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Sask. Chamber of Commerce unveils Indigenous Engagement Charter

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - January 21, 2020 - 3:00pm
Indigenous Engagement Charter signing ceremony Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce Thomas Benjoe

Businesses in Saskatchewan that want to boost their Indigenous engagement now have a new resource to help them do so. 

Categories: CANADA

N.S. premier reaffirms no new effluent will enter Boat Harbour after January

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - January 21, 2020 - 2:41pm
Boat Harbour

Pictou Landing First Nation Chief Andrea Paul is expressing concern that although Boat Harbour will stop receiving effluent from Northern Pulp at the end of January, it will still be several months before the former tidal estuary is completely closed to all materials from the mill.

Categories: CANADA

At 90, Alaska Native woman will be 1st counted in 2020 U.S. census

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - January 21, 2020 - 2:41pm
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A Yup'ik elder, born to nomadic parents in western Alaska just after the start of the Great Depression, is scheduled to be the first person counted in the 2020 census.

Categories: CANADA

Over-representation of Indigenous people in federal prisons reaches 'disturbing' historic high

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - January 21, 2020 - 2:02pm
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The over-representation of Indigenous people in federal custody has reached a new historic high according to a statement released by Canada's correctional investigator, Ivan Zinger, who describes the trend as “disturbing” and evidence of “entrenched imbalances.”  

Categories: CANADA

Rep. Deb Haaland Spent MLK Day Boosting Service to Her Community

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - January 21, 2020 - 1:54pm

Rep. Haaland Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at ABQ Involved Service Project. Courtesy Photo

Published January 21, 2020

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Yesterday marked the 25th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

It is recognized as “a day on, not a day off,” according to Rep. Deb Haaland (NM-01), Laguna Pueblo.    

Haaland began her day on the national holiday by attending the New Mexico Black History Month Organizing Committee’s Commemorative Breakfast in Albuquerque, N.M, where they honor the legacy of Dr. King. Later in the day, she and some of her staff went to a local nonprofit, ABQ Involved, to work on a renovation project at SAFE House Shelter and Family Empowerment, a shelter for women and families escaping domestic violence.

“Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. believed in the power of community to overcome our toughest challenges. This holiday is meant to be a day ‘on’ not a day ‘off.’ SAFE House provides a critical service to women and families escaping the cycle violence – in the spirit of Dr. King we came together to help them renovate their space,” said Rep. Deb Haaland.

The post Rep. Deb Haaland Spent MLK Day Boosting Service to Her Community appeared first on Native News Online.

Categories: UNITED STATES

Wyo., Mont. Urge Justices To Nix Wash. Coal Export Denial

LAW360 (Native feed) - January 21, 2020 - 12:42pm
Wyoming and Montana asked the U.S. Supreme Court to invalidate Washington state's denial of a water quality certificate for a proposed coal export facility, arguing Tuesday that the Evergreen State's action unconstitutionally slammed the door to global markets for coal-producing states.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

NATIONAL NATIVE NEWS (nativetimes.net) - January 21, 2020 - 11:32am

Reno Red Cloud, left, stands with Black Hills attorney and author Mario Gonzalez. The two attended the open house at Mystic District headquarters of the U.S. Forest Service, to hear about another proposed gold exploration in the Hills. (Photo-Victoria Wicks)

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The post Tuesday, January 21, 2020 appeared first on National Native News, by Antonia Gonzales.

Categories: UNITED STATES

NEPA and the Sioux San

INDIANZ.COM - January 21, 2020 - 11:05am
Big changes are in the works at an urban Indian Health Service hospital in South Dakota. Did you know about it?
Categories: UNITED STATES

Five Tribes Inter-Tribal Council critical to Oklahoma tribes

INDIANZ.COM - January 21, 2020 - 10:40am
In Oklahoma, we have the largest concentration of Native people in the U.S., and our tribal governments are strong.
Categories: UNITED STATES

Two cases of diphtheria confirmed in area of Onion Lake Cree Nation in Sask.

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - January 21, 2020 - 10:03am
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A medical health officer for Indigenous Services Canada recently sent a notice to the chief of Onion Lake Cree Nation, near the Saskatchewan-Alberta boundary, informing him that the two cases were diagnosed in the last month.

Categories: CANADA

Why every Navajo baby's first laugh is celebrated

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - January 21, 2020 - 10:00am
Jaclyn Roessel

The person who makes the child laugh for the first time has been chosen as the one who welcomes them with a feast for the whole family.

Categories: CANADA

'America is thriving,' president tells Davos ... only that climate pact is an 'unfair agreement'

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - January 21, 2020 - 9:40am

Trump lauds US economy in Davos, says little on climate woes

Categories: UNITED STATES

Nine times lucky? Alberta's Northern Cree takes another shot at Grammy gold

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - January 21, 2020 - 9:15am
Northern Cree band

Even the biggest pop stars might want to clear the Grammy Awards red carpet on Sunday when Northern Cree arrive dressed to impress.

Categories: CANADA

Indigenous 'Molly of Denali' is more than a cartoon for some

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - January 21, 2020 - 9:00am
Molly of Denali

'Molly of Denali' is the first cartoon series with an Alaska Native character as the lead. It premiered nationwide on PBS Kids in July. For many, it is more than a cartoon.

Categories: CANADA

Jumbo Glacier, the municipality with no residents, being shut down by B.C. government

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - January 21, 2020 - 9:00am
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With the land once planned for Jumbo Glacier now being transferred to the Ktunaxa Nation to create a conservation zone, the B.C. government is formally beginning the process of dissolving the town with a mayor, a council — but no people. 

Categories: CANADA

'They have a monopoly': Northern Manitoba First Nations decry Perimeter Aviation following crash

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - January 21, 2020 - 8:59am
Perimeter Aviation plane into snowbank

A group of northern Manitoba First Nations says Perimeter Aviation has longstanding issues after a plane crash on a remote community left passengers "very shaken up."

Categories: CANADA

Beyond coal: Building out solar

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - January 21, 2020 - 7:23am

Salt River Project seeks solar energy from bidders including Navajo Nation

Categories: UNITED STATES

A late night trial (with cameras off?)

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - January 21, 2020 - 7:18am

Buckle up: What to watch as impeachment trial takes off

Categories: UNITED STATES

2 Insys Execs Get Less Than 3 Years In Opioid Kickback Case

LAW360 (Native feed) - January 21, 2020 - 7:08am
One former Insys Therapeutics Inc. executive was sentenced to nearly three years in prison and a second got six months less on Tuesday for their roles in a racketeering conspiracy to bribe doctors to prescribe the company’s powerful opioid spray and lie to insurance companies so they would pay for the expensive drug.

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