August 04, 2020 Native News Online Staff
Federal criminal charges outline a bribery kickback scheme on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation that allegedly funneled more than hundreds of thousands of dollars to two current tribal government officials and a former official of the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation, or MHA Nation.
Currents
August 06, 2020 Native News Online Staff Currents 284
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — On Wednesday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 39 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and four more deaths. The total number of deaths has reached 467 as of Wednesday. Reports indicate that 6,766 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 83,527 people have been tested for COVID-19. The total number of COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation is 9,195.
August 05, 2020 Native News Online Staff Currents 339
WASHINGTON — The dedication ceremony of the National Native American Veterans Memorial that was scheduled for Veterans Day on Nov. 11 has been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A veterans’ procession also scheduled for that date has been postponed as well.
August 05, 2020 Joe Boomgaard Currents 394
WASHINGTON — Native American advocates are decrying a move by the Federal Communications Commission to extend by only 30 days a “priority window” for tribes to gain access to unassigned wireless broadband spectrum over their lands.
August 05, 2020 Native News Online Staff Currents 496
FORT HALL, Idaho — The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes’ Tribal Office of Emergency Management reported on Tuesday 14 new COVID-19 cases on the Fort Hall Reservation, bringing the total to 84 overall positive cases since the pandemic started in early April.
Opinion
August 03, 2020 Chuck Hoskin Jr Opinion 418
Guest Opinion. Preserving the Cherokee language and growing the number of Cherokee speakers are critical to our tribe’s future. My administration and I view this as a top priority. Over the past year, we have enhanced our current language programs and expanded into new areas.
August 02, 2020 Levi Rickert Opinion 1701
Opinion. On a cold and windy Sunday night in November 2016, water protectors at Standing Rock were met with a vicious attack in frigid temperatures by militarized police who used water cannons to spray the protesters with subfreezing water. Law enforcement officials justified their overly aggressive actions by saying the water canons were necessary to contain the crowd.
Sovereignty
August 04, 2020 Monica Whitepigeon Sovereignty 2438
ONEIDA NATION, Wis. — After a four-year legal battle with the Village of Hobart, Wis., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled in favor of the Oneida Nation.
July 21, 2020 Native News Online Staff Sovereignty 1355
The Chippewa Ottawa Resource Alliance involving five federally recognized tribes in Michigan is leveraging historical treaty rights to call for the shutdown of a controversial oil pipeline.
Education
August 05, 2020 Nanette Kelley Education 220
DEL NORTE COUNTY, Calif. — A newly launched regional pilot program is highlighting educational equity for Indigenous students in K-12 schools.
July 31, 2020 Nanette Kelley Education 878
Salem, Ore. — With students who come from tribes across the west, the Chemawa Indian School in Oregon will start out online in September due to COVID-19 concerns.
Arts & Entertainment
August 03, 2020 Tamara Ikenberg Arts & Entertainment 533
LOS ANGELES –– As the first Virtual Santa Fe Indian Market launched last week, another major annual Indigenous market is announcing its pandemic-prompted jump into virtual territory.
July 31, 2020 Tamara Ikenberg Arts & Entertainment 2591
Santa Fe, N.M. – On Saturday, Aug.1, the first Virtual Santa Fe Indian Market opens for business.
Health
Business
August 04, 2020 Native News Online Staff Business 341
HERNDON, Va. — RiverTech LLC, a federal contracting subsidiary of the Alaska Native-owned Akima, has secured a $17 million contract from a division of the U.S. Army.
August 04, 2020 Native News Online Staff Business 319
HELENA, Mont. — Applications are now open for a $320,000 grant program aimed at helping Native American entrepreneurs in Montana to launch or scale small businesses.