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6/27/2017

article Court Ruling on Tribe Funds Is Setback for Wyoming Arapaho
(Wyoming) -- A U.S. District Court judge has ruled that the federal government may jointly administer some services to the two tribes on the Wind River Reservation in...
article Trump administration rolls out first rule under historic trust reform law
(Washington D.C.) -- Indian Country is entering a new era in trust reform amid major changes at the Department of the Interior. Tribes cheered when then-president Barack...
article Historic letter recalls time when Indigenous people were discouraged from 'excessive indulgence' in dancing
(Canada) -- When Sylvia McAdam posted a 95-year-old letter to Twitter, written by the former deputy superintendent of the Department of Indian Affairs, it went viral....
article Montauketts Clear Hurdle On Path To Recognition, Now Await Governor's Signature
(New York) -- The State Senate this week sent a bill to Governor Andrew Cuomo that grants official state recognition to the Montaukett Indian Nation, more than a century...
article Blackfeet Reject New Constitution
(Montana) -- Blackfeet tribal members rejected a new constitution that would have changed their system of government for the first time in more than 80 years. Unofficial...
article 'Frankly, we don't have any reason to celebrate:' Indigenous centre opting out of Canada Day celebrations
(Sudbury) -- As the rest of the country is preparing to mark Canada 150, others plan to sit out on the celebrations. Many Indigenous communities will not be taking part...
article 'Pervasive racism' remains outstanding issue from First Nation student deaths inquest, lawyer says
(Thunder Bay) -- The legacy of an inquest into the deaths of seven First Nations students in Thunder Bay, Ont., will be seen in the way the city deals with racism...
article TRAHANT: Republican health care reform bill impacts Indian Country
(Washington D.C.) -- The Congressional Budget Office report on the Senate majority’s health care bill — the ironically titled “Better Care...
article Unlike the Redskins, the Nats’ Class AAA team is embracing a potato name change
(New York) -- For years now, people have been suggesting that the Washington Redskins change their logo to a redskin potato as a way for the team to ward off the...
article Gay pride, a traveler, and being Alaska Native
(Alaska) -- David Clark is a senior at University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA). He just returned from Europe where he spent a month in the most northern parts of Norway....
article Grandmothers call for monument to honour Sagkeeng First Nation's MMIWG
(Manitoba) -- Several grandmothers in Sagkeeng First Nation would like to see a permanent monument in their community to remember loved ones who went missing or were...
article Why it’s time for President Trump to stop calling Elizabeth Warren ‘Pocahontas’
(Washington D.C.) -- Earlier this week, President Trump again referred to US Senator Elizabeth Warren by his favorite nickname for her: Pocahontas. It’s a racially...
article E.P.A. Moves to Rescind Contested Water Pollution Regulation
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration on Tuesday took a major legal step toward repealing a bitterly contested Obama-era regulation designed to limit pollution...
article Navajo council OKs lease extension for Arizona coal plant
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation Council has approved a lease extension that will allow a coal-fired power plant in northeastern Arizona to continue operating through...
article Shareholders re-elect Sealaska board incumbents
(Alaska) -- The management slate won this year’s Sealaska board election. Three incumbents and a newcomer who ran with them beat out eight independent candidates....
article Self-governing First Nations can keep all revenues, Ottawa says
(Ottawa) -- Ottawa is suspending a policy that saw transfer funding clawed back from self-governing First Nations that generate their own revenue. The moratorium will...
article Gorsuch asserts himself early as force on Supreme Court’s right
(Washington D.C.) -- On Day 78 of his lifetime appointment, the Supreme Court’s newest justice, Neil M. Gorsuch, revealed himself Monday to be:
article Indigenous women nearly 10 times more likely to be street checked by Edmonton police, new data shows
(Edmonton) -- Critics are calling for an Alberta-wide ban on street checks as a CBC News investigation reveals Edmonton police have been disproportionately stopping,...
article Cherokee Artists and Curators Denounce Artist Jimmie Durham as a Fraud, Saying He ‘Is Not a Cherokee’
(Minnesota) -- Hot on the heels of the opening of Jimmie Durham’s touring retrospective at the Walker Art Center, 10 Cherokee artists, curators, and other...
article Mankiller Documentary Film Review
(California) -- ‘Mesmerizing.’ ‘Profound.’ ‘Captivating.’ ‘Brilliant.’ ‘Beautiful.’ ‘Poignant.’...
article Todd County football player hopes to shine at Down Under Bowl
(South Dakota) -- For the first time in his life, 17-year-old Dineh Black Horse boarded a plane Sunday at Rapid City Regional Airport and experienced what it was like to...

6/26/2017

article For A Guy Who Doesn’t ‘Pick Winners,’ Ryan Zinke Sure Loves Fossil Fuels
(Washington D.C.) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has repeatedly stressed that when it comes to powering America, President Donald Trump’s administration doesn...
article Stolen sisters / 5 untold stories of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls
(Canada) -- Waves lap on the shore of the Winnipeg River, which flows through the centre of the community. Red dresses tied to trees sway in the wind outside a handful...
article Dakota Access review to re-examine impact on tribe
(North Dakota) -- A federal judge's order for more environmental review of the already-operating Dakota Access oil pipeline has several potential outcomes, all of...
article Tribes in for long haul as oil continues to flow through Dakota Access Pipeline
(North Dakota) -- Tribal leaders remain confident they will be able to stop oil from flowing through the Dakota Access Pipeline even though a decision isn't expected...
article Washington seeks to overturn tribe's fuel tax exemption
(Washington) -- Washington state is asking the nation's highest court to overturn a state Supreme Court decision that exempted the Yakama Nation from paying state...
article Fry Bread Nation
(Arizona) -- Marlena Jones is sweating. She’s making fry bread for forty people at a Cameron church function. She rolls up a ball of white flour, shortening and...
article Native Americans Call for Rethinking of Bering Strait Theory
(USA) -- Native Americans are questioning the leading theory of how the first peoples in North America arrived on the continent. For years, scientists have been debating...
article Michigan lawmaker's bill would ban use of Redskins mascot
(Michigan) -- A Michigan lawmaker has introduced legislation that would ban the use of the Redskins mascot for public schools in the state. Republican state Sen. Wayne...
article Oklahoma tries to crush Native American environmental protesters
(Oklahoma) -- When Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed HB 1124 into law in May, 2017 it was yet another strike against Native Americans and the entire nationwide working...
article Edmonton program to train Indigenous women for work on Trans Mountain pipeline
(Edmonton) -- A dozen Indigenous women from central Alberta are about to begin a course that could land them jobs in the construction of the multi-billion dollar Trans...
article Guidelines developed for drilling near Chaco Canyon
(New Mexico) -- Federal land managers have laid out their plans for weighing the effects of oil and gas development in northwestern New Mexico on everything from...
article NM, Zia Pueblo to fight illegal dumping
(New Mexico) -- The breathtaking panoramic vista of mesas and mountains off in the distance is somehow diminished when attention is focused on the ground immediately in...
article Alaska Native corporation in Sitka faces shareholder protest as revenues drop and CEO pay rises
(Alaska) -- The Alaska Native corporation Shee Atika in Sitka is in turmoil. At the urban corporation's annual meeting last month, shareholders showed their...
article Blackfeet Nation To Vote On Repeal, Replacement Of Tribal Constitution
(Montana) -- “Repeal and replace” is not just a mantra for Republicans in the U.S. House and Senate, it’s also a rallying cry for constitutional reform...
article Conservatives cheer Gorsuch amid flurry of decisions on final day of Supreme Court term
(Washington D.C.) -- Conservatives cheered the opinions of Justice Neil Gorsuch, President Trump's pick to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of...
article Tama Council hires police officer, expansion of department may be sought
(Iowa) -- Jarade Purk, currently serving on the Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police Force, was hired on a 3-0 Tama City Council vote Monday night to become the fifth member of...
article OBED: Resilience, self-determination are the tools Inuit youth need to fight suicide
(Canada) -- When people die by suicide, they leave a less rich world for all of us who are living in it. When I think of my friends and loved ones who have died, I know...
article As It Was: Modern Doctor and Indian Shaman Work Together
(Oregon) -- The Klamath Reservation tribes were very proud of their kiuks, known by outsiders as Indian doctors or shamans. One of the most respected was David Chocktoot...
article Controversy over Zia Pueblo symbol on Madison flag prompts plans to redesign
(Wisconsin) -- Concerns over the cultural appropriation of a Native American sun symbol have led Madison officials to consider redesigning the city’s flag, Mayor...
article Couple Find Huge Ancient Native American Canoe In Louisiana Mud Bank
(Louisiana) -- While taking a gentle paddle down the Red River of Louisiana, two boaters stumbled across a huge Native American canoe buried in the mud, which could turn...
article Groundbreaking held for monument to Virginia’s Native Americans
(Virginia) -- Representatives of several Native American tribes are celebrating a new monument planned near Virginia's Capitol. Representatives of several Native...
article Water Bottles Used By Native Americans May Have Been Accidentally Killing Them
(California) -- Recreating bottles made by Native California Indians 5,000 years ago, scientists have found they may have been inadvertently harming their health in the...
article Canada's biggest museum teams with Indigenous graphic artist to animate creation story
(Quebec) -- When the team of historians and curators at Canada's biggest museum began to discuss how to tell the story of Canada in the new Canadian History Hall,...
article Dakota elders meet to discuss sculpture's fate
(Minnesota) -- Dakota elders have met privately in Sisseton to talk about what to do with wood from a dismantled sculpture at the Walter Art Center in Minneapolis that...
article Australia Through American Eyes
(Australia) -- WHEN Bobby Salee looked for work in the Australian town of Cairns, his job prospects would end as quickly as potential employers would ask: Have you ever...
article Against tribal wishes, Secretary Zinke, Interior department removes federal protection for grizzlies
(Washington D.C.) -- When Colville Business Council chair Michael Marchand signed onto the Piikani Agreement in November, pledging the tribes’ support for grizzly...
article Judge mulling options to expand, dismiss GEAR UP lawsuit
(South Dakota) -- A civil suit related to the GEAR UP investigation may yet dismiss defendants or proliferate plaintiffs as an area judge considers motions heard on...
article 1st meet? No problem. Small Yukon swim team brings 'a lot of power' to Indigenous Games
(Edmonton) -- Among the sounds of the gentle splashing in a public pool, comes the chatter of a small but excited crowd: it's the Yukon swim team for the North...
article Girls tackling taboos by playing box lacrosse at North American Indigenous Games
(Ontario) -- As Mackenzie and Taylor Deleary lug their gear into the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena at the Six Nations Reserve near Brantford, Ont., they exude enthusiasm for...

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