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Bears Ears

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...
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Bear River Massacre

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...
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Canadian Land Issues

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...
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Cherokee Nation

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....
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Chumash Tribe

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...
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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 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 Legislation would replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day in Michigan
(Michigan) -- Legislation introduced by a state senator would replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day in Michigan. Sen. Jeff Irwin's Senate Bill 568...
article Wisconsin will officially recognize Indigenous Peoples' Day
(Wisconsin) -- Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) has signed an executive order declaring the second Monday of October, which is federally recognized as Columbus Day,...
article ESC Discusses Indigenous Peoples Day
(New York) -- This week, ESC talked to the Native Americans Council at Columbia about Indigenous Peoples Day and discussed how best to support them. ESC Bureau Chief...
article ISU, Sho-Ban Tribes will join in celebration
(Idaho) -- The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and Idaho State University will host the inaugural Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration on Oct. 14, featuring a sunrise ceremony,...
article Speakers discuss advocacy, Indigenous Peoples’ Day
(Washington) -- Daniela Miranda, a WSU professor and volunteer at Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse, spoke to GPSA Monday about service the organization offers...
article Gov. Evers signs executive order declaring Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Wisconsin
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday, Oct. 8 signed an executive order declaring the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Wisconsin. The...
article MSU celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day with activities throughout month
(Montana) -- Montana State University will commemorate Indigenous Peoples Day 2019 with a series of educational and cultural events throughout October. All events are...
press release L.A. Indigenous Peoples Day announces Taboo, MC Gene Brave Rock, Tribe Called Red
(California) -- Indigenous Peoples Day Los Angeles will be bringing forth a vast array of Native talent this weekend as organizers have recently announced the appearance...
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CSKT

article Thieves steal gas from school bus; tribal police say not the first time
(Montana) -- Two thieves in Arlee are stealing gas from school buses, and in the process impacting young school children in town. Louis Fiddler the Captain for the...
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Donald Trump

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 In Official Letter, White House Declares Contempt for Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump has declared that he and his administration will flout Congress’ impeachment inquiry. In an eight-page letter to House leaders...
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Elizabeth Warren

article FOX: Elizabeth Warren is 'more Native American than she is a capitalist'
(Washington D.C.) -- Presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren proved she's "more Native American than capitalist" and is seeking to fundamentally change...
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Enbridge Pipeline

article Bad River Tribe rejects $24M Enbridge settlement offer
(Wisconsin) -- Enbridge Energy Co. has offered the Bad River Tribe more than $24 million to settle a lawsuit the tribe filed over expired leases on a pipeline that runs...
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First Nations

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 It's Hard to Imagine a Bleaker Leaders' Debate at a More Important Time
(Ottawa) -- This election is scant on debates. Literally, in that last night was the only chance Anglo viewers will get to see four of the major parties (and two fringe-...
article OP/ED: By fighting a compensation ruling, the government denies First Nations children justice — again
(Ottawa) -- Canada is facing what former Minister of Indigenous Services Jane Philpott described as a "humanitarian crisis" with respect to Indigenous child...
article Police arrest 10 people in Vancouver who joined Extinction Rebellion protest
(British Columbia) -- Vancouver Police say 10 people were arrested late Monday for obstruction of justice after they refused to leave a bridge linking the city’s...
article NDP commit to improving conditions in mercury-contaminated Grassy Narrows First Nation
(Ontario) -- The New Democratic Party of Canada and leader Jagmeet Singh have committed to improving conditions within the Grassy Narrows First Nations community in...
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 Quebec Cree community to get regional hospital
(Quebec) -- Representatives from the Cree Nation are welcoming news of funding for a new 52-bed regional hospital and health centre to be built in the James Bay...
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Hopi Tribe

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...
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Karuk Tribe

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...
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Land Issues

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...
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Marijuana & Hemp

article North Kingstown residents complain about hemp field odors
(Rhode Island) -- Residents of a Rhode Island town say a local hemp farm is negatively affecting their quality of life. WJAR-TV reports that several North Kingstown...
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Mascot Issue

article BLOG: It’s time for the Braves to end the tomahawk chop
(Atlanta) -- The Atlanta Braves are without doubt one of the most talented young teams in Major League Baseball. That talent has been on full display in the club’s...
article Mascot pick sent to BOE
(Connecticut) -- Students have made their choice: the Red Hawks. Killingly High School students voted Monday for the Red Hawks as their new mascot that will replace the...
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Mining & Drilling

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 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...
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MMIW

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 No answers 2 years after 20-year-old student vanishes -- a single case in an epidemic in American Native communities
(Montana) -- 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 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 Outdoor exhibit undresses reality many Indigenous women face
(South Dakota) -- Following a prayer circle, the Red Ribbon Skirt Society draped 70 red dresses from the trees on The Journey Museum's grounds representing more than...
article More details needed in Manitoba response to Tina Fontaine report: advocate
(Manitoba) -- Manitoba's advocate for youth says a lot more needs to be done if the government is to save children in care from the grim reality of an Indigenous...
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Native Vote

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...
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Navajo Nation

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 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 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 Execution of Navajo man convicted in 2 killings on hold
(Arizona) -- A federal appeals court has stayed the execution of a Navajo man convicted of the murder of a 63-year-old fellow tribal member and her 9-year-old...
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Red Lake Tribe

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...
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Redskins

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...
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Sharice Davids

press release 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...
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Standing Rock Sioux

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...
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Voter Suppression

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...
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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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Wisconsin Oneida

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...
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Other News

article Fury as Greta Thunberg effigy is hung from bridge in Rome
(Italy) -- An effigy of Greta Thunberg has been found hanging from a bridge in Rome, prompting outrage among climate activists taking part in worldwide Extinction...
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 Warren Doubles Down On Firing Claim, Even After Documents Show She Resigned
(Washington D.C.) -- 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren doubled down on her claim that she was fired from a teaching job for being pregnant...
article OP/ED: Blackface and an about-face: How Canada’s promise of reconciliation went wrong
(Ottawa) -- When photos of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in black and brown face surfaced, I was holding a copy of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal’s September 2019...
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 U.S. Mint unveils coin design featuring Alaska Native civil rights leader
(Alaska) -- The U.S. Mint unveiled its design Saturday for a 2020 $1 coin featuring an Alaska Native leader.
article Innu Nation asks federal court to quash NunatuKavut agreement with federal government
(Canada) -- The Innu Nation is again challenging the Indigenous status of the NunatuKavut Community Council, this time in federal court. An application filed Oct. 1 asks...
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 Native sovereignty and the struggle for democracy in 2020: Interview with Judith LeBlanc
(USA) -- Judith LeBlanc, Director of the Native Organizers Alliance (NOA), recently sat down with Organizing Upgrade’s Jacob Swenson-Lengyel to discuss Native organizing...
article Nunatsiavut renames government department to revitalize, protect Inuktitut
(Nunavut) -- The Nunatsiavut government has rebranded one of its departments. What was once known as Culture, Recreation and Tourism is now Language, Culture and Tourism...
article Over $1.2 million coming locally to support services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault
(Washington) -- The U.S. Department of Justice have awarded grants totaling more than $9.8 million to support victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Western...
article Albuquerque School Board Candidates Discuss Racism And Equity
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico has failed to provide schooling that’s culturally appropriate and sufficient for many students of color – that’s according...
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 The fight for Ethnic Studies continues
(California) -- Crowds of students and faculty on the SF State campus held their signs up loud and proud as they fought through a sea of police officers, shouting,...
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 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 Art exhibit showcases Native American comic book heroes
(California) -- The annual Comic-Con event in San Diego might not be until next summer, but Santa Rosa is gearing up for a comic celebration of its own: One that...
article Barry Goldwater in Indian country: Heard Museum opens up historic photo archive
(Arizona) -- Ultimately, the most important thing about the Heard Museum’s newest photography exhibit isn’t who shot the images, but when. “Through the Lens of Barry...
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 Study of past California wildfire activity suggest climate change will worsen future fires
(California) -- In the wake of recent wildfires that have ravaged northern and central California, a new study finds that the severity of fire activity in the Sierra...
article Southern Ute Fire conducts prescribed burn in Cabezon Canyon
(Colorado) -- Southern Ute Agency Fire Management started a prescribed burn Tuesday in the Cabezon Canyon area. The agency began to burn 230 acres 5 miles west of...
press release New Season of KCET’s Indigenous Peoples Series TENDING NATURE Premieres in November Timed to Native American Heritage Month
(California) -- KCET, a producer of award-winning and diverse original content for public media, announced today the debut of a new season of the KCET Original series...

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...

10/6/2019

article Judge orders White House to preserve records of Trump's dealings with foreign leaders
(Washington D.C.) -- A federal judge has ordered the White House to preserve a wide range of evidence about President Donald Trump’s dealings with foreign leaders...
article Quapaw Nation reaches settlement in long-running trust mismanagement case
(Oklahoma) -- After more than 17 years of litigation through three presidential administrations, the Quapaw Nation has emerged victorious in its trust fund mismanagement...
article Prosecutor says more than DNA links pipeline protester to riot
(North Dakota) -- There is more than DNA evidence on a cigarette butt to indicate a South Dakota man took part in a 2016 Dakota Access Pipeline protest riot, and it...
article For some Native Americans, no home address might mean no voting
(Utah) -- At the end of a labyrinth of red dirt roads and surrounded by the rusty cliffs of nearby mesas, Marthleen and Shuan Stephenson live on an isolated desert...
article Time for the Braves to take action on the Tomahawk Chop
(Georgia) -- Depending on your perspective, the tomahawk chop is either a rousing, intense, rumble-your-soul call-to-arms or a cartoonish, ignorant modern-day minstrel...
article Families push for new hearing in Indian adoption case
(New Orleans) -- A three-judge panel at the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in August ruled that the 1978 law is constitutional. On Tuesday, the plaintiffs asked for...
article Greta Thunberg Visits Native American Dakota Reservations to Discuss Oil Pipelines
(South Dakota) -- A 16-year-old climate activist who garnered international attention when she scolded world leaders at the United Nations is visiting American Indian...
article Study: Those on reservations pay more for mortgages
(Minnesota) -- American Indians living on reservations who want to buy homes are significantly more likely to have high-priced mortgages, and those mortgage rates...
article Ex-chief judge of Crow, court administrator sue over ouster
(Montana) -- The former chief judge and court administrator for the Crow Tribe have sued over their termination, claiming a flawed investigation led to their ouster. In...
article Kiana tribe banishes suspected meth dealer from village
(Alaska) -- A Northwest Alaska tribal council sent a suspected methamphetamine dealer packing last month, meeting the man at the airport, helping buy his plane ticket...
article ‘A safe place’ at Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- Nagi Nunpa Hocoka in the town of Pine Ridge is a busy place. Teens and young adults break into smiles of recognition and relief when they enter the...
article N.D. activist forms Two Spirit Society for LGBTQ Native Americans
(North Dakota) -- An activist is starting a Two Spirit Society chapter in North Dakota to help promote inclusion for the Native American LGBTQ population. Cardinal Red...
article Clintonville community and Oneida Nation react to Native American-style dance
(Wisconsin) -- Clintonville's homecoming game was a ghost town. Fans never filled the bleachers and the scoreboard never lit up. The homecoming football game and...
article Tribunal records testimony from families of missing and murdered Native people
(Montana) -- At a tribunal here to record testimony from the families of Indigenous people who have gone missing or been murdered, organizer Belinda Bullshoe left a red...
article Activists create mural at Trans Mountain pipeline terminus in Burnaby, B.C.
(British Columbia) -- Dozens of people with Greenpeace Canada painted a mural on Saturday depicting orcas and anti-fossil fuel slogans on the road leading into the...
article Column: Decommissioning of Navajo Generating Station process begins - here’s what to expect
(Arizona) -- On Sept. 19, Navajo Generating Station entered its final phase of operation. After years of discussion, negotiations, many news reports amid even more...
article Navajo company keeps 1,200 workers after buying 3 coal mines
(Montana) -- A Navajo Nation company says it will retain 1,200 employees at three coal mines in Wyoming and Montana that it bought through a bankruptcy auction. The...
article State Supreme Court leaves regulators to decide on applicability of new energy law
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Supreme Court is allowing utility regulators to decide whether a new energy policy law should be considered while debating a possible 2022...
article State official lists old, new reasons why Yucca Mountain should not be licensed
(Nevada) -- Bob Halstead, the executive director for Nevada’s Agency for Nuclear Projects, spends much of his time fighting a push to store all of the country...
article Native American art gallery in Salt Lake City closing, as artists seek new ways to sell their work
(Utah) -- As he completes the sale of a piece of pottery and wraps it in tissue for the customer, David Dunn can’t help but point out the artistry of the work....
article Preserving Native Food Traditions
(Minnesota) -- Sean Sherman was 13 years old when he started working in restaurants. He started as a busboy, but by 27, he was an executive chef in a restaurant in...
article Standing Rock Reflections: What Is Progress?
(Montana) -- The Western poet and memoirist Terry Tempest Williams has written about "the range of memory" we humans have—a sense of history and place...
article EDITORIAL: The epidemic threatening Alaska’s future
(Alaska) -- When it comes to rates of domestic violence and sexual assault in Alaska, the question is never whether the news is good or bad. The only uncertainty is how...
article Uninsured Native Americans often lack needed prenatal care. Is there help available?
(USA) -- For almost two years, Sylvia Valenzuela relied on the federal Indian Health Service system to get the primary care she needed. But when she had to see an OB-GYN...
article 50 Inland teachers celebrate California Native American Day at conference hosted by San Manuel
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians last month hosted more than 50 fourth-grade teachers from the Inland Empire for the tribe’s annual...
article Bringing a Native American Perspective to American Studies
(New Jersey) -- Jameson “Jimmy” Sweet, the first Native American professor in the Department of American Studies at Rutgers University, had initially set out...
article Lakota immersion program starts with Porcupine’s youngest students
(South Dakota) -- The average age of Lakota speakers is 72. While many programs and courses in the region aim to get the public more involved in the revitalization of...
article Inuit combine nine different scripts for writing Inuktitut into one
(Canada) -- Inuit are hoping to use the alphabet to help keep their far-flung people together. Canada’s national Inuit organization recently decided on a standard...
article Keepers of the Language: 'If you don't use it, you lose it,' says Tlicho host
(Northwest Territories) -- Cecilia Boyd says when it comes to speaking another language, you either use it or you lose it. "You have to practise it, as hard as it...
article Moving on from tragedy, more than 100 years after children died at Rapid City Indian Boarding School
(South Dakota) -- It has been more than a century since dozens of native American children died while attending Rapid City’s Indian Boarding School. It’s a...
article New technology brings old Tlingit hat back to Alaska
(Alaska) -- A Tlingit clan hat was welcomed back to southeast Alaska with ceremony and dance after spending more than a century away. A ceremony Sept. 25 included both...
article Urban Indian: celebrating 30 years of Native American artwork in New York
(New York) -- In 1987, New York poet Diane Burns made a video of herself walking through the East Village. At one point, she walks up to the camera and asks: “Hey...
article ‘Indigenous Peoples Day’ Shines A Light On Texas’ Native History, Cultures
(Texas) -- San Antonio City Council passed a resolution establishing October 12 as "Indigenous Peoples Day." Other cities and states have also done this to...
article Pope urges bold action to protect the Amazon amid fires
(Vatican City) -- Pope Francis urged bishops on Sunday to boldly shake up the status quo as they chart ways to better care for the Amazon and its indigenous people amid...
article Indigenous organization slams Brazilian government and evangelical missionaries
(Brazil) -- The Union of Indigenous Peoples of the Javari Valley – has issued a statement criticizing the Brazilian government’s indigenous policies. It...
article 'Gut punch' of crashing bird populations no surprise for retired Yellowknife biologist
(Canada) -- There has been a dramatic decline of birds across North America since 1970. More than a quarter of all birds across the continent have died off, according to...
article Interior Secretary hears concerns about grizzlies along the Front
(Montana) -- After canceling a previously scheduled trip here, Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt came to this small town along the Rocky Mountain Front on...
article Tribe in partnership with Cooke Aquaculture, eyeing steelhead fish farm in Port Angeles Harbor
(Washington) -- The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe and Cooke Aquaculture Pacific LLC are teaming up to restart a dormant fish farm in Port Angeles Harbor despite Cooke...
article First Nation in B.C. to devise own caribou herd-management plan, blames province for not doing enough
(British Columbia) -- A B.C. First Nation says it will come up with its own plan to manage dwindling caribou herds in the Chilcotin region, saying the provincial...
article Controversial plan to fix wild-horse problem has D.C. backing
(Nevada) -- A controversial initiative that has divided equine advocates on how to best manage wild horse populations is making headway toward congressional approval.

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