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Fantasy Sports

article Parishes turn fantasy sports into a reality (11/13/2018)
(Louisiana) -- Next time Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas goes off for 211 yards, it could win you some money. 47 parishes voted to legalize daily fantasy sports...
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Native Voices

article TRAHANT: Seven election lessons from Indian Country (11/13/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- So much history was made this Election Day and it really was the year of the Native woman. The first two Native American women in Congress,...
article OP/ED: Native American Is Not My Race—It's Who I Am (10/20/2018)
(USA) -- Elizabeth Warren may feel vindicated about her ancestry, but defining Native American identity by race often results in dangerous challenges to Indigenous...
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Election 2018

article Herrell not conceding House race in New Mexico (11/12/2018)
(New Mexico) -- The Republican candidate in New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District says there are over 100 documented complaints about the election in Southern...
article Trump ratchets up racially divisive messages in a bid to rally support in the midterms (11/1/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump, joined by many Republican candidates, is dramatically escalating his efforts to take advantage of racial divisions and cultural...
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Mining & Drilling

article Deadline Looms in Badger-Two Medicine Decision (11/12/2018)
(Montana) -- Members of the Blackfeet Nation and conservationists are keeping careful watch on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke as a critical deadline approaches for the...
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Bears Ears

article KNIGHT: Keep fighting for Bears Ears National Monument (11/11/2018)
(Utah) -- For over 80 years, indigenous people, connected for untold generations to a most unusual and enchanting portion of southwest Utah's landscape, urged the...
article MORON ALERT: ‘National monuments kill people’ — S. Utah commissioner’s comments draw criticism after park ranger shot a Navajo (10/25/2018)
(Utah) -- Pointing to a shooting at Arizona’s Canyon de Chelly that left a Navajo man dead, a county commissioner in southern Utah has escalated the harsh rhetoric...
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Sheldon Adelson

article Miriam Adelson gave the GOP millions. Trump is giving her the Medal of Freedom (11/10/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump on Saturday named seven individuals who will receive the highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, next week...
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Keystone XL Pipeline

article Canada ‘disappointed’ with court ruling blocking Keystone XL (11/9/2018)
(Canada) -- Canada’s government is joining President Trump in criticizing a Montana judge’s ruling that blocked construction of the Keystone XL pipeline....
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Elizabeth Warren

article Trump: I’ll Keep Calling Elizabeth Warren ‘Pocahontas,’ ‘That Name is Too Good to Give Up’ (11/5/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- During his Monday pre-midterms rally in Cleveland, Ohio, President Donald Trump told the crowd he intends to keep using his racially-charged,...
article Trump Says He Has 'More' Native Blood Than Elizabeth Warren, But Thinks He'll Keep Calling Her Pocahontas (10/28/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump continued to mock progressive Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren on Saturday, citing her recent DNA test results that...
article Warren's Native ties spark debate (10/23/2018)
(South Dakota) -- When Sen. Elizabeth Warren released results of a DNA test showing evidence of Native American ancestry it rekindled a running spat the Massachusetts...
article Elizabeth Warren's DNA test raises fraught questions of Native American identity, tribes say (10/20/2018)
(USA) -- When Sen. Elizabeth Warren released DNA test results asserting her Native American ancestry this week, she was blasted by tribes including the Cherokee Nation,...
article Warren ancestry highlights how tribes decide membership (10/20/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Jon Rios traces his ancestry to the Pima people of Arizona, but he has no tribal enrollment card, lives in Colorado and isn’t exactly sure...
article While the Elizabeth Warren-DNA news cycle plays out, issues Native Americans actually care about aren’t getting any attention (10/20/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- This week saw a huge increase in political stories featuring issues related to Native Americans, but it wasn’t the type of attention that...
article Cherokee Official Says Trump-Warren DNA Debate Isn't Helping Tribe (10/16/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- A DNA test showing that Sen. Elizabeth Warren has Native American ancestry is "completely irrelevant to the process" of determining her...
article Elizabeth Warren Has a Native American Ancestor. Does That Make Her Native American? (10/16/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- In a rare political riposte, Senator Elizabeth Warren on Monday released an analysis of her DNA indicating that she has a Native American ancestor,...
article Native Americans, Cherokee Nation react to Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test (10/16/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s claim to have Native American ancestry is brewing up a storm online, with many Native Americans deriding...
article The Elizabeth Warren Native American ancestry debate, explained (10/16/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- She’s planning to run for president, and she’s trying to get out from whatever attacks Trump and other opponents may throw her way.
article Warren stumbles with ‘Native American’ rollout (10/16/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s carefully unveiled effort to defuse the Donald Trump-fueled controversy over her past claims of Native American...
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Idaho Gaming

article Fact check: Are campaign flyers for Idaho Propositions 1 and 2 telling the truth? (11/3/2018)
(Idaho) -- The last half of October produced a flurry of printed campaign advertisements on Idaho’s two statewide ballot measures. Proposition 1 would restore historical...
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Voter Suppression

article Native American Tribes Push Back Against Voter Suppression (11/3/2018)
(North Dakota) -- When the Supreme Court supported laws in North Dakota that require IDs must display a "current residential street address," about 70,000...
article Suppression effort rallies Native American voters (11/3/2018)
(North Dakota) -- When North Dakota's strict new voter-identification law went into effect for the 2016 election, people on the reservation of the Turtle Mountain...
article North Dakota's Tribal Liaison Says Voter ID Law Can Be Met (11/2/2018)
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota's top election official and the state's tribal liaison on Friday downplayed any potential difficulty for Native Americans to vote...
article North Dakota Democrats to hunters: Voting could cost you your hunting license (11/1/2018)
(North Dakota) -- Heidi Heitkamp isn’t like most Democrats. The junior senator from North Dakota supports the Second Amendment: She defends gun rights publicly,...
article Unmarked Mailers Seek to Secretly Kneecap GOP Turnout (11/1/2018)
(Montana) -- A series of last-minute direct-mail pieces are seeking to depress Republican turnout in key congressional races, and whoever is behind the mailers is a...
article In North Dakota, Native Americans Try to Turn an ID Law to Their Advantage (10/30/2018)
(North Dakota) -- Nobody in the squat yellow house serving as the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s get-out-the-vote headquarters knew its address. It was on Red Tail...
article After Supreme Court ruling, ND tribes work to ensure Native Americans can vote (10/25/2018)
(North Dakota) -- Lionel Dunn was the 111th person to get a free tribal ID card from the Spirit Lake Nation. The Fort Totten man checked out his new card with a smile...
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DOI

article Vise tightens around Zinke (11/2/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Embattled Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is finding himself with fewer defenders inside or outside the Trump administration, as one-time supporters...
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Paulette Jordan

article AdWatch: Little launches first attack ad of fall campaign for governor (11/2/2018)
(Idaho) -- Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little on Thursday launched the first negative ad of the fall campaign, targeting his Democratic opponent, Paulette Jordan. The TV...
article Idaho Isn’t Turning Blue, but One Democrat Is Turning Heads (11/2/2018)
(Idaho) -- This state is indisputably Trump country, what with the president’s 32-point victory margin in 2016 and the Republican state leadership and...
article Paulette Jordan Is Neither Democrat Nor Republican—She's Purely Idaho (11/1/2018)
(Idaho) -- With just a little over 2,000 residents, Kellogg, ID, is the embodiment of small-town, working-class America in 2018 — a time when a changing economy is...
article Paulette Jordan Might Redefine Tribal Politics, Someday (11/1/2018)
(Idaho) -- On paper, Paulette Jordan is the kind of candidate Native peoples dreamt of a generation ago. Or they would have if they, and every preceding generation of...
article Sparks fly at final gubernatorial debate hosted by KTVB (10/29/2018)
(Idaho) -- Decision 2018 is just a week and a day away and on Monday, KTVB hosted the final gubernatorial and superintendent debates at Northwest Nazarene University....
article Governor’s race offers a study in contrasts (10/28/2018)
(Idaho) -- In their own way, each of the major party candidates running for governor in Idaho this year is a living embodiment of the state they seek to lead. Lt. Gov....
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Trail of Tears

article Congressman stands by statement on Cherokee heritage (11/1/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- The Trail of Tears one on of the darkest moments in the state, if not U.S. history. That's why some were taken aback when they heard a U.S. congressman...
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Trump Adminstration

article Trump’s EPA wants to rewrite standards for tribal waters in Maine (10/31/2018)
(Maine) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants to rewrite its own water quality standards for the Maine rivers where members of the Penobscot Nation and...
article ‘We have a serious problem’: Paul Volcker is worried about something worse than inflation (10/24/2018)
(New York) -- When Paul Volcker listens to President Trump bash the Federal Reserve, he grimaces, but he is not surprised. Volcker, the tall and revered former Fed chair...
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Native Vote

article Backlash over North Dakota voter ID law could rally Native Americans (10/30/2018)
(North Dakota) -- Terry Yellow Fat shares his home on the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota with his wife, his son and his nephew. All four of them, he says,...
article A personal touch for election signs on Pine Ridge (10/28/2018)
(South Dakota) -- Warren Blue Bird walks down the row of signs hanging from a chain-link fence at the busy intersection of Highway 18 in Pine Ridge, forecasting each...
article North Dakota student groups fight voter ID ‘confusion’ ahead of midterms (10/28/2018)
(North Dakota) -- As North Dakota’s voter identification law continues to draw national attention over its effects on Native Americans, another group may hit some...
article As election day nears, organizers rally Native voters (10/27/2018)
(Montana) -- Once her guests had filled their Indian tacos, Alissa Snow made sure they got a message. “The Native vote is powerful,” she told about 30 diners...
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Navajo Nation

article Navajo Nation president endorses Shirley-Nygren ticket (10/30/2018)
(New Mexico) -- Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye is backing tribal presidential candidate Joe Shirley Jr. Begaye, who ran unsuccessfully for re-election in August...
article Seasoned politicians face off in Navajo presidential race (10/28/2018)
(Arizona) -- On the vast Navajo Nation, the needs are many: more police officers and better pay, housing, social services, roads and water. With the expected closure of...
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Sharice Davids

article Embattled GOP Rep. Kevin Yoder May Be Pursuing The Year’s Lamest Attack (10/28/2018)
(Kansas) -- Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-Kansas) is in a lot of political trouble. The rising likelihood that he’ll lose his bid for a fifth term probably explains why he...
article ‘Desperate’ GOP congressman attacks opponent for not quitting her internship after Trump won (10/27/2018)
(Kansas) -- Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS) is in a tough fight for his seat in the suburbs of Kansas City, facing a challenge from Democrat Sharice Davids. Yoder is now...
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Graton Rancheria

article Santa Rosa housing shortage, labor dispute fuel Measure N vote (10/27/2018)
(California) -- The $124 million housing bond proposal going before Santa Rosa voters in the Nov. 6 election is the city’s most high-profile move yet to address a...
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Maryland Gaming

article Inspector who oversaw area where girl was electrocuted at MGM felt pressure to approve work that didn’t meet code, court document says (10/19/2018)
(Maryland) -- A third-party electrical inspector at MGM National Harbor, where a 6-year-old girl was electrocuted, told county officials he reluctantly accepted work...
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Eastern Band of Cherokee

article Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians chief voices support for Elizabeth Warren (10/16/2018)
(North Carolina) -- The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians issued a statement largely supporting Sen. Elizabeth Warren's recent DNA test to confirm her Native American...
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Other News

article #MeToo founder Tarana Burke blasts the movement for ignoring poor women (11/15/2018)
(Detroit) -- She didn’t look like Alyssa Milano. But maybe that’s because Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement that has led to complaints and...
article This pink moose might change how you think about modern treaties (11/13/2018)
(Yukon) -- At first glance, a bright pink papier mâché moose might seem unrelated to Yukon's Umbrella Final Agreement. But Lianne Charlie's piece in an upcoming...
article An artwork of President Donald Trump struck by arrows sparks controversy (11/10/2018)
(South Dakota) -- A piece of artwork in Art Alley is stirring up some controversy. But the city's art council has not been instructed to take it down. Over the...
article Reference to 'political tribes' offends Native American scholar (10/21/2018)
(South Dakota) -- In this political season, use of the word "tribal" to describe the increasing political polarization in America has become commonplace...
article As sea ice melts, agency says harm to walruses not proven (10/13/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Given a choice between giving birth on land or sea ice, Pacific walrus mothers most often choose ice. Likewise, they prefer sea ice for molting,...
article 'We have to have some people give up power': A conversation about race, privilege and making space (10/7/2018)
(Ontario) -- Marginalized people often struggle to be heard. In order for their voices to rise, those who live with privilege have to make space. But are people in...
article ‘Guardians of the forest:’ Indigenous peoples come together to assert role in climate stability (10/2/2018)
(California) -- A half mile from the din of the Global Climate Action Summit and its 4,000 attendees in San Francisco, indigenous peoples from around the world came...
article Young Cree dancer hopes Waskaganish accepts powwow (9/22/2018)
(Quebec) -- Charity Lacroix says powwow dancing helped her heal after losing her mother to cancer eight years ago. Now, the 18-year-old says she's sad to think other...
article A club of their own: The story of a secret poker society started by pioneering African Americans (9/15/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- In 1942, a group of university professors, doctors, lawyers and other black professionals in Washington wanted to get together on weekends and play...
article Why Native Americans Struggle to Protect Their Sacred Places (8/28/2018)
(USA) -- Forty years ago the US Congress passed the American Indian Religious Freedom Act so that Native Americans could practice their faith freely and that access to...
article GAMBLING AND THE LAW: Why Retaliatory Tariffs on Playing Cards? (8/21/2018)
(USA) -- The bad news for the legal gaming industry is that Canada and the European Union have imposed a ten percent additional import tax on playing cards manufactured...
article Florida gutted water quality monitoring – as killer algae increased (8/7/2018)
(Florida) -- When Florida Sea Grant director Karl Havens, who is a well-regarded expert on water and has studied pollution all over the world, began hearing about a...
article Cantwell stops in Clark County to push salmon protection bill (8/6/2018)
(Washington) -- Sen. Maria Cantwell stopped by the Columbia Springs environmental center in Vancouver Aug. 3 in order to urge support for a bill that would allow for...
article Tribal corruption remains a target of the conservative media (8/4/2018)
(South Dakota) -- For 85 years tribal corruption has been a common theme on every reservation from Florida to Alaska, and an inviting target for right wing media,...
article Yakutat Tlingit Tribe’s Salmon Proposal Rejected By AK Board Of Fisheries (7/19/2018)
(Alaska) -- The Alaska Board of Fisheries has rejected a proposal by the Yakutat Tlingit Tribe, that seeks to stop all salmon species sport fishing near Yakutat,...
article FAKE NEWS: Warren backing tribe's luxury casino plan -- over cash-strapped town's rival bid (7/18/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- Brockton, Mass., is known as the birthplace of boxing legend Rocky Marciano. But with U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren pushing for a $1 billion Native...
article Georgia Councilman Refuses To Apologize To White Folks Butthurt Over His Facebook Post (7/11/2018)
(Georgia) -- A Georgia city councilman is refusing to apologize for a Facebook post despite calls for his resignation and a boycott of his nonprofit organization....
article Iroquois Nationals reject Palestinian request to boycott world lacrosse championship in Israel (7/11/2018)
(Canada) -- When Lyle Thompson visited the Standing Rock pipeline protests in North Dakota in the fall of 2016, the professional lacrosse player travelled with his wife...
article The American History of Protestors Climbing Monuments (7/5/2018)
(USA) -- On the afternoon of Independence Day, Therese Okoumou started climbing up the base of the Statue of Liberty and perched by Lady Liberty’s green feet. From...
article Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf Scientist? (7/5/2018)
(USA) -- You might not guess from looking at him that Rob Wielgus was until recently a tenured professor of wildlife ecology. Wielgus likes to spend time in the...

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