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Alaskan congressional candidate Tara Sweeney (R) will not appear on the ballot in the August special elections, the Alaska Supreme Court ruled on Saturday.

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Women across Indian Country react to the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade. Here are some of their public statements on the issue.

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WASHINGTON — The biggest welcome news in Indian Country came on Tuesday morning when President Joe Biden named Marilynn “Lynn” Malerba, who is chief of the Mohegan Tribe, as treasurer of the United States. Chief Malerba is the first ever Native American to hold this postion. Soon her signature will be on the country's currency. 

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On Friday’s Native Bidaské, Valerie Vande Panne, Managing Editor of Native News Online, welcomed Democratic Gubernatorial Primary Candidate for Oklahoma1 Governor, Connie Johnson. 

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President Joe Biden signed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act into law on Saturday morning, June 25, 2022. The law is the most comprehensive gun control piece of legislation in almost three decades.

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Today, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, a little more than a month after a draft opinion by Justice Samuel Alito was leaked that forewarned the public that the court was preparing to change its course on protecting abortions. The 1973 decision had provided a constitutional right to an abortion for nearly 50 years and today’s ruling will affect millions of Americans and their access to abortion.

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President Joe Biden today announced 13 new intended nominations for his administration, including nominee Patrice Kunesh for Commissioner of the Administration for Native Americans, a program office within the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

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This weekend, renowned painter, muralist, and ultrarunner Yatika Starr Fields (Osage, Cherokee, and Muskogee Creek) is running in the Western States Endurance Run. The 100-mile race, which will begin at 5 a.m. on Saturday, June 25, takes place on the Western States Trail through the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. This popular trail runs along with the homelands of the Southeastern Pomo, Ohlone, Washoe, and the Nisenan. These elaborate trails were once used for trade with nearby Native peoples, including the Miwok, the Maidu, and the Patwin.  

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On Thursday, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Carlos Vega v. Terence B. Tekoh that a plaintiff may not sue a police officer for obtaining an improper admission of an “un-Mirandized” statement used in a criminal prosecution. The ruling does not impact the exclusion of evidence obtained without the Miranda warning for a criminal trial.