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2019 Dec 9 - 12:01pm
“Breaking the Silence: #MMIW #MeToo” art exhibit. Guest Commentary Published December 9, 2019 MMIW stands for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. For too many Native women, violence is an ever-present threat. Murder is the third leading cause of death among American Indian and Alaska Native women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Our Native sisters experience rates of violence at 10 times the national average. A...
Tags: Opinion
2019 Dec 9 - 12:00pm
Published December 9, 2019 WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema met with Rear Admiral Michael Weahkee, Principal Deputy Director of Indian Health Service, to discuss how his agency can better support Arizona’s tribal communities. “I’m partnering with tribal communities in Arizona to ensure the federal government makes good on its promise to provide critical health services to all Native Americans,” said Sinema. Sinema is working...
Tags: Currents
2019 Dec 9 - 12:00pm
Published December 9, 2019 Belfast is the thriving capital city of Northern Ireland. This city is a treasure trove of culture and adventure attracting tourists globally. This beautiful city will also remind you about the tragic Titanic shipwreck that happened date backed in 1912. This is because, at the former Harland and Wolff shipyard which is today’s Titanic Belfast Museum, the great ship was built. This vibrant city gives you an amazing...
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2019 Dec 9 - 12:00pm
Indian Country lacks broadband coverage Published December 9, 2019 WASHINGTON — Facing pressure from members of Congress, including Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), the Federal Communications Commission has extended time for tribal priority filiing window for Educational Broadband Services (EBS) from 90 days to 182 days. In July 2019, the Commission modernized the regulatory framework for the 2.5 GHz band to make this vital mid-band spectrum available...
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2019 Dec 9 - 12:00pm
Sean Kujawa – Pechanga Fire Engineer, Ed Fletcher – Pechanga Firefighter, Chris Burch, Pechanga Captain, and , Nick Guizzo – Pechanga Firefighter Paramedic Published December 9, 2019 ONTARIO, Calif. — In the cold, early morning hours on Friday, December 6, and with TV cameras looking in, Pechanga Fire Department firefighters opened the doors to one of their shiny fire trucks to reveal more than $3,000 worth of toys stuffed in there. The toys...
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2019 Dec 8 - 12:01pm
Sen. Elizabeth Warren – Native News Online photo by Levi Rickert Published December 8, 2019 PETERBOROUGH, N.H. — While answering a question posed by someone in a campaign rally, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Friday apologized for her past claim of American Indian ancestry. Warren was in Peterborough, New Hampshire on Friday when she was asked by a prospective voter to explain the confusion caused by...
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2019 Dec 8 - 12:01pm
Guest Commentary Published December 8, 2019 Tribes have progressed throughout the recent expansion period and continue to find ways to build capacity as a sovereign nation. This has included Indian gaming for the past 25 years, the growth of tribal business entities and harnessing sovereign policy that supports the evolution from profit to the development of strong tribal economies and Gross Domestic Products (GDP). Recent presentations have...
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2019 Dec 8 - 12:00pm
Navajo Times | Donovan QuinteroConstruction work on the south side of the McKinley County Courthouse in Gallup was halted on Friday after human remains were found by a construction worker, said Captain Erin Toadlena-Pablo with the Gallup Police Department. Published December 8, 2019 GALLUP, N.M.  — Police say what most likely are human remains, were dug up at a construction site at the McKinley Courthouse on Friday afternoon. According to...
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2019 Dec 8 - 12:00pm
Judge Raquel Montoya-Lewis answers questions from the press after Gov. Jay Inslee announced her appointment to the Washington State Supreme Court. (Office of the Governor photo) Published December 8, 2019 WASHINGTON — The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) congratulates Judge Raquel Montoya-Lewis (Pueblo of Isleta) on her appointment as a justice of the Washington Supreme Court by Governor Jay Inslee on December 4, 2019. Montoya-Lewis...
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2019 Dec 8 - 12:00pm
Michigan State Represenatives Youself Rabhi, Laurie Pothutsky, and Rachel Hood with community leaders Published December 8, 2019 LANSING, Mich. — Anishinaabek Caucus of MDP Founder & Chair, Andrea Pierce and several Anishinaabek Caucus members attended the Michigan House of Representatives press conference for the Water Protection Legislative Package of 2019. State Representatives Yousef Rabhi (D-Ann Arbor), Laurie Pohutsky (D-Livonia) and...
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2019 Dec 7 - 1:42pm
Brett Stimac poses with a bear he shot in September in a photo widely circulated on social media. Facebook / Cuyuna Lakes Community Watch Published December 7, 2019 RED LAKE INDIAN RESERVATION — The Brainerd Dispatch reported on Friday Brainerd resident Brett James Stimac, 40, was charged with misdemeanor wildlife trafficking and trespassing on Indian lands after shooting and killing a bear on the Red Lake Indian Reservation, U.S. Attorney Erica...
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2019 Dec 7 - 12:00pm
Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM), Co-Sponsor of the Invisible More Act Published December 7, 2019 WASHINGTON — On Thursday, Congresswoman Deb Haaland’s (NM-01) Justice for Native Women Survivors of Sexual Violence Act (H.R. 3977) cleared the committee mark up and is one step closer to bolster efforts to address the missing and murdered indigenous women’s crisis. American Indians and Alaskan Natives experience physical and sexual violence at...
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