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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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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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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Osage Nation celebrates construction milestone for $150 million casino project

Written by at September 18, 2017

The Osage Nation is making progress on a replacement gaming facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Osage Nation celebrates construction milestone for $150 million casino project

Written by at September 18, 2017

The Osage Nation is making progress on a replacement gaming facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Osage Nation celebrates construction milestone for $150 million casino project

Written by at September 18, 2017

The Osage Nation is making progress on a replacement gaming facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Native Sun News Today Editorial: Defending freedom of the press in Indian Country

Written by at September 18, 2017

Native Sun News Today is an independent newspaper and beholden to none.

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Shingle Springs Band wins reversal of $30 million judgment in gaming dispute

Written by at September 18, 2017

The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians doesn’t owe $30 million to a former gaming partner, an appeals court in California ruled.

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Tim Giago: South Dakota continues to ignore history with annual buffalo roundup

Written by at September 18, 2017

The Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup will never bring a sense of true history to South Dakota until the original people are allowed to participate.

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Native Sun News Today: Black Hills Unity Concert honors #NoDAPL participants

Written by at September 18, 2017

The Black Hills Unity Concert honored several invited guests for their various contributions to tribal nations, community leadership and environmental activism.

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Mark Trahant: Three fights ahead for the Native vote in United States and Canada

Written by at September 18, 2017

A climate tax, a Senate seat, and the revival of a Canadian political party are three fights ahead for the #NativeVote in 2018.

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YES! Magazine: Pueblo activists challenge annual depiction of Spanish ‘conquest’

Written by at September 18, 2017

In Santa Fe, New Mexico, the move to decolonize a celebration of the ‘conquest’ of Pueblo tribes shows how complex identity and culture are, Michael Dax writes for YES! Magazine.

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