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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — On Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Mexico filed a lawsuit against a New Mexico State Police (NMSP) officer and the New Mexico Department of Public Safety, alleging that NMSP officer Sondre Loberg used excessive force against Dametrio Maldonado, 57, who is Native American and a member of Acoma Pueblo, during a routine traffic incident in May 2019.

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LAS VEGAS With the temporary closing the Wildhorse Resort & Casino, the first Indian-gaming facility to close because of the coronavirus, National Indian Gaming Association Chairman Ernie Stevens, Jr. issued the following statement from Las Vegas on Tuesday:

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WASHINGTON — The following statement was released by the Biden for President on Tuesday, March 3, 2020:

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SALT LAKE CITY —The University of Utah and the Ute Indian Tribe have renewed their memorandum of understanding allowing the university’s sports teams to continue using the name “Utes.” The university has used the name with the full support of the tribe since 1972.

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WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 2:30 PM EST, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold a committee legislative hearing to receive testimony on S. 2610, the Tribal Energy Reauthorization Act, and S. 2891, the Tribal Wildlife Corridors Act of 2019.

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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who is running for the Democratic party’s presidential nomination, held a small rally to roll out his Native American plan last Thursday in Oklahoma City.

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PENDLETON, Ore. — After one of its staff members was diagnosed with coronavirus, the Wildhorse Resort & Casino in Pendleton, Ore. has been temporarily closed as an act of caution to protect the general public.

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LOS ANGELES — Film industry veteran Joanelle Romero already keeps busy with a number of projects, including operating the Red Nation Celebration Institute (RNCI). Now, she is embarking on a new venture: Indigenous New Media.

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LOS ANGELESMayor Pete Buttigieg suspended his campaign for the Democratic Party’s nomination for President with Super Tuesday looming. “The path has narrowed to a close, for our candidacy, if not for our cause,” the former mayor from South Bend, Indiana, told supporters in his home city.