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Rep. Tom O’Halleran’s Goal: ‘Working With People’

Written by at March 24, 2017

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Tom O’Halleran traveled an unusual road from a rough Chicago neighborhood to the representative from Arizona’s 1st Congressional District.

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The Siege of Chaco Canyon

Written by at March 24, 2017

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Chaco Canyon, the haunting pinnacle of the ancient Anasazi civilization, beckons even as it is besieged by fracking operations.

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Indigenous Sovereignty and the Political Subordination of Our Nations

Written by at March 24, 2017

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Indigenous sovereignty is an oxymoron; it is the combination of two mutually exclusive terms that cancel each other out. It is incoherent.

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Seneca Gaming Compact: Money for Nothing Ends for New York

Written by at March 24, 2017

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Tensions may ramp up in 2017 as the end of the Seneca gaming compact with New York approaches. No more money for nothing for the state.

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Indigenous Student Earns Prestigious Harvard Post

Written by at March 24, 2017

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Julian SpearChief-Morris, Blood Tribe, is the first indigenous student to be elected president of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau in the bureau’s 104-year history.

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There’s Something About Andrew Jackson

Written by at March 23, 2017

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President Donald Trump has a complicated relationship with Indian killer Andrew Jackson – a bro-mance of sorts if you will.

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7 Families Share Inspirational Stories About Diabetes in Indian Country

Written by at March 23, 2017

7 Families Share Inspirational Stories About Diabetes in Indian Country

Seven videos showing families dealing with diabetes in Indian country have been created at the University of Oklahoma as a way to inspire other families dealing with it.

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Native Nations March to Trump’s White House Draws Huge Crowds (video)

Written by at March 23, 2017

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On March 10, 2017, thousands of Indigenous activists from across the country gathered in Washington, D.C. for the Native Nations March to protest the Dakota Access pipeline and President Trump’s executive order allowing Energy Transfer Partners to commence building the uncompleted portion of the pipeline, directly adjacent to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Led by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, the march began at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers headquarters and ended at Lafayette Square across from the White House.

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Health Care Repeal: Deadline Day Is Here

Written by at March 23, 2017

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Make or break moment awaits as Speaker Paul Ryan needs 216 votes to move his health care reform proposal on to the Senate. The vote is today.

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The Deep State Civil War

Written by at March 23, 2017

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Is the Trump administration on the wrong side of a Deep State conspiracy? depends on who you ask.

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Navajo Man Charged With Murder in Shooting Death of Navajo Police Officer

Written by at March 22, 2017

Kirby Cleveland, 32, was formally charged with the murder of Navajo Police Officer Houston James Largo following a March 11 incident.

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Brian Cladoosby Elected to 21st Term as Swinomish Chairman

Written by at March 22, 2017

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The Swinomish Senate reelected Brian Cladoosby to another one-year term – his 21st – as chairman February 26.

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A Creek Woman Visits Andrew Jackson’s Tomb

Written by at March 21, 2017

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Fourteen years ago this Muscogee (Creek) woman and her then fiancé visited Andrew Jackson’s Tomb – an action words can’t describe.

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ICWA: Goldwater Case Thrown Out of Federal Court

Written by at March 21, 2017

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On March 16, a federal District Court dismissed a class action suit brought by the Goldwater Institute challenging the constitutionality of ICWA.

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Trump Budget Takes an Axe to Native Housing Allocations

Written by at March 21, 2017

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How much exactly could be cut from Native housing funding when the 2018 federal budget is finally done.

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The Affordable Care Act Repeal: A Road Natives Shoud Not Be Forced to Go Down

Written by at March 20, 2017

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The health status of Native peoples has consistently lagged behind other U.S. populations, but the Affordable Care Act was improving the conditions.

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Tribes Say VA Not Doing Enough for Homeless Indian Veterans

Written by at March 20, 2017

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Tribes have been complaining that one of two federal agencies supposed to be battling the issue of homeless Indian veterans is falling short.

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The Week That Was: The Big Stories in Indian Country, March 19, 2017

Written by at March 19, 2017

The premature passing of an acclaimed writer, the uprising of Native nations in Washington, and other events in Indian country the week of March 19, 2017.

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Remember the Sequester? Trump Budget Would Make Those the Good Old Days

Written by at March 18, 2017

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Remember the sequester? Ah, the good old days. The new Trump Administration budget is short on details, but clear on direction.

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The Seventh Fire and Surviving Drugs and Gangs On Native Reservations

Written by at March 18, 2017

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Reservations around the country exhibit similar patterns of drugs, gangs, and an overall sense of hopelessness , but it can all change given some direction.

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Mike Pence, You’ve Got Mail!

Written by at March 17, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence was in the hot seat recently. It was confirmed that Pence used a private email account through AOL to conduct public business.

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Devery Jacobs, Native Filmmakers Will Rock Native Crossroads Film Festival

Written by at March 16, 2017

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Internationally acclaimed Indigenous-made or themed films will be screened at the 2017 Native Crossroads Film Festival, on April 7-8 in Norman, OK.

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Trumping Down the Memory Hole With President Trump

Written by at March 16, 2017

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President Trump has profited greatly from an electorate with the attention span of so many fruit flies. The post Trumping Down the Memory Hole With President Trump appeared first on Indian Country Media Network.

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San Francisco Votes No on DAPL

Written by at March 16, 2017

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The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution urging city treasurer to remove investments from Dakota Access Pipeline funders. The post San Francisco Votes No on DAPL appeared first on Indian Country Media Network.

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Navajo Police Officer Shot, Killed; Funeral Service Scheduled

Written by at March 15, 2017

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Funeral services have been scheduled for a Navajo police officer shot and killed in the line of duty on the Navajo Nation early on March 12. The post Navajo Police Officer Shot, Killed; Funeral Service Scheduled appeared first on Indian Country Media Network.

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