Published February 22, 2018 OKLAHOMA CITY – David Holt, 38, a tribal citizen of the Osage Nation, will be sworn in as the mayor of Oklahoma City on April 10, 2018. Holt won 78.18 percent of the vote on February 13 in a three-person primary election. Since he garnered more than 50 percent of the […]
Published February 22, 2018 WASHINGTON – News broke on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, Robert Weaver, 39, a tribal citizen of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma, is no longer the Trump Administration’s nominee to serve as director of the Indian Health Service (IHS). While in Reno, Nevada, IHS’ current acting director Michael Weahkee told a group of […]
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Published February 22, 2018 PRIOR LAKE, MINNESOTA – The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) announced today more than $4 million in donations to a local charitable organization and 16 tribes across the country. The donations will support a variety of projects, including tribal housing repairs, a health clinic expansion, new emergency service equipment, and an early […]
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Published February 21, 2018 Keynote speaker Dr. Marion Nestle talks about tackling “big” soda ALBUQUERQUE — Today nearly 150 community members, educators, nutritionists, elders and youth gathered for the Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation’s second annual Healthy Beverage Summit. Dialogue centered on making healthier choices by drinking more water and less sugary-sweetened beverages specifically for Native youth and […]
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Published February 21, 2018 ST. MICHAELS, NAVAJO NATION – Office of Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission (“Commission”) will be closed from 1:00 PM on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 to 5:00 PM on March 2, 2018. On Wednesday, February 28, 2018 and Thursday, March 1, 2018, the Commission, in partnership with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights […]
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Published February 21, 2018 WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, as a part of the Nation-to-Nation Exhibition, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) unveiled the original Treaty of 1868, which released the Navajo people from federal captivity, allowing them to return to their traditional homeland. During the unveiling ceremony, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye […]