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"antonio gonzalez" Discussed on Native America Calling

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05:16 min | 2 months ago

"antonio gonzalez" Discussed on Native America Calling

"Welcome to native America calling. I'm Sean spruce. Tribal museum serve an important purpose. There are resource hub, they house archives for important and sacred items, and they're always buzzing with educational and cultural activities. And the knowledgeable people curating exhibits are also some of the same people advocating for the return of important cultural items, and heavily involved in nagpur efforts. As the first ever tribal museum's day approaches, we're getting the celebration started. We'll be back after the news. This is national native news. I'm Antonio Gonzalez. President Biden on Wednesday told tribal leaders he made a commitment to tribal nations as a U.S. senator in his 30s. Then when he ran for president and is now continuing his promise to tribes as president of the United States, Biden says he's respecting nation to nation relationships. He made the remarks at The White House tribal nation summit taking place in person in Washington, D.C., Biden says his administration has worked on strengthening relationships with tribes and has made financial investments in Indian country.

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"antonio gonzalez" Discussed on Native America Calling

Native America Calling

02:09 min | 4 months ago

"antonio gonzalez" Discussed on Native America Calling

"There's no better day than today to honor the nation's indigenous people, and there's no better time than right now to join in the celebrations around the country, big and small, to highlight the successes, accomplishments, and the many contributions indigenous people contribute to make every day a little bit better. It's indigenous people's day. We've got musicians organizers and activists on today to give us a sample of events all over the map. We're back right after the news. This is national native news. I'm Antonio Gonzalez. Indigenous people's day celebrations are taking place across the country, events are recognizing the contributions of indigenous people and celebrating resiliency, a number of cities and states officially recognize indigenous people's day instead of the federal Columbus day holiday. The effort to replace Columbus day with indigenous people's day has stalled in Massachusetts, lawmakers there decided not to vote on the matter. Supporters say they want to set the record straight on history. Catherine Carly reports. While the Commonwealth still recognizes today as Columbus day, backers of replacing it with indigenous people's day say this would be an important first step in honoring the history and resilience of native peoples, and they see momentum is on their side. In libraries, parks, museums and town halls, supporters of indigenous people's day are gathering to celebrate the heritage of Native Americans, of the Massachusetts statewide indigenous people's day campaign, says more young people are questioning the history of Columbus and Native Americans they've learned in school and they want to know where Native Americans are today. It's really important to have an understanding of local indigenous history to understand whose land you're on to understand what tribal

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"antonio gonzalez" Discussed on Native America Calling

Native America Calling

05:01 min | 4 months ago

"antonio gonzalez" Discussed on Native America Calling

"Welcome to native America calling I'm Sean spruce. Teaching is already a demanding profession. Recent years have added additional pressure with the sudden switch to virtual classrooms. The threat of a serious virus and ongoing criticism from politicians and some members of the public. Education professionals say there is a major shortage of teachers now, further hampering education for all students. We'll ask what some native teachers and administrators say can improve the high job vacancy rate. That's coming up right after the news. This is national native news. I'm Antonio Gonzalez. The ogala su tribe is supporting the creation of a new nonprofit youth mentorship organization, South Dakota public broadcasting CJ Keane has more. The new youth mentor group acknowledged its official opening recently during a tribal government signing ceremony. Tasha Friday is the national director of tribal programs for Friends of the children. She says this represents an intentional step into native communities. We've always served indigenous youth,

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"antonio gonzalez" Discussed on Native America Calling

Native America Calling

02:31 min | 5 months ago

"antonio gonzalez" Discussed on Native America Calling

"Welcome to native America calling. I'm Sean sprees. The final funeral arrangements are being made for Queen Elizabeth II. Heads of state from all over the world are expected to service Monday as her body makes its final journey from Westminster Abbey to Windsor Castle. The queen's death is a time of reflection and the meaning and legacy of her and the rest of the royal family. The British heads of state carry both reverence and disdain from an indigenous perspective. We'll have that discussion coming up right after the news. This is national native news. I'm Antonio Gonzalez. Leaders on the Navajo Nation report progress and efforts to clean up hundreds of abandoned uranium mines on a near the reservation. As Arizona public radio's Ryan Hinch's reports, federal officials recently traveled to the area for a firsthand view of the decades long issue. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator Michael Regan met with tribal officials and Cameron Arizona on the Navajo Nation. During the trip, he announced the creation of two federal field offices in the tribal capital window rock and in Flagstaff, Arizona that will work with the Navajo EPA to facilitate the mine cleanup and removal of radioactive waste. U.S. EPA officials also say they're working to conduct assessments and prioritize the more than 300 abandoned uranium mines that haven't yet received funding for remediation. According to Navajo president Jonathan nez office, Regan also visited an abandoned uranium mine site located within feet of occupied homes. The effort to clean up the more than 500 abandoned uranium mines on and near the Navajo Nation has been ongoing for years, and only a handful of been fully remediated the tribe says about 200 sites currently have funds available for work, but progress has been slow. Tribal leaders describe the legacy of uranium mining on the Navajo Nation as devastating, causing decades of negative environmental and health impacts among residents and former mine workers between 1944 and 1986, 30 million tons of uranium ore was extracted from the area to support the Manhattan Project and Cold War era nuclear weapons development. For national native news, I'm Ryan Heinz in Flagstaff.

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"antonio gonzalez" Discussed on Native America Calling

Native America Calling

05:05 min | 5 months ago

"antonio gonzalez" Discussed on Native America Calling

"Welcome to native America calling. I'm Sean spruce. Are you having trouble paying basic bills like rent? Millions of people are facing eviction from their homes right now because of steep rent increases, inflation, and an inability to catch up from the pandemic. At Native Americans are getting hit the hardest. The federal government recognized the threat people are facing, but eviction moratoriums and rent assistance programs are coming to an end. We'll get a better picture of the problem and what's being done to offset it, coming up right after the news. This is national native news. I'm Antonio Gonzalez. Congratulations. You are now members

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"antonio gonzalez" Discussed on Native America Calling

Native America Calling

04:16 min | 5 months ago

"antonio gonzalez" Discussed on Native America Calling

"To native America calling. I'm Sean spruce. Nicole, I'm a poo man is on track to be the first Native American woman to travel to space. She is an enrolled member of the wallach round valley Indian tribes. She's commanding NASA's SpaceX crew dragon spacecraft scheduled to launch October 3rd. She follows chickasaw nation tribal member, John Harrington, who was the first Native American in space. Nicole Mann is scheduled to be the first Native American woman in space three weeks from today. Man talked with national native news Antonio Gonzalez about the long journey to get there. I joined NASA back in 2013. And so I've been training ever since. We've been training specifically for this mission for the past year. And we are ready to go ready to launch. And what is your role going to be? So I'm the commander of the spacecraft. So I will fly myself and three other crewmates. We will launch from Kennedy Space Center in a dragon spacecraft, which is built by SpaceX. And we will take a day or so to get to the International Space Station.

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"antonio gonzalez" Discussed on Native America Calling

Native America Calling

05:30 min | 6 months ago

"antonio gonzalez" Discussed on Native America Calling

"This is national native news. I'm Antonio Gonzalez. President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed the inflation reduction act into law, Biden says it delivers on the administration's promise to meet the climate crisis and help working families. The inflation reduction act tackles climate issues with a focus on clean energy bringing down energy costs and reducing pollution, additionally, it seeks to lower healthcare costs and tax high income people and large corporations. Biden says it's one of the most significant laws in history. We are in a season of substance. This administration began amid a dark time in America. As Jim said, a once in a century pandemic, devastating joblessness, clear and present threats to democracy and the rule of law. Doubts about America's future itself. And yet we've not wavered, we've not flinched, and we've not given in instead, we're delivering results for the American people. We didn't tear down. We build up. During a tribal broadband announcement last week, vice president Kamala Harris talked about the inflation reduction act, investing in tribal

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"antonio gonzalez" Discussed on Native America Calling

Native America Calling

05:56 min | 8 months ago

"antonio gonzalez" Discussed on Native America Calling

"Welcome to native America calling. I'm Sean spruce. There's a lot to learn when you're just starting out in the working world. There's more than just showing up on time and leaving at the end of the day. You have to figure out workplace culture, connect with others in your field, and you have to consider any old social media posts that might come back to haunt you. Coming up this hour, we're going to get guidance for those just starting out in their career, or someone who's looking to make a career change. We've got expert advice coming up right after the news. This is national native news. I'm Antonio Gonzalez. While rice is in decline, so some members of the lacto flambo ojibwe in Wisconsin are turning toward another traditional crop.

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"antonio gonzalez" Discussed on Native America Calling

Native America Calling

02:55 min | 1 year ago

"antonio gonzalez" Discussed on Native America Calling

"Is Andy Murphy. Marino Spencer is the engineer. Production helped this week by luella Bryn. Nola Dave's Moses is the distribution director and bob Peterson as the network manager for native voice one. Clifton Chadwick is our national underwriting sales director. Antonio Gonzalez is the anchor for national native news. Charles sather is our chief operations officer. The president and CEO of colonic broadcast corporation is Jacqueline seli. I'm your host, Sean spruce,.

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"antonio gonzalez" Discussed on Native America Calling

Native America Calling

01:59 min | 1 year ago

"antonio gonzalez" Discussed on Native America Calling

"Welcome the native America calling. I'm Brett navy. The country's contributing most to climate change is sacrificing the lives and well-being of indigenous people. That is among the directives at the cop 26 summit by indigenous leaders who say those with the most influence are not moving fast enough to make a substantial difference. Coming up this hour we'll hear from those who are taking the climate change, some of the task is environmental threats against indigenous people continue to mount. We're back after the news. This is national native news. I'm Antonio Gonzalez. Bristol bay tribes in Alaska celebrated news that the EPA has set a timeline for considering permanent protections for the Bristol bay region. Alana Hurley, executive director of the united tribes of Bristol bay, a consortium of 15 tribes in a statement said they're pleased the EPA is moving forward in a science based transparent manner. The EPA Wednesday announced a time frame to consider new information to determine next steps related to the pebble mine in southwest Alaska with a deadline of May 31st, 2022 in its process to review potential clean water act protections for the region. The tribes have been fighting for nearly two decades to protect the region and its salmon from the proposed mine, developers of the copper and gold mines say the project will create jobs and long-term economic benefits to the region and state. The national Native American boarding school healing coalition is hosting a two day summit this week, the summit will focus on indigenous knowledge as the U.S. begins to investigate Indian boarding schools..

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"antonio gonzalez" Discussed on Native America Calling

Native America Calling

02:43 min | 1 year ago

"antonio gonzalez" Discussed on Native America Calling

"Welcome to native. America calling in anchorage. Melissa yawkey de london alaskan native claims settlement act has far reaching implications for native identity and tribal governance. Years ago was a hard fought experiment in both federal government. Recognition land stewardship and economic opportunity. Coming up this hour. We'll hear how. Alaska native identity has evolved in the half century since it was enacted and what the promise is for the future. We're back right after the news. This is national native news antonio gonzalez a wing of the catholic church in canada has apologized for what it calls the horrors that occurred in native residential schools for more than a century as dan carpenter. Chuck reports it was the first time. The prominent arm of the church has apologized. In a statement the canadian conference of catholic bishops that it acknowledged the grave abuses..

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"antonio gonzalez" Discussed on Native America Calling

Native America Calling

01:50 min | 1 year ago

"antonio gonzalez" Discussed on Native America Calling

"Support for this program by the alaska native heritage centre experience more than ten thousand years of history and culture through art dance film and more exploring your home. State is the co vid safe way to enjoy the summer. Welcome to native. America calling in anchorage. Melissa yawkey de london. A recent study finds patients prefer to see medical professionals with the same cultural and racial perspectives but native people are underrepresented in the medical field adding an additional hurdle for native peoples seeking care. The good news is there are several efforts underway to recruit native doctors and nurses and they're showing results. We'll hear about it and discussed what those interested in a career medicine might expect. That's coming up right after the news. this is national native news. I mean antonio gonzalez the indian health services taking over the gwala sioux tribes ambulance service. The federal agency says low staffing was putting patients from the pine ridge. Reservation at risk south dakota public broadcasting's rl zion's has more santana. Yellow horse. always knew she wanted to serve her people. So the twenty four year old became an emt with the oglala who tribe ambulance service but yellow horse became frustrated with low staffing and other working conditions that impacted the team's ability to help patients yellow horse says there.

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"antonio gonzalez" Discussed on Native America Calling

Native America Calling

04:33 min | 1 year ago

"antonio gonzalez" Discussed on Native America Calling

"Welcome to native. America calling in anchorage. I'm melissa yawkey london as editor of the navajo times tom. Rv so junior is a dedicated champion of the first amendment and journalistic independence. He is among the native news. Standouts honored this year by the native american journalists association. We'll talk with him this hour lawsuit here from the student. Journalists who fought for editorial control of their paper and some of the other award winners this year. We're back right after the news. This is national native news. Antonio gonzalez the klamath tribe in oregon wants to create its own fire agency following this year's bootleg fire which burned much of their ancestral land kale. Cc's brian bull reports. The boot lake fire consumed over four hundred thirteen thousand acres. One fourth of that was klamath reservation. Land sea rondos. The tribes natural resources director says the klamath hoping to get funds soon to launch their own fire agency which would work with other governmental agencies on wildfire management trial perspective. Fire office upon the landscape and something that we have to live with so looking back on we can see a future where are greater society can take lessons from the past and apply them to these current conditions and we can change our environment for the better in advance. Some of these mega fires from actually happening rondo says there was growing receptiveness to tribal practices such as controlled burns which have helped limit the size and growth of wildfires for national native news. I'm brian bowl. Native students. Parents and members of an indigenous led organization held a march for students. Monday pierre south dakota members of the native community indian collective and their allies are opposing..

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"antonio gonzalez" Discussed on Native America Calling

Native America Calling

04:35 min | 1 year ago

"antonio gonzalez" Discussed on Native America Calling

"Is native america calling. I'm melissa london. Day is going to be part history lesson part contemplation. About what reparations. Were native people in this country. Might look like reasons for reparations are well documented broken treaties stolen land and forced assimilation of children at boarding schools. Everyone has their own list. There have been some attempts at compensating. Native people in the past somewhere we'll received others fell are short. Will open up a discussion coming up. After the news this says national native news antonio gonzalez the united in louisiana is continuing to seek resources and provide assistance to its citizens to recover from hurricane ida ida devastated the tribe destroying homes. People suffered injuries and there were also fatalities. Tribal officials are working with multiple partners to help people with food. Water toiletries items for babies and seniors. Cleanup supplies and p. p. e..

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"antonio gonzalez" Discussed on Native America Calling

Native America Calling

02:11 min | 1 year ago

"antonio gonzalez" Discussed on Native America Calling

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Native America Calling

05:45 min | 1 year ago

"antonio gonzalez" Discussed on Native America Calling

"Mexico. California and alaska native voice one the native american radio network. This is native. America calling antonio gonzalez the work of native advocates and the family's missing and murdered indigenous women. Girls relatives is tireless. Their efforts involve keeping the cases their loved ones and the is law enforcement. And makers they're also calling on more resources and increased attention on the issue as they remember those who've lost their lives are gone missing. Tribes across the country are beefing up their efforts to address. Missing murdered indigenous. People collaboration an important part of the tribal work locally statewide on and on a national level community based efforts are leading the way in minne- plans and calls for policy action today. We're going to check in with some women who are involved in leading missing murdered indigenous relative movements tribally. An statewide also here. How national federal initiatives play a role. We want you to join the conversation today by giving us a call at one. Eight hundred nine nine six two eight four eight. That's also one eight hundred nine nine native. I like to introduce our guests for this hour. We have from the confederated sailors and kootenai. Tribes in montana is councilwoman ellie bundy. The councilwoman has been involved in. 'em i w work before joining the council in two thousand nineteen also joining us is new mexico indian affairs secretary lynch hyo trujillo's in charge of a statewide task force which just named its newest members. And from minnesota's senator. Mary coup nash. The senator has worked on legislation addressing the issue and has helped in the creation of new office to focus on cases. Welcome ladies to native. America calling senator. Yes thank you so much and senator. Let's start off the conversation by telling us about this office becoming a reality in minnesota. How did it get started. Well thank you for inviting me here today to talk about this issue that i am so cashing it about This past session and the minnesota legislature passed legislation to create a missing a permanent missing in murdered indigenous relatives office within our state government and it is the Came to fruition through our task. Force are missing and murdered. Indigenous women's task force that was created to just two years ago. we passed it with full support from both bodies and Had two years in spite of the the Covered virus the pandemic to create and put together Quite a comprehensive report and within that report we had accidentally twenty mandates or recommendations. And the very first one was to create this permanent office.

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"antonio gonzalez" Discussed on Native America Calling

Native America Calling

01:48 min | 1 year ago

"antonio gonzalez" Discussed on Native America Calling

"Canada's assembly of first nations will join may t- and inuit leaders on a trip to the vatican in december to ask for an apology from the pope for the catholic church's role in the residential school system. But as dan carpenter chuck reports the head of the af en says there are no guarantees. They will be successful in getting that apology in his final report released in two thousand and fifty the truth. Reconciliation commission called for the pope to come to canada to personally apologize to the survivors and their families for the abuses indigenous children faced in the residential school system. The anger over the lack of an apology has been heightened by the recent discoveries in british columbia and saskatchewan of hundreds of unmarked graves on the sites of former residential schools. Now assembly of first nations and inuit leaders will make the trip to rome in late december to ask for that apology. Here's perry bell guard the national chief of the a. f. n. the meetings been confirmed at the vatican's or we're going to take that meeting and then as well at that time. Take the opportunity to invite his holiness back to canada. At some point in the future and again there are no guarantees of any kind of apology or anything coming forward. There's no guarantee that he'll even come back to canada but we have to make the attempt bell guard. Says he is optimistic. He says the canadian government and the roman catholic church complicit in the operation of the residential schools. They were funded by the government and run by the churches about one hundred. Fifty thousand native. Children were forced to attend the schools from the late. Eighteen hundreds to nineteen ninety-six. Thousands were abused is not clear. How many died of neglect and abuse. The estimates range from just over four thousand to as many as fifteen thousand the three other churches involved in running the schools be anglican presbyterian and the united have apologized. The catholic church still has not for national native news. I'm dan carpenter.

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Public helps increase Snowbird Fund

Native America Calling

02:22 min | 2 years ago

Public helps increase Snowbird Fund

"This is national native news. Antonio gonzalez three tribes in alaska are participating in a pilot program to collect data and provide solutions on a community level to missing and murdered indigenous. People katyal brian van wa- spoke with officials about how the new project will change their approach on active and cold cases at the beginning of the year. The us attorney's office for alaska announced that the department of justice would embark on a pilot project to address the missing and murdered indigenous persons epidemic in the state which again tribal council in dealing ham is one of three alaska tribes that volunteered to be part of the project. Each tribe will develop a tribal community response plan tailored to its needs resources and culture. According to a study by the urban indian health institute out of twenty nine states alaska ranks fourth in the number of missing and murdered indigenous women. Tribal administrator courtney cardi says the importance of statistics on a local level often. Native communities are researched by outsiders in the situation. It's very important that especially with such a sensitive topic but our council is able to work with families directly to quantify the issue and demonstrate that ourselves versus having outside organization. Be that for the drive meets with the us attorney's office as part of a forum to increase communication between communities and public officials. Ingrid cumberland's is the emma p. coordinator for the us attorney's office in alaska. She says that a key to reduce mvp cases to establish connections between tribes agencies and to implement solid tribal community response plans. We we really just need to build those relationships and and make sure that everybody is as soon as possible so that we can get working on any incident at the quickest possible moment. Brian schroeder the us attorney for alaska stressed that it is important to establish communication and transparency before crises occur. A large part of what this is is getting all the parties involved all the stakeholders involved to start talking to each other. Now you wanna be able to talk ahead of time and know each other and open those lines of communication to young's plan will serve as a model for hub communities like bethel nome more information about the pilot project can be found by contacting the us attorney's office in alaska and billingham. I'm brian vanua

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Weekly jobless claims rise less than expected

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00:39 sec | 2 years ago

Weekly jobless claims rise less than expected

"Filing for first time jobless claims just last week that on top of the million still out of work and struggling in this pandemic, ABC is Kenneth Martin has more help coming just in time. For people like Antonio Gonzalez in Ohio. We were strolling, but now we feel a lot better. We are happier than help is on the way. The bill also lowers health. Your premiums for people on obamacare and extends help for the airline industry. United Airlines now withdrawing his furlough notices and American Airlines CEO sending the letter to 13,000 employees saying to those who had received notices warning of furloughs, those air happily canceled, you can tear them up. We're getting closer to spring, but Colorado is bracing for a

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Apache Stronghold files appeal as Oak Flat land swap scheduled to take place in March

Native America Calling

03:49 min | 2 years ago

Apache Stronghold files appeal as Oak Flat land swap scheduled to take place in March

"This is national native news. I'm antonio gonzalez a prosecutor in northern california's going after five indigenous activists who toppled the statue of sarah last year in protest of the catholic mission systems. Founder they all face. Felony charges but community groups are calling for the charges to be dropped christina honest reports. They're called the indigenous peoples day five. The group of indigenous women and two spirit activists are charged with felony vandalism toppling. A statue of unique perot sarah on indigenous peoples day. Twenty twenty right out front of the mission san rafael in marin county california carina gold is leader of the confederated villages of luzon aloni one of the tribes and slaved into the mission system. Unique perot sarah founded. She's calling for the charges to be dropped. Our tribal people have been the objects of genocide here in california by the catholic church since the inception of california the hippo sarah. The statue that was taken down in october is a A symbol to california native people and to many other indigenous people about the genocide that happened on our lands when the catholic church. I came here despite the catholic churches history of genocide against native americans. Some of its members demanded. Marin county's district attorney at a hate crimes charge against the activists but more than fifty community groups and seventy five thousand petition signatories are demanding. The charges be dropped. Noting the nationwide reckoning with symbols of oppression. I'm christina honest reporting from san rafael california for national native news. A nonprofit advocating for the protection of oak flat. A sacred site in arizona is appealing a federal judges decision to not temporarily blocked the project that will turn the land into a copper mine and gibson from arizona. Public media has more than nonprofit apache stronghold is one of a few groups that sued to stop a congressionally mandated. Land swap of us forest service land which includes oak flat to resolution copper. A subsidiary of international copper company's attorney. Luca goodrich is representing apache stronghold in the appeal. He says the federal government plans to transfer the land on march. Eleventh of the government has actually destroying a centuries-old sacred site and making their religious practices. They're impossible and so. This is actually really an easy case. When it comes to finding a substantial burden on religious exercise their challenging the judge's order that said the land swap wouldn't be a substantial burden on the apache people's religious practice among other things. Goodrich says he expects the courts rule before the march deadline for national native news. I'm emma gibson. The national congress of american indians winter session kicks off this week. Which is being held virtually. Ncaa president fon sharp delivers the state of indian nations address. Monday tribal leaders throughout the week. We'll interact with federal officials white house representatives and us lawmakers tribal leaders are laying out priorities for the air and developing plans to work with the biden administration and congress cove in nineteen and the confirmation hearing for pollen for interior secretary are among top agenda items the likud ray-ban defoe gibb way in wisconsin is holding mass covid nineteen vaccination events planned for the next seven wins days the tribes clinic vaccinated more than two hundred community members at its first event last week. The vaccines are open to eligible tribal members. Eighteen years old andover. I'm antonio

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Oglala Sioux community leaders take COVID-19 vaccine to build trust

Native America Calling

03:56 min | 2 years ago

Oglala Sioux community leaders take COVID-19 vaccine to build trust

"This is national native news. I'm antonio gonzalez. The oglala sioux tribe in south dakota has started cove in nineteen vaccines for healthcare workers with both pfizer and moderna. As lee strube injure reports tribal leaders are carefully. Managing the number of vaccine doses. They receive alicia. Musso is vice president of the tribe. She says they're asking frontline workers what they want to do that. We are polling to make sure people wanna take it or not to say you have these infrastructures asking if they want to musso says tracking vaccines for healthcare. Workers helps the tribe advocate for the exact number of doses. They need during this first phase. Musso says they're also working to boost confidence in the medina and pfizer vaccines. They're asking other respected members of the community to set an example. By taking the vaccine. We do have different influences in our community leaders in that way and those of us who even though we have these political positions who may have less risk factors and want to you know in our own way Culturally allow people to take that who are higher risk. The tribes medical task force will continue to roll out. Its covid vaccine. Plan unleashed droop injure in rapid city. A long running water right settlement between the navajo nation. The state of utah and the federal government has become law as ryan hinds reports as part of the sweeping covid nineteen government spending bill signed by the president. The navajo utah. Water rights settlement act among several bills included in the two point three trillion dollar package it ends decades of negotiations between tribal federal and state officials and affirms tribes right to more than twenty six and a half billion gallons of water a year from. Utah's colorado river basin apportionment. The legislation also settles all current and future water claims made by the navajo nation in utah and allocates two hundred and twenty million dollars to water infrastructure on the portion of the reservation located in the state navajo nation president. Jonathan nez calls the settlement historic in says it'll increase access to drinking water for many navajo families. The president's office says more than forty percent of navajo nation households in utah lack running water or adequate sanitation according to the navajo water project. One in three residents on the reservation lack a sink or toilet in their homes. The settlement act was approved by the navajo nation council in two thousand sixteen and introduced in congress by a bipartisan group of lawmakers from arizona utah and new mexico last year for national native news. I'm ryan hinds in flagstaff. The little shell tribe of chippewa indians in montana was federally recognized. One year ago the tribes working on opening its own health clinic next year as yellowstone public. Radio's caitlyn nicholas. Reports tribal health director molly. Wetland says the tribal launch a healthcare system to provide medical dental behavioral traditional care to tribal members at their own clinic in great falls. We've been a landless. Try reservation let's tribe and so to have something of our own and to be able to provide. Our members carry is really important to the little shell tribal health. Clinic will likely open late. Summer of twenty twenty one but wetland says work tribes first healthcare facility is well underway. He just completed demolition of the building that we purchase. And we're in the design phase. And we're getting ready to start with remodel. Wetland says the team will offer a holistic approach to healthcare as an example. She says she is working closely with little shells. Housing director heath lefranc boys to ensure patients aren't struggling with homelessness as healthcare and housing are closely connected to our primary care team all focused on sort of understanding each of our customers and their own unique story and values and influences an effort to kind of engage them in their care and support long-term behavior change and help our tribal members be successful. I'm caitlyn nicholas and damien antonio

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Bellegarde stepping down, Missing and Murdered update, Yurok reservation closing, and Tribal leaders face senate

Native America Calling

03:55 min | 2 years ago

Bellegarde stepping down, Missing and Murdered update, Yurok reservation closing, and Tribal leaders face senate

"Down carpenter reports prime minister justin trudeau pay tribute to bell guard for his leadership over the past. Six years hurry. Bogarde was first elected as national chief of the assembly of first nations in two thousand and fourteen on monday. He tweeted that he spent the past. Six years bringing indigenous issues before canadians. Adding that issues and concerns that used to be talked about around. The kitchen table are now in the media every day and at the center of public debate. Prime minister justin trudeau praised bell guard as a tireless leader and advocate for first nations. And i know. I am joined by people across the country in recognizing and celebrating his years of devoted service to first nations communities. We lift you up perry. We will continue to work with the national chief to advance. The priorities identified by first nations including keeping first nations communities safe from this pandemic since two thousand and fourteen bell guard says he successfully advocated for laws protecting indigenous children and languages and the new law to implement the un declaration on indigenous rights. His work has also helped secure dollars in new funding for native people. The national chief of the afl is elected every three years. The organization represents more than six hundred first nations across canada for national native news. I'm dan carpenter. The wisconsin missing and murdered indigenous. Women task force has started its work. The group was formed in july. After legislation to create the task force failed. Katie thorson has more the missing and murdered indigenous. Women force is made up of more than thirty people. From around the state they include the state attorney. General lieutenant governor lawmakers abuse victim advocates law enforcement officers and community leaders in overwhelming majority of which are native american women many have been impacted on a personal level here our my relatives but specifically for my grandmother. My sisters. My nieces All who are survivors. My cousin is rattling to and she wanted missing and was murder in october of nineteen eighty. Six on my classmates that it went to mission school with here dana she went to go visit a relative in stevens point for this summer and she was a baby sitting there and she was abducted there and she was murdered. The goal of the task force is not only bringing awareness to this issue but to find solutions to prevent violence kristin welch is the lead organizer of 'em w as many of you had said in your introduction is really complex it's layered. It's a huge problem but strategic way we can begin to create solutions as really exploring relationships between the systems and examining the issues within key components of mma w subcommittees were created a focus on different issues though subcommittees will report to the task force on their findings throughout the year. I'm katie thorson. The york tribal council in california voted this week to close its reservation. The closure will be in effect for at least three weeks. Due to the region. Seeing an increase of cove nineteen cases. According to the tribe. there have been fifteen covid. Nineteen cases on the reservation to date tribal officials say. They're taking precautions to protect elders. Those with pre existing health conditions and the entire community. The reservation will reopen when. There's a decline in infection rates. Some tribal leaders are scheduled to testify virtually wednesday before the us senate committee on indian affairs. The committee is holding a hearing on tribal self-governance and cultural sovereignty. Senate buildings are closed to the public at the hearing will be streamed online. I mean antonio gonzalez

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Montana joins Missing and Murdered project, Indigenous Women Task Force, and Navajo COVID surge

Native America Calling

03:59 min | 2 years ago

Montana joins Missing and Murdered project, Indigenous Women Task Force, and Navajo COVID surge

"This is national native antonio gonzalez the confederated sailfish and kootenai tribes. In north west montana are participating in the national pilot project to improve coordination between agencies investigating missing and murdered indigenous persons cases yellowstone. Public radio's caitlyn. Nicholas reports the us department of justice recently developed protocols for federal tribal and state law enforcement to work together more efficiently which the k- kt will adapt into a tribal community response. Plan that specific to the flathead. Craig couture the cs kt. Police chief says this plan will help. When investigations cross jurisdictional lines gives us each a piece of this puzzle to put together or we have input on how. We're going to do this. So when we come together is going to be seamless for the hand off on who's going to be the lead jurisdiction if it goes into multiple jurisdiction who follows up on that it gives us a better opportunity to solve these cases and to bring some of these people home. See chairwoman shelly. Says the tribal council met with federal state and tribal agencies on tuesday to start adapting the doj's protocols to fit the community find says the cs kt were motivated to participate. After one of their own. Germain charro went missing in two thousand eighteen and has yet to be found so very excited to roll up our sleeves next week can start working on these guides in these guys are designed to be versatile enough to fit into each individual tribal community after working with the cs. Kt in the coming weeks the doj plans to go through the same process with other montana. Tribes i'm caitlyn nicholas wisconsin's missing murdered indigenous women's task force met virtually for its first meeting friday to begin work. The task forces seeking to address abduction homicide violence and trafficking of indigenous women. The group's identifying solutions and gathering data tribal representatives elders law enforcement. Judges and state leaders are among members of the task. Force there will also be opportunities for public. Participation through workgroups updated public health. Emergency orders go into effect. Monday on the navajo nation as the try abc's a surge in covid nineteen cases. Stay at home. Orders are extended fifty-seven our weekend lockdowns are being re implemented and essential businesses will only be open on weekdays from seven to seven the updated orders. Come days after navajo. Indian health service medical and healthcare providers say the tribes now in the major health care crisis during a virtual forum last week. Health officials pleaded with the public to stay home and take precautions to help reduce the surge in new covid. Nineteen cases and hospitalizations doctor. Loretta christianson chief medical officer for the navajo area. Ihs says hospital resources are stretched thin. Sure you that we will provide the best quality care possible but if we all don't stop coverted we will run out of beds. We will run out of nurses and we will run out of supplies. So we're asking each and every one of you today to help us. Please don't travel please. Don't gather or attend any events we he's wear your masks in this includes with your family you need to continuously wash your hands or use hand sanitizer and you need to socially distance everywhere. You go as of sunday. The number of positive covid nineteen cases reached seventeen thousand nine hundred m15 the navajo area. Ihs has reported. Nearly all icu. Beds are at full capacity. And they have limited resources including medical staff and few options to transport patients to regional hospitals because they're also near capacity navajo health professionals and tribal leaders say the second wave of covid. Nineteen is more severe than what the tribe saw in april. And may i'm antonia gonzalez.

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2 missing after landslide, Tribal chairman reinstated, and Trudeau breaks water promise

Native America Calling

03:57 min | 2 years ago

2 missing after landslide, Tribal chairman reinstated, and Trudeau breaks water promise

"This is national native news. tonio gonzales. Two people were still missing. Thursday in haines alaska after landslides this week cage. Ns reports four of six people thought to be missing have been accounted for. Emergency response is underway in the community landslides triggered by rain destroyed homes and displaced community members. Local groups are among those offering assistance. The central council of clinton haida indian tribes as coordinating efforts with the choukou indian association to provide food clothing and shelter and have set up funding apps for donations. The states also working to provide additional resources and assistance to hanes the four pakistani boyne ensue tribal executive board and northeast montana reinstated the tribes suspended chairman following a december third vote yellowstone. Public radio's caitlyn. Nicholas reports during a special public board meeting attorney. Georgette blow read. Nine charges from the tribal executive board against chairman. Floyd is your lead to suspension on november fifth. His deserve the best interest of one of the charges. That chairman is your had refused to attend board meetings since august twenty fourth and another was he inappropriately tried to maintain and pay for services from a close associates construction company. Bp construction even after the board entered into litigation with the same company for failing to provide services during his response is yours at the board was being quote unfair and he denied all allegations saying he was fulfilling his role as chairman. Your pardon after hearing the charges and is yours defense. Seven of the eleven tribal executive board members voted to remove the chairman. Eight votes were required for as yours. Removal emerson young one of the board members who voted to remove your said. The board of the chairman needed to be a united front moving forward working. It is what it is now. The better people and work more work as warm. When board member patricia ironclad runs through began urging her to retract critical opinion articles. He had published about the board in the fort peck journal. The chairman stood up. Said the decision had already been made to reinstate him and left before the board adjourned. The tribal executive board will continue. It's ongoing litigation against bp construction as was reinstated as chairman immediately after the vote. I'm caitlyn nicholas. The canadian government says it will not be able to keep its pledge to lift all long-term drinking water advisories and first nations as down carpenter reports the government of prime minister justin trudeau had promised to do so by march of twenty twenty one indigenous services minister mark miller says he takes full responsibility for the broken promise. He also pledged spend more than one and a half billion dollars to make sure that the work gets done. Prime minister justin trudeau had promised during the two thousand and fifteen election campaign to all long-term boil water advisories within five years. Miller acknowledged that the original plan was an ambitious one adding that there were many reasons for the delay but he renewed the government's pledge going forward for every community with a long-term drinking water. Advisories there is a project team and an action plan in place to resolve it. What communities want is not not imposed deadline. It's a long term commitment to access to clean water for this. They need funding to support measures such as training and retention of qualified staff and support for the daily operations and maintenance activities which is critical to ensuring the lasting effects of these investments. Some first nations have set a permanent fix for their communities. Could take years so far. Awwa has helped lift. Ninety-seven long-term drinking water advisories in the past five years. More than fifty are still in place but miller says by the end of this month. The number left could shrink to twelve for national native news. I'm dan carpenter and antonio gonzalez

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Cheyenne River Youth Project distributes food boxes

Native America Calling

03:54 min | 2 years ago

Cheyenne River Youth Project distributes food boxes

"The national native news. I'm antonio gonzales. During the pandemic more and more doctors visits are going virtual and some people are avoiding clinics emma gibson reports that within the navajo nation. Women's healthcare is adapting as much as possible with infrastructure and as nature will allow when the pandemic i took hold in the navajo nation. People avoided the doctor because they were afraid of being exposed to the disease. Now after a short respite case numbers are surging again. Jennifer white hair is a women's health doctor practicing into the city. She's also a citizen of the nation. I think a lot of us have been surprised. We think of it as we're not seeing patients as often we would see more bad outcomes and we haven't really seen that dr white hair says she doesn't know why this is but guesses. More people are self treating unlike city doctors off tribal lands. She can't rely on the internet for a telehealth appointment. She's depending on phone calls. Patients monitoring their own blood pressure in some in person visits. We do recognize that there is going to be some minimal us. But we can't modify pregnancy during the pandemic she says she's proud of her community and their willingness to wear masks to protect others just outside the nation in flagstaff. Arizona masks have become highly politicized for national native news. I'm gibson a south dakota teacher says while the stay has helped we've in curriculum about american indian history more can be done. Mike mohan reports a report last year from the national congress of american indians noted. Twenty seven states don't even mention native americans and their k. Through twelve curriculum but a majority of states surveyed said. They're trying to improve their lessons. Leslie crow who teaches on the rosebud. Indian reservation sees positive movement and south dakota but she worries. Many students aren't getting the whole story. All students need to understand that way. You know non natives can also appreciate our culture and would also be more empathetic to our culture in the way of life that we've that was taken from us grow says. She attended public schools and didn't learn much about our people's history until she transitioned to a tribal school. The state department of education didn't respond to a request for comment before deadline. But in twenty. Seven south dakota passed a law that required the development of content on the history behind the region's chimes crow. Who also is a member of the south dakota education association as part of the difficulty is getting enough staff to carry out the lesson plans and ways that students can absorb the information she thinks. If administrators encouraged more teachers to embrace the curriculum their students might have greater appreciation for the contributions or native americans. Air comes a lot of good things that are people known have like our way of life is really truly sacred and there's a lot of all these good things that really help. Our people survive. One example of teachers taking the initiative is in rapid city where a handful of educators have each been assigned roles to fully integrate the curriculum across the district. That was mike mohan reporting the cheyenne river sioux tribe enacted a shelter in place. Order monday for the community of eagle butte. south dakota due to rising cova nineteen cases. The cheyenne river. Youth project helps sir families before the order was in place with three curbside distributions last week which included fresh produce home-cooked meals and turkey. Boxes produce dinners were also given out earlier in the fall. The cheyenne river youth project is a grassroots organization dedicated to helping young people on the reservation. The shelter in place order is expected to last through the middle of next week. I'm antonio gonzalez.

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Acoma Hospital Cuts, Navajo Marijuana Crackdown, and Tribal Transportation Improvements

Native America Calling

03:59 min | 2 years ago

Acoma Hospital Cuts, Navajo Marijuana Crackdown, and Tribal Transportation Improvements

"This is national native news. I'm antonio gonzalez. The governor of the pueblo of aca in new mexico is concerned about the health and wellbeing of the people of alabama as a reduction of health services takes place amid the pandemic governor. Brian is reaching out to us. Lawmakers for legislative relief in funding after a hospital on academic lands no longer full-service able to offer emergency services or critical care congress and urgent and decisive. Requests were received uninterrupted Healthcare an emergency medical service food services at the canyon. Cto laguna service. Unit have moved to primary and urgent care due to inadequate staffing as a number of staff have decided to leave after being notified of a redesign of indian health. Service care for the area. The hospital located off interstate. Forty west of albuquerque has provided services since the nineteen seventy s to the public of aca and laguna and navajo community in july the tribes were notified of potential changes due to an agreement with the pueblo of laguna a majority shareholder in the hospital. At forty seven percent the navajo community moved its allocation for its own facility in two thousand sixteen in september laguna health corporation entered into an agreement with ihs to open a new facility. In february removing it shares from the facility the agreement started the process of the redesign including notifying employees and establishing a working group via says aca did not expect changes in service until early next year and is calling on the indian health service for immediate resolution option it could allocate funding from the one point three billion dollars from of that and we are five hundred million dollars specifically designated provider relief fund all of these funds intended to address the pandemic. And all that meant to deal with just the situation. We are faced with the indian health service director. Michael we ocoee says they're consulting with all three tribes involved we ocoee says. Ihs supports tribal self determination and self governance to assume health services for their own communities. And he says the ihs has committed to the retain services at aecom a- mitigating To the extent possible any negative consequences as a result and making. There's just a smooth transition. As possible is the goal and we are looking at every available resource whether that's coronavirus funding Any other emergency funds. That may be available to after your. We're looking at all resources available to the agency can make. There's just a smooth transition possible. Make sure that nobody else for the galileo estimates the funding needs the aca. Hospital is around five to six million dollars. He says alabama has received support from state leaders lawmakers and some members of congress a multi-agency operation took place on navajo lands last week in an effort to put an end to marijuana operations. In the shiprock new mexico area federal state local and tribal officers led the raid on twenty one farms and two residences where marijuana was housed in more than one thousand grow houses about two hundred and sixty thousand plants were radically agents also found nineteen trash bags filled with processed marijuana in baggies about one thousand pounds the navajo nation is on board to crack down on what it says is illegal hemp and marijuana operations in the area more than seven million. Federal transit dollars have been awarded to twenty-five tribal governments for improvement projects on tribal lands. The us department of transportation announced tuesday the projects range from storage to maintenance facilities to helping tribes of an appointment to improve transportation services. The funding supports projects operating costs planning activities. I'm antonio gonzalez.

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Tlingit Artefacts Decision, ACA Concerns, and Arizona Voters Mobilized

Native America Calling

03:50 min | 2 years ago

Tlingit Artefacts Decision, ACA Concerns, and Arizona Voters Mobilized

"This is national native. News Antonio Gonzalez a collection of artifacts from the Clink Frog House clan can continue to be displayed in a Museum that's despite a legal challenge that reached Alaska's highest court as Clare Struggle with K. H. NS reports the State Supreme Court has apparently ended. A decades-old will dispute over control of the cultural treasures. When Frog House clan members disputed the sale of artifacts to a Canadian collector in the nineteen seventies an Alaska. Superior. Court judge ruled that they actually belonged to all members of clones frog. House. The court ordered them placed in the care of clan elders living in the clan's traditional lands on the Upper Lynn Canal. It added a condition, they could only be sold with the unanimous consent of all frog clan members until the safe place was found near cluck won the artifacts would sit in the state museum in Juneau. There they remained for decades. Until last year when the carvings considered masterpieces were returned to quad. But that didn't sit well with some descendants who filed a lawsuit last summer. They argued that by housing the artifacts in the tribes heritage. Center the court had given them to the whole tribe rather than the frog house. Petersburg attorney Fred Trim made case in September that the Jocic one heritage center and Clock One kept the artifacts out of the clans reach. The protests clan members of whom their one hundred and four cannot use the artifacts. Artifacts are locked up in a museum that's not under the control or even. Recently, accessible to the Prague House numbers that the State's Supreme Court justices were unmoved in decision released on October twenty. First, they wrote the lower court had been correct and only exceptional circumstances could overturn the ruling from nineteen seventy eight. The for house posts and a copy of a carped screen are displayed at the joke one heritage sun her and cluck one the center is closed for the season but group to are available by appointment. I'm Clare Trample new. Mexico US Senator Tom Udall spoke on the Senate floor. Monday calling for the protection of Healthcare for native Americans before the Senate confirmation of Judge Amy Conybeare it to the Supreme Court. You'll raise concerns about the future of the affordable care act due to upcoming challenges. Udal says a repeal would devastate Indian country. opened the doors for so many native Americans to access the care they need. Whether it's an unplanned medical emergency or routine wellness checkups and screenings. Access to quality healthcare critical for native communities face disproportionate impacts from the COVID nineteen pandemic. The federal government has a trust and treaty obligation to consult with tribes and to provide native Americans healthcare. The affordable care act permanently reauthorized the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to Ke legal authority for the Indian service and expansion of access to healthcare for native Americans. You'll was among a group of senators and opposition of Barrett's Supreme Court nomination. Racial Equity Groups are hosting a virtual event Tuesday night to mobilize voters in Arizona. A key battleground state the National Congress of American Indians is joining Hispanic Asian. American. Native Hawaiian, and other groups to host the event to discuss voting and a number of issues from Kobe nineteen to racial justice. The event will be streamed on facebook at together we vote a Z.

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The Lummi Nation is withdrawing from a COVID-19 vaccine trial conducted by AstraZeneca

Native America Calling

03:50 min | 2 years ago

The Lummi Nation is withdrawing from a COVID-19 vaccine trial conducted by AstraZeneca

"This is national native news make an camera in for Antonio Gonzalez, a Montana County has agreed to open a satellite voting office on the black feet nation in settlement of a lawsuit by the tribe Mt. PR's Aaron Bolton reports Jacqueline de Leon is a staff attorney for the colorado-based native American Rights Fund, which helped the bike, the nation file, a case in federal court last week after the. Tribe requested that Array County. Opened a satellite voting office on the reservation. The tribe argued failure to do so would violate federal and State Law de Leone says the county has now read to open a satellite office in heartbeat on. October, nineteenth settling the case we were worried and have been worried that the move to vote by mail was going to disenfranchise native Americans because we know that. Vote by mail in Indian country. We know that lots of people don't get residential mail delivery under a county election officials declined to comment on the case. Di Leone says the native American. Rights Fund also helped the Fort Pack and Northern Cheyenne Tribes Negotiate with Roosevelt Big Horn, and Rosebud. Counties. She says that all three counties were offering in person voter services off reservation according to de. Leon all three counties have now agreed to open satellite offices on the reservations for national native news I'm Erin Bolton. A first nations leader in Atlantic Canada is calling on the prime minister to help settle a lobster dispute as Dan Carpenter Chuck reports confrontations in the Nova Scotia, lobster fishery have become increasingly more violent. Now, indigenous leaders are asking for more protection from police against targeted attacks by nonindigenous lobster fishers police say there were about two hundred people present during violent clashes near lobster pounds one van was set on fire. The dispute began after indigenous lobster fishers say they exercise their? Treaty rights to fish outside the federally regulated fishing season. The chief of this epoch attack first nation Mike sack says they have a right to fish for a moderate livelihood where and when they want and that's based on a Supreme Court ruling from twenty years ago sack says during the confrontation police were on site but did nothing to intervene I've also sent a letter off to a prime minister and hoping that him from they're not sure where to go with IT A. Number of community members throughout Nova Scotia Canada are willing to come in and protect our equal. Or we're not looking to add any fuel to the fire. So we're open the RCMP can just help come in. Charge what was wrong doing the chief says his council has also decided to take legal action against those who are interfering with his bands lobster fishery. In Ottawa Indigenous Services Minister Mark Miller called the violence unacceptable. He says, it's important to get both sides to the table to talk about exactly what is a moderate livelihood for the Magma for National Native News I'm Dan Carpenter Chuck. The LemMe Indian Business Council said this week that the LEMme nation is withdrawing from covid nineteen vaccine trial conducted by Astra Zeneca leader said, there were ongoing communication challenges with officials at the pharmaceutical company which had put its trial on hold following adverse reactions among some volunteers. The Lemme end the Navajo nation faced some backlash from tribal members participating in the trial according to Indian country today that's because of a fraud history of medical procedures and outside research conducted on Indigenous People Lemme nation medical director Dr Dakota Lane said Native Americans face greater risk from covid nineteen but are rarely included and testing vaccines and medications, which is a disadvantage to determining whether they're effective in native populations. LemMe Business Council. Chairman Lawrence Solomon said they would explore whether future trials are safe and appropriate for tribal members for national. Native, News. I'm Megan Camera.

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Indigenous men cycle through states to promote mental health

Native America Calling

03:46 min | 2 years ago

Indigenous men cycle through states to promote mental health

"This is national native news I mean Antonio Gonzalez. A group of indigenous men are cycling through Wyoming Colorado and New Mexico promoting mental wellness Wyoming public radio's jockey. Hey, black has more identifying as a black man and a member of the Haida nation. Damon Bell Halter has seen firsthand. How men of color often don't seek help for mental illness he says, one barrier is a lack of diversity among mental healthcare providers. Laboratories are working on my purse like my healing. Throughout and I was like getting that match up with my you know. White white people know, but another problem is a cycle of silence and stigma surrounding health. That's why Bell Holter is leading a group of men on this more than eight hundred miles cycling trip. They started on the wind river reservation in Wyoming and finished up in Albuquerque this week along the way they encouraged men of color to speak out about their mental health and seek the help they need. The group is also raising money for mental health initiatives in indigenous communities. For National Native News I'm Jockey Hey Black Nevada lawmakers expanded mail in voting due to cove nineteen, which includes protections for tribal communities of federal judge recently dismissed a lawsuit over the law many homes on reservations have nonstandard mail service and residents have to travel to a postal provider to get mail voting advocates. Say there are also other challenges native voters face Roz. Brown has more Jacqueline de Leon with a native American rights. Fund says, Indigenous People live much farther from polling locations the. Non Natives it much more difficult than the average American can conceive up to vote in Indian country native. American have a decrease in post office hours. They also have their ballots travel further. Dylan adds that fewer transportation options a lack of Internet access and other socio economic factors also play a role in whether indigenous people vote. She says it's not uncommon for native Americans to travel up to two hundred miles to register to vote or reach their polling place in August, Nevada lawmakers expanded mail. In voter laws to address challenges posed by the COVID. Nineteen pandemic. Assembly bill four allows non family members to safely return ballot for one another. In the upcoming election it also provides mechanisms for tribes to request early on reservation polling locations, Deli prior to Nevada's vote by mail primary in June more than ninety percent of the indigenous population voted in person I'm Russ Brown, the vice president of the Navajo Nation Myron liser has expressed his well wishes on social media for president trump and. The first lady after they tested positive for covid nineteen Weiser's outspoken trump supporter wiser took his own covid nineteen tests this week after traveling to Washington DC for a prayer event in a virtual town hall Thursday, Night Liser defended his travel saying he understands concerns the Navajo nation remains under emergency orders including fifty-seven our weekend lockdowns liser says it was a one time thing adding he would do it again to pray for the nation I did go in and get tested because of all the. I guess the. Concern that was out there. But the last week I am not Tuesday I did mention that Diet just returned from the DC area praying for our nation. What time it was to be given that opportunity in the heavy heavy responsibility of praying leuser was seen at the event not wearing a mask or social distancing critics have taken to social media to express their dismay with the Navajo. Nation. Vice? President. I'm Antonio Gonzales.

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Tribal plaintiffs claim victory in U.S. Census lawsuit

Native America Calling

03:53 min | 2 years ago

Tribal plaintiffs claim victory in U.S. Census lawsuit

"This is national. Native News Antonio Gonzalez leaders of the Hilo, River Indian community and the Navajo Nation say they scored a victory in litigation to make sure there's a complete and accurate US census count the tribes another plaintiffs requested census operations continue through October thirty first instead of the end of September last week Federal Court ordered the twenty twenty cents count to continue until the end of October governor. Steven. Rayle Lewis in a video message to his community decisions to complete the census in September due to an appeal that could give us some more time for us to keep working together count up. But the United States has already appealed that ruling and it may end up going to the supreme. Court. So data extension is far from certain and counting could come to an end as soon as thirtieth. So we have to go by what we know. That we have until September thirtieth for anyone who has not completed the census to fill out there for the census was initially planned through. October thirty first. But in August the trump administration shorten the time setting a new deadline in September Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez in a statement praise the ruling and said, the pandemic has been a setback creating many challenges to get people counted especially in rural areas. As of Thursday the Navajo nation's response rate for the twenty twenty cents. This was only twenty point five, percent thirty percent of he'll river Indian community members have not completed the census this summer the Census Bureau reported the National Response Rate was more than sixty percent. Last week the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia determined. Alaskan. Native corporations are not tribal governments under the cares act and not eligible for funds. The ruling is a win for tribes sued over Alaskan native corporations getting a share of the eight billion dollars in cares act funds for tribes tribes, which filed the litigation and include some Alaska tribes. Claim only tribal governments should be allocated cares act dollars. The court held that an sees are not federally recognized tribes and include some of the largest and most profitable corporations. Alaska an appeal is likely. The AMC's have the support of Alaska's congressional delegation about five hundred, million dollars in cares act funding remains for tribal governments, how it will be dispersed if tribal plaintiffs. In to be determined. Hopi Tribal Chairman Timothy New von Jemma is asking you senators to reauthorize the Special Diabetes Program for. Indians. He testified virtually last week before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs the Hopi tribe in Arizona has utilized the program for more than twenty years to provide diabetes prevention through education fitness and finding ways to address food insecurity. The community health approach also incorporates Hopi Culture. The pandemic has impacted in person services which are now virtual. We're currently offering the wide array of online fitness classes for Monday through Friday including native fitness which incorporates traditional Hopi Song and dance. In addition ages DP is hosting the fitness books challenge were participants earned fitness bucks by completing a virtual fitness class. Classes. That are held in hope you wellness centers facebook page they just DP also modified to programs that celebrate the hoagies long standing tradition of running. The Twenty Eighth Annual Hundred Mile Club. Event just wrapped up and despite it being virtual, there were nearly eight hundred participate participants, ages five and up legislation introduced. The summer seeks to reauthorize the special diabetes, program for Indians for an additional five years and increased funding to two hundred million dollars per year I mean Antonio Gonzalez.

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Navajo Nation reports less COVID-19 cases

Native America Calling

04:00 min | 2 years ago

Navajo Nation reports less COVID-19 cases

"This is National Native News Antonio Gonzalez, which in tribes filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the trump administration over oil and gas development in the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, which people have long fought drilling in the area they hold sacred to protect cultural and subsistence resources. Last month, the Interior Department approved oil and gas leasing in the coastal plain supporters of development include Alaska state leaders, and Alaska's congressional delegation for jobs and Boots the village of Venus by tribal government, Arctic, Village Council and Venus. Village Council filed the lawsuit represented by the native American Rights Fund. Fifteen states led by Washington filed a separate lawsuit, Wednesday high winds and dry conditions continue to fan flames on the call Ville reservation in Washington state. In addition to destroying several structures, the fire is taking a toll on Livestock Ashley. Abraham son with the tribal fish and Wildlife Department estimates the fire has killed as many as twenty, five, hundred head of cattle and up to one hundred horses can't even bring them in because they're so burnt we have to put them down in the pasture and that's just from what we can recover as of right now until the Ho-, thoughts and disappear, we're still counting. People are losing their homes left and right here. And it's just getting more. The Okanagan County fairground is sheltering livestock and other animals, but is anita feed. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The Navajo Nation reported its second day of no additional Cova nineteen deaths and three days as Christine. Trudeau reports months after strict orders, health officials report dwindling numbers of new cases twice within a matter of days the Navajo nation. marked. A significant milestone that the nation's largest reservation hasn't seen since March it's all the more important as the tribe continues to climb toward a total number that nears ten thousand covid nineteen deaths. The Nation wants outpaced every state in the country for the number of deaths from the disease. Nomination President. Jonathan. Nez. Called it good news but cautioned the numbers will continue to fluctuate until. There is an effective vaccine Nez encouraged citizens not to get discouraged by the fluctuation but to stay on top of practicing healthcare expert recommended safety measures and reminded that it's due to sticking to these measures that new case numbers have dropped in addition to remaining visual novel Nation Council Delegate Amber Penis Crotty says the council continued to push Navajo nation programs for dramatic increase to funds. And resources for every community across Navajo Nation Navajo nation health officials originally reported no new cases for day, but that was leader corrected to add twelve additional cases following Labor Day weekend gatherings another spike in case numbers expected another thirty two hour partial weekend lockdown. We'll go into effect starting Saturday I'm Christine Trudeau the stories a collaboration with national, Native News and the Solutions Journalism Network A native coalition is calling for the Kansas City football team to end its use of native American stereotypes and the Misappropriation of native culture as the NFL season starts in August. The team announced new measures and policies which include banning fans from wearing headdresses into the stadium. An Indian themed face paint. The team says it's reviewing the use of the Arrowhead Chop the coalition not in our honor. Says the steps are in the right direction, but it does not address the overall racism and appropriation of native culture using a race of people as a mascot. The coalition was formed by native college students and includes native advocates, educators, and community leaders. They're calling for the end of the top team name and imagery. Meanwhile, Kansas City kicks off the twenty twenty season against the Houston Texans. Thursday night. I mean Antonio Gonzalez.

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Montana tribes complete large intertribal bison transfer

Native America Calling

03:59 min | 2 years ago

Montana tribes complete large intertribal bison transfer

"This is National Native News Antonio Gonzales the four Pekka cinnabon and Sioux tribes in Montana recently completed a large intertribal transfer of Bison Wyoming Public Radio Savannah Mar reports. The forty buffalo were rounded up into semi trailers. In Wolf Point Montana they're headed to new homes with sixteen different tribes as far away as the United Nation in Wisconsin and Ludik tribe of Old Harbor Alaska. Urban Carlson is president of the intertribal Buffalo Council which facilitated the transfer. He says, the animals were part of a surplus population at Yellowstone National Park and would otherwise have been slaughtered today. Is Real. Gratifying. Just to be able to get some animals out of there, and then out to Chives, the Buffalo spent a year in quarantine on the fort pack reservation to ensure their disease free. Johnny Bear Cub, stiff arm has the Tribes Buffalo Program. She says, this transfer was a long time coming. We have drum group out here and they'll sing the songs they'll sing. Songs to send the Buffalo safely to their new homes, they travel safe and receive blessings. And say goodbye to enforce and we'll send them on their way. For National Native News I'm. Savannah Mark. A new art degree programs being offered to students at the University of Alaska Southeast, which is part of a larger vision that's been in the works for years to establish a north. West Coast Arts Hub Kate. Elizabeth Jenkins has more. The new degree program is a partnership between the University of Alaska, southeast Sealaska Heritage, Institute, and the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa. Fe. New Mexico the agreements were signed a few years ago, but it's taken some time to line everything up Cari groove in the our director at Sealaska Heritage Institute says there's a lot of room for growth. We are mealy great. Now that exists in the first place, the program is a two year degree with a focus on north west coast indigenous art. As part of the new program students are required to take an intro course into relevant native languages. Then their hands on our classes to choose from some of the courses have been offered before by the university and some are brand new for instance and claimed Weaver Lily hope is teaching an online class about career development as an artist students enrolled in the program, we'll have the option to transfer credits to the University of New Mexico if they want to pursue a bachelor's degree. Groove and things kind of comprehensive academic offering is long overdue. She says, many people are familiar with the region's form line design, but the associate's program is a way to gain deeper understanding in a way that. Associates degree provides a starting point for that journey with Cova Nineteen. Some of the courses will be offered online in some will still happen in person in accordance with universities pandemic plan, and in the future students will be able to experience some of these classes on a brand new campus. SEALASKA heritage has already started breaking ground on a six thousand square foot facility in downtown Juneau. The campus is slated to be completed sometime next year I'm Elizabeth, Jenkins. Powell's are being held virtually this Labor Day due to the cove in nineteen pandemic the online social distance Powell facebook group has been helping connect vendors, dancers, and singers for the last six months over the weekend. Dancers took part in contests uploading their videos to be judged and win prizes. I'm Antonio Gonzalez.

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Two residential schools in Canada are named historic sites

Native America Calling

03:56 min | 2 years ago

Two residential schools in Canada are named historic sites

"This is national native news I'm Antonio Gonzalez to former residential schools in Canada have been named national historic sites as down. Carpenter reports the schools which represent a dark history are now being recognized as one of the events that shaped Canada to schools added to the official roster of national historic events are in Nova Scotia and Manitoba. It's the first time a residential school has been named in such a way Canada's environment minister. Jonathan Wilkinson says. Is Not, just about telling the good things. It's also about recalling the more challenging aspects, commemorating and understanding history not celebrating it. Perry Belgarde is the national chief of the assembly of first nations bell. Guard says first nations people still feel today the intergenerational trauma of the residential schools and it's part of our shared history. It's dark history of in terms of our shared history, but Canada and everybody needs to learn from that, and again, we've always said that those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. The residential schools are described as a dark stain on Canada's passed the government funded church run schools were designed to assimilate native children. Into white culture thousands were physically sexually emotionally abused the schools which operated from the mid eighteen hundreds for more than a century for national native news. I'm Dan Carpentry Chuck at top US health official recently visited Minnesota which included meeting with tribal officials. Call Prima with Minnesota Native News has more is August drew to a close the White House's Corona Virus Task Force coordinator Dr Berks visited Minnesota, and met with both state and tribal officials. Dr Burke said she's impressed with how Minnesota has responded to the pandemic using a data driven approach however burks says she's concerned with the rate of positive cases. The state is seeing in the twin cities and surrounding counties. This state has gone from two to five to now nine counties over ten percent. That trend is worrisome this late into the summer to combat rising cases burkes is urging minnesotans to continue wearing masks and socially distance during the pandemic. Even if many may be feeling fatigue to all the guidelines in her visit to Minnesota, burks also stopped Duluth and met with tribal officials with the Fund lack of Lake Superior. Chippewa. Were really terrific I, think across this country being able to meet with a tribal nations has really been extraordinary is impressed by their ability to have institutions that could support isolation within their community and I think really ensuring that they have the resources and the wherewithal to prevent outbreaks. Dr Brooks says fondling efforts and the efforts of tribes across the nation is a good thing to see given that native Americans are disproportionately affected by covid nineteen. Burke. Says Native Americans, who were already suffering from health disparities pre. Pandemic are more likely to suffer life threatening complications due to covid nineteen compared to other racial and ethnic groups nationwide across the United States. Still, the number one group that has the highest fatalities related to this virus are native Americans, and so really ensuring that we have continued to focus resources and meeting their needs you Minnesota about six hundred and twenty covid. Nineteen cases have been confirmed among the native population so far according to recent health data thirty, three of those cases resulted in death I'm co Primo. Former principal chief of the Muskogee. Creek. Nation. George Tiger is expected to report to prison September fourteenth to begin a one year sentence for bribery charges. Muskogee media reports the US Attorney's Office for Oklahoma. Says Tiger accepted bribes of more than sixty thousand dollars during a time period between two thousand, seventeen to two, thousand and nineteen. He was sentenced last month to the prison term two years supervised release and a ten thousand dollar fine. I'm Antonio Gonzales.

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Harris mentions Indigenous people in DNC speech

Native America Calling

03:59 min | 2 years ago

Harris mentions Indigenous people in DNC speech

"This is National Native News Antonio Gonzalez. The Keystone Excel pipeline hit a snag earlier this year when it's water crossing permit from the US, Army Corps of Engineers was vacated by federal judge the core ask the US Supreme Court to lift that order but the high court declined the fast track permit was a problem because it did not require extensive environmental review. Now, TC energy has applied to the core as well as the fish and Wildlife Service for permits that will undergo public scrutiny Victoria. Wicks has more Transcanada or TC. Energy has applied for permits the keystone xl pipeline under the Clean Water Act t C. as requesting those permits from the US Army Corps of Engineers and from state regulatory. Agencies in South Dakota Montana and Nebraska TC has also applied to the US fish and Wildlife Service for what's called an incidental take permit under the Endangered Species Act that allows the pipeline company to harm or destroy endangered or threatened species. If the destruction is incidental to the construction operation and maintenance of the Keystone Excel pipeline the species at issue is the American burying beetle in tripp county in South Dakota and four counties in Nebraska. The other permit application to the corps of Engineers allows the pipeline to cross more than seven hundred locations that would affect wetlands and water bodies in its public announcement. The court says it will balance the benefit of the pipeline against reasonably foreseeable harm the application to. The core covers clean water act requirements under section four, zero four. Another section for a one is regulated by states, Montana is holding its own hearings but South Dakota's Nebraska's are incorporated with the federal process deadline for public comment efficient wildlife is September sixteenth and deadline to the course September thirteenth the course says, after receiving comments, it will conduct public hearings and issue its findings later for national native news I'm Victoria wicks in rapid city south. Dakota Senator Kamala Harris accepted the Democratic Party nomination for Vice President Wednesday night and her speech to the. Democratic. National Convention Harris Mentioned Indigenous People twice once when talking about how cove in nineteen has disproportionately impacted people of Color and when talking about unity. With the Joe Biden. Presidential. Administration this week the DNC native American caucus has been rallying around the party's ticket touting the candidates knowledge of Indian country issues among backers or native American congresswomen, deb Holland, and cherise. David's here's David's speaking at an event earlier this week saying the upcoming election depends on putting people in office who are strong partners for native communities be heard it already, this is going to start with as electing vice president, Joe Biden until the White House and I know when elected vice president going to continue his commitment he's already been demonstrating it during his campaign, his Minton, the communities and I know he's going to ensure that the federal government upholds promises and obligations. Treaty. Treaty, obligations to Indian country in that native voices are going to be at the table they're to be. Heard in the ice levels of our government and. That's right now native participants of the Convention have discussed a number of Indian country issues from climate change to youth empowerment, messing and murdered indigenous people cove nineteen and the native vote. Thursday's the final day of the Convention, the native American Caucus will me and bite him. We'll take the stage to deliver a speech. The Cherokee nation has lost a treasured linguist among contributions. Durban feeling wrote the Cherokee. Dictionary. Helped get Cherokee syllabi on smartphones and developed language teaching materials feeling passed away this week at age seventy four. I'm Antonio, Gonzalez.

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Lower Brule schools to begin fall with distance learning

Native America Calling

03:55 min | 2 years ago

Lower Brule schools to begin fall with distance learning

"This is national native news Antonio Gonzales The bay. Mills. Indian community on. Wednesday was granted the right to intervene in an ongoing Michigan pipeline fight with tribes, environmental groups and community members. A judge's decision allows the tribe to take part in case, preceding, evaluating a permit application from the energy company and Bridge to the Michigan public. Service Commission according to a press release from justice, which is representing the tribe. This is the first time. A tribal nation has intervened in a preceding before the Michigan Public Service Commission, the Regulatory Agency as determining. If tunnel will be built under waterways for the relocation of a segment of the line. Five pipeline tribes are concerned about the environment water fisheries and religious and cultural sites in a statement bay. Mills Chairman Brian Newlyn said the pipeline puts treaty rights and way of life at risk line five is a six, hundred, forty, five mile pipeline which carries oil and natural gas traveling through. Michigan Wisconsin and Canada, the company maintains the pipeline is safe. The Michigan Public Service Commission. has scheduled a virtual public hearing together comments on August twenty fourth. Indian educators say they're in a tough bind in preparing for classes this fall many tribal communities continue to be under Copa Nineteen. Schools on the lower brule reservation in. South Dakota serve about three hundred K. through twelve students and are not taking any chances superintendent. Lance Witty says, distance learning has its own problems because of Internet access and many families live in crowded arrangements. Educators know the risk they face and fully reopening. Some health concerns here that are probably not as prevalent off the reservation. We'd. He says, they're starting the year with mostly distance learning, but students will be able to come in for evaluations with their teachers. In the meantime he says, they're focused on making sure students are prepared. She'll be the first time. Our students have had devices. For homes he says, they'll keep monitoring covid nineteen to help make decisions about how to. Classes. The Red Lake Tribal Council Minnesota recently established a cove in nineteen relief fund enrolled Red Lake citizens can apply for assistance chairman. Darrell CK explained the program in a video message program provides for payment in amount of one thousand dollars to each readily enrolled adult who was eighteen on or before July thirty first twenty twenty. because for the payment need to certify that they have suffered economic impacts through increased expenditures and or decreased income as a result couvert nineteen, the funds are intended to help people with rand food or other emergency cost due to the pandemic the tribe is continuing to operate under cove in nineteen emergency orders. This week, there were forty-three positive cases reported on the reservation. A second round of covid nineteen mass testing is underway. Thursday for tribal citizens, new? Mexico US senator, Tom Udall, and congresswoman deb Haaland. Or taking part in a native vote Pamela Thursday afternoon. The virtual panel discussion will focus on protecting voting rights and tribal communities. The lawmakers are expected to discuss the need to ensure native people have. To polls and address voting during covid nineteen other panelists include representatives from the native American Voters Alliance, Education Project, and let America vote. twenty-three federal tribal broadband grants have been awarded for twenty twenty. The national tribal broadband grants are intended to help communities, develop or expand high speed Internet. The funds range from forty to fifty thousand dollars for tribal communities across the country. The program is under the Interior Department's Office of Indian Energy and economic. Development I'm Antonio Gonzalez.

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