This week's stories:  Tribes received funding for solar projects; Program aims to introduce Native American students to careers in dentistry; The Paddle to Lummi begins; Native Arts and Cultures Foundation announces awards for Native initiatives; First Nations basketball star is Nike N7’s newest ambassador.

 
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This week's stories:  The all Native American bull riding team to be coached by Olympic bull riding gold medalist Ted Nuce; Diana Cournoyer named the new executive director of NIEA; Dr. Paulette Steeves named Canada research chair; Sundance Institute’s N. Bird Runningwater invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; Supaman releases new loop video; Under the Big Sky featuring Supaman wins Emmy.

 
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By Doug George-Kanentiio
 -Akwesasne Mohawk-
           
Abortion in Native societies is a complex issue involving family, clan and community.  There are very specific moral teachings which discourage this act which may involve the mother, her maternal kin and the female leadership of her extended family, the clan. Together, they would discuss the reasons for, and against, carrying an embryo to term but the final decision was left to the woman since it was her body and hers alone.
 
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This week's stories:  IHS and the Cherokee Nation launch a new HIV pilot project; Bernadine Burnette named president of the Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc.; Crow elder, Grant Bulltail awarded a National Endowment of the Arts National Heritage Fellowship; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians recognized for leadership in healthcare; Nike releases the Summer 2019 N7 collection.

 
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Watch the Rebroadcast of the Consolidated Hearing for 3 permits on June 25th, 2019. 1. Dam Safety Permit.  2. Air Quality.  3. Modification of Mining Permit. This event was broadcast on the Livestream Digital Player below:
 
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This week's stories:  U.S. Navy names newest rescue ship “Cherokee Nation;” Google Doogle and museum exhibit honor the history of the ‘Jingle Dress;’ The Native American Fish and Wildlife Society partners with the National Wildlife Federation to protect wildlife corridors; The Tulalip Tribes dispatching beavers in hopes to bring back the salmon; Salish Sea Campaign launched to save orcas and restore their homes.

 
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