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AIM

article Community thanks AIM for protection (8/7/2020)
(Minnesota) -- The Native American Community Clinic (NACC), University of Minnesota Community-University Health Care Center (CUHCC) and Native American Community...
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CARES act

article Tribal Casino Leaders Want More COVID-19 Funds, Confident on Safety (8/7/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Tribal chairs and top executives at tribal gaming operations overwhelmingly believe more federal coronavirus relief funds are needed, according to a...
article A Federal Court Ruling Could Finally Put Much Needed Stimulus Funds In The Hands Of Native Tribes (8/6/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Indigenous communities in the Unites States have often been forgotten or deliberately excluded from federal policy. Many nations have been forced to...
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Cayuga Indian Nation

article Federal government rejects Cayuga Nation trust application (8/7/2020)
(New York) -- Fifteen years after the Cayuga Indian Nation of New York applied to have properties put into federal trust — a move that followed guidance from a...
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Census

article Earlier census deadline sparks concern about undercounting Native Americans (8/7/2020)
(South Dakota) -- Americans now have fewer weeks to complete their census, causing some in South Dakota to worry that an undercount of the state's Native American...
article Census hasn’t always counted Native Americans. Now it tries. (8/7/2020)
(Colorado) -- Norbert Nez is worried about the census. A self-described map enthusiast, he took a job with the Census Bureau in 1990 as an enumerator fresh out of...
article AFN protests decision to shorten timeline for the 2020 census (8/6/2020)
(Alaska) -- The Alaska Federatiion of Natives says it is deeply concerned by Census Bureau plans to cut the national count a month short by ending operations September...
article Census deadline moved up, surprising NM native communities (8/5/2020)
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico’s tribal communities suddenly find themselves in a rush to reorganize their plans to ensure a complete census count after federal...
article Montana Officials Worry New Census Deadline Could Lead To Undercount (8/5/2020)
(Montana) -- State officials are worried a new sped up federal deadline could jeopardize Montana’s chances of getting an accurate census total. The once a decade...
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Crow Tribe

article Crow Tribal chairman endorses Daines (8/7/2020)
(Montana) -- Crow Tribal Chairman A.J. Not Afraid, speaking for the tribe, has endorsed the reelection of U.S. Sen Steve Daines. In a proclamation posted to the Crow...
article Crow Tribe's chairman issues executive order implementing curfew (8/6/2020)
(Montana) -- The Crow Tribe’s Chairman Alvin “A.J.” Not Afraid Jr. issued an executive order modifying an existing stay-at-home order that now locks...
article Crow Canyon receives grants to support tribal agriculture, education (8/6/2020)
(Colorado) -- When it comes to environmental science, the Four Corners region serves as a “living classroom” for dealing with challenges such as drought. The...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

First Nations

article Roberta Joseph re-elected chief of Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in (8/7/2020)
(North Canada) -- Roberta Joseph has been re-elected as chief of the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in First Nation, according to unofficial byelection results. Citizens took to...
article Visitors and non-residents entering closed remote B.C. First Nation’s territories (8/6/2020)
(British Columbia) -- As Haida Gwaii grapples with a COVID-19 outbreak, some Nuu-chah-nulth communities fear a similar fate. Despite closing their borders to visitors,...
article Meet the candidates for chief of the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in in Yukon (8/6/2020)
(North Canada) -- Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in citizens will vote Thursday for a new chief, two months after the election was originally scheduled. Four people are running...
article Racism in B.C. healthcare: Deadline for First Nations survey coming up on Aug. 6 (8/5/2020)
(British Columbia) -- The emergency room staff allegedly called the game “The Price is Right.” When an Indigenous person arrived for care, doctors and nurses...
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Ione Miwok

article California Gov. clears the way for Plymouth casino (8/7/2020)
(California) -- The Ione Band of Miwok Indians reached a major milestone in its attempt to build a casino in Amador County as the tribe signed a contract with Gov. Gavin...
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Land Issues

article Land Grab: Native Americans Demand More Recognition From Ohio Universities (8/7/2020)
(Ohio) -- Growing up in Cleveland, Cherokee tribal member Nicole Doran said Chief Wahoo always made her uncomfortable. “I remember growing up and seeing this...
article Public meetings will focus on resource management plan amendment, including Chaco land use (8/6/2020)
(New Mexico) -- Federal officials invite the public to participate in virtual open houses regarding changes to the draft Farmington Mancos-Gallup Resource Management...
article Raleigh Finally Pays Due to Indigenous People in a Dix Park Ceremony (8/5/2020)
(North Carolina) -- The ancient percussion of cicadas rattles in the treetops above Raleigh’s Dorothea Dix Park as Kaya Littleturtle uses golden eagle feathers to...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article Resorts World Las Vegas receives Clark County Commission approval to connect with Elon Musk’s underground tunnel system (8/7/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Genting Group’s US$4.3 billion Las Vegas integrated resort development, Resorts World Las Vegas, has been granted permission by the Clark County...
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Maine Gaming

article Maine Lawmakers Advance Expansion Of Rights For Wabanaki Tribes, But Hurdles Remain (8/7/2020)
(Maine) -- A state legislative committee this week advanced the largest expansion of rights for the state's Wabanaki tribes in four decades. But the effort to...
article Judiciary Committee advances long-sought bill recognizing sovereignty of Maine’s tribes (8/6/2020)
(Maine) -- Members of the Maine legislature’s Judiciary Committee voted six-to-one on Thursday to approve an amended version of an omnibus bill that will make 22...
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Marijuana & Hemp

article White Earth Tribe to vote on Medical Marijuana (8/7/2020)
(Minnesota) -- On August l8 the White Earth Tribe will have an election. There are two things on the ballot – the District Three Representative: with a choice...
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MMIW

article Assistant Sec. Of Indian Affairs: Tribes Are "Not Alone" In Combating Violence Against Native People (8/7/2020)
(Wyoming) -- Across Indian Country, federal cold case task force offices are opening to investigate cases of missing and murdered Indigenous people. They're part of...
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Navajo Nation

article Navajo Nation president vetoes amending language in tribal law for line-item veto (8/7/2020)
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez vetoed a tribal council resolution that sought to amend the wording in tribal law for the line-item veto. In December...
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New York Gaming

article Your Stories: Sovereign nation casinos are open but what about state casinos? (8/7/2020)
(New York) -- Casinos on sovereign land like Turning Stone have been up and running for nearly two months since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. But there is...
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Oklahoma Gaming

article Four Oklahoma tribes sue Gov. Stitt, federal agency over gaming agreements (8/7/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Four Oklahoma tribes filed a lawsuit Friday against the U.S. Department of the Interior and Gov. Kevin Stitt, seeking a declaration that the agency...
article Tribes file lawsuit against actions leading to new gaming compacts (8/7/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Four Oklahoma Tribes filed suit Friday following the recent ruling by the Oklahoma Supreme Court that invalidates compacts signed by Gov. Kevin Stitt and...
article Gov. Kevin Stitt's attorneys defend gaming compacts with two tribes (8/7/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Gov. Kevin Stitt's attorneys contend his gaming compacts with the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians and Kialegee Tribal Town should be legally...
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Rhode Island Gaming

article Tiverton’s receiving money from the casino again. The first payment was $22.43 (8/7/2020)
(Rhode Island) -- Gaming revenue to the town from the Twin River Tiverton Casino Hotel this fiscal year that began July 1 will accumulate in a reserved capital account...
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Video Gaming

article Trump banned TikTok and WeChat. Are video games next? (8/7/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump’s two executive orders targeting Chinese companies went public just after 6 p.m. Pacific on Thursday. The first went after...
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Wind River

article Northern Cheyenne Tribe to go into lockdown Aug. 9 (8/7/2020)
(Montana) -- The Northern Cheyenne Tribe announced they are going into lockdown beginning Aug. 9 through Aug. 23 in effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The lockdown...
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British Columbia Gaming

article City to receive no revenue from gaming revenue during first quarter of 2020 (8/6/2020)
(British Columbia) -- Due to closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Fort St. John will be receiving no money from gaming revenue for the period between...
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Catawba Nation

article OP/ED: Why the Kings Mountain casino is a bad deal for WNC and North Carolina (8/6/2020)
(North Carolina) -- Stopping the proposed Kings Mountain casino is a priority for our delegation. It’s a bad deal for our constituents, our region, and the entire...
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COVID-19

article Indigenous Nations Battle to Secure Borders, Funds Amid Pandemic (8/6/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- It was in 1832 that the U.S. government first began delivering health care to Indigenous communities. Congress allocated $12,000 to vaccinate those...
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Eastern Band of Cherokee

article Tribal Council upholds Chief’s veto of Cardinal Homes MOA legislation (8/6/2020)
(North Carolina) -- After review, Principal Chief Richard G. Sneed has vetoed a memorandum of agreement between the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and the Kituwah, LLC...
article OP/ED: We didn’t “sign” up for this (8/5/2020)
(North Carolina) -- One of the appealing things about Cherokee is the natural beauty of the homeland. Indeed, all western North Carolina was homeland for the Cherokee...
article Cherokee will delay budget hearings, adopt baseline budget (8/5/2020)
(North Carolina) -- In a resolution passed last month, Tribal Council decided that it will not hold budget hearings this year but will instead delay them until January...
article EBCI being “strategic and compliant” with millions in CARES Act funds (8/5/2020)
(North Carolina) -- The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) has received millions in CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act funds and related...
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False Idols

article The new Eisenhower Memorial is stunning, especially at night. But is this the last of the ‘great man’ memorials? (8/6/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Now that the memorial Frank Gehry designed to honor Dwight D. Eisenhower is finished, the acclaimed architect isn’t dwelling on the turmoil...
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Food Sovereignty

article 28 Organizations Promoting Indigenous Food Sovereignty (8/6/2020)
(Indian Country) -- The world’s Indigenous Peoples face severe and disproportionate rates of food insecurity. While Indigenous Peoples comprise 5 percent of the world’s...
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Law Enforcement & Security

article 'Pervasive and systemic' racism at Canadian Museum for Human Rights, report says (8/6/2020)
(Manitoba) -- A damning external review into complaints by former and current employees has found "pervasive and systemic" racism and a toxic culture at the...
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LGBTQ

article Turtle Mountain votes to become first tribal nation in ND to recognize same-sex marriage (8/6/2020)
(North Dakota) -- The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa on Thursday, Aug. 6, became the first tribal nation within North Dakota's borders to recognize same-sex...
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McGirt

article Point of View: No need for congressional fix after McGirt ruling (8/6/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The U.S. Supreme Court decision in McGirt v Oklahoma has generated renewed interest in the investigation and prosecution of crimes in Indian country in...
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Mental Health

article New collaboration hopes to improve mental health care for Indigenous people (8/6/2020)
(Ontario) -- A new program and partnership between Atlohsa Family Healing Services and St. Joseph's Health wants to improve Indigenous peoples' experiences with...
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Native Vote

article Our view: How Native Americans won some of the vote (8/6/2020)
(Colorado) -- Miguel Trujillo was a child of Isleta Pueblo, in New Mexico, just south of Albuquerque, which was inhabited by his ancestors since before Spanish soldiers...
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Pine Ridge

article Oglala Sioux Tribe President Julian Bear Runner reinstated (8/6/2020)
(South Dakota) -- Oglala Sioux President Julian Bear Runner is back on the job after he was suspended with pay for 30-days and two weeks in quarantine last month. Bear...
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Trump Adminstration

article SWEENEY: What Corporate Media Won’t Tell You About How Trump’s Administration Is Protecting Native Americans (8/6/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- The prevalence of violence, drugs, and illicit activities disproportionately affects Indian Country and Alaska Native villages. Using the tools at...
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Black Hills

article Sioux Demand Return of Sacred Lands That Their Prophecy Says Will Bring Global Healing (8/5/2020)
(South Dakota) -- On July 3, President Trump went uninvited to give an Independence Day speech at Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The giant sculpture...
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Other News

article An Historic U.S. Supreme Court Ruling And Its Implications for Montana Tribes (8/6/2020)
(Montana) -- The Supreme Court recently decided McGirt v. Oklahoma, a case many are calling one of the most important decisions for Native Americans in US History. The...
article The Federal Government Gives Native Students an Inadequate Education, and Gets Away With It (8/6/2020)
(Indian Country) -- A couple of months after Kimasha Shorty’s son started sixth grade at an Arizona public middle school, his teachers called her at home. He had...
article Road blockades up at Caledonia after OPP arrest demonstrators at residential development (8/6/2020)
(Ontario) -- Provincial police say they've arrested several demonstrators who were occupying a residential development near Caledonia, Ont.
article KOVACS: Applying the Art of the Deal to a Broken Indian Treaty (8/6/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- It has been over 150 years since the last of the wars between the U.S and Native American tribes. The history of settling the western lands is...
article GOP Senators Introduce Connecting Minority Communities Act (8/6/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Tim Scott, R-S.C., introduced the Connecting Minority Communities Act on Aug. 4. The legislation would codify the...
article Maine lawmakers endorse sovereignty bid in historic win for tribes, but obstacles remain (8/6/2020)
(Maine) -- Tribes won a historic victory on Thursday when a Maine legislative panel endorsed a sweeping sovereignty effort, but it could be a hollow one with lawmakers...
article Indigenous-run services given $50m to take control of Closing the Gap (8/5/2020)
(Australia) -- Almost $50 million will be put towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled services over the next four years aiming to help end...
article Congressional candidate lands in spat over unpaid child support (8/4/2020)
(Utah) -- Democratic 1st Congressional District candidate Darren Parry says he rarely missed paying child support for his seven children — and that state legal...
article $10 million in state funding advances tribal fiber-optic project (8/3/2020)
(California) -- The Karuk and Yurok Tribes’ Klamath River Rural Broadband Initiative (KRRBI) recently received an additional $10 million from the California Public...
article Uncharted waters ahead for fishing on the Great Lakes (8/3/2020)
(Michigan) -- Fishing on the Great Lakes is in limbo right now. There’s legislation in the state Senate to change commercial fishing regulations, and five Michigan...
article Maine Tribes And Janet Mills Struggle To Compromise On Sweeping Sovereignty Measure (8/2/2020)
(Maine) -- The fate of a complicated tribal sovereignty proposal looked grim on Friday, when frustrated tribal leaders reported only scant agreement with Maine Gov....
article Judge extends negotiations over Great Lakes fishing rights (8/2/2020)
(Michigan) -- The state of Michigan and five Ottawa and Chippewa tribes have more time to renegotiate their expiring agreement governing fishing in the Great Lakes. The...
article Deadline extended for tribes to seek broadband licenses (8/1/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Federal Communications Commission is giving tribes another month to apply for a band of wireless spectrum that would help them establish or...
article Mayor Lori Lightfoot Appoints Matthew Beaudet As Buildings Commissioner, City’s First Native American Department Head (8/1/2020)
(Chicago) -- Mayor Lori Lightfoot has tapped Matthew Beaudet, a longtime top deputy at the Buildings Department as the agency’s new commissioner, making him the...
article Maine tribes and Janet Mills struggle to compromise on sweeping sovereignty measure (7/31/2020)
(Maine) -- The fate of a complicated tribal sovereignty proposal looked grim on Friday, when frustrated tribal leaders reported only scant agreement with Maine Gov....
article OP/ED: Refocusing the state-tribal relationship around responsibility, respect and reciprocity (7/31/2020)
(Maine) -- The Maine Indian Tribal State Commission (MITSC) was created by the Tribes and the State of Maine during the government negotiations that settled the...
article Gov. Newsom asks Warren Buffett to back removal of Northern California dam (7/31/2020)
(California) -- Gov. Gavin Newsom has appealed directly to investor Warren Buffett to support demolishing four hydroelectric dams on a river along the Oregon-California...
article FCC extends deadline for Native American tribes’ internet expansion (7/31/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Federal Communications Commission is giving tribes another month to apply for a band of wireless spectrum that would help them establish or...
press release Nation to Nation Tribal Consultation with USDA to be held (7/31/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma leadership for the agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Oklahoma Tribal Conservation Advisory Council are hosting a Nation to...
article Patrolling Minneapolis’s Native American History (7/31/2020)
(Minnesota) -- Fourteen years before he killed George Floyd, Derek Chauvin was one of several cops who opened fire on and killed Wayne Reyes Sr., a Native man who was a...

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