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Members of the Washington, D.C. based-grassroots Rising Hearts group say they were behind Wednesday’s online campaign aimed at the Washington football team’s name.  Fake articles on website parodies of The Washington Post, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, the Bleacher Report and the Washington football team showed an updated logo and mascot noting the team ditched its R-word name in favor of the Washington Redhawks. Rising Hearts released a statement taking claim for the action, crafted as a culture jam.

The post Native group uses Internet dupe in “Change the Name” movement appeared first on National Native News, by Antonia Gonzales.

Author: Antonia Gonzales
Posted: December 14, 2017, 11:38 am

The proposed copper and gold Pebble Mine could bring needed jobs for Native people in southwest Alaska. The open pit mine plan stalled during the Barack Obama Administration because of its size and its threat to the environment, including a prolific and fragile salmon fishery. Now, a new administration and a company promising a smaller, safer project are giving the mine renewed momentum. That also revives worries among Native commercial fishers and others who want to preserve the important and pristine resource. Read and listen to Daysha Eaton's five-part series Can mining and fishing coexist in southwest Alaska? appeared first on National Native News, by Art Hughes.

Author: Art Hughes
Posted: December 14, 2017, 10:23 am

Internet dupe changes name of Washington R-word to Redhawks Lakota Nation Invitational underway in Rapid City, South Dakota  

The post Thursday, December 14, 2017 appeared first on National Native News, by Antonia Gonzales.

Author: Antonia Gonzales
Posted: December 14, 2017, 9:36 am

Federal hate crimes forum set to take place in Rapid City, South Dakota Students in Native program in Eugene, Oregon start work on totem pole

The post Wednesday, December 13, 2017 appeared first on National Native News, by Antonia Gonzales.

Author: Antonia Gonzales
Posted: December 13, 2017, 9:29 am

Native people rally in Minnesota against Enbridge Line 3 pipeline Suspect pleads guilty to charges in murder case of Native woman Navajo council committee votes to provide student housing at UNM

The post Tuesday, December 12, 2017 appeared first on National Native News, by Antonia Gonzales.

Author: Antonia Gonzales
Posted: December 12, 2017, 9:43 am

We conclude the series Alaska Water Wars Hopi Tribe signs gaming compact with Arizona

The post Monday, December 11, 2017 appeared first on National Native News, by Antonia Gonzales.

Author: Antonia Gonzales
Posted: December 11, 2017, 8:19 am

Navajo police respond to Aztec school shooting Native woman puts in bid for governor of Idaho Wellness tools designed for Native Americans  

The post Friday, December 8, 2017 appeared first on National Native News, by Antonia Gonzales.

Author: Antonia Gonzales
Posted: December 8, 2017, 10:25 am

Communities near the fishing industry of Bristol Bay are larger and often have more seasonal and year-round work opportunities than those inland, near the proposed Pebble Mine in Southwest Alaska. Some residents, despite concerns about possible impacts to water quality, are eager to take jobs on related infrastructure projects that would be the mine’s foundation.  In the village of Kokhanok, a “man camp” was built this summer to house people working to develop the mine.

The post Pebble Mine employment appeared first on National Native News, by Antonia Gonzales.

Author: Antonia Gonzales
Posted: December 7, 2017, 9:30 am

Some Alaska residents eager to take Pebble Mine jobs Washington tribes set to vote on changing tribal name  

The post Thursday, December 7, 2017 appeared first on National Native News, by Antonia Gonzales.

Author: Antonia Gonzales
Posted: December 7, 2017, 9:19 am

First Nations claim victory in Supreme Court ruling Native people divided on development of Pebble Mine

The post Wednesday, December 6, 2017 appeared first on National Native News, by Antonia Gonzales.

Author: Antonia Gonzales
Posted: December 6, 2017, 9:14 am