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Buffalo & Bison

article BLM takes next step in analyzing American Prairie Reserve's bison grazing requests
(Montana) -- Changes to grazing allotments on Bureau of Land Management property in north-central Montana that have been requested by the nonprofit American Prairie...
1 Article on this Issue

Cherokee Nation

article Four running for Cherokee chief; 36 file for office
(Oklahoma) -- With the filing period for the Cherokee Nation general election over, the CN Election Commission received filings from 36 total candidates vying for...
article Cherokee Nation Marshal Service donates computers
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Marshal Service recently surprised five high school students with desktop computers to use for both high school and college studies.
article Cherokee family's legacy in Arkansas focus of February events
(Arkansas) -- Playwright and lawyer Mary Kathryn Nagle and her influential Cherokee family’s legacy will be featured in a series of theatre, art and history-themed...
article Chief Brown: New Cherokee Nation Film Office will promote region
(Oklahoma) -- Telling the Cherokee story – our history, our heritage – is a skill that our people have passed down from one generation to the next....
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Colten Boushie

article 1 year after the Gerald Stanley verdict, fear continues to divide us
(Saskatchewan) -- It's been one year since the acquittal of Gerald Stanley for the death of Cree man Colten Boushie. Boushie, 22, was shot and killed by Stanley in...
1 Article on this Issue

Columbus/Indigenous Day

article Bill would rename Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day
(Maine) -- Maine lawmakers are set to consider trading the Columbus Day holiday for a tribute to Native Americans. The Legislature's State and Local Government...
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Crow Tribe

article First Interstate ordered to release $2.4M to Crow Tribe amid government power struggle
(Montana) -- A federal judge in Billings has ordered First Interstate Bank to release more than $2.4 million of the Crow Tribe’s government funds after it...
article ICYMI: Factions continue dispute over Crow leaders, clash at Water Resources Building
(Montana) -- Clashes between the new and ousted administration on the Crow Agency continued when a group of men broke in to the Water Resources Department in Crow Agency...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

CSKT

article Ronan's Kicking Horse Job Corps Center set to close at end of month
(Montana) -- The Kicking Horse Job Corps Center in Ronan is scheduled to close at the end of the month. The facility is part of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Job...
1 Article on this Issue

Dakota Access Pipeline

article Protest highway shutdown lawsuit claims include extortion
(North Dakota) -- Standing Rock Sioux tribal members and others who are suing over a five-month shutdown of a North Dakota highway during protests against the Dakota...
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Elizabeth Warren

article Elizabeth Warren to Kickoff Presidential Bid
(Massachusetts) -- Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts was expected to formally begin her campaign for president on Saturday with a rally in this former mill town...
article The Media Is Blowing Its Coverage of Warren’s Native American Claim
(Washington D.C.) -- The Iowa caucuses are still more than a year away. The first Democratic primary debate won’t occur until this June. But some journalists are...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Facebook

article Facebook removes fur hat posts by Alaska Native artist
(Alaska) -- Facebook is continuing to remove posts by an Alaska Native artist selling items made of sea otter fur despite the social media company stating the problem...
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Federal Recognition

article Native Hawaiians Divided on Federal Recognition
(Hawaii) -- More than 100 years ago, the American government took control of the Hawaiian islands and took away Native Hawaiians’ land rights. Now, officials at...
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Karuk Tribe

article Two arrested after burglary at Karuk Tribe’s maintenance shop
(California) -- Two suspects have been arrested in Siskiyou County, accused of taking almost $19,000 worth of tools and property from a Native American tribe.
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Land Issues

article VIDEO: Woman gives money from farm land sale back to tribe who once hunted there
(Montana) -- Florence Schloneger donated a portion of her farm sale proceeds to the Kanza Heritage Society, a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve the...
1 Article on this Issue

LGBTQ

article Why two-spirit, trans writer Arielle Twist is afraid of love
(Canada) -- As a Cree, two-spirit and transgender woman, Arielle Twist has every reason to be afraid of love. "I feel like love, for me, right now is love outside...
1 Article on this Issue

Marijuana & Hemp

article Noem asks lawmakers to shelve hemp bill
(South Dakota) -- Gov. Kristi Noem has asked lawmakers to table efforts that would allow the cultivation of industrial hemp in the state. The Republican governor said in...
1 Article on this Issue

Mascot Issue

article 'The Redmen': The History Of McGill's Nickname — And The Fight For Its Removal
(Quebec) -- Tomas Jirousek is a member of the Blackfoot Confederacy, a group of Indigenous tribes in western Canada. About 25 percent of his hometown of Whitehorse,...
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Mining & Drilling

article Kuskokwim Tribes Fight Donlin Mine Permits
(Alaska) -- Thursday a consortium of tribal governments from the Kuskokwim region led by Orutsararmiut Native Council (ONC) has filed an appeal of two permits recently...
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MMIW

article Legislation targets missing and murdered indigenous women epidemic
(Washington D.C.) -- When Puyallap tribal member Carolyn DeFord’s mother, Leona LeClair Kinsey, went missing in 1999, DeFord was at a loss for how to find her. A...
article Missing and murdered men, women and children spur annual walk in Cowichan
(British Columbia) -- Patsy Jones has spent several months organizing the second annual Walk for Missing and Murdered Men, Women and Children. It’s a huge task,...
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Pine Ridge

article Former Pine Ridge doctor, child abuser subject of Frontline documentary
(South Dakota) -- A former doctor with the Indian Health Service in Pine Ridge and convicted child sexual abuser is the subject of an upcoming Frontline documentary.
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Quinault Indian Nation

article $100,000 for Quinault River restoration awarded
(USA) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) has awarded five Northwest tribes a total of $498,601. This includes $100,000 to the Quinault Indian Nation(QIN)...
article Lodging tax undergoes increase to boost tourism in Coos County
(Oregon) -- In an effort to boost tourism on the south coast, the lodging tax in Coos Bay is being increased. The three cities that make up the "Bay Area", and...
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Red Lake Tribe

article U.S. Sen. Tina Smith to attend Red Lake State of the Band address
(Minnesota) -- U.S. Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., who serves on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, is scheduled to attend Red Lake Nation's State of the Band...
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Rosebud Sioux Tribe

article Rosebud's suicide hotline makes a difference on the reservation, but people say more needs to be done
(South Dakota) -- A purple church sits steady as it has for the last 133 years at the St. Francis Mission on the Rosebud Indian Reservation. The bright building stands...
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Sisseton Wahpeton

article Tribal chairwoman's vision of self-sustainability begins journey to fruition
(South Dakota) -- The new chairwoman of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate on the Lake Traverse Reservation plans to use her leadership to ensure a more sustainable way of life...
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Tulalip Tribe

article Proposed neighborhood near Tulalip may have another chance
(Washington) -- A proposed neighborhood of about 170 houses near the Tulalip Indian Reservation may have another chance. In November, a Snohomish County Superior Court...
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Yakama Nation

article Public art installation beside Columbia River put on hold by Yakama Nation opposition
(Washington) -- A large public art project proposed to be built beside the now-inundated great falls of the Columbia River has been put on indefinite hold by its sponsor...
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Other News

article 'A chance to right some wrongs': South Dakota could be first in contiguous US to recognize official indigenous language
(South Dakota) -- Above the grand marble staircase of the South Dakota capitol building is a mural depicting an American Indian offering an animal skin to a white...
article Indigenous language bill receives strong support in Senate: 'It's been a long time coming'
(South Dakota) -- An official state indigenous language would recognize the importance of Native American culture in South Dakota, tribal members told a Senate committee...
article Tribal Solar Development Intensifies With Appointment Of New Director
(South Dakota) -- Tribal communities across the US have a long history of energy exploitation, particularly with extractive industries. GRID Alternatives, which uses a...
article State of the Tribal Nations address delivered in Helena
(Montana) -- The president of the Assiniboine and Gros Ventre Tribes on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation delivered Montana’s State of the Tribal Nations address...
article Federal court sentences Pendleton man
(Oregon) -- Shane Britton of Pendleton is serving five years on probation for abusive sexual contact on the Umatilla Indian Reservation. A federal jury in October in...
article Former tribal cop takes diversion deal
(Oregon) -- James Currey, former officer with the Umatilla Tribal Police Department, agreed in September to a diversion program to avoid trial on the charge of theft...
article At the Alaska Native Medical Center, healing comes in a bowl of seal soup
(Alaska) -- Kitchen workers pushed a soup cart down the halls at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage on a recent Tuesday, stopping outside a room belonging to...
article Indigenous Services minister will meet with Cat Lake chief to discuss housing crisis
(Canada) -- The federal Minister of Indigenous Services Canada (ISC), Seamus O'Regan announced Friday he is planning to visit Cat Lake to witness the housing...
article Bill to shift federal education funding pits urban schools against tribes
(New Mexico) -- Two state senators who represent rural districts hope to topple a long-standing system that uses the lion’s share of a federal grant program to...
article OSU announces $475K in tribal nations scholarships
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences has announced the establishment of multiple scholarship funds totaling $475,000 from the Cherokee...
article Tribal college reps head to capital for summit
(Washington D.C.) -- Tribal college representatives from across the country convened in Washington, D.C., this week for the American Indian Higher Education Consortium's...
article Burning sage has hit the mainstream, but should you buy it in stores?
(Canada) -- Smudging appears to have officially hit the mainstream with online and retail stores selling kits that include how-to books, smudging bowls and even feathers...
article David Treuer's Expansive New Native American History
(South Dakota) -- Author and scholar David Treuer's "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee" takes an unflinching look at the history of indigenous people in...
article Women who you may not know that helped shape Colorado's history
(Colorado) -- History Colorado has a project highlighting the stories of women who helped shape the state's history. We sat down with Kelly Denzler, one of three museum...
article 'I joined the circus at 19 and now I'm performing at the Baftas': A millennial tells her story
(UK) -- It’s a typical, clear winter’s evening in London, the temperature averaging at about 4C as thousands of people make their way to the world-famous...
article Harvey Weinstein and a broken promise in Indian Country
(Hollywood) -- If all had gone according to plan, nearly every time someone were to watch Wind River, a 2017 film about the death of a Northern Arapaho woman on the Wind...
article ‘Roma’ star Yalitza Aparicio is so much more than her Oscar fairy tale
(California) -- It’s a story that reads like a fairy tale: Yalitza Aparicio, a young teaching college student, attends a casting call in her hometown of Tlaxiaco,...
article Aboriginal Hunters’ Fires Help Restore an Australian Desert
(Australia) -- In Australia in recent decades, the bilby, the bettong, or rat kangaroo, the brush-tailed possum and other medium-sized mammals all disappeared from the...
article US won't seek action against tribe over missionary's death
(India) -- The US will not pursue action against an isolated island tribe who killed a Christian missionary last November, its Ambassador at Large for International...
article Fearing it’s too late to save lost horses, advocates drop lawsuit
(Nevada) -- Advocates for the return of “Lady,” a pet horse thought to have been wrongly swept up in a Palomino Valley roundup, are dropping their federal...
article Letter: Dams came at high cost to tribes dependent on salmon
(Washington) -- Editor, “Urgent warning: Elected officials, if breaching does not begin this winter, you are killing the last hope for southern resident killer...
press release American Indian students invest in their future at RECHARGE conference
(Arizona) -- ) -- Malachi Boni came to ASU’s RECHARGE conference looking for inspiration. Accordingly, the Globe High School sophomore seemed to find it, saying that the...

2/8/2019

article Pedophile Doctor Preyed on Native Children for Years While the Feds Turned a Blind Eye
(South Dakota) -- A pediatrician that worked at Indian Health Service facilities was convicted last year for sexually abusing Native children over the past two decades.
article State Of Tribal Nations Address: 'Medicaid Expansion Is Critical'
(Montana) -- Native American leaders asked Montana lawmakers Thursday for help passing legislation important to tribes across the state. The President of the Fort...
article US Lacrosse Position Statement on Native American Mascots
(USA) -- Last fall, US Lacrosse announced the creation of a new Native American Advisory Council (NAAC) to help provide the national governing body with guidance on and...
article In key primary states, activists nervously eye Warren's troubles over ancestry
(Washington D.C.) -- With Sen. Elizabeth Warren once again confronting controversy over her tenuous claims to Native American heritage, activists in early-voting states...
article Ocasio-Cortez: Latinos Can’t Be Illegals Because They’re ‘Descendants of Native People’
(Washington D.C.) -- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) on Thursday criticized U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement and argued in support of undocumented...
article Nick Sandmann’s lawyer: ‘Nathan Phillips will be sued’ over lies against Covington boys
(Kentucky) -- One of the attorneys representing Covington High School student Nick Sandmann and his parents confirmed to LifeSiteNews that Native American activist...
article Native Hawaiians Divided on Federal Recognition
(Washington D.C.) -- More than 100 years ago, the American government took control of the Hawaiian islands and took away Native Hawaiians’ land rights.
article US delays oil-and-gas lease sale near sacred tribal land
(New Mexico) -- U.S. land managers no longer plan to move forward in March with the sale of oil and gas leases that include land near Chaco Culture National Historical...
article Native Sun News Today: Bill in South Dakota requires tribal consultation
(South Dakota) -- Oglala Lakota Rep. Peri Pourier introduced a bill in the South Dakota Legislature on January 25 that would provide tribal oversight of cultural...
article Tester introduces bill to protect tribes from future government shutdowns
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Senator Jon Tester has introduced legislation to protect Native American tribes from the financial harm caused by future government shutdowns.
article Native American college attendance, graduation rates drop
(Oklahoma) -- Studies show that rates for Native Americans attending and graduating from college are dropping. Helen Oliff, of Partnerships of Native Americans, said...
article Canada to say sorry next month for past abuse of Inuit TB patients
(Ottawa) -- The federal government will likely apologize to Inuit next month for the widespread suffering caused by the mistreatment of Inuit during the tuberculosis...
article Native novelist Tommy Orange talks ‘straight-up facts about this country that people try to ignore’
(USA) -- There’s a spray of bullets in the prologue to Tommy Orange’s There There. Orange launches into his novel with something almost sermon-like, a non-...
article Those new billboards in Palm Springs? They're a Desert X installation celebrating Native American history
(California) -- If you've driven down Gene Autry Trail toward I-10, you've probably noticed a set of five new billboards along the road named after Hollywood...

2/7/2019

article How the Women in White Made the President Look Powerless
(Washington D.C.) -- There was little substantively to differentiate Donald Trump’s second State of the Union address from his first delivered last year. Despite a...
article New Workgroup Focused On Protecting Native American Women In Indian Country
(Indian Country) -- As Congress and Montana lawmakers consider laws to address high rates of missing and murdered Native American women and girls, people in Indian...
article Chief Sneed taking land reacquisition fight to Washington
(North Carolina) -- The Eastern Band Cherokee Historic Lands Reacquisition Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a roll call vote of 383-2 on April 16, 2018....
article Council approves hemp feasibility study
(North Carolina) -- At its Feb. 5 Budget Council session, Tribal Council approved a resolution to contract a feasibility study for hemp and cannabis opportunities. The...
article If the Kimberley was a country, it would have the worst suicide rate in the world
(Australia) -- If Western Australia's remote Kimberley region was a country – and with an area of half a million square kilometres it's big enough to be...

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