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Census

article DOJ threatens executive privilege to block access to census docs
(Washington D.C.) -- The Justice Department on Tuesday advised President Donald Trump to invoke executive privilege to block House Democrats’ access to documents...
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Cherokee Nation

article OP/ED: On identity politics, Cherokee style
(Oklahoma) -- “There are Cherokee citizens who have no Cherokee blood.” I ran across this quote in a New York Times article. It was attributed to the deputy...
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Chickasaw Nation

article Rosetta Stone Chickasaw goes to next level
(Oklahoma) -- A collaboration between the Chickasaw Nation and Rosetta Stone, the world’s leading language-learning software company, offers interactive language...
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Code Talkers

article Navajo Code Talker has died; William Tully Brown was 96
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation has announced that World War II-era Navajo Code Talker William Tully Brown has died at age 96. He's the third Navajo Code Talker to...
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Crow Tribe

article Crow Tribe strives to protect Crazy Mountains
(Montana) -- The Custer Gallatin National Forest is currently revising its management plan and the Crow Tribe wants a say when it comes to the Crazy Mountains. The...
article Crow Tribe vice-secretary admits driving drunk in Bozeman
(Montana) -- The vice-secretary of the Crow Tribe has pleaded guilty to driving drunk in Bozeman in December. Shawn Ellis Backbone was sentenced last month in Bozeman...
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Dakota Access Pipeline

article Delegation seeks settlement of Dakota Access protest costs
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota's congressional delegation is calling on President Donald Trump's administration to address the state's year-old request for $...
article Greenpeace asks judge to dismiss lawsuit filed by pipeline developer
(North Dakota) -- Greenpeace is asking a state judge in North Dakota to dismiss claims by the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline that the environmental group...
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Eastern Band of Cherokee

article McCoy, Sneed to face off in September Chief’s race
(North Carolina) -- Richard G. Sneed, incumbent Principal Chief, and Teresa McCoy, a former long-time Big Cove Tribal Council representative, will square off in the race...
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First Nations

article Akaitcho land claims & self-government process should be finalized next year, negotiator says
(North Canada) -- After 19 years, the Akaitcho land claim and self-government processes may soon be finalized. According to the community negotiator for the Yellowknives...
article Akaitcho settlement could be settled by 2020: negotiator
(North Canada) -- Fred Sangris, former Ndilo chief and community negotiator for the Yellowknives Dene First Nation, says a long awaited Akaitcho settlement agreement...
article Senate committee passes UNDRIP bill, Tories warn of an Indigenous 'veto'
(Ottawa) -- The Senate's Aboriginal peoples committee has passed a bill that will implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (...
article VIDEO: Questionable spending at Sagkeeng FN
(Manitoba) -- An internal audit shows $1.3 million in questionable spending at Sagkeeng Health Centre in Manitoba.
article 'Speed dating for business': New Indigenous-led forum strives to make connections
(Ontario) -- A two-day forum taking place in Thunder Bay, Ont., aims to make connections between First Nations from across northern Ontario and businesses in a wide...
article Trust, hope and pride: Selkirk First Nation has its own security officers
(North Canada) -- The Selkirk First Nation in Yukon has been grappling with how to bring a greater sense of safety to the community of Pelly Crossing. That's why the...
article Walpole Island First Nation working to keep its language alive
(Ontario) -- Walpole Island First Nation held an indigenous language celebration at the Walpole Island Cultural Centre on June 5, as they work to revive their...
article 11,000 people have been forced to evacuate as firefighters battle wildfires in Canada
(Canada) -- Wildfires in Alberta, Canada have burned more than 700,000 acres of land and have forced 11,000 people to evacuate, according to the province's...
article Residents returning to Pikangikum First Nation with forest fire held at bay
(Ontario) -- Residents evacuated from a northwestern Ontario First Nation have begun to return home as a nearby wildfire is held at bay. Pikangikum First Nation Chief...
press release Manitoba's First Social Impact Bond Successfully Secures Investment
(Manitoba) -- Manitoba’s first social impact bond (SIB) will launch this fall, Families Minister Heather Stefanson and Tara Petti, chief executive officer, Southern...
press release Province Reignites Talks With First Nations on Ownership of Northern Airports
(Manitoba) -- The Province of Manitoba announced today that discussions with First Nations regarding the transfer of ownership of northern airports have resumed with the...
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Fort Mojave

article Fort Mojave tribal officers sworn in
(Arizona) -- Amid congratulations for their successes and thanks for the work they do, Fort Mojave Indian Tribe Chairman Timothy Williams, Councilor Nichole Garcia and...
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Fort Peck

article Former Fort Peck tribal cop admits stealing funds for youth program he pitched
(Montana) -- A former Fort Peck tribal police officer has admitted stealing $40,000 from a youth diversion program and will work to repay it. Willard Wilson White III...
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Gila River

article Federal, Arizona Tribal Leaders Seek Solutions To Violence Against Women
(Arizona) -- More than four in five Native American women will experience violence in their lifetime, according to one federal study. In another report, Arizona counted...
article Gila River governor speaks on how to battle violence epidemic on Native American lands
(Arizona) -- The governor of the Gila River Indian Community is looking to team up with the federal government to fight the increased violence on tribal lands.
article US Department Of Interior meets with tribal leaders to discuss public safety
(Arizona) -- Members of the U.S. Department of the Interior came to the Valley on Tuesday to discuss the overlooked crisis of violence in Native American communities....
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Hopi Tribe

article Hopi journalist leads others on journey through Phoenix Indian School, Native American
(Arizona) -- Born and raised on the Hopi reservation, Patty Talahongva has always been sure of her identity as an indigenous woman — but she wasn’t always...
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Indian Children Welfare Act (ICWA)

article Indian Child Welfare Act still under debate as Supreme Court rebuffs bid to void the act
(Texas) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has rebuffed a bid to void a federal law that challengers claim is racist because it places the desires and rights of Native American...
article OP/ED: King Solomon decisions
(Texas) -- Legal decisions in questions of child custody often seem to require the wisdom of biblical King Solomon. Faced with two women claiming to be the mother of the...
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Keystone XL Pipeline

article Cheyenne River tribe claims Keystone XL contractors escorted off reservation
(South Dakota) -- The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe says trucks they believed were contractors connected with TC Energy, formerly known as TransCanada, was escorted off its...
article Native American tribe kicks TransCanada trucks with KeystoneXL supplies off their reservation
(South Dakota) -- The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Police escorted off the reservation a truck belonging to the company building the controversial Keystone XL pipeline,...
article ACLU watching new North Dakota pipeline law ‘very closely’
(North Dakota) -- As the American Civil Liberties Union challenges a South Dakota law that ratcheted up penalties for pipeline protesters, regional leaders of the ACLU...
article ACLU, South Dakota head to court over Keystone XL pipeline protest law
(South Dakota) -- The constitutionality of South Dakota's protest laws will be argued in a Rapid City courtroom on Wednesday. Arguments in the American Civil...
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Marijuana & Hemp

article Judge denies South Dakota tribe’s request to grow hemp this year
(South Dakota) -- The American Indian tribe that’s suing the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) over delayed hemp regulations will have to wait until the...
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Mascot Issue

article MORON ALERT: Community outraged after district moves to change schools' Native American mascots: 'Political correctness run amok!'
(Florida) -- Students and community members in Tampa, Florida, are unhappy after school officials look to change school mascots in the district over concerns that the...
article Pause or proceed? Hillsborough school board to discuss Native American mascot changes
(Florida) -- The debate over Native American school mascots in Hillsborough County will take center stage at a school board meeting Tuesday, and some board members say...
article Pushback follows the Hillsborough School Board’s vote on Native American mascots
(Florida) -- Mascot changes will proceed at six elementary and middle schools in Hillsborough County to end Native American stereotypes. And members of the School Board...
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Mashantucket Pequot

article Former tribal official pleads no contest to 2018 drunken-driving charge in California
(Connecticut) -- The former Mashantucket Pequot tribal official jailed in Los Angeles since being charged in a 2018 car crash in which his two teenage sons were injured...
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Mashpee Wampanoag

article Long-time Mashpee Selectman Cahalane Dies at 72
(Massachusetts) -- A long-time Mashpee Selectman died Saturday morning. John Cahalane was 72. He was serving in his 7th term and 20th year as a selectman. Last week,...
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Mining & Drilling

article $1.6B pipeline proposed to move North Dakota crude oil
(North Dakota) -- Two companies are proposing a $1.6 billion pipeline to move North Dakota crude oil, making it the biggest such project in the state since the Dakota...
article Court to mull continuing order against B.C. LNG pipeline opponents
(British Columbia) -- Coastal GasLink and opponents of the company’s natural gas pipeline are set to make arguments in B.C. Supreme Court over whether an interim...
article First Nations have good reason to support pipelines, says Fraser Institute
(Ontario) -- The construction of pipelines in Western Canada stand to benefit small, remote and “fairly poor” First Nation communities in Alberta and British...
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Mississippi Band of Choctaw

article Choctaw Tribal Chief race heading to a runoff
(Mississippi) -- It appears members of the Choctaw tribe will be heading to the polls for an election run-off to vote for the next tribal chief. Incumbent Chief Phyliss...
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MMIW

article AUDIO: The Crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, in Utah and Around the Country
(Utah) -- More than 4 in 5 American Indian and Alaska Native women have experienced violence in their lifetime. More than half of this population has experienced sexual...
article OP/ED: A global solution to the problem of missing persons
(Indian Country) -- According to the National Crime Information Center, in 2018 more than 600,000 people were reported missing in the United States; well over two-thirds...
article Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force meets for first time
(Montana) -- The Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force met for the first time in Helena on Tuesday as it looks at jurisdictional challenges and awards grants aimed at...
article State's New Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force Meets In Helena
(Montana) -- Montana’s newly formed Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force met for the first time Tuesday in Helena. The task force of tribal members and state law...
article With bills, Cortez Masto targets epidemic of missing and slain indigenous women
(Nevada) -- Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., has stayed in the public eye with staunch opposition to the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in her home state....
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Native Voices

article McKASATO: Attacking the root cause of the opioid crisis in Indian Country by suing big pharma
(USA) -- In a move demonstrating big pharma companies are one of the root causes of opioid problems plaguing Indian Country, more than 100 tribes are setting the stage...
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Navajo Nation

article Peabody quietly lays off over 150 long-time Native American miners ahead of Kayenta coal closure
(Arizona) -- Peabody Energy during the first quarter of the year quietly reduced the size of the workforce at Kayenta Mine in northeastern Arizona by 46 percent, from...
article Navajo Nation voices support for the protection of Grand Canyon from uranium mining at U.S. Capitol
(Washington D.C.) -- On June 4, Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer joined members of the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee at the U.S. Capitol for a press...
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Opioid Crisis

article Opioid crisis continues in Indian Country as 100+ tribes to file lawsuits against big pharma companies
(Indian Country) -- In a move demonstrating big pharma companies are one of the root causes of opioid problems plaguing Indian Country, more than 100 tribes are setting...
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Payday Loans

article OP/ED: California could finally regulate high-interest lenders. It’s up to the Senate
(California) -- The California Assembly has passed legislation to end a 34-year era during which non-bank lenders have been free to charge consumers unlimited interest...
article California could finally regulate high-interest lenders. It’s up to the Senate
(California) -- The California Assembly has passed legislation to end a 34-year era during which non-bank lenders have been free to charge consumers unlimited interest...
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Redskins

article Shoshone-Bannock Tribes rebuke national group’s Redskins message
(Idaho) -- Members of the Native American Guardians Association recently spoke at a community gathering of more than 100 people who came to hear the Washington, D.C.-...
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Shakopee Mdewakanton

article Shakopee Perkins to close, but not due to sacred burial sites
(Minnesota) -- The Perkins on First Avenue in Shakopee will close June 23 at 3 p.m., according to Juan Rodriguez, one of the restaurant managers. Rodriguez said the...
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Shinnecock Tribe

article Shinnecock Still Ignoring Restraining Order
(New York) -- On Friday, Shinnecock Indian Nation tribal lawyers and attorneys for Idon Media, the manufacturer of two double-sided 61-foot-tall electronic billboards...
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Tulalip Tribe

article Man arrested after crash kills passenger in Tulalip
(Washington) -- A 19-year-old man died and another man was hospitalized after a crash early Tuesday morningon the Tulalip Indian Reservation. The Snohomish County...
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Wind River

article Wyoming tribal judge pleads not guilty to federal drug charges
(Wyoming) -- A judge on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming has pleaded not guilty to three federal criminal charges. KTWO-AM reports tribal Chief Judge Terri...
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Yakama Nation

article 2 charged in connection with 5 deaths on Yakama reservation
(Washington) -- Two men arrested in connection with five slayings over the weekend on the Yakama Indian Reservation in Washington state were charged Monday with assault...
article 2 men took child hostage after Yakima Co. killings, court file says
(Washington) -- A homeowner told law officers that two men linked to the killing of five people on the Yakama Reservation approached his residence and briefly took a...
article 4 of 5 people shot to death on Yakama Reservation identified; suspects indicted in carjacking, weapons violations
(Washington) -- The only thing marking the site Tuesday where police say four of the five people were killed on the Yakama Indian Reservation over the weekend is a piece...
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Other News

article 'It was a victory': Formal celebration to mark name change of Killsquaw Lake
(Saskatoon) -- Community members gathered for a feast and ceremony on Tuesday to celebrate the renaming of a group of lakes west of Saskatoon. The group of lakes, near...
article Suquamish Tribe to sue Navy over alleged raw sewage spills
(Washington) -- The Suquamish Tribe plans to sue the U.S. Navy for releasing raw sewage into the Puget Sound. The tribe announced its intent file a lawsuit Tuesday,...
article Yellowstone’s Tribal Marketplace: A Celebration of Plains Art and Culture
(Montana) -- Millions of people travel to Yellowstone National Park each year to experience all the park’s unique features. Geysers, bison, and bears are high points of...
article Great Plains to take over most of Sioux San hospital
(South Dakota) -- The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board will soon operate most of Sioux San Hospital in Rapid City, which is set to undergo a multi-million...
article A return to help learn: BSU grad returns to campus as professor
(Minnesota) -- It may have taken several years, but Delana Smith finally gets to return to Bemidji State University after landing a position as a professor. Smith will...
article Farm Bill Surprise: American Indian Higher Education
(Washington D.C.) -- Located deep within the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill is a provision that could have a profound impact in the future. Section 7120 establishes a new USDA...
article Walz offers 'down payment' on future of Minn. education
(Minnesota) -- Schools around the state are set to see a funding boost next year (as well as the year after) under a $48 billion, two-year spending plan passed through...
article Inside the Plan to Save LA’s Autry Museum
(California) -- It’s an open question whether the Southwest Museum of the American Indian in Los Angeles has its best days behind or ahead of it. The Spanish Colonial...
article Native veterans honored on 75th anniversary of D-Day Allied invasion of Normandy
(Arizona) -- In 2017, retired Master Sgt. Charles Norman Shay, Penobscot, a platoon medic for Fox Company of the 2nd Battalion for the 16th Infantry Regiment, was...
article Native American Artists Honor Traditions, Add Contemporary Twists At Yellowstone
(Montana) -- Yellowstone National Park launches its inaugural Tribal Marketplace and fashion show this week to highlight Native American artists and Plains Tribes...
article Native American flutist Rona Yellow Robe uses her instrument to heal
(Colorado) -- Rona Yellow Robe first picked up the Native American flute in 2002, and has since used it throughout her life as a musician, teacher and healer. Yellow...
article Black Belt Eagle Scout announces new album, shares “At The Party”
(California) -- Black Belt Eagle Scout is the project of multi-instrumentalist Katherine Paul. Today, she's announced the follow-up to her debut album Mother of My...
article Black Belt Eagle Scout sparks awareness at Teragram Ballroom
(California) -- Black Belt Eagle Scout performed at the Teragram Ballroom in Downtown Los Angeles on May 23. Black Belt Eagle Scout is a solo project fronted and created...
article The indigenous Brazilian congresswoman who is standing up to Bolsonaro
(Brazil) -- Joênia Wapichana was the first person in her family to go to university, the first to study law and the first to qualify as a barrister. Now she has become...
article Report: Fish Passage Above The Columbia's Biggest Dam Can Be Done
(Washington) -- It’s been nearly 80 years since salmon and steelhead made it past Chief Joseph and Grand Coulee dams in Washington’s Upper Columbia Basin. It...
article Horse Nation Indian Relay coming to Fort Pierre
(South Dakota) -- Race lovers, rejoice. Equestrianism is coming back to Fort Pierre this June. No, it’s not the betting, Kentucky Derby-style horse races that Fort...
article Native American camp offers sports, life skills
(New Mexico) -- Hundreds of Native American youth from more than 15 different tribes will attend the 23rd annual NativeVision sports and life skills camp Thursday...

6/10/2019

article Judge rejects Flandreau's hemp bid
(South Dakota) -- A federal judge has denied the Flandreau Santee Sioux’s request for a preliminary injunction against the U.S. Department of Agriculture over the...
article A Texas Child Custody Case Could Upend A Long-Standing System For Native American Adoptions
(Texas) -- In 1978, Congress passed the Indian Child Welfare Act. Before the law, a vast majority of Native American children in foster care were placed in homes outside...
article Disinterment of children's remains begins this week at Carlisle Barracks
(Pennsylvania) -- The remains of six children who died while attending the Carlisle Indian Industrial School will be disinterred in a project scheduled to begin Saturday...
article It's Shocking How Little Is Done When Native Women Disappear
(Montana) -- In June 2017, sisters Ashley and Kimberly Heavy Runner Loring were full of plans. Ashley hoped to leave her home on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, east...
article AG Barr says ‘everything is on the table’ to solve Alaska’s public safety crisis
(Alaska) -- Late last month, U.S. Attorney General William Barr spent three days touring Alaska with the congressional delegation to hear about and see for himself the...
article 'We are a voice': Native Americans diving into local politics amid national momentum
(North Dakota) -- Waylon Pretends Eagle wasn’t planning on running for treasurer of North Dakota’s Democratic Party. But as nominations for the executive...
article Navajo activist to face off against incumbent in Salt Lake City’s District 2 race
(Utah) -- Sitting Salt Lake City Councilman Andrew Johnston will run for a second term against Moroni Benally, a gay activist who ran unsuccessfully for president of the...
article Biden abandons support for federal funding restrictions for abortions after 43 years
(Washington D.C.) -- In an extreme and somewhat abrupt about-face, former vice president and 2020 presidential contender Joe Biden has drop-kicked the Hyde Amendment...
article Two men, suspected in fatal shooting of five on Yakama Reservation, charged with assault
(Washington) -- Two men suspected in the deaths of five people on the Yakama Indian Reservation in Central Washington held a child at gunpoint and stole a vehicle while...
article UPDATE: Final suspect captured in White Swan area shootings that left five dead
(Washington) -- The Yakima Nation announced Monday morning that James Cloud, 35, has been captured. Cloud was the fourth, and law enforcement officials say final, person...
article Lawrence: Former senator Abourezk recalls colorful career
(South Dakota) -- Jim Abourezk’s still got it. The former South Dakota congressman and senator is 88 and has been out of public office for four decades, but he...
article 'Truths are piling up': The legal and moral imperatives behind the MMIWG's calls for justice
(Canada) -- In the wake of the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls' final report, attention is now turning toward whether its 231...
article MMIWG report missed chance to change how deaths are investigated, says Indigenous forensic pathologist
(Ottawa) -- No one needed to explain to Kona Williams, Canada's first Indigenous forensic pathologist, why it was so important for Canada to hold a National Inquiry...
article Crow Nation seeks protection for Crazy Mountains in forest plan revision
(Montana) -- The Crow Nation of Montana wants a say in the future of the Crazy Mountains, a range that shaped the history of the tribe and the West at large. The Crazies...
article “Our community is a fishing community:” Michigan tribe seeks to set its own water standards
(Michigan) -- The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, heavily reliant on fish, berries and wild rice, wants to join the 60 other US tribes who the feds have granted control...
article Canada ‘Blew’ Its Chance to Be the World’s Pot Leader
(Canada) -- Canada “blew it” on cannabis legalization and is rapidly losing ground to the U.S. as a result, according to the founder of one of the top...
article Oglala, Cheyenne River tribes to take over most of Sioux San operation
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes will soon operate most of Sioux San Hospital in Rapid City, which is set to undergo a multi-million dollar...
article MBCI to conduct tribal elections Tuesday
(Mississippi) -- Members of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians head to the polls Tuesday to cast ballots in the race for chief and tribal council. Two of the six...
article No challenges filed so far in White Earth election
(Minnesota) -- It's official: Brent Gish and Michael Fairbanks are the top two vote-getters in Tuesday's special primary election for White Earth tribal chairman...
article 11th-hour protests filed against CN winners
(Oklahoma) -- Three separate appeals regarding results of the Cherokee Nation election were filed with the tribe's Supreme Court Monday, after Chuck Hoskin Jr. and...
article Chief Wind River Tribal Judge, Other Defendants Plead Not Guilty to New Charges
(Wyoming) -- The chief judge of the Wind River Indian Reservation's tribal court and one other defendant pleaded not guilty to new drug-related charges during their...
article Man accused of burning down Fort Berthold church indicted
(North Dakota) -- A man accused of burning down a historic church on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation has been indicted on one charge of arson.
article Settlement allows Alaska inmate to wear some religious Native regalia
(Alaska) -- A settlement will allow a descendant of the Cherokee Nation to wear some religious Native regalia while serving time in Alaska. According to an American...
article Audit finds $1.3M in questionable expenses at First Nation health centre
(Manitoba) -- Unwarranted travel allowances, pay for questionable extra duties and speeding tickets are among the items covered by funding for a health centre on...
article South Dakota Women’s Prison group fights meth addiction
(South Dakota) -- A Native American woman is bringing attention to the impact of methamphetamine addiction from within the South Dakota Women’s Prison in Pierre....
article He Once Struggled to Read. Now He’s on State Board of Ed.
(California) -- Educators throughout the state applauded when Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed former Sanger Unified School superintendent Matt Navo to the California Board...
article RACIST BLOG: Here's why Native American students will soon pay half as much at UIC
(Illinois) -- Alaskan Native and American Indian students attending the University of Illinois at Chicago can receive in-state tuition starting in fall 2019. While in-...
article Detailing the life of Crazy Horse
(Kentucky) -- "They'd kill us," Floyd Clown said solemnly, repeating exactly what his elders had told him as he and his family learned to survive in the...
article A Spectacular Exhibit Of Indigenous Women Artists Counters 500 Years Of Exploitation And Ignorance
(Minnesota) -- At the beginning of the 20th century, a Native American potter named Maria Martinez received an unusual request from an archaeologist excavating a site...
article Grief and compassion springs from author's exploration of intergenerational trauma
(Saskatchewan) -- Suzanne Methot thought she knew what intergenerational trauma meant, having grown up in a household splintered by the effects of colonialism. But when...
article Scots finance whiz makes movie on American Indian reserve with family dubbed ‘most hostile in US’ by FBI
(UK) -- A SCOTS financial whiz kid has traded City life to make a movie on a poverty-stricken American Indian reservation with the family dubbed “most hostile in...
article Cherokee actor helping tell the story of the West in films
(Oklahoma) -- Wes Studi has played a cop in the crime thriller "Heat," a superhero trainer in the comedy "Mystery Men" and as the patriarch of an...
article Honored One: Multitalented Osage artist and educator lauded at Red Earth Festival
(Oklahoma) -- A herd of bison thunders across a full moon, pursued by a pack of hunters, inside the Cox Convention Center. “Since buffalo herds are getting bigger...
article Tribal sustenance fishing bill headed to Gov. Mills’ desk
(Maine) -- Lawmakers gave final approval Monday to a bill regarded as a key step in resolving long-standing disputes between the state and tribal governments over...
article ‘The Buffalo Hunt’ seeks to show SD tribe in a new light
(South Dakota) -- A new documentary on the Oglala Lakota focuses on a tribal buffalo hunt to tell stories about traditions of the Native American people. “The...
article “Our community is a fishing community:” Michigan tribe seeks to set its own water standards
(Michigan) -- The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, on the shores of one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world, is petitioning the federal government to hand over...
article Gardening offers key step toward food sovereignty for Sask. First Nation
(Saskatchewan) -- The people of Saulteaux First Nation are embarking on a journey of food sovereignty, one that's seen the community turn plain yards into riots of...
article Earlier, later and less predictable: How the forest fire season is changing — and why
(Manitoba) -- During a supper hour in the middle of May, Ingolf, Ont., storekeeper Lise Lyons looked over Longpine Lake and watched a forest fire consume an A-frame...
article Descendants of Freedmen to demonstrate on Friday
(Oklahoma) -- Descendants of Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes (Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Seminole and Chickasaw) and their supporters will demonstrate outside the...

6/9/2019

article How a trans man from a small Yukon town had a big impact on the MMIWG inquiry
(Canada) -- Shaun LaDue was two months old when he was taken by a social worker from his family's traditional bush camp on Frances Lake, near Ross River, Yukon. Over...
article Women of colour were crucial to women’s suffrage – it’s time we acknowledge them
(USA) -- The story of the suffragist movement is usually woven with a single strand. Susan B Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott and Alice Paul; these are the...
article Coroner confirms two victims in White Swan shootings
(Washington) -- Yakima County Coroner Jim Curtice confirmed Sunday afternoon that his office was in possession of two victims who both have apparent gunshot wounds....
article Save Our Food. Free the Seed.
(USA) -- Not long ago I was sitting in a combine tractor on a 24,000-acre farm in Dazey, N.D. The expanse of the landscape — endless rows of corn and soybeans as precise...
article More Native candidates are running for local office — and winning — in Washington state
(Washington) -- Seattle City Council member Debora Juarez said the proposed announcement of her appointment to the board of the region’s public transit system,...
article GIAGO: Looking at end of an era
(South Dakota) -- A recent editorial titled, “Public shaming over CBD oil unnecessary” was apparently written by a young person or by someone new to Rapid...
article Three Forks History: Cherokee marriage sometimes required an extra vow
(Oklahoma) -- Like most other people groups, the Cherokees for many years had only a common law. It was not written down but was well-known and understood by citizens of...
article From the Rez and Back: Legal Eagle Helps her Tribe
(South Dakota) -- On an early morning in late February, she’s heading down a deserted Highway 20, on a 55-mile trek to work, a large gas-station coffee with four...
article Rausch joins Forum from Report for America to focus on Native American issues
(North Dakota) -- I spent two days with Jennifer Bear Eagle, first at her home on the northwest tip of Nebraska, to her job as a lawyer for the Oglala Sioux Tribe on the...
article Montana's Missing Indigenous Persons task force named
(Montana) -- Attorney General Tim Fox has appointed 11 members to the Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force. Montana lawmakers created the task force to identify...
article New task force created to track violence and missing native females in MN
(Minnesota) -- Every year, an untold number of Native American Women in Minnesota have vanished, or worse, have been killed. It's been a decades-long struggle to...
article Pipeline protest bill to be argued in Rapid City court
(South Dakota) -- The South Dakota ACLU and lawyers for several elected officials will argue motions this week at the federal court in Rapid City after the ACLU filed a...
article Interactive path in B.C.'s Interior blends traditional storytelling and technology
(British Columbia) -- Hikers in B.C.'s Shuswap region are now being encouraged to take their smartphones on a trek through Tsútswecw Provincial Park — formerly...
article Suquamish Tribe hosts seafood bake for tideland owners
(Washington) -- For years, tribal shellfish harvests in Puget Sound have sparked controversy. Northwest tribes and Washington State negotiated over treaty rights to...
article White House Tried to Stop Climate Science Testimony, Documents Show
(Washington D.C.) -- The White House tried to stop a State Department senior intelligence analyst from discussing climate science in congressional testimony this week,...
article Nevada Governor Signs Laws Impacting Nevadan Indian Colonies
(Nevada) -- On Saturday Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed into law three bills, following five others signed earlier in the legislative session, which promote...
article Indian Affairs Department Congratulates Newly Elected Jicarilla Apache Nation President Darrell Paiz
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Indian Affairs Department (IAD) congratulates Mr. Darrell Paiz on his election as president of the Jicarilla Apache Nation. President Paiz...
article Hoskin, Warner winners of Cherokee Nation election
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Election Commission certified the 2019 General Election results on Monday that have former Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. and...
article South Dakota Women's Prison group fights meth addiction
(South Dakota) -- A Native American woman is bringing attention to the impact of methamphetamine addiction from within the South Dakota Women's Prison. Heather...
article 'I was just shocked': Cree woman makes bold statement against racial profiling
(British Columbia) -- A Cree fashion designer from Chilliwack, B.C., is making a statement after she says she was racially profiled in a local grocery store. Linda...
article Elsipogtog man becomes Parliament's first Mi'kmaw interpreter
(New Brunswick) -- An Elsipogtog First Nation man is set to become the first interpreter of the Mi'kmaw language in Canada's parliament. Brian Francis, who's...
article Closing the Circle: MniSotaMakoce (Land where the water reflects the sky) – Dakota Land
(Minnesota) -- The Doctrine of Discovery Task Force is the result of a number of factors – including conversations with Native leaders and a number of people with...
article Oakland man to donate $100,000 from home sale to help Brazilian Amazon tribe
(California) -- When Josip Markus decided to sell his Upper Rockridge house, he wanted to also “make an impact.” So he’s donating $100,000 from the...
article Mother of Iinnii: Betty Cooper guides Blackfeet in return of buffalo
(Montana) -- Every knuckle in Betty Cooper’s hands seems to go a different direction. Perhaps that’s natural for hands that, in a single day, play Blackfeet...
article Trial postponed for former Crow Creek Council treasurer, alleged sexual abuse perpetrator
(South Dakota) -- The trial of Roland Hawk Sr., formerly the treasurer for the Crow Creek Tribal Council and alleged perpetrator of several counts of sexual abuse, has...
article Lilly Gopher left lasting legacy at Box Elder
(Montana) -- Lilly Gopher left her mark on Box Elder High School. Gopher was the State C girls basketball tournament MVP as a junior when she helped lead the Bears to...

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