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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of the Interior is planning to appeal the June 5 favorable federal district court ruling handed to the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in its battle with the Trump administration to retain its tribal land in trust.

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Friday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 36 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and two more deaths. The total number of deaths has reached 456 as of Friday. Reports indicate that 6,677 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 81,131 people have been tested for COVID-19. The total number of COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation is 9,055.

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WASHINGTON — The National Congress of American Indians announced Friday it is proudly joining forces with Pictureworks Entertainment and tribal partners across Indian Country to “Take Back What Was Stolen,” an initiative to restore Jim Thorpe’s status as the sole gold medal champion of the 1912 Olympic decathlon and pentathlon.

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TULSA, Okla. — Citing the “first to file rule,” a federal judge has granted a motion to transfer the Shawnee Tribe’s CARES Act lawsuit to the District Court for the District of Columbia. 

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — The U.S. Bureau of Prisons announced Wednesday it has scheduled the execution of Lezmond Mitchell (Navajo) on Aug. 26. Mitchell, 37, is the only American Indian on federal death row.

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CHICAGO — As sports teams change their controversial names across the nation, the Chicago Blackhawks continues to stand its ground.

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Thursday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 51 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and one more death. The total number of deaths has reached 454 as of Thursday. Reports indicate that 6,627 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 80,280 people have been tested for COVID-19. The total number of COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation is 9,019.

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump suggested delaying the November presidential election for the first time in a tweet on Thursday, implying that postal voting could lead to fraud and inaccurate results and questioned whether the date should be postponed until “people can properly, securely and safely vote.”

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Due to COVID-19 precautions, Run4Salmon, a 300-mile trek led by Winnemem Wintu Chief Caleen Sisk and the Run4Salmon community to restore salmon runs, protect waters and protect Indigenous lifeways has gone virtual.