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Our Student Leadership Honorees for 2020:
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Eshash Morales (San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians)
Karli Martinez (San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians)
Temyal Lomayesva (Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel)
Eric Chang (Cherokee/Delaware Tribe)

Their dedication to community, academics and their pursuit to serve as a peer to others has made these Native Students our honorees. Please join us as we honor our Native Youth at our Annual Awards and Fundraiser-Your support assists us in providing scholarships and helping our Native Youth succeed in academics.

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Covid and our World

Face masks and other COVID precautions in Crow/Cheyenne Country
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
By Clara Caufield
Native Sun News Today Columnist

The COVID cases and related deaths in Montana and Wyoming continue to rise, the tribal people on reservations seemingly among the hardest hit.
While it has slowed down in Rosebud County, northern half of the Northern Cheyenne Reservation, Big Horn County consisting of the Crow reservation and half of Northern Cheyenne continues to report dozens of new cases each day and both Reservations are daily losing loved ones to the virus, especially the elders.

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A nation created, a nation diminished: Pilgrims’ arrival in Provincetown 400 years ago spawned a clash of cultures
Mary Ann Bragg, Cape Cod Times

As the chill of an approaching winter settled in, the native people who lived 400 years ago in what is now the outermost region of Cape Cod were likely spending their days preparing for the change in weather and moving inland to be away from winds coming off the sea.
The men would have been stockpiling meat and catching fish to provide food for their families; the women foraging, gathering nuts and fallen branches as firewood. In the evenings, family members would have been sharpening tools or making mats and pottery — it's not as if they had the distraction of television, Mashpee Wampanoag historian David Weeden said. 

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Bay Mills Indian Community, state settle suit involving gaming on Vanderbilt property
Paul Welitzkin (989) 732-1111
 Nov 20, 2020

VANDERBILT — A decade-long legal battle over a now-shuttered casino in Vanderbilt is coming to an end.
The Bay Mills Indian Community said on Nov. 19 it has reached an agreement with the state of Michigan to resolve a court battle over tribal gaming on land in Vanderbilt. The Bay Mills community and the state had sued each other to determine whether the tribe could engage in gaming on the land.

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Supreme Court accepts first Indian law case in new conservative era

For the second time in as many years, the U.S. Supreme Court will be taking up a case that impacts the treaty rights of the Crow Tribe. In an order on Friday, the justices agreed to hear United States v. Cooley. The case is the first Indian law dispute on the docket for the high court's current term, which began in October amid a major ideological battle that brought another conservative member to the bench.
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Fake Courts for Real Learning with Morongo Tribe
ICTMN Staff - 12/23/15

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians remains a strong advocate for education, according to tribal chairman Robert Martin. That devotion could be seen in the moot court competition held at the Morongo Tribal Administrative Center on December 5.
American Indian students from Southern and Central California participated in UCLA Law School’s competition, during which they learned about the legal system and earned college credits.
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ANA is pleased to anounce the inclusion of AIR's Pride for Life Project within "Fiscal Year 2008 Report to Congress on Impact and Effectiveness of Administration for Native American Projects" and the inclusion of AIR's Voices of Tomorrow Project within "Fiscal Year 2009 Report to Congress on Impact and Effectiveness of Administration for Native American Projects"

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