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Tribes hope Trump's 'America first' helps first Americans
Quad-Cities Online
BOSTON (AP) — Native Americans hope President Donald Trump doesn't forget America's first inhabitants as he promises to put "America first." Tribes have been reaching out to the Republican administration since it ... "Infrastructure, energy ...

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Sputnik International

Tribes in US Seek Guarantees Trump Will Keep Indian Health Care Act
Sputnik International
Native American tribes in the United States want guarantees that the administration of President Donald Trump will preserve the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA), National Congress of American Indians President Brian Cladoosby told Sputnik.

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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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Ahwatukee Foothills News

21 tribes seek intervention in freeway case
Ahwatukee Foothills News
All 21 Native American tribes in the Southwest are asking permission to join the appeal against the South Mountain Freeway, but Arizona's attorney general says they're too late and wants them shut out. The new fight ... The Tohono O'odham Nation argues ...


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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Udall Addresses National Congress Of American Indians
KRWG
Commentary: Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, addressed the National Congress of American Indians at its 2017 Executive Council Winter Session and Legislative Summit. ... Finally, Udall said that he ...

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Las Cruces Bulletin

Udall to address National Congress of American Indians
Las Cruces Bulletin
Tom Udall, who currently serves as vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, will address the National Congress of American Indians at its 2017 Executive Council Winter Session and Legislative Summit at 2:30 p.m. (ET) today. ... These ...

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Native tribes around US vow to step up pipeline protests
Daily News & Analysis
But tribes need to be respected as governments, and the process for infrastructure has to take our rights and interests into account," said National Congress of American Indians President Brian Cladoosby. He had been instrumental in bringing Obama's ...

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National Museum Of The American Indian Plans To Build Native American Veterans Memorial
DCist.com
The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) and National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) are leading the effort to publicly and permanently honor Native warriors with a prominent memorial on the museum's grounds. Rebecca ...

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Arizona State University

ASU American Indian Policy Institute launches Inno-NATIONS initiative to support Native American businesses
Arizona State University
The Inno-NATIONS Tribal Business Collision Community promotes entrepreneurship for Native American businesses. Download Full Image. By spearheading innovative partnerships and leveraging resources from ASU, tribes and community organizations, ...

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Navajo-Hopi Observer

Tribes eye Trump: Some welcoming, some wary of new administration
Navajo-Hopi Observer
She said many Native Americans are economically liberal but socially conservative. “The terms liberal and conservative are not particularly useful when looking at American Indian tribes,” she said. Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye was one of many ...

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Alaska Public Radio Network

Native leaders concerned over Trump presidency implications
Alaska Public Radio Network
Jacqueline Pata of the Juneau-based Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska was among those at the western meeting. She's executive director of the National Congress of American Indians and a board member of Sealaska, Southeast's ...

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The Epoch Times

A Messenger of American Indian Culture
The Epoch Times
Yvonne Wakim Dennis talks about her life's work educating people about Native American Indian history and culture, New York, Jan. ... An Indian Country Media report describes intergenerational trauma as “trauma experienced by earlier generations that ...


White House releases tribal nations progress report
The Arctic Sounder
"While the administration and tribes have partnered for historic achievements, there is still much more to do," the report states. Following that line of thinking, the report's authors note it is meant to be used as a ... "And by creating the White ...

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WDAY

ND native to receive American Bar Association prestigious national award
WDAY
LOUISVILLE, Colo.—An attorney born and raised on the Fort Berthold Reservation who is one of the nation's leaders in fighting for the rights of American Indian tribes will be recognized by the American Bar Association with its prestigious Spirit of ...

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YES! Magazine

The Cherokee Nation Is Entitled to a Delegate in Congress. But Will They Finally Send One?
YES! Magazine
Nearly a third of Oklahoma's Native American state legislators are registered with the Republican Party, and currently, two of Oklahoma's five representatives in Congress are tribal members: Tom Cole, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, and Markwayne ...

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New President and CEO to Lead the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development as it Marks 50th ...
Marketwired (press release)
MESA, AZ--(Marketwired - January 03, 2017) - Ahead of its 50th Anniversary this year, the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (National Center) is excited to announce a new President and CEO will lead the longest-running Native ...

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A Plus

5 Ways Barack Obama Proved Himself A Powerful Ally To Native Americans
A Plus
This could be Obama's final service as president to Native Americans. Bears Ears National Monument will cover 1.35 million acres of land in Utah. In Nevada, the Gold Butte National Monument — the site of Cliven Bundy's armed standoff with officials ...

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Christian Science Monitor

For Native Americans, new national monument a rare victory
Christian Science Monitor
But for many Native Americans, the president's move on Wednesday represented the latest public victory in a growing effort to protect their traditional sacred lands – a struggle many say has also led them to reconnect with their traditions of spirituality.

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Idaho State Journal

Native Americans concerned about Trump administration
Idaho State Journal
“In my opinion, President Obama has been the greatest president in dealing with Native Americans,” said Brian Cladoosby, chairman of the Swinomish Tribe north of Seattle and president of the nonpartisan National Congress of American Indians, based in ...

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TPM

Dakota Access Pipeline Uncertainty Illustrates Broader Concerns For Tribes
TPM
"In my opinion, President Obama has been the greatest president in dealing with Native Americans," said Brian Cladoosby, chairman of the Swinomish Tribe north of Seattle and president of the nonpartisan National Congress of American Indians, based in ...

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Juneau Empire (subscription)

Pipeline uncertainty shows broader concerns for tribes
Juneau Empire (subscription)
The transition to Donald Trump's administration signals a possible end of eight years of sweeping Indian Country policy reforms under Obama, who met with tribal leaders annually. Trump, who rarely acknowledged Native Americans during his campaign, and ...

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Earth Island Journal

Listening to the Old People, the Land, and the Long Future
Earth Island Journal
A coalition of five Native American tribes has been advocating the designation of a 1.9 million-acre Bears Ears National Monument on culturally significant land in southeast Utah, a proposal that has generated considerable controversy within the state ...

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Latin Post

The 'Kennewick Man' reburial: Ancient Skeleton return to Native Americans
Latin Post
One of the oldest and most complete skeletons 'Kennewick Man' found in North America will be given back to American Indian tribes in Washington State for reburial. ... The Skelton is stored at the Burke Museum of National History and culture in Seattle.

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Turtle Island News

Ancient skeleton to return to Native Americans for reburial
Turtle Island News
One of the oldest and most complete skeletons found in North America will be given back to American Indian tribes in Washington state for reburial. President Barack Obama signed a bill ... In 2015, new genetic evidence determined the remains were ...

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Daily Mail

Kennewick man is going home: Ancient skeleton to return to Native Americans for reburial
Daily Mail
The researchers compared DNA extracted from a hand bone ofthe skeleton to that of modern Native American tribes and otherworld populations and concluded the Kennewick man was onlydistantly related to populations other than Native Americans,such as ...

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Politico

Trump team reaches out to Native Americans
Politico
Ryan Zinke to lead the Interior Department. Zinke made it clear that he will prioritize Native American tribes. “Most important, our sovereign Indian Nations and territories must have the respect and freedom they deserve,” he said on Thursday in a ...

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Muscogee Nation News

Top Native group watches Trump administration form
Muscogee Nation News
JP: Well, we actually have sent forward some recommendations already. Obviously the first thing on his agenda right now, is getting the right people in place and making sure that the key nominations for Native Americans and Native American positions ...

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