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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.

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SAN FRANCISCO — Several dozen Indigenous people and environmentalists took to the streets of San Francisco on Wednesday to bring attention to JPMorgan Chase’s ongoing financial support for oil pipelines.

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SAN FRANCISCODr. Jane Sanders, the wife of presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, was in California Friday, campaigning for her husband. She traveled by ferry from Pier 33 in San Francisco to visit Alcatraz Island with Indigenous grassroots leaders who maintain relations to the ancestral lands of the island.

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — On Thursday, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, 24th Navajo Nation Council Speaker Seth Damon, and Navajo Nation Chief Justice JoAnn B. Jayne signed a proclamation encouraging the Navajo people to participate in the 2020 Census to ensure a complete count of all citizens on the Navajo Nation during a ceremony held at the Department of Diné Education in Window Rock, Ariz.

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LAS VEGAS – Coming out of Wednesday’s Democratic debate at the Paris resort on the Las Vegas Strip, Senator Bernie Sanders remains the odds-on favorite in the gambling capital to win Nevada on Caucus Day. Sanders is forecast to carry the Native reservations and colonies in the state as his popularity in Indian Country is undimmed. However, some tribal leaders have started to question Sanders’ lack of policy specifics on the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women (MMIW) human rights tragedy.