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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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American Indian College Fund and Pendleton Woolen Mills Name Student Deshawna Anderson as 2020 Tribal College Blanket Contest Winner

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - November 18, 2020 - 2:16pm

Anderson is an enrolled member of the Crow nation, an American Indian College Fund scholar, and a student attending Little Big Horn College, a tribal college in Crow Agency, Montana.

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NAU Collaborates with Navajo Tech to Develop Restoration Strategies for Pinyon-Juniper

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - November 18, 2020 - 2:12pm

“Through collaboration, the project ensures that Native American perspectives on natural resource protection and management are central to developing responses to the impacts of climate change,” said Steve Chischilly, the project’s principal investigator and associate professor of environmental science, Navajo Technical University.

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New Oglala president talks COVID, long winter

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - November 18, 2020 - 2:00pm

Longtime South Dakota state legislator Kevin Killer and other newly elected leaders face challenging times ahead

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White House Slams Groups' Challenge To Enviro Review Rule

LAW360 (Native feed) - November 18, 2020 - 1:38pm
The Trump administration on Tuesday said environmental groups have no legal basis to challenge its controversial overhaul of regulations governing environmental reviews of projects that need federal approval.

Ariz. Agency Can't Tax Power Plant On Tribal Land, Panel Told

LAW360 (Native feed) - November 18, 2020 - 1:15pm
Arizona's assessment of property tax on a power plant located on a Native American reservation is preempted by federal law because the tax legally falls on tribal property, the plant's operator told a state appellate court.

Looking For Judicial Activists? Check The Footnotes

LAW360 (Native feed) - November 18, 2020 - 12:56pm
U.S. Supreme Court nominees typically face intense questioning over potential judicial activism, but a better way to gauge judges' activist tendencies may be to look at the footnotes in their opinions, say Christopher Collier at Hawkins Parnell and Michael Arndt at Rohan Law.

Feds Slam Tribes' Request To Halt Trump's Border Wall

LAW360 (Native feed) - November 18, 2020 - 11:57am
A group of federal agencies has urged the D.C. Circuit not to grant an emergency injunction blocking the Trump administration from building a border wall along federal land in California, arguing the request is "extraordinary and unwarranted."

Best Practices For Legal Technology Adoption

LAW360 (Native feed) - November 18, 2020 - 11:49am
The pandemic has accelerated the need to improve the practice of law through technology, but law firms and in-house legal departments must first ensure they have employee buy-in and well-defined processes for new digital tools, say Dan Broderick at BlackBoiler and Daryl Shetterly at Orrick.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

NATIONAL NATIVE NEWS (nativetimes.net) - November 18, 2020 - 11:35am

Klamath River restoration virtual discussion. (Screenshot-California Governor Gavin Newsom, YouTube)

Female leaders sworn in to Northern Cheyenne Tribal office New agreement signed to advance Klamath dams removal Rapid City Council votes on land return to Native community https://www.nativenews.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/nnn111820.mp3

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‘Challenging our erasure in voting data’

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - November 18, 2020 - 11:00am

One of the biggest problems for traditional researchers is their inability to find Native peoples in the first place, said Crystal Echo Hawk of IllumiNative

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Judge Strikes Opioid Claims Against Prescribers

LAW360 (Native feed) - November 18, 2020 - 10:47am
The Ohio federal judge overseeing the multidistrict litigation over the opioid crisis on Wednesday struck pharmacies' claims that third-party health care workers were liable for writing opioid prescriptions, saying they're using previously rejected arguments.

Tribal College Press Announces Publication of New Book on the TCU Movement

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - November 18, 2020 - 10:39am

MEDITATION ON CEREMONIES OF BEGINNINGSTribal College Press (TCP) has announced the publication of Meditation on Ceremonies of Beginnings: The Tribal College and World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium Poems by longtime tribal college educator Tom Davis.

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Trivia Question #13 – Wednesday, Nov. 18

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - November 18, 2020 - 7:00am

Which intertribal organization helped establish the National Indian Law Library in 1972?

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Indian Country headlines for Wednesday

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - November 18, 2020 - 3:01am

Stories we're following for Wednesday, Nov. 18,2020: Native leaders watching Affordable Care Act case closely, groups sue over drilling in National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, historic Steward Indian School museum wins grants, and much more.

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Navajo Dept. of Health Identifies 55 Communities with Uncontrolled Spread of Covid-19

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - November 17, 2020 - 11:34pm

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — On Tuesday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 146 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and two more deaths. The total number of deaths is now 605 as of Tuesday. Reports indicate that 8,011 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and 141,166 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 13,744, including two delayed unreported cases.

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An Inupiaq candidate will head to Alaska’s House – but which one?

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - November 17, 2020 - 7:59pm

Results are still pending in House District 40, where two Alaska Natives are facing off for an open seat  #NativeVote20

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