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After coal? Navajo Nation asks utility to chip in for the transition


Navajo Nation looks seeks nearly $62 million in an ongoing rate case for Tucson Electric Power


Reality check: Risk from virus remains 'very low' at this point


Indian Health Service prepares for the Novel Coronavirus


'Their monsters and inner demons': Quebec Cree hip-hop duo make video about youth struggles

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - 3 hours 39 min ago
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The group The NorthStars hope its video will trigger some important conversations about mental health.

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Sixties Scoop settlement firm sent man's Indian status information to the wrong person

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - 4 hours 39 min ago
Diane Ormesher

The firm administering the Sixties Scoop settlement agreement mailed a B.C. man's Indian status information to a woman in Ontario by mistake.

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Northern Arapaho Tribe to celebrate repatriation of legendary chief’s headdress

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - January 28, 2020 - 8:31pm

Chief Black Coal of the Northern Arapaho.

Published January 28, 2020

RIVERTON, Wyo. — The Northern Arapaho Tribe will hold a celebration on Saturday, February 1st at the Great Plains Hall at Arapahoe to welcome home the headdress of Chief Black Coal, according to the Tribe’s Facebook page.  

One of the most influential Arapaho leaders of the 19th century, Chief Black Coal’s 140-year old headdress is being donated by a Massachusetts family.  

Wyoming Public Media has the story of how the headdress made its way home to the Northern Arapaho nation, as well as other recent victories for the Northern Arapaho Tribal Historic Preservation Office. In 2014, then-director Yufna Soldier Wolf led the charge in repatriating the remains of two Arapaho boys who died at a government boarding school in the late 1800s. Devin Oldman succeeded last year in bringing a small herd of buffalo to Northern Arapaho land for the first time in 130 years, according to the Wyomning Public Media report. 

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Police release photo of suspect in Lake Babine First Nation regalia theft

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - January 28, 2020 - 6:04pm
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Vancouver police are renewing a public appeal for information and have released a picture of a suspect they believe is responsible for the theft earlier this month of culturally significant Indigenous ceremonial regalia.

Categories: CANADA

‘Empower Native kids to read’

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - January 28, 2020 - 5:54pm

The 2020 American Indian Youth Literature Awards were presented Monday in Philadelphia


Tanka and Niman Ranch partner to assist economic revitalization on Pine Ridge 

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - January 28, 2020 - 5:32pm

SANTA FE, N.M. – Native American Natural Foods LLC today announced a new partnership involving its Tanka brand of buffalo-based food products and Niman Ranch, a leader in sustainable agriculture known for its humanely raised beef, pork and lamb.

The partnership is designed to help build a sustainable Native American supply of humanely raised bison, cattle and other pasture raised animals, including hogs, raised on Native prairie by Native people, according to a statement. The new alliance aims to support the economic revitalization on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, which is one of the poorest communities in the country.

“Today’s announcement represents long term systematic change,” Dawn Sherman, CEO of Native American Natural Foods and member of the Lakota, Shawnee and Delaware tribes, said in a statement. “We are investing in our children and grandchildren with the help of Niman Ranch and their commitment to our Native people. We asked each other, at this stage of the business, how do we protect what is there? How do we support the re-emergence of Native culture? Niman Ranch had that aligned vision, the experience, markets, and support to make this happen.”

Native American Natural Foods, a Native-run and Native-owned company based in Kyle, S.D.,  created the Tanka Bar in 2007. The bison and fruit bar reimagined the meat snacking category, expanding and elevating it beyond jerky, according to a statement. Sold through specialty retailers and distributors such as REI, United Natural Foods (UNFI) and Natural Grocers, Tanka is looking to meet increasing demand through sourcing bison from Native suppliers and to rely on an indigenous supply. 

“We are proud to share with Tanka what we have learned from our experience growing from one cattle rancher, then one lamb rancher and later one hog farmer to a network of 740 and growing,” said Chris Oliviero, general manager of Niman Ranch. “It has always been a part of Niman Ranch’s foundation to support rural farming communities and we understand many of the hurdles. We felt we could align and support the Tanka mission.” 

Niman Ranch and its network of 740 small- and mid-size independent family farmers raise livestock sustainably and humanely with no antibiotics or added hormones.

According to the 2017 USDA Agricultural Census, nearly 90% of the total sales produced on tribal land comes from non-Native producers. Non-Native producers account for 65% of all active farms and ranches on Native American Reservations.

“Between our two brands, we seek to address these issues and create market access to achieve 100% bison raised on Native lands so our Native American roots and ownership will be fully realized,” said Sherman. “Bison is a building block of developing healthy regenerative Native communities. By returning bison and pasture raised animals to Native lands, we are ideally suited for the Native American Natural Foods’ mission.”

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Enviros Accuse Hawaii Of Flouting Aquarium Fishing Rules

LAW360 (Native feed) - January 28, 2020 - 5:17pm
Native Hawaiians and environmental groups have sued Hawaii in state court to end the free rein they say it gives the aquarium trade to collect marine animals from the state's reefs, a practice they say damages habitats and reduces traditional food sources.

Ottawa says talks 'productive' on how to distribute First Nations child-welfare compensation it still opposes

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - January 28, 2020 - 5:14pm
Robert Frater

Negotiations on how to compensate First Nations children taken from their homes and communities through the on-reserve child welfare system have been "productive" and are headed toward an agreement, according to a Justice Canada letter filed with the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. 

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Kobe Bryant — through my eyes

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - January 28, 2020 - 4:21pm

#KickinWithKolby — Thoughts from a Native sports fan #Sportzball


Ariz. Voting Regs Discriminate Against Minorities: 9th Circ.

LAW360 (Native feed) - January 28, 2020 - 3:56pm
A divided en banc Ninth Circuit handed a win to the Democratic National Committee on Monday by ruling that Arizona’s rejection of out-of-precinct ballots and a state law preventing third-party ballot collection discriminated against Native American, Hispanic and African American voters in the state.

Cherokee Nation Urges High Court To Take Up Land Trust Suit

LAW360 (Native feed) - January 28, 2020 - 3:47pm
The Cherokee Nation on Monday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a Tenth Circuit decision that found the federal government can take a parcel of land on the tribe’s former reservation into trust for a separate Cherokee tribe in Oklahoma. 

Navajo Nation Deals with $30-$50M Shortfall after Closures of Coal Facilities

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - January 28, 2020 - 2:34pm

Navajo Nation President Jonathan, First Lady Phefelia Nez, Vice President Myron Lizer, and Second Lady Dottie Lizer present the State of the Navajo Nation Address to the 24th Navajo Nation Council in Window Rock, Ariz. on Jan. 27, 2020.

Published January 28, 2020

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The closure of the Navajo Generating Station and the Kayenta Mine will have a major impact on the budget of the Navajo Nation, President Jonathan Nez said last night during his State of the Navajo Nation Address.     

Nez called on the 24th Navajo Nation Council to hold off on considering any legislation that requests funds until the Navajo Nation’s three branches of government can address the expected shortfall, which he estimated at $30 million to $50 million.  

“With the closure of the Navajo Generating Station and Kayenta Mine, our Nation’s annual revenue has declined by approximately $30 to $50 million,” Nez said in his address. “Before our administration considers funding new projects, we need to first work together to address the budget shortfall for the coming years to ensure that direct services are provided for the Navajo people and our communities first and foremost.” 

Nez also noted that the chair of the Budget and Finance Committee Jamie Henio has agreed to introduce a bill to put forth the proposed plan. 

Nez’s comments came on the opening day of the Winter Session in Window Rock, Ariz. where the State of the Navajo Nation Address was presented to the Navajo Nation Council by Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer.  

“We respectfully request the honorable members of the 24th Navajo Nation Council to hold off on entertaining any legislations that request funding from the UUFB, Síhasin Fund, or other revenue sources until we have a plan in place to address our Nation’s Comprehensive Budget for the next five years,” President Nez added. 

The State of the Navajo Nation Address also highlighted several of the Nez-Lizer Administration’s recent accomplishments including the acquisition of the rights to 500 megawatts of transmission lines, a partnership with Salt River Project to produce up to 200 megawatts of solar power to sell on the open market, the purchase of a sand a gravel pit to help improve roads, the repair of earthen dams in the former Bennett Freeze area and other accomplishments.

After the address was presented, the 24th Navajo Nation Council unanimously accepted State of the Navajo Nation Address with 16 supporting votes and zero opposed.

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Skindigenous – An Ancient Technique With a Modern Twist

POWWOWS.COM - January 28, 2020 - 2:25pm

Skindigenous – An Ancient Technique With a Modern TwistAre you interested in the art of tattooing? Do you love watching documentaries? Or are you wanting to learn more about Native cultures?  Then Skindigenous 2 is for you! The 13 part, half-hour each documentary series called Skindigenous 2 “explores.....

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Opioid MDL Special Master Sets Data Production Guidelines

LAW360 (Native feed) - January 28, 2020 - 1:25pm
A special master in the opioid multidistrict litigation in Ohio on Monday outlined what data pharmacies have to turn over to local governments in the litigation, including information on non-opioids that are associated with "doctor-shopping."

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

NATIONAL NATIVE NEWS (nativetimes.net) - January 28, 2020 - 12:04pm
Blackfeet Nation members file suit claiming IHS failed to protect them from abuse Fort Belknap Indian Community water settlement bill introduced in U.S. House https://www.nativenews.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/nnn012820.mp3

The post Tuesday, January 28, 2020 appeared first on National Native News, by Antonia Gonzales.


Court voids state ‘ballot harvesting’ ban, out-of-precinct voting rule

INDIANZ.COM - January 28, 2020 - 11:36am
'For over a century, Arizona has repeatedly targeted its American Indian, Hispanic and African American citizens, limiting or eliminating their ability to vote and to participate in the political process,' a federal appeals court judge said.

Surefire Marketing Methods To Build Your Legal Practice

LAW360 (Native feed) - January 28, 2020 - 11:31am
Attorneys who take the time and the risk to showcase their talents through speaking, writing and teaching will find that opportunities will begin building upon themselves, says Daniel Karon of Karon LLC.


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