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article Tribe official calls for better communication from lawmakers
(South Dakota) -- The chairman of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe on Thursday called on South Dakota lawmakers to improve communication with Native American communities,...
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article OP/ED: The Golden State should take a lesson from tribe's energy independence
(California) -- A good idea can still result in a great outcome in California, even during a time when life can toggle from high-tech, world-leading-economy bliss to...
article Chief Chat: Five Tribes Inter-Tribal Council critical to Oklahoma tribes
(Oklahoma) -- The Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes is comprised of the governments of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee (Creek) and Seminole...
article LLBO members receive Minnesota Indian Education awards
(Minnesota) -- The Minnesota Indian Education Association recently held their 35th Annual Conference at the Grand Casino in Hinckley. The three-day event featured...
article Trustees meeting at OSU next week
(Oregon) -- The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will hold several days of meetings in Corvallis next week covering a wide range of topics. The full board will...
article The TSA apologized after an agent pulled a Native American passenger's braid and said "giddyup!" during a pat down
(Minnesota) -- Native American woman Tara Houska says a TSA agent grabbed her braids, whipped them like reins and said "giddyup" while she was going through...

1/17/2020

article Distrust. Dishonesty. And South Dakota's failure to work with tribes
(South Dakota) -- The chairman of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe on Thursday called on South Dakota lawmakers to improve communication with Native American communities,...
article Tribal leaders seek unity
(South Dakota) -- Ten tribal leaders came together in Fort Pierre on Thursday to talk about the challenges they face on their reservations. In an odd way, it was Gov....
article MORON ALERT: Resolution in the Utah legislature would discourage removing Native American names, symbols or imagery from schools
(Utah) -- A resolution introduced in the Utah State Legislature would discourage the removal of names, symbols or imagery that some Native American tribes and groups...
article Native American veterans still struggling to get the health care they were promised
(Arizona) -- Vanissa Barnes-Saucedo was 21 when military recruiters stopped her in a shopping mall, waving enlistment papers in front of her. Although she says she wasn...
article Cherokee Nation Urging Tribal Citizens To Complete 2020 Census
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation is kicking off its #CherokeeNationCounts 2020 Census campaign, urging tribal citizens to fill out the Census completely and accurately...
article ‘Baby Shark’ Translation The Latest Effort To Fight A Decline In Diné Speakers
(Arizona) -- The internet sensation and earworm ‘Baby Shark’ is everywhere.The song is approaching five billion views on YouTube and is available in 19...
article CT Speaker of the House calls foul on schools who use Native American mascots, logos
(Connecticut) -- The state of Maine is the first in the nation to ban the use of Native American mascots and logos at all schools. Will Connecticut be next is the...
article Community members to hold events to address recent Riverton incidents, show unity
(Wisconsin) -- After recent events reignited long-simmering concerns around race relations in Riverton, many in the community are planning events to move forward and...
article Meskwaki PD still seeking missing woman
(Iowa) -- Five years ago on Jan. 16, 2015, Tribal member Rita Janelle Papakee was last seen at the Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel. She has not been heard from since. Over...
article Voices of Indigenous women … still ‘crucial’
(Washington D.C.) -- It was a cold January morning in 2017 when Indigenous women gathered in a prayer circle near the National Museum of the American Indian in...
article Judge says conservation group can look into energy panel’s activities
(Montana) -- A conservation group can seek details from the Trump administration on whether it followed recommendations from an illegally created industry advisory group...
article First Nations leaders call on RCMP to refrain from violence in pipeline standoff
(British Columbia) -- B.C.'s First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) has issued a statement calling on the RCMP to eschew violence in dealing with protesters trying...
article Tribe members discuss best practices to clean up oil spills
(North Dakota) -- Tribal members at a Bismarck conference talked oilfield best practices, including how to clean up oil spills using microorganisms. The oilfield service...
article Judge won’t stop Idaho tribe lawsuit against mining company
(Idaho) -- A Clean Water Act lawsuit filed by the Nez Perce Tribe that seeks to force a Canadian gold mining company to acquire permits for pollution discharged from its...
article Indigenous Activist Sherri Mitchell is Fighting For Environmental Justice
(USA) -- Sherri Mitchell is an Indigenous rights lawyer and activist who has fought for environmental justice for more than 25 years. Mitchell was born and raised in the...
article NASA Administrator visits Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- Today Administer Jim Bridenstine visited the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma to learn more about emerging aviation technology work underway within the tribe....
article New American, Native American business co-op efforts in Maine get USDA boost
(Maine) -- The Cooperative Development Institute, which bolsters the state's rural economy by helping develop cooperative businesses, has been awarded three grants...
article Off the Rez Cafe
(Washington) -- The U.S. government’s forced relocation of Native American communities in the 1800s not only separated countless families from their ancestral...
article Care home resident Frederick McKay was found dead in the cold. His sister wants answers, and accountability
(Saskatchewan) -- After McKay's December 2017 disappearance and death, the Saskatchewan RCMP is now "requiring officers to attend all missing persons complaints...
article Smudging ceremonies at Saskatoon Correctional Centre under review
(Saskatchewan) -- The Saskatoon Correctional Centre is reviewing its policy on smudging ceremonies following staff complaints about odour and second-hand smoke, says a...
article Proposed bill aims to help Native veterans access better healthcare
(Arizona) -- Vanissa Barnes-Saucedo was 21 when military recruiters stopped her in a shopping mall, waving enlistment papers in front of her. Although she says she wasn...
article Native Americans did not make large-scale changes to environment prior to European contact
(New York) -- Contrary to long-held beliefs, humans did not make major changes to the landscape prior to European colonization, according to new research conducted in...
article Listening to 130-Year-Old Passamaquoddy Recordings
(Maine) -- In 1890, anthropologist Jesse Walter Fewkes lugged an Edison phonograph to Calais, near the Passamaquoddy’s Indian Township and Pleasant Point...
article ‘I Am Mistaken as the Spokesperson of Native America’
(New York) -- Since 1981, Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds has lived on tribal land in Oklahoma, far away from the coastal headquarters of the art world. But that hasn...
article Video: Researching wildfire with the Navajo Nation
(Arizona) -- Connecting with the land and nature plays a large role in many Indigenous cultures. Northern Arizona University's School of Forestry is partnering with...

1/16/2020

article Democrats tout plans for Indian Country, urge voter access at second-ever Native American presidential candidate forum
(Nevada) -- Democratic presidential hopeful Tom Steyer on Wednesday accused the Republican Party of “doing everything it can” to take voting rights away from...
article TSA apologizes to Native American traveler after an agent grabbed her braids and said ‘giddyup’
(Minnesota) -- If you didn’t know hair pat-downs were a thing with TSA screenings, you should now. Native American activist Tara Houska underwent a hair search at...
article Louisiana tribes file complaint with United Nations over U.S. inaction on climate change
(Louisiana) -- Four coastal Louisiana tribes that claim the U.S. government has violated their human rights by failing to take action on climate change submitted a...
article Santa Rosa tribe wants to take care of its people. It's betting on hemp to bring revenue
(California) -- Between massive illegal grows in Anza and a booming cannabis market in the desert, there might just be a sweet spot — for hemp. That's what the...
article Thom recalled as chair of Yerington Paiute Tribe
(Nevada) -- Laurie Thom will no longer serve as chairwoman of the Yerington Paiute Tribe. In a special election Wednesday evening, tribal members voted 66 to 39 to...
article South Dakota tribes want a better relationship with state. Here's what else they want.
(South Dakota) -- The tribes in South Dakota are seeking a more positive relationship with lawmakers this year after the tribes' experience with the riot boosting...
article Noem: Tribes, not the state, are hesitant to work together
(South Dakota) -- Even before the State of the Tribes Address was announced, Governor Kristi Noem was already in a tense situation with tribal leaders around the state....
article Shinnecocks’ Rallying Cry: ‘Not One More Acre’
(New York) -- “We are not protesters, we are protectors,” Margo Thunderbird, an elder, told a crowd that gathered outside the Shinnecock Museum and Cultural...
article Navajo Nation President Nez advocates for renewable energy, youth, and economic partnerships in address to the Arizona State Legislature
(Arizona) -- On Wednesday, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez delivered a powerful message to the 54th Arizona State Legislature in which he spoke about the Navajo...
article A story of genocide, survival and resilience: Blackfeet Nation remembers Baker Massacre
(Montana) -- When Carol Murray of Two Medicine was a freshman in college, she didn’t know what to write about for a research class. A Native American literature...
article Meskwaki police still working to uncover leads in Rita Papakee's 2015 disappearance
(Iowa) -- Thursday marks five years since a woman from the Meskwaki Settlement disappeared. Rita Papakee was last seen leaving the Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel on January...
article North Dakota panel sees progress but more to do for missing, murdered Native people
(North Dakota) -- A new federal task force holds promise for the tragedy of missing and murdered Native women and girls. But more work remains to improve reporting,...
article Standing Rock fights human trafficking
(North Dakota) -- The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is developing its first immediate protocol and response team for youth trafficking on the reservation. Standing Rock...
article Tester urges update, more FBI, BIA resources on day 15 of search for missing Hardin girl
(Montana) -- More than two weeks after a 16-year-old Hardin girl disappeared, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester asked the FBI and the Bureau of Indian Affairs to commit all available...
article B.C. grilled by Supreme Court justices on a bill that would halt Trans Mountain expansion
(British Columbia) -- Supreme Court of Canada justices gave the lawyer representing B.C. a rough ride today as they questioned the constitutionality of a proposed...
article Tribes talk oilfield best practices at Bismarck conference
(North Dakota) -- A company on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation has found success cleaning up oil spills using microorganisms, and it’s looking to train more...
article PASTERNAK: No, those who defend the Wet’suwet’en territory are not criminals
(Canada) -- Over the coming weeks, two stories will be told repeatedly about the police raids and arrests on Wet’suwet’en territory. One story will already...
article White Mesa uranium mill in San Juan County lays off a third of its workforce
(Utah) -- The largest private employer in San Juan County, Energy Fuels Inc., laid off nearly a third of its workforce this week as uranium producers continue to wait...
article Ho-Chunk subsidiary buys $1.3 million of farmland on Winnebago reservation
(Nebraska) -- A subsidiary of Ho-Chunk Inc. has finalized a $1.3 million deal to buy 231 acres, its first purchase of farmland on the Winnebago Tribe's reservation...
article The 2020 Census starts tomorrow. Will Native Americans be under-counted?
(USA) -- As the sun comes up at around 10 a.m. on Jan. 17, census workers will begin trekking through some of the most remote parts of the country to carry out a...
article Chairwomen Fyant says she is ready for the Tribal Council leadership role
(Montana) -- No one knows what goes on in the voting booth or behind closed doors until later. What happened in the Tribal Council election voting booth for the election...
article Bipartisan effort to send sales tax money to tribes in wake of NGS closure
(Arizona) -- To help the Navajo and Hopi tribes cope with the fallout of last year’s closure of the Navajo Generating Station power plant, a bipartisan effort is...
article Navajo President: China Trade Deal Would Benefit Tribes
(Arizona) -- The Navajo president said the trade agreement that the Trump administration and China signed Wednesday would open doors for tribes. China has agreed to buy...
article Forsaken by the Indian Health Service
(South Dakota) -- The Wall Street Journal and the PBS series Frontline produced an article and an hour-long documentary, “Predator on the Reservation,”...
article Standing Rock fights human trafficking
(North Dakota) -- The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is developing its first immediate protocol and response team for youth trafficking on the reservation. Standing Rock...
article CCMC: Native Village of Eyak may purchase hospital within 6 months
(Alaska) -- If all goes well, Native Village of Eyak may purchase Cordova Community Medical Center within the next six months, says Greg Meyer, chair of the CCMC Board...
article Oregon's new tribal history curriculum slowly rolling out
(Oregon) -- This month, Oregon's Department of Education finally rolled out the first pieces of new statewide curriculum on the history and culture of Native...
article Planet Alaska: A lesson from haa shagóon in 2020
(Alaska) -- There’s a phrase in the Tlingit culture, haa shagóon, which loosely translates to “our ancestors,” but it means so much more. Our elders...
article Women of Marvel Talks Empowering Indigenous Youth with Tokata Iron Eyes
(USA) -- Tokata Iron Eyes is a 16 year old indigenous youth leader from the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. From an early age, Tokata had stood up for Lakota land and worked...
article 'I will repay every debt I have': Businesswoman Heather Abbey promises to repay $62,000 of public money
(Saskatchewan) -- Saskatchewan's arts agency has completed its audit of five projects undertaken by Indigenous entrepreneur Heather Abbey. It is asking her to repay...
article Haaland, Davids included in 'Jeopardy' clue for historic first as Native American congresswomen
(Washington D.C.) -- Freshman Reps. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Sharice Davids (D-Kan.) were featured in a “Jeopardy” clue Wednesday night for making history as...
article Martha Redbone traces family history at Tower Theatre
(Oregon) -- There’s a striking quote from a video interview with writer, singer and actress Martha Redbone featured on the promotional website for her latest...
article The Aboriginal origins of the word ‘koala’
(Australia) -- Bush fires this season have ravaged Australia. More than 10 million hectares of land have been burned, homes and lives have been lost and over a billion...
article Two visions collide amid push to restore Montana plains
(Montana) -- We bounce in the truck along a furrowed road, through a mud slick and up to a bluff that looks out to the curve of the Earth. The plains glow emerald in...
article Gallery: Boxing Lessons at the Oneida Nation Recreation Center
(New York) -- Before they face off on Saturday night at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in a battle for the WBC Continental Americas Light Heavyweight Championship,...

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