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Three-week Lockdown in Effect on Navajo Nation - 197 New Covid Cases Reported on Monday

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - November 16, 2020 - 11:13pm

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.  — A  three-week stay-at-home lockdown began on the Navajo Nation on Monday, which also implements new safety provisions and requirements for businesses, and calls for schools to implement online learning only, to help reduce the uncontrollable spread of COVID-19. 

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Tribal leaders to meet virtually with New Mexico governor

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - November 16, 2020 - 9:21pm

Leadership from New Mexico’s 23 tribal nations to discuss the coronavirus and its impact on their communities at annual summit Tuesday

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Officials question service cuts at pueblo hospital

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - November 16, 2020 - 8:34pm

‘I ask that the Indian Health Service honor and uphold its obligations and reinstate the health care my people deserve’

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Trump Admin. Must Review Wyo. Oil And Gas Leases, Again

LAW360 (Native feed) - November 16, 2020 - 5:49pm
The Bureau of Land Management can't issue new drilling permits on federal land in Wyoming until it takes a good look at the environmental impacts of leases there, a federal judge ruled in a win for environmental groups including WildEarth Guardians.

Native Artists Sign on for Diné College’s Virtual Art Auction

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - November 16, 2020 - 5:42pm

Diné College will launch a fundraising webpage on November 11 with photos and descriptions of Native American art for sale during a virtual art auction.

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BIA Must Take Land Into Trust For Calif. Tribe, Judge Says

LAW360 (Native feed) - November 16, 2020 - 5:33pm
A California federal judge has ruled that the Bureau of Indian Affairs must take land into trust for the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians' casino, saying the tribe qualifies for a mandatory trust acquisition under a 1983 land claims judgment.

Tribe builds 5-acre memorial to USS Arizona

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - November 16, 2020 - 3:44pm

The USS Arizona Memorial Gardens honors each of the ship's 1,512 crew members

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Seneca-Cayuga's first female chief

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - November 16, 2020 - 3:24pm

Sarah Channing, Seneca-Cayuga Nation's first female chief is on the show. And reporter Kolby KickingWoman has all the sights and sounds of NCAI's national conference.

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Trump Admin. Can't End Suit Over Early End To Census

LAW360 (Native feed) - November 16, 2020 - 2:45pm
U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh on Friday batted away calls from the Census Bureau to end a suit over its shifting timeline for the 2020 population count, saying the government's arguments had already failed in two courts.

House Approves Federal Recognition For NC's Lumbee Tribe

LAW360 (Native feed) - November 16, 2020 - 2:44pm
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill Monday that would grant full federal recognition to the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, giving new life to a decades-old proposal that recently won backing from both President Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden.

New Mexico Seeks Redo of 10th Circ. Water Rights Suit

LAW360 (Native feed) - November 16, 2020 - 1:54pm
New Mexico is seeking to overturn a Tenth Circuit panel's September decision finding that three Native American tribes in the state retain rights to Jemez River waters on the grounds that the panel strayed from the legal question it was tasked with considering.

Lack Of Access To Remote Court Proceedings Is Inexcusable

LAW360 (Native feed) - November 16, 2020 - 12:27pm
Blanket rules that bar recording or dissemination of remote public court proceedings impede presumptive common law and First Amendment right of access, greatly expand courts' powers over nonparties, and likely run afoul of U.S. Supreme Court precedent, says Matthew Schafer at ViacomCBS.

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NATIONAL NATIVE NEWS (nativetimes.net) - November 16, 2020 - 12:03pm

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Navajo Nation Uses Coronavirus Relief to Expand Internet Access

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - November 16, 2020 - 11:23am

An additional $15 million in CARES Act funds, approved on Oct. 9, will provide more internet access that will benefit Navajo students attending Diné College and Navajo Technical University that have campuses in the area, according to the release.

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Native American 40 Under 40 Title Goes to Bacone’s Been

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - November 16, 2020 - 11:20am

"Dr. Been has been instrumental in our tribal relations and special projects which move us closer to becoming recognized as a tribal college," he said. "We congratulate her on this much-deserved award."

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UTTC Continuing Virtual Learning for Spring Semester

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - November 16, 2020 - 11:17am

With the ongoing pandemic, the college feels it’s best for students and staff to keep the learning model that they have been following all year.
The only students that will be doing any face-to-face instruction are those enrolled in Career and Technical Education courses.

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HBCUs and TCUs Get $70 Billion Funding Pledge from Biden-Harris

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - November 16, 2020 - 11:15am

The administration also plans to put $5 billion towards graduate programs in teaching, health care and STEM at HBCUs, TCUs and MSIs to invest more into diverse public school teachers.

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Scottsdale tribe builds 5-acre memorial to USS Arizona

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - November 16, 2020 - 11:14am

The USS Arizona Memorial Gardens honors each of the ship's 1,512 crew members

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Red Lake Nation College to Participate in Give to the Max Day

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - November 16, 2020 - 11:11am

Give to the Max is a giving event that raises millions each year for nearly 6,000 causes across Minnesota and beyond.

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Hemp investigation expands to federal pot, labor probe

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - November 16, 2020 - 11:00am

The Navajo Nation Department of Justice says search warrants targeted 'suspected illegal marijuana farming' at the Navajo Gold hemp operation

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