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Mashpee Wampanoag

article Mashpee Veterans Memorial Project Moves Forward (3/25/2020)
(Massachusetts) -- A project to upgrade the Veterans Garden across from Mashpee Town Hall moved ahead with the recent installation of two new flagpoles, one flying the...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article In Las Vegas, The VA Has Opened A New Center To Treat Veterans With Gambling Addiction (2/27/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Army veteran Ronnie Reyes said the time he spent in the military is a big part of the reason why he became a gambling addict. Reyes spent twelve years in...
article VA opens gambling addiction treatment center in Vegas (12/10/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- The Department of Veterans Affairs has opened its second in-patient gambling addiction recovery center, right in the heart of Sin City. VA officials...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

eSports

article United States Navy Signs Numerous Partnerships, Will Field CS:GO Team (2/25/2020)
(USA) -- The United States Navy Recruiting Command has launched an integrated esports campaign that includes partnerships with Twitch, ESL, and DBLTAP. The Navy is...
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Ira Hayes

article Ira Hayes raised the flag on Iwo Jima 75 years ago. His heroism still inspires the Gila River Indian Community (2/22/2020)
(Arizona) -- Growing up on the Gila River Indian Community south of Phoenix, Brian Alphus Jr. is familiar with the story of Ira Hayes. The two are similar in many ways...
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Code Talkers

article Stories from Iwo Jima: An unbreakable code that helped secure victory in the Pacific (2/19/2020)
(USA) -- Peter MacDonald Sr. is one of the last remaining Navajo Code Talkers, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. On the 75th anniversary of the...
article 'He was the definition of a Diné man': Family celebrates life of Navajo Code Talker Joe Vandever Sr. (2/6/2020)
(New Mexico) -- To most, Joe Vandever Sr. was known for his service as a Navajo Code Talker and a warrior of World War II, but for his family, he was azhé'é (father...
article Navajo Code Talker dies at 96; less than a handful remain (1/31/2020)
(New Mexico) -- One of the few remaining Navajo Code Talkers, who used their native language to confound the Japanese in World War II, has died.
article Navajo Nation mourns the loss of Navajo Code Talker Joe Vandever Sr. (1/31/2020)
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer offered their condolences to the family and loved ones of Navajo Code Talker Joe...
article Fort Benning highlights Code Talkers during Native American Heritage Month observance (11/21/2019)
(Georgia) -- An audience of Soldiers and civilians here Nov. 20 got a vivid demonstration of how Native American “Code Talkers” during the two world wars...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Osage Tribe

article Recognition of Major Osage Leader and Warrior Opens a New Window Into History (2/19/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- In 1904, the priest of the Gentle Sky clan, Shonke Mon-thi^, came to Washington, D.C. as a member of an Osage delegation to negotiate the land and...
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Crow Tribe

article New book brings Crow Tribe's only armed uprising against US government to light (2/17/2020)
(Montana) -- Cal Cumin has done the nearly impossible. It's not that he's written a book, but that he's managed to write a book close to the subject of the...
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Land Issues

article Navy expansion in Nevada draws vocal condemnation (2/17/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- It may come down to a choice between national defense and cultural and environmental protection. "These are sacred homelands and resources for...
article Several Stakeholders Object To Navy's Expansion Proposal In Fallon (2/15/2020)
(Nevada) -- The US Navy wants to expand the training area for its fighter pilot school at the Naval Air Station in Fallon to four times its current size. KUNR...
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Cherokee Nation

article The newest Navy ship named after Cherokee Nation (2/16/2020)
(Louisiana) -- The Keel of the Navy's latest ship named after the Cherokee Nation has been laid at the Gulf Island Ship yards in Louisiana. The ship is part of the...
article Cherokee Nation awards Collinsville veteran with Medal of Patriotism (2/14/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation honored two veterans with the Medal of Patriotism at its Tribal Council meeting on Feb. 10. Each month, the Cherokee Nation observes...
article Keel Laid for Future USNS Cherokee Nation (2/13/2020)
(Louisiana) -- A keel laying ceremony was held Feb. 12 for the future USNS Cherokee Nation (T-ATS 7), the second ship of the Navy's Navajo class of Towing, Salvage,...
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 Guard member's values influenced by Cherokee heritage (11/26/2019)
(Ohio) -- Ani-Yvwiya, a Cherokee word for the name of their tribe, translates as "the Real People." This might be read as genuine, authentic, true. Real People...
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Wind River

article Veterans memorial coming to Wind River Reservation (2/3/2020)
(Wyoming) -- Military veterans from the Wind River Reservation will soon have their own memorial honoring their sacrifices. Indigenous and non-Native American service...
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...
article Memorial sculpture garden to honor veterans from Wind River Indian Reservation (1/11/2020)
(Wyoming) -- A community-based project dedicated to honoring service members from all branches of the U.S. military, including veterans and active military is planned to...
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First Nations

article The bone collector: The untold story of one Inuk elder's WW II efforts (1/26/2020)
(North Canada) -- In late May 1940, 20-year-old Qapik Attagutsiak voluntarily picked up a burlap bag, put her one-year-old son in her amauti ⁠— a traditional...
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MMIW

article Movement to highlight missing Native women expands to males (1/26/2020)
(Arizona) -- Margaret Bitsue’s days are filled with prayer: that her son has a clear mind and that he remembers home, a traditional Navajo hogan at the end of a...
article Attorney general unveils plan on missing Native Americans (11/22/2019)
(Montana) -- Attorney General William Barr announced a nationwide plan Friday to address the crisis of missing and slain Native American women as concerns mount over the...
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Navajo Nation

article Sophie Yazzie, a WWII veteran and member of the Navajo Nation, dies at 105 (1/26/2020)
(Arizona) -- One of the longest-living female WWII veterans, Sophie Yazzie, died Saturday, Arizona Department of Veterans' Services Director Wanda Wright said in a...
article Arizona’s longest-living veteran dies at age 105 (1/26/2020)
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation officials say a 105-year-old woman who served in World War II and was Arizona’s longest-living veteran has died. They say Sophie Yazzie...
article Zwierlein inks contract as new director for Navajo Nation Veterans Administration (11/23/2019)
(Arizona) -- James D. Zwierlein has been named executive director for the Navajo Nation Veterans Administration, according to a press release from the Navajo Nation...
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Health Care

article Native American veterans still struggling to get the health care they were promised (1/25/2020)
(Arizona) -- Vanissa Barnes-Saucedo was 21 when military recruiters stopped her in a shopping mall, waving enlistment papers in front of her. Although she says she wasn...
article Native American veterans struggling to get health care they were promised (1/19/2020)
(Arizona) -- Vanissa Barnes-Saucedo was 21 when military recruiters stopped her in a shopping mall, waving enlistment papers in front of her. Although she says she wasn...
article Native American veterans still struggling to get the health care they were promised (1/17/2020)
(Arizona) -- Vanissa Barnes-Saucedo was 21 when military recruiters stopped her in a shopping mall, waving enlistment papers in front of her. Although she says she wasn...
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Lori Piestewa

article Piestewa Peak Chapter DAR visits Phoenix veterans with therapy horses (1/20/2020)
(Arizona) -- Members of the Piestewa Peak Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution in Scottsdale teamed with therapy mini-horses from Tender Little...
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Blackfeet Nation

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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China Gaming

article The Story of China's Aircraft Carrier Launch Is Flat Out Strange (1/9/2020)
(China) -- China was proud to launch its first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, in 2012. This vessel was a refit of an incomplete Soviet Kuznetsov-class cruiser carrier....
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Muscogee Creek

press release Muskogee Technology Named 2019 Top 10 Defense Solutions Provider by Manufacturing Technology Insights Magazine (1/7/2020)
(Alabama) -- Manufacturing Technology Insights, the publication for that industry, recently showcased Muskogee Technology (MT) as one of their Top 10 Defense Solutions...
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Pine Ridge

article Lakota code talkers played a key role during wars (1/6/2020)
(South Dakota) -- If you search "code talkers" online, you see mostly Navajo related search results. But there are also Lakota people served as code talkers...
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Sheldon Adelson

article Las Vegas Sands Knows All Too Well How Iran Might Respond to US Air Strike That Killed Top General (1/6/2020)
(Worldwide) -- Las Vegas Sands, the casino empire founded and controlled by billionaire Sheldon Adelson, has first-hand experience in dealing with an irate Iran. In the...
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Trump Adminstration

article Iranian commander killed in airstrike taunted Trump in a 2018 speech, calling him a 'bartender' and 'casino manager' (1/4/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- In the wake of the US airstrike that killed Iran's top general, a video has resurfaced of Qassem Soleimani giving a speech in which he likened...
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Sandia Pueblo

article Marine Corps Reserve and Pueblo of Sandia hold Toys For Tots event (12/8/2019)
(New Mexico) -- New Mexicans are giving back to local kids and their families in need at an annual holiday donation event. The Pueblo of Sandia and the Sandia Resort and...
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Wounded Knee

article 'Remove the Stain': Wounded Knee bill draws attention in presidential circles (12/8/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Legislation to revoke the Medals of Honor awarded to those who participated in the 1890 Massacre at Wounded Knee is gaining steam on Capitol Hill....
article Oregon Senators Support Revoking Wounded Knee Massacre Medals (12/6/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Wounded Knee massacre of 1890 was among the deadliest attacks ever on Native Americans by the U.S. military. Hundreds of Indigenous people were...
article Merkley and Wyden Seek to Revoke Wounded Knee Medals of Honor (12/4/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Oregon’s Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden have announced the Senate introduction of legislation to revoke the Medal of Honor from the soldiers...
article 'Remove the Stain': Warren's bill aims to rescind 20 Medals of Honor (12/2/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Twenty soldiers received the Medal of Honor for actions at Wounded Knee, South Dakota on December 29, 1890. The "Remove the Stain Act" wants...
article Soldiers got Medals of Honor for massacring Native Americans. This bill would take them away. (11/28/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- On Dec. 29, 1890, the U.S. Army’s 7th Cavalry opened fire on hundreds of Native Americans in one of most shameful and bloody acts of violence...
article Elizabeth Warren Wants to Revoke Medals of Honor for Wounded Knee Massacre (11/27/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- A new Senate bill would rescind medals from 20 U.S. soldiers who slaughtered hundreds of Native Americans. “The horrifying acts of violence...
article Warren bill would revoke Medals of Honor for Wounded Knee massacre (11/27/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) announced legislation Wednesday that would revoke 20 Medals of Honor that were awarded to soldiers who participated...
article COLUMN: Wounded Knee medals should be revoked (11/25/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Shame on 9 of the 10 members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Minnesota and the Dakotas for their responses on revoking the Medals of Honor...
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Tule River

article Honor Flight Kern County supporters astounded by $100,000 donation (12/5/2019)
(California) -- When does a one and five zeros cause an audience to erupt in cheers and applause? When there's a dollar sign attached. That's what happened at...
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Native American Heritage Month

article CalVet Advocates for Native American Veterans as California Governor Gavin Newsom Declares November as Native American Heritage Month (11/21/2019)
(California) -- By Governor Gavin Newsom has proclaimed November as Native American Heritage Month, and the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) sees this...
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Other News

article Native American vets honored at Great Falls Veteran Treatment Court (3/7/2020)
(Montana) -- Joe Parsetich, left and Cascade County District Judge Greg Pinski share a smile after the Great Falls Veterans Treatment Courtroom was dedicated in honor of...
article Phoenix symposium addresses problem gambling in military (3/3/2020)
(Arizona) -- It’s just about time for college basketball’s March Madness. Millions of Americans get caught up in that madness and not everyone can gamble...
article Claremore Indian Hospital to host VA benefits fair (2/26/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The Claremore Indian Hospital will sponsor a Veterans Affairs Enrollment Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 26 in Conference Room 1. Hospital officials...
article Report for America will support 19 journalists to cover Native American communities (2/24/2020)
(USA) -- It’s hard to say that Native Americans have, historically, gotten the kind of journalism they deserve. Mainstream news outlets typically pay them little...
article Memorial Gardens with a thousand lights honors USS Arizona (2/22/2020)
(Arizona) -- The Salt River Indian Community near Scottsdale, Arizona, will be opening a public memorial garden honoring the USS Arizona on February 22. After veterans...
article Sheridan VA Health System Makes Space For Native American Traditions In Healing (2/21/2020)
(Wyoming) -- On the eastern edge of the Sheridan VA Medical Center campus sits a peaceful view over northern Sheridan. In the winter, the grass is dead and the mud is...
article The Ballad of Iwo Jima flag raiser, Ira Hayes (2/21/2020)
(USA) -- In 1964, country music star Johnny Cash released an unconventional album. It was called Bitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian, and it was a radical...
article Setting it right: Military could apologize for bombarding Alaska Native villages (2/8/2020)
(Alaska) -- Meetings in Juneau this week could lead to apologies more than 150 years in the making. Air Force Lt. Gen. Tom Bussiere, Commander of Alaskan Command, and...
article Tribal members express concerns with Navy expansion (2/5/2020)
(Nevada) -- The solidarity became apparent as speaker after speaker commented on the U.S. Navy’s training range expansion. Ranchers, veterans, recreationists and...
article Native veterans legislation gaining steam on Capitol Hill (2/4/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- A bill to help the federal government better serve American Indian and Alaska Native veterans is inching forward on Capitol Hill.
press release Key committee approves Sinema-backed bill helping Native American veterans access earned benefits (2/3/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Bipartisan legislation cosponsored by Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema passed the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee. The VA Tribal...
article Omaha Beach Bronze Bust Planned for Native American D-Day Medic (2/3/2020)
(USA) -- There is a memorial that looks over Omaha Beach in France, it honors the Native Americans who took part in the Normandy invasions that helped free France from...
article Air Force wants Mountain Home training expansion: Some worry new flights may hurt wildlife, recreation (1/20/2020)
(Idaho) -- The Air Force wants to lower supersonic flight floors in order to provide pilots with more realistic training opportunities. Conservationists worry those...
article Proposed bill aims to help Native veterans access better healthcare (1/17/2020)
(Arizona) -- Vanissa Barnes-Saucedo was 21 when military recruiters stopped her in a shopping mall, waving enlistment papers in front of her. Although she says she wasn...
article Remembering the Marias Massacre (1/15/2020)
(Montana) -- For more than two decades, John Murray always knew where he’d be on the morning of Jan. 23, pressing himself against a wind-swept foothill or a snow-...
article OP/ED: The US claims to value honour, but has it ever? (1/14/2020)
(Indian Country) -- For my people, the Oceti Sakowin (Great Sioux Nation), honour is a key component of who we are. It is so important to us that it is one of our core...
article Omaha Beach sculpture planned for D-Day veteran who now calls Normandy home (1/14/2020)
(France) -- Overlooking Omaha Beach is a small memorial to honor Native American troops who took part in the Normandy invasion more than 75 years ago, and now a group of...
article Regulars vs. Irregulars: The US Army and the Indian Wars at the End of the 19th Century (1/11/2020)
(USA) -- As the month of June 1876 waned, one of the largest battles between the American Army and the Indian tribes was waged, the Battle of the Little Bighorn.[i] This...
article Sinema-backed bill improves VA access for Native American veterans in Arizona (1/7/2020)
(Arizona) -- Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema cosponsored the bipartisan Health Care Access for Urban Native Veterans Act, which improves health care access for...
article Native People urge peace and friendship with Iran, demand U.S. get out of Iraq (1/4/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Native Americans rallied for peace today, sending a message of friendship to the people of Iran and demanding that the U.S. get out of Iraq, as they...

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