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NativeWellness.Life: COVID-19 death toll tops Hiroshima atomic bomb count
NativeWellness.Life: COVID-19 death toll tops Hiroshima atomic bomb count (August 6, 2020)

COVID-19 is a selective atomic bomb. It’s killing more Native people when proportionately compared to other populations.


Native Sun News Today: Despite pandemic Pine Ridge solar project progesses
Native Sun News Today: Despite pandemic Pine Ridge solar project progesses (August 6, 2020)

Lookout Solar Project has experienced some pitfalls from the COVID-19 pandemic, but progress is being made to bring jobs to the Pine Ridge Reservation.


Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation Career Services provide new opportunities in a difficult time
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation Career Services provide new opportunities in a difficult time (August 3, 2020)

At Cherokee Nation, we are putting the federal CARES Act dollars to work for our citizens and our communities.


David Hill: We can't stand with Mvskoke people if we are sitting down
David Hill: We can't stand with Mvskoke people if we are sitting down (July 31, 2020)

For all of us, this victory was hard fought. It was not just the result of our own resilience, but the day also belonged to those who came before us.


Bryan Newland: Congress should make sure pandemic relief legislation works for Indian Country
Bryan Newland: Congress should make sure pandemic relief legislation works for Indian Country (July 30, 2020)

COVID-19 relief funds were a lifeline for many tribal communities, and have provided tribal governments with tools to keep their communities safe.


Cronkite News: Navajo leaders consider phased reopening as soon as next week
Cronkite News: Navajo leaders consider phased reopening as soon as next week (July 22, 2020)

Navajo Nation leaders said the tribe could begin moving toward the phased reopening of the reservation as early as next week, but they continued to urge members to take precautions to keep the number of COVID-19 cases trending downward.


Judge rejects lawsuit from former attorney at National Congress of American Indians
Judge rejects lawsuit from former attorney at National Congress of American Indians (July 14, 2020)

A non-Indian attorney has lost his case against Indianz.Com and other news organizations.


Ben Fate Velaise: Alaska Native Tribes must act fast to close digital divide
Ben Fate Velaise: Alaska Native Tribes must act fast to close digital divide (July 8, 2020)

The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on the inequity of the digital divide between rural Indigenous communities and the rest of America.


Native Sun News Today: Healthcare employee claims illegal termination
Native Sun News Today: Healthcare employee claims illegal termination (June 22, 2020)

Ashley Forney, a citizen of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, was terminated after telling superiors about racism and hostility in the workforce.


Native Sun News Today: Moldy PPE reportedly used at Oyate Health Center
Native Sun News Today: Moldy PPE reportedly used at Oyate Health Center (June 19, 2020)

An employee who raised concerns about moldy personal protective equipment was fired by the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board.


Cronkite News: Census field workers back on Navajo Nation, with work cut out for them
Cronkite News: Census field workers back on Navajo Nation, with work cut out for them (June 19, 2020)

Experts can cite any number of historical and logistical reasons why Native Americans have relatively low response rates to the Census, but Arbin Mitchell points to a very new, and very specific challenge this year – COVID-19.


Cronkite News: Case numbers shatter daily record set four days earlier
Cronkite News: Case numbers shatter daily record set four days earlier (June 18, 2020)

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Arizona are on the rise, following the state's decision to life stay-at-home orders.


Cronkite News: Supreme Court expands ‘sex discrimination’ to protect LGBTQ workers
Cronkite News: Supreme Court expands ‘sex discrimination’ to protect LGBTQ workers (June 16, 2020)

The Supreme Court ruled that the Civil Rights Act protections against 'sex discrimination' also protect gay or transgender employees from discrimination, even if they are not specifically mentioned in the 1964 law.


Treasury in spotlight as tribes await COVID-19 relief promised months ago
Treasury in spotlight as tribes await COVID-19 relief promised months ago (June 10, 2020)

With tribes still waiting on COVID-19 payments by the federal government, Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin is appearing before Congress to discuss the Trump administration's response to the crisis.


Congress returns to Indian Country's agenda in age of COVID-19
Congress returns to Indian Country's agenda in age of COVID-19 (June 9, 2020)

Congress is slowly but surely getting back to work after COVID-19 derailed Indian Country's legislative agenda ahead of one of the most critical elections in America's history.


Wim Laven: Why did the chicken cross the road?
Wim Laven: Why did the chicken cross the road? (June 9, 2020)

Doctors Without Borders was deployed to help the Navajo Nation in the US, the richest country in the world, yet somehow unwilling to help indigenous people, Native citizens. Shameful.


Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation makes strategic plan to reopen government offices and businesses
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation makes strategic plan to reopen government offices and businesses (May 25, 2020)

In light of the worst public health crisis in generations, we have used medical science, facts and compassion as our guide.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: Looking ahead to the new normal
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Looking ahead to the new normal (May 21, 2020)

Like small businesses across Indian Country, Native Sun News Today, felt, and is still feeling, the impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic.


Native Sun News Today: 'It was all about the 'Redskins'
Native Sun News Today: 'It was all about the 'Redskins' (May 12, 2020)

After being punished by the Department of Energy for speaking out against racist mascots, Jody Tallbear has reached a settlement in her case.


Chuck Hoskin: Helping Cherokee small businesses survive
Chuck Hoskin: Helping Cherokee small businesses survive (April 27, 2020)

Many of our Cherokee-owned businesses are struggling to stay afloat amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.


'They murdered my son': Native mother in pain as officers linked to son's death get jobs back
'They murdered my son': Native mother in pain as officers linked to son's death get jobs back (April 24, 2020)

Three police officers connected to the death of Zachary Bear Heels will get their jobs back.


Donovan White: Alaska Native villages are Indian tribes. ANC Corporations are Not.
Donovan White: Alaska Native villages are Indian tribes. ANC Corporations are Not. (April 20, 2020)

The Seven Council Fires—Oceti Sakowin—of our Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota nations always stand up for our lands and treaties.


Alaska Native corporations outpace tribes in race for $8 billion in coronavirus relief
Alaska Native corporations outpace tribes in race for $8 billion in coronavirus relief (April 17, 2020)

Alaska Native corporations were among the first in line for an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund, preliminary data obtained by Indianz.Com shows, confirming fears of tribes in the lower 48 about for-profit entities receiving a share of money promised to their governments.


'A robbery happening in broad daylight': Indian Country in revolt over $8 billion coronavirus fund
'A robbery happening in broad daylight': Indian Country in revolt over $8 billion coronavirus fund (April 16, 2020)

Furor is growing among Indian nations in the lower 48 as the Trump administration refuses to change course on what one prominent leader calls a 'robbery happening in broad daylight.'


Businesses running out of time, as delays plague week-old loan program
Businesses running out of time, as delays plague week-old loan program (April 13, 2020)

While Congress and the White House are promising to add billions to the Paycheck Protection Program, some small businesses say they are just trying to hang on long enough to get the money there now.


Tribes rush to respond to new coronavirus emergency created by Trump administration
Tribes rush to respond to new coronavirus emergency created by Trump administration (April 13, 2020)

As tribes work day and night to protect their already vulnerable communities from the deadly coronavirus, a new crisis has emerged from the Trump administration.


Governor OKs Keystone XL construction despite coronavirus threat
Governor OKs Keystone XL construction despite coronavirus threat (April 7, 2020)

Gov. Steve Bullock (D) is allowing a Canadian pipeline company to begin construction this month of the Keystone XL oil pipeline in Montana.


'Overwhelming' demand on first day of $349 billion small-business aid program
'Overwhelming' demand on first day of $349 billion small-business aid program (April 6, 2020)

Banks and small businesses reported an overwhelming volume of calls and some confusion as the Small Business Administration launched the first phase of the $2 trillion economic stimulus package in the face of COVID-19.


'We need the money right now': Tribes await billions of dollars in coronavirus relief
'We need the money right now': Tribes await billions of dollars in coronavirus relief (April 1, 2020)

With the number of COVID-19 cases in Indian Country continuing to rise, the Trump administration is embarking on the most consequential tribal consultation in recent history.


Tribal leaders face great need and don't have enough resources to respond to the coronavirus pandemic
Tribal leaders face great need and don't have enough resources to respond to the coronavirus pandemic (March 26, 2020)

The coronavirus is hitting American Indians and Alaska Natives hard.


Economic stimulus bill stalls in Senate, as Democrats, Republicans feud
Economic stimulus bill stalls in Senate, as Democrats, Republicans feud (March 24, 2020)

The Senate deadlocked for a second day on more than $1 trillion in proposed support for an economy buffeted by coronavirus, as Democrats said the bill gives too much to corporations and Republicans accuse Democrats of making it a liberal wish list.


'We've been here forever. We'll be here forever': Indian Country takes action to address coronavirus pandemic
'We've been here forever. We'll be here forever': Indian Country takes action to address coronavirus pandemic (March 23, 2020)

As coronavirus cases across America continue to surge, tribal leaders are taking dramatic steps to ensure the safety of their people and those they serve.


Senate OKs COVID-19 bill mandating paid leave, readies new relief bill
Senate OKs COVID-19 bill mandating paid leave, readies new relief bill (March 19, 2020)

The Senate gave overwhelming approval to a multibillion-dollar coronavirus relief bill, the second such bill in two weeks, and immediately turned its attention to a third bill that could have a $1 trillion price tag.


Gabe Galanda: Facebook's violence against Indigenous women problem
Gabe Galanda: Facebook's violence against Indigenous women problem (March 6, 2020)

Our laws and legal processes, as they relate to Facebook and its Big Tech brethren, are inadequate and unethical.


Clean energy produced on Navajo land could help power Los Angeles
Clean energy produced on Navajo land could help power Los Angeles (March 5, 2020)

'Right now, throughout the world, we’re not taking care of our lands,' Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said.


Albert Bender: Boom for whom? The 'zombie idea' of a booming Trump economy
Albert Bender: Boom for whom? The 'zombie idea' of a booming Trump economy (March 3, 2020)

This economy is terrible, for millions, as usual. The U.S. public must not be hoodwinked by fraudulent numbers.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Career and technical education helps build the American dream
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Career and technical education helps build the American dream (March 2, 2020)

We all have our own idea of what our American Dream looks like and having a job helps us accomplish that goal.


'He was punished for sexual harassment': Allegations at National Congress of American Indians resurface in court
'He was punished for sexual harassment': Allegations at National Congress of American Indians resurface in court (February 27, 2020)

The National Congress of American Indians drove another nail into the coffin of its senior-most attorney following his ouster from the organization.


Native Sun News Today: Lakota Tech: First of a kind
Native Sun News Today: Lakota Tech: First of a kind (February 25, 2020)

A new high school is opening on the Pine Ridge Reservation in the fall of 2020.


Native Sun News Today: Bringing jobs to Pine Ridge by way of solar energy
Native Sun News Today: Bringing jobs to Pine Ridge by way of solar energy (February 20, 2020)

'This project will bring nearly 200 badly needed jobs to Pine Ridge,' landowner Lynn Rapp says.


Chuck Hoskin: Assessing the future of hemp and cannabis
Chuck Hoskin: Assessing the future of hemp and cannabis (February 3, 2020)

The way that our society views hemp and cannabis is evolving, with many questions yet to be answered in the public’s mind.


South Dakota settles Native discrimination lawsuit for $350,000
South Dakota settles Native discrimination lawsuit for $350,000 (January 30, 2020)

The state of South Dakota has agreed to pay $350,000 to Native American job applicants as part of a settlement negotiated by the federal government.


Lawmakers set to advance more Indian Country legislation after end of year rush
Lawmakers set to advance more Indian Country legislation after end of year rush (January 13, 2020)

After an end-of-year push that saw Indian Country's legislative agenda gain widespread attention thanks to a presidential tweet, more pro-tribal bills are being teed up for action on Capitol Hill.


'Bloody Indian': School district sued over teacher's racial comment
'Bloody Indian': School district sued over teacher's racial comment (January 13, 2020)

A young citizen of the Navajo Nation is suing a public school district and a teacher who allegedly called her a 'bloody Indian' in front of the entire class.


Rep. Tom Cole: Democrats waste an entire year in Congress
Rep. Tom Cole: Democrats waste an entire year in Congress (January 8, 2020)

While a new year often ushers in hopeful anticipation about what can be achieved over the next 12 months, it’s important to remember that the divided government which shaped 2019 will continue to influence 2020.


Navajo Generating Station, coal mine face years of breakdown, cleanup
Navajo Generating Station, coal mine face years of breakdown, cleanup (January 6, 2020)

They may have turned out the lights, but the party’s not over at the Navajo Generating Station and its affiliated Kayenta coal mine.


Trump's nominee for Indian Health Service promises positive changes
Trump's nominee for Indian Health Service promises positive changes (December 12, 2019)

What a difference a strong nominee makes when it comes to Indian Country's health and wellness.


Oglala Sioux Tribal Council votes to impeach Vice President Darla Black
Oglala Sioux Tribal Council votes to impeach Vice President Darla Black (December 5, 2019)

Accused of creating a hostile work environment, Darla Black was removed as vice president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.


Ute Tribe disputes harassment claims of women employees
Ute Tribe disputes harassment claims of women employees (December 4, 2019)

Two women were placed on leave from their positions at the Ute Tribe after they complained about their supervisor, who remains on the job.


'Nobody deserves this kind of treatment': Native women speak out against Oglala Sioux leader
'Nobody deserves this kind of treatment': Native women speak out against Oglala Sioux leader (November 27, 2019)

The vice president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe was impeached following complaints about her treatment of women who worked for her.


Ute Tribe won't comment on allegations of sexual harassment against supervisor
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Ute Tribe won't comment on allegations of sexual harassment against supervisor (November 25, 2019)

Two employees of the Ute Tribe were suspended after they complained about being sexually harassed by their supervisor.


Cherokee Nation’s Career Readiness Act will drive new job opportunities in northeast Oklahoma
Cherokee Nation’s Career Readiness Act will drive new job opportunities in northeast Oklahoma (November 25, 2019)

The Cherokee Nation is doubling funding for training for some of the fastest growing and highest paying jobs.


OST VP faces impeachment hearing
OST VP faces impeachment hearing (November 20, 2019)

The Vice President of the Oglala Sioux Tribe is facing an impeachment hearing after she was accused of creating a hostile work environment.


SRP confirms that last day for Navajo Generating Station just days away
SRP confirms that last day for Navajo Generating Station just days away (November 11, 2019)

An aging power plant that has provided jobs and revenues to the Hopi Tribe and the Navajo Nation is finally shutting down for good.


Hearing focuses on sexual harassment at the Department of the Interior
Hearing focuses on sexual harassment at the Department of the Interior (October 30, 2019)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians suffer from the highest rates of all forms of harassment, according to an employee study.


'This is our time': National Congress of American Indians elects new leadership
'This is our time': National Congress of American Indians elects new leadership (October 28, 2019)

Members of the National Congress of American Indians made history here by choosing a woman as their president for only the third time since the organization's founding in 1944.


Spring Creek Mine re-opens, challenges remain
Spring Creek Mine re-opens, challenges remain (October 28, 2019)

A company owned by the Navajo Nation is now the third largest coal producer in the United States


Cherokee Nation and CNB minimum wage increases will boost economy, help families
Cherokee Nation and CNB minimum wage increases will boost economy, help families (October 14, 2019)

Our employees here at the Cherokee Nation are the backbone of our government and business operations.


Supreme Court opens new term with little new Indian law activity
Supreme Court opens new term with little new Indian law activity (October 9, 2019)

So what's going on with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation's reservation case? No one knows.


Clara Caufield: Life in a reservation border town
Clara Caufield: Life in a reservation border town (October 8, 2019)

It’s good to live off the Rez, but still be close enough to visit home.