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WAUSAU, Wisc. — If Tricia Zunker fulfills her dream, she will be the third American Indian woman elected to Congress — and the first ever in the state of Wisconsin. 

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Thousands of women rallied across the United States on Saturday at 2020 Women's March events around the country. Among the thousands were Indigenous women who displayed Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women (MMIW) signs to bring attention to this tragic problem across America.

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By Meridith Depping KFBB Digital Producer

BROWNING, Mont. — The Superintendent of Browning Public Schools, Corrina Guardipee-Hall, released a letter Saturday in regard to an incident during a girl’s basketball game in Columbia Falls.

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The Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes is comprised of the governments of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee (Creek) and Seminole tribes and works to protect tribal self-determination and sovereign rights. These five tribal nations collectively represent more than 750,000 Indian people throughout the United States, with the largest concentration in Oklahoma.

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GREAT FALLS, Mont. — Despite ongoing lawsuits, TC Energy (formerly TransCanada) has filed a status report with a United States District Court outlining their plan to begin pre-construction activities and construction on their Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline 2020. This construction would include preparations for man camps along the route.

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LOS ANGELESNative Americans in Philanthropy, a non-profit organization devoted to promoting equitable and effective philanthropy in Native communities, announced on Thursday it named Erik R. Stegman of the Carry the Kettle Nakoda First Nation as its executive director.

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TOKSOOK BAY, Alaska — Census Day—April 1, 2020—is still more than two months away, but Census 2020 is beginning its count in Toksook Bay, Alaska on January 21 to ensure everyone is counted. 

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Editor's Note: This article was first published on the Eighth Generation blog. Used with permission. All rights reserved.

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FT. PIERRE, S.D. — Various Sioux chairmen and presidents will take part in the collective "Great Sioux Nation Tribal Address" on today, Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 3 p.m. - Central Standard Time.