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Election 2020

article Report: John Delaney’s Staff Staged a 2020 Intervention
(Iowa) -- When someone important to you continually does things that cause them harm, and can’t seem to break out of the cycle, it sometimes becomes necessary to...
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Fort Belknap

article Fort Belknap officials declare state of emergency after increase in suicides
(Montana) -- The Fort Belknap Indian Community (FBIC) Council has declared a state of emergency after a dramatic uptick in youth and adult suicides over the last year...
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Marijuana & Hemp

article From Coffee To Cannabis: Colombia's Choice Between Economic Development And 'CannaMercantilism'
(Colombia) -- This is the second of a two-part series on the history of Colombia’s troubled past and how it has informed its route to cannabis legalization.
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Mining & Drilling

article Two worlds that overlap: Richard Glenn sees ANWR drilling as a boon to Inupiaq communities
(Alaska) -- Richard Glenn is an inconvenient truth for those who want to stop drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. In congressional hearings, he presents a...
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Other News

article The History Behind the Supreme Court Showdown Over Tribal Land Is Bloody and Violent. For Rebecca Nagle, It’s Also Personal.
(Oklahoma) -- “The Supreme Court case no one is talking about” began with a murder. It could end with 43 percent of Oklahoma’s land being returned to tribal governments...
article Lingan Golf Club to keep logo with Indigenous imagery, but plans compromise
(Nova Scotia) -- The Lingan Golf Club in Sydney is standing pat, at least for the most part. The club has decided not to change its logo, which depicts an Indigenous...
article Tribes meet for annual summer gathering at Bears Ears National Monument
(Utah) -- This weekend, Utah Diné Bikéyah invites the Native American public to celebrate the Indigenous cultures of the Bears Ears region during its 5th Annual Bears...
article OP/ED: Where does Donald Trump want Indians to 'go back' to?
(Washington D.C.) -- This is for those people who are dedicated to their centuries-old, narrow-minded, “Indian” stereotypes. I am very “Indian” looking, dark-skinned,...
article Workplace investigation found N.S. Regional Chief bullied and harassed former women's association president
(Canada) -- Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Morley Googoo engaged in "direct discrimination" against a former leader of the Nova Scotia Native Women's...
article Native Americans Want Say In Quincy's Long Island Bridge Lawsuit
(Massachusetts) -- Native American tribes have asked a Suffolk Superior Court judge to allow them to testify in Quincy's lawsuit against the state over the...
article Cincinnati apologizes, agrees to pay $151K to Realtor handcuffed while showing home to client
(Ohio) -- The city of Cincinnati has issued an apology and agreed to pay $151,000 to settle a case in which a Realtor and his client, both of whom are black, were held...
article Task force formed to study missing and murdered Native American women
(Wyoming) -- A group formed to study missing and murdered Native American women and girls in Wyoming will begin meeting next week, Gov. Mark Gordon said Wednesday....
article Indigenous youth in Thunder Bay 'enthusiastic' about building relationship with police, focus groups find
(Ontario) -- Despite feeling "somewhat jaded," Indigenous young people in Thunder Bay are "engaged" and "very enthusiastic" about the prospect of changing the...
article Chiefs, politicians honour Tsilhqot'in leader wrongfully hanged in B.C.
(British Columbia) -- Chiefs who gathered in New Westminster, B.C., to commemorate an Indigenous leader's wrongful trial and execution 154 years ago say they see signs...
article Menomonie Council votes for Indigenous People's Day
(Wisconsin) -- A long recognized national holiday has a new designation and purpose in Menomonie. The second Monday in October will now be recognized as Indigenous...
article Cousteau’s granddaughter to show film in New Canaan
(Connecticut) -- Céline Cousteau — filmmaker, environmentalist and granddaughter of the legendary Jacques Cousteau — will host an exclusive free screening of...
article Indian Country's Kentucky Derby: Exciting And Dangerous Relay Race Grabs Hold of Tradition
(Idaho) -- It’s called America’s first extreme sport. It’s certainly old … and extreme. Each summer on the Fort Hall Reservation in southeastern...
article Access to Montana's Crazy Mountains sparks spirits, feuds
(Montana) -- From an elevation of 9,500 feet in Bruce Gordon’s tiny Cessna, the jagged crags of the Crazy Mountains appear calm and peaceful just beyond the end of the...

7/18/2019

article Congressman Tom Cole speaks out about RESPECT Act
(Oklahoma) -- Congressman Tom Cole is speaking out about the RESPECT Act. It would repeal 11 outdated rules relating to Native American education, including forced...
article 50 Years Ago: Committee recommends allowing alcohol sales
(Arizona) -- The question of legalizing liquor on the Navajo Reservation had come up again and many people felt there was a good chance that the Navajo Tribal Council,...
article Native Americans, Please Tell Donald Trump And His Merry Band Of Racists To Go Back Where They Came From
(Florida) -- Dear Native American brothers and sisters and especially Congressmembers Sharice Davis and Deb Haaland: Your voices have been Missing In Action this past...
article Democrats delete tweets attacking each other as members attempt to mend a racially-charged rift
(Washington D.C.) -- Democratic lawmakers have deleted controversial tweets attacking each other as they attempt to mend a rift between left-wing House members and the...
article What You Need To Know About The 2020 Census
(USA) -- The federal government is getting ready to ask some personal questions for the 2020 census. By next April 1, the Census Bureau plans to send a letter or a door...
article Wyoming task force on missing and murdered Native American women and girls to meet
(Wyoming) -- A group formed to study missing and murdered Native American women and girls in Wyoming will begin meeting next week, Gov. Mark Gordon said Wednesday.
article North Dakota sues feds over pipeline protest police costs
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota sued the federal government Thursday to recover the $38 million the state spent policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline.
article First Nation places ads in Texas newspaper shaming company for tugboat fuel spill
(Texas) -- Residents of Houston, Texas had likely never heard of the Heiltsuk Nation until they read their morning paper Thursday. The First Nation, located on B.C.'s...
article Waywayseecappo reaches $288M settlement with Ottawa over forced surrender of their lands
(Manitoba) -- A Manitoba First Nation has reached a $288-million settlement with the federal government based on a historic claim over the forced removal of 30 square...
article NDP says province, Doug Ford need to 'step up to plate' during Attawapiskat water emergency
(Ontario) -- People in Attawapiskat continue to speak out about their water problems with some high-profile visitors this week. Attawapiskat's Chief and Council...
article Washington hemp industry grows, but not as fast as Oregon's
(Washington) -- The number of licensed hemp farmers in Washington has more than doubled since May, according to the state Department of Agriculture. As of Tuesday the...
article ‘This Cannot Be My Life’: Foster Care and Juvenile Justice in Indian Country
(Nevada) -- Brian Melendez’s life was about to change forever. In the winter of 1987, a domestic dispute erupted in a house on the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony in Reno,...
article Data show many companies contributed to US opioid crisis
(Washington) -- The maker of OxyContin has been cast as the chief villain in the nation's opioid crisis. But newly released government figures suggest Purdue Pharma had...
article First Native American in space reflects on the journey
(USA) -- John Herrington has seen the world in ways many only dream they could. He’s traveled across the country on his bike, starting on the Pacific coast in Cape...
article Inuk woman blocked from online group after calling out 'offensive' costume kit
(Ottawa) -- An Inuk woman is calling out the people behind an Ottawa "Buy Nothing" Facebook group over their initial response to her complaint about a costume kit she...

7/17/2019

article Trump Removed the Only Native American Member From the Cultural Property Advisory Committee
(Washington D.C.) -- The sole Native American member on a committee that advises the president on international cultural heritage agreements was removed and replaced...
article Cherokee Nation Tribal Council rejects recommended pay increases
(Oklahoma) -- Tribal councilors voted July 15 not to accept the pay increases recommended by the Cherokee Nation Compensation Committee, with critics within and outside...
article 'It's given me a purpose': Idaho prisoners volunteer at suicide hotline
(Idaho) -- While Tamara Reuben spent an evening volunteering at the Idaho Suicide Hotline, one of her family members died by suicide. “Why didn’t he call the...
article County, tribes agree on access while lawsuit moves forward
(Montana) -- Lake County and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes have agreed to leave a disputed roadway open while a right-of-way lawsuit proceeds. The county...
article Rounds bill targets 'offensive, racist laws'
(Washington D.C.) -- A U.S. Senate committee passed a bill Wednesday from Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., that would repeal antiquated laws regarding Native Americans.
article TRAHANT: Treaties are a contract between sovereigns; the legacy of Justice John Paul Stevens
(Washington D.C.) -- John Paul Stevens joined the Supreme Court as a conservative member appointed by President Gerard Ford. Yet when Stevens retired as a justice he was...
article Out of this world: Astronaut John Herrington inspires in speech
(Oklahoma) -- As our nation celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, the first to put humans on the surface of the moon, Stillwater residents got the...
article PHOTO GALLERY: 2019 Canoe Journey lands at Jamestown Beach
(Washington) -- The 2019 Canoe Journey Paddle to Lummi saw canoes arrive at Jamestown Beach on Tuesday, territory of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe. Canoes from...
article After 90 years, Idaho high school retires its controversial Native American mascot
(Idaho) -- After 90 years, the Teton Redskins are gone. The school board for the Teton School District voted 4-1 on Tuesday night to retire the high school’s...
article Beyonce's Lion King video shoot shut down Arizona's Havasu Falls. Then she went to Sedona
(Arizona) -- Last week, the head of Arizona’s film office received a phone call: Would it be possible for Beyonce to shoot a video to promote new "The Lion...
article OP/ED: American Citizenship Is Not Whites-Only
(Washington D.C.) -- I grew up in Madison, Wisconsin, a town nationally famous for its laid-back, liberal mindset. Even there other kids weren’t afraid to tell me...
article Meet the Trump administration official whose signature could formally open ANWR to drilling
(Alaska) -- It’s 3,200 miles from Joe Balash’s office in Washington, D.C., to the Neets’aii Gwich’in community of Arctic Village, at the southern...
article Apache tribe could complicate Gila diversion plans
(Arizona) -- The Gila River winds through many lands before and after it enters Arizona, including the territory of some Native American tribes that historically have...
article Minority inclusion programs need to be monitored
(Missouri) -- The recent decision by St. Louis officials to remove five businesses from its list of certified minority-owned businesses due to allegations that the...
article U.P. tribe gets $2 million grant for manufacturing center
(Michigan) -- A Native American tribe in Michigan's Upper Peninsula is receiving $2 million in federal funds to help build a manufacturing and warehouse facility. U....
article Lack of broadband puts tribal, rural areas ‘in jeopardy’
(Arizona) -- The Havasupai tribe is falling behind in education, health and emergency needs because, like many rural communities, it lacks affordable, reliable and high-...
article Tribe sets forum for proposed treatment center
(Washington) -- In an effort to dispel rumors and answer questions on a proposed medication-assisted addiction treatment (MAT) facility in Sequim, the Jamestown S’...
article Oregon Reps See Signs Of Slow Progress At Troubled Chemawa Boarding School
(Oregon) -- Two months after a congressional committee held an emotional, sometimes-combative hearing on Chemawa Indian School, the Oregon representatives leading...
article Chicago Writer Is Part Of Groundbreaking PBS Children’s Show
(Alaska) -- This week, PBS premiered the new animated television show Molly of Denali, which the broadcaster says is the first nationally distributed children’s...
article Now Starring In Children's Cartoons: Authentic Indigenous Characters
(Alaska) -- For decades, animated children's stories included negative stereotypes of Indigenous people. There was Disney's Pocahontas, which presented the daughter of a...
article Indian Relay At The Fort Hall Reservation
(Idaho) -- It’s called America’s first extreme sport. It’s certainly old … and extreme. Mountain West News Bureau reporter Nate Hegyi takes us...
article Native Americans Rank Highest In Food Insecurity
(Oregon) -- Members of the region's tribes have a long history of collecting food from the land and water nearby. But that history has been interrupted by white...
article Wild rice project sows seeds for university, tribal collaboration
(Wisconsin) -- The Ojibwe people tell of a prophecy that spurred their journey from the Atlantic coast of North America to the Great Lakes region more than 1,000 years...
article Governor Gordon Creates Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Task Force
(Wyoming) -- Governor Mark Gordon announced today he has appointed members to a Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Task Force. The Governor was inspired to create...

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