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Bears

article Bears: Interior Secretary listens to ranchers
(Montana) -- U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt and U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte visited Pondera and Teton counties Oct. 5 to discuss grizzly bear management...
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British Columbia Gaming

article B.C. First Nations in line to receive around $100M of BCLC's annual earnings
(British Columbia) -- The B.C. government is introducing new legislation that would see First Nations receive a chunk of the B.C. Lottery Corporation's annual...
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Buffalo & Bison

article International Buffalo Treaty Gains 3 New Signatories
(Montana) -- Leaders from the Oglala Lakota Tribe, the Frog Lake First Nation, and the Eastern Shoshone Tribe gathered at Chico Hot Springs in Montana this week to sign...
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Cherokee Nation

article Kimberly Teehee Almost Never Went Into Politics. Now, She’s Poised to Be Cherokee Nation’s First Congressional Delegate.
(Washington D.C.) -- Kimberly Teehee is ready to be a role model. This August, she made history when Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. appointed her as the first-ever...
article Cherokee Nation Says State Needs To Invest In Electric Vehicles
(Oklahoma) -- An Oklahoma tribe is leading the charge to upgrade more of the state's vehicles to electric. The Indian Nations Council of Governments is telling the...
article Cherokee Nation opens first phase of outpatient health center
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation officials opened phase one of the tribe’s new four-story, 469,000-square-foot outpatient health center with a ribbon-cutting on Oct 7.
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Columbus/Indigenous Day

article After debate over Columbus' role in history, Dallas City Council recognizes Indigenous Peoples' Day
(Texas) -- Frequenters of Dallas City Hall on Tuesday could hear the clatter of buffalo horn beads as Leroy Peña walked through the council chambers. Under the beads, he...
article DC Council Votes to Rename Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples Day
(Washington D.C.) -- The D.C. Council voted Tuesday to rename Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples' Day. Council Member David Grosso introduced emergency legislation...
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Crow Tribe

article Judge declines to throw out charges in sovereign case
(Montana) -- A federal judge has declined to throw out weapons charges brought by a former Lime Springs man who argued the courts don’t have jurisdiction over him...
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Dakota Access Pipeline

article Greta and Tokata at the Front Lines
(North Dakota) -- On a world tour for climate justice, Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg visited Native America Oct. 6-8, attracting a gymnasium full of enthusiasts...
article Greta Thunberg Urges Youth to Demand Climate Change Action at Standing Rock
(North Dakota) -- A 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist was joined by another teen activist on a North Dakota Indian reservation to urge young people to demand...
article NAC: Young activists speaking for the environment
(North Dakota) -- Sixteen-year-old Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg’s notoriety recently scolded world leaders over inaction on climate change at the...
article Tokata Iron Eyes energized DAPL protest, advocates for environment
(North Dakota) -- Tokata Iron Eyes was just 12 years old when she spoke in a video, calling for help in the Standing Rock Sioux Nation’s battle against the...
article Who is Tokata Iron Eyes and why did Greta Thunberg come to the Dakotas to see her?
(North Dakota) -- Tokata Iron Eyes was just 12 years old when she spoke in a video, calling for help in the Standing Rock Sioux Nation’s battle against the proposed...
article ​Greta Thunberg at Standing Rock
(North Dakota) -- “Change is a big word and I say that to you today because you are going to be that change, it’s so good to see these kind of people, like-...
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Eastern Band of Cherokee

article Election protest denied in Cherokee
(North Carolina) -- After coming up short in the General Election Sept. 5, principal chief candidate Teresa McCoy filed an election protest Sept. 12 that the Eastern...
article New leaders inaugurated in Cherokee
(North Carolina) -- A new chapter in tribal government began this week when the winners of September’s General Election were sworn in before a crowd whose members...
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Enbridge Pipeline

article LADUKE: With Enbridge's Line 3, Minnesota has betrayed American Indian people yet again
(Minnesota) -- Two summers ago, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDOT) created what then-MNDOT Commissioner Charlie Zell called “an incredibly horrific...
article Enbridge Offers Bad River Tribe $24M To Settle Pipeline Lawsuit
(Wisconsin) -- Canadian energy firm Enbridge has offered the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa at least $24 million to settle a lawsuit aimed at shutting down and...
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First Nations

article Indigenous issues refusing to be ignored this election
(Ottawa) -- At recent all-candidates meetings in urban Ottawa ridings, there's been no shortage of questions on Indigenous policies, reconciliation and the treatment...
article Innu Nation challenges agreement between Ottawa, NunatuKavut Community Council
(Ottawa) -- The Innu Nation is taking legal action against a memorandum of understanding between Canada and the NunatuKavut Community Council, arguing it will harm the...
article Quebec ‘has failed in its duty,’ premier says in apology to Indigenous peoples
(Quebec) -- Quebec’s premier apologized to First Nations and Inuit people Wednesday for discrimination they suffered in dealing with the state, noting the province...
article Tuktoyaktuk teens will show their climate change doc at UN conference
(North Canada) -- A group of seven teenagers from Tuktoyaktuk has been invited to show a documentary they made on climate change at a United Nations convention this...
article Seamus O'Regan taking leave from campaign, citing family reasons
(North Canada) -- Less than two weeks before the federal election, Seamus O'Regan, Liberal incumbent for St. John's South-Mount Pearl, is taking some time away...
article B.C. women are not getting the health care they need, report says
(British Columbia) -- The health-care system in British Columbia is failing women of all ages and races, says a new report. The report, called In Her Words, found women...
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Food Sovereignty

article A New Bill Could Help Protect the Sacred Seeds of Indigenous People
(Washington D.C.) -- Clayton Brascoupé has farmed in the red-brown foothills of New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo Mountains for more than 45 years. A Mohawk-Anishnaabe...
article A Native-inspired café opens at Burke Museum. There will be frybread
(Washington) -- You can’t miss the Off the Rez food truck with its bright blue and purple mural. Inside, Cecilia Rikard is cooking up Swiss chard and collard...
article New Museum Café Spotlights Native American Cooking in Washington State
(Washington) -- When Cecilia Rikard and Mark McConnell first started serving frybread tacos from their turquoise truck in 2011, they were trying to fill a hole in...
article Utah Indigenous Peoples Day dinner will showcase ancient superfood
(Utah) -- Guests at Utah’s Third Annual Indigenous Dinner won’t be served a typical steak and potatoes dinner. The menu for the Oct. 14 event includes bison...
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Fort Peck

article Ex-tribal officer gets 6 months for theft from youth program
(Montana) -- A former Montana tribal police officer who stole $40,000 from a youth diversion program has been sentenced to six months in prison. Willard Wilson White III...
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Indian Children Welfare Act (ICWA)

article CATO: Indian Child Welfare Act Creates Unconstitutional Race‐​Based Classifications That Hurt Kids
(Washington D.C.) -- The Indian Child Welfare Act strips basic constitutional rights any child who is racially classified as “Indian.” ICWA was initially...
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Keystone XL Pipeline

article 2 tribal reps withdraw from DOJ’s Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force over Fox's support for Keystone XL
(Montana) -- Two representatives from the Fort Peck and Fort Belknap Indian reservations pulled out of Attorney General Tim Fox’s new Missing Indigenous Persons...
article Judge weighs renewed Keystone XL oil pipeline arguments
(Montana) -- A Montana judge must decide whether to once again block the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline or side with U.S. government attorneys who want him to uphold...
article Montana AG Fox seeking to intervene in Keystone XL pipeline lawsuit
(Montana) -- Montana Attorney General Tim Fox said Monday he's seeking to intervene in a federal lawsuit in support of construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.
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Land Issues

article OP/ED: Making National Parks Accessible to Native People Again
(USA) -- A violent, racist history has kept Native people off their ancestral lands for decades. How can we remove the barriers that still exist today?
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Mascot Issue

article Braves cut back on ‘tomahawk chop’ after Cardinals pitcher Ryan Helsley complains
(Georgia) -- Early in the National League Division Series, St. Louis Cardinals reliever of Cherokee descent Ryan Helsley expressed disappointment at the Atlanta Braves...
article The Atlanta Braves End Tomahawk Handout After Native American Pitcher Ryan Helsley Criticized The Tradition
(Georgia) -- Foam tomahawks and the "Tomahawk Chant" are a hallmark of Atlanta Braves games, but for Wednesday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals, the...
article Killingly High School students choose mascot to replace Redmen
(Connecticut) -- Students at a Connecticut high school have chosen a replacement for their Native American-themed athletic mascot. Superintendent Steve Rioux told The...
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Mental Health

article Native community leaders forge paths toward suicide prevention
(Idaho) -- When her counselor told her she had a call, Willeena George’s stomach fell. She knew it must be important for the officials at the Idaho prison where...
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Mining & Drilling

article Uranium Poisoning Navajo Women and Babies Decades After Mining Ended
(New Mexico) -- A study by the University of New Mexico found that hundreds of Navajo women presented alarming levels of uranium in their systems — even decades...
article Tribes, environmental groups sue to stop mine in Alaskan salmon spawning areas
(Alaska) -- Five native, business and environmental organizations sued the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday over a proposed controversial Alaska gold and...
article A year after Prince George pipeline blast, B.C. First Nation wants answers
(British Columbia) -- A year after a natural gas pipeline exploded near Prince George, B.C., the people who felt their homes shake are still waiting for answers about...
article Pipelines leak saltwater on Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in 2 recent spills
(Montana) -- Two significant pipeline spills occurred recently in Dunn County, leaking saltwater onto portions of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. The bigger of the...
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MMIW

article Laurier’s Brantford campus hosts commissioner for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
(Canada) -- On Oct. 4, Wilfrid Laurier University’s Brantford campus hosted an event in remembrance of missing and murdered Indigenous women.
article No answers 2 years after 20-year-old student vanishes -- a single case in an epidemic in American Native communities
(Wyoming) -- In a remote corner of the Blackfeet Nation, tucked beside a dark stretch of cottonwood and paper birch, there was a desolate trailer that had been vacant...
article 'Incredibly difficult and painful time': Missing Winnipeg woman believed dead, police say
(Manitoba) -- Miranda Belle, who has been missing from Winnipeg since August, is probably dead, police say — and her family begs anyone with information to come forward...
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Mohegan Sun

article Connecticut Sun Survive Washington Run To Make Final Game Of WNBA Championship Series
(Connecticut) -- There will be a decisive Game 5 in the WNBA Finals. The Connecticut Sun staved off elimination Tuesday night by beating the Washington Mystics 90-86 in...
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National Congress of American Indians

press release Shaun Chapoose Officially Announces Candidacy for President of the National Congress of American Indians
(Utah) -- Shaun Chapoose, a member of the Ute Indian Tribe and resident of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation in Utah, has officially announced his candidacy for president...
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Native Vote

article Leaders say restrictive election laws, lack of polls hamper Native American voters
(Arizona) -- The voting rights of Native Americans in Arizona are routinely suppressed by a slew of requirements and practices, such as photo ID laws and a scarcity of...
article HOPKINS: Native American Voting Rights Need Protecting
(Arizona) -- Native Americans were granted citizenship status in 1924 and with it the right to vote. But there have been attempts over the years curb the rights of...
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Navajo Nation

article Court stays execution of Navajo man to hear claim of possible jury bias
(Washington D.C.) -- A divided appeals court has stayed the scheduled December execution of Lezmond Mitchell, a Navajo double-murderer, saying it needs time to consider...
article Proposals would dam Little Colorado River for hydropower
(Arizona) -- The Little Colorado River cuts across the northeast corner of Arizona, emptying its waters into the much-larger Colorado River after a more than 330-mile...
article Execution Of Navajo Man Put On Hold
(Arizona) -- A federal appeals court has stayed the execution of a Navajo man convicted of the murder of two fellow tribal members. He was scheduled to be put to death...
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Oak Flat

article Forest Service to hold public hearing on Resolution Copper Mine project
(Arizona) -- The United States Forest Service will hold its final public hearing Thursday in Tempe on the next step in plans for an underground copper mine on Tonto...
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Opioid Crisis

article Arizona Backs Out Of Purdue's Opioid Settlement
(Arizona) -- Arizona has withdrawn from a multi-state settlement with Purdue Pharma LP that would end roughly 2,000 opioid suits brought by local governments, states and...
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Redskins

article Is it a curse or just bad luck? Redskins struggle since Native American blessing last year
(Washington D.C.) -- Perhaps new management isn't the only issue the Washington Redskins are facing. The controversy over the team name has sparked debate over...
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Redwolf Pope

article Seattle Native activist RedWolf Pope charged with rape in King County remains jailed in New Mexico
(New Mexico) -- A judge declined Wednesday to release an activist accused of recording sexual assaults of unconscious women on video after another judge had ordered his...
press release Redwolf Pope to remain behind bars
(New Mexico) -- A Santa Fe Magistrate Judge ruled today that Redwolf Pope, a man who posed as a Native American to prey on Indigenous women, shall remain in custody...
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Snoqualmie Tribe

article Washington State Native Corporation Wins Defense Contract
(Washington) -- A Washington state Native corporation has won a $99 million government contract for U.S. Navy projects, with much of the work expected to be done in...
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Water Issues

article Native protectors at Wash. State Capitol square off with riot police, and stay put
(Washington) -- “Where’s Jay?” That's what Indigenous protectors occupying the steps of the Washington State Legislative Building have been saying...
article VIDEO: Could this proposal finally bring an end to the First Nations drinking water issue?
(Canada) -- Two Indigenous groups in the Atlantic region, the Mi'kmaq and Wolastoqiyik, are pitching a First Nations owned water authority to the federal government...
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Winnebago Tribe

article Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska elects tribal council members
(Nebraska) -- Voters have elected four members of the Winnebago Tribal Council. The top three votegetters were John Snowball with 361 votes, Coly Brown with 272 votes,...
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Other News

article Waiting on the Supreme Court to return eastern Oklahoma to Indigenous nations
(Oklahoma) -- All of Indian Country is waiting on the U.S. Supreme Court to do what is morally and legally right and return to reservation status the lands of the...
article VIDEO: Justin Trudeau is Painfully Confronted on His Blackface Past By Two School Children
(Ottawa) -- Two young black girls asked Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau why he painted his face brown during an interview on Jessi Cruickshank’s Facebook...
article Native Americans Reclaim Space in ‘The Continuous Thread’
(California) -- Last September, San Francisco’s indigenous leaders won a long-fought battle that made headlines across the nation. They successfully petitioned for the...
article Alberta moves to create $1B Indigenous Opportunities Corporation
(Alberta) -- The Alberta government has introduced legislation to set up a new Crown corporation to help Indigenous groups invest in major natural resource projects. The...
article Ten Tribes in Western Washington awarded nearly $13 million to strengthen law enforcement
(Washington) -- Ten Indian Tribes in Western Washington have been awarded nearly $13 million in U.S. Department of Justice grant funding to enhance criminal justice and...
article Governor recognizes Native American women’s equal pay day
(Montana) -- Governor Steve Bullock joined the nation in recognizing Native Women’s Equal Pay Day on Sept. 23 as a day to symbolize how far into the year an American...
article Local tribes receive funding for law enforcement services for crime victims
(Washington) -- Local tribal nations awarded nearly $1.6 million to strengthen law enforcement and provide services for crime victims. In total, ten tribes in Western...
article Tribal Leaders Seek Help With Recruitment, Retention Of Indian Health Service Workers
(Wyoming) -- Members of the Eastern Shoshone Business Council are back from Washington D.C., where they met with Indian Health Service (IHS) officials about healthcare...
article NAC: Avoiding mistakes in the classroom
(Indian Country) -- This is the time of year when teachers dust off their Native American curriculum on history and culture. Classroom activities for younger students...
article OU Undergraduate Student Congress hears student concern about summer camps' recruitment, involvement in Native American cultural appropriation
(Oklahoma) -- The Undergraduate Student Congress heard a student concern involving two summer camps actively recruiting OU students as counselors, among other things, at...
article Parents work to replicate Native American Indian Education Program
(British Columbia) -- When Robyn Bigback-Ruiz’s family settled in Vancouver when she was a child, they believed it meant better opportunities to grow up off...
article Study: California's Native American Students Suspended, Expelled At Higher Rates
(California) -- Native American students make up less than 1% of California’s public K-12 schools, but a new study found that they’re more likely to be suspended or...
article Bedrock Mortar returned: Native artifact back in La Jolla’s Cuvier Park
(California) -- In a quiet, respectful moment on a beautiful day in La Jolla, the two-year saga of the bedrock mortar (aka metate) that was taken from La Jolla ended:...
article Discovery of Native American burial site pauses freeway renovation on section of 405
(California) -- Centuries before the advent of housing tracts and highways, Native Americans were making Orange County their home. On occasion, a reminder of their early...
article Inuktitut language education terminology developed for Inuit region of Arctic Quebec
(Quebec) -- How would you express “professional development” in the Inuit-language dialect of northern Quebec? What about concepts like “theoretical...
article Juneau cemetery caretaker calls on community to clean, protect Alaska Native graves
(Alaska) -- Many Alaska Native gravesites in Juneau are overgrown and all but forgotten. Tlingit storyteller and cemetery caretaker Bob Sam hopes to change that. He led...
article Long a New Mexico icon, Spanish conquistador faces attacks
(New Mexico) -- The Spanish conquistador is an image found throughout New Mexico, the most Hispanic state in the United States. Depictions of such men as 17th century...
article Lakota Music Project Heads To Washington D.C.
(South Dakota) -- The Lakota Music Project heads to Washington D.C. for an unprecedented cultural initiative. An ensemble comprised of nine core South Dakota Symphony...
article Native Women’s Work Is Finally Recognized As Art In A New Frist Exhibit
(Tennessee) -- In a state without a single Native American reservation and in a city that was a stop on the Trail of Tears, a new exhibit in Nashville feels both late...
article Finland Agrees to Return Native American Remains to Tribes
(Colorado) -- The government of Finland plans to send the ancestral remains of Native American tribes to tribal representatives. The remains came from an area now known...
article The thorny ethics of collecting genetic data from indigenous people
(Worldwide) -- In 2009, researchers collected DNA from four elderly men in Namibia, each from one of the many San indigenous communities scattered across southern Africa...
article NAC: George Morrison’s artistic legacy
(Indian Country) -- George Morrison (Anishinaabe) traveled in the same artistic circles as Abstract Expressionists Franz Kline, Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning....
press release 1784 Treaty of Fort Stanwix To Go On View at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian Beginning Oct. 17
(Washington D.C.) -- Signed one year after the end of the War of Independence, the 1784 Treaty of Fort Stanwix was one of the first treaties between the newly...

10/8/2019

article Exclusive: Democrats willing to risk 2020 chances to impeach Trump - Reuters/Ipsos poll
(Washington D.C.) -- Most Democrats want to impeach U.S. President Donald Trump, even if that means weakening their party’s chances of winning back the White House...
article US official: Research finds uranium in Navajo women, babies
(New Mexico) -- About a quarter of Navajo women and some infants who were part of a federally funded study on uranium exposure had high levels of the radioactive metal...
article Teen climate activists speak on Standing Rock Sioux Reservation
(North Dakota) -- Two 16-year-olds, one from Sweden and the other from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, sat side by side Tuesday in a high school gym with a common message...
article Pacific Northwest Tribes Face Climate Change With Agricultural Ancient Practice
(Washington) -- Tribes in the Puget Sound region have a problem. Many of them live on low-lying reservations surrounded by water. So, as climate change causes the oceans...
article Families share grief, frustration at Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women Tribunal
(Montana) -- Kimberly Loring thinks about her younger sister Ashley all the time. She likes to recall happy memories, like when she and Ashley played tag while riding...
article Missing Native American Women Advocates Call for Action
(Montana) -- Native advocates and the Blackfeet Nation late last week held what is being called the first-ever Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Tribunal in the U.S...
article South Texas tribe says government surveyors encroached on their lands for border wall
(Texas) -- Members of the Carrizo/Comecrudo Tribe of Texas say government surveyors entered their tribal cemetery lands without permission recently and marked the area...
article Clintonville cancels football, homecoming events in response to dance-off video
(Wisconsin) -- Clintonville Public School District's superintendent says staff and students are moving forward after video of non-Native students doing a mock tribal...
article Washington’s sports teams have been a treat lately, except the one with that name
(Washington D.C.) -- Watching Washington’s professional sports teams in action lately has been a real treat, for the most part. The Nationals are now tied in the...
article Cities and states making switch to Indigenous Peoples Day over Columbus Day
(Ohio) -- In 2018, the largest city named for Christopher Columbus quietly stepped away from observing the divisive holiday. Instead, city offices in Columbus, Ohio, now...
article Tribal roles to focus on missing, murdered indigenous people
(Washington) -- State law enforcement officials are hiring two people with significant experience in tribal or urban Native communities for new roles created by...
article Native American Voting Rights Need Protecting
(Indian Country) -- Native Americans were granted citizenship status in 1924 and with it the right to vote. But there have been attempts over the years curb the rights...
article Scheer, Bernier only 2 in debate who wouldn't back UN Indigenous rights declaration
(Ottawa) -- Conservative leader Andrew Scheer, who is the only party leader pitching a large, new energy project as part of his platform, doubled down on his opposition...
article Innu Nation asks federal court to quash NunatuKavut agreement with federal government
(Ottawa) -- The Innu Nation is again challenging the Indigenous status of the NunatuKavut Community Council, this time in federal court.
article Tribal leaders to address hearing on proposed Arizona mine
(Arizona) -- Tribal leaders are preparing comments for Tuesday's public hearing on the possible impacts of an underground copper mine proposed for the mountains east...
article Native Americans say uranium mine is "desecrating" lands
(South Dakota) -- Native Americans opposing the uranium mine near Crow Butte, Nebraska say it's infringing upon their lands. The Oglala Sioux Tribe and Magpie...
article EPA sued after it withdraws proposed restrictions on mine
(Alaska) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency improperly withdrew proposed restrictions on mining activity in Alaska's Bristol Bay region, according to a...
article Matsqui First Nation makes claim for loss of reserve land dating back 155 years
(British Columbia) -- The Matsqui First Nation wants federal compensation for the historic loss of almost all of its Indian reservation land going back 155 years....
article What a change in federal gov't could mean for N.W.T. land claim talks
(Northwest Territories) -- With a federal election less than two weeks away, several Indigenous leaders in the Northwest Territories are worried about what a change in...
article Native American Tribes Win a Battle Against Sea Level Rise in Washington State
(Washington) -- In the wake of the latest IPCC report on the conditions of our oceans, the House of Representative’s Natural Resources Committee approved a bill...
article 8 Native American Entrepreneurs
(USA) -- Native Americans played a significant and yet often unheralded role in shaping the United States. As a result, Native American entrepreneurs often get...
article Navajo Man's Love For Outdoors Ignites Creation Of Outdoor Clothing Company
(Arizona) -- Len Necefer grew up on the Navajo Nation, and his childhood was shaped by the outdoors. It wasn’t far from Canyon de Chelly where he said he learned...
article Discrepancies between cash withdrawal and travel dates questioned at chief’s fraud trial
(Saskatchewan) -- The bank records belonging to Napoleon Mercredi were a central focus of discussions during day two of the former Fond Du Lac chief’s trial. To...
article Government plans to help First Nations, Métis groups get capital for resource projects
(Edmonton) -- First Nations and Métis groups could soon have access to $1 billion in loans and loan guarantees over four years to start their own large and medium-sized...
article Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska elects tribal council members
(Nebraska) -- Voters have elected four members of the Winnebago Tribal Council. The top three votegetters were John Snowball with 361 votes, Coly Brown with 272 votes,...
article ‘A huge step forward’ Minnesota commissioners take historic tribal relations training
(Minnesota) -- Tribal leaders have a direct line to the Minnesota governor and the lieutenant governor, a renewed commitment that the state government will work in...
article Winnipeg’s Indigenous Rock the Vote hopes to make a difference again in federal election campaign
(Winnipeg) -- After being inspired by an act of racism, Winnipeg Indigenous Rock The Vote (WIRTV) is finding no shortage of reasons to keep rolling through the current...
article 'Like Removing Police Presence From High-Crime Area:' Lawsuit Challenging Bears Ears Reduction Continues
(Utah) -- A federal judge has rejected the Trump Administration’s efforts to dismiss a lawsuit challenging its reduction of Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. A...
article Cherokee Nation seeks to reduce wait time at tribal health clinics
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation will reorganize health-clinic staffs in an effort to reduce how much time patients spend waiting, Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr....
article Montana school under fire for video depicting Native Americans shown at pep rally
(Montana) -- A video taken during a pep rally at Valier High School is causing some controversy for a depiction of Native Americans. The video shows a female student...
article USC students call for banning John Wayne exhibit over dead actor's controversial comments
(California) -- Some students at the University of Southern California are pushing the university to remove an exhibit celebrating one if its famous alumni.
article Ancestral remains to be returned to Navajo and Hopi nations
(Colorado) -- The Hopi and Navajo are among 26 tribes that will see the return of ancestral remains from Finland, where the items have been held in a museum after being...
article Gary Robinson Completes Chumash Book Trilogy
(California) -- Three years ago, Gary Robinson published the first installment of Lands of Our Ancestors, a book of historical fiction aimed at relaying Santa Barbara...
article P&G employees begin massacre site reclamation
(Utah) -- Almost 100 members of an association of Native American employees of Procter & Gamble waged war on Russian olive tress at the Bear River Massacre Site on...
article The Battle Over the Octagon Earthworks
(Ohio) -- The Octagon Earthworks were all but disregarded for centuries, perhaps the greatest ancient wonder the modern world forgot. The Ohio History Connection hopes...
article Debut YA by Member of Chippewa Tribe Sells in Seven-Figure Deal
(Michigan) -- A debut YA novel called The Firekeeper's Daughter sold for a sum rumored to be seven figures, after a 12-bidder auction, in the run-up to next week...
article UCCS donates abandoned bikes to ‘One Nation Walking Together’
(Colorado) -- Every year, Parking and Transportation Services takes bikes left on campus over the summer break and donates them to One Nation Walking Together (ONWT), a...
article Red Lake man pleads guilty to murder charge
(Minnesota) -- A 39-year-old Red Lake man pleaded guilty Tuesday, Oct. 8, to second-degree murder. “Domestic violence is one of the biggest challenges facing our...
article Karuk Tribe Announces Passing of Beloved Leader
(California) -- It is with great sorrow that the Karuk Tribe announces the passing of Alvis “Bud” Johnson. Mr. Johnson was first elected Chairman by the...
article First Native American Congresswoman Sharice Davids endorses Shane Morigeau
(Montana) -- Today, U.S. Representative Sharice Davids endorsed current Montana Representative, Shane Morigeau, for Montana State Auditor. Congresswoman Davids is one of...

10/7/2019

article A Broken Trust: Sexual Assault And Justice On Tribal Lands (Trailer)
(Montana) -- More than half of American Indian and Alaska Native women have experienced sexual violence in their lifetimes. The group most at risk of rape in America has...
article Waiting on the Supreme Court to return eastern Oklahoma to Indigenous nations
(Washington D.C.) -- All of Indian Country is waiting on the U.S. Supreme to do what is morally and legally right and return to reservation status the lands of the...
article Online Census Could Miss Many Native Americans on Tribal Lands
(USA) -- When the 2020 census gets underway in April, it won’t be with the traditional questionnaires in the mail. Instead, for the first time, most households...
article Swedish teen climate activist rallies with hundreds in Rapid City
(South Dakota) -- A teenage environmental activist from Sweden rallied Monday with hundreds of others in Rapid City between visits to youth on Native American...
article Who is Tokata Iron Eyes and why did Greta Thunberg come to the Dakotas to see her?
(North Dakota) -- Tokata Iron Eyes was just 12 years old when she spoke in a video, calling for help in the Standing Rock Sioux Nation’s battle against the...
article New EPA regulations could allow for more polluted waters, and tribes and state officials are worried
(Washington) -- Lydia Sigo, a geoduck diver and Suquamish Museum historian, has harvested seafood from central Puget Sound with her family since her youth on the...
article Law enforcement seeks dismissal of DAPL excessive force lawsuit
(North Dakota) -- A Navajo tribal member from Arizona who alleges North Dakota law enforcement officers seriously injured him during protests against the Dakota Access...
article Research finds uranium in Navajo women and babies
(Arizona) -- About a quarter of Navajo women and some infants who were part of a federally funded study on uranium exposure had high levels of the radioactive metal in...
article Four Mohegan councilors start terms; Gessner elected chairman
(Connecticut) -- James Gessner Jr., named eight months ago to serve as the Mohegan Tribal Council’s interim chairman, was elected to the post on a permanent basis...
article Clintonville superintendent says school is working with tribes after controversial skit
(Wisconsin) -- Clintonville Public Schools superintendent David Dyb sent out a press release Monday afternoon saying they plan to improve the schools approach to...
article Maine school board debates how to move past 'Indians' mascot
(Maine) -- A Maine school district is embroiled in a debate over how it should replace its now retired Native American-themed mascot and nickname. The board of directors...
article Why Columbus Day Courts Controversy
(USA) -- Over 500 year after he "discovered" the New World—kicking off centuries of exploration and colonization of the Americas—Christopher...
article MMIW Tribunal Pushes For Congressional Action
(Montana) -- Native advocates and the Blackfeet Nation late last week held what is being called the first-ever Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Tribunal in the U.S...
article A Broken Trust: Sexual Assault And Justice On Tribal Lands
(Washington D.C.) -- Sexual assault investigations can fall through the cracks when tribes and the federal government fail to work together. Twila Szymanski lowers the...
article Did Native Americans Smoke Weed?
(North America) -- It is well documented that Native Americans introduced pipe smoking and tobacco to European colonists in the 16th century. However, Native Americans...
article New Mexico Oversight Hearing Slated for Nuclear "Downwinders"
(New Mexico) -- Victim compensation from the nation's first atomic bomb test conducted in New Mexico nearly 75 years ago will be the subject of a field oversight...
article Senate Committee on Indian Affairs examines nuclear legacy in Indian Country
(New Mexico) -- The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is learning more about the effects of radiation in Indian Country at a field hearing in New Mexico on Monday. Sen...
article Tribal Leaders to Address Hearing on Proposed Arizona Mine
(Arizona) -- Tribal leaders are preparing comments for this week's public hearing on the possible impacts of an underground copper mine proposed for the mountains...
article B.C. First Nation hereditary chiefs demand stop-work order against natural gas pipeline
(British Columbia) -- The Office of the Wet’suwet’en is demanding a stop work order be issued to Coastal GasLink (CGL) by Forests minister Doug Donaldson....
article Meet the Money Behind The Climate Denial Movement
(Washington D.C.) -- The overwhelming majority of climate scientists, international governmental bodies, relevant research institutes and scientific societies are in...
article Elizabeth Peratrovich Is First Alaska Native to Grace U.S. Currency
(Alaska) -- On Saturday (October 5), it was revealed that Elizabeth Peratrovich (Kaaxgal.aat) (1911-1958) will grace the reverse-side design for the 2020 Native American...
article OP/ED: Getting rid of Donald Trump won't solve America's deep-seated problems
(Washington D.C.) -- Ya'at'eeh, my relatives. This weekend I sat with my cup of gohwééh (coffee) and pondered the political chaos that has enveloped our nation...
article United States Mint Unveils 2020 Native American $1 Coin Reverse Design
(Alaska) -- On Saturday, October 5, United States Mint Chief Administrative Officer Patrick Hernandez unveiled the reverse design for the 2020 Native American $1 Coin...
article ‘It’s time to put a Navajo in Congress’
(New Mexico) -- Two citizens of the Navajo Nation will compete for a seat in Congress. Karen E. Bedonie and Dineh Benally each hope to represent northern New Mexico....
article Court stays execution of Navajo man to hear claim of possible jury bias
(Washington D.C.) -- A divided appeals court has stayed the scheduled December execution of Lezmond Mitchell, a Navajo double-murderer, saying it needs time to consider...
article Tribal Justice Summit renews focus on tribal courts in Western Alaska
(Alaska) -- Tribes in the Bering Strait region are working to re-establish control of public safety in their communities, using tools like tribal courts. Last week,...
article OP/ED: The FBI's continued culture of silence when Montana needs it most
(Montana) -- Maybe the Federal Bureau of Investigation's most notable area agent and presence in Montana must scale back his important work because Washington, D.C...
article Suquamish Tribe's construction arm lands $99 million Navy contract
(Washington) -- The Suquamish Tribe's construction corporation has won a five-year, $99 million government contract for Navy projects across the Pacific Northwest....
article Do Works by Men Toppled by #MeToo Belong in the Classroom?
(USA) -- For Martina Myers, a high school English teacher on the Navajo reservation in Arizona, Sherman Alexie’s novel “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-...
article More Native American tribes join Buffalo Treaty
(Montana) -- Native American tribes interested in furthering the restoration of bison signed a treaty here on Monday, joining more than two dozen other tribes from the...
article Former Tribal official, wife charged with theft, wire fraud, money laundering, conspiracy and bank fraud
(Mississippi) -- A former member of the Tribal Council for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and his wife have been arraigned on a superseding indictment for theft...
article Accomplice in killing of North Dakota woman gets 20 years
(North Dakota) -- A man whose life sentence was overturned in the death of a North Dakota woman whose baby was cut from her womb was re-sentenced Monday to 20 years in...
article Partnership With Native Americans Collaborates with Legendary Actor Wes Studi
(Arkansas) -- Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA), a national nonprofit serving immediate needs and supporting long-term solutions for Native Americans living in...
press release Redwolf Pope could be released within 48 hours
(Washington D.C.) -- A Santa Fe Magistrate judge will decide on October 9 whether to release Redwolf Pope, a man charged with multiple counts of felony sexual crimes. A...

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