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Chickasaw Nation

article Chickasaw Tribe Requests Human Remains Returned For Ceremonial Reburial
(Oklahoma) -- Wednesday, the Tulsa City Council will vote whether or not to release Native American human remains and artifacts back to their respective tribes.
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Dakota Access Pipeline

article Dakota Access protesters set camp on fire as U.S. army moves in
(North Dakota) -- Surrounded on all sides by roadblocks and under threat of arrest, demonstrators against the Dakota Access Pipeline have invoked an old ally: fire.
article Donald Trump News: Fake News Says “Dakota Pipeline on Fire!” – Not True
(North Dakota) -- Fake news plays out on social media these days. Such is the case on evacuation day evening on Facebook. The Donald Trump News Facebook page had a post...
article Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe slams Trump for lack of consultation on Dakota Access
(North Dakota) -- The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe is launching a new effort aimed at stopping the Dakota Access Pipeline ahead of a critical hearing in federal court.
article Dakota Access developer ‘underestimated’ social media opposition
(North Dakota) -- The chief executive of the company developing the Dakota Access pipeline said he “underestimated the power of social media” in the wake of...
article COOK LYNN: Dakota Access Pipeline … a metaphor for ‘what is wrong with America’
(South Dakota) -- The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of the Northern Plains has been in the news lately giving the world the panoramic story of America itself: Exploitation...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Kennewick Man

article Hundreds Attend Funeral for 8.4K-Year-Old Man
(Washington) -- The ancient bones of the Kennewick Man have been returned to the ground. More than 200 members of five Columbia Plateau tribes and bands gathered at an...
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Mining & Drilling

article Out west, MAGA means steamrolling local perspective in favor of oil driller greed
(New Mexico) -- In the northwestern corner of New Mexico, inside a makeshift cave deep within a winding canyon, there is a spiral carved into the sandstone.
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Native Voices

article James Giago Davies: We've become too proud of our ignorance
(South Dakota) -- Most Americans are not stupid. It is easy to think they are when you look at the TV they watch, their obsession with sports and celebrity, their...
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Wind River

article Northern Arapaho Tribe Will Appeal Circuit Court Decision About Reservation Boundary
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Tribe will appeal an Appellate Court’s split ruling Wednesday that the Wind River Reservation boundaries were reduced by Congress...
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Other News

article Montana Radio Host Calls For Segregation of Native American School Basketball Teams
(Montana) -- About the only positive thing you can say about a Billings, Mont., country-music radio host's blog post calling for the separation of Native American...
article The Trump Silver Lining: Black, Muslim, Native American Unity
(USA) -- `While marginalized communities from Native Americans to Black people to Muslims and Latino immigrants have suffered under successive U.S. governments for...
article Border Wall Would Cut Across Land Sacred To Native Tribe
(Arizona) -- The proposed border wall between the U.S. and Mexico would run right through Native lands, and tribal leaders in the region say it would desecrate sacred...
article Tohono O’odham Nation Releases Video On Its Opposition To Proposed Border Wall
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O’odham Nation has released a video, “There’s No O’odham Word for Wall,” detailing its opposition to the fortified...
article Native Sun News Today: Tribes asked to participate in treaty 'land grab' in South Dakota
(South Dakota) -- Before South Dakota’s nine tribal chairs could respond to a letter asking their participation on an advisory committee for a state takeover of...
article Tribe responds to county for non-support of water rights
(Oklahoma) -- The Brown County Commission met in regular session Tuesday morning, reading a letter from Kickapoo Tribal Chairman Lester Randall over the county's...
article Landmark Civil Rights Lawsuit Pits Havasupai Children Against the BIE
(Arizona) -- The village of Supai, Arizona, is a place of contradiction. Located inside the Grand Canyon, the capital of the Havasupai Tribe is the most remote community...
article The New Threat Threshold
(Canada) -- It was early November 2016 when Russell Diabo received a phone call from an APTN reporter, who told him that his was the only name that hadn’t been...
article Mark Trahant: A victory on Indian health from Washington state
(Washington) -- We live in odd times. Congress is moving forward with promised legislation that will roll back much of the health care reform enacted during the past...
article Column: What ever happened to the planned Native American memorial in Lake Barrington?
(Illinois) -- I recently received an email from Lake Barrington resident Sheri Bochniak that recalled an interesting time in Lake Barrington that happened only 20 years...
article LETTER: Take a lesson from history; protect your homeland
(Oregon) -- Native American Indians lived many centuries on this continent in relative peace and health. They populated their land to a sustainable amount that could...
article Native American women to share their stories at Chico State event
(California) -- Native American women will share their experiences and stories during an event at Chico State University. The university’s 2016-2017 Book in Common...
article Libraries to Host Native American Art Reception March 10 in Mullins
(Arkansas) -- University Libraries will host a reception on Friday, March 10, for the three artists whose work is featured in a current exhibit, ‘Stories, Visions and...
article Tucson Road Trip: Turquoise, art galore at American Indian expo
(Arizona) -- Tens of thousands of turquoise stones that have been collected over the past three decades. Basket-weaving and flute-carving demonstrations. A variety of...
article As Buffalo Slaughter Continues, Opposition and Solidarity Grow
(Montana) -- Yellowstone National Park has been filling up livestock trailers nearly every weekday for the past two weeks, cramming them full of wild buffalo and turning...

2/22/2017

article Cherokee chief vows to fight impeachment
(North Carolina) -- The chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is vowing to fight an impeachment attempt, saying some Tribal Council members are engaged in a...
article The Pruitt Emails: E.P.A. Chief Was Arm in Arm With Industry
(Washington D.C.) -- During his tenure as attorney general of Oklahoma, Scott Pruitt, now the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, closely coordinated with...
article Wyoming tribes don't have sovereignty over Riverton, land north of Wind River, court rules
(Wyoming) -- Historic reservation land north of the Wind River — including the town of Riverton — belongs to the state of Wyoming and not to the Northern...
article Protest camp ends with ceremony, fire
(North Dakota) -- The Oceti Sakowin protest camp is history as of Wednesday and the camp’s ending was a visual drama of structures burning in a heavy wet snow with...
article With camp deadline hours away, Dakota Access Pipeline opponents move to higher ground
(North Dakota) -- With the main Dakota Access Pipeline resistance camp set to close, Dorothy Sun Bear is moving to higher ground. The 57-year-old from the Pine Ridge...
article Lawsuits, border closures possible over protest bill
(South Dakota) -- Tribal leaders on Wednesday said they would look to sue the state and close down reservation borders and highways in South Dakota if lawmakers approved...
article Senate panel passes protest bill over tribes' objections
(South Dakota) -- Gov. Dennis Daugaard's bill to make it clear that the governor's emergency response powers apply to potentially destructive protests passed its...
article Trump team puts hold on pro-tribal and pro-treaty Dakota Access legal opinion
(Washington D.C.) -- A legal opinion that tribes have been using in their fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline has been suspended by the new Trump administration and...
article County Asks State to Pay for Prosecuting Reservation Crimes
(Montana) -- Lake County wants the state to pay the nearly $2 million a year the county pays to prosecute felony crimes committed on the Flathead Indian Reservation. Lee...
article Samish weigh in on Swinomish boundaries
(Washington) -- In a letter from the Samish Indian Nation to property owners in the March Point area, the tribe’s chairman reiterated his belief that the...
article Samish: Swinomish have no claims to bigger reservation
(Washington) -- The Samish Indian Nation is standing up against the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community on the Swinomish claim that its reservation is bigger than...
article Montana radio host under fire after calling for separate Native tourneys
(Montana) -- The topic of race entered the high school basketball conversation this week as divisional tournaments begin around the state. In a post on catcountry1029....
article Archaeogenomic evidence reveals prehistoric matrilineal dynasty
(New Mexico) -- For societies with writing systems, hereditary leadership is documented as one of the hallmarks of early political complexity and governance. In contrast...
article Fort Peck tribe to meet with TransCanada about Keystone XL Pipeline concerns
(Montana) -- TransCanada is seeking input from the Fort Peck Tribe before beginning construction on the Keystone XL Pipeline in order to avoid a situation like the one...
article 'Excited over the simple things': First Nation enjoys turning on the taps after 10 years without clean water
(Ontario) -- Makayla McWatch can clearly remember the first time she drank water from a tap at home. For the 12-year-old, it only came last summer. "My mom told me...
article Tribe launches campaign to educate voters
(Montana) -- In an effort to raise awareness among tribal members of the impacts and benefits of the Blackfeet Water Compact, the Blackfeet Nation is launching an...
article Quapaw Tribe holds project to clean up Oklahoma creek
(Oklahoma) -- The "Beaver Creek Unrestricted Tier One Project" has been going on for more than a year-- it's within the Tar Creek Superfund site. The tribe...
article PKS to Pay $4.2 Million for Alt Product Sales to Michigan Tribe
(Michigan) -- The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority on Wednesday ordered broker-dealer Purshe Kaplan Sterling Investments to repay $3.4 million to a Native...
article Tocabe to Open its Third Location This Summer
(Colorado) -- Last spring, Denver’s Tocabe became the largest Native American restaurant chain in the nation when it added a food truck to its arsenal. Now, Tocabe...
article Trudeau announces review of laws related to Indigenous peoples
(Canada) -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday his government has assembled a working group of ministers to review all federal laws and policies as they...
article In South Dakota, Officials Defied a Federal Judge and Took Indian Kids Away From Their Parents in Rigged Proceedings
(South Dakota) -- During the mid-1970s, Congress confirmed what Indian tribes had been saying for decades: State and local social workers and judges were aggressively...
article Petition granted: Gila River Indian Community will argue before Arizona Supreme Court to protect indian children
(Arizona) -- The Arizona Supreme Court has granted the petition for review filed by attorneys for the Gila River Indian Community, giving the Community the opportunity...
article Navajo officials: Plan in place to fix vets housing program
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation officials say they have a plan for improving a problem-plagued veterans housing program. Tribal President Russell Begaye's office says the...
article #Resistance150: Christi Belcourt on Indigenous history, resilience and resurgence
(Canada) -- This year marks the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, but Michif artist Christi Belcourt, Cree activist and advocate Tanya Kappo, Métis elder and...
article Cahokia, America’s Great City
(Illinois) -- Larger than London or Paris in its time, what is now America’s heartland had a magnificent city between 1030 and 1200 CE. Now known as Cahokia, the...
article Identity, belonging, purpose, key to kids well-being, says Sixties Scoop survivor
(Canada) -- The woman who led thousands of Indigenous adoptees to a hard-won victory in the Sixties Scoop lawsuit says she could not have done it if she had not...
article The U.S. Forcibly Detained Native Alaskans During World War II
(Alaska) -- The infamous Executive Order 9066, which singled out "resident enemy aliens" in the United States during World War II, forced 120,000 Americans of...
article Chief Seattle was secretly baptized by the Mormon church, leak shows
(Washington) -- The website MormonLeaks says Chief Seattle was baptized posthumously in the Mormon church. The website released purported baptism documents for 17 long-...
article Five Charged With Selling Fake Native American Jewelry
(New Mexico) -- Five individuals are being charged with violating the Indian Arts and Crafts Act after they allegedly imported and fraudulently marketed fake Native...

2/21/2017

article Tribal sovereignty foe in charge of nation's environmental agenda
(Washington D.C.) -- A Republican who has battled tribes on sovereignty and other issues is now in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency. Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma...
article What is tribal sovereignty?
(Oklahoma) -- All of the functions and services of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation government are directly tied to tribal sovereignty, but what exactly is it and how did it...
article Northern California tribe to reinstate nearly 70 members
(California) -- A tribe in Northern California is reinstating nearly 70 members who were stripped of their status eight years ago.
article Officers surround main Standing Rock camp, preparing for evacuations tomorrow
(North Dakota) -- They have the camps surrounded – dozens of North Dakota police and now a small army of National Park Service rangers who are counting down the...
article Indigenous women of Standing Rock issue heartbreaking plea for help ahead of evacuation
(North Dakota) -- With just over a day to go before the evacuation deadline arrives at North Dakota's Oceti Sakowin camp, protesters at the Standing Rock Indian...
article Activists Could Turn Trump’s Wall Into A Dakota Pipeline-Style Fight
(Arizona) -- An American Indian tribe on the southern border says it’s ready to use a Dakota Access Pipeline-style protest to target President Donald Trump’s...
article Attorney: Tribe seeks to reshape governance of region
(Michigan) -- Editor's note: The News-Review's editorial board invited attorney Lance Boldrey to submit a guest commentary explaining his clients' position...
article County-tribal law enforcement agreement could see changes
(Montana) -- A Polson lawmaker is advancing a bill in the Montana Legislature that would obligate the state to cover law enforcement costs for counties prosecuting...
article 200 years of broken promises force Cherokee Nation to file lawsuit against US government
(Oklahoma) -- Broken treaties aren't exactly breaking news for Oklahoma's native people. So why is the Cherokee Nation launching a new legal battle now? There...
article HALBRITTER: A Native American’s perspective on the immigration issue
(New York) -- Dear U.S and International Immigrants: This letter is addressed to the immigrants already living here in the United States, and also to those currently...
article Power may have passed via women in ancient Chaco Canyon society
(New Mexico) -- A maternal dynasty ruled one of the earliest and most mysterious civilizations in the Americas, centered in New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon, for more...
article 'My only goal is to get justice': Sue Caribou heads to MMIW inquiry's 1st family advisory circle
(Manitoba) -- Sue Caribou will be sharing the stories of her family who have been murdered or disappeared in Manitoba at the first meeting of the family advisory circle...
article EPA seeks dismissal of mine spill lawsuit claims
(New Mexico) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is asking a federal court to dismiss claims in two lawsuits filed over the Gold King Mine spill.
article In Yukon, Maxime Bernier suggests changing or scrapping Indian Act
(North Canada) -- Conservative party leadership candidate Maxime Bernier is the latest to suggest the Indian Act should be abolished, or changed. At a stop in Whitehorse...
article Women officers big part of Shiprock district
(New Mexico) -- After preparing her vehicle, Navajo Nation police Sgt. Shirley Sanisya was ready to patrol the parking lots, streets and neighborhoods of this town....
article Tribal grant helps Habitat assist struggling homeowners
(Oregon) -- Pride of ownership radiates from Vivian Holt’s home. Updated siding and modern windows keep the 1970s doublewide cozy. A picket fence encloses the tidy...
article UNL journalists create ‘call-to-action’ documentary about Whiteclay
(Nebraska) -- In the past decade, there have been over 42 million cans of beer sold in Whiteclay, Nebraska. The people of Whiteclay are not the primary customers for the...
article 'Honour a great man': Louis Riel's legacy gets its due
(Manitoba) -- Louis Riel has a complicated legacy, convicted as a traitor to the country but now often seen as a Métis hero. As Manitobans celebrate their annual...
article Native Americans were shipped overseas as slaves
(USA) -- Native Americans, including noncombatants, who surrendered during King Philip’s War to avoid enslavement were enslaved at nearly the same rate as captured...
article Tohono O'odham Nation Releases Video On Its Opposition To Proposed Border Wall
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O'odham Nation has released a video, "There's No O'odham Word for Wall," detailing its opposition to the fortified border...

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