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First Nation, Canada Wide, United States and NYS COVID-19 Update

Epidemiological summary of COVID-19 cases in First Nations communities as reported to FNIHB on November 17, 2020 at 2:55 p.m. ET for the week of November 15 to November 21, 2020. 10 Quebec Cases 1...

 

Trump Administration Invites Oil Industry to Desecrate Sacred Arctic Refuge

WASHINGTON, D.C. Amid a global public-health crisis and with oil prices at extreme lows, the lame duck Trump administration is expected to issue a “request for nominations” as early as Monday,...

 

Sipekne'katik votes Mike Sack back in as Chief for third term

Sipekne’kitak, FN. – In a defining election Chief Mike Sack was notified of the final ballot count of over 72% in his favor this evening by the Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq returning...

 

News from Around the Nations

Mi’kmaq First Nation, Nova Scotia The federal government is affirming the Mi’kmaq First Nation’s treaty rights in an ongoing dispute with non-Indigenous fishermen in southwestern Nova Scotia....

 

Navajo Nation takes part in COVID vaccine study

By Dalton Walker. Reprinted with permission from Indian Country Today. The Navajo Nation, which has lost more than 500 citizens to the COVID-19 pandemic, is on the frontlines of a volunteer vaccine...

 

Alaska Natives protest state lawsuit on subsistence hunting

By Joaqlin Estus. Reprinted with permission from Indian Country Media. Caribou and moose hunting season opened this month in Alaska, but only locals will be hunting at a popular destination for urban...

 

Navajo Nation moves forward with hogan-style housing manufacturing facility

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer recently visited a newly-established housing manufacturing facility where the first Navajo hogan-style home is being constructed to...

 

Feds proceed with Chaco drilling plan while tribes distracted by pandemic

By Arlyssa Becenti. Reprinted with permission from Navajo Times June 4, 2020. Window Rock, Arizona. As tribes are distracted by coronavirus humanitarian efforts, the federal government has proceeded...

 

Brazil's Indigenous tribes: COVID-19 spreading in Amazon region

As coronavirus pandemic spreads in Brazil and its cases rise about 340,000, its Indigenous communities are taking a disproportionate hit and threaten vulnerable Indigenous communities in the Amazonas...

 

ICYMI: UNITED TRIBES FILE FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN BEARS EARS CASE

(January 9, 2020) Rising from the center of the southeastern Utah landscape and visible from every direction are twin buttes so distinctive that in each of the native languages of the region their...

 

SQUAMISH NATION REACTS TO FEDERAL COURT OF APPEAL RULING ON FEDERAL CONSULTATION ON TRANS MOUNTAIN EXPANSION PROJECT

February 4th, 2020, Vancouver, BC (Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Territory) – The Squamish Nation is extremely disappointed with today’s Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) decision to uphold...

 

Wet'suwet'en Hereditary Chiefs Urge Diplomacy from Premier Horgan In Coastal GasLink Dispute

January 15, 2020, Smithers, (B.C.) Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs are collectively calling for diplomacy in light of B.C. Premier John Horgan’s recent statements in relation to the Coastal...

 

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...

 

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