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"antonio gonzalez" Discussed on Native America Calling
"So with us, myself. And my husband lover is just outlining our roles and responsibilities because I know that they had his kids had a pass before with the previous partner that wasn't very good. It was more of it was more negative and abusive than it was happy and sunshine and rainbows. And then there's me that came in and it was just seeing how they were treated and knowing that I made a prophecy. All right. All right, let's actually go back to one of our previous guests we had Rebecca spradlin, Rebecca, you're listening to the conversation. We heard from Nico that the relationship that her and her husband have are really good and that relationship he has with his children is actually what kind of really drew her in, we're hearing from Paula that their relationship is pretty awesome as well. Do you want to expand on that? And talk about what kind of relationship you have to have with a partner so that you can get through raising a stepchildren. Yeah. So like I said, we had such benefit and we had such we were very lucky and privileged to have the military there to give us all of the resources we needed. With concept resolution, especially being able to communicate, it was so funny when my husband and I went into the first class and I feel this way when you do the and I was like, I feel mad because you make me angry and we couldn't understand why they're like, no, no, that's not, no. I'm like, but I feel statement. No, it's not. We actually ended up quitting the class because we were so frustrated by not understanding. But now that comes from everyone has been talking about generational trauma. My husband and I had a very strong bond. However, when we met, we did not realize it was a trauma Bond. And so we had so much untangling to do. We were these crab walking co dependent humans that were trying to go back and get 50 50 custody of the sun because it's what the child wanted. Was it the best thing for the child at the time? Probably not. We made a lot of mistakes with giving him what he wanted and not letting him make decisions in the house because I wanted him to know he was most important. However, he didn't really have very good boundary structure with me. You know, where I learned to see that older, we needed boundaries. However, that being said, I guess my stepson knew I was the healthy parent. I knew I was the one he could come to and talk to without shame, blame judgment, being afraid. And so my husband and my relationship was so strong from the beginning with the trauma bonding that once we started to heal, it was like, we knew what the other person needed. We knew at the moment I can tell by reading his signs what you need ten minutes. You need to go. You know, and so his son really looked at me as a protector. And he knew I could take it. As they were saying, I could take the blows, you know? This isn't a new thing for me. And our family history. I was always the black sheep and, you know, we have that duality of like, what's it called? Lateral violence between my family and my people and some of my friends, I always do think she's better than us. She got out of the rest. She got out of here. She's making money now. She's white, she's this, you know, she married. My husband is Native American, but she can not he can not. His blood quantum isn't enough. So he has been taking on our pottawatomie and he's very close with my uncle and that's a beautiful thing too. And she was talking about she went into her husband's tribe of the she had said her last caller. But he came into our tribe. So it's really beautiful, actually. So my husband now and his son participate in spiritual stuff with me, which is very cool. All right. All right, thank you so much for that. And thank you to our other guests who joined us today we had doctor roger coon, Nico Williams, and Paula Jefferson. Our executive producer is art Hughes, the host of the show is Sean spruce, soul traverso is the producer Marina Spencer's the engineer, Joe McCollum is the digital producer nola Dave's Moses is the distribution director bob Peterson is the network manager for native with one. Clifton Chadwick is our national underwriting sales manager Antonio Gonzalez is the anchor of national native news. Charles Theodor is our chief operations officer and the president and CEO of colonic broadcast corporation is Jacqueline Salim. I'm Andy Murphy, producer and host, will see you next time. Challenges to societal harmony abound, trauma, depression, addiction, in native communities, these challenges affect nearly everyone. The Native American social work studies institute educate social workers for careers to address the needs of native communities. You can be part of the solution as a peer support worker. 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"antonio gonzalez" Discussed on Native America Calling
"For all of us. President boo nygren, youngest ever president of the Navajo Nation and president nygren, one challenge that some of your predecessors have had in this position is it's tough to go to terms. It's tough to win a second term in window rock. And we are going to have to wrap up the show in about another minute, but if you could just talk a little bit about why is it so challenging there on the Navajo Nation for presidents to win reelection? I think the challenge is you got to get stuff done. And that's what I told my team. I said, we've got 48 months when we started and let's that's all we got was worker kills off and then the work that we've gotten done because I told history shows that Navajo chairmans and presidents get reelected for the work that they do. You look at president Joe Shirley was the last one they got reelected in 2003 to 2011 and then before then was 27 years, which was chairman McDonald, which was about nearly 50 years ago. He got reelected to a second term and then before then the 60s. So within the past 50 years, only two people have been reelected back to back. So and some of those I think of Peter McDonald and chairman McDonald and president Shirley, they were well accomplished in bringing the bacon home and getting things accomplished so that's what I've passed my team on it. It's not worried about reelection that focused on as if our job has to be done in 48 months and let's work our tails off and deliver for our naval people. And bring in the bacon home. There you have it. President of the Navajo Nation doctor boo Niagara in will folks, that is all the time we have for our show today. Native American 40 under 40 awardees. Big thanks to our guest today, quanta chasing horse, Boone iron, Travis Ruiz, and of course, Andy Murphy. We are back again on Monday looking at the economic benefits and the environmental costs of the proposed donlan gold mine in Alaska. Our executive producer is art Hughes, Andy Murphy is our senior producer and soul traverso is our associate producer. Marino Spencer is the engineer. Show McFarland is the digital producer. Nola Dave's Moses is the distribution director, and bob Peterson is the network manager for native voice one. Lyft and Chadwick is our national underwriting sales director, Antonio Gonzalez is the anchor for national native news. Charles saver is chief operations officer, the president and CEO of colonic broadcast corporation is Jacqueline seli. Have a safe weekend. We'll talk again soon. Depression touches nearly everyone. The Native American social work studies institute educate social workers for careers as a counselor with culturally relevant training. Info at online dot NMA two dot EDU, New Mexico highlands university supports this show. Support for law and justice related programming provided by Hobbes Strauss dean and walker, a national law firm dedicated to promoting and defending tribal rights for nearly 40 years, more information available at Hobbes stross dot com. Program support by amerind. For 35 years, Indian country has put its trust in amerind, providing insurance coverage, strengthening Native American communities, protecting tribal sovereignty and keeping dollars in Indian country are Amarin's priorities. More information on property, liability, workers compensation, and commercial auto needs at amerind dot com. That's a MER IND dot com. Native America calling is produced in the annenberg national native voice studios in Albuquerque, New Mexico, by chronic broadcast corporation, a native nonprofit media organization. Funding is provided by the corporation for public broadcasting, with support from the public radio satellite service. Music is by Brent Michael Davis. Native Boyce one, the Native American radio network
"antonio gonzalez" Discussed on Native America Calling
"This is national native news. I'm Jill freitas from KMA and anchorage, Alaska, filling in for Antonio Gonzalez. A bill in the Washington legislature seeks to make it easier for people who commit crimes on Native American reservations to face justice. Steve Jackson reports. The bill had a hearing in the Senate law and justice committee this week. So in a tribal prosecutor Melissa simonson says, in many cases, it can be very difficult to get those charged with a crime committed on a reservation back to face trial if they flee. In the judicial system, if a tribal court issues a warrant for serious crimes, assaults against children, domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and that individual leaves the reservation. There is no access to justice, the warrant can not be collected upon by any Washington state law enforcement officer. This measure would allow a tribal prosecutor to go to the state attorney general's office or the local prosecutor's office to seek a warrant. Some who testified spoke of current agreements between tribes and individual counties to bring people to justice. Russell Brown of the Washington association of prosecuting attorneys expressed some concerns with the way the bill is currently written. He said that there might be a better way to achieve the goal with less complexity. Each tribe within Washington could enter into an agreement with the governor of Washington. There wouldn't need to be simple agreements between all the counties, for example, you wouldn't need 39 counties agreeing with 29 tribes. You would have one state compact that the tribes could agree and enter into. The bill originally passed the house on March 1st. For national native news, I'm Steve Jackson reporting from Spokane. A Guatemalan indigenous environmental activist says there was an attempt on his life this week as a bus run into the car in which he was driving on a highway in northern Guatemala. As Maria Martin reports, Bernardo could all show has been criminalized for many years as a result of his work trying to save a Guatemalan river. 51 year old Bernardo calcio is a mayak Chi teacher union activist and environmental leader in the northern Guatemalan province of Alta verapaz. He was released from prison last year after serving four years on charges Amnesty International says her spurious and retaliatory. The human rights organization has declared a quote prisoner of conscience, saying he's been criminalized for his work opposing a hydroelectric project of the cahaba river, which the kick shima considers sacred. Reported on a Facebook video that his car had been deliberately hit from behind. After he'd left court for a mandatory appearance in the city of goban. Gal complained of back and chest pain, standing alongside his almost totally destroyed vehicle. He says he fears for his life and is asking Guatemalan authorities to investigate the incident. But some analysts doubt that Bernardo cultural would get justice from the same system that's worked to criminalize him and other Guatemalan indigenous activists for years. For national native news. Former president of the Navajo Nation Ben Shelley passed away from a long-term illness on Wednesday at the age of 75. Shelley served as a member of the Navajo Nation council for more than a decade beginning in the early 1990s before being elected as vice president in 2007. He went on to becoming president of the tribe through 2015. He also served as a county commissioner. Shelley is being remembered for his longtime leadership and is credited for establishing the Navajo transitional energy company, which was created to achieve greater sovereignty over the tribe's natural resources. A private service is being held, but the tribe is working on a public memorial. Flags in the Navajo Nation
"antonio gonzalez" Discussed on Native America Calling
"This is national native news. I'm Joel freydis from KNB and Anchorage Alaska, filling in for Antonio Gonzalez. President Joe Biden on Tuesday designated Avi Kwame, a sacred site in Nevada. Its name means spirit mountain and is a sacred landscape to indigenous people in Nevada and a number of other tribes. President Biden designated it as a traditional cultural property on the National Register of Historic Places in recognition of its religious and cultural importance. He made the announcement at a White House event. Rectangles, valleys, mountain ranges. Rich and biodiversity sacred lands that are central to the creation story of so many tribes who have been here since the time of memorial. Look, you know, it's a place of reverence. It's a place of spirituality and it's a place of healing, and now it will be recognized for a significant hole and be preserved forever. More than 500,000 acres of land will now be safeguarded as a national monument. Tribes across the country celebrated the news, including chairman Timothy Williams from the fort Mojave Indian tribe, who introduced the president and thanked The White House for the designation. President Biden also won Tuesday awarded national humanities medals, a native organization and a native woman were among those honored. Matt laszlo has more from Washington. As Henrietta man likes to tell it when she was working on her master's thesis, she wanted to write about Indians, but was told no you can't. Her adviser knew there were no Native American scholars to greater, she made sure to change that. Likely, why The White House audience lavished the 88 year old with a sustained ovation. Henrietta Mann. In 19 86, the bureau of Indian affairs tapped Henrietta man to be the first Indian woman to direct Indian education programs. For 28 years, she was a Professor of Native American studies at the university of Montana. She's also the endowed chair in Native American studies at Montana state university Bozeman. As a teacher, a scholar and a leader, she's dedicated her career to Native American education and to establishing the field of Native American studies. Our sister public radio program, native America calling, was honored for starting and sustaining a dialog with often overlooked voices from across Indian country. President Biden says the program has helped bring Indian country to life for millions. Even as it's also served as a digital gathering place for Native Americans and Alaska natives. Every day, from a studio in New Mexico, Native American calling, heirs of podcasts, live radio show exploring everything from a legacy of native newspapers to native cuisine, to Native American solidarity with Ukraine. Capturing the vastness of the Native American life and it's a profound impact on the country. In the 90s, the one of a kind native program started broadcasting to just 14 stations. It's now on 139 stations, including many large, non native outlets. President Biden also bestowed medals on the likes of musician Bruce Springsteen, fashion designer Vera Wang, actor Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and singer Gladys Knight. For national native news, I'm Matt laszlo in Washington. Native America calling is owned by chronic broadcast corporation, which also owns national native news. On Wednesday, the U.S. committee of Indian affairs will have a roundtable discussion in Washington D.C. regarding the native priorities for the 2023 farm Bill reauthorization. U.S. senator Brian schatz, chairman of the Senate committee on Indian affairs and U.S. senator Lisa Murkowski vice chairman of the committee will lead the discussion. A number of representatives for tribal food and agriculture programs are expected to testify. Tribal leaders from across the country are advocating for the passage of the farm Bill, which they say helps fund many important programs in Indian country. I am still afraid.
"antonio gonzalez" Discussed on Native America Calling
"This is national native news. I'm Jill freight is from KMA and Anchorage Alaska filling in for Antonio Gonzalez. On Monday, the Navajo Nation went before the United States Supreme Court to argue it has a right to Colorado River water, dating back to an 1868 treaty. Matt laszlo reports from Washington. There's no running water on more than 30% of the Navajo Nation. And households on the reservation that do have running water only have access to about one tenth of the water average U.S. household Jews. Why? Broken promises reads the tribes brief before the Supreme Court. After more than two decades of a drought in the southwest, tribes have been demanding a seat at the table. Mark tried to actively pursue their water rights. Yeah, no, it's a deal. It's very daunting. That's Mark makaro. Travel chair of the pachanga band of Indians in Southern California and first vice president of the National Congress of American Indians. Tribes have a right to water. That's the whole premise of federal Indian water law. When their homeland was created, there's an implied right to water that goes with it. Beyond that, how much? How much water, right? So that's the rub. The case could have far reaching impacts for tribes across the west, because two decades of drought have had lasting impacts, including on bringing reservoirs like Lake Powell to historic lows. Christina aspas is Navajo from New Mexico. Look at Lake Powell now. That is so down. Yeah. And a lot of that water also ran down to the little Colorado River. And that was also to a hydroplane. And nobody talks to us. You know, they make these plans up here with these industries and but nobody came to us to ask the Biden White House is aligned with Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, and some California water districts in opposing the Navajo Nation's water claims. For national native news, a Matt laszlo in Washington. An indigenous professor is conducting a survey to learn more about the millions of American Indian and Alaska native people living in urban areas. Emma van der 90 of the mountain west news bro reports. The nationally reaching survey asked questions like if they live in an apartment or house. It also asks about the conditions of their housing and their experience finding it. Sophia locklear is a professor at western university in Canada, and she's from the lumbee tribe in North Carolina. She launched the survey two months ago, hoping to get 50 responses. Since then, she's received nearly 800. That signals that people want to talk about this. You know, I'm getting emails, people saying, I really want to tell you my story about trying to find housing. There are no concrete results yet. But locklear says, responses reflect the country's colonialism and racism towards indigenous people. So everybody I've talked to sure has so far had some hard things happen, and they're experiences of finding housing, but they also are really brilliant at navigating that. Her goal is to use this data to inform policy and allocate funds to American Indian and Alaska native people. For national native news, I'm Emma vanden ID. And some exciting news, congratulations to our sister program, native America calling, which is owned by our Alaska based company broadcast corporation. The one hour live call in talk show, which connects listeners from across the country to indigenous issues, has been awarded a national humanities medal. President Joe Biden will present our president and CEO Jacqueline with a medal during a White House ceremony on Tuesday. I'm
"antonio gonzalez" Discussed on Native America Calling
"This is national native news. I'm Antonio Gonzalez, a tribal leader in Washington state is raising concerns about oil spills after a train derailment along a bay on the swinomish reservation this week, Cruz on Thursday, we're cleaning up oil on land from the BNSF train, the Washington department of ecology first reported about 5000 gallons of diesel leaked. Federal officials estimate around 2500 German Tom wooten of the nearby samish nation released a statement saying safety is a priority and thankfully no one was injured, but wooten says the spill signals a larger infrastructure issue, adding their needs to be a priority on evaluating infrastructure hauling hazardous materials. He says there also needs to be a weaning away from fossil fuels for preservation of native lands in a statement to como news to miss chairman Steve Edwards said he was grateful to first responders and various agencies working on this bill, Edward says they'll continue to do everything they can to protect the waters and natural resources and ensure public safety. The swinomish nation has sued the BNSF railway in the past over oil train shipments. The derailment is currently under investigation. Federal officials will spend $25 million to restore and conserve bison herds on tribal lands, the mountain west news bureaus will walkie has more. Tens of millions of bison once roamed North America, but the species was hunted to near extinction in the late 1800s. Today, wild bison number in the tens of thousands nationwide, including about 20,000 managed by tribes, Jason baldus works for the national wildlife federation and lives on the wind river Indian reservation in Wyoming. He says this recent announcement is a step in the right direction. There are Keystone species. So that should be reason enough to restore them to the landscape because it benefits the grasses, the birds, the insects. He says herds also provide food and maintain the cultural identity of tribes. The money comes from the inflation reduction act and will go towards building new herds and transferring more bison from federal to tribal lands, interior secretary Deb haaland says officials also need to tap into indigenous knowledge more to keep preserving one of the most iconic animals in the American West for national native news. I'm will walkie in Laramie. A new book explores the legal history of the oneida nations fight to protect its sovereignty, Lena tran of station, W, WM, reports. For years, the United Nations faced challenges to its sovereignty from Hobart, a village on the eastern half of the reservation just outside Green Bay, Wisconsin. Disputes range from garbage collection to police jurisdiction and roads. And they constantly and regularly try to tell the united nation how it should be going about doing its business. Rebecca Webster is an oneida citizen, who served on the tribe's legal team. Now she's an assistant professor in American Indian studies at the university of Minnesota Duluth. Webster shares the history of these legal battles in her book in defense of sovereignty. The biggest clash involved Hobart's attempt to force the tribe to obtain permits for its Big Apple fest. Hobart's main arguments throughout all of this litigation is they are really challenging that the oneida nation isn't a legitimate government. Ultimately, the tribe prevailed when a federal appeals court ruled in its favor in July 2020. Webster says Hobart's tactics were part of a wider effort to upend tribal sovereignty from the anti indigenous group citizens for equal rights alliance. This isn't just happening here in oneida. This is happening in other places. We need to continue that network of tribes talking to each other because we know this is something that we just need to stay on top of and we need to stay vigilant. Webster hopes her book sheds light on the issue for other tribes. For national need of news and
"antonio gonzalez" Discussed on Native America Calling
"This is national native news. I'm Antonio Gonzalez. The failure of a bill in South Dakota means there will be no task force studying the welfare of native children in the state. South Dakota public broadcasting's CJ Keene checks in on what's next. Native children make up a disproportionate number of children in the state's foster care system, which led to the initial interest in the study, representative Perry poyer in a recent appearance on SDP bees in the moment, says this has been on lawmakers minds for some time. This has been a long-standing issue. For as long as I could remember, at least documented about 20 years. It's been at 60%, 60% of children in the system are native children, and they wanted to come together and address it. Puller says the issue requires involvement from state government. Where do we go from now? Well, we got to go back to the drawing table. The fight never ends until positive outcomes happen for native children. And a lot of people will probably say, I hear this time and time again. Why don't the tribes just fix it on their own? We are South Dakota as well. Yes, we have tribal nations, but there are native children all across the state of South Dakota. It's an issue that touches every corner of South Dakota's native community. Chairman, Clyde estes, thank the bill sponsors. He says he doesn't expect this issue to go away after the session. With some of the sponsors of the bill and the support we have on the tribal and some of our state supporters that we will bring this issue back up again. The fact of the matter is just tribal and state leaders need to find a better path forward to work together to put aside our differences to do what's best for all South Dakota children. SB one 91 died on the floor of the state house just one step away from the governor's desk. Opponents raise concerns over costs and the members making up the committee. For national native news, I'm CJ keen in Rapid City. A bipartisan bill in Congress aims to bolster tribal law enforcement and combat the epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous people. As Arizona public radio's Ryan Hinch's reports, the effort would enhance access to data and increase officer retention. The badges act is designed to increase tribal access to the national missing and unidentified person system in conduct training and information gathering to improve the resolution of missing persons cases. Tribal police often face roadblocks because of a lack of access to federal crime data, the bill would also allow the bureau of Indian affairs to conduct its own background checks to improve the process of hiring officers. Arizona representative Ruben gallego is a co sponsor of the bill. We need to empower these communities to protect themselves and give them their opportunity to really bring safety to their community and doesn't necessarily have to happen from us at the federal level. Gallego hopes the bill will help with officer recruitment and retention on tribal nations by offering more access of culturally appropriate mental health and wellness programs to BIA officers and tribal police and by mandating a report on tribal law enforcement needs. Through the badges act, a grant program would be established to support state and tribal investigations of missing and murdered persons and sexual assault cases. For national native news, I'm Ryan Hinch and Flagstaff, Arizona. As of Monday morning, three Alaska native mushers were battling it out for the top spot in the iditarod, the 1000 mile sled dog race from anchorage to nome, Ryan reddington, an inupiat with roots and unilaterally, has been out in front in the last stretch of the race. 2019s iditarod champ, Pete Kaiser remains in second place. Kaiser is yupik from bethel, Richie deal, a denier at the Baskin from any act was in third. Another native musher, Mike Williams junior, yupik from akiak remains on the back of the pack, keeping a steady pace. I'm Antonia
"antonio gonzalez" Discussed on Native America Calling
"Community. I mean, everybody knows everybody and. Like I said, the community follows the team. And so our home games are packed, we pack the gym, our concession is sold out before I think the varsity game even starts. Most of the time and when it comes to fundraisers, the communities there and state tournament going up to Oahu, people just spending the time in the money to follow the boys and support the boys and it just means so much to the boys and creating that experience right that they have the community behind us. And so the boys, it's always for the community. We play for the name on the front of our jerseys. And so the boys and the coaches, we always dedicate the season, not just through the community, but this year especially was special because we kind of dedicated the season to the 2020 team that couldn't defend their title in 2021. Those seniors that lost out on a season, the seniors that didn't make it to the state championship the year before. And so the boys are always playing for somebody and we always told them to play inspired basketball because when you play inspiring basketball, good things happen on the court. But not just that it's good things happen off the court with the people that are watching you. There's often little kids that are watching parents bring their kids and that's the great thing. I mean, before there was a leading kalka, there was ocean casm era before there was an ocean casm barrel. There was a helium figure raw. There's a brand in Bautista. And I can go on and on. There's Lauren's keone emiliano. And Brad is the dawn for nannies. I mean, these are generations of basketball players that came on koala. You know, there's way too many for me to even describe on this show, but you know the basketball roots is deep in kohala and the community well behind the team. And so it's a great atmosphere, a great community to be a part of. Well, coach, we're going to have to wrap up this show and another minute or so, but I want to give you the last word and tell us about any kind of upcoming celebrations that are planned to honor your team. Yeah, so we kind of had our little parade already when we came home. We had our homecoming through the town. We had the fire, the fire truck escort, the police escort, and whatnot. And so we're actually gearing up for a banquet coming up April 1st and our holy state rep our mayor, our governor is making plans to attend and we've got some rings that is being on order right now. And just looking forward to companionship, fellowship with the parents and some of the community members and just kind of soaking it all in before we kind of really officially put this season to a close and look forward to defending a title next year. Coach Robin Marquez and head coach there at kohala high school in Hawaii. And outstanding season. No, I'm not the head. I won't take that. Okay. I'm sorry. And I kind of help out with the team. Gotcha. Okay. While I'm there. Gotcha. Assistant coach athletic trainer, but definitely definitely a huge huge impact for the program there at kohala high school. That's all the time we have for today's basketball highlight show, good luck to all the dedicated athletes carrying on the legacy of native basketball. I'd like to thank our guests, Zach eastman, Rick Sanchez, tanisha mitsui, Robin Marquez, Dan Hale, and Jensen revolt though. Join us next week for another lineup of conversations about native topics. Our executive producer is art Hughes, our producers, our Andy Murphy, and soul traverso. Reno Spencer is the engineer, show mcparland is the digital producer. Nola Dave's Moses is a distribution director, bob Peterson, 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 selim. Have a safe weekend. I'm Shawn spruce. Program support by amerind. For 35 years, Indian country has put its trust in amerind, providing insurance coverage, strengthening Native American communities, protecting tribal sovereignty and keeping dollars in Indian country are Amarin's priorities. More information on property. Liability, workers compensation, and commercial auto needs at amerind dot com. That's a M, R, IND dot com. Support for this program provided by the American Indian higher education consortium. The collective spirit and unifying voice of 37 tribal colleges and universities for over 45 years, a heck has worked to ensure that tribal sovereignty is recognized and respected, and that tribal colleges and universities are included in this nation's higher education system. Information on a tribal college or university near you at AI, dot org. 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"This is national native news. I'm Antonio Gonzalez. Commemorations were held in Honduras over the weekend to Mark 7 years since the assassination of Goldman prize winning environmental and indigenous rights activists Berta Casa de Maria Martin reports that though there have been some convictions in her death, her supporters say the intellectual authors of her murder are still at large. Had fought for the rights of the indigenous lenca people of Honduras. It's no crime to defend our rights as indigenous people because it is stated before her death, as she fought to stop a hydroelectric dam project, she said would disrupt the water and food supply in leca communities. In like a tradition she said the rivers are the home of the mother spirit and must be protected. The former head of a Honduran construction company building the controversial dam casitas that opposed was found guilty last year of collaborating in her 2016 murder. Roberto Castillo was also alleged to have hired 7 hitmen previously sentenced for her killing. But Berta caceres family and supporters say the intellectual authors of her murder are some of Honduras's most untouchable families and remain outside the law, and that 7 years after her murder, Honduran environmental activist remained targets. At least four have been killed this year alone. For national native news, a Maria Martin. A bill that would require Montana to pay for the cost of law enforcement services on the flathead reservation recently passed through the state Senate. Montana public radio's Aaron Bolton reports. In the 1960s, Lake county agreed to provide law enforcement services on the behalf of the state across the flathead reservation, but county officials earlier this year pulled out of that agreement, saying county taxpayers can no longer foot the bill, estimated at nearly $5 million annually. Senate Bill one 27 would require the state to negotiate funding for law enforcement on the reservation with Lake county every other year. If the parties do not come to an agreement, the state would then be responsible for law enforcement services. Lake county commissioners and officials spoke in favor of the bill last month. They say it would be more costly for the state to hire officers and build local infrastructure than to pay the county to do the work. The legislature passed a bill last session paving the way for the state to pay Lake county for its law enforcement services, but did not appropriate any funds. The bill requiring the state to fund those services now moves to the House for consideration. In Colombia falls, a Marin Bolton. The chickasaw nation's cultural center is hosting a film festival on Saturday, and sulfur Oklahoma to celebrate cultural renaissance through indigenous cinema, Fran parch corners the chickasaw cultural center's executive officer. The film festival is important because it allows us to carry on a form of storytelling, which is important in first American traditions, were celebrating an uplifting night of filmmakers who are working to preserve our culture. The go of the hope of such a native film festival has always been to promote the art of first American cinema through cultural awareness using mass media, for a short documentaries will be showcased to feature length documentaries and the headlining film montford the chickasaw rancher. Panel discussions and question and answer sessions with indigenous filmmakers will follow the screenings. I'm Antonia Gonzalez.
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"This is national native news. I'm Antonio Gonzalez. Researchers at Arizona state university are tackling the issue of missing and murdered indigenous people in the state. They're trying to figure out why it's happening and what can be done to stop it. Alex Gonzalez reports. Professor Kate Fox directs ASU's research on violent victimization lab. She says the data speaks for itself. The killing of indigenous females has been increasing over the past 40 years. Through data obtained through grassroots organizations and law enforcement agencies, Fox and her team along with the state have determined a 160 indigenous females were known to police to be murdered between 1976 and 2018 in Arizona. She says that number is expected to be much higher as many cases go unreported. Fox says only recently has the conversation shifted to look at all indigenous people. There is a growing recognition across the nation and across the globe. That this is not something that only impacts indigenous women and girls. It does impact all indigenous peoples. In 2019, Arizona passed a law that established a study committee to investigate how serious of a problem this was in Arizona. Fox says there's still a lot of work to be done in hopes, Arizona, as well as other states continue to investigate. Fox says systemic factors rooted in racial injustice, violence and colonization are responsible for the crisis. Fox says the report produced by the committee found the danger heavily affected indigenous females from 20 to 40 years old. Around 30% of the cases are committed by unknown offenders with 28% of cases involving an intimate partner. Fox says not only is the work her primarily indigenous team producing critically important. It's being given back to indigenous communities to know and use. She says it's possible to create safe and healthy communities. It's just going to take a lot of collaboration across indigenous and non indigenous peoples and organizations. It's going to take the westernized way of thinking, transitioning and acknowledging and working within indigenous worldview. Fox encourages people to get educated on the true history and treatment of indigenous people. I'm Alex Gonzalez. The museum and kodiak Alaska has honored Chris woolley as its volunteer of the year. He's being recognized for his research about children who were sent to boarding schools in the lower 48. Brian Benoit reports. The Olympic museum is volunteer of the year award recognizes folks who spend time working on projects with the museum, and this year's award went to kodiak resident Chris woolley for his work on the Carlisle repatriation project. He says while he's grateful for the award, he was just one part of the research team. I was really happy, but I want to share it with the others in the group that are doing just as much work as I am. The research project is aimed at contacting descendants of indigenous children taken from a ludic lands to a boarding school in Pennsylvania and repatriating the remains. Part of his work with the project included contacting the family of Anastasia, whose remains were brought back to the village of old harbor for reburial in her family's plot last year. His team is still searching for the descendants of periscope a friend off another native girl taken from nearby woody island. She was taken to the outing program where children were sent to be acculturated to western lifestyles. We're trying to kind of track down any reference to Paris govia, who had spent four years in that outing program with families in Pennsylvania. Not clear if there's any relatives that doesn't sound like there are, but her story is a bit of an enigma. Willie says it's been more difficult to find records of periscope than it was for Anastasia. I'm Brian van law. The National Congress of American Indians has acquired rights to the crying Indian. They keep America beautiful anti pollution campaign of the 1970s. Ownership of the public service announcement has been transferred to NCAA by the nonprofit keep America beautiful, which decided to officially retire it. The ad featured stereotypical imagery of native people and miss appropriated native culture. I'm Antonia
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"This is national native news. I'm Antonio Gonzalez. After a years long battle, Congress updated and enhanced the federal violence against women act, but many tribes are still wondering if they'll see funding for its new provisions. Matt laszlo has a story from Washington. Under the updated violence against women act, which President Biden signed into law last year, tribes are finally allowed to prosecute non natives who abuse native women in Indian country. But many tribes are asking, where's the money? Frank stars come out as president of the agala Sioux tribe of South Dakota. We lack police force law enforcement resources on our reservation. Yeah. It's a lack of funding. So they changed the law, but they didn't give me the money to implement them. Well, we haven't seen anything yet, not that I know of. Democratic senator Elizabeth Warren wants to change that. She's pushing the honoring promises to native nations act. The bill has 5 titles aimed at what Warren says are 5 broken promises made by the U.S. government. Throughout the bill, we prioritized full funding for federal native programs. No more shortfalls. And the bill ensures that the funding going to Indian country is mandatory. Fulfilling trust and treaty obligations is not optional. First title or section of Warren's measure is focused on criminal justice and public safety. And it's mirrored off the special tribal jurisdiction included in the new violence against women act. Part of that section would fund travel justice systems. If tribes want them. It would also increase funding for sexual assault victims in Indian country. Warren says it's long overdue. Although this bill won't become law immediately, I think it's crucial for Congress to have legislation that says unequivocally. The United States has broken its promises and the United States must start making good on them. For national native news on that last low in Washington. Matriarchs of the occupation of wounded knee were honored as events marked the 50th anniversary Monday marked 50 years since the beginning of a 71 day occupation of wounded knee on the pine ridge reservation in South Dakota by members of the American Indian movement to draw attention to broken government promises and the fight for American Indian rights. Some of the women who were there shared memories during a panel discussion over the weekend, which was live streamed and hosted by the warrior women project, Madonna thunderhawk says she was in her 30s during that time and recalls how the event put native issues in the spotlight. I mean, every one of our nation's was represented, and that's, again, I felt that, you know, we're not alone. Locally, nationally, and internationally, because after wounded me, that's what the elders told us. You know, we've got the world's attention. We need to go further. Thunder hawk who says she's now an elder has continued her advocacy, including her time at standing rock, opposing the Dakota access pipeline. When I became an elder, I saw that that was a responsibility to show up and you don't have to say anything. You don't have to be on the mic, you just show up so those young people know you have their back. The event honoring women was held on the pine ridge reservation and provided an opportunity for story sharing and featured an oral history exhibit with wounded knee matriarchs. I'm Antonia Gonzalez.
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"And there were some other people in particular senator udall former senator udall who were probably ahead of her line for that job. And we had to figure out how to tell the story and make the case in a compelling enough way that the Democrats would be willing to let her go and also let her leave the House of Representatives, which at the time is simply insider politics stuff. There was a very small actually democratic majority in the House of Representatives and one of the concerns was that they couldn't take too many members of Congress and put them in cabinet positions. So we had to convince some people actually. And my job was to kind of do that publicly via my journalism or not even my job that was just kind of the role that I decided I wanted to play in all this, which was it was the coolest campaign I've ever gotten to be a part of without a doubt. Well, in that district that she represented in New Mexico, it's in Albuquerque, and it's a district that traditionally kind of goes red and blue back and forth. So there was no guarantee that if she'd left that position in the house that that would be replaced by another Democrat, so it was definitely a risk. So at any rate, the rest is history there. Julian, so good job for perhaps you were the first to make that make that call. And Julian, I know you gave the commencement address at the University of Michigan at the school of public policy last year. And I watched it and there was a quote there at the end of that. I just want to read it out loud because it just really moved me. And it's regards to your name and you said to be a noise cat is to be among the last of your name to be a survivor dangling on the limb of a family tree. They couldn't quite chop down and you ended your speech there that commencement address last year with that quote and us more about that. I mean, the significance of your name and how it moves you forward and everything that you do. So that talk was, it didn't really have a title, but I, for me, it's called what's in a name and it's essentially about the significance of names and naming in the context of my own sort of salish peoples, but that also in the context of working on this project, where part of what happened to the residential schools, of course, is that children were taken there and their names were changed. And if you go to the cannon Lake, res where my family's from almost everybody has a first name for a last name because way back when, you know, somebody was baptized and they would just be given a first name. So like my family is colonized Davis is Archie. And the unfortunate truth is that we used to have tons of ancestral names and earn names and these would be remembered and passed on and some of them went back way, way back. For example, on the mount curry res, there's still someone who has the name of the prophet who foresaw the great flood like that name is still alive and passed down and it goes all the way back to the great flood, which was thousands of years ago. So this is a really significant thing in our culture and they almost nearly killed it and my great grandmother was actually the last person who had the name. Which is how it was originally said until it was essentially messed up by some missionaries and became noise cat, which is what it is today. And so I was reflecting on the importance of that and trying to impress upon the graduates, the importance of remembering who you are and where you come from and the significance of that and the significance of the people who gave you your name and the importance of honoring them as you move forward into your next part of your life, which I think especially for native peoples. I know that that experience of name changing and name reclaiming and earning names and all that sort of stuff is shared across a lot of art. Nations and cultures and languages, you know, that's something that is really important to me. And it's something that me and my dad actually, I'm really grateful that my dad actually reclaimed that name. So he, when he married my mom, he was the one who changed his name, but he didn't change it to her name. He changed it to his grandmother's name. And really grateful that he brought that name back because otherwise the name literally would have been dead. Nobody would have carried forward that name. And it's a name that I'm sure stretches back a long, long, long time. It's a really cool story. Julian, thank you for sharing it. And we are going to have to wrap up the show now. It's been already an hour. I can't believe how time flew. But again, big thank you to our guest and native in the spotlight. Julian, brave, noise cat. Join us next week for another lineup of conversations about indigenous issues and topics, beginning with a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the occupation of wounded knee. Our executive producer is art Hughes, our producers are Andy Murphy and soul traverso. Marino Spencer is the engineer. Show McLaughlin is the digital producer. Nola Dave's Moses is the distribution director 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 saver is our chief operations officer. The president and CEO of broadcast corporation is Jacqueline seli. I'm your host Sean spruce, have a great weekend. Support from the self governance communication and education tribal consortium, presenting the 2023 tribal self governance conference at the river spirit resort in Tulsa, Oklahoma, June 26th to the 29th. 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"This is national native news. I'm Antonio Gonzalez, a bill that would replace Columbus day with the indigenous people's day, fell to move forward in the Montana Senate. Montana public radio's Ellis Julian reports. After the bill brought by Missoula democratic senator Shane Moore was tabled in committee, it supporters attempted a legislative maneuver to bring it to the Senate floor for debate. But that was also opposed. Senator Dan Solomon, a Republican from Ronan, said the bill sponsor killed the bill himself with his description of Christopher Columbus during committee testimony. He starts off with and I think I can quote with accusing Columbus of rape beheading, amputation, slicing torsos and two sex trafficking. You can imagine where this hearing went in a hurry. I have never in my experience been so mad. More Joe, who is a member of the confederated salish and Koenig tribes, responded to Solomon's criticism on the Senate floor, saying he couldn't talk about Columbus without including that information. Killed the bill. Not me. And I don't know how you have a discussion about someone who was identified historically during his time to have done things that were not part of the norm without actually talking about those things. Historical accounts, including encyclopedia Britannica, said Columbus men pillaged villages to support themselves and enslaved large numbers of indigenous people for labor, sex, and sale in Europe. Some senators opposed to the bill said Columbus's contribution to western and nautical history shouldn't be overlooked. The bill to replace Columbus day with indigenous people's day had dozens of supporters and no opponents during its committee hearing. Similar policies introduced to the Montana legislature have failed in every session over the last 8 years. For national native news, I'm Ellis Julian. Celebrations are taking place in Alaska and honor of Elizabeth peratrovich the woman whose speech before the legislature is credited with helping to pass the nation's first anti discrimination law. That was in 1945 nearly 80 years ago, the turning point came when she spoke out against a lawmaker who asked why people barely out of savagery should be considered equal. I would not have expected that I who am barely out of savagery would have to remind gentlemen with 5000 years of recorded civilization behind them. Of our Bill of rights. Those are words by actress and playwright Diane Benson, who use newspaper and witness accounts to reconstruct vision speech. Just leaning it just kind of sends shivers through your body just at how well spoken she was. And how she basically called out people that didn't want to vote in favor for the law and did so, so hello. Betsy piravi says she never knew her grandmother, Elizabeth, who died of breast cancer just before she was born, not long after, her famous speech. Our people need heroes and we were not permitted to have them for many years, but today para to rich says the story of her grandmother and her husband Roy and their fight for civil rights is embraced by a new generation of Alaska native people. Because it opened the door to learning more about a time in history when there were signs in front of restaurants that said, no dogs, no natives. Discrimination that became illegal on this day in 1945. First Nations development institute announced Wednesday a cohort of 30 beginning native farmers and ranchers chosen to take part in a two and a half year program to help build their businesses and strengthen land management. The program's goal is to increase local food production and food access in Indian country. The individuals represent tribes in 6 states. I'm Antonia Gonzalez.
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"Welcome to native America calling. I'm Sean spruce. This month marks 47 years in prison for Leonard peltier. Here's renewed efforts to win his release, whether it's the presidential decision on clemency or through compassionate release. The ailing 78 year old peltier has considerable support, especially among fellow Native Americans and others, like the UN, on the international stage. At the same time, there is serious resistance to any leniency for a man convicted of murdering two federal agents. Today, we'll go over the current case against belter and hopes for a change in his status. We're back after the news. This is national native news. I'm Antonio Gonzalez. Indigenous people and their allies held events Tuesday in Canada to honor the memory of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls. Down carbon check reports on the annual strawberry ceremony. A couple of hundred people gathered in downtown Toronto Tuesday in front of police headquarters, many of them told stories about families that have lost loved ones. During the ceremony, people were given a cup of water and a strawberry to hold. When cut in half the strawberries look like a heart, organizers say the strawberries are part of the memorial because it's a woman's fruit, and a symbol of hope and rebirth. Organizers say the gathering in Toronto has been taking place for the past 18 years, adding that it's an opportunity to gather as a community to pray for loved ones lost to violence. Joey twin is an indigenous activist. My mom was murdered when I was 6 years old in Calgary Alberta. 59 years ago and no justice was served for her murder. And so it's been going on for many years our indigenous folks, you know, get murdered, missing and murdered. Our
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"This is national native news. I'm Antonio Gonzalez. Indigenous leaders are demanding an apology from the new premier of Alberta for a video published on Twitter as Dan Carpenter reports, they're calling the tweet disappointing and harmful to truth and reconciliation. The video was made while Danielle Smith was in Ottawa for a major premier's conference on healthcare. The video taken on parliament hill had Smith reflecting on the origins of Canada and her interpretation of history. Many years ago, the indigenous people of this land and those that came from across the world united to tame an unforgiving frontier. Native leaders called the video dehumanizing and demoralizing, and they wanted an apology. Jessica saw killed as with the reconciliation action group. If she knows anything about that history, she ought to know that what she's saying is a bold faced lie. Dwayne bratt is a political science professor at mount royal university. This was a scripted video with a message that she wanted to deliver. And it's just so historically inaccurate. The video has since been criticized by many who say Smith is revising parts of history and ignoring a dark chapter of Canadian history. Others say they're concerned about smith's lack of understanding. Smith said the partnership with First Nations is one she values, but she did not apologize. For national native news I'm Dan Carpenter. Took sok bay a remote town off the coast of western Alaska is home to ubi culture and the social media sensation Noah loves Christie. Jill freitas brings us their love story. Noah and Christy Lincoln have been married for almost 20 years, have 6 kids and a brand new granddaughter. The couple make reenactments of famous movies and TV shows with a twist of native humor. They have over 40,000 followers on Facebook and 20,000 on TikTok. And it all started, they say, well, I was hunting for geese with their son. We had some just take the camera and start recording. Noah had Christy do different bird calls from ravens to geese to even a sexy swan. They posted the video to their Facebook page where it was shared and reshared hundreds of times. It was at that moment, Noah and Christie knew they were on to something big. And I thought, man, we could get so many people to laugh at just me and my wife. After the release of the show or reservation dogs on Hulu, native humor has been trending on social media, but Alaska humor is a little different. It usually draws from subsistence hunting, fishing, and guns, like this video. 16 years I've been married. And my wife said she don't love me anymore. All I said is you're not getting a new garden. It's the same thing. It's not. But life wasn't always a comedy for Noah. Early in his life, he says he struggled with an addiction. I was heavily into alcohol and I couldn't keep a job. After realizing what this was doing to his family, Noah swer off alcohol. But did he stay sober? I'm so happy to see you. We're always thinking God for everything. No matter your culture, laughter is universal. That is one thing Noah and Christie's supply plenty of. But they also make it a point to sprinkle in inspirational videos with messages of hope that go on to say that at the end of the day, family in faith are everything. I'm Joel frates. The National Congress of American Indians winter session and state of Indian nations address are returning to the nation's capital in person next week for the first time in three years. Tribal leaders from across the country will hear updates from The White House U.S. lawmakers and federal officials and CAI president von sharp will lay out priorities for the year. I'm Antonia
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"This is national. Native news antonio gonzalez a new oregon law allows a native students to where feather on their cap for graduation ceremonies kale. Cc's brian bull. Has many native students have worn eagle or turkey feathers or their cap and gown for years but added ornament was never formerly assured until the sierra the oregon legislature a bill that governor brown then signed in may brenda brainard is director of the four j. natives program which supports native american culture and learning in eugene area schools. The fact that students can incorporate their culture into their graduation for themselves and for their community is just wonderful. Only native american students who practice and celebrate their culture is seen by supporters as a way to promote academic achievement and improve retention and graduation rates for national native news. I'm brian bowl. After the take him loops to make first nation announced the discovery of two hundred and fifteen unmarked graves on the grounds of a canadian residential. School leadership held a press conference about the discovery. Emily swing has more in the last week. The community has been inundated with requests for media public support and many questions about what will happen next. Chief roseanne casamayor asked for patients and privacy as our community grieves for its lost children and the corona virus pandemic continues right now. Our community is also this now. Going through its second. Vaccinations false for ceremony in gathering for individuals. And we're asking that you're going to be holding them within. The community is appropriate half mission from the come with short-leg for nearly eighty years. The kamloops indian residential. School was run by the catholic church until the canadian government took over in nineteen sixty nine. It's unclear when the children who were found passed away. Canada's truth and reconciliation commission requested an official apology from pope francis for the atrocities that took place in canada's residential school system back in two thousand fifteen two years later prime minister justin trudeau personally requested policy during a visit to the vatican on friday. Chief casamayor ten in the end. What we'd be want. We do want an apology. A public apology. Not just for us. But for the world who also shared in their pitches. There has never been an apology from the first nations throughout canada have received apologies from the anglican church. The united church of canada the lutherans and the methodists local catholic bishops have also apologized but francis still refuses for national native news. I'm emily swing. Alaskans are celebrating the second annual walter harper day. June seventh harper con out the baskin from fairbanks became the first person to summit north. America's tallest mountain denali in nineteen. Thirteen harper was hired to guide an expedition to other athabasca. Men were also on the journey. When harper returned he planned to become a medical missionary serving alaska native villages throughout the state's interior region. For years later he tragically died in a boat accident. Alaska's house and senate passed a bill in two thousand twenty to commemorate harper's fame to summit. A group is working to raise funds to create a bronze statue of harper to be placed in downtown fairbanks dna college on the navajo. Nation has accepted president. Biden's challenge to help get students and community members vaccinated last week. The us department of education launched the covid nineteen college challenge. Biden's goal is to have seventy percent of the adult population receiving at least one shop by july fourth. I'm.
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"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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"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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"Salute what was done. In terms of firing this policeman I saluted, but I'm not satisfied with if anyone in this church Walked out of this church and unjustifiably which means not in self defense. Kill somebody. We would not go to the job and get him fired way would go to the court and get them prosecuted. Ohio's attorney general, the U. S attorney for central Ohio and the FBI have begun their own probes into the shooting of 47 year old Andre Hill, a City Council member, introduced a resolution called Andres Law that would ensure Columbus police officers use their body cameras accurately by turning them on before. Shootings take place and to give victims aid within an appropriate time frame. Hill was visiting a family friend and emerged from the garage with a cell phone in his hand when the officer shot him in the moments after the shooting, additional body cam footage shows two other Columbus officers rolled hill over and put handcuffs on him before leaving him alone again. None of them offered any first aid, even though Hill was barely moving, groaning and bleeding while laying on the garage floor officer Coin. Another officer had responded to a neighbor's non emergency call in the early morning hours. About a car in front of his house that had been running, then shut off, then turned back on again. Ah State advisory board says California police agencies should routinely review officers, social media, cell phones and computers for racist, bigoted or other offensive content that contributes to sharply disproportionate stops of black and brown people. But the head of the police chief's association says that may be unworkable. It's perhaps the most controversial recommendation from the community and law enforcement representatives who analyzed nearly four million vehicle and pedestrian stops conducted by California's 15 largest law enforcement agencies in 2019. The board's report comes amid reform calls, but its data predates nationwide protests last year, Grassroots groups are calling for justice for a native American man who was tased by a park ranger near Albuquerque, New Mexico after a verbal dispute. Antonio Gonzalez. Reports Apology Thean incident recorded by the sister of Darryl House last week shows house being tased by a park ranger at Patrick Left National Park. The Red Nation and Pueblo Action Alliance are calling for the termination of the Ranger seeking restitution and an apology to house and his sister. The groups held a prayer walk over the weekend to the national park demanding justice. According to the Red Nation House, his sister and dog were hiking and offering prayers in the park when they say they went off the trail to avoid other hikers when the incident and sued the nearly four minute 32nd video of the incident showing house being tased went viral, the National Park Service released a longer nine minute lapel video showing more of the confrontation while an investigation is underway. Patrick left National Park, located onto a territory is home of ancient rock art and is a spiritually cultural play. For indigenous people. Members of the grassroots groups say indigenous people have the right to practice their culture and spiritually weighs on indigenous land without the fear of repression, discrimination or violence. I'm Antonio Gonzales. It's come to this. In Los Angeles, where hospitals air facing a tsunami of covert 19 patients, the county Emergency Medical Services Agency has directed ambulance crews not to transport patients to the hospital who have little chance of survival. Theeighties Insee also directed the patients should on Lee be given oxygen. If there's saturation levels drop below 90%. County health officials said the number of Corona virus infections have doubled in one month to 800,000 Kristina. Honest ed reports. Los Angeles County is the new ground zero of the pandemic as Corona virus infections continue to spike more than doubling in one month. Barbara Ferreira's L. A County's director of public health, We're likely to experience the worst conditions in January that we face the entire pandemic, and that's hard to imagine. It's slightly more than one month we doubled the number of people who tested positive for covert 19..
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.