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DoJ Listens to Navajo Nation Request, Will Investigate Loreal Tsingine Death

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Family members of Tsingine have questioned why the officer would be afraid of Tsingine.
Judge Blocks ND Restrictive Voter-ID Law; A Burden to Native Voters

 

Teeing Off for Scholarships: Wilderness at Fortune Bay to Host Charity Golf Tournament Aug. 18

The Wilderness at Fortune Bay, Lake Vermillion, Minnesota
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The Wilderness at Fortune Bay, Lake Vermillion, Minnesota
 

USDA Awards $2.2M to Remote Native Villages

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“Downtown” Kenny Lake, Alaska, one of five small towns in the Copper River School District that will benefit from a recently awarded U.S. Department of Agriculture grant. The grant money will allow the Kenny Lake School to be linked via video conferencing with staff from four other small schools, allowing them to share resources and curriculum.
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Northeastern State University Professor Amy Proctor (right) works with research assistant Candice McCollum on a report about the impact of methamphetamine on the country’s Native American population.

Mayan Leaders Free Of Charges; Will Sue Government Of Belize

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Supporters of the 13 Mayan villagers and leaders arrested by Belizean police last year hold signs waiting for their release.
 
Herbert Hoover: Only US President to Have Lived on Indian Reservation
 
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Herbert Hoover lived with an uncle who was an Indian agent on the Osage Nation when he was six years old.


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Indigenous Peoples are among the vulnerable ones when it comes to climate change, and the Obama Administration is using its designated ‘Extreme Heat Week’ May 23-27 to help those on the front line adapt.
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3. Manning: Sanders Advocates for Tribes, Mother Earth
 
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Allison Renville of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate gifts Bernie Sanders with beaded moccasins and sweet grass.
 
4. Another Armed Attack On an Indigenous Activist in Honduras
 
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The White House will be hosting the United State of Women Summit this July 14th. Win a ticket!!
A view of the community of Fort Yates and the Missouri River, which surrounds it. The Tribe has stated that if the Missouri River waters were contaminated, the environmental impacts to the Standing Rock Reservation would be devastating.
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1. Robert Redbird, iconic Native American artist, dies

Native American artist Robert Redbird, an Oklahoma-born member of the Kiowa tribe, became well-known for his depictions of Kiowa life and spirituality. Click through the gallery to see samples of his work.

2. Walking to Save Oak Flat [7 Photos]

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Photo by Marc Dadigan
After gathering at the California State Capitol February 27, more than 100 walkers including Native supporters representing several tribes and allies marched through the streets of Sacramento to honor the one year anniversary of the San Carlos Apache’s occupation of the sacred lands at the Oak Flat campground. Under the terms of a deal approved by the U.S. government in December, Phoenix-based Resolution Copper will take control of 2,400 copper-rich acres in and around Oak Flat. In return, the company will transfer about 5,400 acres of privately owned parcels of conservation land throughout Arizona to the U.S. Forest Service.

3. As Serious as Lead Poisoning: Hillary v. Bernie

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The Democrats engaged policy on a level that risked putting the audience to sleep after the Republicans had their audience yelling and hooting and rolling in the aisles.

4. This Land Was Made for Decolonized Love

5. The Week That Was: The Big Stories in Indian Country, March 6, 2016

6. Akwesasne Mohawk Hosts NHL Native Alumni Game and Community Celebration

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Akwesasne All Stars Team Captain Scott ‘Butter’ Thompson and NHL Native Alumni Pro Hockey Team Captain Reggie “The Riverton Rifle” Leah await the puck drop from Grand Chief Abram Benedict.

7. Pope Francis, The Saints and Native Sprituality Held Hostage

8. Tribes Decide How to Spend Indian Housing Block Grants; A Legacy of Sovereignty Act

When it comes to Indian Housing Block Grants the federal government doesn’t know what the tribes will do with the money as it’s up to the tribes.

9. Seeking the Trump Thumper: GOP Debate XI

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Republican presidential candidates, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and businessman Donald Trump argue during a Republican presidential primary debate at Fox Theatre, Thursday, March 3, 2016, in Detroit.

10. Consensus and Self-Determination

Background image: Constitution of the United States Foreground photo: White Deer, a proud Mohawk in 1901 at the Indian Congress, Pan-American Exposition.

1. Sovereignty Is the Big Winner in New Cuba Deal

2. 10 Things You Need To Know When Being Questioned By the Police

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What are some things you should know when stopped by the police.

3. Prepared for the Worst: Alaska Native One of 23 to Attend CDP Training

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Edna Savetilik, an Alaska Native from Shaktoolik, Alaska attended the Center for Domestic Preparedness training program in November.

4. Health Advocates Say ‘It’s Not too Late to Vaccinate’ for the Flu

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Darius Lee Smith, Navajo, is vaccinated on December 13 at the National Influenza Vaccination Week event in Denver. He is director of the City of Denver Anti-Discrimination Office and adjunct instructor of ethnic studies at the University of Colorado Denver.

5. Native Boxer Wins Women’s IBA Crown

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Kali Reis, 28, captured the women’s International Boxing Association (IBA) middleweight crown in November in Bermuda.

6. Native Cooking: Some Killer Appetizers For The Holidays

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This is just one of many examples of the ways to stuff a date. AmeesSavoryDish.com gives an example of a mascarpone stuffed date with a maple drizzle, link below.

7. Native American Man Who Attended Anti-Police Brutality Rally Is Killed By Police Next Day

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Police say Allen Locke, 30, was shot up to five times by police in Rapid City, South Dakota, Saturday.

8. World’s Only Public Two-Spirit Powwow to Celebrate Fourth Annual Event

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9. Controversial Law in Brazil Sees Indigenous Clash With Police; Law Fails

Last week the Brazilian Congress shelved a proposed constitutional amendment that would have taken territorial demarcation rights away from indigenous communities following a dramatic protest where police prevented activists from confronting lawmakers.

10. Chickasaw Quarterback Headed to Cotton Bowl, Ignores Snub Speculation

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Baylor’s Bryce Petty, Chickasaw, is headed to the Cotton Bowl on Jan. 1, 2015.

11. Yakama Nation Sues Army Corps of Engineers in Columbia River Superfund Site Cleanup

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Bradford Island Superfund site in the Columbia River.

12. Oil Giant Chevron Cancels Plans to Drill in Beaufort Sea in Canadian Arctic

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Chevron Corp. has withdrawn its application to Canada’s National Energy Board to drill in the Beaufort Sea, citing dropping oil prices.

13. Sister Act: Kiowa Artists Keri Ataumbi and Teri Greeves Honored as Living Treasures

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Silver cuffs with diamonds by Keri Ataumbi. Image source: facebook.com/AtaumbiMetals

14. Ralph Lauren apologizes for Native American ads

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1. ‘The Great Hurt’: Facing the Trauma of Indian Boarding Schools

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Old photo of children at St. Mary’s Indian boarding school.

2. $342 Million to Clean Duwamish River Superfund Site: EPA Finalizes Plan

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The industry-lined Duwamish River has been polluted for a hundred years or more and its bottom five miles ruled a Superfund site. That section will now get a $342 million cleanup.

3. Obama Puts Native Youth Front and Center at 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference

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Some 40 Native Youth Ambassadors attended the 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference to witness President Barack Obama’s dedication to improving the lives of young American Indians throughout the country.

4. Holder’s ‘New Era of Progress’ at White House Tribal Nations Conference

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Attorney General Eric Holder delivers a speech at the White House Tribal Nations Conference in Washington, D.C.

5. Three Native Women Headed to NCAA Division I Volleyball Championship

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Alicia Ostrander is one of three Native women headed to the NCAA Division I Volleyball Championships

6. Children in the Crosshairs: The Emerging Battle Over Alaska’s Native Children

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Richard Lincoln III
Richard Lincoln III left his foster family and returned to his coastal Yup’ik village on the western edge of Nelson Island in the Bering Sea.

7. Tohono O’odham Poised to Begin Major Construction on West Valley Resort Project

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A look at the first phase of the West Valley Resort’s gaming facility.

8. Late Actress Misty Upham’s Cause of Death Revealed; Questions Still Remain

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Misty Upham arrives on the red carpet at the 2013 AFI Fest premiere of ‘August: Osage County’ at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

9. ‘They Know Their Lands Better Than We Do’: Sally Jewell on Tribal Keystone XL Opposition

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U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell tells MSNBC host José Díaz-Balart, ‘They know their lands better than we do’ when asked about the Keystone XL pipeline.

10. Colorado Governor on Sand Creek Massacre: ‘I Want to Apologize’

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Arapaho and Cheyenne leaders stand on the west steps of the Colorado State Capitol during an event to recognize the 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre on November 29, 1864.

11. New York Times Details Dueling Grand Canyon Projects

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An aerial view of the Grand Canyon

1. Tribal Nations Conference Will Emphasize Outreach to Native Youth

2. HUD’s Castro to Lead Economic Development Discussion at White House Conference

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HUD Secretary Julián Castro

3. No Surprise, But We All Should Matter

4. House Passes Pearce Native American Housing Bill, Moves to Senate

5. Adios, ‘Ugg A Wugg’: Native Composer Updates Song for NBC’s ‘Peter Pan Live!’

Mary Martin and Sondra Lee in a publicity photo for the 1954 ‘Peter Pan’ Broadway musical. Lee has stated that she will not watch Thursday’s ‘Peter Pan Live!’ and is disappointed the musical number ‘Ugg a Wugg’ has been changed.

6. USDA Announces Broadband and Infrastructure Support for Indian Country

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack

7. Peel Watershed: Yukon Judge Sides With First Nations in Historic Ruling

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The Peel Watershed in Canada’s Yukon Territory, is not too far from Alaska.

8. Navajo Nation Purchases 65 Acres of Land, Revises Criminal Codes

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Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly (left)

9. It’s Wednesday, and A Tribe Called Red Will Burn Your Village to the Ground (for Free!)

10. Mining Company and Execs Charged With Clean Water Act Felonies in Alaska

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Some of the mining waste that got XL Platinum Inc. and five of its executives indicted for felony violations of the Clean Water Act

11. Blackhorse: The Hate Mail I Receive is Hostile, Aggressive, Racist and Sexist

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Amanda Blackhorse has received stacks of hate mail since she became a prominent figure in the change the name campaign.
The Superstition Mountains in Tonto National Forest, sacred to the San Carlos Apache Tribe, is the subject of yet another incarnation of a bill that would allow copper mining.
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Twitter user @nickeloden1497 joined the wave of people on Wednesday using the hashtag #CrimingWhileWhite to discuss Native American genocide.

1. Olympian Billy Mills Launches Dreamstarter Grant Program, 50 Grants in Five Years

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Billy Mills

2. Native Alaska Takes a Seat at the Table—and Plans to Stay There

Stephanie Woodard
Native Alaska’s 2014 voting-rights battle was fought in courtrooms and boardrooms, and in cities and villages. Mike Toyukak, of Manokotak village, was lead plaintiff in a federal lawsuit that secured language assistance for Native voters who wish it. He and his wife, Anecia, are seen here on November 3, as they were about to board a plane for a nearby town where she would translate the ballot for Yup’ik speakers on Election Day.

3. Canada’s First Nation Takes Proactive Approach Against Radon

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The radon mitigation group at Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg community has made it a point to battle the invisible killer.

4. Court Ruling Hamstrings EPA Attempts to Block Pebble Mine With Clean Air Act

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The Bristol Bay region of southwest Alaska, home to the biggest salmon run on Earth, is being threatened by a mining proposal.

5. Photo: Easter Island Statues, Natives Visited Pre-Columbus?

6. Celebrating Heritage Month on the USS George Washington

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Capt. Greg Fenton, commanding officer of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), center, performs a cake-cutting ceremony with members of the crew during an American Indian Heritage Month celebration on the ship’s mess decks.

7. EPA Climate Justice Blog: Sampling the Garden Soil

8. 11 Essential Native American Films You Can Watch Online Right Now

Clockwise from top left: Gil Birmingham in Shouting Secrets, mysterious silhouette from This May Be the Last Time, K. Devery Jacobs in Rhymes for Young Ghouls, Tatanka Means in Tiger Eyes, Tonantzin Carmelo in The Activist, Jason Momoa in Road to Paloma, and Shay Eyre and Cara Gee in Empire of Dirt.

9. These 10 Kids Won’t Be Stereotyped by Edward S. Curtis Photos