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4/28/2017

article DAPL Protesters Not Backing Down, March on Nation’s Capitol
(Washington D.C.) -- Just days before President Trump will reach his milestone 100 days in office, a group of protesters staged a peaceful march on the nation’s...
article Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe drops appeal in Dakota Access lawsuit
(Washington D.C.) -- The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe will continue to fight the Dakota Access Pipeline in court but is dropping a pending appeal in the case. A motion of...
article The company behind the Dakota Access pipeline is in another controversy
(Ohio) -- The same company that built the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline has twice spilled drilling fluids in two pristine Ohio wetlands this month while...
article Ute Tribe demands 'voice' as Donald Trump orders review of Bears Ears monument
(Utah) -- The Ute Tribe is once again taking on powerful interests as it seeks to prevent the Trump administration from undermining the Bears Ears National Monument. Ute...
article Public-Private Partnership Results in Low-Carbon Community Microgrid for Blue Lake Rancheria Native American Tribe
(New Mexico) -- Solar PV-battery energy storage systems (BESS) and hybrid/renewable energy microgrids are catching on in Native American tribal communities in California...
article Kwikwetlem First Nation fish release
(British Columbia) -- Kwikwetlem First Nation elder Bev Morzoczkowski, centre, offers a traditional blessing with councillors Fred Hulbert Sr. and John Peters prior to...
article Regulators take action against 4 lenders operating in Arizona, other states
(Arizona) -- Federal regulators are taking legal action against four small-dollar lending companies owned by a tiny California tribe, arguing that the loans are void and...
article White Earth Tribe uses its wild rice to prospect business in France
(Minnesota) -- A few thousand pounds of wild rice from the White Earth Reservation in north-central Minnesota is en route to one of the biggest French culinary-and-arts...
article California Tribes Host Emergency Services Agencies in Preparedness Summit
(California) -- California state and federal agencies got a firsthand look at what tribes in Indian country would be facing during a flood, wildfire or other hazard at...
article Secretary Zinke lacks leadership team more than a month into job
(Washington D.C.) -- He's ridden a horse to work, shoveled snow at the Lincoln Memorial and met with tribal leaders but the head of the Department of the Interior...
article Revised GOP Health Care Bill Would Still Undermine Funding for Indian Health
(Washington D.C.) -- Speaker Paul Ryan said House Republicans are close to a deal that would allow them to pass the American Health Care Act. He says this is because of...
article A Native American called out this Coachella photo and got the most sincere apology
(California) -- Today, you'd be hard-pressed to find a music festival that isn't peppered with cultural appropriation. Everything from bindis to "box braids...
article Can the Government Take Away My Indigenous Identity?
(Newfoundland) -- On January 31, 2017, I received a letter in the mail revoking my status as a member of the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation. As a Mi’kmaq poet...
article Middleborough buys land to protect Native American site
(Massachusetts) -- Middleborough Town Meeting has voted to buy 20 acres from a developer to protect an ancient Native American settlement believed to be on the site. The...
article Whitecap Dakota First Nation takes step toward self-governance
(Saskatchewan) -- Whitecap Dakota First Nation took a step toward self-governance near Saskatoon. Officials signed an agreement-in-principle which could eventually grant...
article From Australia to Standing Rock: Videos From the Indigenous Artist You Need to Know, Nahko Bear
(California) -- If you are not yet aware of Nahko Bear, you should take a look at an artists who is bringing his music to the world’s stage. His rock collective,...
article Leslieville gallery cancels art show over concerns of Indigenous cultural appropriation
(Ontario) -- An art gallery in Leslieville has cancelled an upcoming exhibit after receiving complaints that works by a Toronto artist are offensive to Indigenous people.

4/27/2017

article Disputed leaders of Nooksack Tribe hit by new Supreme Court decision
(Washington) -- The jury is still out on the new sovereignty decision from the nation's highest court but it's already having an impact in Indian Country.
article Tribal Per Capita Poverty–How About Disenrollment Bankruptcy? by Gabe Galanda
(Washington) -- “In November, [2014] a [Las Vegas] Review-Journal reporter and photographer encountered one of the disenrolled, 52-year-old Darla Hatcher, sleeping...
article Santa Ynez Valley residents continue fight over Camp 4 fee-to-trust
(California) -- Residents in the Santa Ynez Valley are holding a public meeting Thursday to discuss their efforts to block the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians from...
article Police violence against Native Americans in Arizona
(Arizona) -- On a cool evening in March, a group of Navajo gathered in front of the police department in Winslow, Arizona, holding signs, carrying candles, and demanding...
article Coachella Attendee Apologizes for Culturally Appropriating a Native American Headdress
(California) -- Outside of being the pinnacle of festival season and one of the determining factors for summer style trends, Coachella looks have notoriously been...
article Whiteclay beer stores to close following dramatic day
(Nebraska) -- Alcohol sales in Whiteclay are headed for a historic halt. Lawyers for the state played a trump card against the village's four embattled beer stores...
article Northwest tribes sue Coast Guard over tanker traffic’s risk to orcas
(Washington) -- Two Northwest Indian tribes are suing the U.S. Coast Guard, claiming the agency has failed to protect endangered orcas from the risk of oil spills...
article Indigenous activists make presence known for climate march in D.C.
(Washington D.C.) -- Indigenous activists are arriving in Washington, D.C., for the People's Climate March, a call to action to protect the earth. The indigenous...
article Plenty of Consultation of GOP on Bears Ears: Docs
(Washington D.C.) -- Despite growing Democratic calls for tribal support and proof of longstanding coordination and consultation in the Bears Ears region before the area...
article Ak-Chin Indian Community Files Suit Over Water Rights
(Arizona) -- The Ak-Chin Indian Community is seeking a federal ruling to ensure that water keeps flowing to its reservation 40 miles south of Phoenix.
article Native Americans advocate Squaw Peak name change
(Arizona) -- He came to BYU straight from a reservation. He was the first Native American hired by ESPN Magazine. He sparked a controversy in the sports world over the...
article Arizona agency to run child support program in Navajo County
(Arizona) -- The state Department of Economic Security says it will take over operation of Navajo County's child support program beginning July 1 and that families...
article As federal budget deadline looms, tribal leaders discuss IHS funding requests
(Washington) -- With the potential federal shutdown looming if a budget bill or a continuing resolution is not passed by April 29, a discussion today at the 2017 Tribal...
article My son asked me a question—and I felt the pain of the ’60s Scoop again
(Canada) -- When I was 14, my adoptive mother asked me if I wanted to find my birth parents. I wonder now what the cost of that question was for her.
article More than $36 million in grants to states and tribes
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke with the National Park Service today announced the awarding of $26.9 million in historic preservation...
article Why are Indigenous people such avid users of social media?
(Australia) -- Indigenous people use social media at a rate higher than non-Indigenous people, and this is the case right across the country. My research on social media...
article In search for alternatives to jail, special court to open on First Nation
(Nova Scotia) -- Mi'kmaq people in the neighbouring Cape Breton First Nations of Wagmatcook and Waycobah who find themselves in trouble with the law will soon have a...

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