Tonia Gonzales, Attorney General Bob Ferguson, National Archives Building discussed on Native America Calling

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The national native news on tonia gonzales washington state attorney general bob ferguson announced. The state is suing the federal government to stop. Its plans to sell the national archives building in seattle the government which ship off digitize records to archive centers out of state as steve jackson reports. Tribal nations are among those that. Want the information to stay in the pacific northwest. Bob ferguson says. The plan violates current law. Because there's an exemption for buildings the archive being put up for sale if it's used for specific types of research in addition he says the federal government didn't consult with those who would be impacted by the closure that includes twenty nine native american tribes have signed onto the suit. Fawn sharp is the president of the chronology indian nation. She says native americans in the northwest are seeing a resurgence of language and culture and the archive is a vital source for information leading to a point of just having a basic understanding of this rich and baskets and if if this information were to ever leave the pacific northwest there would be a loss gnarly his tribal nation. It'd be lost entire at pacific northwest and put a price on a value of what those are. House at tribal nations ferguson says the suit seeks an injunction to stop the sale of the building. He hopes the case will receive an expedited hearing in federal court for national native news. I'm steve jackson reporting from spokane leaders and tribal communities are getting creative to encourage uptake of the cove. Nineteen vaccine the mountain west news bureaus savannah mar reports. The northern arapaho tribe has been hit hard by the pandemic and many tribal members are eager to be vaccinated. That's according to lisa. You're walking with the tribes medical clinic. However there are some that do have questions she says. Clinic staff have been fielding those questions via social media. And they've been getting help from arapahoe. Ceremonial elders like george moss. Who agreed to get the first shot in to have it. Broadcast live on facebook people..

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