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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation on Wednesday reported 10 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, but no additional deaths for the fourth consecutive day. The latest numbers brought the pandemic totals on the tribe’s reservation to 30,279 cases and 1,262 known deaths. Tribal officials had ordered a ...

Happy Wednesday! Here’s a look at what’s happening today: Sign up here to get ICT's newsletter Deb Haaland to give keynote at UN Indigenous issues forum Interior Secretary Deb Haaland will deliver a keynote address at the 20th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues on ...

National Indigenous Television Australia's oldest known rock shelter painting has been dated at 17,000-years old in a finding that may unlock greater understanding of Indigenous cultural history. The kangaroo painting was found on Balanggarra country in the northeast Kimberley region of Western ...

Judge rules proposed Alaska mine doesn’t meet water quality standards

Dr. David Fowler testified Wednesday that Derek Chauvin's knee on George Floyd was "nowhere close to his airway" and attributed Floyd's death to heart trouble

While reports of blood clots are rare, the U.S. government has paused J&J vaccines from being administered until more data is gathered in hopes of understanding the size of the risk

Darnella Melancon recently traveled to Miami from her home in Yuma, Arizona to search for her 23-year-old daughter, Angela Morrisey. Morrisey disappeared last month when vacationing in Florida with her boyfriend. Melancon says she had been texting with her daughter daily, but messaging with her ...

Nathan McCowan, who is Tlingit & Haida, is Chair of the Alaska Native Village Corporations Association. Nathan is discussing a U.S. Supreme Court case heard back in January that was on who gets a share of a $8 billion dollars in federal coronavirus relief called the CARES ...

News Release State of New Mexico Indian Affairs Department New Mexico Indian Affairs Cabinet Secretary Lynn Trujillo announced another year of sweeping investments for tribal communities on Wednesday. The Indian Affairs Department received $49 million in direct capital outlay funds that will go to ...

News Release Ute Indian Tribe On Wednesday, April 7, 2021, the Ute Indian Tribe Business Committee met with Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland at the Bears Ears National Monument to discuss restoration of the monument and other pressing issues. Uncompahgre Band Business Committee ...

Scott Bauer and Mike HouseholderAssociated Press BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn.  — A Minnesota prosecutor said Wednesday that he will charge a white former suburban Minneapolis police officer with second-degree manslaughter for killing 20-year-old Black motorist Daunte Wright in a shooting that ...

News Release Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians The Rolling Hills Clinic is closely monitoring the latest news from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding their recommendation to pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) ...

News Release Indian Health Service Yesterday, the Indian Health Service, Native American Lifelines of Baltimore, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore announced the availability of COVID-19 vaccines for American Indians and Alaska Natives living and working in and near the Baltimore and ...

News Release San Carlos Apache Tribe San Carlos Apache Tribal Chairman Terry Rambler said he strongly supports Congressional testimony provided today by tribal leaders to protect the sacred western Apache site Chí’chil Biłdagoteel, also known as Oak Flat, from destruction by the proposed Resolution ...

News Release Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President On Tuesday, Indian Health Service and all tribal health facilities on the Navajo Nation paused the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food ...

During the challenging presidential campaign of 2020, former Vice President Joe Biden made several very ambitious promises to Indian Country. In their first hundred days, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are honoring those promises. We first witnessed it when he made the ...

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Pacific Northwest islanders want to dump the name of a notorious general and rename a Salish Sea channel for a 20th century Native leader

Happy Tuesday! Here’s a look at what’s happening today: Sign up here to get ICT's newsletter Hearing: COVID-19 response in Native communities The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will host a Wednesday hearing that looks at the COVID-19 response in Native communities one year later. Leaders with ...

The mayor of a small community in Arizona's copper corridor likes to think of Superior as a town with a mine, not a mining town. Neither can be a reality if Congress passes a bill to rescind a land exchange for what would be one of the largest copper mining operations in the U.S. Superior Mayor ...

Lolita C. Baldor and Ellen KnickmeyerAssociated Press WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America that were coordinated from that country, several U.S. officials said Tuesday. The decision ...

Amy Forliti, Steve Karnowski and Tammy WebberAssociated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Former Officer Derek Chauvin was justified in pinning George Floyd to the ground because he kept struggling, a use-of-force expert testified for the defense Tuesday, contradicting a parade of authorities from both inside ...

Will ChavezCherokee Phoenix MUSKOGEE – On April 1, the U.S. Navy, working with the company Caladan Oceanic, located the wreck of the USS Johnston in 21,000 feet of water off the Philippine island of Samar. The ship was lost during the Battle of Samar and was commanded by Cherokee Nation and ...

The Johnson & Johnson shot makes up approximately 1.5 percent of the shots in the arm, IHS said

A report released today names the top 10 endangered rivers. Number One is the Snake River. Once the largest salmon producer in the Columbia River Basin, today its salmon runs are at the brink of extinction. The loss of salmon is an existential threat to Northwest tribes that depend on the fish for ...

Knoxville Police Officer Adam Willson was recovering from surgery after being shot in the upper leg at Austin-East Magnet High School on Monday

'We're going to do everything we can to ensure that justice is done and our communities are made whole'

News Release Lakota People’s Law Project The decision by President Biden’s Army Corps of Engineers not to shut down the oil flow through the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) despite its lack of a valid permit — and opposition from tribal governments and hundreds of thousands of activists — is a ...

News Release Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President On Monday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) COVID-19 Funeral Assistance application opened to the general public to provide financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, ...

Federally run mass vaccination sites will pause the use of the J&J shot, and states and other providers are expected to follow

News Release Office of U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) Today at 2:30 PM ET, Warren will hold a subcommittee hearing on how student debt hinders economic growth and wealth creation for Black and Brown borrowers. Livestreamed Here. New Education Department Data (PDF) | Warren Letter to ED ...

News Release Big Fire Law & Policy Group, LLP The United States continues to be a party to the illegal operation of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Despite a host of court decisions, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers effectively ignores the devastation imposed by their failed environmental review ...

News Release Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation The Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation (Udall Foundation) and the Native Nations Institute (NNI) at The University of Arizona are pleased to announce the selection of the 2021 Native American Congressional Interns. The ...

News Release Cherokee Nation Foundation Cherokee Nation Foundation is offering a free virtual ACT Boot Camp on Saturday, May 22, for Native American students preparing for the national exam. The course is designed for students in grades 10-12, with preference given to Cherokee Nation citizens. “A ...

The competing demands over a vanishing natural resource foreshadow a difficult and tense summer in a region where farmers, conservationists and tribes have engaged in years of legal battles over who has greater rights to an ever-dwindling water supply

Amy Forliti, Steve Karnowski and Tammy WebberAssociated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Prosecutors’ case against former Officer Derek Chauvin drew toward a close Monday with tender memories from George Floyd’s younger brother, along with another look at the harrowing video and testimony from a use-of-force ...

Natasha Yee, Nicholas Johnsen and Taylor EaglestonSpecial for Cronkite News A blue haze swirled around Jaime Weidmann as the TV droned on. Another day, another high. But this day in 2016 would be different. Her boyfriend was fed up with her verbal abuse and refusal to get a job — Weidmann hadn’t ...

Travis Loller and Adrian SainzAssociated Press A student opened fire on officers responding to a report of a possible gunman at a Tennessee high school Monday, and police shot back and killed him, authorities said. The shooting wounded an officer and comes as the community reels from off-campus gun ...

Hello Monday! Here’s a look at what’s happening today: Sign up here to get ICT's newsletter Watch: Hearing on Oak Flat set The subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is hosting a legislative hearing on a bill Tuesday to permanently protect the Oak Flat area of Tonto National ...

Recreational cannabis sales start next year by April 1 at state-licensed dispensaries

“Aloha Secretary Haaland, and congratulations on your historic, groundbreaking position at the Department of Interior as the first Native American to hold a cabinet seat. Now that we have dispensed with the pleasantries, allow me to introduce myself. I am Kanaka Maoli, and I’m writing to remind you ...

Josh BoakAssociated Press WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden wants Congress to know he's sincere about cutting a deal on infrastructure, but Republican lawmakers have deep-seated doubts about the scope of his proposed package, its tax hikes and Biden's premise that this is an inflection point for the ...

Mohamed IbrahimAssociated Press BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. — The police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb apparently intended to fire a Taser, not a handgun, as the man struggled with police, the city’s police chief said Monday. Brooklyn Center Police ...

HONOLULU — Master navigator Chad Kalepa Baybayan, who served as a captain of the Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokulea, has died. He was 64. Baybayan died suddenly while visiting family in Seattle, his family said in a statement on Friday. The cause of death was not immediately known. The family ...

Michael Williams, Sr., who is Yupiit, joins the show to discuss a U.S. Supreme Court case heard back in January that was on who gets a share of $8 billion dollars in federal coronavirus relief called the CARES Act. The Lower courts were split on whether Alaska Native corporations, which ...

"Someone suggested we start a camp; all of a sudden LaDonna said, ‘Hey, I’ve got some land’”

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation has reported 16 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths. The latest numbers released Saturday night brought the pandemic totals on the tribe’s reservation to 30,255 cases and 1,262 known deaths. Tribal officials had ordered a weekend lockdown ...

News Release Puyallup Tribe of Indians The previous administration’s decision to fast-track the sale of the Sand Point archives center in the name of money ignored its affirmed federal trust responsibility to engage in meaningful consultation with tribes. It is heartening to see the new ...

News Release U.S. Department of the Interior The Department of the Interior released the following statement today regarding a data breach within the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA): “On January 14, 2021, the Department of the Interior’s Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) discovered a data ...