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Top 10 Stories: What Indian Country read this past week as of January 23, 2021

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - January 23, 2021 - 9:33am

What you, our Indian Country Today readers, read most

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Joe Biden halts drilling in Arctic refuge

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - January 23, 2021 - 9:00am

'Thank you, for your ‘commitment to protecting sacred lands and the Gwich’in’s way of life’'

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The other pandemic: Loneliness

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - January 23, 2021 - 4:00am

Even before the coronavirus shuttered schools and businesses, many Americans reported struggling with a lack of connectedness

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First-Term New Mexico Rep. Yvette Herrell (Cherokee) Condemns Biden’s Plan to Stop Southern Border Wall

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - January 23, 2021 - 12:49am

WASHINGTON — In her first month in Congress, New Mexico lawmaker Yvette Herrell (R-N.M.), a member of the Cherokee Nation, is decrying President Biden’s efforts to halt construction of President Trump’s border wall. 

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Navajo Nation Nears 27,000 Covid-19 Cases; Death Toll at 954

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - January 22, 2021 - 11:41pm

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — On Friday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 143 new Covid-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and 14 more deaths.

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Where’s Cheii Bernie?

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - January 22, 2021 - 9:36pm

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ cozy inauguration outfit lit social media on fire

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Keystone XL decision delights tribes, dismays Canada

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - January 22, 2021 - 9:34pm

'President Biden’s action is the result of the relentless work and dedication from tribes and grassroots organizers'

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Trump impeachment trial to begin week of Feb. 8

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - January 22, 2021 - 6:25pm

Under the timeline, the House will transmit the impeachment article against Trump late Monday, with initial proceedings Tuesday

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Biden Pulls Andrew Jackson’s Portrait from Oval Office

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - January 22, 2021 - 6:01pm

Replaced with a portrait of Benjamin Franklin and art from Apache sculptor Allan Houser

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EPA Seeks To Freeze All Litigation Over Trump-Era Rules

LAW360 (Native feed) - January 22, 2021 - 5:22pm
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday asked the U.S. Department of Justice to pause all litigation over regulations issued under former President Donald Trump, writing in a letter that the agency's new administration would be reviewing the underlying rules.

Tribes welcome changes in Washington

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - January 22, 2021 - 5:01pm

Leaders across the country share their concerns of the Biden-Harris administration and reflect on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Maureen Lomaheptewa and Drew Landry share their work on human trafficking awareness and missing and murdered Indigenous people.

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Navajo Nation extends stay-home order

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - January 22, 2021 - 4:01pm

The tribe has reported a total of 26,782 virus cases and 940 known deaths

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Bill to expand sports gambling introduced in Legislature

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - January 22, 2021 - 3:29pm

The Washington Indian Gaming Association opposed the proposal last year and will oppose it again this year

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$3 Million for Engineering at Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - January 22, 2021 - 2:39pm

The Tribal Educational Agency Center is giving a grant to the Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College to make their engineering program more interactive.

The post $3 Million for Engineering at Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College appeared first on Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education.

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LaVonne Roach Returns Home to Family, Indian Tacos and New Beginning After Trump Pardon

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - January 22, 2021 - 2:13pm

On her first day of freedom after 23 years of incarceration, LaVonne Roach, 56, was mind blown by simple things: watching the prison shrink smaller in the car’s rear view mirror; racks of clothing choices at Walmart; the plushness of a couch; using a key; gum.

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Yakama Council Says Wine Cos. Ripped Off Chief's Name

LAW360 (Native feed) - January 22, 2021 - 2:08pm
The Yakama Nation General Council has hit winemakers and sellers with a suit in Washington federal court, claiming the companies have been illegally using the tribe's name and that of 19th-century tribal chief Kamiakin on wines.

Judge Sends Chinook Suit Against DOI Back To Department

LAW360 (Native feed) - January 22, 2021 - 1:41pm
A dispute between a coastal Washington tribal nation and the U.S. Department of the Interior over access to funds held in trust by the federal government is heading back to the agency for review, following an order in Washington federal court.

Time For Cos. To Walk The Walk On Environmental Justice

LAW360 (Native feed) - January 22, 2021 - 1:06pm
With the Biden administration pledging to consider environmental justice across all agencies and in all federal decisions, companies must candidly assess their operations in order to make sure their statements on environmental justice are backed by measurable results, say attorneys at King & Spalding.

'Hole' In Bannon's Pardon May Leave Room For New Charges

LAW360 (Native feed) - January 22, 2021 - 12:54pm
Former President Donald Trump's midnight pardon for former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon covers existing charges in his border wall fund fraud case, according to language released by the U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday, but experts say it does not shield him from further prosecution — even in the same case.

2 Administrative Law Issues In Tribal CARES Act Funds Ruling

LAW360 (Native feed) - January 22, 2021 - 12:47pm
A recent D.C. Circuit decision in Shawnee Tribe v. Mnuchin, ruling that the U.S. Department of the Treasury's allocation of virus relief funds under the CARES Act likely shortchanged the tribe, illuminates important administrative law issues concerning when discretionary agency decisions are exempt from judicial review, and when reliance on imperfect data is considered arbitrary, says Steven Gordon at Holland & Knight.

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