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Joint statement on the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls by Joanelle Romero and Rain

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There is a crisis in Indian Country known as Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Literally hundreds, even thousands of Indigenous women and girls have been murdered or reported missing, and not only have many of their cases never been closed, but in many instances they have never even been opened. Leaving their families and loved ones to search for them alone, without the assistance or support of local law enforcement or federal agencies.

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It has been said that red is a color that transcends the physical world and calls to the ancestors in the spirit world.

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WAUSAU, Wisc. — Tricia Zunker (Ho-Chunk Nation), the Democratic candidate for Congress in next week’s special election, will get the help of former Assistant of the Interior – Indian Affairs Ada Deer tonight in a virtual fundraiser. . 

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WASHINGTON – In a joint new release issued this morning, the Treasury Department and the Department of Interior announced plans to distribute a portion of the $8 billion in emergency relief funds set aside for tribal governments as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. 

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WASHINGTON — Even with so much attention focused on Indian Country’s reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic, Indian Country is not forgetting that May 5 is National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls (MMIWG).

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EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. — Last week, Wednesday the first COVID-19 case was identified on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. Chairman Harold Frazier ordered a curfew and issued a stay-at-home order. Knowing the daily lunch program is important to its participants, the Cheyenne River Youth Project shifted gears and activity continues at its Eagle Butte campus.

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. —  The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation has reached 2,474.

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, who is already fighting hard to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus on the Navajo Indian Nation, is now dealing with an inflammatory social media post by a border town mayor.