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article Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians elects Matthew Wesaw as chairman
(Michigan) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians announced today that Matthew Wesaw was elected as its Tribal Council Chairman during the Tribe’s general...
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article Cree filmmaker from Manitoba crowdfunds her way to Comic-Con
(Manitoba) -- She had to crowdfund her way there, but an Indigenous filmmaker from Manitoba made her voice heard as a speaker at this year's popular Comic-Con...
article College program to encourage growth of Inuit in Nunavut government
(Nunavut) -- A college program in Ottawa is expanding in an effort to increase the number of Inuit working in Nunavut's public service. Nunavut Sivuniksavut, an...
article 'Better late than never,' Manitoba Stampede includes Indigenous space for 1st time in 55 years
(Manitoba) -- For the first time in its 55-year history, the Manitoba Stampede has a dedicated space for Indigenous culture. The Gathering of Nations area includes a...

7/21/2018

article Court rules against Allergan's drug patent ploy
(New York) -- A federal appeals court Friday delivered a blow to drug maker Allergan, saying in a ruling the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe cannot assert its "tribal...
article Leonard Peltier Freedom of Speech Lawsuit Allowed to Proceed
(Washington) -- In 2015, the Washington state Department of Labor & Industries showcased four paintings by imprisoned Native American artist Leonard Peltier in the...
article Through Research, Native Americans Find Ways to Shift Negative Stereotypes
(Washington D.C.) -- A new report finds contradictory stereotypes about Native Americans persist in the United States. Researchers say it's the largest public-...
article Métis Nation signs historic agreement with Canada
(Canada) -- The Métis Nation of Saskatchewan has praised the federal government for signing on to a framework agreement to recognize and implement Métis rights under the...
article Doctoral Student Compiles Database Of Indigenous Women Who've Gone Missing
(Montana) -- A storm rolls in over the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Montana. The clouds are low and dark as distant lightning cracks over a green prairie. Wade...
article Jessica Lynch recalls capture and rescue in Iraq, honors Lori Piestewa in Scottsdale
(Arizona) -- Jessica Lynch stood next to Percy Piestewa as a crowd of Native American athletes gathered to take pictures with them — a surviving prisoner of war...
article Trudeau's undisclosed plan for Indigenous self-government sets stage for election of next national chief
(Ottawa) -- Many liberal-minded Canadians felt that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took a giant step forward when he appointed the country's first Indigenous justice...
article The Klamath conflict / Water war along California-Oregon border pits growers against tribes, family against family
(California) -- As one of the tensest fights for water in the West closes in, residents in this town along the rural California-Oregon border are moving out. The...
article Interior Secretary Zinke visits reservoirs, signaling federal interest in water fight
(California) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke paid a visit Friday to two reservoirs that are embroiled in an intense fight over water allocations in the Northern San...
article Tribal law complicates which green card carriers can have medical marijuana on Fort Peck Reservation
(Montana) -- The Fort Peck Reservation this week is a case study in the inter-jurisdictional issues that shadow the medical marijuana trade. Lt. Patrick O'Connor of...
article Grappling With Native American Homelessness
(New Mexico) -- The American West is grappling with growing homelessness in cities with Native American communities. Indigenous people make up an outsized number of the...
article Family says man behind skoden meme was "generous and gentle"
(Ontario) -- A quick Google search of the term 'skoden' produces a few articles on the spray-painted water tower in Sudbury ON. It also brings up a picture of a...
article Hunger strike over treatment by Indigenous Services Canada ends after promise of change
(Manitoba) -- A woman from Garden Hill First Nation on a hunger strike over what she calls the poor treatment she and others in her community face when trying to book...
article With EPA rule change, worries linger for those near coal ash ponds
(Washington D.C.) -- The revised rules "provide states and utilities much-needed flexibility in the management of coal ash, while ensuring human health and the...
article Anti-pipeline campers defiant in face of Burnaby, B.C., eviction notice
(British Columbia) -- Anti-pipeline protesters at a campsite in Burnaby, B.C., are defiant in the face of an eviction order from the city that kicked in at 6 a.m. PT...
article No hydrocarbons found in river after salt water leak, says Husky
(Saskatchewan) -- Two days after Husky Energy detected a leak associated with oil production, it says testing of the nearby Englishman River has not detected...
article North Dakota seeks federal money for pipeline protest costs
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota on Friday demanded $38 million from the federal government to reimburse the state for costs associated with policing large-scale and...
article Totem that symbolizes support for Bears Ears National Monument stops in Salt Lake City for tribal blessing
(South Dakota) -- Representatives of the Lummi Nation made a stop Wednesday evening at the Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake City, where they held a blessing of 9-foot...
article Immigrants took land from Native Americans in Delaware. They want some of it back.
(Delaware) -- In today’s heated political environment, it’s hard to avoid chants from anti-immigrant activists calling on foreigners to go home or pushing...
article Navajo utility proposes solar project near Cameron
(Arizona) -- In May of last year, the 120,000 photovoltaic solar panels at the Kayenta Solar Plant went operational, becoming the first utility-scale solar plant on the...
article Pokagons Elect Tribal Chair
(Michigan) -- Matt Wesaw has been elected as the Tribal Council Chairman of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi. Wesaw was picked for the post in the tribe’s general...
article Tribal Council again rejects pack with ACP
(North Carolina) -- For the second time in two months, the Lumbee Tribal Council on Thursday rejected a resolution regarding the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The council...
article Navajo Nation Council OKs bill on police standards, training
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation is moving to set its own standards and training requirements for certification of tribal police officers instead of continuing to rely on...
article Navajo-U.S. treaty signing remembered in event at Farmington library
(New Mexico) -- Before Marilyn Help-Hood sang about the Long Walk in the Navajo language, she explained the song's connection to the 1868 treaty between the tribe...
article Current, former Omaha Tribal Council members plead guilty to misuse of funds
(Nebraska) -- A current member of the Omaha Tribal Council and a former council member both have pleaded guilty to using federal funds to pay bonuses to themselves....
article Section 184 home loans geared toward American Indians
(Oklahoma) -- Using a special home loan and money from the Choctaw Nation, Kelli and Ricky Huffman were able to buy a home in Blanchard for themselves and her elderly...
article Study: Austerity has left states behind by billions on education
(USA) -- Austerity has been the biggest impediment to the advancement of education on all levels in the United States, according to the latest data in a report from the...
article Did the BLM give looters a treasure map to find American Indian artifacts in southern Utah?
(Utah) -- Federal land managers, especially in the Southwest’s canyon country so steeped in prehistory, exercise caution about what they divulge regarding...
article Illinois 200: Cahokia Mounds was 'America's first city'
(Illinois) -- A gaggle of rambunctious fifth-graders scrambled to the top of the 100-foot-high Monks Mound to get a great view of the Gateway Arch in downtown St. Louis...
article Why Dawn Dumont wrote about the ups and downs of the modern Indigenous experience
(Canada) -- Dawn Dumont's book Glass Beads is a collection of short stories about four friends trying to live their lives off reserve while they wrestle with...
article Acoma Pueblo designer creates 'princess dress' on display at Disney World Resort
(New Mexico) -- Disney employees handpicked a designer from the Acoma Pueblo to design a one-of-a-kind dress that is now on display at a Walt Disney World resort. "...
article Local actress stars in Nexflix action-adventure film
(British Columbia) -- The Secwepemc actor from Prince George will soon be seen around the world in the upcoming action-adventure film How It Ends performing alongside...
article Dreamtime warriors: Aboriginal men are dressed for war
(Australia) -- Clad in little more than loin cloths and painted head to toe in war paint armed with spears, clubs, wooden shields, and deadly boomerangs, these...
article Shoalwater Bay tribe offers gratitude for tsunami tower funding
(Washington) -- Federal, state and local emergency managers praised the Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe this week for its perseverance, hard work and commitment that...
article 1 arrested in stabbing on Rincon Reservation
(California) -- A 60-year-old man suffered a critical stab wound Saturday on the Rincon Indian reservation, where sheriff’s deputies arrested a suspect in the...

7/20/2018

article Court Says Allergan Can't Shield Restasis Patents With Tribe
(New York) -- Allergan Plc and the St. Regis Mohawk Indian Tribe can’t use tribal sovereign immunity to shield patents on the dry-eye drug Restasis from challenges...
article Shutdown of Sex Sites Puts Lives at Risk, say Indigenous Women
(Washington D.C.) -- A law signed by President Donald Trump this spring to curb sex trafficking has created new risks for sex workers in tribal lands, Native American...
article More Than A Dozen Indigenous Women Went Missing In Montana In 2018
(Montana) -- Yet another Indigenous woman has gone missing in the Mountain West. Jermaine Charlo disappeared near a grocery store in Missoula, Montana last month. The 23...
article Paulette Jordan touts indigenous values
(Idaho) -- Idaho gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan was upbeat and positive during a fundraising speech south of Ketchum in Gimlet subdivision Monday. She touted...
article Interior Secretary Zinke kept some meetings off public calendar
(Washington D.C.) -- On May 16, 2017, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke met with Rep. Chris Collins, a New York Republican who was the first in Congress to endorse Donald...
article Tribe Seeks Energy Sovereignty With Solar Microgrid, Eco-Village & Utility
(Massachusetts) -- A tribal community in Cape Cod, Massachusetts is pursuing energy sovereignty with a solar microgrid, eco-village and Tribal Utility Authority, and to...
article Winnebago tribe becomes solar power leader in Midwest
(Nebraska) -- The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska can already boast of having 400 kilowatts of installed solar panels, more than nearly any other Midwestern American Indian...
article Court cancels mining permit after Ontario failed to adequately consult First Nation community
(Ontario) -- A permit for mineral exploration on the traditional territory of a remote First Nation has been cancelled by judges who say the Ontario government and the...
article Greenpeace activists scale Olympic Stadium Tower against Trans Mountain pipeline
(Quebec) -- "The majority of Indigenous communities along the pipeline route did not give their free, prior and informed consent." Five Greenpeace activists...
article Karuk and descendants dispute rights to tribal land
(Oregon) -- Controversy is brewing involving California Indian tribes, with local and national ramifications. U.S. House Bill 3535 was introduced by Representative Doug...
article New Indigenous tourism association plans to draw global tourists to Alberta
(Alberta) -- Travellers are increasingly looking for more educational and authentic experiences, according to the Government of Alberta, and a new group funded by the...
article Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians Elects Matthew Wesaw as Chairman
(Michigan) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians announced today that Matthew Wesaw was elected as its tribal council chairman during the tribe’s general...
article Judge: New Mexico Violated Public School Students’ Constitutional Right to Sufficient Education
(New Mexico) -- Commentary: A state court ruled today that New Mexico’s education system violates the state constitution because it fails to provide students a...
article Anti-Indian Groups Deserve Hate Group Designation
(Montana) -- The Montana Human Rights Network has issued a briefing paper making the case for categorizing anti-Indian groups as hate groups.
article Jessica Lynch honors Lori Piestewa at 2018 Native American Games
(Arizona) -- More than 3,000 athletes representing more than 50 tribes across North America will be competing in remembrance of the first Native American woman killed in...

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