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Fire destroys reservation apartment building

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - April 5, 2021 - 6:43pm

Within hours, donations started coming in for those affected by the fire

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New Bipartisan Sinema Bill Expands Opportunities at Tribal Colleges

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - April 5, 2021 - 5:36pm

The legislation creates the Telecommunications Workforce Training Grant Program, allowing TCUs to partner with industry stakeholders and apply for grants to train students.

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Tribes Say ND Riverbed Ownership Suit Can Be Trimmed

LAW360 (Native feed) - April 5, 2021 - 5:14pm
North Dakota Native American tribes want to keep a suit against the U.S. government over mineral rights alive, but say a portion of the suit challenging a now-revoked Trump-era opinion denying them those rights can be dismissed as moot.

CVS Wants Tribe To Arbitrate Prescription Reimbursement Suit

LAW360 (Native feed) - April 5, 2021 - 4:52pm
CVS Caremark and Aetna are seeking to force arbitration with the Chickasaw Nation over allegations that the tribe's pharmacies and medical centers aren't being reimbursed for prescription drug claims made by tribal members.

Ex-Alaska Native Corp. Worker Sues Aetna For ERISA Benefits

LAW360 (Native feed) - April 5, 2021 - 4:22pm
A Florida woman who once worked for Arctic Slope Regional Corp., one of 13 Alaska Native regional corporations, sued Aetna on Monday in a bid to win long-term disability benefits she says she was unfairly denied.

Helpful tips to stretch your stimulus

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - April 5, 2021 - 4:16pm

Host of the Natives on a budget podcast Shawn Spruce is on the show to help you balance your books and save for the powwow trail. Plus national correspondent Mary Annette Pember gives us more details behind two stories she's covered from Indian Country.

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Shawnee Tribe Seeks More Virus Funds After DC Circ. Ruling

LAW360 (Native feed) - April 5, 2021 - 3:49pm
The Shawnee Tribe has asked a federal judge to order the U.S. government to give it a larger share of COVID-19 relief, saying the D.C. Circuit has reversed the judge's dismissal of the tribe's suit claiming it was denied a fair disbursement of coronavirus relief bill funds.

HINU Announces 1k in Technology Aid

THE INDIAN LEADER - April 5, 2021 - 2:23pm

A previously undetermined Technology Grant amount has now been announced as $1,000 per student for the spring semester. The student aid grant comes from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA) announced earlier in the semester. Distribution of the grant will begin April 5, with many students already reporting direct deposits. Following this grant, a final Pell Eligible Grant will be awarded to pell-eligible students, but the amount has yet to be announced.


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Interior Dept. to Invest $1.6 Billion for Public Lands and Tribal Schools

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - April 5, 2021 - 12:28pm

WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior announced last Friday that it will spend $1.6 billion in 2021 to address critical deferred maintenance projects, improve transportation and recreation infrastructure in national parks, national wildlife refuges, and at Bureau of Indian Education schools. 

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Pharmacies Can't Escape More Trials In Opioid MDL

LAW360 (Native feed) - April 5, 2021 - 12:14pm
An Ohio federal judge overseeing multidistrict litigation over the opioid crisis said Monday he won't rethink his order directing parties to tee up another batch of bellwether trials against four major pharmacy chains, reiterating his earlier decision that more bellwethers are necessary to determine the value of the claims.

Monday, April 5, 2021

NATIONAL NATIVE NEWS (nativetimes.net) - April 5, 2021 - 11:35am

Tanana Chiefs Conference in Fairbanks, Alaska, continues its COVID-19 vaccination plan and recently donated surplus to a military base. (Photo-Tanana Chiefs Conference, Facebook)

Alaska Native organization donates surplus COVID-19 vaccines to military base Havasupai tribal council member named to White House environmental group https://www.nativenews.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/nnn040521.mp3

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ABA Remote Work Guide Raises Bar For Atty Tech Know-How

LAW360 (Native feed) - April 5, 2021 - 11:19am
A recent American Bar Association opinion on lawyers' ethical duties of competence and confidentiality when working remotely should be viewed as part of a larger movement by which attorneys are being exhorted to develop competence in 21st century technology, say Jennifer Goldsmith at Ironshore and Barry Temkin at Mound Cotton.

Justice Department working with tribes on missing persons

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - April 5, 2021 - 11:00am

There is no plan for when a tribal citizen goes missing off a reservation or outside tribal lands

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Leech Lake Tribal College Hosts Virtual Conference on Distance Learning

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - April 5, 2021 - 8:56am

Panelists will discuss the future of online education and how it fits into nation-building and tribal colleges’ service to their communities.

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College Fund Honors Students of the Year, Coca Cola Scholars, and Honoree of the Year

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - April 5, 2021 - 8:38am

The American Indian College Fund honors students of the year, Coca Cola First Generation Scholars, and its 2020-21 Tribal College and University Honoree of the Year, Cory Sangrey-Billy.

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Fond du Lac Band wins halt to copper mine

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - April 5, 2021 - 7:00am

Tribe asserts rights as a sovereign state under the Clean Water Act to challenge proposed PolyMet mining operations

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Justices Rebuff Yakama Tribe's Suit Over Wash. Jurisdiction

LAW360 (Native feed) - April 5, 2021 - 6:52am
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up the Yakama Nation's bid to overturn a Ninth Circuit decision that Washington state has jurisdiction over any crime involving non-Indians on the tribe's reservation.

Interior Department Ramps Up Efforts to Address Missing, Murdered Native Americans

POWWOWS.COM - April 4, 2021 - 10:47pm

Interior Department Ramps Up Efforts to Address Missing, Murdered Native AmericansSecretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced the formation of a new Missing and Murdered Unit (MMU) within the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services (BIA-OJS). The unit will investigate missing and murdered Native Americans and Alaska Natives. .....

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Native cast, Native writers galore on ‘Rutherford Falls’

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - April 4, 2021 - 3:00pm

With one of the largest Native writer’s rooms on TV, a Native cast with Michael Greyeyes and Jana Schmieding, and ‘The Office’s’ Ed Helms, ‘Rutherford Falls’ premieres in April

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Fire on Ft. Berthold Reservation Destroys New Apartment Complex, Tenants Evacuated

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - April 4, 2021 - 1:41pm

New Town, N.D. — A fire on the Ft. Berthold Reservation destroyed a new apartment complex early Sunday morning causing dozens of families to evacuate to the nearby Northern Lights Wellness Center in New Town, N.D. 

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