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WASHINGTON — One year after the Washington NFL franchise retired the racist “Redsk!ns” name it maintained for 87 years, National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp released the following statement on Monday:

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Rep. Sharice Davids (D-KS) held a press conference on Monday to explain the expanded Child Tax Credit. New monthly payments begin reaching families’ bank accounts on Thursday.

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WASHINGTON — The Washington Football Team on Monday announced that its new team name, and associated imagery, will have no reference to Native American imagery, names, or culture.

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LAS VEGAS — Five Native-owned businesses announce the launch of REZ Kids Run that was established the benefit The National Center’s Scholarship Fund. The inaugural event kicks off prior to the 40 Under 40 celebrations during RES 2021 at the Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Tuesday, July 21, 2021.

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FARMINGTON, N.M. — Two years after she was listed as missing, a Navajo woman’s body was identified through DNA testing on June 30, 2021. The remains of Cecelia Barber Finona, 59, were discovered in Clark County, Nevada in February 2021.

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Every week Native News Online brings you the latest Indian Country news and moves from Washington, D.C. This past week, legislation was introduced to prevent the sale of properties that house American Indian and Alaska Native archives without tribal consultation and the Muckleshoot Tribe was awarded a $1.9 million grant from the U.S. Dept. of Labor to provide training and employment services in response to the opioid crisis. 

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When 27-year-old tribal government worker Cheyenne Brady was enlisted by the Census Bureau to count every person on her reservation, she had no idea where to start—or where she’d end up. Against the backdrop of 2020, this hour-long Snap Judgment piece follows Cheyenne in a race against time, history, and bureaucracy, culminating in the first-ever Census Powwow. It is a story told exclusively by Native voices about what it means to count and be counted in America.

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SHIPROCK, N.M. - Some 300 pairs of Nike shoes are being delivered to needy children on the Navajo Nation courtesy a unique partnership between the Governor Richardson-Peterson Zah Covid-19 Navajo Families Relief , the NB3 Foundation, the Nike N7 Fund and the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. 

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The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) has elected RoseAnne Archibald to be its new National Chief, becoming the first woman to hold the post.