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Bears

article Guest opinion: Protect sacred grizzly bear, follow those who know Grandmother Earth
(Montana) -- Led by Chief Stan Grier, the Blackfoot Confederacy of the Piikani, Blackfeet, Siksika and Blood Tribe has been at the forefront of publicly elevating the...
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Bears Ears

article Nez-Lizer administration supports efforts of the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition
(Arizona) -- On Aug. 30, Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer attended the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition tribal leadership meeting, to discuss the collaborative...
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Blackfeet Nation

article 'Buffalo Stone' Could Give Insight Into Blackfeet History
(Montana) -- About two years ago, a Saskatchewan woman found an odd rock on her farm. It was recently determined to be a fossil known as a "buffalo stone,"...
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Cherokee Nation

article Cherokee Nation contributes to initiative
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation is working to help transform the way Native American history is presented in classrooms. The tribe is one of many contributing to the...
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Columbus/Indigenous Day

article How Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan Speaks Up for Indigenous Peoples Day
(Minnesota) -- In 2018, with Columbus Day just weeks away, a kindergarten teacher in the St. Louis Park public school district had an awkward question for Peggy Flanagan.
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Colville Tribe

article Tribe seeks water adjudication
(Oklahoma) -- The Colville Confederated Tribes has asked the state to start a general stream adjudication of the Columbia and Okanogan rivers to determine tribal water...
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Cultural Appropriation

article Americans for Indian Opportunity 'deeply regrets' participation in Dior campaign
(Hollywood) -- Americans for Indian Opportunity released a statement Sept. 4 addressing their involvement in the controversial Christian Dior perfume campaign. The...
article Johnny Depp Defends Native American-Themed Dior Ad After SJWs Denounce It As Racist
(Hollywood) -- After social justice warriors forced Dior into pulling a Native American-themed "Sauvage" cologne ad starring Johnny Depp, the actor has now...
article OP/ED: Dior And Johnny Depp Yield To An Ever-Offended World
(Hollywood) -- I'm sure you've heard about the controversial spot for Dior's "Sauvage" brand of perfume with Johnny Depp. Since this particular...
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DOI

article Congress debates Bureau of Land Management move to Grand Junction
(Washington D.C.) -- The acting director of the Bureau of Land Management on Tuesday defended his agency’s decision to move its headquarters to Grand Junction in...
article In Congressional Hearing, Democrats And Tribes Remain Opposed To BLM Move
(Washington D.C.) -- The House Committee on Natural Resources held a hearing today on the Bureau of Land Management's plans to move headquarters out west....
article Interior freezes hiring to prepare for personnel changes ahead of BLM relocation
(Washington D.C.) -- Despite some congressional opposition, the Interior Department is picking up the pace now to relocate much of the remaining employees at the Bureau...
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Eastern Band of Cherokee

press release Richard Sneed elected principal chief of Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
(North Carolina) -- Current Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Principal Chief Richard Sneed was elected for a four-year term as principal chief last Thursday. Chief Sneed...
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First Nations

press release The Government of Canada announces the coming into force of an Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families
(Ottawa) -- Reducing the number of Indigenous children in care continues to be one of the Government of Canada's most important priorities.
article Trudeau, Goodale and Sajjan visit Halifax to survey Dorian recovery efforts
(Nova Scotia) -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and two federal cabinet ministers visited Halifax Tuesday to survey the damage caused by Dorian, the hurricane-strength...
article Federal election campaign to officially kick off Wednesday
(Ottawa) -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will officially kick off the federal election campaign with a visit to Rideau Hall at 10 a.m. ET Wednesday, Liberal sources...
article How Canadians Raised Millions to Save 2,000 Pristine Acres
(British Columbia) -- The students in a fifth-grade class at Cambridge Elementary School in British Columbia, Canada were on an environmental mission in June. At their...
article Mé​​​​​​​tis veterans receive apology, promise of compensation from federal minister
(Saskatchewan) -- Métis veterans in Canada have received an apology and promise of compensation from a federal minister. In a packed room at the Royal Canadian Legion in...
article New federal Arctic policy includes focus on health, environment, infrastructure
(North Canada) -- The federal government has released its long-awaited policy on developing the Canadian Arctic. The lengthy document, released by the Department of...
article Federal government releases long-awaited Arctic policy
(North Canada) -- The federal government has released its long-awaited policy on developing the Canadian Arctic. The lengthy document, released by the department of...
article Students on Ice expedition brings the classroom to the polar regions
(Ottawa) -- Geoff Green is sporting a healthy tan and looking surprisingly relaxed at an early August reception at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa. True, he has...
article Pre-election goodies for First Nation bridges, clean water projects
(Ontario) -- Ahead of a federal election, Ottawa was rolling out funding and breaking ground on First Nation community infrastructure projects across Northern Ontario....
article Kwanlin Dün partners in program to help people with FASD in justice system
(North Canada) -- Yukon's Kwanlin Dün First Nation is partnering in a new program aimed at helping Indigenous people with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) navigate...
article First-of-its-kind program to fill gap in Indigenous childbirth care
(Saskatchewan) -- Directors hope an Indigenous birth support worker program set to launch in Saskatoon this winter will become the new standard for Indigenous maternal...
article 'We feel very unappreciated': Sagkeeng First Nation teachers protesting contracts
(Manitoba) -- As students return to school across the province, children at one First Nations school are off to a rocky start. A number of elementary school teachers on...
article Eaglechild totem pole moving from Prince Albert, Sask. to First Nation
(Saskatchewan) -- The Eaglechild totem pole, which has stood on the riverbank in Prince Albert, Sask., for 45 years, has been cut down. “I was emotional. I wanted...
article N.B. artist takes first place in international competition for Indigenous artwork
(Canada) -- An artist from New Brunswick's Tobique First Nation has taken first place at an international competition for his Indigenous artwork.
article Sixteen-year-old dead after house fire on Beardy’s First Nation
(Saskatchewan) -- Rosthern RCMP say a 16-year-old girl is dead after a house fire on the Beardy’s First Nation Sunday afternoon. Police say at this point they...
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Food Sovereignty

article Global trade of tree seeds can introduce harmful pests
(Worldwide) -- The trade of forest tree seeds is, on a global scale, not as safe as previously believed. Researchers from CABI and, among other institutions, the Swiss...
article Sustainable food the theme on menu at popular food forum
(Ireland) -- Aboriginal chefs Luke Bourke, Dave Gray, Josh Moore and Samuel Bourke of Sydney’s Rockpool Restaurant, after their arrival at Cork Airport in advance...
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Keystone XL Pipeline

article U.S. seeks dismissal of Native American tribes' lawsuit over Keystone pipeline
(Montana) -- Attorneys for the Trump administration want a U.S. judge to throw out a lawsuit from Native American tribes trying to block the proposed Keystone XL oil...
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Land Issues

article Ancestral land to be returned to Nipmuc tribe at public ceremony in Petersham
(Massachusetts) -- Anyone with even a passing interest in the history of New England can’t help but be aware of just how badly Native Americans were treated...
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Lumbee Tribe

article Influential tribe set to play key role in NC election
(North Carolina) -- Republicans and Democrats are working in a last-ditch effort to turn out voters from North Carolina’s Lumbee Tribe ahead of the critical...
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Mascot Issue

article Dartmouth school board to set up group to research mascot issue
(Massachusetts) -- For the past five decades, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) has been diligently opposing the use of derogatory stereotypes of Native...
article Skowhegan business under fire for producing ‘Indians” mascot apparel
(Maine) -- A Facebook post from Maine Fire Equipment Co. promoting “Indian Outlaw” T-shirts and hoodies to celebrate the start of high school football this...
article Menomonie schools join resolution asking for the ban of Native American mascots
(Wisconsin) -- The School District of Menomonie Area Board of Education voted 4-2 to approve a resolution by the Wausau Area School Board that would ban all mascots,...
article Wisconsin schools could eliminate Native American mascots
(Wisconsin) -- The Wausau School District is asking schools across Wisconsin to support a resolution that would ban Native American mascots or nicknames for their sports...
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Mental Health

article Meet 5 Indigenous youth who are spreading hope in communities on World Suicide Prevention Day
(Worldwide) -- Sept. 10 marks World Suicide Prevention Day. It's an important day for Indigenous youth involved with We Matter, an Indigenous youth-led non-profit...
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Mining & Drilling

article Oil Drilling Plan Near Sacred Utah Monument Draws Tribal Opposition
(Utah) -- The U.S. government will allow oil and gas companies to make lease bids Monday on lands considered archaeologically sensitive near a national monument...
article Book review: On the financial power of the Koch dynasty
(Oklahoma) -- Until Donald Trump came along, there was arguably no bigger villain for the American left than Charles Koch. Over half a century, the notoriously secretive...
article Indigenous protests in Peru halt output at Frontera oil block
(Peru) -- Indigenous communities took control of a small airport and an oil pumping station in Peru to demand the government clean up pollution, halting production at an...
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MMIW

article Tears flow as Seattle Council commits to supporting Native Americans
(Washington) -- “Reclaiming the inherent responsibility of the City to protect its most vulnerable populations.” Those are the first words in a resolution...
article MT DOJ hires 2 people to assist with missing persons cases
(Montana) -- The Montana Department of Justice announced in a press release on Monday that it has hired a Missing Persons Specialist and a LINC (Looping in Native...
article 'Tragic and haunting memory': B.C. family has been missing for 30 years
(British Columbia) -- The early hours of Aug. 2, 1989 was the last time anyone heard from the Jack family. Ronnie Jack had called his mother in the Burns Lake, B.C. area...
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Navajo Nation

article Attorneys for Navajo man file stay of execution
(Arizona) -- Attorneys for Lezmond Mitchell filed a motion for stay of execution with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Sept. 9. Mitchell was convicted...
article Navajo-Hopi Observer publishes new Native American Health & Wellness Guide Sept. 18
(Arizona) -- The Navajo-Hopi Observer’s new Native American Health and Wellness Guide, a full color resource publication for northern Arizona healthcare providers...
article Navajo Arts and Crafts Enterprise officially signs new brand ambassador
(Arizona) -- Aurelius ‘Aury’ Yazzie was officially signed by Navajo Arts and Crafts Enterprise to serve as brand ambassador. For the next year, he’ll be representing the...
article Navajo weavers share talent at Desert View
(Arizona) -- Navajo siblings Bill Nez and Jane Hyden demonstrate the art of Navajo rug weaving Aug. 15. Left: Hyden said her great grandmother taught her and her...
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Opioid Crisis

article In Cherokee Country, Opioid Crisis Is Now An Existential Threat
(Oklahoma) -- Here in the foothills of the lush Ozark Mountains, where the Cherokee Nation re-formed its government after U.S. soldiers marched members of the tribe out...
article Yakama Nation hosts seminar to address opioid epidemic
(Washington) -- The opioid crisis is an ongoing problem throughout the country. In tribal lands it's no exception. This is one reason the Yakama Nation hosted an...
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Seminole Tribe

press release Seminole Tribe continues airlift of drinking water for fifth straight day
(Florida) -- Five days into a massive airlift of bottled drinking water, the Seminole Tribe of Florida estimates it has delivered approximately 35,000 bottles of...
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Swinomish Tribe

article 'We Will Always Sing': Black Belt Eagle Scout Makes Space For The Marginalized
(Washington) -- To understand the music of Black Belt Eagle Scout, it helps to know a little bit about the place frontwoman Katherine Paul grew up. The artist was raised...
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Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

article Delegate Charlaine Tso delivers Violence Against Women Act testimony
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation Council Delegate Charlaine Tso provided testimony to the United States Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women at the...
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Water Issues

article Former water operator from Carry Kettle Nakoda Nation receives 2019 National First Nations Water
(Canada) -- First Nations people and organizations are leading efforts to ensure their communities enjoy the same access to safe, clean and reliable drinking water that...
article Waterfront Center site spiritually purified in Native American ceremony
(Washington) -- A ritual Native American blessing and purification ceremony was conducted in front of an estimated 25 attendees at the Edmonds Waterfront Center...
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Other News

article Texas celebrates first Quanah Parker Day
(Texas) -- This Saturday marks the state's first official celebration of the legendary Quanah Parker, the last great chief of the Comanches. Parker, who had ties to...
article Tribal Council Says Alamo Management Violated Religious Freedom
(Texas) -- An indigenous nation, a member of its tribal council and the San Antonio Missions Cemetery Association filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday morning against the...
article Trespassing Artist Honors Tequesta Circle at Downtown Construction Site
(Florida) -- Jenna Balfe gently placed a dozen plants at the edge of the ancient circle linked to the Tequesta Indians dating back 2,000 years. She set them down one at...
article Environmentalists, tribe challenge PolyMet wetlands permit
(Minnesota) -- Several environmental groups and a Native American tribe have gone to court to challenge a permit issued by the Army Corps of Engineers for the planned...
article Indian Affairs Committee remembers and honors the late state Sen. John Pinto
(New Mexico) -- A flag flew over the U.S. Capitol in May in memory of state Sen. John Pinto — a sheepherder and Navajo Code Talker who became one of the longest...
article SD Supreme Court to hear argument in GEAR UP appeal
(South Dakota) -- A Charles Mix County court's 2018 decision to grant summary judgment to the Mid-Central Educational Cooperative will be contested before the South...
article Man set to be executed in Terre Haute files request for stay, claims racial bias among jurors
(Indiana) -- One of the five death row inmates set to have their sentences carried out in Terre Haute has asked for a stay of execution, citing a potential racial bias...
article No evidence uncovered in recent search for family missing for 30 years, say RCMP
(British Columbia) -- A three-day search on a property in northern B.C. for a missing family has turned up no evidence of Ronnie or Doreen Jack or their two sons Russell...
article 'I can set an example': Indigenous scholar at UWindsor eager to connect students with their roots
(Ontario) -- One of the five new Indigenous Peoples Scholars at the University of Windsor is hoping being part of the program will help her reconnect with her culture —...
article Fall Issue of UWyo Magazine Features Native American Partnerships
(Wyoming) -- University of Wyoming/Native American partnerships are the focus of the fall 2019 digital edition of UWyo Magazine.
article Inaugural Course on Cayuga Language and Culture Starts This Fall
(New York) -- This fall, Cornell introduced a new course in which students can learn the traditional language Gayogo̱hó:nǫ and culture of the Cayuga Nation, the Native...
article Native American and Indigenous Studies Minor Now Offered
(Massachusetts) -- In February 2016, a grassroots campaign driven by Tufts students to change Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day at the university paid off when...
article Native American Partnerships Grow at UW
(Wyoming) -- The Wind River Indian Reservation and the University of Wyoming are growing partnerships across the board -- from education and research to economic...
article Oregon Schools Slowly Rolling Out Indigenous Studies Curriculum
(Oregon) -- Inside a room at the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians’ new tribal community center are three framed sketch drawings by a Native artist. K...
article UA, Diné College researchers to receive $1.3M to train students in neuroscience
(Arizona) -- A $1.3 million National Institutes of Health grant could yield bigger than expected dividends if an intensive mentoring approach develops between Diné...
article Alaska Native Voices from WWII Are Focus of Historical Project
(Alaska) -- In August, the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development recognized forty Native leaders around the country for their “40 Under 40...
article Powwow Celebrates Tribal Heritage, Traditions
(Massachusetts) -- Every year, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) gathers for its annual powwow — a festive two-day celebration of tribal heritage that...
article New Alanis Obomsawin doc traces fight for equality in children's services inspired by Manitoba boy
(Manitoba) -- A film documenting the short life of a Cree child from Manitoba and the impact he has had on the lives of Indigenous children across the country is...
article BOOK: Black Squirrel author and illustrator interviews
(New York) -- Joseph Bruchac lives with his wife, Carol, in the Adirondack mountain foothills town of Greenfield Center, New York, in the same house where his maternal...
article The Exhilarating Phoenix Desert
(Arizona) -- If you are seeking adventures under the blazing desert sun consider a trip to Phoenix, Arizona.
article Illegal miners, feeling betrayed, call on Bolsonaro to end environmental crackdown in Amazon
(Brazil) -- A group of wildcat miners blocked a highway that cuts through the Amazon this week to protest a government crackdown on illegal mines, in the latest...
article Conservation Police Investigate Graffiti at Sacred Starved Rock Formation
(Illinois) -- Officials at Starved Rock State Park are investigating recent graffiti that was seen on a sacred rock over Labor Day weekend. Images of the Council...
article AZ high school basketball record holder BJ Burries turns hate into hope on San Carlos reservation
(Arizona) -- Just four days after he began his journey at Mesa Community College, B.J. Burries made the two-hour drive back home to the San Carlos Apache Indian...
press release Carmen Tageant defeats Nooksack police chief Mike Ashby in federal court
(Washington) -- Carmen Tageant has been recalled from public office, sexually harassed, cyber stalked, and physically assaulted by Nooksack political actors. Tageant’s...
press release American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association to host first tribal tourism information gathering session
(Oklahoma) -- The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) will host its first-ever Tribal Tourism Information Gathering Session during the upcoming...

9/9/2019

article Indigenous Women in Canada Are Still Being Sterilized Without Their Consent
(Canada) -- S.A.T.* wanted her daughter in the room. It was the second time she'd ever spoken about her experience with anybody outside her family, friends and...
article Rent Is Recognition and Restitution for Seattle’s Native Inhabitants
(Washington) -- Since time immemorial, the Duwamish tribe has resided along the shores of Seattle’s Puget Sound. The city is named for a Duwamish ancestor, Chief...
article The Complicated Decisions That Come With Digitizing Indigenous Languages
(Internet) -- Imagine: Hundreds of years of environmental, social, and political changes have left the English language with only a handful of speakers. Linguists and...
article Oil drilling plan near Utah monument draws tribal opposition
(Utah) -- The U.S. government will allow oil and gas companies to make lease bids Monday on lands considered archaeologically sensitive near a national monument...
article Scheer should break with Harper's approach to Indigenous peoples, says AFN national chief
(Ottawa) -- Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer should signal he won't copy former prime minister Stephen Harper's approach to the relationship between Ottawa and...
article Why This Fashion Entrepreneur Moved From L.A. to a Navajo Reservation to Run Her Own Clothing Business
(New Mexico) -- The store has no name. Just a neon sign in the window with a symbol: a Native American storm cloud. It represents rebirth. "I don't feel the...
article Inside the used car dealership of North Dakota grain embezzler: Manager says he never knew about ill-gotten grain
(North Dakota) -- When Hunter Hanson last fall filed for a license to start a used car business at the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, Stuart Medrud was by his side....
article Why Violence Persists in New Mexico's Indigenous Border Towns
(New Mexico) -- One March night last year, two teenagers briefly sneaked away from a hotel party in Albuquerque, New Mexico, intent on murdering a Native American...
article Meet 5 Indigenous youth who are spreading hope in communities on World Suicide Prevention Day
(Canada) -- Sept. 10 marks World Suicide Prevention Day. It's an important day for Indigenous youth involved with We Matter, an Indigenous youth-led non-profit...
article Juul Violated Federal Rules by Marketing Vaping Products as Safer Than Cigarettes, F.D.A. Says
(Washington D.C.) -- The agency sent a warning letter to the company. In a separate letter, it also requested more information about the company’s outreach to...
article The Sacklers Reportedly Stalled an Opioid Settlement Because They Don’t Want to Hand Over $4.5 Billion
(Ohio) -- The family behind Purdue Pharma reportedly doesn’t want to sacrifice a bigger chunk of their personal wealth to settle the thousands of opioid-related...
article Seattle vows to address crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls
(Washington) -- The Seattle City Council adopted a resolution Monday acknowledging violence against indigenous women and girls and vowing to address the crisis by hiring...
article Indigenous elders gather in Winnipeg to talk about climate change, MMIWG
(Winnipeg) -- First Nations, Inuit and Métis elders from across the country are meeting in Winnipeg to share knowledge and talk about issues like missing and murdered...
article 16 of Sask.'s 51 pot shops haven't opened their doors nearly a year after legalization
(Saskatchewan) -- Nearly a third of the 51 cannabis retail stores planned for Saskatchewan remain unopened — just over a month out from a potentially key deadline...
article First Nation Federal Framework on Cannabis Update
(British Columbia) -- The work underway on the First Nation Federal Framework on Cannabis was discussed at the inaugural meeting of the AFN Chiefs Committee on Cannabis...
article Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Tribal Council votes against marijuana facility purchase in Humboldt Township
(Michigan) -- The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s Tribal Council, after due consideration, has decided not to go forward with the purchase of the ELF Facility...
article Keystone opponents dig in after NE Supreme Court ruling
(Nebraska) -- Some Nebraska landowners and tribal nations are committed to fight TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL Pipeline, after the Nebraska Supreme Court's...
article The Shinnecock Nation's Land: Is It A Territory Or A Reservation?
(New York) -- The Shinnecock Indian Nation’s 800-acre peninsula of land, known as Shinnecock Neck, has been called both a territory and a reservation — state...
article B.C. First Nation granted injunction to stop Taseko exploratory drilling
(British Columbia) -- The Tsilhqot’in Nation’s injunction has been granted to stop Taseko Mines Ltd. from carrying out exploratory drilling near Teztan Biny...
article Forum addresses ecological, tribal opposition to Yucca Mountain
(Utah) -- Annette Magnus will tell you her grandfather’s time spent working at the Nevada Test Site in Nye County ultimately led to his death from cancer....
article Oil drilling plan near Utah monument draws tribal opposition
(Utah) -- The U.S. government will allow oil and gas companies to make lease bids Monday on lands considered archaeologically sensitive near a national monument...
article Rent Is Recognition and Restitution for Seattle’s Native Inhabitants
(Washington) -- A grassroots movement encourages non-Native city dwellers to pay monthly reparations to the Duwamish, a Native American tribe that’s petitioned for...
article Red Lake Nation opens shopping center on northern Minnesota land
(Minnesota) -- The Red Lake Band of Chippewa in northern Minnesota has opened a new shopping center on its land north of Bemidji. “It’s finally a reality...
article Justice Gorsuch book touts Scalia’s views and civility in the Trump era
(Washington D.C.) -- Thirty years ago, Neil Gorsuch was in his first year at Harvard Law School when Justice Antonin Scalia, then new to Supreme Court, came to lecture...
article Navajo utility wants to build on project to electrify homes
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation wants to build on a pilot project that connected more than 230 homes to the electric grid. The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority worked with...
article Oregon Schools Slowly Rolling Out Indigenous Studies Curriculum
(Oregon) -- Inside a room at the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians’ new tribal community center are three framed sketch drawings by a Native artist. K...
article The 'naturally disappointing' results of new Wyoming study: Native American students face greater discipline
(Wisconsin) -- Wyoming teachers disproportionately suspend Native American students from school compared to their peers, especially in cases where educators use their...
article Tocabe and American Indian Scholarship Fund Present a Night of Indigenous Food
(Denver) -- Eleven years ago, Ben Jacobs and Matt Chandra launched Tocabe at 3536 West 44th Avenue, Denver's only American Indian restaurant at the time. That...
article Hoskin offers language investment at State of Nation
(Oklahoma) -- Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. on Aug. 31 proposed the largest investment in language programs in the tribe’s history and detailed more initiatives...
article The Complicated Decisions That Come With Digitizing Indigenous Languages
(North America) -- How do you measure what’s missing? How do you bring English back? This, of course, is the reality for scores of Native North American languages...
article MORON ALERT: Priest walks in saint’s footsteps in California mission country
(California) -- St. Paul in the first century AD evangelized the Romans, Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Thessalonians. Coming forward to...
article Carving like the Chinook
(Washington) -- In a woodshop outside of La Center one local is churning out art indicative of the native peoples of the Pacific Northwest — but he isn’t...
article ‘Neither Wolf Nor Dog’ is now a quietly powerful Indigenous feature film
(Minnesota) -- Many readers will recall Kent Nerburn’s Neither Wolf Nor Dog, first published in 1994 and winner of the Minnesota Book award in 1996. Perhaps no...
article Mexican gas pipelines halted by indigenous opposition
(Mexico) -- While gas has begun flowing through the South Texas-Tuxpan pipeline in the wake of the Mexican government renegotiating seven pipeline contracts, completion...
article Tocabe and American Indian Scholarship Fund Present a Night of Indigenous Food
(Colorado) -- Eleven years ago, Ben Jacobs and Matt Chandra launched Tocabe at 3536 West 44th Avenue, Denver's only American Indian restaurant at the time. That...
article Indigenous fire practices once shaped the Northwest — and they might again
(Washington) -- Upon arriving in Washington, many settlers assumed that the lands they had entered were perfect representations of unspoiled nature. They explored...
article Former CN Treasurer, Councilor Chapman dies
(Oklahoma) -- Former Cherokee Nation Treasurer and Tribal Councilor Gary Dean Chapman died Sept. 3 at age 81. According to his obituary, he was born to Ezekiel “...
article Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation President Bernadine Burnette named one of Arizona’s most influential women for 2019
(Arizona) -- Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation President Bernadine Burnette has been part of her tribal community’s success story for more than 20 years and is also one of...
article TERO named program of the year by CTER
(Washington) -- The Council for Tribal Employment Rights (CTER) awarded the designation of TERO of the year to The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation at...

9/8/2019

article Johnny Depp Says Dior 'Sauvage' Film Was Made "With Great Respect" for Native Americans Following Backlash
(Hollywood) -- The actor said they are working with those offended by the film to come to a resolution and that the full film "has never been seen." Johnny...
article Teehee hopes for congressional collaboration on seating her as Cherokee Nation delegate
(Washington D.C.) -- Kim Teehee, who made history last month after being confirmed as the Cherokee Nation’s first delegate to Congress, doesn’t plan to show...
article Miami leaders call Inhofe amendment ‘unfair’
(Washington D.C.) -- Civic and tribal leaders in Miami thought they were following proper channels when working with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Grand...
article Ottawa ordered to compensate First Nations children impacted by on-reserve child welfare system
(Ottawa) -- Ottawa must pay potentially billions of dollars in compensation to First Nations children harmed by the on-reserve child welfare system, following a ruling...
article Young drummers to trade plastic bin for real drum after outpouring of support
(Manitoba) -- A group of young boys from Mathias Colomb Cree Nation in Manitoba are eagerly waiting for a new powwow drum to be delivered to their community after...
article David Hogg: We Need To Recognize "Indigenous Mass Shootings" Conducted By The American Government
(Washington D.C.) -- In an interview with MSNBC host Chris Hayes, gun control activist David Hogg stated that in a "post-genocidal" society such as America...
article In Cherokee Country, Opioid Crisis Seen as Existential Threat
(Oklahoma) -- Here in the foothills of the lush Ozark Mountains, where the Cherokee Nation re-formed its government after U.S. soldiers marched members of the tribe out...
article Minnesota oil pipeline fight highlights Democratic dilemmas
(Minnesota) -- A divisive fight over the future of a crude-oil pipeline across Minnesota is pinning presidential candidates between environmentalists and trade unions in...
article How the bizarre tale of the ‘Oregon standoff’ explains what happened to America in 2016
(Oregon) -- Anthony McCann’s “Shadowlands: Fear and Freedom at the Oregon Standoff” is one of those extraordinary books that seems to be about one...
article Italian company asks to access land near Grand Canyon
(Arizona) -- An Italian real estate company that has long eyed development outside the Grand Canyon’s South Rim again is seeking permission to improve forest roads...
article Nye County officials on Yucca Mountain: ‘Let’s sit down and talk’
(Nevada) -- Nevada leaders from Gov. Steve Sisolak and current members of the state’s congressional delegation to past governors, senators and representatives have...
article First Nations leadership concerned about who will be included in child welfare ruling
(British Columbia) -- First Nations leadership in British Columbia is calling on the Canadian government to "do the right thing" and ensure nobody is left...
article Cherokee Nation sharing authentic perspective on forced removal with classrooms
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation is working to help transform the way Native American history is presented in classrooms. The tribe is one of many contributing to the...
article Leaving home: Northern students flock south in pursuit of higher education
(Canada) -- Fall is a time of change in the North, perhaps most so for the families affected by the great migration south as students leave in pursuit of higher...
article ‘Most people don’t really know we’re a thing’: Students, faculty reflect on lack of Native representation at Notre Dame
(Indiana) -- While Fr. Edward Sorin and the Congregation of Holy Cross were given the University’s land by the Bishop of Vincennes, this region of Northern Indiana...
article Artifacts alter timeline for Native Americans in California
(California) -- On a rugged coastal bluff overlooking Tomales Bay is the site of a former Coast Miwok village that tells a remarkable story about Native American...
article Sask. woman learns object found on farm is rare Blackfoot artifact
(Saskatchewan) -- A Saskatchewan woman has been told the "odd-looking rock" she stumbled upon on her farm is, in fact, a rare Blackfoot artifact. Tricia...
article In 1971, he took a photo of a Navajo dancer. The portrait lives on. The dancer, too.
(Maryland) -- Barry Moien never considered himself a great photographer. He was less into the artistic side of photography and more into the technical side, more George...
article Why Brazilian farmers are burning the rainforest — and why it’s difficult for Bolsonaro to stop them
(Brazil) -- Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, under international pressure to curb the fires now spiking across the Amazon, is trying to crack down on the farmers and...
article Tulalip Tribes banking on beavers to bolster Snohomish River
(Washington) -- She was a King County girl living the high life on Lake Union. He made his home in a cramped culvert leading to a detention pond in Snohomish. Then, one...
article Parade of bison creates a ‘Montana traffic jam’
(Montana) -- Traffic came to a standstill on both sides of Highway 2 on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Montana on Thursday when a parade of bison crossed the...

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