Harvest like Our Ancestors: The Resistance is Fertile

Written by at September 20, 2017

Harvest season is a reminder that every tribe should have seeds, gardens, animals, pantries, and fresh water. Food sovereignty enhances tribal sovereignty.

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Blackfeet Nation reaches deal to acquire assets of troubled town on reservation

Written by at September 20, 2017

The Blackfeet Nation has settled a long-running dispute with a troubled community on the reservation in Montana.

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Yankton Sioux Tribe blasts police officers for use of force against elderly citizen

Written by at September 20, 2017

An elderly citizen of the Yankton Sioux Tribe was hospitalized after being roughed up by police officers in Wagner, South Dakota.

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YES! Magazine: Program aims to bring Native perspective into the classrooms

Written by at September 20, 2017

Native students have the highest dropout rates in Washington, but a college program for educators aims to change that.

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Cronkite News: Senate committee takes up bill to combat online sex trafficking

Written by at September 20, 2017

The Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act has bipartisan support but is facing opposition from free speech advocates and the tech industry.

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Watch the Ute Tribe’s Winning Halftime Performance!

Written by at September 20, 2017

Watch the Ute Tribe’s Winning Halftime Performance!The Ute Tribe once again came out and supported the University of Utah’s football team by performing at the halftime show. Go Nuchu! It’s so refreshing to see the sharing of culture instead of the appropriation of culture. I’m so…..

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YES! Magazine: Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate takes steps toward food sovereignty

Written by at September 19, 2017

South Dakota’s Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate tribal members would rather share their food than sell it. But that gets in the way of building a local cash economy.

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Native Sun News Today: Proclamation calls for action on Black Hills land claim

Written by at September 19, 2017

Time expires on Black Hills payment to tribes: Legislation needed Indigenous rights leaders proclaim: U.N. declaration guides sacred land security By Talli Nauman Native Sun News Today Health & Environment Editor nativesunnews.today PIEDMONT ––The Sept 10 signing here of an…

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Seminole Tribe secures emergency declaration in response to Hurricane Irma

Written by at September 19, 2017

The Seminole Tribe is slowly getting back to normal after its communities were hit by Hurricane Irma.

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Connecticut tribes can’t get clear answer from Trump team on bid for new casino

Written by at September 19, 2017

Efforts by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe to open a new casino in Connecticut appear to have hit a snag within the Trump administration.

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Chris Feliciano Arnold: Indigenous people again at risk with mining rush in Brazil

Written by at September 19, 2017

Commercial mining threatens decades of progress on environmental protection and indigenous rights in the Amazon, author Chris Feliciano Arnold writes in The New York Times.

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New Yorker features Meskwaki word-songs performed by poet Ray Young Bear

Written by at September 19, 2017

Poet and novelist Ray Young Bear, a citizen of the Meskwaki Tribe, has published two word-songs in The New Yorker.

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The Power of Cherokee Women

Written by at September 19, 2017

A tragic story of European conquest and resulting spiritual confusion.

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Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe claims victory in long-running state taxation fight

Written by at September 19, 2017

As the Trump administration debates whether to take a stand on a major taxation issue in Indian Country, one tribe is claiming victory over the state of South Dakota.

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Secretary of Health and Human Services continues outreach in Indian Country

Written by at September 19, 2017

The new leader of the Department of Health and Human Services is in Oklahoma this week to meet with tribes and learn more about their health care efforts.

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Mark Trahant: Another Republican health care bill fails to help Indian Country

Written by at September 19, 2017

Let’s be clear about the latest Republican plan: It would drain resources away from the Indian health system.

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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs reschedules hearing on human trafficking

Written by at September 19, 2017

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold an oversight hearing on September 27 to focus on human trafficking of Native Americans.

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Chitimacha Tribe signed treaty with France at New Orleans nearly 300 years ago

Written by at September 19, 2017

The Chitimacha Tribe is approaching a key milestone in its dealings with foreign nations.

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White Earth Nation sticks by casino project despite delay in environmental review

Written by at September 19, 2017

Tribes are used to long waits at the federal level but the White Earth Nation is discovering that local governments most just as slowly on casino projects.

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British Photographer Captures Beautiful Images of Indigenous People

Written by at September 19, 2017

British Photographer Captures Beautiful Images of Indigenous PeopleBryan Downey is a British photographer, currently based in New York. He’s a portrait photographer whose work has been seen in various magazines and online publications. He’s currently working with the Shinnecock Nation with their photography needs but wants to…..

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Secwepemc Nation Builds Tiny House with a Big Message

Written by at September 19, 2017

Secwepemc Nation Builds Tiny House with a Big MessageThese days you have to get creative in how you stand up for your rights against big corporations. Check out what some folks from the Secwepemc Nation are doing to stop the expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline which runs…..

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Alaska Natives bring communities together with unique recipes made from cake mix

Written by at September 18, 2017

Cake brings Alaska Natives together, with bakers adding indigenous touches to their recipes and communities turning to cakes for fundraisers.

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Another sentence handed down in theft of gaming funds within Winnebago Tribe

Written by at September 18, 2017

Another former leader of the Winnebago Tribe has been sentenced in connection with the theft of gaming funds from the WinnaVegas Casino Resort.

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Osage Nation secures landmark decision in dispute over construction of wind farm

Written by at September 18, 2017

A landmark decision from a federal appeals court clears the way for the Osage Nation to recover damages from the operators of a contested wind farm in Oklahoma.

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Secretary Zinke goes against tribal interests with monument recommendations

Written by at September 18, 2017

Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior is urging President Donald Trump to reduce the boundaries of monuments supported by tribes, according a previously secret memo.

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