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Native vote plays powerful role, especially in swing states

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - 7 hours 12 min ago

Voting advocates predict Native voters will come out in force despite challenges #NativeVote20

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Expecting too much, too soon: 'Everyone thinks COVID-19 will go away with a vaccine'

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - 7 hours 35 min ago

Researchers debated how rigorously to test COVID-19 vaccines at a Thursday public meeting of the Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on vaccines

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Indian Country headlines for Thursday

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - 13 hours 11 min ago

Stories we're following on Oct. 30, 2020, including: Deb Haaland seek reelection; voter registration addresses lead to abuse; and final rule is issued on logging in Alaska's Tongass National Forest

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Navajo Nation Reports 71 New Covid-19 Cases on Wednesday

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - October 28, 2020 - 10:32pm

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — On Wednesday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 71 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths remains 575 as previously reported on Tuesday. Reports indicate that 7,525 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and 123,366 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 11,462, including three delayed reported cases.

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Rapid City lawmakers to mull land dispute

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - October 28, 2020 - 10:15pm

Corrected: South Dakota settlement resolution gets through committee, heads to full City Council on Monday

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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribes Seeks Help to Locate Missing Tribal Woman

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - October 28, 2020 - 7:41pm

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is seeking assistance to locate an 18-year-old tribal woman who has been missing since Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020.

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NY Tribe Tells 2nd Circ. Not To Revive Bingo Hall Dispute

LAW360 (Native feed) - October 28, 2020 - 6:56pm
The Cayuga Nation urged the Second Circuit on Wednesday to uphold a lower court's ruling handing the tribe a win in its suit over its electronic bingo hall in a New York village, saying it has the right under federal law to operate the facility on lands within its historical reservation.

NY AG's Opioid Epidemic Jury Trial Set For Early 2021

LAW360 (Native feed) - October 28, 2020 - 6:08pm
A New York state judge signaled trial will begin after the holidays in the state attorney general's long-awaited "opioid epidemic" trial in which drugmakers and distributors face allegations they are directly responsible for the cost of the health crisis linked to the drugs they sold.

Navajo power company in talks over coal-fired plant

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - October 28, 2020 - 5:59pm

'It's not a done deal, but we're in the final stages, and we hope to complete it in a couple of weeks'

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5th Circ. Affirms Dismissal of $20.5M Casino Jackpot Suit

LAW360 (Native feed) - October 28, 2020 - 4:46pm
The Fifth Circuit ruled Wednesday that the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana's gaming commission is immune from a Texas man's suit accusing it and employees of a tribe-owned casino of stealing his alleged $20.5 million jackpot winnings by claiming it was the result of a slot machine coding error.

It’s Officially Too Late to Mail Your Ballot

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - October 28, 2020 - 4:35pm

WASHINGTON — The Covid-19 pandemic has changed how many Americans have chosen to cast their ballots this year. Because of the pandemic and the new surge in Covid-19 cases, many voters are taking precautions to avoid in-person voting.

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Indian Country deserves a president who will fight for them as hard as they’re fighting for their neighbors

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - October 28, 2020 - 4:19pm

As we build our economy back better, I’ll make sure Indian Country benefits from that progress

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All bodies have breast tissue

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - October 28, 2020 - 4:05pm

Melissa Buffalo talks about her foundations efforts to raise visibility during breast cancer awareness month. And national correspondent Dalton Walker joins us with an update on the closing of Phoenix Indian Medical Center's OB-GYN clinic.

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Native Voting Suits Take On Inequities Amplified By Virus

LAW360 (Native feed) - October 28, 2020 - 3:51pm
Native American voting rights advocates say the coronavirus pandemic has heightened the stakes of their efforts to protect ballot collection and in-person voting options through the courts, driving home the need for strong federal laws tailored to tribes' needs.

Youths Vow Appeal After Court Dumps Canada Climate Suit

LAW360 (Native feed) - October 28, 2020 - 1:53pm
A coalition of youths say they'll appeal a Canadian federal court's decision to throw out their allegations that the government's policies worsen climate change and pose a threat to their well-being and future, which the court said is an issue better suited for policymakers, not the courts.

10 of the Most Important Dates for Native American History

POWWOWS.COM - October 28, 2020 - 1:06pm

10 of the Most Important Dates for Native American HistoryNative Americans have a rich heritage and legacy, full of beautiful moments and unexpected calamities. We’re going to go over some of the most important dates for Native Americans today. Each one of these carries a great deal of significance.....

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Reflections On My 1st Judicial Election Amid Racial Tensions

LAW360 (Native feed) - October 28, 2020 - 12:35pm
Former Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Benham looks back at the racial barriers facing his first judicial campaign in 1984, and explains how those experiences shaped his decades on the bench, why judges should refrain from taking political stances, and why he was an early supporter of therapeutic courts that deal with systemic problems.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

NATIONAL NATIVE NEWS (nativetimes.net) - October 28, 2020 - 11:51am

The Navajo Nation Council hosts White House policy advisors and federal officials. (Screenshot, Navajo Nation Council, Facebook)

Court declines to stop Keystone XL construction FCC grants more than 150 tribal spectrum licenses Washington delegation visits Navajo Nation https://www.nativenews.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/nnn102820.mp3

The post Wednesday, October 28, 2020 appeared first on National Native News, by Antonia Gonzales.

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They survived abuse — now they can’t safely vote

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - October 28, 2020 - 11:00am

'I don’t know a single Indigenous woman who hasn’t been touched by violence.' *This article was originally published by The Fuller Project.

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