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Editor’s Note: This is the second story in a series of three about the past, present and future of the Chilocco Indian School that was originally published by Blackwell Journal – Tribune, a newspaper based in Blackwell, Okla. The Journal-Tribune worked closely with Chilocco alumni to present a story that is a respectful and honest representation of the men, women and history of the school itself.

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Aniin and hello my relatives! 

Welcome to our first edition of Native News Weekly, where we round up the biggest stories published on Native News Online at the end of each and every week. As always, there’s a lot happening throughout Indian Country—an Indigenous icon walked on; the White House met with Native leaders on voting rights; a Native Hawaiian surfer claimed Olympic gold in Tokyo; and say hello to the Cleveland Guardians. All that and much more. 

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs announced Monday that the football team will retire its mascot, a horse called “Warpaint” that would ride across the stadium with a cheerleader on its back each time the Chiefs scored. When the team played at Municipal Stadium from 1963-1971, a man wearing a Native headdress rode Warpaint, according to the Kansas City Star.

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ICHINOMIYA, Japan — Native Hawaiian Carissa Moore won gold in women’s surfing on Tuesday in the sport’s Olympic debut at the Tokyo Games. 

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LOS ANGELES — Legendary American Indian actor Saginaw Grant walked on to the spirit world Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Grant was a widely respected elder in Indian Country. He was the hereditary chief and a respected citizen of the Sac and Fox Nation in Oklahoma  with blood ties to the Iowa and Otoe-Missouria Nations. He was 85.

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MINNEAPOLIS — On Wednesday, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) charged a Red Lake tribal citizen for the alleged killing of a Red Lake tribal police officer. David Brian Donnell, Jr., 28, was charged by the U.S. Attorney’s office in federal court with one count of second degree murder and four counts of assault with a dangerous weapon in connection to a shooting that resulted in the death of Red Lake Tribal Police Officer Ryan Bialke on Tuesday, July 27. 

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WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, Vice President Kamala Harris and Interior Department Secretary Deb Haaland (Pueblo Laguna) met with four tribal representatives to discuss expanding access to voting for Native American communities.

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MACKINAW CITY, Mich. —  The historic cross country "Red Road to DC" totem pole journey from the Lummi Nation in Washington state made a stop in Mackinaw City, Mich. on Tuesday morning before it arrives in Washington, D.C. where it will be greeted by Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Thursday.