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AIANTA Announces All-Star Lineup of Native Women to Address Virtual Conference

August 13, 2020 - 1:04pm

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Even though the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) annual conference had to go virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Indian Country’s premier national travel association has named an all-star lineup of Native women to address those attending the conference from afar.

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COVID-19 Outbreak on Hoopa Valley Tribe Helps Break County Record for Daily Cases

August 13, 2020 - 8:34am

HOOPA, Calif. — Positive COVID-19 cases on the Hoopa Valley Tribe in Northern California climbed to 24 last Thursday, an increase that helped elevate an entire county to its highest daily case record since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Navajo Nation COVID-19 Death Toll Rises to 477

August 12, 2020 - 10:04pm

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 22 new positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and four more deaths. The total number of deaths has reached 477 as of Wednesday. 6,920 individuals have recovered from COVID-19 and 86,759 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of COVID-19 positive cases is 9,356 and negative tests total 72,605.

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Four Oklahoma Tribes Sue Federal Agency, Gov. Stitt Over Gaming Compacts

August 12, 2020 - 2:37pm

OKLAHOMA CITY — Four Oklahoma tribes late last week filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of the Interior and Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt over the approval of two new tribal gaming compacts signed in April.

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Ryan Reynolds and Paul McCartney Appear on Ballot for Chief of Walpole Island First Nation

August 12, 2020 - 2:24pm

WALPOLE ISLAND — A First Nation with about 5,000 band members is seeking to remove the names of Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds and legendary ex-Beatle Paul McCartney from its slate of candidates for chief after community members nominated the two.

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White Hand Sculpture Honoring California Tribes Painted Black During Protest

August 12, 2020 - 12:47pm

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — A sculpture of a white hand in Santa Rosa, Calif. has been repeatedly painted black in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and the protests that followed after George Floyd was killed by Minnesota police in late May, despite the fact that the monument partially honors California’s Indigenous people. 

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Navajo Nation Reports 19 New COVID-19 Cases on Tuesday

August 11, 2020 - 11:04pm

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 19 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths remains 473 as previously reported on Monday. 6,893 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 86,258 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of COVID-19 positive cases is 9,334 and negative tests total 72,270. 

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Joe Biden Picks Sen. Kamala Harris to be Running Mate

August 11, 2020 - 7:22pm

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Ending weeks of speculation, former vice president and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has selected Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) to be his running mate. Harris becomes only the fourth woman to be chosen to run for national office on a major political party ticket.

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National Native American Boarding School Coalition to Distribute Care Packages to Boarding School Survivors

August 11, 2020 - 3:47pm

MINNEAPOLIS — Love is a great gift from the Creator. Love is the theme of care packages being sent from the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition (NABS) to American Indian boarding school survivors or their direct descendants beginning in late August.

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Only American Indian on Death Row Asks President Trump for Clemency

August 11, 2020 - 2:04pm

WASHINGTON — With the support of the Navajo Nation, Lezmond Mitchell, the only American Indian on death row, is seeking presidential clemency from President Donald Trump. Mitchell faces execution on Aug. 26 without intervention.

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Charges Pending Against Three in Columbus Statue Toppling at Minnesota Capitol

August 11, 2020 - 9:07am

SAINT PAUL, Minn. — Nearly two months after the Christopher Columbus statue at the Minnesota State Capitol grounds was toppled, the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office is anticipated to charge three people with criminal damage to property in the first degree.

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Navajo Nation COVID-19 Update: Seven News Cases; Death Toll at 473

August 10, 2020 - 11:12pm

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — On Monday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported seven new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and one more death. The total number of deaths now totals 473 as of Monday. Reports indicate that 6,878 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 85,772 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of COVID-19 positive cases is 9,315 and negative tests total 71,972.

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Kiowa Chairman’s Impeachment Proceedings Remain in a Standstill

August 10, 2020 - 10:06am

ANADARKO, Okla. — The status of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma’s impeachment proceedings remained in a holding pattern over the weekend. 

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Biden Opposes Uranium Mining at Grand Canyon

August 10, 2020 - 9:19am

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — The Biden campaign on Friday released a statement former vice president and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden made regarding the protection of the Grand Canyon.

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The U.S. Census 2020: Stepping Up Outreach Efforts in Indian Country

August 9, 2020 - 9:00am

WASHINGTON — Time is running out for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIAN) to get counted in the Census 2020. And the timeline just got shorter because the U.S. Census Bureau announced on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, the final deadline for the Census is Sept. 30, 2020, instead of Oct. 31, 2020.

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Saturday Navajo Nation COVID-19 Update: 36 New Cases and Two More Deaths

August 8, 2020 - 11:17pm

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — On Saturday, the Nez-Lizer Administration partnered with the Winslow Indian Health Care Center to distribute food and essential supplies to 571 families in the communities of Winslow, Leupp, and Dilkon to help keep people home and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic that has hit the Navajo Nation hard. 

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Navajo Nation Reports 34 New COVID-19 Cases on Friday

August 7, 2020 - 11:15pm

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — On Friday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 34 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths remains 468 as previously reported on Thursday. Reports indicate that 6,810 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 84,537 people have been tested for COVID-19. The total number of COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation is 9,257.

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Some Well-Meaning Californians are Ignoring the Tribes They’re Trying to Help

August 7, 2020 - 8:47am

MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The founding of Jamestown was more than 400 years ago, yet people in America are just now realizing they’re on Indian land. Idle at home, many are bound and determined to use this time to right some wrongs, but they forgot to check in with the first peoples of the lands upon which they protest.

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Navajo Nation Eases Weekend Lockdowns to 32 Hours

August 6, 2020 - 11:30pm

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — With the flattening of the curve of COVID-19 positive cases on the Navajo Indian Reservation, Navajo Nation officials have eased off the 57-hour weekend lockdown to 32-hour lockdown beginning this weekend. The Navajo Nation will implement a 32-hour weekend lockdown ‪beginning on Saturday, Aug. 8 at 9:00 p.m. (MDT) until Monday, Aug. 10 at 5:00 a.m. The daily curfew will also be changed to ‪9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

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Oneida Nation-owned Bay Bank Plans Branch on Menominee Reservation

August 6, 2020 - 12:45pm

KESHENA, Wis. — Bay Bank, a financial institution owned by Oneida Nation, plans to open a branch office on the nearby Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin’s reservation. 

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