Indian Country Today 'Top Stories for 2019'

Vincent Schilling

A comprehensive list of our top ten stories by selected sections, that readers accessed this past year

2019 was a big year in Indian Country with news all over Turtle Island covering such topics as Nathan Phillips, Google's choice to feature the jingle dress, a Native love story on MTV's Catfish television program, and much more.

Below you will find a series of top 10 stories we selected based on sections to include news, opinion-editorials, lifestyle, our press announcements in press pool and our most consistently popular stories in our archives.

Take a look back at some of our most accessed articles. Blessings to you, our readers as we also look forward to a new year of Indian Country Today news in 2020.

2019 Top 10: News

Nick Sandmann and Nathan Phillips at the Lincoln Memorial on January 18, 2019
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  1. Outrage as non-Native youth wearing #MAGA hats taunt and disrespect Native elder
  2. The whole story: Before and after video of Nathan Phillips, #MAGAyouth and more
  3. Today's Google Doodle: The Jingle Dress
  4. Social media erupts - RCMP say dead Native woman found in ditch 'not suspicious'
  5. Well-known Navy SEAL Don Shipley obtains Nathan Phillips' Military records
  6. Yes world, there were horses in Native culture before the settlers came
  7. ‘You shouldn’t sign up’ Native female Marine talks about her combat role
  8. Map: Making Indigenous Peoples Day official across the country
  9. Brother and sister run the Boston Marathon in moccasins
  10. Covington Junior Nick Sandmann's statement regarding Nathan Phillips incident

2019 Top 10: Lifestyle

Catfish
  1. MTV’s Catfish 'Native American Love Story' getting considerable backlash
  2. National Geographic finds new Alaska Native cast member for 'Life Below Zero' on YouTube
  3. First Native actress starring in a Netflix series, Sivan Alyra Rose talks about ‘Chambers’
  4. Two Lumbees audition for season 2 of ‘American Idol’
  5. Real Native history in a video game: An Indigenous take on The Oregon Trail
  6. Friday the 13th isn't unlucky: The patriarchy was afraid of the sacred feminine
  7. It's time for a Native Marvel movie: 10 existing Native Marvel heroes and 10 Native actors to play them
  8. Adam Beach discusses Netflix role in ‘Juanita’ says Alfre Woodard ‘is a priceless gem’
  9. Beyond IHS: Navajo director takes on Grey’s Anatomy
  10. After 45 years, Sacheen Littlefeather reads the Oscar's speech she wasn't allowed to give for the first time

2019 Top 10: Opinion

Elizabeth Warren - Facebook
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  1. The white supremacy of Elizabeth Warren
  2. Advice for non-Indigenous instructors of Native Studies
  3. If you don’t know treaties and sovereignty, you don’t know history
  4. Dior's SAUVAGE campaign is deeply offensive, racist, and cultural appropriation at its worst
  5. Criticisms about a Cherokee woman's choices in the play 'Sovereignty' are very problematic from a Native and women's rights standpoint
  6. Nazi Germany and American Indians
  7. Trump’s effort to rebrand Native American Heritage Month does not and will not deter Indigenous movements
  8. Kamala Harris is the presidential candidate who will uphold federal treaty and trust obligations
  9. Tarantino’s ‘dead Indians’ and the roots of American violence
  10. The Trump administration's attack on Indian Country

2019 Top 10: Press Pool

President Donald Trump speaks as he meets with business leaders, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.
AP Photo Carolyn Kaster
  1. Trump removes Native American presidential appointee from Cultural Property Advisory Committee
  2. Announcing the first comprehensive study on child removal in Native communities
  3. Albuquerque becomes first city in America to recognize tribal sovereignty by establishing government-to-government relations
  4. Seminole Tribe continues airlift of drinking water for fifth straight day
  5. Lipan Apache Tribe Recognized by the State of Texas
  6. Racial slurs at Dallas Native health clinic
  7. Arizona Governor Ducey orders flags at half staff to honor White Mountain Apache Chairman Ronnie Lupe
  8. Mayor Pete Buttigieg to attend round table with Catawba Nation leaders
  9. Documentary chronicles traditions, resilience of Wind River Indian Reservation
  10. Nathan Phillips offers to meet with students, community, and Catholic leaders

2019 Top 10: Archives

A portrait of Pocahontas saving the life of John Smith with Father Wahunsenaca. Photo - AP Images
  1. The True Story of Pocahontas: Historical Myths Versus Sad Reality
  2. Natural Pain Relief: 9 Alternatives to Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen or Aspirin
  3. 8 Things You Should Know About Two Spirit People
  4. Two Spirits, One Heart, Five Genders
  5. What Percentage Indian Do You Have to Be in Order to Be a Member of a Tribe?
  6. 8 Myths and Atrocities About Christopher Columbus and Columbus Day
  7. Actor, ‘Medicine Man’ Chasing Horse Banished From Fort Peck
  8. What Really Happened at the First Thanksgiving? The Wampanoag Side of the Tale
  9. 9 More Jokes That Prove Indians Are the Funniest People in the World
  10. Blackhorse: Do You Prefer ‘Native American’ or ‘American Indian’?

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