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Billy Mills

press release Billy Mills: Reflecting on his epic 10,000m victory at the Olympic Games Tokyo 1964, coping with racism and returning to Tokyo in 2021
(USA) -- When Billy Mills arrived in Tokyo for the 1964 Olympic Games, few people knew much about the lanky American athlete. By the time he left two weeks later, he was...
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Blackfeet Nation

article Blackfeet Reservation businesses ask Bullock for help
(Montana) -- Business owners on the Blackfeet Reservation are asking for extra help from the state to stay open, saying the Blackfeet Nation’s closure of tribal...
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Buffalo & Bison

article Survival and sustenance: Muscowpetung FN brings back bison amid COVID-19
(Saskatchewan) -- The Muscowpetung Saulteaux Nation is reintroducing buffalo to its land, to help with education and any potential food shortages during the COVID-19...
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COVID-19

press release Native Americans Feel Devastated by the Virus Yet Overlooked in the Data
(Washington) -- As the coronavirus outbreak in Washington State’s Yakima County worsened last month, Tashina Nunez recognized more and more of the patients who arrived...
article The fluid reality of an ongoing pandemic
(USA) -- Since the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States in mid-March, Americans have grappled with tension and uncertainty, and the nation has been divided on when...
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CSKT

article CSKT limited access to Tribal lands FAQ
(Montana) -- CSKT takes the coronavirus threat very seriously to protect our elders. Temporarily, CSKT has limited access to Tribal lands that require a recreational...
article Flathead Water Compact Clears Senate Committee
(Washington D.C.) -- In a unanimous, bipartisan vote on July 29, a congressional committee approved a $1.9 billion measure to settle water rights negotiations between...
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Cultural Appropriation

article Ex-Senate staffer says she felt forced out for questioning colleague's Métis identity claims
(Manitoba) -- A former staffer for a Manitoba senator says she felt forced to resign over the fallout from a complaint she made alleging a co-worker was falsely claiming...
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Dakota Access Pipeline

article In Wake of Recent Victories, Standing Rock Activists Carry On With Renewed Hope
(North Dakota) -- It’s been almost four years since Mark’s brother Nick Tilsen (Oglala Lakota) and Daniel T’seleie (K’asho Got’ine Dene)...
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Eastern Band of Cherokee

article How Our Indian Country Flattened the Curve
(North Carolina) -- The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has for centuries practiced the Booger Dance to ward off illnesses and other malevolent forces. As night...
article Braves share message from Eastern Band of Cherokee Tribe
(Georgia) -- The message from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians was clear. “We’re still here.” Before the Braves’ home opener Wednesday, a 7-4...
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First Nations

article Lunenburg resident calls for more public recognition of Mi'kmaw, Black history
(Nova Scotia) -- In Lunenburg, N.S., a town that enthusiastically embraces its seafaring history, you'll find few public displays celebrating the Black and Mi'...
article Northern Ontario First Nation wants legislation that changes environmental assessments repealed
(Ontario) -- The Chief of a northern Ontario First Nation is calling on the province to repeal an omnibus bill that includes changes to the Environmental Assessment Act.
article Kátł'odeeche First Nation passes vote that gives it more power over its land
(North Canada) -- Members of the Kátł'odeeche First Nation near Hay River, N.W.T., have voted to take more authority over its own land. Members voted on its custom...
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Gun Lake

article Red Square wins Gun Lake Casino account
(Michigan) -- Red Square Agency has been selected as the Agency of Record for Gun Lake Casino, following a competitive review. Under the partnership, the agency will...
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Jicarilla Apache Nation

article Jicarilla Nation Virus Outbreak Prompts Lockdown
(New Mexico) -- The number of people testing positive for COVID-19 on the Jicarilla Apache Nation and in surrounding communities increased sharply last week. As of July...
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Kiowa Tribe

article Kiowa Chairman’s Impeachment Gearing Delayed
(Oklahoma) -- The impeachment trial for Matthew Komalty, chairman of the 14,000 member Kiowa Tribe was halted Thursday after the Court of Indian Offenses ordered a delay...
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Law Enforcement & Security

article U.S. Set to Execute Only Native American on Federal Death Row Despite Tribe's Objections
(Indiana) -- Against the wishes of tribal officials, the only Native American on federal death row is set to be executed in August, the U.S. government announced.
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LGBTQ

article 'Milestone' for Diné LGBTQ+
(Navajo Nation) -- The Navajo Nation Council is signing a resolution to officially recognize “Diné Pride Week” as a recurring celebration every third week of June....
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Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation

article Three tribal officials charged in bribery scheme
(North Dakota) -- Two current tribal government officials and one former tribal government official of the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara...
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Mascot Issue

article Exeter Chiefs: MP Ben Bradshaw hits out at club’s ‘extraordinary’ decision to keep name and logo
(UK) -- Exeter Chiefs‘ “extraordinary” decision not to drop their Native American branding shows the board are “in denial”, says the club...
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McGirt

article CN chief, councilor lock horns on response to McGirt ruling
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation District 3 Tribal Councilor Wes Nofire remains steadfastly opposed to the administration's handling of the aftermath of McGirt v....
article HARPER: McGirt is a chance for greater tribal-state cooperation
(Oklahoma) -- On July 9, the U.S. Supreme Court decided in McGirt v. Oklahoma that the reservation established for the Muscogee Creek Nation by treaty was never “...
article Stitt trying to sort out SCOTUS ruling
(Oklahoma) -- Governor Kevin Stitt issued Executive Order 2020-24, announcing the formation of The Oklahoma Commission on Cooperative Sovereignty to address concerns and...
article Tribal members organize peaceful protest against state agreement
(Oklahoma) -- A group of Oklahoma tribal members have organized a protest happening Saturday in Durant in response to Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter’s...
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MMIW

article Lack of awareness, data hinders cases of missing and murdered Native American women, study finds
(Washington D.C.) -- Tammy Carpenter was in tears as she drove through a rural stretch of Northern California two years ago to Shasta County, near where her adult...
article Native Americans are losing daughters and mothers by the thousands. A new study asks why.
(USA) -- Tammy Carpenter was in tears as she drove through a rural stretch of Northern California two years ago to Shasta County, near where her adult daughter, Angela...
article Trump Administration Unveils Cold Case Task Force Offices
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump signed an executive order last year that established the Operation Lady Justice Task Force to directly address missing and...
article Isleta investigator to lead new DOJ initiative
(New Mexico) -- An Isleta Pueblo police investigator will be heading up the federal government’s response to cases involving missing and murdered indigenous people...
article Dozens of Mohawk women turn to social media to open up about sexual assault
(Internet) -- When Victoria Ransom took to social media earlier this week to share her experience with sexual assault, her intention was to encourage those in Akwesasne...
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Navajo Nation

article With Navajo Nation hit hard by Covid-19, this CNN Hero’s mission to help vulnerable elders has a new urgency
(Navajo Nation) -- Before Covid-19 hit, elders living on the Navajo Nation were already among the most vulnerable. As the virus spread, their situation became even more...
article Execution date set for only Native American on death row, despite controversy
(Indiana) -- The only Native American on federal death row is scheduled to be executed on Aug. 26 by lethal injection, the Department of Justice announced Thursday....
article Execution scheduled for Arizona man, who is the only Native American on federal death row
(Indiana) -- An Arizona man, who is the only Native American on federal death row, is scheduled to be executed next month, although appeals court judges asked the U.S....
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NCAIED

press release New Resources Available for Tribes, Tribal Entities Responding to COVID-19: NCAIED develops fact sheets, website for safely procuring PPE
(Arizona) --   New Resources Available for Tribes, Tribal Entities Responding to COVID-19 NCAIED develops fact sheets, website for safely procuring PPE  Mesa,...
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Opioid Crisis

article How a Pharma Giant Flooded the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation With Opioids
(North Dakota) -- It was easy for Jana Wolf Necklace to get painkillers on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. She developed an opioid addiction while working at her...
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Payday Loans

article Third Circuit Concludes Arbitration Agreement Is Unenforceable Under the Prospective Waiver Doctrine
(USA) -- The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has refused to enforce an arbitration agreement because it impermissibly limited claims to those available under tribal law...
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Pechanga Tribe

article Blaze Breaks out on Perimeter of Pechanga Reservation in Temecula
(California) -- A brush fire that erupted late Thursday afternoon on the edge of the Pechanga Indian Reservation in Temecula scorched about five acres before it was...
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San Manuel Tribe

article San Manuel Fire earns top rating for fire protection
(California) -- On June 9, San Manuel Fire Department was notified that it has received a Class 1 ISO Community Hazard Mitigation rating, placing the department in the...
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Southern Ute

article Southern Ute Indian Tribe rescinds Stage 1, Stage 2 fire restrictions
(Colorado) -- Because of the recent and widespread monsoon moisture, Stage 1 and Stage 2 fire restrictions have been rescinded for all trust lands throughout the...
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Spirit Lake Tribe

article North Dakota Reservation Orders Masks After COVID-19 Spike
(North Dakota) -- Tribal leaders on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation in northeastern North Dakota are requiring residents to wear masks to help slow the spread of the...
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Sports Leagues

article 50+ Organizations Ask Cleveland Indians to Change Name, Engage Native American Community
(Oklahoma) -- The ACLU of Ohio, Black Lives Matter Cleveland, Cleveland Public Theatre, Policy Matters Ohio, the YWCA of Greater Cleveland, multiple community...
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St. Regis Mohawk

article Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe urging all members, employees to test for COVID-19
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has entered into COVID-19 mass testing contracts for Akwesasne residents and employees of local businesses. According to a...
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Tohono O’odham

article Tohono O'odham Nation hopes COVID-19 curve is flattening following spike
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O'odham government reported Wednesday it has five times the number of tribal members testing positive for COVID-19 than it did in early June...
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Voter Suppression

article OP/ED: Diné voters still face challenges
(Navajo Nation) -- Navajo voting rights have come a long way since 2017, when a federal judge ordered San Juan County, Utah, to redraw its voting districts to ensure...
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Water Issues

article With Klamath Dam Removal Plan Going Sideways, Gov. Newsom Pleads With Warren Buffett to Salvage Deal
(California) -- With a historic Klamath River dam removal agreement in jeopardy, California Governor Gavin Newsom has reached out to billionaire financier Warren Buffett...
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Wisconsin Oneida

article U.S. appeals court rules in favor of Oneida Nation against Hobart, endorsing tribe's sovereignty
(Wisconsin) -- The village of Hobart was wrong to try to force the Oneida Nation to seek a permit for the tribe's annual Big Apple Fest and had no standing to issue a...
article Wisconsin Tribe Wins Fight Over Event Permits at Seventh Circuit
(Wisconsin) -- The Seventh Circuit on Thursday unanimously sided with the Oneida Nation in its fight with a Wisconsin village over the village’s authority to force...
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Yankton Sioux Tribe

article Yankton Sioux Tribe pools resources in battle against COVID-19 spread
(South Dakota) -- Kenneth Cook still feels a twinge in his chest. It has been more than two weeks since he tested positive for COVID-19 and the effects are still...
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Yurok Tribe

article Yurok Tribal Court funds the development on first-ever database on missing and murdered indigenous women, girls and two spirit people in California
(California) -- Today, the Yurok Tribal Court, in partnership with Sovereign Bodies Institute, released an early progress report on a three-year project involving the...
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Other News

article OP/ED: It’s time to chop down the ‘lynching tree’ from this California city’s logo
(California) -- As night follows day, cries of “historical erasure” go up across the land when pro-Confederacy monuments come down.
article Campaign underway to name park after renowned Inuk artist
(Ottawa) -- An Ottawa woman is campaigning to have a park in Sandy Hill named after internationally renowned Inuk artist Annie Pootoogook. Pootoogook won the 2006 Sobey...
article Ontario must act to prevent hidden deforestation, environmental group says
(Ontario) -- Thousands of hectares of boreal forest in northwestern Ontario have been laid to waste by the forest industry but remains unaccounted for under Ontario's...
press release Northern Manitoba First Nation protests VIA Rail over ticket access, fair treatment
(Manitoba) -- A northern Manitoba First Nation held a protest Wednesday night by the VIA Rail tracks in the community over complaints of priority treatment being given...
article Elder disappointed no consequences for woman accused of racist Facebook posts
(Manitoba) -- A First Nations elder who led mediation circles after a social media post called for violence against Indigenous people says she is disappointed one of...
article Iqaluit council votes to temporarily stop people from building cabins on its land
(North Canada) -- Iqaluit city council will temporarily stop the building of all new cabins on municipal land. At a meeting Tuesday, council unanimously adopted a...
article Ground-blessing ceremony held at site of Winnipeg urban reserve
(Manitoba) -- A ceremony was held on Wednesday at the Long Plain Madison Reserve to bless the grounds of the new Wyndham Garden Hotel that will take place at the first...
article NAC: Book of the Month: “A Sacred People”
(Indian Country) -- In order to know how to decolonize it’s important to know where we came from. This is something that the author Leo Killsback, a citizen of the...
article Pair searching for more recognition for Mildred Bailey
(Washington) -- The visual medium is very powerful in the world of music. If you see it, you believe it. Myriad acts were broken by MTV courtesy of provocative videos a...
article This Monumental Memorial to Crazy Horse Has Been Under Construction for Over 70 Years
(South Dakota) -- Did you know that in the Black Hills of South Dakota, not far from Mount Rushmore, the world’s second-largest sculpture is under construction? In...
article Where To Shop For Face Masks That Also Support Indigenous And Migrant Communities
(Australia) -- Face masks have become a new accessories category all on their own of late, and since they've become mandatory in public places in Victoria and encouraged...
article What the 16 new Closing the Gap targets will actually mean for Indigenous Australians
(Australia) -- A significant overhaul of the Closing the Gap agreement has established new targets to address some of the most pressing issues facing Indigenous...
article Oilers' Bear wears name spelled out in Cree syllabics for exhibition game
(Edmonton) -- Edmonton Oilers defenseman Ethan Bear honored his Indigenous heritage by wearing his name spelled out in Cree syllabics for an exhibition game against the...
article From potato fields to Pinehurst
(North Carolina) -- The boy must leave the reservation to play. He pilots an old Toyota Camry, what he affectionately refers to as the “Red Rider,” to drive...
article Cheryl Crazy Bull, President of American Indian College Fund, Receives Legacy Award from Working Mother Media
(Colorado) -- Working Mother Media presented Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund President, with its Legacy Award on Wednesday, July...

7/29/2020

article Covid-19’s toll so far: Nearly 150,000 dead Americans
(USA) -- Of the nearly 150,000 Americans who have died of covid-19, more than 6,100 have died in Texas, and 302 of those deaths have occurred in Hidalgo County, along...
article Ivanka Trump Wanted her Red Pantsuit to Mean Something. It Didn’t.
(Minnesota) -- Standing at 5-foot-11—over 6 feet if you count the stilettos she’s fond of wearing—Ivanka Trump cuts an imposing figure. Especially in...
article Environmental concerns now issue in wake of Creek ruling
(Oklahoma) -- In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 decision that Congress never dissolved the Muscogee (Creek) Nation's reservation, tribes and the state...
article Native Americans won an unusual legal victory at the Supreme Court. Congress could undo it.
(Washington D.C.) -- In a 5-to-4 ruling in McGirt v. Oklahoma earlier this month, the Supreme Court delivered a decisive legal victory for Native Americans. In a rare...
article Broken Pipes, Broken Promises
(Oregon) -- As the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs try to manage one of the highest COVID-19 infection rates in the state, the thousands of people who live there don...
article GOP asks Supreme Court to reinstate Arizona voting rules deemed racially biased
(Washington D.C.) -- Arizona Republicans on Wednesday will ask the Supreme Court for permission to revive a pair of voting restrictions, struck down by a lower court as...
article Maine tribes hope for state to restore sovereignty
(Maine) -- Maine’s Native American tribes say they lost control over their own lands 40 years ago, and are hoping the Legislature will return at least some of the...
article Navajo Nation fights coronavirus-related problems with traditional knowledge
(Navajo Nation) -- At one point during the coronavirus pandemic, the Navajo Nation was under lockdown with the highest COVID-19 infection rate per capita in the country...
article Blackfeet Incident Command provides COVID-19 updates
(Montana) -- The Blackfeet Tribal Business Council will be meeting on Wednesday, July 29, to discuss direct support services for folks who have tested positive for COVID...
article Blackhawks banning headdresses, increasing Native American cultural representation in game presentation
(Illinois) -- The Blackhawks announced several initiatives Wednesday designed to better honor Native American culture. Most notably, the Hawks will ban headdresses at...
article Cleveland faces new calls to change Indians name
(Ohio) -- For years, the pressure has been increasing on baseball and the Cleveland Indians to change the name of the franchise. In recent years, the team has changed...
article The Retired University Of Illinois Mascot Still Lingers On Campus
(Illinois) -- Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert remembers watching a man dressed up in Native American regalia dance across a football field as “surreal” and...
article Senate moves to overhaul state flag, seal
(Massachusetts) -- The state flag is one step closer to a symbolic overhaul after state senators unanimously approved legislation Tuesday that would create a panel...
article Former tribal judge to assist in federal effort to combat epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous people in Alaska
(Alaska) -- On July 27, the U.S. Department of Interior announced it will open its first office dedicated to investigating cold cases in what has been called an epidemic...
article Thinking Zinc: Mitigating Uranium Exposure on Navajo Land
(Navajo Nation) -- After World War II, the U.S. government announced it would purchase all uranium ore mined in the United States. This announcement fueled a mining boom...
article Bishop Paiute Tribe Pumping Water at Reduced Capacity
(California) -- The Bishop Paiute Tribe is experiencing low water pressure reservation wide due to the high demand of water usage and minimal storage and pumping...
article CSKT water compact bill clears first hurdle in U.S. Senate
(Washington D.C.) -- If the act passes, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes will relinquish claims to off-reservation water rights and regain control of the...
article Penobscot Nation opposes CMP transmission project
(Maine) -- The Penobscot Nation is coming out in opposition to Central Maine Power’s proposed transmission line through Maine’s western woods. Penobscot...
article The Cafe Ohlone Transition, in its Founders’ Words
(California) -- This is an excerpt from an email message sent on July 6 to supporters of mak-‘amham, the Cafe Ohlone. We are reposting it here with permission from...
article Lummi Nation defends Seattle City Council member
(Washington) -- Lummi Nation is among Washington tribes coming to the defense of a Seattle City Council member whose home has been targeted by protesters. Debora Juarez...
article Execution Date Set For Only Native American on Death Row
(Indiana) -- The only Native American on federal death row is scheduled to be executed in late August, the U.S. government announced Wednesday. Lezmond Mitchell, who is...
article Dysfunction and injunction pauses Kiowa COVID-19 relief efforts
(Oklahoma) -- Patricia Vowels will have to wait a little longer for her COVID-19 relief check from the Kiowa Tribe. A Court of Indian Offenses (CFR) judge ruled Tuesday...
article Kiowa Tribe CARES Act Fund Disbursement Halted
(Oklahoma) -- Appeals Officer Shannon Edwards with the Code of Federal Regulations Court in Anadarko granted a preliminary injunction against the Kiowa Tribe, barring...
article Indian Nations Law Update - July 2020
(Indian Country) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled July 9, 2020, in McGirt v. Oklahoma, 2020 WL 3838063 (2020), that the reservation established for the Creek Nation under...
article NAC: No single COVID-19 solution in Alaska
(Alaska) -- The number of COVID-19 cases in Alaska remains relatively low, but the high rate of infection makes it a coronavirus hotspot. While urban centers are hit...
article Yankton Sioux Tribe pools resources in battle against COVID-19 spread
(South Dakota) -- Kenneth Cook still feels a twinge in his chest. It has been more than two weeks since he tested positive for COVID-19 and the effects are still...
article 'It's like we don't exist': Jaune Quick-to-See Smith on Native American artists
(Washington D.C.) -- Earlier this month, the National Gallery of Art in Washington announced it had made history – it bought a painting by a Native American artist...
article Cherokee Art Market canceled for 2020
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation announced Tuesday it is postponing the 15th annual Cherokee Art Market, originally slated to run Oct. 10-11 at the Hard Rock Hotel...
article Salish and Kootenai Photographer's Work Featured By Smithsonian
(Montana) -- Dating in small-town Montana can be tough. For Native Americans, a government-imposed tribal enrollment system dating back to the 1900's has made the...
article Portugal. the Man Speaks on Music, Portland, Launching the PTM Foundation, and Indigenous People
(Indian Country) -- By now, you’ve likely heard the music of the Portland-via-Alaska-based band, Portugal. the Man. The group has a number of hits, but their most...
article 'An honour': Edmonton Oilers defenceman wears jersey with Cree syllabics
(North Canada) -- An Indigenous NHL player paid special homage to his nation on his jersey during Tuesday night's Battle of Alberta between the Edmonton Oilers and...
article COVID-19 cancels Wyoming hunt amid Native American criticism
(Wyoming) -- The coronavirus has prompted cancellation of a charity antelope hunt that has drawn teams of famous, powerful men to central Wyoming for over 75 years and...
article Mission, Jocko cloaked in smoke
(Montana) -- Two wildfires burning 30 miles apart on the Flathead Indian Reservation could be an ominous harbinger of August. After a virtually smoke-free first half of...

7/28/2020

article VIDEO: Attorneys general for Oklahoma, Cherokee Nation discuss Supreme Court's McGirt ruling on 'Let's Talk'
(Oklahoma) -- Two attorneys general, one for the state of Oklahoma, the other for the Cherokee Nation, agree on at least a few things resulting from a landmark U.S....
article Spending Rules for Relief Funds Put Tribes in Tough Spot
(South Dakota) -- Native American tribes are in a difficult situation in putting COVID relief money to use. The aid came several months after the pandemic started,...
article Task force: Indian Health Service still needs to improve child sexual abuse prevention
(South Dakota) -- A presidential task force says the Indian Health Service still needs to improve its child sexual abuse prevention methods after investigating the “...
article The Navajo Nation president on how his tribe slowed one of the worst Covid-19 outbreaks
(Navajo Nation) -- When the Navajo Nation reported its first Covid-19 case on March 17, tribal officials quickly declared a public health emergency and a shelter-in-...
article Gila River Indian Community Aims To Bounce Back From Pandemic Losses
(Arizona) -- Arizona's tribal communities have been some of the hardest hit during the pandemic. Numbers of cases in Indian Country have soared, putting pressure on...
article Red Lake amends medical martial law, reinstates curfew
(Minnesota) -- Red Lake Nation has amended its executive order enacting medical martial law for the third time, citing increased positive cases in the area. Tribal...
article No new local COVID cases, Rocky Boy defines hot spots
(Montana) -- While local jurisdictions reported no new COVID-19 confirmations Monday, Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation has created a definition of hot spots and is...
article KEELER: What #NotYourMascot Owes #BLM
(USA) -- I don't feel I — or Native people — accomplished this. I credit Black Lives Matter for achieving this. Many of us laid the groundwork and fought...
article Indianapolis Indians to explore 'appropriateness' of team name
(Indiana) -- The Indianapolis Indians minor league baseball team has launched a committee to explore the "appropriateness" of the team's name, the team...
article New Mexico graduate fighting to keep Native American caricature logo
(New Mexico) -- A graduate of a southwestern New Mexico high school is fighting the state’s lieutenant governor over his call to remove a baseball stadium’s...
article Navajo criminal investigator to head DOJ 'missing and murdered' initiative
(New Mexico) -- United States Attorney John C. Anderson appointed a Navajo criminal investigator to a new position Monday (July 27) that will assist New Mexico's 22...
article Why Is Ivanka Trump Taking Credit For Preventing Violence Against Indigenous Women?
(Minnesota) -- Ivanka Trump, senior White House adviser and President Donald Trump’s daughter, attended the grand opening of the first Missing and Murdered Native...
article Federal task force on missing, murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives to open Anchorage office
(Alaska) -- Alaska is scheduled to have a federal cold case task force office working on missing and murdered American Indian and Alaska Native cases. The office in...
article In Remote Villages, Domestic Violence Kills More Than COVID-19
(Alaska) -- COVID-19 has largely spared the isolated villages of Western Alaska. Yet it has been a summer of burials. On June 22, troopers say a woman stabbed and killed...
article PBS: Hemp cultivation draws hesitation in Navajo Nation
(Navajo Nation) -- Products containing cannabidiol, or CBD, are everywhere -- and their growing popularity means big business. The substance can be derived from both...
article Wetaskiwin explores next steps to build more inclusive city
(Alberta) -- Wetaskiwin city council has passed a motion that could see a growing grassroots campaign of inclusivity become official. On July 20, the mayor and...
article OP/ED: Court should side with MHA Nation on riverbed minerals
(North Dakota) -- The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation is suing the federal government to enforce tribal rights to the lands and minerals under the Missouri River...
article Penobscot Nation Opposes CMP Transmission Project
(Maine) -- The Penobscot Nation is coming out in opposition to Central Maine Power’s proposed transmission line through Maine’s western woods. The Penobscot...
article Navajo Nation Sees Farming Renaissance During Coronavirus Pandemic
(Navajo Nation) -- Historically Navajos have lived off the land. But decades of assimilation, forced relocation and dependence on federal food distribution programs...
article Construction continues at Cherokee Springs Plaza
(Oklahoma) -- As construction continues at Cherokee Springs Plaza, Cherokee Nation Businesses gives a progress update and announces new business coming to the tribe...
article Senators Announce Over $350,000 in Grants to Tribal Communitiies
(Oregon) -- Oregon’s U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley have announced that the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians and the Columbia River Inter-Tribal...
article 2020 Census Pushes On For Full Count Of Indigenous Americans
(Oregon) -- Despite the pandemic’s disruption of the 2020 Census, officials are hopeful they can avoid repeating the nearly 5 percent undercount of American Indian...
article ‘Eluding’ dropped in CRST checkpoints case
(South Dakota) -- A South Dakota prosecutor has decided he won’t pursue a charge of eluding against a rural Fort Yates, North Dakota, man accused of violating a...
article Cherokee Nation invests $7M for career training, employment opportunities
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation is dedicating more than $7 million in funding to increase career training and employment opportunities for Cherokees seeking relief through...
article Menominee Tribe closing offices amid COVID-19 outbreak
(Wisconsin) -- The Menominee Indian Tribe said Tuesday it is shutting down its governmental offices for two weeks amid an “alarming rise” in COVID-19 cases,...
article Premier wants review of 'disturbing' data suggesting Labrador Innu, Inuit ID'd more often in RCMP releases
(Canada) -- Premier Dwight Ball says a CBC story showing that a disproportionate number of people named in RCMP media releases during a 12-week period were from...
article Cluster of infections prompts new restrictions by St. Regis Mohawk Tribe
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe is issuing new restrictions after confirming ten new coronavirus cases in about a week. A cluster of cases were linked to a...
article Lt. Governor, Minneapolis Mayor tour future site of Native-only homeless shelter
(Minnesota) -- One of the three new Minneapolis homeless shelters planned for the intersection of Cedar and Franklin is currenlty a long-time family business that will...
article Nunavut woman who flew to N.W.T. for surgery turned away due to hospital's equipment issues
(North Canada) -- Brenda Ongahak has been waiting for about a year to get surgery on her knee. Last week, she travelled from Kugluktuk, Nunavut, to Yellowknife to get...
article Shoalwater Bay Tribe helps address covid-19 hunger
(Washington) -- A newly formed program delivering hot meals to people in North Pacific County was given a boost this month after the Shoalwater Bay Tribe donated $2,500...
article Southern Ute tribe to offer free, communitywide testing
(Colorado) -- The Southern Ute Indian Tribe will hold its second communitywide testing event Aug. 12 and Aug. 13 to identify any COVID-19 hot spots within the community...
article Colorado State University acknowledges its establishment at ‘dire cost to Native Nations’
(Colorado) -- Many things have shaped Dr. Henrietta Mann’s life. She’s a Cheyenne-Arapaho citizen who has resided in Weatherford, Oklahoma for the last 12...
article Cherokee Nation creates department dedicated to preserving Cherokee language
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation is establishing a new language department that will directly oversee the tribe’s Cherokee Immersion School, a team of translators...
article Mother Lode Fairgrounds Building Renamed To Honor Tribal Sponsors
(California) -- The Chicken Ranch Rancheria Me–Wuk Indians of California and the Tuolumne Band of Me–Wuk Indians have announced their partnership in...
article State recognizes Abenaki fishing, hunting rights
(Vermont) -- At the start of the new year, lifetime licenses for hunting and fishing will be available for members of Native American tribes recognized by the state....
article Cherokee Nation postpones annual Cherokee Art Market
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation announced today that it's postponing its 15th Cherokee Art Market until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The market was...
article Under the Radar Launches New Podcast with Black Belt Eagle Scout Episode
(Oregon) -- We have launched a new podcast that’s simply titled Under the Radar and the first episode features an in-depth story on Black Belt Eagle Scout (aka...
article Why Antlers Is Adapting Wendigo Mythology (& How It's Different)
(Hollywood) -- Scott Cooper's horror film Antlers centers around the mythology of the wendigo, an evil spirit stemming from the folklore of the First Nations...
article StrongHearts Native Helpline Adds Sexual Violence Advocacy
(Minnesota) -- Reaching the mark and every milestone with determination and dedication, StrongHearts Native Helpline is preparing to launch sexual violence advocacy on...

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