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WASHINGTON The House Subcommittee on Indigenous Peoples of the United States will hear testimony today at 2:00 p.m. on the recent destruction of Native American sacred sites at the southern border in Arizona.

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EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. — Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Chairman Harold Frazier declared his Tribe’s solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en Nation, a First Nation in Canada, that is currently fighting the plan to route an oil pipeline through its reserve.

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ROCKVILLE, Md. — Top federal health officials on Tuesday urged the public to prepare for the “inevitable” spread of the coronavirus within the boundaries of the United States.

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SISSETON, S.D. — The Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux Tribe is mourning the loss of its former Tribal Chairman Jerry Flute, who passed away  Monday. Chairman Flute was 80.

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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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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.