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Vote-by-mail worries: A 'leaky pipeline' in many states

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - 4 hours 2 min ago

The system 'hasn't been built to withstand that high of a volume'

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US reports show racial disparities in kids with COVID-19

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - 4 hours 18 min ago

"'gut punch" reminder that some children are getting seriously ill and dying'

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Census Bureau drop-outs complicate door-knocking efforts

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - 4 hours 29 min ago

'...the health concerns are too great'

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Mexico sets up justice commission for Yaqui Indians

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - 6 hours 15 min ago

'no people suffered as much as the Yaqui'

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Native kid singers open call for a new animated series

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - 6 hours 25 min ago

Rene Haynes Casting looking for Indigenous actors who can sing for lead roles in an upcoming ‘untitled Thunder Mountain project’

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Top 10 Stories: What Indian Country read this past week as of August 8, 2020

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - 8 hours 18 min ago

What you, our Indian Country readers, read most

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Voters poised to send 2nd Native Hawaiian to Congress

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - 11 hours 25 min ago

Democrat Kaialiʻi “Kai” Kahele is expected to prevail in both Saturday’s primary and the November general election. #NativeVote20

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Navajo Nation Reports 34 New COVID-19 Cases on Friday

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - August 7, 2020 - 11:15pm

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 34 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths remains 468 as previously reported on Thursday. Reports indicate that 6,810 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 84,537 people have been tested for COVID-19. The total number of COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation is 9,257.

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Students use 'power of storytelling' to highlight health inequities

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - August 7, 2020 - 11:04pm

High schoolers at virtual Digital Media Arts Camp explore culturally based solutions, vibrant work taking place in Indigenous communities

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One piece of the language puzzle

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - August 7, 2020 - 7:04pm

The Cherokee Nation to release the first episode of an animated TV series in the Cherokee language

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Montana allows counties to hold all-mail voting in November

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - August 7, 2020 - 6:09pm

'If Montanans are able to safely go to the grocery store, they should be able to safely go to their polling location to vote on Election Day'

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Pearl River Resort to reopen 1 Mississippi casino Friday

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - August 7, 2020 - 6:04pm

Each person's temperature will be scanned and will need to wear a face mask

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Virus spread forces lockdown on Crow reservation

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - August 7, 2020 - 5:55pm

'We cannot afford to risk our future and the risks are just too great for the Crow people'

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Virus spikes take North Dakota tribes 'back to square one'

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - August 7, 2020 - 5:34pm

'People are just getting relaxed, thinking things are fine'

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Creek Nation Rips Okla. AG's 'Toxic' Take On Post-McGirt Plan

LAW360 (Native feed) - August 7, 2020 - 5:19pm
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation on Friday slammed Oklahoma's attorney general for comments on his plan to get federal lawmakers to tackle jurisdiction in the state following the U.S. Supreme Court's recent McGirt decision, saying that doing so was "akin to asking Congress to legalize a toxic waste spill in the ocean, instead of working to clean it up."

The state of Native media

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - August 7, 2020 - 4:47pm

On Monday Aug. 10, watch the debut of our new set at the Phoenix Indian School Visitor Center.

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Feds Issue Update To Mineral Royalty Valuation Policy

LAW360 (Native feed) - August 7, 2020 - 3:39pm
The U.S. Department of the Interior on Friday proposed changing how lease royalties for minerals such as oil and gas on federal lands are calculated, pushing to reduce the burden on industry and reverse Obama-era changes. 

Full DC Circ. Leaves Border Wall Funding Dispute Unresolved

LAW360 (Native feed) - August 7, 2020 - 3:32pm
In light of a full D.C. Circuit finding that the House can sue to enforce subpoenas, a majority of the court on Friday bounced the House's suit over whether the Trump administration can reallocate border wall funding to a three-judge panel to decide.

Dems Seek Info On Trump's Fast-Tracked Projects

LAW360 (Native feed) - August 7, 2020 - 3:05pm
Nearly 60 Democratic members of Congress have demanded that the Trump administration come clean about which major infrastructure projects have benefited from an executive order to fast-track environmental reviews amid the economic downturn sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Navajo Nation Moves For Win In Six Funding Shortfall Suits

LAW360 (Native feed) - August 7, 2020 - 2:47pm
The Navajo Nation on Thursday sought a win in six consolidated cases against the federal government, alleging that the Department of the Interior improperly denied its funding requests for the tribe's judicial branch between 2015 and 2020.

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