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article 'They're kids': Expert on human trafficking speaks about victims, prevention in Thunder Bay
(Ontario) -- A Canadian expert on human trafficking wants people in Thunder Bay, and across northwestern Ontario, to understand that any child anywhere could be lured...
article Internal probe hears former N.S. AFN chief may have used death threats to suppress sexual assault allegations
(Nova Scotia) -- An investigation launched by the Assembly of First Nations gathered evidence suggesting a former regional chief from Nova Scotia used his influence...
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IHS

article Association of American Indian Physicians supports Rear Admiral Weahkee for Director of Indian Health Service
(Washington D.C.) -- The Association of American Indian Physicians has announced in a recent letter to the U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee offering their full...
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Indian Children Welfare Act (ICWA)

article Pima County considering new court for American Indian child welfare cases
(Arizona) -- Pima County officials say they're interested in establishing an Indian Child Welfare Act court next year. If a child who is a member or could be member...
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Keystone XL Pipeline

article Keystone leak affects almost 10 times more land than previously thought
(North Dakota) -- A crude oil spill from the Keystone pipeline in eastern North Dakota has turned out to have affected almost 10 times the amount of land as first...
article Keystone Spill Has Affected Nearly 10x More Land Than Was Estimated
(North Dakota) -- A spill at the Keystone Pipeline that began last month has affected nearly 10 times the amount of land than previously thought, state officials said...
article Montana to feds: Environmental review of Keystone XL pipeline is ‘deficient’
(Montana) -- The state of Montana wants the federal government to do a more thorough analysis of safety before permitting the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. On the last...
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Other News

article Native American leaders ask lawmakers to consider revamping Massachusetts seal and flag
(Massachusetts) -- Native American activists are renewing their push for the state to reconsider its seal and flag. “We are asking the state ... to join with us in...
article Push To Revamp State Seal And Flag Made On Beacon Hill
(Massachusetts) -- Lawmakers heard testimony Tuesday on a pair of bills that could result in the revamping of the state's flag and seal. It's one of several bills...
article An open door to reconciliation: inside Ottawa's new Indigenous Peoples building
(Ottawa) -- Inside the ornate former U.S. embassy across from the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, a set of plain tools sits in a glass display case — knives for cutting...
article Native American female shares lessons as a diversity hire
(Arizona) -- When I was growing up, I never thought about the odds stacked against my success, only about fulfilling my dream of becoming an engineer like my father....
article San Francisco to create American Indian Cultural District
(California) -- On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the occupation of Alcatraz Island, San Francisco Supervisor Hilary Ronen will introduce legislation today to form a...
article Stanford course moves beyond the missions in Native American studies
(California) -- Anthropologist Mike Wilcox tells his students that if you try to understand a people or culture by studying cemeteries, then all you will find is death.
article Native photographer is ‘rounding the corner’ on Project 562
(Indian Country) -- Photographer Matika Wilbur, who is a member of the Tulalip and Swinomish tribes, set out seven years ago in November on an ambitious journey. The...
article Stretching the Canvas Showcases Eight Decades of Native American Paintings
(New York) -- The National Museum of the American Indian’s new exhibition, Stretching the Canvas, is centered around one broad, thorny question: What is Native...

11/18/2019

article How Geronimo Eluded Death and Capture for 25 Years
(USA) -- In the summer of 1886, the legendary Apache medicine man and guerrilla warrior Geronimo was being pursued across hostile desert terrain by nearly a quarter of...
article Who Should Be Allowed To Adopt Native American Children?
(USA) -- Native American tribes got a big win in August when a federal court upheld the Indian Child Welfare Act, a pivotal 1978 law that requires states to prioritize...
article Blackfeet Law Enforcement: Officer dead
(Montana) -- An officer with Blackfeet Law Enforcement Services has died, according to the tribal police agency's social media. Even without a caption, the Blackfeet...
article NTEC pushes on with obtaining bonds for Wyoming, Montana mines
(Montana) -- The Navajo Transitional Energy Company is continuing to work toward securing bonds for its mines in Wyoming and Montana, despite last week's setback by...
article Coal-fired power plant powers off at Navajo Nation in Arizona
(Arizona) -- A massive coal-fired power plant that served customers in the West for nearly 50 years shut down Monday, the latest closure in a shift away from coal and...
article Many Native Americans Can't Get Clean Water, Report
(Indian Country) -- For many people, turning on the tap or flushing the toilet is something we take for granted. But a report released Monday, called "Closing the...
article Standing Rock seeks hearing to deny DAPL bid to double oil flow
(North Dakota) -- In submissions for a hearing November 13, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe asked the North Dakota Public Service Commission to deny Dakota Access Pipeline...
article The Invention of Thanksgiving
(USA) -- Autumn is the season for Native America. There are the cool nights and warm days of Indian summer and the genial query “What’s Indian about this...
article Squamish Nation proposes Vancouver's third-tallest tower
(British Columbia) -- A 6,000-unit residential development designed by Revery Architecture has been proposed by the Squamish First Nation for 12 acres of tribal lands...
article Who Should Be Allowed To Adopt Native American Children?
(Indian Country) -- Native American tribes got a big win in August when a federal court upheld the Indian Child Welfare Act, a pivotal 1978 law that requires states to...
article Federal court: Klamath Basin tribal water rights outrank farmers’ rights
(Oregon) -- A federal appeals court has found that the water rights of Klamath Basin tribes take priority over those of farmers who sued the federal government in 2001...
article 4 firms sue city over loss of minority contractor status
(Missouri) -- Four firms this month filed a federal lawsuit against the city of St. Louis over the loss of minority contractor status. The plaintiffs are CCI...
article What we know so far about the 'Killers of the Flower Moon' movie set in Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- Most of the movie world is buzzing about Martin Scorsese’s new movie “The Irishman,” starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino and already...
article Native American reacts to vote to remove Lewis and Clark statue
(Arizona) -- In a recent special Charlottesville City Council meeting, councilors voted 4-0 to remove what many have called an offensive portrayal of Native American...
article Shakopee’s Hocokata Ti cultural center is the place to be for Native American Heritage Month and beyond
(Minnesota) -- “Yahipi kin waste” (or “welcome” in Dakota) signs greeted visitors to the Hocokata Ti – Cultural Center Saturday, as the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux...
article How the American environmental movement dealt a blow to Alberta's oilpatch
(USA) -- The strategy to stifle Alberta's oilsands came together in a hotel near a mall in Minneapolis over a decade ago. It was the fall of 2008, and a group of...
article This Pipeline Cuts Across a Reservation. Wisconsin Might Make Tribal Members Felons for Protesting It.
(Wisconsin) -- For more than 60 years, one section of Enbridge’s elaborate network of pipelines carrying petroleum across Canada has taken a detour through the Bad...
article Arizona's Rep. Grijalva urges Senate to pass bill banning uranium mining around Grand Canyon
(Washington D.C.) -- Arizona Democratic Congressman Raul Grijalva is urging the Senate to pass his bill banning future uranium mining in areas surrounding the Grand...
article Tribes Halt Major Copper Mine on Ancestral Lands in Arizona
(Arizona) -- Rising above the Arizona desert, the Santa Rita Mountains cradle 10,000 years of Indigenous history. The Tohono O'odham Nation, Pascua Yaqui Tribe, and...
article Shoshone-Bannock Tribes win regulatory case on hazardous waste storage
(Idaho) -- The attorney for the food and chemical conglomerate FMC Corporation told the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals that it should no longer have to pay the Shoshone...
article An open door to reconciliation: inside Ottawa's new Indigenous Peoples building
(Ottawa) -- Inside the ornate former U.S. embassy across from the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, a set of plain tools sits in a glass display case — knives for...
article Irrational Numbers: Charting a New Path in Indian Country
(Indian Country) -- This article is the sixth in a series that NPQ, in partnership with the First Nations Development Institute, is publishing this fall. It features...
article Key Takeaways from USDA Final Interim Rules for Domestic Hemp Production
(Washington D.C.) -- On Oct. 31, 2019, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) published its highly anticipated interim final rules, establishing the USDA...
article Holy Cross looks to tribal courts for public safety solutions
(Alaska) -- The community of Holy Cross is looking for tribal solutions to their public safety issues. While the community is still trying to fill a tribal police...
article 2010 coroner's investigation raised questions over Thunder Bay hospital's discharge practices
(Ontario) -- A coroner's investigation raised questions about the Thunder Bay hospital's discharge practices for vulnerable patients almost 10 years before a 19-...
article Calls for Action on Dental Amalgam at FDA Advisory Committee Meeting
(Indian Country) -- A scientific advisory committee convened by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended that the agency provide information to patients about...
article MN DHS announces 3 mistakes that will cost taxpayers $10 million. Here they are.
(Minnesota) -- Taxpayers will be on the hook for at least $10 million as a result of three separate mistakes by the Minnesota Department of Human Services, the agency...
article How Geronimo Eluded Death and Capture for 25 Years
(Arizona) -- In the summer of 1886, the legendary Apache medicine man and guerrilla warrior Geronimo was being pursued across hostile desert terrain by nearly a quarter...
article Scott: Native American struggles in colonial days
(Pennsylvania) -- When Pennsylvania’s founder and proprietor, William Penn, visited about 1700 the Gwynedd Meeting House that had just been established by fellow Quakers...
article Spottedbird recounts tribe receiving Christianity
(Oklahoma) -- November is Native American Heritage Month. In honor of this, Through the Grace of God Ministries Pastor Ralph Bingham invited his friend Wilson...
article Native American comic artists tell story of 1763 massacre of Conestoga tribe in Lancaster
(Pennsylvania) -- Action, fight scenes, and violence have long been used to sell comic books. But when two Native American comic artists took on the true story of the...
article PBS Will Show 'Conscience Point,' Spotlighting Shinnecock Battle
(New York) -- "Conscience Point," a documentary about an decades-long battle for preservation by the Shinnecock Indian Nation, which raises questions of land...
article Brazil says Amazon deforestation is worst since 2008
(Brazil) -- Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest is at its worst in more than a decade, a government report said Monday, undermining officials’ claims...
article Is It Time Gauguin Got Canceled?
(London) -- “Is it time to stop looking at Gauguin altogether?” That’s the startling question visitors hear on the audio guide as they walk through the...
article Swinomish Tribe in legal battle with Taylor Shellfish
(Washington) -- The Swinomish tribe is in a legal battle with Taylor Shellfish. The argument is over a national permit’s use for shellfish farming operations in...
article How Yurok Traditions Sustain Delicate Balance of North Coast Species
(California) -- The founding documents of the Yurok Tribe, the basic laws that guide the decisions and actions of tribal leaders and citizens, are much older than Tribe...
article A market for healthy eating in Winnipeg's North End: Bear Clan program helps provide access to fresh food
(Manitoba) -- Nearly every day of the week, volunteers and staff of Bear Clan Patrol guide hundreds of people through a warehouse where they can access fresh food...
article Yellowstone bison hunt generates controversy, court battle
(Montana) -- Bison that leave Yellowstone National Park’s safety zone face being shot at close range in a yearly hunt characterized by nearby Montana residents as...
article Yellowstone bison hunt generates controversy, court battle
(Montana) -- Bison that leave Yellowstone National Park’s safety zone face being shot at close range in a yearly hunt characterized by nearby Montana residents as...
article After 20 years, Washington tribe hopes to hunt whales again
(British Columbia) -- Patrick DePoe was in high school the last time his Indigenous tribe in Washington state was allowed to hunt whales. He was on a canoe that greeted...
article Disaster Declaration For Southeast South Dakota Approved
(South Dakota) -- President Donald Trump has approved a federal disaster declaration request for southeast South Dakota in the wake of the September storms and flooding...

11/17/2019

article Tribal leaders, federal government looking to ensure tribes accurately counted in upcoming census
(Wyoming) -- With the census count looming, tribal and government leaders have been working to ensure Indigenous people in Wyoming and other states are counted....
article Indigenizing impeachment
(Washington D.C.) -- The public hearings for the impeachment inquiry into President Donald J. Trump were held last week by the House Permanent Select Committee on...
article Klamath Tribes agree with court's ruling
(Oregon) -- The Klamath Tribes are in agreement with the outcome of the ‘Takings’ case – a federal case involving water allocation in the Klamath...
article N. Scott Momaday remembers 1969 Pulitzer, promises memoir
(New Mexico) -- Kiowa writer N. Scott Momaday, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1969 for his groundbreaking novel “House Made of Dawn,” said he’s not done...
article New coalition hopes to create public charter schools based on Oceti Sakowin values
(South Dakota) -- A new coalition hopes to improve Native American educational opportunities and outcomes by creating public charter schools in Rapid City and across the...
article Tribal Chairman Cheryl Maltais-Andrews Narrowly Wins Reelection
(Massachusetts) -- In a historically tight vote, incumbent Cheryl Andrews-Maltais was re-elected to a second consecutive term as Wampanoag tribal chairman on Sunday,...
article Despite Federal Funding, Holy Cross Remains Without Tribal Police Officer
(Alaska) -- New funding from the U.S. Department of Justice is allowing some rural communities to hire, train, and provide law enforcement where they previously had...
article Native American Heritage Month provides a chance to learn about those who’ve been here for millennia
(New York) -- We’re steeped in indigenous history 24/7, though most of us don’t know it. November offers a unique opportunity to explore. Indigenous history...
article Native American tribes seeing many cases of murdered, missing indigenous women
(Washington) -- They are mothers, sisters and daughters who go missing or are murdered, and for years, families and tribe members don't get answers on what happened...
article NATIVE LEADERS: Don’t be misled: Pebble’s permitting process is broken
(Alaska) -- As elected leaders of our tribal governments, we have a duty to our people and to the public to tell the truth. An advertisement in the Anchorage Daily News...
article Comment period on Tongass roadless rule exemption closing
(Alaska) -- Alaskans testified in front of the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources in Washington D.C. Wednesday regarding the U.S. Forest Service’s proposed...
article After 20 years, Washington tribe hopes to hunt whales again
(Washington) -- Patrick DePoe was in high school the last time his Native American tribe in Washington state was allowed to hunt whales. He was on a canoe that greeted...
article Tribes say sacred site at risk in Vegas water pipeline fight
(Nevada) -- For most drivers on U.S. Highway 50 in northeastern Nevada, the Spring Valley is a blur of open road, trees and windmills between Ely and Great Basin...
article Lummi Nation could sue under repatriation act to free captive orca in Miami
(Washington) -- In a new effort to release the last surviving southern resident orca in captivity, two Lummi Nation tribal members have notified a Miami theme park they...
article Riverton, tribal leaders look to improve relationships
(Wyoming) -- Riverton leaders are hoping they can make the city more welcoming to their neighbors on the Wind River Reservation. Last week, Riverton Mayor Richard Gard...
article Arizona is the only state with an English-only education law. It's time to repeal it
(Arizona) -- In the two decades since Arizona passed its English-only education law, tens of thousands of multilingual students across our state have been denied the...
article NMSU’s Arrowhead Center celebrates launch of American Indian Business Enterprise Center
(New Mexico) -- American Indian entrepreneurs now have a number of resources available to help launch their business ideas thanks to a new center at New Mexico State...
article ‘It’s beyond offering a class, it’s healing what was stolen’
(Washington) -- When twin sisters Alissa and Kelsey Edge found out that Lushootseed language classes were being taught at Marysville Pilchuck High School this year, they...
article Feds get Native American tribal shield after yearslong push
(New Mexico) -- When a ceremonial Native American shield returned to New Mexico, tribal leaders were there last week to greet it — a sacred piece that had held a...
article The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa migrated from East Coast to North Dakota
(North Dakota) -- The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa once lived on the eastern shores of North America along the Great Salt Lake, aka, the Atlantic Ocean. They...
article Blackfeet artist Jay Laber transformed junk metal into iconic sculptures
(Montana) -- Who knows how many people have photographed Jay Laber's sculptures? The late artist's life-size warriors on horseback, sculpted from rusted metal...
article 'Killers Of The Flower Moon' Open Casting Calls Held In Tulsa
(Oklahoma) -- Hundreds of people from all over the nation are flocking to the DoubleTree in Tulsa -- all waiting for their chance to be on the silver screen. However,...
article Football brings some peace to Sioux family after teen's death
(South Dakota) -- Teenagers Jashawn and Jayton Pease embraced in the end zone while celebrating the 74-39 victory that made their Crow Creek Chieftains the champions of...

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