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"The major allegations are not supported by the evidence to vote. I'm Michael hill, it's morning edition from NPR and WNYC. Ahead of an anticipated Supreme Court ruling that could make abortion illegal would look at life in countries where it already is. New Jersey prepares in case the Supreme Court also overturns New York's concealed carry law. And 50 years since title 9 banned sex discrimination in federally funded education programs that struggle continues. It's Thursday, June 23rd, the news is next. Live from NPR news, I'm Janine herbst, the House select January 6th committee today. Here's from former top justice officials who faced off against then president Donald Trump's pressure campaign to overturn the 2020 presidential election, and purest Claudia grisales reports, this will be the 5th hearing this month with more planned for July. The panels last June hearing will focus on Trump's campaign to force the Justice Department to line up behind his false claims of fraud in the 2020 election. The witnesses include former acting attorney general Jeffrey Rosen, committee chairman Bennie Thompson says, after Thursday's hearing, there will be a break for more than two weeks, then the committee resumes an extended schedule in July with more hearings. The goal is to tell the story and to tell it in a factual manner as possible. Hearings next month are expected to delve further into the January 6th mob and Trump's inaction during the attack. Washington. In southeastern Afghanistan, the death toll has climbed to more than a thousand from the powerful magnitude 6.0 earthquake that struck a remote area yesterday bearing hundreds of families in their homes. International aid workers and Taliban officials are assessing the damage and piers DIA Hadid has more from Islamabad. So why this here is the keyword. There's so many people still buried under the rubble and it might take days to get them out because this area is so remote. It's rugged mountains that straddle the border of Pakistan, Afghanistan. It's mostly dirt roads to get there and they've turned to mud, because if this earthquake wasn't bad enough, there's been heavy rains that are being pounding the area, and beers dear Hadid. At an oversight hearing yesterday in the Senate committee on Indian affairs, lawmakers heard about the first volume of a department of interior investigative report on the brutal assimilation policies that were in place at federal Indian boarding schools, from member station, Ivan crummey, has more. At the hearing, the president of the first alaskans institute la quane Elizabeth medicine grow said that her grandmother was one of the many indigenous children that endured the abusive assimilation practices of Indian boarding schools. Her name was Mona Jackson. I wear her regalia. Here today. Because I wanted to bring her with me. And I wanted to become a vessel for her voice. The report included schools run or funded by the United States government. And left out programs like orphanages and asylums. The truth and healing commission on Indian boarding schools, policies act, which would allow further investigations into the human rights violations of these schools, was proposed in response to the committee's work for NPR news. I'm Ivan Kreme. It was features contracts to trading a positive territory Dow futures up about a half percent NASDAQ futures up more than 1%. This is NPR. On member station WNYC at 7 O four, a good morning on Michael hill. Thank you, Sean Carlson for starting us off this morning. 64 in clouding out today a chance of afternoon showers, mostly cloudy and 73 for a high. 6 trains are running with delays in the city this morning and there's a crash on the garden state Parkway southbound that is northbound before exit one 35 central avenue. Kids younger than 5 can now get the COVID-19 vaccine in families or lining up around New York City to get their little ones the shot could train Mathis from the lower east side was one of many parents outside the Times Square vaccine hub yesterday, her daughter lyra was born in May 2020 and Madison says she's been waiting to get her vaccinated ever since. Now we're gonna be
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"This is national native news. I'm Antonia Gonzalez. Memorial arrangements have started for Earl old person longtime chief and chairman of the blackfeet tribe in Montana on Tuesday a procession on the blackfeet nation brought him to tribal offices where reviewing was held. Wednesday he'll be escorted to the high school where helene state until Friday Thursday and Friday services are planned, old person passed away last week after battling cancer. He was elected to the blackfeet tribal business council in 1952 and served for more than 60 years, serving as chairman for more than 50 in 1978, he was bestowed hereditary chief. He's being remembered for his leadership and importance to the blackfeet people in both the U.S. and Canada. Earl old person was 92 years old. Elders and young people from across Alaska are taking part in learning, sharing and connecting on a virtual platform this week at the 38th annual first alaskans Institutes elders and youth conference. The event features speakers, language circles, cultural sessions and networking opportunities. This is the second year the conference is being held online due to COVID-19 health and safety concerns. Valerie Davidson is on the board of trustees for first alaskans institute and is a healthcare leader in Alaska. She urged attendees to take COVID-19 seriously talking about its impact on the Alaska native community asking people to continue to take precautions wearing masks, washing hands and being mindful of others. Our ancestors sacrificed everything for us. Everything because they love us so much and we all need each other to make it. I need you, we need each other. And so Guiana for taking all of those extra measures to keep each other safe. The better we are, the sooner we'll be able to get through this. And as my mom says, my grandma used to say, I'm telling you this because I care about you. I'm telling you this because I love you. Because sometimes the hard things need to be said and sometimes the hard things need to be heard. The state is also asking people to take precautions to help slow the spread of COVID-19 as cases in Alaska continue to be high. Meanwhile, the Alaska federation of natives announced its annual convention will be virtual. The AFM convention is held days after the elders in youth conference, AFM says the virtual event will be held for two days in December due to health and safety concerns. The AFM board postpone the annual convention in October to follow COVID-19 trends on Friday, AFM announced the virtual platform, saying current information shows continuing high rates of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths, particularly in anchorage where the convention was to be held. The Navajo Nation council passed legislation Tuesday, which prohibits the use of commercial tobacco products indoors and in public places. Health advocates have worked for years on public education on tobacco use and have been urging the tribe to approve a smoke free Bill. The air is life act was approved by a vote of 20 to three. The speaker needs to certify it, the navy president will then have ten days to either veto or approve it. The U.S. Senate committee on Indian affairs is hosting a roundtable Wednesday on economic development, chairman of the committee, senator Brian shots will lead the discussion, tribal leaders and native financial experts from across the country will join federal representatives. The roundtable will focus on leveraging federal financing to invest in native communities and economic development. Cherokee nation principal chief chuck hoskin junior on Tuesday signed into law in early childhood education act, the legislation approved by the council earlier this month invests up to $40 million to replace 8 existing head start centers and upgrade others on the Cherokee nation in Oklahoma. I'm Antonia Gonzalez. National native news is produced by colonic broadcast corporation with funding by the corporation for public broadcasting. Support by the Sanofi chambers law firm, championing tribal sovereignty and defending Native American rights since 1976, with offices in Washington, D.C., New Mexico. California and Alaska. Support by AARP the native urban elder needs assessment survey will provide data to improve urban Indian elder health equity. Elders are underrepresented in data, and you can help info and survey at UIA coalition dot org. Native voice one the Native American radio network. This is native America calling, I'm Andy Murphy. Hunting gray whales is a sacred act and a tradition the maca tribe kept going for generations. But with one brief exception, the tribe has not hunted whales for the last 100 years. Now, the tribe is the closest they've been in decades to resuming this cultural practice. Over harvesting by commercial whalers initially prompted the tribe to voluntarily stop hunting whales in the 1920s. And then after the whale populations recovered, the tribe resumed hunting in 1999. But legal challenges halted whale hunting again after 1999. So today, tribal leaders are hopeful the national marine fishery service will make an exception for the tribe in the marine mammal protection act to harvest one to two gray whales every year for the next decade. A federal judge this month recommended that exception go forward. Wildlife conservation groups continue to oppose whale hunting. So this hour we'll hear from the macaw tribe about the significance of whale hunting and we'd like to hear from you. How has your cultural relationship with a certain animals changed over time because of overhunting by outsiders? Give us a call at one 809 9 6 two 8 four 8 that's also one 800 9 9 native. And joining us from Nia bay, Washington is Timothy green, chairman of the macaw tribe, welcome to native.