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Ponca Tribe secures key permit for big development in Nebraska
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Ponca Tribe secures key permit for big development in Nebraska (February 6, 2018)

The Ponca Tribe is moving forward with a $26 million health, governmental, cultural and community complex in Omaha, Nebraska.

Harlan McKosato: Indian people are still being denied basic rights
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Harlan McKosato: Indian people are still being denied basic rights (April 10, 2017)

The religion-based Muslim travel ban is nothing new; Americans have always exhibited a lack of cultural sensitivity.

Supreme Court nominee acknowledges poor treatment of 'sovereign' tribes
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Supreme Court nominee acknowledges poor treatment of 'sovereign' tribes (March 22, 2017)

The U.S. Supreme Court hasn't always been kind to Indian Country but a federal judge from Colorado appears ready to ensure tribes will be treated fairly.

Leader of Navajo Nation Council criticizes coverage of girl's death
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Leader of Navajo Nation Council criticizes coverage of girl's death (May 5, 2016)

Speaker LoRenzo Bates said some accounts have included unnecessary details about Ashlynne's tragic passing.

Native Sun News: Indian inmates segregated for ceremonial tobacco use
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Native Sun News: Indian inmates segregated for ceremonial tobacco use (April 22, 2016)

Three Indian inmates were placed into the segregated housing unit at the Mike Durfee State Prison in Springfield, South Dakota, for violations related to botanicals used during ceremonies in the minimum security prison.

Sweat lodge at Army base helps with PTSD treatment for veterans
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Sweat lodge at Army base helps with PTSD treatment for veterans (February 10, 2016)

The He Ska Akicita Inipi at Fort Carson in Colorado started in 1995.

Court sides with Indian inmates over closure of sweat lodge
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Court sides with Indian inmates over closure of sweat lodge (November 24, 2015)

The Massachusetts Department of Corrections shut down a sweat lodge after just six months due to alleged health risks.

Lawsuit threatened over halt of sweat lodge ceremony at VA
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Lawsuit threatened over halt of sweat lodge ceremony at VA (July 17, 2015)

Monthly sweat lodges at the Robert J. Dole Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas, have been canceled twice so far this year.

James Giago Davies: Sweat brings out a person's true nature
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James Giago Davies: Sweat brings out a person's true nature (July 17, 2015)

Makeshift sweat lodges dot the North American landscape. Modern Indians make due with what’s available.

Law Article: Indian inmate wins religious rights suit in Wisconsin
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Law Article: Indian inmate wins religious rights suit in Wisconsin (May 27, 2015)

Prisoner Schlemm is a member of the Navajo Tribe and has been imprisoned in Wisconsin since 1999.

Tribal traditions put to use for battle against substance abuse
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Tribal traditions put to use for battle against substance abuse (May 20, 2015)

Sweat lodges are a part of the recovery program at Native American Connections in Phoenix, Arizona.

Appeals court sides with Indian inmate in religious rights case
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Appeals court sides with Indian inmate in religious rights case (April 22, 2015)

David Schlemm, a member of the Navajo Nation, has won the right to wear a headband and eat venison during times of ceremony while his case proceeds.

Vince Two Eagles: Sharing the story of the very first sweat lodge
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Vince Two Eagles: Sharing the story of the very first sweat lodge (May 21, 2014)

Vince Two Eagles shares the story of the very first inipi, or sweat lodge ceremony.

Self-help guru vows never to hold fake 'sweat lodges' again
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Self-help guru vows never to hold fake 'sweat lodges' again (November 26, 2013)

James Arthur Ray, the self-help guru who served 20 months in prison for negligent homicide, said he will never conduct fake 'sweat lodges' again.

County jail  adds sweat lodge for large Indian inmate population
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County jail adds sweat lodge for large Indian inmate population (October 23, 2013)

The jail in Coconino County, Arizona, is building a new sweat lodge for its large Indian inmate population.

Wyoming county offers fire truck for sweat lodge ceremonies
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Wyoming county offers fire truck for sweat lodge ceremonies (August 14, 2012)

Officials in Natrona County, Wyoming, are providing a fire truck for a weekly sweat lodge ceremony. The county has imposed a fire ban but officials agreed to park a truck...

Opinion: On going 'Native' at naming ceremony for white bison
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Opinion: On going 'Native' at naming ceremony for white bison (August 14, 2012)

"If this were The Onion, the headline would be something funny like MIDDLE-AGED WHITE WOMAN FINDS GOD IN LAKOTA SWEAT LODGE. But it’s Indian Country Today Media Network and I...

NPR: Veterans get treatment at sweat lodge ceremony in Utah
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NPR: Veterans get treatment at sweat lodge ceremony in Utah (May 29, 2012)

"Substance abuse. Violence. Even thoughts of suicide. These are some of the problems that many veterans returning home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are struggling with. Today it's...

No charges over fire sparked by sweat lodge on reserve
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No charges over fire sparked by sweat lodge on reserve (April 19, 2012)

No charges will be filed against a member of the Blood Tribe of Alberta whose sweat lodge sparked a major fire on the reserve. The fire destroyed two houses, damaged...

Indian inmate reaches settlement over use of sweat lodge
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Indian inmate reaches settlement over use of sweat lodge (January 24, 2012)

An Indian inmate reached another agreement with corrections officials in New Mexico over his access to a sweat lodge. Jimmy Neal Kinslow, who is reported to be Potawatomi, reached his...

Robert Chanate:  Native escape from   confusing sweat lodge
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Robert Chanate: Native escape from confusing sweat lodge (January 12, 2012)

"When we accepted an invitation to the sweat lodge we had no idea that white people were going to be going in with us. The directions given to me and...

Man admits sweat lodge led to major blaze on Blood Reserve
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Man admits sweat lodge led to major blaze on Blood Reserve (December 7, 2011)

The Blood Tribe of Alberta is considering charges against the person or persons responsible for a large grassfire on the reserve. Addison Crow Spread His Wings, 57, said the fire...

Blood Tribe investigates cause of fire amid sweat lodge rumor
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Blood Tribe investigates cause of fire amid sweat lodge rumor (November 30, 2011)

The Blood Tribe of Alberta is investigating the cause of a fire on the reserve amid rumors that it was started by someone who was warming up rocks for a...

Blog: Hospitality from tribal nation at sweat lodge ceremony
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Blog: Hospitality from tribal nation at sweat lodge ceremony (September 26, 2011)

"Spending part of my honeymoon in a Sweat Lodge on an Indian reservation didn't strike me as odd. It was just another of the interesting things my late husband and...

Minimum security facility in Idaho plans to rebuild sweat lodge
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Minimum security facility in Idaho plans to rebuild sweat lodge (August 25, 2011)

A minimum security facility in Idaho has torn down a sweat lodge but is promising to rebuild it. The South Idaho Correctional Institution said it tore down the sweat lodge...

Gyasi Ross: A modest proposal for those  hippies and new agers
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Gyasi Ross: A modest proposal for those hippies and new agers (July 28, 2011)

"It seems that lots of Indians are very upset about James Arthur Ray and the actions that led to the manslaughter charges against him. They don’t like his “Spiritual Warrior”...

Opinion: James Arthur Ray another one of those   plastic shamans
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Opinion: James Arthur Ray another one of those plastic shamans (July 19, 2011)

"James Arthur Ray is the self-help guru. He is also a Plastic Shaman. A plastic shaman is defined by Horton as someone who performs First Nations spiritual "services for profit,...

Steve Russell: Selling magic, delivering death in sweat lodge
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Steve Russell: Selling magic, delivering death in sweat lodge (June 23, 2011)

"James Ray’s Arizona trial for manslaughter played like a bad movie; Harry Potter meets John Wayne. And now he’s been found guilty of negligent homicide. For $9,695, Ray promised that...

Vi Waln: Spiritual legacy being stolen from under our noses
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Vi Waln: Spiritual legacy being stolen from under our noses (June 6, 2011)

Last week the prosecution rested their case in the trial against James Earl Ray at Camp Verde, Arizona. I bet the trial will get even crazier when the defense presents...

Wambli Sina Win: Lakota outraged by theft of sacred ceremonies
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Wambli Sina Win: Lakota outraged by theft of sacred ceremonies (March 14, 2011)

The Red Road or “Chanku Luta,” as it is known by the Lakota, has been traveled by our ancestors long before us. Today, some may call it the road less...