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Bears Ears

article Opinion: Give Bears Ears To Native Americans
(Montana) -- As part of his review of national monuments, Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke met with the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition. The coalition’s message...
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Census

article Census Bureau Launches My Tribal Area for Indian Country
(Washington D.C.) -- Did you know that the Navajo Nation has a blossom of elementary school-aged youngsters with 23,946 first- through eighth-graders making up almost...
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Cherokee Nation

article Creating better opportunities for Cherokee families to foster
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation has a strong Indian Child Welfare program, and we have always emphasized the importance of protecting our children.
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Cultural Appropriation

article Blizzard May Have Clarified Pharah's Controversial Background In Overwatch
(USA) -- Last night, Blizzard teased a new skin for the beloved Overwatch hero Pharah, an Egyptian soldier who, along with her mother, served in the Egyptian military.
article COMMENTARY: Let’s start with what cultural appropriation is not
(Ontario) -- When we were children, my sister and I were bussed to and from separate schools. On the ride home, I would transfer from my bus onto my seven-year-old...
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Dakota Access Pipeline

article Lawmakers dug deep to help North Dakota with #NoDAPL response
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota is flush with billion of dollars in oil tax revenues but the money apparently isn't enough to cover the costs of the state's...
article Tribes Drop Ill-Fated Lawsuit Against Dakota Pipeline
(North Dakota) -- Two of the tribes opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline dropped their lawsuit against the multi-billion-dollar oil project. Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe...
article DAPL Civil Suit Dropped Against Archambault, Council Members
(North Dakota) -- Standing Rock Sioux Chairman David Archambault II and several tribal council members are no longer facing a civil suit from Energy Transfer Partners (...
article Port: Standing Rock Tribal Chairman David Archambault, who helped instigate #NoDAPL protests, running for re-election
(North Dakota) -- According to an official notice (see below) Standing Rock Sioux Chairman David Archambault will be one of ten candidates running to be chairman of the...
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LGBT News

article 'She accepted me for who I am': First Nations teen feels the love after telling grandma she's gay
(Ontario) -- A First Nations girl is feeling "nervous and proud" as she prepares to share her "coming out" story as part of a photo exhibition on...
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Lumbee Tribe

article Tribal Council nixes resolution blaming Godwin, Porter
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribal Council on Thursday rejected a resolution to reprimand the tribe’s chairman, administrator, and finance director for using...
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Missing Women Crisis

article MMIWG chief commissioner still has 'hope' despite rocky start
(Canada) -- The chief commissioner of the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls says the criticism the inquiry has received over its progress so...
article MMIWG Commissioner Marion Buller responds to criticism
(British Columbia) -- The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has been under fire, almost since its inception.
article Nunavut woman says MMIWG inquiry like going through court again
(Nunavut) -- A Nunavut woman who has lost one family member to murder and has another missing says that the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls...
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Native Hawaiian Sovereignty

article Native Hawaiian Men Stake Claim to Abandoned Hotel Property
(Hawaii) -- A judge has decided not to forcibly remove a couple of Native Hawaiian men from an abandoned hotel property on the island of Kauai.
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Native Voices

article Arne Vainio: Expressing gratitude for the people we have around us
(Minnesota) -- I was at a two day medical conference a few weeks ago getting caught up on my continuing education credits. Some of these can be done online, but some are...
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Navajo Nation

article The Navajo Housing Authority and Latest Cut Need a Band Aid
(Arizona) -- Citing a “housing crisis” on the country’s largest American Indian reservation, Navajo and federal leaders are calling for accountability...
article Police searching for gunman in fatal shooting on Navajo Nation
(Utah) -- Local and federal agencies were looking Friday for a gunman in the fatal shooting of a 46-year-old man on the Navajo Nation in southern Utah.
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Quapaw Tribe

article Quapaw Tribe Gets Nearly $5 Million for Tar Creek Cleanup
(Oklahoma) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded nearly $5 million to the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma for continued cleanup efforts of the Tar Creek...
article Quapaw Tribe secures EPA grant for cleanup of contaminated lands
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw Tribe will be using nearly $4.9 million in federal funds to continue cleanup efforts in Oklahoma. Quapaw territory in the northeastern part of...
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Residential Schools

article Trudeau to ask Pope to apologize over residential schools
(Canada) -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to ask Pope Francis to issue a formal apology for the role of the Catholic Church in the residential school system.
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State Recognition

article Natchitoches Tribe could soon have statewide recognition
(Louisiana) -- The House passed 86-1 Thursday House Concurrent Resolution 15 by Rep. Kenny Cox, D-Natchitoches, officially recognizing the Natchitoches Tribe of...
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Trump & Tribes

article CHAMPAGNE: Will Indians Survive Donald Trump?
(California) -- Government policies and programs for American Indians change dramatically from one political administration to another. The New Deal Policy of the...
article Top Interior nominee contradicts President Trump on 'race' and tribal programs
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump is wrong about federal funding for Indian programs, according to one of his own nominees. Trump drew alarms earlier this...
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Yurok Tribe

article How a remote California tribe set out to save its river and stop a suicide epidemic
(California) -- The Yurok people live in a stark land of salmon runs and steep, misty mountains, where giant salamanders hide under rotting logs and Bigfoot is said to...
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Other News

article INAC launches financial review of B.C. First Nation, while RCMP continues investigation
(British Columbia) -- Indigenous Affairs has called in auditing firm KPMG to do a financial review of Peters First Nation in British Columbia after an APTN National News...
article Jesuits Return 525 Acres to Rosebud Sioux Tribe
(South Dakota) -- On Tuesday, May 2, the Jesuit-run St. Francis Mission announced it will return more than 500 acres to the Rosebud Sioux Tribe.
article Solar Will Not Absorb Navajo Generating Station Job Loss
(Arizona) -- Solar power advocates say a 250-megawatt renewable-energy facility could be in place in time for the late-2019 closure of the Navajo Generating Station (NGS...
article Province helps Indigenous tourism lift off in Alberta
(Alberta) -- Brenda Holder never realized her traditional Métis skills and knowledge would come in handy in the business world until the time she showed British soldiers...
article Alaska Senators Respond To Decision To Support Revocation Of Order Requiring Tribal Consultation
(Alaska) -- Alaska’s Senators have responded to questions on what they knew leading up to President Trump's revocation of former President Obama's order...
article BLOG: Meet Native Hawaiʻi: Catelin Kawahinekoa Aiwohi
(Washington D.C.) -- To celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at the museum, we interview Catelin Kawahinekoa Aiwohi, a Native Hawaiian working on indigenous...
article Voices of youth: Meet Cambridge Bay's 1st mayor's youth advisory council
(Nunavut) -- A group of eight teens in Cambridge Bay is determined to give young people in their community a stronger voice. "The youth want to see more activities,...
article Appeals court approves settlement in Native American farmer lawsuit
(Washington D.C.) -- An appeals court has approved a settlement on how to deal with $380 million in unclaimed funds from a discrimination case against the U.S....
article Supporters turn out for Ramapoughs at Mahwah meeting
(New Jersey) -- Dozens rallied Thursday night to support the Ramapough Lenape Nation against a recent township lawsuit to remove tepees from their tribal property.
article Kinew James inquest jury recommends more Indigenous guards, nurses at Saskatoon prison
(Saskatchewan) -- The inquest into the death of an indigenous woman who was found unresponsive in her cell at the Saskatoon Regional Psychiatric Centre has wrapped up...
article Food insecurity in Nunavut 'should be considered a national crisis,' expert says
(Nunavut) -- Food insecurity in Nunavut "needs remedial action," say the authors of a new report who call for a national food policy. The Conference Board of...
article Lawmakers push to renew Special Diabetes Program for Indians
(Washington D.C.) -- Lawmakers from both parties are working to reauthorize the Special Diabetes Program for Indians before it expires later this year.
article Longest Walk 5.2 at Prairie Band Potawatomi is Blessed With Care
(Kansas) -- Carla Youngbear of the Prarie Band Potawatomi Nation greeted Longest Walk 5.2 with open arms overflowing with love. Dale Weber and Dorothy Neosh traveled...
article New state tribal health official has Warm Springs ties
(Oregon) -- Julie Johnson, who has spent time working in Burns and Warm Springs, is the Oregon Health Authority's new director of tribal affairs, serving as a...
article Northwest Territories has no addiction treatment centre, something people say needs to change
(Northwest Territories) -- For those in the north struggling with addictions, southern styles of treatment don’t always work. The Northwest Territories currently has no...
article First Nations boys tethered at ankles at school angers aunt
(British Columbia) -- A First Nations woman has filed a petition with the Supreme Court of British Columbia, asking for a judicial review of a decision concerning a...
article Science fair junkie: Nunavut woman selected as 1st Inuk ambassador for Canada-wide science fair
(Saskatchewan) -- Mary-Lou Angidlik studied Arctic plant medicine at the age of 13. She won a $500 agriculture award for it. Then in Grade 10, she spearheaded a science...
article Treat Native American students like athletes: SDSU's plan to close achievement gaps
(South Dakota) -- It's been almost a year since Barry Dunn promised to address achievement gaps for Native American students. Since then, the president of South...
article Woman’s life path — from reservation to mountain roads to local rivers — led to graduation from Haskell
(Kansas) -- When her mother decided to leave the reservation, move to Kansas and enroll in Haskell Indian Nations University to make a better life for her family,...
article Alaska documentary on Yup’ik culture restored after 40 years
(Alaska) -- A 40-year-old film about Yup’ik culture has been digitally restored to brighten its picture. The restored version of “The Drums of Winter” is being shown...
article Boy Scouts to earn Indian Lore merit badge on Barona reservation
(California) -- Although Hunter Trautman is only 11, he knows that the marauding braves he’s seen in movies and on TV are not honest Indians.
article Letter: Event focused on making more welcoming community
(Indiana) -- On Sunday, Showing Up For Racial and Social Justice will host a march/rally recognizing the great diversity in Columbus. We will gather on the steps of City...
article Money and patrimony: The stewardship of tribal artifacts
(New Mexico) -- The Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony (STOP) Act will most likely be a key issue in a Monday, May 22, symposium titled “Understanding Cultural...
article Native American culture highlighted at This Is The Place Heritage Park
(Utah) -- This Is The Place Heritage Park shines the spotlight on Utah's past and our background includes more than the pioneers. This is the Place Heritage Park...
article Navajo school instills resilience in Diné youth through language continuance efforts
(Arizona) -- “Béédaałniih: Diné bizaad bídahwiil’aah. Táadoo biligáana k’ehjí yádaalłti’í. Ahéhee’.” These are the first words that...
article UMass Amherst dig uncovers ancient Native America remains in Brookfield
(Massachusetts) -- An archeological dig in Brookfield has yielded Native American burial mounds datingas far back as 1,000 BC, researchers said.
article ‘I am Tlingit’: Miss Alaska brings Tlingit culture to national stage
(Alaska) -- Forty-eight hours after she wore a Tlingit-inspired robe and a flowing red evening gown on national television, Alyssa London wore a gray zip-up hoodie and...
article Finding a new voice: Juno winner Grey Gritt vies for Indigenous Music Award for solo album
(Canada) -- Listening to Grey Gritt now, one may notice a different sound compared to their album Live at the NACC, which is up for an Indigenous Music Award on Friday.
article Museum of Contemporary Native Arts to Host 4th Annual Family Day Celebration
(New Mexico) -- The IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) welcomes families and children of all ages to participate in unique artist-designed and hands-on art-...
article 'It gives them their sense of self-worth': Rossbrook House holds 35th powwow
(Manitoba) -- The sound of a beating drum could be heard blocks away Thursday night, as hundred gathered to take part in Rossbrook House's annual powwow.
article Nalcor blamed after 50 people airlifted out of Labrador community after flooding
(Labrador) -- More than 50 people from the small village of Mud Lake in Labrador were airlifted from their community early Wednesday morning after severe flooding.
article 4 Plead Guilty in South Dakota Tribal Embezzlement Case
(South Dakota) -- Four of six people charged in a tribal embezzlement case in South Dakota have pleaded guilty in federal court in Aberdeen.
article Four enter guilty pleas in tribal embezzlement case
(South Dakota) -- Four of six people charged in an embezzlement case involving money stolen from the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate have pleaded guilty this week in federal...
article Charges laid against 27-year-old man in Makwa Sahgaiehcan standoff
(Saskatchewan) -- RCMP have laid charges against a 27-year-old man in connection with a standoff at the Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation last week.

5/18/2017

article Cannabis Trial of the Year Opens in Flandreau, South Dakota
(South Dakota) -- On Friday morning, South Dakota prosecutors are expected to offer their opening arguments in a long-awaited trial against Eric Hagen, president and CEO...
article Indian County bracing for worst with Donald Trump's planned budget cuts
(Washington D.C.) -- Indian Country leaders are turning to allies in Congress in hopes of stopping massive funding cuts that President Donald Trump is expected to unveil...
article Upcoming ‘Virginia Indian Tribute’ to be a public display of tribe legacies
(Virginia) -- Preserving rich traditions of Virginia’s Native American tribes is ongoing across the Commonwealth from the sounds to the sights. Now a model at the...
article To solve alcoholism, Native Americans must look inside reservations
(Nebraska) -- Last month, Nebraska officials voted to revoke the licenses of four liquor stores near the border of the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
article Police murder of people of color is a national crisis
(USA) -- On April 24, a column I wrote, “Where is Justice for slain Navajo mother, Loreal Tsingine?“ went to print. The column concluded by posing the issue...
article Native American tribes drop challenge against Dakota Access oil pipeline
(Washington D.C.) -- Native American tribes fighting the Dakota Access oil pipeline in court have dropped an appeal against a federal judge's decision which allowed...
article Tribes Enter “The Belly of the Beast” of Oil Sands Industry to Sign Historic Declaration Opposing Keystone-XL
(Alberta) -- “I’m amazed and thrilled that this day has come,” said Councilwoman Casey Camp-Horinek of the Ponca Nation, as she began her address at...
article Tribes call for agreement termination
(Oregon) -- After mediation failed to find a solution to sustain the Upper Klamath Basin Comprehensive Agreement (UKBCA), Klamath Tribes and Upper Basin irrigators...
article Swinomish voting on changes to constitution
(Washington) -- Members of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community will next week conclude voting on an amended constitution, something that has drawn ire from Skagit...
article Supreme Court to examine 'duty to consult' indigenous group about legislation
(Alberta) -- The Supreme Court of Canada will delve into the issue of whether the federal duty to consult Indigenous groups applies to the legislative process.
article A quarter of Nunavut's population faces moderate to severe food insecurity, report says
(Nunavut) -- Nunavut is "by far" the most food insecure region of Canada, according to a new report from the Conference Board of Canada. One quarter of the...
article Cree Health Board calls for careful viewing of popular drama 13 Reasons Why
(Quebec) -- Health officials in the James Bay region of Quebec have added their voices to the criticism of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. The show is a fictional...
article Indigenous children lose cultural connection in child welfare system
(Ontario) -- An Indigenous woman who grew up in foster care unaware of her rich cultural background is worried the same fate will befall her own three children, who have...
article New Mexico High School Student Granted Permission To Wear Native American Feather During Graduation
(New Mexico) -- A New Mexico high school student will graduate with a feather in his cap after battling with the school district for his right to do so.
article Saskatoon to kick off month of reconciliation activities
(Saskatchewan) -- Saskatoon residents will have opportunities to explore reconciliation in a series of activities starting next week that will culminate on National...
article The Human Race: New York area tribes fight for survival
(New York) -- The Fox 5 series "The Human Race" is an ongoing examination of race and identity in America. Many Native Americans across the country fear the...
article Throwback Thursday: Tax protest at Onondaga Nation turns violent in 1997
(New York) -- Disagreement over an impending commerce agreement between New York State and the Iroquois Confederacy came to a head on the afternoon of May 18, 1997 along...
article Waikiki Hotel, State Sued Over Native Hawaiian Burial Site
(Hawaii) -- A Native Hawaiian plaintiff known for high-profile litigation protecting Native Hawaiian burial sites has filed a lawsuit asking a state court to stop...
article Opinion: Cue the eye rolls: this is a piece about cultural appropriation
(Canada) -- When a handful of editors and senior staff in Canadian media took to Twitter last week to seemingly mock Indigenous peoples' concerns with cultural...
article It's 50 years since Indigenous Australians first 'counted'. Why has so little changed?
(Australia) -- Sol Bellear, a former rugby league player for South Sydney Rabbitohs and Aboriginal rights activist, sits in the soft autumn sunshine at a cafe...

5/17/2017

article Cherokee chief releases audit report before impeachment proceedings
(North Carolina) -- Impeachment proceedings are set to begin against Cherokee Principal Chief Patrick Lambert next week. He denies allegations of violating Cherokee law...
article Native American tribe’s cannabis consultant to face trial
(South Dakota) -- Roughly two years after an American Indian tribe began an ambitious push to open the nation’s first marijuana resort in South Dakota, a...
article Bills to recognize Virginia tribes move forward in Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- A bill recognizing six Native American tribes in Virginia passed the U.S. House on Wednesday, and companion legislation is also moving forward in...
article Live Oak Choctaws working toward federal recognition
(Mississippi) -- A Native American tribe on the Coast is trying to take the next step in recognition in a story of heritage. The Vancleave Live Oak Choctaws are trying...
article Tribal struggles beyond Standing Rock
(North Dakota) -- The standoff at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation brought national attention to the struggle over indigenous lands and resources. This video series...
article New Mexican Would Be First Native American Congresswoman
(New Mexico) -- Former New Mexico Democratic Party Chairwoman Debra Haaland announced Tuesday she’s running for the state’s open 1st District seat. If...
article 3 Indigenous writers discuss cultural appropriation with CBC's Rosanna Deerchild
(Canada) -- The fallout from the "appropriation prize" controversy in the wake of an editorial published in Write magazine has left many wondering what exactly...
article When does inspiration cross the line into appropriation?
(Canada) -- Young writers are often told to write what they know. They're told the best place to start, is with their own experience because it's what they'...
article 'Emerging Indigenous Voices' award far surpasses fundraising goal
(Canada) -- A fundraiser launched to support Indigenous artists and counter cultural appropriation has far exceeded its $10,000 goal, raising $30,550 as of Wednesday...
article Concerns raised about liaison hiring for missing and murdered inquiry
(Nova Scotia) -- The national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls says an Atlantic Canadian liaison should soon be in place, after concerns were...
article Nebraska Town Shutters All Liquor Stores—To Mixed Reactions
(Nebraska) -- Local authorities shut down every liquor store in Whiteclay, Nebraska in April, but the debate over whether this will solve the area’s alcohol abuse...
article Last-minute trial cancellations corner protesters
(North Dakota) -- Jeffrey Hush, a Dakota Access Pipeline opponent arrested during a protest in October, was headed back to North Dakota this week. He was to face trial...
article Indigenous leaders sign opposition to Keystone XL in Calgary
(Calgary) -- Indigenous leaders from the U.S. and Canada gathered in Calgary on Wednesday to sign a declaration of opposition against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline....
article Comanches for Comanches forms with goal to restore power to General Council
(Oklahoma) -- A new group of Comanches are taking their tribal concerns to the people in an effort to make change. The Comanches For Comanches is a group of concerned...
article Tribal Council plans ‘slap on the wrist’ for Godwin, administrators
(North Carolina) -- Lumbee Tribal Council members are preparing to vote Thursday on a resolution reprimanding tribal administrators, including Chairman Harvey Godwin Jr...
article First Nation’s family rejects Thunder Bay Police explanation for teen’s death
(Thunder Bay) -- The family of Tammy Keeash and northern Ontario First Nations leaders say they are rejecting the premise of the Thunder Bay Police Service that the 17-...
article MacArthur genius reveals 4 nuggets of wisdom about success and a life well-lived
(Ohio) -- MacArthur Foundation genius grant winner Daryl Baldwin is a descendant of the Miami (Myaamia) Native American nation. But growing up in northwest Ohio, there...
article 60 Indigenous writers to read, as recommended by you
(Canada) -- FOLD, the Festival of Literary Diversity, tweeted out the names of several Indigenous authors you should know. Many readers got in the spirit and shared...
article FRANKLIN: Modocs are unique people among unique people
(California) -- A very interesting aspect of living next to northeast Oklahoma is the presence of nine federally recognized Native American Tribes within just a two-...
article New Mexico pueblo attempts to save language from extinction
(New Mexico) -- With fewer than 100 speakers remaining, the Acoma Keres language is on the verge of extinction. Few young people under the age of 40 have learned the...
article Reindeer and language revitalization: Inuit students visit Finland's Sami people
(Finland) -- It was the first time college student Trudy Tulugarjuk travelled outside of Canada. "It was cool to see the outside world for the first time,"...
article Time for celebration? Mohawks reflect on Montreal's 375th anniversary
(Montreal) -- As Montreal turns 375 today, Mohawks are wrestling with how to approach a multimillion dollar celebration of the founding of a city on their unceded...
article Vancouver’s first Indigenous fashion week to celebrate ‘cultural appreciation’
(Vancouver) -- Organizers of Vancouver’s first Indigenous-focused fashion week say the event will celebrate “cultural appreciation” for designers and...
article Reindeer and language revitalization: Inuit students visit Finland's Sami people
(Finland) -- It was the first time college student Trudy Tulugarjuk travelled outside of Canada. "It was cool to see the outside world for the first time,"...
article Charges laid in 2 Winnipeg murders, including for Tina Fontaine's cousin Jeanenne
(Winnipeg) -- A 34-year-old man has been charged in the shooting deaths of two Winnipeggers, about a month apart. Christopher Mathew Brass is charged with second-degree...

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