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Native News Online is publishing the State of the Navajo Nation Address here in its entirety

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The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is heading up its own project to locate records and find the names and tribal identities of the Native youth who died while at one of the state's two Indian boarding schools, White's Indiana Manual Labor Institute and St. Joseph Indian Normal School.

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The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has scheduled a vote for June 4 to shed its colonized name. If the vote passes, they will again be known as the Akwesasne Mohawk Tribe.

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On Thursday, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, Laguna Pueblo, reversed a 1975 memorandum that has prevented some tribes from creating water regulations within their reservations. Haaland’s action aims to make it easier for the Department of the Interior (DOI) to review and approve tribal water codes, which allow tribal governments to regulate the use of water. The DOI also announced it will engage in tribal consultations to discuss the approval process of tribal water codes.

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BARRE, Mass.—The souls of many of the Lakota men, women, and children who were slain by the U.S. Calvary at Wounded Knee in 1890 have not yet been laid to rest, but instead hang in limbo with their spirit trapped in the natural world.

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TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Last week, during an interview on Tucker Carlson Tonight (Fox News), Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt said in an interview that the state of Oklahoma, including law enforcement, lost its ability to police and prosecute certain people based on whether or not they have—what he called—an “Indian Card.”

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Indigenous grave protectors in Long Island say their town—among the wealthiest zip codes in the United States—isn’t doing enough to protect their buried ancestors, despite a Southampton fund specifically dedicated to buying land for preservation.

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On Friday, the Rappahannock Tribe celebrated a historic win: the reacquisition of 465 acres of their ancestral homeland at Fones Cliffs, a sacred stretch of bluffs on the eastern side of the Rappahannock River in eastern Virginia.

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The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, or Ojibwe, as they call themselves, has been reckoning with its government boarding school for decades. The school was one of many strewn across North America that used abuse and intimidation to purge Indigenous culture and language out of Native American youth. The Lac du Flambeau have since wrestled with what to do with the old building and how to heal the community. Now, their historians and educators are working to restore and strengthen cultural ties for future generations. 

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First Nation leaders and residential school survivors are in Rome, Italy, this week to ask Pope Francis for an apology for the Catholic Church’s more than 100-year role in operating Indian Residential Schools for Indigneous youth in Canada.