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Bigfoot

article Sasquatch spotted in Washington? WSDOT wants you to be the judge (1/23/2020)
(Washington) -- The Washington State Department of Transportation tweeted pictures of what they said “might be Sasquatch.”
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Blackfeet Nation

article 'We are still here:' Blackfeet Nation commemorates 150th anniversary of Baker Massacre (1/23/2020)
(Montana) -- The Blackfeet Nation commemorated the 150th anniversary of the Baker Massacre on Thursday, hearing calls to learn their past and embrace their ancestry....
article A story of genocide, survival and resilience: Blackfeet Nation remembers Baker Massacre (1/16/2020)
(Montana) -- When Carol Murray of Two Medicine was a freshman in college, she didn’t know what to write about for a research class. A Native American literature...
article Blackfeet Nation to commemorate 150 years since Baker Massacre (1/16/2020)
(Montana) -- On Thursday, Jan. 23, members of the Blackfeet Nation will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Baker Massacre at a site about 10 miles southeast of...
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Eastern Band of Cherokee

article COMMENTARY: Will we have a free press, and other constitutional matters (1/23/2020)
(North Carolina) -- Personally, I don’t want you or the government to tell me what to believe or to control the flow of information to me. And, I don’t want...
article Cherokee Chamber Singers bring their message to Charlotte: ‘We’re still here’ (1/21/2020)
(North Carolina) -- If you visit Cherokee, N.C., you can see Indians as museum exhibits, denizens of a reconstructed village, perhaps croupiers in a casino resort or...
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Tohono O’odham

article Fry Bread House: Founded by members of the Tohono O’odham Nation, this one-room joint's James Beard–winning fry bread is light as a cloud. (1/23/2020)
(Arizona) -- In 1992, Cecelia Miller, a member of the Tohono O’odham Nation, opened a restaurant in Phoenix, Arizona. The shop was humble, a one-room eatery filled...
article Tohono O'odham historic sites at risk as border wall construction advances in Arizona (1/20/2020)
(Arizona) -- The leader of the Tohono O'odham Nation is once again vowing to fight against the construction of new border fencing along their ancestral lands in...
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Trail of Tears

article Cherokee author and art teacher releases children’s book on the Trail of Tears (1/23/2020)
(Texas) -- Andrea L. Rogers, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, has announced the release of her new children’s book on the Trail of Tears. "Mary and the Trail...
article Trail of Tears marker on Mud Island emerges from shadow of city’s bicentennial (1/18/2020)
(Tennessee) -- A more detailed history of the Trail of Tears journey through Memphis is taking shape with a new marker unveiled late last year in Mud Island’s...
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Yakama Nation

article Descendants Of Yakama Nation Interpreter Reconnect Through Wax Recordings (1/23/2020)
(Washington) -- The Treaty of 1855 created the Yakama Nation reservation as we know it today. In the decades after, the Yakama, Washington state, and the United States...
article Descendants Of Yakama Nation Interpreter Reconnect Through Wax Recordings (1/22/2020)
(Washington) -- The Treaty of 1855 created the Yakama Nation reservation as we know it today. In the decades after, the Yakama, Washington state, and the United States...
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CSKT

article Local control of tribal artifacts stored at SKC in danger (1/22/2020)
(Montana) -- The tug of war between the Army Corps of Engineers and US Forest Service, and the CSKT Preservation Office over the tribal archeological artifacts stored at...
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Mascot Issue

article He Acted As His High School's 'Indian.' 50 Years Later, He Calls For Ending Native American Mascots. (1/22/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- Richie Plass was 16 when he became his high school's mascot. The school principal approached him about it, along with the basketball coach and the...
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Nevada Gaming

article A Connecticut Yankee in Bill Harrah's casino | Hoffman (1/21/2020)
(Reno) -- It is with sadness that I read of the recent sale and pending closure of Harrah’s downtown casino. The place played a central role in my early life. Six...
article 'Bill Harrah's name should be carved in marble for how synonymous he is with Reno' (1/17/2020)
(Reno) -- Greg Ferraro remembers being 8 years old and riding his bike to Nixon Avenue in Reno to catch a glimpse of the latest celebrity guest of Bill Harrah. It's...
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Chinook Tribe

article Chinook tribe wins court battle; stage set to seek recognition (1/20/2020)
(Washington) -- A judge ruled Jan. 10 that a federal ban preventing the Chinook Indian Nation from reapplying for federal tribal recognition is unjustified. U.S....
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Food Sovereignty

article Indigikitchen Is Bringing Native Food Sovereignty Online (1/20/2020)
(USA) -- The online cooking show Indigikitchen is providing a platform to help disseminate Indigenous food recipes—while helping eaters recognize their impact on...
article The Wisdom of Indigenous Foodways (1/20/2020)
(Arizona) -- On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Kathleen Merrigan, inaugural Executive Director of the Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems at...
article Native American access to traditional plants discussed Feb. 4 (1/20/2020)
(Maine) -- University of Maine researcher Suzanne Greenlaw will lead a presentation on the opportunities for Native Americans to gather sweetgrass and other traditional...
article Indigenous Food Is Not a ‘Trend’: What You Need to Know (1/15/2020)
(California) -- When you think about uniquely American food or cuisine, you might think of hamburgers, hot dogs, or apple pie. For others, American cuisine is known for...
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Geronimo

article When Theodore Roosevelt Refused Geronimo's Plea (1/20/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- On March 4, 1905, Theodore Roosevelt settled in to watch his first inaugural parade. Though he'd been president since the 1901 assassination of...
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Jamestown S’Klallam

article Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe starts a traditional prairie (1/20/2020)
(Washington) -- The open grassland behind the Audubon Dungeness River Center is helping Lisa Barrell’s dream become a reality. The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe...
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Sports Leagues

article The Spurs hosted NBA’s first ever Indigenous Night (1/20/2020)
(Texas) -- Patty Mills bobble head night, which evolved into Indigenous Night with the addition of his clothing line, is the first celebration by the NBA of Native...
article Indigenized hockey jerseys make professional debut (1/20/2020)
(Manitoba) -- Last week Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose players could be seen donning new threads on the ice at their respective games. An initiative between WASAC...
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First Nations

article 'True North!' during Ojibwe anthem unites Jets fans (1/19/2020)
(Manitoba) -- A Winnipeg tradition of yelling "True North!" during the singing of O Canada at Jets games had a different take on Friday night when the anthem...
article New Cree language app targets students, teachers and newcomers (1/19/2020)
(Alberta) -- More than 150 elders from five northern Alberta First Nations have contributed to a new tool designed to preserve Cree words and phrases. The free app,...
article New Quebec audio guide shows how to correctly pronounce Inuktitut place names in Nunavik (1/15/2020)
(Quebec) -- Quebec's toponymy commission worked with the Avataq Cultural Institute to develop the online audio registry, to help non-Inuktituk speakers correctly...
article Mi'kmaq First Nation leading project to increase cultural content in classrooms (1/13/2020)
(North Canada) -- The Qalipu First Nation says it's on the right track to increase Indigenous content in Newfoundland and Labrador's schools. Although still in...
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Land Issues

article LSU mounds could be oldest man-made structure, but peer review necessary, professor says (1/19/2020)
(Louisiana) -- A new look at some very old microscopic bone fragments may have lead to a new determination on the age of the earthen mounds on LSU's campus that Gov...
article Volunteers, BLM worked for years to list 199 Moab-area rock art sites on the National Register, but park service overruled nomination (1/19/2020)
(Utah) -- Pam and Quentin Baker were so drawn to the rock art around Moab that they built their retirement home there in the late 1990s and relocated to the southeastern...
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Mining & Drilling

article Disrespectful that Horgan won't meet during northern B.C. tour: hereditary chief (1/19/2020)
(British Columbia) -- It's disrespectful that Premier John Horgan won't meet with five hereditary chiefs who oppose a natural gas pipeline while he is touring...
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Navajo Nation

article NTU starts Navajo language translation program for elections (1/19/2020)
(New Mexico) -- A new program at Navajo Technical University will train speakers of the Navajo language to interpret and translate terms and procedures used in elections...
article ‘Baby Shark’ Translation The Latest Effort To Fight A Decline In Diné Speakers (1/17/2020)
(Arizona) -- The internet sensation and earworm ‘Baby Shark’ is everywhere.The song is approaching five billion views on YouTube and is available in 19...
article 50 Years Ago: Court sides with Arizona on state tax issue (1/16/2020)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo tribe received terrible news this week from an Arizona superior court judge who ruled in favor of the state on the question of whether Navajos...
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Residential Schools

article New Stewart Indian School museum reflects on dark history, brings hope for Native communities (1/19/2020)
(Nevada) -- Every time Linda Eben Jones looks at a yardstick, she remembers the teacher who would strike her each morning, leaving red welts on the back of her legs. The...
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Cherokee Nation

article Book talk examines nationhood in early 20th century Cherokee writing (1/18/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- N -- Kirby Brown will be the second faculty member featured in the upcoming UO Authors, Book Talkson Feb. 12. A citizen of the Cherokee nation and...
article Cherokee Nation honors Collinsville veteran, his two brothers with Medal of Patriotism (1/15/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation honored four veterans, three of them brothers, with the Medal of Patriotism at the January Tribal Council meeting on Monday.
article OP/ED: Cherokee Nation increases effort to save historical sites in northeast Oklahoma (1/13/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Across Cherokee Nation are places rich in Cherokee history. Whether it is a refreshing spring that supplied Cherokee families with life-sustaining water, a...
article OP/ED: Why Are We Still Arguing Over the Legacy of Cherokee ‘Outlaw’ Ned Christie? (1/13/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- On the spring evening in 1887 that he arrived in Tahlequah, the capital of the Cherokee Nation, U.S. Deputy Marshal Dan Maples was fatally shot in the...
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Seneca Nation

article Tomahawk returns to its original Seneca Nation owners after decades (1/18/2020)
(New York) -- A pipe tomahawk gifted to chief Cornplanter has returned home to the Seneca Nation after years in the hands of private collectors and the state of New York...
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Passamaquoddy Tribe

article Listening to 130-Year-Old Passamaquoddy Recordings (1/17/2020)
(Maine) -- In 1890, anthropologist Jesse Walter Fewkes lugged an Edison phonograph to Calais, near the Passamaquoddy’s Indian Township and Pleasant Point...
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Columbus/Indigenous Day

article LET THE IDIOT SPEAK: Columbus Day Eliminated (1/16/2020)
(Virginia) -- The elimination of Columbus Day and changing it to Indigenous People’s day is what LB 848 by Senators Brewer, Linehan, McCollister, Sheer and Vargas...
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Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla

article 25 YEARS AGO: Wildhorse Gaming Resort Opens (1/16/2020)
(Oregon) -- Gaming is just like bowling, says one member of the Wildhorse Gaming Commission. It’s a recreational activity meant to entertain its patrons, not break...
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Congress

article Exclusive: Elisa Martinez Is On A Mission To Become The First ‘Real’ Native American Woman In The Senate (1/15/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Republican U.S. Senate candidate Elisa Martinez of New Mexico, who is a member of the Navajo Nation, says she’s on a mission to become the...
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Miccosukee Tribe

article Miccosukee Festival: Dance, Art and Alligators (1/15/2020)
(Florida) -- Deep in the humid heart of the Florida Everglades, the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians hosted their annual Indian Arts & Crafts Festival at the Miccosukee...
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Shinnecock Tribe

article Shinnecock Protest Development On Possible Ancient Burial Site (1/15/2020)
(New York) -- Members of the Shinnecock Indian Nation held a peaceful protest at a Southampton housing development that they believe could be an ancient burial site....
article Shinnecock Protest Building On Ancient Burial Grounds (1/14/2020)
(New York) -- The Shinnecock Indian Nation is waging ongoing protest to protect its ancient and sacred burial grounds on Shinnecock Hills. “If you went to a...
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Wind River

article New Memorial Sculpture Will Honor Wind River's Veterans (1/14/2020)
(Wyoming) -- A new veteran's memorial sculpture is set to be completed in Fort Washakie this summer. Organizers are asking for the public's help identifying...
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LGBTQ

article Walking in two worlds: Canada’s ‘two-spirit’ doctor guiding trans teenagers (1/13/2020)
(Alberta) -- Sitting on the floor of a teepee, in a circle of patients, friends and relatives, doctor James Makokis cried as he remembered his father struggling to...
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Other News

article Lawmaker proposes resolution that discourages removing Native American names, symbols from schools (1/23/2020)
(Idaho) -- A local legislator will ask Idaho lawmakers to formally voice support for schools with Native American symbols or names. If the Idaho legislature passes Rep....
article Native American group files new claims in Alamo lawsuit (1/23/2020)
(Texas) -- A Native American group has filed an amended petition in its federal lawsuit claiming the Alamo is a cemetery that merits legal protection.The Tap Pilam...
article Ancient Utah Rock Art at Risk of Disappearing Completely (1/23/2020)
(Utah) -- The federal government rejected the nomination of ancient Moab-area rock art to the National Register of Historic Places. The team of archaeologists plans to...
article FNUniv students call for apology from U of R over poet controversy (1/23/2020)
(Saskatchewan) -- Some students at the First Nations University are calling for an apology from the University of Regina after controversy over a lecture originally...
article Local Hero Runningbear Ramirez: young, gay, gifted and Native American (1/23/2020)
(California) -- Humility is not a trait routinely associated with being a rich 30-year-old gay guy. But Runningbear Ramirez defies stereotypes, exuding a kind of...
article Wolastoqi woman releases first children's book, plans for Indigenous language versions (1/23/2020)
(North Canada) -- Gail Francis of Negotkuk (Tobique First Nation) is preparing to launch her first book on Monday. Moonbeam is a culturally based children’s book about...
article Hay River to host N.W.T.'s 1st Arctic Winter Games archery trials (1/23/2020)
(North Canada) -- Twenty archers in the Northwest Territories are set to compete in Hay River this weekend for a spot in the Arctic Winter Games' first archery...
article Native Americans Get a Stronger Voice in the Mayflower Story (1/22/2020)
(London) -- In 1970, the Native American leader Wamsutta Frank B. James was asked to give a speech at a state dinner in Plymouth, Mass. It was 350 years since the...
article Native American charter school bill filed in South Dakota Legislature (1/22/2020)
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota lawmakers will debate a bill allowing Native American charter schools. There has been discussion lately about focused charter schools...
article New York Celebrates Native American Community And Artists (1/22/2020)
(New York) -- If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere. People of every nationality, race, religion and background know this to be true of New York City. That...
article Native American 14th century 'sweat lodge' discovered in Mexico City (1/22/2020)
(Mexico) -- A native American sauna has been discovered in Mexico City dating back to the 14th century. The so-called 'sweat lodge' was found at an...
press release First Nations Announces the Inaugural Cohort for the Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship (1/22/2020)
(Colorado) -- First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) and The Henry Luce Foundation (Luce) are pleased to announce the selection of ten fellows for the Luce...
article Research Helps Show Limited Effects of Native Americans on Landscape in Pre-Pilgrim New England (1/21/2020)
(New England) -- Four hundred years ago, the Pilgrims sailed to New England and encountered Native Americans. The historical narrative from that point tells of Native...
article A taste of Toksook Bay, Yup’ik culture and a way of life (1/21/2020)
(Alaska) -- The community of Toksook Bay has been preparing for visitors for weeks. Today is the launch of the 2020 US Census and some fifty people are expected. That...
article From Si’ahl to Seattle: Does A Wealthy City Owe Its First Residents Reparations? (1/21/2020)
(Washington) -- When she speaks, Rachel Heaton’s ancestors flourish as they did for millennia, until the 1860s. They flow from longhouses grouped into villages...
article OP/ED: A true cowboy among us (1/21/2020)
(South Dakota) -- In 1902, a group of cowboys held the largest roundup in South Dakota that marked the end of the open range. A group of cattle estimated at 50,000 head...
article Native Americans didn't make massive changes to the environment. It was the Europeans (1/20/2020)
(USA) -- An idea that has been gaining a lot of popularity recently is that the North American landscape was altered by settlers way before colonists arrived there. A...
article Learning from their Cree elders-one word at a time (1/20/2020)
(Canada) -- A new app will help younger members of Cree First Nations bands in northern Alberta maintain their language. They will be able to listen to more than 150...
article Indigenous ‘Molly of Denali’ is more than a cartoon for some (1/20/2020)
(Alaska) -- Charitie Ropati watched the pilot episode of “Molly of Denali” in her Columbia University dorm room, huddled around a computer screen with...
article These giant bunya nuts are a key Indigenous food as well as snacks for dinosaurs (1/20/2020)
(Australia) -- For anyone familiar with bunya pine trees (Araucaria bidwillii), summer is associated with a distinct and interesting botanical phenomenon. Each January...

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