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In a letter released on Monday, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) and the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) expressed their support for nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation to become an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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It’s a pioneering theatrical effort with an unusual twist: a national tour of a solo show by a Native American artist, that requires each participating theater to sign an agreement to abolish the practice of “redface” and admit free anyone who identifies as a Native person.

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On March 20, Grand Gateway Hotel co-owner Connie Uhre commented on a post made by Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender’s Facebook that Native Americans would no longer be allowed on the property, including “Cheers,” a popular bar attached to the hotel. Uhre’s comment came after a late night shooting at the hotel that resulted in a young Lakota man being taken to the intensive care unit at the local hospital. In response, Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairwoman Janet Alkire has sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, noting the ban is a violation of the 14th Amendment of the Constitution and the 1964 Civil Rights Act

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The Seattle City Council unanimously voted earlier this week to return 270 historic artifacts to the native Upper Skagit Tribe, reported the Seattle Times. The artifacts likely represent the remains of an ancient village of the Upper Skagit Tribe, who had hunting and fishing settlements along the Skagit River for thousands of years.

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The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will soon operate several electric vehicles and install charging stations on the reservation thanks to a $6.7 million federal grant.

Standing Rock’s SAGE Development Authority is sharing the grant with the nonprofit Native Sun Community Power Development to bring electric vehicles to the reservation and to the Red Lake Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota. The idea is also to create a charging network for the reservations.

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The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded Minnesota based Native Sun Community Power Development over $6.5 million for what’s being touted as the Upper Midwest Inter-Tribal Electronic Vehicle (EV) Charging Community Network.

The funds will be used to purchase a fleet of electric vehicles to be maintained and charged for official use by the Red Lake Tribal Nation in northern Minn. and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North and South Dakota.

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