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Tŝilhqot'in Nation Celebrate Grand Opening of its Solar Farm

Williams Lake, BC: The Tŝilhqot’in Nation celebrated the Grand Opening of its Solar Farm on October 18, 2019. The Tŝilhqot’in Solar Farm is located 80 km west of Williams Lake on what is...

 

Crisis at the Border Continues – How to Help

The U.S. held a record 69,550 migrant children in detention facilities in 2019, a Tuesday report from The Associated Press and PBS Frontline found, leading to major psychological and physical harm...

 

Paths to Reconciliation: National Tour Launches in Ottawa

OTTAWA, Nov. 6, 2019 – In a school gymnasium filled to capacity with elementary students, Phyllis Webstad, an Indigenous residential school survivor, recounted her first day at St. Joseph’s...

 

Amazon Guardian killed, another shot, as loggers attack in Brazil

Reprinted with permission from Survival International November 2, 2019. An indigenous Amazon Guardian has been shot dead by loggers and another...

 

Joy Harjo Muscogee (Creek) Nation and First Native American Poet Laureate to perform in Philadelphia

Joy Harjo is an internationally renowned performer and writer of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and was named the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United...

 

Margaret Atwood Donates Booker Prize to Indspire

Margaret Atwood and Bernadine Evaristo share the 2019 Booker Prize. The judges of this year's Booker prize have "explicitly flouted" the rules of the...

 

Seminole Tribe continues airlift of drinking water for fifth straight day

Five days into a massive airlift of bottled drinking water, the Seminole Tribe of Florida estimates it has delivered approximately 35,000 bottles of...

 

AFN National Chief Bellegarde Wants Immediate Action to Stop Devastation in the Amazon and a Commitment from Canada to Act Now on the Climate Crisis

Ottawa, ON. Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde wants Brazil and all countries to take immediate action to stop the fires that are devastating the Amazon, and for all...

 

A San Francisco school board voted to cover Controversial mural – not paint over

A controversial mural depicting images of slavery and dead Native Americans at the George Washington High School located in San Francisco will be...

 

Two Suspects seen near Manitoba reserve of the Tataskweyak Cree Nation

Band constables stopped two young men suspected in three Northern B.C. murders as they drove through the Manitoba reserve of the Tataskweyak Cree Nation, according to Nathan Neckoway and told to Globa...

 

Emergency Orders are withdrawn by Hawaii Governor for telescope protestors

Honolulu, Hawaii’s Governor David Ige said on Tuesday rescinded an emergency proclamation that was set to deal with native Hawaiian protestors. The protest group Pu’uhonua o Pu’uhuluhulu have...

 

$4.3M in federal funding awarded to six Inuit environmental stewardship programs

Six Inuit organizations will receive $4.3 million in federal funding for a variety of environmental stewardship programs. According to CBC News North, the money will be disbursed over three years thro...

 

Cheyenne, Arapaho and Ponca Nation take lead on MMIW billboard campaign

Oklahoma state ranks tenth in the country for murdered and missing indigenous women (MMIW) cases. Now, two of the sovereign Indian Nations within the...

 

Survey finds few tribal governments allow press freedom

Reprinted with permission from Indian Country Media Grand Ronde tribal citizen Mia Prickett used to assume she was reading unbiased reporting in the tribe’s newspaper, Smoke Signals. But all that...

 

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Supreme Court sides with Native American hunter The Supreme Court on Monday sided with a Crow hunter charged with off-season hunting, ruling 5-4 that a 150-year-old treaty between a Native American...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

News from around the Nations

From lumber to leaf: How mill workers could become pot growers in Burns Lake Indigenous company hopes to create jobs by cultivating cannabis inside idled northern mill An Indigenous-owned cannabis...

 

The 18th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Opens in NYC

April 22, 2019. More than 1,000 Indigenous Peoples participants from all over the world will be at United Nations Headquarters from 22 April to 3 May...

 

Puyallup tribe celebrates cannabis store grand opening on 4/20 with Cheech and Chong

Reprinted with permission from Indian Country Media 4/20 is the grand opening of Commencement Bay Cannabis in Tacoma, Washington, the Puyallup tribes'...

 

Kashechewan First Nation Residents Flown Out Over Flooding Emergency

On Monday, April 8, 2019 more than 2,500 members of the Kashechewan First Nation were to flown out from the Kashechewan First Nation reserve located north of Fort Albany, Ont., and sent to other...

 

Assembly of First Nations Mourns Passing of First Nations Leader, Knowledge Keeper and Former National Chief Noel Starblanket on April 15, 2019

Ottawa, ON. Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today mourned the passing of Noel Starblanket, a highly respected Knowledge Keeper, advocate, teacher and two-time National...

 

Cherokee Nation Contributes a Record $5.7 Million to 108 School Districts

Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma. The Cherokee Nation contributed more than $5.7 million to 108 school districts during the tribe’s annual Public School Appreciation Day on March 1st. School...

 

Thousands Donated for Relief Efforts and Funeral Expenses in Alabama

Poarch Creek Indian Reservation. Alabama. The Poarch Band of Creek Indians announced that it is donating $100,000 to the Elmore County Disaster Relief Fund to assist residents in the City of Wetumpka...

 

Second Christian Missionary Enters Isolated Indigenous Tribal Lands

A Christian missionary from Maine could be tried for genocide by Brazil after entering land occupied by an isolated tribe. American missionary Steve Campbell, from Maine has been accused of exposing...

 

At least 24 Native Americans - most of them women - went missing in Montana last year

Across the Western US, Native American women are falling victim to violence in alarming numbers, officials say. In 2018 alone, more than two dozen Native Americans — the majority of them women ...

 

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The United States has refused to take any responsibility for 7-year-old Maya Q’eqchi’ Guatemalan Jakelin Caal The Indian Law Resource Center would like to express our deep sadness and concern at...

 

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