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Fall Enrollment Numbers at Local Colleges See Varying Impacts from COVID-19

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - 7 hours 22 min ago

United Tribes Technical College has 107 fewer students enrolled this semester, nearly a 25% drop from last year's tally of 434.

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NTU Works to Improve Water Access in the Navajo Nation

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - 8 hours 9 min ago

Navajo Technical University (NTU) president Dr. Elmer J. Guy and New Mexico Tech (NMT) president Dr. Stephen Wells have signed a memorandum of understanding to improve access to drinking water in remote locations in the Navajo Nation that lack pipeline and municipal water systems.

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Judge says 2020 census must continue for another month


'To rush a census during a pandemic is an unnecessary assault against tribal nations - one that we would have to live with for the next ten years'


Friday, September 25, 2020

Officials announce federal decision on Catawba Nation gaming project. (Photo-Catawba Nation, Twitter)

Hudson Bay document reminder of how Indigenous rights ignored Tribal leaders testify about controversial North Carolina casino project https://www.nativenews.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/nnn092520.mp3

The post Friday, September 25, 2020 appeared first on National Native News, by Antonia Gonzales.


Mi'kmaq push for legal lobster sales for non-Indigenous buyers

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - 10 hours 17 min ago
Sipekne’katik fishermen

The Mi'kmaw community in Nova Scotia that recently launched its first self-regulated lobster fishery is now pushing the province to change laws restricting non-Indigenous fish buyers from doing business with the First Nation.

Categories: CANADA

McGirt ruling applies to the original Five Tribes as well to all tribes in the United States

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - 10 hours 35 min ago

Self-determination requires that tribes seriously consider rebuilding their justice system infrastructures - but full transparency is essential


Change the Mascot?

THE INDIAN LEADER - 11 hours 12 min ago

A preliminary study conducted by the Indian Leader Association shows an even divide among the Haskell Indian Nations University (HINU) community regarding HINU’s use of Plains Native American imagery as a mascot. The opt-in survey distributed through social media and student emails asked students, past students and alumni, faculty, and other community members (self identifying as parents, other Natives, Lawrence residents, etc.) if HINU should change their “Fightin’ Indians” mascot.

Seventy-seven students self reported with just over half (50.6%) voting for the mascot to be changed. However, the small sample size provided a 9 percent margin of error at a 90 percent confidence level meaning the larger population’s view on the mascot could go either way. The sample sizes for past students and alumni (135), faculty (2), and other community members (22) were small enough not to be a valid representation of their larger populations, but does prompt discussion on the matter. 

Those that voted to change the mascot also contributed ideas for a new mascot. Some of these included “The Haskell: turtles, buffalo, bison, thunderbirds, wolves, eagles, huskies, hawks, bears, sovereigns, tribes, suns, intertribals, bucks, salmon, defenders and protects, medicine wheel, or squirrels”.

This survey was just part of the larger discussion of Native American mascots which is holding public interest among professional sports teams.

Disclaimer: This survey was conducted by The Indian Leader Association and not instigated or associated with Haskell Indian Nations Univeristy (HINU) and does not reflect that HINU will use this information in decisions about the university’s mascot.

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Mono Lake Kutzadika’a Paiute Tribe Takes Another Step Toward Federal Recognition

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - 12 hours 11 min ago

MONO LAKE, Calif. — With support from the neighboring tribes, community and their local U.S. representative, the Mono Lake Kutzadika’a Paiute Tribe, with its 88 tribal citizens, is seeking federal recognition through legislation. 


DC Circ. Revives House Bid To Block $8B Border Wall Funding

LAW360 (Native feed) - 13 hours 18 min ago
The D.C. Circuit Court revived the U.S. House of Representatives' lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's diversion of $8.1 billion for the border wall, saying Friday that a sole chamber of Congress can sue to preserve its spending authority.

Fly-in First Nations in Ontario plan restrictions when winter roads open

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - 13 hours 27 min ago
Ice Road Plastic 20191013

Remote communities in northwestern Ontario will need to consider if, and how, to restrict access to limit the spread of COVID-19 when the winter road season opens this fall.

Categories: CANADA

Ontario police services board calls Six Nations members halting housing development 'terrorists'

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - 16 hours 57 min ago
Landback lane

A southern Ontario police services board is calling on the Ontario Provincial Police to arrest an NDP MP and take action against what it calls "acts of terrorism" committed by members of Six Nations who halted a housing development in Caledonia, Ont. 

Categories: CANADA

Indian Country headlines for Friday

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - 17 hours 56 min ago

Stories we're following: Shoshone-Bannock elder leaves legacy of advocacy for education, Navajo to shut down hemp farm, how to register to vote, and more


Navajo Nation Thursday COVID-19 Update: 42 New Cases

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - September 24, 2020 - 10:17pm

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — On Thursday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 42 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths remains 551, as previously reported on Thursday. Reports indicate that 7,242 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and 103,959 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 10,212.


Maxine Edmo leaves legacy of education, language, culture

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - September 24, 2020 - 8:06pm

Her message was to continue to live by the values she taught and to speak of it, said her grandson


Groups Call For Pebble Mine Permit Axe After CEO Resigns

LAW360 (Native feed) - September 24, 2020 - 5:52pm
Advocacy groups say a controversial Alaska gold and copper mine should not receive a key federal water permit after newly released tapes that allegedly show developers misled the public and regulators about future plans for the project.

FirstNet Must Do Better Job Of Connecting, Sens. Told

LAW360 (Native feed) - September 24, 2020 - 5:18pm
Senate Commerce Committee members pressed leaders of a public-private emergency response network on Thursday to explain how the so-called FirstNet project is overcoming shortcomings in its efforts to communicate with tribal communities and others it must reach as part of its buildout.

Governing a Band in Two States

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - September 24, 2020 - 4:08pm

Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Chairman Matthew Wesaw talks to us about governing one band in two states. Plus Stuart Huntington uncovers more than just the history of one South Dakota Boarding School.


Trade Groups, 17 States Blast Hold On Key Nationwide Permit

LAW360 (Native feed) - September 24, 2020 - 2:03pm
Energy companies, electrical workers and states have called a Montana federal judge's decision to vacate a nationwide water permit used for pipeline construction as drastically overbroad and a threat to America's electrical system.

Tribal Gaming Compact Judgment Goes Against Okla. Gov.

LAW360 (Native feed) - September 24, 2020 - 2:00pm
An Oklahoma federal judge has certified as final his July ruling that Native American tribes' gaming compacts with the state renewed automatically in January, finding that remaining claims in their suit against Gov. Kevin Stitt can be dealt with separately.


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