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Nicco Montano, UFC’s First Navajo Champion, Sends Message of Hope (TUF 26 Finale)

After Nicco Montano captured the inaugural UFC women’s flyweight championship at The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale, she recounted her time in the fighter house on the show and how her upbringing on a Navajo reservation helped develop the resolve she needed to be one of the lowest ranked fighters on the show, but still overcome the odds and defeat the Top 3 seeds to win the title.

Native American activist says Trump slur was ‘staged’: ‘He knew what he was doing’


American Indians in Film and Television, Sonny Skyhawk and Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye (Photo: Screen capture)

by Sarah K. Burris, Raw Story, Nov 28, 2017

The founder of American Indians in Film and Television, Sonny Skyhawk, called out President Donald Trump’s racist attack on Native Americans as staged. Read the rest of this entry

Navajo leaders release statement in response to Trump’s racist remarks


Trump addresses Navajo veterans in front of portrait of Andrew Jackson, a US president nicknamed “Indian killer.”

By S Nicholson, Revere Press, November 28, 2017

A number of Native American activists and leaders condemned President Donald Trump’s racist comment during a ceremony honoring Navajo veterans of World War II on Monday. Read the rest of this entry

Trump calls Warren ‘Pocahontas’ at event honoring Native American veterans

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U.S. President Donald Trump reacts as he honours Navajo Code Talkers for their contributions during World War Two at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 27, 2017.

by Jordan Fabian, The Hill, Nov 27, 2017

President Trump on Monday referred to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) as “Pocahontas” at an event honoring Native American Code Talkers who served in World War II.

“You were here long before any of us were here,” Trump said, standing beneath a portrait of former President Andrew Jackson. “Although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. They call her Pocahontas.” Read the rest of this entry

Video: Was Sen. John McCain Run Off the Navajo Nation?

Navajo protesters look on as McCain's entourage flees. Photo: Indian Country Today.

Navajo protesters look on as McCain’s entourage flees. Photo: Indian Country Today.

by Indian Country Today, Aug 20, 2015

Reports, and a video, have surfaced claiming that protesters decrying the Oak Flat land grab and other disrespect to Indians allegedly perpetrated by John McCain ran his cavalcade off the Navajo Nation when he was there to celebrate Code Talkers Day on August 14.

“Water is life!” they changed in Navajo, waving banners painted with messages including “McCain = Indian Killer” and “McCain’s not welcome here.” Read the rest of this entry

If We Fight, We Might Lose… But if We Don’t We’ve Already Lost

If We Fight paintingPainting by Grey Eyes.  It is available as an 11×17 print on photo paper. Read the rest of this entry