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9th Annual Running for a Stronger & Healthier Navajo Nation Kicked Off

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

RAMAH, N.M. — Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez joined the Navajo Nation Special Diabetes Program and runners on Monday, for the official start of the 9th Annual Running for a Stronger and Healthier Navajo Nation in the community of Ramah, N.M. to promote healthy lifestyles, diabetes prevention, and to bring awareness to obesity, cancer, and chronic diseases.


This year’s 226-mile event will include a run through the Pueblo of Zuni and proceed through Chichiltah Chapter, Bread Springs Chapter, Red Rock Chapter, Manuelito Chapter, Tseyatoh Chapter, and then to Lupton Chapter, Houck Chapter, Pine Springs Community, and St. Michaels Chapter. ‪On July 14, the participants will proceed to Window Rock where they will join horseback riders, bike riders, and others to commemorate the start of the 2019 Summer Council Session, which ‪begins on July 15. 


“We are very thankful to the Zuni Governor and the Zuni Tribal Council for partnering with the Navajo Nation for this year’s event, as the Nez-Lizer Administration continues our commitment to empowering our communities by promoting healthy and active lifestyles, especially among our young people,” said President Nez.


The Special Diabetes Program is coordinating this year’s run with the help of the Zuni Healthy Lifestyles Program. 


On June 22, President Nez and Pueblo of Zuni Gov. Val R. Panteah signed a proclamation highlighting the event, and states that all Navajo Nation Chapter affiliates and Pueblo of Zuni divisions and departments, health care facilities, school health, athletic programs, local communities, and national organizations will combine efforts, strategic partners, and volunteers to coordinate a successful run across the Zuni Tribal lands and across the Navajo Nation.


President Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer will join the runners throughout the week, and they invite the public to join as well. The Nez-Lizer Administration is also allowing Executive Branch employees up to four hours of administrative leave to participate in this week’s run, with prior approval of their immediate supervisor. 


“Working together, we can combat diabetes, high blood pressure, and other health issues, so please come out and join us,” said Vice President Lizer.


For more information about the Navajo Nation Special Diabetes Program, please visit http://www.nnsdp.org/.

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USA Today: Suicide Rate for Native American Women is up 139%

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - July 10, 2019 - 12:29am

Shelby Rowe’s beadwork of Sitting Bull. (Photo: Shelby Rowe)

Published July 10, 2019

In an article in USA Today, writes:

The US suicide rate is up 33% since 1999, but for Native American women and men, the increase is even greater: 139% and 71%, respectively, according to an analysis out this week from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics.

Suicide disproportionately affects non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaska Natives, according to the CDC. A 2018 CDC report found their suicide rate was more than 3.5 times higher than those among racial and ethnic groups with the lowest rates.

READ the rest of story.

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NM Delegation Applauds Senate Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Reauthorize Native American Language Programs

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - July 10, 2019 - 12:01am

Published July 10, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.)Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) applauded the Senate passage of the Esther Martinez Native American Languages Programs Reauthorization Act to strengthen Tribally-developed Native American language revitalization programs.

The bill is named after Esther Martinez, an Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo traditional storyteller and Tewa language advocate who passed away in 2006. It amends existing law to reauthorize two federal Native American language programs at the Administration for Native Americans until 2024, expand eligibility for those programs to smaller-sized Tribal language programs, and allow both programs to offer longer grant periods.

“Native American languages in the U.S. represent some of the greatest linguistic diversity in the world. They hold within them the culture, the history, and the resiliency of Native communities,” said Udall. “This bill, which honors Esther Martinez’s inspirational legacy for Native languages in New Mexico and across the country, recognizes and supports the important work being undertaken by Tribes and Native communities to maintain and revitalize their languages. I’m proud the Senate joined with the New Mexico delegation to pass this legislation to help carry on Esther Martinez’s advocacy, and I will continue to fight to make sure we get this bill across the finish line and signed into law.”

Native language instruction connects students with their heritage and keeps our indigenous cultures alive. Students who are immersed in their language and a culturally relevant curriculum achieve greater academic success. I am proud that we will keep Ohkay Owingeh storyteller Esther Martinez’s legacy alive by continuing this program that has demonstrated success in teaching Native languages in many tribal communities to new generations,” said Heinrich.

“Preserving Native languages means that the inherent sovereignty, vibrant traditions, and rich cultures of Native communities can flourish. Esther Martinez made the revitalization of the Tewa language her life’s work, and I’m privileged to continue her fight to safeguard tribal heritage for future generations. In honor of Esther Martinez and all those who work to perpetuate Native languages, I’m proud to join my colleagues in supporting the Esther Martinez Native American Languages Programs Reauthorization Act,” said Assistant Speaker Luján.

“Keeping our indigenous languages and traditions alive is part of why our communities are so resilient, but in an era where our culture is continuously threatened, the programs that support language preservation are underfunded and often times lack funding altogether. The Senate passage of our bill honoring the legacy of Pueblo storyteller and self-taught linguist, Esther Martinez, is a positive step toward revitalizing our languages and traditions, and I’ll be fighting to move the bill through the House,” said Haaland, Co-Chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus.

“The preservation of Native American languages is vital to the cultural traditions, histories, and future of tribal communities. Esther Martinez’s work as a Native language advocate continues to inspire to this day and her namesake legislation will provide tribal nations with the critical resources they need to safeguard Native languages and ensure the academic success of Native youth. I’m proud the Senate passed this legislation to honor Esther Martinez’s legacy and urge my colleagues in the House to do the same,” said Torres Small.

The full text of the bill is available HERE.

 

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A Beginners Guide to Picking the Right Stocks

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - July 10, 2019 - 12:00am

Published July 10, 2019

Investing in stocks can be really exciting and potentially very lucrative. That’s why the stock market attracts millions of investors every year. However, stock trading can also be very difficult, and the risk of losing money is always present. That’s why it’s essential to learn how to pick the right stock and figure out at what time to invest.

As you can imagine, picking the right stock is easier said than done. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it and no one would ever lose money. Unsurprisingly, mastering stock trading takes a long time and many failed attempts, and even when you become really good at it, you will continue to make bad trades.

Luckily, there are a few tricks that you can learn even as a beginner that will substantially increase your ability to pick the right stock, and you are about to learn some of them today.

Below is a four-step guide on how beginners can pick the right stock. The guide is very straightforward, and it will allow you to start trading almost immediately.

Step One – Find a Stockbroker

Before you can start investing in and trading with stocks, you need to find a broker that will help you do that. The number of reliable stockbrokers is constantly increasing and depending on if you’re planning to day trade stocks or place long-term investments, different brokers will be better for you than others.

In this very comprehensive stock broker guide platform and app guide, you can find information on what you need to think of when picking a broker as well as recommendations for some of the best brokers out there. Remember that this is a crucial step that could either make or break you investment effort, so take it seriously and make sure you find a broker that will suit you.

After you’ve found a broker you like and you’ve opened a trading account, you can move on to the next step.

Step Two – Pick a Market You Like

In order to make the investment process easier for you, you should limit your options. Experienced traders can usually handle several markets at once, but as a beginner, you will want to start off with one.

Most people tend to pick a stock market that they’re interested in or that they have a connection with. For example, tech or energy stocks, or one can pick a local market such as the Swedish stock market or Japanese stocks. The idea is to choose stocks that belong to companies that you’re already familiar with.

Whenever you’ve decided on which market you want to focus on, you can finally move on to the actual investing.

Step Three – Analyze the Market

The third step in finding the right stock is trying to figure out which stock is the best investment at the moment. This can be done using a plethora of different methods and strategies, and the more you trade, the more strategies you’ll acquire.

That being said, when first getting started, you should keep things simple and there are two basic concepts that can be applied when analyze stocks.

 

  • Fundamental Analysis

 

In many ways, fundamental stock analysis is the most basic way of planning an investment. The concept involves studying company information such as revenue, sales, etc. as well as scouring financial news to find data that you can base your investments on.

Maybe one company release a quarterly report that was better than expected, that could indicate that now is a good time to invest. At the same time, news about a tech company’s poorly performing new product could be an indication that you shouldn’t invest or that you should try and short trade the stock. I think you get the point.

 

  • Technical Analysis

 

Unlike fundamental analysis, the technical analysis focuses strictly on price movements. Instead of studying how the company is performing and reading the news, you will base your investments on how that stock is performing.

A technical analysis can be done very simply using a few easy techniques, or it can be a more complicated effort that requires a great understanding of charts, price movements, and investment strategies.

Luckily, there are several easy chart patterns that you can master and that will help you tremendously in the beginning.

Note that most professional stock investors use a combination of technical and fundamental analysis to pick their investments, and the more data you can collect, the better your assessment will be.

Step Four – Invest

The final step is maybe the easiest. As soon as you find a stock that you believe will be a good investment, you need to invest in it. The amount you invest in each stock will depend on your available funds, but a good rule of thumb is to never invest more than 1% of your funds in each stock.

Now, with your investment placed all you have to do is wait. Continue to analyze the instrument so that you can decide when it has reached its peak so that you can sell it before it drops back down.

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Native American Artists-in-Residence to Focus on Dakota Arts and Games and Ojibwe Woodcarving

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - July 10, 2019 - 12:00am

Published July 10, 2019

ST. PAUL, Minn.  — The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) announced on Tuesday two recipients for the 2019 Native American Artist-in-Residence program. This is the fifth year of the program which is designed to help revitalize traditional forms of Native American art. Each artist will serve a six-month paid residency to study the collections at MNHS and other institutions to aid in a better understanding of their respective art forms. They will also share this knowledge by developing community-based programming in their home communities.

The 2019 awardees are:

Jeremy Red Eagle is a member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate. He lives in Waubay, South Dakota.

Red Eagle plans to explore items in the MNHS collections including bows and arrows, and games, like Creator’s game (traditional lacrosse), that play a part in defining roles for young men and boys in the Dakota community.

Red Eagle feels that sharing this work with his community is important because “teaching our traditional arts and games intertwine cultural teachings, values and revitalize the cultural significance [that] utilitarian arts bring to [a] cultural value system.”

 

 

Gerald White is a member of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. He lives in Deer River, Minnesota.

White is an educator and woodcarver who plans to examine biikwaakadoo-baagamaagan or ball-headed clubs in MNHS collections. Initially used as implements of war, today the clubs are more commonly seen with powwow regalia, specifically the Woodland style, in which White dances.

Through his community project, White hopes to “…promote the woodland dance and associated regalia and authentic materials, especially the warclub.”

The 2019 Artists-in-Residence were selected based on the recommendations of a panel consisting of experts in the field of Native arts, history and culture. Find out more about the program and view works by previous awardees.In addition to the residencies, two additional Encouragement Grants have been awarded to support artists to continue with their cultural arts and research. The grants consist of a stipend and a paid research visit to MNHS collections. The 2019 Encouragement Grant awardees are Jennie Kappenman, Red Lake Ojibwe, and LaVerne Whitebear, Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux and Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota. 

The Native American Artist-in-Residence program is made possible in part by a grant from the Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies.

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Over a Dozen Tribes Receive Funding from Tribal Solar Accelerator Fund for New Clean Energy Projects

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - July 10, 2019 - 12:00am

Published July 10, 2019

Applications totaled more than $7 million in requests for tribal solar projects

DENVER More than a dozen tribes and tribal organizations have been awarded funding for new solar projects from the Tribal Solar Accelerator Fund (TSAF), a tribal-led initiative with seed funding from Wells Fargo that aims to catalyze the growth of solar energy and expand solar job opportunities in tribal communities across the United States.

Funding for new tribal facility and residential solar energy projects, including matching funds for Department of Energy grants, will help further tribal energy security and resilience, workforce training, and build tribal energy sovereignty. TSAF received more than 40 applications totaling over $7 million in requests for tribal solar projects from dozens of applicants, demonstrating the need and excitement for renewable energy technology and workforce development in tribal communities.

“The spirit of self-determination, resilience, and environmental and cultural stewardship is inescapable throughout tribal communities,” said Adam Bad Wound (Lakota), GRID Alternatives vice president of philanthropy and founder of the Tribal Solar Accelerator Fund. “Our vision for Indian Country is a transition to energy sovereignty that is educational, entrepreneurial, and completely renewable.”

“These projects will help improve quality of life and housing affordability in tribal communities while providing workforce development opportunities for tribe members in the rapidly growing clean-energy sector,” said Ramsay Huntley, Vice President, and Clean Technology and Innovation Philanthropy Program Officer at Wells Fargo. “Wells Fargo is pleased to support the Tribal Solar Accelerator Fund – a signature component of our larger effort to address unique economic, social and environmental needs in Indian Country.”

TSAF 2019-2020 grantees:

  • Big Pine Paiute Tribe – Big Pine Paiute Water Pump Solar Project

  • Chemehuevi Indian Tribe – Chemehuevi Single-Family Solar Project 2019

  • Kashia Band of Pomo Indians – Solar Electric Systems for 4 Low-Income Members of the Kashia Band of Pomo Indians

  • Northern Circle Indian Housing Authority – Solar Electric Systems for 10 Low-Income Members of the Northern Circle Indian Tribes

  • Ojo Encino Chapter – Ojo Encino Solar Project

  • Picuris Pueblo – Pueblo of Picuris Community Solar System Phase II

  • Pinoleville Pomo Nation – Pinoleville Pomo Nation Youth Education Facility-Roof Top Solar Demonstration Project

  • Rosebud Sioux Tribe – Rosebud Sioux Tribe Sicangu Village Solar Partnership Initiative

  • Round Valley Indian Housing Authority (RVIHA) – Solar Electric Systems for 10 Low-Income Members of the Round Valley Indian tribes

  • San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians – San Pasqual Band Solar and Microgrid

  • Timbisha Shoshone – Dependable Home Power

  • United Tribes Technical College – United Tribes Technical College’s Solar for Everyone Initiative

  • Wiyot Tribe – Solar Electric Systems for 4 Low-Income Members of the Wiyot Tribe

  • Yurok Tribe – Yurok Solar Project-Tulley Creek Facilities

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Categories: UNITED STATES

First Nations launch new court challenge to Trans Mountain pipeline

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 9, 2019 - 8:19pm
First Nations Pipeline Lawsuit

Several First Nations have launched new court challenges to the federal government's recently re-approved Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.

Categories: CANADA

Camp set up next to where premiers are meeting in Saskatoon

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 9, 2019 - 8:02pm
Protest camp

An encampment protesting against climate change inaction, pipelines and other issues will greet Canada's premiers when they arrive in Saskatoon. Teepees have been set up in Kiwanis Park next to the Bessborough Hotel, where the Council of the Federation conference runs until Thursday, as part of the protest.

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Visiting the Navajo Nation

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - July 9, 2019 - 7:44pm

Horseshoe Bend in Paige Arizona on the Navajo Reservation. ©Tachiinii Photography

Published July 9, 2019

Editor’s Note: This article was first published by Medium.com. Used with permission. All rights reserved.

Last week, I took a road trip back home to the Navajo Nation with my friend AJ. As I shared with AJ, my tribal reservation is considered the largest in the United States and it covers three states: Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona. This trip, I decided to visit a few Navajo Nation landmark places that I, as a tribal member have never visit — at all.

We left Los Angeles around 4 am and decided to drive through Las Vegas, take a short stop at Zion’s National Park then down into Paige, Arizona. As we got closer we saw blue among the red mesas, Yes! We were near Lake Powell, which meant we would be driving towards Glen Canyon Dam.

Glen Canyon Dam, Paige Arizona on the Navajo Reservation ©Tachiinii Photography

Glen Canyon Dam, Paige Arizona

The Glen Canyon Dam has a dark history with the Navajo people. I know that some of my relatives were forced to relocate when construction started in the 1940s. I also heard that many Navajo’s died while working on the Dam. More information can be shared here: Glen Canyon Dam

Our next stop was visiting Antelope Canyon — a place I always wanted to visit and got more familiar with due to Instagram. All my life I heard about the canyon, but didn’t know the beauty of this canyon- and it was on my reservation. If you decide to visit, you’ll have to make reservations (funny saying that). Please book with my friends’ family touring company called Ken’s Tours: Lower Antelope Canyon — they are amazing and so helpful with booking a tour. Oh yeah, forgot to mention there are two types of tours; lower and upper. I had heard that the lower tour was better so we decided to do the lower tour.

Antelope Canyon — Lower Canyon ©Tachiinii Photography

Antelope Canyon, Paige Arizona

Our tour guide happened to be a Navajo woman who I found out is related to me through our Navajo clan system. (I’m starting to feel like – I’m home) All the tour guides at Antelope Canyon are filled with so much information about the canyon; the culture, the history, details to the canyon, etc… trust me, you’ll enjoy the tour.

Note: You cannot film while touring the canyon, but you can take pictures. Also, try to take a water container that latches to your pants — you will thank me as you’ll be climbing up and down very narrow stairs. You cannot take backpacks during the tour, only a phone, a camera, and water are allowed. (FYI: Tip your tour guide, they will provide a ton of information, suggest settings with your camera, and even take photos of you)

Antelope Canyon, Paige Arizona

Our tour at Antelope Canyon was about an hour. The next stop was visiting a little area behind Big Lake Trading Post called “Navajo Village.” If you want to see traditional dwellings and learn a bit more about my culture, please stop by Navajo Village. The woman there (forgot her name) is very sweet.

Next up on our tour of Navajo was Horseshoe Bend which is about 5 miles away. The city now charges to park there — it was $10. I heard there is a shuttle, but we didn’t have time to research, so we paid the $10 to park. Once you park, you’ll have to hike a little to get to Horseshoe Bend, so take some water with you. Once you reach the location you will see something so unreal in the desert.

Horseshoe Bend, Paige Arizona ©Tachiinii Photography

Yes, it is breathtaking and a bit scary. (Did I mentioned I was afraid of heights?) Well, if you are too — you now have been warned. I was hyperventilating when I saw people taking selfies for their social media accounts, including my friend AJ.

All I will say is please BE CAREFUL the sandstone can crumble at anytime.

AJ and I at Horseshoe Bend, Paige Arizona

After a day of hiking, learning about Navajo Culture and visiting sites we started our drive towards Flagstaff to the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino and Hotel, which I highly recommend. Trust me, after hiking in the hot sun for over 3 hours and driving all day through California, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona it is worth staying in a comfortable hotel. At the hotel, I ran into a friend (yes, Navajo’s are everywhere and I seem to run into one everywhere — I love being Navajo).

I love this hotel, and I hope you will to. While we stayed here, my friend AJ learned a bit more about my culture and he also tried a few different dishes of traditional Navajo food — which we both had for dinner and breakfast.

Twin Arrow Navajo Casino and Hotel, Flagstaff, Arizona

Sadly, we were only able to stay one night at Twin Arrows, but it was well worth it — as we were able to re-charge for our next adventure. While at the hotel, I highly suggest walking around and check out the beautiful southwest artwork. Also, there are signs all around providing information about the Navajo culture that ties into the structure of the hotel – it’s very interesting. Lastly, most of the art displayed throughout the hotel are from local Navajo artist.


Our next stop — Monument Valley, Arizona which is about a 3 hours drive toward the Utah, Arizona border. The drive was a bit long, and the temperature was definitely rising. So be prepared, it’s hot, dry and windy. Drink plenty of water, have lotion as your skin will dry up fast. Keep applying sunscreen as it was a scorching hot day that reached 108.

Monument Valley, Arizona ©Tachiinii Photography

This location is famous — it’s where many Classic Hollywood Westernswere filmed. They do offer group tours into the valley, but we didn’t take any tours — only pictures and we did take a tour within the gift shop. Oh yeah, if you are looking for the Forrest Gump site — where he stops running, from the movie: Forrest Gump it’s about 20 mins away on the Utah side. Check it out if you have time, we didn’t, but we will next time around.

AJ and I looking fabulous at Monument Valley, Arizona.

Next stop the Four-Corners and Shiprock New Mexico.

Four Corner: Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico

We made it to the Four Corners and it was still hot and windy. It took us about an hour and 45 mins to get to four-states. The Four-Corners Monument is pretty small, but it does have local Navajo vendors selling artwork and memorabilia. To my surprise, I ran into another Navajo friend I hadn’t seen in years. (I think I shocked my friend AJ by seeing another Navajo friend hee-hee). Get your selfie by standing on all four states, it will be a great story to share and post on Instagram.

We got back on the road after a quick visit and tour. By now we’ve been on the road for over 6 hours. Our next place where we are staying is in Red Valley, Arizona where my family lives. On the way, we stopped in Shiprock, New Mexico where I grew up and went to high school.

Nighttime in the desert was amazing (billions of stars) if you love star-gazing you’ll love the Navajo Reservation. We started our day early and visit with the family in Red Valley, Arizona, but we had to get back on the road as we have an agenda to stick with, we needed to get to Window Rock, Arizona by 10 am.

Window Rock, Arizona ©Tachiinii Photography

We drove through Buffalo’s Pass, gave a morning offering to the creator, and I showed AJ Wheatfields Lake and campsite near Chinle. After 2 hours of site seeing the Lukachukai, and Chuska Mountains we finally got to Window Rock, Arizona, our Navajo Nation Capital where we planned to stay for the next few days. You will see why when you read my next article Diné Pride so look out for that article coming up soon.


After five days on the Navajo Nation Reservation, we started our journey back to Los Angeles. Next time around we will be visiting, Canyon de Chelly Chaco Canyon and the Anasazi Indian Ruins in Colorado, Aztec and Flagstaff area. I’ll also have to visit my relatives at Second Mesa on the Hopi Reservation. (missed them this time around)

I hope you enjoyed our photos from our trip.

One last thing… we took I-40 and made a pit stop in Winslow Arizona to visit “Standin’ on the Corner” ya know the song by the Eagles “Take it Easy.”

Take the stop and get your selfie, then afterward walk down a block and check out the amazing murals by some native artist including Yancey Katoney. You’ll love the murals and the old town feeling. Check my Instagram of Yancey work at Tachiinii Photography.

“Standin’ at the Corner” in Winslow, Arizona As the song goes… Take it easy and enjoy the Southwest Route 66 through the Navajo Nation.

Good bye and thank you in the Navajo language. Happy Trails…

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14 Tribes Selected to Receive Funding from Tribal Solar Accelerator Fund

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - July 9, 2019 - 7:07pm

United Tribes Technical College – United Tribes Technical College’s Solar for Everyone Initiative

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Categories: EDUCATION, UNITED STATES

Okla. Says J&J Addiction Expert Is Just A 'Book Reviewer'

LAW360 (Native feed) - July 9, 2019 - 6:49pm
An attorney for Oklahoma on Tuesday blasted Johnson & Johnson's latest expert in the state's trailblazing trial seeking to hold the drugmaker liable for the opioid crisis, saying the witness — a neuroscientist who testified that multiple studies show opioids have a very small risk of addiction — was like a "book reviewer" recapping studies he wasn't involved in.

Highway Agency Wants Out of $30M Tribe Bridge Project Suit

LAW360 (Native feed) - July 9, 2019 - 5:00pm
The Federal Highway Administration told a Rhode Island federal court that it should throw out a suit by the Narragansett Indian Tribe that claims the agency failed to mitigate the risks posed to important sites during a highway construction project, arguing the issue isn't ripe for court review.

From legos to NASA-inspired camp: ‘If you can dream it, you can do it’

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - July 9, 2019 - 4:53pm

Dene youth to attend a space camp in Alabama after saving for two years

Categories: UNITED STATES

Evacuation continues as Pikangikum residents arrive in Red Lake, Dryden

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 9, 2019 - 4:25pm
Forest fire near Red Lake

A small amount of precipitation is expected around the northwestern Ontario region in the next few days, which should help fire crews with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry slow down some of the big fires in the area.

Categories: CANADA

Mont. Tribes Try To Ditch Counterclaims In Land Access Fight

LAW360 (Native feed) - July 9, 2019 - 4:24pm
A group of Montana tribes told a federal court Monday they have sovereign immunity from counterclaims brought by county commissioners and the owner of a proposed RV resort development in the tribes’ suit seeking to stop construction of access roads, which they allege would cross tribal land. 

Tribe Wants In On Wash. Suit Over EPA Water Regs

LAW360 (Native feed) - July 9, 2019 - 4:15pm
A Washington tribe has told a federal court that it wants to intervene in the state's suit accusing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of violating the Clean Water Act by weakening the state's water quality standards at the request of the wood products industry.

Seal meat, dinosaurs and friends: Revellers enjoy Nunavut Day in Iqaluit

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 9, 2019 - 4:06pm
Nunavut Man

Children, elders and everyone in between enjoyed food and fun under the midday sun on Tuesday in celebration of Nunavut Day.

Categories: CANADA

Diné Pride 'We Are Sacred' Diyingo ‘Adaanitsíískéés

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - July 9, 2019 - 3:34pm

'Diné Pride is our way of indigenizing and decolonizing a celebration that is not corporate-bought or disconnected from communities of color.'

Categories: UNITED STATES

Kamutik W sets sail for the first time to Labrador's north coast

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 9, 2019 - 3:23pm
David Pottle and Kenneth Best

Labrador's newest ferry pushed off from Happy Valley-Goose Bay for its much anticipated inaugural run Tuesday afternoon.

Categories: CANADA

The Business Case For Championing Diverse Legal Teams

LAW360 (Native feed) - July 9, 2019 - 3:04pm
Leveraging the collective strengths of a diverse workforce is not only the right thing to do, it’s a strategic imperative for any successful firm or business, says Louise Pentland, executive vice president and chief business affairs and legal officer of PayPal.

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