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Grand Canyon

article Grand Canyon at 100: Park status protects natural resources, but threats remain, inside and out (3/26/2019)
(Arizona) -- It’s a brisk and quiet February afternoon at the Grand Canyon, and on its south rim stands a small group of people, posing for a photograph. Among...
article BLOG: Why you should visit Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, and how to do it the right way (3/25/2019)
(Arizona) -- Imagine an area composed almost entirely of wilderness. In it, you’ll find a desert landscape that puts Westworld to shame, complete with arches,...
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Navajo Nation

article Navajo Nation commends passage of ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Day’ in New Mexico (3/26/2019)
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico House Bill 100, which amends the state’s observed holidays by replacing “Columbus Day” with “Indigenous Peoples...
article 50 Years Ago: Counties close offices to force Diné to pay taxes (3/21/2019)
(Arizona) -- Even the Arizona attorney general says what Apache and Navajo counties are doing is illegal but the counties are planning to go ahead and do it anyway. On...
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Buffalo & Bison

article Future of bison debate showcases rifts among American Prairie Reserve, ranchers and tribes (3/25/2019)
(Montana) -- Debates are intensifying at the Montana Legislature over the state’s management of North America’s largest land mammal: The American bison. Some...
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Chaco Canyon

article Find epic stargazing at ‘New Mexico’s Machu Picchu’ (3/25/2019)
(New Mexico) -- In August 2017, a national, astral phenomenon swept the United States—a total solar eclipse. Friends and families flocked to cities in the path of...
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Cherokee Nation

article Macon residents file suit over ownership of Cherokee archaeological site (3/25/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Five Macon County residents file a lawsuit against Franklin's town council over a Cherokee archaeological site listed in the N.S. National...
article Cherokee history surprises community leaders (3/24/2019)
(Georgia) -- Chieftains Museum Director Heather Shores offered Rome civic leaders insights into native American history that many members of the Rome Exchange Club...
article 'Never, ever going to forget': 180 years since the end of the Cherokee Trail of Tears (3/23/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- thnic cleansing. Genocide. Those are powerful words that many Americans might associate with other, far-off lands and times: Armenia. Bosnia. Rwanda. Nazi...
article CHIEF BAKER: 180th anniversary is time to reflect and look forward (3/23/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- On March 24, we commemorate the 180th anniversary of the end of the infamous Trail of Tears with a National Day of Remembrance. On this day in 1839, the...
article Cherokee Days returns to the Smithsonian (3/20/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- For the sixth consecutive year, Cherokee Days is returning to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. The...
article Cherokee Nation keeping track of ‘Northern Cherokees’ (3/18/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- During the previous several decades, it seems an ethnic fashion has taken root with millions across the U.S. It isn’t a type of traditional music or...
article Cherokee Nation Tribal Council recognizes ‘Removal’ ride volunteer (3/13/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Tribal Councilors on March 11 recognized with a resolution a volunteer who supports the Cherokee Nation’s annual “Remember the Removal”...
article Camp Cherokee applications set to open on Friday (3/11/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation will begin taking applications for the 2019 Camp Cherokee on Friday, March 15. Camp Cherokee offers day camps for elementary students...
article Klein: Cherokee moccassin-making classes are 'great way to pass on knowledge' of culture (3/10/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Danielle Culp first made moccasins so that she could enter the Junior Miss Cherokee pageant. She added to her basic knowledge through a Native American...
article The Sacrifice of Tsali, The Cherokee Folk Hero Who Gave His Life For His People (3/10/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Tsali was a Cherokee folk hero who sacrificed his life for his people. They were in hiding from the US government who had ordered the removal of the...
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Eastern Band of Cherokee

article Park, tribe sign gathering agreement (3/25/2019)
(North Carolina) -- An agreement allowing members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians to gather sochan in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is now official...
article Cherokee thankful for agreement to harvest sochan in Smokies (3/25/2019)
(North Carolina) -- The agreement marks a historic change by allowing the tribe to harvest a culturally-significant plant in the Great Smoky Mountains.
article Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians may regain control of sacred mound (3/16/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Ownership of an ancient mound in North Carolina may return in part to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, two centuries after European settlers...
article After 200 years, Cherokee poised to regain mysterious tribal mound dating to 1,000 AD (3/12/2019)
(North Carolina) -- A 1,000-year-old sacred mound that counts as one of North Carolina’s oldest mysteries is on the cusp of being returned — at least in part...
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Miccosukee Tribe

article Miccosukee Arts Festival Filled with Dance, Music and Alligators (3/25/2019)
(Florida) -- Deep in the heart of the Florida Everglades, the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida hosted their annual Indian Arts & Crafts Festival at the...
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Columbus/Indigenous Day

article Our View: Columbus Day doesn’t tell the whole story (3/24/2019)
(Maine) -- Come Monday, Oct. 14, it looks like Maine will be celebrating new holiday — and taking an important step toward setting the record straight. Heading...
article New Mexico Legislature approves Indigenous People's Day bill (3/16/2019)
(New Mexico) -- A proposal to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous People's Day won final approval Friday in the state Legislature following a lengthy and sometimes...
article New Mexico could join states that renamed Columbus Day (3/15/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Goodbye, Christopher Columbus. New Mexico may observe Indigenous Peoples’ Day instead. The Senate voted 22-15 Friday to send Gov. Michelle Lujan...
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Mashpee Wampanoag

article WAMPANOAGS AMONG US: Chief Rodney Randy Joseph (3/24/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- “Where my people are from originally – I had to trace it for a federal government lawsuit I was involved in. It really got extensive. The...
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Pocahontas

article New project to identify descendants of Pocahontas underway (3/22/2019)
(Virginia) -- More than 100,000 people may be able to count Pocahontas as an ancestor, and a new initiative spearheaded by Gloucester County intends to find them....
article Pocahontas: Separating Fact From Fiction About the Native American (3/20/2019)
(USA) -- Pocahontas has been romanticized throughout American history, thanks in no small part to the accounts of English settlers John Smith and John Rolfe, and of...
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Cahokia

article Women shaped cuisine, culture of ancient Cahokia (3/21/2019)
(Indian Country) -- Archaeologists have struggled to explain the rapid rise and fall of Cahokia — the mysterious Mississippian mound-building culture that sprang up...
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Kahnawake Tribe

article BLOG: Is There a “Rise and Fall of Kahnawake Casino?” Experts Aren’t Sure (3/21/2019)
(Canada) -- Every now and then, an internet-gambling feature comes Google that actually makes no sense upon deeper explanation. Recently, an op-ed titled “The Rise...
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Rosebud Sioux Tribe

article Memory and the Rosebud (3/21/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Among the ironies of the bloody and transformative Great Sioux War of 1876 is the differing manner in which Indian survivors—Lakota Sioux, Northern...
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Osage Tribe

article Constitutional sovereignty celebration (3/20/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Osage Nation celebrated its 13th annual Sovereignty Day on Saturday at the Nation’s Tulsa Casino, honoring the Constitution ratified in March...
article Osage months marked by moon references (3/17/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Calendar months for the Osage were marked by references to the moon. For example, the month of February was “Light of Day Returns Moon,”...
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First Nations

article Calgary Stampede First Nations Princess happy with change from 'Indian' name (3/19/2019)
(Alberta) -- Siksika Nation member Astokomii Smith was crowned the 2019 Calgary Stampede First Nation Princess last September — and now, she's getting ready to...
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Land Issues

article For Native Americans, US-Mexico border is an 'imaginary line' (3/19/2019)
(USA) -- Immigration restrictions were making life difficult for Native Americans who live along – and across – the U.S.-Mexico border even before President...
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Seneca Nation

article Seneca Nation celebrates return of Cornplanter pipe tomahawk (3/18/2019)
(New York) -- For the first time in more than 150 years, an important relic from the Seneca Nation’s history — and in the history of U.S. Native American...
article Cornplanter Peace Pipe-Tomahawk Returns To Seneca Nation (3/14/2019)
(New York) -- Few items in American history symbolize the troubled relationship between Native Americans and the United States more than Seneca Chief Cornplanter’s...
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Arkansas Gaming

article Hot Springs' notorious casinos (3/16/2019)
(Arkansas) -- Hot Springs was thriving when I was a kid growing up next door in Montgomery County. It was the largest city in the Ouachita Mountains, a place with a...
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Mississippi Gaming

article One of Beau Rivage’s first employees reflects on last 20 years (3/16/2019)
(Mississippi) -- In the late 1990′s, as Beau Rivage was being built, its sales team was building the casino’s image and clientele in a trailer just across...
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Water Issues

article Tsilhqot’in gather sacred water from Teztan Biny for Vancouver World Water Day event (3/16/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Fresh sacred water collected from Teztan Biny (Fish Lake) will be used at a gathering outside the B.C. Court of Appeal in Vancouver on World Water...
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Canadian Land Issues

article Mi'kmaw communities gain control of forest lands in three-year project (3/15/2019)
(Nova Scotia) -- Nova Scotia's Mi'kmaw communities are gaining access to thousands of hectares of land owned by the province and $600,000 in an agreement...
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Warm Springs Tribe

article Oregon Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Nullify Warm Springs Treaty Of 1865 (3/15/2019)
(Oregon) -- Fraud. Sham. A tremendous wrong. These are choice words from Oregon’s Democratic Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, and Republican Rep. Greg Walden...
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Residential Schools

article Ottawa gets sealing order on court document that undercuts 'reconciliation agenda,' says NDP MP (3/14/2019)
(British Columbia) -- A British Columbia judge has sealed a document filed by Ottawa in a court case over the residential school compensation process that an NDP MP says...
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Twenty-Nine Palms

article Celebration gives folks a closer look at desert wildlife (3/13/2019)
(California) -- Guests of Tortoise Rock Casino learned more about the animals, environment and history of the Morongo Basin at a Desert Wildlife Celebration at the...
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Federal Recognition

article Can Native American Tribes Protect Their Land If They’re Not Recognized by the Federal Government? (3/12/2019)
(California) -- Louise Miranda Ramirez has fought to protect her ancestral lands and cultural sites for most of her 60-plus-year lifetime. “It’s so hard to...
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LGBTQ

article Arizona's first Two Spirit Powwow opens the way for acceptance of Native LGBTQ community (3/11/2019)
(Arizona) -- The first time John Sneezy danced in a two spirit powwow he was nervous and scared, even though he has been a dancer for more than 30 years. He put on the...
article Arizona's first Native Two Spirit, LGBTQ Powwow coming to South Mountain Community College (3/10/2019)
(Arizona) -- In most powwow dances, dancers are divided into male or female categories. There is no other. "I know how heteronormative it is," said Sheila...
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Macau Gaming

article Portuguese legacy was crucial for Macau to become world's gaming capital - Experts (3/11/2019)
(Macau) -- “Portugal has strongly influenced the socio-cultural, economic and legal system of the city,” according to the Macau Polytechnic Institute (IPM)...
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Code Talkers

article Lawmakers Pledge Funds For Code Talker Museum (3/10/2019)
(New Mexico) -- State Sen. John Pinto, a 94-year-old Democrat from Gallup, has long wanted to build a Navajo Code Talkers Museum and Visitors Center in New Mexico to...
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Colville Tribe

article Colville Tribes announces Horse Nations Indian Relay Council partnership (3/10/2019)
(Washington) -- The Colville Business Council announced a partnership with the Horse Nations Indian Relay Council in the 2019 Indian Relay Racing season, March 4.
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Native Voices

article GIAGO: A city of ducktails and ponytails (3/10/2019)
(South Dakota) -- I often write about the way it was in Rapid City back in the 1940s and 1950s. I do not do this to diminish the fact that there were some racial...
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Other News

article A Trip Through Time in Desolation Canyon (3/25/2019)
(Utah) -- It was the second day of my first rafting trip through Desolation Canyon, several years ago. After a last-minute cancellation permit became available, I set...
article Digging for indigenous science in 3,000-year-old clam beds (3/25/2019)
(Washington) -- This interview has been lightly edited for clarity: I grew up in Yakima, Washington. [But] my great-grandfather purchased a small piece of land on the...
article Joseph Lent will speak on ‘Paiute paradise’ Monday (3/25/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Iyaydzi (the Paiute term for Hetch Hetchy) was once known as a Paiute paradise. On Monday, April 1st, Joseph Lent will present a slide talk at the Mono...
article Quest presentation to highlight project to preserve Kiowa language (3/25/2019)
(New York) -- A SUNY Oswego faculty-student team is trying to help preserve a Native American language, Kiowa, with only about 10 fluent speakers remaining. Taylor...
article Photo Essay: Puerto Rico’s Small Farmers Rebuild, with Help from Chef José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen (3/25/2019)
(Puerto Rico) -- Just a few days after Hurricane María devastated Puerto Rico in September 2017, Chef José Andrés and his nonprofit organization, World Central Kitchen (...
article ‘A rare link between Indian Country and Washington’ (3/24/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Growing up Comanche in pre-civil rights-era Cotton County, Okla., LaDonna Harris was no stranger to bigotry. When Harris came home crying one day in her...
article Indigenous literature breaks down taboos at Gaspé high school (3/24/2019)
(Montreal) -- Grade 11 student Mariah Allen had heard people in her community of Gesgapegiag, Que., talking about Canada's missing and murdered Indigenous women and...
article Fort McDowell remembers Trail of Tears (3/24/2019)
(Arizona) -- To remember the 1875 Trail of Tears when their ancestors were forced to trek approximately 180 miles from San Carlos to Fort McDowell, nearly 30 Fort...
article Keeping culture alive: B.C. Indigenous couple inducted into Dance Hall of Fame (3/24/2019)
(British Columbia) -- An Indigenous Northern B.C. couple have been inducted into the national Dance Hall of Fame in Toronto. Margaret Harris and her late husband Ken...
article Native American tribes receive culturally significant wildlife items (3/24/2019)
(Arizona) -- Whether it’s the full hide of a fallen bear, an empty tortoise shell, antlers shed onto the forest floor or a found eagle feather, wildlife binds...
article Then Again: Uncovering Vermont’s stone carvings (3/24/2019)
(Vermont) -- When Rev. David McClure of Dartmouth College ventured down the Connecticut River to Bellows Falls in 1789, he was on a scientific mission. As a natural...
article How a fateful limo ride led Tom Wilson to his Mohawk roots (3/24/2019)
(Canada) -- It was a family secret that almost went to the grave — if not for one fateful ride in a limousine. Tom Wilson is a Canadian music icon with a decades-...
article 'Heartbeat of the drum' ties cultures together at Cambridge Bay festival (3/24/2019)
(Canada) -- Drumming and dance groups from Alberta and B.C. participated in a cultural event in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, this week. The community hosted its second annual...
article 45th annual Denver March Powwow helps families pass on Native American traditions, culture (3/24/2019)
(Denver) -- For some kids at the Denver March Powwow, the event is mostly about dressing up in traditional clothes, dancing, singing and having fun. But for their...
article Yellowknife's Rainbow Coalition fish camp welcoming place to learn art of the catch (3/24/2019)
(Yukon) -- Children young and old were invited last week to learn about setting nets and catching fish on Great Slave Lake. Yellowknife's Rainbow Coalition hosted...
article Is Shoeless Joe Jackson Innocent? The Black Sox Scandal 100 Years Later (3/24/2019)
(USA) -- What do Pete Rose, Rob Manfred, Barry Bonds, and Ted Williams have in common? Why, Shoeless Joe Jackson, of course. Major League Baseball has had its share of...
article 'It's going to be fabulous': Plains Cree host looks forward to historic NHL broadcast (3/24/2019)
(Canada) -- Earl Wood's voice booms as he talks about the historic NHL broadcast he'll be co-hosting in the Plains Cree language Sunday. "First time ever,...
article David Treuer says Indigenous people are not 'perpetual sufferers stuffed into reserves' (3/23/2019)
(Canada) -- David Treuer can vividly remember the moment he was told by a high school friend that he wasn't really "Indigenous." "Well you're not...
article Helen Hunt Jackson's 'Ramona' exposed frontier's racial injustice (3/23/2019)
(Colorado) -- Helen Fiske Hunt Jackson moved to Colorado in 1873. She came hoping the dry, high altitude would bring relief for her throat and bronchitis ailments...
article Mary Benally named Indian Conference queen (3/23/2019)
(Idaho) -- The Northwest Indian Youth Conference was held here last week, and many intriguing and interesting topics were made available to the youth in attendance. Fort...

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