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Lakota child boarding school victims come home to rest

Community begins healing process with historic repatriation ceremonies

Malorie Arrow recalls the Sicangu Lakota Youth Council members’ tour of the former Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania like it was yesterday. Their last stop was at the gravesites of children who had died while attending the boarding school some 140 years ago. They laid small pieces of candy on the graves as offerings. Her cousins […]

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Native observers question 'nefarious' attitude toward Deb Haaland

Laguna Pueblo Interior Department nominee awaits word on her confirmation after gruelling Senate hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Deb Haaland, the first Native American nominated to be a Cabinet secretary, remained characteristically cool under grilling from Republican petroleum industry defenders during Senate committee hearings, ultimately gaining a recommendation March 4 for confirmation to the post at the Interior Department. U.S. President-elect Joe Biden nominated Haaland as Interior secretary to put […]

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Deb Haaland: First Native woman tapped for Interior Secretary

First-term congresswoman, supported by grassroots movements, now faces Senate for approval

“Haaland’s appointment gives us a voice in a department that has long been responsible for our exploitation.”

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Rez Connectivity, Human Rights ‘Necessity’

Tribes make headway on rural broadband access

“Having access to reliable connectivity is a necessity, not a luxury anymore,” said Petra Wilson, adding, “It’s going to give tribes control over it.”

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