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‘Race against time’: Pandemic propels fight to save Native American languages

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Barnett is vital to the survival of the Yuchi language. It has no dictionary or written materials, with scant recordings of native speakers. And the language differs from many other indigenous languages in that it is an isolate, meaning it’s......

Cleveland Baseball Team Will Not Allow Fans With Red-Face, Native American Headdresses in Stadium

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Photo by Vince Grzegorek Red face and headdresses won’t be allowed in Progressive Field any longer The Cleveland baseball team announced today that fans will not be permitted to wear Native American-style headdresses or red-face paint inside Progressive Field any longer. #Indians will not allow fans in Progressive Field with......

Cleveland Native Madeline Finn Revisits Roots on New Single, ‘Ohio’

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Courtesy of Madeline Finn Singer-songwriter Madeline Finn. Despite the pandemic, singer-songwriter Madeline Finn, a Northeast Ohio native who now lives in Nashville, has continued to write and record new material. She revisits her Northeast Ohio roots and shows off her evocative voice on her new single, “Ohio,” a tune produced......

Reactions From Indian Country to Deb Haaland’s Confirmation as Secretary of the Interior

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Smithsonian Voices National Museum of the American Indian Reactions From Indian Country to Deb Haaland’s Confirmation as Secretary of the Interior March 18th, 2021, 10:00AM / BY Dennis Zotigh Deb Haaland speaks at the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the National Native American Veterans Memorial, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. Paul Morigi/AP Images......

What Deb Haaland’s historic confirmation means to Native Americans

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here On Monday evening, Debra Haaland, a 35th-generation New Mexican from the Pueblo of Laguna, became the first Native American ever to be confirmed as a Cabinet secretary.  When she testified in February at her confirmation hearing, Haaland began her......

Deb Haaland confirmed as first Native American Cabinet secretary

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Senate on Monday voted to confirm Rep. Deb Haaland, D-N.M., as President Joe Biden‘s secretary of the Department of the Interior, making the second-term Democrat the first Native American Cabinet secretary in U.S. history. The vote was 51-40. Haaland,......

Native Americans Finally Have a Cabinet Nominee. Will an Adopted Tlingit Take Her Down?

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “They don’t know what it means to be an Indian,” Williams said of these elected officials from his party. “An old Indian proverb would say: ‘walk a mile in his moccasins.’ Then maybe they’d come to that understanding.” Normally, voting......

Deb Haaland, First Native American Cabinet Pick, Embodies Partisan Chasm

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WASHINGTON — When Representative Deb Haaland was tapped in December to be President Biden’s interior secretary, the decision was hailed as historic. She was the first Native American ever nominated to serve in cabinet — in this case to head a department that, for much of the nation’s history, has......

‘She became an easy target’: GOP opposition to Haaland rankles Native Americans

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Haaland, a member of the Laguna Pueblo, has been a sharp critic of fossil fuel development, a stance that has made her nomination among the more contentious of Biden’s picks. And she may also face tough questioning from the Democratic......

Texas Power And Water, Biden Speaks To World Leaders, Native American Vaccinations : Up First

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NPR In Texas the power is back after several days for most of the population, but now they have to worry about whether the water is safe after treatment plants were temporarily offline. Also, President Biden gives his first speech to world leaders. He wants to move beyond his predecessor’s......

Native Americans ‘Left Out in the Cold’ Under Trump Press Biden for Action

New York Times
In early February, Mr. Biden signed a major disaster declaration for the Navajo Nation to provide more federal funding to support vaccine distribution, medical staffing and resources. With the help of the additional resources, Mr. Nez said the tribe had been able to dole out 98 percent of the vaccine......

Here’s the Trailer for ‘Cherry,’ the Russo Brothers Movie Based on the Critically Acclaimed Book by Cleveland Native Nico Walker

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Saturday, January 9, 2021 Here’s the Trailer for ‘Cherry,’ the Russo Brothers Movie Based on the Critically Acclaimed Book by Cleveland Native Nico Walker Posted By Vince Grzegorek vgrzegorek@clevescene.com> on Sat, Jan 9, 2021 at 10:35 AM click to enlarge The Russo Brothers film adapted from Nico Walker’s best-selling and......

Sioux Tribe prioritizing vaccine for speakers of native language

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Sarah Polus The Standing Rock Sioux tribe is prioritizing speakers of its native languages for its COVID-19 vaccine distribution, The Associated Press reported. Standing Rock Sioux Reservation Tribal Chairman Mike Faith said the logic behind the decision is to make sure traditions......

Bill legalizing abortion passed in pope’s native Argentina

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Buenos Aires, Argentina – Argentina’s Senate passed a law legalizing abortion in Pope Francis’ homeland early Wednesday after a marathon 12-hour session, a victory for the women’s movement that has been fighting for the right for decades. The vote......

“The Most Important Indian”—In Memory of Hank Adams (1943–2020)

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Smithsonian Voices National Museum of the American Indian “The Most Important Indian”—In Memory of Hank Adams (1943–2020) December 23rd, 2020, 9:30PM / BY the National Museum of the American Indian Hank Adams carries a letter from the White House to Chief Frank Fools Crow (Oglala Lakota) during the siege of......

For Opponents of Native American Nicknames, 2020 Has Brought Hope

New York Times
David Waldstein “You can’t support these athletes protesting racism without looking at this racial slur on one of their teams,” said Maulian Dana, an ambassador at large for the Penobscot nation in Maine, who has been active in efforts to eliminate Native team names and mascots. Of the 29 schools......

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