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In “The Ghost Road: Anishnaabe Responses to Indian Hating,” author and professor Matthew Fletcher shows how the law has harmed Native people and shaped the policies that govern them.

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President Donald Trump gave a shout out to the Lumbee Tribe and the Catawba Nation during a campaign rally in North Carolina.

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The PROGRESS Act, a bipartisan bill to improve tribal self-governance, has finally been signed into law.

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Native supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden are hosting a pre-watch party for the final debate of the 2020 campaign.

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Native people are trying to address homelessness in their community. A former cop who now serves as mayor is standing in their way.

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With her fate in the hands of voters, Sen. Martha McSally (R-Arizona) left little doubt about the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s to the nation’s highest court.

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“I’ve known about the award for a long time and always dreamed of it, but never thought I would get it,” said Larissa FastHorse. “I’m just a girl from South Dakota.”

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What are the issues that are important to young Native voters?

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President Trump finally signed a tribal self-governance bill into law but he doesn’t plan to follow all of its provisions if he doesn’t feel like it.

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Just days after their boss bashed Indigenous Peoples Day, members of the Donald Trump administration tried their best to portray the president as someone who cares about the interests of America’s “first” inhabitants.

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William Perry Pendley’s “acting” status at the Bureau of Land Management calls into question his decisions on energy leases, national monuments and conservation plans across the nation.

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Serving 22 years in the U.S. Army has had a profound impact on the life of Remi Bald Eagle.

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“Advice from the elders helped the tiospaye stay emotionally strong,” Jace DeCory said at the West River History Conference.

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When domestic violence happens there’s a number of agencies involved including the justice system, police, and social service agencies.

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Donald Trump released his “Putting America’s First Peoples First Plan” on October 20, 2020.

Plans for a memorial which will honor the students of the Rapid City Indian Boarding School were unveiled during the annual Native American Day walk.

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The Great Plains Tribal Leaders Health Board will be providing services at a temporary location while construction of the $100 million Oyate Health Center is underway.

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Residents on the Salt River Pima–Maricopa Indian Community are condemning the use of force against a opponents of Donald Trump’s border wall.

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Valles Caldera National Preserve in New Mexico is a sacred place for many tribes.

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Can President Trump use military funds for the wall along the U.S. border? The Supreme Court is set to decide.

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Tohono O’odham and congressional officials are condemning the “utterly shameful” use of tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse a border wall protest.

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COVID-19 isn’t the only infectious disease to be concerned about as the weather gets colder.

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Angela McConnell, Hoopa and Mojave, was murdered two years ago. Authorities have yet to resolve her case.

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Native people may face barriers to voting but not enough to assure residents of the Navajo Nation that their ballots will be counted.

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President Donald Trump disavowed Indigenous Peoples Day during a campaign rally in Michigan.

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NAFOA is committed to fostering life-long learning from youth to executive leaders.

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Disney has added a content advisory to Peter Pan due to its stereotypical depictions of Native people.

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Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney addresses the Alaska Federation of Natives, an organization where she formerly served as co-chair.

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The LANDBACK campaign calls out the social and political structures built on stolen land and advocates for returning land to Native nations.

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The fate of the Indian health care system is in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court in a case where not even the Trump administration is defending the trust and treaty responsibility to tribes and their citizens.

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The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case seeking to invalidate the Affordable Care Act. What does that mean for tribes and their citizens?

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As Election Day nears, worries about adequate access to the polls increase across Indian Country.

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Tribal leaders participate in a panel at the National Tribal Health Conference on October 14, 2020.

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The new community center is the fourth built on the Red Lake Nation over the last dozen years or so.

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“Let us remind ourselves to use our way of life teachings, our culture, tradition and language to fight these monsters,” President Jonathan Nez of the Navajo Nation said.

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The Alaska Federation of Natives is opening its annual conference with the theme “Good Government, Alaskans Decide.”

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The Chickasaw Nation is moving forward with two gaming projects in Oklahoma.

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The Joe Biden campaign released a list of nearly 200 tribal and Indian leaders who have endorsed the 2020 Democratic presidential ticket.

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The Senate Committee on the Judiciary is wrapping up a confirmation hearing for Amy Coney Barrett to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.

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In the last moments of her life, Joyce Echaquan, from the Atikamekw Nation in Canada, recorded hospital staff taunting her with racist comments.

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Please join Underscore.news to hear from two prominent American Indian journalists who cover Indian Country.

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The National Museum of the American Indian will open the new National Native American Veterans Memorial on November 11, 2020.

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Native people finally celebrated Indigenous Peoples’ Day as an official holiday in Arizona – but it was a win with an asterisk.

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The Supreme Court said the Census Bureau can stop its count of the population, a blow to tribal leaders and local advocates for underrepresented communities who said they would be hit hardest by an undercount.

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An order from the U.S. Supreme Court allows the U.S. Census Bureau to end the 2020 count and stop data collection across the country.

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The National Congress of American Indians, the Native American Rights Fund, and the National Urban Indian Family Coalition condemn the Trump administration’s pursuit of an incomplete 2020 Census.

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O’odham land and water protectors who held a ceremony on Indigenous Peoples Day were attacked and arrested by federal and state law enforcement in Arizona.

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American citizens – including members of the Tohono O’odham Nation – were tear gassed by law enforcement near a Border Patrol checkpoint in southern Arizona.

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For Depression Awareness Month we’ll get reminders about recognizing and treating depression and how to clear hurdles to treatment when you may feel you’re least able to do so.

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Sharing important updates to know for the week of Indigenous People’s Day!

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Steve Bullock promised to respect tribal sovereignty and support much-needed federal programs that benefit tribal citizens if elected to the U.S. Senate.

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A sunrise ceremony in Nebraska’s capital city united Native people as they shared their common struggles and goals.

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Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico), the vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, is taking aim at Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.

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The Senate Committee on the Judiciary is resuming a confirmation hearing for Amy Coney Barrett to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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The Trump administration is moving to lift environmental protections on seven million acres in the Tongass National Forest in Alaska. Tribes are opposing the decision.

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“As president, I’ll make tribal sovereignty and upholding our federal trust and treaty responsibilities to tribal nations the cornerstone of federal Indian policy,” Democratic candidate Joe Biden said on Indigenous Peoples Day.

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Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez and DNC Native Caucus Chair Rion Ramirez released an Indigenous People’s Day statement.

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Joe Biden: “Native Americans have always honored their deep connection to the land and kept faith with the rich spiritual traditions and heritage of their ancestors, often in the face of policies and violence that sought to strip them of both.”

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“This legislation addresses a tragic issue in Indian Country and will help to establish better law enforcement practices,” said Sen. John Hoeven (R-North Dakota), the chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

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It took years of work by Native women and activists but legislation to address the crisis of missing and murdered sisters and relatives has finally become law.

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President Donald Trump signed two bills to address the crisis of missing and murdered Native people, especially women and girls, into law on October 10, 2020.

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Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) speaks about #MMIW legislation on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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On Indigenous Peoples Day, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Steve Bullock will hold a virtual town hall with tribal leaders.

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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer commend the signing of the Savanna’s Act and the Not Invisible Act into law.

“Everyone in this country deserves to feel safe in their communities, but a long history of violence against native people has led to the disappearance and murder of Native Americans at alarming rates,” said Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico).

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The growing recognition and celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day represents the fruits of a concerted, decades-long effort to recognize the role of indigenous people in the nation’s history.

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On behalf of the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President, we wish all of our Diné people and our brothers and sisters around the world a joyful and happy Indigenous Peoples Day!

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A bipartisan resolution calls for the official designation of the second Monday of October as a federal holiday in honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

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“For too long, the epidemic of missing, murdered and trafficked Native women and girls has gone unaddressed,” said Sen. Catherine Cortez (D-Nevada), a member of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

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Conservation groups are promising to sue the Trump administration for reversing course on protections for wolverines, whose habitat is threatened by climate change.

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“Indigenous people have faced and rose above insurmountable challenges,” said Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) as she highlighted the issues at stake with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.

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The Joe Biden campaign is celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day with tribal leaders, members of Congress and Native musicians.

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The Senate Committee on the Judiciary is holding a confirmation hearing for Amy Coney Barrett to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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South Dakota has celebrated Native American Day in lieu of Columbus Day since 1990.

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Indian Child Welfare Act advocates are raising questions about President Trump’s pick to the nation’s highest court, whose religious background and adoptions are at issue.

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Joy Harjo, a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation who serves as the U.S. Poet Laureate, is helping Montana State University celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day.

Arizona state and federal officials have agreed on a plan that includes bringing in volunteer sharpshooters to cut the number of bison on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

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Could Deb Haaland lead the Department of the Interior in a Joe Biden administration?

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Native America Calling is cracking the books and bringing in the experts to discuss the go-to sources for learning about history from the Native perspective.

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On Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2020, NDN Collective will be launching the highly anticipated LANDBACK Campaign, a multi-pronged effort to dismantle white supremacy and achieve justice for Indigenous people.

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Lily Mendoza, Cheyenne River Sioux, is reopening her store and community space as she continues to advocate for missing and murdered women, girls and Two Spirit relatives.

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“As the first people of this country, we have to let our voices be heard at the highest levels of government,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez after meeting with the Democratic presidential ticket.

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A global pandemic, devastating forest fires, record unemployment, a historic recession, racial unrest and a contentious election are all piling up to make for a stressful year.

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With the election less than a month away, Joe Biden continues to push for Indian Country’s vote, vowing to reverse years of setbacks tribes have suffered at the hands of Donald Trump.

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Here’s what supporters of Democratic presidential candiate Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris are saying about the Biden-Harris Plan for Tribal Nations

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris updated their Indian Country platform as they met with tribal leaders in Arizona. Find out what’s in it.

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Douglas Lowrey, an Oklahoma native of Cherokee descent, is the only Native American general officer on active duty.

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The Tribal Health Data Improvement Act aims to remove barriers that Native Americans face in accessing public health data – something even more critical in the COVID-19 era.

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Visitors to the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument will be able to learn more about the historic tribal victory thanks to a new project.

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The Trump Administration is moving to lift environmental protections on seven million acres in the Tongass National Forest in Alaska.

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Comments are due on a final rule that tribes and their advocates say makes it more difficult for them to grow hemp on their homelands.

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To date, no Native veterans’ organization has received a charter from Congress. A new bill changes that.

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Conservation institutions and policies continue to exclude and discriminate against Indigenous and rural communities.

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The National Park Service cited public safety concerns for its decision to prohibit access to a sacred O’odham site. But advocates see something else at work.

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Larissa FastHorse, a citizen of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, has won a prestigious fellowship from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

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People who get COVID-19 face many more potential outcomes than either death or full recovery.

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Amid growing uncertainty due to COVID-19, the U.S. Supreme Court opened its latest term as Republicans remain intent on confirming a conservative judge with virtually no experience in Indian law to the nation’s highest judicial body.

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Thanks to the Trump administration, oil and gas drillers, as well as mining companies, are getting a break on royalties during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Native Americans, along with Hispanics, have the lowest colorectal screening rates in the United States.

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Alaska Natives explained how climate change impacts their people in a forum hosted by Democrats on the House Committee on Natural Resources.