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Cheyenne River Sioux

article Cheyenne River Youth Project Selected by Bush Foundation as Member of Second Community Creativity Cohort
(South Dakota) -- The Cheyenne River Youth Project announced today that it has been selected as a member of the Bush Foundation’s second Community Creativity Cohort.
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Lumbee Tribe

article Award-winning Actor Sean Penn Helps Lumbee Tribe in Aftermath of Hurricane Florence
(North Carolina) -- Sean Penn, the winner of two Oscars, stopped by the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, on Sunday to assist in the relief efforts in a region that has...
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Navajo Nation

article Navajo Nation to Pursue More Viable Options for Coal Plant
(Arizona) -- After the deal between Avenue Capital and Middle River Power broke down, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye announced that the Navajo Nation would move...
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Sharice Davids

article Sharice Davids Accepts Debate Hosted by The Kansas City Star
(Kansas) -- Sharice Davids, Democratic candidate for Congress in Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District, has accepted an invitation for a televised debate on October...
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Other News

article Kickapoo Tribe welcomes member of Congress to reservation
(Texas) -- Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) is a relative newcomer to Congress but he's already won some friends in Indian Country. The Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas...
article 'A hopeful future': Addressing Native youth in the justice system
(Washington D.C.) -- A new report from the Government Accountability Office is highlighting the challenges facing young Native Americans who end up in the justice system.
article Junior Miss Cherokee presents at National Tribal Health Conference
(Oklahoma) -- Junior Miss Cherokee Kaitlyn Pinkerton recently presented at the 35th annual National Indian Health Board’s Tribal Health Conference, where she shared her...
article Indian Pueblo Cultural Center to Host the City’s Only All–Native American art show during Balloon Fiesta
(New Mexico) -- The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (IPCC) is looking forward to hosting the 6th Annual Albuquerque American Indian Arts Festival (AAIAF) on Saturday and...

9/23/2018

article Paulette Jordan campaign chief’s resignation: Was it over PAC, or on-job friction?
(Idaho) -- Paulette Jordan’s campaign released a photo Thursday of its then-campaign manager, Michael Rosenow, posing with Jordan’s opponent in the race for...
article Prosecutor says state went with best option under the law in plea deal that has outraged public
(Alaska) -- The head of the Alaska Department of Law's criminal division said Saturday the state chose the best option it had under the law in a plea deal that has...
article 'I'd never written about my abuse as truth, I'd always fictionalized it': Terese Marie Mailhot on her memoir
(Canada) -- When Terese Marie Mailhot published her debut, Heart Berries: A Memoir, she couldn't have predicted the response. It was met with rave reviews, and...
article Settlements reached in Native American foster care abuse cases against church
(Arizona) -- Four Native Americans who claimed they were sexually abused while enrolled in a now-defunct church foster care program decades ago filed paperwork to...
article TRAHANT: The people are voting ... so what would it take to get a 100 percent turnout?
(USA) -- Election Day is now a funny phrase. A generation ago it signified that one day when citizens showed up at the polls and cast ballots. Then after the polls...
article Port Angeles OKs Indigenous People’s Day after debate
(Washington) -- After a lively debate, the Port Angeles City Council voted last week to recognize Indigenous People’s Day on Columbus Day. The council voted 5-1...
article 'I can't escape': Life as a non-Indigenous student at the notorious St. Anne's residential school
(Ontario) -- Ron Gosbee was five and wearing his "Sunday best" when he got in a freighter canoe bound for St. Anne's Indian Residential School in Fort...
article Potential buyer for Navajo Generating Station out, plant closure likely
(Arizona) -- The investment firm that was interested in buying the Navajo Generating Station broke off its pursuit this week, making the closure of the plant next year...
article Controversy heats up over removal of Lower Snake River dams as orcas suffer losses
(Washington) -- The combine tracks are still fresh in this wheat field, like the marks in a just-vacuumed rug. The waters cruised by orca whales hundreds of miles away...
article 'It's time,' says first Indigenous woman in Canada to own airline
(British Columbia) -- It's not every day you become the first Indigenous woman to own an airline in Canada. "Even today it's hard to imagine that I am...
article Red Lake Nation bridge work earns state award
(Minnesota) -- The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians recently was selected as a recipient of a Minnesota State Government Innovation Award for its collaboration with the...
article Tribes confront incarceration problem
(Wyoming) -- The tribal jail in Fort Washakie, which serves the entire Wind River Indian Reservation, has a capacity problem. But the three judges of the newly...
article 'It runs in her culture': Spelling bees transforming one Navajo community
(Arizona) -- “Spessartine.” Standing center stage at the Scripps National Spelling Bee, Kelly Haven repeated the word pensively. She shifted in her...
article East Stroudsburg University partners with tribal nation
(Pennsylvania) -- East Stroudsburg University has formed a formal partnership with a tribal nation to foster educational initiatives. The signed agreement will include...
article OURS: Sentinel program at Oglala Lakota fits conditions
(South Dakota) -- Ideology won’t produce the best defense against school shootings. Simplified arguments — those that either support or oppose armed...
article Students get 'authentic learning experience' after grizzly wanders into Nunavut community
(Nunavut) -- Students in Kugluktuk, Nunavut were treated to a unique learning opportunity this week after a grizzly bear wandered into the community. According to the...
article Cherokee veterans visit DC war memorials
(Washington D.C.) -- Placing a hand against the smooth, black granite for balance, 92-year-old John Cockrum stood on his toes and reached with his folded umbrella to...
article Gathering commemorates site of Delaware Indian village near Perrysville
(Ohio) -- It's easy to drive along a stretch of Ohio 39, just north of Perrysville, and have no idea of the historical significance of the area. The Delaware Indians...
article Montana's tribal college presidents share ways they're preserving Native languages
(Montana) -- Four tribal college presidents say their institutions are trying new methods to preserve — maybe even expand — the number of people who can read...
article Three Forks History: Four Mothers resisted allotment
(Oklahoma) -- It became official government policy in 1887 to push for the end of tribal sovereignty across the country. One primary way Washington politicians planned...
article Disney redraws first black princess after anti-racism campaigners claim her skin is 'too white'
(Hollywood) -- Animators have been forced to re-draw Disney's first black princess after anti-racism campaigners claimed she had been 'whitewashed' with...
article Montana Proposes Closing Area Outside Park to Bison Hunting
(Montana) -- Montana wildlife officials want to prohibit state hunters from shooting bison in an area bordering Yellowstone National Park where dozens of hunters can...
article Alaska Native nonprofit acquires bison herd
(Alaska) -- An Alaska Native nonprofit recently acquired a herd of bison as part of its grand plan for economic development. The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports the Old...
article Arlee Warriors, University of Montana events celebrate Native American heritage
(Montana) -- The Arlee boy’s basketball team, the Warriors, will be visiting Big Sky High School on Wednesday to share their message of hope, talk about suicide...
article Udall, Klobuchar Introduce Resolution Recognizing 50th Anniversary Of Indian Civil Rights Act
(Washington D.C.) -- Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), ranking...

9/22/2018

article Court strikes down landmark Indian Child Welfare Act ruling
(South Dakota) -- A federal appeals court has delivered a major blow to tribes and parents who have been seeking stronger enforcement of the Indian Child Welfare Act in...
article Arnold-Jones apologizes to tribal leadership group for comments on Fox News
(New Mexico) -- A New Mexico congressional candidate publicly apologized to pueblo leaders for her comments on a national television news show. The apology came from...
article Hillary Clinton Just Endorsed a Handful of Female Trailblazers for the Midterms
(USA) -- On Friday afternoon, Hillary Clinton informally endorsed four trailblazing Democratic women in their midterm races, writing on Twitter: "We'd all be...
article Oklahoma Indian Reservation Case Heads To Supreme Court
(Washington D.C.) -- At the heart of a case going to the U.S. Supreme Court during its upcoming session is this question: Are there Indian reservations in Oklahoma?
article Fugitive New Mexico Priest Facing Federal Sex Abuse Charges Pleads Not Guilty
(New Mexico) -- A fugitive priest who fled the U.S. decades ago amid allegations of child sex abuse has been returned to New Mexico to face charges after being arrested...
article Tribal members settle abuse cases against Mormon church
(Arizona) -- A lawyer says four Native Americans who claimed they were sexually abused while enrolled in a now-defunct Mormon church foster program decades ago have...
article Man accused of kidnapping woman and masturbating on her is given ‘one pass,’ won’t go to prison
(Alaska) -- A man in Alaska who was accused of kidnapping a woman from a gas station, choking her until she passed out, then masturbating over her has accepted a plea...
article 'I grew up knowing what I was, was a conflict': Tommy Orange writes about challenges facing 'urban Indians'
(California) -- In his debut novel, Tommy Orange reveals a world not often explored, the lives of "urban Indians." There, There is set in Oakland, California...
article People Petition That Offensive "Indian Costumes" Be Removed From Yandy Costume Website
(USA) -- Earlier this week, people called out the clothing and costumes website Yandy for its “Sexy Handmaid’s Tale” Halloween costume. Following the...
article Council considers passing indigenous peoples day resolution
(Arizona) -- Flagstaff City Council may be ready to declare Indigenous Peoples Day to occur on the second Monday of October, the same day as Columbus Day. A resolution...
article Minneapolis Mayor Says He Has Found Site For Homeless Camp
(Minnesota) -- Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey says he has found a new site for a homeless encampment, a declaration he made hours after the city council put off a decision...
article Stripping Down Racism Found in Indigenous Healthcare
(Canada) -- To kickstart Indigenous Awareness week, McGill’s Indigenous Health Profession Program and the Social Equity and Diversity Education Office organized a...
article Keystone XL pipeline route would not harm environment: State Department
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. State Department on Friday issued an environmental assessment of a revised route for the Keystone XL crude pipeline that concluded it would...
article No guarantee all Indigenous concerns about Trans Mountain will be addressed, minister says
(Ottawa) -- The Trudeau government has said more than once it's committed to respecting First Nations' interests in the push to get the Trans Mountain pipeline...
article At public meeting, U.S. Congressman Markwayne Mullin says poultry issue is 'personal to me'
(Oklahoma) -- The chicken house stories echoed, literally, with a familiar frustrated tone under the Dome at Kansas High School, but Oklahoma’s poultry house...
article Culbertson, Farnbach teaming up to write Temecula winery food pairing book
(California) -- There's likely no better person to write a book about pairing food with Temecula wines than Martha Culbertson. And there's nobody more qualified...
article It’s Official—Cannabis Is the New Crypto
(New York) -- As one speculative frenzy fizzles, another arises from its ashes. Marijuana Inc. is making more headlines than Crypto Corp. as the stocks of companies...
article $154M plan with federal government step toward self-government for Métis: Manitoba Metis Federation
(Manitoba) -- A plan that includes $154 million in federal government funding for the Manitoba Metis Federation is just the beginning of a transformational process...
article DOJ to grant $3.5 million for Bemidji-area tribal public safety
(Minnesota) -- Six American Indian communities in Minnesota—including the three that bracket Bemidji—are in line for millions of dollars from the federal...
article New approaches to counterextremism, Indian communities among priorities of Minnesota's U.S. attorney
(Minnesota) -- Federal prosecutors in Minnesota will pursue more gun cases, take a more active role in American Indian communities and cast a wider net in trying to curb...
article Editorial: Justice must be served in cases of missing, murdered Native American women
(Washington) -- What is so searing, so emotionally wrought, for the families of murdered or missing Native American women is the not knowing. Not knowing if the loved...
article Wyandotte Nation police chief resigns; tribe seeking successor
(Oklahoma) -- The Wyandotte Tribe of Oklahoma is now searching for a new tribal police department chief after Ken Murphy resigned from the position Thursday. Murphy, who...
article Police Detainment of Native American Brothers Sparks Campus Campaign
(Colorado) -- A campaign is set to launch at Colorado State University in response to an April 30 incident when two Native American brothers touring the campus were...
article 'All we can do is forgive': Descendants of Métis trapper visit site of his eviction by federal government
(Saskatoon) -- The great-granddaughter of a Métis trapper kicked out of Prince Albert National Park in 1927 says a trip this week to see the lake named after her...
article Native American Legends of Mount Katahdin: Home of Powerful Thunderbirds and the Lord of Storms
(Maine) -- Located in Piscataquis in Piscataquis County, Maine, Mount Katahdin rises to a height of 5,267 feet (1605.38 meters). A central feature of Baxter State Park,...
article Pascua Yaqui tribe marks milestone anniversary
(Arizona) -- A celebration of heritage and four decades of recognition from the U.S. Government on the hollowed ground of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe Saturday. “We as a...
article Potlatch 67-67 exhibit sheds light on impacts of ceremony's ban on First Nations
(British Columbia) -- An educational program is challenging people to reflect on what they know about potlatches, the history of the potlatch ban and its cumulative...
article St. Regis Mohawk Tribe asking for letters of support for Akwesasne Heritage Complex
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe is looking for local support for its proposed purchase of land on the south side of the former GM Powertrain site, which would...
article Native American Art: Thousands of Artists But Only a Fraction of Their Masterpieces Have Survived
(North America) -- The arts of North American natives typically fall into broad categories of sculpture, painting, quill-work, beadwork and architecture. The Native...
article The Making of ‘Crow: The Legend,’ Baobab’s Latest Star-Studded VR Film (EXCLUSIVE)
(Hollywood) -- Oprah Winfrey. John Legend. Constance Wu. Diego Luna. Baobab Studios’ latest animated VR film “Crow: The Legend” has an almost...
article Young Cree dancer hopes Waskaganish accepts powwow
(Quebec) -- Charity Lacroix says powwow dancing helped her heal after losing her mother to cancer eight years ago. Now, the 18-year-old says she's sad to think other...
article Warmer Arctic waters attract surprising visitors: clams, fish and whales
(Arctic) -- On a ship near the top of the planet, a 120-pound steel claw dumps out mud freshly scooped from the bottom of the sea. Jackie Grebmeier gets to work with a...
article 2 ex-members of Omaha Tribe sentenced in federal court
(Nebraska) -- Two former members of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska's governing council have been sentenced to probation for misusing federal money. The Sioux City...

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