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Allergan Patent

article Allergan settles with one of four companies contesting Restasis patent
(New York) -- Allergan Plc said on Thursday it reached a settlement with InnoPharma Inc, one of the four generic drugmakers challenging the patents for its dry eye...
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Chickasaw Nation

article Chickasaw Nation to host 'Spooky Tales' in five locations
(Oklahoma) -- The Chickasaw Nation will host a series of “Spooky Tales” in five locations throughout Oklahoma in which traditional Chickasaw storytellers...
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Chumash Tribe

article Jim Sobell: Looking into the future of tribal lands
(California) -- After three rapid-fire meetings in the Santa Ynez Valley to hear public comments on the Camp 4 agreement between the Chumash and Santa Barbara County, I...
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Code Talkers

article Code Talker remembered for faith, family and bowling
(Indian Country) -- Navajo Code Talker David Patterson, Sr. was laid to rest today and what will be remembered is not only his service to his country but his love for...
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Dakota Access Pipeline

article OP/ED: The Pipeline Protest Before Standing Rock
(North Dakota) -- We live in an era of Trump, whose denial of climate science brings to mind a quote attributed to Louis XV: "After me, the Deluge." The...
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Donald Trump

article Trump Golf Club Members Ask 11th Circ. To Back $5.7M Win (sub req)
(Florida) -- Members of a Donald Trump-owned Florida golf club asked the Eleventh Circuit on Friday to uphold a ruling ordering the club to refund roughly $5.7 million...
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Land Issues

article Valuing Land’s Interconnectedness
(Rhode Island) -- Among the framed pictures in the office of Shannon Brawley, the executive director of the Rhode Island Nursery and Landscape Association, is a pencil...
article Interior Department may expand recreational shooting on federal lands
(Arizona) -- Target shooting, hunting and fishing could be expanded on public lands under a federal proposal drawing attention in Arizona.
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Mining & Drilling

article Imminent Closure of Arizona Plant Portends an ‘Existential’ Moment for Navajo
(Arizona) -- In February, NGS’s controlling shareholder, a public utility called Salt River Project, announced that it would shut down the power plant beginning at the...
article Minnesota Chippewa plan their own environmental survey of Enbridge's Line 3 proposal
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota Chippewa bands will do their own assessment of Enbridge's Line 3 proposal, looking at the "cumulative impact" of the pipeline on American...
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Morongo Tribe

article Tribe can monitor pipeline project, despite city grievances
(California) -- The Banning City Council Tuesday night approved a $39,200 agreement with the Morongo Band of Mission Indians to monitor cultural resources for a $3...
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Navajo Nation

article The Navajo Nation Might Lift a Longstanding Ban on Genetic Research
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation is weighing whether to end a 15-year ban that prevents genetic research on their members. The decision comes ahead of the opening of the...
article Navajo, Hopi tribes get funding to ease coal plant shutdown
(Arizona) -- The federal government is awarding nearly $420,000 to the Navajo and Hopi tribes to prepare for the closure of a coal-fired power plant and mine. The Navajo...
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Payday Loans

article Auto Racer, Atty Guilty Of Running Criminal Payday Loan Empire
(New York) -- A Manhattan jury Friday found auto racer Scott Tucker and his attorney Timothy Muir guilty of operating a $2 billion criminal payday loan empire that...
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Trump Adminstration

article Zinke to Visit Grand Canyon to Discuss Harassment Survey
(Arizona) -- The National Park Service says it will announce results Friday of an employee survey on harassment, discrimination and intimidation. Interior Secretary Ryan...
article Zinke vows to stamp out ‘virus’ of harassment at national parks
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Park Service has a “significant problem” with harassment of its workers, a culture that is going to change starting “...
article Joel Clement on Why He Quit the Dept. of the Interior
(Washington D.C.) -- On October 4, Joel Clement, a career employee at the Department of the Interior, tendered his resignation. In the letter explaining why, he didn...
article OP/ED: Trump Can't Just Walk Away From the Iran Deal. It's Not an Atlantic City Casino.
(Washington D.C.) -- Last November, the election results indicated that the nation was disappointed with the performance of its politicians, and so it decided to bring...
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Tunica-Biloxi

article Tunica-Biloxi Tribe observes 36th anniversary of federal recognition
(Mississippi) -- It was 36 years ago when a people, whose ancestors greeted Europeans to this area, served as allies in their wars and lived side-by-side with French,...
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Other News

article Northern California tribes face down massive wildfires
(California) -- In the early hours of Monday morning, Robert Geary took a harrowing trip out of harm’s way as fires encroached on his home in Clearlake, California. “We...
article County sued for bulldozing parents' rights
(Minnesota) -- A lawsuit against a Minnesota county claims officials move two custody cases to Native American tribal court without the permission of the parents,...
article OP/ED: When racism enters realm of South Dakota sports
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota is drawing national attention for an incident in Sturgis that caused the school board Thursday to cancel all homecoming activities at the...
article Redface will no longer be part of annual Wellsville ‘Sham Battle,’ committee decides
(Utah) -- White residents will no longer paint themselves red and role play as American Indians attacking Mormon settlers during rural Wellsville’s annual “...
article Utah's 'Negro Bill Canyon' renamed after years of debate
(Utah) -- After years of debate, a U.S. government board has voted to rename Utah's Negro Bill Canyon, overruling a recommendation by Utah officials to keep the name.
article NAU gets $21M to study why some are sicker
(Arizona) -- One study is looking at how social interactions affect rates of bacteria transmission in Hispanic and non-Hispanic populations. Another is investigating the...
article Waccamaw Library explores Native American spirituality
(South Carolina) -- On Thursday, Oct. 19, at 10 a.m., Dr. Will Moreau Goins will combine historical information and insights with songs, dance, stories and folk art to...
article Film that centers on Native American culture opening in Fallon
(Nevada) -- A film that tells the story of a Native American elder who takes an author through the heart of Lakota country is set to open in Fallon.
article Based on A True Story, “Patriots from the Barrio” Heads to the Screen
(California) -- The Second World War (1939-1945) was a global war, felt by every country in every continent on this world. The alliances, the Allies and Axis powers,...
article Final Season of ‘Longmire’ Starts on Netflix November 17
(Internet) -- The sixth, and final, season of western drama Longmire starts up on Netflix November 17. Netflix announced the news with a trailer.
article Berkeley’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day PowWow cancelled
(California) -- Berkeley’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day PowWow, which was scheduled to take place this Saturday, Oct. 14, has been cancelled, according to an...
article Crown Dancers share the dance at Tonto Apache Tribe's 45th Anniversary
(Arizona) -- The Gaan dancer stood perfectly still, waiting. Members of the Tonto Apache Tribe gathered in the parking lot of the Payson Event Center — surrounded...
article DNA Study Finds No Evidence that Ancient Easter Islanders Intermixed with South Americans
(Internet) -- A new study of ancient DNA appears to rule out the likelihood that inhabitants of Easter Island intermixed with Native South Americans prior to the arrival...
article WMAT woman seeks Miss Indian Rodeo Queen title
(Arizona) -- A 21-year-old member of the White Mountain Apache Tribe is hoping to become the next Miss Indian Rodeo Queen.
press release GoBRT announces The Gathering: Native American Harvest Festival in Virginia
(Virginia) -- On Saturday and Sunday October 21-22 with a fabulous line up of traditional Native American Indian dancing, food, hand-made fine art and crafts, kid’...

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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