announce the lucky winner on Tuesday, December 26.

This years quilt is a very special one, says Julie Garreau, CRYPs executive director. Hand-crafted by tribal member Bonnie LeBeaux, it tells the traditional Lakota story of the Seven Sisters.

As Garreau relates the story, long ago, two young Lakota women were out one night looking at the stars. One young woman said, See that big beautiful star? I wish I could marry it.

The other woman said the same about another star. Suddenly they are transported into the star world, and there, these two stars become their husbands. The wives become pregnant. They are told this star world is theirs but also warned not to dig any wild turnips.

Eventually one of them does, and as she pulls out the turnip, a hole opens in the star world. She is able to look down and see the earth, and even her own village. She becomes homesick and decides to return to earth. She braids more and more turnips to make a rope and lets herself down through the hole. But the braid doesnt reach the earth, and she falls. The crash kills her, but her baby is born. The baby is raised by a meadowlark. Since meadowlarks speak Lakota, the baby, now named Fallen Star, grows up speaking Lakota too.

Fallen Star matures rapidly, in days rather than years. He is taller than normal, and a light emanates from him. The meadowlark grows old and takes him to a Lakota band, where he settles for awhile. Fallen Star, the protector, the bringer of light and higher consciousness, travels from one Lakota band to another, and everywhere he is recognized, expected and revered.

At one point, a band is camped Near Black Elk Peak in the Black Hills. Every day a red eagle swoops down and steals a girl-child, carries her to the mountaintop and...


CA Gov. Jerry Brown Tells Indigenous Activists Protesting Fracking Hell Put Them In the Ground | Democracy Now! Aboriginal News Group Newswire

CA Gov. Jerry Brown Tells Indigenous Activists Protesting Fracking Hell Put Them In the Ground | Democracy Now!: Democracy Now! broadcasts live from the U.N. climate summit in Bonn, Germany, where representatives from nearly 200 nations have gathered for negotiations aimed at bolstering the landmark 2015 Paris climate accord. This years climate change conference comes after President Trump has vowed to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord, but there are still a number of U.S. delegations in Bonn. One is a coalition of U.S. lawmakers, universities, companies and faith groups that is staging an anti-Trump revolt by rejecting Trumps action and declaring, We are still in. On Saturday, a group of protesters, many of whom were Native American, disrupted California Governor Jerry Browns speech at Bonn, calling on California to ban fracking, yelling, Keep it in the ground!


Madagascar's Black Death: Indian Ocean island hit by worst outbreak of plague in 50 years Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Madagascar's Black Death: Indian Ocean island hit by worst outbreak of plague in 50 years: The WHO labels plague as "one of the oldest - and most feared - of all diseases".

Professor Jimmy Whitworth, an international public health scientist at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, told MailOnline: "This outbreak is the worst for 50 years or more."

The outbreak on the island off the south-east coast of Africa, has prompted health alerts in nine nearby countries - South Africa, Seychelles, La Reunion, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Comoros and Mauritius.

Schools and universities have been shut in a bid to contain the respiratory disease, while Madagascar's Air Seychelles temporarily stopped flights earlier in the month to try and curb the plague spreading abroad.

Experts fear that the virus may be fanned further by the country's widespread ancient ritual, called Famadihana, where relatives dig up their loved ones, rewrap corpses and dance with the dead.


The Feminist Indigenous Candidate Running for President of Mexico - VICE Aboriginal News Group Newswire

The Feminist Indigenous Candidate Running for President of Mexico - VICE: [Laura Castellanostranslated byJulie Schwietert Collazo] In the closing event in Oventic, Chiapahome of the Zapatista Army of the National Liberation (EZLN) rebel groupcovered by mist and intermittent drizzle, Marichuy, a representative of the Mexican government's Indigenous Council (ICG), said that women are the ones who feel the deepest pain due to the murders, disappearances, and imprisonments arbitrarily committed in the country.

"But it's precisely because we are the ones who feel the deepest pain, because we [experience] the greatest oppressions, that we women are also capable of feeling the deepest rage," she said. "And we must be able to transform that rage in an organized way in order to go on the offensive to dismantle the power from above, building with determination and without fear, the power from below."


Police seek 2 in bias election fliers found in Hoboken (VIDEO) | Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Steve Strunsky // Police seek 2 in bias election fliers found in Hoboken (VIDEO) | A flier left on car windshields Friday night in Hoboken, associated a mayoral candidate, Councilman Ravi Bhalla, a Sikh, with terrorism. Hoboken Police Department

The fliers included the message, "Don't let TERRORISM take over our town!" in red block letters above a picture of the candidate, Ravi Bhalla, an Indian-American born in New Jersey. Sikhism is a religion founded by a Hindu in India during the 15th Century.


Heartbreaking: Here's What a U.S Soldier Said When Asked to Justify the War on Terror Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Heartbreaking: Here's What a U.S Soldier Said When Asked to Justify the War on Terror -
The moving testimony is just a snippet from the refreshingly honest reply given by U.S soldier Daniel Crimmins when asked how military servicemen can be so blas about drone strikes and other civilian deaths due to the War On Terror.

Someone with the username VisualEffects originally posted:

"9/11. The day Americans feel so strongly about that they say Never forget. A tragedy for sure. But youve retaliated and killed over 50 fold as many innocent civilians abroad as retribution for this event. How do you as a people walk around head held high, knowing that every few months you are committing a 9/11 event to other people? Imagine if the 9/11 terror attacks were happening in America every few months. Again and again, innocent people dying all around you. And yet you just go around the rest of the world doing it on a weekly basis to other people and dont think twice about it. It brings me to tears knowing how absolutely blas you guys are about it."


Native News Online Editor Levi Rickert to Lecture on Standing Rock at Grand Valley State University Native News Online

Oceti Sakowin camp at Standing Rock on December 3, 2017. Native News Online photo by Levi Rickert

Published November 13, 2017

Levi Rickert

ALLENDALE, MICHIGAN As part of Grand Valley State Universitys Native American Heritage Month events, Native News Online Editor Levi Rickert (Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation) will lecture on the Standing Rock resistance to the Dakota Access oil pipeline on the universitys Allendale campus on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

Rickert, founder of Native News Online, will share insights into why Standing Rock became the largest gathering of American Indians in over 100 years and its lasting effects on a new generation of American Indians. As part of Native News Onlines coverage of the Standing Rock resistance, Native News Online has over 1,500 photos in its library. A native and resident of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Rickert will share some of the photographs and the experiences he encountered while covering the resistance at Standing Rock, Washington, D.C. and in protests in Michigan.

Standing Rock will go down in history as being one of the most important events in Indian Country in contemporary times. The vibrancy of the Standing Rock will remain alive for many years to come because it awoken a new spirit in a new generation of American Indians in the fight for justice for indigenous peoples in America, says Rickert.


Standing Rock: The Largest Gathering of American Indians in 100 Years Explored Lecture by Levi Rickert


Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 4:00 5:00 p.m.


Grand Valley State University
2266 Grand River Room
Russel H. Kirkhof Center
Allendale, Michigan

This lecture is LIB 100 & US 201 approved.

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Ontario knew about mercury contamination near Grassy Narrows in 1990: report Warrior Publications

grassy-narrows warning sign

A newly released report shows that the Ontario government knew of mercury contamination at the Dryden mill, upstream from Grassy Narrows, in 1990. (Jody Porter/CBC)

Grassy Narrows chief says community exploring all options ahead of meeting with province, Ottawa

CBC News, Nov 12, 2017

A new report shows the Ontario government knew nearly 30 years ago that a mill site upstream from Grassy Narrows First Nation was contaminated with mercury.

Theres a continued liability on the province, Grassy Narrows chief Simon Fobister said. They said its going to clear itself up, but they never informed us that theres still mercury in the soil and they were aware of it.

Well consider all our options right now, whether its political or legal....


Video: Alton Gas Blockade Warrior Publications

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by the Stimulator, Nov 9, 2017

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During the fall of 2016 Mikmaq opponents of the Alton Gas project, supported by non-Indigenous allies, set up a truckhouse along the banks of the Shubenacadie River near the Alton Gas brine dumping site. This year, they set up a Treaty Camp along the entrance to the Alton Gas work site, effective blocking the company from working on the project. This camp continues to this date, and needs on-going support and donations.


Nov 25 & 26: #Nijmegen Against Racism For a Society Without Borders | Enough is Enough! Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Nov 25 & 26: #Nijmegen Against Racism For a Society Without Borders | Enough is Enough!: Netherlands. Two years ago, we organized a very successful demonstration for the people of Nijmegen to welcome migrants. It was a clear signal for freedom of movement, against racism and in for solidarity without borders. Two years later, with the election victories of the PVV and FvD in the Netherlands, the AfD entering the Bundestag, and Trump ascending to the presidency of the United States, it appears that support for right extremist ideals has received a new boost. In recent years, racist intimidations and violent attacks on Muslims, migrants and people who expressed themselves against racism have increased dramatically.


Flood the phone lines! Nov. 13-14 Call to Action for Durham freedom fighters Workers World Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Flood the phone lines! Nov. 13-14 Call to Action for Durham freedom fighters Workers World: Defend Durham, a community organization that has rallied around those who brought down the statue, issued an Aug. 9 statement on the recent dropping of charges for some. In part, they said: We must remember that we cannot trust the system to change that which it upholds. This was merely representative of a lack of evidence, not an acquiescence of power. We must continue to fight until the remaining [people charged] walk free, until no Confederate statues remain, until all institutions of white supremacy have been abolished.

One of the defendants, Loan Tran, a member of Workers World Party, declared in a Nov. 12 Facebook post: We won [the recent acquittals] because we organize and because we didnt do anything wrong! Myself and 11 others are still facing ridiculous charges among them two felony riot charges. Lets keep flooding the streets and the phone lines. Lets indict this system for its true crimes the countless evictions and cession of Black and Brown neighborhoods to developers; the unending murders of our people in the streets, in the jails, on the workplace, in detention centers; the total and unapologetic protection this system offers to the statues that literally enshrine and uphold white supremacy.

Monday, 13 November


Veterans Day Observed Holiday Special Photos of Veterans Standing Up for Standing Rock Last December Native News Online

Veterans at Cannonball, North Dakota on Standing Rock Indian Reservation on Sunday, December 4, 2016. Native News Online photos by Levi Rickert

Veterans Day Observed Holiday

Published November 13, 2017

Editors Note: On this federal holiday that observes Veterans Day, Native News Online shares photographs from last December when thousands of veterans went to Standing Rock to show support.

STANDING ROCK INDIAN RESERVATION   More than three thousand veterans arrived at Standing Rock on the first weekend of December last year to support the water protectors who were there to show their resistance to the Dakota Access oil pipeline. They came in buses and cars. They came to support the water protectors at Standing Rock.

Korean Conflict veteran George Martin ( Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians) from Hopkins, Michigan at Sitting Bull College in Fort Yates, North Dakota on Saturday night, December 3, 2016.

U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D Hawaii) came to Standing Rock to show her support. Gabbard, a U.S. Army veteran who served two tours of duty in Iraq said Standing Rock was a beginning of a powerful movement.

Our real fight is protect water that protects life of our people and our planet, Gabbard told the veterans.



CNNs Great Big Story Features Eighth Generation, a Native-owned Business Native News Online

Louie Gong

Published November 13, 2017

SEATTLE Eighth Generation, a Native-owned business, that sells Native shoes, wool blankets and cell phone covers, among other Native art was featured on CNNs Great Big Story last week.

Founded in 2008 by Louie Gong (Nooksack) is the first Native-owned company to ever produce wool blankets. Eighth Generations flagship retail store in located in Seattles iconic Pike Place Market.

There is a great demand for cultural art in todays market, with everything from clothing to home goods and jewelry featuring Native American-inspired designs. Unfortunately, the majority of these products are counterfeit, using appropriated designs by non-Native artists. Now, Louie Gong is reclaiming his heritage through Eighth Generation, a company that merges the traditional works of Native artists with a modern aesthetic. The Great Big Story


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#NativeVote18 -Three Lessons from Last Weeks Elections, Time to Add Names, Ideas Native News Online

Green Party candidate Eve Reyes-Aguirre is running for the U.S. Senate in Arizona. She is co-chair of the Global Indigenous Womens Caucus. (Campaign photo)

Guest Commentary

Published November 13, 2017

Three lessons from  last weeks election results.

First: Gerrymandering can be defeated. The election districts in Virginia were designed to support incumbents, and especially Republicans. The Atlantic described the well-documented Republican operation to gain control of the mapmaking process in 2010 (and) saw their share of legislative seats steadily grow, even as their actual vote shares decreased. In other words, these maps helped Republicans retain majorities even when they earned substantially fewer votes.

That changed Tuesday. Voters swamped the supposedly safe districts and Democrats gained significantly. Perhaps even control of the legislature (votes are still be counted and will be recounted in a key race). So turnout beats districts drawn by one side to win. (The definition of gerrymandering.)

Second: Minority parties can win in this election cycle. Its always tough to run as a third or fourth party candidate in the United States. The deck is stacked. The system is rigged to favor the two established parties. However some twenty-plus self-described Democratic Socialists (ala Bernie Sanders) won on Tuesday, including Denise Joy in Billings, Montana. Joy was elected to the city council.

This could be an interesting trend.



11th Annual LA Skins Fest Announces All Events & Film Screenings (Nov. 14 19) Native News Online


Published November 13, 2017

LOS ANGELES  The LA Skins Fest, presented by COMCAST NBCUNIVERSAL, announced today its full list of features and shorts that will be screened through the festivals 6-day run (November 14th 19th, 2017). Events will take place at the Academy of Motion Picture of Arts and Sciences, the TCL Chinese Theatre and the SAG/AFTRA headquarters in Los Angeles.

NBCUniversal is committed to fostering the next generation of Native American talent both in-front-of- and behind-the-camera, said Craig Robinson, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, NBCUniversal. Our partnership with the LA Skins Fest is essential to that mission.

Were proud to support the LA Skins Fest for their great work in identifying the next generation of Native American talent, said Janine Jones-Clark, SVP Global Talent Development & Inclusion. We look forward to developing relationships with this years participants as we are certain their unique perspectives and life experiences will be impactful to our diversity and inclusion efforts throughout the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group.

This years festival showcases over fifty films from features, documentaries and shorts that represent hundreds of Native American tribes. Of the dozens of films being screened, more than 30 will see their world premieres. Films were selected out of hundreds of submissions from around the world.

This year, the LA Skins Fest opens its screening program with Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Entertainments latest blockbuster THOR RAGNAROK at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and closes with the new Danny Trejo horror film IN THE WOODS.

November 14th, 2017, we will conduct the 6th Annual Native Writers Pitch Workshop. The pitch workshop is designed to give Native American writers the capa...


Bashas Takes on Navajo Nation Office of President & Vice President Din Healthy Challenge Native News Online

he newly renovated Bashas Din Market features a larger array of fresh produce to support a healthier Navajo Nation.

Published November 12, 2017

WINDOW ROCK  On November 8, President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez celebrated the Bashas Window Rock Grand Re-Opening Celebration with Edward Trey Basha III, president and CEO of Bashas grocery store, and Johnny Basha, senior vice president of special projects for Bashas Family of Stores.

From the beginning of our administration, Vice President Nez and I have been promoting runs and developing healthier initiatives, President Russell Begaye said. We refocused our message, distributed healthy snacks at the parades, and hosted candy exchanges afterward to great success. People are wanting to be more healthy and active. We appreciate Bashas for helping the Navajo Nation become stronger.

The newly remodeled store in Window Rock has a larger selection of healthy, easy to identify food items. In addition, the store has a new color scheme, dcor, signage and features the artwork of Baje Whitethorne, Larry Yazzie and Oreland Joe.

Vice President Nez commented that the newly remodeled Bashas looks like one you would see in Scottsdale.

Theres a movement to become healthier happening throughout the country, and maybe even throughout the world, but it is really happening here on the Navajo Nation, he said. We appreciate that movement and Bashas for joining it.

The Begaye-Nez administration is tackling the diabetes epidemic on the Navajo Nation. In doing so, they challenged Bashasto provide more healthy foods with a larger variety of fruits and vegetables for our Din People.

Edward Basha III said it was a privilege to be on the Navajo Nation for 35 years and showed support for Din Healthy. He also mentioned that there is a new location that will be built in Sanders, Arizona.

For us, as a family and company, we are privileged to have a long-standing relationship with the Navajo Nation, Edward Basha III said. Were excited that our partnership has continued to evolve. We will change the way we go to market such as with Dine Healthy, showing our support of the initiatives that the Navajo Nation brings forth.



Cherokee Nation Hosting College and Career Night Native News Online

Published November 11, 2017

TAHLEQUAH  The Cherokee Nation College Resource Center is hosting two College & Career Night events this month, including one in Tahlequah and a second in Vinita.

On Tuesday, Nov. 14, representatives from at least a dozen colleges and universities as well as vocational schools will be on hand at Sequoyah Schools The Place Where They Play in Tahlequah beginning at 5:30 p.m. Visitors will receive information on Cherokee Nations college and vocational scholarships and on the Free Application for Student Aid, also known as FAFSA.

A similar event will be held at the Craig County Fairgrounds and Community Center in Vinita on Thursday, Nov. 30, at 5:30 p.m., with area college and university representatives as well as vocational school representatives on site.

We know it is never too early for students and their families to begin thinking about life after high school, including the scholarship and career opportunities they might have, said Ron Etheridge, deputy executive director of Cherokee Nation Education Services. These are important decisions for students. We believe the College & Career Night events in Tahlequah and Vinita will make the process more informative and convenient by placing all of these resources together in one setting.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. and both events are free and open to the public. Refreshments and door prizes will be available. The grand prize is a Dell laptop computer.

For more information, email Chrissy Marsh at or Jennifer Pigeon at

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