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Bad River Band

article Northern Wisconsin Lawmaker Speaks Out About Racial Tensions In Ashland County
(Wisconsin) -- A northern Wisconsin lawmaker is speaking out about continuing racial tensions between the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians...
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Columbus/Indigenous Day

article Columbus statue to remain in NYC park
(New York) -- A statue of Christopher Columbus, credited for being among the first to colonize North America, will remain in a New York City park, said a commission...
article Half-Measures Won’t Erase the Painful Past of Our Monuments
(New York) -- We live in a culture of digital now-ness, twitter-surfing, trivia bingeing — which has become a culture of not-knowing history. I became acutely...
article No Traveling for New York’s Columbus Statue, Mayor Decides
(New York) -- Back in the heat of summer, when the nation’s attention was on rioting white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va., Mayor Bill de Blasio declared that...
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Dakota Access Pipeline

article Pipeline protester won't get more details on FBI informant
(North Dakota) -- A Denver woman accused of shooting at law officers during protests in North Dakota against the Dakota Access oil pipeline will not receive more...
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DOI

article Zinke proposal to reorganize Interior regions would divide Montana in two
(Montana) -- All of the Department of the Interior agencies operating in Montana would see their regional headquarters shift under a reorganization proposal by Secretary...
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Federal Recognition

article Bill passes to give 6 Va. Native American tribes federal recognition
(Washington D.C.) -- The Senate has sent a bill to the president’s desk that would give six Virginia Native American tribes federal recognition. U.S. Senators Tim...
article Warner, Kaine Secure Final Passage Of Bill Granting Recognition Of Virginia Indian Tribes
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner (both D-VA) yesterday secured final passage of the Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal...
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First Nations

article A fight over sovereign tribal rights in Canada could be nearing it’s end
(British Columbia) -- Tribal members are waiting for the next move from British Columbia’s provincial government in a long-running battle over sovereign rights....
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Lower Brule Sioux

article Lower Brule chairman pushes Medicaid expansion
(South Dakota) -- The Lower Brule Sioux chairman is urging South Dakota state lawmakers to expand the Medicaid health coverage program and work with tribes to fight...
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Mining & Drilling

article Fracking Case Now Moot, Ute Indian Tribe Tells 10th Circ. [sub req]
(Utah) -- The Ute Indian Tribe on Thursday told the Tenth Circuit that an appeal of a lower court order striking down the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's...
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MMIWG

article Northern families hope latest MMIWG inquiry departure doesn't affect upcoming hearings
(Canada) -- Northern families expressed a mixture of frustration and hope following the news the executive director of the national inquiry into murdered and missing...
article Still more problems for aboriginal inquiry
(Canada) -- The non-stop controversy continues in the national inquiry in missing and murdered indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) as yet another executive leaves. It is...
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Morongo Tribe

article Adrien Sotomayer arrested in Morongo triple shooting that killed one
(California) -- A 31-year-old man, who investigators believe is responsible for a shooting late Wednesday near Cabazon on the Morongo Indian reservation that left one...
article Morongo Indian Reservation triple shooting suspect is a convicted killer
(California) -- A 31-year-old man in custody Friday on suspicion of killing a man and wounding two others in a shooting on the Morongo Indian Reservation previously was...
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Native Voices

article TRAHANT: Let's make 2018 the year we focus on policy instead of tweets
(Indian Country) -- Elections in America are usually fought over nonsense. Trivial topics. Stuff that grabs headlines. Or issues that remind voters why they are in...
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Native Vote

article Groups record voting-rights abuses against Native Americans
(USA) -- Election sites far from reservations. Poll workers who don’t speak tribal languages. Unequal access to early voting sites. Native Americans say they have...
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Navajo Nation

article Navajo Nation To Open First Tribal Police Academy
(New Mexico) -- The Navajo Nation will train its own police officers at its new Navajo Nation Police Academy. Navajo Nation Public Safety Director Jesse Delmar says no...
article Navajos, New Mexico university reach housing partnership
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico's largest university and the Navajo Nation have teamed up to provide dormitory space for as many as 118 tribal students at a new campus...
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Opioid Crisis

article Blocked in tribal courts, Cherokee Nation to pursue opioid lawsuit in state court, officials say
(Oklahoma) -- Blocked from pursuing the case in tribal court, the Cherokee Nation plans to sue several major corporations in state court for allegedly creating “an...
article Cherokees Plan To Move Opioid Lawsuit To State Court
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation leaders say that since a federal judge has ruled that the tribe cannot sue opioid distributors in a tribal court, it will sue in state...
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Osage Tribe

article Osage Nation's 'Reign of Terror' gains renewed attention with book and film
(Hollywood) -- Jim Gray won’t forget. His parents made sure of that, naming him for a great-grandfather who fell victim to greed and racism, along with so many...
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Red Lake Tribe

article Red Lake tribe pulls out of deal selling land to pipeline company
(Minnesota) -- The Red Lake Tribal Council has voted to rescind a deal to sell Enbridge Energy reservation land where oil pipelines cross. In a 5-3 vote, the council...
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Residential Schools

article Residential school survivor slams ‘disconcerting and cowardly‘ letters posted to Lynn Beyak‘s website
(Ottawa) -- One of the first residential school survivors to speak publicly about sexual and physical abuse in Canada‘s residential schools accused Sen. Lynn Beyak...
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Standing Rock Sioux

article The Spirit of Standing Rock on the Move
(Connecticut) -- People from more than 300 tribes traveled to the North Dakota plains to pray and march in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux. Back home, each tribe...
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Supreme Court

article U.S. Supreme Court steps into Washington’s long-running culvert case
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has stepped into Washington’s culvert case, accepting it for review and heating up a 17-year legal battle over the...
article High Court To Review Tribal Fishing Rights Ruling [sub req]
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to take up the state of Washington’s challenge to a Ninth Circuit decision ordering the state to replace...
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Trump Adminstration

article Questions Could Derail Confirmation of Trump’s Indian Health Nominee
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump’s nominee to oversee health care services for two million Native Americans — who already faces questions about...
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Water Issues

article Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache water bill sidetracked in partisan fight
(Washington D.C.) -- A bill to provide desperately needed water project funding for the White Mountain Apache tribe was expected to pass easily this week, but instead...
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Other News

article A historic moment as Congress approves first tribal recognition bill in decades
(Washington D.C.) -- A landmark bill to recognize six tribes in Virginia is headed to President Donald Trump for his signature. Final passage of H.R.984, the Thomasina E...
article Steven Seagal Accused of 1993 Rape: ‘Tears Were Coming Down My Face’
(California) -- Regina Simons says she was 18 and an extra on Steven Seagal’s 1994 film “On Deadly Ground” when he invited her to a wrap party at his...
article Minneapolis residents file legal action to stop Lake Calhoun name change
(Minnesota) -- A group of Minneapolis residents filed legal action this week to prevent changing the name of Lake Calhoun to its original Dakota name of Bde Maka Ska. At...
article Study: Decline of salmon also impacts salmon genetics
(Washington) -- As Chinook salmon populations declined across the Pacific Northwest, scientists suspected the fish lost a great deal of genetic diversity, too. But until...
article Northland State Employees Take Tribal Relations Training
(Minnesota) -- Two thousand Northland employees are better equipped to handle tribal relations after taking a special training course. In just a day and a half state...
article Ottawa contributes more money to federal Indigenous policing program
(Ottawa) -- Policing in Inuit and First Nations communities will receive an additional amount of nearly $300 million over the next five years, Ottawa announced Jan. 10....
article Teslin Tlingit Council, Yukon gov't agree to co-operate
(Canada) -- Teslin Tlingit Council (TTC) Chief Richard Sidney calls it a "monumental step" for his First Nation. On Friday, the First Nation signed an...
article Native Sun News Today: Sudden death of Indian inmate saves lives of others
(South Dakota) -- On Christmas Eve, an inmate in the South Dakota Department of Corrections (SDDOC) was declared brain dead after suffering from a brain aneurysm in the...
article Federal Indigenous mental wellness director's liquor bottle crotch pose photo offends staffers
(Ottawa) -- A photograph of a senior federal official posing in a costume, holding a liquor bottle to his crotch, has raised concerns among some civil servants, given...
article First Ontario indigenous health research network launched at Western
(Ontario) -- Ontario is now home to a new indigenous mentorship network, and Western University is the hub. The Canadian Institute for Health Research is providing $1...
article Life Experience Guides New Native American Program Director To Help Tribal UW Students
(Wyoming) -- After years of going without one, the University of Wyoming has hired a new Native American Program Director. President Laurie Nichols has said the goal is...
article Native American author and tribal judge selected as spring 2018 Inouye chair
(Hawaii) -- Walter Echo-Hawk, a Native American attorney, tribal judge, author and law professor who has represented native tribes on important legal issues involving...
article If you respect Native American culture then help actual Native Americans trying to cross our border
(Texas) -- My scholar cousin needed to bury a woman in a proper way. That is, the remains of a woman who died 1,100 years ago. The Native American's remains were found...
article Local Indian chief awarded Quilt of Valor along with six war veterans
(South Carolina) -- The chief of the Waccamaw Indian People was awarded a special honor Friday, along with six other war veterans. "You're in a place where you...
article Woman's one-of-a-kind coat stolen on flight to Seattle
(Washington) -- When Pura Fe Crescioni posted about her stolen coat on Facebook, she never expected it to go viral. “All the paintings are creation stories from my...
article YES! Magazine: Healing from the trauma of sexual assault with #HealMeToo
(California) -- On Sunday the red carpet of the 2018 Golden Globe Awards was not the usual sea of dazzling gowns and blinding jewelry. Instead, a shadow of black...
article 20th Anniversary Screening of ‘Smoke Signals’ and 8 Indigenous-Made Films Premiering at Sundance
(Utah) -- As just announced on the Sundance Institute website, this year, eight Indigenous-made films will be premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, January 18-28, in...
article A Tlingit Artist’s Contemporary Take on Her Vanishing Culture
(Washington) -- In 2000, a wooden Tlingit bear mask was sent into outer space with an American astronaut, aboard a Russian spacecraft. It orbited the Earth for four...
article Innu singer made her dreams come true this week
(Quebec) -- An Innu singer form Maliotenam made her dreams come true this week in Sainte-Lucie-des-Laurentides, Que. Kathia Rock gathered authors, composers and...
article Peruvian Actress Q’orianka Kilcher: There’s More than One Way to Portray Indigeneity on Screen
(California) -- Native American actress Q’orianka Kilcher was only 14 years old when she made her breakout performance as Pocahontas in Terrence Malik’s 2005...
article Federal Court denies B.C. First Nation’s request for more salmon
(British Columbia) -- A Federal Court judge has denied a B.C. First Nation’s attempt to get its allocation of sockeye salmon increased, saying it failed to show...
article Indigenous scientist argues bison should return to Blackfoot reserve
(Alberta) -- Paulette Fox lives on the Blood Reserve in southern Alberta. She sees through the eyes of an environmental scientist and the heart of her Blackfoot people....
article Study: Decline of salmon also impacts salmon genetics
(Washington) -- As Chinook salmon populations declined across the Pacific Northwest, scientists suspected the fish lost a great deal of genetic diversity, too. But until...
article Butte doctor pleads not guilty in Helena district court to sexual assault charges
(Montana) -- Dr. Patrick McGree, a longtime family physician in Butte, pleaded not guilty in Helena district court Friday morning to multiple charges of alleged sexual...
article FBI: Jicarilla Apache Man Pleads Guilty To Abuse
(New Mexico) -- Zachary Wilson, 27, an enrolled member of the Jicarilla Apache Nation who resides in Dulce, pled guilty Tuesday morning in Federal Court in Albuquerque,...

1/11/2018

article Groups record voting rights abuses against Native Americans
(California) -- Election sites far from reservations. Poll workers who don't speak tribal languages. Unequal access to early voting sites. Native Americans say they...
article NAN, Grand Council Treaty 3 seek support for petition calling on Sen. Lynn Beyak to resign
(Ontario) -- Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and Grand Council Treaty 3 Chief Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh are calling on organizations and residents in...
article Executive director of MMIWG inquiry has left her position, email says
(Canada) -- The executive director of the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls has left her post, according to a member of the National...
article RCMP arrest two elderly women at Trans Mountain pipeline protest
(British Columbia) -- Witnesses say RCMP used a battering ram to open a trailer door to remove two elderly women inside protesting the Trans Mountain pipeline late...
article N.W.T. First Nation changes stance, now fully supports Enbridge's pipeline repair project
(Northwest Territories) -- The chief of the Liidlii Kue First Nation says he now fully supports Enbridge's Line 21 project to replace a portion of the N.W.T....
article Tribe’s land-into-trust bill has movement, support
(Tennessee) -- A bill that would bring several historic Cherokee sites back under the control of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has support from various leaders.
article Some remote Manitoba First Nations slated to get high-speed internet still don't have drinkable water
(Manitoba) -- More than 100 rural communities and remote First Nations are likely to get speedier internet by 2019, but some of those very communities continue to...
article First Nations entrepreneurs are asserting sovereignty and seizing the new cannabis economy
(Ottawa) -- Jeff Hawk said he was sitting in the lounge area of his dispensary chatting with friends early on Tuesday evening when several assault-rifle wielding Six...
article St. Regis Mohawk Tribe suspends wholesale tobacco licenses; tribe owed $103,745 in licensing fees
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Compliance Department recently completed an investigation into the improper sale and distribution of New York State-...
article Oglala Sioux Tribe asks citizens about constitution
(South Dakota) -- Were you to ask every enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe (OST) whether OST Constitution reform and revision is important, the response would be...
article Sen. Tina Smith from Minnesota joins Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
(Washington D.C.) -- The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is welcoming its newest member, Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minnesota). Smith comes to committee after being sworn...
article No state of emergency on Alberta First Nation reeling from number of suicides
(Alberta) -- Maskwacis is reeling after several people died by suicide in the weeks leading up to the holiday season. There have been eight deaths since late November,...
article Racist, discriminatory incidents on the rise in Halifax-area schools
(Nova Scotia) -- The number of reported incidents of racist and discriminatory behaviour at schools in the Halifax Regional School Board increased last year, a new...
article Osage Nation's 'Reign of Terror' gains renewed attention with book and film
(Oklahoma) -- Jim Gray won’t forget. His parents made sure of that, naming him for a great-grandfather who fell victim to greed and racism, along with so many...
article Arizona man turned camera on injustices of Native Americans
(Arizona) -- An Arizona man celebrated for the humanity that was showcased in his photographs of people across the Colorado Plateau and the world has died. John Running...
article Hostiles Movie Review: A Profound Respect For Native Culture, A Gut Punch of Reality
(Virginia) -- On Wednesday January 10th, the National Congress of American Indians hosted a screening of Hostiles, a movie about the world of American soldiers, white...
article Remembering Misty Upham in the Era of #TimesUp and #MeToo
(USA) -- This year’s Golden Globes were decidedly different than years past. Attendees wore black in solidarity with the #TimesUp campaign. Eight actresses brought...
article Chevron Has Chance to Help Poor, Indigenous Peoples in 2018
(Ecuador) -- On its website, the oil giant Chevron promises to help indigenous peoples where it drills for oil or has drilled. Chevron says it is “committed to...
article Federal government to spend $291M over 5 years to improve First Nations policing
(Ottawa) -- The Liberal government is injecting $291 million into policing in First Nations and Inuit communities in Canada over the next five years, following years of...

1/10/2018

article Lawmakers look to step up oversight on discount drug program
(Washington D.C.) -- House Republicans are demanding more oversight and transparency for a discount drug program they say has grown out of control in recent years. The...
article Mark Trahant: Trump loyalist and Choctaw citizen joins race for Congress
(New Mexico) -- Gavin Clarkson is clear: He supports President Donald J. Trump. And he’s running for Congress because “the swamp is deep, the alligators,...
article Navajo Times CEO arrested for DWI
(New Mexico) -- Tom Arviso Jr., the Navajo Times’ chief executive officer and publisher, was arrested Sunday for aggravated DWI and speeding by a New Mexico State...
article Mark Trahant: Climate change cost $1.5 trillion in just the last year alone
(North Dakota) -- The Trump administration, and its allies in Congress, are fighting a losing war. They continue to press forward for the development of oil, gas, coal,...
article Cronkite News: Economic recovery moves at a glacial pace in Indian Country
(Washington D.C.) -- Recovery from the Great Recession has been slow in much of Arizona, but in Indian Country the pace has been glacial. A decade after the start of the...
article Interior Department wants grants to align with Secretary Zinke's 'priorities'
(Washington D.C.) -- Grants awarded by the Department of the Interior must comply with the "priorities" of Secretary Ryan Zinke, according to documents...
article Beyak engaged in form of ‘genocide denial’ over residential school comments: advocate
(Ontario) -- The former head of the Canadian Jewish Congress says a Canadian senator must be condemned for her controversial comments about Indian residential schools.
article Land defender and RCMP in standoff over Trans Mountain Pipeline
(British Columbia) -- The trailer is known as Camp Cloud – a makeshift surveillance post set up by land defenders trying to stop the expansion of the Trans...
article President Trump signs second Indian bill into law to help tribes in Oregon
(Oregon) -- Less than a month after securing his first Indian legislative achievement, President Donald Trump has signed a second tribal bill into law.
article Some remote Manitoba First Nations slated to get high-speed internet still don't have drinkable water
(Manitoba) -- More than 100 rural communities and remote First Nations are likely to get speedier internet by 2019, but some of those very communities continue to...
article Status First Nations to remain tax exempt on marijuana sales on reserve land
(Saskatchewan) -- Saskatchewan's marijuana legislation was announced earlier this week and the province said in an email that it hasn't made any decision yet...
article Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation honors legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
(Oklahoma) -- Reciting the many great words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has become a treasured part of the day that commemorates his service to the cause of advancing...
article Keepseagle payments delayed as opponents take case to Supreme Court
(Washington D.C.) -- Indian farmers and ranchers are on pins and needles as they wait for another round of payments from the historic yet mangled Keepseagle lawsuit.
article First Nation wants Mi'kmaw woman's human rights complaint 'disposed of,' a year after her death
(Nova Scotia) -- The family of a Mi'kmaw woman who died during the long wait for her human rights case over accessible housing to be heard says it's "...
article Why Are American Indians Dying Young?
(USA) -- A 2017 report funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) painted a grim picture of early deaths among American Indians. The analysis, published in The Lancet...
article Burial Mound Bill Moving Through Legislature
(Wisconsin) -- Wisconsin would more clearly spell out protections for tribal burial sites under a measure making its way through the Legislature. The plan was prompted...
article Sask.'s only self-run Indigenous police force hopes new federal money will help it keep recruits
(Saskatchewan) -- The chief of Saskatchewan's only self-run Indigenous police service says new federal funding could help him recruit more officers — and hold...

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