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Thursday, November 19, 2020

NATIONAL NATIVE NEWS (nativetimes.net) - November 19, 2020 - 12:24pm

Protesters locked themselves to equipment at the Line 3 pipeline construction site in northern Minnesota (Photo: from Giniw Collective FB post).

A group made up of five First Nations in Canada plans a huge investment in the in the Keystone XL pipeline

Protesters against the Line 3 oil pipeline across Minnesota locked themselves to heavy equipment working on the project

A bill that would help Native American communities get more broadband access passed a key Senate committee

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Coronavirus Litigation: The Week In Review

LAW360 (Native feed) - November 19, 2020 - 11:37am
Governors continue to face legal battles over restrictions to curb the spread of coronavirus cases in their states, FEMA has been sued for moving forward with a disputed $48 million no-bid contract for COVID-19 testing services and Amazon faces claims that its pandemic response disproportionately harmed workers of color. 

DOI Has 'No Legitimate Argument' In Forestry Row, Navajo Say

LAW360 (Native feed) - November 19, 2020 - 11:21am
The Navajo Nation on Thursday accused the U.S. Department of the Interior and Bureau of Indian Affairs of mischaracterizing and distorting its "simple, straightforward case" as the tribe continues to seek approval of some aspects of a proposed 2020 contract for its forestry program.

Alaska tribal health groups brace for COVID surge

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - November 19, 2020 - 11:00am

‘We may be forced to make difficult choices when it comes to … allocating scarce patient care resources’

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Beware Atty Ethics Rules When Reporting COVID-19 Fraud

LAW360 (Native feed) - November 19, 2020 - 9:34am
Attorneys considering blowing the whistle on False Claims Act violations by recipients of COVID-19 relief may face a number of ethical constraints on their ability to disclose client information and file qui tam actions, say Breon Peace and Jennifer Kennedy Park at Cleary.

Trivia Question #14 – Thursday, Nov. 19

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - November 19, 2020 - 7:00am

The Carriso Uranium Company first started mining uranium on which reservation?

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Indian Country headlines for Thursday

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - November 19, 2020 - 3:01am

Stories we're following on Nov. 19, 2020: Salish and Kootenai man appointed to Montana state Senate, new Oglala president faces challenges, battling our erasure in voting data, and much more

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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Advances 4 Bills

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - November 19, 2020 - 12:06am

WASHINGTON — The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on Wednesday passed the following four bills at its business meeting:

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Navajo Nation Reports 135 New Covid-19 Cases on Wednesday

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - November 18, 2020 - 10:45pm

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 135 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and eight more deaths. The total number of deaths is now 613 as of Wednesday. Reports indicate that 8,011 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and 141,751 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 13,880.

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First tribal nation congressional delegate outlines goals

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - November 18, 2020 - 10:33pm

Kimberly Teehee, Cherokee, says her top priorities all have to do with funding, both immediate and long-term

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Enbridge Line 3 Construction Blocked by Protesters in Northern Minnesota

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - November 18, 2020 - 5:18pm

TWO INLETS, Minn. — Early this morning, two people locked themselves to equipment used for Enbridge’s Line 3 tar sands oil pipeline in northern Minnesota. The action was organized by the Giniw Collective and comes days after various permits were granted in the state of Minnesota, pushing the highly controversial pipeline closer to construction.

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Shane Morigeau appointed to state Senate seat

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - November 18, 2020 - 5:15pm

From the Montana state House to the state Senate, Morigeau is ‘excited to get to work’

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Saving the sanctuary for Pine Ridge's four-legged relatives

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - November 18, 2020 - 4:45pm

Nearly 50 animals are now staying in Calvin Red Owl III's home. On today's newscast he talks about the devastation of losing the sanctuary to a fire, and national correspondent Joaqlin Estus shares the latest on how Alaska is faring in the pandemic.

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Restoration of matriarchal roles is essential

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - November 18, 2020 - 4:31pm

Purpose and balance and self-determination must be restored in building tribal sovereignty

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9th Circ. Won't Rethink Ruling On EPA's Weedkiller Approval

LAW360 (Native feed) - November 18, 2020 - 3:48pm
The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday rejected advocacy groups' request that the court revisit a decision that largely backed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's approval of a Corteva Agriscience weedkiller, which the advocates have argued could present a risk to protected plant and animal species.

Trump Admin. Touts COVID-19 Vaccine Success, Preps Rollout

LAW360 (Native feed) - November 18, 2020 - 3:38pm
The Trump administration said Wednesday that 40 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines are likely to be distributed across the U.S. within a month, after Moderna and Pfizer announced that their vaccine candidates are about 95% effective.

Tribal Police Ask for Assistance to Locate Missing Lac du Flambeau Man

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - November 18, 2020 - 2:49pm

LAC DU FLAMBEAU INDIAN RESERVATION — A 35-year-old man has gone missing from the Chequamegon National Forest, near the Lac du Flambeau Indian Reservation in northern Wisconsin.

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Ariz. Water District Says Ak-Chin Tribe Can't Nix Counterclaim

LAW360 (Native feed) - November 18, 2020 - 2:47pm
An Arizona water district has asked a federal judge not to toss its counterclaim in the Ak-Chin Indian Community's water rights suit, saying the tribe waived its sovereign immunity by raising the issue of groundwater degradation at the heart of the counterclaim.

Gov't Urges High Court To Allow $3.6B Border Wall Fund Move

LAW360 (Native feed) - November 18, 2020 - 2:43pm
The Trump administration urged the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that the Pentagon couldn't divert $3.6 billion in defense funding for border wall construction, saying groups that challenged the projects shouldn't have been allowed to.

Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College Partners with Akademos to Launch New Online Bookstore

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - November 18, 2020 - 2:17pm

This partnership will give the college’s students access to a vast selection of low-cost textbooks through a personalized online ordering platform.

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