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Heinrich Introduces Bipartisan Legislation To Safeguard Tribal Items
Los Alamos Daily Post
“I am proud to work with tribes in New Mexico and across Indian Country to craft this legislation to safeguard sacred Native American items,” Heinrich said. “We all recognize the incredible beauty of American Indian art--from the remnants of ancient ...

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Phoenix New Times

If Trump Reduces Bears Ears Monument 'It's an Attack on Tribal Nations'
Phoenix New Times
Just beneath the heated debate over Bears Ears, Filfred says, lies the unmistakable odor of racism against Native Americans, which, he says is “absolutely” a force driving the opposition. “That's what it is, plain and simple,” he says. “It's very ...

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Newswise (press release)

AIHREA ONE Health and Wellness Powwow Celebrates Native American Culture, While Providing Access to Medical ...
Newswise (press release)
Participants have come from across the United States and Canada to take part in the 11th annual American Indian Health Education Alliance (AIHREA) Our Nations Energies (O.N.E.) Health and Wellness Powwow. ... "Our event has become extremely important ...


theday.com (subscription)

American Indian policy group convenes at Mohegan Sun, urges vigilance in Trump era
theday.com (subscription)
Lynn Malerba, left, chief of the Mohegan Tribe, and Kevin Brown, chairman of the Mohegan Tribe, walk in for the Presentation of Colors during the National Congress of American Indians' mid-year conference on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at Mohegan Sun ...

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BuzzFeed News

​The Words​ “Climate Change” ​Have Been Scrubbed From The Interior Department's Website About...Tribal Climate ...
BuzzFeed News
In a statement noting that “as many as 184 Alaska Native villages are threatened with removal due to climate-based changes,” the National Congress of American Indians and the Native American Rights Fund called Trump's decision to quit the Paris ...

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InsideSources

Tribes' Statement on Paris Agreement Shows Limits of Tribal Authority
InsideSources
The tribes' statement was supported by the National Congress of American Indians, the oldest association of Native American tribes. “We will work to ensure that all parties respect, promote, and consider Indigenous peoples' rights in all climate change ...


Chattanooga Times Free Press

Tribes bash proposed Trump budget cuts to Native Americans
Chattanooga Times Free Press
Back row, from left, are Timothy Ballew, member of the Lummi Nation; Mel Sheldon, councilman with the Tulalip Tribes and Gary Burke, chairman of the board of trustees for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. (AP Photo/Gillian ...

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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
The Courier
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Roughly two years after an American Indian tribe began an ambitious push to open the nation's first marijuana resort in South Dakota, a consultant who helped pursue the stalled venture is heading to trial on drug charges. Jury ...

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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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Tristatehomepage.com

Native American advocates size up Trump administration
Tristatehomepage.com
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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California Indian Tribe Uses Medical Marijuana to Dig Out of Gaming Nightmare
The Fresh Toast
Native American tribes all over the country are now looking to the marijuana industry as a way to pull themselves out of the economic hardships. In California, the situation is no different, with the lipay Nation of Santa Ysabel located in San Diego ...

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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 state might be known internationally for such recreational jewels as Glacier and Yellowstone national parks, but Native Americans say the state is losing an opportunity by failing to develop and promote its vast tribal lands as tourist destinations.

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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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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
In a letter obtained by the 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," citing their experiences with the ...

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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
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 ...


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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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 ...


CTV News

Native Americans hope Trump's 'America first' helps first Americans
CTV News
"Infrastructure, energy development, education and job creation," said Jacqueline Pata, a member of the Tlingit-Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska's Central Council and executive director for the National Congress of American Indians. "Those are things that ...

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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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