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First Nations

article Mohawk students must leave their nation to attend high school (6/25/2019)
(Indian Country) -- Students on the Mohawk territory that spans across two countries, a state, and two provinces must travel to Canada or the U.S. to attend high school.
article 'It was powerful': Cree babies are 1st to be born through Chisasibi midwifery program (6/24/2019)
(North Canada) -- Cayde and Ella Snowboy are the first two babies to be born under the Cree Board of Health and Social Services' midwifery program. They're also...
article Native women's shelter encourages Montrealers to step into spirit of reconciliation (6/15/2019)
(Montreal) -- For staff at the Native Women's Shelter of Montreal, their sixth annual Spirit Walk will be more than just the shelter's biggest fundraiser of the...
article Research about Inuit labour market should consider land-based economy, StatCan says (6/14/2019)
(North Canada) -- The land-based economy must be included in any examination of the Inuit labour market, says a new report from Statistics Canada based on the 2017...
article Federal Indigenous child welfare reform bill one step closer to becoming law (6/14/2019)
(Ottawa) -- The federal government’s proposed changes to the First Nation, Metis and Inuit child welfare system is one step closer to becoming law. Bill C-92...
article B.C.’s focus on foster care neglects need to support struggling families, experts say (6/13/2019)
(British Columbia) -- When it comes to child welfare, social work experts and parents in British Columbia say we’re investing in the wrong end of the system...
article VIDEO: Questionable spending at Sagkeeng FN (6/11/2019)
(Manitoba) -- An internal audit shows $1.3 million in questionable spending at Sagkeeng Health Centre in Manitoba.
article Trust, hope and pride: Selkirk First Nation has its own security officers (6/11/2019)
(North Canada) -- The Selkirk First Nation in Yukon has been grappling with how to bring a greater sense of safety to the community of Pelly Crossing. That's why the...
press release Manitoba's First Social Impact Bond Successfully Secures Investment (6/11/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Manitoba’s first social impact bond (SIB) will launch this fall, Families Minister Heather Stefanson and Tara Petti, chief executive officer, Southern...
9 Total Articles on this Issue

Health Care

article TRAHANT: Democratic candidates debate full funding for Indian health (well, kinda, sorta) (6/25/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- This week 20 Democratic candidates for president will have their first presidential debates; candidates most familiar with Indian issues are not...
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MMIW

article Ottawa to put $13M toward projects to honour lives of MMIWG (6/24/2019)
(Ottawa) -- The federal government will provide more than $13 million for community-led projects to help honour the lives and legacies of missing and murdered Indigenous...
article Saskatchewan to continue using ‘birth alerts’ to track Indigenous babies despite MMIW inquiry’s call to sto (6/21/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- The Saskatchewan government says it will continue to track or seize at-risk babies, despite a call to stop from the inquiry into missing and murdered...
article MMIWG an epidemic in U.S. as well as Canada, says North Dakota legislator (6/10/2019)
(Indian Country) -- The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in its report released June 3 pointed to the residential school system,...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Mental Health

article U.S. suicide rates soar with Indigenous Women particularly vulnerable (6/22/2019)
(USA) -- US suicide rates have skyrocketed, reaching the highest they’ve been since World War II. Sadly, indigenous men and women are particularly affected....
article Inuk student biking across Canada to raise awareness of suicide crisis among Inuit youth (6/15/2019)
(Nunavut) -- After a wave of youth suicides in Nunavik last fall, Inuk student Hannah Tooktoo felt helpless living over 1,400 kilometres south from her family and...
article Native American Health Center in California Bay Area hosts ‘Culture is Prevention Summit’ (6/12/2019)
(California) -- Recently, the Native American Health Centers in Oakland and San Francisco held their second annual Culture is Prevention Summit for Native American youth...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Colville Tribe

article Tribe to publish RFP for Omak Center roof replacement (6/21/2019)
(Washington) -- The Colville Confederated Tribes will soon publish a request asking companies to submit proposals concerning replacement of the Omak Community Center...
1 Article on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article A re-boot for Navajo, Gila County broadband projects (6/21/2019)
(Arizona) -- With funding for the Navajo-Gila County Information Technology Consortium pending since last November, the group has re-applied for state and federal...
article Power provided to Navajo Nation homes (6/19/2019)
(Arizona) -- More than 230 homes on the Navajo Nation have been connected to the electric grid as part of a pilot project. The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority worked...
article Navajo Nation President Nez & VP Lizer Approve $2.5 Million to Construct the Long-awaited Crownpoint Youth Center (6/17/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer joined the Crownpoint community on Saturday for the signing of Resolution CMY-18-19,...
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Pechanga Casino

article Get your swing on with Journey at Pechanga's Golf for Girls' summer series (6/21/2019)
(California) -- Following their spring break Golf for Girls program, Journey at Pechanga will offer several four-week Golf for Girls series this summer. The Golf for...
1 Article on this Issue

Pine Ridge

article Pine Ridge receives federal disaster declaration for flood relief (6/21/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Three months after the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation was first engulfed in catastrophic springtime floods, the White House has approved a presidential...
article Presidential emergency declared on Pine Ridge after severe springtime floods (6/21/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Three months after the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation was first engulfed in catastrophic springtime floods, the White House has approved a presidential...
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Water Issues

article Tribe seeks to set its own water standards (6/21/2019)
(Michigan) -- The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, on the shores of one of the world’s largest freshwater lakes, is petitioning the federal government to hand it...
1 Article on this Issue

CSKT

article CSKT, VA make tribal veterans home loans easier to get (6/20/2019)
(Montana) -- The process for eligible Confederated Salish and Kootenai veterans, active-duty military to apply for a Veterans Affairs home loan on federal trust land got...
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International Game Technology

press release IGT recognized for responsible gaming measures with G4 accreditation (6/20/2019)
(Worldwide) -- International Game Technology (IGT) has become the first gaming supplier to receive G4 accreditation for both its digital and gaming divisions after it...
1 Article on this Issue

San Manuel Tribe

article San Manuel prepares reservation for new tribal housing (6/20/2019)
(California) -- After the recent completion of grading the foothills overlooking west side of Highland, the housing development constructing 30-40 new homes in San...
1 Article on this Issue

Native Voices

article Port Angeles library to host ‘Native Voices’ series (6/19/2019)
(Washington) -- The North Olympic Library System has been selected in a competitive application process to host “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of...
article Arne Vainio: This is what I would have wanted my father to say (6/17/2019)
(South Dakota) -- He wasn’t my patient, but he told his mother he was having suicidal thoughts and he needed to be seen right away. He had been started on an...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Rosebud Sioux Tribe

article State, FEMA open Rosebud recovery center (6/19/2019)
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have opened a disaster recovery center on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in an effort to...
1 Article on this Issue

Seneca Nation

article Seneca Nation Health System experiencing computer failure (6/18/2019)
(New York) -- A computer system failure at Seneca Nation Health System (SNHS) is causing issues Tuesday morning. The organization shared a message, saying employees...
1 Article on this Issue

Cherokee Nation

article Harvard Study Shows Native Americans in Oklahoma Climbing Socio-economic Ladder (6/17/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Social scientists have long understood that a child’s environment, in particular growing up in poverty, can have a long-lasting effect on their...
article CHIEF BAKER: Harvard study shows Native Americans in Oklahoma climbing socio-economic ladder (6/15/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Social scientists have long understood that a child’s environment, in particular growing up in poverty, can have a long-lasting effect on their...
article Bill John Baker: A wonderful story of perseverance and resiliency (6/14/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Social scientists have long understood that a child’s environment, in particular growing up in poverty, can have a long-lasting effect on their...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Hard Rock

article 147 Tourists Report Illness at Hard Rock Casino Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Since Beginning of June — 128 in Past Week (6/17/2019)
(Dominican Republic) -- Some 147 tourists vacationing in the Dominican Republic have reported recent or historical illnesses while staying at the Hard Rock Punta Cana...
article Steve Harvey is hosting a festival at a Dominican Republic resort where at least 2 US tourists have died in the last year (6/17/2019)
(Dominican Republic) -- Steve Harvey is hosting a jazz festival in the Dominican Republic in October at the same resort where at least two US tourists have died in the...
article Wife of Man Who Died at Dominican Republic Resort Says Officials 'Recommended' She Cremate Husband (6/17/2019)
(Dominican Republic) -- A Maryland woman whose husband died while on vacation at a resort in the Dominican Republic says officials “recommended” she cremate...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Opioid Crisis

article Nevada attorney general files wide-ranging opioid lawsuit (6/17/2019)
(Nevada) -- Nevada's attorney general expanded the state's lawsuit against the maker of the opioid OxyContin on Monday to include the company's former...
article Nevada files new lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, retailers (6/17/2019)
(Nevada) -- Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford announced a massive lawsuit Monday accusing dozens of drug manufacturers and distributors of propagating the state’s...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Public Smoking

article Smoke free casino debuts at River Cree (6/17/2019)
(Alberta) -- The River Cree Resort and Casino has revealed its newest expansion after making the buildings main floor and casino smoke free.
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IGRA

article ‘Cease and desist’ order aimed at stopping IHS, Great Plains contract dismissed (6/15/2019)
(South Dakota) -- A petition for an emergency cease and desist regarding contract negotiations between Indian Health Service and the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s...
1 Article on this Issue

Prairie Band Potawatomi

article Potawatomi community celebrates $50 million redevelopment on Near West Side (6/13/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- When the Forest County Potawatomi tribe acquired land in the Menomonee Valley and on the Near West Side in 1990, both properties were in disrepair and in...
1 Article on this Issue

Election 2020

article Biden abandons support for federal funding restrictions for abortions after 43 years (6/10/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- In an extreme and somewhat abrupt about-face, former vice president and 2020 presidential contender Joe Biden has drop-kicked the Hyde Amendment...
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Food Sovereignty

article Gardening offers key step toward food sovereignty for Sask. First Nation (6/10/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- The people of Saulteaux First Nation are embarking on a journey of food sovereignty, one that's seen the community turn plain yards into riots of...
article Food sovereignty takes root (6/9/2019)
(Minnesota) -- The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe is investing heavily in health and wellness initiatives. Food sovereignty is a major thrust. As John Houle, agriculture...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Illinois Gaming

article As Illinois Expands Gambling, It Will Also Try to Determine How Many Gambling Addicts It Has (6/10/2019)
(Illinois) -- Illinois will finally conduct a thorough study of the gambling problem in the state — the first such survey in nearly 30 years. It said it will spend more...
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Chumash Tribe

article Tribal Health Clinic to host Health and Wellness Fair June 11 (6/9/2019)
(California) -- More than 20 vendors will be featured at the Santa Ynez Tribal Health Clinic’s free Health and Wellness Fair, which will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on...
1 Article on this Issue

Red Lake Tribe

article County finally sees decrease in foster care placements (6/9/2019)
(Minnesota) -- For years, Beltrami County has endured a storm of rising numbers in the out-of-home placement system along with facing challenging financial outcomes. And...
1 Article on this Issue

St. Regis Mohawk

article St. Regis Mohawk Tribe dedicates new administration building (6/8/2019)
(New York) -- More than 300 community residents and guests attended the dedication of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe’s new Tribal Administration Building on Friday....
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Tachi-Yokut Tribe

article Tachi Palace community breakfast raises money for Reestablishing Stratford (6/8/2019)
(California) -- Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino recently hosted its monthly community breakfast and presented a check for $5,760 to Reestablishing Stratford, a non-profit...
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Other News

article Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre and MSVU partner on university access pilot program (6/24/2019)
(Nova Scotia) -- The Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre and Mount Saint Vincent University are pleased to be launching a pilot of a new university access program...
article Great Plains will oversee finances, human resources of Sioux San (6/23/2019)
(South Dakota) -- As part of its deal with the Indian Health Service, the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board will assume operational control over the Sioux...
article Civilian Conservation Corps outreach to Native Youth: the Indian Youth Service Corps (6/23/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Thanks to the efforts of the late Senator John McCain and Senator Tom Udall, D-New Mexico, the Civilian Conservation Corps has created a new effort...
article Indspire Awards honour Cree doctor who serves her home community (6/23/2019)
(Canada) -- Dr. Marlyn Cook didn't plan to work in her own community but six years ago, she became Misipawistik Cree Nation's community physician. "I never...
article American Indian Health and Family Services names new CEO (6/21/2019)
(Michigan) -- American Indian Health and Family Services has promoted its chief operations officer to CEO of the Southwest Detroit clinic. Chasity Dial, 45, replaces...
article Oglala Sioux Tribe receives public assistance disaster declaration (6/21/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The White House as declared a major public assistance disaster for the Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation. The Federal Emergency...
article American Indian Public Health Resource Center (6/20/2019)
(North Dakota) -- At NDSU, many are working on addressing Native American public health disparities. Recently their American Indian Public Health Resource Center was...
article American Indian, Alaska Native groups face substantial barriers to dermatological care (6/20/2019)
(Indian Country) -- Among American Indian and Alaska Native populations, various barriers to dermatological care exist including reasonable access to a dermatologist,...
article B.C. 'struggling' to meet needs of vulnerable youth in contracted care: auditor (6/19/2019)
(British Columbia) -- British Columbia's auditor general says some of the province's most vulnerable youth in care are not receiving the support they need because of a...
article Rezzies in Medicine: The new adventures of Native physicians (6/19/2019)
(Indian Country) -- Two medical students share what it's like to navigate medicine as Native medical students. Or, in English, “As a member of the medical...
article Seattle Public Schools Cuts Partnerships with Native Youth Program (6/19/2019)
(Washington) -- Last Real Indians reports that Seattle Public Schools (SPS) is ending its partnership with the Urban Native Education Alliance (UNEA) and its Clear Sky...
article NAC: Live at the National Senior Games (6/18/2019)
(New Mexico) -- The biennial gathering of amateur senior athletes is setting aside a day to celebrate the many Native American athletes who participate. Participants...
article American Indian Center of Chicago Executive Director Heather Miller Named Leaders for a New Chicago Awardee (6/17/2019)
(Illinois) -- Heather Miller (Wyandotte Nation), the executive director of the American Indian of Chicago, has been named one of 14 “Leaders for a New Chicag” awardees....
article Rosario: You’ve got to know when to hold ’em, and when to get help (6/16/2019)
(Minnesota) -- He was confronted quietly while playing the high-stakes slots at the Little Six Casino in Prior Lake. He was taken to a back room, away from the crowd,...
article Five tribes across three counties find hope in tradition (6/16/2019)
(California) -- More than 80 Indigenous youth from across three counties and five tribes gathered recently to celebrate, learn and practice cultural traditions. The...
article Front line Children Services Workers learn from Indigenous elders out on the land (6/15/2019)
(Calgary) -- First Nation teepees pitched up in a wooded area in Kananaskis country set the tone for the Miskamaso, (mis-ka-ma-so), — Cree for "discover for...
article How AI is helping fix rural and Native American health challenges (6/14/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- In Oklahoma, the Center for Health Systems Innovation, with some help from Cerner, is using machine learning to help address care disparities and manage...
article Native American, Alaska Native high school students explore careers in health sciences at Na-ha-shnee Summer Institute (6/14/2019)
(Washington) -- Seventeen Native American and Alaska Native high school students from multiple states will attend the 24th annual Na-ha-shnee Summer Institute at WSU...
article Native women's shelter encourages Montrealers to step into spirit of reconciliation (6/14/2019)
(Quebec) -- For staff at the Native Women's Shelter of Montreal, their sixth annual Spirit Walk will be more than just the shelter's biggest fundraiser of the year.
article OP/ED: Kotzebue focuses on housing, tribal family services (6/14/2019)
(Alaska) -- Greetings, I'm Nicole Stoops, Executive Director of the Native Village of Kotzebue since 2015. Over the coming weeks and months, I will be providing a...

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