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article Why Is Allergan Partnering with the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe?
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Reservation, in upstate New York, sits at the U.S. border with Canada, and most of its residents are citizens of both countries, as...
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Marijuana & Hemp

article Tribe ushers in Nevada's first drive-thru pot dispensary
(Nevada) -- A drive-thru pot dispensary has just opened on tribal land near Las Vegas. The Paiute Nation opened the largest marijuana dispensary in the state of Nevada...
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Osage Tribe

article Osage Nation Congressman Otto Hamilton Announces Candidacy for Assistant Chief of Osage Nation
(Oklahoma) -- On Monday, Otto Hamilton of Pawhuska, Oklahoma, currently an Osage Nation Congress member, declared his candidacy for Assistant Chief of the Osage Nation.
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Quapaw Tribe

article Quapaw Tribe leading the effort to clean up lead mine
(Oklahoma) -- After many decades of politics and funding fights, progress is being made on the nation's worst toxic waste site thanks to the Quapaw Nation.
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Sixties Scoop

article Sask. man files human rights complaint over Métis exclusion from Sixties Scoop settlement
(Saskatchewan) -- A Métis man from Saskatchewan has filed a human rights complaint against Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett,...
article 'Create some good': Sixties Scoop adoptee mapping out Indigenous movements
(Ottawa) -- Colleen Cardinal was just a baby when she and her older sisters were removed from their home in Edmonton and adopted by another family thousands of...
article Indigenous play on Sixties Scoop gets another run in Vancouver
(British Columbia) -- Two decades after its first B.C. run, Only Drunks and Children Tell The Truth returns to Vancouver. Written by Indigenous playwright, Drew Hayden...
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Standing Rock Sioux

article New tribal chairman aims to empower members
(North Dakota) -- Like many of his predecessors, new Standing Rock Tribal Chairman Mike Faith is aiming to combat the issues of unemployment, housing and drug abuse on...
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Suicide

article Arne Vainio: I blamed myself for my father's death by suicide for over 50 years
(Minnesota) -- Suicide is a scary subject and it’s a touchy subject. Almost everyone has been touched by suicide and those left behind most often suffer in silence.
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Thanksgiving

article Native American Activist Discusses Thanksgiving and Social Justice
(Massachusetts) -- Native American activist Claudia A. Fox Tree offered Emmanuel students her perspective on Thanksgiving and the commonly held misconceptions of...
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Winnebago Tribe

article Nebraska tribe votes to take control of hospital
(Nebraska) -- Problems at the Indian Health Service hospital in Winnebago, Neb., have led the Winnebago Tribe to begin the process of taking over the management of the...
article Winnebago Tribe makes move to take over troubled hospital
(Nebraska) -- The Winnebago Tribal Council has taken steps to take over management of a hospital on a Native American reservation in northeastern Nebraska.
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Other News

article Poll: Native Americans See Far More Discrimination In Areas Where They Are A Majority
(Massachusetts) -- More than half of Native Americans living on tribal lands or other majority-Native areas say they have experienced racial or ethnic discrimination...
article For Native Americans Facing Sexual Assault, Justice Feels Out Of Reach
(Wyoming) -- One morning earlier this year, Northern Arapaho member Rose was sitting at the table with her 14-year-old daughter, Latoya. "I told her to move her...
article The forgotten minority in police shootings
(USA) -- Allegations of excessive police use of force against African-Americans have captured the nation's attention in recent years. But there's another group...
article Petition calling for removal, resignation of Sask. education minister hits 1,200 signatures
(Saskatchewan) -- A petition asking the premier to remove Saskatchewan Minister of Education Bronwyn Eyre from cabinet has more than 1,200 signatures.
article Tribe's medical center has new name
(Idaho) -- Effective today, the Benewah Medical & Wellness Center is changing its name to Marimn Health. The community is invited to attend the celebration of the...
article COP23: Activists From Puerto Rico to Island Nations Demand Climate Reparations, End to Fossil Fuels
(Germany) -- At the UN climate summit in Bonn, Germany, Democracy Now! was there when thousands of people took to the streets Saturday for a march to demand an end to...
article Federal government invests $2.6 M for Atikameksheng Anishnawbek training program
(Ontario) -- The federal government is investing $2.6 million to help Indigenous youth and women get employment opportunities. Patty Hajdu, the minister of employment,...
article It’s election day for CTUIR
(Oregon) -- Today is election day on the Umatilla Indian Reservation, and voters will have plenty of choices. Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation...
article Bureau of Indian Affairs makes changes to loan guarantee program amid scrutiny
(Washington D.C.) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs is making changes to a business loan program that has faced renewed scrutiny under the Trump administration.
article Senior Trump administration official resigns after scrutiny of Indian loan program
(Washington D.C.) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs has seen its first casualty of the Trump era with the resignation of a senior official whose connection to a failed...
article Community-Owned Networks May Bridge Connectivity Gap on Tribal Lands
(New Mexico) -- Lynn Roanhorse launched a skin care line for Native Americans two years ago, after years of research prompted by the toll acne was taking on young people...
article Report highlights success of tribal, state and federal courts working together
(Michigan) -- Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bridget Mary McCormack learned as part of a group studying ways the state’s judicial systems can help families that...
article Ottawa suing OmniTRAX over Churchill rail
(Manitoba) -- Transport Canada says it is taking legal action against the owner of the Churchill rail line. The move comes after the government says OmniTRAX Inc. failed...
article Indigenous women targeted as street gangs flood Thunder Bay
(Ontario) -- She needed the money so she let the gang members in her home. Then things went crazy. They tried to take over and use her home as a trap house, a place...
article Garden Hill woman speaking out in hopes Hospital will acknowledge error
(Manitoba) -- A woman from Garden Hill First Nation in Manitoba is questioning her health care after surgery has left her in and out of the hospital.
article Indigenous youth, RCMP team up for annual leadership workshop
(Northwest Territories) -- As far back as 17-year-old Jacob Klengenberg can remember, there's always been a Mountie dressed in a red serge in his home of Ulukhaktok, N.W...
article Native Sun News Today: Homeless veterans in South Dakota share their stories
(South Dakota) -- Home of the brave, land of the free…we have all heard those words many times, but what do they really mean? Can America really call herself the...
article First Nations families weigh children's education vs. safety [video]
(Ontario) -- Families in remote First Nations of Ontario face a difficult choice when it comes to their children's safety and education. If kids want to finish high...
article “We’re just starting to break through”: UMD Native American students call for more campus recognition
(Maryland) -- While the University of Maryland recognizes November as Native American Indian Heritage Month, some indigenous students say they still feel...
article 350-year-old woman helping to preserve Rocky Cree language
(Manitoba) -- Nearly 25 years ago the remains of a Cree woman were found in South Indian Lake — nearly 800 kilometres north of Winnipeg. The body was 350 years old...
article Alberta teacher races to save dying Indigenous language before time runs out
(Alberta) -- A teacher in northern Alberta is racing to piece together a dying Indigenous language before the last few people who speak it are gone.
article Drum-dance song book shares powerful tradition in western Nunavut
(Nunavut) -- Drumming and singing filled Cambridge Bay’s Luke Novoligak Community Hall Oct. 18 after the official book launch of Huqqullaarutit Unipkaangit or “Stories...
article In search of Canada's elusive shadow population
(British Columbia) -- What happens to a tiny community when thousands of workers move in next door – and no one's keeping track? Discourse investigates the...
article Museum hosts Family Fun Day, educates on Native Americans
(Tennessee) -- The McClung Museum's monthly Family Fun Day celebrated the culture and history of the Native American peoples Saturday afternoon.
article Native Americans Have General Sherman to Thank for Their Exile to Reservations
(USA) -- When William Clark and Meriwether Lewis’ famous expedition reached the Great Plains in 1806, the crew couldn’t believe their eyes. There, ranging across the...
article Proud to be Mohawk, Massena students flip the script on Native stereotypes
(New York) -- Ask the students in the Mohawk Club at Massena high school whether they've been on the receiving end of negative stereotypes, and their answer is quick...
article Q&A: Native Knowledge 360°
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Museum of the American Indian’s (NMAI) Native Knowledge 360° is a new initiative to help educators teach about American...
article Rare Images of Native Americans Show A History Almost Forgotten
(Texas) -- When American photographer Edward S. Curtis first photographed Native Indians in 1906, he didn’t know that was just the beginning of his 20-year journey of...
article Representation Matters
(Washington) -- Nathaniel Devish, issues and awareness coordinator for Student Life, hosts a presentation Nov. 14 in honor of Native American Heritage Day.
article San Juan College to host Native American Heritage Month events
(New Mexico) -- San Juan College student Shane Sligar was enjoying a bowl of steamed corn stew while sitting in the college's Student Sun Lounge on Monday.
article Toronto parks to reflect Indigenous history
(Ontario) -- Toronto is looking to incorporate Indigenous placemaking in parks and public places. A proposal recently tabled before the city’s Aboriginal Affairs...
article Toward a Métis homeland
(Canada) -- Historian Arthur J. Ray wrote* that many of Canada’s Indigenous people “define themselves in terms of the homelands that sustained their ancestors. These are...
article ‘Voice’ of the marginalized: SC Native American leader passes away
(South Carolina) -- Will Moreau Goins, the former executive director of the Cherokee Indian Tribe of South Carolina, was remembered Monday for putting a spotlight on...
article 'Native American Barbie': Drag Performer Fuses Pop Culture, Indigenous Roots
(North Dakota) -- During a recent phone conversation, Native American drag queen and burgeoning pop vocalist VIZIN, who asked to be identified by her stage name, spoke...
article Ariel Tweto, former star of ‘Flying Wild Alaska,’ lands new show on Travel Channel
(Alaska) -- Ariel Tweto, an Alaska Native woman from Unalakleet and former star of Discovery Channel's "Flying Wild Alaska," has a new show on the Travel Channel, which...
article Giving thanks: Lessons from Native American children's literature
(New York) -- November is National Native American Heritage Month and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. While on this holiday we give thanks for the gifts we have...
article How Indigenous and black artists are using science fiction to imagine a better future
(Canada) -- Alien invasions are a common trope in science-fiction writing, and according to author Drew Hayden Taylor, they're also an apt metaphor for Indigenous life...
article How Jason Momoa Added (Even More!) Muscle for Aquaman
(Hollywood) -- As any Game of Thrones fan is distinctly aware of, Jason Momoa is already incredibly buff. But for his starring role in the upcoming Aquaman movie, the...
article How musician Tom Wilson discovered his Indigenous identity
(Canada) -- Like most children, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings' Tom Wilson asked his parents a lot of questions growing up. But they refused to answer his most burning...
article How Native Producers Can Help Hollywood Get it Right
(Utah) -- Jhane Myers (Comanche, Blackfeet) is a 2017 Time Warner Native Producing Fellow, which supports U.S.-based Native producers in their professional development...
article Misty Upham Raped at 2013 Golden Globes?
(USA) -- Ellen Page today put out a statement about the humiliation she suffered at the hands of director Brett Ratner. Among the things she mentioned within her...
article Mohawk Girls: ‘You ladies are awesome!’
(Ontario) -- The characters on Mohawk Girls are a bacchanalian bunch. There's a lot of drunken revelry. There is also sensitivity, humour and a kind of honest rawness...
article Who’s Mina Chayton On ‘The Flash’? This Metahuman Has A Life-Giving Power
(Hollywood) -- A bus full of metahumans was created on The Flash, and each new episode of Season 4 seems to introduce one of the passengers. Another one of these people...
article Erdrich tries apocalyptic fiction in ‘Future Home’
(Wisconsin) -- Evolution runs amok in Louise Erdrich’s new novel, Future Home of the Living God. Ladybugs are the size of cats. Dragonflies have three-foot...
article Review: 'Future Home of the Living God,' by Louise Erdrich
(Minnesota) -- In light of — or in the darkness of — our political moment, it’s all too easy to suspect that we’re going backward, leaving any...
article The Feminist Indigenous Candidate Running for President of Mexico
(Mexico) -- On a six-day tour through the Free and Sovereign State of Chiapas last month, María de Jesús Patricio Martínez Marichuy transgressed traditional Mexican...
article Pope's Chile-Peru trip to include focus on indigenous people
(Vatican City) -- Pope Francis' trip to Chile and Peru in January is likely to focus on the plight of indigenous peoples, with a day dedicated to the Amazon and a...
article Former NHLer Joé Juneau shut out of youth hockey program in Nunavik
(Quebec) -- ​Nunavik's minor hockey program in Quebec's far north will undergo a major structural change, after the Makivik Corporation announced it was ending...
article Inquiry helps family with 36-year-old murder
(Alberta) -- It was 1981 when Sylvia Stone promised to come back for her children. She said, “‘I’m gonna find a place, my girl. I’m gonna get a job, and come get you...
press release Consumer, Rural And Native American Voices Speak Out Against FCC Chair's Plan To "Effectively Destroy" Lifeline Program For Poor
(Washington D.C.) -- In an urgent warning issued less than 48 hours before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is scheduled to act, three major voices --...

11/13/2017

article Five testimonies from the Allergan-tribe patent hearing
(USA) -- On November 7, the House Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on IP took part in the “Sovereign Immunity and the Intellectual Property System”...
article Woman recounts 'horrific' gunpoint kidnapping at MMIWG Inquiry in Edmonton
(Alberta) -- Forced to lie on the ground with her hands tied and a gun pushed into her back, Virginia Littlewolfe-Hunter thought she was about to die.
article Sask. Party's Eyre must apologize for 'poor judgment' shown in speech aimed at changes to education curriculum: NDP critic
(Saskatchewan) -- In a Nov. 1 speech to the Legislative Assembly, Bronwyn Eyre said that as "background" for a Grade 8 worksheet assignment brought home by her...
article TRAHANT: #NativeVote18 -Three Lessons from Last Week’s Elections, Time to Add Names, Ideas
(North Dakota) -- Three lessons from last week’s election results. First: Gerrymandering can be defeated. The election districts in Virginia were designed to...
article Cronkite News: San Carlos Apache Tribe struggles to deal with mountains of trash
(Arizona) -- On a riverbank in Arizona’s San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation, residents take part in vibrant ceremonies practiced for generations, celebrating a...
article Yakama Tribe Speaks Out After Columbia River Pollution
(Washington) -- Members of the Yakama Nation tribe say they want a seat at the table with officials and regulators. That’s after nearly half a million gallons of...
article CNN’s “Great Big Story” Features Eighth Generation, a Native-owned Business
(Washington) -- Eighth Generation, a Native-owned business, that sells Native shoes, wool blankets and cell phone covers, among other Native art was featured on CNN...
article House panel advances bill to replace 'Eskimo' and 'Aleut' terms in federal regulations
(Washington D.C.) -- The House Committee on Natural Resources approved a bill last week to replace the words "Eskimo" and "Aleut" in regulations at...
article This has nothing to do with justice
(New Jersey) -- "Our only goal is to make sure that zoning codes are followed." This demand, made by the mayor of the township of Mahwah, forms the basis for a...
article How The Opioid Crisis Is Affecting Native Americans
(New Hampshire) -- MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: We're going to return to another subject of great national concern, the opioid crisis. On Thursday, the Drug Enforcement...
article President Trump taps Bush-era official as Health and Human Services Secretary
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump has picked a new leader for the Department of Health and Human Services, the parent agency of the Indian Health Service.
article Celebrating Native American culture with ‘Rock Your Mocs Day’
(New Mexico) -- Jessica “Jaylyn” Atsye didn’t realize she had started a worldwide movement. She just wanted to wear moccasins with her friends.
article This November, Try Something New: Decolonize Your Mind
(Wisconsin) -- Traditionally, Ojibwe people observe a lunar calendar. Each moon, or giizis, is often named after activities conducted during those times, weather,...
article Tim Giago: There are always two sides to every story -- even in Indian Country
(South Dakota) -- This is a short note for those folks who went bananas when they read my column last week about the American Indian Movement.
article Hamilton County Parks fined for archaeological digs into Native American graves
(Indiana) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior has fined the Hamilton County Parks Department for violating a federal law designed to protect Native American graves.
article Where Are The Last Uncontacted Tribes On Earth, And Why Haven't We Made Contact?
(Brazil) -- Back in 1880, the British authorities planned to kidnap a member of the tribe, treat them well in captivity, and then release them back to the island in an...

11/12/2017

article The Ninth Man / Last survivor of the ‘Morenci Nine’ reflects on Vietnam
(Arizona) -- You can tell Joe Sorrelman is a little weary of telling this tale. Over the last 50 years, he’s told it to newspapers, magazines and TV reporters. The...
article The Hidden History of How California Was Built on Genocide
(California) -- The genocide of California's Indigenous nations was the foundation upon which settler colonialism built the "Golden State." In this...
article Q&A: Ousted Standing Rock Leader on the Pipeline Protest That Almost Succeeded
(North Dakota) -- Dave Archambault II led the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe through an emotional year and a half as the tribe and its supporters nearly stopped the Dakota...
article Washington Tribal Village Moving To Higher Ground To Escape Tsunami Threat
(Washington) -- The rare but ever-present risk of a tsunami has worried people along the Pacific Northwest coast for years. Different communities are working on moving...
article Freedmen, supporters plan next steps in tribal recognition process
(Oklahoma) -- Nearly 100 Freedmen and their supporters gathered in John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park Saturday to celebrate recent successes and mark a path forward...
article Band excludes 145 members of Salt River First Nation from annual treaty payment
(Canada) -- Dave Heron was counting on a $900 annual payment from the Salt River First Nation next Monday in Yellowknife. But Heron received a letter from the band on...
article Neligh never forgot: 140 years after White Buffalo Girl's death, town still tends to her grave
(Nebraska) -- The gifts arrive each week, carefully placed at the base of a worn gravestone, just as they have appeared every week since Rutherford B. Hayes was...
article Recreational pot dispensary offers drive-thru in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- A recreational marijuana dispensary in Las Vegas has opened a drive-thru window. The ownership team tells the Las Vegas Sun the fast food-style drive-thru...
article Mascot still in play at schools in Skowhegan
(Maine) -- The continuing debate over the use of Native American images and nicknames for school sports teams is not about a handful of complainers seeking their 15...
article The long and short worlds of ANWR oil
(Alaska) -- “I walk in two worlds,” Sam Alexander said at the start of his testimony before the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. “...
article Ontario knew about mercury contamination near Grassy Narrows in 1990: report
(Thunder Bay) -- A new report shows the Ontario government knew nearly 30 years ago that a mill site upstream from Grassy Narrows First Nation was contaminated with...
article Yakama Nation Demands Accountability For Columbia River Sewage Spills
(Washington) -- Turning to face the water behind her, Roxanne White recalled her ancestors’ memories of the Columbia River. “At one point, if you can imagine...
article Navajo Board of Election Supervisors certifies referendum results
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Board of Election Supervisors has certified the results from a referendum on Oct. 24 that sought funding for a $216 million transportation...
article ‘Poor’ Communication Between Blackfeet, BIA Puts Range Rider Program on Edge
(Montana) -- The Blackfeet Tribe has been getting mixed signals from federal officials in Washington D.C. about the future of a conservation program on the reservation...
article Chief Downing helped Nation heal after Civil War
(Oklahoma) -- In the wake of the Civil War, the rancor among the Cherokee population proved difficult to placate. But local historians give much credit to a Cherokee...
article CN honors top nine Indian-owned businesses for 2017
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation honored hundreds of Native-owned businesses, from construction companies to printing shops, during the tribe's 10th Annual TERO...
article #JusticeForJason: Wis. DOJ Claims Jason Pero, 14, Called 911, Described Himself, Before Deputy Fatally Shot Him
(Wisconsin) -- Saturday, Nov. 11, the Wisconsin Department of Justice released the initial findings of its investigation into the fatal police shooting of 14-year-old...
article 'Woefully inaccurate' Inuit population data overwhelming local agencies
(Ottawa) -- Inaccurate census data about the size of Ottawa's Inuit community is leading to inadequate funding for the health and social services designed to help it...
article Alaska embarks on turning over public schools to tribes
(Alaska) -- State education officials plan to enter into negotiations for compacts with Alaska tribes to take over rural schools. The idea grew out of the Alaska's...
article Middle school names library after Code Talker
(Arizona) -- It was one of those things they had always planned to do some day, but nobody ever got around to setting a date. Finally, last Friday, it happened: Kayenta...
article Street signs in 4 languages popping up in Fort Smith
(Northwest Territories) -- Stop signs in Fort Smith, N.W.T., are getting a makeover. "Stop" will be written in four languages: English, French, Cree and...
article New music and literary tour to bring together Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists
(Canada) -- A tour described as a "half-music, half-literary" event is about to hit 13 cities and First Nations communities. The New Constellations tour will...
article Exhibition Details Indigenous Massacres in Australia
(Australia) -- For the first time, a museum in Australia is telling the stories of the massacres by colonists of indigenous people from an Aboriginal perspective....
article Same-sex marriage critics ‘a danger to gay indigenous’
(Australia) -- Indigenous calls to reject marriage equality because it would subvert millennia-old definitions could compound the harm already being done to gay and...
article 'This is the last frontier': At a 5,000-acre organic ranch in Nebraska's Sand Hills, the buffalo still roam
(Nebraska) -- From the high point on Dave Hutchinson’s 5,000 acres in the Sand Hills, you can look in any direction and see nothing but waving green grass and vast...
article Oklahoma State basketball to honor Native Americans with jerseys
(Oklahoma) -- The Oklahoma State Cowboys are honoring Native Americans with special basketball jerseys in November. As part of Native American Heritage Month, they will...

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