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Fight Over Whiteclay Alcohol Sales Still Going

Written by at April 28, 2017

On April 19, the Whiteclay fight over liquor sales took a roller coaster ride, with a district judge overturning the ruling, before an appeal halting sales.

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Keep the Warriors Alive: Native Veterans Gather for VA Info

Written by at April 28, 2017

Keep the Warriors Alive: Native Veterans Gather for VA Info

The 10th annual Gathering of American Indian Veterans at the end of March provided a place for fellow Native veterans to network and get assistance.

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The American Health Care Act Still Unfavorable to Natives

Written by at April 27, 2017

The American Health Care Act would still wipe out Medicaid as we know it, which represents 13 percent of the Indian Health Service budget (or $808 million).

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Elem Indian Colony Halts Disenrollment Process

Written by at April 26, 2017

The Elem Indian Colony’s executive committee recently took the first steps to healing a decades-long rift between factions that consisted of disenrollment.

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Plenty of Consultation of GOP on Bears Ears: Docs

Written by at April 26, 2017

Plenty of Consultation of GOP on Bears Ears: Docs

New federal documents belie Republican lawmakers’ claims that there was not enough consultation before Bears Ears was designated a national monument.

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Investing in Our Youth Through Education – Native NERDS Org Needs Indian Country’s Help

Written by at April 25, 2017

An annual Native Youth Gathering, summer school and after school programs, the Native NERDS program created by Dahkota Kicking Bear Brown is a great cause

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‘Destroy the Ice Cream Man’: Native Youth Testifies on Diabetes Crisis

Written by at April 25, 2017

While levels of obesity and Type II diabetes are generally leveling off in the adult American Indian population, the numbers continue to be staggering.

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Our Mother Language and the Survival of Native Language As a Whole

Written by at April 25, 2017

Our Mother Language and the Survival of Native Language As a Whole

The future of tribal members relies on what we teach the next generation starting with Native language, because we’re more than just descendants.

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Remembering ‘Salmon Scam’: The River People’s Battle Continues

Written by at April 25, 2017

Remembering Yakama Nation fisher Daniel Sohappy, imprisoned in the 1980s on trumped-up charges for catching salmon as his ancestors had.

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Indian Child Welfare Act: One Family’s Journey Along the Adoption Trail

Written by at April 24, 2017

Danny came to our family through the Indian Child Welfare Act, which was enacted to end the near-wholesale removal of Native children.

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Approaching the Donald Trump Administration’s First 100 Days: Brace for Another Government Showdown

Written by at April 24, 2017

This week the Congress and President Donald Trump will once again try for wins to fund the government, repeal the Affordable Care Act, and more.

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Education and the Presidents: The Donald Trump Advertisement

Written by at April 24, 2017

Donald Trump may be the best advertisement for education in years, particularly when compared to previous presidents who valued information.

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Navajo Nation Seeks Sex Trafficking Law

Written by at April 24, 2017

The Navajo Nation, newly aware of the prevalence of sex trafficking on the reservation, is revamping its sexual assault codes.

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Can Cowboy Ryan Zinke Do Right by American Indians?

Written by at April 24, 2017

New Department of the Interior Secretary, Ryan Zinke, first appearance in front of Congress recently showed promise, but was it enough?

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Fighting Against Fracking In Colombia

Written by at April 23, 2017

Fighting Against Fracking In Colombia

The indigenous Colombian territories are bracing for a new fight against fracking, a process that many would like to see banned within the country.

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Chief Beau Dick: Carver, Artist, Advocate, Mentor, Storyteller, Walks On

Written by at April 22, 2017

Hereditary Chief Beau Dick, full of medicine and magic, walked on March 27, 2017 at the age of 61. He was a renowned carver and artist.

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Cherokee Nation Sues Walmart, Drug Companies Over Opioid

Written by at April 21, 2017

The Cherokee Nation filed suit against CVS, Walmart and others on April 20 declaring an “opioid epidemic of unprecedented proportions’ in Indian country.

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Cherokee Nation Sues Walmart, Drug Companies Over Opioids

Written by at April 21, 2017

The Cherokee Nation filed suit against CVS, Walmart and others on April 20 declaring an “opioid epidemic of unprecedented proportions’ in Indian country.

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Proms, Homework and Finals, Oh My! 10 Ways Native Students Can Survive The Last Days of School

Written by at April 20, 2017

Get some sleep and break up with Facebook! Here are 10 ways Native students can thrive and survive the last days of school!

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Liquor Licenses Denied for Whiteclay Beer Stores Near Pine Ridge Reservation

Written by at April 20, 2017

The unanimous decision against renewing liquor licenses for beer stores in Whiteclay, Nebraska, is seen as the beginning of a ‘healing.’

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Marie Zackuse, Tulalip Tribes’ First Chairwoman, Takes Helm During Challenging Time

Written by at April 20, 2017

Marie Zackuse was elected as the first chairwoman of the Tulalip Tribes Board of Directors, at a time that is quite challenging for the Native community.

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A Native, Pre-Med, Dean’s List, Canadian Silver Medalist Wrestler: Meet Waylon DeCoteau

Written by at April 19, 2017

A Native American Pre-med Dean’s List champion wrestler: There are a lot of reasons to keep an eye out for Waylon DeCoteau.

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NIGA 2017 – ‘Getting Back to Business’

Written by at April 18, 2017

The National Indian Gaming Association held its annual conference recently in which it was a return to the roots of NIGA – supporting tribal gaming business

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2nd Annual Rez Art Experience: REZILIENCE to be held in Albuquerque, April 29-30

Written by at April 18, 2017

REZILIENCE is a two day exhibition that brings Indigenous artisans to share their programs, talents, skills and knowledge in 12 creative and interactive arenas.

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Documentary ‘SEED: The Untold Story’ Tells of Indigenous Guardians of Seed Diversity

Written by at April 18, 2017

Vital and miraculous, seeds sustain life on the planet. “If you have seeds in your pocket, you can walk, and you can eat the seeds. But if you have money, you cannot eat the money. This is gold,” said Emigdio Ballon, who runs Tesuque Pueblo’s agriculture programs, while clutching ancient seed varieties during the filming of the documentary SEED: The Untold Story.

SEED: The Untold Story takes viewers on a global journey from America’s Indian country to India,

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