WNBA: Sun cut former Nevada star Tahnee Robinson
Tahnee Robinson had her dreams cut short this week after being cut by the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun.
Robinson, the first Native to be drafted into the professional women’s league, had a standout career at the University of Nevada. She reacted to the cut with dignity, as reported by the Reno Gazette Journal.
“It’s been a learning experience. The first day was really tough for me,” she said. “You can’t be behind or you’ll get beat. You don’t want to be the weak link, you want to keep up with everybody. It’s tough.”
Urban Native Girl does Pendleton panache
If you haven’t heard, Urban Native Girl keeps us up-to-date on all things fashion. This week for ICTMN, she’s got some Pendleton picks and some hots items from last month’s Gathering of Nations. You’re going to want to check out what she saw and why it’s hot.
Check out these Pendleton Vans.
Peeps from all over Indian Country are buying them, and every purchase supports the Native non-profit organization Nibwaakaawin, the organizer behind the All Nations Skate Project, so you can feel positively wholesome about this hot addition to your sneaker collection.
Recipe for relief: ‘Energizer bunny’ feeds Crow Tribe’s evacuees, workers
Jane Holds the Enemy has the right recipe for helping everyone get through the recent floods that have ravished the Crow Agency in eastern Montana.
She and her family have been putting in 15-hour days to make sure the victims of the floods are fed. As Donna Healy of the Billings Gazette reports, it’s people like Holds the Enemy who make hard times just a little easier.
Last Sunday morning, Holds The Enemy opened the little café that she manages in the college’s student union building. She put away the cash register at the end of the cafeteria counter and started serving pancakes and bacon to a few hungry people. Her daughter, Holly, and granddaughter, Maren, pitched in to help.
Word spread quickly.
“I was even on Facebook. We had to laugh,” Holds The Enemy said.
For a week since then, she has put in 15-hour days, serving three home-cooked meals a day to 300 or more people who have either helped in the relief effort or been flood victims. Through the week, friends and relatives joined the effort.