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Coeur d’Alene Woman, Paulette Jordan Announces Bid for Idaho State Governor

Written by at December 10, 2017

If elected Paulette Jordan would be the first Native American governor of any state and first woman governor in Idaho.

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Steve Reevis, Blackfeet Actor from ‘Last of the Dogmen,’ ‘Geronimo,’ has died at 55

Written by at December 8, 2017

Native actor Steve Reevis has passed away at 56. Family is also asking for support on GoFundMe for funeral expenses.

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What Really Happened at the First Thanksgiving? The Wampanoag Side of the Tale

Written by at November 23, 2017

For Thanksgiving this year ICTMN spoke to the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s Tribal Historic Preservation Officer to get a better understanding of what really happened 401 years ago at the first Thanksgiving, and what Wampanoags do today.

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Top Civil Rights Organizations Urge Media Not to Use Washington NFL Team’s R-word Name on Thanksgiving

Written by at November 21, 2017

The Washington NFL franchise will take on the New York Giants in a high-profile, nationally broadcast game on Thursday.

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Keystone Pipeline Spills 210,000 Gallons of Oil in Amherst, South Dakota

Written by at November 17, 2017

Keystone Pipeline Spills 210,000 Gallons of Oil in Amherst, South Dakota

210,000 gallons or 5,000 barrels of oil have spilled from the TransCanada Keystone Pipeline in a northeast part of South Dakota.

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Center For Native American Youth Releases 2nd Annual ‘State of Native Youth’ Report

Written by at November 15, 2017

Center For Native American Youth Releases 2nd Annual ‘State of Native Youth’ Report

On November 15th, the Center for Native American Youth released its second annual State of Native Youth report

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Oneida Nation to Donate Indian Country Today Media Network Assets to NCAI

Written by at October 4, 2017

The Oneida Indian Nation is donating the ICTMN organization’s assets to the leading national Native American advocacy organization.

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YES! Magazine: Water protectors return to Standing Rock for healing ceremony

Written by at October 2, 2017

The camps are gone now, but the awakening to protect the water, land, and tribal sovereignty continues.

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Cronkite News: ‘Tribal Justice’ documentary highlights issues facing tribal courts

Written by at October 2, 2017

Law students, professors and tribal members gathered recently at the Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law in downtown Phoenix to watch the new documentary ‘Tribal Justice.’

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Landowners on Spirit Lake Nation see nearly $13 million in Cobell Buy-Back offers

Written by at October 2, 2017

The Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations sent out nearly $13 million in offers to landowners on the Spirit Lake Nation in North Dakota.

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Supreme Court opens term with new justice and with Indian law cases on horizon

Written by at October 2, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court is back at work this week with a new member and a slew of Indian law cases on the horizon.

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Mark Trahant: Donald Trump’s health secretary gone after reaching out to Indian Country

Written by at October 2, 2017

Are we back to square one when it comes to the Indian Health Service and the Trump administration?

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James Giago Davies: We need to come together as a sovereign tribal nation

Written by at September 29, 2017

The Oceti Sakowin will one day come together, and stand unified as a sovereign nation, eager to take their place in a modern world based upon the traditions of their ancestors, not a pity party of self-destruction addicted to the hero-worship of the long lost.

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Remembering the Life and Legacy of John Trudell

Written by at September 23, 2017

Activist, poet, and Native thinker John Trudell walked on December 8 at the age of 69. “I want people to remember me as they remember me,” he said.

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Cronkite News: Tribal leaders focus on marijuana industry at conference in Arizona

Written by at September 22, 2017

Tribal leaders discussed the potential opening of legal marijuana businesses on tribal lands at the National Indian Gaming Association conference.

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The Conversation: Collaboration can help with Canada’s indigenous water crisis

Written by at September 22, 2017

Research that’s driven by Indigenous peoples can help to identify the causes of poor water quality in specific areas, and to design appropriate interventions.

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The Conversation: Collaboration can help with Canada’s indigenous water crisis

Written by at September 22, 2017

Research that’s driven by Indigenous peoples can help to identify the causes of poor water quality in specific areas, and to design appropriate interventions.

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California Tribal College names Blackfeet Nation citizen Billie Jo Kipp as president

Written by at September 21, 2017

Billie Jo Kipp, the newly named president of the California Tribal College, has a lot on her plate as the institution builds a bigger future.

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Democracy Now: Judges try to end legal defense program for #NoDAPL resisters

Written by at September 21, 2017

Judges in North Dakota are seeking to end a program that allows out-of-state lawyers to represent the hundreds of people who were arrested for resisting the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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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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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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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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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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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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