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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...

 
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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...

 

Hoopa Tribe Files Suit to Protect Salmon

The Hoopa Valley Indian Tribe filed suit against federal agencies who failed to reduce the numbers of Coho salmon being killed in the Pacific Ocean near the mouth of the Klamath River. Without analysi...

 

GOP official resigns after saying Sharice Davids would be sent back to reservation

The Kansas Republican who said of Democratic congressional candidate Sharice Davids, “your radical socialist kick boxing lesbian Indian will be sent back packing to the reservation,” has resigned...

 

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A Setback for Trump’s Plan to Slash Public Lands On Tuesday, a federal judge in Washington, D.C., handed a procedural victory to the coalition of indigenous nations, outdoor-activity companies, and...

 

Native Advocates say NO to Kavanaugh

Reprinted with permission from Indian Country Media Are Native-related issues enough to sink the nomination of President Donald J. Trump’s choice for the Supreme Court? The Senate is now...

 

Nation Notes Passing of Tiorahkwáthe Gilbert 1950-2018

It is with great sadness that Tiorahkwáthe Gilbert passed unexpectedly at his home on July 18, 2018. Tiorahkwáthe was born on February 14, 1950, in...

 

Hoopa Valley Tribe Plans Lawsuit to Protect Salmon on the Brink of Extinction

California. The Hoopa Valley Tribe (Tribe) announced that it will file a lawsuit within 60 days claiming the agencies failed to follow their own...

 

Six Indigenous students took a stand to bring attention to this issue during commencement

SYRACUSE, NY. On Mother's Day during Syracuse University's 164th commencement, a group of graduating Indigenous students took off their gowns to...

 

Onondaga Nation to Honor Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud

Syracuse. The Skä·noñh-Great Law of Peace Center held a reception on Sunday, April 29, in which the Onondaga Nation honored Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud for his commitment to...

 

Congress must reject Westlands settlement as unjust to Hoopa tribe

By Ryan Jackson, March 19, 2018 The Trinity River water that had sustained the Hoopa people's fishery and 10,000 year-old economy, culture and...

 

Haida Basketball Players from Alaska Detained at Border

A lawyer is arguing members of the Haida Nation should not need permission to cross international lines within their own territory after a pair of Haida basketball players from Alaska were detained in...

 

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Laser Scans Expose Mayan ‘Megalopolis’ Below Guatemalan Jungle Revealing Advanced Sophisticated Mayan Civilization In what’s being hailed as a “major breakthrough” in Maya archaeology, resea...

 

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Savanna’s Act Addresses Missing & Murdered Native American Women Crisis in US WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs held a hearing on Savanna’s Act, a bipartisan bill...

 

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