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CHICAGO — In the early hours on Friday, two statues of Christopher Columbus in two Chicago parks were taken down. Crowds cheered and passing cars honked as cranes removed the monuments from where they once stood, making Chicago the latest American city to bring down statues of the Italian explorer responsible for the genocide and exploitation of Indigenous peoples. 

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TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — First Lady Melania Trump is planning a trip to the Cherokee Nation, the tribe announced Thursday.  

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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 50 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and one more death. The total number of deaths has reached 432 as of Thursday.

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WASHINGTON — The Washington NFL franchise will be known as the Washington Football Team in 2020. 

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WOODLAND, Calif. — In May 2019, the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, the historical farmers and caretakers of California’s Capay Valley and surrounding area, made the lead donation to the Center for Land-Based Learning to build a new statewide headquarters and expand its programs and services. 

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ANADARKO, Okla. — The Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma may be pushing pause on its CARES Act spending. 

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — After Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez vetoed a bill on July 3 that would have canceled the tribe’s August primary election out of COVID-19 concerns, the Navajo Nation Council will vote this week to override the president’s decision. To overturn a presidential veto requires two-thirds of the legislative branch to vote in its favor.

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MENOMINEE INDIAN RESERVATION, Wis. — The Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin in Keshena, Wis. announced Wednesday it is offering two $5,000 awards for information about two missing tribal citizens. 

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 WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. On Wednesday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 45 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and six more deaths. The total number of deaths has reached 431 as of Wednesday.