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Allergan Patent

article Allergan documents due to address patent ‘sham’ question
(New York) -- Allergan has until tomorrow, Friday October 13, to address the question of whether its patent licensing deal with a Native American tribe was a sham.
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Land Issues

article Minnesota band taking back land, to ease tribal homelessness
(Minnesota) -- An American Indian tribe in northern Minnesota, saying they want to address their growing homelessness problem, has decided not to renew nearly 350...
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Oneida Nation

article Turning Stone to partner with International Boxing Hall of Fame
(New York) -- Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona plans to announce details soon of a new three-year partnership with the International Boxing Hall of Fame in...
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Trump Adminstration

article Where’s Zinke? The interior secretary’s special flag offers clues
(Washington D.C.) -- At the Interior Department's headquarters in downtown Washington, Secretary Ryan Zinke has revived an arcane military ritual that no one can...
article Congressman seeks probe of Energy Secretary Rick Perry's chartered flights
(Washington D.C.) -- A Democratic U.S. congressman is asking the Department of Energy's watchdog to investigate Energy Secretary Rick Perry's travel on chartered...
article OP/ED: Secretary Zinke, it's time to call it quits
(Washington D.C.) -- Secretary Ryan Zinke, last week I turned in my US Department of the Interior credentials and reluctantly walked away from public service. Today, I...
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Yurok Tribe

article Yurok Tribe welcomes introduction of bill to add important lands to reservation
(California) -- Support is growing for a bipartisan bill that would restore important lands in California to the Yurok Tribe. When Rep. Jared Huffman (D-California),...
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Other News

article Bill to create Native American studies curriculum in California signed into law
(California) -- Gov. Jerry Brown has signed Assembly Bill 738, authored by Assemblywoman Monique Limón, D-Santa Barbara, that requires California to create a model...
article South Dakota homecoming game, dance canceled after racist stunt
(South Dakota) -- A South Dakota high school has forfeited its homecoming football game against a school from a nearby American Indian reservation and has cancelled its...
article Sturgis Homecoming Cancelled Amid Racist Photo Investigation
(South Dakota) -- Schools officials in Sturgis have cancelled all homecoming events scheduled for Friday, after photos surfaced on social media of students destroying a...
article Dead Indian Memorial Road: Public Debates Whether Name Should Change
(Oregon) -- People are divided over whether the name of a well-traveled road in Jackson County should be changed. Jackson County Commissioners held a public hearing...
article NSU builds support center for Native Americans
(Oklahoma) -- NSU has recently welcomed the Native American Support Center. NASC is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Title III grant. This grant is to support...
article Project Aims to Increase STEM Access for Native American Students
(Montana) -- Native Americans make up 1.2 percent of the overall U.S. population, yet only account for just 0.4 percent of all engineering bachelor's degrees, Sandia...
article Bringing Native Languages Back From The Vanishing Point
(Wisconsin) -- Language shapes how people view the world, build ideas and communicate with others people — it’s an integral part of community culture and...
article Pueblo project focuses on historic plaza
(New Mexico) -- The adobe home that has been passed down on the mother’s side of Thanay Binford’s family for several generations sits on the outskirts of...
article The Shenandoah Has Captivated Americans Since Before the Revolution. This is Its Story.
(Washington D.C.) -- Thomas Jefferson loved the Shenandoah Valley. As a young man, he crawled past stalagmites and mirrored pools in the Valley’s limestone caverns...
article The Sioux Chef revitalizes Native American cuisine
(South Dakota) -- There's something special about eating the way your ancestors did. I remember one Christmas, my sister and I chose to make an authentic British...

10/11/2017

article Trump wades in to the Columbus Day fight
(Washington D.C.) -- A growing number of Americans are rethinking how they should talk about Italian explorer Christopher Columbus on the October day designated to honor...
article Trump’s Interior Head: If We Take Down Confederate Statues, American Indians Will Complain Next
(Washington D.C.) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says that if Confederate monuments are taken down, there’s no telling how far America might go —Native...
article Allergan patent deal with Mohawks was a sham
(Texas) -- Last month, in the midst of post-trial briefing in Allergan’s patent suit against generic drug makers that want to begin selling a version of Allergan...
article Ten big lobbying groups turn their guns on Allergan’s controversial patent gambit
(Washington D.C.) -- Ten of the biggest healthcare lobbying groups in Washington, DC have joined the growing forces lined up against Allergan’s patent gambit...
article Tribes Look To Gain Ground In Congressional Tax Push [sub req]
(Washington D.C.) -- As federal taxes take the spotlight on Capitol Hill, tribes will try to capitalize by convincing lawmakers to incorporate changes to the tax code...
article Tribe calls Dakota Access ruling disappointing
(North Dakota) -- An attorney for the Standing Rock Sioux says a federal judge's decision allowing the Dakota Access pipeline to continue operating while more...
article Minnesota Parents File Suit Over Tribal Court Custody Cases
(Minnesota) -- Some Minnesota parents are banding together to try and change state policy when it comes to custody of American Indian children. They say Minnesota is not...
article Elem Indian tribe reports on impacts of Sulphur fire
(California) -- One of Lake County’s tribes, which was in the path of the Sulphur fire, said it’s rancheria has largely been unscathed by the incident. The...
article Vigil in Salt Lake City calls for justice on behalf of indigenous women
(Utah) -- A group gathered in Salt Lake City Wednesday night to spread awareness for indigenous women who are murdered or missing. They said they’re trying to shed...
article FBI looking into possible 'hate crime' following Tigua Indian Reservation statue vandalism
(Texas) -- A statue on the Tigua Indian Reservation was vandalized on Columbus Day. Agents with the FBI were at the scene Monday afternoon. Passersby reported the...
article Sask. Indigenous women file lawsuit claiming coerced sterilization
(Saskatchewan) -- Indigenous women in Saskatoon are proposing a class-action lawsuit against the province, its health regions, individual physicians and the country for...
article Sixties Scoop continues: Advocates say B.C.'s child welfare system plagued by racial inequity
(British Columbia) -- Eric Stewart's Nisga'a life was not just uprooted by the Sixties Scoop, it was nearly destroyed. "I would lie to family and friends...
article Judge Allows Dakota Access Pipeline to Keep Running
(North Dakota) -- A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Dakota Access oil pipeline can continue operating while a study is completed to assess its environmental...
article Charlestown council opposes Narragansett Tribe’s plan to sell water to energy plant in Burrillville
(Rhode Island) -- The Town Council had many questions Tuesday about the Narragansett Indian Tribe’s contract to supply water for the Clear River Energy Center in...
article Runoff election overturns recount results in Cherokee
(North Carolina) -- Incumbent Albert Rose will return to his seat on the Cherokee Tribal Council following the results of a runoff election Tuesday, Oct. 10. He will...
article Mike Faith sworn in as Standing Rock Sioux Tribal chairman
(North Dakota) -- Last month Mike Faith unseated Dave Archambault as chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Wednesday he was sworn in in front of tribal members.
article 'Sexist and racist': Indigenous inmate takes prison security tests to the Supreme Court
(Canada) -- The Supreme Court of Canada will hear the case Thursday of a Métis inmate who claims the tests that determine prison security level and parole decisions...
article Proposed sterilization class-action filed in Saskatoon court
(Saskatoon) -- A proposed class-action suit against Canada’s attorney general, the Saskatchewan government, the province’s health regions and doctors who...
article 2 Arizona Native American Tribes Added To Tribal Access Program
(Arizona) -- Two Native American tribes in Arizona — the Colorado River Indian Tribes and the Yavapai-Apache Nation — were recently added to something called...
article Helena conference focuses on preventing suicide among Native American youth
(Montana) -- Tribal leaders and experts on mental health gathered in Helena Wednesday to work on ways to prevent suicide among Native American youth.
article Historic First Nations school system in Manitoba represents change the whole country needs: Philpott
(Manitoba) -- A new school system operated exclusively by First Nations officially opened in Manitoba on Wednesday. The Manitoba First Nations School system made its...
article Meeting Justin Trudeau a 'surreal experience' for Metis law student
(Toronto) -- In honour of International Day of the Girl, Wednesday Oct. 11, leaders from different sectors are being urged to allow young women like Breanne Lavallée-...
article How This Native Educator Is Keeping A Tribal Language Alive
(Nebraska) -- On the Omaha Native American reservation in northeastern Nebraska, one educator is working hard to keep the tribal language alive by helping kids to learn...
article The Indigenous Family That Found Refuge in an Old Seattle Gay Bar
(Washington) -- Years ago, there was an underground dance hall in Pioneer Square that catered to lesbian mothers, gay servicemen, drag queens, and achnucek—or...
article Indigenous anthology stands by decision to include poet despite controversy
(Saskatchewan) -- The University of Regina Press says it will not remove the work of a poet from an upcoming anthology of Indigenous writing from Saskatchewan, despite a...
article Warpath follows ancestors, inspired by Pantera
(California) -- If you’ve ever hiked in the woods near Julian, you’ve seen those holes in hillside boulders where the native Americans used to grind acorns...
article Native fisherman shocked to find boat gone from Digby County wharf, then burned
(Nova Scotia) -- In his years of fishing alongside non-native fishermen, Alex McDonald says he’s never had any trouble or been given any grief. Which is why he was...
article The Navajo Nation has a wild horse problem
(Arizona) -- Up to 40,000 wild horses wander the Navajo Nation, roaming across 27,000 miles of deep canyons, rugged hills and huge mountains, according to aerial...
article Charitable gambling tax leaves nonprofits less to give
(Minnesota) -- On Sept. 21, local charitable gambling organizations gathered at Brainerd Legion Post 255 to discuss issues that have arisen across the state. There were...

10/10/2017

article Zinke: If We Take Down Confederate Statues, ‘Indians’ Will Complain About Union Ones
(Washington D.C.) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says that the Trump Administration will not remove Confederate monuments from federal lands out of consideration for...
article Lack of agreement between Mille Lacs Band, county leaves tribal officers without policing power
(Minnesota) -- When Pete Nayquonabe was growing up on the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe reservation, he knew everyone in the community. These days, things are different....
article BLOG: Native Americans Set to Save the Patent System
(Washington D.C.) -- As readers of this blog are aware, there has been a great deal of publicity generated by the recent patent sale and assignment by Allergan to the St...
article Northern Cheyenne tribal council ousts president
(Montana) -- A Montana Indian tribe has voted to oust the tribe's president for reportedly neglecting his duties and violating tribal bylaws.
article Teton Times: Standing Rock citizens secure injunction in constitutional dispute
(North Dakota) -- Citing the tribe’s traditions and customs, Chief Judge Michael Swallow granted an Injunction filed by the Long Soldier District to stop proposed...
article USET meeting opens in Cherokee
(North Carolina) -- Leaders of over 20 federally-recognized tribes gathered in Cherokee this week to discuss numerous issues affecting Indian Country. The USET (United...
article Tribal custody battles are subject of new lawsuit
(Minnesota) -- A lawsuit filed Tuesday targets the Minnesota Department of Human Services and Scott County, organizations the plaintiffs allege are violating federal law...
article Supreme Court puts end to case challenging Colorado River Indian Tribes lease
(Washington D.C.) -- It looks like a long-running lease dispute between the Colorado River Indian Tribes and a non-Indian tenant is finally over. Without comment, the U....
article Are Federal Courts Harsher on Native American Offenders?
(USA) -- One hot afternoon in September 2016, Ramah Navajo tribe member Tracey Beaver and three friends set off on an hour-long drive from Pinehill, New Mexico to the...
article MORON ALERT: Ben Shapiro apologizes for Columbus Day video slammed as racist
(Washington D.C.) -- Conservative pundit Ben Shapiro apologized on Tuesday for a Columbus Day video posted on his website that depicted Native Americans as cannibals. In...
article Updated! Depicting Native Americans as Bloodthirsty Savages on Columbus Day
(Washington D.C.) -- Today was (or still is, as of this writing) Columbus Day, one of the fakest of all fake ethnic holidays (and trust me, they're all fake). For...
article Support growing for reset to national MMIWG inquiry, say groups
(Saskatoon) -- Support for a reset to the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls is growing, according to grassroots groups. More than 180...
article 'Truth-telling helped us, and it's helping Canada,' says residential school survivor
(Saskatoon) -- Amanda Adrian knew there was something wrong with her dad, Ted Quewezance. For years, she and four sisters didn't know what was causing the drinking,...
article Navajo Nation Holds Out Hope For Navajo Generating Station Buyer
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation is reviewing potential buyers of the West’s largest coal-fired power plant. The tribe is under a tight deadline to keep the plant...
article Why One Native Family Is Donating Their Fracking Proceeds to Benefit Indian Country
(North Dakota) -- The environmental damage versus the income producing benefits of locating fossil fuel projects in Indian Country has divided some resource-rich Native...
article Keystone XL pipeline approval back in court
(Montana) -- The Trump administration says a federal court has no authority to second-guess a presidential permit for the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada.
article 'We do belong to the land': Missanabie Cree First Nation inching closer to establishing reserve
(Sudbury) -- A northern Ontario First Nation is getting close to ending a century-long wait for designated land. The Missanabie Cree are trying to finalize a settlement...
article SMSC seeks 74 acres for housing, retail
(Minnesota) -- The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community has requested the federal government declare nearly 74 acres of land part of the reservation to be used for...
article Blackfeet tribal lawsuit about illegal actions on water rights
(Montana) -- A recently passed water compact in the Blackfeet nation, is under-fire because of a group of tribal members. They claim the agreement between the state and...
article Seal meat on the menu at Toronto restaurant sparks duelling petitions, online debate
(Toronto) -- A petition calling for a Toronto restaurant to remove seal meat from the menu has sparked an online debate between people who believe the Canadian seal hunt...
article Cut out 'middlemen' and fund First Nations in N.W.T. directly, says Dene Nation chief
(North Canada) -- The national chief of the Dene Nation wants Ottawa to fund First Nations communities in the Northwest Territories directly instead of funneling money...
article The Métis complained of having been excluded from the agreement
(Ottawa) -- An association dedicated to the defence of the interests of aboriginal children victims of the roundup of the 1960s denounced the agreement last Friday with...
article Edmonton women's prison failing Indigenous women, inmates with mental illness, advocates say
(Edmonton) -- Poor treatment of Indigenous women and inmates with mental illness is behind the growing tension at the Edmonton Institution for Women, prisoner advocates...
article Community invited to talk about racism, reconciliation in Thunder Bay, Ont.
(Ontario) -- Residents in Thunder Bay, Ont., interested in learning more about what they can do to address racism and build relationships with the city's Indigenous...
article New book helps kids from remote communities feel more comfortable heading to the hospital
(Manitoba) -- When kids from northern communities have to fly south to see a doctor it can be scary to see the tall buildings and bustling streets for the first time.
article OOPS!! Moose Jaw, Sask., teacher mistakenly hands out assignment with racist terms
(Saskatchewan) -- A teacher's decision to hand out an extracurricular activity package to some Grade 3 students at a Moose Jaw, Sask., elementary school has been...
article Title of ‘chief’ phased out across the Toronto school board
(Toronto) -- The Toronto District School Board is completing a phase out of the word ‘chief’ from job titles, out of respect for Indigenous people. Titles...
article A Territorial Land Grab That Pushed Native Americans to the Breaking Point
(Washington D.C.) -- It was one treaty too far. William Henry Harrison, at the time, governor of Indiana territory (covering present-day Indiana and Illinois), had for...
article Agua Caliente cultural center will showcase tribe’s heritage and traditions
(California) -- The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians plans to build a 5.8-acre cultural center in downtown Palm Springs. The project will include a museum, spa and...
article Lorraine Loomis: ‘A warrior for the tribes’
(Washington) -- Lorraine Loomis’ office resides just a short walk from the Swinomish Channel in Skagit County. Across the waterway, with its fishing vessels...
article Second lobster boat torched amid tensions over Indigenous fishery in Nova Scotia
(Nova Scotia) -- A Nova Scotia fisherman whose boat was stolen and burned Monday says he believes it was targeted because he is Aboriginal, as tensions continue over the...
article B.C. race pulls 'First Nations-inspired' medal after appropriation backlash
(British Columbia) -- Organizers of a Vancouver race won't be handing out First Nations "inspired" medals it commissioned for a run this month, following a...

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