Help is on Its Way: Cherokee Nation Sends Water to Standing Rock

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#NoDAPL Published August 27, 2016 TAHLEQUAH – In a gesture of solidarity, the Cherokee Nation sent 19 pallets of water to the encampments near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota. With the three camps near the Dakota Access pipeline construction site near Cannon Ball, North Dakota are in need of water for the […]

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Tribes to U.S. Commission on Civil Rights: It’s Time to Speak Up

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Published August 27, 2016 TAHOLAH, WASHINGTON — A special “listening session” took place today in this oceanside village, home of 1500 members of the Quinault Indian Nation. It’s a far stretch from here to Congress and there are hundreds of tribes in between. The listening session could potentially impact every one of them. The listeners were […]

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Still True Blue at 102

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Published August 27, 2016 TSAILE, ARIZONA – Sergeant Sophie B. Yazzie remembers looking into becoming a Navajo Code Talker while looking for a job as a cook in the Window Rock area. She was 28 years old at the time and had been working as a cook and hostess in Gallup, New Mexico. Commuting back and […]

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Professor Wayne Evans Remembered for Work in Indian Education

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Published August 26, 2016 VERMILLION, SOUTH DAKOTA — Wayne Evans, a University of South Dakota professor emeritus known for his leadership in Native American education in the state, died Friday, Aug. 26, in Vermillion at age 78. “Wayne had always been one to make his own path,” said Chuck Swick, former director of Upward Bound […]

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The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Strongly Support the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

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Published August 26, 2016 FORT HALL INDIAN RESERVATION — A supporting resolution was released on August 17th from the Fort Hall Business Council stating, “The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes is aware that the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North Dakota is facing threats to its water, damage to sacred sites, and impacts to its culture and tribal member’s […]

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