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1/22/2018

article With Talking Stick in Hand, Moderate Senators Broke the Shutdown
(Washington D.C.) -- The ground rules were simple: Senators wishing to voice their opinion needed to wait their turn and could speak only once they had grabbed hold of a...
article SCOTUS Declines to Consider Whether Tribal Courts Have Jurisdiction to Adjudicate Employment Claims
(Arizona) -- The question of tribal jurisdiction arose when a group of current and former employees of two Arizona public school districts filed complaints with the...
article Ryan Zinke's Watershed Plan Is 140 Years Too Late
(Washington D.C.) -- Ryan Zinke has a fondness for military men. (Have you heard he admires Teddy Roosevelt? Did you know he was a Navy SEAL?) The latest object of the...
article Cherokee Nation Opioid Suit on Move to State Court
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation’s lawsuit accusing opioid distributors and retail pharmacies of fomenting an opioid crisis in the Cherokee Nation moved from...
article Sentencing for DAPL protester Red Fawn Fallis to be in spring
(North Dakota) -- Half the gallery stood up when Red Fawn Fallis entered a federal courtroom in Bismarck Monday morning, Jan. 22. Handcuffed and wearing orange and white...
article America as Indian Country / The omnipresence of Native Americans in popular culture
(Washington D.C.) -- I don’t often cotton to museum shows that are educational in character—when I want instruction, I’ll read something—but I...
article Probing the Paradoxes of Native Americans in Pop Culture
(Washington D.C.) -- Festooned with a colorful collection of movie posters, magazine spreads, supermarket products, college merchandise and more, the towering walls of...
article Family, Bad River tribal members protest lack of charges in Jason Pero's death
(Wisconsin) -- "Nobody had to die." Those are the words Jason Pero's cousin said Saturday while protesting a special prosecutor's decision not to file...
article At Women’s Marches, a spotlight on missing and murdered Indigenous women
(Arizona) -- In a sea of pink “pussyhats” worn at Women’s March events nationwide, it was the color red that stood out most for Native Americans and...
article GRASS: How national monument designations can hurt Native Americans
(Utah) -- As Native Americans, one thing that keeps us alive is our relationship to the land we live on. This land has always provided enough for my Navajo family, for...
article Panel: State should notify tribal chairmen if disinterment is sought for enrolled members
(South Dakota) -- A panel of state lawmakers recommended Monday that deceased enrolled members of tribes in South Dakota shouldn’t be taken from graves and...
article Lighting of the sacred qulliq marks opening of MMIWG inquiry in Yellowknife
(Northwest Territories) -- Families from across the N.W.T. will gather in Yellowknife this week to give testimony to the national inquiry into missing and murdered...
article Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin sues over Back Forty Mine wetlands permit
(Wisconsin) -- The Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin on Jan. 22 filed a lawsuit in federal court against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Environmental...
article Narragansett Tribe nixes deal to provide water for Burrillville power plant
(Rhode Island) -- The $1-billion plan to build a fossil fuel-burning power plant in Burrillville has been confronted with another unwelcome development after the...
article First meeting scheduled for tribe's uranium commission
(New Mexico) -- Two years after Navajo Nation officials amended tribal law to form the Diné Uranium Remediation Advisory Commission, the panel will meet for the first...
article Feds OK Deal for a Road Through Alaska Wilderness
(Alaska) -- The Interior Department has completed a land swap that will allow Alaska to build a gravel road through a wildlife refuge in the southwestern part of the...
article Tribal Leaders Plan Summit For Denver In Wake Of National Monument Changes
(Colorado) -- Public lands are in the spotlight following the Trump administration’s decision to shrink two national monuments in Utah by 2 million acres. Both...
article BLOG: How This Specialized Consultancy Helps Tribal Communities Seize Opportunity in the Cannabis Industry
(Nevada) -- As tribal communities work to get involved in the cannabis industry, getting to a point where a tribe can license its own businesses and issue its own...
article Facebook Admits It Might Be Poisoning Democracy
(USA) -- Last week, Apple C.E.O. Tim Cook, whose company is inching towards a trillion-dollar market valuation, told a crowd at Harlow College in Essex, England, that he...
article Whitecap Dakota First Nation & Ottawa sign framework agreement for treaty
(Saskatoon) -- Whitecap Dakota First Nation and the Government of Canada are celebrating the signing of a landmark framework agreement. A signing that set the stage for...
article Saint Regis Tribe: Allergan Deal Not A Sham Due To Off-Label Use Aspect [sub req]
(New York) -- The Saint Regis tribe says its deal with Allergan over patents for the dry eye drug Restasis is not a sham because the tribe was granted “the ability...
article Woman's death points to greater problem of Native American homelessness
(New Mexico) -- Tuesday will mark one month since the discovery of a decapitated woman's body in Albuquerque's Four Hills neighborhood, yet police have no...
article University groups keeping indigenous languages alive
(Washington) -- When Alyssa Johnston and members of her tribe speak to one another in Quinault, they are often moved to tears by the knowledge that, at the turn of the...
article ‘First Face of America’ explores how humans reached the New World
(Mexico) -- A teenage girl climbed into an underground cave around 13,000 years ago. Edging through the ink-dark chamber, she accidentally plunged to her death at the...
article 'Generations in Modern Pueblo Painting' showcases art by mother and son Tonita Peña and Joe Herrera at Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
(Oklahoma) -- A first-of-its-kind exhibition honoring three generations of Pueblo artists opens this month at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of...

1/21/2018

article After Vowing to Fix Washington, Trump Is Mired in a Familiar Crisis
(Washington D.C.) -- One year to the day after taking office with vows to bring the dysfunction of Washington to heel, President Trump on Saturday found himself thrust...
article Senate adjourns without deal to end government shutdown; vote postponed until noon Monday
(Washington D.C.) -- The Senate has adjourned for the night without a deal to end the government shutdown, and a vote has been postponed until noon Monday. The...
article Trump administration signals major changes for tribal lending industry
(Washington D.C.) -- Indian Country advocates are cheering the Trump administration for dropping a case that targeted the tribal lending industry. With little fanfare,...
article DAMN LIES: Curtis: Contrary to false claims, my bill empowers Utah’s local tribes
(Utah) -- Following President Trump’s December visit to Utah to shrink the boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument, tensions have risen sharply between...
article Alaska Native languages are in danger of extinction by 2100, state report says
(Alaska) -- Alaska Native languages are in a "linguistic emergency" and most are predicted to be extinct or dormant by the end of the 21st century unless...
article Tribal members lead Spokane's Women's Persistence March, honoring missing and murdered women
(Washington) -- Of the estimated 6,500 who marched in today’s Spokane Women’s Persistence March through downtown, those women – mothers, grandmothers,...
article Video: Follow three women through Saturday’s Women’s March
(Washington) -- This week, Seattle Times video journalists asked three women why they planned to march. Visal Sam arrived in the U.S. as a Cambodian refugee in 1980. Now...
article Tribal leader plays to win: Kenneth Kahn, of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, is on a roll
(California) -- Kenneth Kahn smiles cheerfully. The chairman of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians greets guests at the entry of the reservation’s Tribal Hall...
article Winnebago Tribe launches HoChunk Harvest food sovereignty project
(Nebraska) -- Terry Medina doesn’t blame anyone for his condition, except himself. At the age of 63, he’s struggled with diabetes for nearly 7 years. The...
article A Prosecutor Has Declined To File Charges In The Deadly Police Shooting Of A Native American Teen
(Wisconsin) -- The special prosecutor investigating the fatal police shooting of a 14-year-old member of the Bad River Reservation in Wisconsin has declined to bring...
article SDSU lecturer who made disparaging remarks about [snowflake] not teaching
(California) -- A San Diego State University lecturer who made disparaging remarks about white people won’t be teaching during the spring semester, the campus said...
article Alaska Native group slams a planned shamanism event
(Alaska) -- An Alaska Native group spoke out Friday against a shamanism retreat, saying the event commercializes and exploits the spiritual healing practices of...
article SF to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day
(California) -- San Francisco may decide Tuesday to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day. The proposal comes amid a growing trend nationwide to no longer...
article 1,000 years ago, Illinois had the largest city in what would become the U.S.
(Illinois) -- Centuries ago, Illinois was home to the largest and most influential city in what would become the United States, rivaling the size of European cities at...
article Big towers to rise near historic Jamestown: $90M in payouts
(Virginia) -- A big change is looming on the horizon near Jamestown Island, site of Britain's first permanent settlement in North America: 17 transmission towers — four...
article Bill seeking to return 76 acres of Cherokee homeland to go to Tennessee House chamber
(Tennessee) -- Last week, more than two years after it was introduced in the U.S. House and nearly 180 years after most Cherokee were forcibly removed from their...
article FCC chairman proposes over $500 million in funding to promote rural broadband deployment
(Washington D.C.) -- Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai recently shared with his fellow commissioners an order to promote more high-speed broadband...
article FSIN supports demand for First Nations' say in federal transfer payments
(Saskatchewan) -- The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations is supporting the chief of Fond du Lac First Nation in calling for First Nations to be consulted about...
article Trudeau becomes first sitting PM to visit northern Ontario reserve
(Ontario) -- In what was the first visit by a sitting prime minister to a fly-in community in Ontario's north, Justin Trudeau asked young people on the impoverished...
article MORON ALERT: B.C. logger gets human rights tribunal hearing after province rescinds job offer
(British Columbia) -- A B.C. logger who claims the provincial government contravened the Human Rights Code after revoking a job offer will have his case heard at the B.C...
article 'Speak goodness into your life': Former gang member now aims to save lives with suicide-prevention message
(Saskatchewan) -- Mental health advocate Andrew Bear brought a simple, but positive, message to students at Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation this week — one he hopes...
article Scientists find link between group of pollutants and health problems in Inuit
(North Canada) -- A new study from the University of Ottawa has found a link between persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and high cholesterol levels among Inuit. The...
article University groups keeping indigenous languages alive
(Washington) -- When Alyssa Johnston and members of her tribe speak to one another in Quinault, they are often moved to tears by the knowledge that, at the turn of the...
article One town, two worlds: Reconciliation in Port Alberni
(British Columbia) -- Port Alberni is a 70-minute drive west of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. The hardscrabble logging and mill town has a population of more than 20,000...
article Potawatomi Cultural Heritage Center Reopens Four Years After Flood
(Oklahoma) -- Saturday marked a special milestone for the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. They hosted the grand reopening of their Cultural Heritage Center in Shawnee. The...
article Roaming in the buffalo’s home
(Wyoming) -- There is a memorable scene in tense 2017 thriller Wind River, in which Elizabeth Olsen’s character is warned: “This isn’t the land of back...
article ‘Native Medicine’ Facebook page sparks debate about cultural appropriation
(Alaska) -- At the end of last year, a Facebook page dedicated to traditional medicine sparked a conversation about appropriateness and appropriation. The page, called...
article In Peru Jungle, Francis Offers a Stirring Defense of Indigenous Peoples
(Peru) -- In this sweltering Amazonian city, Pope Francis on Friday gave a stirring defense of the region’s indigenous people, whose lands and way of life are...
article 'Survivor artists': Exhibit highlights work of Sixties Scoop survivors
(Calgary) -- The idea came from a Facebook group for Sixties Scoop survivors. The Sixties Scoop happened in Canada from the 1960s to the late 1980s, when thousands of...
article A Tribe Called Red have lost a member, but they haven't missed a step
(Toronto) -- If you're seeing A Tribe Called Red at the Danforth Music Hall, be prepared to sweat. The Indigenous electronic crew played the first of three sold out...
article Arena Stage makes closing argument for Native American ‘Sovereignty’
(Washington D.C.) -- “Native American sovereignty isn’t unconstitutional. It’s pre-constitutional.” That’s the closing argument of the new...
article Katherena Vermette brings Métis history to life in new graphic novel series
(Canada) -- She started out with poetry, wrote, The Break, a national bestselling book and is now delving into the world of graphic novels. But Katherena Vermette said...
article Oklahoma playwright Mary Kathryn Nagle receives United States Artist Award
(Oklahoma) -- It’s been something of a whirlwind of a week for Oklahoma playwright Mary Kathryn Nagle. Her play “Sovereignty,” inspired by her family...
article Hāpai Te Hauora warns of risks of online gambling products
(New Zealand) -- New Zealand's largest Māori public health organisation, Hāpai Te Hauora, has grave concerns for consumers of online gambling products recently...
article When Atlantic salmon escape in the Pacific, who cleans up?
(Washington) -- One day late last August, a netted enclosure near Washington’s Cypress Island collapsed, releasing tens of thousands of non-native Atlantic salmon...
article Head of Métis group calls on government to buoy fishing industry
(Manitoba) -- Following missing payments of close to $1 million to fisheries in the province, the head of the Manitoba Métis Federation is calling on the government for...

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