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3/24/2017

article Indigenous Women of Standing Rock and Allies to Speak Out During Divestment Delegation to Norway
(Norway) -- Native American women who took a stand at Standing Rock in North Dakota to defend the water from a crude oil pipeline under the Missouri River are arriving...
article Trump approves Keystone XL, calling it 'great day' for jobs
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump declared it a "great day for American jobs" on Friday as he formally green-lighted the Keystone XL pipeline,...
article Braves, warriors, chieftains: Oregon takes on tribal mascots
(Oregon) -- This fall, the football team in the tiny Oregon logging town of Banks will once again take the field as the Braves. But this time, they have the approval of...
article Tribes win federal trust status for Pe Sla property in Black Hills
(South Dakota) -- A five-year effort to put a tract of tribal land in the Black Hills into federal trust is over. And now that the fight to keep the tract permanently in...
article OP/ED: Climate Change Forces Northwest Natives From Their Ancestral Homes
(Washington) -- Fawn Sharp grew up in Taholah village, a small community on the Quinault Reservation nestled between the mouth of the Quinault River and the Pacific...
article Judge rules against UPS in untaxed cigarette case
(New York) -- A federal judge ruled Friday that UPS ignored "red flags" that its brown trucks were being used to transport untaxed cigarettes from Indian...
article ‘Indianpreneurship’ Training Sets Nevada Tribal Businesses Up to Succeed
(Nevada) -- Across Nevada, many tribal members are learning how to build and sustain their own business at "Indianpreneurship" workshops. The 5-year-old...
article Canadian Court Decision Could Revive 'Extinct' Tribe With Members In Washington
(Washington) -- A provincial court in British Columbia Monday could revive Canada’s recognition of an Indian tribe and vindicate a Washington man charged with...
article Catherine Benton becomes first Mi'kmaq, female aboriginal judge in N.S.
(Nova Scotia) -- Standing on lands her people have inhabited for centuries, Catherine Benton took a historic oath on Friday, becoming both Nova Scotia’s first Mi...
article Native Youth Sex Offenders and Victims Not Hopelessly Broken
(South Dakota) -- “Beyond losing your child, hearing that they have been acting out sexually against other children is the worst news you can get,” says...
article Tribal Council accepts grant to help increase fitness, nutrition
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council on Monday unanimously approved a contract with the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Healthy Living Program...
article OP/ED: Fake Natives: A very real burden
(Ottawa) -- The recent high-profile controversy around the legitimacy of award-winning author Joseph Boyden's Indigenous affiliation has recently ignited...
article A Fight Over A Bison Herd In Montana Sets Retired Rangers Against Tribes
(Montana) -- It may have been the first attempt to save the wild bison. In the 1870s, Little Falcon Robe of the Pend d’Oreille tribe in Montana, traveled east on a...

3/23/2017

article Internal tribal disputes continue to trip up federal court system
(California) -- Tribal citizens who have been punished by their governments are finding few allies in the federal court system but that isn't stopping them from...
article MONTEAU: Time For Congress To Revisit The Indian Civil Rights Act
(USA) -- In the 1960s, Congress held a series of hearings on the subject of the authority of tribal governments. These hearings told about the abuses that many tribal...
article Warner, Kaine introduce bill to grant federal recognition to six Indian tribes
(Virginia) -- Today, on the 400th anniversary of Pocahontas’ burial, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine introduced legislation to federally recognize six...
article Tribal Members Oppose Border Wall, Protesting McCain
(Arizona) -- A group of Tohono O'odham tribal members plans on protesting President Donald Trump's proposed border wall outside Sen. John McCain's Tucson...
article Native Nations March to Trump’s White House Draws Huge Crowds (video)
(Washington D.C.) -- On March 10, 2017, thousands of Indigenous activists from across the country gathered in Washington, D.C. for the Native Nations March to protest...
article Opinion: #NDPL: Ongoing Movement of Native Americans
(South Dakota) -- The last time a group of Native Americans gathered in North America was in 1973 at Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, some 200 members of Oglala...
article TRAHANT: Health Care Repeal: Deadline Day Is Here
(Washington D.C.) -- It’s hard to think of a more make or break moment for the Speaker of the House of Representatives than what happens today. Well, sort of.
article Hopland tribe and cannabis company file claim against county over raid
(California) -- The Hopland Band of Pomo Indians and Therafields, Inc. have filed nearly identical claims against Mendocino County, alleging that Mendocino County...
article Keystone XL Pipeline to Gain State Department Approval on Monday
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. State Department will approve the Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline on Monday. This comes after President Trump signed a presidential memorandum...
article Tribe Member’s Cobell Underpayment Claim Moves Forward
(New York) -- The U.S. Court of Federal Claims said Monday it will allow a member of the Sioux Indian Tribe of South Dakota to proceed with his claim that he didn’...
article Ontario law firms allegedly sat on documents supporting residential school clients’ abuse claims
(Ontario) -- Two Ontario law firms allegedly failed to produce documents in their possession that could have helped their Indian residential school survivor clients...
article Métis, non-status Indians call for action following historic Daniels ruling
(Ottawa) -- Métis and non-status Indigenous people from across Canada are in Ottawa this week for the Daniels Symposium, a two-day gathering to discuss last year's...
article A lifeline for Native Americans struggling to survive
(Arizona) -- In some of the vast, remote areas of the Navajo Reservation, supplies and services can be hours away. In winter, temperatures can dip to zero.
article Up to 54% of Aboriginal teens in B.C. smoke tobacco, says health authority
(British Columbia) -- New statistics about Indigenous youth and commercial tobacco use in British Columbia have sparked a video commercial and a campaign showing its...
article Oklahoma tribe approves gay marriage as Native American groups debate issue
(Oklahoma) -- A Native American tribe in Oklahoma has voted to allow same-sex marriage, joining a small group of prominent tribes changing their law in light of the U.S...
article BLOG: Valentino didn’t learn anything.
(Rhode Island) -- A couple days ago I went to a TJ Maxx in Massachusetts, and my sister and I were oo-ing and ahh-ing over some gorgeous studded Valentino heels. I...
article Indian lawmaker resigns after being charged for child prostitution
(Oklahoma) -- An Indian lawmaker who has been charged for child prostitution resigned from the Oklahoma Legislature on Wednesday. Former Sen. Ralph Shortey (R), a...

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