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article No One Knows How Many Indigenous Women Are Missing or Murdered
(USA) -- I won’t pretend to be impartial. This, like most of the issues I write about, is highly personal. The issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women,...
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Mohegan Tribe

article Mohegan tribe discussion to be held at La Grua
(Connecticut) -- “Local Treasures Series: The Mohegan Tribe~25 Years Since Federal Recognition” will be held at 6 p.m. March 6 at La Grua Center, 32 Water St...
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Osage Tribe

article 'The universe wanted this picture': Photo of five living Osage Nation chiefs was a photographer's dream
(Oklahoma) -- Norris Streetman said the idea for a photograph he wanted to shoot had been “rolling around in my head for years.” The Tulsa businessman and...
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Other News

article Tribal leaders address Minnesota lawmakers during 'Sovereignty Day'
(Minnesota) -- Tribal leaders from across Minnesota gathered together Monday for what they are calling a "historic event" - to stand up for their sovereign...
article Sovereignty Day: Tribal Leaders Visit State Capitol, Raise Awareness Of Native Issues [video]
(Minnesota) -- Today is President's Day. But at the Minnesota House of Representatives, it's Sovereignty Day. A chance for people to learn about tribal history...
article Tribal group threatens to pull out of Arizona water-sharing plan
(Arizona) -- The Arizona Legislature approved a deal, but now a Native American tribe could back out of Arizona’s Drought Contingency Plan due to a bill that it...
article Native Sun News Today: Bill declares official Native languages of South Dakota
(South Dakota) -- After hearing fervent appeals from a roomful of native speakers, the legislators on the State Affairs Committee voted unanimously February 8 to ask the...
article After Wilson-Raybould cartoon, Halifax artist says he'll stop drawing women in violent situations
(Nova Scotia) -- Halifax political cartoonist Michael de Adder says he will no longer depict women in violent situations. His decision was sparked by a cartoon he posted...
article James Giago Davies: It's time to make universal basic income a reality
(South Dakota) -- Universal Basic income (UBI) is an idea that has been bounced around for years, and attempted in a few limited settings. The idea is that an...
article Geoscience Alliance national conference inspires Native American students to pursue careers in the geosciences
(Arizona) -- Earlier this month, Arizona State University hosted the Geoscience Alliance, the nation's leading organization devoted to promoting geoscience studies and...
article Red River College, Indspire announce $1M in bursaries to advance Indigenous achievement
(Manitoba) -- Red River College (RRC) and Indspire is doubling the funding for the Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships, and Awards program, it was...
article 'Hero,' 'traitor' or 'it's complicated?' When it comes to Louis Riel, labels matter
(Manitoba) -- Quick! What's the first thought that comes to mind when you see the name Louis Riel? Hero. Traitor. All of the above. It's complicated.
article Mesa girl, 11, captures Native American hoop title
(Arizona) -- Mesa resident Kailayne Jensen, 11, captured the World Youth Champion title earlier this month at the 29th annual World Championship Hoop Dance Contest at...
article Tlicho chief pens open letter after Air Tindi pilots' deaths
(Northwest Territories) -- Two pilots with Air Tindi died in late January after a plane crashed near Behchoko, N.W.T. Tlicho Grand Chief George Mackenzie penned this...
article Manitoba elder Joseph Meconse dies at 77
(Manitoba) -- Prominent Indigenous elder Joseph Meconse died suddenly at the age of 77 on Sunday. Condolences poured in online after his daughter Renata Meconse...
article Winnipeg mother looking for answers after daughter dies during Caribbean vacation
(Manitoba) -- A Winnipeg mother is returning home without her daughter after a winter vacation ended in tragedy less than a day into their planned week-long holiday.

2/17/2019

article National Congress of American Indians vows change after declaring workplace 'safe' for women
(Washington D.C.) -- The leader of the National Congress of American Indians is promising more transparency in hopes of overcoming a controversy that continues to...
article White House listening session turns messy as one tribe walks out in protest
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration's attempt to reset its troubled relationship with Indian Country got off to a rocky start here on Wednesday after one...
article Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians vows to keep fighting for homelands
(California) -- A federal judge has dealt a setback to the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, whose homelands in southern California have long been the subject of...
article Montana Lawmaker Apologizes Over Remarks to Native Americans
(Montana) -- A Montana lawmaker has apologized for telling Native American legislators that abortion is self-inflicted genocide and a plague on Indian culture....
article Medicaid expansion has changed the landscape for Native American health care
(Montana) -- Todd Wilson has seen first-hand the positive feedback loop that comes from having more people who seek care at Leo Pocha Memorial Clinic walk in the door...
article COMMENTARY: Dear Qallunaat (white people)
(Canada) -- Dear Qallunaat (white people), We have been living in the same Nunavut cities and towns for some time now. In fact, the collective relationship is sometimes...
article ROBERT REICH: Trump’s assault on Elizabeth Warren
(Washington D.C.) -- Elizabeth Warren is one of the most talented politicians and policy leaders in America. We must not allow Trump or anyone else to “swift-boat...
article ‘A f**king Indian’: Mexican actor apologizes for racial slur against ‘Roma’ actress Yalitza Aparicio
(Mexico) -- A Mexican soap opera star apologized on Friday for using a racial slur to describe actress Yalitza Aparicio, whose performance in the critically acclaimed...
article Sandmann lawyer to file defamation suits this week
(Kentucky) -- The lawyer for Covington Catholic High School junior Nick Sandmann says he will begin filing defamation lawsuits this week, as the Kentucky school’s...
article State House members propose task force on missing and murdered indigenous women
(Washington) -- According to a report by the Urban Indian Health Institute, Seattle has the most cases of missing and murdered American Indian and Alaska Native women...
article A suspected killer eluded capture for 25 years. Then investigators got his aunt’s DNA
(Alaska) -- Elena Sergie sat for the news that her family had waited a quarter-century to hear, shifting in the chair as the details of her daughter Sophie’s...
article Catholic diocese report says students without fault in D.C. incident
(Kentucky) -- A Catholic diocese in northern Kentucky released a report in the past week saying that the high school students involved in a January incident at the...
article Decision on Trans Mountain pipeline's fate might not come until summer
(Canada) -- Canada's energy regulator will tell the federal government this week whether it still thinks the Trans Mountain pipeline should be expanded but cabinet...
article Coal Train Derailment Near Cloquet Under Investigation; MPCA Responds to Clean Up
(Minnesota) -- The BNSF Railway says clean-up along the St. Louis River near Cloquet continued for the second day, after a 121-car train loaded with coal derailed with a...
article Business professionals learn to build better relationships with Montana tribes
(Montana) -- Business professionals came to Helena from all over the state last week to take part in Tribal Relations Training, a business seminar hosted by the Governor...
article Delegate says he’s victim of online sex scam
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation Council Delegate Pernell Halona from Tohatchi wrote on his now deleted Facebook page that he wanted to share a “message with everyone...
article A Life Built Together
(Canada) -- Often when I'm photographing elderly couples, I tease them and direct them to stand closer, to invade each other's personal space. Sometimes they...
article It Happened Here: Indian boarding school established at Fort Simcoe
(Washington) -- Fort Simcoe’s second act represents a dark chapter in the history of the U.S. government’s relationship with Native Americans in general and...
article Winnipeg's Story Studio draws on power of storytelling to encourage reconciliation, bridge building
(Winnipeg) -- The resignation of prominent Indigenous cabinet minister Jody Wilson-Raybould has raised concerns the process of national reconciliation will stall...
article Organizers hope for growth in second year of Navajo Film Festival
(New Mexico) -- Although organizers of the second annual Navajo Film Festival are unsure of where and when the event will take place this summer, they are seeking...
article Ghost herd: Wild horses make rare appearance
(Montana) -- Call them mustangs. Or brumbies. Just don’t call the wild horses of the Sapphire Mountains invaders. “They’re remnants from the time when...
article Minnesota briefs: Norman Deschampe, longtime tribal leader, dies at 65
(Minnesota) -- Norman Deschampe, a longtime chairman of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, died Feb. 9 of a heart attack in his home. He was 65. Deschampe...

2/16/2019

article Officials see changes after Spirit Lake regains control of child welfare program
(North Dakota) -- Spirit Lake Nation officials say they are proud to have regained control of the child welfare program this winter, nearly seven years after significant...
article Lawmaker apologizes over 'genocide' comments targeted at American Indian lawmakers
(Montana) -- A Republican lawmaker has apologized after comments he made about Native Americans drew a strong rebuke on the House floor. "To my friends in the...
article Arizona lawmaker accused of endangering drought plan
(Arizona) -- Top Arizona Democrats on Friday accused the Republican House speaker of risking the collapse of a drought plan for the Colorado River by pushing legislation...
article Tribe Meets with Police Over Death Threats
(Texas) -- The Texas tribe taking a stand against the border wall is now dealing with death threats. Mission Police Department say they are now investigating. Juan...
article CHIEF BAKER: Adopting “Oklahoma Native American Day” is right for our state
(Oklahoma) -- Because Oklahoma’s rich identity is so closely tied to its Native heritage, it’s only natural that we should take an appropriate and lasting...
article Rep. Deb Haaland Calls for More Resources to End Violence Against Indigenous Women
(Washington D.C.) -- One of the first Native American congresswomen refuses to let the violence against Indigenous women be overlooked any longer.
article More than 1,000 hearts bloom in La Ronge for Valentine's Day as tribute to MMIWG
(Saskatchewan) -- When Kandis Riese first saw a field of hearts in her town of La Ronge, she said it was like getting hit in the chest with a bat. "It overwhelms me...
article Arkansas Dem introduces bill to honor Native Americans instead of Confederacy on state flag
(Arkansas) -- A lawmaker in Arkansas introduced legislation on Friday to nix Confederate symbolism on the state's flag. State Rep. Charles Blake (D) filed a bill...
article Elizabeth Warren Heckled at Campaign Stop About Her Native American Claims: ‘Why Did You Lie?”
(Georgia) -- During a campaign stop in Georgia on Saturday, Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was heckled at the beginning of her speech....
article Jordan launches re-election bid for CN District 1 tribal councilor
(Oklahoma) -- Rex Jordan, a lifetime resident of Cherokee County, has announced his candidacy for re-election to the position of Cherokee Nation Tribal Council District...
article Report shows that pedestrian safety is a major concern on Minnesota's American Indian reservations
(Minnesota) -- A simple walk to the grocery store can be dangerous on the Leech Lake Indian Reservation. With logging trucks regularly speeding along busy Hwy. 2 at 65...
article Lawmakers Advance Bill To Allow Lottery Scholarships At Some Tribal Colleges
(New Mexico) -- Tribal colleges are the only public higher education institutions in New Mexico where students cannot use the state lottery scholarship. A measure...
article Wichita and Affiliated Tribes offering scholarships for enrolled members
(Oklahoma) -- The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes are offering three $4,500 scholarships for enrolled members through the American Indian College Fund. Two scholarships...
article EXCLUSIVE: Here Is Jeff Sessions at the Museum of the American Indian
(Washington D.C.) -- Working with an anonymous source, SPLINTER can exclusively bring to you this uncensored, recent photograph of Jeff Sessions chilling at the National...
article Japan prepares law to finally recognize and protect its indigenous Ainu people
(Japan) -- Their story is a depressingly familiar one. An indigenous people live as hunter-gatherers existence practicing animist beliefs, before settlers sweep across...
article Longtime Squaxin Island Tribal Chairman David E. Lopeman remembered for ‘leadership and will’
(Washington) -- Mr. Lopeman served on the Squaxin Island Tribal Council for 30 years — 24 as chairman — and was instrumental in establishing the Northwest...

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