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June 28, 2022 Darren Thompson
On Friday, June 24, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that a copper mine in Arizona can proceed with operations while a lawsuit filed by Apache Stronghold is pending. Resolution Copper, a joint venture between Rio Tinto and BHP—both mining companies from Australia—plans to develop one of the largest undeveloped copper deposits in the world near a site that some Apache believe is sacred.
Currents
June 28, 2022 Native News Online Staff Currents 331
Alaskan congressional candidate Tara Sweeney (R) will not appear on the ballot in the August special elections, the Alaska Supreme Court ruled on Saturday.
Opinion
June 28, 2022 Nazune Menka Opinion 484
Guest Opinion. The United States Supreme Court’s history and jurisprudence is rooted in a colonial violence, Indigenous land dispossession, genocide, and slavery, but we are still surprised when, in 2022, it determines a woman no longer has a Constitutional right to bodily autonomy. Why? I turned this question inward and now share my thoughts as an Indigenous woman, as a lawyer in the field of federal Indian law, and as someone who has an interest in seeing this country turn from its violent colonial origins toward mutually beneficial governance practices rooted in trust.
June 26, 2022 Chuck Hoskin Jr Opinion 1235
Guest Opinion. The Cherokee Nation’s 7,000 square-mile reservation is a special place, full of vibrant culture and fascinating history. Through public art, we honor and enhance our culture and history. Public art ensures that all people on our reservation, whether they live here or are just visiting, can find beauty and curiosity about the Cherokee people’s rich heritage.
Sovereignty
June 23, 2022 Jenna Kunze Sovereignty 2073
Two issues were on the table during the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs’ hearing June 22: the Department of the Interior’s landmark investigative report on Indian Boarding Schools, and legislation intended to work in tandem with the department’s initiative to address trauma and bring healing to boarding-school survivors and their communities.
June 23, 2022 Jenna Kunze Sovereignty 1960
On June 18, the remains of 13-year-old Wade Ayers were set to go home to the Catawba Nation in South Carolina for the first time since he was sent to the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania in 1901. But at the disinterment ceremony, U.S. Army archaeologists excavating under Wade’s headstone found remains inconsistent with those of a 13-year-old boy, which were “instead found to be that of a girl of the approximate age of 15-20.”
Education
June 28, 2022 Levi Rickert and Neely Bardwell Education 993
ALLENDALE, Mich. – Some three dozen Native American students and community members spent their time and energy this weekend building a traditional Three Fires teaching lodge at the Grand Valley State University (GVSU) campus in Allendale, Mich.
June 27, 2022 Andrew Kennard Education 766
The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) announced Monday that they will offer non-credit classes in Alaska Native languages this fall with no tuition or fees required. Students can pay tuition for the classes to receive credit.
Arts & Entertainment
June 27, 2022 Native News Online Staff Arts & Entertainment 788
In the first six months of 2022, Vision Maker Media has funded over $1 million to 11 different documentaries through its Public Media Fund , for future television broadcasting.
June 27, 2022 Rima Krisst - Navajo Times Arts & Entertainment 6672
WINDOW ROCK- Despite fine acting, suspense and entertainment featured in the first episodes of the AMC mystery series “Dark Winds,” overall the show misses the mark when it comes to accurately portraying Navajo language and culture, say some Diné experts.
Health
Environment
June 28, 2022 Darren Thompson Environment 1023
On Friday, June 24, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that a copper mine in Arizona can proceed with operations while a lawsuit filed by Apache Stronghold is pending. Resolution Copper, a joint venture between Rio Tinto and BHP—both mining companies from Australia—plans to develop one of the largest undeveloped copper deposits in the world near a site that some Apache believe is sacred.
June 17, 2022 Andrew Kennard Environment 1248
A $1 million federal grant will help the Comanche Nation Housing Authority (CNHA) meet home repair needs of tribal members in five Oklahoma counties.