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article Zinke prepares to leave Trump’s Cabinet
(Washington D.C.) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has been exploring potential roles with Fox News, the energy industry or other businesses amid growing signs that he...
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Mental Health

article Group of schools receive suicide prevention grant
(Montana) -- When one door closes, another opens. That can be said for a group of schools on the Flathead Indian Reservation after they have begun to receive funding to...
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Muscogee Creek

article Muscogee (Creek) Nation votes to repeal Free Press Act, citing need for ‘more positive’ coverage
(Oklahoma) -- Citing negative stories and a desire to have all of its departments putting the same message forward, an Oklahoma tribe may be rolling back its press...
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Native Vote

article “We Are Still Here”: Native Americans Win a Voice in Government
(USA) -- As we absorb the results of the 2018 midterm elections—and the question of whether a divided Congress and a willful chief executive means a looming...
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NCAIED

press release The National Center Announces 2018 American Indian Business Scholarship Award Winners
(Arizona) -- The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (the National Center) recently announced five winners of its 2018 American Indian Business...
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Other News

article Northern North Dakota tribes re-elect their leaders
(North Dakota) -- Leaders of the Three Affiliated Tribes and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa have been re-elected. Three Affiliated Tribes Chairman Mark Fox...
article Hunting changes, ice safety on agenda at Cree climate change forum
(North Canada) -- From changing moose migration patterns to ice melting much sooner in the spring, the signs of a changing climate are all over the North. This week,...
article Supreme Court dismisses provincial appeal over Indigenous hunting rights
(Saskatchewan) -- The Supreme Court has quashed a case involving an Indigenous hunter and questions around his ability to hunt on unmarked, privately owned lands. In...
article Oglala call for ‘cease and desist’
(Nebraska) -- Grassroots treaty rights advocates took a stand on the floor of the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB) evidentiary hearing where the Oglala Sioux...
article Mikkelsen, Tribes at odds over water talks; forms 'coalition of the willing'
(Oregon) -- Department of Interior official Alan Mikkelsen — who spent the week in Klamath Falls and Medford — said he will return to the Basin next month to continue...
article Eagle feathers introduced to Nova Scotia court system for legal affirmations
(Nova Scotia) -- Indigenous people involved in court matters in Nova Scotia will now have access to eagle feathers for affirmations, or oath swearing. Members of the...
article Peter Khill files statement of defence in $2M civil suit saying Styres acted 'menacing'
(Ontario) -- Peter Khill, who was acquitted of murder after he killed a Six Nations man on his property, has filed a statement of defence in a more than $2 million civil...
article New Mé​tis police chief offers hope to Edmonton's diverse communities
(Alberta) -- Community leaders are welcoming the selection of Dale McFee Edmonton's first Mé​tis police chief. Advocates who work with Edmonton's Indigenous, immigrant...
article Kahnawake students honour Mohawk veterans with handmade wreaths and poppies
(New York) -- Showing appreciation to veterans is a long standing tradition at Kateri Tekakwitha School in Kahnawake around Remembrance Day. The elementary school in the...
article $200K for Bear Clan from province, but leader says funding worries not yet resolved
(Manitoba) -- The executive director of Winnipeg's Bear Clan Patrol says nearly $200,000 in funding from the provincial government announced Thursday will help — but...
article Discover Coeur d'Alene
(Idaho) -- In 1990, the United States formally recognized November as National American Indian Heritage Month — aka Native American History Month — capping a 75-year...
article Indigenous veterans honoured in Vancouver ceremony at Victory Square
(British Columbia) -- As the procession made its way through Vancouver's Downtown Eastside a man stopped, stood up straight and held a salute to honour the veterans...
article Montreal tour guide wants more Indigenous history incorporated into industry training
(Quebec) -- Donovan King, a licensed tour guide in Montreal for the past year, says he gets a lot of questions from tourists about Indigenous Peoples that he feels ill...
article OKC mulls TIFs for American Indian Cultural Center and Museum
(Oklahoma) -- Three new tax increment finance districts are being considered for the land surrounding the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum.
article Remembering a hereditary chief with a brilliant mind killed in action in France
(North Canada) -- A white gravestone in a Canadian war cemetery in northern France is all that remains of Edward Clutesi. The stone — in the Bretteville-sur-Laize...
article Some Inuvialuit living outside settlement region feel like '2nd-class citizens'
(North Canada) -- Pauline Gordon says it was reading the latest edition of Tusaayaksat, a magazine produced by the Inuvialuit Communications Society, that lit a spark in...
article Area Bahá’ís elect first ever Reservation Local Spiritual Assembly
(Montana) -- Bahá’ís are celebrating the election of the first ever Local Spiritual Assembly (LSA) on the Flathead Indian Reservation. Similar Bahá’í elections occur...
article How are filmmakers bringing authentic representation of Native people to the screen?
(Indian Country) -- On this edition of Your Call, join our conversation with three of the filmmakers featured at this year's 43rd annual American Indian Film...
article Native American arts day planned Saturday in Richland
(Washington) -- A Native American arts, crafts and culture day is planned Saturday at the Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Drive.
article The Extremely Fast Peopling of the Americas
(Indian Country) -- Tens of thousands of years ago, two gigantic ice sheets smothered the northernmost parts of what has since been named North America. They towered...
article Tagged salmon heading to CTUIR
(Washington) -- Marking crews from the Columbia River Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office of U.S. Fish and Wildlife are at the Carson National Fish Hatchery in...

11/7/2018

article Jeff Sessions Is Forced Out as Attorney General as Trump Installs Loyalist
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday, replacing him with a loyalist who has echoed the president’s complaints...
article Democrats Vow Probe of Bid to Oust Investigator Targeting Zinke
(Washington D.C.) -- House Democrats are vowing to probe the Trump administration’s botched bid to replace a government investigator who had asked the Justice...
article What It Was Like to See America’s First Queer Native Congresswoman Make History
(Kansas) -- The DJ was spinning a dance-mix of Belinda Carlisle in a mostly empty ballroom at the Embassy Suites in Olathe, Kansas. The room wasn’t empty for lack...
article Minnesota Gubernatorial Election Shattered 'Glass Ceiling'
(Minnesota) -- Peggy Flanagan becomes the highest ranking indigenous woman ever elected in Minnesota with her win as lieutenant governor. When Flanagan celebrated the...
article Nine Native Americans Elected To Montana State Legislature
(Montana) -- Montanans elected nine Native Americans to the state Legislature Tuesday. That’s the same as last session in 2017. While four tribal members ran...
article Amidst ND Voter Woes: Heitkamp loses Senate seat to Republican Kevin Cramer
(North Dakota) -- As the first woman elected as Senator after the 2012 election, Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp has lost her seat to Republican Kevin Cramer by a...
article Sioux County midterm voter turnout makes tribal members proud
(North Dakota) -- The number of voters who hit the polls in Sioux County was higher than the 2016 presidential election year. The Secretary of State’s office shows...
article Some Native Americans have issues voting in ND
(North Dakota) -- Some Native Americans in North Dakota had issues Tuesday complying with the state’s voter identification requirements, but advocacy groups and...
article Nez elected to lead Navajo Nation, warns of tough times
(Arizona) -- Jonathan Nez has been elected president of the Navajo Nation and is warning of tough times ahead for the tribe on the largest Native American reservation in...
article In 1868, Two Nations Made a Treaty, the U.S. Broke It and Plains Indian Tribes are Still Seeking Justice
(Washington D.C.) -- The pages of American history are littered with broken treaties. Some of the earliest are still being contested today. The Fort Laramie Treaty of...
article Massachusetts backs transgender rights; Michigan OKs pot use
(USA) -- In the first statewide referendum on transgender rights, Massachusetts voters on Tuesday beat back a repeal attempt and reaffirmed a 2016 law extending...
article Cherokee leaders speak out against Texas adoption ruling
(North Carolina) -- A recent court ruling in Texas has Native American tribes across the country — including the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians — concerned...
article Nintendo To Remove Native American References From ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’
(Internet) -- Nintendo is promising changes to one “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” fighter after fans say the design is offensive to Native Americans, Eurogamer...
article Every Time People Accused the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show of Cultural Appropriation
(USA) -- The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is barely more than 24 hours away and, while we can’t wait to see all of our favorite models hit the stage, it...
article Steps Toward Manitoba Coalition of First Nations and Municipalities
(Manitoba) -- Manitoba is looking at the formation of a Coalition with its First Nations population. Portage la Prairie City Indigenous Community Coordinator Cornell...
article First Nations in oilsands region support bill to overhaul energy project approvals
(Alberta) -- A coalition of First Nations in the Fort McMurray region say they're in support of the federal government's overhaul of energy project reviews,...
article Vandenberg, Chumash sign Tribal Relations Plan
(California) -- Kenneth Kahn, Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians tribal chairman, and Colonel Michael Hough, 30th Space Wing commander, sign the installation Tribal...
article Bear Runner wins OST presidency, Black remains VP
(South Dakota) -- Julian Bear Runner was elected president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, according to unofficial results released by the tribe's election commission on...
article Get out of Town: Sand Creek Massacre site provides glimpse into southeast Colorado's grim history
(Colorado) -- One of the worst episodes in American history took place right here in Colorado: the Sand Creek Massacre. A strong case can be made that Sand Creek is one...
article In 1868, Two Nations Made a Treaty, the U.S. Broke It and Plains Indian Tribes are Still Seeking Justice
(Washington D.C.) -- The pages of American history are littered with broken treaties. Some of the earliest are still being contested today. The Fort Laramie Treaty of...
article ‘Most of These Items Are Not Art’: Native American Advocacy Group Protests Met Show
(New York) -- The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has come under fire for a show of Indigenous works, ‘Art of Native America: the Charles and Valerie Diker...
article 'They'll know my stories just by looking at my face': Indigenous body painting a way of reclaiming culture
(Saskatchewan) -- Garnett Tootoosis says he is covered in tattoos "from-head-to-toe." When asked if he can count how many, he laughs and says no. "The art...
article How the Tolowa Dee-ni' Inform Modern Marine Protection
(California) -- Tribal members are working with state agencies to monitor the smelt population near the Oregon border and in the process are redefineing the human role...
article Nike N7 Footwear Collection: Air Jordan 1 Retro, Jordan "Why Not?" Zer0.1 Low and More
(New York) -- The men’s footwear in the Nike N7 collection includes special editions of the Nike Air Force 1 Mid ’07 Premium as well as two Jordan Brand silhouettes —...

11/6/2018

article Native Americans Couldn’t Vote in Every State Until 1962
(USA) -- Do U.S. citizenship and voting rights go hand and hand? For most of the country’s history, the answer has been no—just look at the example of Native...
article First Native American women elected to Congress: Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland
(USA) -- Democrats Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland will become the first Native American women elected to Congress, CNN has projected. Haaland will replace Democratic Rep...
article Democrat Deb Haaland’s win in New Mexico is historic
(New Mexico) -- Deb Haaland made history on Tuesday by becoming one of the first Native American woman elected to Congress. Haaland, a member of the Pueblo of Laguna and...
article Sharice Davids makes history: Kansas’ 1st gay rep, 1st Native American woman in Congress
(Kansas) -- Kansas voters made history Tuesday when they selected Sharice Davids to be their next congresswoman. Davids, a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, will be the...
article Paulette Jordan Loses Idaho's Gubernatorial Race
(Idaho) -- Paulette Jordan lost the Idaho gubernatorial race to Lt. Gov. Brad Little. The two-term representative and single mother of two ran an insurgent campaign...
article Paulette Jordan reflects on the campaign
(Idaho) -- As the polls close and before results come in, Paulette Jordan, Democratic candidate for governor, reflects on the campaign season.
article Fort Hall switches to ADA voting machines after running out of ballots
(Idaho) -- Members of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes turned out to vote in such big numbers for a midterm election that included a Native American candidate for governor...
article Yvette Herrell projected to win; Xochitl Torres Small not conceding
(New Mexico) -- Yvette Herrell, a Republican state representative from Alamogordo, has likely won a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. However, her Democratic...
article Assembly results show Dahle with big lead over Democratic challenger
(California) -- With 25 percent of precincts reporting throughout the 1st Assembly District, Republican incumbent Brian Dahle still holds a strong lead over challenger...
article Race For District 33 Brings Up Native Voting Issues
(Wyoming) -- Wyoming House District 33 is mostly in Fremont County and includes Lander and the Wind River Reservation. This year the seat is heavily contested between an...
article Western Native Vote Mobilizes Voters In Indian Country
(Montana) -- Get out the vote groups worked down to the last hour to help eligible voters cast a ballot in today’s midterm election. On Saturday at a community...
article A New North Dakota Law Threatened Native American Votes. They Responded By Turning Out in Historic Numbers
(North Dakota) -- A controversial new voter ID law in North Dakota made casting a ballot more difficult for thousands of Native Americans living on reservations in the...
article For Native Americans, the Battle Against Voter Suppression in North Dakota Is Only the Beginning
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota Native Americans say they're fired up to vote following a fraught battle over a voter identification measure that they say amounts to...
article Jamie Azure retains tribal chairmanship for Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa
(North Dakota) -- Jamie Azure will remain the chairman of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa after coasting to victory, unofficial results indicate. Azure received...
article Standing Rock sees strong voter turnout in spite of voter ID confusion
(North Dakota) -- Terry Yellow Fat has voted in every election since the 1960s, but Tuesday was the first time he needed an order from a federal judge. The Standing Rock...
article Nez leads Shirley in vote for Navajo presidency
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation Vice President Jonathan Nez had a significant lead late Tuesday over his opponent in the race for the tribe's top post, but the election...
article Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke called police on his neighbors Monday night in a kerfuffle outside his Capitol Hill home
(Washington D.C.) -- Living next to Cabinet officials can be tough on Washingtonians. But the events that unfolded Monday night in front of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke...
article GTB reasserts authority over non-native domestic abusers
(Michigan) -- Non-natives who commit domestic violence against members of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians may now find themselves being charged,...
article 'I was born an Omaha and I'm going to die an Omaha'
(Nebraska) -- Taylor Keen has worked to revitalize the traditional corn of his people, hosted a war dance that hadn’t been held by the Omaha Nation for decades and...
article Indigenous DNA no proof of Indigenous identity, says Native studies scholar
(Alberta) -- The day after American Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren announced to the world that she did, in fact, have Indigenous DNA, Kim TallBear was so inundated...
article Grandfather of Ashley McKay calls for forgiveness at Thunder Bay vigil
(Ontario) -- Candles, set in rows, flickered in their plastic cups atop a cardboard box on the sidewalk outside an apartment building in Thunder Bay, Ont., Tuesday...
article Leonard Peltier Freedom Riders Reach White House After 1,500 Mile Spirit Ride
(Washington D.C.) -- I’m not used to being looked at by a horse. Being Tlingit, born in Alaska and raised in Seattle, I know virtually nothing about them. So as I...
article Oneida County Seeks Input From Voters On Mining Referendum
(Wisconsin) -- Oneida County is asking people to vote on whether they support or oppose mining a zinc sulfide ore deposit in a referendum Tuesday. State lawmakers lifted...
article Archaeologist say state parks destroyed Native American antiquity sites
(Arizona) -- An archaeologist says Arizona State Parks and Trails deliberately destroyed Native American antiquity sites during construction activity at Lake Havasu...
article Broken Arrow's Contech paves way to Cherokee Nation construction award
(Oklahoma) -- A Native American-owned business that did extensive work on the Gathering Place has been honored by the Cherokee Nation as Construction Company of the Year.
article Douglas Miles, Founder of APACHE Skateboards: 3 Ways to Grow Your Brand
(Arizona) -- Douglas Miles launched APACHE Skateboards and APACHE Skate Team 15 years ago, serendipitously at the advent of Myspace. Naturally, his brand marketing has...
article At Tribal Bison Summit, Advocates Look To Future
(Wyoming) -- Last week, numerous Native American tribes from around the Rocky Mountain region joined with bison conservation groups in Boulder, Colorado for the first...
article In San Juan County, it appears history has been made with a majority American Indian commission
(Utah) -- Conservative firebrand Phil Lyman, a San Juan County commissioner with a criminal conviction that reinforces his reputation as a rural, anti-federal government...
article Women's shelter to open in northern Manitoba First Nation
(Manitoba) -- Women in northern Manitoba who are fleeing domestic violence will soon have a new place to turn. Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation, also known as Nelson House,...
article 'Healing families': Beendigen adds services for men as it marks 40th anniversary
(Ontario) -- An organization that's been helping Indigenous women and children who experience violence in Thunder Bay, Ont. since 1978 is expanding its services to...
article CN to host veterans appreciation event Friday
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation will host its annual Veterans Day ceremony Friday at the CN Veterans Center. The Veterans Appreciation Day event starts at 9 a.m. and...
article Native American group denounces Met’s exhibition of indigenous objects
(New Mexico) -- A Native American advocacy group is sharply criticising an exhibition of indigenous objects at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, contending that it...

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