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Elizabeth Warren: Trump 'Will Never Take Away' Native American Heritage

Gabrielle Levy, Political Reporter - U.S. News

Sen. Elizabeth Warren addressed the controversy over her claim to Native American heritage head on on Wednesday, blasting President Donald Trump for his repeated use of the name "Pocahontas" as an effort to mock her.

"The story they lived will always be a part of me," the Massachusetts Democrat said in a surprise appearance at the National Congress of American Indians in Washington on Wednesday, according to prepared remarks. "And no one – not even the president of the United States – will ever take that part of me away."

South Dakota Senate Committee Rejects American Indian Boarding School Sexual Abuse Victims Bill

Levi Rickert - Native News Online

PIERRE, SOUTH DAKOTA – The South Dakota Judiciary Committee voted on Tuesday, February 13, to reject legislation that would have allowed victims of childhood sexual abuse at Indian boarding shcools to file lawsuits against organizations, such as churches and schools.

The 4-3 vote is a set back for American Indians victims who suffered sexual abuse and now want compensation for the suffering they experienced as the result of the trauma.

Senator Tom Udall Remarks to National Indian Education Association

Native News Online Staff

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, addressed the National Indian Education Association (NIEA) and discussed his work to improve education for Native students. Udall outlined his education-related priorities on the Senate Indian Affairs and Appropriations committees – including expanding Native language opportunities, providing additional support for teachers in Indian Country and securing greater funding for school construction and maintenance.
 
The following are Udall’s remarks as prepared for delivery:
Thank you Kevin for that kind introduction. I applaud your years of dedicated service to the Pueblo of Jemez and to the Tribe’s education initiatives.

Rival fundraisers reveal a country divided online post-Gerald Stanley verdict

Chantelle Bellrichard, CBC News

The online response to the acquittal of Gerald Stanley in the death of Colten Boushie has taken on a life of its own with people hurling hate and throwing a substantial amount of money at two rival GoFundMe fundraising campaigns.

On Feb. 9, a Battleford, Sask., jury found Gerald Stanley, 56, not guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Colten Boushie, 22. Boushie was shot and killed after he and four others from the Red Pheasant Cree Nation drove onto Stanley's rural property near Biggar, Sask., in August 2016.

Sixties Scoop adoptees want to scuttle $800M settlement, saying it's just not enough

Karen Pauls, CBC News

A group of Indigenous Sixties Scoop adoptees is trying to scuttle a proposed $800-million settlement announced last year by the federal government, CBC News has learned.

"Our mission right now is to put a stop to this," said Priscilla Meeches, one of the Manitoba-based plaintiffs in the national class-action lawsuit.

"We need a better settlement than this, because there's too many of us out there, and at the end of the day, it's just not gonna be enough."

NY flu update: 2 more kids die, flu goes viral in CNY, hospitalizations decrease

James T. Mulder - Syracuse.com

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Here are highlights from the state Health Department's latest report on New York's record flu epidemic. It is based on information collected for the week ended Feb. 10.

Two more kids die: Two more downstate children died of flu complications. That raises the state's pediatric flu death toll this season to five. All of the deaths have occurred downstate. By law all pediatric flu deaths must be reported to the state. There were eight pediatric flu deaths in New York during the 2016-2017 flu season. The state does not report adult flu deaths.

Appointment of Franklin County conflict defender creates opening in public defender’s office

- Malone Telegram

SARANAC LAKE — The Franklin County Legislature voted on Thursday to appoint Claire Knittle as the county’s new conflict defender.

Knittle, an assistant public defender, will serve the remainder of the term for outgoing Conflict Defender Cynthia Salmon-Conzola, which runs until Dec. 31, 2020. Salmon-Conzola previously told the county board that she would be retiring as of today.

When reached for comment, Public Defender Tom Soucia expressed his congratulations to Knittle.

Hillary to be tried on contempt charge

- Daily Courier

CANTON — St. Lawrence County District Attorney Gary M. Pasqua said he will be taking Oral “Nick” Hillary, the man acquitted of the murder of 12-year-old Garrett J. Phillips, to trial on a remaining criminal contempt charge.

On Thursday, Mr. Pasqua met with Garrett’s mother Tandy L. Cyrus, the alleged victim in the case. He said after meeting with law enforcement and having them further investigate the claims against Mr. Hillary, he would move forward with a trial.

500-year-old skeletons sought by 3 Native American tribes

, The Associated Press

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Somewhere in Boise, two 500-year-old skeletons discovered in Idaho's high desert plains are stored in a secure place as three Native American tribes try to claim the remains and anthropologists lament a lost research opportunity.

U.S. officials won't say where the bones of the young adult and a child are being kept as the U.S. Bureau of Land Management assesses the claims by the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes in eastern Idaho, Shoshone-Paiute Tribes in southern Idaho and northern Nevada and the Nez Perce Tribe in northern Idaho.

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