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The National Indian Gaming Commission is hosting its National Virtual Training Conference from October 6-8, 2020.

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David Holt, the mayor of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, appears on Oprah Winfrey’s book club podcast.

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The annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally began in 1938, I’m told, and there have been thousands of stories told about it since.

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I am proud to support Joe Biden in the hopes that the agreements made between our nations in the name of peace will honored by United States of America.

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Welcome to #NAFOAFall2020 Conference Week (and other important policy updates for Indian Country).

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Voters of the Oglala Sioux Tribe have 11 presidential candidates to choose from, plus four running for vice president.

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The Cherokee Heritage Center has long been a beloved site for preserving irreplaceable artifacts and educating visitors on Cherokee culture.

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Three Alaska Native witnesses are testifying about the impacts of climate change on their communities.

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Alaska Native corporations top a list of Alaska-owned businesses ranked by gross revenues.

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Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender is living in a house situated on Sioux lands and his house will continue to be located on Sioux lands until a just settlement is enacted.

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“All Indigenous peoples have the right to be counted in the 2020 Census,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention list falls above crashes as the leading cause of fatal injuries for Native Americans over the age of 65.

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Native American tribes are no strangers to fire. But COVID-19 has set back efforts to manage their homelands.

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“Everyone in this country deserves access to reliable high-speed internet, especially during a pandemic,” said Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico), a citizen of the Pueblo of Laguna.

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What do Native Americans look for in a Supreme Court justice? Join Native America Calling for a discussion.

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With its reservation being threatened by the Trump administration, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is backing Democrat Joe Biden for president.

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It’s been over six months since Congress set aside $8 billion in COVID-19 relief for Indian Country. The battle over the funds is still not over.

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President Donald Trump and Republicans sued to stop voting by mail in Montana, a state where the Native vote has been crucial.

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A “life-changing” diabetes program for Indian Country will expire unless Congress takes action.

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The federal government is pouring billions of dollars into the effort to develop a vaccine against the coronavirus. How will Indian Country be affected?

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“As the children of survivors, sharing our story and prospering into the future is our duty,” Chief Sarah S. Channing of the Seneca-Cayuga Nation said.

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Colonization imposes and promotes the domination and ownership of Native women by men, as reflected in the increasing rates of violence against Native women since first contact.

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Every October during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, advocates and communities across Indian Country and the United States rally together to honor survivors of domestic violence and support abuse prevention.

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There is very little good news emanating from the Northern Cheyenne Reservation due to the pandemic.

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Countless hours of tribal official and grassroots advocacy for missing and murdered Indigenous women and their families paid off when Congress gave final approval to Savanna’s Act and the Not Invisible Act.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signed Congresswoman Deb Haaland’s (NM-01) Not Invisible Act and Congresswoman Norma Torres’ (CA-35) Savanna’s Act. The two bills work to address the missing and murdered indigenous women’s crisis.

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The Navajo Nation is working to ensure residents of the reservation stay safe during the pandemic and to increase tribal participation in the 2020 Census.

In the most recent about-face on CARES Act funding for Alaska Native corporations, a federal appeals court panel ruled that they are not eligible for any of the $8 billion in pandemic relief.

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Please join the Democratic National Committee’s Native American Caucus monthly meeting with tribal organizers and former mayor Pete Buttigieg.

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For the Ojibwe people, the healing power of the annual wild rice harvest transcends the pandemic.

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The Native American Law and Policy Institute at the Southern University Law Center will host its third annual Tribal Courts and Tribal Sovereignty symposium on October 16, 2020.

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MIT Solve, an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute for Technology, announced eight new Indigenous Communities Fellows. Recipients received a total of $105,000 in funding.


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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer offer condolences and prayers for the family of retired Navajo Nation Judge Marilou B. Begaye.

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The Trump administration tried to undermine tribal treaty rights at the nation’s highest court. Federal prosecutors are now paying the price.

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Please join Native America Calling as we hear the latest in news from around the nation.

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Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) introduced the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policy Act, a bill that seeks healing for stolen Native children and their communities.

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Students at Bureau of Indian Education operated schools started classes without adequate technology, sometimes sharing a single computer among siblings, because the agency disbursed funding late and failed to purchase equipment in time.

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The Gila River Indian Community and the Navajo Nation won a court decision extending the Census 2020 through the end of October. But the Trump administration is already appealing.

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A hotbed of controversy is raging about the treatment of citizens of the Northern Arapaho Tribe by a local hospital and inflammatory statements made by a Republican county official.

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Join Native America Calling as we hear from Choctaw recording artist Samantha Crain about her album “A Small Death.”