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ON THIS DATE - July 6, 2022: Google’s Homepage Celebrates Charlie Hill with a Doodle

July 6, 2022 - 9:51am

Google’s homepage is today celebrating Native American comedian Charlie Hill, a tribal citizen of the Oneida Nation. Today would have been Hill’s 71st birthday.

Cherokee Veteran Receives Medal of Honor for Vietnam War Service

July 5, 2022 - 5:14pm

Cherokee veteran and Specialist Five Dwight Birdwell was awarded the Medal of Honor from President Joe Biden in a ceremony on Tuesday. The Cherokee Nation tweeted that he was the first Native American from the Vietnam War to receive the Medal of Honor. 

Abortion Care has a Long History among Hawaiʻi's Indigenous People

July 5, 2022 - 11:23am

Hawaiʻi legalized abortion in 1970 when it became the first state in the nation to allow the procedure at a woman’s request. But abortion care has a long history among Hawaiʻi's Indigenous people.

Wahlburgers Favorites Outlet Opens on Mascalero Apache Reservation

July 4, 2022 - 8:59pm

Last Thursday was a day of firsts when the Wahlburgers Favorites opened at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Casino Resort that is owned and operated by the Mescalero Apache Tribe in New Mexico. 

Native News Weekly (July 4, 2022): D.C. Briefs

July 4, 2022 - 11:20am

WASHINGTON — In addition to articles already covered by Native News Online, here is a roundup of other news released from Washington, D.C. that impacts Indian Country during the past week.

Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby Named Most Powerful Person in Oklahoma

July 2, 2022 - 11:14am

Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby is the Most Powerful Oklahoman, according to OKC FRIDAY’s poll of state leaders. Bill Lance, Jr., Secretary of Commerce of Chickasaw Nation, came in number 18.

Abortion Clinics in Indian Country?

July 1, 2022 - 1:18pm

Last week’s Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade—the case law that provided a constitutional right to abortions for nearly 50 years—has brought tremendous backlash and intense conversation. Mainstream news has covered stories from multiple angles on abortion and the new limits on women’s reproductive rights. Some discussion has suggested that Tribes may capitalize on the recent Supreme Court ruling that permits states to ban abortions to create abortion “safe-havens."

Homeless Woman Dies in Abandoned Trailer after Giving Birth

June 30, 2022 - 5:45pm

TÓDINÉESHZHEE’--She was extremely reticent about her personal affairs, but people knew that she loved eating at Burger King.

Supreme Court Limits Environmental Protection Agency’s Ability to Take Action on Climate Change

June 30, 2022 - 3:59pm

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that a 2015 regulation called the Clean Power Plan exceeded the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority. The plan was intended to shift the country’s power sector toward sources that produce less carbon dioxide emissions. 

Diné Pride a Beacon for Diné Youth

June 30, 2022 - 2:26pm

WINDOW ROCK-- Throughout the in-person events for Navajo Nation Pride on Saturday, the thought of making a better world for LGBTQ+ Diné youth was reinforced again and again.

Oneida Families to Hold Service for Relatives Buried at Carlisle Indian School

June 30, 2022 - 10:35am

A service on Sunday will honor the memories and lives of Frank Green and Paul Wheelock of the Oneida Nation, who were buried at the Carlisle Indian School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania over 120 years ago. 

Effort to Protect Tribes Impacted by Federal Cannabis Laws Advances in Interior Appropriations Bill

June 29, 2022 - 11:32pm

GOP Rep. Dave Joyce (OH-14) announced that the legislation to fund the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for Fiscal Year 2023 includes critical language he secured to protect the rights of tribes that have authorized the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of cannabis.

Native Bidaské with Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation Chuck Hoskin Jr.

June 29, 2022 - 4:55pm

On this week’s Special Edition of Native Bidaské, Native News Online editor and publisher Levi Rickert and contributor Darren Thompson spoke with Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation Chuck Hoskin Jr. about the release of the Oklahoma v. Castro-HuertaOklahoma v. Castro-Huerta Supreme Court decision

Road to Healing Tour Starts July 9 in Oklahoma

June 29, 2022 - 1:31pm

Next week, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Assistant Secretary Bryan Newland will visit Caddo County, Oklahoma to conduct their first listening session in the Road To Healing Tour, the Department of the Interior’s initiative to hear from survivors of Indian Boarding Schools. 

Supreme Court Rules State has Concurrent Jurisdiction in Indian Territory

June 29, 2022 - 10:43am

Today, the United States Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that Oklahoma has jurisdiction to prosecute non-Indians who commit crimes against Indians in Indian Country. It is the first time in U.S. history that a state has concurrent jurisdiction with the federal government. 

Tara Sweeney Out; Mary Peltola In for Alaska's Special Congressional Election Ballot

June 28, 2022 - 2:09pm

Alaskan congressional candidate Tara Sweeney (R) will not appear on the ballot in the August special elections, the Alaska Supreme Court ruled on Saturday.

Women of Indian Country Respond to the Overturning of Roe v. Wade

June 27, 2022 - 7:36pm

Women across Indian Country react to the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade. Here are some of their public statements on the issue.

Native News Weekly (June 26, 2022): D.C. Briefs

June 26, 2022 - 1:58am

WASHINGTON — The biggest welcome news in Indian Country came on Tuesday morning when President Joe Biden named Marilynn “Lynn” Malerba, who is chief of the Mohegan Tribe, as treasurer of the United States. Chief Malerba is the first ever Native American to hold this postion. Soon her signature will be on the country's currency. 

Native Bidaské with Connie Johnson, Candidate in Oklahoma's Gubernatorial Primary

June 25, 2022 - 5:28pm

On Friday’s Native Bidaské, Valerie Vande Panne, Managing Editor of Native News Online, welcomed Democratic Gubernatorial Primary Candidate for Oklahoma1 Governor, Connie Johnson. 

President Biden Signs New Gun Law Aimed to Keep Guns Away from Dangerous People

June 25, 2022 - 9:25am

President Joe Biden signed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act into law on Saturday morning, June 25, 2022. The law is the most comprehensive gun control piece of legislation in almost three decades.