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Buffalo & Bison

article The Buffalo Hunt Documentary About Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Out June 21
(South Dakota) -- The Buffalo Hunt is an intimate and visceral portrait of one of the most extreme places in the Western Hemisphere- the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation,...
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Deb Haaland

article Rep. Haaland Presses Trump Interior Secretary on Lack of Tribal Consultation
(Washington D.C.) -- On Wednesday, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) pressed President Trump’s Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt on the lack of tribal...
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Mining & Drilling

article Environmental and Native American groups appeal against Alaskan mining permit
(Alaska) -- Environmental and Native American groups are continuing their campaign against a proposed multi-deposit mine in the US state of Alaska, appealing a federal...
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Payday Loans

article LETTER: Human Rights Watch Comment on CFPB Proposal to Rescind Provisions in the Rule Governing Payday, Vehicle Title, and Certain High-Cost Installment Loans
(Indian Country) -- Dear Ms. Kraninger, We write to express our deep concern with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB’s) proposal to rescind...
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Savanna’s Act

article ‘Savanna’s Act’ calls for DOJ review of Indian Country criminal cases
(Indian Country) -- U.S. House members re-introduced legislation Tuesday that calls for the Justice Department to review how law enforcement agencies respond to cases of...
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Shinnecock Tribe

article Residents rally against Shinnecock plans to put up billboards
(New York) -- People are rallying against the Shinnecock Indian Nation's plans to build two 61-foot-tall electronic signs on Sunrise Highway in Hampton Bays.
article Shinnecocks rebuff calls to halt construction of 61-foot-tall electronic billboards on Sunrise
(New York) -- The Shinnecock Indian Nation is continuing work on two 61-foot-tall electronic billboards along Sunrise Highway in Hampton Bays despite pleas from elected...
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Trump Adminstration

article Who is John Durham? Connecticut Attorney Is Helping Barr On The Russia Investigation Probe
(Connecticut) -- John Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut, is in the limelight after Attorney General William Barr assigned him to probe the origins of the...
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Warm Springs Tribe

article Warm Springs water line break prompts boil-water notice
(Oregon) -- A water line break on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation Wednesday morning led to a partial loss of water pressure, a boil-water notice and a need to shut...
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Other News

article In Indian Country, potholes can be a bump in the road to an education
(Washington) -- Classrooms at Keams Canyon Elementary School are noticeably emptier during the winter and monsoon months. That’s when Principal Gary Polacca says...
article Changing the ‘newscape’ in Indian Country
(Indian Country) -- Patty Talahongva has been selected as the executive producer for Indian Country Today’s new television news program. Talahongva is a multimedia...
article Lake County, tribes at odds over access to construction site
(Montana) -- When Lori Lundeen arrived at her property here earlier this week, she found her path blocked. In April, Lundeen broke ground for a 60-lot RV park...
article 'Indian' Mascots Will Be Replaced At Six Hillsborough County Schools
(Florida) -- Six schools in Hillsborough County are removing mascots that depict Native Americans as Braves, Indians, Warriors or Chiefs, and will replace them with...
article Member of Native American parent advisory group speaks out about Hillsborough mascot decision
(Florida) -- Different opinions are surrounding the decision to change Native American mascots at six local schools, but Jaymie Perez says this decision is more than a...
article Renaming Parks is Hard Work
(Idaho) -- On May 7, the Boise City Council voted to rename Quarry View Park and Castle Rock Reserve in honor of the First Peoples of the Boise Valley. At the meeting,...
article Park Board To Vote On Resolution To Rename Calhoun Streets To Bde Maka Ska
(Minnesota) -- The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board is considering whether to rename a number of streets and parkways with the name “Calhoun” in them.
article Proposal to change name of parkway surrounding Bde Maka Ska under discussion
(Minnesota) -- The battle over names at a popular Minneapolis lake is under the spotlight once again Wednesday. Last year, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources...
article Goodale calls RCMP's interview with alleged sexual assault victim 'absolutely abhorrent'
(Ottawa) -- Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale is condemning the actions of an RCMP officer who, in a recently released video, asked a young woman who reported she'd...
article With tensions 'ramping up' between community, police following arrests, RCMP host town hall in La Loche
(Saskatchewan) -- Tensions between police and community members are expected to come up at a town hall meeting Wednesday night in La Loche, after a man said he suffered...
article Proposed Indian day school settlement to leave out lawyer who filed lawsuit
(Manitoba) -- First Nations lawyers who object to the proposed federal Indian day school settlement held a rally Wednesday outside the Winnipeg courthouse where the...
article Native American tribes share concerns over quality of water flowing into the Everglades
(Florida) -- Representatives from the Seminole and Miccosukee Tribes of Florida went before the Collier County Board of Commissioners Tuesday to voice their concerns...
article AIANTA, USDA to Present Free Webinar on ‘Recreation Economy’ Resources
(New Mexico) -- In 2016, recreation spending—known collectively as the recreation economy—contributed in excess of $400 billion to the U.S. economy, accounting for 2.2...
article Manitoba Métis employment training programs get $160M boost from federal government
(Manitoba) -- Training and employment programs offered by the Manitoba Metis Federation will get a boost of more than $160 million through a new agreement signed with...
article The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development & the Council of the Great Lakes Region Announce Partnership
(Arizona) -- The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (the National Center) is pleased to partner with the Council of the Great Lakes Region (CGLR...
article Chehalis Tribe Earns Approval to Prosecute Non-Native Domestic Violence Offenders
(Washington) -- For decades, a loophole in federal law has made it difficult for Native Americans to seek justice for many crimes on tribal lands. A 1978 Supreme Court...
article Man sentenced to prison for conspiring to sell heroin at White Earth Reservation
(Minnesota) -- A federal judge has sentenced a Minneapolis man to nearly eight years in prison for conspiring to sell heroin at the White Earth Indian Reservation.
article Man sentenced to prison for selling meth on Omaha Reservation
(Nebraska) -- A man who had been living on the Omaha Indian Reservation was sentenced Monday to five years in federal prison for selling methamphetamine.
article Manitoba chiefs slam city's strategy to remove homeless camps
(Manitoba) -- A First Nations advocacy organization in Manitoba says it's disappointed with the City of Winnipeg's decision to hire an outside contractor to take down...
article American Indian Academy of Denver hoping to open its doors soon
(Colorado) -- A new charter school focused on Native American culture is trying to open its doors in Denver. The American Indian Academy of Denver will be located on...
article Indigenous inclusion: Advocates call for UVA American Indian studies center
(Virginia) -- Some issues don’t just go away if you ignore them. Aside from a brief appearance at the May 6 City Council meeting, the last time we heard from UVA alum...
article Native American students discriminated against in Warren County graduation, tribe says
(North Carolina) -- The Warren County School system is under fire after denying members of a local Native American tribe from honoring their heritage during graduation.
article New school to focus on Native American culture
(Colorado) -- This new Colorado school wants to educate Native American children more about their culture. All students are welcome to this new charter school.
article Map reveals that lynching extended far beyond the deep South
(Pennsylvania) -- An interactive map of lynchings that occurred in the United States from 1883 to 1941 reveals not just the extent of mob violence, but also underscores...
article Tribes Pleased with Conviction of Looting Activity at Devil Canyon Archeological Site
(Montana) -- The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes (Tribes) have been notified about the conviction of Alan Thorkelson, of Challis, for illegal digging of an archeological site in...
article Lights, camera, action: 9-year-old Saskatoon performer catching attention of Hollywood agents
(Saskatchewan) -- A young member of Saskatchewan's Little Pine First Nation has made some big steps toward breaking into the acting world.
article Manito Ahbee festival a chance to celebrate kinship, hospitality and Indigenous culture: executive director
(Manitoba) -- A sacred fire, traditional songs and a little rain helped kick off this year's Manito Ahbee Festival in Winnipeg Wednesday at the Oodena Celebration Circle...
article Tribal dances, artisans mark return of Catawba Indian Nation festival in Rock Hill
(North Carolina) -- After a 12-year hiatus, the Catawba Indian Nation is bringing back the Yap Ye Iswa, or Day of the Catawba, festival. The free festival is open to the...
article Native American groups press for permanent protections for grizzly bears in U.S.
(Wyoming) -- Native American groups are pressing lawmakers in U.S. Congress to adopt permanent protections for grizzly bears, a species central to many groups'...
article Native American groups press for permanent protections for grizzly bears in U.S.
(Indian Country) -- Native American groups are pressing lawmakers in U.S. Congress to adopt permanent protections for grizzly bears, a species central to many groups'...
article Tribes seek ban on public hunting of revered grizzly bears
(Montana) -- Native American leaders pressed lawmakers in Congress Wednesday to adopt permanent protections for grizzly bears, a species widely revered by tribes but...
article Goodale calls RCMP's interview with alleged sexual assault victim 'absolutely abhorrent'
(Canada) -- Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale is condemning the actions of an RCMP officer who, in a recently released video, asked a young woman who reported she'd...

5/14/2019

article Tribal areas still struggle with lagging technology
(Arizona) -- “Just Google it.” Carroll Onsae says it’s a joke among Hopi, who have broadband internet in only some pockets of the reservation. And even...
article Hillsborough County schools moving away from mascots using Native American images
(Florida) -- Several schools in Hillsborough County will be either changing mascots, or altering them to remove Native American images. Five elementary schools and one...
article How do tribal nation’s treaties figure into climate change?
(USA) -- Over the years that Ray Fryberg Sr. has worked at the Tulalip Tribes Natural Resources Department, he’s watched climate change subtly reshape the region.
article Opponents of Indian day schools settlement have their say in court
(Manitoba) -- Growing up in the western Saskatchewan Cree community of Onion Lake, Beatrice Macdonald endured 11 years in the federal and provincial institutions known...
article Coalition Seeks Answers About Children Who Went Missing at U.S. Indian Boarding School Via United Nations Working Group
(Switzerland) -- On Tuesday a coalition of tribes, organizations, and independent researchers will go before the United Nations to testify about American Indian and...
article MMIWG inquiry still fighting for access to RCMP files, weeks from closing ceremony
(Ottawa) -- With its final report just weeks away from being released, the national inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls is in federal court...
article OP/ED: The Supreme Court applied originalism to an Indian treaty, why not to the Constitution as well?
(Colorado) -- Whenever a president nominates to the Supreme Court someone who pledges to apply the Constitution as written, liberal commentators emerge to explain why...
article Garneau says he's open to amendments as opposition to B.C. tanker ban bill mounts
(British Columbia) -- Transport Minister Marc Garneau told the Senate committee studying the Liberal government's B.C. oil tanker ban bill today that he is open to...
article Crystal meth crisis on Saskatchewan First Nation traced to 2015 wildfire evacuation
(Saskatchewan) -- Clifford Bird traces the crystal methamphetamine crisis on the Montreal Lake Cree Nation in Saskatchewan back to the wildfire evacuation in the summer...
article Indian Health Service seeks external probe into sexual abuse policies
(South Dakota) -- The Indian Health Services Office of Public Affairs released Monday that the organization has awarded a contract to an outside company to examine...
article Suicide prevention strategy sorely needed in Sask.: U of S prof
(Saskatchewan) -- Saskatchewan isn't working quickly enough to establish a suicide prevention strategy, according to a suicide prevention specialist.
article Olympian Billy Mills honors 10 Native youth $10,000 grantees at Dreamstarters ceremony
(Virginia) -- Gold medal-winning Olympian Billy Mills, Lakota, hosted his fifth annual Dreamstarters closing ceremony April 30 in Alexandria Virginia just outside of...
article Native American Millennials Take Over the Rodeo … but It's a Bumpy Ride
(USA) -- As a Diné (Navajo) kid growing up on the scorched badlands of southern Utah, Keyshawn Whitehorse only ever envisioned one future: as a world champion rodeo bull...
article Native American Paths to Food Sovereignty and Sustainability
(New Hampshire) -- There will be food for thought—and good things to eat—at next week’s conference exploring traditional Native American agriculture.
article The Best of the West: Culinary Innovators
(Indian Country) -- Meet the three chefs from Seattle and San Antonio that excel in everything from Southern fare to Indigenous cuisine. Every year, C&I produces a...

5/13/2019

article What Do Native Americans Want From a President?
(Indian Country) -- Storms hit hard on the Rosebud Sioux reservation, but these reports sounded especially dire: A torrent of floodwater was cascading over the top of He...
article Advocates, Lawmakers Push to Stop Violence Against Native Women
(Washington D.C.) -- Advocates and lawmakers call it the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women crisis. In some places, Native women are 10 times more likely to be...
article Potawatomi tribal treasurer charged with attempted battery of tribal secretary for actions at executive council meeting
(Wisconsin) -- The Vice Chair of the Forest Co. Potawatomi tribe told police she works in a toxic, hostile work environment caused by the Tribal Treasurer, Joe Daniels...
article Supreme Court Denies Cert On Tribal Sovereign Immunity Question
(Washington D.C.) -- On April 15, the Supreme Court denied a petition for certiorari filed by Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, leaving intact the Federal Circuit’s ruling...
article Reclaiming Native Truth
(Indian Country) -- "Reclaiming Native Truth,” a two-year collaborative project between the First Nations Development Institute and Echo Hawk Consulting,...
article Supreme Court’s conservatives overturn precedent as liberals ask ‘which cases the court will overrule next’
(Washington D.C.) -- The Supreme Court’s conservative majority overturned a 41-year-old precedent Monday, prompting a pointed warning from liberal justices about...
article Navajo Nation to share health data as part of NIH initiative
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation tribe has signed the first tribal data-sharing agreement with the National Institutes of Health to support a nationwide pediatric research...
article Ramapough Mountain Indians reach settlement agreement with Mahwah over prayer site
(New Jersey) -- The Township Council has approved a settlement agreement with the Ramapough Mountain Indians that allows the tribe to continue using a 14-acre property...
article America’s Drug Problem Hits Home for North Carolina’s Cherokee Tribe
(North Carolina) -- Samantha Brawley got hooked on painkillers after high school, an addiction that stole nearly a decade and cost her most of the savings that were...
article After years of being ignored, renewed hope for Minnesota's missing and murdered indigenous women
(Minnesota) -- Mysti Babineau says she’s what people call a “half-breed.” She was born to a German mother and a Red Lake Ojibwe father. When she was...
article TRAHANT: Indian Country remains underrepresented in every government office
(Indian Country) -- Candidates are telling us why they should be the next president. And there are a lot of them. At least 20 Democrats, a major independent, and two...
article 'Just get it done:' Indian day school survivors divided over proposed settlement
(Manitoba) -- For more than a decade, Ray Mason has been fighting for compensation for the time he and thousands of other Indigenous people were forced to attend...
article CBC Indigenous earns 3 national awards for investigative journalism, innovation
(Ottawa) -- CBC Indigenous has won three national journalism awards from the Canadian Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), for multi-platform investigative...
article Chaco Region Wins Reprieve From Fracking
(New Mexico) -- A federal appeals court ruled the Interior Department illegally approved oil and gas drilling near Chaco Canyon. Tribal leaders opposed the drilling near...
article Kayaking business owner sues Trinidad Rancheria over ‘public access’ concerns at harbor
(California) -- A pair of Trinidad residents — one of them the owner of a prominent local kayaking company — are suing the Trinidad Rancheria over its...
article Mill River appeal raises wider issue of Aboriginal rights over private land, lawyer says
(Prince Edward Island) -- The appeal by the Mi'kmaq of P.E.I. over the sale of Crown land in Mill River could have wider implications for how Aboriginal land claims...
article Stopping Cadiz’s Trumped-up scheme to plunder the desert
(California) -- For many Angelenos, the Mojave Desert, its wildlife, and tranquility offer a retreat and a welcome escape from the urban fray. But this fragile ecosystem...
article Hemp industry blooms; will marijuana be far behind?
(Wisconsin) -- When Abbie Testaberg married her husband, Jody, in 2010, she told him to quit his job. He had been working for a medical marijuana co-operative in...
article EBCI T.E.R.O. looking to turn the corner
(North Carolina) -- The EBCI Tribal Employees Rights Office (TERO) has been in an ongoing state of flux for several months now. With an effort to clarify law and an...
article Native American women run to strengthen and heal their communities
(Minnesota) -- "We don't want to be invisible because that's how we disappear, and that's why people don't look for us," said Sarah Agaton...
article Tribal Council OKs CNHS application for grant funding
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council during its meeting Monday night gave the green light for Cherokee Nation Health Services to apply for grant funding. The...
article 'We are not monkeys': Inuit speak out about skin grafts done without consent in 1970s
(North Canada) -- After years of keeping silent, Inuit from Igloolik, Nunavut, say they want answers about medical tests performed on them in the late 1960s and early...
article A Route 66 Road Trip Through Indigenous Homelands
(New Mexico) -- The wind is so powerful on top of the mesa that even hours after I’ve returned to the valley below, I’ll be wiping its ancient sand from the...
article Medicinal power of plants connects Ojibwe tribe's past with future
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota's history is rich in Native American culture, the Anishinaabe made our state their home more than 500 years ago. With them, they brought the...
article My Economy: How the Pine Ridge reservation regroups after floods
(South Dakota) -- In March, parts of the Midwestern United States were hit hard by extreme flooding. According to Reuters, over a million acres of farmland went...
article Native American Paths to Food Sovereignty and Sustainability
(Indian Country) -- There will be food for thought—and good things to eat—at next week’s conference exploring traditional Native American agriculture...
article Native American Millennials Take Over the Rodeo ... But It's a Bumpy Ride
(USA) -- As a Diné (Navajo) kid growing up on the scorched badlands of southern Utah, Keyshawn Whitehorse only ever envisioned one future: as a world champion rodeo bull...

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