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Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade, Indian Country Responds

June 24, 2022 - 3:37pm

Today, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, a little more than a month after a draft opinion by Justice Samuel Alito was leaked that forewarned the public that the court was preparing to change its course on protecting abortions. The 1973 decision had provided a constitutional right to an abortion for nearly 50 years and today’s ruling will affect millions of Americans and their access to abortion.

President Biden Nominates Patrice Kunesh for Commissioner of the Administration for Native Americans

June 24, 2022 - 1:56pm

President Joe Biden today announced 13 new intended nominations for his administration, including nominee Patrice Kunesh for Commissioner of the Administration for Native Americans, a program office within the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

Ultra Meaningful: Running the Western States Endurance Run

June 24, 2022 - 1:40pm

This weekend, renowned painter, muralist, and ultrarunner Yatika Starr Fields (Osage, Cherokee, and Muskogee Creek) is running in the Western States Endurance Run. The 100-mile race, which will begin at 5 a.m. on Saturday, June 25, takes place on the Western States Trail through the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. This popular trail runs along with the homelands of the Southeastern Pomo, Ohlone, Washoe, and the Nisenan. These elaborate trails were once used for trade with nearby Native peoples, including the Miwok, the Maidu, and the Patwin.  

Supreme Court Rules Miranda Rights to be Limited; Impact on Indian Country 

June 24, 2022 - 10:09am

On Thursday, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Carlos Vega v. Terence B. Tekoh that a plaintiff may not sue a police officer for obtaining an improper admission of an “un-Mirandized” statement used in a criminal prosecution. The ruling does not impact the exclusion of evidence obtained without the Miranda warning for a criminal trial. 

Shinnecock Attorney & Secretary of the Council of Trustees Kelly Dennis Appointed to New Dept. of Interior Advisory Committee

June 22, 2022 - 5:01pm

When she got the letter from the Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, Kelly Dennis felt honored, then humbled.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to Hear Testimony on Indian Boarding Schools on Wednesday

June 21, 2022 - 8:51pm

The Senate Commitee on Indian Affairs will host a hearing titled “Oversight Hearing on Volume 1 of the Department of the Interior’s Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative Investigative Report & Legislative Hearing on S. 2907, Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies Act" on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. - EDT.

Neilson Powless, Oneida, Becomes Highest Ranked American in the World of Pro-Cycling

June 21, 2022 - 3:18pm

Neilson Powless, Oneida, is now the highest-ranked American in the pro-cycling world rankings, after finishing 4th in the Tour de Suisse on Sunday. It was his career-best at a World Tour stage race.

U.S. Treasury Department Welcomes Mohegan Tribe’s Chief Mutáwi Mutáhash Marilynn “Lynn” Malerba as U.S. Treasurer

June 21, 2022 - 12:46pm

Mutáwi Mutáhash Marilynn “Lynn” Malerba’s signature will soon appear on U.S. currency. She will become the Treasurer of the United States and lead a new Office of Tribal and Native Affairs at the U.S. Treasury Department.

Five Tribes to Co-Manage Bears Ears National Monument

June 21, 2022 - 7:49am

On Saturday, the Biden Administration signed an historic cooperative agreement with five tribes for the co-management of Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.

Assembly of First Nations National Chief RoseAnne Archibald Suspended by Executive Committee, Board of Directors

June 21, 2022 - 7:43am

The Assembly of First Nations’ executive committee and national board of directors have voted to immediately suspend AFN National Chief RoseAnne Archibald, the AFN said in a statement on Friday. 

White Buffalo Born to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Tribe

June 20, 2022 - 5:39pm

In an auspicious sign of good things to come, a rare white buffalo was born to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Tribe in Belcourt, North Dakota, on June 16.

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to Visit the Rosebud Sioux Tribe on Tuesday

June 20, 2022 - 11:14am

U.S. Department of the Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen will visit the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. The visit will mark the first time a Treasury secretary has ever visited a tribal nation.

Native News Weekly (June 19, 2022): D.C. Briefs

June 19, 2022 - 12:29am

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.

Celebration begins with Arts Campus Opening and Totem Pole Dedication in Juneau

June 18, 2022 - 9:29am

The Sealaska Heritage Institute’s new arts campus was formally opened and dedicated on Wednesday afternoon.

Texas Supreme Court Rules State Can’t Regulate E-Bingo on Reservations, Win for Tribes

June 15, 2022 - 5:27pm

On Wednesday June 15 the United States Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Indian Tribe of Texas, determining that the state cannot regulate electronic bingo on reservation lands. 

Indian Affairs Living Languages Grant Program to Help Sustain Indigenous Knowledge

June 15, 2022 - 4:26pm

Forty five tribal communities will work towards bolstering their Native languages, thanks to a  $7 million boon from the Indian Affairs Office of Indian Economic Development announced today by Assistant Interior Secretary Bryan Newland (Bay Mills Indian Community).

Movement to Remove War Criminal’s Name in Yellowstone National Park Began in a Northern Cheyenne Home

June 14, 2022 - 5:05pm

BILLINGS, Mont. — By a unanimous vote of 15-0, on June 9th the US Board on Geographic Names ended a decade-long struggle to remove the name of Lieutenant Gustavus Cheney Doane from a 10,551-foot peak that towers above the southeastern sector of Yellowstone National Park, east of Yellowstone Lake. 

Former DOJ Official Tells House Committee Trump Complained About Native Americans “Getting Paid to Vote” in 2020 Election

June 14, 2022 - 12:53pm

A former Justice Department official told the House committee investigating the attack on the U.S. Capitol that Donald Trump complained Native Americans were paid to vote against him in the 2020 election. 

Oneida Man Exonerated After 17 Years in Wisconsin Prison

June 13, 2022 - 5:58pm

MILWAUKEE—A citizen of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin who spent nearly 18 years in prison for a murder he did not commit was finally exonerated of the crime in May. 

Native News Weekly (June 12, 2022): D.C. Briefs

June 12, 2022 - 12:30am

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.