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ANWR

article Gwich’in sue Interior over ANWR exploration plan
(Alaska) -- Native American Rights Fund attorneys are suing the Interior Department over its decision to allow oil and gas exploration on the coastal plain of the Arctic...
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Blackfeet Nation

article Drumming Fire won’t likely reach Heart Butte
(Montana) -- Blackfeet Public Information Officer James McNeely noted the abundant smoke pouring into Blackfeet Country this week and said Air Quality Director Tony...
1 Article on this Issue

Buffalo & Bison

article Bison studies center to be established in South Dakota
(South Dakota) -- Officials from South Dakota State University, the National Bison Association and the National Buffalo Foundation last week formally launched the Center...
press release Almost 60 bison successfully relocated from Grand Canyon North Rim
(Arizona) -- At the beginning of the month, National Park Service staff successfully relocated 57 bison from the North Rim.
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Census

article New videos urge members of Tribal Nations in Montana to respond to the 2020 Census
(Montana) -- Three influential members of tribes in Montana are lending their voices to convey the importance of the 2020 Census for tribal nations in Montana and to...
article A census undercount could disproportionately affect Arizona's Latino and tribal communities
(Arizona) -- There are no door knocks anymore. And that's becoming a problem. In pre-pandemic times, Census takers on the Navajo Reservation would knock on a house...
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Cheyenne River Sioux

article FBI offers $5K for information leading to arrest in 2016 Eagle Butte murder
(South Dakota) -- The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for a 2016...
1 Article on this Issue

Chumash Tribe

press release Chumash donate $100K to Santa Ynez schools
(California) -- Santa Ynez Valley schools have received a boost to help meet the unique challenges of distance learning, courtesy of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash...
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Colville Tribe

article Tribe outlines donation procedures
(Washington) -- Generous offers of donations have been received from around the region to assist the response to fires on the reservation, according to the Colville...
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Comanche Nation

article COVID-19 claims 29th Annual Comanche Nation Fair
(Oklahoma) -- COVID-19 has claimed this year’s Comanche Nation Fair. Following deliberations and discussions, the Comanche Fair Board officers decided it was in...
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COVID-19

article COVID-19 Much More Common in Native Americans
(USA) -- Although non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people account for less than 1% of the U.S. population, a study has found that they have been...
article Coronavirus Drained Black, Latino, and Native Americans' Savings Way More Than White People's
(USA) -- More than 40% of Black, Latino, and Native American households reported in a new poll that they ran through their savings to get by during the COVID-19 pandemic...
article US unveils plan to provide free coronavirus vaccine
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration on Wednesday outlined a strategy to deliver safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine doses to the American people as quickly as...
article Tribal Colleges Face Multiple Challenges in Economic Wake of COVID
(Denver) -- As students return to college this fall, advocates for the nation's 37 Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) are calling for increased investment and...
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Cultural Appropriation

article '​Age Of Empires 3' Remaster Won’t Have “Offensive” Depiction Of Native Americans
(USA) -- Fire pits, skulls on spikes, and special powers that allowed players to commune with animals are just a few of the problems with the depiction of Native...
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Dakota Access Pipeline

article DAPL court disputes could linger post-election
(North Dakota) -- A federal judge overseeing a longstanding legal battle over the Dakota Access Pipeline isn’t likely to decide until late this year or early next...
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First Nations

article Tofino-area First Nation considering closing doors to visitors again
(British Columbia) -- COVID-19 cases are on the rise throughout B.C. Tourists are continuing to pour into the Tofino area at a significantly higher clip than expected....
article Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation says more resources needed to keep Tribal Parks open during pandemic
(British Columbia) -- With COVID-19 cases on the rise throughout B.C. and tourists continuing to arrive at a significantly higher clip than expected, the Tla-o-qui-aht...
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Little Shell Tribe

article Little Shell Tribe wants events center property annexed into the city
(Montana) -- The city of Great Falls is moving to annex 2.10 acres along Stuckey Road just north of the city at the request of the Little Shell Chippewa Tribe, which...
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Louise Erdrich

article BLOG: Reading Pathways: Louise Erdrich Books
(Internet) -- In 2015, Jenny Shank wrote this “Where to Start Guide” for Barnes & Noble about Louise Erdrich, one of my favorite authors. Her choices are excellent....
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Marijuana & Hemp

article Shoshone cannabis company shares its good fortune
(Nevada) -- After just four months operating, the Elko Band Colony of the Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone is plowing its cannabusiness profits back into the community...
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Mascot Issue

article School board votes to retire 'Indians' as Pocatello High mascot
(Idaho) -- Trustees on the Pocatello/Chubbuck School District board voted Tuesday to replace Pocatello High School's 'Indians' mascot with a new name choice...
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McGirt

article PBS: What SCOTUS' McGirt v. Oklahoma means for Native tribes
(Oklahoma) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled recently that much of eastern Oklahoma remains Native land. The decision granted jurisdictional control for most criminal...
article Ponca ambassador calls for tribes to unite and oppose Oklahoma's environmental oversight request
(Oklahoma) -- A tribal leader is calling for Oklahoma’s Native Americans to unite as the federal government ponders the future of key environmental regulatory...
article Supreme Court ruling causing confusion in search for armed Coweta robber
(Oklahoma) -- An 87-year-old woman in Coweta is speaking out after getting robbed and assaulted inside her home. Virginia Imogene-Treat knows she made the wrong decision...
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Native Vote

article Secretary of State to partner with Tribal Council on better voting access
(Colorado) -- The push to ensure that all Coloradans have sufficient voting access in Colorado continues, with a recent visit by Secretary of State Jena Griswold to...
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Navajo Nation

article Navajo Nation Downgrades Fire Restrictions To Allow For Firewood Gathering
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation has downgraded fire restrictions on the reservation to allow for the use of chainsaws to gather firewood for the coming winter. The tribe...
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Nisqually Tribe

article 28-year-old deemed homicide victim in latest probe of inmate deaths at Nisqually jail
(Washington) -- The Thurston County Coroner’s Office has determined the death of a 28-year-old Native American man who became unresponsive three days after he was...
article 28-year-old deemed homicide victim in latest probe of inmate deaths at Nisqually jail
(Washington) -- The Thurston County Coroner’s Office has determined the death of a 28-year-old Native American man who became unresponsive three days after he was booked...
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Oak Flat

article Naelyn Pike: Apache Fighter and Sacred Site Protector
(Arizona) -- Naelyn Pike, Chiricahua Apache, remembers being 5 years old and hearing her grandfather, former tribal council member Wendsler Nosie Sr., speak at an event...
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San Manuel Tribe

article Mary’s Mercy Center and San Manuel Band of Mission Indians commemorate opening of Mary’s Village
(California) -- An intimate group of tribal citizens and leadership from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, as well as representatives from Mary’s Mercy...
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Swinomish Tribe

article Wellness Center looks at second expansion
(Washington) -- As work progresses on the didgwalic Wellness Center’s second phase, the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community is already looking ahead to another expansion.
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Thanksgiving

article The True Story Of Thanksgiving Isn't The One You Learned In School—Here's How To Celebrate Smarter
(USA) -- Most Americans are taught the same story about Thanksgiving—that Pilgrims sat together with Native Americans to share a meal and thank them for helping...
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Tobacco & Cigarettes

article Why New York Vape Shops are Moving to Native American Reservations
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new $117 billion budget signed last April, has set in place some questionable measures. Amongst other things, it banned flavoured...
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Voter Suppression

article Native American Groups Sue South Dakota Over Voting Rights
(South Dakota) -- A Native American voting rights group and two tribes on Wednesday filed a federal lawsuit against South Dakota state agencies, alleging that the state...
article Sioux Tribes Sue South Dakota Over Failure to Provide Voter Registration
(South Dakota) -- Two South Dakota Sioux tribes partnered with a voting rights group to bring a federal lawsuit against the state on Wednesday, claiming multiple...
article Judge: Trump campaign can't join Navajo voting lawsuit
(Arizona) -- A federal judge on Wednesday denied a request by President Donald Trump's campaign to argue against a lawsuit seeking to ensure mail ballots from the...
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Water Issues

article WCU to host virtual event on Native American health issues, clean water
(North Carolina) -- Western Carolina University’s Culturally-Based Native Health Program will hold a free webinar on Native American and indigenous peoples’...
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Other News

article Phoenix City Council moves forward with plans to change 2 'offensive' street names
(Arizona) -- The Phoenix City Council has voted unanimously to formally consider renaming two streets that have names some consider offensive. The decision to change the...
article Miller: Alaska Native Approaches Climate Crisis with Radical Compassion
(Alaska) -- In 2019, Ruth Miller was one of three people selected from an audience of nearly 2,000 young Americans to personally address the United Nations Secretary-...
press release Ruth Miller: Alaska Native Approaches Climate Crisis with Radical Compassion
(Alaska) -- In 2019, Ruth Miller was one of three people selected from an audience of nearly 2,000 young Americans to personally address the United Nations Secretary-...
article The Racist Removal Of Native Americans In California Is Often Missing From Wildfire Discussions, Experts Say
(California) -- Down a long, single-lane road in the most northern part of California is Karuk territory — one of the largest Indigenous tribes in the state. It’s here...
article Blackfeet’s Four Horns dam replacement to begin before winter
(Montana) -- “I started in January and this is the greatest gig I’ve ever had,” Lyle Meeks, chief engineer for the Four Horns Dam rehabilitation project, said last week...
article Not just about not forgetting: Blackfeather wants press to remember a day that means so much to him
(North Carolina) -- Before I get into the details and set up of this story, I want to issue an apology. As Managing Editor of the News of Orange County, I am sorry for...
article Saskatoon Tribal Council to be lead agency for downtown safety pilot project
(Saskatoon) -- Saskatoon city council has voted in favour of starting a new pilot project designed to address homelessness and safety issues downtown and headed by the...
article A Plan To Train Child Welfare Workers on American Indian Rights
(Minnesota) -- Less than 2% of Minnesota’s population is Native American, according to Census data. But the most recent federal child welfare data shows more than...
article Indian Valley Health Center expanding to County Fair Mall
(California) -- Northern Valley Indian Health Center has announced plans to construct a new medical clinic on Gibson Road in Woodland, expanding its services. When...
article Raising Capital for Housing for American Indian Tribes
(California) -- A Los Angeles capital markets firm has raised $63 million in equity to build and rehab hundreds of units of affordable multifamily and single-family...
article 'No new worlds': New artwork highlights darker side of Mayflower's impact on Native Americans
(UK) -- “No new worlds.” These words stand emblazoned 20 feet tall at the Plymouth harbor, on England’s southwestern coast, from where the Mayflower set sail to...
article OP/ED: Living in a smokehouse
(USA) -- This week has been like living in a smokehouse, with swirling masses of smoke blowing in from every direction. We are reminded of the value of what we take for...
article Plymouth’s ‘Mayflower 400’ festival sounds like 21st-century revisionist ‘history’
(Massachusetts) -- There is, these days, much mockery about the use of the hackneyed adjective “diverse” in any sort of publicity; it usually shows a desire by the...
article Rare Photo Exhibit Remembers Native American Heritage Of Texas
(Texas) -- In 1836, 9-year-old Cynthia Ann Parker was taken from her family during a Comanche raid. The Parkers were white settlers who came to Mexia, Texas from...
article Report: ABC cancels Portland-set series, 'Stumptown’
(Oregon) -- Despite an earlier announcement from ABC that “Stumptown,” the Portland-set series starring Cobie Smulders as a private investigator, would return for Season...
article BOOK: The Harsh Realities of Being Indigenous in North America
(Indian Country) -- In the 19th century, Native peoples in North America were stereotyped as savages while millions of acres of their land were pilfered. President...
article BOOK REVIEW: Native American poetry anthology vibrates with powerful voices
(USA) -- magine if you could step back in time and meet people whose stories have been ignored or suppressed. As one person after another spoke, your view of history...
article BOOK REVIEWS: The Harsh Realities of Being Indigenous in North America
(New York) -- In the 19th century, Native peoples in North America were stereotyped as savages while millions of acres of their land were pilfered. President Andrew...
article How Does an Archaeologist Keep Heritage Sites Safe From Wildfires?
(Oregon) -- By the time the recent spate of wildfires began scorching Oregon and fouling the air with smoke, Kassandra Rippee, like most of us, already had a lot of...
article Tribal lands on the edge of fire: Rancheria watches crews hold the line in Fresno County
(California) -- Within the first few days of the Creek Fire, Tammie Walker had already been displaced twice. She left her home at Big Sandy Rancheria in Auberry on Sept...
article FIRE WATCH: Humboldt County, Karuk Tribe declare emergency due to fires
(California) -- The Karuk Tribe on Wednesday declared a state of emergency due to the Slater Fire, which has burned “many homes” belonging to Karuk Tribal...
article David Gipp Obituary
(North Dakota) -- A rosary and funeral mass for David M. Gipp, 74, Mandan, is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Fort Yates.

9/15/2020

article Washington Supreme Court says Indian Child Welfare Act should be more broadly applied
(Washington) -- A Washington Supreme Court decision saying the Indian Child Welfare Act should be more broadly applied is being called a big win for Native American...
article California Native American Tribe would gain federal recognition under new Cook bill
(California) -- U.S. Rep. Paul Cook (R-CA) recently sponsored H.R. 8208 to extend federal recognition to the Mono Lake Kutzadikaa Tribe, which is based in the Mono Basin...
article Clarity Sought Post-McGirt, As Seminole Nation Asserts Its Reservation Was Never Disestablished
(Oklahoma) -- When the United States Supreme Court made a landmark ruling earlier this year saying Congress never explicitly disestablished the Muscogee (Creek) Nation...
article Trial begins for man accused of raping unconscious woman in Santa Fe
(New Mexico) -- Deputy District Attorney Jennifer Padgett told jurors Tuesday the case they would decide was about “the worst, most dangerous kind of control....
article Bureau of Indian Education abruptly changes course on Navajo schooling
(Washington D.C.) -- Schools operated by the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) on the Navajo Nation will be opening under a distance-learning plan next week, a surprising...
article Coronavirus Most Likely to Kill Minority Children, CDC Says
(USA) -- Coronavirus is disproportionately killing minority children in the U.S., especially those with other underlying health conditions, according to a federal report...
article Navajo Nation Reports Five New Covid Cases, No Recent Deaths
(Navajo Nation) -- Navajo Nation health officials Monday reported five new known cases of COVID-19 and no new recent deaths from the virus. The tribe continues to see...
article Navajo Nation to participate in Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine trial
(Navajo Nation) -- Navajo Nation announces participation in Pfizer-BioTech COVID-19 vaccine trail on a patient-volunteer basis — the study will be led by the John...
article System could help tribal members past one voter registration hurdle
(Arizona) -- Advocates said a new policy that lets Arizona residents without traditional street addresses register to vote online is not perfect – but it’s a...
article Colonization Made California a Tinderbox: Why Indigenous Land Stewardship Would Help Combat Climate Fires
(California) -- We examine California’s history of forest management and how a century of fire suppression has made the current climate fires even more destructive...
article Nevada tribal governments join legal struggle in Trump’s lawsuit against Nevada’s expanded mail-in voting measure
(Nevada) -- The Pyramid Lake Paiute and Walker River Paiute tribes last week sought to intervene in President Donald Trump’s lawsuit against Nevada’s mail-in...
article Feds file charges against 2 O'odham women for blocking border wall construction
(Arizona) -- Two Hia-Ced O'odham activists who temporarily blocked construction last week near Quitobaquito Springs face federal misdemeanor charges in connection to...
article Border wall protests on sacred burial grounds continue
(California) -- In an ongoing legal battle, The U.S. Department of Justice denied a motion by a tribe in the Kumeyaay Nation to halt construction of a border wall being...
article Oglala Sioux president survives impeachment vote after being accused of inappropriate sexual contact
(South Dakota) -- Despite an emotional plea from a young Lakota man, leaders of the Oglala Sioux Tribe decided not to impeach President Julian Bear Runner during a more...
article Tribal leader says reservation COVID patients turned away
(Wyoming) -- Emergency room staff at the SageWest hospital in Riverton allegedly turned away potential COVID-19 patients from the Wind River Indian Reservation at the...
article 2nd trial begins in challenge to Montana ballot collection and deadline laws
(Montana) -- A group of Democrats challenging restrictions on ballot collection practices ahead of the November election began making their case in Yellowstone County...
article Indigenous Peoples' Day in Howard County 'gives a voice' to Native Americans
(Washington D.C.) -- Howard County has joined the growing list of cities and states nationwide replacing Columbus Day with a day that leaders said honor indigenous...
article Friendship between Ireland, tribes lives on in lacrosse
(Ireland) -- More than 170 years ago, a U.S. tribe did Ireland a solid. The European country has not forgotten it. The Ireland Lacrosse team recently bowed out of the...
article Cherokee Nation among plaintiffs challenging AFCARS reporting
(Washington D.C.) -- Claiming that the Trump administration has illegally removed requirements that allow relevant agencies to identify tribal and LGBT youths in foster...
article County Executive Ball Announces Observation of Indigenous People’s Day
(Maryland) -- Today, County Executive Calvin Ball marked the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month by announcing the newly formulated La Alianza Latina Workgroup (Latin...
article A flurry of lawsuits aim to stop drilling plans in Alaska’s Arctic. So what’s next?
(Alaska) -- Alaska Native groups, environmental groups and, most recently, a coalition of 15 states have filed a flurry of lawsuits over the past month that aim to...
article Pierce County wants removal of dam that polluted Puyallup River with artificial turf
(Washington) -- Pierce County is calling for the removal of a dam after crews improperly used artificial turf in a modernization project, releasing yards of the material...
article In Michigan, rising lake levels disturb sacred ground along Lake Michigan’s shores
(Michigan) -- At the shoreline, between lake and land, Melissa Wiatrolik reflects on those who were here before Michigan became Michigan. She had been raised in a...
article Wisconsin wild rice is unique in the world, but some worry about effects of climate change
(Wisconsin) -- Wild rice harvest season runs through mid-September in northern Wisconsin, and while many tribal and non-tribal people are enjoying their annual...
article Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Acquires Precision Firearms Components Manufacturer
(California) -- The non-gaming economic development and investment arm of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians is further diversifying its portfolio of companies with...
article AZ Groups Work Overtime as Census 2020 Deadline Looms
(Arizona) -- With just a few weeks left to complete the 2020 census, groups representing Arizona's historically undercounted residents say they're making a major...
article Bill to provide Tribes better access to health data
(Washington D.C.) -- As part of his ongoing efforts to ensure Montana Tribes have the resources they need to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today...
article Choctaw Nation pushing for full census count
(Oklahoma) -- Millions of federal dollars for Native American tribes and their communities are on the line when it comes to the U.S. Census. The Choctaw Nation is trying...
article Hispanic, Black And American Indian Children Die From The Coronavirus At Disproportionate Rates, CDC Finds
(USA) -- Hispanic, Black and Native American people under the age of 21 are disproportionately affected by Covid-19 compared to white children, according to a Centers...
article Reports suggest politicization of Trump coronavirus response
(Washington D.C.) -- A slew of recent reporting suggests deep politicization of the Trump administration's coronavirus response. Driving the news: The New York Times...
article Bureau of Indian Education abruptly changes course on Navajo schooling
(Navajo Nation) -- Schools operated by the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) on the Navajo Nation will be opening under a distance-learning plan next week, a surprising...
article SWAIA's Inaugural Virtual Indian Market Drives Sales and Membership
(Indian Country) -- The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts is pleased to announce a successful conclusion and excellent sales results from the organization's...
article Some Warm Springs residents told to prepare to evacuate
(Oregon) -- Some residents of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation were being told to prepare to evacuate at a moment’s notice Tuesday due to dangerous conditions...
article Wisconsin wild rice is unique in the world, but some worry about effects of climate change
(Wisconsin) -- Wild rice harvest season runs through mid-September in northern Wisconsin, and while many tribal and non-tribal people are enjoying their annual...
article Cherokee Nation Distributes Over 13,000 Ready-Made Meals as Part of COVID-19 Response Effort
(Oklahoma) -- After many senior nutrition sites were temporarily closed to avoid the spread of COVID-19, the Cherokee Nation stepped up its efforts to feed Cherokee...

9/14/2020

article Northern Arapaho chair says tribal members were turned away from ER at pandemic's start
(Wyoming) -- Emergency room staff at the SageWest hospital in Riverton allegedly turned away potential COVID-19 patients from the Wind River Indian Reservation at the...
article Should Alaska Native Corps get COVID-19 funds intended for tribes? Answer hinges on comma, lawyers say
(Washington D.C.) -- Attorneys for tribes argued in a federal appeals court Friday that Alaska Native Corporations deserve no share of the money Congress reserved for...
article Navajo Nation reports five new COVID-19 cases; plans to participate in COVID-19 trials
(Arizona) -- Monday evening, Navajo Nation reported five new COVID-19 cases, with zero new deaths. At the same time, Navajo Nation plans to participate in a COVID-19...
article System could help tribal members past – one – voter registration hurdle
(Arizona) -- Advocates said a new policy that lets Arizona residents without traditional street addresses register to vote online is not perfect – but it’s a...
article Tribe aims to take part in COVID med trials
(Oklahoma) -- The agenda for Monday’s Cherokee Nation Tribal Council meeting featured no new or old business, but councilors met throughout the day to hear reports...
article The Pendleton Problem: When Does Cultural Appreciation Tip Into Appropriation?
(Oregon) -- Growing up in New Mexico, Venancio Aragon (Diné) remembers that a Pendleton wool blanket was one of the most precious gifts you could give or receive. Though...
article Impeachment hearing set for OST President
(South Dakota) -- There appears to be a lot of movement leading up to the September 14 impeachment hearing of Julian Bear Runner, President of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. A...
article Harangozó: Passenger Pigeon Manifesto
(Indian Country) -- How many people know about the passenger pigeons? Martha, the last passenger pigeon to ever live on Earth, died on September 1st, 1914. Less than 50...
article VIDEO: Protest against police killings held at federal courthouse
(Nevada) -- On Saturday afternoon, a group of about 100 people gathered outside of the federal courthouse in Reno to protest police killings and to support loved ones of...
article Native Defenders Are Trying to Protect the Arctic Refuge—And Their Way of Life
(Alaska) -- For more than three decades, the Gwich’in Native community has helped to fight off repeated attempts by Republican administrations and fossil fuel...
article Marine life, mineral disputes remain as Nunavut mine hearings resume
(North Canada) -- Ten months after an abrupt adjournment, the Nunavut Impact Review Board is reconvening its meetings to assess an expansion at the Mary River mine in...
article In Expedited Appeal, La Posta Indians Aim to Halt ‘Desecration’ at Border Wall
(California) -- Fearing ongoing destruction of sacred tribal grounds, an East County band of Mission Indians has asked a federal appeals court to halt work on sections...
article What I Learned About Native Americans, While Buying a House
(California) -- Cathedral City and Yucca Valley suddenly were names I was familiar with. My vocabulary had changed so much after we had decided to move from one coast of...
article Back senators' support for CSKT water compact
(Montana) -- The U.S. Senate's Indian Affairs Committee has recently addressed a bill to implement the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes water compact. Senator...
article Two major Antarctic glaciers are tearing loose from their restraints, scientists say
(Antarctica) -- Two Antarctic glaciers that have long kept scientists awake at night are breaking free from the restraints that have hemmed them in, increasing the...
article USDA Approves Hemp Plans For Utah And Another Indian Tribe
(Indian Country) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved hemp regulatory plans for Utah and the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians on Friday. The...
article Michigan Tribe’s Economic Development Corporation to Invest in Transformation of Downtown Manistee
(Michigan) -- Plans unveiled last week to city officials will give a facelift to transform the entry into downtown Manistee, Mich., a city on the shores of Lake Michigan...
article Nevada Tribes Want to Defend New Voting Law Against GOP Attack
(Nevada) -- A pair of federally recognized American Indian tribes want to help defend Nevada’s decision to expand mail-in voting during the coronavirus pandemic...
article Trio forms Native American Caucus in Dem-NPL party
(North Dakota) -- Three members of the Three Affiliated Tribes have come together to form a Native American caucus group within North Dakota’s Democratic-NPL party...
article Navajo Nation president orders flags to be flown at half-staff to honor deaths of members at Fort Hood
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez called for all flags on tribal land to be flown at half-staff Tuesday to honor the deaths of two tribal members...
article First Nation on B.C.'s central coast urges community-led contact tracing to curb COVID-19
(British Columbia) -- The Heiltsuk Nation renewed its call on the B.C. government to collaborate and adopt a community-led contact tracing mechanism on its reserve land...
article NAC: Native Lens: amplifying Native stories
(Indian Country) -- Storytelling has always been an important tradition for Indigenous people. And modern personal technology provides a means to share that tradition...
article SEN. BENNET (D-COLO): Congress needs to provide flexible funding to states to deploy broadband networks
(Washington D.C.) -- When I was superintendent of the Denver Public Schools, I always looked forward to the first day of class — the students lining up outside the...
article An Exhibit ‘About How We Got To Now’: History Colorado Hosts The Smithsonian’s ‘American Democracy’
(Colorado) -- Even before this summer’s unrest, History Colorado had discussed a future project to educate people about the concept of democracy. The museum teamed up...
article Carrier Sekani Tribal Council ditches ‘western-centric’ library organizational system
(Canada) -- A local organization is ditching a “western-centric” organizational structure used in libraries world-wide for a new one that will take...
article Critics: Feds reopened tribal schools without asking or advising tribes
(Washington D.C.) -- Lawmakers and tribal leaders berated the Bureau of Indian Education on Thursday for a school reopening plan that prioritizes in-person learning,...
article Four-year-old Heritage Fund fosters an accurate appreciation for Native Americans and their history
(Michigan) -- Before Black Lives Matter spawned a movement to take down statues and rename places that were offensive to African Americans, an organization based in...
article OP/ED: Years of Neglect Have Created Devastating Consequences for Tribal Colleges
(Indian Country) -- As students return to college this fall, Americans committed to racial equity and justice must awaken to the situation beyond the walls of their own...
article The Obstacles of Being a Native Law Student: How Attorneys Can Help Overcome These Obstacles
(Indian Country) -- While a board member of National NALSA during the 2018–2019 and 2019–2020 terms, I received input from Native students across the country about the...
article Indigenous Tribe Sees Mission To Reclaim Remains From UT As A Spiritual Issue, Not A Legal One
(Utah) -- Drumming and the rhythmic clinking of wooden seed pods drowned out the sound of cars rushing past the J.J. Pickle Research Campus on a Monday evening. Dozens...
article Still no evacuation order for Hoopa
(California) -- Hoopa officials say, there is no evacuation for the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation at this time, however Tribal Officials have a plan in place. Safety...
article FOIA documents reveal Interior's 2018 push to manage Yellowstone bison like cattle
(Montana) -- In May 2018, Yellowstone National Park’s superintendent was ordered by then-Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to manage the park’s bison “more actively...
article National Native organizations come together in support of Hope for Life Day for Indigenous communities during Suicide Prevention Week
(Washington D.C.) -- Last week, National Native Organizations (the National Council of Urban Indian Health, the National Indian Health Board and the Northwest Portland...

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