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SANTA FE, N.M. — Another major American Indian event has been postponed due to public health concerns relating to  COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). On Saturday, the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA), organizers of the annual Indian Market postponed this year’s event until August 2021.

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Lake Andes, S.D. — A coalition of Native American, rural and environmental groups have called on Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and Canadian company TC Energy to halt all work on the Keystone XL pipeline project due to the COVID-19 public health threat. 

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SAN FRANCISCO — Banks nationwide struggled to meet the surging demand from small businesses trying to apply for loans and grants under the $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).  

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CALGARY, Alberta and HOUSTON — The Canadian energy firm behind the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline announced today that it will move forward with the long-delayed project, even as environmental groups and tribal nations continue to fight its construction amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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WASHINGTON — When Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Chairman Cedric Cromwell took a call from the Bureau of Indian Affairs regional office late last Friday afternoon, he figured they were just checking in on how the tribe was dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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SANTA FE, N.M. — Keri Ataumbi, owner of Ataumbi Metals, is one of the many countless entrepreneurs who’s swiftly recalibrating her life and business as the world hunkers down in hopes of flattening the COVID-19 curve. The metalsmith runs her jewelry and wearable-art business out of Santa Fe, New Mexico, a vibrant city known for its booming art scene.

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — If the country is in need of anything right now, it’s more medical supplies.

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — As businesses throughout Indian Country close to help stem the spread of COVID-19, Native American casinos are donating food from their shuttered restaurants to  food pantries, shelters, schools and nonprofits in their neighboring communities.

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A group of Native American-owned businesses have launched a survey and companion Facebook page to help Native Businesses survive and grow in spite of the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.