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Tribal fishery executive and Bethel resident Mary Peltola is running for the U.S. House of Representatives. She is one of 48 candidates whose names will appear on the June 11 primary ballot for a special election to fill the state’s sole U.S. House seat. Former Rep. Don Young’s unexpected death two weeks ago triggered the need for a special election to fill the rest of his term.

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TULSA, Okla.—Tulsa based Chef Nico Albert Williams is a self-taught chef who has been passionate about sharing traditional Indigenous foods since as long as she can remember. She’s ᏣᎳᎩᎯ ᎠᏰᎵ, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, who’s journey has brought her to Indigenous food revitalization and food sovereignty movement. 

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A giving campaign aimed at highlighting Native-led nonprofits will take place throughout May, supported by the Native Ways Federation.

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WASHINGTON — In addition to articles already covered by Native News Online, here is a roundup of other news released from Washington, D.C. that impacts Indian Country during the past week.

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.   A Navajo man convicted and sentenced to death in Arizona for a 1978 sexual assault and murder is schedule to be executed on May 11.

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The Native American Rights Fund (NARF) is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a gala in Denver tonight. NARF, the leading Native American legal defense organization across Indian Country, was actually established in 1970 but is celebrating its 50th anniversary two years late because COVID-19 pandemic restrictions prevented in-person gatherings two years ago.

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On July 26, 2021, Lee Michael Pahe of Fort Defiance, Ariz., was found deceased next to a water pump in Naschitti, New Mexico on the Navajo Nation. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the cause of Pahe’s death was a gunshot and his death is being investigated as a homicide. 

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After two turbulent years, the 126th Boston Marathon returns to its traditional start on the third Monday in April, and Native runners from across Indian Country will be competing.

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On April 6, the House Committee on Natural Resources was scheduled to hear a series of bill markups including the RESPECT Act—a Democratic-led bill that codifies the federal government and all of its agencies to consult with federally recognized tribes.