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LAS VEGAS — Women trilled. Others cried. Some sat in contemplative silence before they applauded. All were inspired by the MMIW documentary, Somebody’s Daughter, which premiered at the Four Directions and Nevada Tribes' Native American Presidential 2020 Forum in Las Vegas and provided the stand-out moment of the event.

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Native A&E

Native News Online is launching a new weekly column to highlight upcoming arts, entertainment and cultural events taking place around Indian Country. Every Thursday morning, we’ll deliver a round-up of arts markets, festivals and entertainment happenings that are coming up.   

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DAY 2

LAS VEGAS — The Native American Presidential Forum 2020 is being held at the University of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada continues on today, Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

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College Football Playoff National Championship game in New Orleans on Monday night.

NEW ORLEANSThe granddaughter of the legendary Jim Thorpe represented her late grandfather during a halftime celebration of the greatest college football players in history during last night’s College Football Playoff National Championship game in New Orleans.  

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Oakland, California- The 500 mile spiritual runners ran 5 miles on Sunday January 12 starting at Tidewater Boating center on Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline in Oakland California and finishing at The Lisjan Arbor on 105th Ave.

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Editor's Note: This article was first publshed by the Navajo Times. Used with permission. All rights reserved.

DURANGO, Colo. — You can almost count all the motels on the Navajo Nation on two hands. But that doesn’t mean there’s nowhere to stay.

Enterprising Diné from Shiprock to Coppermine are opening up their homes, sheep camps and hogans to curious tourists hoping to get a glimpse of real Navajo life — and doing quite well, thank you.

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WASHINGTON — The Navajo Nation Council sent a delegation, led by Navajo Nation Council Speaker Seth Damon, to Washington this pastlast week to ensure local Navajo voices are heard and considered before further federal action is taken on the Chaco Culture National Historical Park.

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WASHINGTON — Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema and a bipartisan group of lawmakers from both the House and Senate have filed an amicus brief in federal court, urging the court to protect the Indian Child Welfare Act. 

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SELL, Ariz. — Just after Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, the Tohono O’odham Nation, with tribal lands in Arizona that run 62-miles along the southern border of the United States and the northern border of Mexico, voiced its opposition to the border wall being constructed on its tribal lands.