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Cherokee Nation

article U.S. Secretary Of Health And Human Services Visits Cherokee Nation
(Oklahoma) -- United States Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price is in Oklahoma visiting with tribal leaders to talk about their healthcare needs. Price...
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Lumbee Tribe

article Lumbee bills working through Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- The state-recognized Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina is attempting again to garner federal recognition through two identical bills currently going...
article Tribes get hearing Tuesday
(Washington D.C.) -- Supporters of Lumbee recognition are banking on next week’s hearing before a U.S. House subcommittee to move the proposed Lumbee Recognition...
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Mining & Drilling

article Mining leaves legacy of contamination on reservations
(Utah) -- Mining companies have extracted materials such as gold, uranium and coal on Native American lands for centuries. The contamination left behind, such as excess...
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Saginaw Chippewa

article Chippewa Tribe shares details on Tawas Lake property purchase
(Michigan) -- The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe has issued a press release regarding their recent purchase of 902 acres of land, including a little more than one mile of...
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Trump Adminstration

article The Trump Administration Might Not Be Terrible for Indian Health Services
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump’s administration is now supporting an increase of $173.8 million in funding for the Indian Health Service (IHS) over...
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Other News

article Browning to Sell Assets to Blackfeet Tribe as Town Dissolves
(Montana) -- A judge has ordered the Town of Browning to hand over most of its assets to the Blackfeet Tribe in order to settle a number of lawsuits between the two...
article U.S. Health and Human Services secretary praises Cherokee drug treatment center
A member of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet is receiving an up-close and personal view of the opioid epidemic in Indian Country. As part of a three-day visit with Oklahoma tribal leaders, Secretary...
article City leaders respond to concerns about depiction of Native Americans in Wellsville ‘Sham Battle’
(Utah) -- People packed the city council room in Wellsville Wednesday night, to listen to discussion over the Wellsville Founders' Day Sham Battle. The Sham Battle...
article How Native Americans and Immigrants Are Coming Together to Define the Future of Resistance
(Washington D.C.) -- “Indians are the miner’s canary. They mark the shift from fresh air to poison gas in our political atmosphere, and our treatment of...
article Tribes commit to uphold Paris climate agreement
(Washington) -- The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community started planning for climate change a decade ago. Located on the southeastern peninsula of Fidalgo Island on Puget...
article Through agreement with CBP, Colville Tribes to issue Enhanced Tribal Card
(Washington) -- Through an agreement with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation will begin issuing Enhanced...
article Hoh Tribe takes steps to close the Digital Divide
(Washington) -- The Hoh Indian Tribe recently selected Native Network to complete a Broadband Feasibility Study. The Tribe wanted a feasibility study to assess the...
article Sisters Sentenced for Embezzlement from Indian Tribal Government
(Alaska) -- Acting U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced that Sylvia Toolie, 60, and her sister, Peggy Akeya, 57, of Savoonga, Alaska, were sentenced by Chief U.S....
article OP/ED: Maine can’t expect improved health, state-tribal relations when it fails to keep its word
(Maine) -- Imagine a handful of small communities in a state are home to people who smoke at double the rate of the rest of the population; have rates of obesity,...
article The importance of the positive and beneficial impact of Tribal Education
(Alaska) -- The Yupiaq had a system of education that took into account the universe of the human being, including respect for all renewable and non-renewable resources...
article Beyond Confederacy: California confronts its legacy of slavery and genocide
(California) -- Back when Assemblywoman Monique Limón served on the school board in Santa Barbara, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians donated an encyclopedia-style...
article No invitation: Why Native American groups weren’t protesting Unite the Right
(Virginia) -- On August 12, the streets around Emancipation Park were a riot of color: socialist red, antifa black, the white robes of clergy, bright rainbow flags. But...
article Brazil’s ‘Uncontacted’ Indigenous Amazonians Must Be Protected
(Brazil) -- In a remote corner of far-western Brazil lies the Vale do Javari, home to one of the greatest concentrations of isolated or entirely “uncontacted...

9/20/2017

article Native American Journalists Debate Future of Media in Indian Country
(California) -- The collapse of a prominent Native American media network has triggered debate over how Native media can best serve the interests of communities across...
article First Nations video shows 'thousands' of wild fish in B.C. salmon farm
(British Columbia) -- The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society posted footage shot by Hereditary Chief George Quocksister Jr. of the Laichwiltach Nation at a fish farm...
article Fish Farm Occupation Moves From Sea to City
(British Columbia) -- First Nations campaigners occupying fish farms on Vancouver Island received a boost of support last Friday when a group of supporters occupied the...
article Still Fighting at Standing Rock
(North Dakota) -- Rattler sat on the sofa scrolling through his phone. It was a drizzling, cold spring day in Bismarck, North Dakota, but he wasn’t going outside...
article Coquille Indian Tribe names Mark Johnston new executive director
(Oregon) -- Coquille Indian Tribe has named Mark Johnston as its new executive director. Johnston will head the tribal government administration, a job he has held on an...
article The Trump Administration Has a Plan to Alter Protected Landscapes Across America
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration is considering shrinking 10 national monuments or reducing their protections, potentially endangering forests in the...
article POTASH: Encanto secures $100 million injection
(British Columbia) -- Encanto Potash Corp. of Vancouver has secured a commitment for $100 million of funding over the next three years from GEM Investments American and...
article Province announces commitment of land to Canada for Sayisi Dene First Nation Reserve
(Manitoba) -- The Manitoba government will be entering into a bilateral provincial Relocation Claim Lands Agreement with the Sayisi Dene First Nation, Indigenous and...
article Residents face eviction amid plans to redevelop Songhees land
(British Columbia) -- Residents of a mobile home park on Songhees First Nation land that is poised for redevelopment are distraught and uncertain about their futures...
article In Mexico, Weavers Embrace Natural Alternatives to Toxic Dyes
(Mexico) -- As a child, Porfirio Gutiérrez hiked into the mountains above the village with his family each fall, collecting the plants they would use to make colorful...
article Forsman elected president of Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians
(Washington) -- Suquamish Tribe Chairman Leonard Forsman is the new president of the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians. Forsman received 3,343 votes to Colville...
article Nanaimo councillors say sorry to Indigenous official
(British Columbia) -- Nanaimo council has issued a letter of regret to their chief administrative officer Tracy Samra and pledged to follow a consultant’s...
article Native Americans are over-represented in Montana's prison system. What can be done?
(Montana) -- American Indians are over-represented in Montana’s correctional system, and lawmakers hope to do something about it. Members of the State-Tribal...
article MSU observes American Indian Heritage Day Sept. 22 with cultural and academic presentations
(Montana) -- Montana State University will observe 2017 American Indian Heritage Day with a variety of cultural and academic events scheduled for Friday, Sept. 22. The...
article Renowned UGA Professor LeAnne Howe will present American Indian scholar Daniel Justice for annual AIR talk
(Georgia) -- LeAnne Howe, American Indian scholar and Edison Distinguished professor at the University of Georgia, will present her third annual American Indian...
article After 87 years in a Smithsonian collection, bones of Igiugig ancestors return home
(Alaska) -- About half Igiugig’s 69 citizens crowded into Saint Nicholas Orthodox church last week. The nave was hazy with incense as a priest conducted the...
article Ancient Native American rock art rescued from warehouse for documentation
(Wyoming) -- There’s still part of a dynamite charge stuck in a hole along a sandstone cliff near Greybull, Wyoming, where in 1962 stonemasons removed tons of...
article Chief Robert Joseph draws on personal experiences to advance reconciliation
(British Columbia) -- Anyone who meets Robert Joseph would have trouble imagining him as the town drunk. Sitting in his North Vancouver office on top of the Staples...
article History tapestry with stitches by Queen and Prince Charles condemned as 'racist'
(UK) -- It took 20 years of painstaking labour, intended to bring communities together and celebrate history with contributions from the Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, Queen...
article Meet Bethany Yellowtail, a Native American fashion designer on a mission
(Indian Country) -- Bethany Yellowtail, the CEO and designer behind the celebrity-loved brand B.Yellowtail, sees clothing as a way to represent her culture and share it...
article Mystic Lake hosts Native American Nutrition conference
(Minnesota) -- There are some significant factors which affect Native Americans' health and wellness in Minnesota — poverty, mental health, obesity and lack of...
article Pair of local Young Marines meet Navajo Code Talkers
(Arizona) -- Two members of the Ashtabula County Young Marines joined with almost 120 peers from across the country as they gathered in Window Rock, Arizona last month...
article Return to Wind River
(Wyoming) -- The U.S. government promised to teach three Arapaho boys “the right way” and return them to their tribe as ambassadors of European assimilation...

9/19/2017

press release Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Says Wind River and Yellowstone Actress is Not Enrolled nor Descended from Tribe
(Hollywood) -- In a recent article entitled “What’s So Hard About Casting Indian Actors in Indian Roles?” published by The New York Times, it stated...
article How A Partnership Between Drug Giant, Native American Tribe, May Affect Drug Patent Challenges
(New York) -- A drug company and a native tribe in upstate New York have struck a deal. They will use the tribe's sovereign status to enhance the patent protection...
article Co-producer of ‘Beyond Standing Rock’ explains Native American rights to library patrons
(New Jersey) -- In an effort to examine ongoing cases involving Native American rights and sovereignty, the East Brunswick Library hosted a session with a co-producer of...
article Elk to buy Resolute Energy’s Greater Aneth EOR unit
(Utah) -- Sydney-based Elk Petroleum Ltd. has agreed to acquire a subsidiary of Resolute Energy Corp., Denver, including its 63% interest in Greater Aneth oil field in...
article Water desalination system on a bus
(Arizona) -- Engineers from the University of Arizona have partnered with Apex Applied Technology to create a mobile water treatment system, effectively a "...
article Navajo Nation Council OK’s FY2018 $636M budget
(New Mexico) -- The Navajo Nation Council has approved a $636 million comprehensive budget for fiscal year 2018. Delegates voted 19-2 in favor of approving the budget,...
article Controlling Navajo Nation’s free-roaming horse dilemma
(Arizona) -- For centuries, wild horses have roamed the Navajo Nation, where they serve as both a symbol of the unconquerable Native spirit and the iconic image of the...
article Chelsea Clinton Slams Alabama Senate Candidate Who Referred to Native Americans and Asians as ‘Reds and Yellows’
(Alabama) -- In her latest Twitter takedown, former first daughter Chelsea Clinton took aim at a Republican candidate for the Alabama Senate who seemed to describe...
article MORON ALERT: Alabama Senate leading candidate Roy Moore refers to Native Americans and Asians as "reds and yellows"
(Alabama) -- Wow. One of Alabama's Senate candidates, Roy Moore, refers to Native Americans as "reds" and Asians as "yellows." He is competing...
article Leaked memo: Zinke wants smaller monuments, but how small?
(Washington D.C.) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke clearly has his sights on trimming national monuments in southern Utah, but his official report to President Donald...
article Centuries-old Tigua tribe selects new chief
(Texas) -- The centuries-old Tigua tribe now has a new leader. Members of the tribe selected Jose Sierra as the Tigua's chief after narrowing it down from 10 other...
article America had a row over its Confederate statues, and now Australia is struggling with its British colonial ones
(Australia) -- A war of words over colonial-era statues in Australia has taken a further twist with calls for the addition of plaques acknowledging the nation’s...
article Red Lake leaders hope organic farm can feed tribe members
(Minnesota) -- Leaders of the Red Lake Indian Reservation hope to feed the roughly 5,000 tribal members who live there with fresh, organic produce grown on the northern...
article Judge mulling whether tribe's suit against state can proceed
(Connecticut) -- A Connecticut judge is considering whether to dismiss a lawsuit against the state by the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation, which is seeking $610 million for...
article Ariz. Tribe Says Feds Must Face Trust Mismanagement Suit (sub req)
(Arizona) -- The White Mountain Apache Tribe on Friday fought a partial dismissal bid of its suit claiming the federal government failed in its trust duty to the tribe...
article Atty Tells Jury Tribe Grew Wary Of Racer's Payday Loan Plan (sub req)
(New York) -- An effort by racer Scott Tucker to involve California's Yurok tribe in a lending operation fizzled amid tribal concern it would have no role in the...
article The Sioux Chef gets a riverfront restaurant at the foot of the Stone Arch Bridge
(Minnesota) -- The Sioux Chef is set to open a restaurant in the forthcoming Water Works park in downtown Minneapolis near St. Anthony Falls (known as Owamni Yamni, or...
article Tribal lands: Most sacred places (video)
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O'odham Nation straddles the U.S.-Mexico border, which divides the tribe physically and spiritually.
article Excluding Indigenous youth from schools may severely increase their risk of incarceration
(Australia) -- Many Indigenous children, particularly boys aged 10 to 17 years, are receiving lengthy suspensions from schools throughout Australia. Even more concerning...
article Murder suspect 'believed cousin had spread HIV through Native American tribe'
(Connecticut) -- A man accused of shooting dead his cousin in Connecticut told police the victim had been spreading HIV through their Native American tribe by raping...
article Aboriginal youth suicide: An athlete who couldn't outrun his past
(Australia) -- James was a star baseballer earmarked for a US sports scholarship. But he couldn't step out of the shadows of a deeply troubled childhood. This is the...
article Ponca Tribe receives grant to address elder abuse
(Nebraska) -- A Nebraska tribe has received a more than $17,000 grant meant to help address elder abuse throughout its 15-county service area in Nebraska, Iowa and South...
article Chitimacha Tribe signed treaty with France at New Orleans nearly 300 years ago
(Louisiana) -- The Chitimacha Tribe is approaching a key milestone in its dealings with foreign nations. The tribe signed a treaty with France in 1718, NOLA.Com reports...
article Portland designates 2nd Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day
(Maine) -- Maine’s largest city will no longer celebrate Columbus Day as a municipal holiday. The Portland City Council voted unanimously Monday to designate the...
article The 1718 treaty that saved a native Louisiana tribe
(Louisiana) -- For 12 years, bitter, brutal war raged between the Chitimacha band of Native Americans and early French settlers in Louisiana, resulting in repeated raids...
article Provocative photos imagine Australia's white colonizers in chains
(Australia) -- By recreating images from Australia's past, photographer Greg Semu is hoping to highlight the brutality of colonial rule. But while many of his shots...
article Over 1500 indigenous communities in danger of losing their land
(Argentina) -- Argentina's Indigenous Territorial Emergency Law, which restrains legal evictions and prevents native communities from losing their ancestral lands,...
article 'National shame': Push for courts to consider Aboriginal background in sentencing
(Australia) -- Judges and magistrates would be required to take into account an offender's Aboriginal background and consider ways to reduce the Indigenous prisoner...
article Inside nomadic Siberian tribe during mass reindeer migration when tribesman drink BLOOD to survive the biting cold
(Siberia) -- Timothy said: “In all honesty, I’m a 44-year-old bloke, but stuff like this still scares me. If something goes wrong out there, you could be...

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