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Jenni Monet, Laguna Pueblo of New Mexico, has been found not guilty of criminal trespassing and engaging in a riot, Monet is an independent journalist who has written for Indian Country Today and was arrested while covering protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota.

NOT GUILTY: Native Journalist Jenni Monet cleared of #NoDAPL related charges

NOT GUILTY: Native Journalist Jenni Monet cleared of #NoDAPL related charges, including criminal trespassing and engaging in a riot

Former Alaska Sen. Mark Begich jumped into the race for the governor of Alaska Friday.

Former Senator Mark Begich jumps into Alaska governor race, creates a three way contest

Former Alaska Sen. Mark Begich jumped into the race for the governor of Alaska Friday.

This Thursday morning, the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) has selected Mary Annette Pember as the recipient of the 2018 NAJA-Medill Milestone Achievement Award and Mark Trahant as the recipient of the 2018 NAJA Richard LaCourse Award.

Native American Journalists Association gives top awards to Mary Pember and Mark Trahant

Mary Annette Pember named 2018 NAJA-Medill Milestone Achievement Award recipient and Mark Trahant named 2018 NAJA Richard LaCourse Award recipient

Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced Tuesday that the federal government will purchase the Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline for $3.45 billion (C$4.5bn). Though some tribes are opposed, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (pictured) said First Nations people did not have veto power to block projects that cause environmental concerns.

Kinder Morgan Woes - Trudeau: First Nations have no veto power; Tribal opponents declare war

Some First Nations oppose the Canadian government's purchase of the Kinder Morgan pipeline. Challenging Trudeau’s veto claim, Indigenous Rights Bill passes in House of Commons.

Debra Haaland runs for Congress

#NativeVote18 Candidates look for party nominations in elections set for Tuesday

A variety of state laws determine who can vote and what the results will mean come November, California and South Dakota both have unusual election twists.

NoDAPL Water Protector Michael “Little Feather” Giron (right) was sentenced to 36 months in prison. He will be credited with time served during the past 15 months. (Leoyla Cowboy, wife, on left).

#NoDAPL Water Protector Michael “Little Feather” Giron Sentenced to 36 months in prison

#NoDAPL Water Protector will be credited with time served during the past 15 months.

ICT E-Weekly Newsletter - May 30, 2018

ICT E-Weekly Newsletter - May 30, 2018. Kinder Morgan Pipeline and #NativeVote18, #NativeFamily and #NativeYouth stories

Interior and Park Service: $60 Million in Historic Preservation Grants to States and Tribes

Interior and National Park Service Announce more than $60 Million in Historic Preservation Grants to States and Tribes

Join AMERIND Risk & NAIHC in San Diego for Educational Networking Forum

Join AMERIND Risk & NAIHC in San Diego for Educational Networking Forum

2018 AMERIND Risk | NAIHC Annual Convention & Trade Show in San Diego, California!

More than 5,000 people protested in Vancouver on November 19 against a Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion that would triple capacity.

Canadian Government announces it will purchase Kinder Morgan Pipeline for 3.45 billion US

Bonaparte Indian Band Chief Ryan Day told HuffPost Canada the debate over Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is breaking down relationships between Indigenous groups.

An ad by Tatewin Means for Attorney General. Means has released two versions, one in Lakota and the other in English.

#NativeVote18 Not just a political ad - Candidates are changing the very image of Native people on TV

#NativeVote18: Here’s one way that Native politicians have already won this election: Stereotypes are shattered every time a campaign commercial is produced and aired

20 year-old Quinault Member Jimmy Smith-Kramer Killed in an alleged racially-charged confrontation.

Quinault Member Jimmy Smith-Kramer Killed in Alleged Racially-Charged Confrontation

Alleged war-whoops as Quinault tribal member Jimmy Smith-Kramer killed after hit by a truck in alleged racially-charged confrontation

Indian Country Today editor and award-winning journalist Mark Trahant has worked with FNX / First Nations Experience to create, host and produce the first episode of a weekly news series titled Wassaja.

Weekly Television News Series, Wassaja, hosted and produced by Mark Trahant now on FNX

A new FNX TV Series Wassaja. Mark Trahant hosts: ‘Why Wassaja? This name sets the tone for what we want to accomplish, It was the name for two great newspapers from our history.’

This is my version of the Perfect Native American Memorial Day

The Perfect Native American Memorial Day

Former Second Lieutenant and Native Veteran Vincent Schilling: My Version of The Perfect Native American Memorial Day

A screen capture of the Utah Foster Care web page dedicated to Native families.

Before it's over, May is Foster Care Month: Native foster families are needed

Native foster families are needed: The State of Utah is one example, there are an estimated 130 Native children in state custody, but less than 20 Native foster and kinship homes

Billy Frank, Jr. deserves a place of recognition, replacing Whitman Marcus in the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall.

The case for a Billy Frank statue in the U.S. Capitol’s National Statuary Hall

There are seven Native American heroes now in the Statuary Hall. Billy Frank, Jr. deserves a spot too.

Memorial Day Tribute: Two-Spirit Cherokee Artist Tony Enos Honors Military with “I Cry”

Memorial Day Tribute: Two-Spirit Cherokee Artist Tony Enos Honors Military with “I Cry”

Memorial Day Tribute: Two-Spirit Cherokee Artist Tony Enos Honors Military with “I Cry”

Robert Robedeaux, Pawnee, Ponca, Otoe nations, who was shopping at Hibbett Sports in Owasso, Oklahoma filmed himself being escorted off the property by three police officers, he says it was racially motivated.

Exclusive Video: Native man removed by police from Hibbett Sports after “weird dreads” 911 call

Robert Robedeaux, who was shopping at Hibbett Sports in Owasso, Oklahoma filmed himself being escorted off the property by three police officers, he says it was racially motivated

#NativeVote18 Debra Topping latest Minnesota candidate to run for Lt. Governor. Chris Seymore, running on the Independence Party line as a candidate for governor, posted on social media that Topping “brings with her the blessings of Winona LaDuke.”

#NativeVote18 Debra Topping latest Minnesota candidate to run for Lt. Governor; Three Native women seeking that office

Three Native women running for Lt. Gov. in Minnesota. Debra Topping, Ojibwe, latest candidate to run.

With a price tag of $999, the New York Museum of Natural History is selling a Native influenced headdress in their gift shop.

UPDATE: AMNH Removes Headdress -- American Museum of Natural History had $999 Native headdress

With a price tag of $999, the New York Museum of Natural History is selling a Native influenced headdress in their gift shop

(Pictured, members of 7 Flames) Last month, three Native American lacrosse teams, 7 Flames, Subseca and Lightning Stick Society from the Lakota and Dakota territories were expelled from the Dakota Premier Lacrosse League after they complained about racial insults from coaches, players and fans of the opposing teams.

Native American Lacrosse teams expelled from league after reporting racial abuse

Three Native American lacrosse teams, 7 Flames, Subseca, Lightning Stick Society expelled from Dakota Premier Lacrosse League after citing racial insults and injuries over rougher playing

#NoteVote18: As voters head to the polls in New Mexico for Deb Haaland, who is in a tight three-way race, Gavin Clarkson is stirring up controversy running under a Team Trump flag.

#NativeVote18: Deb Haaland in a tight three-way race; Gavin Clarkson draws controversy with Team Trump flag

#NativeVote18: As voters head to the polls in New Mexico for Deb Haaland, Gavin Clarkson is stirring up controversy running under a Team Trump flag.

Indian City, winner of Best Pop Album at the Indigenous Music Awards  perform onstage at the Club Regent Event Centre.

Complete list of the 2018 Indigenous Music Award Winners include Supaman, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Pat Vegas

Complete list of the 2018 Indigenous Music Award Winners. You can also watch the livestream if you missed the live show.

Will.i.am, Taboo and Apl.De.Ap (not pictured) recite extended lyrical verses in a six-minute revolutionary and social activist militant-themed video, ‘Ring the Alarm pt.1, pt.2, pt.3’

Black Eyed Peas release thought-provoking call to action video ‘Ring the Alarm pt.1, pt.2, pt.3’

Taboo, Will.i.am and Apl.De.Ap of the Black Eyed Peas recite extended lyrical verses in a six-minute revolutionary and social activist militant-themed video, ‘Ring the Alarm pt.1, pt.2, pt.3’

Piikani Nation will be presenting their nation’s flag to the Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council (RMTLC) for formal recognition of their accepted petition.

Piikani Nation of Canada to join The Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council

Piikani Nation will be presenting their nation’s flag to the Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council (RMTLC) for formal recognition of their accepted petition

Fort Hall to host the 2018 National Basketball Tournament.

Fort Hall to host the 2018 National Basketball Tournament - Shoni Schimmel and Jenna Plumley to attend

Fort Hall to host the 2018 National Basketball Tournament Shoni Schimmel and Jenna Plumley to attend.

Nicolas Rojas, Cherokee, says he was treated with hostility by Marymount College University security guard Joseph Girgis when he gave him his tribal ID. He posted a video which has gone viral.

Video of Cherokee student detained at Marymount College for showing tribal ID goes viral

Cherokee student Nicolas Rojas showed his tribal ID to a security guard who refused to give it back or offer an explanation. Marymount California University President apologizes.

Students and Teachers at the Laguna Elementary school are excited about a new school in their future.

New Mexico's Laguna Elementary School receives $26.2 million for new school construction

Laguna Elementary School is the first school to be awarded under the BIA Replacement School List. They are getting $26.2 million for a new school construction.

Mother and child at the Chickahominy powwow in Virginia. According to the CDC, Indian Country's population is slowing.

Report finds Indian Country’s population is slowing, part of a national trend

According to the CDC, Indian Country’s population is slowing

The Las Vegas President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach Bill Laimbeer announced Tuesday that the Aces have signed three-year WNBA veteran Shoni Schimmel.

Viva Las Vegas! Shoni Schimmel signs with the WNBA Aces

Look out Las Vegas, Here comes Shoni Schimmel to the WNBA Aces.

Indian Country Today E-Weekly Newsletter: May 16, 2018

Paulette Jordan, A new ICT logo and Kalani Queypo speaking Pamunkey and more in this week's ICT newsletter

Kalani Queypo portrays the Pamunkey-speaking warrior Chacrow in the period-drama series 'Jamestown.'

Kalani Queypo talks about portraying Chacrow in ‘Jamestown’ and speaking Pamunkey

Speaking the Pamunkey language. A conversation with Kalani Queypo about portraying Chacrow in the series ‘Jamestown’

Last week, Canadian Politician and Quebec Liberal MP Marc Miller, the first Canadian politician to speak Mohawk in the Canadian House of Parliament, stopped at the home of the last living Mohawk code talker Levi Oakes to present him with a medal to honor his service as a code talker. He also read Oakes a letter of thanks in the Mohawk language.

Magic moment as Canadian politician speaks Mohawk to last living Mohawk code talker Levi Oakes

Canadian Politician Marc Miller stopped at the home of the last living Mohawk code talker Levi Oakes

Mother's Day - A Happy Mother’s Day Wish - All Types of Moms Included

A Happy Mother’s Day wish from Indian Country Today - All types of moms included

Happy Mother's Day to ALL types of mom's out there - A Happy Mother’s Day Wish from Indian Country Today

A scene from the EPIX series ‘America Divided” episode ‘Who Controls the Land’ with correspondent Martin Sensmeier. The episode airs starting Friday May 11th.

Martin Sensmeier tackles ‘Bears Ears’ controversy tonight on the EPIX series ‘America Divided’

‘Who Controls the Land’ with correspondent Martin Sensmeier, produced by Sterlin Harjo and Lucian Read premieres tonight on EPIX

Indian Country Today will launch its new digital platform and an updated logo on June 4th, 2018 at the morning session of the National Congress of American Indians’ Mid-Year Conference and Marketplace in Kansas City, Missouri.

Countdown Begins: Indian Country Today will unveil new digital platform and logo June 4th

Indian Country Today will reveal its new updated logo and mobile-designed platform at the National Congress of American Indians Mid-Year Conference in Kansas City

Thomas Kanewakeron Gray, 19, and his brother 17-year-old Lloyd Skanahwati Gray were pulled from a Colorado State University admissions tour on April 30.

Mohawk Brothers Detained By Police On Colorado Campus Tour Gain National Attention

After Mohawk Brothers incident - School Apologizes, American Indian Graduate Center Expresses Disappointment, Heavy Metal Band Cattle Decapitation gives brothers guest list access for life for wearing their shirt.

‘American Gods’ on Starz: Now Casting for 18-20’s Native Female Character Sam Blackcrow.

‘American Gods’ on Starz: Now Casting for 18-20’s Native Female Character Sam Blackcrow

Author Neil Gaiman on Twitter: “I was adamant when Starz and Fremantle first wanted to make American Gods that the racial background of characters in the book would be respected.”

Tara Sweeney greeting well-wishers after her Senate confirmation hearing.

Tara Sweeney Nominated: Would Be First Alaska Native Assistant Secretary For Indian Affairs

As Indian Affairs leader, Tara Sweeney says her job would be to advocate for effective consultation and tribal self-determination.

The National Native American Hall of Fame, a non-profit organization, will host its Inaugural Induction Ceremony on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at the Phoenix Indian School Memorial Hall in Arizona. Up to 20 prominent living and deceased Native Americans will be recognized. Some of the nominees for 2018 include the first Cherokee Woman principal chief Wilma Mankiller, Olympian Billy Mills, Winona LaDuke, Wes Studi and Jim Thorpe.

National Native American Hall of Fame Is Coming In 2018 - Take The Nominee Survey

Who is your pick for the National Native American Hall of Fame Inaugural Induction Ceremony October 13, 2018? Name List of Potential Inductees Released

Jonodev Osceola Chaudhuri, Muscogee Creek, was nominated by President Barack Obama and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the NIGC Chair in April, 2015.

The State of Indian Gaming: An Exit Interview With NIGC Chair Jonodev Chaudhuri

Jonodev Chaudhuri, Muscogee Creek, was nominated by President Barack Obama and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the NIGC Chair in April, 2015.

Two Native Green Party candidates: Aaron E. Camacho, Potawatomi, (left) is running for Wisconsin State Senate District 31. Erik Rydberg, Pomo, (right) is running for Secretary of State in California.

#NativeVote18 Are Politics Too Partisan? Alaska Shows There’s Another Way

Third party, Green party candidates face tough challenges across the country

Pokagon Band of Potawatomi tribal member and Union Grove High School student Eva Ballew says she was taken by complete surprise when her phone rang and was told she was accepted to Harvard.

Harvard Bound! Native American High School Student, Eva Ballew, Accepted to 10 Colleges

Pokagon Band of Potawatomi tribal member and high school student Eva Ballew says her 4.3 GPA and acceptance to Harvard is due to hard work

Twitter says they recently found a bug that stored passwords unmasked in an internal log. They said they fixed the bug and have no indication of a breach or misuse. They have asked account holders -- as a precaution -- to consider changing their passwords.

Wait! Before Tweeting That Powwow Pic - Twitter Suggests Updating Your Password

Twitter announces a bug was found in storing unencrypted passwords. They say, “Out of an abundance of caution, we ask that you consider changing your password.”

Cindy McCain, Mark Ruffalo, Senator Heidi Heitkamp, D-ND, and Rosario Dawson are among the few politicians, celebrities and oublic figures who have joined the #NotInvisible movement. Heitkamp has just released a 'social media guidance package' to assist efforts in creating awareness on May 5th, the National Day of Awareness for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls.

May 5 is National Day of Awareness for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls

Senator Heidi Heitkamp Releases Social Media Guidance Package to senators, advocates, and organizations - Hashtags #NotInvisible #MMIW #MMIWG

Hey Thanos, you really made me furious. Although, you are a complete hardcore villian that I love. You inspired 90% of this Native Nerd review.

Native Nerd Review: Avengers Infinity War is Marvel Hardcore - Major Spoilers Included

Spoiler #1 - There is not a single self-identified Native American in Avengers Infinity War. But I am Native American, and I liked it. Thus, my review.