News you can use from the week of October 22, from all over Indian Country! Hundreds of treaty records digitized, a new Native American memorial is unveiled, updates on the Dakota pipeline, and more!
In Oklahoma, “Yet Another Broken Promise” to Native Americans
How Governor Stitt teamed up with the head of the EPA to keep tribes from regulating fracking and industrial pollution on their own lands.
Native Americans fear votes in remote areas may go uncounted
The U.S. election has highlighted fears that the geographical isolation of many American Indians could deprive them of having their votes counted
Native American teachers, entrepreneurs seek new ways to close digital divide
Fashion designer and business owner Amy Yeung tells TODAY’s Sheinelle Jones how she used her business to raise money, make masks and source other materials for critical aid to help the Navajo Nation flatten the curve of the coronavirus.
374 Native American Treaties Have Been Digitized and Made Available Online
Beyond their historical and educational value, these treaties are used by tribal advocates in court to protect their rights in land and water disputes.
Secretary Lonnie Bunch on the New Memorial to Native American Veterans
Located in front of the National Museum of the American Indian, the sculpture reminds us of the true burden of freedom
‘Still killing us’: The federal government underfunded health care for Indigenous people for centuries. Now they’re dying of COVID-19
In reservation areas of New Mexico, health care is underfunded. In this six-part series, USA TODAY investigates links between racism and COVID-19.
Native American tribes make new bid to shut down Dakota pipeline
Native American tribes have asked a judge to stop the flow of oil as a legal battle rages over pipeline’s future.