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2020 Jul 6 - 10:44am
Helicopter attempting to contain fire near Wood Springs, Arizona on Navajo Nation on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Published July 5, 2020 Fire Wood Springs 2 Fire has grown to 12,777 acres WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — On Sunday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 38 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and one more death. The total number of...
Tags: Currents
2020 Jul 4 - 11:19pm
American Indian protesters blocked a South Dakota highway to demonstrate President Trump’s visit to their homeland. Photo from NDN Collective video. Published July 4, 2020 KEYSTONE, S.D. — In a twist of irony, American Indian protesters were met by Trump supporters yelling “go home” near the entry to Mount Rushmore on Friday.  The protesters were actually on their homeland as protected by the Treaty of Fort Laramie and upheld by a 1980 U.S...
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2020 Jul 4 - 8:59pm
American Indians protesting Trump’s 4th of July show at Mount Rushmore on July 3, 2020. Photograph by Wiyaka Foster Opinion As 2020 continues to unfold, this Fourth of July is different. On this nation’s 244th birthday, the most prevalent reason for the difference may be directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic because it certainly has changed the normalcy of everyday life across the country with many unknowns in the horizon. Many people...
Tags: Currents, Opinion
2020 Jul 4 - 11:41am
Members of the Kiowa Gourd Clan Ceremony stand as the flag of Spencer “Corky” Sahmaunt is raised. Carnegie, Oklahoma; July 4, 2019. Mr. Sahmaunt served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of the Kiowa Black Leggings Warrior Society, as well as the Kiowa Gourd Clan.The Kiowa Flag Song, analogous to the Star Spangled Banner, accompanied the flag-raising. (Photo courtesy of Mari Frances Sahmaunt, used with permission)...
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2020 Jul 4 - 11:18am
“Not Your Savage” Mark Charles Published July 4, 2019 Commentary Editor’s Note: This commentary was published in observance of the Fourth of July holiday in 2015. Native News Online is republishing it again this year.  The other day I was eating dinner with my wife in a restaurant located in Gallup New Mexico, a border town to the Navajo reservation. Gallup was recently named “Most Patriotic Small Town” in a...
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2020 Jul 4 - 11:00am
Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. Native News Online photograph by Levi Rickert Published July 4, 2020   WASHINGTON — In a unique program, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) and the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr. and Rainbow PUSH Coalition will come together in a special town hall titled “The Untold Story of America” on Saturday, July 4, 2020 from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – EDT. The town hall that be viewed on several...
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2020 Jul 4 - 11:00am
Window Rock, Ariz., the capital city of the Navajo Nation, is under of reservation-wide 57-hour curfew designed to keep people home to stop the spread of the novel conronavirus. Courtesy photograph. Published July 4, 2020 5,527 recoveries, 64 new cases, and four more deaths reported as 57-hour weekend lockdown set to take effect WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — On Friday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center...
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2020 Jul 3 - 9:39pm
  “The lands on which that mountain is carved and the lands he’s about to visit belong to the Great Sioux nation under a treaty signed in 1851 and the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868 and I have to tell him he doesn’t have permission from its original sovereign owners to enter the territory at this time,” said Julian Bear Runner, president of the Oglala Sioux. (Photo: NPR) Published July 3, 2020 PINE RIDGE INDIAN RESERVATION — The Oglala Sioux...
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2020 Jul 3 - 8:06pm
  On Thursday, FedEx, the title sponsor of the team stadium in Landover, Md., said it requested the Washington NFL team to change its team name. (Photo: Bernard Gagnon / CC BY-SA) Published July 3, 2020; Updated Friday, July 3, 2020 12:08 p.m. – EDT WASHINGTON — If the old adage “money talks” proves true, then the conversation about changing a racist team name just got a whole lot louder for Washington’s National Football League (NFL...
Tags: Business, Currents
2020 Jun 24 - 10:52am
NPR photo Published June 23, 2020 WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a statement Monday advising consumers not to use any hand sanitizer manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV in Mexico, due to the potential presence of methanol (wood alcohol), a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested. The following hand sanitizer products were identified by the FDA to avoid: All-Clean Hand Sanitizer (NDC:...
Tags: Currents, Health
2020 Jun 24 - 10:27am
Published June 23, 2020 Daily curfew and requirement to wear face mask remains in effect WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — On Tuesday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 43 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and one new death. The total number of deaths is 336 as of Tuesday. Reports from 11 health care facilities on and near the Navajo Nation...
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2020 Jun 24 - 5:59am
Little River Casino’s partnership with Rush Street Interactive comes as part of a string of similar agreements signed by tribes across Michigan as part of a push to expand into sports betting at their casinos and eventually offer online gaming and sports betting. (Courtesy Photo) MANISTEE, Mich. — The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians has partnered with a Chicago-based sports betting and online gaming operator Rush Street Interactive LLC to...
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