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2020 Feb 18 - 5:38am
Real Estate/Development Michigan’s Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians plans to acquire a shuttered area prison and convert it to a space and technology center, according to a story in the Traverse City Record-Eagle. The former Pugsley Correctional Facility, about 25 miles southeast of Traverse City, was a minimum security prison that closed in 2016.  A spokesperson from the tribe’s economic development arm did not confirm or deny...
Tags: Business
2020 Feb 18 - 3:02am
Officer David Kellywood Updated, Monday, February 17, 2020; 10:18 p.m. – EST FORT APACHE INDIAN RESERVATION — Tragedy struck the Fort Apache Indian Reservation in the early hours Monday morning when a White Mountain Apache police officer was killed while responding to a domestic dispute call after shots were fired near the Hon-Dah Casino and Conference Center in Pinetop, Ariz. Officer David Kellywood, 26, one of the youngest officers on...
Tags: Currents
2020 Feb 18 - 2:58am
Organ Pipe Cactus Landscape – NPS Photo Opinion Published February 17, 2020 During the 2016 Dakota Access Pipeline protests, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe community and many other American Indians from around the nation fought vehemently against the proposed pipeline’s route under freshwater rivers and lakes, as well as its intended route through Standing Rock’s ancestral tribal lands.  Over the course of almost a year, the Standing Rock...
Tags: Currents, Opinion
2020 Feb 17 - 9:47am
Presidents’ Day Published February 16, 2020 Editor’s Note: This article was previously published in Native News Online on prior President’s Days. It was updated to include works concerning American Indians made by current president of the United States. WASHINGTON — On Monday some tribal offices and federal government offices are closed to commemorate Presidents’ Day. American Indians have a different worldview than do...
Tags: Currents
2020 Feb 17 - 9:41am
Cherokee Nation Film Office celebrates one year. Photo courtesy of CFNO Guest Opinion Published February 17, 2020 When we first made the leap of opening the Cherokee Nation Film Office, we often heard, “Why should Cherokee Nation get involved in this?” To that I say, “Why not us?” Now celebrating its first full year of successful operation, CNFO is blazing trails never before seen in Indian Country. The film industry in Oklahoma is poised for...
Tags: Currents, Opinion
2020 Feb 17 - 3:37am
Toll roads are a source for governments to raise revenue to fix roads. Courtesy photo Published February 16, 2020 EAGLE BUTTE, S.D.  — Are toll booths coming to Indian reservations?  In recent years, more states have considered toll roads to raise repair funds. Now, one South Dakota tribe is considering this option for its reservation. Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Chairman Harold Fraizer Citing inaction on the part of the federal government to...
Tags: Currents
2020 Feb 17 - 3:07am
American Indian and Alaska Native students are being undercounted by U.S. Dept. of Eduction. Courtesy photo Published February 16, 2020 Senators Say the Dept. of Education Miscounts Students in at Least Two Ways WASHINGTON — Concerned about undercounting of American Indian and Alaska Native students in schools across the country, U.S. Sens. Tina Smith (D-MN) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) sent Education Secretary Betsy DeVos a letter addressing the...
Tags: Currents
2020 Feb 17 - 2:40am
The Capitol Hill briefing entitled, “Moving Ahead to Increase the Safety of American Indian and Alaska Native Women” drew a large crowd. Native News Online photographs by Levi Rickert Published February 16, 2020 WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) hosted a Capitol Hill briefing Thursday afternoon entitled “Moving Ahead to Increase the Safety of American Indian and Alaska Native...
Tags: Currents
2020 Feb 16 - 11:15am
Brent Greenwood’s depiction of the new pop culture icon “The Child” or “Baby Yoda” was completed in the early morning hours of Dec. 21. He wanted the graffiti art to be the finishing touch to a full mural created by students of the Chickasaw Arts Academy. Published February 15, 2020 ADA, Okla. — In the wee hours of Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, Chickasaw artist Brent Greenwood sat in his front room sketching and picking out cans of spray paint. He’d...
Tags: Arts & Entertainment, Currents
2020 Feb 16 - 10:05am
NAVAJO TIMES | RIMA KRISSTCoalmine Canyon Chapter members pore over a map to confirm where the proposed Navajo Power utility scale solar project will be located. Published February 15, 2020 Editor’s Note: This article was first published in the Navajo Times. Used with permission. All rights reserved. TUBA CITY, Ariz. — If Navajo Power can win over hearts and minds at Coalmine Canyon, it could succeed in launching solar development with the...
Tags: Currents
2020 Feb 16 - 4:00am
On February 8, 2020, Saturday, tribal royalty doing a social dance with visitors at the Arizona Indian Festival during Scottsdale Western Week. (Photo by Geri Hongeva-Camarillo) Published February 15, 2020 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The annual Arizona Indian Festival (AIF) during Western Week in the City of Scottsdale from February 1 – 9 included a fun-filled family event with no admission, located at the Scottsdale Civic Plaza, visitors had a...
Tags: Currents, Travel
2020 Feb 15 - 12:38pm
Organ Pipe Cactus Landscape – NPS Photo Published Febraury 15, 2020 WASHINGTON — Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney had just finished her update to the National Congress of the American Indians when she was confronted during the question-and-answer period by tribal leaders about the Trump administration’s insensitivity to American Indian issues. Tara Sweeney – Native News Online photo After a tense...
Tags: Currents

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