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Blue Lake Rancheria

article Blue Lake Rancheria Delivers Meals to Tribal Elders During COVID-19 Pandemic
(California) -- The Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe’s Elder Nutrition Program is delivering three weeks' worth of meals to the 70 tribe elders enrolled in the meal program...
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Buffalo & Bison

article Yellowstone bison cull ends for year
(Montana) -- Yellowstone National Park is done capturing wild bison for the year after rounding up almost 550 of the wild animals and sending most to slaughter as part...
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Census

article National Census Day is April 1
(North Carolina) -- National Census Day is April 1 when all residents of the United States are invited to participate in the 2020 Census. Residents of the Qualla...
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COVID-19

article BLOG: American Indian Provisions in the CARES Act
(Washington D.C.) -- On March 26, the Senate approved the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (H.R. 748) by a vote of 96-0. The $2 trillion...
article NAC: Getting facts on coronavirus
(Indian Country) -- You can watch the local news and daily briefings from the White House, read the updates from the CDC, and scour the newspaper for the latest on the...
article Congress provides tribal college aid in COVID-19 response
(Washington D.C.) -- n March 26, the U.S. Senate passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, which allocated urgently needed funding to tribal...
article Native Americans put digital spin on traditions amid virus pandemic
(Wisconsin) -- Native Americans across the U.S. are organizing online and social-distancing powwows and posting videos of dances as a way to offer hope and spiritual...
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First Nations

article 'Feel like we're treated worse than inmates': Nunavut residents under government quarantine in Winnipeg hotel
(Manitoba) -- A few dozen people waiting to go home to Nunavut are under strict self-isolation orders in a Winnipeg hotel that they aren't allowed to leave...
article Manitoba First Nations ask defence minister to set up military hospital
(Manitoba) -- Two First Nations communities in Manitoba have made a direct appeal to Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan to establish a military hospital in their region in...
article Quebec's Indigenous leaders welcome checkpoints designed to limit COVID-19 spread
(Quebec) -- Some First Nation leaders in Quebec say they are pleased with the province's decision to forbid non-essential travel to several regions considered...
article Hamilton police officer, Six Nations officer test positive for COVID-19
(Ontario) -- The service was notified of the confirmed test Monday, according to a statement which said the officer is believed to have contracted the virus within the...
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Food Sovereignty

article Herbal remedies, alternative medicines are keeping Detroit store busier than ever
(Michigan) -- The usual serenity inside the herb shop was interrupted once again by the ringing of the phone. “Natures Products!” said Gary Wanttaja, the...
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Keystone XL Pipeline

article Oil prices have crashed, but Keystone XL keeps moving forward
(Indian Country) -- Despite this year's crash in crude prices, TC Energy Corp on Tuesday said it would start construction on the controversial $8bn Keystone XL...
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Navajo Nation

article Navajo Poet Jake Skeets Wins Whiting Award
(Arizona) -- Navajo poet Jake Skeets has been named one of the winners of this year's Whiting Award. The Gallup Independent reports the Giles Whiting Foundation...
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Trump Adminstration

article Trump warns of 'painful' two weeks ahead as White House projects more than 100,000 coronavirus deaths
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump warned of a "painful" and "tough" two-week stretch ahead as he extended nationwide distancing measures that -- even if...
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Other News

article Minnesota’s tribal nations prepare for COVID-19
(Minnesota) -- In the best of times, the health care available to members of Minnesota’s Native American tribes is stretched thin. But as they watch the number of...
article Native Americans in Ancient Florida Developed Pre-electricity Fish Storage
(Florida) -- Fish farming of a sort goes back to the beginnings of human civilization and much like the advent of agriculture itself, seems to have developed...
article NAC: Music Maker: Lindy Vision
(Indian Country) -- Lindy Vision is made up of sisters who have a dynamic sound and a deep love of music. We welcome them back to hear about their album “Adult...

3/30/2020

article Land-grab universities / Expropriated Indigenous land is the foundation of the land-grant university system.
(California) -- On August 29, 1911, a Yahi man known as Ishi came out of hiding near Oroville, California. He had spent decades evading settlers after the massacre of...
article New Mexico governor warns Trump coronavirus could ‘wipe out’ tribal nations
(Washington D.C.) -- On Monday, ABC News reported that Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM) issued a dire warning to the Trump administration about Native American tribal...
article Supreme Court churns along with Indian Country case amid coronavirus crisis
(Washington D.C.) -- With the nation hobbled by the coronavirus crisis, the U.S. Supreme Court continues work on McGirt v. Oklahoma, the only Indian law case set for...
article Arizona National Guard builds medical facility to help Navajo Nation coronavirus outbreak
(Arizona) -- The Arizona National Guard is now helping the Navajo Nation with its efforts to fight the new coronavirus. This comes as the number of identified COVID-19...
article Hopi Adopt Emergency Plan As New Coronavirus Spreads
(Arizona) -- A self-governing village in consolidation with the Hopi tribal council has approved a resolution in reaction to the spread of the new Coronavirus. The First...
article Akwesasne marks first case of COVID-19, on American side
(New York) -- Akwesasne has marked its first case of coronavirus on the Mohawk reserve/reservation straddling two countries and three provinces across from Cornwall. The...
article The Colville Tribes Extends Its Partial Government Shutdown and Shuts Down All Non-Essential Businesses
(Washington) -- The partial shutdown of Tribal government currently in effect was extended today until midnight on April 30, 2020 by Resolution of the Colville Business...
article Deputy PM Chrystia Freeland cool to Manitoba chiefs' request for Cuban doctors
(Manitoba) -- Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland appeared Monday to reject a request by a group of First Nations in Manitoba for Canada to allow Cuban doctors into...
article N.W.T. Métis Nation president praises 'groundbreaking' on the land funding
(Northwest Territories) -- The federal government is providing $2.6 million to N.W.T. First Nations in order to help get their residents out on the land during the COVID...
article Several First Nations communities closed to non-residents
(Ontario) -- Almost half a dozen First Nations across Southwestern Ontario have decided to deny access to visitors to stop the spread of COVID-19, with one regional...
article RICKERT: Native People Would Never Sacrifice Their Elders for the Good of the Economy
(Michigan) -- The COVID-19 pandemic has altered our normal lives in ways that seemed unimaginable until three weeks ago. Native News Online views its coverage of the...
article 'We'll get through this': Tribal nations prepare for COVID-19
(Minnesota) -- In the best of times, the health care available to members of Minnesota’s Native American tribes is stretched thin. But as they watch the number of...
article Long Point First Nation calls on Quebec, Ottawa for public security assistance
(Ottawa) -- As the number of First Nations in Quebec declaring states of emergency grows in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, one Algonquin community in western Quebec...
article B.C First Nation chiefs demand halt to Coastal GasLink pipeline work amid COVID-19
(British Columbia) -- B.C. First Nations leaders are urging the provincial and federal governments to shut down construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline in northern...
article Groups: More Time Needed to Weigh New Mexico Drilling Plan
(New Mexico) -- Archaeologists, historians and environmentalists are joining New Mexico's congressional delegation and a coalition of Native American tribes in...
article Yurok Tribe, commercial fishermen win more water for Klamath River to protect salmon
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe, the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations (PCFFA), and the Institute for Fisheries Resources (IFR), represented by...
article FCC Lends Spectrum to Pueblos in New Mexico
(New Mexico) -- The FCC has freed up some spectrum in its inventory and granted yet another special temporary authority (STA) to help handle the broadband traffic spike...
article MORON ALERT: Quebec couple fleeing COVID-19 'endangered' Yukon First Nation, chief says
(Canada) -- A Quebec couple, apparently fearing the spread of COVID-19, travelled thousands of kilometres across the country to find haven in a remote northern Yukon...
article Tribes face COVID-19 with limited test kits, remote staff, lost revenue
(Michigan) -- Over the last couple of weeks, Michigan state officials worked to slow the spread of COVID-19, take care of citizens and stay operational. The 12 federally...
article The Secret Sacred Spring in West L.A.
(California) -- One of the last surviving Native American sacred springs in all of Los Angeles hides in plain sight. To find it, you must journey to the Westside and...
article Indigenous community curation delivers ‘truly collaborative and inclusive’ exhibition
(Chicago) -- The team behind the new Apsáalooke Women and Warriors show has been motivated to redefine the display of indigenous artefacts by recent controversies which...
article Navajo Poet Jake Skeets Wins Whiting Award
(New Mexico) -- Navajo poet Jake Skeets has been named one of the winners of this year's Whiting Award. The Gallup Independent reports the Giles Whiting Foundation...
article Ex-Blackfeet Tribal leader sentenced to prison for Head Start program fraud
(Montana) -- Former Blackfeet tribal chairman Willie Andrew Sharp was sentenced to 10 months in prison and two years of supervised release Monday for his role in a...

3/29/2020

article American Indians Can't Combat the Coronavirus Pandemic
(USA) -- The coronavirus is hitting American Indians and Alaska Natives hard. Tribal citizens are dying, Indian nations have closed casinos to protect the public, and...
article No running water. No electricity. On Navajo Nation, coronavirus creates worry and confusion as cases surge
(Arizona) -- Lisa Robbins runs the generator attached to her family’s mobile home for just a few hours most mornings. With no electricity, it provides heat in this...
article Tohono O’odham Nation confirms tribal member tests positive for COVID-19
(Arizona) -- Tohono O’odham Nation Health Care has confirmed a tribal member who lives in Tucson has tested positive for COVID-19 Sunday. This is the first COVID-...
article Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has first confirmed COVID-19 case
(New York) -- The first confirmed case of COVID-19 has hit the community of Akwesasne, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe and Mohawk Council of Akwesasne announced Saturday....
article Shinnecock Indian Nation’s Contested Electronic Billboard Now Helping Spread COVID-19 Quarantine Information
(New York) -- Irony has its place in tribal nations holding on to their sovereignty rights. Located some 90 miles outside of Manhattan, the Shinnecock Indian Nation...
article Coronavirus reaches two Southern Ute Indian Tribe members in Colorado
(Colorado) -- Two members of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The members are in self-quarantine, according to a Sunday...
article Checkpoints set up on Crow Reservation to prevent spread of COVID-19
(Montana) -- Tribal officials opened a series of checkpoints Sunday to limit travel on the Crow Reservation and the spread of COVID-19 in tribal communities. One...
article Inslee gives guidance for funerals, real estate, tribes
(Washington) -- In a trio of letters written Friday and Saturday, Gov. Jay Inslee has offered additional guidance for what his stay-at-home order means for funeral...
article North Dakota, Minnesota tribes set curfews, stay-at-home orders amid coronavirus outbreak
(North Dakota) -- Most reservations in Minnesota and North Dakota are imposing nighttime curfews or stay-at-home orders to try to curb coronavirus cases, although North...
article How Riverside County tribes are taking care of their elders in the wake of COVID-19
(California) -- Typically, Erica Schenk spends her days organizing get-togethers for the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians elders — trips to play bingo or to see...
article On BC’s Coast, Indigenous Communities Are Locking Down
(British Columbia) -- When Vern Brown and his partner Santana Edgar welcome a new baby girl into these novel times in the next few weeks, one worry is when they’ll...
article Why are some Native Americans fighting efforts to decriminalize peyote?
(Arizona) -- For Navajo spiritual leader Steven Benally, saving a Native American religion from extinction means preserving those diminishing lands where hallucinogenic...
article Major Colstrip owner to buy hydropower from Western Montana tribes
(Montana) -- A major owner of Colstrip Power Plant has signed a 15-year contract for Montana hydropower from Energy Keepers, which is owned by the Confederated Salish...
article National Park Service locations close services on Navajo Nation due to COVID-19
(Arizona) -- Three National Park Service locations on the Navajo Nation in Arizona have closed to visitors to help prevent the spread COVID-19.
article N.S. government slow to fully embrace duty to consult First Nation communities: lawyer
(Nova Scotia) -- The Nova Scotia government was “really annoyed” at the prospect of having to consult Pictou Landing First Nation before providing taxpayer...
article COVID-19 concerns postpone Apache Tribe election
(Oklahoma) -- Concerns about the spread of COVID-19 has caused the upcoming Apache Tribe of Oklahoma to be postponed. Apache Election Board Secretary Raquel Wildes said...
article Partial government shutdown does not stop senior centers from delivering meals
(New Mexico) -- Daniel Lewis grabbed fresh fruit cups and containers that held lentil soup from the delivery truck he drives for the Newcomb Senior Center. After...
article VIDEO: Arctic char donated to Inuit as demand at restaurants declines
(Canada) -- With COVID-19 keeping diners at home, luxury fish originally intended for Winnipeg restaurants is being donated to local Inuit people.
article Lesson plans for Native American education available for free download
(New Mexico) -- While kids are home from school amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is letting people download its K-12 curriculum for free....
article Chicago exhibition shows how Crow art, history and culture are inseparable
(Chicago) -- Bethany Yellowtail is operating her fashion business from her home in Los Angeles, an unexpected setback for the busy designer whose latest clothing line...
article Daily Distraction: Walker Art Center moves its Native American film festival online
(Minnesota) -- The Walker Art Center is moving its film festival “INDIgenesis: GEN 3” online. The ongoing showcase of works by Native American filmmakers and...
article Amazon Indians’ Doctor with Coronavirus Brings Fear of an Extermination
(Brazil) -- A doctor working with the largest tribe in the Amazon has tested positive for the coronavirus, Brazil’s Health Ministry said on Friday, ringing alarm...
article First known patient to die in Alaska of COVID-19 had not traveled, was social distancing, family says
(Alaska) -- Relatives of the woman who died from COVID-19 in Anchorage are asking others to stay home and practice social distancing to stop the spread of the virus. It...

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