Oscar-winning Filmmaker Louie Psihoyos Backs Interior Sec. Haaland as Sen. Daines Uses the Grizzly Bear in “Proxy War” Against Her

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - April 4, 2021 - 10:31am

BILLINGS, Mont. — After incensing tribal leaders and members of the Indigenous community with his conduct during Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland’s confirmation hearing, Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT), Montana's junior senator, has introduced federal legislation to overturn tribes’ landmark court victory that returned Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections to the grizzly bear in Greater Yellowstone.


Colorado is latest to weigh ban on Native mascots

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - April 4, 2021 - 9:00am

The state is one of seven considering legislation that would prohibit the use of Native American mascots


‘The Incredible 25th Year of Mitzi Bearclaw’

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - April 3, 2021 - 5:00pm

The story of Mitzi Bearclaw, a 25-year-old hat maker who returns to her roots. Indigenous cast includes Morningstar Angeline, Andrew Martin and Ajuawak Kapashesit


Teaching teachers to reach Indigenous youth

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - April 3, 2021 - 1:00pm

Red Lake educators shares lessons learned on using cultural literacy in the classroom


Top 10 Stories: What Indian Country read this past week as of April 3, 2021

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - April 3, 2021 - 9:54am

What you, our Indian Country Today readers, read most each week


Navajo Nation President Nez Urges Caution during Easter Holiday

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - April 2, 2021 - 10:55pm

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez knows holidays have caused Covid-19 surges after holiday celebrations during the past year.


Pharmacies Take Swipe At Judge Amid Tightening Opioid MDL

LAW360 (Native feed) - April 2, 2021 - 7:20pm
The nation's biggest pharmacy chains, increasingly squeezed by multidistrict opioid litigation as other major drug companies eye the exits, are lashing out with insinuations of judicial bias in a bold bid to avoid choosing between treacherous trials and super-sized settlements.

Evening briefs in Indian Country

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - April 2, 2021 - 7:17pm

Headlines from Friday, April 2, 2021


Arts group brings back Inuit tradition

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - April 2, 2021 - 6:00pm

Qaggiq were built traditionally on the land when groups of Inuit wanted to spend time together with other families


Tribes, States Urge Justices To Reject Yellen's ANC Definition

LAW360 (Native feed) - April 2, 2021 - 5:57pm
Five tribes, six states and one congressman urged the Supreme Court to uphold the D.C. Circuit's ruling that Alaska Native Corporations aren't tribal governments and shouldn't receive tribe-designated CARES Act funding, going against Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen's interpretation.

Making a difference in Indian Country

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - April 2, 2021 - 5:46pm

A jam packed, economy themed weekend edition of Indian Country Today is ready to watch.


Championship within reach for Lumbee coach

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - April 2, 2021 - 5:00pm

University of Houston men’s head basketball coach Kelvin Sampson, Lumbee, leads his team to NCAA Final Four


Tribes Could Get Unfair Edge In Water Rights, 9th Circ. Told

LAW360 (Native feed) - April 2, 2021 - 4:43pm
California and Oregon water agencies, farmers and ranchers have urged the Ninth Circuit to overturn the dismissal of their challenge to certain U.S. Bureau of Reclamation irrigation decisions, saying the ruling would allow tribes to file such suits but not other water rights holders.

Montana piling up barriers to Native vote

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - April 2, 2021 - 3:37pm

‘We have seen absolutely zero proof’ Montana elections are compromised


Secretary Deb Haaland Launches Missing & Murdered Unit at Interior Dept.

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - April 2, 2021 - 3:01pm

WASHINGTON — In her third week on the job as head of the Dept. of the Interior, Secretary Deb Haaland announced on Thursday the creation of a new unit to investigate and solve cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women. 


Man rams car into 2 Capitol police; 1 officer, driver killed

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - April 2, 2021 - 2:29pm

Updated: The crash and shooting happened at a security checkpoint near the Capitol as Congress is on recess


FCC's Emergency Broadband Program To Start With 300 ISPs

LAW360 (Native feed) - April 2, 2021 - 2:24pm
The Federal Communications Commission has already accepted hundreds of internet service providers into the new program that it is crafting with the $3.2 billion that Congress gave it as part of the latest stimulus package to help subsidize internet service for low-income households.

Lateral Hire Conflict Screening Lessons From DLA Piper Case

LAW360 (Native feed) - April 2, 2021 - 1:44pm
While a Texas federal court recently denied a motion to disqualify DLA Piper from representing Apple in a patent dispute after the law firm hired an attorney who formerly represented opponent Maxwell, the case is a reminder that robust conflict checks during lateral hiring can save firms the time and expense of defending disqualification motions, says Hope Comisky at Griesing Law.

Faculty Senate Votes ‘No Confidence’ In University President Ronald Graham

THE INDIAN LEADER - April 2, 2021 - 1:07pm

April 2 — Haskell Faculty Senate unanimously presents Resolution No. 2021-01 to Tony Dearman, Director of the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE), stating, “Support for a vote of no confidence in the leadership, commitment to shared governance, a collegial culture of academic integrity, and transparent communication of Dr. Ronald Graham, President of Haskell Indian Nations University.”

The resolution alleges that Graham has violated shared governance, the Haskell Faculty Senate Constitution (2017), and multiple Higher Learning Commission requirements all of which threaten the university’s accreditation and future. Haskell Faculty Senate also alleges multiple issues with the incumbent president, like “[excluding] faculty and academic deans from critical decisions about dual enrollment, effective scheduling of on-line courses, and use of the limited full-faculty Haskell currently has.”

The resolution also addresses concerns for free speech and expression, saying, “President Graham has demonstrated disdain for collegial academic culture and the unique Indigenous character of Haskell, as evidenced in his disregard for academic freedom, the free speech rights of our students and faculty, and by the autocratic manner in which he seeks to run, not lead, Haskell,”

A total of nine “whereas” clauses lay out the foundation for the senate’s resolute statement, “And Now Therefore Be It Resolved, the Haskell Faculty Senate declares no confidence in either Dr. Graham’s leadership or his effective use of shared governance for Haskell Indian Nations University.”

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Two Native Groups Launch Effort to Protect the Native Vote

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - April 2, 2021 - 1:03pm

PHOENIX — With efforts underway in over 40 state legislatures across the United States to suppress the vote of people of color, two Native American voter advocacy organizations, Four Directions and the Global Indigenous Council, launched on Thursday an educational campaign to support federal legislation that seeks to protect the Native vote.



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