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Buffalo & Bison

article Where the buffalo roam: National Cowboy Museum exhibit celebrates the American bison
(Oklahoma) -- Hundreds of years after they thundered across the plains in vast herds, bison continue to roam through paintings and on license plates, in sculptures and...
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Colville Tribe

article State Patrol: Colville tribal police officer causes wreck in Omak; injured as well
(Washington) -- State troopers say a Colville tribal police officer was injured in a crash that he caused in Okanogan County on Saturday. Washington State Patrol...
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CSKT

article LETTER: National Bison Range belongs to every American
(Montana) -- Recently, the Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribe announced their renewed effort to have ownership of the National Bison Range, a Federal Wildlife Refuge...
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Kiowa Tribe

article Kiowa culture goes digital
(Oklahoma) -- For many years, Kiowa elder Dorothy Whitehorse DeLaune has worked with tribal members and Native Studies scholars to sustain the Kiowa language, culture,...
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Land Issues

article Trial Against Mahwah's Ramapough Lenape Tribe Begins Monday
(New Jersey) -- A Bergen County Superior Court trial will begin Monday involving the Ramapough Lenape Nation tribe, the township, and the Ramapo Hunt & Polo Club....
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Marijuana & Hemp

article Las Vegas Paiutes thrive in legalized marijuana market
(Nevada) -- Benny Tso stands on the curb of a concrete sidewalk looking up at a snow-covered mountaintop, five miles in the distance. Tso, who served as the chairman of...
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Voter Suppression

article MORON ALERT: Congressional hearing on voter ID was a shame and a sham
(North Dakota) -- You probably read some headlines this week about a congressional hearing, hosted on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, at which North Dakota’s...
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Water Issues

article Klamath Tribes at water coalition talks
(Oregon) -- The Klamath Tribes recently participated in the Coalition of the Willing group meeting in March, and plan to attend the next meeting Wednesday in Medford....
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Other News

article Governor, tribal leaders talk rez development on campus
(Wyoming) -- Gov. Mark Gordon said this week the state of Wyoming under his leadership has a role to play in reducing the layers of government bureaucracy that impede...
article Shelters for victims of abuse in Canada still struggling with underfunding, capacity issues: StatsCan
(Saskatchewan) -- New numbers from Statistics Canada show shelters for victims of abuse across the country admitted 68,106 people in 2017/18, 60.3 per cent of whom were...
article 'This Land is Home:' Tribal court judge to speak on colonization in Ketchum
(Idaho) -- They say history is only one side of the story; this couldn’t be truer for the history of the Americas. Often presented as a straightforward story of...
article Kaska elders say 'souga senla' for meal delivery program
(Canada) -- When a home support worker visited his Watson Lake house on a Thursday earlier this month, Hammond Dick stood to shake her hand. "Souga senla," he...
article Making 'the patient the quarterback': Tribes advancing health outcomes with obesity, diabetes
(Oklahoma) -- Tribal health services in Oklahoma cover virtually everything a patient might need, including some of the most dangerous conditions — obesity and...
article NMSU exhibition displays ancient Mimbres pottery
(New Mexico) -- Spectacular pottery designed and crafted by people of the Mimbres Valley and surrounding areas from A.D. 1000 to 1130 will be on display at the American...
article The beat goes on: Native drum, dance teams take hold at area high schools
(Minnesota) -- The drums were loud, and they thundered, on and off, for hours. Drummers and dancers from 17 northern Minnesota schools headed on a Saturday earlier this...
article South Phoenix Wildlife Refuge Home To Feather Conservatory For Native Americans
(Arizona) -- A south Phoenix wildlife center is home to a program to help Native Americans from across the country safely obtain bird feathers and carcasses for...
article Hometown Hockey in Enoch Cree Nation shows community's deep ties to sport
(Alberta) -- Shane Peacock stares at a series of photos looking out over the ice in the Enoch Recreation Centre. He's in one of them — somewhere in the early-...

4/20/2019

article IHS says it won't reach out to Weber victims
(South Dakota) -- After meeting with the head of the Indian Health Service last month to learn what steps it's taking in the wake of a former doctor being convicted...
article Kanye makes 'exclusive trek' in Palm Springs with Agua Caliente Tribal Chairman Jeff Grubbe
(California) -- While Kanye West is in town preparing for his much-anticipated Easter Sunday service at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, he stopped by Palm...
article Hopi Appeals Court Denies Challenges Against Tribal Chairman
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Appellate Court has upheld the dismissal of two cases that alleged the tribal chairman was improperly seated. Timothy Nuvangyaoma has been chairman...
article It takes a village: Stories from Native Alaska
(Alaska) -- What is it like living in a community that is only accessible by plane and where hunting and fishing are vital for survival? Residents of a remote Alaska...
article Whiteclay activists outline vision for fetal alcohol syndrome treatment center
(Nebraska) -- Borrowing advice from experts in the field from Michigan to Alaska, promoters are envisioning a first-of-its-kind center that will not only diagnose and...
article Critics Say Louisiana ‘Highjacked’ Climate Resettlement Plan for Isle de Jean Charles Tribe
(Louisiana) -- Albert Naquin, Chief of the Isle de Jean Charles Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Tribe (IDJC), often loses sleep over his tribe’s fate as its historic...
article Cheech and Chong help celebrate the opening of a Tacoma marijuana store on 4/20
(Washington) -- Cannabis history came full circle Saturday when Cheech and Chong — the two men responsible for creating the stoner-comedy film genre in the 1970s...
article Vermont passes bill abolishing Columbus Day in favor of Indigenous Peoples' Day
(Vermont) -- For three years, the state of Vermont has been celebrating the second Monday of October, traditionally and federally labeled as Columbus Day, as Indigenous...
article State defends South Dakota pipeline protest legislation
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota's governor and attorney general are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit challenging a new law that aims to prevent...
article Southern Utah environmental group sues feds over public lands leased for oil and gas development in Alkali Ridge
(Utah) -- A southern Utah environmental group is suing the U.S. Department of Interior and Bureau of Land Management over its leasing public lands with plentiful...
article Community groups look to restore or expand recreational trails in Umatilla County
(Oregon) -- Umatilla County has no shortage of outdoor space, but it does lack interconnected network of trails to enjoy it. That was a common theme at an Oregon...
article River groups accuse Nevada Irrigation District of trying to circumvent federal law
(California) -- Local river protection groups and a state regulatory board are protesting what they characterize as an attempt by Nevada Irrigation District to...
article Here's How Louisiana Is Using Oyster Shells to Preserve a Sacred Piece of Shoreline
(Louisiana) -- This week, 200 tons of shells gathered from New Orleans-area restaurants were transformed into a living shoreline that will protect historical Native...
article Spiritual Leader and Chief of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe Caleen Sisk Receives Earth Day Award
(California) -- The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment announced Winnemem Wintu Tribal Chief and Spiritual Leader Caleen Sisk as the winner of the 2019...
article Aloha Poke claim revives Hawaiian culture protections push
(Hawaii) -- Last year, much of Hawaii was shocked to learn a Chicago restaurant chain owner had trademarked the name "Aloha Poke" and wrote to cubed fish shops...
article Lutselk'e innovation centre meant to help young people develop skills, spur economic development
(Northwest Territories) -- A corporation aims to help young residents of Lutselk'e, N.W.T., develop skills and better the community's economy through what's called the...
article Gentry re-elected to third term as Klamath Tribes chairman
(Washington) -- Klamath Tribal members re-elected Don Gentry to his third term as tribal chairman last week and also elected tribal council members and a chief judge....
article From drop-out to master's student, Inuvik woman says 'stay in school'
(Northwest Territories) -- The N.W.T.'s deputy health minister better watch out — Crystal Lennie could be coming for his job. Lennie, 39, is a high school drop-out from...
article Stanford community celebrates renaming of Sally Ride dorm
(California) -- Members of the Stanford community came together to celebrate the renaming of the Sally Ride in Stern Hall on Thursday evening. The residents of Sally...
article Hundreds of human remains, burial objects to be returned to tribes, San Nicolas Island
(California) -- After years of consultation and trips to museums, hundreds of human remains and burial objects removed from San Nicolas Island soon will be returned to...
article Playground to take shape at tribe’s Cultural Center
(North Carolina) -- Volunteers from the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and the community will join KaBOOM! on Wednesday to...
article Jesus humbled Himself in washing feet, Bishop Nevares tells parishioners at Gila River mission
(Arizona) -- Jesus’ humility was on full display with the act of washing the Twelve Apostles’ feet during the Last Supper, said Auxiliary Bishop Eduardo A....
article Jenna Dewan lived with Peruvian tribe to 'heal' after Channing Tatum split
(Hollywood) -- Jenna Dewan lived with a Peruvian tribe for two weeks after her split from ex-husband Channing Tatum. The 38-year-old actress, a self-confessed "...
article Wes Studi will serve as trail boss for a star-studded “Summer of Westerns”
(Hollywood) -- Cherokee actor and activist and C&I reader favorite Wes Studi has signed on to serve as host for Summer of Westerns, an upcoming film series presented...
article Tribal members unite to heal, celebrate
(Oklahoma) -- Members of the Caddo Nation gathered at the Sam Noble museum Saturday for the annual Caddo Festival, a celebration of their history, art, dances, songs and...
article Snohomish woman ends fast that focused on plight of orcas
(Washington) -- Lanni Johnson of Snohomish on Wednesday concluded a 17-day fast that she undertook to bring greater attention to the plight of Southern Resident orcas. A...
article Udall, Luján, NM Delegation Introduce Legislation To Address Health Disparities For Native Americans
(Washington D.C.) -- April 15, U.S. Senators Tom Udall, vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and U.S. Representative Ben Ray Luján, Assistant Speaker...

4/19/2019

article Emails: Interior officials considered delaying report
(Washington D.C.) -- Newly disclosed internal emails show senior Interior Department aides contemplated whether they could delay the release of a Fish and Wildlife...
article For sexual assault victims, it's a struggle to just get evidence collected
(Washington) -- U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) is pushing for more resources for survivors of sexual assault. For the third time, she's sponsoring a bill to...
article CHIEF BAKER: Native students have the right to wear eagle feathers at graduation
(Oklahoma) -- High school graduation ceremonies across Oklahoma will soon take place. Graduation from high school is an especially significant occasion for Cherokee...
article KEELER: Notre Dame and the Fight for Sacred Lands
(USA) -- In Chiapas, Mexico, I first considered the difference between the kind of society that builds monumental architecture in stone and the kind that nurtures great...
article Indians, Braves Team Name Controversies Get the Spotlight as Atlanta Pays a Rare Visit to Cleveland
(Ohio) -- When the Atlanta Braves visit the Cleveland Indians this weekend for the first time in 12 years, the teams will be renewing an infrequent rivalry that goes...
article Redwood City high school drops Cherokees nickname from team sports
(California) -- Ending nearly a century-long tradition, Sequoia Union High School has officially dropped the nickname “Cherokees” for its athletic teams in...
article California and the West prepare to get by on less water from the Colorado River
(California) -- A century of water management in the western United States is on the verge of being restructured and two UC Berkeley water experts approve. Under a plan...
article Maine Is Set To Adopt Indigenous Peoples' Day In Place Of Columbus Day
(Maine) -- If Maine Gov. Janet Mills signs a recent bill passed by both the state House and Senate — as she is expected to do — Maine will replace Columbus...
article Another Upper Peninsula tribe says "yes" to recreational marijuana
(Michigan) -- Another Native American tribe in the state has voted to legalize recreational marijuana, making them to second tribe in Michigan to do so. The Sault Ste....
article State defends South Dakota pipeline protest legislation
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota's governor and attorney general are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit challenging a new law that aims to prevent...
article Beautiful And Ugly Side Of America's Environmental Record On Display This Earth Day
(USA) -- "Europe may have the cathedrals, but we have this beautiful Garden of Eden," Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862). By the time the United States was formed...
article Here's How Louisiana Is Using Oyster Shells to Preserve a Sacred Piece of Shoreline
(Louisiana) -- This week, 200 tons of shells gathered from New Orleans-area restaurants were transformed into a living shoreline that will protect historical Native...
article How First Nations are leaving their mark on the cannabis industry
(Saskatchewan) -- Delbert Wapass will be paying close attention when two new Prairie Records cannabis shops open up in Saskatoon on April 20 — also known as 4/20....
article Noem wants ACLU lawsuit thrown out
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota's governor and attorney general are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit challenging a new law that aims to prevent...
article Navajo Nation Council confirms attorney general nominee
(Arizona) -- A lawyer with more than a decade of experience working in tribal governments has been confirmed as attorney general for the Navajo Nation. The Navajo Nation...
article Cherokee Nation tribal councilor tossed from ballot
(Oklahoma) -- A Cherokee Nation at-large councilor has been disqualified from running for re-election June 1 after the tribe’s election commission deemed she had...
article Breaking the Ice: From restaurant industry to U.S. Supreme Court win
(Minnesota) -- Mark Fiddler’s first career was in the restaurant business. But something was missing. “Serving rich people,” Fiddler said, “wasn...
article Cherokee Nation takes steps against opioid abuse
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Behavioral Health is making an impact on Cherokee families with programs that focus on education, prevention and medication-assisted...
article Bacone chartered as tribal college by UKB
(Oklahoma) -- Bacone College has been chartered as a tribal college by the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians of Oklahoma, according to a joint announcement from...
article Dwindling numbers of native students at Columbia results in lack of representation
(New York) -- Native American students are few and far between at Columbia, a college that advertises its diversity. As of Spring 2019, there are 11 American Indian/...
article EBCI hosts the AISES Leadership Summit
(North Carolina) -- Since 1977, the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) has worked to substantially increase American Indian and Alaska Native...
article Storytelling gives Navajo poet a way to 'glitter'
(Arizona) -- The acronym DOWM is a trope many scholars of Western canon are familiar with. It refers to the argument that the body of literature, music, philosophy and...
article The Legacy of Mary Sully: Early Indigenous Feminism, and the "American Indian Abstract"
(Indian Country) -- Few people have seen the work of 20th-century Indigenous artist Mary Sully. Despite her belonging to a prominent Indigenous family (one of her...
article United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians agrees to charter Bacone College
(Oklahoma) -- Bacone College and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma representatives will convene April 18 at 3 p.m. at Benjamin Wacoche Hall in a...
article Native American Studies Department, Native American elders express dismay with Manetti Shrem exhibit
(California) -- The Native American Studies (NAS) department at UC Davis, as well as Native American elders in the Davis community, have expressed concern about the use...
article Remember the Ladies: Ethnologist of Tribal History
(Oklahoma) -- Alice Lee Marriott came to Muskogee at age 20 looking for a job. It was 1930 and the beginning of the Great Depression. She had been born in the Chicago...
article Wisconsin's Native American Tribes Fight To Save Languages From Extinction
(Wisconsin) -- Native American tribes have been living in Wisconsin for tens of thousands of years, but much has changed since they first settled in this area. Through...
article At Barona Speedway, going fast is child’s play
(California) -- Cam Baldwin arrived at Barona Speedway on opening night earlier this month strapped into a child’s car seat in the back of his parents’ RV....

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