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USA TODAY

Law was meant to let American Indians prosecute violence; is it working?
USA TODAY
More than 60% of American Indian and Alaska Native women have been physically assaulted and 1 in 3 have experienced rape or attempted rape in their lifetime. Nearly all (97%) of these ... The statute grants tribes jurisdiction over non-Indians in ...


Oklahoma tribe approves gay marriage as Native American groups debate issue
Business Insider
(Reuters) - A Native American tribe in Oklahoma has voted to allow same-sex marriage, joining a small group of prominent tribes changing their law in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark 2015 decision making the practice legal in all states. The ...

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NBCNews.com

Native American Osage Nation Votes in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage
NBCNews.com
A Native American tribe in northeast Oklahoma voted to legalize same-sex marriage this week, becoming the latest in a small number of Indian Country tribes to do so over the past several years. Citizens of the Osage Nation, one of Oklahoma's larger ...

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Huffington Post

A Major Health Care Victory In Indian Country
Huffington Post
A big reason for those dismal statistics is the fact that there are not enough oral health care providers in Native American communities. In the general population, there is on average one dental provider per 1,500 patients. On the Colville Indian ...


Sacramento Bee

Native Americans prepare to battle Trump over Utah national monument
Sacramento Bee
When word came down on Dec. 28 that President Barack Obama had created a 1.35 million-acre national monument called Bears Ears, Jonah Yellowman celebrated. So did leaders of his Navajo people and other tribes that rarely have much to cheer about, ...

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NCAIED announces award winners, honorees from national conference
Native Times
LAS VEGAS –The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (the National Center) recognized Native American business leaders, advocates, and corporations that have made significant contributions to their communities and fields during ...

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National Catholic Reporter (blog)

Native Americans march to the White House in spiritual battle against pipeline
National Catholic Reporter (blog)
American Indian tribes have long argued that the $3.8 billion underground pipeline — which would run nearly 1,200 miles from oil fields in North Dakota to an existing pipeline in Illinois — endangers cultural sites and drinking water that comes from ...

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Sojourners

Native Nations March Gathers Outside White House in Spiritual Battle Against Pipeline
Sojourners
On a cold rainy morning, members of the American Indian tribes shouted “Water is sacred” and “Keep it in the soil; can't drink oil” as they marched toward the White House. The March 10 protest against the Dakota Access pipeline included hundreds of ...

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USA TODAY

Women of Standing Rock aren't backing down
USA TODAY
As thousands of Native Americans brought the Dakota Access pipeline protests to the Trump International Hotel's front door on Friday, indigenous women were there, leading the way, just as they have been for generations. The Native Nations Rise march in ...

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The Guardian

Native Americans take Dakota Access pipeline protest to Washington
The Guardian
After more than a year of protests at the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota, thousands of Native Americans and activists brought the fight to the nation's capital to demand indigenous rights and raise awareness about issues affecting the ...

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Blasting News

Native Americans march on Washington to protest pipelines
Blasting News
Protests similar to this have taken place all over the country and an argument can be made that it was these protests which stopped the DAPL construction last year. As more pipelines get approval from Washington it seems as if more Native American ...

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TRT World

Native Americans to protest construction of pipelines
TRT World
Members from hundreds of Native American Indian tribes have set up a camp close to the White House in the shadow of the Washington Monument to raise awareness of their concerns over the need to protect the environment against the current ... "The ...

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Interior secretary pledges to work with tribes 'government to government'
The Seattle Times
Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke said he supports “government-to-government” interactions between the federal government and Native American tribes in decision-making processes, a positive sign for members of indigenous communities advocating for more ...

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Hotline for Native Americans launched
Examiner Enterprise
Olivia Gray, director of the family violence program for the Osage Nation in Pawhuska, said the added resource of the StrongHearts Native Helpline will help all Native Americans, regardless of tribal affiliation. The Osage Nation has their own 24-hour ...

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mySanAntonio.com

The Latest: Industry group praises judge's pipeline ruling
mySanAntonio.com
The leader of the American Indian tribe leading the fight against the Dakota Access pipeline says a federal judge's decision allowing the completion of construction isn't the end of the battle. Standing Rock ... Archambault says the Standing Rock and ...

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American Indians from around US head to Washington, DC, to express DAPL frustrations
KFYR-TV
WASHINGTON, D.C. - American Indians from around the country are headed to Washington, D.C., for the next four days to express frustrations they have with the Trump Administration and its approval of the Dakota Access pipeline. Tribal members and ...

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National Observer

Native Americans to protest Trump, pipeline in Washington
National Observer
Tribal members and supporters plan to camp each day on the National Mall, with teepees, a ceremonial fire, cultural workshops and speakers. Native American leaders also plan to lobby lawmakers to protect tribal rights. On Friday, a march of about 2 ...

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PBS NewsHour

American Indians gather in DC for four-day protest against Trump, Dakota Access pipeline
PBS NewsHour
BISMARCK, N.D. — Members of American Indian tribes from around the country are gathering in Washington for four days of protests against the Trump administration and the Dakota Access oil pipeline that will culminate with a Friday march on the White ...

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Washington Post

UN human rights official criticizes federal relationship with Indian tribes
Washington Post
She wrote, “From my conversations with people throughout Indian Country, I have learned that many of the complex issues that Native Americans face in the energy development context today are rooted in a long history of land and resource dispossession.”.

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InsideSources

Tribes Hopeful For Good Relationship with New Interior Secretary
InsideSources
The secretary of the interior oversees 500 million acres of public land, including the 59 national parks, and handles relationships between the federal government and native American tribes. Because of this, tribal leaders have been watching Zinke's ...

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Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: Bears Ears opposition is about denying Native Americans a victory
Salt Lake Tribune
She's a Native person, and she's been a vocal opponent of Bears Ears National Monument, but she is not a tribal leader. She is a county commissioner, elected to represent a political subdivision of the sovereign state of Utah. But tribes are sovereigns ...

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Tribes hope Trump's 'America first' helps first Americans
Juneau Empire (subscription)
In Massachusetts, leaders of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, descendants of the Native Americans who first encountered the Pilgrims nearly four centuries ago, have been echoing similar sentiments to Trump officials as they seek approval of reservation ...

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90.5 WESA

Oklahoma's Native tribes are trying to fill a gap in sex ed left by the state's schools
90.5 WESA
On a rainy Wednesday afternoon, four American Indian teenagers are gathered in a nondescript building along rural Okmulgee, Oklahoma's main street. As the headquarters of the Muscogee Creek Nation, Okmulgee takes pride in its American Indian ...


Sputnik International

US Tribes Ready to Work With Trump on Removing Excessive Regulations
Sputnik International
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Native American tribes in the United States are ready to work with the Trump administration to finally end regulations imposed only on them, National Congress of American Indians President Brian Cladoosby told Sputnik.

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Sputnik International

Native Americans Expect Trump to Bring Out Pro-Tribal Sovereignty Treaty Rights
Sputnik International
"This is not the first time tribes have had to deal with change in administrations. Our positions are nonpartisan. We have great friends on both sides of the aisle," Cladoosby stated. The United States has 566 federally recognized Indian nations, 229 ...

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WTNH Connecticut News (press release)

Connecticut: Tribe can't sue state for $600M for land grab
WTNH Connecticut News (press release)
A rule change proposed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs could make dozens of American Indian tribes across the country newly eligible for federal recognition by requiring that they demonstrate continuity since only 1934, and not since "first contact ...

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Cronkite News

State of Indian Nations: Hopeful, but cautious, as Trump replaces Obama
Cronkite News
Begaye said that tribes are still under the thumb of federal rules and regulations that prevent them from having complete authority over resources on their land. He said funds intended for Native nations are wrongfully funneled through the states ...

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National Museum Of The American Indian Plans To Build Native American Veterans Memorial
DCist.com
The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) and National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) are leading the effort to publicly and permanently honor Native warriors with a prominent memorial on the museum's grounds. Rebecca ...

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Arizona State University

ASU American Indian Policy Institute launches Inno-NATIONS initiative to support Native American businesses
Arizona State University
We see the need, and the Phoenix Valley has a very large urban Indian population with a strong commitment to tribal business owners and is surrounded by tribes with tribal enterprises. Now is the time and this is the place.” Native American ...

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Center for Native American Youth to Honor American Indian and Alaska Native Youth Leaders in Washington, DC
Yahoo News
... climate change on tribal communities, among other initiatives. "We created the Champions for Change program to recognize young Native Americans who, by their work, are inspiring hope in Indian Country," says CNAY Founder Senator Byron Dorgan (ret.) ...

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