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Alaska Native corporations are not entitled to shares of the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund, a federal appeals court ruled in a closely-watched case.

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Hospitals are combating health disparities among Native Americans by teaching new mothers strong breastfeeding practices.

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“As the first people of this country, we have every right to be counted in the 2020 Census,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs took testimony on bills addressing Indian health and tribal lands.

The Treasury Department
Now in spreadsheet form! Coronavirus Relief Fund allocations for tribal governments.

jojohnson
The virus has brought so many unwelcome changes to our lives.

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The president and vice president of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe aren’t seeking re-election, a sign of frustration with the government on the reservation.

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Indianz.Com is publishing the payments made to tribes from the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund

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The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States took testimony on bills benefiting the Seminole Tribe and the Catawba Nation.

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S.294, the Native American Business Incubators Program Act, is close to becoming law. The bill aims to boost entrepreneurship and economic development in Indian Country.

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S.982, the Not Invisible Act, is the first bill to be introduced and passed by all four tribal citizens who serve in the U.S. Congress.

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Congress has finally approved S.227, Savanna’s Act. The bill is named in honor of Savanna Greywind, a 22-year-old citizen of the Spirit Lake Nation who went missing and was murdered.

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Construction of a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico continues to affect sacred and sensitive tribal sites in southern Arizona.

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Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin had trouble addressing the tribal coronavirus relief fund data breach during a hearing on September 24, 2020.

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The U.S. House of Representatives considers S.209, the Practical Reforms and Other Goals To Reinforce the Effectiveness of Self-Governance and Self-Determination for Indian Tribes Act, also known as the PROGRESS Act, on September 21, 2020.

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Over the last several months, the coronavirus pandemic has wreaked unprecedented havoc on the world.

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Vanessa Guillén’s disappearance and horrific murder earlier this year shined a light on the systemic issue of sexual harassment and sexual assault within our military.

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What we need to remember is this: a great deal rides on how we spend the next several weeks as people who value our American way of life.

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On tribal lands, only 65 percent of the population has access to broadband. Half of tribal rural households don’t even have access to a fixed wireless internet provider.

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With the coronavirus disproportionately affecting tribal nations due to health disparities, poor infrastructure and chronic underfunding, young people in Indian Country have stepped up to help others, preserve their culture and start the healing process.

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Sen. Martha McSally (R-Arizona) and Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-New Mexico) are requesting a thorough investigation into multiple deaths at Fort Hood, including those of two citizens of the Navajo Nation.

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Five Indian Country bills are finally over their last hurdle on Capitol Hill, giving Republicans, Democrats and maybe even Donald Trump a chance to declare victory ahead of the presidential election.

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If signed into law, the Not Invisible Act will be the first bill in history to be introduced and passed by four citizens of federally recognized tribe.

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Five Indian Country bills are on their way to President Donald Trump for his signature.

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Leaders from the Seminole Tribe, the Catawba Nation and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians are testifying before the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States.

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Three tribal leaders and one federal official will testify at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

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The outcome of a key race in Montana will help decide control of the U.S. Senate. Both candidates are touting their environmental credentials.

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The Joe Biden campaign is hosting a Native American Small Business Owners Training and Roundtable featuring Karen Mills, the former Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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Having lived through genocide and horrific suffering, the aftermath of European contact and colonization continues to not only haunt Native Americans, it wreaks havoc in their everyday lives.

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We are witnessing a historical push toward the dismantling of imperialism, the decentralization of power, and the welcoming of non-White, non-European values into conservation.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, addressed vaccine concerns with Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer.

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What was a showdown between the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and a local official has now turned into a stalemate over an early voting site for the community.

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Some tribal governments are a manifestation of colonialism, whereby those who play the game (elected officials, federal and tribal employees) often stand to reap personal financial gain.

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“What has been happening is death to our people and violence to our people,” Oglala Sioux citizen Monique “Muffie” Mousseaux said.

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Despite challenges in conducting on-location shoots and interviews, OsiyoTV has stayed right on schedule, with the new season to begin airing October 1.

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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking testimony on bills address Indian health, diabetes, tribal broadband and tribal lands.

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Bills benefiting the Seminole Tribe and the Catawba Nation are getting their first hearing on Capitol Hill.

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While visitation is down, Glacier National Park faced unprecedented gridlock after the Blackfeet Nation closed the park’s eastern boundary. Officials say the season offers lessons for the future.

jojohnson
It is time for all Native Americans living in South Dakota to realize that we have the power.

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The president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, Julian Bear Runner, was not impeached after being accused of inappropriate contact with an underage boy.

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Spending $177 million may not seem like a problem, but it is a challenge for Navajo Nation leaders who could lose those funds if they don’t find projects that can be completed by the end of this year.

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It seems that this past year has been a terrible one filled with the loss of some great American journalists and journalism professors, Native and non-Native.

nafoa

Supporting tribal citizens from youth to executive leaders.


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NDN Collective is giving away backpacks filled with supplies to Native American students and youth in the Rapid City, South Dakota, area.

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It’s a busy week for Indian Country’s legislative agenda on Capitol Hill.

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A powerful Republican lawmaker is accusing the National Congress of American Indians of engaging in “divisiveness” in connection with a bitter dispute over billions of dollars in COVID-19 relief.

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) is not happy with the National Congress of American Indians.

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Laws in America are made up of property concerns and have had as their main agenda, the protection of property.

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Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Dan Ahlers wants to see better relationships between the state and federal governments and Native Americans. He believes that it starts with treaties.

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The mother of a young Lakota man who accused President Julian Bear Runner of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of coercing him into sex filed a second complaint as citizens came together to support two spirits and youth on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

It’s ‘full speed ahead’ for the White House Council on Native American Affairs, according to the Trump administration. But details remain scarce as tribes complain of a fractured relationship with their trustee.

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Native Americans for Biden and Out for Biden will host a Two Spirit Roundtable to discuss issues of importance to the LGBTQ+ Indigenous Community.

When StrongHearts Native Helpline was formed, the organization underwent a process to choose a Native American logo that could represent the virtues of strength, resilience, empathy and protection.

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U.S. Senate candidate Steve Daines is encouraging people to vote by mail — but only if they support President Donald Trump.

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It’s been difficult to get Indian legislation through Congress but tribes are hoping to get a win with passage of a self-governance bill.

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A bipartisan bill ensures the Catawba Nation can move forward with a gaming development on ancestral territory in North Carolina.

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Join the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) for an update on economic development activities in New Mexico’s biggest city.

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A new policy lets Arizona residents without traditional street addresses register to vote online — a big change for people living on reservations.

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Our ancestors told us to always think seven generations ahead and conduct ourselves accordingly.

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Dakota Middle Tent’s family was relieved when they saw him in the emergency room at Monument Health with only a few broken bones.

U.S. Army PFC Corlton Lane Chee, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, passed away at the age of 25 while stationed at Fort Hood Army Base in Texas.

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The 2020 Tribal Unity Impact Days, a two-day event hosted by the National Congress of American Indians and partners, is going virtual this year due to COVID-19.

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Democrats and Republicans are coming together to ensure Native and rural communities get counted in the 2020 Census.

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Native Americans in Arizona were denied the right to vote until 1948, and state law continued to deny voting opportunities for Native Americans through laws, policies and practices until 1970.


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Please join Roman Orona (Yaqui/Apache) for a webinar on ‘The Business of Performance Art.’


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The 9,000 square-foot Navajo Blue Travel Plaza is located along a busy interstate in Arizona.

Remember being a kid when birthdays were eagerly anticipated, a golden day, occasion for a party when we got to be the center of attention?

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The tribes of the Sioux Nation are calling on the Trump administration to take treaty rights into account before issuing a decision on fracking in Wyoming.

An accurate Census count is a ‘matter of life and death’ for Indian Country, a prominent tribal leader said.

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Despite an emotional plea from a young Lakota man, leaders of the Oglala Sioux Tribe failed to impeach President Julian Bear Runner on allegations of sexual misconduct.

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In 2018, Jody Potts was the target of misconduct from then-Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott. Two days later, he resigned, but the details of what happened have never been publicly told until now.

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Schools operated by the Bureau of Indian Education on the Navajo Nation will be opening under a distance-learning plan, a stunning reversal of the agency’s plans to hold classes in person.

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Committed to community and individual growth: Here’s five things to know this week, courtesy NAFOA.


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Our sovereign government is making investments that will address immediate health, safety and economic needs during this crisis.

navajonation
The Bureau of Indian Education failed to send a witness to a hearing on reopening Indian schools in the age of COVID-19.

jojohnson
We have some important news for South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem: the coronavirus is real.


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There appears to be a lot of movement leading up to the impeachment hearing of Julian Bear Runner, President of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

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The theater was packed on the night ‘The Mystic Warrior’ was screened in South Dakota.

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In a short amount of time, nearly 25 of the 80 residents of Big Bend, a community on the Crow Creek Sioux Reservation, tested positive for COVID-19. Several have died and life has not returned to normal.

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Julian Bear Runner has been accused of inappropriate contacts with a young citizen of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

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Tribal governments remain united as a federal appeals court determines the fate of more than a half-billion dollars in COVID-19 funding that’s been at the center of one of the most bitter Indian law and policy disputes in decades.

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Voters in Nebraska are being asked to authorize casino-style gaming in their state as part of an initiative backed by Ho-Chunk Inc.

A federal judge has temporarily blocked a Census Bureau plan to end its counting a month earlier than planned, ruling in a suit joined by the Navajo Nation and Gila River Indian Community.

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The Census has long failed to accurately tally populations in Indian Country. COVID-19 is hampering attempts to fix that.


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Registration is open for the Peter A. Jaszi Distinguished Lecture on Intellectual Property, featuring Suzan Shown Harjo, leader of trademark proceeding against the Washington professional football team.


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Join this roundtable with Native American veterans as they discuss why they are supporting Democrat Joe Biden for president.


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The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States will hold a remote oversight hearing entitled ‘Examining the Bureau of Indian Education’s School Reopening Guidance During the COVID-19 Pandemic.’


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Only one new case of COVID-19 was reported across the Navajo Nation in the previous 24 hours, the lowest number of daily cases on the reservation since an initial spike in May.


Members of the O’odham Anti Border Collective & Defend O’odham Jewed took direct action and halted construction of the border wall threatening O’odham lands near Ajo, Arizona.


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The Yurok Agricultural Corporation recently purchased 26-acres of land that will be used to develop a culturally relevant food sovereignty program on the Yurok Reservation in northern California.


nafoa

Sharing resources to support the advancement of tribes and tribal citizens.


joanneshenandoah

Music is Medicine! features Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Joanne Shenandoah, PhD, (Oneida-Iroquois), one of Native America’s most celebrated musicians.


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After a federal directive to shorten the 2020 Census outreach period jarred the nation, Indian Country organizations redoubled efforts to make sure Native communities are counted amid COVID-19.


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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer issued several letters to congressional members calling for a congressional inquiry and a formal investigation into the recent deaths of two members of the Navajo Nation who were stationed at the Fort Hood Army Base in the state of Texas.