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Advocacy is a lifetime pursuit for School of Nursing assistant dean
University at Buffalo Reporter
Margaret Moss, assistant dean for diversity and inclusion in the School of Nursing, tries to educate people about Native American issues wherever she speaks. ... She opens each talk — whether related to research, community and cultural issues or ...


Native American tribe's cannabis consultant to face trial
Daily Republic
The Santee Sioux began a marijuana growing operation after the Justice Department outlined a new policy clearing the way for Indian tribes to grow and sell marijuana under the same conditions as some states that have legalized pot. State Attorney ...

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Sacramento Bee

Trump's attack on national monuments threatens California sites, Native Americans' culture
Sacramento Bee
The protection and preservation of the cultural lands and sacred places of Native American people is of supreme importance to sovereign American Indian tribes. Since 1906, a law signed by President Theodore Roosevelt known as the Antiquities Act has ...

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KBZK Bozeman News

Native American advocates size up Trump administration - KBZK.com | Continuous News | Bozeman, Montana
KBZK Bozeman News
Trump's choice of Ryan Zinke to be secretary of the interior quelled the concerns of some; as a former congressman from Montana, Zinke has experience representing Native Americans in Washington, which is seen as a promising sign by many of the ... In a ...

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Advisory: May 3, Native American Tribes Respond to National Monuments Executive Order
PR Newswire (press release)
WASHINGTON, May 2, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition, a coalition of five sovereign Tribal Nations – Hopi, Navajo, Ute Indian Tribe, Ute Mountain Ute, and Zuni – will hold a press conference on Wednesday, May 3rd, ...

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Daily Mail

Native American tribes urge Montana lawmakers to turn their Indian reservations into tourist attractions so they can ...
Daily Mail
The Blackfeet Indian Reservation rolls across the plains just east of Glacier National Park. There's a hotel and casino. There are gas stations, a few eateries and a museum to learn about the culture and history of the people that have occupied the ...

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SDPB Radio

Native American Nation Building Leader Talks To Sioux Falls Rotary
SDPB Radio
And, the title to this article "Native American Nation Building Leader Talks To Sioux Falls Rotary" is assuredly an oxymoron as none of the faux Indian tribes is off federal welfare rolls...rolls beginning in 1924-going on 93-years and counting-and ...


Greenberg Traurig's Heather Dawn Thompson Awarded Prestigious Bush Fellowship
PR Web (press release)
“We are honored to have someone with Heather's knowledge of Indian country, Native American Law, and tribal economic development serving our clients and also always seeking to learn more to benefit tribes in the Great Plains and beyond,” said Jennifer ...

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Arizona Daily Star

Bill to exempt tribes from some labor oversight draws union concerns
Arizona Daily Star
That was challenged by National Congress of American Indians President Brian Cladoosby, who said that forcing tribal governments to abide by regulations meant for commercial businesses is a formula for “destabilizing any government” and influencing ...

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Newsmax

Native American Groups Join in Support of Gorsuch
Newsmax
Two Native American organizations have joined together in support of Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court, the Washington Examiner reports. The National Congress of American Indians and the Native American Rights Fund have sent off a letter ...

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Washington Examiner

Support for Gorsuch from Native American groups could put pressure on Western Democrats
Washington Examiner
The National Congress of American Indians and the Native American Rights Fund write they "have confidence that Judge Gorsuch will be open-minded to all perspectives." (Graeme Jennings/Examiner) ...

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Crosscut

Tribal nations can't afford to pick parties
Crosscut
But that won't help the policy debates that are so important to Native Americans. The fact is that Indian Country cannot afford to close the door to Republicans in Congress and in state legislatures, especially those Native Americans who have been ...

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USA TODAY

Law was meant to let American Indians prosecute violence; is it working?
USA TODAY
When you hear about violence against women, the commonly used statistics are 1 in 2 have experienced physical violence in their lifetime while 1 in 6 have experienced rape or attempted rape, according to the Department of Justice and Centers for ...


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 ...


Metro.us

Oklahoma tribe approves gay marriage as Native American groups debate issue
Metro.us
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 same-sex ...

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American Indians to protest Trump, pipeline in Washington
mySanAntonio.com
Members of American Indian tribes from around the country are bringing their frustrations with the Trump administration and its approval of the Dakota Access oil pipeline to the nation's capital. Tribal members were planning to gather at the National ...

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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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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 ...


WION

Language as identity: Native Indian tribes and the revitalisation movement in the US
WION
In 2007, a study was conducted in 150 First Nations villages in British Columbia, Canada to understand how the loss of native Indian languages has impacted the speakers. The study found that villages which ... in the newly formed United Nations. The ...

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The Detroit News

Tribes hope 'America first' helps first Americans
The Detroit News
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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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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The Daily Banter

Utah Republicans Threaten To Sue Obama For The Right To Destroy Native American Lands
The Daily Banter
According to the White House, the president's action was in response to a proposal from the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition, which is made up from representatives of the Navajo Nation, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, Hopi Nation, Ute Indian Tribe of the ...

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