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Allergan Patent

article Microsoft urges appeals court to limit sovereign immunity at PTAB
(Washington D.C.) -- Microsoft Corp on Monday urged a federal appeals court to reject drugmaker Allergan PLC’s bid to immunize patents from administrative review...
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Agua Caliente

article Know Your Neighbors: Meet Tom Davis, the Agua Caliente Tribe's Longtime Planning Officer—and a Cancer Survivor
(California) -- Tom Davis is philosophical regarding his work: “I wouldn’t change a thing. I enjoyed having my own business, but when it became tedious, my...
article Agua Caliente Donates Protective Gear To Cathedral City Fire
(California) -- The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians announced Wednesday that the tribe is donating protective gear for six newly hired firefighters at the...
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Cherokee Nation

article Cherokee Nation lauded for hepatitis C elimination effort
(Oklahoma) -- One of the largest Native American tribes is being praised as a model for its aggressive program to test for and treat hepatitis C.
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Chickasaw Nation

article Gov. Anoatubby congratulates graduates at Native American ceremony
(Oklahoma) -- Governor Bill Anoatubby of The Chickasaw Nation offered inspiring remarks while congratulating graduates and their families Wednesday as guest speaker at...
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Colville Tribe

article Tribal voters choose candidates
(Washington) -- Officials returns for the May 5 Colville Business Council primary election show major shifts between the poll votes and absentee ballots, ensuring a race...
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CSKT

article Salish Kootenai College Powwow celebrates graduates, education
(Montana) -- Salish Kootenai College hosted its annual Powwow and graduate honoring last week at the Joe McDonald Health and Wellness Center. Friday’s opening was...
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Eastern Band of Cherokee

article Tribal Council media ban a mistake
(North Carolina) -- Symbolism is often just as important as reality. The decision by the Cherokee Tribal Council to ban all media from council chambers except the...
article Tribal Council media ban a mistake
(North Dakota) -- A security firm hired by the wealthy backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline is still trying to secure a license to practice in North Dakota. TigerSwan...
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Enbridge Pipeline

article Minnesota House, Senate approve bills allowing Enbridge pipeline without regulatory OK
(Minnesota) -- Both houses of the Minnesota Legislature approved bills this week that allow Enbridge to build a controversial new oil pipeline across northern Minnesota...
article Senate passes plan to approve Line 3 oil pipeline
(Minnesota) -- The Minnesota Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that would allow Enbridge Energy to build its contentious Line 3 oil pipeline across northern Minnesota,...
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Land Issues

article Congress restores Oregon tribes' control over private lands
(Washington D.C.) -- Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, with Reps. Greg Walden (R-OR 2) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR 4) announced Wednesday that Congress has passed the...
article Today's debate: Should tribes have first crack at federal land transfers?
(Nevada) -- In two high-profile cases this month, American Indian tribes are working to halt the transfer of federal lands to private and/or local government control. In...
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Mining & Drilling

article Chief Boucher named Canadian Energy Person of the Year
(Alberta) -- Fort McKay First Nation Chief Jim Boucher has been named Canadian Energy Person of the Year. A press release from the Energy Council of Canada says Chief...
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MMIWG

article Inquest into missing person's death recommends better services for vulnerable women
(British Columbia) -- An inquest into 27-year-old Deanna Desjarlais' death recommends changes in provincial policing standards on missing persons investigations. The...
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Native Vote

article Possibility of 1st Indigenous mayor of Vancouver prompts calls for more diversity in city politics
(British Columbia) -- Ian Campbell's run to become a candidate for mayor of Vancouver could result in him becoming the first Indigenous person or person of colour to...
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Paulette Jordan

article 'I Was Aspiring to Be Like My Grandmothers'
(Idaho) -- Under the beating sun on Mount Rainier, surrounded by waterfalls and meadows full of flowers, six-year-old Paulette Jordan used to listen to her uncles tell...
article Idaho Democrat hoping to become the first Native American governor wins primary
(Idaho) -- Paulette Jordan, an Idaho state legislator who is a member of the Coeur d'Alene tribe, won the Democratic primary for Idaho governor Tuesday night. If she...
article Idaho's Paulette Jordan Is So Close To Becoming The First Native American Governor — Ever
(Idaho) -- Idaho could soon become the first U.S. state to elect a Native American woman as governor. Paulette Jordan won the Idaho primary Democratic nomination on...
article Paulette Jordan is Idaho's new political force
(Idaho) -- Statewide name recognition came easily Tuesday for Lt. Gov. Brad Little, now the Republican gubernatorial nominee. Little has spent two decades in public...
article Woman running to become first Native American governor wins Dem primary
(Idaho) -- Paulette Jordan won the Democratic nomination in Idaho’s gubernatorial race. If elected, she would become the first Native American governor in the...
article #NativeVote18 – Paulette Jordan wins over Idaho Democrats who pick her as the party nominee
(Idaho) -- Paulette Jordan won a convincing primary victory in her bid to be the next governor of Idaho. She convinced more than 60 percent of Democratic voters that her...
article GOP lawmaker who gave up seat to run for governor loses primary
(Idaho) -- Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) lost his state’s GOP primary for governor on Tuesday, after giving up his seat in Congress to run. Labrador will be...
article Idaho primary: Paulette Jordan wins Democratic nomination for governor; will face Lt. Gov. Brad Little
(Idaho) -- Paulette Jordan wants to become this state's first Democratic governor in more than 20 years - and its first female governor, and first Native American...
article It’ll be Jordan vs. Little in fall Lt. Gov. race too close to call
(Idaho) -- Paulette Jordan, state representative from Plummer, rode a surprise progressive wave to the Democratic nomination for governor in Tuesday’s primary. She...
article Paulette Jordan Is the New Face of Rural Politics in America
(Idaho) -- When Paulette Jordan entered the race for governor of Idaho, there were plenty of pundits who tried to write off the Native-American legislator from a...
article Paulette Jordan, running to be the first Native American governor, wins Idaho’s Democratic primary
(Idaho) -- Paulette Jordan is trying to make history in Idaho. On Tuesday, she won the Democratic nomination in Idaho’s governor’s race, forwarding her long-...
article Paulette Jordan: Everything to know about the would-be first Native American governor
(Idaho) -- Last night, Paulette Jordan won the Democratic primary of Idaho’s race for governor. "AJ is a good man and a formidable opponent," Jordan...
article Paulette Jordan’s Family: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
(Idaho) -- Paulette Jordan, the Democratic nominee for governor of Idaho, is striving to become the first Native American person elected as the governor of a state.
article Trahant Reports: In Idaho Primary, a String of ‘First Evers’
(Idaho) -- Paulette Jordan won a convincing primary victory in her bid to be the next governor of Idaho. She convinced more than 60 percent of Democratic voters that her...
article Who Is Paulette Jordan? The Idaho Democrat Is Challenging The Status Quo
(Idaho) -- The proverbial Democratic "blue wave" continued in Idaho this week, with a Native American gubernatorial candidate winning her primary election on...
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Payday Loans

article A Lawyer for Payday Lenders Is Confirmed for F.T.C. Job
(Washington D.C.) -- The new director of the Federal Trade Commission’s consumer protection unit, a watchdog with broad investigative powers over private companies...
article Bankshot: The real fight over CFPB's payday rule is just beginning
(Washington D.C.) -- Congress has lost its chance to toss out the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s payday lending rule, but bigger fights over the rule...
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Pokagon Band

press release Pokagon Food Sovereignty Initiative Brings Native Food Truck to Town
(Michigan) -- This month, the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is bringing a mobile native farmers market to the area. On Tuesday, May 22, from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at...
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Red Lake Tribe

article Solar panels installed at Red Lake Government Center
(Minnesota) -- Installation of solar panels on the roof of the Red Lake Government Center was completed Tuesday, May 15, and the tribe plans to start using the energy...
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Residential Schools

article Halifax university gives white prof go-ahead to teach residential schools course
(Nova Scotia) -- A non-Aboriginal history professor has been given the green light to teach a residential schools course at Mount Saint Vincent University, despite...
article Montreal-based Oji-Cree artist's work confronts trauma of residential schools
(Quebec) -- The victimization of Indigenous women has been a theme in Lara Kramer's artwork for years, and her latest piece, Phantom Stills & Vibrations,...
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Shinnecock Tribe

article U.S.G.A.’s Long Relationship With Shinnecock Indians Frays Ahead of U.S. Open
(New York) -- The second United States Open, in 1896, was played at the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, a course situated on a strip of Long Island once owned by the...
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Supreme Court

article U.S. Supreme Court will review Yakama gas tax exemption
(Washington D.C.) -- The nation’s highest court has agreed to review a state Supreme Court ruing that the Yakamas are exempt from state gas taxes on the...
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Other News

article State attorney general wants to give more criminal justice options to tribes
(Alaska) -- The state is taking steps to expand the criminal justice authority of Alaska Native tribes. Attorney General Jahna Lindemuth talked about the initiatives at...
article TRIBE: Cheroenhaka is the county’s official tribe
(Virginia) -- The article in the The Tidewater News “Monument reflects ‘Abiding Admiration’ for native people,” (Friday, May 4), was well written...
article Grandma wants apology from police after getting kicked out of street party for being on sidewalk
(Manitoba) -- A Winnipeg grandmother is calling for an apology from Winnipeg police after she was kicked out of Monday night's whiteout party for standing on a...
article Four Mass. towns to weigh state emblem depicting Native American
(Massachusetts) -- Four Franklin County towns will be weighing in on the state seal and flag depicting a colonial broadsword over the head of an American Indian.
article Prominent Chief Wahoo protester pleads guilty to stealing federal money meant for Native Americans
(Ohio) -- A prominent activist known for his opposition to the Cleveland Indians' Chief Wahoo mascot pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing more than $77,000 in...
article Vancouver’s Aboriginal relations manager resigns to run Ian Campbell’s mayoral campaign
(British Columbia) -- The city’s key leader responsible for reconciliation efforts with Indigenous people resigned in March and is now in charge of Squamish Nation...
article ‘White Paper: The Remix’ is not authentic First Nations governance
(Ottawa) -- The Federal government under Trudeau has rolled out a rights framework legislation, which can more easily be understood as the White paper of 2018....
article RT: Can Pyongyang trust Washington? Ask Native American Chief Red Eagle
(Russia) -- Trump's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear agreement casts serious doubts over Washington's role in the peace process on the Korean Peninsula.
article Chief Dr. Robert Joseph awarded Order of Canada
(British Columbia) -- The B.C. Association of First Nations has extended it’s congratulations to Chief Dr. Robert Joseph, O.C., as he was recently awarded the Order of...
article Lakewood says attorneys for unarmed man killed by police are lying about what witnesses saw
(Washington) -- In response to a lawsuit filed by the family of an unarmed Native American man police shot to death in 2015, the City of Lakewood offers a blunt answer:...
article Ramapough Indians File Federal Lawsuit Against Town, Polo Club
(New Jersey) -- The Ramapough Lenape Nation filed a federal lawsuit Monday that alleges the town has illegally fined them $480,000 and is taking away the tribe's...
article Feds promise $2.3M for training hundreds of Indigenous people in N.W.T.
(North Canada) -- The federal government announced $2.3 million over four years for Dechita Naowo — an organization in Ndilo, N.W.T., that offers free training in...
article 39 to graduate from Leech Lake Tribal College
(Minnesota) -- The Leech Lake Tribal College will host the Commencement Ceremony at the Veteran’s Memorial Grounds Saturday for 39 graduates. The class of 2018 will be...
article Dennis Franklin Cromarty school graduates 24 'resilient' students
(Ontario) -- Twenty four students at a First Nations high school in Thunder Bay, Ont., have taken the once-in-a-lifetime walk across the stage on graduation day, and the...
article Arizona’s mysterious clock of ancient times
(Arizona) -- All day the sun had been hiding behind clouds, but Kenneth Zoll wasn’t worried. Standing in front of panels of rock art carved nearly a millennium ago...
article How should California reconcile its genocidal past?
(California) -- California’s history is marked by horrific and systemic violence against Native Americans. On this edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with Bay...
article Tribes faces Wyoming resistance to Yellowstone name changes
(Wyoming) -- The U.S. Board on Geographic Names could decide this summer to change two names in Yellowstone National Park that Native Americans say memorialize a racist...
article With savvy and sensitivity, tribal monitors help preserve sacred places
(Arizona) -- It was a rare find, a prehistoric spear tip. The 13,000-year-old Clovis point was discovered in Arizona thanks to a new "tribal monitor" program...
article 'The more the merrier': Manito Ahbee expected to draw thousands, part of busy weekend for Winnipeg's downtown
(Manitoba) -- The Winnipeg Jets game against the Vegas Golden Knights isn't the only event that will draw thousands to Winnipeg's downtown this weekend.
article Indigenous rangers: good for culture, conservation and wellbeing
(Australia) -- Their work around Australia in caring for our country is a little known but inspiring story. Pat Anderson, chairman of the Lowitja Institute for...
article Nunavut opted out of national emergency alert test, citing not enough cellphones in territory
(North Canada) -- Unlike the rest of Canada, cell phones are not yet ubiquitous in Nunavut. In fact, about half of the territory's communities are not yet connected...
article Province says Manitoba's night-hunting ban 'strikes a balance' with exemptions for Indigenous hunters
(Manitoba) -- The Manitoba government says proposed legislation that would curtail the practice of hunting at night with a spotlight addresses public safety concerns,...
article AB establishes world's largest protected boreal land
(Alberta) -- The world's largest contiguous area of boreal protected land has been established in northern Alberta through a five-way partnership.
article Marine Harvest Seeks ‘No-Go’ Zone Around Fish Farms
(British Columbia) -- Norwegian-based Marine Harvest is seeking a new injunction that would prevent the public from coming within 20 metres of its 34 fish farm...
article ‘Grandma is lost in the woods and nobody can find her’
(Minnesota) -- While Justin Critt and his defense lawyer began arguing innocence to the murder of a Moorhead woman Monday morning, the mother of a missing Indigenous...
article Three plead guilty to defrauding Native American tribe, investors
(New York) -- Gary Hirst, already sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison for fraud in another case, has pled guilty to four fraud-related counts in connection with a scheme...
article Husband charged with wife’s murder in Noxubee County
(Mississippi) -- The husband of a Choctaw Indian woman found dead in Noxubee County is being accused of killing her.
press release Hoeven, Udall Announce Committee Passage of CROPS for Indian Country Act
(Washington D.C.) -- Senators John Hoeven (R-ND) and Tom Udall (D-NM), chairman and vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, respectively, today...

5/15/2018

article Paulette Jordan claims Democratic victory: 'We won this race by everyone.'
(Idaho) -- Surrounded by a loud, jubilant crowd in a small Boise bar, Paulette Jordan claimed victory in the Democratic gubernatorial primary, beating two-time candidate...
article OP/ED: Excluding tribes from California pot boom is unjust
(California) -- Native Americans have always lived on the land Californians call home. Where cities and counties now stand, our tribes grew food and medicine —...
article Trial begins over sales tax at Quil Ceda Village
(Washington) -- Dueling attorneys described Quil Ceda Village in starkly different terms Monday during the first day of a federal trial. They are asking a judge to...
article Chinook hearing shows renewed passion for justice
(Washington) -- The Chinook Tribe’s tenacious efforts to survive as distinctive original residents of this place — and to convince bureaucrats of their legal...
article 'We do not go away': Native community protests racism and aggression
(Nebraska) -- Native people are continuing to call for justice following a series of incidents they say demonstrate racism and aggression on the part of Nebraska law...
article 'Indian Country Today' Relaunches On Mobile With Public Media Model
(Washington D.C.) -- Indian Country Today, a publication that covers indigenous peoples, will relaunch this June “on the public media model,” after closing...
article Idaho woman challenges establishment and history in hope of becoming nation's first Native American governor
(Idaho) -- "No chance in hell." "Wait your turn." "Why bother?" Paulette Jordan has heard it all, especially in the waning hours before...
article GOP governor candidate Jeff Johnson picks running mate from Democratic-heavy Duluth
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson has picked a GOP activist, Marine Corps veteran and American Indian who lives in Duluth as his...
article After CSU, We Ask: What Other Barriers Do Native American Students Face?
(Colorado) -- The stop and search of two Native American students at CSU prompted us to ask Cheryl Crazy Bull, the president of the American Indian College Fund, about...
article MMIWG inquiry hears from experts and knowledge keepers LIVE
(Canada) -- The national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls shifts from victim testimony to experts and knowledge keepers
article Sixties Scoop survivors reflect on lives 'never to be the same'
(Canada) -- In 1980, Mary Longman was about to drive away in a silver '64 Chrysler Valiant she had just bought when she paused to ask the people selling her their...
article 'We would own the lands and control the lands': B.C. First Nation prepare to ratify 'historic $37 million dollar treaty with government
(British Columbia) -- Negotiators have signed off on a new treaty agreement between the federal and provincial governments and the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation...
article PamunkeyNET to Bring Broadband to Middle Pennisula
(Virginia) -- High speed internet access is an important topic in rural Virginia. The GO Virginia State Board has approved a proposal by the Pamunkey Indian Tribe to...
article Senate Committee on Indian Affairs moves quickly on pro-tribal farm bill
(Washington D.C.) -- The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is moving quickly to ensure the Farm Bill doesn't leave tribal communities behind. The Republican and...
article Another Indian law case in limbo as high court turns to Trump again
(Washington D.C.) -- Another Indian law case hangs in limbo as the nation's highest court once again asks the Trump administration for guidance despite a lack of...
article At a Killer’s Sentencing, Native Americans Talk of Both Healing and Enduring Suspicions
(Washington) -- The May 11 sentencing of James Walker proceeded as planned inside Grays Harbor, Washington, Superior Court: The 32-year-old pleaded guilty to...
article In a safe, subsidized apartment, this 21-year-old is beginning to imagine his future
(Saskatchewan) -- Prince Albert is a tough place to be homeless. At 21, Brian Henderson had called the streets of "PA" home for several years. The city of 36,...
article Shipping containers to be used for new housing on Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation reserve near Tofino
(British Columbia) -- The Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation is using shipping containers to build new homes on its reserve near Tofino in hopes that the affordable rental units...
article 2 Indigenous students win $25K toward STEAM post-secondary studies
(Canada) -- Two Indigenous students are heading to Ottawa to accept $25,000 prizes toward their post-secondary studies in STEAM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering...
article The surprising connection between 1938 recordings and the Anishinaabe woman who tracked them down
(Canada) -- You might call it a strange coincidence, but Bimadoshka (Annya) Pucan calls it fate. Pucan, a student at Western University, hails from Saugeen First Nation...
article Tribes meet Wyoming resistance to Yellowstone name changes
(Wyoming) -- The U.S. Board on Geographic Names could decide this summer to change two names in Yellowstone National Park that Native Americans say memorialize a racist...
article Indigenous women's art displayed on billboards across Canada
(Winnipeg) -- Artists are reclaiming space in inner cities and on highways where many Indigenous women have suffered violence or disappeared. From June until August, the...
article Inside Contemporary Native Artist Rick Bartow’s First Major Retrospective
(California) -- When asked to describe the great Rick Bartow, gallerist and longtime friend Charles Froelick explains the contemporary Native artist didn’t see...
article Search ends for grenade launcher ammo lost in North Dakota
(North Dakota) -- Airmen have called off the search for military explosives that recently fell off a vehicle on a Native American reservation in North Dakota. Mountrail...
article Colombia’s indigenous transgender women find refuge, freedom working on coffee farms
(Colombia) -- Although photographer Lena Mucha had worked with indigenous communities while studying anthropology, she had never approached them with a camera. But after...
article First Nation that defied evacuation order, stayed to fight wildfire maintains it was right call
(British Columbia) -- An RCMP detachment in B.C. is trying to patch up relations with a First Nation after one of its officers threatened to remove all its children last...
article New Alberta parks create world’s largest boreal forest preserve: government
(Alberta) -- The Alberta government says it is creating the world's largest boreal forest preserve with new wildland parks in the province's northeast. The five...

5/14/2018

article Tribes Decry President Trump's Proposed Budget Cut to Bureau of Indian Affairs
(Washington D.C.) -- Tribes are not happy with President Trump’s proposed 2019 budget for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. "The 2019 president’s budget for...
article Distance, language can still pose challenge to Native American voting
(Washington D.C.) -- Arusha Gordon remembers hearing the decades-old stories from her Native American clients about the challenges of voting back then. Polling places...
article Nevada congressman wants to give polluted public land to BP, American Indian tribes object
(Nevada) -- A Nevada congressman is pushing a bill to give more than 2,000 acres of federal land at a polluted mine site to the multinational oil conglomerate...
article Making news, making history, and breaking rules. Idaho’s Paulette Jordan announces an all-female ticket
(Idaho) -- Paulette Jordan, Coeur d’Alene, is the first Native American woman to run for governor. She’s the youngest candidate. On Friday she announced her...
article No State Is Growing Faster Than Idaho. What That Means for Its Politics.
(Idaho) -- The tech company office where Mikelle Oliver works as a recruiter opened two and a half years ago and is now so crammed she must share a desk.
article The super-expensive, heated governor’s race you aren’t paying attention to
(Idaho) -- Believe it or not, Idaho, the so-called flyover state, is the fastest-growing state in the US — and this year, it’s electing a new governor. Come...
article CSU Incident Highlights Why Many Native Students Feel Marginalized At Colleges
(Colorado) -- The experience two Native American teen brothers faced while touring Colorado State University recently -- they were stopped and questioned by campus...
article "I Do Not Identify as American": A Native Perspective on Identity
(New York) -- There are 567 federally recognized tribes in this country. But as a Mohawk, John Karhiio Kane, a Native activist, doesn’t seek federal recognition....
article Osage Nation Asks for More Federal Spending on Abandoned Wells
(Oklahoma) -- The Osage Nation hopes the final Bureau of Indian Affairs budget will help continue work to plug abandoned oil and gas wells on its land. Osage Minerals...
article Wiyot Tribe hosts cleanup of encampments on Indian Island
(California) -- The Wiyot Tribe completed a clean up of encampments on Indian Island Friday, May 11. The encampments were cleared by Eureka Police Department (EPD) at...
article The new restaurant that’s revitalizing Native American cuisine
(Minnesota) -- You probably know Minnesota best as the place with the massive mall, miles and miles of bike trails, the home of our beloved Prince, and of course, snow....
article Opponents of Sixties Scoop settlement aren't giving up after judge OKs deal
(Ottawa) -- A woman who has spent months informing Sixties Scoop survivors about Ottawa's class-action settlement says she'll continue advising people to object...
article Colombia’s indigenous transgender women find refuge, freedom working on coffee farms
(Colombia) -- Although photographer Lena Mucha had worked with indigenous communities while studying anthropology, she had never approached them with a camera. But after...
article Kuskokwim River tribes focus on salmon conservation
(Alaska) -- The tribal commission formed to co-manage the Lower Kuskokwim's fish has laid out an approach to protect the river's salmon. KYUK-AM reports that the...
article 'Against our treaty rights': Indigenous mom, night hunter slams Pallister's plan to ban spotlighting
(Manitoba) -- An Indigenous hunter who relies on night hunting to feed her family says Premier Brian Pallister's promised ban on the practice known as "...

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