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Indigenous players from across Canada compete in hockey tournament via PS4 NHL 20

SASKATOON, Sask.-In late May, 64 teams of gamers from Indigenous communities across Canada squared off against each other on Playstation's NHL 20 series for a chance at a cash... — Updated 6/15/2020

 
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Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival goes online

STITTSVILLE, Ont.-COVID-19 may be keeping people home this year, but you can still enjoy the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival online until June 21. The festival will feature a... — Updated 6/15/2020

 
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CRYP Offers New Learning Space and Resources in Response to Covid-19

CHEYENNE RIVER, S.D.-With the recent arrival of Covid-19 on South Dakota's remote Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation, the Cheyenne River Youth Project has continued to adapt its... — Updated 6/15/2020 Full story

 
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Chickasaw Nation takes art show online

ADA, Okla.-Art lovers and buyers can maintain responsible distancing while browsing Chickasaw and Southeastern artists' works online at ArtesianArtsFestival.com. Chickasaw and... — Updated 6/15/2020

 
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Social Justice Philanthropy and the Indigenous Community

Even though they couldn't make the mortgage, Edgar Villanueva's church gave. They took on significant risks, supporting missionaries, responding to natural disasters, helping... — Updated 6/15/2020

 
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Final Rule for Community Reinvestment Act features landmark provisions for Indian country

WASHINGTON, D.C.-In late May, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) released the much-anticipated Final Rule modernizing the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), a... — Updated 6/15/2020

 
 By Ellie Borst    News 

Tribal leaders, advocates question reopening at Grand Canyon, other parks

PHOENIX-Arizona tribal leaders told House lawmakers Tuesday that moves to reopen national parks are being made without needed health safety measures to protect tribal members or... — Updated 6/12/2020

 
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Construction complete on Cherokee Nation efficiency homes for elders

HULBERT, Okla.-Construction on the Cherokee Nation's eight new efficiency homes in Hulbert was recently completed, and the Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation continues to... — Updated 6/12/2020

 
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United Methodist Native caucus sounds alarm over tribal land dispute

NASHVILLE, Tenn.-While most people in the United States have focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, a decision to revoke the reservation status of a Native American tribe's more than 300... — Updated 6/12/2020

 
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Aboriginal group provides for flooding victims

LAC LA BICHE, Alb.-The Resource One Aboriginal Business Association (ROABA) recently hosted a local fundraiser and supplies drive for evacuees of the Fort McMurray flooding last... — Updated 6/12/2020

 
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Celebration of Third Annual National Day of First Nation Fishing Rights

OTTAWA, Ont.-Fishing is part of First Nations culture and identity. It sustains First Nations peoples and economies and is a constitutionally protected inherent and Treaty right.... — Updated 6/12/2020

 
 By Madison LaBerge    News 

Tribe aims to improve dental health by bringing smiles to the dental visit

SAN CARLOS-As she looked at the Disney characters decorating the walls of the San Carlos Apache Healthcare Dental Clinic and at the smiling, laughing children watching dental... — Updated 6/12/2020

 
 By Lisa Diethelm    News 

Treasury formula for COVID-19 funding shortchanges some tribes

PHOENIX, Ariz.-Arizona tribes were among those who could get too much-or too little- COVID-19 relief funding under a Treasury Department funding formula that is based on "probably n... — Updated 6/12/2020

 
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Irish repaying Choctaw blessing with coronavirus donation

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.-Recently, people of Ireland donated a substantial amount of the $3.6 million raised to help 4,300 Hopi and Navajo, in what some people consider a payback for a... — Updated 6/12/2020

 
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Four Cree Nations set blockades to protect nations

SPLIT LAKE, Manitoba-Recently, four Cree nations conflicted with Manitoba Hydro over work at the Keeyask Generating Station in northern Manitoba during the COVID-19 pandemic. When... — Updated 6/12/2020

 
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Navajo Nation clean water infrastructure needs exceed $700 million

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.-The Naabik'íyáti' Committee of the 24th Navajo Nation Council heard from programs and utilities Friday, May 22 on the water infrastructure needs aimed at... — Updated 6/12/2020

 
 By Madison LaBerge    News 

Pageant winner steps up to help her tribe and winds up shipping masks across North America

PHOENIX, Ariz.-As Miss Shoshone-Bannock, Stormie Perdash has represented her people all across the United States. Now, amid the coronavirus pandemic, she's representing them in a... — Updated 6/12/2020

 
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AFN national chief says funding is much needed to continue the fight against COVID-19

OTTAWA, Ont.-Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the Prime Minister's announcement of new funding to fight COVID-19 in First Nations is much needed... — Updated 6/12/2020

 

Bill would guarantee tribal health authorities access to the strategic national stockpile

WASHINGTON-In mid-March, United States Senators Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA) Vice Chairman Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) unveiled the Tribal... — Updated 4/7/2020

 

Cherokee Nation contributes record $6M to 108 school districts

TULSA, Okla.-The Cherokee Nation contributed more than $6 million to 108 school districts during the tribe's annual Public School Appreciation Day Thursday. This year's... — Updated 4/7/2020 Full story

 

"We are not ready for this"

WASHINGTON-Dean Seneca didn't mince words after the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention's "damaging news" in early March about the spread of the novel coronavirus that has... — Updated 4/7/2020

 

Canada must ensure First Nations' rights, title and jurisdiction are respected in Trans Mountain Expansion Project

OTTAWA, Ont.-Following the Federal Court of Appeal's decision on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says... — Updated 4/7/2020 Full story

 

Clean energy produced on Navajo land could help power Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES-In a city renowned for its green policies, Prius drivers and biodegradable straws, it was only a matter of time before officials would vote to move away from... — Updated 4/7/2020

 

First Nations to receive $305 million COVID-19 fund

Ottawa, Ont.-The Trudeau government has promised $305 million to help Indigenous communities deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the $305... — Updated 4/7/2020

 

The National Congress of American Indians calls for more attention to COVID-19 impacts in Indian Country

WASHINGTON-In the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, tribal nations -comprised of some of the most vulnerable communities in the United States-have been left out... — Updated 4/7/2020

 

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