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Trump is breaking the federal government's promises to Native Americans
Char-Koosta News
The United States has long guaranteed Native Americans access to healthcare, mostly through commitments the federal government made to Indian tribes in exchange for land. Repeal of Obamacare would put much of this tribal healthcare at risk, including ...


Southern Maryland News Net

Professor of Anthropology Julia King Awarded $240000 Grant for Native American Study
Southern Maryland News Net
The work was undertaken to provide interpretive support for the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail and led to the Rappahannock Indians' return to the river when former Senator John Warner and his daughter, Virginia Warner, donated ...

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Minot Daily News

Plans to honor WWI Native veterans
Minot Daily News
Native veterans are highly respected and revered throughout Indian Country. An estimated 10,000 American Indians served in the Army in World War I and two,000 in the Navy. Historians characterize their patriotism as remarkable despite having no reason ...


UCLA Newsroom

Revealing the history of genocide against California's Native Americans
UCLA Newsroom
Last year Madley chaired UCLA's American Indian Studies program and he hopes UCLA will continue to make strides in reaching out to members of the Tongva and other California Indian tribal nations, to shape a positive working relationship between the ...


High Country News

Under Trump, tribal land ownership is not a priority
High Country News
Such testimony “not only lacks facts but is also dangerous” in its representation of tribes, Kirk Francis, president of the United South and Eastern Tribes and Chief of the Penobscot Indian Nation, the only Native American witness, told the ...


Indian Country Today Media Network

Blackhorse: Native American? American Indian? Nope. Refer to Us By Our Tribe, Nation
Indian Country Today Media Network
When she's around friends and family she'll usually use terms such as 'Natives' or 'Ndns.' When she's among a non-Native crowd, she will use 'American Indian' or 'Native American.' She said that growing up she was taught to say each of her tribes and ...

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Indian Country Today Media Network

Tribes Petition to Shut Down DAPL
Indian Country Today Media Network
The tribes' attorneys, with the environmental law firm EarthJustice, filed the motion in U.S. District Court on August 7, supported by the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) and other Native organizations. It's the latest turn in what has ...


Indian Country Today Media Network

Majority of Arizona's Native Americans Not Speaking Navajo Language at Home
Indian Country Today Media Network
Families in more than half of Native American homes in Arizona now speak only English at home, not the Navajo language according to new numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau. American Community Survey data covering 2011-2015 showed that 53 percent of ...

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (blog)

The Northern Arapaho Boys
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (blog)
Little Plume (back row, far left), Little Chief (last row, second from left), Horse (front row, second from right), other Northern Arapaho children and two Shoshone children posed for this photo after their arrival at the Carlisle Indian Industrial ...

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Cherokee One Feather

Tribal members win “Native American 40 under 40” award
Cherokee One Feather
Hope Huskey and Jacob Reed, both EBCI tribal members, have been selected to receive the Native American 40 under 40 award from the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED). The awards will be presented at the Northwest ...


The Desert Sun

Morongo tribe members who are veterans now have access to VA mortgages
The Desert Sun
"Historically, securing a home loan has always been an extremely difficult process for Native Americans, and it's exponentially harder if the property is located on reservation land," said Morongo Tribal Chairman Robert Martin in a statement issued ...


Arizona Daily Sun

Guest Column: Trump's border wall and health care plans would hurt Indian Country
Arizona Daily Sun
The United States has long guaranteed Native Americans access to health care, mostly through commitments the federal government made to Indian tribes in exchange for land. Repeal of Obamacare would put much of this tribal health care at risk, including ...


Medical Xpress

Cherokee Nation American Indian Tribe showing it is possible to eliminate hepatitis C
Medical Xpress
The Cherokee Nation American Indian population is aiming to eliminate hepatitis C virus (HCV) among its tribal citizens, where already almost half have been screened for the virus and around one quarter of those estimated to be infected have already ...

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ColorLines magazine

READ: How Native American Communities Are Faring Under the Trump Administration
ColorLines magazine
The United States has long guaranteed Native Americans access to healthcare, mostly through commitments the federal government made to Indian tribes in exchange for land. Repeal of Obamacare would put much of this tribal healthcare at risk, including ...

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The Journal News | LoHud.com

Ramapough Lenape Nation continues to seek NY recognition
The Journal News | LoHud.com
“The most important thing that state recognition can provide for my people is simply the acknowledgment of who they are as human beings, as Native Americans,” Perry said, “as how important they truly have been to not just the history of New York state ...


Yahoo Singapore News

Trump's Policies Show Profound Disregard For Native Americans, DNC Chair Says
Yahoo Singapore News
The National American Indian Housing Council challenged Trump's assertion by noting that “tribal programs are rooted in the United States' trust responsibilities and treaty obligations towards Indian Tribes and Native Americans” ― not race or ethnicity.

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Washington Post

Episode 2 of the Constitutional podcast: “Ancestry”
Washington Post
Episode guests include Starita, as well as Ponca Tribe Chairman Larry Wright Jr., and Lindsay Robertson, the Chickasaw Nation Endowed Chair in Native American Law at the University of Oklahoma and the author of "Conquest by Law: How the Discovery of ...

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Indian Country Today Media Network

Happy Birthday Barack Obama: 10 Memorable Obama Indian Country Moments
Indian Country Today Media Network
President Barack Obama smiles as he wears a ceremonial blanket and cedar basket twined hat given to him by Brian Cladoosby, President of National Congress of American Indians, at the 2016 White House Tribal Nations Conference, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016 ...

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Newsworks.org

Tribes hope tradition will fight unhealthy tobacco use
Newsworks.org
I was hoping to ask Seneca Nation officials about the low tobacco prices and the health costs of smoking among tribe members but they declined my request for an interview. As a group, American Indians and Alaska Natives have the highest cigarette ...


Indian Country Today Media Network

Native American Youth Leadership Conference Breaks Attendance Record
Indian Country Today Media Network
... Taiwan Republic of China, more than 2,000 registered attendees converged in Denver, Colorado for the United National Indian Tribal Youth's (UNITY) annual national conference. The 41st annual Native American youth leadership development conference ...


Mashantucket Pequots launch suicide-prevention program
theday.com (subscription)
Nationwide, the rate was 12.8 per 100,000. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation hasn't experienced suicide attempt rates like that of other tribes, tribal member Scott Barton said. In that regard, he said, the tribe has been “blessed.” ... It's an ...


Indian Country Today Media Network

Native American Students In Crisis
Indian Country Today Media Network
Warm Springs Tribal Councilwoman Carina Miller, who graduated from the district in 2005, is concerned that Native American students aren't receiving an equal education. The administrators “don't see us as people ... Though Native Americans are ...

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National Monuments Help Preserve Native Cultures
Indian Country Today Media Network
The designation of Bears Ears as a national monument was the culmination of a years-long lobbying effort from five tribes in the Bears Ears region: the Hopi Tribe, the Ute Indian Tribe, the Ute Mountain Ute, the Pueblo of Zuni, and the Navajo Nation ...


eTurboNews

American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association tourism conference
eTurboNews
The annual AITC provides a high-quality educational forum to tribes, tribal businesses and other attendees to help them with their tourism development and marketing initiatives. As the only national conference on Indian Country tourism, AITC is ...

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InvestigateWest

Native American students in crisis from punitive discipline, substandard curricula
InvestigateWest
Many tribal leaders and education experts say these dismal statistics reflect, at worst, overt discrimination—and, at best, the alienation that Native students feel in a school system that has few Native teachers overall as well as limited lessons on ...

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BuzzFeed News

Native American Tribes Want A Bigger Role In Choosing US Attorneys Under Trump
BuzzFeed News
The National Congress of American Indians, inspired by the North Dakota tribes, adopted similar language two weeks later. Both resolutions are the first of their kind, according to tribal leaders. Native Americans experience higher rates of violent ...


Chicago Daily Herald

Native American veterans gather at Cantigny
Chicago Daily Herald
Native American veterans of all wars and of all tribes convened at Cantigny Park in Wheaton this weekend for the third annual National Gathering of American Indian Veterans. Saturday morning began with the formal grand entry for all of the veterans who ...


Daily Astorian

Legal deal pulls money to teach tribal kids native language
Daily Astorian
PHOENIX (AP) — New generations of children growing up in a tiny American Indian tribe in Arizona have lost a key way of learning to speak their native language, and it may not be coming back. A private land developer stopped making payments five years ...

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In These Times

Civil-Rights Complaint Details Horrific—Even Deadly—Discrimination Against Native Kids
In These Times
Teachers and coaches in the Wolf Point, Mont., schools have called Native students “dirty Indians” and “rez kids,” performed “war whoops,” told a concerned Native parent “fuck your daughter,” and informed the mother of a special-needs five-year-old ...


Mother Jones

Indigenous People Plan to Honor a Treaty that Trump Won't
Mother Jones
On June 3, just two days after Trump made his announcement on the Paris Agreement, the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community joined the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the Quinault Indian Nation, and the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of ...

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