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

Courtesy Family’s GoFundMe page
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

Courtesy Toledo Alcaldes Association
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

Courtesy Joe Francis
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.