Oklahoma tribes still struggling with Freedmen citizenship issues

Written by at August 31, 2016

The Freedmen of the Cherokee Nation remain in limbo while the Freedmen of the Seminole Nation are still being denied certain services.

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Morongo Band awards $30K in scholarships to three Native students

Written by at August 31, 2016

Ty’ithreeha Allen (Yurok), Gabriella Jarnaghan (Hoopa) and Raymond LeBeau (Pit River) each received $10,000 to further their education.

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Dave Archambault: #NoDAPL struggle unfolds on Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s land

Written by at August 31, 2016

American Indians at the camp continued to be painted as people that should be feared: terrorists.

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Joel Heitkamp: Officials in North Dakota need a lesson in respect

Written by at August 31, 2016

The people I met at Standing Rock are my neighbors and fellow North Dakotans. They deserve to be treated with respect.

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White House Tribal Nations Conference expands to a second day

Written by at August 31, 2016

The final conference of the Obama era is taking place September 27 and September 27 in Washington, D.C.

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Heartbreaking – Second Switched-at-Birth Case Discovered at Indian Hospital – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

Written by at August 31, 2016

Heartbreaking – Second Switched-at-Birth Case Discovered at Indian Hospital – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

As a mother, it’s heartbreaking to watch this video. Two men, best friends, in the Norway House Cree Nation community in Manitoba, recently discovered they were switched at birth. All …

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Rez-Flicks and Chill! 8 Native Films To Watch This Labor Day

Written by at August 31, 2016

As Labor Day weekend approaches and the last remnants of summer fade, along with the smells of barbecued corn and Grandma’s huge pot of baked-beans (love that hi

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NAJA Announces 2016 Media Award Winners, ICTMN Earns 16

Written by at August 31, 2016

The Native American Journalists Association announced more than 200 national media awards recognizing excellence in rep…

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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits word on role in casino lawsuit

Written by at August 31, 2016

Opponents are trying to stop the Massachusetts tribe from building a casino in their backyard.

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Chukchansi Tribe might finally award long-overdue gaming funds

Written by at August 31, 2016

The California tribe promised $10 million over 10 years but no grants have been issued since 2013.

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Fond du Lac Band Unveils Largest Solar Farm in Minnesota Power Grid

Written by at August 31, 2016

Last week, the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa debuted its new solar farm in Minnesota….

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Review: Firewater Chief and More Racist Gags in 'Sausage Party' Movie

Written by at August 31, 2016

To the excitement of Seth Rogen fans, his toilet-humored animated film “Sausage Party” hit theaters this August….

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Indian Nations From Washington State Join Opposition to DAPL Pipeline

Written by at August 31, 2016

Standing Rock Sioux Chairman David Archambault II welcomed a delegation of eight Indian nations from Washington State on Tuesday August 30 who joined the growing opposition to t…

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Facing the Black Snake

Written by at August 31, 2016

It all adds up and becomes more. At one point this past spring the Camp of the Sacred Stones consisted of approximately 100 people who wanted to protect the waters….

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Anti-DAPL: Are You a TRAITOR or PATRIOT?

Written by at August 31, 2016

As we see the struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) unfolding on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, the question we hear Indians and Non-Indians asking themselves…

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‘Just Watch Me': Challenging the ‘Origin Story’ of Native Americans

Written by at August 31, 2016

The 14-year-old girl who bumps around in the police wagon is being unceremoniously returned to the Willingdon Industrial School for Girls, a juvenile correctional institute on V…

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Humans Sparked Warming Nearly 200 Years Ago

Written by at August 31, 2016

Global warming may have started far earlier than anyone has so far imagined….

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Cochise’s Living Descendants Meet Generational Trauma With Pride

Written by at August 31, 2016

Their Apache ancestors were chased, hunted and herded into history….

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Brazil Cancels Massive Dam Project Affecting Indigenous

Written by at August 31, 2016

Brazil’s environmental officials said that the license for the largest hydro-electric dam project on the Amazon River w…

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Police officer from Navajo Nation killed in the line of duty

Written by at August 30, 2016

Leandro Frank was involved in a head-on collision while responding to a call on the Arizona portion of the reservation.

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Indian Health Service hosts meeting with Direct Service Tribes

Written by at August 30, 2016

Direct Service Tribes are the tribes that rely on the IHS to provide health care to their communities.

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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe confirms lack of easement for pipeline

Written by at August 30, 2016

The Camp of the Sacred Stones was on edge amid fears that construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline might resume in North Dakota.

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Supplies needed for #NoDAPL Defenders of the Sacred Water School

Written by at August 30, 2016

The new school at the Camp of the Sacred Stones held its first classes on August 29, 2016.

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South Dakota schools take aim at meth

Written by at August 30, 2016

LAKE ANDES, S.D. (AP) – At Andes Central, teachers preparing for the school year did more than just stock their classrooms with school supplies. They also reviewed warning signs of meth abuse and policies that school officials are to follow when face-to-face with a possible drug or alcohol issue.“Some people just want to brush the meth problem under the rug,” Principal Rocky Brinkman said.

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Tribal school ousts some students over funding gap

Written by at August 30, 2016

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — About 76 kids are unable to attend a tribal school that has stopped enrolling students who are not registered with a tribe.The Puyallup Tribe of Indians operates Chief Leschi Schools for kids from about 60 tribes in preschool through high school, the News Tribune reported.Superintendent Amy Eveskcige said the board decided on stricter enrollment standards after it was discovered that students without tribal registration left a $930,000 gap in school funding that had to be made up with other sources. That accounts for about 20 percent of the schools $4.5 million operating budget.The federal Bureau of Indian Education kicks in about $5,000 for each registered tribal citizen enrolled.The schools have to be able to pay bills and put Puyallup Tribe kids first, Eveskcige said.”We are a tribal school that belongs to the Puyallup Tribe,” she said.

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