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article Notes from the Chief: Native youth deserve fully funded JOM programs
(Oklahoma) -- Across the country, the mission of the federal Johnson-O’Malley program is to provide the books, fees, equipment and other necessities that Native...
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Coeur d’Alene Tribe

article They'll Go Down in History
(Idaho) -- The Idaho Hall of Fame welcomed three more worthy and deserving members when the 2018 inductees were announced Friday evening.Prominent and successful...
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Fort Peck

article Man sentenced to prison for dealing meth
(Montana) -- Landon Dupree, 32, of Poplar was sentenced to more than five years in prison, four years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment on April 18...
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Labor & Unions

article Labor concerns trump tribal sovereignty in Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- Ten years of animosity between tribal governments and union organizers led up to a meltdown of bipartisan efforts to pass the Tribal Labor...
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Land Issues

article Federal Government Continues to Give Native American Tribes a Bad Deal
(Washington D.C.) -- The Department of the Interior has worked steadily to increase opportunity and access to the federal lands and resources under its purview. Earlier...
article Wyo. City, County Urge Justices To Snub Tribes' Land Suits
(Wyoming) -- A Wyoming county and city urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to reject bids by two Native American tribes to overturn a Tenth Circuit decision that...
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LGBTQ

article Going Native: To Move Forward, Indians Must Reclaim Values of the Past
(Indian Country) -- In the Navajo Nation reservation, tribal member Alray Nelson has for years been campaigning for the right to marry his male partner. But current...
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Marijuana & Hemp

article The Renaissance of Tribal Hemp
(Indian Country) -- This spring, after gathering on the White Earth Indian Reservation in northwestern Minnesota and then in Colorado, tribal “hempsters” are...
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Opioid Crisis

article Arapaho tribe's opioid lawsuit merged with Ohio case
(Wyoming) -- he Northern Arapaho Tribe's lawsuit against opioid manufacturers has been joined with nearly 600 other cases that have been consolidated in the federal...
article Arkansas, Oklahoma divided on opioid withdrawal alternative
(Arkansas) -- Legislation on an alternative substance that some say could help mitigate the effects of opioid withdrawals is divided along state lines. Kratom, a...
article Oregon Tribe Sues Pharma Cos. Over Opioid Epidemic
(Oregon) -- The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation on Thursday became the latest tribe to file a lawsuit against a host of drug distributors and...
article Sen. Warren to discuss impact of opioid bill on tribal areas
(Massachusetts) -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren is planning to visit Mashpee to discuss what impact her opioid bill would have on tribal communities. The Democrat has joined...
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Swinomish Tribe

article Tribe Opposes Railroad's Appeal Bid In Right-Of-Way Suit
(Washington) -- The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community urged a Washington federal judge Thursday not to permit an appeal of his rulings in favor of the tribe in its suit...
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Other News

article Acreage of Inyo County’s Moffat fire grows, threatening Native American archeological sites
(California) -- The Moffat fire burning north of Lone Pine in Inyo County was listed at 1,265 acres Saturday, April 21, an increase of 200 acres over Friday after more...
article Ottawa to spend $94.3M on better Arctic sealift infrastructure
(Nunavut) -- Sealift operations in Nunavut will receive some badly needed infrastructure, thanks to a federal spending promise. The improvements will come from the...
article Exclusive Tour of First Distillery to Operate on Upper Midwest Tribal Land
(Minnesota) -- A Wisconsin couple say they will be operating the first distillery on tribal lands in the Upper Midwest. Curtis Basina and his wife are owners of the...
article Wisconsin Native American Tribes innovate with financial technology
(Wisconsin) -- Wisconsin is home to 11 federally-recognized Native American tribes. Like elsewhere in America, the reservations within Wisconsin’s borders are,...
article Albuquerque Revives Native American Homeless Task Force
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico's largest city is reviving a task force to address Native American homelessness after a homeless man was shot and killed last month.
article Data is the Lifeblood of Jouralism but it's in Short Supply in Indian Country
(Indian Country) -- I was on deadline, with all of the accompanying signs of the d-word: sweaty palms, clenched gut, my children watching too much television while I...
article Native American chefs and caterers revive age-old healthful foods
(Minnesota) -- Christina Valtierra isn’t just serving food with her new catering service. She is delivering, with every appetizer and entree, a healthy dose of...
article Native American tribes now eligible for grants for Amber Alert system
(Indian Country) -- A bill recently signed by President Trump is breaking new ground for Native American reservations. Native American tribes are now eligible for...
article New toolkit to help Inuit women cope with family violence
(Nunavut) -- For Rebecca Jones, the violence prevention co-ordinator at the Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre, strong voices make stronger communities. She’s...
article Tribes want control of Sioux San Hospital in Rapid City
(South Dakota) -- Three western South Dakota tribes announced Friday that they want to take over the management of the Sioux San Hospital in Rapid City from the U.S....
article The March for Science Is Being Transformed by Indigenous Knowledge
(Indian Country) -- The March for Science this year is set for April 14. Last year’s march drew tens of thousands who marched to protest the Trump administration...
article Tribe: Ruling could reform U.S. agency for Native education
(Arizona) -- Stephen C. has been taught only math and English at a U.S.-run elementary school for Native American children deep in a gorge off the Grand Canyon. Teachers...
article New Book on Native American Rock Art
(Arkansas) -- George Sabo, professor of anthropology and director of the Arkansas Archeological Survey, is a co-editor of Transforming the Landscape: Rock Art and the...
article Sculpture on Exhibit at Sage Gallery
(Wyoming) -- Sculpture by Allan Houser is on exhibit now through May 29 at the SAGE Community Arts Fine Art Gallery in downtown Sheridan. SAGE Executive Director Kate...
article OJIBWE HOOPS ON THE RISE: Basketball runs deep in northern Minn. Ojibwe communities
(Minnesota) -- Arnold Kingbird grew up in the Mission Area, a relatively secluded community 10 miles north of Cass Lake on the Leech Lake Indian Reservation. Like other...
article G&F targets a record 58 wolves
(Wyoming) -- Wyoming’s 2018 wolf hunt will target more animals than in any other modern season to date, and will boost the number of wolves that hunters can kill...
article Tribal Member Accused of Embezzling $68K From La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians
(California) -- A member of the La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians and a former employee of the Tribal Council was arrested Thursday. Destiny Nelson, 35, is a tribal...
article Man, 25, pleads guilty to leaving scene of fatal accident on Tuscarora Reservation
(New York) -- A Town of Niagara man pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident six years after the incident, according to the Niagara County...

4/20/2018

article Senate committee to hold hearing on Chumash Camp 4 fee-to-trust bill
(California) -- The U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has scheduled a public hearing Wednesday on a bill that would reinforce the federal government’s...
article Northern Cheyenne council's removal of president violated due process, tribal court rules
(Montana) -- The Northern Cheyenne Tribal Council’s vote to remove President Jace Killsback from office last fall was unconstitutional and violated Killsback...
article Native officials: Using blood quantum to determine citizenship is problematic
(Nevada) -- The issue of using blood quantum to determine tribal membership is a sticky one for Native American tribes. Blood quantum is used to define bloodlines and...
article Four Efforts To Increase #MMIW Awareness Include A Film, Website, Law And Daily Tweet
(Washington D.C.) -- The efforts to increase awareness regarding the terrible tragedies of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, #MMIW and Missing and Murdered...
article Court tests Native American treaties in 21st century
(Washington D.C.) -- On Wednesday, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Washington v. United States, which pits the state of Washington against the...
article Reporters remember dramatic pipeline protests on UND panel
(North Dakota) -- Reporters who covered the Dakota Access Pipeline protests spoke at a panel on UND campus Thursday, April 19, providing some insight — and, at...
article UPDATED: Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations ready to negotiate for fishing rights
(British Columbia) -- Five Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations from Vancouver Island are ready to negotiate for fishing rights, following another legal victory—this time...
article Flake urges support for bill that includes WMAT water project
(Arizona) -- Arizona Republican U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake on Monday urged Senate colleagues for their support of S.140, his legislation to clarify the White Mountain Apache...
article Tribal Forests More Diverse, Sustainable Than Surrounding Forests
(Wisconsin) -- New research shows tribal forests in northern Wisconsin have older trees, and better plant diversity and tree regeneration than surrounding state or...
article Tribal Assembly begins with talks of inter-governmental relationships
(Alaska) -- Sasha Soboleff walked on stage in front of the 83rd annual Tribal Assembly with a package of frozen herring eggs. He handed them to Kenan Sanderson and Eva...
article Tribal Council tweaks budget
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribal Council on Thursday approved amendments to the tribe’s budget, doing so after a lot of back and forth among members. The...
article Tribes want control of Sioux San Hospital in Rapid City
(South Dakota) -- Three western South Dakota tribes announced Friday that they want to take over the management of the Sioux San Hospital in Rapid City from the U.S....
article Underrepresented Native populations at UNC call for student awareness, resources
(North Carolina) -- Sometimes when Cheyenne McNeill meets new people, they don’t believe her heritage. “I’ve really heard people say, ‘I didn...
article United Tribes Technical College approves tuition waivers
(North Dakota) -- United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck has approved a permanent tuition waiver program. The Bismarck Tribune reports that the waivers began in...
article Keeping Native American languages alive: In “Marie’s Dictionary,” Wukchumni lives on
(Indian Country) -- The title of Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee’s film, “Marie's Dictionary,” may not make it sound as thrilling as “The Last of the...
article Native Language Schools Are Taking Back Education
(Massachusetts) -- For more than 150 years, the Wôpanâak language was silent. With no fluent speakers alive, the language of the Mashpee Wampanoag people existed only in...
article San Francisco board votes to keep controversial statue
(California) -- San Francisco authorities reversed a decision to remove a 19th century statue near City Hall that some say is degrading to Native Americans.
article Victor Swallow: We are a broken and scattered people. How do we rebuild?
(South Dakota) -- Most of what I write about are people that lived in the Red Shirt Table and Oglala area where I lived till 1960. My mother Lizzie Two Bulls talked a...
article Alexie accuser disputes IAIA officials’ accounts
(New Mexico) -- A writer and professor who is among the women alleging sexual harassment and inappropriate conduct by famed author Sherman Alexie disputes the account of...
article Mangled Beams Looks at What It Means to Be an American (Indian)
(New York) -- There's a quietly stunning sequence at the beginning of Mangled Beams, a world-premiere play by Dawn Jamieson at the A.R.T. / New York Theatres. A man...
article 8 months after farmed-fish escape, lively Atlantic salmon caught 40 miles upriver
(Washington) -- Upper Skagit tribal fishermen caught an Atlantic salmon in the Skagit River, 8 months after the net-pen break at Cypress Island, which freed 300,000...
article Killing renews concerns for homeless Native Americans
(New Mexico) -- The morning a homeless man was shot and killed in Albuquerque, police say surveillance videos showed him running down a street before sunrise, and then...
article Luiseno tribe member arrested for alleged embezzlement
(California) -- A former employee of the La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians’ governing council was arrested Thursday for allegedly stealing about $68,000 from the...
article Brazil's native culture lives on
(Brazil) -- Brazil celebrates Indian Day every April 19 to honour the indigenous people - such as Txoutlaka (above) of the Fulni-o tribe. It was started by Brazilian...
article Killing renews concerns for homeless Native Americans
(New Mexico) -- The morning a homeless man was shot and killed in Albuquerque, police say surveillance videos showed him running down a street before sunrise, and then...
article Fired police officer won't go to trial for death of Native man until next year
(Nebraska) -- Native Americans gathered in a courthouse here for a brief hearing Thursday for one of two police officers charged with assaulting a Lakota man who later...

4/19/2018

article The Impact of Violence in Indian Country
(USA) -- Colonizers have long tried to crush the spirits of indigenous people through assimilation, aggression, and abuse. One of the most devastating practices to...
article Tribes kept in the dark as Trump administration rolls on with reorganization
(Washington D.C.) -- Despite claims by the Trump administration that it won't move forward with a reorganization at the Department of the Interior without Indian...
article Navajo Nation Opposes BIA Reorganization and the Removal of Current Navajo BIA Regional Director
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation strongly objects to the U.S. Department of the Interior’s planned reorganization of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and strongly...
article B.C. First Nation says passage of Trans Mountain project through reserve not a done deal
(British Columbia) -- One of the B.C. First Nations identified by Kinder Morgan as having granted consent for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion to cross through...
article Gwich’in Nation resolves to fight Trump’s rush to drill in the Arctic Refuge
(Alaska) -- The Gwich’in Nation stands united in denouncing Thursday’s advance publication of the Department of the Interior Notice of Intent to initiate the...
article Protect indigenous people’s land rights and the whole world will benefit, UN forum declares
(New York) -- In her opening remarks to the Forum in New York, the chairperson, Mariam Wallet Aboubakrine, a medical doctor from Timbuktu, Mali, called the land...
article San Manuel swears in chairwoman
(California) -- Newly elected Business Committee members were sworn in by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians as the new tribal officers began their new, 2-year terms...
article Hoeven: Enhancing Tribal Self-Governance Builds Strong Tribal Communities
(Washington D.C.) -- Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, today convened an oversight hearing titled “The 30th...
article Ruling that called indigenous rights “a waste of time” overturned on appeal
(Ontario) -- An Ontario Court of Appeal judge has overturned the dismissal of a man’s indigenous rights by a Superior Court judge on a child support case between...
article Black and Indigenous people are overrepresented in Canada’s weed arrests
(Canada) -- Black and Indigenous men and women have been overrepresented in cannabis possession arrests across Canada in the years since Justin Trudeau became Prime...
article Native Sun News Today: Native youth take a stand against methamphetamine
(South Dakota) -- As the state of South Dakota continues to develop its anti-meth efforts, a meth awareness walk in Sioux Falls will bring together service providers,...
article Controversial Fountain Showing Armed White Settler and Native American Will Be Removed and Preserved
(Michigan) -- Workers in Kalamazoo are preparing to remove a fountain that features a white settler, weapon in hand, towering over a Native American in full headdress...
article Culture Not Costume: A History of Imperialism
(California) -- Cultural appropriation is one of the most contentious social practices up for debate in the 21st century. Unfortunately, this issue is a complex topic...
article In Uncomfortable Twist, Indigenous People and Italians Will Share Holiday
(California) -- Four months after Columbus Day was renamed in honor of Native Americans, San Francisco supervisors voted to also name the same day in honor of Italian...
article On Exhibit: Native American stereotypes stirred up
(New York) -- It’s been said that art is meant to comfort and disturb. “Tonto, Teepees, and Totem Poles: Considering Native American Stereotypes in the 21st...
article ‘I wanted to go throw up:’ MPs slam bishops’ continued refusal to ask Pope to apologize for residential schools
(Ottawa) -- The continued refusal by Canadian bishops to ask Pope Francis to issue a formal apology for the abuses suffered by thousands of Indigenous Canadians under...
article Native Actor Wes Studi Given Lifetime Achievement Award by National Indian Gaming Association
(Las Vegas) -- Wes Studi (Cherokee) was given this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Indian Gaming Association at its annual tradeshow and...
article Google Is Digitally Preserving Historic Sites Like Teotihuacán And Pompeii For Future Generations
(USA) -- With constant threats from climate change, war, development, and tourism, some of the most world’s important historic sites are at risk of irreversible...

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