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Navajo poet awarded $50,000 fellowship

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - May 28, 2020 - 8:04pm

'Writing poetry in Navajo supports revitalizing our language and recitation of our oral tradition'


Antigone named best picture on final night of Canadian Screen Awards

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 28, 2020 - 7:46pm
antigone still

On the fourth and final night of the Canadian Screen Awards, the academy gave the Quebec film Antigone — a modern retelling of the ancient Greek tragedy — top honours.

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Emolind Tapahe 'had a heart of a child'

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - May 28, 2020 - 7:25pm



Deh Cho MLA blasts finance minister over pandemic liquor sales

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 28, 2020 - 7:08pm
Ronald Bonnetrouge

‘I believe there's an element missing from this process,’ says Ronald Bonnetrouge. ‘It's consulting with regular MLAs.’ 

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National Guard called to respond to Minneapolis violence

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - May 28, 2020 - 6:20pm

Rioting on Wednesday and Thursday reduced parts of one neighborhood to a smoking shambles


Navajo Nation reports 102 new cases, 1 more death

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - May 28, 2020 - 6:03pm

The tribe's president says officials are seeing 'some very good indications' that the numbers are flattening


Getting cut off safe supply prescription was like a 'slap in the face,' says Vancouver woman

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 28, 2020 - 5:09pm
Melissa Steinhauer

Melissa Steinhauer says a new doctor refused to renew her prescription for a “safe supply” of opiates, which have been made more widely available in B.C. due to new guidelines for doctors and pharmacies published during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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DOJ Says BigLaw Firms Put FBI Agent At Risk Of COVID-19

LAW360 (Native feed) - May 28, 2020 - 5:05pm
Major drug companies represented by Covington & Burling LLP and other BigLaw firms "jeopardized the health" of an FBI agent by serving subpoenas at his home during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a U.S. Department of Justice filing in opioid crisis litigation.

Victor Rocha: 'The leadership America needs ... Indian Country has'

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - May 28, 2020 - 3:45pm

The closure of tribal gaming and commercial gaming represents '$70 billion just shut down'


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INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - May 28, 2020 - 3:13pm

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Pallister wants Ottawa to clarify rules governing Manitoba powwow planned for June

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 28, 2020 - 2:46pm
Brian Pallister

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister wants the federal government to clarify rules governing large gatherings in Indigenous communities after Lake Manitoba First Nation announced plans to proceed with a powwow in June.

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Ariz. Tribe Rips DOL Penalties In Suit Over ERISA Enforcement

LAW360 (Native feed) - May 28, 2020 - 2:46pm
The White Mountain Apache Tribe hit the U.S. Department of Labor with an ERISA suit Thursday, claiming the agency abandoned a practice of not enforcing certain reporting requirements against tribes and slapped it with $140,000 in penalties.

RCMP apologize after officer was asked to leave to Fort Good Hope, N.W.T., says chief

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 28, 2020 - 2:44pm

Chief Danny Masuzumi said an inspector with the RCMP’s G Division travelled to Fort Good Hope, N.W.T. Wednesday to apologize after the police force received harsh criticism from the community after it came to light that local officer, Const. Randy McKay, had pleaded guilty to sexual assault five years ago.

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U2 drummer Larry Mullen, Jr. donates $100,000 to Native American relief fund

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - May 28, 2020 - 2:28pm

Larry Mullen Jr., drummer of U2 (second from left), donated $100,000 to the Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund.

HOWTH, IrelandU2 might be best known for churning out massive hits like “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” “With or Without You” and “Beautiful Day,” but this week one of its founding members was focused on helping people.

Larry Mullen Jr. co-founded U2, a Dublin-born band, in 1976. Since then, the band has released 14 studio LPs, along with stacks of singles, EPs, live albums and compilations. photo courtesy of atu2.com

Larry Mullen, Jr., drummer for the iconic Irish rock band, donated $100,000 to the Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund, which aims to provide families with two weeks’ worth of food, enabling them to stay home and help flatten the curve.

The amount contributed by Mullen, according to the fund’s organizers, will fund a week’s worth of deliveries of food and water to around 1,000 Navajo and Hopi households in high risk and vulnerable areas.

Through a massive mobilized volunteer effort, to date, the fund has provided food and water distribution to over half of the Navajo Nation chapters, spanning 6,400 households in almost 70 communities in the Navajo Nation. Five of the 12 Hopi Villages have also been covered.

According to the Irish Times, the Irish donations to Native American relief funds during the COVID-19 crisis has surpassed more than $870,000. Organizers said, as of May 27, Mullen’s contribution is paired with more than 25,000 other Irish donations for the Navajo and Hopi Relief Fund.

So far, the fund, overall, has raised more than $4.3 million as of Wednesday evening. On top of that, a separate GoFundMe for the Navajo Nation has raised more than $1.1 million, and includes further Irish donations.

As for the ample Irish donations, The Irish Times also reported that the contributions are a way of “returning the favor” to the Choctaw Nation, who extended a similar relief to Ireland in 1847, when the Tribe sent a donation of $170 (today $5,000, approximately) at the height of the Great Famine.




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9th Circ. Bars Pipelines From Water Permit During Appeal

LAW360 (Native feed) - May 28, 2020 - 2:16pm
New oil and gas pipeline projects can't use an expedited Clean Water Act permitting process while the federal government and Keystone XL pipeline developer appeal a judge's order barring the use of the permit, the Ninth Circuit said Thursday.

#NativeNerd reviews: ‘I Know This Much Is True,’ ‘Hustle’ and ‘The Lovebirds’

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - May 28, 2020 - 1:54pm

Mark Ruffalo delivers a viciously honest performance worthy of an Emmy, ‘Hustle’ lacks any innovation and ‘Lovebirds’ is a hilarious and fun rom-com romp


Oklahoma agency OKs Saturday classes in case of a 2nd surge

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - May 28, 2020 - 1:48pm

Also, four tribes in the state are being awarded a total of nearly $1.2 million to combat the coronavirus


Don't Cancel Your Summer Associate Programs

LAW360 (Native feed) - May 28, 2020 - 1:48pm
While pulling off an effective summer associate program this year will be no easy feat, law firms' investments in their future attorneys should be considered necessary even during this difficult time, says Summer Eberhard at Major Lindsey.

Aquaculture, Fishing Cos. Stand To Net Big Gains From Aid

LAW360 (Native feed) - May 28, 2020 - 1:12pm
A recent Trump administration executive order and a plan to distribute CARES Act funding to aquaculture and fishing businesses represent ambitious new federal support for these industries, and stakeholders should engage proactively as spending plans and application processes are developed, say attorneys at K&L Gates.

Dems Seek Info On Possibly Unsuitable PPE Sent To Navajo

LAW360 (Native feed) - May 28, 2020 - 12:57pm
Democratic lawmakers from New Mexico and Arizona seek answers from the U.S. Indian Health Service about potentially substandard personal protective equipment distributed to Navajo Nation hospitals through a $3 million contract with a former White House aide.


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