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    Native Artist Chris Pappan Brings Color to Chicago Neighborhood

    A local Chicago neighborhood called Sauganash has just recently finished a beautiful mural commemorating the neighborhood’s history and celebrating its longevity. The mural shows both positive and negative attributes that make up its history while still signifying the strength of the community. As with most historical neighborhoods, an appropriate Native representation is necessary for those unaware of the Native influence and dealings.

    Where Will ‘Simpsons’ Creator Sam Simon’s Money Go?

    Sam Simon, co-creator (with Matt Groening) of The Simpsons, has terminal colon cancer. Last week, The Hollywood Reporter featured an interview with him in which he spoke about giving almost all of his Simpsons royalty money to charity. “The truth is,” he said, “I have more money than I’m interested in spending.” He had originally revealed his prognosis and plan on Marc Maron’s WTF Podcast in May.

    Don Amero and Desiree Dorion nominated for music awards

    Two Manitoba singer/songwriters have landed nominations for this year’s Indian Summer Music Awards.Don Amero and Desiree Dorion each earned nods for songs off their latest albums, dominating the country category.

    Julyamsh Powwow honors pair of departed legends

    Beneath orange strands of fabric representing the Hopi tribe wafting in the breeze Saturday morning, Billy McDermitt sat among Native American friends and gestured to the pine branches supporting his teepee lodge.

    Gettin’ Down at the Seneca Casino Veterans Pow Wow

    Six Nations dancers from all across Iroquois territories turned out July 21 for the 24th Annual Seneca Casino Veterans Pow Wow in Western New York.

    Say It Ain’t So, Tonto! Johnny Depp Talks of Retiring

    Johnny Depp, who played Tonto in the underperforming Disney film The Lone Ranger, has told a BBC interviewer that he may give up acting.

    Shelby Williams vies for Miss Native American USA

    Early next month one of Elko’s own will be making a journey to Tempe, Ariz., to compete for a prized crown: Miss Native American USA.

    Oneida Indian Nation Modernizes Story About Living in Harmony

    It’s a story about friendship, respecting Mother Earth, and learning to live in harmony. My Home was produced by Four Directions, a production company owned by Oneida Indian Nation, which owns Oneida Nation Enterprises, parent company of Indian Country Today Media Network.

    Another Supermoon! Prepare to be Showered With Silver Rays

    We can’t get enough of the moon, it seems, and it can’t get enough of us. Another month has flown by, and it’s time for another almost-supermoon.

    Sonny Skyhawk on ‘The Lone Ranger’: ‘Heads Should Roll at Disney’

    Sonny Skyhawk (Sicangu Lakota), the veteran Hollywood actor, author of Indian Country Today Media Network’s “Ask N NDN,” and founder of American Indians in Film and Television, gave us his thoughts on Johnny Depp in the role of Tonto in the Disney film of The Lone Ranger before he saw the movie .

    Sacred object handed back to Hopi tribe after ‘shameful’ Paris auction

    In a historic handover ceremony, an object sacred to the Hopi people has been returned to Hopi after dozens of katsinam (‘friends’) were sold at a Paris auction house in April 2013 despite repeated requests and litigation.

    Pain on the Reservation

    The Red Cloud-Bissonette family needs a new trailer. Frank, who is disabled, and Norma, his wife, are members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe who live on the sprawling grasslands of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Despite their constant efforts to patch the seams of one of their trailers that was hauled here in 1988, rot and mold continue to climb up the walls.

    Pine Ridge Deserves Another Look

    Speaking before tribal leaders from all parts of Indian country at the White House Tribal Nations Conference last December, President Barack Obama reminded America of how the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is one of the poorest parts of America.

    Shawty Do the Rain Dance! Mike Bone Wows America’s Got Talent Judges

    Howard Stern was skeptical of Mike Bone when the diminutive hip hop duo took the stage on America’s Got Talent. “I was not expecting to sit here and enjoy this,” he admitted to them after hearing their original composition, “Rain Dance.” But he admits he was converted, telling them “You guys did a really credible job.”

    Johnny Depp’s Name on Many American Indians Minds This Month

    Indian country has been abuzz with Johnny Depp’s name during the past couple of weeks. First it had to do with a movie then it was about Depp’s offer to buy Wounded Knee.

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