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Navajo Nation reports 131 new COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - June 2, 2020 - 7:32pm

Numbers now at 5,479 positive COVID-19 cases and 248 known deaths


Jingle dress dancers honour George Floyd at site where he was killed

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - June 2, 2020 - 7:23pm
Tara Houska

Jingle dress dancers held a ceremony at the intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis on Monday, the place where George Floyd was killed by police last week.

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Polls start closing as voters navigate protests, virus

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - June 2, 2020 - 7:12pm

In all, nine states and the District of Columbia held elections, including four that delayed their April contests because of the coronavirus


Community mourns 'outstanding' artist and elder from Fort Good Hope

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - June 2, 2020 - 6:47pm
Judy Lafferty

A respected elder and artist from Fort Good Hope, N.W.T., has left her family and the community mourning. Judy Lafferty was known as a master of traditional arts — particularly in traditional hide tanning and beadwork.

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Alaska area with 5% census response restarts outreach

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - June 2, 2020 - 6:35pm

'An accurate count is important because federal and state funding is allocated to communities using this data'


DHS Can Exempt Immigration Programs From Enviro Review

LAW360 (Native feed) - June 2, 2020 - 6:00pm
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security can exclude certain immigration policies from review over environmental harm after a California federal judge ruled that the exemption doesn't lead to higher immigration numbers, let alone population-driven ecological degradation.

Spike Lee mentors Native filmmaker Kyle Bell

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - June 2, 2020 - 6:00pm

Lee selected 33-year-old filmmaker as his protégé for the 2020-2021 Rolex Arts Initiative


3 Takeaways From The EPA's New Water Permit Rule

LAW360 (Native feed) - June 2, 2020 - 5:56pm
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week ended years of deference to state and tribal governments to enforce Clean Water Act requirements on pipeline projects that cut through their jurisdictions, in a bid to deliver more regulatory certainty to developers, but the landmark change is far from cemented as it likely will face tough challenges in court.

The Latest: Tuesday protests in D.C. less tense

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - June 2, 2020 - 5:42pm

Updated: A look at developments in the U.S. and elsewhere following George Floyd's death


Minnesota files civil rights charge vs police in Floyd death

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - June 2, 2020 - 5:14pm

Gov. Tim Walz says an investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department's policies and practices over the past 10 years will determine if the force has engaged in systemic discrimination toward people of color


Activists Block Land Swap Intended For Alaskan Refuge Road

LAW360 (Native feed) - June 2, 2020 - 4:42pm
The Trump administration cannot proceed with a planned land exchange that would allow an isolated Aleutian community to construct a road through Alaska's Izembek National Wildlife Refuge, a federal judge has said, in a win for environmental groups.

'Fighting COVID-19 like building an airplane while flying

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - June 2, 2020 - 4:23pm

There was no roadmap as to how we were dealing with this pandemic


Best Kratom for anxiety and depression

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - June 2, 2020 - 4:17pm

Mental health illnesses are quite prevalent in the world. For instance, millions of people suffer from anxiety and depression worldwide. About 300 million people experience one or more of the symptoms of anxiety or depression around the globe. In the US alone, more than 40 million adult citizens have to cope with either of the two, one way or another. Unfortunately, due to the high number of cases and poor diagnosis, only half of the victims are treated in the US.

Over a couple of years, Kratom has been growing in popularity across the world and particularly in the US. This plant is associated with several beneficial effects. As America grapples with finding a solution to the world’s primary cause of disability, many of her citizens have turned to Kratom. Thanks to Mitragyna speciosa, many have seen better days. Kratom is not a medicine as per se, but it has been found quite useful in stimulating the body to prevent anxious and depressive feelings.

Common symptoms of anxiety and depression

Whether you are experiencing anxiety or depression, you may have to bear symptoms that are common in both. Unfortunately, many people do not know they could be suffering from anxiety and depression because they don’t know the symptoms. The following are the most common symptoms of anxiety or depression. However, with the best Kratom for anxiety and depression, you can alleviate the symptoms and lead a better life.

  • Persistent fatigue

Getting tired from a day’s work is normal. However, if you are feeling tired most of the time, this could be because of anxiety or depression.

  • Reduced mental focus and decision making

Anxiety and depression are associated with a lack of concentration and poor decision making. This could happen when you are worried and afraid that bad things may happen if you make certain decisions.

  • Mood swings

People who are suffering from anxiety and depression become easily irritated. If you experience mood swings most of the time, it could be the result of anxiety or depression.

  • Changes in certain habits

If you are experiencing anxiety or depression, you may realize some changes in your habits. For instance, you may experience sleepless nights or sleep too much. Loss of appetite may also occur, and that is why depressed people lose weight.

How Kratom works for anxiety and depression

When people hear that Kratom alleviates anxiety and depression, they always ask the question, how? Well, one thing is a fact, and that is, millions of Americans are now aware of the benefits of Kratom in managing the symptoms of anxiety and depression. It may not be termed as medicine as of now, but its impact on people’s lives cannot be underestimated. But how does Kratom work for anxiety and depression? Just look at the following facts about Kratom and find out.

  • Kratom increases body energy

For centuries since its discovery in Southeast Asia, Kratom has been used to stave off fatigue. The people of ancient Southeast Asia used to chew fresh Kratom leaves or brew them into tea to stay energized when working in the scorching sun. Today research has discovered very active compounds in the plant known as alkaloids. These chemical compounds stimulate the brain, causing an increase in body energy. Anxiety and depression are associated with persistent fatigue. Therefore, if you are experiencing such symptoms, Kratom could offer a remedy as it energizes your body and keeps you as busy as you would love to be.

  • Kratom improves mental functioning

Another way Kratom works for anxiety and depression is by enhancing mental functioning. If you are suffering from anxiety and depression, you may find it hard to concentrate or make informed decisions. There is an altered state of the mind that it becomes hard to focus on one thing. However, Kratom could help you alleviate these symptoms. It is believed that alkaloids in Kratom trigger the brain, causing increased alertness and mental stability. This enables you to focus on your daily activities and make informed decisions hence lowering your anxiety or depressive feelings.

  • Kratom enhances mood

Anxiety and depression are associated with mood swings. Do you get easily irritated or experience mood swings most of the time? It could be you are suffering from anxiety or depression. Fortunately, there is no reason to panic as Kratom is capable of balancing your mood and effectively controlling your emotions. If you can have a way with your emotions and mood swings, you can easily keep anxiety and depression away from your life.

  • Kratom improves the sleeping pattern

One of the most common symptoms of anxiety and depression is lack of sleep. The brain is so overcrowded with thoughts, worries, and fears that sleeping becomes a problem. Luckily, Kratom is capable of inducing sleep. Studies have shown that Mitragynine, the principal alkaloid in Kratom stimulates the brain’s opioid receptors, causing mild sedation. This way, Kratom could help you alleviate sleeplessness associated with anxiety and depression.

Best Kratom for anxiety and depression

While Kratom could help people cope with symptoms of anxiety and depression, not all strains are suitable. For this purpose, the best Kratom for anxiety and depression has been selected for you. If you are experiencing any of the discussed symptoms, then you can consider one of these Kratom types.

  • Red-veined Kratom strains

Red veins are the most potent Kratom strains. An analysis of their alkaloid profile shows the highest levels compared to other strains. For this reason, they are among the best Kratom for anxiety and depression. These strains are associated with an increase in body energy, mood boost, and mental functionality improvement. Some of the red-veined Kratom strains highly popular for alleviating anxiety and depression include the red Borneo, red Thai, and red dragon Kratom strains.

  • The white-veined Kratom

White-veined strains produce moderate effects in the body and thus popular for anxiety and depression. Whites are particularly useful in stabilizing mood and increasing self-confidence. When your anxiety or depression seems too bad, you can choose a white vein to help cope with the situation. The white Malay and white Maeng Da are instrumental due to their comparatively higher concentration of alkaloids. White veins are readily available in most vendors; hence you can grab an order and watch over the symptoms of anxiety and depression.

  • The green-veined Kratom

Green-veined Kratom is not particularly among the best Kratom for anxiety and depression. However, a few of them have proved very useful for either of the mental health issues. For instance, the green Maeng Da and the green Hulu are in high demand among the victims of anxiety and depression. The ability of the two strains to reduce stress and depression is due to their effect on sleep and overall mental wellbeing. People suffering from anxiety and depression experience sleeplessness and hence turn to either green Maeng Da or green Hulu with positive results.

  • Yellow Kratom

Yellow Vietnam Kratom has standard red, white or green veins on the leaves. However, the final product of processing has a yellow hue hence the name yellow Vietnam. This is a unique strain and has shown outstanding results in preventing the symptoms of anxiety and depression. Due to the high concentration of alkaloids, this strain is capable of increasing body energy and promoting the sleeping pattern. Since anxiety and depression cause fatigue and lack of sleep, yellow Vietnam can be beneficial in energizing the body cells and ensuring a good night’s sleep. This gradually reduces the long term effects of anxiety and depression, making life better.

  • Gold Kratom

Gold Kratom is sometimes misleading as people tend to think that the veins have a golden color. On the contrary, the golden color is on the products obtained from processing some red vein Kratom strains. The golden hue is attributed to a high concentration of alkaloids. Gold Kali, Gold Bali, and Gold Thai are the most popular gold Kratom strains and among the best Kratom for anxiety and depression. Like most red strains, they are capable of increasing body energy, stabilizing the mood, and improving mental focus and concentration. This way, they help deal with the symptoms of anxiety and depression. Whenever you feel tired or experience mood swings, you can always consider the benefits of gold Kratom and improve your life considerably.

Bottom line

As the rate of anxiety and depression continue to rise, Kratom has also spread across the globe. The most important thing is that this plant offers help to millions of people who suffer from anxiety and depression. The effect it has on the body discourages the onset of symptoms of the two highly prevalent mental health problems. Today, Kratom has become one of the most popular natural plant products in the US and even though it has not been approved as a medicinal substance, it has undoubtedly made millions of lives better. Anxiety and depression are serious health issues that could lead to other health problems or even death, but the good news is that Kratom can help.


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How a Good Credit Score Can Make Your Financial Life Easier

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - June 2, 2020 - 4:15pm

Maintaining a good credit score opens several opportunities that all share the same goal; making your financial life easier.

While you can live with a poor credit, doing so can be tough and costly. That is why, creditors insist that their clients keep an excellent credit history before they offer products or services on credit.

Establishing a strong credit is not only meant to help you get a credit card or reasonable loan rates. There are more financial benefits that you can take advantage of, including: 


1. Eligible for Credit Card Perks


A high credit score can make you eligible for excellent credit card deals, like low interest rates, rewards, and cashbacks. In addition to helping you save money, these benefits will motivate you to use your credit card, which in turn, will raise your credit if you keep paying off the balance.


2. More Likely to Get Credit Card and Loan Approval


Borrowers with negative credit often chose not to apply for a new credit card or loan because they have been denied before. 

A good credit doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll have your approval the moment you applied. Lenders will still have to go over some factors, such as your income and debt, to determine whether they are working with a client who can pay his or her debts on time.

Still, maintaining a healthy credit record can raise your chances of getting the approval you seek. In other words, there is no need for you to think twice about applying for a new line of credit.


3. You Might be Able to Get that Dream Apartment


Just like a lender, a landlord will want to know your financial reliability and reviewing your credit score is one way to confirm that. Checking your credit history will provide him or her a better idea on your ability to make timely payments.

Nearly all landlords require potential tenants to have a credit score of around 600 or higher to approve their application.

If you were able to access rentals despite a poor credit, it may still not meet your preferences and you might be charged a higher security deposit, or your landlord will request a co-signer on the lease. 


4. Get a Hold of Lower Car Insurance Rates 


If you hope to receive reasonable premiums from auto insurance firms, you need to make sure that your credit score is in great condition. 

Some car insurers take credit histories into account when determining monthly premiums. While an auto insurance company cannot turn you down based on credit alone, a poor credit score can weaken your shot at getting a hold of premiums at low rates.


5. Avoid Paying Deposits on Utilities


Utility providers, like cell phone, cable, internet, and electric companies examine the credit of their customers to confirm whether they will receive payments on time.

You will only be required to pay the deposit, which sometimes can cost $100 to $200 if your credit is unable to make the cut. This, however, could be troublesome when you’re moving to a new home.

Even if relocation is not in your mind, unexpected events like natural disasters could change your plans in an instant. That’s why, you must maintain a good credit score to avoid paying security deposits associated with establishing or relocating a utility service.


6. Better Chances of Landing a Job


Believe it or not, some employers would want to know about the status of your credit as part of their hiring process, although they will need your permission beforehand.

If they found out that you have a history of going bankrupt or making late payments, they may hesitate to offer you the job; they worry that these financial issues might keep you from devoting all your attention and effort on the job when necessary.


As you can see, credit scores have a huge influence on our lives. Being financially responsible allows you to access the benefits that a good credit score offers.

If you have just started building your credit, you need to make sure that you are establishing it on a healthy foundation. Paying your credit card debt on time is a good starting point, which could lead you to great financial opportunities.

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Groups Support Review Of 9th Circ. Ariz. Voting Regs Ruling

LAW360 (Native feed) - June 2, 2020 - 3:49pm
More than a dozen groups have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Ninth Circuit majority's ruling in favor of the Democratic National Committee that found two Arizona voting regulations to be discriminatory. 

Fla. Judge Begrudgingly Tosses Kids' Climate Suit

LAW360 (Native feed) - June 2, 2020 - 2:38pm
A Florida judge has reluctantly dismissed a group of young people's suit accusing local officials of violating their state constitutional rights to a safe environment by promoting fossil fuel use despite knowing its climate change impacts, ruling from the bench that it isn't the court's place to legislate.

Feds, Industry Oppose Bid To Block Trump's Water Rule

LAW360 (Native feed) - June 2, 2020 - 2:04pm
The federal government, business groups and a coalition of states have said the Trump administration's rule narrowing the scope of the Clean Water Act's jurisdiction was a reasonable move that shouldn't be halted just because some states like California disagree with the result.

First Nations Cigarette Co. Fights State Sales Rule At 2nd Circ.

LAW360 (Native feed) - June 2, 2020 - 1:56pm
A Canadian First Nations-owned cigarette company has urged the Second Circuit to revive its challenge to Connecticut's enforcement of a state tobacco law, saying a reporting provision meant to stem illegal cigarette trafficking is unconstitutional.

Lawyers Must Address Racial Injustice With Radical Candor

LAW360 (Native feed) - June 2, 2020 - 1:40pm
The legal industry is uniquely positioned, and indeed obligated, to respond to the racial disparities made clear by the recent killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, but lawyers must be willing to be uncomfortable, says Tiffani Lee at Holland & Knight.


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