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Bay Mills

article NEWLAND: Coronavirus and social distancing could devastate tribal communities
(Michigan) -- Telling indigenous Americans to stop gathering is like telling a leopard to change its spots. Tribes from Alaska to Oklahoma and elsewhere in the United...
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Billy Mills

article Olympic Gold-Medal Winner Billy Mills (Lakota) Comments on Postponement of 2020 Games
(California) -- With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic threatening lives worldwide, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and International Olympic Committee President...
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Bois Forte Band of Chippewa

article Bois Forte Band postpones election, adopts "Stay Safe, Stay Home" order
(Minnesota) -- The Bois Forte Band of Chippewa on Wednesday afternoon postponed its tribal elections and asked members to stay home in efforts to curb the spread of...
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Cherokee Nation

article CHIEF HOSKINS: How Cherokee Nation is taking on COVID-19
(Oklahoma) -- The dangerous COVID-19 virus continues to spread across the world, and now it has officially reached Cherokee Nation. A Cherokee citizen in Tulsa County...
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Colville Tribe

article The Colville Tribes Closes the Colville Reservation to Non-Essential Traffic
(Washington) -- The Colville Reservation is now closed to visitors until further notice as part of the Colville Tribes’ ongoing effort to stall the spread of COVID...
article Colville Business Council Primary Election Candidate Forum
(Washington) -- Note: All candidates appear in the order they appeared in the Tribal Tribune print edition. Not every candidate in this year's primary election...
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Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla

article Umatilla Tribes Remember History In Struggle With Pandemic
(Oregon) -- The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation have a history with pandemics. More than 3,000 people live on the Umatilla reservation. Tribal...
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Congress

article Senate Hurtles to Vote in Hours on Record $2 Trillion Stimulus
(Washington D.C.) -- The Senate moved toward a vote Wednesday on the biggest economic rescue measure in U.S. history, a more than $2 trillion package of spending and tax...
press release Udall Statement on Tribal Provisions in Senate Bipartisan Emergency COVID-19 Relief Package Compromise Agreement
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, issued the following statement on the improvements to the...
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COVID-19

article NAGLE: The US Has Neglected Indian Country for Years. Now Comes a Pandemic
(Washington D.C.) -- On Monday a video emerged on social media of police in a store parking lot telling shoppers by loudspeaker to go home and stay there because of the...
article Tribal leaders face great need and don't have enough resources to respond to the coronavirus pandemic
(Washington D.C.) -- The coronavirus is hitting American Indians and Alaska Natives hard. Tribal citizens are dying , Indian nations have closed casinos to protect the...
article The coronavirus is exacerbating vulnerabilities Native communities already face
(Arizona) -- In Kayenta, Arizona — the northwest corner of the Navajo Nation — the streets are eerily quiet. Famous landmarks like Antelope Canyon and...
article Montana's Tribal Nations Say They're Short On Medical Supplies
(Montana) -- Montana’s tribal nations say their first responders and medical professionals are short on equipment needed to protect health care workers from the...
article Villages across Alaska go on lockdown
(Alaska) -- Several Alaska villages have introduced temporary policies restricting travel in and out in response to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The Minto Village...
article Indigenous pandemic needs grow as federal funds prepare to flow
(Canada) -- Gloves, masks and sanitizer are hard to come by in Grassy Narrows First Nation, according to Chief Rudy Turtle. He said store shelves 88 kilometres southwest...
article Pandemic impact puts First Nation businesses at risk
(Ontario) -- First Nation business owners are taking the brunt of the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis, and a Thunder Bay-based business advocacy group is calling...
article LEGAL BLOG: Tribal Emergency Response to COVID-19
(USA) -- Indian tribal governments have the inherent power to declare states of emergency on tribal lands to protect the health and welfare of tribal members, and a...
article COVID-19 Leaves Shawnee Woman Homeless
(Oklahoma) -- As unemployment claims in the U.S. skyrocket due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Tiffany Barnett, a Shawnee resident, is personally feeling the effects.
article Girl's Native American healing dance goes offers comfort during COVID-19 outbreak
(South Carolina) -- A 7-year-old from Anderson County is using her dance moves to spread a message of peace and healing during the COVID-19 outbreak.
article “It was a matter of time”: North American Indigenous Games postponed for one year
(Nova Scotia) -- Add another log to the fire, if you will, because there’s another Games which won’t be happening this year. But unlike the Arctic Winter...
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Cow Creek Tribe

article 3 more escaped inmates nabbed; in Pierre not far from Women's Prison
(South Dakota) -- Only two of the nine inmates who walked away from the state Women’s Prison Community Center in Pierre on Monday night remain on the lam, after...
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Crow Creek Sioux

article Former tribal chairman admits stealing from Crow Creek Sioux
(South Dakota) -- Brandon Sazue Sr., former chairman of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court in Pierre to being part of a six-member...
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Dakota Access Pipeline

article Court orders feds to do environmental review of Dakota Access Pipeline
(North Dakota) -- In a victory for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, a federal judge has decided the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must perform an environmental review of...
article Dakota Access Pipeline Needs More Federal Review, Court Says
(North Dakota) -- Federal officials must again study the impacts of the Dakota Access pipeline, after a federal court on Wednesday largely sided with American Indian...
article Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Wins a Victory in Dakota Access Pipeline Case
(North Dakota) -- In a significant victory for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, a federal judge on Wednesday ordered a sweeping new environmental review of the Dakota...
article U.S. court orders full environmental review of Dakota Access pipeline
(North Dakota) -- A federal court on Wednesday ordered the Trump administration to conduct a full environmental review of a controversial segment of the Dakota Access...
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Eastern Band of Cherokee

article Cherokee tribe limits access, discourages visitors during coronavirus crisis
(North Carolina) -- The principal chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, whose reservation is one of the largest tourist draws in Western North Carolina, is...
article EBCI suspends operations, limits access to Boundary
(North Carolina) -- Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Principal Chief Richard Sneed last Friday announced a State of Emergency for the EBCI, closing administrative...
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First Nations

article Eskasoni imposes curfew, erects barricades to prevent spread of COVID-19
(Nova Scotia) -- A state of emergency imposed on residents of the Eskasoni First Nation by the band council is even stricter than the one imposed by the Nova Scotia...
article More Sask. Indigenous communities take measures to prevent spread of COVID-19
(Saskatchewan) -- More Indigenous communities in Saskatchewan are introducing measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. The meaures are needed, said Federation of...
article B.C. Interior First Nation on 14-day lockdown as precaution against COVID-19
(British Columbia) -- As entire communities, First Nations in B.C. are heeding the advice to stay home and self-isolate to protect themselves against the threat of COVID...
article 'Like superheros': Northern Quebec grocery store a vital service for residents
(Quebec) -- The importance of local grocery stores in small, northern communities has become very clear to Beverly Quinn, owner of the Meechum l'Inter Marché in...
article Cree patient in Montreal tests positive for COVID-19
(Quebec) -- One Cree patient being treated at a Montreal hospital has tested positive for COVID-19 and was in self-isolation at a Cree health board facility in the city...
article There are dangers of cancelling important health appointments over COVID-19 fears: Cree officials
(North Canada) -- Health officials in northern Quebec Cree communities are warning people not to miss important medical appointments with specialists in the South over...
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Grand Traverse Band

article Grand Traverse tribe makes primary election absentee-only amid COVID-19
(Michigan) -- The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians will hold its primary election in April entirely via absentee ballot because of the COVID-19...
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Joy Harjo

article Poet Laureate Harjo announces 'Poem a Day' project for April
(Oklahoma) -- U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo has selected 22 poems by contemporary writers to be featured in a “Poem-a-Day” series in honor of National Poetry...
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Lac du Flambeau

article Lac du Flambeau Band, Town Issue Shelter-At-Home Declaration
(Wisconsin) -- The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians and Town of Lac du Flambeau have issued a joint Shelter-At-Home Declaration until further...
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Land Issues

article These Native American women came to Philadelphia to see their ancestral land. They found apartments and a parking garage.
(Philadelphia) -- Six women from the Iroquois Confederacy in upstate New York traveled to Philadelphia recently to reconnect with a patch of tribal land. They came to...
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Mashpee Wampanoag

article Mashpee Veterans Memorial Project Moves Forward
(Massachusetts) -- A project to upgrade the Veterans Garden across from Mashpee Town Hall moved ahead with the recent installation of two new flagpoles, one flying the...
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Native Voices

article COMMENTARY: 'The life-giving Skagit has been purposely dewatered by the city of Seattle, and why?'
(Washington) -- Dear Mayor Jenny Durkan and City Councilmembers: I am writing to share my feelings with you and ask questions regarding the three hydroelectric dams...
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Navajo Nation

article Lockdown order issued on Navajo Nation as coronavirus cases rise
(Arizona) -- Confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on the Navajo Nation rose to 49 on Tuesday, according to the Office of Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, with...
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Red Lake Tribe

article Northern Minnesota tribe issues 'shelter-in-place' order, curfew for at least 30 days
(Minnesota) -- The Red Lake Tribal Council has imposed a curfew and a "shelter-in-place" order for “all persons on the Red Lake Reservation,” to...
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Salt-River Pima Maricopa

article First COVID-19 case confirmed at Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
(Arizona) -- Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community confirmed its first case of the coronavirus Wednesday. The individual is an employee and does not reside on the...
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Snoqualmie Tribe

article Long-awaited Federal Decision expands Snoqualmie Tribe reservation land base
(Washington) -- On March 23rd the Snoqualmie Tribe announced a key federal decision that will increase the size of its approximate 55 acre tribal land base – the...
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Suquamish Tribe

article Two facets of tribal justice
(Washington) -- In August 1973, Suquamish tribal police were called to break up a fight during the annual Chief Seattle Days on the reservation on the Kitsap peninsula;...
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Other News

article 2020 North American Indigenous Games postponed in light of COVID-19 concerns
(North America) -- The 2020 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) have been postponed until next year in light of concerns about COVID-19. The event was originally...
article New law to increase internet access for rural and tribal communities
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump on Monday signed into law a bill designed to improve internet and other telecommunication access for rural Americans. The Broadband...
article New Native American center opens to serve Houston’s underserved indigenous community
(Texas) -- There are an estimated 70,000 Native Americans who call Houston and its surrounding areas home, but there have been little to no services, centers or programs...
article Ten Years Ago, Artist Jeffrey Gibson Almost Quit the Art World. Here’s How He Found the Will to Keep Striving
(New York) -- In the light-filled gymnasium of an old schoolhouse in Hudson, New York, a punching bag adorned with neon beads and tassels hangs near a long-forgotten...
article UNM, IAIA alum among Whiting Award winners
(New Mexico) -- Colson Whitehead. August Wilson. Mary Karr. Jonathan Franzen. These are a few of the former Whiting Award winners. On Wednesday, University of New Mexico...
article 2020 North American Indigenous Games postponed in light of COVID-19 concerns
(Nova Scotia) -- The 2020 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) have been postponed until next year in light of concerns about COVID-19. The event was originally...

3/24/2020

article Senate, White House reach $2 trillion stimulus deal to blunt coronavirus fallout
(Washington D.C.) -- Senate leaders and the Trump administration reached agreement early Wednesday on a $2 trillion stimulus package to rescue the economy from the...
article Indian communities should see better flow of coronavirus aid, Democrats say
(Washington D.C.) -- Two Arizona Democrats in Congress said Tuesday they were cautiously optimistic that Native Americans would see more timely and consistent aid in...
article As a coronavirus pandemic sweeps the world, American Indian communities turn to one another, teachings
(Washington) -- Tribal communities know death by pandemic. As history threatens to repeat itself with the menace of the novel coronavirus, tribal communities are turning...
article Yakama Nation issues stay-at-home order
(Washington) -- The Yakama Nation Tribal Council Executive Committee has officially issued a stay-at-home order for all residents because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The...
article COVID-19 Reaches Wind River, Tribes Issue "Stay-At-Home" Directive
(Wyoming) -- With the first confirmed case of COVID-19 on the Wind River Reservation, tribal members are being asked not to leave their homes unless absolutely necessary...
article Cherokee Nation: Tribal member tests positive for COVID-19
(Oklahoma) -- Tribal leaders with the Cherokee Nation say a member of the tribe has tested positive for COVID-19. Officials with the Cherokee Nation and Cherokee Nation...
article Assembly of First Nations declares state of emergency over coronavirus fears
(Canada) -- Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde said Tuesday his advocacy organization has declared a state of emergency to ensure there is a...
article Indian Country already has some of the highest rates of illness in the nation. Can it withstand COVID-19?
(New Mexico) -- Indian Country in America has long been described, despairingly, as a “developing nation” — a place not unlike remote parts of Africa...
article COVID-19 outbreak on the Navajo Nation linked to church rally
(Arizona) -- The serious outbreak of COVID-19 on the Navajo Nation appears to have originated at a church rally in the community of Chilchinbeto, located in northwest...
article Navajo Nation Sees 20 More COVID-19 Cases, Bringing Its Total to 49
(Arizona) -- Ten more Navajo Nation community members have tested positive for the novel coronavirus today, according to the Navajo Department of Health and Navajo Area...
article Hopi closes schools, instructs staff to help prevent spread of COVID-19
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Tribe issued an executive order until April 17 only essential staff will continue to work onsite, those unable to telecommute should remain home...
article Hopi Reservation quarantines over neighboring Navajo coronavirus outbreak
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Reservation in Northern Arizona is locked down after the COVID-19 epidemic on the surrounding Navajo Nation grew to areas near the border between...
article Gila River Indian Community announces positive COVID-19 case
(Arizona) -- The Gila River Indian Community announced two positive cases of COVID-19 from patients who visited a Gila River Health Care facility. Gila River Indian...
article Quinhagak girl was assaulted and murdered, charges say
(Alaska) -- Charges filed Tuesday in state Superior Court show what investigators think happened in the abduction and death of 10-year-old Ida “Girlie”...
article Noem signs "riot boosting" bill
(South Dakota) -- Gov. Kristi Noem signed the controversial "riot boosting" bill into law Tuesday, potentially setting up another court battle over the First...
article Native Groups, Private Citizens Among Those Concerned About Possible Mining Near Wolf River
(Tennessee) -- Badger Minerals, a subsidiary of a Canadian mining company, wants to begin exploratory testing in eastern Oneida County near the headwaters of the Wolf...
article Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians plan San Jacinto shopping center
(California) -- The Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians is getting into the real estate business. The tribe opened the Soboba Casino Resort last year and last month, broke...
article First Native American super PAC’s leader has Utah roots
(Utah) -- In the lead-up to the 2018 midterm elections, two Democrats set out to make history. Deb Haaland of the Laguna Pueblo in New Mexico and Sharice Davids, a...
article Siletz Tribe announces new acting general manager
(Oregon) -- Longtime General Manager Brenda Bremner is no longer with the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians. Bremner first started working for the Siletz Tribe in...
article CHIEF HOSKINS: Safety and health are priority for Cherokee Nation
(Oklahoma) -- Just a short time ago, I and most Cherokees were focused on the plans and activities of everyday life. We could take so much for granted as we enjoyed...
article Tejon Indian Tribe donates protective masks to hospitals for coronavirus outbreak
(California) -- The Tejon Indian Tribe has donated 1,400 vital N95 and NX95 masks to Mercy and Memorial hospitals. The donation will go to health care workers who on the...
article Walz: White Earth, Leech Lake should not have pay back $29M used for opioid treatment
(Minnesota) -- Good news for the White Earth and Leech Lake nations: If Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has his way, they won’t be required to come up with $29 million to...
article Colleges Are Under Pressure to Return Native American Remains
(USA) -- There are few things as sacred in cultures around the world as death and afterlife rituals. Almost every culture and religion has ceremonies related to our...
article Tribal Colleges Need Immediate Funding to Confront COVID-19 Challenges
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) is calling on all of us to phone and email our representatives and senators to request...
article The Cherokee story of preserving an endangered culture
(Oklahoma) -- In the early spring of 2018, former Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Joe Byrd found a seat on the airport shuttle headed to Tulsa International Airport and...
article How Virtual Beading Circles Are Empowering Indigenous Women
(Internet) -- In indigenous communities across North America, beadwork artists often gather at community centers to work on their latest pieces. These beading circles,...
article ‘Nobody cares about us up there’: Attawapiskat singer songwriter Adrian Sutherland says
(Ontario) -- Traditionally, Adrian Sutherland made an effort to not be so politically charged in his approach to writing music. That changed when he released his debut...
article BOOK REVIEW: ‘Unworthy Republic’ Takes an Unflinching Look at Indian Removal in the 1830s
(New York) -- The steamboat: For many Americans in the 19th century, it was a symbol of power and progress, a triumph of technology that ferried goods and people upriver...
article South America's indigenous lock down as coronavirus takes hold
(Brazil) -- For decades, indigenous groups from Colombia to Brazil have been fighting the threat to their lives posed by oil exploration, deforestation and illegal...
article Cree officials ask goose hunters to stay close to home over COVID-19 concerns
(Ontario) -- As Cree territory's popular spring goose hunt approaches, officials in Northern Quebec are asking people not to go hunt in the South over fears of COVID-19...
article Yurok Tribe closes its tribal lands to nonresidents over COVID-19
(California) -- Effective immediately, all Yurok Tribal lands, parks, preserves, beaches and boat launches, including all camping and overnight stays, are closed to NON-...

3/23/2020

article Administration Holds Up $40M Emergency Aid Funds for Native Americans, ‘Most Vulnerable Population’
(Washington D.C.) -- “This is not the place you want to skimp on resources if you want to hold the tide on this disease,'' Stacy Bohlen, the CEO of the...
article Trump administration moves slowly on coronavirus funding for Indian Country
(Washington D.C.) -- After two weeks of complaints from tribal leaders and protests from key lawmakers, the Trump administration finally announced plans to distribute...
article Wind River Reservation Tribes Urge Self-Isolation to Stop COVID
(Wyoming) -- The organization representing both tribes on the Wind River Indian Reservation has urged all tribal members to shelter in place to stop the spread of the...
article Lummi Nation shelters in place to slow spread of coronavirus
(Washington) -- The Lummi Nation is sheltering in place to protect its people. The announcement by Lawrence Solomon, chairman of the Lummi Indian Business Council,...
article QIN announces closure of tribal land to visitors
(Washington) -- The Quinault Indian Nation has announced that tribal land is closed to visitors until further notice. In a notice from President Fawn Sharp, she shared...
article Tribal Programs That Prepare For Public Health Crises Readying For Coronavirus
(Washington) -- The Shoalwater Bay Reservation in southwest Washington is right on the Pacific Ocean. It's small and isolated, with about 100 residents, one gas...
article Tribes Look To States, Federal Government For Coronavirus Assistance
(Oregon) -- When it comes to detecting and controlling coronavirus, Native American communities are often at a disadvantage. Now state funds are being sent to Oregon...
article Assembly of First Nations declare state of emergency, as B.C. chiefs call for Ottawa to do the same
(British Columbia) -- The country's largest Indigenous organization declared a state of emergency on Monday to ensure First Nations, whose people face elevated risks...
article COVID-19 prompts First Nation to consider shutting access road
(Ontario) -- The chief of a First Nation in northern Ontario says she will meet with band council Monday evening to discuss the possibility of closing the main access...
article Treaty 3 grand chief uses Anishinaabemowin to ease COVID-19 anxieties
(Ontario) -- A northern Ontario leader is easing anxiety for elders by speaking to them in Anishinaabemowin about the risks of COVID-19. "I thought by explaining in...
article COVID-19 cases rise on Navajo Nation, order to remain at home could extend
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation could extend the order that requires residents to remain at home, as the number of positive cases for COVID-19 increases to 29. The Navajo...
article Yurok Tribe implements closure on Tribal lands to non-residents
(California) -- Effective immediately, the Yurok Tribe said all tribal lands, parks, preserves, beaches and boat launches, including all camping and overnight stays, are...
article Southern Ute Tribe intensifies its response to COVID-19
(Colorado) -- The Southern Ute Indian Tribe intensified its response to the spread of COVID-19 on Sunday, partially in reaction to new cases reported in surrounding...
article Support America’s Most At-Risk Communities By Ordering Indigenous Food For Delivery
(Colorado) -- With COVID-19 roaring across the world, the weak spots in our society and especially medical systems have been laid bare. Nowhere is this more evident than...
article Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Closes Non-Essential Tribal Government Offices and Casinos
(Michigan) -- In more efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community has decided to temporarily close non-essential Tribal Governmental offices...
article RICKERT: Mislabeling the Coronavirus the Chinese Virus is Racist and Xenophobic; Just Ask the Navajo
(USA) -- Lacking the ability to hop on Air Force One and fly out into the country to hold one of his political rallies, President Donald Trump has turned the White House...
article DOJ set up task force for missing Native Americans and Alaskan Natives
(Washington D.C.) -- For a variety of reasons, American Indians and Alaska Natives have disproportionate levels of murder and missing persons. So much so that the...
article LUCCHESI: Our Bodies Are the Front Lines: Responding to Land-Based Gender Violence
(Washington D.C.) -- When a South Dakota court gave a green light to the Keystone XL pipeline last January, it also opened the door to further abuse, rape, trafficking,...
article Hemp Shows Economic Promise For Native American Communities: 'We Want This Industry To Grow Here'
(Indian Country) -- In the United States, Native American tribes live under sovereignty to the federal government, leaving community regulations up to tribal leadership...
article Bois Forte Band imposes travel ban, closes tribal court
(Minnesota) -- Just two hours after St. Louis County health officials confirmed its first presumptive case of coronavirus, the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa on Saturday...
article Disease Connection Answers May Exist within this Arizona Tribe
(Arizona) -- The Pima Indians, an American Indian tribe in southern Arizona, may hold a key to understanding the relationship between diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease,...
article Eastern Shoshone Tribe To Build 24 Homes With HUD Grant
(Wyoming) -- The Eastern Shoshone Tribal Housing Authority (ESTHA) will build 24 new homes on the Wind River Reservation this year. That's thanks to a $4.2 million...
article NAC: Talking to kids about crisis
(Indian Country) -- It’s important to put thought into how you explain the current uncertainty and confusion to your kids. Adults play an important role in making...
article White Earth, Leech Lake won't have pay back $29 million used for opioid treatment
(Minnesota) -- Good news for the White Earth and Leech Lake nations: They won’t be required to come up with $29 million to make up for a miscommunication by the...
article Native Americans put digital spin on traditions amid virus
(Indian Country) -- Native Americans across the U.S. are organizing online and social-distancing powwows and posting videos of dances as a way to offer hope and...
article A Poet a Day: Sherman Alexie
(Internet) -- During these trying days of social distancing, self-isolating and quarantines, days rife with fear and anxiety, my colleagues and I thought you might like...
article Native Americans put digital spin on traditions amid virus
(USA) -- Native Americans across the U.S. are organizing online and social-distancing powwows and posting videos of dances as a way to offer hope and spiritual support...
article The isolated tribes at risk of illness from Amazon missionaries
(Brazil) -- A radical group of evangelical Christian missionaries set on converting every last tribe on Earth has raised fears that deadly diseases – and even the...
article Somewhere South: It’s a Greens Thing
(North Carolina) -- Vivian is invited to the annual homecoming celebration held by the Lumbee Indians in southeastern North Carolina. There Vivian is introduced to the...
article The Legend of Sixkiller: Sonny Made Good on His Brash Promise
(Washington) -- In the days leading up to the 1970 season opener, Washington coach Jim Owens cautioned reporters that his young quarterback Sonny Sixkiller might be a...
article Brother of MN Lt. Governor dies in Nashville after complications from COVID-19
(Tennessee) -- The brother of the Minnesota lieutenant governor had died in Nashville from COVID-19, according to the lieutenant governor’s social media post. Lt....

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