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NHSC to Host Annual AIHEC Basketball Tournament

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - 11 hours 21 min ago

The event will be held in New Town, North Dakota, on the Fort Berthold reservation March 30-April 2, 2023, with games being held at 4 Bears Casino and other local facilities.

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Wolastoqey youth learn about marine conservation research aboard science vessel

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - 16 hours 30 min ago
Wolastoqey voyage

Four Wolastoqey youth explored the Bay Of Fundy earlier this month on an expedition by the Students on Ice Foundation.

In Inukjuak, Que., voting seems futile for community members who feel ignored and forgotten

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - 16 hours 30 min ago
Siasi Smiler Irqumia

There’s anger in Inukjuak, one of the villages in Quebec’s Nunavik region, and disappointment. Why pay attention to the provincial election, especially when history proves their needs won’t be met, community members say.

After devastating injury at Canucks camp, Pimicikamak Cree Nation's Brady Keeper vows to be 'better than ever'

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 23, 2022 - 8:22pm
HKN Canucks Camp 20220923

A year after a heinous injury scuttled his hockey season, Brady Keeper is back with the Vancouver Canucks — and looking to cement his spot on the team.

Stockholders Reach Far For Damages In Chancery Opioid Suit

LAW360 (Native feed) - September 23, 2022 - 5:33pm
An attorney for stockholders suing AmerisourceBergen Corp.'s top executives and directors to recover damages for the company in the wake of the opioid epidemic told a Delaware vice chancellor Friday that damage claims could stretch back several years.

Siksika Nation in southern Alberta to take over RCMP duties with own police service

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 23, 2022 - 5:09pm
Alta-Siksika-Police 20220923

The Siksika Nation has reached a deal with the provincial and federal governments to reinstate the First Nation's self-administered police service after 20 years.

N.W.T. Supreme Court gets 1st Indigenous chief justice

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 23, 2022 - 4:14pm
 NWT Supreme Court Chief Justice Shannon Smallwood (letterbox)

Chief Justice Shannon Smallwood is Dene from Fort Good Hope, and is the first Indigenous person named to the court's top position.

Interior Secretary Announces SIPI May Become a New Voter Registration Agency

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - September 23, 2022 - 3:06pm

This move by Interior to designate SIPI and Haskell follows the March release of the White House’s Native American Voting Rights Report, which found barriers to Native people voting and made recommendations for removing those barriers.

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Keystone XL Pipeline Claim Against US Set To Proceed

LAW360 (Native feed) - September 23, 2022 - 2:59pm
The prominent French arbitrator Alexis Mourre has been tapped to preside over the international tribunal weighing the politically charged $15 billion case brought against the U.S. by the Canadian company TC Energy Corp. challenging the cancelation of the Keystone XL pipeline.

9th Circ. Asked To Overturn Decision On Tribal Casino Plans

LAW360 (Native feed) - September 23, 2022 - 2:59pm
Anti-casino advocates in California have asked the Ninth Circuit to reverse a lower court ruling that upheld plans for a tribal gaming facility near Sacramento, arguing that the judge erred in leaning on a 2017 appellate decision that was only "advisory" and not meant to be precedential.

AML Regulation Of Lawyers Is Imminent And Controversial

LAW360 (Native feed) - September 23, 2022 - 2:31pm
The U.S. House of Representatives' recently passed National Defense Authorization Act subjects lawyers engaged in certain financial-related activities to anti-money laundering regulation under the Bank Secrecy Act, which could pit lawyers against clients in ways harmful to the rule of law and administration of justice, says Jeremy Glicksman at the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office in New York.

9th Circ. Ruling Backs Tossing of Wind Farm Suit, Feds Say

LAW360 (Native feed) - September 23, 2022 - 1:38pm
The Ninth Circuit must toss a bid by two California ranchers and their conservation group to revive their environmental challenge to a planned wind farm on tribal land following a decision earlier this month dismissing an "indistinguishable" Oregon challenge to irrigation decisions, the federal government has argued.

EXCLUSIVE: Deb Haaland Q&A on Road to Healing Tour Progress

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - September 23, 2022 - 1:05pm

 The past two years have been a succession of firsts in Indian Country: The first time a Native American was appointed to a cabinet position, the first time the federal government looked at its role in Indian boarding schools, and the first time the government organized an effort to connect oral testimonies of survivors of the schools and their descendants.

'Who gave the order?' Dene national chief, MLA want accountability for culture camp raid

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 23, 2022 - 12:43pm
Culture camp at Timber Bay

On Sept. 13, ENR officers descended on Łutsel K'e Dene First Nation's cultural camp at Timber Bay, within the Thaidene Nëné National Park Reserve and that has the community's MLA calling for a review and apology to ensure it never happens again.

Narragansett Tribe Fights RI's Bid To Escape Highway Suit

LAW360 (Native feed) - September 23, 2022 - 12:38pm
The Narragansett Indian Tribe urged a D.C. federal judge to reject Rhode Island's bid to escape claims in the tribe's suit seeking $30 million for the destruction of cultural sites amid construction of a highway bridge, saying the state colluded with the Federal Highway Administration to violate federal law.

Builder In Tribal Casino Pay Dispute Again Asks For Dismissal

LAW360 (Native feed) - September 23, 2022 - 12:02pm
A contractor asked a Northern California federal court judge on Thursday to dismiss an amended complaint by the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians that claims a dispute over an unfinished casino project belongs in tribal court and that the tribe maintains sovereign immunity.

Friday, September 23, 2022

NATIONAL NATIVE NEWS (nativetimes.net) - September 23, 2022 - 11:18am

Anchor: Antonia Gonzales

Countless Western Alaskans have lost subsistence resources, food, and even camps that tie them to their land.

Residents are devastated and processing what the loss means to them and their families.

Various agencies are still assessing the scope of damage from the storm, as KNOM’s Davis Hovey reports.

Melanie Bahnke, CEO of Kawerak Inc., shared with KNOM listeners on Wednesday that the damage to subsistence cabins goes beyond loss of buildings.

“We’ve got several people who have lost their subsistence cabins and their boats. And we all know that our subsistence cabins aren’t just recreational. They are means for our food security but also for our cultural continuation and they connect us to the land and our ancestors.”

Bahnke’s point about the cultural connection being affected by the storm has been echoed again and again by Western Alaskans.

Darlene Trigg is one of many Nome residents who no longer has a camp for her family to enjoy. It was completely washed away by the storm.

“My Mom and Dad took it upon themselves to make sure all of the kids had subsistence foods, and it all happened there. My earliest memories are in that building, around that land. It’s a part of the foundation of who I am…it’s built into my identity.”

Throughout the region, residents have talked about the impact this storm had on their subsistence lifestyle.

Daisy Lockwood Katcheak, the City Administrator in Stebbins told KNOM her community will not have as much food for winter.

“100% of the fish racks and fishing supplies for all our subsistence fishermen are gone.”

The community is requesting food deliveries from various agencies to help sustain them over the coming days.

Alaska’s Congressional Delegation has sent a letter to President Joe Biden urging him to approve a request by Gov. Mike Dunleavy (R-AK) request for a major disaster declaration in Western Alaska.

Friday is California Native American Day. This year, the day is the first-ever paid holiday for court workers.

Native State Rep. James Ramos (D-CA) successfully introduced a bill in 2021 to allow court personnel to switch Columbus Day for California Native American Day.

Ahead of the holiday this week, Ramos talked about the effort and celebrated with bird singers and court officials at the San Bernardino Superior Court, which was streamed live online.

“We’re here standing strong for all of our ancestors and the atrocities that has been afflicted upon them for once and for all have a paid holiday to recognize the contributions and the attributions by the California Indian people to the state of California. And we start with the first paid holiday in the state of California, the whole state. The whole judicial system all 58 counties to join together in honoring California’s first people.

Judiciary personnel holidays are set in a civil procedure and the change required legislation. Other staff are covered in a government code.

The measure amended that to recognize the holiday. It does not create an additional paid holiday just an exchange.

The bill was supported by tribes and Native organizations.

Photo of Port of Tacoma by Brandon KochOn Thursday, members of Washington state’s Congressional delegation introduced legislation to help the Puyallup Tribe place more than 17 acres of land into trust to spur economic development.

The tribe wants to pursue opportunities at the Port of Tacoma and on the Tacoma waterfront.

The proposal is supported by the city, county, and the state’s governor.

 

Read the full text of the bill

 

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BMCC and FDLTCC Sign Articulation Agreement

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - September 23, 2022 - 9:29am

The agreement will allow Fond du Lac students to utilize their credits towards a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education at Bay Mills Community College.

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