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Cheyenne/Arapaho Tribe

article 2 Oklahoma tribes to build a bison meat processing plant
(Oklahoma) -- Two Native American tribes in Oklahoma are planning to build a meat processing plant in an effort to take a more active role in bringing the nations...
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Donald Trump

article To China, All's Fair in Love and Trade Wars
(China) -- Just how bad are things between the United States and China? Over an evening beer in Beijing this week, a friend and I debated which prominent American...
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Mining & Drilling

article Tribes, environmentalists battle copper mine in Arizona
(Arizona) -- Scenic State Highway 83 gently curves through southeastern Arizona’s wine country, past waves of blond grass dotted with orange-tipped ocotillo plants...
article Opposition grows for proposed mining in Skagit River headwaters
(British Columbia) -- A Canadian company has proposed exploratory mining for gold and copper in the headwaters of the Skagit River in British Columbia. Some officials,...
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MMIW

article Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in America
(USA) -- While the number of murders and abductions of indigenous American women has dramatically increased over the past two decades, there does not seem to be a...
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Native Voices

article Hatter: Canada must honor indigenous rights
(Washington) -- Though many Spokanites have experienced the frustration of crossing the Canada-U.S. border in the post-9/11 world, they can at least take some comfort...
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Navajo Nation

article SRP provides power to several Native Americans for the first time
(Arizona) -- SRP workers hit the road on Saturday to go to Navajo Nation. Those waves of SRP workers will help provide power to Native Americans who have never had...
article Court rejects Navajo Nation’s lawsuit over police shooting
(Arizona) -- A federal court has dismissed the Navajo Nation’s lawsuit against the U.S. government and Winslow, Arizona, over the police shooting of a tribal...
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Red Lake Tribe

article Summer opening set for Red Lake Trading Post, which will include a variety of products, services
(Minnesota) -- It could be easier for Red Lake residents to buy healthier foods this summer. Or buy fishing line. Or do a load of laundry. Red Lake Nation leaders hope...
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Trump Adminstration

article States aren't waiting for Trump administration on environmental protections
(USA) -- More than a dozen states are moving to strengthen environmental protections to fight a range of problems from climate change to water pollution, opening a...
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Other News

article Arizona lawmakers considering using taxpayer money to pay for out-of-state private schools
(Arizona) -- The Arizona Legislature is considering allowing taxpayer money to be used for private-school tuition outside the state through its Empowerment Scholarship...
article 'A voice to confront': One woman's journey to decolonize archeology
(British Columbia) -- Sitting on the beach at Whey-ah-wichen, the site of an ancestral village of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation and now a park in North Vancouver, Karen Rose...
article First Nations carver laments loss of western red cedars
(British Columbia) -- If the day were to come when western red cedar no longer existed, it would be "detrimental" to First Nations people, says Timiskaming...
article How to get a glimpse of the Native American veterans statue planned for Riverside National Cemetery
(California) -- Tall, bronze and stoic, the centerpiece statue of the proposed American Indian Veterans Memorial will one day overlook Riverside National Cemetery with...
article Alberta Indigenous artisans selected to participate in trade mission to Tokyo
(Alberta) -- Three First Nation entrepreneurs from Alberta will join others from across Canada to showcase their art and culture in Japan in July. Founded by two First...
article Details emerge in Saturday incident near Arlee
(Montana) -- MTN News is continuing to follow a bizarre and potentially scary story out of the Arlee area. We originally received reports from the Missoula County...
article Celebrations of life set in Port Angeles for tribal members
(Washington) -- Celebrations of life are scheduled this week for two tribal members from Port Angeles who were killed on Interstate 5 in Northern California on May 12....

5/18/2019

article Think the current Cherokee chief race is a wild ride?
(Oklahoma) -- Races for principal chief of the Cherokee Nation are no strangers to volatile controversy or outright conflict. The campaigns and their supporters have...
article Wyoming Democratic Party Asks for Probe of Voting Problems
(Wyoming) -- The Wyoming Democratic Party has requested for a prosecutor to investigate allegations of voting difficulties on the Wind River Reservation last year. The...
article IHS spends $618,000 for independent review of Weber case
(Washington D.C.) -- An independent review into how the Indian Health Service addressed sexual abuse accusations against Stanley Patrick Weber, a former doctor in Pine...
article State Serves Shinnecock Tribe With Cease And Desist Order, Igniting A Lawsuit Over Billboards
(New York) -- Tribal trustees from the Shinnecock Indian Nation said they felt blindsided by the State Department of Transportation in its latest actions to stop the...
article State gets right of way in agreement with Native corporation over Klutina Lake Road
(Alaska) -- A long-running battle over a rough track into an Alaska wilderness gem near Copper Center has resulted in an agreement that the state owns the right of way....
article MARK FOX: Support for tribal rights is opportunity for more government partnership
(North Dakota) -- The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation and North Dakota recently finalized a historic oil and gas tax agreement, thanks to ongoing productive dialogue...
article Judge dismisses lawsuit brought by fishermen and paid for by Pebble
(Alaska) -- A lawsuit brought by a small group of Bristol Bay commercial fishermen to keep a seafood marketing group from spending money to stop the Pebble copper and...
article Crow Tribe Issues ‘Boil Order’ in Pryor Water System
(Montana) -- The Crow Tribe’s Water Resource Department has issued a boil order for the Pryor water system due to possible contamination. The department said...
article Native Renewables: Powering Up Tribal Communities
(Arizona) -- There’s something amiss in the Southwest. The region has the best solar potential in the country, yet thousands still live in homes without electricity. The...
article No longer in the dark: Navajo Nation homes get electricity
(Arizona) -- Miranda Haskie sits amid the glow of candles at her kitchen table as the sun sinks into a deep blue horizon silhouetting juniper trees and a nearby mesa....
article Removing obstacles: Cara Cowan Watts
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee citizens throughout much of Rogers County choose their tribal council representative for the next four years. Businesswoman, Ph.D., and former...
article Black holes in Blackfoot and colorful chemistry in Navajo
(Montana) -- Like most mothers, Sharon Yellowfly would do anything for her children. Unlike most parents, she has pulled an all-nighter for her son’s job to...
article Indian Affairs Department Congratulates Senator John Pinto On His Honorary Degree
(New Mexico) -- The Indian Affairs Department congratulates Sen. John Pinto on receiving an honorary degree of Doctor of Public Service from the Navajo Technical...
article Native American student told she can't walk at graduation over decorated cap
(Arizona) -- A Native American student was not allowed to walk during her high school graduation Thursday after she tried to enter the event wearing a cap she decorated...
article Genocide against Indigenous Peoples recognized by Canadian Museum for Human Rights
(Winnipeg) -- The Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg now deems the treatment of Indigenous Peoples in Canada a genocide, a change in position following...
article In Berkeley, Cafe Ohlone brings back the Bay Area’s first foods
(California) -- Acorns and fat California hazelnuts trail along the center of the table — several tables, actually, a lovely varnished slab of naked redwood and...
article Learning through listening
(New Mexico) -- Suzan Shown Harjo’s accomplishments as a Native American activist have spanned more than five decades. The public policy leader, writer and curator...
article Montreal gallery strings beadwork from past to now in new exhibition
(Montreal) -- Beading on paper can be a difficult task, making sure the paper doesn't tear. "You can't go fast," said Sylvain Rivard. "You just...
article Tribal Council honors Cherokee citizen, famed mezzo-soprano Barbara McAlister
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Tribal Councilors recognized Cherokee citizen and internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Barbara McAlister during Monday night's...
article McCullough's new book on pioneers' history draws criticism
(USA) -- David McCullough is one of the country’s most beloved historians, known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning biographies of Harry Truman and John Adams,...
article Photos show southern resident orca J17's health in decline
(Washington) -- Recent aerial photos of southern resident killer whale J17 shows her health has declined. Experts with NOAA Fisheries said in a recent update that J17...
article Runners, walkers lace up their shoes for Just Move It event
(New Mexico) -- Broderick Mark was among the runners who opened Just Move It with a fast pace on a course near the San Juan Chapter house on May 14. "I like Just...
article Legacy of Navajo Code Talker Fleming Begaye Sr. honored at funeral
(Arizona) -- With his casket wrapped in an American flag, hundreds of people gathered inside the Potter's House Chinle Christian Center on a sunny day to honor...

5/17/2019

article A Rising Native America Aims to Make Further Gains in the 2020 Elections
(USA) -- As NPQ has covered over the past two years, a cultural revival is under way in many American Indian nations. Last fall, its impact was evident in the election...
article America’s Failure of Indigenous Children Is By Design
(USA) -- Indigenous invisibility has long been the norm in the United States. This isn’t news to people from these communities, nor is it specific to this topic,...
article Dems call for probe into voting problems on reservation
(Wyoming) -- The Wyoming Democratic Party has asked the Fremont County Attorney’s Office to investigate allegations that voters on the Wind River Reservation...
article Chickasaw Nation Lt. Gov. to step down, will not seek sixth term
(Oklahoma) -- Chickasaw Nation Lt. Gov. Jefferson Keel has announced his intention to step down, effective at the end of his current term, Sept. 30. Chickasaw Nation Gov...
article Chinook Nation buys an Oregon foothold
(Oregon) -- Chinook villages once flourished along the creeks running into the Columbia River. One village spread out along Tansy Creek near the foot of 13th Street...
article Walkingstick disqualified from Cherokee Nation chief’s race
(Oklahoma) -- Election Commission officials disqualified principal chief hopeful David Walkingstick on May 17 following hours of testimony and deliberation focused on...
article Gambler First Nation breaks ground on 1st urban reserve in Brandon, Man.
(Manitoba) -- Ground was broken Friday on a multimillion-dollar development on the site of the first urban reserve in Brandon, Man. Officials with Gambler First Nation...
article Doctor recounts lessons learned among Navajo people
(Arizona) -- In 1971, a young teacher in her early 20s was hired by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and assigned to a fourth grade classroom in a boarding school on the...
article Largest gay pride scheduled for the Navajo Nation
(Arizona) -- From June 28 to 29, the Navajo Nation gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and two-spirit community will host the largest Indigenous Pride in the...
article Maine bans all Native American mascots in public schools
(Maine) -- On the heels of changing the Columbus Day holiday to “Indigenous People’s Day,” the state of Maine has now banned the use of Native American...
article A Rising Native America Aims to Make Further Gains in the 2020 Elections
(USA) -- As NPQ has covered over the past two years, a cultural revival is under way in many American Indian nations. Last fall, its impact was evident in the election...
article Northern and Aboriginal Policy
(Ottawa) -- Northern and Aboriginal Policy is a knowledge area within the Public Policy division of the Conference Board of Canada. The success of Canada’s...
article Spokane Tribe Goes Solar
(Washington) -- The Spokane Tribe is joining the green energy revolution. On Thursday, tribal officials held a ceremony to celebrate the installation of solar panels on...
article Controversial silica sand operation gets provincial approval
(Manitoba) -- The province has issued an environmental license to allow Canadian Premium Sands to set up a controversial silica sand operation in Hollow Water First...
article Silica sand mine approved for site near Seymourville, Hollow Water First Nation
(Manitoba) -- The Province of Manitoba has approved and issued a licence for a silica sand mine that had divided opinions among those who live near the site. The...
article First Nations counsel argues decision to sell P.E.I. land could be harmful to Mi’kmaq claims of title
(Prince Edward Island) -- A decision by cabinet to sell provincial land could be harmful to Mi’kmaq claims of title, the P.E.I. court of appeal heard in closing...
article Bernie Sanders releases video opposing Nevada's Yucca Mountain
(Las Vegas) -- Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has released an online video decrying the proposed nuclear-waste dump at Nevada's Yucca Mountain as...
article Pryor once again under boil order after power bill goes unpaid
(Montana) -- Officials at the Crow Tribe Water Resource Department have placed a boil order for residents in Pryor after the Crow Tribe missed paying its power bill and...
article Bison Processing Plants in the Works
(Oklahoma) -- Two Native American tribes in Oklahoma are planning to build a meat processing plant in an effort to take a more active role in bringing the nations...
article Stitt not supportive of Medicaid expansion in Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt is not too keen on expanding Medicaid under the provisions of the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare.” Or...
article Trump declares Warren 'a very angry person' before cursing the media
(Washington D.C.) -- On Friday, President Trump took aim at Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., during a profanity-laced speech to a realtors association, describing the...
article Court rejects Navajo Nation's lawsuit over police shooting
(Arizona) -- A federal court has dismissed the Navajo Nation's lawsuit against the U.S. government and Winslow, Arizona over the police shooting of a tribal member....
article Chehalis Tribe gets approval to prosecute non-native domestic violence offenders
(Oregon) -- For decades, a loophole in federal law has made it difficult for Native Americans to seek justice for many crimes on tribal lands. A 1978 Supreme Court...
article Manito Ahbee dancer from Saskatchewan has regalia stolen in Winnipeg
(Manitoba) -- A powwow dancer from Saskatchewan who is competing at this year's Manito Ahbee Festival is devastated her regalia was stolen from a truck in Winnipeg...
article A different way: Midwifery guides renewal of traditional birth practices
(Saskatchewan) -- Eileen Thomas — a grandmother of 24 and great-grandmother of 19 — is sometimes accused of talking too much. It’s hard to imagine that...
article Anishinabek Police Service says impact of Project Disruption felt in remote communities
(Ontario) -- Despite its focus to date being in Thunder Bay, the effects of Project Disruption are being felt throughout the region, an inspector with the Anishinabek...
article Cole’s bill to safeguard Indian tribal lands advances to Senate
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) applauded recent action by the U.S. House of Representatives authorizing his bill to put national lands into a trust for...
article Havasupai secures license to retain, expand internet access
(Arizona) -- A Native American tribe has plans to expand internet access on its northern Arizona reservation now that it has a permanent license from the U.S. government...
article Mushuau Innu First Nation welcomes new safety officers
(Prince Edward Island) -- The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the health and safety of First Nation communities. Today, the Honourable Seamus O’...
article Newman’s Own Foundation forms Native American nutrition cohort
(Indian Country) -- The Newman’s Own Foundation, founded by the late actor and philanthropist Paul Newman, announced on May 8, the formation of a Native American...
article Havasupai students travel 250 miles to experience 'eye-opening' promises of a larger school
(Arizona) -- Gretchen Maynard thought the students were in shock. She saw it in hoodies cinched tight as the kids toured the gleaming high school hallways. It was in the...
article Outdoor Day Camp Focuses On Exposing Wind River Reservation Fifth Graders To Their Own Culture
(Wyoming) -- Last year was the first year fifth graders from three schools on the Wind River Reservation participated in a cultural field camp just south of Yellowstone...
article Honoring the Achievements of Native Americans in the Military
(Washington D.C.) -- Native Americans serve in the U.S. military at a higher rate per capita than any other population group and have done so since the American...
article Nazis for neighbours: How a flag became a burning symbol of the racial divide in a tiny Saskatchewan town
(Saskatchewan) -- As Stan Mantik works his shift at the tavern in Kelliher, population 217, a man overhears him talking with a reporter about the story that’s cast...
article Interview and video: Cherokee actor and Oklahoma native Wes Studi talks about Westerns before appearing as host of HDNET Movies series
(Oklahoma) -- 'The American mythology': Cherokee actor Wes Studi helps tell the story of the West in his film roles Wes Studi has played memorable roles as a...
article Marshfield pow-wow celebrates kickoff to planting season
(Massachusetts) -- To Anthony Silva, the Spring Planting Moon pow-wow in Marshfield is not just a time for local Native Americans to commune and celebrate. It is also an...
article Funeral of Navajo Code Talker Fleming Begaye Sr.
(Arizona) -- Fleming Begaye Sr. will be remembered for a lot of things. His service with the United States Marine Corps as a Navajo Code Talker. His success as a Navajo...
article Tribal groups seek permanent ban on grizzly bear hunting
(Montana) -- Native American leaders pressed lawmakers in Congress this week to adopt permanent protections for grizzly bears, a species widely revered by tribes but...
article 'It's not OK': First Nations hockey team fights racism with unity
(Montreal) -- When players from the First Nations Elite hockey program take to the ice in Pierrefonds this weekend for the AAA Montreal Meltdown Hockey Tournament, they...

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