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FORT HALL, Idaho — The United States Supreme Court on Monday rejected FMC Corporation’s final appeal to contest the jurisdiction of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes to regulate storage of approximately 22 million tons of hazardous waste on the Fort Hall Reservation at the Eastern Michaud Superfund site west of Pocatello, Idaho.

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Indian Country Media LLC, the parent company of Native News Online and Tribal Business News, has added to its team of reporters.

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Some health care facilities on the Navajo Nation have already started providing the Covid-19 vaccines to elderly patients. On Monday, health care officials stepped up those efforts to provide the vaccines to individuals who are 65-years and older on a larger scale. 

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Running and biking daily with the name of a missing or murdered indigenous woman or child painted in red on their arms - and with the red hand print that has come to represent Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women movement painted on their faces - Colville Tribal member Willi Bessette joined tribal descendent Duane Garvais Lawrence and Lakota member Ethan LaDeaux on a cross-country run and bike ride that started at the Peace Arch in Blaine, Washington and ended on the Massachusetts coasts near Plymouth Rock.

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Navajo President Jonathan Nez cautioned Navajo citizens to stay home. He said the last time federal government relief funds were distributed the Navajo Nation saw an increase in new Covid-19 cases.

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Attorney’s Office - District of Columbia on Saturday said Jacob Anthony Chansley, a.k.a. Jake Angeli, of Arizona, was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, and with violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds on Wednesday.

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WASHINGTON — After the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday by pro-Trump supporters that resulted in violence that contributed to five deaths, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Administrative Board Officers met in response to the events surrounding the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and released the following statement:

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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 237 new Covid-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and 22 more deaths, which includes delayed reported deaths.

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GREAT FALLS, Mont. — Chief U.S. District Judge Brian M. Morris in Great Falls, Mont.  on Thursday imposed a slap-on-the-hand sentence on a former Indian Health Service (IHS) doctor who pleaded guilty to engaging in a $45,540 kickback scheme.