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Cheyenne River Sioux

article Tribal Disaster Declared by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe
(South Dakota) -- The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe has declared a disaster following storms that swept the reservation from 29 June 2018 to 3 July 2018. The storms slammed...
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Choctaw Nation

article Tangle crowned Choctaw Indian Princess
(Oklahoma) -- Sydni Jade Tangle was crowned the 2018-2019 Choctaw Indian Princess Wednesday evening at the 69th Annual Choctaw Indian Fair.
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Dakota Access Pipeline

article Native Americans who protested Dakota Access get handed the longest prison sentences
(North Dakota) -- Among the hundreds of people arrested in North Dakota for protesting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, Native Americans faced the most...
article Red Fawn Fallis Sentenced to 57 Months in Federal Prison
(North Dakota) -- Red Fawn Fallis, a political prisoner arrested during the movement to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline, was sentenced today in federal court by Judge...
article After Fighting The Dakota Access Pipeline, Standing Rock Activists Want To Green The Rez
(North Dakota) -- In 1956, the Army Corps of Engineers flooded nearly 160,000 acres of land on the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Indian Reservations to create the...
article Dakota Access sued for failing to sell ranch at Standing Rock
(North Dakota) -- The state of North Dakota is suing the developers of the Dakota Access Pipeline for failing to sell a historic ranch in Standing Rock territory.
article David Archambault, Former Chairman of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Joins NAVF
(North Dakota) -- David Archambault II, former chairman of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota, recognized for leading the opposition against the construction of...
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Donald Trump

article Indian Lawmakers: Denounce bigotry, even when it comes from Donald Trump
(Montana) -- As Indians growing up in our local communities, we know that Montanans have diverse political values. We understand and appreciate those differences.
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Federal Recognition

article Another tribal recognition bill advances with Republican support
(Washington D.C.) -- With little fanfare, another tribal recognition bill is advancing on Capitol Hill as a top Republican asserts authority over the politically-complex...
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Fort Peck

article Montana man imprisoned for rape, kidnap of 4-year-old on Fort Peck Reservation loses appeal
(Montana) -- A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of a 23-year-old man in the kidnap and rape of a 4-year-old girl on Montana's Fort Peck Indian...
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Havasupai Tribe

article Flash floods force evacuations, closures on Havasupai Reservation
(Florida) -- Monsoon-related flash flooding that hit the Havasupai village of Supai on Wednesday and Thursday have forced the closure of the popular Grand Canyon...
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Mille Lacs Band

article Mille Lacs Band swears in new Band Assembly members
(Minnesota) -- The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe swore in three new members to its Band Assembly, which is the legislative branch of the tribal government, on Tuesday, July...
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Paulette Jordan

article After 21 years of change, Balukoff steps away from Boise board
(Idaho) -- A J Balukoff’s living room was quiet Tuesday morning, save for the occasional sounds from nearby rooms, and grandchildren visiting Boise for a few days...
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Pokagon Band

article Potawatomi Trail of Death Caravan Will Travel Sept. 17-22, 2018
(Indiana) -- Since 1988 the Potawatomi Trail of Death Commemorative Caravan has been organized and traveled once every five years by a group of Potawatomi and historians...
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St. Regis Mohawk

article Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Selects New Economic Development Director
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is pleased to announce that James Lazore has been selected as the new Director of Economic Development. Lazore begins work on...
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Tohono O’odham

article Tribal Politics: Indivisible Tohono Advocates for Native American Issues
(Arizona) -- When President Trump was elected almost two years ago, a wave of uncertainty overcame the Tohono O'odham Nation. The president's push to build a...
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Trail of Tears

article Cherokee Nation acquires historic site by Trail of Tears landmark
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation has acquired a historic site next to a Trail of Tears landmark in Oklahoma. The 60.81-acre parcel sits adjacent to the Oaks Indian...
article Community effort leads tribe to buy Trail of Tears landmark, saving historic parcel from chicken farm development
(Oklahoma) -- The future of a historic parcel of land appears secure as the Cherokee Nation closed on the purchase of the Delaware County property, where clearing had...
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Other News

article Local Communities to Benefit from the New Lok’aah Ni Teel Shopping Center
(Arizona) -- On Wednesday, members of the 23rdNavajo Nation Council had the honor of joining local residents as the community of Ganado celebrated the grand opening of...
article These Indigenous Tribes in Nevada Are Embracing Bikeshare
(Nevada) -- On any given day on Nevada’s Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Stacey Montooth can spot a neighbor riding by on a bright-green bicycle. It’s still a...
article Tulelake council approves first step to sell land underlying airport
(Oregon) -- The city of Tulelake’s involvement with the Tulelake Airport is nearing a close. Earlier this month, the Tulelake City Council held the first reading...
article 'Love is in there too': Reviving tribal traditions for newborns
(Washington D.C.) -- With a new report from the Center for American Progress highlighting the struggles facing Native mothers and their newborns, more communities are...
article In the Northwest Territories, even a burned out house will cost you dearly
(Northwest Territories) -- Imagine living in a community where a burned out three bedroom house will run you $300,000. This is the reality for residents in Behchoko...
article Navajo Social Workers Change Lives
(New Mexico) -- Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez opened the annual Navajo Nation Division of Social Services conference Tuesday...
article Service members come from out of state to build homes for Native American veterans
(New Mexico) -- The South Carolina National Guard has joined the Southwest Indian Foundation and members of the U.S. Military in building homes for Native American...
article Study Highlights Health Impact of Historical Trauma in Native Communities
(Washington D.C.) -- Nonprofits working in communities continue to learn more about how intersectional identities and issues impact service provision.
article Tribal Council approves $31M Indian Housing Plan
(Oklahoma) -- At the July 9 Tribal Council meeting, legislators unanimously authorized the submission of the fiscal year 2019 Indian Housing Plan, estimated at more than...
article 50 Years Ago: DNA takes aim at Chinle schools
(Arizona) -- Officials for DNA-People’s Legal Services squared off this week with Jody Matthews, superintendent of the Chinle Public School District, over the...
article American Indian College Fund Names Five Tribal College Recipient Grantees; “For the Wisdom of the Children” Program
(Colorado) -- Research has shown that children of color are more likely to succeed when they have a teacher of the same race. Yet Native American children are much more...
article Idaho Indian Education Summit “Redressing Cultural Capital” is Next Week
(Idaho) -- The 2018 Idaho Indian Education Summit is next week, July 16-17, 2018 in Fort Hall at the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel & Event Center. The regional Education...
article Navajo Prep's longtime head of school retires
(New Mexico) -- In 1991, Betty Ojaye was part of a four-member team charged with the responsibility of launching the newly established Navajo Preparatory School here.
article First Nations Elders Talk About Healthy Medication Use Through Indigenous Storytelling
(British Columbia) -- An Indigenous Storytelling project, Coyote’s Food Medicines, was launched today in front of an audience of 4,000 Elders at the British...
article Missing Native American artifact returned to State Museum
(New York) -- An engraved pipe tomahawk, gifted in 1792 from President George Washington to a Seneca chief with ties to Canandaigua, is back at the New York State Museum...
article MORON ALERT: Laura Ingalls Wilder vs. the arrogance of moral superiority
(Massachusetts) -- It has come to pass that Laura Ingalls Wilder is now bad, too. There are generations of readers who can trace their first love for books straight back...
article Sage Museum Celebrates Native Americans
(Nebraska) -- If you are looking to take in some Native American history, consider the Sage Museum in Brownville. The museum features a wall of Native American...
article Science Vs. Cultural Respect: Native American Tribes Clash With the UC System Over Ancestors' Remains
(California) -- As tribal archaeologist for the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, Myra Masiel-Zamora uses her UC Berkeley anthropology training daily.
article Stampede's Indian Village to get new name in 2019
(Alberta) -- The Indian Village at the Calgary Stampede is getting a new name. That was confirmed Wednesday by Lowa Beebe, the chair of the Stampede's Indian events...
article Stewart Indian School museum to tell the full story
(Nevada) -- Wednesday, a blessing ceremony will take place to kick off a renovation project that will bring a new cultural center and museum to the Stewart Indian School...
article University of Cincinnati researchers shed new light on iconic Native American settlement
(Ohio) -- Today, Northern New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon is an eerie but magnificent collection of adobe dwellings up to four stories tall that were abandoned centuries...
article Unsettled in the Mission: Renegade
(California) -- “At 13 years old I went on the run….” she recounts. Gaby was born in Portland Oregon in 1988. She is a Spokane-Kalispel Native American.
article Denver Art Musuem to Open “Eyes On: Julie Buffalohead” Series as Part of Two-Part Series
(Colorado) -- On July 29, the Denver Art Museum (DAM) will open its next installment of Eyes On, a focused multi-year contemporary art series, featuring the work of...
article Double Exposure: Native photography is more than Edward Curtis, Seattle Art Museum, until September 9
(Washington) -- The Seattle Art Museum presents Double Exposure: Edward S. Curtis, Marianne Nicolson, Tracy Rector, Will Wilson (June 14–September 9, 2018), featuring...
article Emmy nominations 2018: The most shocking snubs and surprises
(Australia) -- IT WOULDN’T be the Emmy nominations if it didn’t surprise and infuriate us with its picks. With Game of Thrones leading the pack with 22 nominations,...
article Fond Du Lac Tribal & Community College Free Summer Concert Series Begins July 19
(Minnesota) -- Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College announced the line-up of entertainment for the 2018 Hot Summer Nights Concert Series, a series of free concerts...
article Native American fest a success at new venue
(Maine) -- After being held for several years outside of the downtown area on the College of the Atlantic campus, the Native American Festival and Basketmakers Market...
article Native arts festival will return to Aztec Ruins
(New Mexico) -- One of the more popular annual events at Aztec Ruins National Monument returns to the park on Saturday as the American Indian Cultural Arts Festival...
article Native YA: Four Native American Authors on Their Messages for Teens
(USA) -- Indigenous stories—contemporary, historical, and fantastical—have an important place in the YA lit scene and the larger conversation of stories for...
article Reawakening The Great Basin: A Native American Arts And Cultural Gathering
(Nevada) -- This Saturday, July 14, the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony joins with the Nevada Museum of Art to celebrate Native American art, culture, community and tradition.
article Singer/Songwriter Keith Secola plays at Hunt Country
(New York) -- Keith Secola, one of the headline performers from the GrassRoots music festival is coming to New York early so he can give a special concert at Hunt...
article The Violence Central American Migrants Are Fleeing Was Stoked by the US
(USA) -- As courts, law enforcement, and the Trump administration continue to sort out what to do with the steady stream of migrants either crossing the southern border...
article Chevron told to pay $9.5 billion judgment to indigenous communities
(Las Vegas) -- The highest court in Ecuador has upheld a $9.5 billion judgment against energy giant Chevron for polluting indigenous communities. The plaintiffs in the...
article 'Transform our culture': Tribal community shifts to female leadership
(Colombia) -- An indigenous community in Colombia is now led entirely by women, Public Radio International reports.
article Arizona man sentenced to 8 years in death of teen girlfriend
(Arizona) -- Katherine “Kat” Tortice’s body was found in a shallow grave on an American Indian reservation in Arizona more than a decade ago, and now the man responsible...

7/11/2018

article What Chinese tariffs mean to a geoduck clam farmer
(Washington D.C.) -- On any given day, about 90 percent of farmed and wild geoduck clams are exported to China. The United States government recently placed tariffs on...
article How the Oka Crisis has shaped 4 generations in Kanesatake and Kahnawake
(Quebec) -- Every year on July 11, Bryan Deer spends the morning at the foot of the Mercier Bridge connecting Montreal with Kahnawake as a reminder to his community and...
article Red Fawn Fallis sentenced in DAPL protest case
(North Dakota) -- Red Fawn Fallis was sentenced Wednesday for her role in a shooting incident during the Dakota Access oil pipeline protests. Fallis will serve 57 months...
article Red Fawn sentenced in high-profile DAPL case
(North Dakota) -- What was perhaps the most serious criminal case derived from the Dakota Access Pipeline protests has reached its long-awaited conclusion. U.S. District...
article 'Shake it up': Bureau of Indian Affairs undergoes change in the Trump era
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration has named a new director for the Bureau of Indian Affairs regional office in Alaska, addressing a vacancy in an agency...
article Navajo Code Talkers created an unbreakable code. It helped win World War II
(Arizona) -- In 1942, 29 Navajo men joined the U.S. Marines and developed an unbreakable code that would be used across the Pacific during World War II. They were the...
article CHIEF BAKER: Sweeney will be champion for Native issues at federal level
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Senate’s recent confirmation of Tara Sweeney as the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs at the Department of the Interior is a...
article MORON ALERT: The Czech Republic's Apache Bicycles looks to grow outside its native market
(Czech Republic) -- The 17-year-old Czech Republic brand, Apache Bicycles, made its first Eurobike appearance here this year, as the brand looks to expand outside its...
article Prisons 'pulverizing' Indigenous people
(British Columbia) -- Ryan Wilton shuffles into a lineup with dozens of men in plain clothes and prison blues. They pack into a cedar longhouse, smoke billowing through...
article Greyhound bus cuts raise health and safety concerns among Indigenous groups
(Canada) -- Indigenous groups and advocates are voicing their concern about impacts the cut to Greyhound bus services in Western Canada will have on safety and access to...
article 'We are not violent': LaDuke clarifies position on camps
(Minnesota) -- "Our people are — a lot of them — mothers, children, professionals, tribal people," said Winona LaDuke, co-founder and executive...
article Emails cast doubt about Michigan’s ties to Enbridge in Line 5 debate
(Michigan) -- Days before Gov. Rick Snyder announced in November 2017 that “business as usual” was “not acceptable” from the company that owns an...
article How a state court and a tribal court collaborate on the Kenai
(Alaska) -- The Henu’ Community Wellness Court is a collaboration between the Kenaitze Indian Tribe and the Alaska Court System. The joint-jurisdiction state-...
article State Assembly candidate and tribal chief charged with fraud, grand theft
(California) -- A Democratic candidate for state Assembly has been charged with grand theft and making fraudulent claims in connection to allegations she improperly...
article EBCI Remember the Removal Riders welcomed home
(North Carolina) -- As the sun heated small puddles of water from an early morning rain, eight members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians road bicycles to...
article From stolen child to Indigenous leader: Archie Roach sings the songs that signpost his life
(Australia) -- He was named Archibald for his father; William came from a family friend. But he's not quite sure about the roots of his surname, Roach.
article How diving for abalone could have landed this great-grandfather in prison
(Australia) -- The ocean is Kevin Mason's "medicine". It heals him, clears his mind and keeps this quiet, 71-year-old Aboriginal elder fit. He often pulls...
article After Trump's pardon, Oregon ranchers catch a ride home on Pence ally's private jet
(Oregon) -- A day ago, ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond were prisoners at the minimum-security federal prison on Terminal Island in San Pedro, serving five-year...
article Iroquois Nationals reject Palestinian request to boycott world lacrosse championship in Israel
(Canada) -- When Lyle Thompson visited the Standing Rock pipeline protests in North Dakota in the fall of 2016, the professional lacrosse player travelled with his wife...

7/10/2018

article NAGLE: Brett Kavanaugh, the New Supreme Court Associate Justice Nominee, Should be Questioned about Native Rights
(Washington D.C.) -- Yesterday evening, President Trump announced his pick to replace Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court of the United States: Brett Kavanaugh. While...
article 'Shake it up': Bureau of Indian Affairs undergoes change in the Trump era
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration has named a new director for the Bureau of Indian Affairs regional office in Alaska, addressing a vacancy in an agency...
article Native American tribes clash with UC over bones of their ancestors
(California) -- As tribal archaeologist for the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, Myra Masiel uses her UC Berkeley anthropology training daily. Her mission: track down...
article Wyoming Standing Rock activist wins acquittal
(North Dakota) -- A North Dakota judge Thursday acquitted Riverton activist Micah Lott of criminal trespass and rioting charges stemming from his protest of the Dakota...
article United States Files Civil Action Against Shinnecock Indian Nation Resident For Illegal Dumping
(New York) -- The U.S. Attorney’s office filed a civil lawsuit against a resident of the Shinnecock Indian Nation on Monday in federal court in Central Islip,...
article Peguis First Nation set to open Winnipeg's 2nd urban reserve
(Winnipeg) -- Peguis First Nation will establish an urban reserve in Winnipeg following an agreement with the city in the spirit of reconciliation. The community is...
article Atikameksheng elects mostly female council, including political newcomer for chief
(Ontario) -- The community of Atikameksheng Anishnawbek First Nation, west of Sudbury, has elected its new council, including a first-time politician as its new leader....
article Begaye promotes Navajo owned and operated Managed Care Organization
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye told the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that a Navajo owned and operated Managed Care...
article Tribal Council approves 2019 Indian Housing Plan
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council approved the fiscal year 2019 Indian Housing Plan during its monthly meeting Monday.
article Navajo Nation company buys stake in Four Corners Power Plant
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Transitional Energy Co. has acquired a 7 percent stake in units 4 and 5 of the Four Corners Power Plant in a purchase from 4C Acquisition LLC, an...
article No one tests positive for HIV after syringes reused
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation officials in Oklahoma say more than 180 patients affected by a tribal hospital nurse improperly reusing syringes have been notified they...
article Renaming the Laura Ingalls Wilder award isn't disturbing, William Shatner – it's necessary
(Hollywood) -- ‘Did you hear,” William Shatner tweeted last week, “about the Laura Ingalls Wilder award being renamed over negative lines on the...
article PODCAST: Kaska fashion designer brings political message home
(Canada) -- Sho Sho Esquiro speaks to residential school history in the town where she attended elementary school.
article Greyhound lobbied Ottawa to backstop rural routes for years to no avail, says executive
(Ottawa) -- Greyhound Canada says it has been asking the federal government to backstop funding for its rural routes in Western Canada for years without success, despite...
article Migrant Family Separations Evoke Memories of BIA Boarding School for Some Native Americans
(Washington D.C.) -- Today is the deadline for the Trump administration to reunite thousands of migrant children with their families after being detained by Immigration...
article 'A line in the sand:' Medical industry won't rule out lawsuit on medical marijuana if smokables aren't banned from dispensaries
(Oklahoma) -- The Oklahoma State Department of Health has kept intact proposed limits on the potency of medical marijuana in its most recent iteration of proposed rules...
article Navajo Nation urges expansion of radiation exposure law
(New Mexico) -- From the end of World War II to the mid-1980s, about 30 million ton of uranium ore were extracted from lands belonging to the nation’s largest...
article The EPA's Clean Water Act and Understanding VGP
(Washington D.C.) -- For years, the EPA had adopted a policy of broadly exempting discharges into the water that were incidental to normal operation of vessels. That...
article Witness list for hearing on bill to return land to Leech Lake Band
(Washington D.C.) -- The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is holding a legislative hearing on S.2599, the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Reservation Restoration Act, on...
article Nebraska tribe becomes a solar power leader on the Plains
(Nebraska) -- The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska already boasts 400 kilowatts of installed solar panels, more than nearly any other Midwestern Indian tribe. It doesn’...
article United States Files Civil Action Against Shinnecock Indian Nation Resident For Illegal Dumping
(New York) -- The U.S. Attorney’s office filed a civil lawsuit against a resident of the Shinnecock Indian Nation on Monday in federal court in Central Islip,...
article First Nations, Wells Fargo announce $500,000 home down-payment fund for Native Americans
(Indian Country) -- First Nations Oweesta Corp., based in Longmont, and Wells Fargo & Co. have launched a $500,000 home down-payment assistance program aimed at...
article Gene Peltola Jr. Of Bethel Named To Alaska's Top BIA Position
(Alaska) -- The new director for the Bureau of Indian Affairs Alaska Region is a Bethel-born Orutsararmiut Native Council Tribal member. Eugene "Gene" Peltola...
article Going Native: The Trouble with Treaties, Past and Present
(Indian Country) -- When the U.S. government forced American Indian tribes into signing treaties in which they ceded millions of acres of land in exchange for...
article Panel seeks to build bridges with tribal communities
(South Dakota) -- When Mark Vargo was in college, he heard a phrase during a history course that sent chills up his spine. "Kill the Indian, save the man,"...
article Cherokee Nation Tribal Council confirms 3 appointments
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council, during its monthly meeting Monday, authorized submission of a special grant application for an economic feasibility...
article Assault, disorderly conduct charges dismissed against Penobscot chief
(Maine) -- Misdemeanor assault and disorderly conduct charges against Penobscot Nation Chief Kirk Francis Sr. were dismissed Tuesday by the Penobscot County District...
article Charges filed for deaths of Lakota mother and her 14-year-old son
(Nebraska) -- A Nebraska man who allegedly caused a car crash that cost two Oglala Sioux Tribe citizens their lives in February will face two misdemeanor counts of motor...
article In the Grand Canyon, Havasupai parents want to regain control over failing school
(Arizona) -- The Havasupai wanted their school back. Sixteen years had passed since the tribe handed control of Havasupai Elementary School to the federal government....
article In the Grand Canyon, Havasupai parents want to regain control over failing school
(Arizona) -- The Havasupai wanted their school back. Sixteen years had passed since the tribe handed control of Havasupai Elementary School to the federal government....
article Discovery of hidden drawings puts Poway Native American art in a class of its own
(California) -- A unique style of Native American rock art has been detected on boulders in Rancho Bernardo and Poway. “These designs don’t exist anywhere...
article Women are Sacred conference promotes indigenous traditional knowledge
(Arizona) -- On June 28, Council Delegate Amber Kanazbah Crotty provided a plenary address entitled “We Carry Our Medicine” at the annual Women Are Sacred...
article Broadcaster Les Carpenter leaves lasting legacy in the North
(North Canada) -- Les Carpenter was known by many people as a longtime northern broadcaster and champion of Indigenous languages and rights.
article Montana actress named to "Best American Actors Under 30" list
(Hollywood) -- One of Montana's own was named to a list of "Best American Actors Under 30," along with notables like Jennifer Lawrence, Elle Fanning and...
article Trump pardons Oregon ranchers at center of 40-day standoff
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump on Tuesday pardoned a pair of Oregon ranchers whose arson conviction became a focus for opponents of federal government land...
article Salmon protection bill championed by Herrera Beutler passes House
(Washington D.C.) -- A bill with strong Pacific Northwest support allowing culls of sea lion populations to preserve salmon populations received strong approval in the U...
article Iroquois Nationals face travel delays to World Lacrosse Championship over passport issues
(Toronto) -- The Iroquois Nationals lacrosse team, on their way to compete in the World Lacrosse Championships in Israel, were not allowed to board their flight Monday...
article Lawsuit on 2020 Census Citizenship Question Updated to Include Native American Groups and Charge Government Conspiracy
(Washington D.C.) -- Native American groups have joined a lawsuit filed by attorneys representing Latino and Asian American plaintiffs alleging that the addition of a...

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