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American Indian College Fund Celebrates 30 Years of Service to Native Americans Pursuing Higher Education

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - April 19, 2019 - 3:15am

Brooke Simpson

Published April 19, 2019

DENVER — The American Indian College Fund is celebrating the 30th anniversary of providing access to a higher education for Native Americans. In honor the anniversary, the College Fund will host the Flame of Hope Gala on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 in Gotham Hall, 1356 Broadway, in New York City from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Headline entertainment will be by Brooke Simpson.

Kimberly Blanchard

The College Fund will honor Kimberly Blanchard, a world-renowned international tax attorney and partner in the tax department of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP based in New York, for impacting the lives of nearly 1,000 Native Americans in education by funding 500 student scholarships and contributing to the professional development of 400 tribal college and university faculty members. Blanchard has also served on the College Fund’s Board of Trustees for the past nine years.

Singer Brooke Simpson is a Native American singer who is passionate about both her art and people. Perhaps known as a finalist on NBC’s The Voice program, Brooke released the singles 2am, which charted on the iTunes pop chart, and her most recent, Perfect, now available.

Event tickets are available for purchase at www.collegefund.org/gala. Cocktail or traditional Native American attire is requested. For additional information about sponsorship or the event, please contact Kim Williams at 303-426-8900 or kwilliams@collegefund.org.

The Flame of Hope Gala is made possible by the following generous sponsors:

  • AT&T- $50,000
  • Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP – $30,000
  • Walmart Foundation – $25,000
  • Ford Motor Company –$20,000
  • UPS Foundation – $10,000
  • Wells Fargo Bank – $10,000
  • FedEx Corporation – $10,000
  • Amergent – $10,000
  • Veradata – $10,000
  • Coca-Cola Foundation – $10,000
  • McDonald’s Corporation – $10,000
  • CBS Corporation – $10,000
  • Vladimir Jones – $10,000
  • Lannan Foundation – $10,000
  • Wieden+Kennedy – $7,000
  • United Health Foundation – $5,000

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Best Ways to uninstall Apps on Your Mac

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - April 19, 2019 - 3:03am

Published April 19, 2019

Mac users have access to millions of apps. Whether you download new apps through the Mac App Store (MAS) or third-party developer websites, you can end up with hundreds of apps taking up space on your Mac.

Most people don’t need every app they’ve downloaded, and if you download too many it can slow down the performance of your Mac. Older apps or games you don’t use anymore, sitting with the data they’ve accumulated, also take up space. All of this has an impact on the performance of your Mac.

Uninstalling apps is the best way to remove this problem. However, a popular misconception with Mac’s is that deleting anything is as simple as dragging an into the Trash, in the dock of your Mac. Unfortunately, to uninstall apps on a Mac, there are a few more steps you need to take. In this article, we cover a couple of ways to uninstall apps on a Mac.

How to delete apps on a Mac?

Unlike other files and folders, such as images, videos and documents, apps have more than one home. With other assets on a Mac, pulling the file into the Trash will remove it. Then, emptying the trash will permanently delete whatever you want to remove.

But with apps on a Mac, they have more than one home. Apps store user preferences, data and cache data, and often these are scattered around in various folders, making it more difficult to remove apps the same way you would a folder of pictures.

There are two ways to uninstall Mac apps: manually removing them, or using a third-party uninstaller app, such as CleanMyMac X. Let’s take a look at these two ways to delete apps on a Mac.

How to manually delete apps on a Mac

Start by going to Launchpad, the native macOS app launcher. Clicking the Rocket icon, which is located in the dock of your Mac is the best way to launch this. Then, type in the name of the app that you want to delete.

Click on the app you want to remove and press Option, then confirm you want to delete it. This will remove the app to the Trash; although you also need to empty the Trash afterwards to delete the functioning part of the app.

Another way is to open the Finder and go to the Applications folder. Within this, you should find every Mac app you’ve ever downloaded, plus any related applications and shortcut folders. Now you can drag all of the apps you want to remove to the Trash, and then to empty it, press Delete Immediately.

Following either of the above steps should remove most of the folders and files associated with an app. But unfortunately, there is more that needs doing to remove them completely; how you manually uninstall apps on a Mac does take a little bit more work.

To remove associated user and data folders that are taking up hard drive space, you need to dive into areas you wouldn’t normally need to access. Thankfully, we can walk you through these steps to make this easier:

  1. Using Finder, type in ~/Library and click Go or Search
  2. Within that, you should see a Preferences folder
  3. Search for any folders and files that are connected to the app(s) you are deleting
  4. Drag these folders into the Trash
  5. Do the same in the Application Support folder

Providing you’ve looked in all the relevant folders, you can empty the Trash. Everything connected to the app or apps you want to delete should be gone for good. Always take care when deleting apps manually: make sure you don’t accidentally delete something unrelated to the app in question.

Remove Mac apps using an uninstaller

It isn’t always easy or safe to delete apps manually. A safer and quicker way is to use an uninstaller, such as CleanMyMac X. You can get this on a 7-day free trial with a Setapp subscription.

CleanMyMac X will safely and quickly scan every app on your Mac, giving you the choice to remove what isn’t needed. Along with the app itself, it will locate associated folders, files and other assets, and remove them at the same time. Downloading an uninstaller is a handy app to have around, especially if you already download a lot of apps on your Mac.

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Columbia University Hosts Mni Ki Wakan: Water is Sacred Pre-summit Event

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - April 19, 2019 - 1:45am

Published April 19, 2019

NEW YORK —  Columbia University is hosting “Water is Sacred, a Mni Ki Wakan: World Indigenous Peoples Decade of Water” pre-summit event.

Join indigenous peoples, youth, & allies from throughout the world community as they come together for the future of water. Learn more about the Mni Ki Wakan: World Indigenous Peoples Decade of Water Summit, August 13-15, Black Hills, South Dakota, USA. Presenters will share about water issues impacting their communities, indigenous water innovations, and traditional knowledge.

Related: Mni Ki: Wakan Water Is Sacred

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Former Oaks Indian Mission children reunite

NATIVE KNOT - April 19, 2019 - 1:00am

OAKS – Children raised at Oaks Indian Mission gathered on April 6 to eat, sing, pray, tour the grounds and reminisce about their childhoods.

“It’s changed a lot,” Bobby Joe Sapp, now 71, recalled during the alumni reunion. “But there’s a lot of stuff I remember. That creek back there, we’d swim in that in December.”

Sol Mockicin lived at the mission for 12 years with nine brothers and sisters from the Bull Hollow community in southeastern Delaware County.

“I came in 1948,” he said, adding that instead of using mowers, mission children rounded up nearby sheep for the lawn-care task. “But we ended up riding the sheep. In a mile of this area, there wasn’t an animal not trained to ride, thanks to the mission kids.”

Oaks Indian Mission has for decades cared for abused, abandoned or neglected children from various tribes and backgrounds. There are a total of 20 children living in Oaks’ three cottages.

“You know, that sounds like probably a lot less than what you’ve known from your time here,” Oaks Indian Mission Executive Director Don Marshall told the 30-plus in attendance. “We found that about six or seven kids per cottage right now is kind of the max of what cottage parents can handle, and 20 is about what our staff can handle. Everybody asks how many kids are here. Obviously, it’s an important question. But, I think the greater question is what we can do with the kids that are here. It’s not quantity, but the quality of the care we can give the kids that are here.”
Sapp remembers a busier Oaks.

“There was a lot of kids here back then,” he said. “The boys, about 80 or 90 kids, stayed in that dorm right there.”

Marshall also touched on changes over the decades.

“The culture was different,” he said. “It’s a different kid that’s here now. Kids are here for shorter periods of time, it seems like. The kids right now, since I’ve been doing this as director, tend to be older, like high school age.”

Fay Arneecher, who turns 73 in May, said she lived among other mission children ranging in age from 5 to 18.

“But we all got along,” she said.

Her twin brother, Ray Grass, an artist and Cherokee Nation citizen, said he has “a lot of good memories here.”

“You can look at this as a school reunion,” he said, “but for us who’ve been together so many years, it’s almost close to a family reunion.”

Opened in 1926, Oaks Indian Mission today is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. A majority of the mission’s funding originates from individual donations and congregations of the Lutheran church.

“Right now it takes roughly $700,000 a year to run the Oaks Indian Mission,” Marshall said. “About 95 percent of that $700,000 has to come from donations. The beauty of the Oaks is that it’s funded by the church, by the Christian community. Therefore, there is an emphasis on the faith that’s anchored in the church over here.”

The reunion’s guest speaker was Dr. Irv Janssen, a longtime Oaks supporter, whose subject was “moral injury” versus post-traumatic stress disorder.


#MMIWarriors - Browning Women Confront Violence

NATIVE KNOT - April 19, 2019 - 1:00am

BLACKFEET RESERVATION  The violence that brutalizes Indigenous people at epidemic levels was recently confronted by a group of women on the Blackfeet Reservation in Browning, MT. According to the Indian Law Resource Center, nearly 4 out of 5 Native women experience violence, and 1 in 2 have experienced sexual violence. The cycle of violence doesn’t end there, rippling out into the community and impacting future generations are the children who are exposed to violence who suffer rates of PTSD similar to war veterans. One prevention model likens violence to a contagious disease, one violent incident creating another violent incident, bubbling up in clusters throughout a community. #MMIWarriors founder Souta Calling Last, who is the Executor Director of the nonprofit Indigenous Vision, says that “self-defense classes can be a vital tool in the efforts to interrupt the cycle of violence, saving a life, and ending violence in our community.”

On Saturday, April 13th, 2019 women and girls from around the Blackfeet Reservation gathered in the gym of Napi Elementary to meet with instructors Justin DuMontier and Rose Bear Don’t Walk from the Cross Collar Academy, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) school on the Flathead Reservation. These self-defense events are part of a growing social movement organized across the country by Souta.

(Blackfeet/Blood) who grew up in Heart Butte, MT. By chance, Rose Bear Don’t Walk (Confederated Salish and Kootenai) had also just received a Change Maker grant to gauge interest in self-defense. The duo, both alums of the Environmental Studies Department at the University of Montana, set out to bring self-defense to a community where murder goes unchecked and families of missing women are still waiting for answers. Bear Don’t Walk stated that “the class was a great success! We had an amazing group of women aging from young girls, teens, moms, and grandmothers. The women were so much fun to work with. We shared a lot of laughs and I think we all came away with more confidence and belief in ourselves. It was a beautiful, empowering day.

We’re thankful that we can bring the gentle art to tribal communities so that we can help lift up our women.”

Diana Bird and Belinda BullShoe (both Blackfeet) of the  Silent Warriors Coalition in Browning who works to bring hope back to the Blackfeet people with prayers and public service hosted and facilitated the free community event. Recapping the event Bull Shoe said, “having this class, it brought confidence to us as women. Being able to use different techniques against a possible attacker or kidnapper was an eye opener to everyone. Today Native American women are disappearing, and if we are taught these defense moves, maybe it will help us in fighting off a possible kidnapper. The Instructors showed patience to us, making sure we knew every move so that we understood each one. I’m grateful to Cinda and Diana Bird to bring them to Browning. I do hope they return, the participants of the workshop agreed they will all be attending again and hope more people will be interested. We had from young to older students, this was something to see knowing all ages are at risk to get kidnapped. Rose and Justin showed empowerment in their Self Defense teaching and we are happy we were able to take part in it.”

The organizers would like to thank Napi Elementary for providing space and Karla Bird for helping secure and promote the event.

To learn more about #MMIWarriors and how you can participate or find resources on how to organize your own self-defense event, please visit www.indigenousvision.org. A goal is to end violence by making this a prevention tool for all communities.


Journalist Patty Loew Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

NATIVE KNOT - April 19, 2019 - 1:00am

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — American Indian journalist Patty Loew, a tribal citizen of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe, has been elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies.

Loew is a professor in the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications and co-director of the Center for Native American and Indigenous Research at Northwestern University (CNAIR).

At CNAIR, she helps advance research and scholarship about Native nations, communities, and people. Loew is the author of “Indian Nations of Wisconsin: Histories of Endurance and Renewal,” now in its second edition, which won the Wisconsin Library Association’s 2002 Outstanding Book Award.

The Academy was founded in 1780 by John Adams, James Bowdoin and others who believed the new republic should honor exceptionally accomplished individuals and engage them in advancing the public good. The Academy’s dual mission remains essentially the same 239 years later with honorees from increasingly diverse fields and with the work now focused on the arts, democracy, education, global affairs, and science.

Loew is among five individuals from Northwestern University to be elected this year. Additionally, this year’s class includes more than 200 individuals with compelling achievements in academic, business, government and public affairs. Perhaps, the most notable name among the more than 200 is former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama.

The new class will be inducted at a ceremony in October 2019 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Application Period Now Open for 3rd Year of NA Language-Immersion Grants

NATIVE KNOT - April 19, 2019 - 1:00am

Deadline is May 30, 2019

LONGMONT, Colo, — First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) today launched a Request for Proposals (RFP) process for its Native Language Immersion Initiative (NLII). First Nations will award about 12 grants of up to $90,000 each to build the capacity of and directly support Native language-immersion programs. The application deadline is May 30, 2019.

This RFP is for the third year of this three-year initiative. The first-year RFP was launched early in 2018, the second in October 2018, and now this one for the third year. The grant period for this new RFP will run from July 15, 2019, to July 14, 2020.

Under NLII, First Nations is seeking to build a dialogue and community of practice, through the grantee cohorts, around Native language immersion programs, and momentum for supporting Native language programs. The effort is made possible through funding from the National Endowment for the HumanitiesLannan FoundationKalliopeia Foundationand NoVo Foundation. The initiative includes American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian language programs.

The full RFP can be found here: https://www.firstnations.org/rfps/nlii2019-2020/. It contains information on eligibility, the application process, grant requirements, selection criteria, allowable activities and more.  Eligibility is limited to U.S.-based tribal government programs, tribal 7871 entities, Native-controlled nonprofit organizations, and Native-controlled community organizations with a fiscal sponsor.

Further, there will be two free Q&A webinars for applicants to learn more about the RFP process and eligibility. Participation in these webinars is not mandatory, but applicants are strongly urged to register for and attend one or both of them.

There are currently about 150 Native languages spoken in the U.S., many of them spoken only by a small number of elders. Without intervention, many of these languages are expected to become extinct within the next 50 to 100 years, which means a significant loss of cultural heritage. These grants can support activities such as curriculum development, language and culture summer, and after-school camps, professional development, mentorships, internships, leadership succession planning, and the strengthening of technological and informational systems. Language retention and revitalization programs have been recognized as providing key benefits to Native American communities by boosting educational achievement and student retention rates. They also support community identity, Native systems of kinship, and management of community, cultural and natural resources.

Through this initiative, First Nations seeks to stem the loss of Indigenous languages and cultures by supporting new generations of Native American language speakers and establishing infrastructure and models for Native language-immersion programs that may be replicated in other communities. To learn more about the history and current grantees of this initiative, go here.


Report Summarizes Dialogue on Native Stewardship of Land & Resources

NATIVE KNOT - April 19, 2019 - 1:00am

New First Nations Report Details Groundbreaking Dialogue around Native Stewardship of Lands, Natural Resources and Sacred Sites

LONGMONT, Colorado (April 18, 2019) – In November 2018 in Denver, Colorado, First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) convened representatives of 15 tribes and Native nonprofit organizations alongside natural resource professionals and experts in Native law and policy to begin a dialogue. That dialogue was about tribal stewardship of the land, natural resources, and sacred sites. It was about barriers to this stewardship. It was about how traditional ecological knowledge is uniquely adapted to local environments and essential to all conservation work, and to discuss steps for enhancing tribal control of natural assets. It also was about how non-Native allies can best provide assistance to this cause.

This gathering was a rare opportunity for these groups to network, shine a light on how they approach their work, and learn from each other’s models and best practices. Now, this groundbreaking convening has been summarized in a free report from First Nations: Increasing Ecological Stewardship of Tribal Lands, Natural Resources and Historical Sites. The report is published under the aegis of First Nations’ Native Ecological Stewardship project. It was written by First Nations Senior Program Officer Mary Adelzadeh (Navajo), who at that time was an ecological/environmental consultant to First Nations.

"Native people and their traditional ecological knowledge must be valued and supported, and this report highlights effective ways to do so," said Adelzadeh.

(To download the report, click here. You will have to enter your email address and organization/company name.)

The convening was generously funded by the 11th Hour Project of the Schmidt Family Foundation. This subsequent report was generated to provide a platform for further discussion and input, recognizing that there was only a subset of tribal and community interests represented at the meeting. The report summarizes input provided by participants and adds examples to further elaborate discussion points. The document is being used for outreach to engage tribes and Native communities, through distribution at future convenings and making it publicly available, in order to expand this work. In addition, the report will be made available to key partners and funding entities as a tool to demonstrate opportunities to support effective stewardship of tribal lands.

"We are grateful to our partners who shared their extensive knowledge and experiences at the meeting," noted Jackie Francke (Navajo), First Nations Vice President of Programs and Administration. "It truly demonstrates shared values and a commitment to expand the use and recognition of traditional ecological knowledge."

About the First Nations Development Institute

For nearly 39 years, using a three-pronged strategy of educating grassroots practitioners, advocating for systemic change, and capitalizing Indian communities, First Nations has been working to restore Native American control and culturally-compatible stewardship of the assets they own – be they land, human potential, cultural heritage or natural resources – and to establish new assets for ensuring the long-term vitality of Native American communities. First Nations serves Native American communities throughout the United States. For more information, visit www.firstnations.org.

Mary Adelzadeh, First Nations Senior Program Officer
madelzadeh@firstnations.org or (530) 402-5404

Randy Blauvelt, First Nations Senior Communications Officer 
rblauvelt@firstnations.org or (303) 774-7836 x213


GrowStrong Recipe: Kohlrabi Slaw

NATIVE KNOT - April 19, 2019 - 1:00am

The budding gardeners taking The Oyate Teca Project’s Medicine Root gardening classes this spring are finally getting a break!

After weeks of blizzards, heavy rains and flooding, which caused some of the classes to be postponed, sunny days and temperatures in the 70s are in the forecast this week.

On April 9, Oyate Teca director Rose Fraser, who oversees the gardening program, announced on its Facebook page “Gardening season is officially underway, our greenhouse is filling up” and posted photos of the seedlings to be planted about a month from now.

Our GrowStrong recipe today is Kohlrabi Slaw.

Since January, dozens of families have been learning best gardening practices in the classroom. Soon, they will be out in their yards, getting their hands dirty and putting their newly-gained knowledge to good use.

Thanks to the supporters of Running Strong, hundreds if not thousands of Pine Ridge residents will be enjoying fresh picked vegetables and fruits that were grown in their own back yards. These will be shared with family members, friends, and neighbors, and sold at the weekly Oyate Teca farmers market throughout the summer and into the fall.

To learn more about our gardening programs click here.

To make a donation click here.


$220 Million Available for Small Businesses to Perform Uranium Mine Cleanup

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - April 19, 2019 - 12:00am

Navajo Nation citizens have protested uranium mines for years.

Published April 19, 2019

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — On Thursday, Navajo Nation Council leadership commends the announcement by U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, Sen. Martin Heinrich, Rep. Ben Ray Luján, and the Environmental Protection Agency to award uranium mine remediation contracts over a five-year period valued at up to $220 million for sites on or near the Navajo Nation. EPA Region 9 is soliciting proposals exclusively from small businesses to address abandoned mines response and construction services.

In January, the Navajo Nation Council Naabik’íyáti’ Committee passed resolutions NABIJA-04-19 and NABIJA-03-19, both of which identify radiation and uranium exposure issues as top priorities of the nation in the states of New Mexico and Arizona.

“The Navajo Nation and the Navajo people sacrificed greatly to add to the economy of the Atomic Age,” stated Delegate Daniel Tso (Baca/Prewitt, Casamero Lake, Counselor, Littlewater, Ojo Encino, Pueblo Pintado, Torreon, Whitehorse Lake), chair of the Council’s Health, Education, and Human Services Committee. “Our New Mexico Congressional leaders greatly understand the human, water, and environmental impacts of uranium mining. I extend much gratitude to our leaders for opening this opportunity to small businesses.”

“The Resources and Development Committee identified the clean-up of the Nation’s hundreds of abandoned uranium mines as a top priority recently,” said Delegate Rickie Nez (Nenahnezad, Newcomb, San Juan, T’iis Tsoh Sikaad, Tse’Daa’Kaan, Upper Fruitland), who chairs the committee. “As a Navajo New Mexico citizen, I am very grateful for our congressional delegation’s leadership on this top priority of the Nation.”

“The leadership of Senator Udall, Senator Heinrich, and Representative Luján on uranium issues is valued by the Council and the Navajo people,” stated Council Speaker Seth Damon (Bááháálí, Chichiltah, Manuelito, Tsé Lichíí’, Rock Springs, Tsayatoh). “They have fought to right the tainted legacy of uranium mining on Navajo, accelerate the rate of mine clean up, and expand the eligibility of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act for the benefit of Navajo citizens. Working together, we can accomplish great things and I look forward to continuing to resolve uranium issues for the benefit of our mutual citizens.”

Proposals are due May 28, 2019. Please visit www.fedconnect.net, click “Public Opportunities,” and search for Reference Number 68HE0918R0014 to obtain the Request for Proposals.

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Register Now for 9th Annual Gravestone Conservation Workshop

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - April 19, 2019 - 12:00am

Published April 19, 2019

Local organizations partner on conservation workshop May 2-3

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism and Preservation Oklahoma are partnering to increase awareness about the importance of gravestone preservation. The two-day workshop demonstrates how to properly care for and preserve historical resources etched in stone.

The eighth annual gravestone conservation workshop is May 2-3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tahlequah Public Cemetery. The cost to attend is $50 and lunch is provided.

Professional gravestone and masonry conservator Jonathan Appell, member of the Preservation Trades Network, will lead the class.

An expert in cemetery preservation planning, Appell will lead the hands-on, interactive training while covering topics on how to reset stones, repair fragmented stones, repoint and clean masonry, and use infill material and appropriate repair materials. Tools and most materials will be provided for the workshops. Attendees are encouraged to bring a folding chair for comfort.

Appell has performed gravestone preservation and planning projects on many historic cemeteries throughout the U.S., including the Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C.; The Granary in Boston; Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Tarrytown, New York; The First Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Greensboro, North Carolina; and The New Haven Crypt in New Haven, Connecticut.

The workshop is limited to 25 people on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve space or get more information, go to www.PreservationOK.org.

For information on Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism, including museum operations, please call (877) 779-6977 or visit www.VisitCherokeeNation.com.

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Spirit Mountain Community Fund Seeking Hatfield Fellowship Applicants

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - April 19, 2019 - 12:00am

Traven Joseph – 2018/19 Hatfield Fellow

Published April 19, 2019

Application Deadline Extended to Friday, May 31, 2019

GRAND RONDE, Ore. — Applications for the 2019-20 Hatfield Fellowship program are being accepted through Friday, May 31, 2019. The fellowship program is funded by the Spirit Mountain Community Fund, the philanthropic arm of The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.

Each year, the Spirit Mountain Community Fund sponsors a highly motivated Native American to serve as the Hatfield Fellow and intern in a congressional office. Placement of the Fellow rotates through the Oregon congressional delegation to enhance the mutual understanding between leadership in Washington, D.C. and Indian Country. Fellows are given an invaluable opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding of how to navigate the political process in Washington, while working on issues that directly affect Native Americans.


The Hatfield Fellow will begin their Capitol Hill experience in November 2019 with a month-long orientation at the American Political Science Association, followed by an eight-month term in an Oregon congressional office. The Fellowship includes a monthly stipend, relocation and travel expenses.

This life-changing opportunity is extended to Tribal members from the nine federally recognized tribes of Oregon, as well as members of tribes in Washington, Idaho and Montana. Preference will be given to members of Oregon tribes. Applicants must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree (or graduating in June 2019) and be at least 21 years of age to apply.

The Hatfield Fellowship was created in 1998 to honor Senator Mark O. Hatfield’s public service to Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. For more information about the program or to apply, visit our website at http://thecommunityfund.com/grants-programs/hatfield-fellowship/

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Celebration of life held for elder, long-time chief Noel Starblanket

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 18, 2019 - 11:02pm
Elder Noel Starblanket

Starblanket, who died this week at age 72, was only 24 when first elected chief.

Categories: CANADA

Rep. Cole Statement on Public Release of Mueller Report

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - April 18, 2019 - 8:18pm

Rep. Tom Cole, R-Oklahoma

Published April 18, 2019

NORMAN, Okla. — Rep. Tom Cole (OK-04), released the following statement after Attorney General William Barr released to the public a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report.

“While I applaud Attorney General Barr for allowing Congress to review Special Counsel Mueller’s report and making it publicly available for Americans to read for themselves, it doesn’t change the prior conclusions of the 22-month investigation. Redacted or not, the report confirms that there was no collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump’s campaign, nor was there sufficient evidence to justify indictment for obstruction of justice. The thorough investigation is over. The results are clearly in. Now it’s time for Democrats to also conclude with their politically-motivated investigations and their dubious charges against the president.”

Rep. Cole is one of two American Indian men iserving in the 116th Congress. He is a tribal citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, based in Ada, Oklahoma.

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Tribe Tells Full DC Circ. Not To Rehear FERC Dam Dispute

LAW360 (Native feed) - April 18, 2019 - 7:27pm
A California-based tribe on Wednesday urged the full D.C. Circuit to reject a bid to reconsider an appeal panel's decision earlier this year that a one-year time limit for states to act on Clean Water Act permit requests doesn't reset if applications are withdrawn and resubmitted.

American Indian College Fund Celebrates 30 Years of Service to Native Americans Pursuing Higher Education

NATIONAL NEWS - April 18, 2019 - 6:59pm
… 47;gala. Cocktail or traditional Native American attire is requested. For additional … About the American Indian College Fund—Founded in 1989, the American Indian College Fund … has been the nation’s largest charity supporting Native …

First Nations divided on impacts of tanker ban at Northern B.C. Senate hearings

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 18, 2019 - 5:57pm
Trans Mountain 20180529

A Senate committee on transportation and communication holding public hearings in Northern B.C. this week heard competing arguments from First Nations about the impacts of a tanker ban. 

Categories: CANADA

Postpone Opioid MDL Trial? Get Real, Judge Says

LAW360 (Native feed) - April 18, 2019 - 5:19pm
An Ohio federal judge on Thursday said that drug companies in the multidistrict opioid litigation are apparently maneuvering to indefinitely delay a bellwether trial and that the idea isn't even worthy of consideration.

Trans Mountain consultation approach 'fatally flawed' even with extension, says First Nations leader

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 18, 2019 - 4:30pm
Chief Judy Wilson Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs NEB Trans Mountain reaction

Even if the time period for consultation with Indigenous groups over the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline is extended by a few weeks, "it still doesn't make up for the approach and the flawed way the consultations are being done," says Judy Wilson.

Categories: CANADA

$16M federal funding helps Matawa education centre 'become a reality'

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 18, 2019 - 4:09pm
Grandview Lodge Thunder Bay

The education manager with Matawa Education says the $16M federal funding for the Matawa Education and Care Centre will help them complete their goal and finish all the renovations needed to make their "vision become a reality." 

Categories: CANADA


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