A Blow Against Racism: Washington D.C.’s Football Team Retires the “R” word

July 14, 2020, Washington DC: Yesterday, July 13, 2020, the owners of Washington D.C.’s professional football team finally agreed to change the name of their team after more than 50 years of protest by Indigenous Peoples who consider the team’s name and mascot to be racist, demeaning and offensive. Continue reading

181 new cases of COVID-19, one more death and 1,195 recoveries reported as Navajo Nation prepares for another 57-hour weekend lockdown

Navajo Nation May 21, 2020 – The Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center, Navajo Area Indian Health Service, and the Tribal Health Organizations, reported 181 new cases of COVID-19 for the Navajo Nation on Thursday. Continue reading

Court temporarily blocks law that restricts Indigenous voting rights

Montana – May 22, 2020, Yellowstone County District Court has issued a temporary restraining order blocking a state law that severely restricts Indigenous people’s right to vote. The action means the law is blocked pending the outcome of a hearing scheduled for May 29. The primary is June 2. Continue reading

Seattle Says to S. Dakota Governor, “Respect Tribal Sovereignty!”

Dear Gov Noem, We, the Seattle City Council and Seattle Mayor, write to you today in support of the Cheyenne River, Oglala, and Rosebud Sioux Nations as they exercise their sovereignty to help our country mitigate the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Continue reading