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12/17/2018

article How Ryan Zinke shifted Interior Department policy
(Washington D.C.) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s resignation Saturday ended months of speculation about whether he could hold onto his job amid several ethics...
article Native American Adoption Law Challenged As Racially Biased
(Arizona) -- In 2014, Paul Buckley and his wife, Cheryl Becker, fostered a baby boy named Mason. They had seen other members of their Phoenix church community foster...
article Muscogee (Creek) National Council votes to reinstate Free Press Act
(Oklahoma) -- The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is another step closer to restoring the editorial independence of its media outlets. The Muscogee (Creek) National Council...
article Savanna's Act Would Address Violence Against Native American Women — But One Lawmaker's Stalling It
(Washington D.C.) -- Tragically, Native American women face alarming levels of violence. Indeed, indigenous women have an estimated murder rate that is 10 times the...
article Democrats object to land deal for NFL team with 'racist' name
(Washington D.C.) -- Two key Democrats -- Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) and Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota) -- don't want the NFL team with the "racist"...
article Indian Country: The Situation is Bleak, But Not Hopeless
(Indian Country) -- Back in 2001, about 100 miles west of Kabul, in the Bamiyan Valley, the Taliban rigged two towering sandstone statues of Gautama Buddha with enough...
article Senate passes legislation to aid justice for missing and murdered natives
(Washington D.C.) -- A bill to aid law enforcement in the location and prosecuting cases of missing and murdered Native American women and girls passed in the senate Dec...
article No, you can’t smoke hemp (and other things to know now that it will be legal)
(Washington D.C.) -- Congress voted this week to legalize the cultivation of hemp in the US after months of debate and negotiation between lawmakers. Hemp legalization...
article Nansemond Indian Nation concerned with path of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline
(Virginia) -- The largest federally recognized Native American tribe in Hampton Roads is concerned with the path of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The Nansemond Indian...
article The Elem Tribe's Last Stand
(California) -- James Browneagle hops onto a roadside boulder next to the Elem Indian Colony and points toward sprawling Clear Lake, California’s largest...
article As Grand Canyon National Park Turns 100, It Collaborates With Tribes
(Arizona) -- The Grand Canyon sprawls across 1,902 square miles of northern Arizona. Over millions of years a river carved out a many-layered geologic wonder that has...
article Kiowa Tribe Builds Its First Tribal Park, Creating a Permanent Home for Sacred Rituals
(Oklahoma) -- With cries mimicking the red wolf, red and blue blankets draped across their shoulders and beaded moccasins on their feet, a procession of men raise their...
article Local Tribal Communities To Help On Colorado River Drought Deal
(Arizona) -- Leaders from the Cocopah and Colorado River Indian Tribes in Yuma and La Paz counties met last week with water leaders from the seven states along the...
article Better communication and more snowmaking at Ski Apache urged by ski shop owners
(New Mexico) -- Officials at Ski Apache, operated by the Mescalero Apache Tribe, and owners of ski shops in Ruidoso want to see the ski resort succeed, even during...
article Bouche Foods weeks away from coming to Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- Pine Ridge’s only Native American-owned grocery store is just weeks away from coming into new ownership. Buche Foods recently signed a contract...
article OP/ED: Do restrictions on protests violate rights?
(North Carolina) -- I’ve covered governments both on and off tribal land. They’ve ranged from Tribal Council and its committees to school boards, from county...
article Access to Aboriginal doctors a struggle for Indigenous population
(Canada) -- The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 2015 final report called on governments to increase the number of Indigenous health-care workers and ensure...
article Seattle will spend $75M on affordable housing over the next year
(Washington) -- Seattle will spend more than $75 million on affordable-housing projects over the next year, Mayor Jenny Durkan said Monday. The dollars drawn mostly from...
article Tulalip man first to graduate from tribes’ Wellness Court
(Washington) -- Melody Smith clung to her father’s legs as they stood in front of the audience that filled the gym. More than a dozen people lined up underneath...
article Native Sun News Today: Akicita program brings students into law enforcement
(Iowa) -- A program at Western Dakota Tech pairs up students in the criminal justice program with longtime Rapid City law enforcement officers for mentorship and...
article Indian Country: The Situation is Bleak, But Not Hopeless
(South Dakota) -- Back in 2001, about 100 miles west of Kabul, in the Bamiyan Valley, the Taliban rigged two towering sandstone statues of Gautama Buddha with enough...
article This Native American Nation Maintained Canals In The Face Of Flooding For Over 1000 Years
(Arizona) -- Archaeological data allow us to consider human actions over extended periods of time in a way that few other sources can. This is particularly true when it...
article This Native American Nation Maintained Canals In The Face Of Flooding For Over 1000 Years
(Arizona) -- Archaeological data allow us to consider human actions over extended periods of time in a way that few other sources can. This is particularly true when it...
article A Traveling Museum Builds Support for Native Resistance to Resource Extraction
(Florida) -- There's a new attraction involving killer whales in Florida, but it's got nothing to do with SeaWorld. The exhibition, called Whale People:...
article How Native American tribes are bringing back the bison from brink of extinction
(USA) -- On 5,000 hectares of unploughed prairie in north-eastern Montana, hundreds of wild bison roam once again. But this herd is not in a national park or a protected...
article Pulling Canada’s Caribou Back From the Brink
(Idaho) -- On a family vacation last summer, driving along the empty highways of northern Idaho near the Canadian border, I saw an unlikely road sign—a relic....
article Navajo Nation supports investigation of discrimination against Native students
(Arizona) -- Last week, the Health, Education, and Human Services Committee considered Legislation No. 0390-18, which calls for an investigation by the Navajo Nation...
article Navajo Transitional Energy Company contributes $3 million to the Navajo Nation
(Arizona) -- On Monday, officials with the Navajo Transitional Energy Company presented a check in the amount of $3 million to the Navajo Nation during a brief ceremony...

12/16/2018

article 'Predator' Interior Department official told a subordinate he ‘wanted to get naked and show her what it’s like to be with a “real man”
(Washington D.C.) -- A senior Interior Department official was described as a ‘predator’, harassed at least three female subordinates and told one he wanted...
article President Trump signs two more Indian Country bills into law
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump signed two more Indian Country bills into law on Tuesday, putting an end to policies adopted during more paternalistic eras....
article With ICWA under threat, supporters gather
(Arizona) -- Tawny Jodie, 19, has fond memories of running around outside in the rain with her cousins and hoping it would stop soon so they could make mud pies to throw...
article As Quebec's inquiry into Indigenous relations enters final phase, many question SQ's desire for reconciliation
(Quebec) -- Quebec's inquiry into Indigenous relations was launched after several women went public in 2015 with allegations that provincial police in Val-d'Or,...
article Report rebukes Canadian police force over deaths of indigenous residents
(Montreal) -- To many, the deaths seemed strange from the start. Seven indigenous students were found dead between 2000 and 2011 in Thunder Bay, an Ontario town on the...
article Sitka woman testifies in DC about missing, murdered Alaska Native women
(Alaska) -- When she got to the names of the victims, Patricia Alexander’s voice began to break. Alexander, the co-chair of the Central Council Tlingit and Haida...
article Challenges to law could redefine Native American foster care, adoptions
(Arizona) -- Gilbert resident Mimi Condon calls the struggle to make her oldest son part of her family her “39-month labor.” That’s how long it took to...
article Teen found dead in The Pas was under CFS care
(Manitoba) -- The father of a teenage girl found dead in The Pas, Man., Friday morning says she was a bright and caring person, but was troubled and couldn't get the...
article Enbridge to remove existing Line 3 from tribal lands if new pipeline is built
(Minnesota) -- An aging oil pipeline is set to be removed from tribal lands east of Bemidji. Enbridge Inc. agreed with Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe leaders to remove the...
article LETTER: CSKT compact is good for Montana agriculture
(Montana) -- The success of Montana’s agriculture industry is dependent upon water and water right certainty. It is easily the single most important resource for...
article National Wildlife Federation: Ryan Zinke’s most lasting failure
(Washington D.C.) -- Secretaries of the interior have a sacred obligation to steward America’s public lands, tribal commitments, wildlife heritage and natural...
article Poisoning claims, divorce spat in Arizona journalism saga
(Arizona) -- An award-winning Arizona newspaper co-publisher and his wife are locked in a bizarre divorce case that has morphed into something more: a journalism ethics...
article Hemp industry expected to blossom under new Farm Bill
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. hemp industry is expecting business to expand and investors to beckon after Congress on Wednesday passed farm legislation that included a...
article Council Delegate: Production of hemp on Nation could make up lost revenue
(Arizona) -- On Dec. 7, the Navajo Indian Irrigation Project Negotiation Subcommittee (NIIP) received updates and discussed the Navajo Nation’s position of hemp...
article Elsipogtog woman blames Moncton sex traffickers for sister's death
(New Brunswick) -- Kayla Peters knows that to many, the story of what led her older sister to take her own life will sound unbelievable. "I don't even believe...
article Public expresses concerns to Navajo Police during first listening session
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Police Department heard from the public during the first of a six-listening sessions scheduled by the Office of Chief of Police. The sessions...
article 'I don't think there's an Ojibway word for duvet': Residential school survivor gets her first new bed
(Canada) -- I recently got a brand new bed, a heartfelt gift from a CBC Radio listener. She decided to donate it after hearing a story about my struggle with sleep on...
article Donations help shelter meet holiday needs
(Michigan) -- Erik Rodriguez got a call one day from Fabian Cantu with the Tribal fire department. Cantu said that a few of the members were talking amongst themselves...
article San Carlos Apache housing agency in turmoil after federal audit finds major violations
(Arizona) -- The San Carlos Apache Tribe's housing agency has been ordered to return millions of dollars to a federal account and may face other sanctions after a...
article Teaching queen: NEO College student strives for awareness of Native American tribes, culture
(Oklahoma) -- A 19-year-old sophomore student at Northeastern A&M College in Miami is working to make a difference in her community by educating others about Native...
article Treuer named to State Historical Society's executive council
(Minnesota) -- Anton Treuer, a professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University and a high-profile American Indian academic, was named in October to the Minnesota...
article Indigenous Europeans say way of life at risk
(Norway) -- Reindeer herding is not a job for many Sami, an indigenous people of fewer than 140,000 who inhabit mostly the northern reaches of Sweden, Norway, Finland...
article The orca and the orca catcher: How a generation of killer whales was taken from Puget Sound
(Washington) -- He saw the orca looming, so close, in the sea pen hastily welded together for the more-than 400-mile tow to Seattle. “I dive down and oh God, there...
article KENNEDY: Fishing platform completion about Grand Ronde persistence
(Oregon) -- The completion of the ceremonial fishing platform at Willamette Falls is about many things (“Grand Ronde win right to keep Willamette Falls scaffold,...
article From reservation to revered Grizzly: Simarron takes a trail less traveled
(Montana) -- The sense of pride was tempered by a touch of sadness. Two weeks ago, former Montana women's basketball player Simarron (Schildt) Robertson was...
article Cronkite News: 'Rez golf' grows in popularity on the Navajo Nation
(Arizona) -- On a late-September morning deep within the Navajo Nation, Larron Badoni practiced his golf swing. Sun blanketed the plateaus and mesas surrounding the...

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