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ANADARKO, Okla. — The Kiowa Tribe is mourning the passing of Kiowa Tribe District 1 Legislator and legislature speaker Angela Chaddlesone McCarthy, who died Thursday following a battle with Covid-19, said fellow District 7 Legislator Jacob Tsotigh. Speaker McCarthy was 49.

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WASHINGTON — Two Congressmen are seeking answers from Assistant Secretary of U.S. Department of the Interior – Indian Affairs Tara MacLean Sweeney and Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) Director Tony Dearman about the decision made to reopen BIE-operated schools on Sept. 16.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — With Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signature, federally and non-federally recognized California tribes would be one step closer to recovering ancestor remains and artifacts from state-funded institutions.

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Thursday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 19 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and one more death. The total number of deaths is now 540 as of Thursday. Reports indicate that 7,226 individuals have recovered from COVID-19 and 101,248 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 10,083, which includes five additional positive COVID-19 cases that were previously unreported due to delayed reporting from health care facilities.  

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MESA VERDE, Colo. — After nearly 129 years abroad, ancestors of the Hopi, Acoma, Zia and Zuni tribes finally returned to their home and rightful burial ground in Mesa Verde National Park in southwest Colorado.

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BISMARCK, N.D. — A group of Native Americans have formed the Native American Caucus within the North Dakota Democratic-NPL (Nonpartisan Party League). The caucus’s application was made by North Dakota state Rep. Ruth Buffalo, Prairie Rose Seminole and Dr. Twyla Barker, who are all tribal citizens of the Three Affiliated Tribes of North Dakota.

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation surpassed 10,000 positive COVID-19 cases earlier this week.  The Navajo Nation reported on Wednesday the total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 10,059, which includes 49 positive COVID-19 additional cases due to delayed reporting from the state of New Mexico.

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WASHINGTON — Olympic Gold Medalist and Running Strong for American Indian Youth National spokesperson Billy Mills delivered 2,027 signatures to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday asking for the 2020 Census deadline to be reinstated to Oct. 31.

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. —  With less than 50 days until the general election on Nov. 3, Jill Biden, the wife of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, brought the Biden-Harris campaign to Michigan on Tuesday morning.