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NEW YORK — The Standing Rock resistance proved to be an awakening for many people who made the journey there. Among them are Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who reveals to author Charlotte Alter in the new book The Ones We’ve Been Waiting For that “her journey to Standing Rock as a pivotal moment of political awakening.”

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska — It took two years, but the outcome was good news for the Gwich’in Nation of Alaska and Canada:  JPMorgan Chase, the largest bank in the United States, has decided to stop financing oil and gas drilling on sacred lands in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. 

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Story by Donna Bergstrom, Edited by Michael Meuers

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PAUL, Minn. — With the sun shining brightly, the air cool and crisp, a delegation of more than 60 members from Red Lake Nation met at the Minnesota State Capitol building for a Day at the Capitol last Thursday.  

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Michael Bloomberg’s “cowboy hat and shotgun” statement in August 2009 while he was mayor of New York City is coming back to haunt him among American Indians during his quest for the Democratic party’s presidential nomination.

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WASHINGTON — A resolution recognizing the forced removal of Potawatomi people from their homelands east of the Mississippi River to Kansas and Oklahoma was introduced by U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-IN), U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) last week.

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For generations, the Cherokee people have planted and harvested crops to nourish our families. Agricultural maintenance and crop cultivation were essential parts of our lives well before Europeans set foot on this continent.

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SULPHUR, Okla. — Few  people can claim to have won in their age division not once, but twice at Oklahoma’s own Red Earth Festival. Courtney Parchcorn is one such artist. Known for her beadwork, she will be one of more than 100 Native Americans displaying her work at the ARTesian Arts Festival on May 23 in Sulphur, Oklahoma.

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Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the Navajo Times. Used with permission. All rights reserved.

FORT DEFIANCE, Ariz. — Hailey Haven was confident at the mic. Her voice was steady and clear as she spelled “Himalayan,” then “calamitous,” “gannet” and finally her champion word “brevet” during Round 23 of the Fort Defiance Agency Spelling Bee.