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article Racist Group Identity Evropa Rebrands but Doesn't Lower Heat From Colorado
(Colorado) -- Identity Evropa, a racist group whose propaganda war in Colorado last summer ramped up in December with a disturbing call to "DEFEND THE ROCKIES,...
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Allergan Patent

article States Unlikely to Enjoy Sovereign Immunity at PTO
(New York) -- Prestigious research universities that develop their own patents appear no more likely to enjoy sovereign immunity at the Patent and Trademark Office than...
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Bears Ears

article Democrats skewer Trump administration review of Utah monuments
(Washington D.C.) -- When then-Interior Secretary Sally Jewell toured Utah and visited San Juan County at a region called Bears Ears, the Native American tribal leaders...
article Democrats, tribes renew criticism of Trump’s monument cuts
(Washington D.C.) -- Congressional Democrats and tribal leaders renewed criticism Wednesday of President Donald Trump for scaling back two national monuments in Utah...
article Native leaders tell Congress how Trump trampled ‘spiritually occupied landscape’ to carve up national monuments
(Washington D.C.) -- House Democrats, indigenous tribal leaders, and public land protection advocates all rebuked the Trump administration’s downsizing of two...
article Ryan Zinke Did Big Coal’s Bidding and Gave Away Public Lands, Insider Reveals
(Washington D.C.) -- A dramatic congressional hearing today revealed proof that Donald Trump’s controversial 2017 decision to dramatically shrink two national...
article Tribal officials worry Bears Ears cuts leave sacred spaces vulnerable
(Washington D.C.) -- Hopi Vice Chairman Clark Tenakhongva said he already sees a difference in the year since the Trump administration shrank the size of Bears Ears...
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Cherokee Nation

article Cherokee Nation Tribal Council recognizes ‘Removal’ ride volunteer
(Oklahoma) -- Tribal Councilors on March 11 recognized with a resolution a volunteer who supports the Cherokee Nation’s annual “Remember the Removal”...
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Colville Tribe

article Darnell Sam fills vacant Nespelem District position
(Washington) -- Darnell Sam has been appointed to the Nespelem District Position #2 on the Colville Business Council, following the expulsion of Andrea George, who had...
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Covington

article The Legal Argument in Nicholas Sandmann’s Defamation Lawsuits Is Basically “MAGA”
(Washington D.C.) -- Nicholas Sandmann, the high school student at the center of the viral Lincoln Memorial confrontation in January, wants to “punish” CNN...
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Dakota Access Pipeline

article Corps fights tribal request for more pipeline study records
(North Dakota) -- Federal officials who permitted the Dakota Access oil pipeline are turning over some documents sought by American Indian tribes suing over the project...
article Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's tense exchange with a Wall Street CEO is a glimpse of a plan to redefine how banks operate
(Washington D.C.) -- The US House Financial Services Committee used to be seen as a cozy spot for lawmakers seeking big donations checks from financial giants, but...
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First Nations

article If Dene want an apology for tuberculosis treatment, they might have to ask for it
(North Canada) -- Sonny MacDonald remembers hearing boys his age cry themselves to sleep at the Charles Camsell Indian Hospital in Edmonton the 1940s. He was one of them...
article Trudeau’s hollow reconciliation efforts are failing Canada’s Indigenous peoples
(Ottawa) -- While the SNC-Lavalin scandal continues to plague the Trudeau government, reconciliation efforts with Canada’s Indigenous peoples still carry on.
article Indigenous students aim to learn through archery program at southern Alberta school
(Alberta) -- A new program at Chief Jacob Bearspaw School in southern Alberta is aiming to be a bullseye for students wanting to learn a unique skill. The Turner Valley...
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Indian Children Welfare Act (ICWA)

article Appeals court hears case on adoptions of Native Americans
(Louisiana) -- A federal appeals court in New Orleans is hearing arguments Wednesday on a 1978 law giving preference to Native American families in foster care and...
article Appeals court hears Texas case challenging Indian Child Welfare Act; Judge says ‘They are not your children … they are the children of the tribes’
(Louisiana) -- The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments March 13 for the Brackeen v. Bernhardt case. The plaintiffs, who won at the district court...
article Fifth Circuit Takes Up Indian Child Welfare Act Adoption Law
(Louisiana) -- Attorneys representing Native American tribes told a panel of Fifth Circuit judges Wednesday that a 1978 law that gives preference to Native American...
article Indian Child Welfare Act supporters: Law needed to ‘rectify those past wrongs’
(Louisiana) -- A 1978 law giving preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings involving American Indian children is an unconstitutional...
article Indian Country asks appeals court to protect #NativeChildren in critical case
(Louisiana) -- Ahead of a critical court hearing here, leaders of Indian Country organizations called for the reversal of a judge's decision that struck down the...
article Judge challenges Native American custody law
(Louisiana) -- A federal law that gives preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings involving Native American children is facing the...
article Welfare Of Native American Kids At Center Of Adoption, Foster Care Case
(Louisiana) -- A federal law that gives preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings involving Native American children is facing the...
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Keystone XL Pipeline

article South Dakota tribes looking to take back flags in Capitol building
(South Dakota) -- Two tribal leaders have sent word to the governor that they want their tribe’s national flags removed from the state Capitol. The releases sent...
article THEIRS: Noem's pipeline package thwarts First Amendment
(South Dakota) -- The South Dakota Legislature should be winding down as it heads into the final days of the 2019 session. Instead, in a flurry of last-minute outrage...
article Tribes Seek to Keep Flags from SD Capitol after Pipeline Bills
(South Dakota) -- Two Native American tribes in South Dakota are asking that their flags not be displayed at the state Capitol after lawmakers approved bills this...
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Lac du Flambeau

article Past LDF Tribal President St. Germaine, Sr., Passes
(Michigan) -- A past president of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has died. Henry 'Butch' St Germaine, Sr., passed Sunday. St. Germaine was...
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Land Issues

article The Alaska Roadless Rule decision is moving along. Some tribal governments say it’s moving too fast.
(Alaska) -- The U.S. Forest Service quietly hit another milestone in its ongoing efforts to consider building new roads in the Tongass National Forest. Last month, it...
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Marijuana & Hemp

article Hemp Opportunities Growing Like Weeds
(USA) -- While farmers and other businesses across the country are eager to break into the newly legalized hemp industry since the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill,...
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Mining & Drilling

article Alton Gas asks court for order to remove Mi’kmaw protestors from Shubenacadie River site
(Nova Scotia) -- A group of 40-50 people opposed to a plan by Alton Natural Gas Storage Inc. to dump brine into the Shubenacadie River packed a courtroom in Halifax...
article ENERGY INDUSTRY: Why Liberals’ Bill C-69 won’t reduce Canada’s rising regulatory burden
(Canada) -- In just two years, under the Justin Trudeau government’s watch, $100 billion worth of energy projects were killed, cancelled or stalled, according to a...
article Brazil to build long-resisted Amazon transmission line on indigenous land
(Brazil) -- Brazil’s Bolsonaro government has invoked reasons of national security to push forward on the construction of a long-resisted 125 kilometer (78 mile)...
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MMIW

article Bill to help track murdered, missing women passes
(Washington) -- Legislation by Rep. Gina Mosbrucker to further investigations of missing and murdered indigenous women and other indigenous persons gained unanimous...
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Native Voices

article MOSES: Yup’ik (Cup’ik) Judicial Practices
(Alaska) -- Yup’k and Cup’ik (Y/Cup’ik) Tribes make up the largest Indigenous or Native Group in Alaska. Their territory covers most of Southwestern...
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Navajo Nation

article 'A deserved and overdue honor': Navy names new ship class after Navajo tribe
(Louisiana) -- A new class of U.S. Navy towing, salvage and rescue ships will be named Navajo in recognition of the tribe and the contributions the Navajo people have...
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Prairie Island

article Minnesota Senate panel greenlights Prairie Island push to ensure tribal police authority
(Minnesota) -- A Minnesota Senate panel on Wednesday, March 13, advanced a proposal to let the Prairie Island Indian Community maintain a police department without...
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St. Regis Mohawk

article St. Regis Mohawk Tribe names new environmental services director
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has appointed Tony David as the new Environment Division director. He replaces Ken Jock who retired on Friday, March 8 after...
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Twenty-Nine Palms

article Celebration gives folks a closer look at desert wildlife
(California) -- Guests of Tortoise Rock Casino learned more about the animals, environment and history of the Morongo Basin at a Desert Wildlife Celebration at the...
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Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

article Advocate says Native American women more likely to be victims of violence
(Washington D.C.) -- Native American women are more likely to be victims of sexual violence and gender-based crime than many other groups, advocate Archi Pyati told Hill...
article GOP Tries To Gut Protections For Native Women In Violence Against Women Act
(Washington D.C.) -- House Republicans on Wednesday quietly tried to repeal a major provision in the Violence Against Women Act that helps tribes respond to horrific...
article Rep. Ben Cline (R-VA06) Continues in His Predecessor’s Disgraceful Footsteps
(Washington D.C.) -- Given his extreme, ignorant, foolish stances on basically every issue, I had essentially no hope that Rep. Ben Cline (R-VA06) would be any less...
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Voter Suppression

article Another tribe challenges North Dakota voter ID requirement
(North Dakota) -- Another American Indian tribe is challenging North Dakota’s voter identification requirements, which many Native Americans allege discriminate...
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Water Issues

article OP/ED: It’s raining lawsuits
(Arizona) -- Another battle over water in the desert — who’da thunk it? While Greenlee County farmers and ranchers battle with the state over the drought...
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Other News

article OP/ED: Freedom of the press in Indian Country
(Indian Country) -- With freedom of the press under attack by Donald Trump and his minions nearly every day how was it for freedom of the press in 1982? Tim Giago, the...
article Indigenous Cuisine Is Being Served in the Back of a Berkeley Bookstore
(California) -- When Europeans first arrived in California, they met Native Americans who enjoyed one of the most varied diets in the Americas. The staples of corn,...
article How Three Indigenous Chefs in Toronto Are Paying Homage to Native Cuisine
(Ontario) -- Local chefs are embracing their First Nations heritage and making waves in Toronto's food scene. Speaking from behind the stove in his hallway of a...
article Liberal Party reviewing alleged assault by man on First Nations woman during Trudeau climate rally
(Ontario) -- The Liberal Party says it has contacted "appropriate authorities" in its review of an alleged assault against a First Nations woman during a climate change...
article Time to overhaul Official Languages Act, says N.W.T. languages commissioner
(North Canada) -- The law governing official languages in the Northwest Territories is ill-suited for the territory and ready for an overhaul during its upcoming review...
article Ottawa in a 'strong position' to finish Indigenous consultation on Trans Mountain in 90 days: Sohi
(Ottawa) -- Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi said today Indigenous consultation efforts on the Trans Mountain expansion project are expected to wrap up within 90...
article Premier's comments about MMF, Hydro deals focus of court fight in judicial review
(Manitoba) -- The provincial government and Manitoba Hydro are trying to "cherry pick" portions of a sworn affidavit filed by Manitoba Métis Federation president David...
article N.W.T. premier takes aim at feds, media over pace of oil and gas development
(North Canada) -- Bob McLeod says his "patience is wearing thin" over the slow rate of investment in northern oil and gas. The N.W.T. premier gave his remarks in a...
article Tribe salmon coalition seek help with tree planting
(Washington) -- The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe and the North Olympic Salmon Coalition are seeking volunteers to help plant native trees along the Dungeness River on March...
article First Nations guardians gathering aims to grow movement and lobby for sustained funding
(British Columbia) -- Efforts to expand the number of Indigenous guardian groups across the country are the focus of a gathering in downtown Vancouver this week. There...
article House bill would require Fincen to work with tribal agencies [sub req]
(Washington D.C.) -- The House unanimously passed a bill Tuesday requiring the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network to work with tribal law enforcement agencies and...
article Native American woman says car rental denied her a vehicle, citing phony U.S. rule
(Arizona) -- A Native American woman visiting Phoenix says she was told she could not rent a four-wheel-drive vehicle by a Budget Car Rental employee at Sky Harbor...
article Coos Bay City Council votes to oppose TCP
(Oregon) -- Last night, the Coos Bay City Council voted unanimously to oppose the Traditional Cultural Property application that the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower...
article Conference to address dementia in Native American communities
(Minnesota) -- Northwoods Caregivers, in partnership with the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Memory Keepers Medical Research Team, will host an upcoming conference, “...
article 47th Annual Symposium on the American Indian
(Oklahoma) -- The 47th Annual Symposium on the American Indian is scheduled to take place April 8-13, 2019, and focuses on the theme, Celebrating Indigenous Women. The...
article Dawn Richard Captures the Mardi Gras Indians of New Orleans in All Their Glory
(Louisiana) -- In the first few moments of Dawn Richard’s new album, New Breed, you are immediately transported back in time and space to New Orleans, where it all...
article Marysville woman gives up artifact 48 years later
(Washington) -- It took a history investigator in Minnesota to help Elaine Swann of Marysville find the home for a glass negative she had held on to for almost 50 years...
article Set of Yup'ik masks reunited in Alaska after more than a century
(North Canada) -- It's a reunion that's been more than a century in the making — a set of century-old Yup'ik masks have been brought back to Alaska and...
article Native American Perspectives Shown at de Saisset Museum’s “Out of Tradition: Sacred and Profane”
(California) -- Currently on view at Santa Clara University’s de Saisset Museum is artist Linda Yamane’s “3-Rod Coiled Trinket Basket (‘Watuupen’ in Rumsen Ohlone...
article New Prints from Crow's Shadow
(Oregon) -- Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts is offering a unique artist in residency program located on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation....
article Remai Modern removes ice sculpture honouring Neil Stonechild after vandalism
(Saskatchewan) -- An ice sculpture co-created by well-known Anishinaabe artist Rebecca Belmore has been removed from outside the Remai Modern art museum in Saskatoon....
article ‘Pure Native,’ ‘Too Much Sun,’ ‘Home’: Three plays about home
(California) -- Three plays running now in L.A. are centered around notions of home. Let’s start with the one actually called Home (seen March 10). Writer/...
article Met’s American Wing finally showcases Native American art
(New York) -- For the first time, a major Native American art exhibit is being shown in the American Wing of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, rather than in Arts of...
article Oklahoma St's Waters draws focus to Native American players
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma State guard Lindy Waters III thinks there are many capable Native American basketball players who are getting overlooked. He wants to change that...
article Who Can Tell the Story of an Indigenous Community?
(New Zealand) -- Twenty years after his first visit to New Zealand, photographer Martin Toft makes a photobook about—and for—the Māori.
article Alberta’s Blood Tribe votes to accept $150M settlement over mismanaged cattle
(Alberta) -- Members of a southern Alberta First Nation have voted to accept a $150-million settlement from the federal government. The Blood Tribe filed a claim nearly...
article From Lake Coeur d’Alene to the Columbia: A Journey Down the Spokane River
(Washington) -- Rivers teach us, and I wanted the Spokane River to teach me. When I began working for Spokane Riverkeeper, newly arrived in eastern Washington, I knew I...
article Oklahoma St's Waters draws focus to Native American players
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma State guard Lindy Waters III thinks there are many capable Native American basketball players who are getting overlooked. He wants to change that...
article Alaskan wins Iditarod sled dog race
(North Canada) -- Pete Kaiser won the Iditarod early Wednesday, throwing his arms over his head and pumping his fists as he became the latest Alaskan to claim victory in...
press release U.S. and Tribes Stand Together to Protect Native Children and Uphold the Indian Child Welfare Act
(Texas) -- The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments today in Brackeen v. Bernhardt, in which the United States and tribal nations stand together in defense of...

3/12/2019

article Court case centers on Native American kids in foster care
(New Orleans) -- A federal law that gives preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings involving Native American children is facing the...
article BAKER: Sovereign rights at stake in ICWA case
(Oklahoma) -- Native children are removed from their homes at a higher rate than most of their peers. Nonetheless, in the recent Texas v. Bernhardt case, U.S. District...
article A Local Lawmaker is Headed to DC to Testify For Savanna's Act
(Washington D.C.) -- In December we told you about a US Senate bill that would improve resources to bring missing indigenous women and children home. The bill ultimately...
article ‘Historical trauma’: Native communities grapple with missing and murdered women
(Arizona) -- One day they were there and the next they weren’t. No one talked about the Native women and girls who simply disappeared. April Ignacio knew they...
article Can Native American Tribes Protect Their Land If They’re Not Recognized by the Federal Government?
(California) -- Louise Miranda Ramirez has fought to protect her ancestral lands and cultural sites for most of her 60-plus-year lifetime. “It’s so hard to...
article Tribes: Pipeline protest bills 'destroyed' trust, hope for reconciliation
(South Dakota) -- Two South Dakota tribes are requesting that their flags not be displayed at the state Capitol, saying state elected officials have disrespected them...
article Bill expands voter access on reservations
(Washington) -- Lawmakers in Olympia last week passed legislation expanding access to democracy with the Native American Voting Rights Act. The House approved the...
article Lummi Tribal Health Center warns community of ‘a significant increase in overdoses’
(Washington) -- The Lummi Tribal Health Center issued a drug overdose warning via its Facebook page last week after a pregnant Lummi woman died from a heroin overdose....
article 'Not enough has changed': Advocate calls for action before more children die like Tina Fontaine
(Manitoba) -- Tina Fontaine didn't get a single counselling session before her death, despite ongoing recommendations for mental health support and requests from her...
article Corps fights tribal request for more pipeline study records
(North Dakota) -- Federal officials who permitted the Dakota Access oil pipeline are turning over some documents sought by American Indian tribes suing over the project...
article Fracking Sacred Ground
(New Mexico) -- On the packed earth behind the Counselor Chapter House, the local tribal headquarters for a town-sized portion of Navajo-owned lands in northwestern New...
article Heading to Berkeley? That's now Ohlone territory
(California) -- You may want to take a closer look at the welcome signs next time you go through Berkeley. Right above the population number you will now find the words...
article Albuquerque Measure Aims for More Consultation With Tribes
(New Mexico) -- Albuquerque officials say a new ordinance will require a city board to consult with tribes on any matters that might affect them. Mayor Tim Keller signed...
article GTB members part of caucus creation
(Michigan) -- Issues important to Michigan’s Native American community — including environmental, educational and domestic violence concerns — are...
article Supreme Court OKs 3 candidates, tosses Brown-Fleming
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Supreme Court on March 12 affirmed that a principal chief candidate was ineligible to run, but three other hopefuls made the cut....
article $4.5M funding to help build supportive housing for Indigenous people experiencing 'chronic homelessness'
(Ontario) -- A planned new housing facility for Indigenous people who are experiencing chronic homelessness in Kenora, Ont., received a provincial funding boost of more...
article Admissions scandal reveals why America’s elite colleges are under fire
(USA) -- Elite colleges already serve as some of President Donald Trump's favorite targets. Their fat endowments took a hit in the 2017 GOP tax law. A sweeping...
article Celebrating Salish Conference reaches 10 years
(Washington) -- In 2009, the Celebrating Salish Conference featured between 75-80 attendees at Spokane Community College. It was run on a budget of $5,000, including...
article After 200 years, Cherokee poised to regain mysterious tribal mound dating to 1,000 AD
(North Carolina) -- A 1,000-year-old sacred mound that counts as one of North Carolina’s oldest mysteries is on the cusp of being returned — at least in part...
article Report on artifacts found at pipeline site 'deeply misleading,' Unist'ot'en supporters say
(British Columbia) -- Indigenous artifacts found at the construction site of a contentious pipeline project in northern B.C. were likely not in their original location,...
article In Denver, a Sharp Focus on Westward Expansion and Its Impact
(Colorado) -- Sarah Anschutz Hunt remembers the time when all of the paintings disappeared from her house. She was still “really small,” as she recalls it,...
article Increasing Exposure for Native Artists
(Oregon) -- In the foothills of the Blue Mountains in Eastern Oregon, a short drive from the rodeo town of Pendleton and about 200 miles east of Portland, is the only...
article Navy names new ship class after Navajo tribe
(Louisiana) -- A new class of U.S. Navy towing, salvage and rescue ships will be named Navajo in recognition of the tribe and the Diné people. Secretary of the Navy...
article The Karuk Tribe fights a growing wildfire threat and a lack of funding
(California) -- Deep in California’s Six Rivers National Forest, a satisfying “crack” breaks the early morning silence as Lisa Hillman snaps a dead...
article A Native American tribe will cover the costs of the funerals for all of the Alabama tornado victims
(Alabama) -- Often times the worst situations will bring out the best in people. That's proving true once again, this time in southeastern Alabama, where residents...
article Udall, Luján Introduce Bicameral Native American Voting Rights Act
(Washington D.C.) -- Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and U.S. Representative Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M) led a...

3/11/2019

article ICWA plaintiffs ask U.S. Supreme Court to hear their case
(Washington D.C.) -- Two South Dakota tribes are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider its case after a federal appeals court overturned an earlier ruling that...
article Native American child welfare law faces biggest challenge
(Washington D.C.) -- A federal law that gives preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings involving Native American children is facing...
article General Mills Claims to Sell a 'First of Its Kind' Product That Has Been Eaten by Native Americans for Hundreds of Years
(South Dakota) -- Epic Provisions has found success selling bars made of buffalo meat and dried fruit as a high-protein snack -- a food enjoyed by Native Americans...
article Cherokee Freedmen urged to vote in CN election
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Freedmen who gathered March 9 at the Martin Luther King Community Center were urged to have their voices heard in the Cherokee Nation’s June...
article Break down in Navajo Generating Station acquisition does not curb town hall meeting
(Arizona) -- Community members from chapters located near the Kayenta Mine in northeast Arizona voiced their opinions Friday about a proposal by the Navajo Transitional...
article Bill on missing, murdered indigenous women unanimously passes Arizona house
(Arizona) -- Arizona could soon form a task force to tackle the subject of missing and murdered indigenous women in Arizona. A bill to do just that passed the state...
article Deadline approaching for CBC New Indigenous Voices media training course
(Ontario) -- Adeline Bird has been creating independent media for more than five years, but she credits the CBC New Indigenous Voices course for giving her career an...
article Tiny girl, big movement
(Ottawa) -- First you hear the giggles. Then a pair of skinny legs appear, precariously balanced on a wooden patio railing. The girl is wearing just a T-shirt and a...
article Local tribe's 'Traditional Cultural Property' request and its effect on Jordan Cove LNG
(Oregon) -- The Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians (CTCLUSI) request for a 'traditional cultural property historic district'...
article A Tribal Camp in South Texas Is Vowing to Resist Trump’s Wall
(Texas) -- The 1,600-member Carrizo/Comecrudo tribe of South Texas knows no borders. Called the Esto’k Gna in their Native language, the tribe’s people have...
article Navajo Generating Station town hall meeting reveals support, opposition and uncertainty
(Arizona) -- Growing up here, Valencia Blackhorse-Gonzalez said she has seen the worthiness of a nearby coal mine to the local economy, including jobs and financial...
article Bill Improving New Mexico’s Medical Cannabis Program Passes Senate Floor
(New Mexico) -- Yesterday Senate Bill 406 passed the Senate Floor (33-2). The measure, sponsored by Senator Gerald Ortiz y Pino (D-Bernalillo) seeks to and expand access...
article Kahn, Business Committee Re-elected to Chumash Leadership Team
(California) -- Kenneth Kahn was re-elected to Tribal Chairman of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in a recent vote that was held to appoint the tribe’s...
article States Unlikely to Enjoy Sovereign Immunity at PTO
(USA) -- Three Federal Circuit judges strongly hinted Monday that last year's decision on tribal sovereign immunity will foreclose state efforts to keep their...
article Daughter of woman who died after being found beaten in Whiteclay sues for negligence
(Nebraska) -- The daughter of a Porcupine woman who died in 2016 after being found beaten in Whiteclay, Neb., is suing the federal government government, alleging that...
article Man whose murder case was stayed over excessive time in solitary now charged with sexual assault
(Ontario) -- Ontario Provincial Police say the man whose murder charge was stayed in January after he spent more than four years in solitary confinement is now facing a...
article OP/ED: As the opioid crisis grinds on, we need national consensus on drug policy
(British Columbia) -- The seemingly unending opioid overdose crisis with its litany of deaths and near-deaths has not only sapped the energy if first responders, it...
article The Turtle Mountain Youth Council is Helping Chippewa Teens Find Their Voices
(North Dakota) -- Drug abuse, teen pregnancy, suicide, bullying — 19-year-old Alexis Davis looked around her home on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation in...
article ‘Ho-Chunk Village 2.0’ offers more housing on Winnebago reservation
(Nebraska) -- Some problems are good ones to have. Consider this: From 2000 to 2016, the number of employed workers on the Winnebago Reservation in Northeast Nebraska...
article Indigenous oral history gives archeologists insight into early human life
(North Canada) -- University of Alaska archeologists are employing Indigenous oral history to gain more insight into what human life was like thousands of years ago....
article Red Dresses Hung Outside DC Museum Mark Violence Against Indigenous Women
(Washington D.C.) -- For all of Women's History Month, red dresses will hang outside the National Museum of the American Indian to draw attention to violence against...
article Meet The Couple Bringing Indigenous Wellness Into The Modern Day
(New York) -- As a 20-something living in New York City, Chelsea Luger tried out more fitness classes than you can imagine. "I really should have started a blog...
article Friends mourn B.C. environmentalist Micah Messent after Ethiopian Airlines crash
(British Columbia) -- Micah Messent, an ardent young environmentalist who devoted his rising career to protecting the world's oceans and sharing Indigenous teachings...
article Food Groups, Tribes Concerned Over Genetically Engineered Salmon
(Oregon) -- Genetically engineered salmon are one step closer to winding up on store shelves, after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration lifted an import ban. It’...
article An ancient beach reborn — and renamed for a clam
(Washington) -- “They are delicious when steamed open and dipped in hot butter,” according to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. They’re...
article Man admits to defrauding IRS of more than $520,000 in tax scheme
(South Dakota) -- A man owes more than $520,000 to the federal government after devising a scheme that targeted people on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, according to...

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