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Billy Mills

article 'I Healed A Broken Soul': Billy Mills' Unexpected 1964 Olympic Win
(Massachusetts) -- The sun hangs low in the late afternoon sky. It’s Oct. 14, 1964. National Olympic Stadium, Tokyo. The runners toe the line for the 10,000-meter...
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Blood Tribe

article ‘We’ve been through this before’: Blood Tribe using lessons from the past to get through pandemic
(Alberta) -- The Blood Tribe, the largest First Nation in Canada says its using lessons learned from the opioid crisis to guide its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “...
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CARES act

article Report: Treasury formula for COVID-19 funding shortchanges some tribes
(Washington D.C.) -- Arizona tribes were among those who could get too much – or too little – COVID-19 relief funding under a Treasury Department funding...
article COLUMN: Relief fund targets families impacted most
(New Mexico) -- Indigenous people have a predisposition toward resilience that enables our communities to persevere for future generations, and we are testimony of this...
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Chehalis Tribe

article Chehalis Tribal Government to Reopen on June 1
(Washington) -- The Chehalis Tribe announced on Wednesday that the Chehalis Tribal Government will reopen on Monday June 1. According to a press release issued by the...
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Cherokee Nation

article CHIEF HOSKIN: Wado to Cherokee foster parents
(Oklahoma) -- May is Foster Care Awareness Month, an opportunity to thank all Cherokee foster parents for the selfless time and love they give for our Cherokee children...
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Coeur d’Alene Tribe

article Coeur d'Alene Tribe confirms first case of COVID-19 in Benewah County
(Idaho) -- The first reported case of COVID-19 in Benewah County, Idaho has been confirmed in a child living on the Coeur d'Alene Reservation. According to a...
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Colville Tribe

article The Colville Tribes Announces Receipt of COVID-19 Relief Funding
(Washington) -- The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation announces it has received funding intended to provide relief from the impact of COVID-19, including $...
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COVID-19

article Hydroxychloroquine shows no virus benefit, raises death risk: study
(California) -- A study of nearly 100,000 coronavirus patients has shown no benefit in treating them with anti-viral drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine and even...
article The Feds Gave a Former White House Official $3 Million to Supply Masks to Navajo Hospitals. Some May Not Work.
(Washington D.C.) -- Zach Fuentes, former deputy chief of staff to President Trump, won the contract just days after registering his company. He sold Chinese masks to...
article American Indian communities feel Covid’s wrath
(Indian Country) -- Few places in the U.S. have been more vulnerable to the wrath of the coronavirus than the sovereign tribal territories of the country's first...
article Tribes Desperately Need More COVID-19 Relief As The Government Idles
(Washington D.C.) -- Jamescita Peshlakai is an Arizona state senator. She represents more than 122,000 people in a massive district in the northeastern portion of the...
article Zuni Pueblo deals with increase in COVID-19 cases
(New Mexico) -- Conditions on Zuni Pueblo are getting worse, tribal leaders said Friday. About a month ago, KOB 4 reported that many on the pueblo feared a COVID-19...
article Sac and Fox Nation Announces COVID-19 Economic Support Program for All Enrolled Tribal Citizens
(Oklahoma) -- An Oklahoma tribe is giving money it received from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act directly to its tribal citizens. Tribal...
article Environmental Violence is the Modern War Against Indigenous People
(Indian Country) -- As Indian nations are battered by the COVID-19 pandemic, many are simultaneously battling ecological brutality brought about by governments and...
article 'Our prayers were answered': Volunteer suggests delivering food hampers to every home on Blood Reserve
(Alberta) -- Elder Keith Chief Moon was isolating with his wife in their home on the Blood Reserve in southern Alberta, and hadn't seen or heard from anyone in days...
article OP/ED: COVID-19 has been brutal in Indian country — just like past epidemics were
(Washington) -- The novel coronavirus is terrorizing Indian country. The Indian Health Service (IHS) reports 7,244 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Since March the Navajo...
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DOI

article Leading National American Indian Organizations Call for Ouster of Indian Affairs Assistant Secretary Tara MacLean Sweeney
(Washington D.C.) -- Tensions between Indian Country and the Trump administration have reached unprecedented heights this week, as leading national American Indian...
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Election 2020

article Joe Biden pledges increased funding for Indian Health Services
(Washington D.C.) -- With the Navajo Nation leading the nation in the per-capita COVID-19 infection rate, Joe Biden is pledging to increase funding to Indian Health...
article Presumptive Democratic Nominee Joe Biden Tells Arizona Republic He Would Increase Funding for Indian Health
(Washington D.C.) -- Former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee, said he will increase funding for the Indian Health Service...
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Enbridge Pipeline

article Dana Nessel and Enbridge argue Line 5 pipeline shutdown to Michigan judge
(Michigan) -- Should the Line 5 pipelines under the Straits of Mackinac ever have been built? That was the central question Friday as lawyers for the state of Michigan...
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First Nations

article Northern tourism, fishing lodge industries hope to salvage summer season as travel restrictions loosen
(Manitoba) -- Monster lake trout, pike and pickerel lure anglers to northern lodges every summer, but it appeared some of those fish were off the hook when the pandemic...
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Food Sovereignty

article Brian Yazzie Stands Up for Native American Recipes
(Minnesota) -- Chef Brian Yazzie is only 33, but he has already tangled with several titans of the culinary world. If getting blocked on Twitter counts, that is: Martha...
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Gila River

article Interior Secretary views Gila River water project on his way to the Grand Canyon
(Arizona) -- Interior Secretary David Bernhardt took a close look at a tribal water project in the lower Sonoran Desert Friday on his way to celebrate the partial...
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IHS

article HHS distributes $500 million to tribal hospitals, clinics, and urban health centers
(Washington D.C.) -- On Friday, the Department of Health and Human Services announced it would distribute $500 million to the Indian Health Service and tribal hospitals...
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Keystone XL Pipeline

article First piece of Keystone XL pipeline finished as company brings labor camp to S.D.
(South Dakota) -- A Canadian company has built the first piece of the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline across the U.S. border and started work on labor camps in...
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Land Issues

article Louisiana Breaks Ground on Isle de Jean Charles Resettlement Project Amid Pandemic
(Louisiana) -- The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t changed life much for Chris Burnet, a lifelong resident of Isle de Jean Charles, a quickly eroding strip of land among...
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Little Shell Tribe

article Little Shell Tribe leaders prepare to use $25 million in relief funding to create urgent care facility
(Montana) -- The Little Shell Tribe leaders say they want to use $25 million they received in federal coronavirus relief funding for an urgent care clinic in Great Falls...
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Mescalero Apache

article Mescalero Apache Tribe announces two positive COVID-19 cases identified on reservation
(New Mexico) -- The Mescalero Apache Tribe has announced that two of its reservation residents have tested positive for COVID-19. The tribe reports that the first...
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Mining & Drilling

article Judge nixes bid to stop coal sales that Trump revived
(Montana) -- A judge threw out a lawsuit on Friday from a coalition of states, environmental groups and American Indians which sought to revive an Obama-era moratorium...
article Nunavut mine to release 1.5 years' worth of old water into Meliadine Lake
(North Canada) -- Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. got an emergency amendment to its water licence to release a year and a half's worth of melted snow and rain water into...
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Mississippi Band of Choctaw

article MBCI: Law changes adopted for public health
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has made several changes to its Criminal Code due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to a news release, an...
article Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians declares state of public health emergency
(Mississippi) -- Amid growing concerns about the rise in COVID-19 cases, The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians on Thursday declared a state of public health emergency...
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Native Vote

article Mail-in voting will suppress Native Americans’ votes in November
(Indian Country) -- Native communities have spent centuries battling for voting rights. Indigeneous Americans couldn’t formally vote in every state until 1957,...
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Navajo Nation

article Native American communities are struggling during the pandemic. Here's how to help.
(Arizona) -- As of May 18, the Navajo Nation has the highest per capita coronavirus infection rate in the U.S., surpassing New York and New Jersey. Unlike other regions...
article New map gives detailed picture of coronavirus outbreak on Navajo Nation
(Arizona) -- The Arizona Department of Health Services has suppressed the number of coronavirus cases on tribal land in its daily updates that detail coronavirus...
article The Navajo Nation's Lack of Clean Water Has Fueled a COVID-19 Crisis
(Arizona) -- Washing your hands with warm, soapy water is a directive heard countless times since the COVID-19 coronavirus began spreading around the world. It’s...
article The Navajo teenager who went viral reporting on coronavirus: 'I just want us to be seen'
(Indian Country) -- Larry Jackson, 16, would not describe himself as “political”. Last night he was celebrating the end of his junior year exams by eating...
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Prairie Band Potawatomi

article Legislation directs $46M to Prairie Island band for first-in-Minnesota energy project
(Minnesota) -- With state legislation passed this week, the Prairie Island Indian Community will get $46 million for a first-in-Minnesota clean energy project while a...
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Red Lake Tribe

article Only One of Four Districts Headed to Red Lake Run-Off Election
(Minnesota) -- Red Lake Nation held their biennial election on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Incumbents from Red Lake, Little Rock and Ponemah all won re-election gaining...
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Residential Schools

article Ottawa opposed creation of detailed statistical reports on residential schools
(Ottawa) -- The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation is appealing an Ontario Superior Court ruling that sided with Ottawa to prevent the creation of detailed...
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San Manuel Tribe

article San Manuel Public Safety officer extracts victim from burning crash
(California) -- San Manuel Department of Public Safety Officer Joseph Morris unexpectedly assisted an unconscious passenger out of a totaled, burning vehicle on Sunday,...
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Standing Rock Sioux

article DOT issues photo IDs on Standing Rock reservation
(North Dakota) -- The North Dakota Department of Transportation is working with Indian Affairs to insure Native Americans have access to mail-in voting. With the primary...
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Supreme Court

article Supreme Court won’t block gender confirmation surgery of Idaho transgender inmate
(Idaho) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to block a transgender inmate in Idaho from getting gender confirmation surgery. The court’s brief order, which was...
article Supreme Court won’t halt preparations for transgender inmate’s surgery
(Idaho) -- The Supreme Court on Thursday night refused to stop court-ordered surgery for a transgender prisoner in Idaho. Adree Edmo is scheduled for what the state...
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Water Issues

article Nevada Water Authority Backs Out of $15B Pipeline Project
(Nevada) -- The Southern Nevada Water Authority has backed out of a pipeline project designed to pump billions of gallons of water from eastern Nevada to Las Vegas. The...
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Wind River

article Transients, others quarantine in Riverton COVID camp
(Wyoming) -- As of Friday afternoon, 16 people were quarantined in a man camp abutting Arapahoe School on the Wind River Indian Reservation. The camp was offered...
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Other News

article Second Annual Native American Sash Ceremony For Class Of 2020 Members To Be Held Sunday
(New Mexico) -- The Los Alamos Public Schools Native American Parent Advisory Council (NAPAC) will host the 2nd Annual Native American Sash Ceremony for members of the...
article The forgotten people: How native Americans are completely missing in our data and outreach
(Connecticut) -- It is both devastating and unsurprising that COVID-19 is impacting and killing indigenous communities at disproportionately high rates. Indigenous...
article This Six-Year-Old Could Be Part Of A Revival Of The Ojibwe Language
(Wisconsin) -- At first glance, the YouTube video simply shows a young girl playing with Legos at her home. But if you listen closely, it’s something more. Six-...
article Vandalism of petroglyphs, historic sites could result in up to $100,000 fine in Colorado
(Colorado) -- The Grand Junction Field Office is asking for the public’s help as they investigate multiple reports of vandalism at cultural sites in western Colorado’s...

5/21/2020

article Trump says he won’t close the country if second wave of coronavirus hits
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump on Thursday said “we are not closing our country” if the U.S. is hit by a second wave of coronavirus infections...
article Oglala spokesman: Noem is putting lives at risk in checkpoint dispute
(South Dakota) -- Gov. Kristi Noem is putting 72,000 Native Americans' lives at risk in her dispute over checkpoints on reservations, an Oglala Sioux Tribe spokesman...
article Native Americans Are More Vulnerable to Coronavirus—Less Than 3 Percent Have Been Tested
(South Dakota) -- Cases of the novel coronavirus among Native Americans have been growing faster than some of the worst-hit states in the country. Nearly 8,000 cases...
article Every Corner of the Navajo Nation Has Been Hit By COVID-19
(Arizona) -- Lucinda Charleston’s children reminded her that she wasn’t young anymore. But despite their worry, she assembled an emergency public health team...
article Native Americans are more vulnerable to coronavirus—less than 3 percent have been tested
(Indian Country) -- Cases of the novel coronavirus among Native Americans have been growing faster than some of the worst-hit states in the country. Nearly 8,000 cases...
article Trump Bungled Pandemic Response In Navajo Nation: Leader
(Washington D.C.) -- Weeks of delays in delivering vital coronavirus aid to Native American tribes exacerbated the outbreak, the president of the hard-hit Navajo Nation...
article CHAIRMANS VIEW: Glimmers of hope are shining through the suffering, hardship
(Michigan) -- The burden of uncertainty weighs heavily on the shoulders of those of us privileged to be serving as elected officials during this difficult time. As a...
article Video: Wes Studi PSA brings attention to the toll of coronavirus on Native American communities
(Oklahoma) -- Academy Award-honored actor, Oklahoma native and Native American icon Wes Studi stars in a public service announcement that's calling attention to the...
article Grand Portage asks non-residents to avoid travel on tribal land, roads at this time
(Minnesota) -- During the weekly update on the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Tribal Chair Beth Drost reminded...
article Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Stay at Home Order Extended to June 1, 2020
(Minnesota) -- The Leech Lake Tribal Council has extended the “Stay at Home Order” for Leech Lake Reservation residents until June 1st, 2020. As many know,...
article Facing racist social media attacks, Manitoulin Island leaders plead for tolerance
(Ontario) -- Peace and tranquility are usually two words synonymous with Manitoulin Island, but right now there is tense feeling in the air. Elected leaders have been...
article KSUT broadcasting Tribal Radio from Ute Mountain, south of Cortez
(Colorado) -- After three years of work, KSUT has connected the two Ute tribes of Southwest Colorado through Tribal Radio, with a new FM signal broadcasting off of...
article Ottawa announces another $75M in pandemic funding for Indigenous people living off-reserve
(Ottawa) -- The federal government says it will provide $75 million to organizations that address the "critical needs" of Indigenous people living in urban...
article Opponents of Enbridge pipeline makeover press PUC to rethink the project
(Minnesota) -- Opponents of Enbridge's proposed pipeline across northern Minnesota Thursday petitioned the state utility regulator to reconsider its approval of the...
article Standing Rock, Corps at odds over whether to shut down Dakota Access during review
(North Dakota) -- The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has asked a federal judge to effectively shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline while a lengthy environmental review is...
article Manitoba Hydro halts sending workers to construction camp as Keeyask blockade continue
(Manitoba) -- Dozens of residents from across northern Manitoba First Nations assembled outside of Tataskweyak Cree Nation to support a blockade leading to the Keeyask...
article Order to remove highway blockade presented to First Nations, but chiefs vow not to back down
(Manitoba) -- The chief of a Northern Manitoba First Nation was served with a court order to remove a blockade on Highway 280 outside Split Lake May 20. The order,...
article Land purchase brings early treaty benefit to Chemainus-area Halalt First Nation
(British Columbia) -- The purchase of two commercial properties, supported through provincial government funding, will benefit the Halalt First Nation by providing...
article Traditional healers cultivate healing plants and lost heritage
(Montana) -- Cheryl Morales started the medicinal garden at the Aaniiih Nakoda College demonstration farm with only four plants: yarrow, echinacea, plantain and licorice...
article Chehalis Indian Tribe begins manufacturing hand sanitizer at new distillery
(Washington) -- The Chehalis Indian Tribe and Heritage Distilling Co. (HDC), announced Thursday that they have teamed up to produce up to 600,000 gallons of hand...
article Red Lake Nation Votes To Pass Medical Marijuana Referendum
(Minnesota) -- Members of the Red Lake Nation approved legalization of medical cannabis within the nation’s boundaries yesterday, which was approved 80.59% to 19....
article Shinnecock’s Lance Gumbs Represents Tribal Nations during New York Assembly Joint Hearing on COVID-19 Impact
(New York) -- The data emerging from the COVID-19 deaths reveals that a disproportionate number of people of color are being impacted by the pandemic. On Monday, the New...
article Four years and a settlement later: a North Dakota voter ID law will still impact the Native American vote
(North Dakota) -- A 2018 federal judge’s ruling may still be impacting Native Americans’ right to vote in North Dakota. The law requires all voters to show...
article Measures to stop spread of COVID-19 in First Nations limited by lack of infrastructure: report
(Manitoba) -- Suggested measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 won't be effective in remote Manitoba First Nations unless housing conditions and access to clean...
article Tribal leaders taking community health disparities into account when deciding to remain in State of Emergency
(New York) -- A St. Regis Mohawk Tribe spokesperson says tribal leaders are taking public health disparities between Akwesasne and the surrounding communities into...
article Blackfeet Early Childhood Center tribal employees required to take COVID-19 test
(Montana) -- All Blackfeet Early Childhood Center tribal employees are required to take the COVID-19 test. The tests are located at the Old Eagle Shields building...
article Chief Niwot and the Sand Creek Massacre
(Colorado) -- Chief Niwot was a Southern Arapaho tribal leader who lived from 1825 until 1864. His name “Niwot” translates to “left-handed.” The community of Niwot,...
article Support Native Language Center to Help Fight COVID-19
(Washington D.C.) -- Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) is calling for the inclusion of a provision in the next coronavirus relief bill to establish a Native American Language...
article New documentary explores life of Native American up for sainthood
(South Dakota) -- What can an American Indian who was the second cousin of the great war chief Crazy Horse and a veteran of the Battle of Little Bighorn and Wounded Knee...
article How an ‘Urban Rez’ Grew Into a ‘Native Nation’
(California) -- Larissa FastHorse’s Cornerstone piece about L.A. County’s Native peoples wasn’t just adapted for Arizona—it was rebuilt from the...
article NAC: Music Maker: Hāwane Rios
(Hawaii) -- Kanaka Oiwi singer Hāwane Rios is weaving her upbringing of traditional hula and chant into her latest release “Kū Kia´í Mauna – Together...

5/20/2020

article Noem: Evidence on 'unlawful' tribal checkpoints turned over to federal government
(South Dakota) -- Gov. Kristi Noem said the state has collected and turned over to federal authorities evidence of "unlawful checkpoints" set up by tribes in...
article Montana Judge Halts Ballot Gathering Restrictions Weeks Before June Primary
(Montana) -- A Montana judge agreed Wednesday to put a temporary restraining order on a state law that tribal groups say harshly disenfranchises Native American voters....
article 'Ogden's Own Distillery' delivering 485 gallons of hand sanitizer to Navajo Nation
(Utah) -- "Ogden's Own Distillery" is hand-delivering 485 gallons of hand sanitizer to the Navajo Nation Wednesday. The tribal lands, which lie in the four...
article How Orenda Tribe Is Supporting Hard-Hit Navajo Nation During the Coronavirus
(New Mexico) -- When Amy Yeung decided to leave her work as a design executive in Los Angeles, she knew there was only one place to go: New Mexico. The entrepreneur and...
article Chief Hoskin to visit Claremore Friday for elder food distribution event
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation citizens are encouraged to come by Christ United Methodist Church in Claremore Friday take part in the Cherokee Nation’s emergency...
article How a S.D. Native American tribe is protecting its people from COVID-19
(South Dakota) -- The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe in north-central South Dakota has received extensive state and national press coverage in recent days after Gov. Kristi...
article Northern Arapaho man dies after contracting coronavirus; Wyoming fatality total now at 11
(Wyoming) -- An 11th Wyoming coronavirus patient, a Northern Arapaho man, has died after contracting the virus, the tribe’s chairman said Wednesday. The death...
article Wyoming tribes receive millions in coronavirus relief money from federal government
(Wyoming) -- The two Wyoming tribes have said they’ve received a combined $19 million in coronavirus relief funding from the federal government to help them as...
article First Nations partners of Keeyask 'not backing down' from blockades over COVID-19 fears
(Manitoba) -- All four First Nations who are partners in the Keeyask hydro project are now blocking workers from entering the northern Manitoba work site, as they wait...
article Listuguj First Nation in Quebec appeals to New Brunswick to open its doors
(Quebec) -- A Mi’gmaq First Nation in Quebec is appealing to the province of New Brunswick to allow its members to cross a bridge and allow it to shop in a nearby...
article First COVID-19 case on reservation in Lac du Flambeau confirmed
(Wisconsin) -- The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians Tribal President, Joseph Wildcat Sr., confirmed Wednesday evening that a person on their...
article Nez Perce Tribal Police Say "Mexican Oxy" Cause of Recent Overdose Situation
(Idaho) -- On the evening of Monday, May 18, Nez Perce Tribal Police Department (NPTPD) officers were dispatched to respond to reports of a potential overdose situation...
article The small Native American tribe fighting Trump's wall in South Texas
(Texas) -- When President Trump announced plans to build a wall along the Rio Grande River, Juan Mancias smelled a rat. Mancias is the Carrizo/Comecrudo tribal leader...
article Canada Energy Regulator recruiting Indigenous people to join new advisory committee
(Canada) -- The Canada Energy Regulator is looking for Indigenous people to join a new advisory committee that is expected to play "a key advisory role" to the...
article Kanesatake chief calls for Oka park to stay closed to prevent spread of COVID-19
(Quebec) -- Oka provincial park is opening on Wednesday, allowing about half the usual daily visitors to explore the hiking trails and shoreline of the Lake of Two...
article Kanesatake Mohawks block entrance to Oka provincial park
(Quebec) -- Kanesatake Mohawks set up checkpoints at the entrance to Oka provincial park Wednesday, as the park was due to reopen, stopping cars as they arrived and...
article Comment period on Chaco area drilling to be extended, secretary says
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico residents will have more time to express opinions about oil and gas drilling near Chaco Culture National Historical Park, U.S. Interior...
article Drilling on Public Lands: Native American Voices Frustrated by Virtual Public Hearings Over Zoom
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration has attempted to plow forward with its plans to open up public lands to drilling for oil and gas exploration. To do so, it...
article Environmental watchdogs are raising alarms over Pebble and other projects. But is anyone listening?
(Alaska) -- Pebble Mine opponent Lindsey Bloom thought she had the goods. When she saw a video showing an executive from Pebble’s parent company make a pitch to...
article The White Mesa Mill Has Become A Dumping Ground For Radioactive Waste, Tribe And Advocates Say
(Utah) -- When the White Mesa Mill was built in 1980, it was permitted to process domestic uranium ore for 15 years. There were no plans for it to be an international...
article Trump cancels portion of border wall over rising costs
(Arizona) -- The Trump administration told a federal court Wednesday that it has canceled a portion of border wall it had planned to build near Yuma, Arizona, saying...
article Florida, Tribes Among The Latest To Get Federal OK For Hemp Production
(Florida) -- The Miccosukee Tribe of Indians, which controls more than 270,000 acres in and around the Florida Everglades, has won a key approval from the U.S....
article Judge Rules In Favor Of Shinnecock In Billboard Dispute
(New York) -- A judge in New York has lifted a temporary restraining order against the Shinnecock Indian Nation that had prevented the tribe from finishing work on a...
article Shinnecock Tribe Wins Right to Keep Electronic Billboard on Long Island
(New York) -- The Shinnecock Indian Nation got a victory in New York state Supreme Court in its fight to keep its electronic billboard, built on a right-of-way along...
article Blue Lake Rancheria donates 500 sheet sets to help homeless amid pandemic
(California) -- To help the homeless quarantined during the COVID-19 crisis, the Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe said they donated 500 sheet sets and 70 pillows to the...
article How A Company Misappropriated Native American Culture To Sell Health Insurance
(USA) -- Jill Goodridge was shopping for affordable health insurance when a friend told her about O’NA HealthCare, a low-cost alternative to commercial insurance....
article Hundreds of non-medical masks with Indigenous flair made for First Nations communities
(British Columbia) -- Shelly Johnson is a professor at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, B.C., and the Canada research chair in Indigenizing Higher Education, but...
article NAC: Coping with grief from a distance
(Indian Country) -- The coronavirus pandemic is putting barriers between family members and their grief over loved ones who have walked on. Families often can’t be...
article The Navajo Nation’s Diné College Faces the Worst Coronavirus Outbreak in the Country
(Arizona) -- The coronavirus pandemic is a calamity for untold numbers of college students across the country. However, it is hard to imagine a college where students...
article Earliest known person of the Native American ancestry lived in Siberia
(Siberia) -- A man who lived in Siberia about 14,000 years ago is the earliest known person in the world to have the specific mix of genes seen in people with Native...
article Gardening Advice from Indigenous Food Growers
(South Dakota) -- Many Americans are now experiencing an erratic food supply for the first time. Among COVID-19’s disruptions are bare supermarket shelves and...
article Unraveling the Romanticized Story of Pocahontas
(USA) -- When Disney released the "Pocahontas" film in 1995 and its follow-up "Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World" in 1998, the studio added music...
article Artist Kent Monkman's painting of partially nude Trudeau with laughing women creates uproar online
(Manitoba) -- Renowned Cree artist Kent Monkman has come under fire for his new painting that shows Prime Minister Justin Trudeau partially nude, on all fours, preparing...
article Indigenous art keeps selling, at home and abroad
(Australia) -- Two major international sales of Australian Indigenous art are being planned and the category is holding its value better than others in the local market...
article Out of control wildfire prompts Pine Creek First Nation to declare state of emergency
(Manitoba) -- Pine Creek First Nation has declared a state of emergency as a large wildfire continues to burn near the community, fought by crews on the ground and in...
article Crow Creek tribal leaders sentenced in embezzlement case
(South Dakota) -- A former chairwoman of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and a council member have been sentenced in a tribal embezzlement scheme involving four others....
article Wes Studi Urges the Public to Assist Indian Country Amid COVID-19
(Texas) -- Legendary actor Wes Studi has developed a public service announcement (PSA) to raise awareness of the serious effects of COVID-19 in Indian Country and...

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