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Bears Ears

article Committee Considers Plans For Bears Ears, But Opponents Hope They Will Be Invalidated Soon
(Utah) -- An advisory committee made up of San Juan County residents met Friday for the third time to discuss the management of Bears Ears National Monument. But the...
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CARES act

article MCN Tribal Construction Utilizes CARES Act Funding
(Oklahoma) -- The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Tribal Construction has many construction projects going on during this time and a few which are funded by the CARES Act...
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Columbus/Indigenous Day

article 'Indigenous Peoples Day' Booed at Michigan Rally for Donald Trump
(Michigan) -- Speaking Saturday at his Muskegon, Michigan rally, President Donald Trump spurred the crowd to boo the idea of replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous...
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COVID-19

article Lummi Nation withdraws from AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine trial
(Washington) -- The Lummi Nation has withdrawn from AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine trial, according to a news release from the tribe. The tribe, Washington’s...
article Pandemic brings new challenges to education system on Native American reservations in S.D.
(South Dakota) -- The COVID-19 pandemic has made providing a quality, culturally relevant education to the children on South Dakota’s nine Native American...
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Donald Trump

article The legal reckoning awaiting Donald Trump if he loses the election
(Washington D.C.) -- If things don't go Donald Trump's way on Election Day, the President may face more serious matters than how to pack up the West Wing....
article Trump starts to articulate a painful reality: He could lose in 2020
(Washington D.C.) -- He’s mused out loud about an embarrassing 2020 defeat. He’s acknowledged his severe deficit in key polls. And he’s made naked...
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Eastern Band of Cherokee

article Tribal health officials urge contact tracing participation
(North Carolina) -- According to health officials with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI), each person testing positive for COVID-19 has had contact with 3 to...
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Election 2020

article Court rejects bid to extend ballot counting on Navajo Nation
(Navajo Nation) -- An appeals court has refused to give an extra 10 days after Election Day to count ballots mailed by Navajo Nation members living on the Arizona...
article Donald Trump Jr. launches Native Americans for Trump coalition in Williams Thursday
(Arizona) -- The President’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., joined several local candidates and Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer at a rally in Williams...
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Enbridge Pipeline

article Tribal members urge EGLE to deny or delay Line 5 permits after archeological finds
(Michigan) -- A group of tribal water protectors and Michigan environmentalists plan to submit comments to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy...
article Minnesota ruling boosts Enbridge Energy's Line 3 replacement
(Calgary) -- Minnesota pollution regulators properly considered the construction impacts of Enbridge Energy's plan to replace the 337-mile segment of its aging Line...
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Food Sovereignty

article Metro Phoenix's Essential Indigenous Kitchens: A List
(Arizona) -- When people ponder Arizona cuisine and where to eat in greater Phoenix, Native American foods ought to be top of mind. At Indigenous-run stands, restaurants...
article EVENT: Conversation with the Director of Gather: The Fight to Revitalize Our Native Foodways
(California) -- Gather is an intimate portrait of the growing movement among Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political, and cultural identities through food...
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Health Care

article To Fix Rural Alaska's Public Safety Problem, AVCP Advocates For Modeling System Off Health Care
(Alaska) -- As some activists in the lower 48 advocate for defunding law enforcement, rural Alaska tribes are doing the opposite. They’re working to get more...
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Jicarilla Apache Nation

article Albuquerque, NM breaks ground on 50 MW solar field on tribal lands
(New Mexico) -- Albuquerque, NM broke ground Thursday on a 50-megawatt solar field that city officials believe will help it make significant progress towards its goal of...
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Junipero Serra

article Archbishop performs exorcism at spot where protesters toppled Serra statue
(California) -- The archbishop of San Francisco performed a short exorcism Saturday outside a Catholic church where protesters had earlier toppled a statue of Father...
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Karuk Tribe

article Karuk Tribe Leads Effort to Fight Racism and Climate Change with Fire
(California) -- The day after Indigenous Peoples Day was celebrated worldwide, the indigenous-led Western Klamath Restoration Partnership (WKRP) announced it is...
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Keystone XL Pipeline

article First Nations raising capital for Keystone XL pipeline stake have results of U.S. election to worry about
(Canada) -- Nekaneet First Nation Chief Alvin Francis regards the recently signed memorandum of understanding with TC Energy as an opportunity for First Nations to get...
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Kiowa Tribe

article OU Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Kiowa Tribe to hold food box giveaway at Lloyd Noble Center
(Oklahoma) -- The OU Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has partnered with the Kiowa Tribe’s 7th legislative district for a food box giveaway that will take...
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Law Enforcement Incidents

article Activists push to keep a spotlight on Zachary Bear Heels' story
(Nebraska) -- On June 5, 2017, Zachary Bear Heels walked from a downtown bus terminal to 60th and Center Streets, where he died after being struck and shocked with a...
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Marijuana & Hemp

article Yurok election: Ray wins third term, cannabis measure passes
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe on Wednesday held its primary election for three seats on its Tribal Board and asked voters for their opinion on the tribe establishing a...
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Mascot Issue

article COLUMN: Decades of research supports mascot change
(Idaho) -- “As professionals, we are bound to recognize and implement the most current and relevant research in order to provide the best education and the best...
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McGirt

article OUR VIEW: Five Tribes' treaties should remain undisturbed
(Oklahoma) -- Members of Oklahoma's congressional delegation should ignore a letter from a conservative think tank that wants Congress to formally disestablish five...
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Mi'kmaw

article Blair approves request to boost RCMP presence as Nova Scotia lobster fishery dispute escalates
(Nova Scotia) -- Public Safety Minister Bill Blair has greenlighted a request for additional RCMP support in Nova Scotia amid criticism that Ottawa has not done enough...
article Fire destroys lobster facility in southwest Nova Scotia amid escalating fishery tensions
(Nova Scotia) -- A fire that police are calling suspicious destroyed a lobster pound in Middle West Pubnico, N.S., early Saturday. The blaze broke out at one of two...
article Digby County man charged after assault on Sipekne'katik First Nation chief
(Nova Scotia) -- A Digby County, N.S., man has been charged after an assault on Sipekne'katik First Nation Chief Mike Sack on Wednesday in the midst of an ongoing...
article N.S. fishermen's union head quits, says lobster dispute is 'too much of a toll' on his family
(Nova Scotia) -- Joel Comeau says it's no longer safe for him to be the president of the Maritime Fishermen's Union Local 9 in Nova Scotia. Comeau stepped down...
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MMIW

article The epidemic of missing, murdered Indigenous women and its impact on Indian Country
(Indian Country) -- The U.S Department of Justice (DOJ) finds that American Indian women face murder rates that are more than 10 times the national average and four out...
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Native Vote

article After lawsuit, Pondera County adds satellite election office in Heart Butte
(Montana) -- Starting on Monday, another satellite election office will be open on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. It comes after several Native American rights groups...
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Navajo Nation

article After 45 years, have race relations improved in Farmington?
(New Mexico) -- In summer 1974, Farmington was engulfed in racial justice protests after teenagers murdered three Navajo men. This summer, with racial justice movements...
article Court: Mailed Navajo ballots should not get extra time to be counted
(Arizona) -- Native Americans may face barriers to voting in general, but that is not enough to require that ballots mailed from the Navajo Nation get 10 extra days to...
article Leader worked to give ‘voice to Navajo people’
(New Mexico) -- Thomas Atcitty, a former interim Navajo Nation president and longtime New Mexico state representative, has died. He was 86. Atcitty was remembered for...
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Peggy Flanagan

article Lt. Gov. Flanagan says she does not support reinstalling Columbus statue
(Minnesota) -- Lt. Gov. Flanagan has made it known that she does not support the reinstallation of a Christopher Columbus statue that was torn down at the capitol by...
article Lt. Governor and local DFL Party leaders hold Native American voter engagement event in Cass Lake
(Minnesota) -- A few dozen people attended a Native American voter engagement event at the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Government Center on Friday, where Minnesota Lt. Gov...
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Red Lake Tribe

article Red Lake Tribal Police seek public's help finding suspects in racist vandalism
(Minnesota) -- Red Lake Tribal Police are offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to a conviction of the person or persons who vandalized a boundary sign...
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Redskins

article Ex-Washington cheerleaders shaken by lewd videos: 'I don't think they viewed us as people'
(Washington D.C.) -- The contracts for the Washington Football Team's cheerleaders held them to a strict moral code. "Inappropriate" conduct or online...
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Residential & Boarding Schools

article Joe Buffalo survived residential school. Then he became a professional skateboarder
(Canada) -- Joe Buffalo isn't supposed to be here. The Cree professional skateboarder is a residential school survivor, the son of a residential school survivor and...
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Rosebud Sioux Tribe

article President Bordeaux announces shutdown of Rosebud Indian Reservation
(South Dakota) -- Due to the increase of COVID-19 and new reports of Influenza A cases, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe has issued a lockdown of the Rosebud Indian Reservation....
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Saginaw Chippewa

article Tribe looking for volunteers to watch shuttered boarding school for vandals, trespassers
(Michigan) -- Wind rustling through the trees through shattered windows and broken doors. Somebody’s walker sits abandoned outside a crumbling dormitory. This is...
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Sixties Scoop

article Petition calls for apology to Sixties Scoop survivors
(Alberta) -- Sixties Scoop survivor Colleen Hele-Cardinal says she wants the federal government to ask survivors for forgiveness. Hele-Cardinal has created an online...
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Sports Leagues

article Some new suggestions to rename the Cleveland Indians: The week in baseball
(Ohio) -- The Indians season is over. The World Series is almost here and Francisco Lindor hasn’t been traded yet. What’s left to talk about? How about a new...
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St. Regis Mohawk

article Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe adjusts travel restrictions
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center has announced it has included the community of Six Nations of the Grand River to the list...
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Trump's Wall

article Future of border wall about to be handed over to voters
(Arizona) -- When voters cast their ballots in the Nov. 3 presidential election, they will choose between two strikingly different plans for the border wall in Arizona...
article US border police attack Native American protest against Arizona border wall
(Arizona) -- On Monday, October 12, approximately thirty Tohono O’odham tribal activists and supporters engaging in traditional ceremonies at the border wall on...
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Voter Suppression

article A Campaign of Voter Subtraction
(Washington D.C.) -- The people who were attracted to Donald Trump in 2016 have become alienated from President Trump in 2020. White women, seniors, and suburbanites are...
article Native Americans fear votes in remote areas could go uncounted
(Indian Country) -- Colleen Benally, who lives on the Navajo Nation reservation in the southwest United States, spends a lot of time in her car. Her daily commute takes...
article Federal Appeals Courts Emerge as Crucial for Trump in Voting Cases
(USA) -- This month, a federal judge struck down a decree from Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas limiting each county in the state to a single drop box to handle the surge in...
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Wind River

article Wind River Indian Reservation Residents Sentenced for Kidnappings
(Wyoming) -- Four residents of the Wind River Indian Reservation were sentenced Thursday for their roles in kidnapping crimes in early January, according to federal...
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Yurok Tribe

article State awards $2.2M to Yurok Tribe to help house homeless
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe has been awarded $2.2 million to acquire 18 permanent supportive housing units that will prioritize Native Americans. “It’s...
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Other News

article Native American teachers, entrepreneurs seek new ways to close digital divide
(Arizona) -- Mark Sorensen and members of the Navajo-run nonprofit Protect Native Elders wheeled squeaky metal carts stacked high with boxes of digital tablets along the...
article Detroit neighborhood names could be changed, under proposed ordinance
(Michigan) -- Detroit residents may soon get a chance to rename their neighborhood under a proposal sponsored by City Council President Pro Tem Mary Sheffield. If passed...
article University grad student bridges Native American communities and solar energy
(Minnesota) -- Bob Blake said sometimes he thinks he is addicted to solar. With the solar industry constantly evolving and changing, the incoming University of Minnesota...
article Climate change is forcing some villages to move. What is the government doing to help?
(Alaska) -- Increasingly violent and frequent storms driven by climate change are becoming the new normal. The reliable freeze-up that would stabilize shorelines before...
article History: Killing Pomos Part 2
(California) -- Why, they asked? Where had the Grebes gone? When the fatty tissues of the bird were examined the concentration of DDD was nowhere near the original small...
article OPINION: Alaska Natives deserve more from state leaders
(Alaska) -- This November, we face a choice that promises to bring real change to our communities. Ballot Measure 2 would update our elections and return power to the...
article Indian Affairs Commissioner Faces Allegations of Misconduct
(North Dakota) -- Gov. Doug Burgum has placed North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission Executive Director Scott Davis on paid administrative leave pending an investigation...
article A 'broken' social system, next steps to fix it, and calls for swifter change
(Canada) -- Newfoundland and Labrador's premier says the government wants to fix a "broken" social system that has been criticized by Innu leaders for...
article AFN honors state chief medical officer with special award
(Alaska) -- The Alaska Federation of Natives honored state Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink with a special award of recognition during this year’s convention, held...
article 'At one time, there was no border': Whitecap Dakota First Nation forms partnership with University of Minnesota for online course
(Saskatoon) -- After working together for two years, Whitecap Dakota First Nation and the University of Minnesota have agreed on a partnership that will help see...
article Bacone College appoints Pratt as new CFO
(Oklahoma) -- Bacone College has announced the appointment of Mary Jo Pratt to the position of vice president of finance and chief financial officer. Pratt’s appointment...
article Michif language projects get federal funding boost in Manitoba
(Manitoba) -- The official language of the Métis Nation will be getting a boost in Manitoba after the federal government announced close to half a million dollars in...
article New book details first time Native Americans derailed a train, raid occurred near Plum Creek in 1867
(Nebraska) -- A book published this year about the 1867 Native American raid and train derailment at Plum Creek is now available at the Dawson County Historical Museum....
article Researchers say they’ve found more evidence of Lost Colony members living in Bertie County
(North Carolina) -- Archaeologists researching the country’s mysterious first settlers known as the Lost Colony say they’ve uncovered a second location in Bertie County...
article Spanish colonial themes suppress the rich indigenous cultures in SB
(California) -- Santa Barbara’s “Spanish colonial revival” aesthetic—from the Old Mission to State Street to the annual celebration of “Old Spanish Days” every summer —...
article Alyssa Alook Circling Tiger Lily Role in Disney’s Live-Action ‘Peter Pan’
(Hollywood) -- We are still a few months away before camera start rolling on Disney’s live-action adaptation of Peter Pan, which gives the studio more time to focus on...
article First Peoples Fund CEO to speak at virtual arts conference
(South Dakota) -- Lori Lea Pourier, president and CEO of First Peoples Fund, will be a keynote speaker for the 2020 South Dakota State Arts Conference. Pourier grew up...
article GRAVEHUFFER Honor Native American Loss in Sludgy Track "Ghost Dance"
(Minnesota) -- After forming back in 2008, under the name Krom, Missouri-based Gravehuffer have now crafted their own unique style of extreme metal. With a couple of LPs...
article Squamish actor wins award of a ‘King’
(Canada) -- Squamish actor Lorne Cardinal says he felt quite "stunned" and "overwhelmed" at the news of his latest award. On Oct. 25, the...
article Ojibwe bands in Minnesota continue moose hunts to maintain tradition, treaty rights
(Minnesota) -- In late September, Jeff Tibbetts walked quietly through the Superior National Forest north of Isabella, past a spot where, the day before, he had startled...
article State asks federal court to dismiss suit over Metlakatla tribal members’ fishing rights
(Alaska) -- State attorneys are asking a federal court judge to dismiss a fishing rights case brought by Metlakatla Indian Community at the southeastern tip of the state...
article Seven young condors set to be released in Big Sur
(California) -- Seven young California condors will soon be released into the Central Coast flock as part of Monterey-based Ventana Wildlife Society’s ongoing efforts to...
article South Dakota man gets probation in eagle trafficking case
(South Dakota) -- A South Dakota man accused in a widespread case involving the illegal trafficking of eagles and other protected birds has been sentenced to five years...
article Former Aurora business owner sentenced for $30 million fraud
(Missouri) -- A former Aurora, Missouri, business owner was sentenced in federal court Friday for a series of fraud schemes totaling more than $30 million.
article OL Reign’s Madison Hammond is the NWSL’s first Indigenous player. She wants to make sure she’s not the last.
(Washington) -- The long shadow cast on Cheney Stadium’s soccer field last week was symbolic. The light that beamed across the grass and empty stands as the sun...
article Haisten: Christian Littlehead celebrates the restoration of his love for football
(Oklahoma) -- For a long time, I wondered what became of Christian Littlehead. A former Tahlequah Sequoyah star who played in an All-American game in South Carolina,...

10/16/2020

article Over 200 Native Leaders Endorse Joe Biden for President
(Washington D.C.) -- Over 200 American Indian leaders and influencers have endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden, the 2020 Democratic Party presidential nominee. The...
article How Native Americans’ right to vote has been systematically violated for generations
(Indian Country) -- Voter suppression has taken centre stage in the race to elect potentially the 46th president of the United States. But we’ve heard little about the 5...
article Courts Rule Two More Tribal Reservations Were Never Disestablished
(Oklahoma) -- Two recent court decisions say the reservations of the Choctaw Nation and Chickasaw Nation were never disestablished. On Wednesday, a Pittsburg County...
article State judges asked whether tribes’ reservations remain
(Oklahoma) -- Do Oklahoma’s five largest tribes still have reservations today? That’s the question facing judges and attorneys after the U.S. Supreme Court...
article ND Indian Affairs director placed on leave amid misconduct allegations
(North Dakota) -- Longtime North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission Executive Director Scott Davis has been placed on administrative leave, with pay, pending an...
article Petitions created for and against changing Powhatan High School mascot from the Indians
(Virginia) -- Many local school districts are trying to decide whether to change their mascots. One of those is Powhatan County, where there are now two petitions over...
article State, federal government take major steps to study violence against Indigenous women
(Wisconsin) -- While major steps toward addressing the epidemic of violence against Indigenous women are being made locally and nationally this month in Wisconsin,...
article Another Indigenous murder still unsolved: Two years and counting for Angela McConnell
(California) -- A grim milestone has recently passed in the case of Indigenous murder victim Angela McConnell, previously covered in the media, including in this paper....
article The epidemic of missing, murdered Indigenous women and its impact on Indian Country
(Michigan) -- The U.S Department of Justice (DOJ) finds that American Indian women face murder rates that are more than 10 times the national average and four out of...
article Feds ready to use spending to fight anti-Indigenous racism in health care, minister says
(Ottawa) -- The federal government is ready to use its financial leverage over the health system to fight anti-Indigenous racism in health care, Indigenous Services...
article OPP arrests Six Nations traditional government employee over alleged 1492 Land Back Lane involvement
(Ontario) -- The Ontario Provincial Police arrested an employee of the traditional Six Nations government in connection to the ongoing land reclamation of a planned...
article OP/ED: We need boundaries for Maryland sports wagering (and education spending)
(Maryland) -- Our politicians have a rich history of nobly taking money from the taxpayers in the cause of the children, people with disabilities and other very valid...
article ‘Another broken promise’: Tribes say feds ignored their input on Roadless Rule exemption for Tongass
(Alaska) -- Changing a federal rule isn’t simple, but the Trump administration is on the verge of doing it. Last month it started a 30-day clock to completely...
article Tribal, environmental groups voice concerns about DAPL environmental review during virtual hearing
(North Dakota) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers fielded comments on the scope of a new environmental review of the Dakota Access Pipeline during a three-hour Facebook...
article ‘Get it done’ says senator about To’hajiilee pipeline
(New Mexico) -- Renee Chaco-Aragon of To’hajiilee wants her children to have the opportunity to live on their tribal lands as long as they want to. To’...
article NAC: Native voting access update
(Indian Country) -- As Election Day nears, worries about adequate access to the polls increase. The Pasqua Yaqui Tribe in Arizona is fighting in court to restore the...
article Native American Voters Struggle To Be Heard As Early Voting Begins
(Nevada) -- Nevadans can start casting their votes in person beginning Saturday at early voting locations across the state. But for Native American voters, it can be a...
article Hoh Tribe gains satellite internet
(Washington) -- After having internet speeds that were “just better than 1990s dial-up phone connection,” the Hoh Tribe has gained high-speed internet on its...
article Osage Nation uses portion of CARES Act money to provide citizens with stimulus checks
(Oklahoma) -- The Osage Nation is taking applications for financial assistance for its tribal members. One member, Jackie McCann, is a cancer survivor and mother of five...
article Quinault Indian Nation proposes holistic addiction treatment clinic in Aberdeen
(Washington) -- The Quinault Indian Nation (QIN) announced a proposal on Thursday for their plans to build a new wellness clinic in the City of Aberdeen. In their...
article Sick Indigenous elder accused of being drunk at Winnipeg hospital, family says
(Manitoba) -- An Indigenous elder's family is calling for two staff members at a Winnipeg hospital to be fired after the 72-year-old woman, suffering from sepsis,...
article Yurok Tribe provides digital learning devices to Yurok students
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe will soon provide fully equipped tablets and all-in-one printers to Yurok children living on and off of the reservation. “The Yurok...
article 'Do your job': Sipekne'katik chief calls on PM to protect Mi'kmaw fishermen
(Nova Scotia) -- The chief of the Sipekne'katik First Nation is calling for better protection after a mob of hundreds of commercial fishermen and their supporters...
article Moderate livelihood fishery in Cape Breton is peaceful. But selling catch a challenge
(Nova Scotia) -- While there are ongoing tensions between Indigenous and non-Indigenous fishers in southwest Nova Scotia, a Cape Breton First Nation says its moderate...

10/15/2020

article Supreme Court's Census ruling a 'bitter pill' to tribes, advocates
(Washington D.C.) -- The Supreme Court Tuesday said the Census Bureau can stop its count of the population, a blow to tribal leaders and local advocates for...
article The First Americans Face Voting Obstacles at Every Turn
(Indian Country) -- This week, early voters in Georgia and Texas have been facing exceedingly long lines to cast their ballots due to reduced polling places and...
article Court: Mailed Navajo ballots should not get extra time to be counted
(Arizona) -- Native Americans may face barriers to voting in general, but that is not enough to require that ballots mailed from the Navajo Nation get 10 extra days to...
article COVID-19 vaccine trials at Navajo Nation 'overwhelmingly positive'
(Arizona) -- As COVID-19 vaccine trials around the world are put on hold because of safety concerns, the trials happening at the Navajo Nation are seeing great success....
article For the Navajo Nation, ‘Everything Takes Time,’ Including Voting
(Arizona) -- Turn off the two-lane highway that runs across the Navajo Nation, just a few miles south of the Utah border, and the pavement yields instantly to the desert...
article 'Falling on deaf ears': Tohono O'odham Nation reacts to use of force at Indigenous protest
(Arizona) -- State and tribal leaders are speaking out against law enforcement use of force as scenes from an Indigenous-led demonstration this week continue to...
article Lummi Nation Withdraws From AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine Trial
(Washington) -- The Lummi Nation, which made headlines in September for being among the first tribes nationwide to participate in coronavirus vaccination trials, has...
article YAZZIE: On colonization, racial supremacy and playing Indian
(California) -- I’m responding to the “Statement of Global Indigenous Identity and Solidarity” that Rulan Tangen, the founder and artistic director of...
article Red Lake Welcome Sign Defaced With Nazi Swastika and Trump 2020 Vandalism
(Minnesota) -- Yesterday morning, the Red Lake Nation was notified that a welcome sign to the reservation was vandalized with a Nazi swastika and the words “Trump...
article Tribal Council OKs resolution to oppose ‘offensive’ mascots
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribal Council approved Thursday a resolution in opposition to American Indian mascots at educational institutions. The unanimous vote was...
article The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Express “Revulsion” at “Violent Acts” of Destruction at Historical Society
(Oregon) -- One of Oregon's nine Native American tribes reacted angrily to the vandalism committed earlier this week at the Oregon Historical Society during a...
article Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force members announced
(Wisconsin) -- Several representatives from Northeast Wisconsin have been named to the state's Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force. Attorney General...
article Majority of Yurok Voters Support Cannabis Marketplace, According To Unofficial Election Results
(California) -- A majority of Yurok Tribal voters supported the ability to purchase cannabis products within the reservation, according to preliminary election results...
article COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: New cases continue to climb in First Nations
(Canada) -- There are 197 active cases of COVID-19 on First Nations reserves across Canada as of Oct. 13, according to data from Indigenous Services Canada. In an update...
article Standing Rock Water Protectors Sue Police, Security Forces
(North Dakota) -- Law enforcement and private security agencies that employed attack dogs, pepper spray and water cannons against Standing Rock water protectors will...
article Ancient stone patterns add new wrinkle to Straits pipeline debate
(Michigan) -- Images from an underwater vehicle seem to reveal stone patterns on the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac in northern Michigan, possible evidence of Native...
article PODCAST: Is Santa Susana a toxic rocket or tribal ceremony site? Depends on who you ask
(California) -- For decades, a large area of land west of LA was the testing ground for space exploration, spilling toxic pollutants that still haven’t gotten...
article OP/ED: The politics of being native
(Montana) -- When it comes to politics, Montanans like to use the words “native” and “generation.” A lot. And we’re in good company. As...
article Mr. Biden, Mr. Cromwell Address US Tribal Issues
(Massachusetts) -- The chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, Cedric Cromwell, joined a virtual Indigenous Peoples Day campaign event hosted by the Democratic...
article Tribal Flag Plaza unveiled in front of state Capitol
(Montana) -- The Tribal Flag Plaza has been unveiled, giving a new look to the outside of the state Capitol and honoring Native Americans in Montana. Members of the...
article Ute Mountain Utes report 100% success rate on census count
(Colorado) -- U.S. Census Bureau workers and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe were determined to get an accurate count for 2020. “We were undercounted last time, so it...
article Larimer County violated federal Indian child adoption law, court finds
(Colorado) -- Larimer County did not comply with the federal law that protects the rights of Indian children when it failed to notify the relevant tribes in a custody...
article Family of Indigenous teen who died in group home calls for public inquiry
(British Columbia) -- The family of 17-year-old Traevon Chalifoux-Desjarlais is calling for a public inquiry to find out what happened in the days before and after his...
article Cherokee Nation Businesses helps preserve traditional plants
(Oklahoma) -- The cultural art department at Cherokee Nation Businesses is tasked with helping ensure that Cherokee art, culture, language and customs are preserved,...
article Hundreds of Native American Treaties Digitized for the First Time
(Washington D.C.) -- For many Native American tribes, historical treaties are a fraught reminder of promises made—and broken—by the United States government...
article ‘We need you for the future’: Elders and Youth conducts virtual conference
(Canada) -- This year, the Elders and Youth Conference went virtual for the first time in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s meeting was a little...
article Disney+ provides disclaimer to movies which contain unwanted depictions of race
(Hollywood) -- Within the last couple of decades, we have seen streaming firms either remove apps that featured unwanted stereotypes or comprise some kind of disclaimer...
article VASSAR: Digging Up the Indian Burial Ground Trope
(USA) -- The Indian Burial Ground, also known as the IBG, is a trope that has a history of mediocre usage in horror cinema. Many who think of the IBG immediately recall...
article Marine veteran, former interim Navajo president and New Mexico lawmaker dies
(Navajo Nation) -- Thomas Atcitty, a former interim Navajo Nation president and longtime New Mexico state representative, has died. He was 86. Atcitty died Sunday of...

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