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Bears Ears

article Trump fights releasing details on national monument decision
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. government says it does not have to release documents involving legal arguments for President Donald Trump's decision to shrink...
article Bears Ears Is Open for Mining But No One Bothered to Show Up
(Utah) -- Early on Friday morning, vast swathes of the red-rock high plateau that surrounds federally protected buttes in southern Utah were officially thrown open to...
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Cherokee Nation

article Tribe’s burial aid for needy families
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation’s Human Services Burial Assistance Program continues to help families with funeral expenses. For nearly 20 years, the program has...
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Colten Boushie

article Boushie family promised 'concrete changes' in meetings with Trudeau, ministers
(Ottawa) -- Colten Boushie's family members say they believe the Liberal government will go the distance and change what they see as systemic problems with Canada...
article Colten Boushie verdict: Lack of Indigenous jurors reduces confidence in courts, Jagmeet Singh says
(Ottawa) -- Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says not having representative juries reduces confidence in the justice system in cases like the acquittal of a white farmer...
article Liberals review jury selection process after Boushie case uproar
(Ottawa) -- The Liberal government wants to move swiftly on reforms to ensure more Indigenous people are represented on juries as anger builds across the country over...
article 'Justice for Colten' rally held outside Justice Minister's office in Vancouver
(Vancouver) -- Dozens of people rallied outside the Vancouver constituency office of Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould on Tuesday afternoon, to show their support...
article Educators call on universities to help fight institutional racism following Stanley verdict
(Canada) -- Indigenous faculty members and allies are calling on university presidents across Canada to address the impact the Colten Boushie case has had on Indigenous...
article The long list of problems Colten Boushie's family says marred the case
(Saskatchewan) -- A light rain fell outside the North Battleford, Sask., provincial courthouse the morning of Aug. 11, 2016, as the man accused of killing Colten Boushie...
article Wilson-Raybould doesn't think justice system is fair to Indigenous people, vows reform
(Canada) -- Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says she doesn't think the justice system is fair to Indigenous people and wants to strip it of its "colonial...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Cowlitz Tribe

article Cowlitz Tribe Grateful For Gov. Inslee’s Rejection of Vancouver Energy Oil Transfer Facility
(Washington) -- Gov. Jay Inslee recently followed through on a recommendation by the Washington State’s Energy Site Evaluation Council to reject the proposed...
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DOI

article NPS seeks public comment on proposed inter-tribal cultural site at Desert View
(Arizona) -- The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public comment on a proposal to modify facilities at Desert View to create an Inter-tribal Cultural Heritage Site...
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Indian Children Welfare Act (ICWA)

article Appeals court hears tribal challenge to SD child removals
(South Dakota) -- A lawyer representing two Native American tribes urged a federal appeals court Tuesday to keep in place the changes a judge ordered for a South Dakota...
article Judge's Ruling in Custody Battle Leads to Child's Abrupt Goodbye with Foster Parents
(Minnesota) -- Foster parents Jason and Danielle Clifford lost their fight to finish the adoption of their 6-year-old foster child KSTP is identifying as "P"...
article Court hears challenge on taking children from Native American homes
(Minnesota) -- A federal appeals court is considering a tribal challenge to a South Dakota county's procedures for removing children from homes. The Oglala and...
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Medford Casino

article Menominee’s Gary Besaw delivers State of the Tribes
(Wisconsin) -- At the Capitol Tuesday, the annual State of the Tribes address was delivered by former Menominee Tribal chair Gary Besaw. He said the state’s tribes...
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Menominee Tribe

article Tribes use speech to call for tougher CWD regulations
(Wisconsin) -- A Menominee Indian tribal member is asking the Wisconsin Legislature for tougher action to stop chronic wasting disease and to join the fight against a...
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Mining & Drilling

article BLM Moves to Nearly Repeal Obama-Era Venting/Flaring Rule for Public, Tribal Lands
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Department of Interior's (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing to replace the Obama-era Waste Prevention Rule, which...
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MMIWG

article 'Another kind of pain': Survivors, family members share grief at MMIWG hearings in N.B.
(New Brunswick) -- The mother of an Indigenous girl who was murdered in northern New Brunswick in 2009 is calling for tougher laws in Canada. "If you murder someone...
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Navajo Nation

article Leaders reaffirm support for Navajo families at 'Yes to NGS' rally at Arizona Capito
(Arizona) -- Hundreds of Kayenta Mine and Navajo Generating Station workers marched on the Arizona State Capitol Feb. 6 to announce the formation of ‘Yes to NGS,...
article Navajo Generating Plant closure will deal blow to tribe
(Arizona) -- When Indian Country’s largest coal-fired power plant shuts down, the Navajo Nation will sacrifice hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in revenues...
article Leaders reaffirm support for Navajo families at 'Yes to NGS' rally at Arizona Capitol
(Arizona) -- Hundreds of Kayenta Mine and Navajo Generating Station workers marched on the Arizona State Capitol Feb. 6 to announce the formation of ‘Yes to NGS,...
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Opioid Crisis

article Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North and South Dakota sues major opioid manufacturers and distributors
(North Dakota) -- A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday on behalf of the Standing Rock Sioux alleges that major manufacturers and distributors of opioids created a public...
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Pine Ridge

article Nonprofit Works to Reintroduce Buffalo to Oglala Lakota Diet
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Lakota tribe on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota is one step closer to taking control of the food it eats: The Charging Buffalo...
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Quapaw Tribe

article This Native American tribe is reviving rural Oklahoma's economy
(Oklahoma) -- Jason Reeves knows what a good cut of steak looks like before it hits your dinner plate. Standing in the middle of a 50-foot-wide cooler, he points out...
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San Manuel Tribe

press release San Bernardino County Supervisor James Ramos Launches Bid For State Assembly
(California) -- “I was born and raised in this community. As a tribal leader, a business owner, a community leader and as a County Supervisor, I have worked to...
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Tohono O’odham

article A Day at the Tohono O'odham Rodeo and Fair
(Arizona) -- The Tucson Rodeo starts Saturday, but it will continue its tradition of being one of two big rodeos early in the year in Southern Arizona. The Tohono O'...
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Other News

article Oklahoma City, Chickasaw Nation subsidiary close on land deal for American Indian Cultural Center and Museum development
(Oklahoma) -- A Chickasaw Nation subsidiary and the city of Oklahoma City closed Tuesday on land deal deal for property to be developed around American Indian Cultural...
article Tourism operators brace for a potential Alberta boycott
(British Columbia) -- The spectre of retaliation by Albertans for B.C. government moves to limit oil shipments to the Canadian West Coast is stoking fear among some in...
article How a Solar Microgrid Is Helping an Indigenous California Tribe Achieve Community Resiliency
(California) -- With this year’s major storms cutting power for millions of Americans for days—and in the case of Puerto Rico, months on end—the...
article Native American boarding school victims seek SD law change
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota lawmakers may establish a new window for victims of childhood sexual abuse at Native American boarding schools to file lawsuits against...
article Washoe doctor sues tribe over firing
(Nevada) -- A lawsuit against the Washoe Tribe by a doctor who was dismissed after returning home from military deployment could set a precedent. Army Reserve Lt. Col....
article What to expect from the debate on the indigenous experience with the Canadian justice system
(Ottawa) -- If you happen to tune into the House of Commons on Wednesday evening, you may find yourself wondering if you’ve somehow slipped into an alternate...
article Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council calls for review of RCMP conduct against Indigenous people
(British Columbia) -- The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council is calling for a review of police conduct toward Indigenous people after the Independent Investigation Office...
article Even in death, Mi'kmaw woman's housing fight against her First Nation lives on
(Nova Scotia) -- The Federal Court of Canada has denied a bid to derail a human rights inquiry into housing on a Cape Breton First Nation, a case that stems from the...
article United Nations rep. surprised by 'lack of trust' between Indigenous community and Sask. authorities
(Saskatchewan) -- The head of the United Nations branch dedicated to ending AIDS globally says the biggest surprise from his visit to Saskatoon this week was the "...
article ASU’s Turning Points magazine celebrates and represents Native culture
(Arizona) -- After two years of speaking with hundreds of Native American ASU students and administrators, the first issue of Turning Points, the first Native American...
article Brainerd School Board: District pushes for better American Indian education
(Minnesota) -- The Brainerd School District is moving forward with the Native American Education Program for 2017-18, embarking on an initiative to better meet the needs...
article Dalhousie Restricts VP Search To 'Racially Visible,' Indigenous Candidates
(Nova Scotia) -- Dalhousie University says its search for a new senior administrator will be restricted to "racially visible" and Indigenous candidates, part...
article Musician to filmmaker to Native American historian
(Massachusetts) -- Philip Deloria joined the faculty of Harvard’s History Department last month as the School’s first tenured Native American professor, a...
article Program boosts college readiness for Native American students in Southwest Colorado
(Colorado) -- “You don’t have to go through this alone.” With that simple statement, Torey Archuleta, a Fort Lewis College freshman majoring in elementary education,...
article School board votes down Native American charter school
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma City Public Schools board members have voted 7-1 to shelve the creation of a Native American charter school on Monday night. Board members said...
article Finalists hope Native American vets memorial is place of honor, healing
(Washington D.C.) -- The charge from National Native American Veterans Memorial officials was daunting: Design a memorial that honors the contributions of every tribe to...
article Indigenous youth learn about culture, leadership in Thunder Bay, Ont.
(Ontario) -- About 120 youth from across Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) territory learned about culture, leadership, and even opera during the three-day NAN Youth Gathering...
article NPS seeks public comment on proposed inter-tribal cultural site at Desert View
(Arizona) -- The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public comment on a proposal to modify facilities at Desert View to create an Inter-tribal Cultural Heritage Site...
article Stonegate Elementary Assignment Calling Native Americans ‘Red Men’ Sparks Outrage
(California) -- A third-grade teacher at Stonegate Elementary School in West Sacramento sent out a homework assignment last week that parents say was racist.
article Nebraska public art project to celebrate Native Americans
(Nebraska) -- Lincoln's latest public art project will honor Nebraska's Native American population — with a village of painted tipis rising in the city...
article On display now in Scottsdale: Hopi ceramics, katsina dolls
(Arizona) -- Remarkable artistry and centuries of cultural tradition characterize “A Spotlight on Contemporary Hopi Ceramicists and Katsina Doll Carvers,” which is on...
article Assessing Surveillance: Infrastructures of Security in the Tohono O‘odham Nation
(Arizona) -- In March of 2014, United States Customs and Border Protection awarded Elbit Systems of America a contract to design, construct, and deploy Integrated Fixed...
article OP/ED: Shorten goads Turnbull into indigenous conflict
(Australia) -- The minefield of Aboriginal politics is now plagued by three problems, none of which is admitted — the Liberal Party’s failure to advance a...
article Revealed: how Australian spies filmed Indigenous activists during the cold war
(Australia) -- In the early 1950s, as acute cold war paranoia about possible communist infiltration began dominating Australian politics, the next generation of...
article AP to engage indigenous Batswana in tourism sector
(Botswana) -- When responding to the Budget Speech on Monday afternoon, Gaolathe said his party is concerned that the tourism sector is narrowly focused on the Okavango...
article Exclusive Cowboys jersey celebrates Indigenous culture
(Australia) -- The North Queensland Cowboys have unveiled their 2018 indigenous jersey design. The unique design was develop ed by Kalkadoon artist Luke Duffy, who also...
article Tribe Stops Grand Canyon Copter Tours For Now
(Arizona) -- Tribal leaders say Grand Canyon helicopter tours on their land have been grounded until further notice after a crash killed three British tourists and...

2/12/2018

article Trump wants to overhaul America’s safety net with giant cuts to housing, food stamps and health care
(Washington D.C.) -- The budget that President Trump proposed Monday takes a hard whack at the poorest Americans, slashing billions of dollars from food stamps, public...
article Tribe Continues Suit Against Drug Distributors; Refiles in State Court
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation has refiled a lawsuit against opioid distributors in state court after a federal judge ruled that tribe’s court system had no...
article Tribe says it's being left out of Dakota Access study
(North Dakota) -- One of the four American Indian tribes still fighting the Dakota Access oil pipeline in court says it's being left out of the process as federal...
article Little data exists on shadowy world of sex trafficking
(Arizona) -- In an empty parking lot in Window Rock, Navajo activist Meskee Yatsayte gripped a handmade sign, demanding justice. “End Human Trafficking,” the...
article Navajo Nation delegate wants tribe to oppose fugitive bill
(New Mexico) -- A member of the Navajo Nation Council is asking fellow lawmakers to oppose a federal bill that would give federal law enforcement officials the authority...
article Navajo Nation solicits additional solar development
(Arizona) -- The largest Native American owned utility plans to expand its 27 MW of solar holdings in Kayenta, Arizona, and is currently soliciting bids for the project...
article South Dakota's Federal ICWA Ruling Heads To 8th Circuit Court of Appeals
(South Dakota) -- The Indian Child Welfare Act lawsuit filed in Rapid City's federal court almost five years ago is going to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. A...
article Demise of Cleveland’s ‘Chief Wahoo’ opens the door for proper recognition of Maine’s Sockalexis
(Maine) -- Thanks to the courage and persistence of just one man, the end of the appearance of Chief Wahoo on the playing uniforms of the Cleveland Indians will finally...
article Sask. Premier Scott Moe welcomes 'difficult discussions' on racism following Gerald Stanley verdict
(Saskatchewan) -- Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says the province has "difficult discussions" ahead on racism, rural crime, and the justice system following...
article Maryland recognizes an Indian tribe, but other Native Americans aren't happy about it
(Maryland) -- When he needed to clear his head as a boy, Clarence Lone Wolf Tyler would head to the western shore of Smith Island to look for Indian arrowheads. Tyler, a...
article RADIO: Trump Administration Plans To Defang Consumer Protection Watchdog
(USA) -- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was created after the financial crisis to protect Americans from being ripped off by financial firms. Now, President...
article Tribe gets support for federal recognition
(California) -- Santa Rosa commissioners have passed a resolution supporting a proposal to recognize the Santa Rosa County Creek Indian Tribe Inc., as a federally...
article Tribe sues over hemp, CBD production
(Wisconsin) -- A Wisconsin Indian tribe is suing the state over their ability to grow and produce certain hemp products containing THC. According to court documents...
article Native group opposes whaling area inclusion in offshore leases
(Alaska) -- Voice of the Arctic Iñupiat, the Native group organized to provide a unified representation and leadership of Arctic Native interests to state and federal...
article House panel says “tortoise” method better way to teach tribal issues
(South Dakota) -- A state lawmaker wanted the Legislature to require public schools provide instruction on South Dakota’s Indian history, culture and government....
article Idaho governor candidates gearing up for election
(Idaho) -- The race is starting to heat up in the Idaho governor’s race. The candidates have just a little over three months until the primary elections will take...
article Principal Chief’s Report on USET, Washington trip
(North Carolina) -- Last week, I traveled with members of Tribal Council to attend the USET conference in Washington, DC. My attendance at the conference was limited...
article LEGAL BLOG: Indian Nations Law Update – February 2018
(Washington D.C.) -- On Jan. 12, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review the 9th Circuit’s decision in United States v. Washington, 2017 WL 21933387 (9th Cir...
article Native American boarding school victims seek SD law change
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota lawmakers may establish a new window for victims of childhood sexual abuse at Native American boarding schools to file lawsuits against...
article Native American Treatment Center Faces Lawsuit From Yolo County
(California) -- The federal Indian Health Service wants to put an adolescent rehab program on farmland northwest of Davis, but Yolo County officials say the current...
article School board votes down Native American charter school
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma City Public Schools board members have voted 7-1 to shelve the creation of a Native American charter school on Monday night. Board members said...
article It Happened Here: First Native American-owned bank opens in Wapato in 1917
(Washington) -- As America was stepping into World War I, history was quietly being made in Wapato. In 1917, the American Commercial Bank opened for business at the...
article The Supreme Court Is Center Stage in Lawyer-Playwright's Tribal-Rights Drama
(Washington D.C.) -- "We have to educate Americans about who we are. Let's face it, no one else is. Theater is a very powerful way to do that," says Mary Kathryn Nagle,...
article Grand Canyon copter crashed on tribal land with fewer rules
(Arizona) -- A helicopter crash that killed three British tourists and left four others critically injured happened on tribal land in the Grand Canyon where air tours...
article Tilapia-Skin Bandages Heal Burns On Black Bears Caught In California's Thomas Fire
(California) -- Two black bears in Southern California have been released back into the wild after they were badly burned in last year's deadly Thomas Fire. When...
article Fatal shooting at Choctaw Travel Plaza in Grant
(Oklahoma) -- A person who was said to be brandishing a gun was shot and killed by security officers at the Choctaw Travel Plaza in Grant late Sunday night.

2/11/2018

article Navajo Nation delegate wants tribe to oppose fugitive bill
(Washington D.C.) -- A member of the Navajo Nation Council is asking fellow lawmakers to oppose a federal bill that would give federal law enforcement officials the...
article Etsy policy ‘discriminates’ against Native artists, Alaskans say
(Alaska) -- The e-commerce site Etsy said last week it will no longer allow Alaska Natives to sell crafts made with ivory or parts from threatened or endangered animals...
article Murkowski: Bill would create new Native corporations
(Alaska) -- Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski says a proposed bill would give 100,000 acres of federal land in total to Native groups in five Southeast Alaska towns.
article Red Fawn Fallis stays jailed for #NoDAPL gun shooting incident
(North Dakota) -- Red Fawn Fallis, a citizen of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, will remain jailed while she awaits sentencing in connection with a non-fatal gun shooting...
article 'We feel like Colten died again': Boushie family, Indigenous leaders say they've lost faith in justice system
(Saskatchewan) -- Screams and guttural moans echoed through the Red Pheasant Cree Nation band hall in August, 2016 during Colten Boushie's funeral wake. Boushie'...
article Colten Boushie’s Family Is Headed to Ottawa
(Saskatchewan) -- At a Saskatoon rally protesting the not-guilty verdict, the 22-year-old’s relatives say they’re going to seek justice for his death.
article Appeals Court gives Hopi Tribe another chance in fight against treated wastewater at Snowbowl
(Arizona) -- An Arizona Appeals Court decision has given the Hopi Tribe another chance in its fight against the use of treated wastewater to make snow at the Arizona...
article Local advocates warn of rise in trafficking of native women, kids
(North Dakota) -- Whitney Fear and Jillian Gould knew their jobs would be challenging when working with Fargo-Moorhead’s most vulnerable population: the homeless....
article Bemidji group to hold missing and murdered indigenous women's walk
(Minnesota) -- For the second year in row, a local women's leadership group will hold a walk for missing and murdered indigenous women. Scheduled for Wednesday, Feb...
article Interior Secretary Zinke launches push to save habitat for wildlife and boost hunting
(Washington D.C.) -- Under fire for weakening protection of public lands, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has launched an initiative to improve habitat and migration...
article Indigenous Land Acknowledgement, Explained
(USA) -- By now, many know that the colonization myth we learned in school doesn’t tell the whole story of how the Americas were settled. In 1492, Christopher...
article Oglala Sioux officer killed in apparent domestic dispute
(South Dakota) -- The FBI says an officer with the Oglala Sioux tribal police department was shot and killed in an apparent domestic dispute. The FBI says it happened...
article BLOG: Addressing Determinants of Health and Barriers to Care for Native Americans
(USA) -- Native Americans experience a variety of health determinants in their everyday lives, and agencies like the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) and...
article Sexual Reawakening: Indigenous youth leading new sexual revolution, says researcher
(Canada) -- From rejecting modern labels of sexual identity to participating in traditional coming-of-age ceremonies, Indigenous youth are redefining and reclaiming...
article Harvard University's first tenured Native American studies professor gets to work
(Massachusetts) -- Harvard University has hired its first tenured Native American studies professor following multiple calls for the school to offer formalized Native...
article BOOK REVIEW: In 'Heart Berries,' An Indigenous Woman's Chaotic Coming-Of-Age
(California) -- Terese Marie Mailhot started her new memoir, Heart Berries, while she was in a mental institution, where she had committed herself after a breakdown. The...
article Craftsman: Traditional bow teaches patience
(New Mexico) -- Alex Lee Begay, 28, of Gamerco, New Mexico, was walking in downtown Gallup over eight years ago and saw a bow on display in one of the stores. “The...
article #IndianLovePoems: Tenille Campbell's dating life served as inspiration for poetry collection
(Canada) -- Fresh off a break-up, poet Tenille Campbell entered a world of online dating she was not familiar with. "I just went out and started flirting, dating,...
article A beaded vulva? That's one way to open up discussion about sexual health
(Canada) -- Haudenosaunee artist Brit Ellis combines her training as a social worker and counsellor with her beadwork. She wants her beaded vulvas to open up discussions...
article What is authentic Native American art? Missouri lawmakers trying to define it
(Missouri) -- Kathy Dickerson worries about the future of the Kiowa culture. Dickerson is a St. Louis artist and citizen of the Kiowa tribe of Oklahoma. She said she...
article Tribal Police help hurricane victims in Florida, Puerto Rico
(Oklahoma) -- Not every man would voluntarily leave his home behind to help total strangers rebuild their lives. Despite having no electricity, a diet consisting...

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