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Arizona governor signs proclamation recognizing Indigenous Peoples Day
"This is national native news. I'm Antonio Gonzales Arizona Governor Doug ducey announced Tuesday. He signed a proclamation to recognize October Twelfth Twenty Twenty as indigenous Peoples Day on the Federal Columbus Holiday Emma Gibson. With Arizona public media has more the proclamation came after state Senator James Sita Pash Loci, and a youth led advocacy group Indigenous Peoples Initiative called for the change. Dylan Baca the group's president who is White Mountain Apache and Navajo says indigenous. Peoples Day acknowledges accurate account of Christopher Columbus's violent legacy. This holiday is significant for me because it works to try to eliminate the stereotypes in stigmatisms associated with indigenous peoples and Tribes Paschall K. called on Governor Ducey in. June. During President Donald. Trump's visit to Phoenix to establish the state holiday using his executive powers. She now says she will introduce a bill to permanently changed the holiday in the twenty twenty one legislative session. For National Native News I'm Gibson the Navajo nation is returning to fifty seven weekend lockdowns. Stay at home orders due to a rise in positive covid nineteen cases on and near the reservation. Tuesday's announcement comes a day after top infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci praised the tribe for lowering numbers crediting the tribe strict covid nineteen measures which were enforced for. Months some of the orders including the fifty seven hour curfew were eased. But during virtual town Tuesday Navajo nation. President Jonathan Nez had a stern message for residents to stay vigilant Nez, a cluster of forty or more positive cases traced back to travel and spreading the virus during social gatherings which are restricted on Navajo land, and so we're going to have to. Slow everything down we're GONNA have to stay at home orders because we don't know how far. This has gone out in. Contact, with other people, the new cases were reported in Arizona and new. Mexico the tribes also asking residents to avoid areas in Utah, considered hot spots for the virus. NATO advocates encouraged young people to engage in the voting process on national voter registration day. Barb Hartselle works with the LAS, Vegas Indian Center on the native vote she talked about investing in native youth by using traditional teachings and connecting them with issues native youth face today, really taking like arc additional routes in how we carry ourselves in is important to us and being able to invest in our youth in meeting them where they're at and letting really understand though it seems so big and so massive or maybe. It doesn't seem important at all. It really does determine a lot of things like it really determined just how far come from grandmothers and mothers generations to wear. We'll go with their next generation. Hartselle took part in a national congress of American Indians virtual gathering, Tuesday along with tribal leaders and native women in office. The organizations nonpartisan vote campaign focuses on education registration getting out the native vote election protection and data collection according to NCAA I an estimated one point, two, million, American, Indian, and Alaskan native people are unregistered. Five Indian country bills were passed by Congress Tuesday and sent to the president to be signed into law the bill's address missing and murdered indigenous women, self-governance business, and economic development, and legislation to nullify a supplemental treaty for Tribes on the warm springs reservation. There are seven bills currently pending in the house which ranged from education to water rights and veterans. Issues. I'm Antonio
Native people pay tribute to Supreme Court Justice
"This is national. Native, News Antonio Gonzales Native People Are Among those remembering Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader GINSBURG. Who Died Friday representative deb Haaland paid respects to Ginsburg Sunday streaming live video outside the High Court where people are leaving messages and flowers are I felt it was important that I come down to the Supreme Court this evening when I got back to Washington DC. and. What a wonderful display of love and respect for Justice Ginsburg the notorious RPG, the smell of flowers is everywhere. It's just It's just beautiful he lo- River Indian community governor Steven Rayle Lewis in virtual. Get out the vote and Census Rally Saturday pay tribute to Ginsburg calling her a trailblazer. The Arizona tribal leader also expressed the importance of the Supreme Court on Indian country issues forty four days before the next election. The passing of Justice Ginsburg. Exemplifies just why this election is shaping up to be the election of a lifetime. The election of all of our lifetimes EV- action isn't taken prior to this Alexa. The next president will decide the next justice of the Supreme Court. For tribes for Indian country, the appointment of a judge or justice. Can Be the difference between decisions affirm. Trust and tree obligated. Like the recently decided mcgirt decision that upheld tribal jurisdiction over tribal homelands. Or decisions. That Roll Back hard-fought statutes that have been under a tough despite Ginsberg's mixed record on federal Indian Law Cases Tribal Leaders, native attorneys and others in Indian country. See Her as a champion and flooded social media with tributes. A tribal court has halted hemp cultivation on the Navajo nation the shiprock New Mexico District Court last week issued a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction to stop defendant denied Bonaly hemp production. Immediately, the rulings on behalf of the Navajo Nation Government and citizens. They alleged disharmony and the surrounding communities problems with worker camps and damage to the environment. The Navajo Nation Claims Bonaly farm is illegal without approval from the tribe or the federal government protests have been held in recent weeks with people raising safety concerns about hemp farming bonaly reportedly did not testify at the hearing last week the Navajo Times reports after the court hearing local radio stations discussed the hemp. And Bonaly, supporters came to his defense. Now Hope Police are clearing the farms telling workers to leave the area. Meanwhile. Dr Anthony Fauci US health praised the Navajo nation during a virtual town hall Monday for its declining positive cases of covid nineteen. Th Ouchi says the tribes are model for the rest of the United States reason you should be. Proud. Of what you've accomplished is then you have proven. That when you do these public health meshes. You can turn around. A series surge of infection. And I believe if the rest of the country. Looks at the model that the Navajo nation has shown that you can turn things around. By carefully and a city Asli. Adhering to the guidelines of avoiding infection. That we may see this happened throughout the country the tribe has been hit hard by Cova nineteen, but has seen a decrease in numbers after following months of strict emergency orders I Antonio's
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.
Mescalero Apache officials praise COVID-19 response, urge residents to stay vigilant
"The National Native News Antonio Gonzales officials of the Mescalero Apache tribe in new. Mexico are asking tribal citizens to remain vigilant and taking Cova nineteen precautions as more state restrictions begin to left Mescalero Apache President Gabe Aguilar in a video message to residents on the reservation says the tribe and its citizens have done well following tribal health and safety measures tribe has learned how To react when we receive a new case, you know when this first started to hear people test positive one, two or three. We kind of got a little frantic. We kinda got low excited know how are we GONNA do? How are we going that we? Really? Didn't know how to to take care of individuals that are positive. But now. Here we got one case. We just know what we gotta do. We know our job we move forward we isolate individuals. And then we we actually get them help for food water and We get them all checked in contact tracing Aguilar says, the tribe has not had many new cases in recent weeks adding it's not time to let the guard down in July the tribe close the reservation and some businesses after positive Cova nineteen cases nearly doubled a matter of days since testing began in March the lockdown lasted fourteen days and was lifted a few hours early after tribal officials deemed the response successful as a Monday officials say there are four active positive cove in nineteen cases in quarantine, and there have been a total of sixty seven positive cases on the reservation. And, indigenous lead twelve hour virtual voter registration drive was held over the weekend a coalition of Twenty six native groups organized the radicalized the vote event which included a number of speakers, dance and drum groups, individual artists, community leaders, and culture bearers from across the country elder and native advocate. Eighth Spotted Eagle talked about using voting powers to enhance tribal communities protect native ways of live spotted Eagle talked about her run for office in South Dakota which she did not win but says was still impactful with the registration of sixteen hundred native people. We actually had influence in the county vote. I could have one but winning wasn't important. We won by representation by showing up have executive agency and actually working together because on the night of the vote, the people were calling and they were saying, we have not seen at many Indian cars pulling up to the voting place that made me feel like we did win we did win after all. So we're making our story stronger. We have had so many have nots but now is the day that would this self agency where moving to get away with the colonial concept is to embrace and replace. So. If you do not show up to vote, you have been erased. And another vote is going to replace you the twelve hour lineup promoted getting out the native vote in twenty twenty and also to increase political engagement of native people for years to come. Cove nineteen has added Challenges for native communities including halting in-person outreach efforts. The radicalized the native vote online campaign includes a portal where users can their voter information and network with other indigenous people this election year. The Rapid City Journal reports and impeachment hearing will take place on the Pine Ridge reservation in. South Dakota for lawless Sioux Tribal President Julian bear runner over allegations. He had inappropriate contact with a seventeen year old bear renner not comment to the newspaper. The hearing is set for September fourteenth. The council reportedly voted in August to suspend the president and hold an impeachment hearing. I'm Antonio
Navajo man executed in federal prison despite tribal opposition
"This is National Native News Antonio. Gonzales. The Navajo nation is demanding respect by the federal government saying it will not be pushed aside after the government executed a Navajo man Wednesday in Indiana, in a statement, the Navajo nation expressed sadness to all families involved and called on the government for a meeting to address the death penalty matter thirty, eight year old Lesbian Mitchell the only native American on death row was executed by lethal injection for the killing of a Navajo grandmother and granddaughter in two thousand, one, the tribe stood against the death penalty and instead ask for life sentence leaders of the Navajo nation say it's a sovereignty issue and the death. Penalty goes against cultural beliefs which were ignored by the federal government attorneys for Mitchell. In a statement said, the Federal Government added another chapter to its long history of injustices against native American people, and despite pleas from Navajo leaders, other tribes, native organizations the trump administration executed Mitchell a navajo man for a crime against other Navajo people committed on Navajo land the US. Supreme Court. Denied a request and letters for clemency were sent to President Trump by the national congress of American Indians Thirteen tribes more than two hundred and thirty individuals. The Indianapolis Star reports a statement read the execution from the victim's family said, they waited nineteen years for justice and. Hope. This would bring some closure. There were reportedly no witnesses on. Mitchell's behalf at the execution, the expansion of a British Columbia coal mine upstream of prominent lake and river. North, West Montana will undergo review from the Canadian government. Aaron Bolton reports project is an expansion of tech resources fording the river operation about one hundred miles north of the Montana candidate border data from the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Geological Survey show that BBC minds are leaching high levels of selenium into the elk river, which is a tributary to Lake Kuchen USA and the Kootenai. River. In Montana and Idaho because the project was deemed an expansion, the provincial government. was set to conduct the Environmental Review. But Canada's Minister of Environment and Climate Change Jonathan Wilkinson issued a decision stating the project would undergo a more intensive federal review after receiving several requests to do so the confederated sailors and Kootenai tribes in Montana along with the Kootenai tribe of Idaho where the first to formally request at the project receiving environmental assessment from the Federal Canadian government confederated salish and Kootenai Department of Natural Resources Head Rich Johnson says Federal Review will apply more scrutiny to the project you know and and we just noticed that for many years the province of BC state of Montana and tech mining have separately and at times collectively. Promised to fix existing problems and for many years have failed to yield improvements to water quality in an emailed statement tech resources called Minister Wilkinson's decision unfortunate and said the provincial environmental review process is rigorous that decision comes as Montana is working to set a selenium standard by the end of the year in conjunction with British Columbia, although there's nothing preventing the provincial government from setting a more lenient. Standard or not setting one at all for national native, News. Erin. Bolton. Tribes in Texas and Louisiana are prepared for hurricane. Laura, the Kushtia tribe of Louisiana laid sandbags for high water and has prepared other emergency measures. The Tribes Casino closed Tuesday as surrounding communities are under evacuation orders. The Alabama shot tribe of Texas evacuated elders to Oklahoma ahead of the storm the category four hurricane hit Louisiana Thursday. I an Tony Allen.
Indigenous Artist To Artist
"So I think we wanted to start off by hearing from each of you like why were you? Are you interested in the type of work that you do in museum and cultural spaces, and then what do you see as the challenges from your position where you are in your career the challenges of these museum spaces? And in that sense to like we also, since our podcast is called all my relations kind of thinking about. The ways that museums and curation fit into this idea of being in good relation. So that's like a multi parter. But basically, why are you interested in this work What do you see as the challenges and then like? Any sort of thoughts around these ideas of museums and curation fitting into the idea of being a good relation. well, I so I. This is Jamie and I grew up with my father being in the navy and so my mom Mama's Osage my dad's non-native and he was in the navy. So we moved around a lot but spent summers at home in Oklahoma participating in our launch PGA and being you know with family and relatives there but when I was in elementary school We lived north of Chicago and Chicago has some incredible museums and so you know I would go to museums on the. Weekend with my family's or we would go for field trips and I loved museums The Museum of Science and Industry was split place that release sparked my interest and curiosity I loved the Field Museum where you could go and like go into a pyramid and you know be Indiana Jones which is problematic in a lot of ways to but you know and so in I think it was fourth grade was like the one year where learning about native Americans was part of the Illinois State Curriculum. And so we went to the field museum to the native American Cultures Hall, and I was really excited because I had told my friends that I was native American and they were like, no, you're not. You don't live in t p You know you don't look like you know Pocahontas or like have a pet like a free Koon. And so we go to the museum and they have a case about osage. people and it's like osage men's costumes. And there's like no representation of women and the closet are on view not the kinds of clothes that Mike that we wear today even you know our dances and. You know it was just like a really sad experience, and then my friends where these kids in my class told me like. Well, it's because you're not a real Indian anyway. We didn't believe you and it was just like this really kind of like damaging. Experience for me and so a lot of the reason. Know. The reason I got into museums is because I want kids to go into museums and feel like they're represented in meaningful and respectful ways until like experience the kind of joy and curiosity you know the the can happen in museums and that should happen in museums and non those kind of negative feelings. So there's a lot of work to be done. Things are getting better you know, but there's still a lot of a lot of space for for growth. I had the same experience at the field museum but that was like three or four years ago when I was asked to do a show there and I walked in and there's those totem poles that are in the in the center house and. You know they're like still unnamed polls in like some Haida itis did it or some sense Simpson artists and then I went you know walked into the native area and they had these. What we call square deal is we run square deal for ceremony there these paddle boards and we don't really talk about it's not even something I would publicly talk about here and say this is why we doing what it's for because it's super sacred and it's quiet something we do. quietly and those when you rents could illitch those boards are taken they're putting back inside their boxing they're putting put away. Forbidden for good reason, and then those were just sitting there at the front of the exhibit and I was like, oh no I cannot go I cannot walk in here. You know like I literally turned around and walked in the other direction and the person giving me a tour was like where are you going I said this is I can't go in here. This is inappropriate but you know that was a couple of years ago so I can completely relate to that Jamie. Well and I will say about the field museum they you know have taken down the old native American Culture Hall not the North West Coast but then American you know the other part of the hall and have been working with you know a collaborative team and a native earn indigenous Advisory Group to reinstall that and so you know there is you know some conversation happening there and some there's a great show their curated by a Nina Sanders Uppsala Women in Warriors that you know Sanders did supported by Miranda Roberts who's a curatorial fellow there, and so you know there I don't want to just like bash the field museum. You. Right. Yeah. Actually. Really want to see that show. It looks really cool. Yeah. My heart goes out to Nina and the team because it opened just like literally a week before every buddy needed to be at home and chiltern please Ram. So but it's such a feat in terms of just that that monumental of exhibit with Contemporary Indigenous Artists is there a a real world renown institution so big props to Nina entity. So. I can go ahead and jump in. So you got edge OKLA CIT kiani Bushes Gene Takuji chador begun Annella could though Kanada Show I am connecting in from a the Mayakoba the lands of the the my people in Santa Ana Pueblo, my partner's home in North Central, New Mexico in it's where we raise our son and our family. And so I I think listening to. Jamie Story going back to where I found the magic and the interest in museums I was a young kid in the interactive galleries of the heard, museum and waiting for my dad to. Finish up some consulting that he was doing as a photographer on with the museum. So I would just wait and play all different museums all over the south west and all over the country as he would have these meetings and so It was always a really exciting place to be to explore I when I filled out my application for college I knew that I like art I knew that I like art and I knew that I like history and so I just put the two together. I didn't know that art history is a thing I grabbed. His Kayonza? Shoutout to all the an empty mustangs and and my application came back with my major having been declared art history and it was like, wow, I didn't get returned I. Guess It's a thing in college I love sitting in the dark room like watching slides drop like on the old like slide Kodak carousels and just being like so taken. Seeing the world through Like. Through, like art of other cultures
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.
Indigenous Artist To Artist
"Welcome to all my relations friends. We're super happy to have you here and to see you your faces on zoom and to have you a part of this call today. Today. We're discussing our work as artists are relationship with art the art world we're trying to think of a way to do introductions that felt more kind of. Grounded in the work that we want to talk about Then just having all say like who you are and where you're from, we also wanted to talk about the the reason behind the work that we do as creative as artists, whatever it is. So Mantica and I were talking about this before the call and thinking about like I am a writer and I am podcast her and I am a storyteller in those ways and the reason I do it and the reason I spent so much time thinking about it is because I believe that telling our stories in real and authentic ways matters That can create actual change in the world and the way that people see us and so that's what grounds me in this work in like keeps me going in terms of all of the the daily strife of trying to be a writer via podcast via academic is that I believe in the power of our voices. So if we could have each of you kind of talk about who you are and Thia sort of reason behind the work that you do. Relation. Who Adrian my name is Ryan Red Corn. I'm from the Husk Oklahoma and the oaxacan district and I am osage. I make stuff I make photos, graphic design for folks and myself I make films I. Have now written place co-wrote plays I wrote songs in that play A. Im- now, doing a podcast with you I. D-. I don't think that makes me a podcast but I don't know I just keep making stuff. I've made poems. I'm running out of things that I've made but I just I just make stuff I'm also a dad a made some kids. Maker. Babies I'm bringing our nation back almost singlehanded. I don't know what holly situation is but I know that I've made more children than most of the people on this podcast. And you make a, you make the movies for the fourteen, Ninety one to this I'm probably the funniest one, the other guys they they won't admit that They're they're kind of really jealous. So in case they asked just know that that's what they're probably contest that statement And can you tell us a little about why it is that you make all the makings? You know before? I. Had kids I made the makings because I was pissed off I didn't like the state of the world, and now that I have kids I'm still pissed off about the state of the world but I'm pissed off on their behalf because this is the world they're inheriting. So. Hopefully, the things that I make. they see themselves in. And so maybe it will help to. ground, their self esteem and. Provide them a larger Palette to imagine a world in. Hopefully. They're very clever. Your kids have conned me into getting them candy on on multiple. Yeah. Well. Like like me, they descended from a long line of politicians, salesman and preachers, and so. It makes total sense that they would be able to. Get whatever they wanted from you by virtue of how they do that to every adult besides me in their entire life.
Native Democrats kick off DNC urging Indian Country to vote
"This. Is National Native News I'm Antonio Gonzales Indian country for Biden Watch party online. Monday night to kick off the Democratic National Convention Congresswomen, deb Holland and trees David's tribal leaders and members of the DNC's native American caucus were among participants urging people to vote in November's presidential election, DNC caucus and senatorial candidate. Paulette. Jordan people must know that your voice matters and your vote is going to be critical in this election. So when you don't participate, you have to ask yourself that when you don't vote. You were letting other people speak for you. And they may not hold sacred what you hold sacred. The last thing we want in this election to look back with regret that we didn't do enough or children, and our children's future is in the next generation. So we have to dig deep to our roots and fight like there's no tomorrow beakers touched on key issues to Indian country including the environment and empowering Young People Democratic National Committee Native American Caucus, Chair, Ryan Ramirez topped backing Joe Biden, and Kamala. Harris for president and Vice President saying they have knowledge of Indian country booths or people we can count on to stand in fight for us. So for me. My ask for you is to go out and remember all of our family members before that didn't have the right to the didn't have the opportunity that we do here. Today we have the opportunity to completely changed the trajectory for us as native people in I. Ask that you get out there you do your port, you get your friends you get your. Family get out and vote meanwhile the first night of the convention featured videos and speakers ranging on issues from social justice to Cova Nineteen and economic recovery. The convention continues Tuesday. A Native Caucus meeting will be held in the afternoon. The Navajo nation which has been hit hard by covert nineteen began phase one of its reopening plans, Monday for the tribal government and. Businesses on the reservation tribal officials say they're not rushing to reopen but feel the tribe has a handle on its fight against covid nineteen they're working with health departments and businesses to ensure safety plans are being followed and are urging citizens to continue to stay home where masks practice social distancing and follow other cove nineteen health and safety guidelines Dr Jill Jim. is of the Navajo Department of Health and spoke during a virtual town hall. Monday. So a lot of stuff that we've learned since the beginning of this pandemic I just hope that we all recognize that those are the very basic tools that you need to live in this pandemic to address this it's really up to us there is no cure. There's no vaccine. Can't just get shot for this, but those are the things that have worked while businesses on the reservation are starting to reopen. Tourist sites are still closed to visitors as a Monday there were more than nine thousand, four hundred positive cases of cove nineteen with nearly seven thousand recovery's reported by Navajo health departments. Indigenous advocates in and tribe say they're not giving up on their fight to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. After Secretary of the Interior David. Bernhardt. Signed the record of decision approving oil and gas development in the coastal plain language in steering committee released a statement. Monday. Saying the fight's not over to protect the sacred area an important part of Gwen People's food security and way of life members of. The grassroots group native movement, denounced the decision saying they stand in solidarity with Gwen people and a coalition of Alaskans fighting to protect the refuge which in tribes in a statement, oppose the decision criticizing the trump administration's move during the pandemic pointing to tribes working around the clock fighting covid nineteen, the state's governor and Alaska's congressional delegation are among supporters touting jobs, economic booths, and energy independence. I'm Antonio
Indigenous Artist to Artist, Adapting To Pandemic & Daring to Dream
"Pam is a talented Laguna Pueblo and Apache Metal Smith who likes to push boundaries and expand the definition of what is considered native art. He came to fine art jewelry through the world of body piercing and learning to make his own jewelry there, and he now uses materials like titanium and complex. Processes to produce creative modern jewellery that reflects his cultural roots right now, he's working on these incredible titanium feather earrings that are colored brightly using some fancy submission process or something but they look like something a futuristic native warrior woman would wear and I absolutely love them. So he starts by telling us how Cova has deeply impacted the Indian art community. Everything started happening in the march timeframe right. So we had the heard show that those of us that were able to to participate in that we had that, but you could sense something was coming right I mean the attendance wasn't as high. And Man shortly after that is when the ish just hit the fan right like states are down like for for those of us here into Pablo's like the Pueblos shutdown really early I mean fast. Yeah. Just like straight up no visitors and then and then you really started hearing The reaction by organizations, riots swire. Then put out the notice that like we're going to postpone Indian market. There are number of other shows that I do outside of the native art market. Those shows are being canceled. A potentially had a museum opening like a Solo Exhibition slated for this year from the heard museum that gets postponed. So like all this obvious postponement like really happen rapidly right at the very beginning which I will say I'm very grateful that happened. Then because you can now plan right we're no longer we're not reacting to what's happening and I think that's what's really made. A transition in a sense a little more thoughtful and a little more purposeful because essentially I think all of us in the native art field we were I would argue to say we were one hundred percent or one hundred, very high percentage, right like eighty to ninety percent reliant on shows for revenue generation, and as you go into March and April and realize your entire year. Is Gone like there's zero opportunity i. think everybody really just dug deep and really started to think okay. How am I going to get through this? You know especially for those of us who are fulltime artists I, mean I've been full time for over twenty years. It's It's. So. So I think I think with any with any culture. That's. been resilient for centuries right. You're native population is really taken taking the bull by the horns in developing either innovative ways to to change their revenue dynamic oranges using what they already how which is. I think the case for most of us through social media these days right I mean being able to push out to get the word out to say, Hey, look, this is what I have available and I think more importantly there has been a lot of. Empathy in the sense that people within within the native art community and I think even a much broader sense those that collect art or are fans of makers that realize it's like if something is coming out right now the only way to acquire it as online. Right, there's no shows. So so I think you're seeing the dynamic by dynamic change a little bit more.
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.
Two South Dakota tribes urge residents to avoid COVID-19 hotspots
"This is National Native News Antonio Gonzalez to South Dakota tribes are urging their citizens to avoid large events and cities due to Cova nineteen safety concerns as tourist traveled to the state. This month, the oglala Sioux tribe in a letter to its citizens asks them to refrain from going to Sturgis and rapid city where the sturgis cycle rally and the central state fair are held. The oglala Sioux tribe is under Cova nineteen orders including shelter in place and off reservation travel is. Is for essential purposes, the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe is also asking its citizens to be mindful of traveling off the reservation and only to do so first central business chairman frazier of the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe and his daily radio address to residents Monday on k. i. p.. I said one concern is limited health services especially for those in need of enhanced care rapid city generally gets filled up probably has the rallies and and all the tourists and so forth and August is time that There's very, very, very limited on the number of bad. So. month. It's probably a good idea to try to really really be cautious and and what you do and and where you go because hopefully, we don't have have that but. If someone should need higher level care. There may not be rapids anyway now be. Be a place, and that's why it's important that we keep track of the number. And the State of south, Dakota, but also in rapid city, as well as Bismarck because there were someone, a major places. A lot of our people get referred to John. River Sioux. Tribe has checkpoints on highways. non-residents will be turned around at checkpoints unless they have an essential reason to travel on the reservation. The oglala Sioux tribe is also monitoring reservation borders. The US Census and tribal partners are continuing to make a push for an accurate count of American Indian and Alaska. Native people for the twenty twenty cents us the choctaw nation. An Oklahoma is among tribes urging citizens to complete census forms to ensure funding for public safety schools, highways healthcare, and other services. Rod grenade with the choctaw nation talked about the tribes campaign to inform citizens and avoid an undercount from ten years ago during a census called this summer with reporters. Learned that the a lot of the cities and counties in our treating territory, which is eleven thousand square miles comprising about eleven, counties of Oklahoma. We learned that a lot of the government's and areas were not looking for the sensor. Still we stepped in and offered a partner with them, and we help them pull together county by county complete count committee, and partnering with them by providing data on. Economic losses incurred as a result of the census undercount here. And we are currently operating. They major media campaign, we're spending where we're prepared to spend. Over a million dollars in promoting in getting word out about the census, the census can be completed online mailed in or by telephone now through the end of September. The Alaska I of natives, the largest statewide native organization in Alaska announced, its annual convention will be virtual this year due to covid nineteen safety concerns according to a statement Alaska Federation. Of Natives. President. Julie Kit. CA said, the high risk factors of holding a large indoor meeting with lots of elders and delegates coming in from across Alaska far outweigh the benefits of gathering in person, the virtual convention will be held in October with both live presentations and pre recorded videos from native leaders, state and federal officials. The theme for the Twenty Twenty. Convention is good. Government Alaskans decide in a nod toward census twenty twenty and the upcoming election. I'm Antonio.
Rick Billy Choctaw
"STEIG good day. Welcome my friends to destroy. Where you'll find first nations people from across native North America who are following Jesus Christ without reservation. On today's program, we'll hear more from Rick Billy a Choctaw from Oklahoma. Rick knows something about failure and forgiveness, and he knows what it means to have the joy of the Lord even when life is art. had torn. Ligaments in my knee. And I was out for six months and. The income that was coming in wasn't sufficient to provide for what my needs were. It was enough to provide for the family, but I was more interested in. Heaven. Finances. All the time and suspended money all the time. But when that happened a look back and realize that I did not have the Lord. My Life, a kept praying and asking God to help me and seemed like there was not any answer coming to me. And seemed like. There was more of the. Ideal that. God was far away from me. But I look back at my life and those times when. I was more. Spending money unwisely. And? That that was something that the Lord was a please Dan. Got Into, myself, I got into trying to. Please the flesh. and. So. Also want remind you I left the church to I had been away from the fellowship because working so much. Put my whole family. And despair because of that, because at work Sundays also and. I told them. I didn't have time to go take them a church. I didn't have time to do this for him because I was working all the time so. Atallah. My said, well, if you can find a way you can go and they realized that it wasn't interested into Lord anymore seemed like in which. Wasn't at that time and. For a five year. Period. I was not in the church was not active in God's word after learning or going through a lot of Tested. God had put push me through. I. Felt like I turn my back away. When I realized what I've done. After being injured. Even, during that time when I was away from the gut I I still can remember the Lord me and how he. Provided for me how he kept me from fallen into different types of temptations like alcoholism and drug. Addiction. But. There were times when I probably could have gone to different parties and. Done a lot of things with the company, but I didn't. There's one thing that I realized. After, knowing that my people gone through it was. Something that was a disaster when. People began to choose alcohol and and go through drugs. It was something that made the whole community miserable. Thank the Lord. For that I didn't get involved in that but to be wealthy and have all the material things in the world. Where was my Something I just want to share with you that It was something that became. Model in my life. Got In my life and without realizing it. Until when I was injured and had to have a new surgery in after my surgery I was unable to perform the task of the job that I was at. It was a warehouse and I was in a truck driving business and. Did, not, respond properly and. was very depressed for six months. I was depressed in a way where it's like, you can't come out of it and when people would come and pray. My wife would ask people to come to pray for me. I wouldn't received the prayer because I was such in. A depression that I didn't. You. Don't want you feel sorry for yourself. You just don't want. Any one to come to you and tell you what's wrong with you even though. I believe that many people that can't committed. Lord's sent to me.
Modern and traditional interpretations of ribbon shirts
"Today, we're going to start off in rapid city south, Dakota. We have Darla takes the knife. She is a Lakota and Dakota fashion designer, and she is enrolled in the Cheyenne River Sioux, tribe our pleasure to have her here. Darling. Welcome. Thank you. In so Darla, are you working on a shirt right now? Oh. Yes. I am tell me a little bit about it and describe exactly what a ribbon shirt is. Okay ribbon shirt is It expresses our traditional values, our culture, and It. To me, it came from the From just expressing how we dress if from the from the very beginning when we when the settlers, King? They had to You know they still had powwows, they still socialize. they weren't. It was not a contest then. But they still gathered and celebrate it, and so as the materials cain the cotton, they just they started making their own been shirt. And right now, I'm making a shirt that. That is coming from. last names Likud the names. And it's rain and lightning. And I'm putting I'm making a shirt with lightning in ring on it along with the ribbons and along with. The quote, the Su- art, the geometric designs. And the top part is is dark and the in it lightens up as it goes down. So the top part looks like a thunderstorm well and and the bottom looks like it's. It's turning into clear skies. Well. You know just seeing the story that you're hearing about. The story that you're telling through fabric is really exciting. I think when we think about these different things that we wear today, we're focusing in on ribbon shirts, but there's a lot that connects when we think about what goes into our identity, and often what we put on as clothing is a part of that, and so Darla are totally taken into that arena of expressing in celebrating identity and for you to be able to do this with the fabric, how does that? Make you feel? It makes me feel It makes me feel really good to see the end result in fact I'm. I kind of feel like. I'm a separate person, then my skills. And I look back and I are step back in I'll take a look at what I've made and I'm really an all myself. Because sewing shirts is not always an easy things especially around those callers boy, those callers Darla. For you when you get sewing or you start cutting things out and you start, you know forcing how all of this is GonNa come together? What's your favorite part? My favorite part is the creative part, which is the hardest part The style of the shirt varies from from. You know why that ordering it, what they're gonNA use it for if they're gonNA, use it for graduation our. Regalia. Or Just to have. I feel like there's or our presenter someone who's speaking and standing in front of a crowd, and so I have to take all that into consideration. And then I, a lot of times I. I I always communicate with them. I mean hundred percent. You know, what do you have in mind and I let them express their local name? Are. Their ancestors. And I in most likely, they wanNA bring that out. And so I let them know that's what I'm here for and I, get every I get. As. Much information as I can. with colors and with With their, vision. And then and then I meet them halfway and then I'll I'll come up with by my what I my knowledge. and. Then I you know, and so everything I make is so unique. And so you put that Darla flair in there Yes, I do. Very. Nice. In Darla. How many shirts do you think you've made over? Your. Life. Oh, I. Probably made about. I I guess they might have made about. Thirty. and. The reason why is because I make coats, jackets, ribbon shirt or ribbon skirts and Regalia Jingle, dress fancy shawl grass dent. So it's not all ribbon shirt. But. I've made them for some very Very well known in the native world. men. And so I don't, I. Even if I wanted to I, just don't duplicate. The shirts. I mean because it's so hard to duplicate for somebody else I. Just I put all the effort into the one shirt in there and I see them wearing them at the I. At pow-wows are at know our speaking. I've made one for our chairman in the past before you know, it's really an honor when they ask me. I have not made. A quantity. And sold them. I JUST Because I'm so I I got one order after another I, don't have time to do that. Because I'm too I'm always getting a request of some kind.
The Iroquois Nationals Team | The History of Lacrosse
"Hello welcome to Iroquois history and legends. Today we're GONNA be talking about the history of Lacrosse and current status of the Iroquois national team. Today. We don't have just one guest we have multiple group. I'm just going to let them introduce themselves one by one if you gentlemen could just give me a brief background on who you are just a little synopsis on how you're associated with the Iroquois national team. REX LINES MONOLOGUE NATION I've been a Lacrosse player has this as long as I can remember as I could walk at sticking my hand going up on Doug a nation it's been. A big part of my my life, my lifestyle the and I was on the First Leroy national team in eighty three and. Been in three tournaments and. The program at percents. I'm Leon Nolan multiple on Gatien. My mother's Aquasonichowie Mohawks enroll visit. Mohawk will clan. Lamb. I've been involved with your co-nationals across in about early two thousands and then k back. But you're a half ago and serve as the executive, director and board member. and. Tissue late at SMU and while the across like wreck, all my life and Real honor to be a part of the organization again to help with the many challenges facing us. So, we're very pleased to have this opportunity to give him a good historical perspective in a future perspective on warmer. Had IT. For us. And David Brian from the Seneca nation and the wolf clan I grew up playing cross started off with a new toll across went off to college played at Cornell University on a couple of national championship teams. I was also on the I Iroquois national team. And I've been a lifelong participant with your coin nationals as either as a player. Executive, director or board member and I'm still in like brexit it's kind of A. Lifelong journey to have our people be represented in Lacrosse whether it's at the college level professional level or international level. I'm Randy Scott some from six nations on -Tario A maternal clan. Mohawk like these guys are saying, I've started across when. You know I gotta stick when I was born. I've been playing ever since it's a big part of my life I played professional across for. The Georgia. Swarm. the Boston cannons and at the world stage with Uruguay nationals I've been playing with Uruguay national since. Two Thousand Eight Also. Went to Syracuse University got my degree there and. You know. Like these guys are saying, Lacrosse, has been a big part of my life in it's It's awesome. Thank you very much gentlemen. That's a lot of talent and a lot of experience for me growing up in Western. New York every. Year, has a Lacrosse program. Every College in university has lacrosse program, but there might be some people in the country that really might not know what it is or what the history of it is. So which one of you mind giving me a a synopsis of Old, this game is where it came from what the basic just of the rules are by I'll take that question. Well, it's part of our creation story so. know your guess is good as ours. You know it came from the spire creation story came from the Sky World. So in in our cosmology re talk about. Across in all being played in creators land. And before it came down to Turtle Island here. So it's as old as we are as Randy said, you know your mail you're one of three things you're born. You're you're a a speaker which measure speaker of ceremonies language or a singer, the singer of the ceremony or your across Blair. That's how significant across is to our culture. And you always have the exception to the rule where somebody's all And we have real lot of examples of that but let's how important it is to are. inherently. It's part of four yards culture. It's site in part of that responsibility to share the scheme. With others which we've been very successful at. Now, I believe sixty six countries have. Lacrosse organizations within her order states. Within our borders and it's been really I. Think we've done a great job of showing the green game with the many many around the world and or looking forward to continuing that and. One of the. Mainstays who are Bruh given this responsibility directly by the. Sedition confederacy in one, thousand, nine, hundred, three. And we were given that responsibility to golden compete internationally represent the initially in that regard play fair play hard and spread this game around the world.
Kansas voters overwhelmingly pick Navajo woman for House seat
"This? Is National Native News Antonio Gonzalez voters in. Tuesday's Kansas primary elected a Navajo woman for the Democratic nomination for the Kansas State House of Representatives district ten Rondo of Aldo has more Christina has would twenty six years old is set to become the third native American and youngest member in the Kansas legislature as the race will be uncontested in the general election three other. Native women and Kansas all won their primaries. Tuesday has what graduated from both Haskell Indian nations university and the University of Kansas and felt her presence was needed to represent everyone in Douglas County which includes Lawrence Kansas a lot of these issues that happen at our level. The people don't really experience this particularly like me I've grown up in not the best neighborhoods I've grown up on like wick in section eight housing reduced lunch programs, even tribal clothing from nation living here, and I don't really hear that much stories of like like that this wasn't like fifty years ago. This is pretty recent And just seeing that type. I WANNA see that type of representation statehouse and And I I believe I'm qualified to do this. Believe our voices I'm voice that you know a lot of us feel like that wasn't her being heard of and I hope I can bring that to the State House. has would one unofficially with two thousand, two, hundred, thirty, nine votes compared to Brandon Holland five, hundred, five votes and AJ Stevens. Four hundred fifty, five votes. This is Rhonda Nevada for National Native News. Native American US congresswoman cherise. David's was unopposed for the Democratic nomination for the Kansas Third District seat. She'll face Amanda Adkins November who in the Republican race Tuesday. The American Indian Graduate Center has received a twenty million dollar donation from writer Mackenzie Scott ex wife of Amazon's at CEO Christine Trudeau reports the American Indian Graduate Center or AIG see received an unprecedented twenty million dollar individual donation of unrestricted funds from Mackenzie Scott. Scott. said in a recent announcement tweet that the contributions following up on a commitment she made last year to give away a majority of her wealth in her lifetime she continued in opposed to be a medium that of the nonprofits elected that quote every one of them is telling complex challenges that will require sustained effort over many years while simultaneously addressing consequences of the Covid nineteen pandemic AFDC Executive Director Angelique Albert we are just a mess like. To be a recipient of this incredible generosity really honored that she's just trusting us to do the work that promotes equity and justice in our in our society. At the time she says, students were hit hard last spring enough for the organization to create a designated Student Emergency Fund that started in. March. So far the additional fund has distributed over two hundred thousand dollars to Aggie students emergency needs because of the pandemic. Cova fill impacting our communities and our students have a hard time. They still are having a hard time. So going back to school has created additional challenges because some universities are doing remote but some are not heading into the fall semester. Albert says funds will address student needs covering housing utility bill, and household item costs along with technology access. Scott's donation is the largest individual donor gift in unrestricted funds over Aig sees fifty year history the solutions journalism network who funds this reporting was also included in Scott's nonprofit donations. I'm Christine Trudeau and demand Honiara
A California tribe has land to call its own for the first time in more than two centuries
"This is national news I'm Hughes Infrared Antonio Gonzales. The Navajo nation is laying off hundreds of gaming employees. The Navajo Times reports notices started going out over the weekend for more than nine hundred employees. Another one hundred forty workers will remain through this week. The nation's four casinos have been closed since March. Nearly twelve hundred employees remained on the payroll since that time gaming executive Brian Parish warns last week. Cash reserves are depleted, and the operation would not be able to sustain keeping the workers any longer. The trump administration announced the start of an effort to tackle cases of missing and murdered native people. Department of Interior and justice officials announced the opening of the missing and murdered native Americans, cold-case office in Minnesota's twin cities, it is scheduled to be the first of seven offices dedicated to reviewing some fourteen hundred unresolved native missing persons cases in the country. The efforts stems from President Trump's executive order last year in a written statement assistant secretary of Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney, said cold cases in Indian country will be addressed the determination and the understanding that the victims in these cases will be accorded some measure of dignity and compassion. Democrats on the House Natural Resources Committee are exploring a range of options for how to deal with healthcare woes that were plaguing Indian country before the pandemic hit Matt Laszlo has the story from Washington as native communities continued to face high corona virus infection rates, longstanding struggles with healthcare access are being seen under a new light under the current system. Many native American veterans are forced to leave their communities to get treatments. However, during pandemic, leaving tribal communities introduces new risks for Native Veterans Acting Chairman of the national. Indian Health Board is William Smith told lawmakers the marine bursts for travel through the Indian health services aren't workable during a pandemic in Alaska. The behind did converse Indian. Health Service. mitric anchorage to say by Dr Up there they'll pay for transportation. They won't pay very housing because they think it's. My back, but with coq nineteen going on, you can't fly out, so you have to do a drive up three hundred six miles to anchorage and out of pocket you'd have to spend the night. Smith says of the sixteen billion dollars earmarked for veterans and cove relief, only one billion was given to the native health service that's left. Native communities underfunded once again besides veterans, lawmakers are also working on the coverage for urban Indian Health Providers Act. It would make it so. So individual clinics no longer have to use their own funds to purchase liability coverage at could save some clinics up to two hundred and fifty thousand dollars annually, which some officials want to go directly to patient Care Robin Sunday Allen is Vice President of the National Council of Urban Indian health. She says tribes need any extra funds they can find now. Insurance has increased fourteen percent over the past five years so becoming increasingly more burdensome for us to carve out that money. Money that we wish could go back to direct patient care. All the coronavirus pandemic brought these health issues in Indian country to the forefront. They're persistent problems. Tribal leaders are hoping we'll finally get a permanent solution for National Native News I'm Matt Lies Low in Washington a California tribe has completed purchase of twelve hundred acres of land for four and a half million dollars. The San Jose Mercury News reports. It's the first land acquisition for the excellent tribe of Monterey. County in. In nearly two hundred fifty years, Esselin chairman Tom Little. Bear Nason told the paper. He is elated by the purchase saying the land is the tribes homeland and the origin of their creation. The mercury news reports tribal leaders expect to use the land to reinvigorate tribal culture conduct, traditional ceremonies, and inform the general public about their culture and history, the tribes, traditional culture and language were nearly wiped out by Spanish missionaries backed by the military starting in the late seventeen hundreds. With national native news I'm Art Hughes.
Native youth talk about struggles of mental health issues during COVID-19
"This is national native news I'm Antonia Gonzalez native. Youth are warning US lawmakers in the midst of the COVID, nineteen pandemic Indian country is struggling to combat mental health issues, which can lead to suicide correspondent. Matt Laszlo has a story from Washington suicide rates in substance. Abuse problems in Indian country are always alarmingly high, but officials fear big spikes during the pandemic. That's in part because these summer months are usually marked by important native social events like powwows or canoeing few friends just to name a few. But most social gatherings are now canceled. The TASHA Gonzalez of California's Bishop Pie tribe is with the unity mission. Feels like. Has Been. Under all this in many younger travel members are confused especially, because many tribal communities haven't seen any coronavirus cases yet, Margot Vonda as a youth leader with twenty, five, hundred, twenty five. So it's been really tough time for them to grass that sort of new reality of staying home to keep safe from a threat that they can't see. Cutty Miller's CO president of the National Unity, council, he's a member of Washington State Swish Indian travel community, which he describes as a small tribe in a small town or their stigma, already surrounding people seeking mental health services. Part of it I think would just be like education. Everybody advocating that you don't have to go. You don't have a problem to go to the counselor. That's Miller and the others are asking Congress to increase mental health funding in the next corona virus stimulus package. For National Native News on that Laszlo in Washington the Executive Director of the National Council of Urban. Indian health says urban Indian centers have been hit hard and have many unmet needs to address Cova Nineteen Francis Curvier recently told the U. S. Commission. On Civil Rights, the federal government is failing in its obligations to native people living in urban areas despite the government's failures are facilities have done everything they can to keep their doors open for the patients who rely on them with or without the pandemic. She says urban Indian organisations were recognized by Congress in the nineteen seventies to assist with healthcare needs of native people living off reservations and native people who lack insurance often rely on. Others crea says many centers have not been able to keep up with the pandemic loading tests, equipment and other resources and funding, and does calling on the federal government to uphold its obligations. Leaders of the Cherokee chickasaw choctaw nation say more dialogue as needed on potential impacts of the mcgurk case, the US Supreme Court recently ruled. Congress never disestablished the Muskogee creek reservation, affirming reservation boundaries, which has led to tribal state and federal jurisdiction questions in a joint statement Monday. The tribes committed to more discussions with stakeholders and the public. The leader say the path forward requires collaboration. Collaboration with the Cherokee chickasaw choctaw seminal and Muskogee Creek nations. The statement follows proposal from Oklahoma's attorney general last week involving jurisdiction in a video message to tribal citizens, Cherokee, nation, principal chief, Chuck Hoskin Junior, said he spent the day listening to citizens and leaders, none of the leaders of the five tribes support eroding sovereignty or turning back the recognition of our reservations achieved through mcgirt. This isn't a stork ruling for Indian. Country and we would never ever undermine this monumental decision. On those points, we all agree leaders at the seminal Muskogee Creek. Nations were quick to disapprove of the state's proposal Friday and called for meaningful government government discussions. I'm Antonio
"Last summer we brought you. The story of one court case posed a determine the future of half the land in Oklahoma and the treaty rights of five tribes, since then so much has happened. Let me fill you in. In two thousand eighteen, the Supreme Court heard the case of Patrick Murphy a man sentenced to death by the state of Oklahoma for murder Murphy claimed Oklahoma didn't have jurisdiction to prosecute him. Because the crime occurred on the reservation of his tribe Muskogee Creek nation. Oklahoma claim that reservation no longer existed last June. The Supreme Court was scheduled to issue its decision, but then it didn't happen at the end of the term as you know, and your listeners know. The the court ended up not deciding it and kicking it over for argument. This is Ian Gershon Gorn. Patrick Murphy's lawyer and then in a very unusual. Situation having kicked it over for re argument. The court didn't schedule it for rearmament in schedule it in October didn't schedule it in November but in December. The court made a shocking announcement. The US Supreme Court is scheduled to here in Oklahoma man's appeal today after he said his case should not have been tried in state court, they decided to hear a totally different case in Nineteen ninety-seven Jim. See mcgirt was convicted in central for the rest of his life for raping his wife's forty year old granddaughter. The rape mcgirt committed happened within the boundaries of Creek nations historic territory. is also a tribal citizen of Seminal Nation of. His alleged crime and Patrick Murphy's are both agree justice, but states don't have jurisdiction over crimes committed by Indians Indian land, only tribes and the federal government do. Mr mcgirt, having learned of the Murphy case in the Tenth Circuit in the victory there with the help of fellow inmates, so-called Jailhouse Lawyers filed a Pro Se handwritten petition in the Oklahoma State Court, he lost in the State Court, and then he filed a handwritten pro se Sur petition in the Supreme Court. On December Thirteenth Twenty nineteen the supreme. Court announced that they would hear his case, so he didn't have a lawyer up until and through his Supreme Court. Petition, that lawyer became Ian Gershon Gorn, but if the Supreme Court was already deciding this issue with Murphy, why would they choose to hear a second and basically identical case if you remember and Murphy Justice Gorsuch recused himself because he had dealt with the case in the lower court so the supreme. Supreme. Court was down to just eight justices, an even number that seems to have left them with a tie vote. What the court was doing was looking for another case that presented the same legal issue, but would do so in a context in which justice gorsuch was not recused, which brings the total number of justices back up to nine, so the case that would ultimately decide native land and treaty rights, and our state became mcgirt the Oklahoma. I this morning case, eighteen, ninety, five, twenty, six mcgirt versus Oklahoma. This is chief. Justice Roberts, speaking on a conference call like all our lives. The Supreme Court's term was disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. The transition to at home hearings came with a few awkward moments. Thank you council Justice Gorsuch. But it also made history for the first time ever. The public could listen live. That Monday morning I was sitting at my desk with C.. Span Open on my computer. It felt like everyone in Indian country was tuned an angel LS Creek citizen and reporter for Muskogee media. The Tribes Newspaper was listening from her home and Ocmulgee. County. I was watching it online and I had my headphones on, and I'm staring at my computer screen. Occasionally I start talking to my computer screen and my kids look at me. Like what was mom gone crazy or she? Just you know kind of having a rant. It was kind of strange to be watching. people talk about your tribe and and components of their history and. Maybe, they do or maybe they don't always understand. It was really surreal. Experience I felt like I was experiencing history and my dining room table.
Native rights advocate Suzan Harjo weighs in on R-word end in NFL
"This is National Native News Antonio Gonzalez. After a legal battle spanning a quarter of a century, prominent native American rights advocate Suzanne Harjo weighs in on finally seeing the Washington NFL team retire its name and Logo Christine. Trudeau reports in the eighty eight years. The Washington NFL team has passed its name from owner to owner, so to has resistance to the long held slur from generation to generation of native advocates for Susan Harjo it started in nineteen, sixty, two when activists. Activists. Clyde Warrior visited her high school class to speak against the University of Oklahoma's Mascot Little Red and the worst one is the one in the nation's capital. And he taught us how to articulate that issue how to make an argument. How debated in valuable lesson? Harjo carried with her as other sports, mascots of change, starting in Nineteen, seventy with little red, throughout continued actions, leading up to the twenty five year legal battle. Battle to change the Washington NFL team name, each generation in advocates like Amanda Black. Horse and many others have each been crucial to changing the name, but Harjo reminds make no mistake owner Daniel. Snyder decision came down to money with Fedex CEO. Fred Smith threatening to cash in his shares. If the name didn't change, that was the ballgame and he knew that he had no more sean from here, says Harjo. It's only a matter. Matter of time for other Sports Leagues team names to follow suit. We long ready one this as a societal change, we have changed over two-thirds. We changed over two thousand of these offensive slurs and cultural appropriations, and then we have a little less than nine hundred to go. In twenty, fourteen, Harjo was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom I'm Christine, Trudeau this stories, a collaboration with National Native News and the Solutions Journalism Network. To native artists from Wisconsin are among this year's national heritage fellows presented by the National Endowment for the Arts Karen and Hoffman recognized for beadwork and Wayne value senior builds. And Mayer has more wind value. Senior is one of just a handful of master birchbark canoe builders remaining in the Midwest. He's now one of the nine national heritage fellows for two thousand and twenty on award, which honors folk and traditional arts. The Art Forms of that'll known for. They don't belong to me. The knowledge belongs to that's one of the reasons why I won. The award I guess is because. I've been sharing this. This canoe culture and communities throughout the Mid West since one thousand, nine, hundred eighty two heritage fellowships have been won by icons like blues. Man Bb King Says Cliff Murphy of the National Endowment for the arts. It is intended as the highest honour in the folk and traditional arts bestowed by the by the United States. Government Murphy points out. Value seeks to teach canoe building. We'll teaching traditional language skills and. And ways of life, he brings young people into the process alert how to make as in the process they're learning about all of these things that are so important to the life ways identity identity in sacred practices of this community value says he's working on another canoe now with an apprentice will soon become a master canoe builder himself if my life work if I can teach one person to carry this forward. That I know that this jet that it'll live at least one more generation for national native news I'm Ben Mayer in northern Wisconsin Demand Tony,
Native advocate welcomes Washington Football Team name change
"National Native News Antonio Gonzalez a native advocate is welcoming the Washington football teams announcement. Monday the team will be retiring the R. Word Name and Logo, according to a statement team owner Dan Snyder and coach Ron Rivera are working to develop a new name and design native advocate Amanda. Black Horse has been part of the change. The Name Movement including involved in litigation for fifteen years over the teams use of the R. Word Well I'm very excited and happy that teen decided to. Retire the name and logo. This is has been a long long time for me and I'm glad that. It's finally happening. I wish that the will continue to be aware of Syria typing of the people in the the branding, they will say from using any names needed team. The team announced in early July a thorough review of the name following pressure from funders and renewed calls to drop the name amid racial justice rallies, being held across the country black horse credits, the black lives matter movement for helping raise awareness of the Washington DC NFL team named I. think that really opened up a lot of. People's eyes to racial injustice and to stemming racist and. and. you know I'm I'm just? You know it's a great time, but we also must remember those who have who have been murdered because you know Oh, races and and White, supremacy and we have to be mindful that native advocates including black horse say the work to change Indian mascots and logos and professional sports, and in schools is not over as renewed calls for the Kansas City football team to drop its India Mascot and also in professional baseball and hockey. Tribal leaders are pressing US lawmakers to pass key water legislation as community struggle with water issues which have increased Dudakovic Nineteen Matt. Laszlo reports from Washington tribes across the nation earn desperate need of clean drinking water. Navajo, nation President Jonathan is recently told House lawmakers that tribes need Congress to step up. This lifesaving legislation is one house vote away from becoming a reality Ms. urge the house to pass the Indian waters right settlement extension. ACT, which would provide more than two hundred million dollars for safe drinking water, a bill that sailed unanimously through the Senate, foreign sharp is the president of the. Indian nations and the affiliated tribes of North West Indians in addition to climate change communities experience Berman disparities, involving lack of access to clean and safe drinking water, the EPA safe and clean drinking water state, revolving funds are mechanism spread wrestling these issues still other say private investments are vital to here's polar Thomas a lawyer with Arizona's possibly There has been little to no private sector, investment and tribal renewable energy projects that directly serve tribal communities and tribes have lagged behind other governments and attracting outside capital through public private partnerships. Tribal leaders are calling on. On officials in Washington to get over there partisan disagreements and include money for Indian countries, drinking water needs in the next corona virus stimulus package I'm lyles loan Washington the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe in South Dakota announced over the weekend it was limiting access to the swift community dacoven nineteen as testing a medical care is being provided last week. The tribe issued a mandatory face covering order to slow the spread of the virus, other emergency cove, nineteen safety measures will continue as positive cases on the reservation reached thirty eight as of Sunday. I'm Antonio Gonzalez.
How Raccoon Outwitted Fox
"How raccoon outwitted fax. raccoons set up in a tree near the lake where bear had lost his tail. Raccoon had seen Fox play his sneaky trick unbear- and he did not like it. It's very well known that Fox. And Raccoon played many tricks on each other. Foxes getting a big head, said raccoon. This must not be. His head must be made. Smaller some of that craftiness must be taken out of him. He's getting to. To Foxy! He thinks he has the cunning of all the animals and that no one can outwit him. I think it's time that someone plays a trick on him. Not many days later raccoon saw Fox coming down the trail. Raccoon was eating some juicy yellow apples that he found on a Trina far away. As soon as he saw Fox, he ran a tree and he began to smack his lips. Just at Fox had done before to bear with fish. delicious apples. What tastes so good? Asked Fox. Raccoon responded by throwing a fresh juicy apple right down to Fox. Fox looked at the apple and took a bite out of it. Delicious, sweet juicy, said Fox when he finished the last mouthful. Where did you get it? Raccoon told Fox how to find the apple tree. He must follow the trail along the river down the pine bluff that he must climb the bluff and run towards the setting sun until he came to an open field. In the center of that field stood a great apple tree. And it was filled with juic- yellow apples, but raccoon. You can climb the tree and pick your own apples. How can I get them off? The branches complained Fox. Oh, that's easy. Said Raccoon. Just back off to bow shots from the tree. And then lower your head like this. Run hard and but the tree with your head. You have such a big head. It will shake the tree so hard that all of the apples will follow at once. Do as I. Tell You and you will have all the apples you want. For a long time. Fox thanked raccoon and started at once he followed the directions exactly, and then he saw way ahead the apple tree. He was just getting ready to run when he got interrupted. Gang as It was the gold finches that he had helped before. Apparently, they still like to thank him all the time. The gold finches called all their other bird friends over, and told them to watch Fox as he was getting ready to take down the giant apple tree. Thank you little gold finches, but I don't have time for your now. I'm going to shake this. Apple Tree. Already in his mind, he began to see the apples falling like pine needles and feel the earth shake under his feet. Fox did just as raccoon told him one aero flight. He backed off, and then another, and then he closed his eyes, lowered his head, and ran swiftly over the thick grass, faster and faster, his four paws came as he kicked up dust and gravel and small stones. The tree grew larger and larger as he came up to it. He struck the tree as hard as he ever could with his great big huge head. And then. Thought. No apple spell. But a dizzy and dazed, foolish looking Fox collapsed to the ground. Different birds started laughing. Ha Said Sparrow. Said, Blue Jay Said
How Raccoon Outwitted Fox
"How raccoon outwitted fax. raccoons set up in a tree near the lake where bear had lost his tail. Raccoon had seen Fox play his sneaky trick unbear- and he did not like it. It's very well known that Fox. And Raccoon played many tricks on each other. Foxes getting a big head, said raccoon. This must not be. His head must be made. Smaller some of that craftiness must be taken out of him. He's getting to. To Foxy! He thinks he has the cunning of all the animals and that no one can outwit him. I think it's time that someone plays a trick on him. Not many days later raccoon saw Fox coming down the trail. Raccoon was eating some juicy yellow apples that he found on a Trina far away. As soon as he saw Fox, he ran a tree and he began to smack his lips. Just at Fox had done before to bear with fish. delicious apples. What tastes so good? Asked Fox. Raccoon responded by throwing a fresh juicy apple right down to Fox. Fox looked at the apple and took a bite out of it. Delicious, sweet juicy, said Fox when he finished the last mouthful. Where did you get it? Raccoon told Fox how to find the apple tree. He must follow the trail along the river down the pine bluff that he must climb the bluff and run towards the setting sun until he came to an open field. In the center of that field stood a great apple tree. And it was filled with juic- yellow apples, but raccoon. You can climb the tree and pick your own apples. How can I get them off? The branches complained Fox. Oh, that's easy. Said Raccoon. Just back off to bow shots from the tree. And then lower your head like this. Run hard and but the tree with your head. You have such a big head. It will shake the tree so hard that all of the apples will follow at once. Do as I. Tell You and you will have all the apples you want. For a long time. Fox thanked raccoon and started at once he followed the directions exactly, and then he saw way ahead the apple tree. He was just getting ready to run when he got interrupted. Gang as It was the gold finches that he had helped before. Apparently, they still like to thank him all the time. The gold finches called all their other bird friends over, and told them to watch Fox as he was getting ready to take down the giant apple tree. Thank you little gold finches, but I don't have time for your now. I'm going to shake this. Apple Tree. Already in his mind, he began to see the apples falling like pine needles and feel the earth shake under his feet. Fox did just as raccoon told him one aero flight. He backed off, and then another, and then he closed his eyes, lowered his head, and ran swiftly over the thick grass, faster and faster, his four paws came as he kicked up dust and gravel and small stones. The tree grew larger and larger as he came up to it. He struck the tree as hard as he ever could with his great big huge head. And then. Thought. No apple spell. But a dizzy and dazed, foolish looking Fox collapsed to the ground. Different birds started laughing. Ha Said Sparrow. Said, Blue Jay Said Cardinal. Tax said the ducks. Said Eagle. He lay there until the next morning. And as the Sun rose ashamed, faced Fox was seen running towards the woods beyond the pine bluff. He carried his head low. He seemed to be playing. No more foxy tricks. And also his head seemed much. Much smaller.