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Communities cut off as Chilcotin River flooding washes out roads

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 10, 2019 - 12:37pm
chilcotin river flooding big creek

Hundreds of people who live along the Chilcotin River and its tributaries have been devastated — and, in some areas, stranded — by flooding, road washouts and unstable earth as incessant rains continue overwhelm the river.

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Cree tourism to get boost from creation of majority Cree-owned travel agency

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 10, 2019 - 12:34pm
Cree travel agency

In the hopes of making it easier for travellers to discover the James Bay region, the Cree Outfitting and Tourism Association has helped launch a majority Cree-owned travel agency: Eeyou Istchee Baie James Travel.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

NATIONAL NATIVE NEWS (nativetimes.net) - July 10, 2019 - 12:13pm

Nalukataq Day in Utqiaġvik to celebrate whaling season in Alaska. (Photo-Shady Grove Oliver)

Hours-long Idaho school hearing focuses on Indian mascots Former Northern Cheyenne leader pleads guilty to fraud Oklahoma theater group highlights Indigenous playwrights Alaska communities celebrate successful whaling season https://www.nativenews.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/nnn071019.mp3

The post Wednesday, July 10, 2019 appeared first on National Native News, by Antonia Gonzales.

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The Conversation: A long overdue for Cherokee actor Wes Studi

INDIANZ.COM - July 10, 2019 - 11:39am
Wes Studi will make Oscar history by receiving an Academy of Motion Pictures honorary award in October 2019.
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Cronkite News: More body cameras in deadliest city for police shootings

INDIANZ.COM - July 10, 2019 - 11:16am
Arizona's largest city, known for its high rate of police shootings, continues to roll out body cameras to 2,000 first responders.
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An open letter to Deb Haaland: Jewish Voice for Peace demonizes Indigenous people

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - July 10, 2019 - 10:31am

Is one of the first Native American congresswomen in history supporting an organization that denies Jewish Indigeneity to Israel asks Samara Brill Alpern

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YES! Magazine: City aims to do more for urban Indian population

INDIANZ.COM - July 10, 2019 - 10:24am
New Mexico's largest city amended a decades-old ordinance to recognize tribal sovereignty and create more services for Native people living in urban centers.
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Rep. Tom Cole: Democrats go to the extremes on the environment

INDIANZ.COM - July 10, 2019 - 9:43am
The Green New Deal is nonsensical, unworkable and simply a departure from reality.
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Native Sun News Today Editorial: Native people still treated as invisible

INDIANZ.COM - July 10, 2019 - 9:31am
Native Americans are not chopped liver.
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Supreme Court keeps Indian Country in the dark in sovereignty case

INDIANZ.COM - July 10, 2019 - 9:15am
It's still anyone's guess why the nation's highest court postponed a decision in one of the most consequential Indian law cases in recent history.
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Shane Morigeau hopes to add a Native voice as Montana's next state auditor

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - July 10, 2019 - 6:51am

Auditor's job is to regulate insurance and the securities industry and serve on the state's land board #NativeVote20

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Cherokee citizen Tyler Fish hired to work on Indian issues at White House

INDIANZ.COM - July 10, 2019 - 6:24am
Midway through the third year of the Trump presidency, someone is finally dedicated to tribal issues at the White House.
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Vulnerable teens lacked supervision in foster home without water or adequate food

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 10, 2019 - 6:00am
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No running water, little food and staff nowhere to be found. Those were the conditions a Winnipeg police officer stumbled upon while trying to return one teenager to a foster home entrusted with the care of four highly vulnerable girls.

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Inuit languages are declining in Nunavut, StatsCan report says

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 10, 2019 - 5:00am
Inuktut syllabics Makpa Otak

Inuit languages declined in Nunavut in the 15 years between 2001 and 2016, according to a Statistics Canada report released on Nunavut Day.  

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$150K awarded to Flying Dust First Nation for lake and river research

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 10, 2019 - 5:00am
Flying Dust First nation

Flying Dust First Nation, 160 kilometres north of North Battleford, will receive $150,000 for environmental research in the Meadow Lake and Meadow River areas.

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Native Sun News Today: Horse riders make annual return to Little Big Horn

INDIANZ.COM - July 10, 2019 - 4:22am
Indian horseback riders, men, women and children, have returned to ride the Greasy Grass like their ancestors before them.
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Could Barrhaven's Amherst Crescent be in for a name change?

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 10, 2019 - 4:00am
Amherst Crescent Ottawa July 8 2019

After Montreal recently changed the name of a street commemorating a man who advocated for biological warfare to exterminate Indigenous people, there are calls by some to do the same here in Ottawa.

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Democracy Now: Inquiry confirms ongoing genocide of Indigenous women and girls

INDIANZ.COM - July 10, 2019 - 1:16am
The disappearance and murder of indigenous girls and women in Canada is a genocide that the government is responsible for.
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CN Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Regained Ownership of Historical Structures

NATIVE KNOT - July 10, 2019 - 1:00am

New exhibit opens July 12 at Cherokee National Prison Museum


 


TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Forty years ago, Cherokee Nation regained ownership of three of its most iconic structures: its prison, Supreme Court and Capitol buildings.


A new exhibit at the Cherokee National Prison Museum is showcasing the history behind the structures and their evolution to serving as influential museums within the tribe’s tourism offerings today.


“Ownership Regained, Legacy Preserved” opens to the public July 12 through Jan. 31, 2020.


“Through Cherokee Nation’s steadfast commitment to cultural and historic preservation, these buildings have been repaired and restored to their period of historical significance and now serve as museums to entertain and educate visitors about the history and culture of the Cherokee people,” said Travis Owens, director of cultural tourism for Cherokee Nation Businesses. “The anniversary exhibit takes a closer look at each structure’s history and shares the lesser known stories about how these buildings were used before we regained ownership.”


The Cherokee National Prison once served as the only penitentiary building in Indian Territory from 1875 to 1901. Today, the interpretive site and museum educate visitors about law and order in Indian Territory. It features a blacksmith area; reconstructed gallows; exhibits about famous prisoners and daring escapes, local outlaws, and Cherokee patriots; jail cells; and much more.


Originally built in 1844, the Cherokee Nation Supreme Court is Oklahoma’s oldest public building. Today, the 1,950-square-foot museum features exhibits on three historic aspects: the Cherokee National Judicial System; the Cherokee Advocate and Cherokee Phoenix newspapers; and the Cherokee language, with a variety of historical items, including photos, stories, objects, and furniture. Touch-screen kiosks offer visitors documentary-style learning on various legal topics as well as teaching conversational Cherokee.


The Cherokee National Capitol housed the tribe’s executive, legislative and judicial offices until 1906 and was most recently home to the Cherokee Nation Supreme Court until fall 2018. The tribe began renovations in April 2018 to prepare the building to serve as the Cherokee National History Museum, slated to open later this summer.


With the addition of the John Ross Museum and Sequoyah’s Cabin Museum, Cherokee Nation owns and operates five museums, eight gift shops, and two welcome centers.


Cherokee Nation museums are open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information on Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism, including museum operations, please call (877) 779-6977 or visitwww.VisitCherokeeNation.com.

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Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council Adopts Residency Ordinance

NATIVE KNOT - July 10, 2019 - 1:00am

AKWESASNE — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council signed Tribal Council Resolution #2019 – 28 on Wednesday, Ohiarihkó:wa/July 3, 2019, adopting a Residency Ordinance that was passed by tribal referendum onOhiarí:ha/June 1, 2019. Tribal members voted 493 in favor of the Tribal Council adopting the ordinance, with 217 votes in opposition and 28 votes voided. The Residency Ordinance establishes written laws governing the conditions under which non-tribal members may reside on tribal lands.


The law has been under discussion for years; with more than a dozen community meetings and an opinion poll that culminated in a formal survey under the direction of SUNY Potsdam’s Institute of Applied Research. SUNY Potsdam assisted in developing and distributing 13,641 surveys to all tribal members; which included questions provided by community members for members to consider.


“The overall health, safety and well-being of the community is a priority for the Tribal Council and we wanted to ensure that each member was provided a voice,” remarked Tribal Chief Eric Thompson. Chief Thompson noted, “Given the importance of this topic, a broad survey was conducted and the integrity of the survey’s findings were maintained and analyzed.”


The results of 1,204 completed surveys indicated that 72% of respondents favored the development of a residency law, which was drafted with further input from the membership and presented in Spring 2019 at three public meetings. Approximately 70% (69.4% actual) of tribal voters ultimately approved the Tribal Council adopting the Residency Ordinance in a tribal referendum held on Ohiarí:ha/June 1st.


“I want to thank tribal members for expressing their concerns for increased public safety, including the need to determine who can and cannot reside within the community,” shared Tribal Chief Beverly Cook. Chief Cook added, “I also want to thank those who participated in the lengthy consultation process and contributed to the ordinance’s development.”


Following the ordinance’s adoption, the Tribal Council will now move forward with its implementation through a callout for interested members to serve on an initial Residency Board. A callout will be posted for five board members who will be appointed to three-year concurrent terms. Future board members will be elected to staggered terms.


“Safeguarding the peace and safety of the community is an important responsibility and I encourage those interested in helping this effort to consider applying for the initial Residency Board,” shared Tribal Chief Michael Conners.


The role of the initial Residency Board is to develop the by-laws and procedures, forms and applications, as well as permits needed to fully implement the ordinance. No Residency permits will be issued until the board is seated and the appropriate measures have been taken, including community educational meetings on the ordinance’s requirement and permit process.


To view the Tribal Residency Ordinance, please visit the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s website at www.srmt-nsn.gov. You can locate additional information on the Tribal Members Portal; including the survey results and analysis, as well as other reports and presentations previously provided on residency.

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