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Deb Haaland 'ready to fight' as first Native American woman in halls of Congress
Environment | National | Politics
Deb Haaland 'ready to fight' as first Native American woman in halls of Congress (December 15, 2017)
A Pueblo citizen who could become the first Native woman in Congress is ready to fight back against what she considers an unparalleled assault on liberal values, tribal people and public lands by President Donald Trump.

Navajo Nation leaders offer condolences to family of Code Talker Teddy Draper
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Navajo Nation leaders offer condolences to family of Code Talker Teddy Draper (December 15, 2017)
Another Navajo Code Talker, the World War II heroes who used their language to develop and transmit unbreakable codes, has fallen.

Death of George B. Willie marks another loss in ranks of the Navajo Code Talkers
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Death of George B. Willie marks another loss in ranks of the Navajo Code Talkers (December 5, 2017)
Leaders of the Navajo Nation are mourning the loss of George B. Willie, Sr., who served as a Code Talker during World War II.

Sierra Teller Ornelas: Donald Trump doesn't have what it takes to be a true Navajo
Opinion
Sierra Teller Ornelas: Donald Trump doesn't have what it takes to be a true Navajo (December 5, 2017)
Like many in Indian Country, Sierra Teller Ornelas, a writer and citizen of the Navajo Nation, was bothered by Donald Trump's 'Pocahontas' jab but something else is also under her skin.

Harold Frazier: President Trump owes apology to Navajo war heroes for 'Pocahontas' slur
Opinion
Harold Frazier: President Trump owes apology to Navajo war heroes for 'Pocahontas' slur (November 29, 2017)
I am deeply ashamed of the way the President of the United States has treated Native veterans during an honoring ceremony at the White House.

GOP lawmakers side with Indian Country amid President Trump's 'Pocahontas' controversy
National | Politics
GOP lawmakers side with Indian Country amid President Trump's 'Pocahontas' controversy (November 28, 2017)
Key Republican lawmakers are siding with Indian Country as controversy over President Donald Trump and his 'Pocahontas' comment continues to generate headlines.

Mark Charles: The honor of the Navajo Code Talkers and the shame of a president
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Mark Charles: The honor of the Navajo Code Talkers and the shame of a president (November 28, 2017)
I am not primarily angry, nor am I foremost disappointed, for both of those emotions would require me to have higher expectations of President Trump.

Doug George-Kanentiio: President Trump is living up to his Mohawk title of 'town destroyer'
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: President Trump is living up to his Mohawk title of 'town destroyer' (November 28, 2017)
That Donald Trump lacks any empathy towards Natives is not surprising given his condemnation of indigenous economic initiatives.

Kirk Francis to President Trump: 'You can choose to do better. You must do better'
Opinion
Kirk Francis to President Trump: 'You can choose to do better. You must do better' (November 28, 2017)
It is time for Native Americans to finally receive the honor and respect we rightfully deserve in our own lands.

Amber Kanazbah Crotty: President Trump's careless comment damages indigenous peoples
Opinion
Amber Kanazbah Crotty: President Trump's careless comment damages indigenous peoples (November 28, 2017)
The careless comment from President Trump is the latest example of systemic,deep-seated ignorance of Native Americans and our intrinsic right to exist and practice our ways of life.

Cronkite News: President Trump overshadows Code Talkers with 'Pocahontas' jab
National | Politics
Cronkite News: President Trump overshadows Code Talkers with 'Pocahontas' jab (November 28, 2017)
Tribal groups reacted swiftly after President Donald Trump used an event honoring Native American Code Talkers to call a Democratic senator 'Pocahontas,' what critics called a slur that marred an otherwise positive event.

Mark Trahant: Mainstream media comes up short as 'Pocahontas' story goes viral
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Mark Trahant: Mainstream media comes up short as 'Pocahontas' story goes viral (November 28, 2017)
How does the national press cover Indian Country? That’s often an easy question to answer because it’s so rare for the media to weigh in on events that matter.

President Trump stuns Indian Country with 'Pocahontas' slur in front of Navajo war heroes
National | Politics
President Trump stuns Indian Country with 'Pocahontas' slur in front of Navajo war heroes (November 27, 2017)
President Donald Trump sparked widespread outrage in Indian Country after marring an event featuring Navajo war heroes with a derogatory slur.

DVIDS: Navajo marine Natema Yazzie carries on legacy started by Code Talker grandfather
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DVIDS: Navajo marine Natema Yazzie carries on legacy started by Code Talker grandfather (November 27, 2017)
It was only until after completing recruit training in Parris Island, South Carolina, that Natema Yazzie learned her grandfather was a World War II veteran and a United States Marine.

Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker David Patterson Sr. at age of 94
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Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker David Patterson Sr. at age of 94 (October 10, 2017)
David Earl Patterson Sr., a citizen of the Navajo Nation who served as a Code Talker during World War II, died on Sunday. He was 94.

Cronkite News: Indian Country cautious with a Republican in the White House
National | Politics
Cronkite News: Indian Country cautious with a Republican in the White House (January 24, 2017)
Tribal officials are taking a wait-and-see approach to the Trump administration, recognizing potential positives but also raising concerns about sovereignty and other issues.

Navajo Code Talkers participate in presidential inaugural parade
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Navajo Code Talkers participate in presidential inaugural parade (January 13, 2017)
Veterans from the Navajo Nation will help usher in new leadership in Washington, D.C.

Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker George Paul James
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Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker George Paul James (November 10, 2016)
George Paul James was only 17 years old when he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Last surviving Mohawk Code Talker receives Congressional medal
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Last surviving Mohawk Code Talker receives Congressional medal (June 3, 2016)
Louis Levi Oakes, 94, used the Mohawk language to transmit unbreakable codes during World War II.

Doreen Wonda Johnson: National Code Talker Museum needed in D.C.
Opinion
Doreen Wonda Johnson: National Code Talker Museum needed in D.C. (May 10, 2016)
Our freedom is the direct result of the sacrifices of our Navajo Code Talkers during the Second World War.

President of Navajo Nation to sign bill for veterans department
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President of Navajo Nation to sign bill for veterans department (February 12, 2016)
The Navajo Nation Veterans Act creates the Navajo Nation Veterans Administration and establishes an advisory council of tribal veterans.

Ceremony honors Lakota Code Talkers who served in wars
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Ceremony honors Lakota Code Talkers who served in wars (November 12, 2015)
Congress recognized the Code Talkers and their tribes with silver and gold medals, respectively.

Navajo Code Talker Roy Hawthorne returns to training camp
Education | National
Navajo Code Talker Roy Hawthorne returns to training camp (November 12, 2015)
Roy Hawthorne helped transmit and decipher unbreakable messages during a crucial period of World War II.

Native Sun News: Community honors South Dakota Code Talkers
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Native Sun News: Community honors South Dakota Code Talkers (October 9, 2015)
In recognition of Native American Month and Veteran’s Day, the Diversity Council for the South Dakota Army National Guard has formed a Committee to Honor Native American Code Talkers from South Dakota.

Native Sun News: Code Talker medals shown in traveling exhibit
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Native Sun News: Code Talker medals shown in traveling exhibit (October 5, 2015)
The Oceti Sakowin Code Talker Medallion exhibit is a traveling exhibit to display and honor the Native American Code Talkers.

Native Sun News: Lakota Code Talker captured Nazi flag in WWII
National | World
Native Sun News: Lakota Code Talker captured Nazi flag in WWII (October 1, 2015)
When Garfield T. Brown volunteered for the Army in 1942, he did not realize he would play such a pivotal role in World War II and bring back an original flag of the Nazis.

Native Sun News: Long overdue honor for Lakota Code Talkers
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Native Sun News: Long overdue honor for Lakota Code Talkers (September 25, 2015)
It took more than 60 years for it to happen, but better late than never.

Oklahoma tribes receive VA grants for veterans cemeteries
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Oklahoma tribes receive VA grants for veterans cemeteries (August 18, 2015)
The Seminole Nation completed its cemetery in November 2014 and the Ponca Tribe is completing work on its cemetery.

Chickasaw Nation to induct four citizens into Hall of Fame
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Chickasaw Nation to induct four citizens into Hall of Fame (July 21, 2015)
This year's honorees include Thelma Ross, a 97-year-old tribal member who served as an administrator for the Navajo Code Talkers.

Ivan Star: Struggling with the warrior heritage in Indian Country
Opinion
Ivan Star: Struggling with the warrior heritage in Indian Country (April 23, 2015)
A gentleman by the name of Randolph Holy-Day laid a question in front of me and asked for my view on it.

Column: Chester Nez served his country with Navajo language
Opinion
Column: Chester Nez served his country with Navajo language (April 6, 2015)
Scrolling through my Facebook page March 29, the name Chester Nez rolled up on my screen. That name sounded so familiar.

Arizona's first Native American lawmaker Lloyd House passes on
National | Politics
Arizona's first Native American lawmaker Lloyd House passes on (January 7, 2015)
Lloyd House, who was Navajo and Oneida, served one term in the Arizona Senate.

Comanche Nation recognizing Code Talkers with new gravestones
National
Comanche Nation recognizing Code Talkers with new gravestones (September 2, 2014)
Some 14 tribal members served as Code Talkers during World War II.

Peter MacDonald: Code Talkers support language immersion bill
Education | Opinion | Politics
Peter MacDonald: Code Talkers support language immersion bill (August 7, 2014)
The Navajo Code Talker Association Proudly endorses the Native Language Immersion Student Achievement Act

Arizona governor signs bill to declare Navajo Code Talkers Day
National | Politics
Arizona governor signs bill to declare Navajo Code Talkers Day (July 17, 2014)
August 14 will be celebrated as Navajo Code Talkers' Day.

Last original Navajo Code Talker Chester Nez being laid to rest
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Last original Navajo Code Talker Chester Nez being laid to rest (June 10, 2014)
Mass takes place in Albuquerque, with burial to follow at national cemetery in Santa Fe.

Simon Moya-Smith: Chester Nez punished for speaking Navajo
Opinion
Simon Moya-Smith: Chester Nez punished for speaking Navajo (June 9, 2014)
Simon Moya-Smith reflects on the passing of Chester Nez, one of the original 29 Code Talkers who devised an unbreakable code during World War II.

Last original Navajo Code Talker Chester Nez passes on at 93
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Last original Navajo Code Talker Chester Nez passes on at 93 (June 5, 2014)
Soldier who used the Navajo language to develop unbreakable codes received a Congressional Gold Medal in 2001.

History: Choctaw soldiers used language to send secret codes
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History: Choctaw soldiers used language to send secret codes (May 29, 2014)
The History Network explains how members of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma served as Code Talkers during World War I.

Editorial: Honor the sacrifices of Navajo Code Talker Tom Jones
Opinion
Editorial: Honor the sacrifices of Navajo Code Talker Tom Jones (May 19, 2014)
Newspaper pays tribute to Navajo Code Talker Tom Jones Jr., who died last week at the age of 89.

Al Jazeera: Paying respects to the last Seminole Code Talker
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Al Jazeera: Paying respects to the last Seminole Code Talker (April 28, 2014)
Al Jazeera America publishes a lengthy feature on the passing of Edmond Andrew Harjo, the last Code Talker from the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma.

Navajo Code Talker Samuel Smith passes away at age of 88
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Navajo Code Talker Samuel Smith passes away at age of 88 (April 16, 2014)
Samuel 'Jesse' Smith, a Code Talker from the Navajo Nation, died on Monday

Navajo Nation Council opposes 'disparaging' mascots in sports
National | Politics | Sports
Navajo Nation Council opposes 'disparaging' mascots in sports (April 11, 2014)
The Navajo Nation Council advanced a resolution that opposes the use of racist mascots in professional sports.

Seminole Nation Code Talker Edmond Harjo passes away at 96
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Seminole Nation Code Talker Edmond Harjo passes away at 96 (April 10, 2014)
Edmond Andrew Harjo, last Code Talker from the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, died last week.

Seminole Nation pays respects to last Code Talker Edmond Harjo
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Seminole Nation pays respects to last Code Talker Edmond Harjo (April 7, 2014)
The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma laid one of its heroes to rest on Friday.

NSA bestows highest honor on all Native American Code Talkers
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NSA bestows highest honor on all Native American Code Talkers (April 7, 2014)
The National Security Agency will be presenting its highest honor to all Native American Code Talkers on Tuesday.

Edmond A. Harjo, Code Talker from Seminole Nation, passes away
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Edmond A. Harjo, Code Talker from Seminole Nation, passes away (March 31, 2014)
Edmond Andrew Harjo, a member of the Seminole Nation who served as a Code Talker during World War II, died this morning.

Dine Medicine Men Association opposes racist football mascot
Politics | Sports
Dine Medicine Men Association opposes racist football mascot (March 18, 2014)
The Diné Medicine Men Association passed a resolution against the continued use of the Washington professional football team's racist mascot.

Navajo Nation leaders speak out against 'disparaging' mascots
National | Politics | Sports
Navajo Nation leaders speak out against 'disparaging' mascots (March 14, 2014)
Leaders of the Navajo Nation are taking action against the use of disparaging names in sports.

Arthur Hubbard Sr, Navajo Code Talker, passes away at 102
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Arthur Hubbard Sr, Navajo Code Talker, passes away at 102 (February 11, 2014)
Arthur Hubbard Sr., a Navajo Code Talker who was the first American Indian to serve in the Arizona Senate.

Wilfred Billey, Navajo Code Talker, passes away at age of 90
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Wilfred Billey, Navajo Code Talker, passes away at age of 90 (December 13, 2013)
Wilfred Billey, a member of the Navajo Nation who served as a Code Talker during World War II, died on Thursday.

Meskwaki Tribe criticized for handling of Code Talker ceremony
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Meskwaki Tribe criticized for handling of Code Talker ceremony (December 4, 2013)
Members of the Meskwaki Tribe of Iowa are criticizing their leaders for the way they were treated at the Code Talkers ceremony at the U.S. Capitol last month.

Navajo Code Talker defends appearance at Washington   game
National | Sports
Navajo Code Talker defends appearance at Washington game (November 29, 2013)
A Code Talker from the Navajo Nation defended his controversial appearance at a Washington football game on Monday.

Suzan Harjo: Washington football team sinks to another low
Opinion | Sports
Suzan Harjo: Washington football team sinks to another low (November 26, 2013)
Suzan Shown Harjo, the lead plaintiff in the original complaint against the trademarks of the Washington professional football team, discusses 'honoring' of Navajo Code Talkers during a game.

Team tribute to Navajo Code Talkers stirs controversy online
National | Sports
Team tribute to Navajo Code Talkers stirs controversy online (November 26, 2013)
The Washington professional football team paid tribute to the Code Talkers from the Navajo Nation on Monday, drawing controversy online from critics of the team's racist mascot.

Sen. Thune: Honoring our Native American War Code Talkers
Opinion
Sen. Thune: Honoring our Native American War Code Talkers (November 26, 2013)
On Wednesday, November 20th, Congress—in a long-overdue ceremony—recognized Native American code talkers from eight of South Dakota’s tribes with the Congressional Gold Medal.

Harlan McKosato: Code Talkers receive long overdue honors
Opinion
Harlan McKosato: Code Talkers receive long overdue honors (November 25, 2013)
Harlan McKosato discusses the importance of the Code Talkers and their Native languages.

Rep. Boehner apologizes for closed-caption gaffe at ceremony
National | Politics
Rep. Boehner apologizes for closed-caption gaffe at ceremony (November 21, 2013)
Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), the Speaker of the House, apologized for a closed-caption gaffe at the Code Talkers ceremony on Wednesday.

Congress honors 33 tribes for sending Code Talkers into battle
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Congress honors 33 tribes for sending Code Talkers into battle (November 21, 2013)
In a ceremony at the US Capitol on Wednesday, Congress bestowed its highest honor on 33 tribes whose languages helped the United States defeat its enemies.

Code Talkers receive long overdue honors for service in military
National
Code Talkers receive long overdue honors for service in military (November 20, 2013)
American Indian and Alaska Native soldiers who used their languages to develop unbreakable codes for the military are receiving an long overdue honor today.

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