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Respect and reverence: Local tribes prepare members for eclipse ...
Santa Fe New Mexican
In some cultures, it is advised to stay inside during cosmic phenomena.

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White Mountain Independent

Many AZ Native Americans now speak only English at home ...
White Mountain Independent
TEMPE — Families in more than half of Native American homes in Arizona now speak only English at home, according to new numbers from the U.S. Census ...

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Trump is breaking the federal government's promises to Native Americans
Char-Koosta News
The United States has long guaranteed Native Americans access to healthcare, mostly through commitments the federal government made to Indian tribes in exchange for land. Repeal of Obamacare would put much of this tribal healthcare at risk, including ...


Minot Daily News

Plans to honor WWI Native veterans
Minot Daily News
Native veterans are highly respected and revered throughout Indian Country. An estimated 10,000 American Indians served in the Army in World War I and two,000 in the Navy. Historians characterize their patriotism as remarkable despite having no reason ...


UCLA Newsroom

Revealing the history of genocide against California's Native Americans
UCLA Newsroom
Last year Madley chaired UCLA's American Indian Studies program and he hopes UCLA will continue to make strides in reaching out to members of the Tongva and other California Indian tribal nations, to shape a positive working relationship between the ...


NonDoc

Native American tribes fight for clean water, more money
NonDoc
Many Native Americans said they are frustrated at the lack of commitment to their water and health needs, and many fear resources will only become tighter now as they fight for a dwindling pool of grants. President Donald Trump earlier this year ...

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Indian Country Today Media Network

Blackhorse: Native American? American Indian? Nope. Refer to Us By Our Tribe, Nation
Indian Country Today Media Network
When she's around friends and family she'll usually use terms such as 'Natives' or 'Ndns.' When she's among a non-Native crowd, she will use 'American Indian' or 'Native American.' She said that growing up she was taught to say each of her tribes and ...

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Indian Country Today Media Network

Tribes Petition to Shut Down DAPL
Indian Country Today Media Network
The tribes' attorneys, with the environmental law firm EarthJustice, filed the motion in U.S. District Court on August 7, supported by the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) and other Native organizations. It's the latest turn in what has ...


Indian Country Today Media Network

Majority of Arizona's Native Americans Not Speaking Navajo Language at Home
Indian Country Today Media Network
Families in more than half of Native American homes in Arizona now speak only English at home, not the Navajo language according to new numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau. American Community Survey data covering 2011-2015 showed that 53 percent of ...

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (blog)

The Northern Arapaho Boys
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (blog)
Little Plume (back row, far left), Little Chief (last row, second from left), Horse (front row, second from right), other Northern Arapaho children and two Shoshone children posed for this photo after their arrival at the Carlisle Indian Industrial ...

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Cherokee One Feather

Tribal members win “Native American 40 under 40” award
Cherokee One Feather
Hope Huskey and Jacob Reed, both EBCI tribal members, have been selected to receive the Native American 40 under 40 award from the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED). The awards will be presented at the Northwest ...


Arizona Daily Sun

Guest Column: Trump's border wall and health care plans would hurt Indian Country
Arizona Daily Sun
The United States has long guaranteed Native Americans access to health care, mostly through commitments the federal government made to Indian tribes in exchange for land. Repeal of Obamacare would put much of this tribal health care at risk, including ...


ColorLines magazine

READ: How Native American Communities Are Faring Under the Trump Administration
ColorLines magazine
The United States has long guaranteed Native Americans access to healthcare, mostly through commitments the federal government made to Indian tribes in exchange for land. Repeal of Obamacare would put much of this tribal healthcare at risk, including ...

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Yahoo Singapore News

Trump's Policies Show Profound Disregard For Native Americans, DNC Chair Says
Yahoo Singapore News
The National American Indian Housing Council challenged Trump's assertion by noting that “tribal programs are rooted in the United States' trust responsibilities and treaty obligations towards Indian Tribes and Native Americans” ― not race or ethnicity.

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Washington Post

Episode 2 of the Constitutional podcast: “Ancestry”
Washington Post
Episode guests include Starita, as well as Ponca Tribe Chairman Larry Wright Jr., and Lindsay Robertson, the Chickasaw Nation Endowed Chair in Native American Law at the University of Oklahoma and the author of "Conquest by Law: How the Discovery of ...

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New Mexico Political Report

Under Trump, tribal land ownership is not a priority
New Mexico Political Report
Such testimony “not only lacks facts but is also dangerous” in its representation of tribes, Kirk Francis, president of the United South and Eastern Tribes and Chief of the Penobscot Indian Nation, the only Native American witness, told the ...

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HuffPost

A Hard-Fought Victory To Restore Tribal Land Faces New Threat In Trump Era
HuffPost
Elouise Cobell, a member of the Blackfeet Nation in Montana, and several other Native Americans filed suit against the Interior and Treasury departments in 1996. The plaintiffs argued that the federal government had mismanaged Individual Indian Monies ...

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Santa Rosa Press Gazette

Santa Rosa Creek Indian Tribe breaks ground on Native American Cultural Center (PHOTOS)
Santa Rosa Press Gazette
... Santa Rosa Creek Indian Tribe broke ground on their Native American Cultural Center Aug. 1 at their tribal grounds, 95 acres located on Willard Norris Road. The cultural center will include an artifact museum with more than 3,000 Native American ...


Indian Country Today Media Network

Happy Birthday Barack Obama: 10 Memorable Obama Indian Country Moments
Indian Country Today Media Network
President Barack Obama smiles as he wears a ceremonial blanket and cedar basket twined hat given to him by Brian Cladoosby, President of National Congress of American Indians, at the 2016 White House Tribal Nations Conference, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016 ...

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Local Native American Group Pens Scathing Letter to Rob Arkley
Lost Coast Outpost
Yes, it is “astonishing and flabbergasting” that the City of Eureka is now considering returning Indian Island - Tuluwat to the Wiyot Tribal Nation because that action is long overdue. There, we said it – The City of Eureka is rightfully deliberating ...


Indian Country Today Media Network

Native American Youth Leadership Conference Breaks Attendance Record
Indian Country Today Media Network
... Taiwan Republic of China, more than 2,000 registered attendees converged in Denver, Colorado for the United National Indian Tribal Youth's (UNITY) annual national conference. The 41st annual Native American youth leadership development conference ...


Mashantucket Pequots launch suicide-prevention program
theday.com (subscription)
Nationwide, the rate was 12.8 per 100,000. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation hasn't experienced suicide attempt rates like that of other tribes, tribal member Scott Barton said. In that regard, he said, the tribe has been “blessed.” ... It's an ...


artnet News

Curator Anne Ellegood on Understanding the Complexities of Jimmie Durham's Native Identity
artnet News
The criticism, first voiced in an open letter to Indian Country, touches on important issues related to identity and tribal enrollment—indeed, these issues are taken up by the artist himself in some of his early works. Yet, a great deal of context has ...


Indian Country Today Media Network

Native American Students In Crisis
Indian Country Today Media Network
Warm Springs Tribal Councilwoman Carina Miller, who graduated from the district in 2005, is concerned that Native American students aren't receiving an equal education. The administrators “don't see us as people ... Though Native Americans are ...

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Islands' Sounder

Local Native American tribes make stops in San Juans
Islands' Sounder
In the Tribal Canoe Journeys' 27 years, this was the first stop at a U.S. National Park. Each year, Pacific Northwest tribes paddle to visit other Native Americans off coasts like Washington and Canada, en route to a central location. They stay ...


National Monuments Help Preserve Native Cultures
Indian Country Today Media Network
The designation of Bears Ears as a national monument was the culmination of a years-long lobbying effort from five tribes in the Bears Ears region: the Hopi Tribe, the Ute Indian Tribe, the Ute Mountain Ute, the Pueblo of Zuni, and the Navajo Nation ...


eTurboNews

American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association tourism conference
eTurboNews
The annual AITC provides a high-quality educational forum to tribes, tribal businesses and other attendees to help them with their tourism development and marketing initiatives. As the only national conference on Indian Country tourism, AITC is ...

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InvestigateWest

Native American students in crisis from punitive discipline, substandard curricula
InvestigateWest
Though Native Americans are regularly omitted from national studies, in large part due to their small population size, studies of other minority groups have found that being expelled or dropping out of school is also associated with higher ...

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BuzzFeed News

Native American Tribes Want A Bigger Role In Choosing US Attorneys Under Trump
BuzzFeed News
The National Congress of American Indians, inspired by the North Dakota tribes, adopted similar language two weeks later. Both resolutions are the first of their kind, according to tribal leaders. Native Americans experience higher rates of violent ...


Chicago Daily Herald

Native American veterans gather at Cantigny
Chicago Daily Herald
Native American veterans of all wars and of all tribes convened at Cantigny Park in Wheaton this weekend for the third annual National Gathering of American Indian Veterans. Saturday morning began with the formal grand entry for all of the veterans who ...

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