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FORT PECK HOUSING AUTHORITY P.O. BOX 667 TEL. 406-768-3459 POPLAR, MONTANA 59255 INVITATION TO BID The Fort Peck Housing Authority would like to invite all Indian Owned Economic Enterprises to submit bids on the construction of Project MT 9-1 and 9-2, 2 – 4-bedroom single family dwelling units and ...

News Release Office of Hawaiian Affairs Three Native Hawaiian designers will be featured in REDValentino’s submission to a prestigious London arts festival this September, as part of an ongoing collaboration between the Italian luxury fashion brand, Maison Valentino, and the Native Hawaiian ...

The news roundup for Tuesday includes Simone Biles winning bronze, 70 percent vaccination rate, eviction moratorium ends and more

News Release Central Council, Tlingit and Haida Tribes of Alaska Office of the President In a special meeting held July 27, the Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska’s (Tlingit & Haida) Executive Council unanimously voted to move the annual Tribal Assembly from ...

News Release Office of the Assistant Secretary - Indian AffairsU.S. Department of the Interior On the ninth anniversary of the signing of the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership (HEARTH) Act of 2012, Department of the Interior Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary – ...

News Release Cherokee Nation The second class of 53 student doctors to be accepted into the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine at Cherokee Nation received their white coats during a small ceremony in Tahlequah on July 30. Those in attendance received a welcome from Principal ...

News Release Indian Health Service The Indian Health Service is announcing Dr. Loretta Christensen, MBA, MSJ, FACS, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, as the new chief medical officer. As chief medical officer, Dr. Christensen serves as Indian Health Service’ lead expert on medical and ...

News Release Office of City of Los Angeles Councilman Mitch O'Farrell, 13th District Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell, a member of the Wyandotte Nation and the lone Native American on the Los Angeles City Council, today introduced a motion that moves the City toward a landmark collaboration with ...

News Release National Council of Urban Indian Health  On Monday, the Senate voted on amendments to the bipartisan infrastructure package including the Padilla-Moran-Lankford Urban Indian Health Amendment, which passed 90-7. The National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH) has worked ...

Sauk-Suiattle Tribe, others say Gorge Dam in Washington is proving deadly to migrating salmon and steelhead

Iconic actor and veteran died at 85 in California

Headlines for Monday, Aug. 2, 2021

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A broad coalition of Indigenous leaders in New Mexico called for the resignation Friday of the director of a legislative agency on public education, arguing undisclosed comments made by the top official were disparaging toward Native Americans. At a rally and news conference ...

Dressed in orange, more than 100 people marched six miles, from Onondaga Nation to downtown Syracuse to support the Every Child Matters movement

It’s been called one of the greatest moments in Olympic history. The year was 1964, the place, Tokyo, Japan and the runner was Billy Mills. Mills, Oglala Lakota, was not even considered a potential medalist for the 10,000 meter race but he surged in the last lap to capture the gold. Nearly 60 ...

News Release Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians On July 30, the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians celebrated the execution of a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Madera County that will expand Sheriff and fire services to Chukchansi tribal land and the surrounding ...

News Release Office of U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) requested an update from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra on the ...

News Release Conglomerate Mesa Coalition On July 31, the Bureau of Land Management announced the opening of the public comment period for the proposed mining project at Conglomerate Mesa, located on traditional homelands of the Paiute-Shoshone and Timbisha Shoshone and about one mile from ...

News Release NDN Collective  On July 29, NDN Collective joined the Red Road to DC cohort presenting the 25 foot, 5,000 pound totem pole to Secretary Deb Haaland. Numerous tribal delegations, leaders and community members gathered to welcome the totem pole, voicing the necessity of protecting ...

The news roundup for Monday includes Simon Biles returning for balance beam finals, refugees and vaccines, $1T infrastructure bill, China flooding and more

News Release Columbia Riverkeeper On July 30, Yakama Nation leaders and over 40 people gathered along the Columbia’s scenic Little White Salmon River for a Salmon Vigil, an event to raise awareness about the ongoing death of sockeye salmon impacted by hot water. Speakers demanded Pacific Northwest ...

While much of the West is experiencing exceptional drought conditions, the toll on everyday life is particularly stark in this region filled with flat vistas of sprawling alfalfa and potato fields and normally teeming wetlands

News Release Navajo Nation - Office of the President and Vice President The Navajo Nation Office of the Controller will officially reopen the application for the second and final phase of the CARES Act Hardship Program starting next week through the end of September, for enrolled members of ...

News Release Office of U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) On July 29, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass new critical funding that has been championed by U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) to support tribal relocation efforts in Western Washington. H.R. 4502, a package of ...

In the searing heat of a Texas summer in 1962, President John F. Kennedy stood in front of a group of students from Rice University and proclaimed to the world his promise that by the end of the decade the United States would land a man on the moon. A little more than a year later, Kennedy would ...

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

The state has become the new national epicenter for the virus, accounting for around a fifth of all new cases in the U.S.

'I've been informed the group is working hard to bring this negotiation to a conclusion, but they need a little more time'

Olympic athletes, most notably gymnast Simone Biles, haven't been afraid to express the mental and emotional difficulties they've faced during these pandemic games

By Joaqlin Estus “Take us back to a year ago,” Annenberg Center for Health Journalism director Michelle Levander asked Dr. Michelle Tom, a Navajo family medicine physician. “I feel like that would be PTSD. I don’t know if I want to do that.” Tom paused, “I’m joking!” She said she’s sleeping ...

Top 10Surfing USA: Indigenous Hawaiian takes goldCritical Race Theory: Bury my truth at Wounded Knee Alleged police brutality puts Paiute man in hospitalIndigenous athletes set to shine in OlympicsRez dogs rule the day at Fort HallRed Lake Nation officer fatally shotOjibwe basket weaver works ...

Scott SoonerAssociated Press RENO, Nev. — Two tribes that joined a legal battle over plans to build a mine at the largest known U.S. deposit of lithium urged a judge Thursday to temporarily ban digging for an archaeological survey that they say would desecrate sacred tribal lands in Nevada near the ...

Mike CataliniAssociated Press Millions of people in the U.S. who haven't gotten the COVID-19 vaccine could soon have a new reason to roll up their sleeves: money in their pockets. President Joe Biden is calling on states and local governments to join those that are already handing out dollars for ...

Eric TuckerAssociated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump urged senior Justice Department officials to declare the results of the 2020 election “corrupt” in a December phone call, according to handwritten notes from one of the participants in the conversation. “Just say the election was ...

Tom Cole’s amendment was voted down by Democrats en masse along with other Republican-proposed amendments

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Lolita C. BaldorAssociated Press WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is vowing he “won't let grass grow under our feet” as the department begins to implement the new vaccine and testing directives. But Pentagon officials on Friday were scrambling to figure out how to enact and enforce the ...

Raven, a trickster or transformer, is a key figure in Tlingit culture

Tim Giago is the founder of our news organization: Indian Country Today. It began as the Lakota Times in Pine Ridge, South Dakota. We’ll hear how his journalism made a path against injustice. In the late 80s, Charlene Teters was a graduate student at the University of Illinois when she came face to ...

We take a look at the latest blockbuster movies: ‘Space Jam,’ ‘Quiet Place 2,’ ‘Tomorrow War’ and ‘Hitman’s Wife’

News Release The White House Six months into the Biden Administration’s vaccination effort, 164 million Americans are fully vaccinated, including 80 percent of seniors and more than 60 percent of adults. This is significant progress, and as a result, the country and economy are in a stronger ...

News Release Muscogee (Creek) Nation Department of Health The Muscogee Nation held a naming ceremony today for its Tulsa healthcare campus. The new facility, Council Oak Comprehensive Healthcare, is located at the former Tulsa Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) facility at 10109 E. 79th St. ...

Noted under communications: 'Acknowledge the war has changed'

News Release Zuni Youth Enrichment Project The Zuni Youth Enrichment Project’s 2021 Summer Camp concluded on Friday, July 16 with an end-of-camp celebration. Sixty-five campers, 19 counselors, family members, and Zuni Youth Enrichment Project staff came together for this special day, which ...

News Release Heard Museum The 64th Annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market returns to the Heard Museum’s historic campus on March 5 and 6, 2022. This premier event is one of the largest American Indian art markets in the world and draws nearly 15,000 visitors and more than 600 of the ...

News Release Office of Hawaiian Affairs A hui of Native Hawaiians will depart from Kāneʻohe Bay on Saturday to embark on a 15-day scientific research voyage into the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument that is supported in part by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. Sailing aboard the Makani ...

News Release Cherokee Nation Cherokee Nation recently provided $250,000 to the Vian Community Foundation in Sequoyah County to help the organization install electricity, an HVAC system and plumbing to the community building. Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr., Deputy Chief Bryan ...

News Release Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission The Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission (“Commission”) is pleased to announce the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) reached a settlement agreement with Richard Berry, Owner/Manager of Tate's Auto Group (“Tate's”). The Commission has been ...

NDN Collective’s memo shows correlation between MMIW and climate change, and solutions to address both

Colleen Long and Michael BalsamoAssociated Press WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden took quick action after his inauguration to start shifting federal inmates out of privately run prisons, where complaints of abuses abound. “It is just the beginning of my administration’s plan to address systemic ...