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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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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 ...


Tribes bash proposed Trump budget cuts to Native Americans
Salina Journal (subscription)
Tribal leaders from the Pacific Northwest pose for a picture during a meeting of the Members of the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians in Portland, Ore., Thursday, May 25, 2017. The group held a news conference during their annual convention to ...

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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 ...


Daily Republic

Native American tribe's cannabis consultant to face trial
Daily Republic
The Santee Sioux began a marijuana growing operation after the Justice Department outlined a new policy clearing the way for Indian tribes to grow and sell marijuana under the same conditions as some states that have legalized pot. State Attorney ...

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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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Binghamton Homepage

Native American advocates size up Trump administration
Binghamton Homepage
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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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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Cronkite News

Bill to exempt tribes from some labor oversight draws union concerns
Cronkite News
National Congress of American Indians President Brian Cladoosby, left, and Navajo Nation Council Delegate Nathaniel Brown disagreed with union leader John Gribbon on a bill to exempt tribes from some labor oversight. (Photo by Dustin Quiroz/Cronkite ...

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Newsmax

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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Huffington Post

A Major Health Care Victory In Indian Country
Huffington Post
A big reason for those dismal statistics is the fact that there are not enough oral health care providers in Native American communities. In the general population, there is on average one dental provider per 1,500 patients. On the Colville Indian ...


Billings Gazette

American Indians to protest Trump, pipeline in Washington
Billings Gazette
American Indians from across the country are bringing their frustrations with the Trump administration and its approval of the Dakota Access oil pipeline to the nation's capital Tuesday, kicking off four days of activities that will culminate in a ...

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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 ...


WION

Language as identity: Native Indian tribes and the revitalisation movement in the US
WION
In 2007, a study was conducted in 150 First Nations villages in British Columbia, Canada to understand how the loss of native Indian languages has impacted the speakers. The study found that villages which ... in the newly formed United Nations. The ...

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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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Sputnik International

Native Americans Expect Trump to Bring Out Pro-Tribal Sovereignty Treaty Rights
Sputnik International
"This is not the first time tribes have had to deal with change in administrations. Our positions are nonpartisan. We have great friends on both sides of the aisle," Cladoosby stated. The United States has 566 federally recognized Indian nations, 229 ...

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WTNH Connecticut News (press release)

Connecticut: Tribe can't sue state for $600M for land grab
WTNH Connecticut News (press release)
A rule change proposed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs could make dozens of American Indian tribes across the country newly eligible for federal recognition by requiring that they demonstrate continuity since only 1934, and not since "first contact ...

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Cronkite News

State of Indian Nations: Hopeful, but cautious, as Trump replaces Obama
Cronkite News
Begaye said that tribes are still under the thumb of federal rules and regulations that prevent them from having complete authority over resources on their land. He said funds intended for Native nations are wrongfully funneled through the states ...

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