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Adoption

article Did a Couple Adopt a Native American Child for $10 in 1952?
(USA) -- A letter purportedly documenting a Catholic orphanage’s sale of a Native American child to an Illinois couple received widespread attention decades later...
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Allergan Patent

article Allergan and tribe claim PTAB can’t decide on Restasis patents
(New York) -- Allergan and the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe have argued that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) doesn’t have the jurisdiction to decide on the...
article Mohawk Tribe Ready to Battle over Ex Parte Communications between PTAB Judges
(New York) -- Attorneys for the St. Regis Mohawk tribe have sent an e-mail requesting permission to enter a heavily redacted document into evidence in the inter parte...
article St. Regis Mohawk Tribe (and Allergan) File Motion to Preclude PTAB Final Written Decision in IPR
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe and Allergan filed a joint motion late last week before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Patent Trial and Appeal Board...
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Aquash Murder

article Daughter of woman killed by Indigenous activists pleads for truth
(Montreal) -- The daughter of an Indigenous woman murdered by fellow Indigenous rights activists spoke out Tuesday to confront persistent lies about the nature of her...
article MMIWG in Montreal: Indigenous activist's murder leaves deep wounds and division
(Montreal) -- A Canadian woman who became a famous Indigenous activist in the U.S. was the focus of the missing and murdered inquiry Tuesday in Montreal. Denise Pictou-...
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Bears Ears

article BLM sets meetings on new monument management plans
(Utah) -- The Bureau of Land Management will host four meetings to give the public a chance to weigh in on new management plans being crafted for the Bears Ears and...
article THOMPSON: At Bears Ears, Trump and Zinke ignored everyone but industry
(Washington D.C.) -- In April 2017, Sen. Orrin Hatch, a Utah Republican, said of former President Barack Obama and the newly designated Bears Ears National Monument:...
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Cherokee Nation

article 'The check is in the mail' Cherokee Nation teachers get $5K raise
(Oklahoma) -- While public school teachers are still fighting for a livable wage, educators in Tahlequah just got a huge pay bump. 45 certified teachers are employed by...
article Cherokee Nation OKs $10K raise for SHS, immersion teachers
(Oklahoma) -- At the March 12 Tribal Council meeting, Principal Chief Bill John Baker signed into law a $10,000 pay increase for 45 certified teachers at the Cherokee...
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Code Talkers

article LETTER: Apache code talkers
(Arizona) -- Editor: I enjoyed reading the article about the Navajo code talkers. However, I think many people are unaware that there were code talkers from other tribes...
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Cultural Appropriation

article Yonge Street store settles complaint over sale of racist Native Halloween costumes
(Ontario) -- Yonge Street retailer Spirit Halloween has quietly settled a complaint filed with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario alleging some of its Aboriginal-...
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Dakota Access Pipeline

article Indigenous role reversal a new take on the pipeline debate for film shot in Maple Ridge
(British Columbia) -- In April 2016, what started out as a camp for the spiritual resistance of a pipeline by an elder member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and her...
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DOI

article Harassment pervades the Bureau of Indian Affairs
(Washington D.C.) -- Sue Parton first began working for the Bureau of Indian Affairs in 1976, as a teacher at the Albuquerque Indian School, one of the few remaining BIA...
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Eastern Band of Cherokee

article Contract signed for Fisher Branch housing
(North Carolina) -- The Birdtown Community will soon have a new housing development on Fisher Branch. A contract for the construction of the development was signed by...
article EBCI Beloved Man Jerry Wolfe passes away
(North Carolina) -- Jerry Wolfe, the first Beloved Man of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in over 200 years, passed away on Monday, March 12 at the age of 93. A...
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Elizabeth Warren

article OP/ED: Elizabeth Warren and the new birtherism
(Washington D.C.) -- Don't let them push you around, Sen. Warren. Please keep your spit to yourself. Apparently, DNA tests are the new birth certificates. Because...
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Hopi Tribe

article Reboot: Swap involving Flagstaff-area lands takes heat, suspended
(Arizona) -- More than 9,000 acres of national forest around Flagstaff that were being considered for a trade to the Arizona State Land Department are more than likely...
article Flagstaff Partners With The Hopi Tribe On A Large Renewable Energy Project
(Arizona) -- The City of Flagstaff and the Hopi Tribe have partnered up to explore development of a 19-megawatt renewable energy project on Hopi lands outside of...
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Land Issues

article First Nation gets land transferred as part of resort deal in British Columbia
(British Columbia) -- Crown land has been transferred to the Simpcw First Nation as part of a deal related to the development of the Valemount Glacier Resort northeast...
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Mascot Issue

article UI Senate approves resolution urging leaders to put Chief in past
(Illinois) -- The campus senate is urging University of Illinois leaders to move beyond the decades-long Chief Illiniwek controversy by supporting Native American...
article Change from Native American sports mascots has been slow, some say
(Wisconsin) -- Native American culture is woven deep into the fabric of Wisconsin. So, it’s no surprise that some high schools chose nicknames and mascots based...
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Mining & Drilling

article Tribes Build a Traditional Watch House to Stop Kinder Morgan Pipeline Expansion
(British Columbia) -- At Kwekwecnewtxw, or “a place to watch from,” in Burnaby, B.C., tribal elders are holding ceremonies and keeping watch over the...
article Countless archaeological sites at risk in Trump oil and gas auction
(Utah) -- A steep rock ledge, known locally as Ruin Point, stands sentinel over public lands rich with Native American antiquities preserved from the sands of time. More...
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MMIWG

article Frustrations with Quebec justice system in spotlight at MMIWG inquiry
(Quebec) -- It took police nine days to find Rose-Ann Blackned's body under the snow, frozen in the fetal position, her hands covering her face. She was assaulted by...
article Indigenous speaker addresses MMIW at Cumberland
(Saskatchewan) -- Students at Cumberland College in Nipawin, Melfort and Tisdale heard firsthand the words of Myrna LaPlante, an aboriginal woman who lives in Saskatoon...
article On patrol with Winnipeg’s Bear Clan after Tina Fontaine’s alleged killer walked free
(Manitoba) -- A couple is standing on their porch smoking cigarettes when James Favel and his crew approach their house on a late-February evening in Winnipeg. The...
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Navajo Nation

article Thompson: Resistance to Chaco drilling grows on the Navajo Nation
(Colorado) -- On the warm, pre-monsoon night of July 11, 2016, fire broke out among a cluster of six newly drilled oil wells near the small Navajo community of Nageezi,...
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Oneida Nation

article Monumental Oneida Sculpture Enhanced with Light, Sound and Music
(Washington D.C.) -- The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian will dedicate new enhancements to “Allies in War, Partners in Peace,” a...
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Paulette Jordan

article MALLOY: Democratic gubernatorial primary is one to watch
(Idaho) -- In case you haven’t heard, there is a Democratic primary race for governor and A.J. Balukoff — the presumptive frontrunner — is happy to see...
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Payday Loans

article 'Rent-A-Tribe' Businessman Can't Get Out Of Usury Suit
(Virginia) -- A Virginia federal judge on Monday refused to toss a suit against a central player in an alleged “rent-a-tribe scheme” involving an online...
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Supreme Court

article Justice Dept. Warns SCOTUS of 'Massive' Fallout From Native American Case [sub req]
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Department of Justice and Oklahoma business, oil and gas interests are worried that a Native American death penalty case at the U.S....
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Water Issues

article First World country? Northern Ontario First Nation now has clean drinking water after 14 years
(Ontario) -- A First Nation in northwestern Ontario that had been under a boil-water advisory for 14 years now has clean water with the opening of a new treatment plant...
article Off-project water users suggest solutions to Klamath water problems
(Oregon) -- An advisor to the Secretary of the Interior meets with off-project water users in Klamath Falls. Alan Mikkelsen serves as a senior advisor to Interior...
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Winnebago Tribe

article Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska's long-smoldering cigarette dispute with feds heats up
(Nebraska) -- A chill has fallen on the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska’s cigarette-manufacturing operation since federal officers raided the reservation and seized...
article Winnebago Tribe sends basketball team to championships again
(Nebraska) -- D’Von LaPointe walks slowly toward the half court mark. He looks straight ahead, trying to get the play right in his mind. To his right, Maurice...
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Yurok Tribe

article Yurok Tribe Sues Drug Companies Over Opioid Epidemic
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe has filed a federal lawsuit against 20 manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioids, alleging the companies are responsible for...
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Other News

article Maine tribes, progressives slam AG Mills for ‘attacks’ on tribal fishing rights
(Maine) -- Two Indian tribes and several progressive groups assailed Attorney General Janet Mills on Tuesday for her role in a court fight over tribal water rights,...
article Tribal Leaders Question Maine AG on Water Rights
(Maine) -- Maine tribal leaders and environmental groups are criticizing Democratic Attorney General Janet Mills for calling for review of a federal court ruling backing...
article National Geographic acknowledges past racist coverage
(Washington D.C.) -- National Geographic acknowledged on Monday that it covered the world through a racist lens for generations, with its magazine portrayals of bare-...
article Indigenous mom of 2 says racist taunts aimed at her family during kids' 1st trip to Winnipeg
(Manitoba) -- An Indigenous mother who brought her family to Winnipeg for the first time says she now has to have a difficult conversation with her kids after they were...
article Mi'kmaq elder wants apology from MP over comments made in recent meeting
(North Canada) -- Mi'kmaq elder Keptin John Joe Sark is asking for an apology from P.E.I. MP Wayne Easter over comments made during a meeting last week.
article Winona LaDuke on how to change the world: Just do it
(Washington) -- Hypnotic beats greeted guests last Saturday night at the Open Space for Arts & Community, where over 500 islanders gathered to hear the words of...
article Retailers hooked on Sault inventor's ice fishing device
(Ontario) -- After years spent developing his ice fishing device The Trigger, Brendan Syrette was browsing the aisles at Canadian Tire one day when he came face to face...
article Ninilchik Tribe's bus program ready for summer users
(Alaska) -- Public transportation in rural areas can be cost prohibitive, but the Ninilchik Village Tribe is trying to help solve that problem on the western Kenai...
article Toksook Bay Tribe Receives More Than 10 Million Federal Dollars For Trail Construction
(Alaska) -- The Trump administration has talked a lot about funding infrastructure projects. Now some federal infrastructure money is making its way to Nelson Island in...
article Claims of better tribal school oversight draw lawmakers’ skepticism
(Washington D.C.) -- A Bureau of Indian Education official told lawmakers Feb. 14 that his agency is making strong improvements in the oversight of tribal schools,...
article Nebraska senators will debate plan for Cather, Chief Standing Bear statues in U.S. Capitol
(Washington D.C.) -- The merits of Willa Cather and Chief Standing Bear — or, at least, the merits of installing sculptures of the two in the National Statuary...
article Quaempts named interim CTUIR executive director
(Oregon) -- Eric Quaempts has been named interim executive director of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. The tribes’ Board of Trustees...
article Ottawa's Indigenous peoples court shows some early success
(Ottawa) -- Twice a week, at the beginning of each session of Ottawa's Indigenous peoples court, Greg Meekis lights sage in an abalone shell and wafts it through the...
article Biased policing a reality for Indigenous people, critic says
(Saskatchewan) -- While the RCMP’s handling of Colten Boushie’s death in Saskatchewan is perhaps the country’s most high-profile case of alleged police...
article Coeur D'Alene Tribal Member Garners FBI Attention For Work To Combat Domestic Violence
(Idaho) -- The FBI is recognizing Coeur D’Alene tribal member Bernie LaSarte for her efforts to combat domestic violence in the Idaho Panhandle. The FBI has named...
article More complaints about housing on northern Alberta reserve
(Alberta) -- Six more people have come forward with complaints about housing on the northern Alberta reserve of Cold Lake First Nations. A CBC News report in January...
article Claims of better tribal school oversight draw lawmakers’ skepticism
(Washington D.C.) -- A Bureau of Indian Education official told lawmakers Feb. 14 that his agency is making strong improvements in the oversight of tribal schools,...
article Hope for the Future: Alaskan Community Works to Revive Native Languages
(Alaska) -- Terri Burr hopped in her car, turning on the wipers to sweep the rain from her windshield. She began to drive and talk, barely looking down at the road she...
article How U.S. Westward Expansion Breathed New Life into Slavery
(USA) -- Like most people uprooted by the Cherokee Trail of Tears, Eliza Whitmire experienced terrible trauma. In 1830, the U.S. government passed the Indian Removal Act...
article ‘Our culture is not going anywhere,’ Puyallup Indians say in Foss Seaport history show
(Washington) -- Brandon Reynon knows what it’s like to have someone else tell your story. Connie McCloud knows what it’s like to be told you don’t even...
article A Modern Day Journey Through Native America
(Indian Country) -- On a cold and unsuspecting December morning in 1890, the US Cavalry troops marched into a Lakota camp near Wounded Knee Creek on the Lakota Pine...
article Alaska Native Art Creation Abounds at Qutekcak Building
(Alaska) -- Every Tuesday, a hive of artistic activity buzzes inside the Qutekcak Native Tribe building downtown. Sewing machines whir as a the hood of a kuspuk is...
article America Meredith, Lori Blondeau, and Raven Chacon Remember James Luna (1950-2018)
(California) -- Shockwaves shot through the Native art world as the sad news that James Luna (Pooyukitchchum-Ipai-Mexican-American) had walked on. He was furiously...
article New public art project to acknowledge Nogojiwanong as original name of Peterborough
(Ontario) -- The City of Peterborough’s Public Art Program has issued a call to Indigenous artists who are interested in creating artwork to acknowledge...
article Santa Fe Days in the Park Announces Their 2018 Featured Artists, Violet and Tony Duncan
(New Mexico) -- The 14th Annual Santa Fe Days in the Park by the Indigenous Institute of the Americas is a family-friendly event featuring two days of interactive...
article “Best Year Of My Life” Last Year’s ‘The Voice’ Top 3 Finalist, Brooke Simpson, Talks With ICT
(Washington D.C.) -- Hailing from the great state of North Carolina, Brooke Simpson, 27 (Haliwa-Saponi) never realized she would be sitting on the top of the finalist...
article Cherokee Phoenix asks readers to complete survey
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Phoenix needs your help in determining what type of content we should focus on to better please you, the reader. You can help us by completing...
article Full Circle: An urban Native American family keeps its traditions alive through dancing
(Arizona) -- Ken Duncan Sr. sits at the corner of a basketball court, weaving red and yellow tape around a large hoop. While the 59-year old San Carlos Apache member...
article Regarded Native American Performance Artist James Luna Has Died at 68
(Indian Country) -- Known for his artwork that challenged the public perception of Native Americans and indigenous cultures, the highly regarded performance and...
article ABS-CBN, indigenous peoples’ groups reach agreement over ‘Bagani’ title
(Philippines) -- The title of the fantaserye "Bagani" will remain, ABS-CBN said after meeting on Tuesday with representatives from the Commission on Higher...
article Freeing Lolita from Seaquarium is ‘sacred obligation’ for Lummis
(Florida) -- Supporters of releasing the Miami Seaquarium’s killer whale, Lolita, have a message for the theme park: We aren’t going anywhere. They now count...
article Lummi Indian nation of Washington state calls for release of Tokitae (“Lolita”)
(Florida) -- Representatives from the Lummi Nation of Washington State will join Florida gubernatorial candidate and former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine and other...
article Federal Court in MT Hears Challenge to Grizzly Delisting
(Montana) -- The Trump administration is in court in Montana today, trying to delay groups that are challenging its decision to strip endangered-species protections from...
article Federal judge in Missoula speeds up grizzly lawsuit ahead of fall hunting seasons
(Montana) -- A federal district judge derailed a docket full of legal preliminaries about removing the grizzly bear from Endangered Species Act protection on Tuesday, in...
article Tribe identifies new wolf pack on reservation
(Washington) -- A new wolf pack has been discovered on the Colville Indian Reservation in the Frosty Meadows area. “Wildlife staff recently took to the air to...
article Prosecutors: Message Doesn't Merit Retrial in Montana Murder
(Montana) -- Prosecutors say the discovery of a cellphone entry that appears to reference a murder on Montana's Crow Indian Reservation does not justify a new trial...
article Inside the Native American sport of snow snake (video, photos)
(New York) -- The Onondaga Nation Snow Snake Team hosted a snow snake game this past weekend bringing together Native teams from around the state and northeast Canada....
article How One Sport Is Keeping a Language, and a Culture, Alive
(California) -- The men gather at an open field in a recreation area of the San Fernando Valley every Sunday, putting chalk to the dusty ground to draw the boundaries of...

3/12/2018

article Ute Indian Tribe Sues the United States Alleging Mismanagement of the Tribe’s Water Rights
(Washington D.C.) -- The Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation has commenced litigation against the United States of America for its role, as the trustee...
article A Native Coalition is Fighting for a Better 2018 Farm Bill
(Oklahoma) -- About 10 miles west from the Missouri border in the wooded, lush-green northeastern corner of Oklahoma sits the first tribally owned meat-processing plant...
article KEELER: Why Reading Sherman Alexie Was Never Enough
(Washington) -- Woody Allen’s depictions of New York City largely define that immense, complicated city to the world. Harvey Weinstein’s films spawned a...
article LaDUKE: Waiting for my spirit to catch up
(Minnesota) -- My ancestors and those to the west used to keep track of historic events on Winter Counts—records inked on buffalo and elk robes. Our ancestors...
article PEMBER: ‘It’s Time for Indian Women to Be Heard’: The Promise and Problems of the Tribal Law and Order Act
(Washington D.C.) -- “The Tribal Law and Order Act [TLOA] feels like window dressing,” said Sarah Deer of the Muscogee Creek Nation, who worked on the...
article Alaska Schools Drop Mascot After Less Than 30 Days Because It Might Be Offensive
(Alaska) -- Three high schools in Alaska decided to ditch their newly minted mascot because it has the potential to become offensive. Thunder Mountain, Yaakoosge...
article Montreal hears first stories of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
(Montreal) -- With one hand on the Bible, or clutching a traditional eagle feather, they take a solemn oath: we’re here to tell the truth – the whole truth,...
article Ottawa looks to settle with residential school survivors who were abused by other students
(Ottawa) -- The Canadian government is pursuing settlements with former residential school residents who suffered student-on-student abuse and were left out of the...
article What the Irish did for – and to – the Choctaw tribe
(Oklahoma) -- Skullyville, Oklahoma – Tuesday 23 March 1847. On that spring day, as Major William Armstrong surveyed those who had gathered in the small timber...
article Taoiseach announces Choctaw scholarship programme
(Oklahoma) -- The Taoiseach has announced a new scholarship programme that will allow members of the Choctaw Native American community to come to Ireland to study.
article Supreme Court asked to open public lands near the Grand Canyon to uranium mining
(Washington D.C.) -- Mining groups are pushing the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn an Obama-era rule banning uranium mining near Grand Canyon National Park in the latest...
article Medicine Woman Lizzy Jeff Is the Queen of the Cannabis Renaissance
(California) -- "Let me hit this joint right here." Lizzy Jeff paused, gazing out over the second-floor balcony inside an Arts District loft that smelled of...
article Why Should Native Americans Vote? Protecting Sacred Sites Is One Answer
(New Mexico) -- Why should Native Americans vote? Linda Yardley from Taos Pueblo had one answer at a field hearing of the Native American Voting Rights Coalition Friday...
article DOI Recognizes Nooksack Council Following Tribal Election [sub req]
(Washington) -- The Nooksack Indian Tribe on Friday announced that the U.S. Department of the Interior has reinstated recognition of its leadership in the wake of a...
article Utah tribes oppose HJR 1
(Utah) -- House Joint Resolution 001 (HJR 1) in the Utah Legislature passed the State Senate today by a vote of 20 in favor and 6 opposed. Utah Tribes and Native...
article Fond du Lac Tribal Councilor Vanessa Northrup Enters Diversion Program
(Minnesota) -- Fond du Lac Tribal Councilor Vanessa Northrup has entered a diversion program as part of an agreement to drop charges against her, according to an...
article Navajo Nation rejects attempt to disqualify water judge
(New Mexico) -- The Navajo Nation is opposing attempts to disqualify a state judge from oversight of a decades-old water dispute in the San Juan River Basin. In court...
article Stories of loss and healing as MMIWG inquiry begins in Montreal
(Quebec) -- Cheryl McDonald can still remember standing on a ferry on her way home to Akwesasne after learning that her sister had gone missing."I could just tell...
article Aroostook Band of Micmacs land grant for affordable housing
(Maine) -- The Aroostook Band of Micmacs has been awarded a $58,206 federal grant to promote affordable housing activities in safe and healthy environments in Presque...
article B.C.'s child representative 'appalled' after ministry's apprehension of Indigenous baby
(British Columbia) -- The chief councillor of the Huu-ay-aht Nation on Vancouver Island says the number of children in his nation being taken into provincial care has...
article Bill to get CPS records for Native American tribal children signed into law
(Michigan) -- Native American tribes across Michigan will soon have access to certain state child protection records for children in tribes. Legislation introduced by...
article Topping out ceremony held for Cherokee Nation health expansion
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation’s W.W. Hastings Hospital expansion got a step closer to completion on March 9 as the final steel beam was connected to the four-...
article Cherokee Nation gives its teachers big pay raise
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation is giving its certified teachers at Sequoyah High School and Cherokee Immersion Charter School an immediate pay raise. The 45 certified...
article Author casts doubt that Cherokee statesman killed US marshal in 1887
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee statesman Nede Wade Christie, also known as Ned Christie, died in present-day Oklahoma in 1892 at the hands of a posse seeking to avenge the 1887...
article 20 years after his death, Bill Reid's impact still felt throughout art world
(British Columbia) -- Bill McLennan doesn't remember the first time he met legendary Haida artist Bill Reid, but he figures it must have been at the Museum of...
article Albert Bender: Thought-provoking 'Hostiles' deserves to be seen
(Indian Country) -- The latest Indigenous big-screen movie Hostiles, with famed stars Wes Studi (Cherokee) and Christian Bale, is evoking a lot of divergent views...
article ‘National Geographic’ Reckons With Its Past: ‘For Decades, Our Coverage Was Racist’
(USA) -- If National Geographic‘s April issue was going to be entirely devoted to the subject of race, the magazine decided it had better take a good hard look at...
article Montana students experience a bison harvest firsthand
(Montana) -- Few animals represent power and presence more than the North American bison. Students at Paris Gibson Education Center, an alternative high school in Great...
article The American Indian College Fund Names 35 Native American First-Generation Scholars to Receive Coca Cola Foundation Scholarship
(Colorado) -- The American Indian College Fund and the Coca Cola Foundation honored 35 American Indian scholarship recipients at its 2017-18 Coca-Cola First Generation...

3/11/2018

article Tulalips, county at odds over tax
(Washington) -- The tribes want to levy their own taxes because, they say, they see little in return in the way of state roads or other infrastructure. To avoid double...
article Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke accused of mixing politics with government business
(Washington D.C.) -- Even the local newspaper thought it was odd when Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke stopped briefly last month at a small Pennsylvania town bearing a...
article Ohkay Owingeh: Reviving a crumbling pueblo
(New Mexico) -- Her memories of growing up in a two-room adobe home once occupied by her ancestors are vivid: storytelling by the fireplace after dinner, dances and...
article New AIM chapter in Bemidji formed
(Minnesota) -- Local indigenous activists hope to take on racism and discrimination through a new Bemidji chapter of the American Indian Movement. Curt Buckanaga, the...
article Concerned by potential slur, students oust Thunder Bears as district mascot
(Alaska) -- It’s back to the drawing board to find a mascot for Juneau’s combined high school sports teams. Students decided Saturday that Thunder Bears,...
article Elizabeth Warren rejects DNA test to settle Native American heritage claim
(Massachusetts) -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is rejecting a Massachusetts newspaper’s suggestion that she take a DNA test to prove her Native American...
article Mattel in dispute over unibrow-less Frida Kahlo Barbie
(Mexico) -- Toy-maker Mattel was in a dispute Thursday with a distant relative of the late Mexican artist Frida Kahlo over rights to a Frida Barbie doll released as part...
article As MMIWG convenes in Montreal, families of missing women travel from far and wide to tell their stories
(Montreal) -- Early one morning later this week, Johnny Wylde will pack up his car and travel 600 kilometres to Montreal to tell the story of how his daughter went...
article Click here to listen to Missing & Murdered: Finding Cleo
(Canada) -- Where is Cleo? It's a mystery her family has been trying to unravel for decades after the young Cree girl was apprehended by child welfare workers in...
article Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska's long-smoldering cigarette dispute with feds heats up [sub req]
(Nebraska) -- Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska's long-smoldering cigarette dispute with feds heats up.
article Thousands Protest KM Pipeline in British Columbia
(British Columbia) -- The Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish and Musqueam built a watch-house for future protests against the potentially harmful pipeline expansion.
article Interior Department will soon launch regulatory process to pursue lease sale in ANWR, officials say
(Alaska) -- Top Interior Department officials visited two northern Alaska communities this week to tell residents that the agency will soon launch the regulatory process...
article Winnebago Tribe sees power from solar energy as boost to sovereignty
(Nebraska) -- For the Winnebago Tribe and its people, the battle for sovereignty is taking place in a field near a car dealership and on roofs across their reservation....
article Tribal complaints cause delay in flight path changes
(Arizona) -- Ahwatukee residents must wait a little longer for some noise relief with a change in flight paths for incoming and outgoing traffic at Sky Harbor...
article Sherman Alexie delays memoir's paperback after sexual misconduct claims
(Washington) -- The publisher of Sherman Alexie, who faces multiple allegations of sexual harassment, is postponing the paperback of his latest book. Hachette Book Group...
article Native American initiative eyes urban Indian policy in S.A.
(Texas) -- As San Antonio nears its official Tricentennial celebrations in May, members of the region’s first citizens, first families, first Catholics and first...
article Pine Ridge council names new police chief
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council has hired a new police chief. Retired BIA law enforcement officer Marvin Bad Wound was appointed Thursday.
article Manitoba still using outdated, 'seriously flawed' computer system to track kids in care
(Manitoba) -- A commissioner who investigated the death of a girl who died after falling through the cracks of Manitoba's child-welfare system says he is...
article Nunavik man goes with traditional ways to initially treat frozen feet
(North Canada) -- Billy Augiak put his trust in Inuit traditional knowledge to initially treat his frozen feet. At the end of January, about 50 kilometres from Aupalak,...
article An Indigenous Language Is Stayin' Alive In A Karaoke Contest
(Washington) -- If you were a teenage girl in 1997 you'd probably recognize the song "Everybody" by the Backstreet Boys. But if you heard it in the Salish...
article Speaking Ojibwe an 'act of defiance' says 19-year-old language teacher
(Manitoba) -- Aandeg Muldrew, 19, is the University of Manitoba's youngest sessional instructor, teaching introductory Ojibwe. Muldrew, who lives in Winnipeg,...
article St. Regis Mohawk Tribe continues to embrace, preserve past
(New York) -- As technology continues to advance, the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe has kept pace with the times. But, even as the tribe moves forward, its members haven’...
article Then Again: The Abenaki warrior who relentlessly resisted colonial expansion
(Vermont) -- Grey Lock was a creator of nightmares. His violent forays along what was then the frontier of New England brought fear to the hearts of white settlers....
article Peabody Essex Museum exhibits works by late Native American artist T.C. Cannon
(Massachusetts) -- T.C. Cannon was a rebel child of the ’60s. And a preserver of heritage. An augmenter of that heritage. A painter with classical influences. A...
article Tribal member faces trial in federal court for alleged assault
(Washington) -- A Port Angeles man who allegedly assaulted a woman at the Elwha River Casino last October is facing trial in federal court this month, the U.S. Attorney...

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