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Jenni Monet, Laguna Pueblo of New Mexico, has been found not guilty of criminal trespassing and engaging in a riot, Monet is an independent journalist who has written for Indian Country Today and was arrested while covering protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota.

NOT GUILTY: Native Journalist Jenni Monet cleared of #NoDAPL related charges

NOT GUILTY: Native Journalist Jenni Monet cleared of #NoDAPL related charges, including criminal trespassing and engaging in a riot

Former Alaska Sen. Mark Begich jumped into the race for the governor of Alaska Friday.

Former Senator Mark Begich jumps into Alaska governor race, creates a three way contest

Former Alaska Sen. Mark Begich jumped into the race for the governor of Alaska Friday.

This Thursday morning, the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) has selected Mary Annette Pember as the recipient of the 2018 NAJA-Medill Milestone Achievement Award and Mark Trahant as the recipient of the 2018 NAJA Richard LaCourse Award.

Native American Journalists Association gives top awards to Mary Pember and Mark Trahant

Mary Annette Pember named 2018 NAJA-Medill Milestone Achievement Award recipient and Mark Trahant named 2018 NAJA Richard LaCourse Award recipient

Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced Tuesday that the federal government will purchase the Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline for $3.45 billion (C$4.5bn). Though some tribes are opposed, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (pictured) said First Nations people did not have veto power to block projects that cause environmental concerns.

Kinder Morgan Woes - Trudeau: First Nations have no veto power; Tribal opponents declare war

Some First Nations oppose the Canadian government's purchase of the Kinder Morgan pipeline. Challenging Trudeau’s veto claim, Indigenous Rights Bill passes in House of Commons.

Debra Haaland runs for Congress

#NativeVote18 Candidates look for party nominations in elections set for Tuesday

A variety of state laws determine who can vote and what the results will mean come November, California and South Dakota both have unusual election twists.

NoDAPL Water Protector Michael “Little Feather” Giron (right) was sentenced to 36 months in prison. He will be credited with time served during the past 15 months. (Leoyla Cowboy, wife, on left).

#NoDAPL Water Protector Michael “Little Feather” Giron Sentenced to 36 months in prison

#NoDAPL Water Protector will be credited with time served during the past 15 months.

ICT E-Weekly Newsletter - May 30, 2018

ICT E-Weekly Newsletter - May 30, 2018. Kinder Morgan Pipeline and #NativeVote18, #NativeFamily and #NativeYouth stories

Interior and Park Service: $60 Million in Historic Preservation Grants to States and Tribes

Interior and National Park Service Announce more than $60 Million in Historic Preservation Grants to States and Tribes

Join AMERIND Risk & NAIHC in San Diego for Educational Networking Forum

Join AMERIND Risk & NAIHC in San Diego for Educational Networking Forum

2018 AMERIND Risk | NAIHC Annual Convention & Trade Show in San Diego, California!

More than 5,000 people protested in Vancouver on November 19 against a Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion that would triple capacity.

Canadian Government announces it will purchase Kinder Morgan Pipeline for 3.45 billion US

Bonaparte Indian Band Chief Ryan Day told HuffPost Canada the debate over Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is breaking down relationships between Indigenous groups.

An ad by Tatewin Means for Attorney General. Means has released two versions, one in Lakota and the other in English.

#NativeVote18 Not just a political ad - Candidates are changing the very image of Native people on TV

#NativeVote18: Here’s one way that Native politicians have already won this election: Stereotypes are shattered every time a campaign commercial is produced and aired

20 year-old Quinault Member Jimmy Smith-Kramer Killed in an alleged racially-charged confrontation.

Quinault Member Jimmy Smith-Kramer Killed in Alleged Racially-Charged Confrontation

Alleged war-whoops as Quinault tribal member Jimmy Smith-Kramer killed after hit by a truck in alleged racially-charged confrontation

Indian Country Today editor and award-winning journalist Mark Trahant has worked with FNX / First Nations Experience to create, host and produce the first episode of a weekly news series titled Wassaja.

Weekly Television News Series, Wassaja, hosted and produced by Mark Trahant now on FNX

A new FNX TV Series Wassaja. Mark Trahant hosts: ‘Why Wassaja? This name sets the tone for what we want to accomplish, It was the name for two great newspapers from our history.’

This is my version of the Perfect Native American Memorial Day

The Perfect Native American Memorial Day

Former Second Lieutenant and Native Veteran Vincent Schilling: My Version of The Perfect Native American Memorial Day

A screen capture of the Utah Foster Care web page dedicated to Native families.

Before it's over, May is Foster Care Month: Native foster families are needed

Native foster families are needed: The State of Utah is one example, there are an estimated 130 Native children in state custody, but less than 20 Native foster and kinship homes

Denny Dore is a 20-year-old Muscogee entrepreneur who wants to change the way we snack with his patent-pending invention, the Cup Buddy.

20-year-old Muscogee entrepreneur wants to change the way we snack

Denny Dore is a 20-year-old Muscogee entrepreneur who wants to change the way we snack with his patent-pending invention, the Cup Buddy.

Billy Frank, Jr. deserves a place of recognition, replacing Whitman Marcus in the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall.

The case for a Billy Frank statue in the U.S. Capitol’s National Statuary Hall

There are seven Native American heroes now in the Statuary Hall. Billy Frank, Jr. deserves a spot too.

Memorial Day Tribute: Two-Spirit Cherokee Artist Tony Enos Honors Military with “I Cry”

Memorial Day Tribute: Two-Spirit Cherokee Artist Tony Enos Honors Military with “I Cry”

Memorial Day Tribute: Two-Spirit Cherokee Artist Tony Enos Honors Military with “I Cry”

Robert Robedeaux, Pawnee, Ponca, Otoe nations, who was shopping at Hibbett Sports in Owasso, Oklahoma filmed himself being escorted off the property by three police officers, he says it was racially motivated.

Exclusive Video: Native man removed by police from Hibbett Sports after “weird dreads” 911 call

Robert Robedeaux, who was shopping at Hibbett Sports in Owasso, Oklahoma filmed himself being escorted off the property by three police officers, he says it was racially motivated

ICT E-Weekly Newsletter May 23, 2018

Kicked out of the Creator's game for reporting Native racism? A museum headdress for sale and why Paulette Jordan could win.

#NativeVote18 Debra Topping latest Minnesota candidate to run for Lt. Governor. Chris Seymore, running on the Independence Party line as a candidate for governor, posted on social media that Topping “brings with her the blessings of Winona LaDuke.”

#NativeVote18 Debra Topping latest Minnesota candidate to run for Lt. Governor; Three Native women seeking that office

Three Native women running for Lt. Gov. in Minnesota. Debra Topping, Ojibwe, latest candidate to run.

With a price tag of $999, the New York Museum of Natural History is selling a Native influenced headdress in their gift shop.

UPDATE: AMNH Removes Headdress -- American Museum of Natural History had $999 Native headdress

With a price tag of $999, the New York Museum of Natural History is selling a Native influenced headdress in their gift shop

(Pictured, members of 7 Flames) Last month, three Native American lacrosse teams, 7 Flames, Subseca and Lightning Stick Society from the Lakota and Dakota territories were expelled from the Dakota Premier Lacrosse League after they complained about racial insults from coaches, players and fans of the opposing teams.

Native American Lacrosse teams expelled from league after reporting racial abuse

Three Native American lacrosse teams, 7 Flames, Subseca, Lightning Stick Society expelled from Dakota Premier Lacrosse League after citing racial insults and injuries over rougher playing

She’s cool. And it’s why Paulette Jordan could be Idaho’s next governor.

#NativeVote18 She’s cool. And it’s why Paulette Jordan could be Idaho’s next governor

A plethora of reasons why Paulette Jordan could be Idaho's and the country's first Native American governor. By Mark Trahant

#NoteVote18: As voters head to the polls in New Mexico for Deb Haaland, who is in a tight three-way race, Gavin Clarkson is stirring up controversy running under a Team Trump flag.

#NativeVote18: Deb Haaland in a tight three-way race; Gavin Clarkson draws controversy with Team Trump flag

#NativeVote18: As voters head to the polls in New Mexico for Deb Haaland, Gavin Clarkson is stirring up controversy running under a Team Trump flag.

A campaign photo of Donna Bergstrom and her family.

#NativeVote18 Donna Bergstrom tapped as candidate for Minnesota Lieutenant Governor

#NativeVote18 Donna Bergstrom tapped as candidate for Minnesota Lieutenant Governor. Peggy Flanagan, White Earth Ojibwe, is running as a Democrat

Indian City, winner of Best Pop Album at the Indigenous Music Awards  perform onstage at the Club Regent Event Centre.

Complete list of the 2018 Indigenous Music Award Winners include Supaman, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Pat Vegas

Complete list of the 2018 Indigenous Music Award Winners. You can also watch the livestream if you missed the live show.

Will.i.am, Taboo and Apl.De.Ap (not pictured) recite extended lyrical verses in a six-minute revolutionary and social activist militant-themed video, ‘Ring the Alarm pt.1, pt.2, pt.3’

Black Eyed Peas release thought-provoking call to action video ‘Ring the Alarm pt.1, pt.2, pt.3’

Taboo, Will.i.am and Apl.De.Ap of the Black Eyed Peas recite extended lyrical verses in a six-minute revolutionary and social activist militant-themed video, ‘Ring the Alarm pt.1, pt.2, pt.3’

Piikani Nation will be presenting their nation’s flag to the Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council (RMTLC) for formal recognition of their accepted petition.

Piikani Nation of Canada to join The Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council

Piikani Nation will be presenting their nation’s flag to the Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council (RMTLC) for formal recognition of their accepted petition

Fort Hall to host the 2018 National Basketball Tournament.

Fort Hall to host the 2018 National Basketball Tournament - Shoni Schimmel and Jenna Plumley to attend

Fort Hall to host the 2018 National Basketball Tournament Shoni Schimmel and Jenna Plumley to attend.

Nicolas Rojas, Cherokee, says he was treated with hostility by Marymount College University security guard Joseph Girgis when he gave him his tribal ID. He posted a video which has gone viral.

Video of Cherokee student detained at Marymount College for showing tribal ID goes viral

Cherokee student Nicolas Rojas showed his tribal ID to a security guard who refused to give it back or offer an explanation. Marymount California University President apologizes.

Students and Teachers at the Laguna Elementary school are excited about a new school in their future.

New Mexico's Laguna Elementary School receives $26.2 million for new school construction

Laguna Elementary School is the first school to be awarded under the BIA Replacement School List. They are getting $26.2 million for a new school construction.

Mother and child at the Chickahominy powwow in Virginia. According to the CDC, Indian Country's population is slowing.

Report finds Indian Country’s population is slowing, part of a national trend

According to the CDC, Indian Country’s population is slowing

The Las Vegas President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach Bill Laimbeer announced Tuesday that the Aces have signed three-year WNBA veteran Shoni Schimmel.

Viva Las Vegas! Shoni Schimmel signs with the WNBA Aces

Look out Las Vegas, Here comes Shoni Schimmel to the WNBA Aces.

Indian Country Today E-Weekly Newsletter: May 16, 2018

Paulette Jordan, A new ICT logo and Kalani Queypo speaking Pamunkey and more in this week's ICT newsletter

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation CEO Richard Besser: “In honoring Washington and Kansas City’s football teams, we became part of the problem. Our organization won't honor racism anymore.”

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation says they will no longer honor teams with Native mascots

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation CEO Richard Besser: “In honoring Washington and Kansas City’s football teams, we became part of the problem. Our organization won't honor racism anymore.”

Paulette Jordan won a convincing primary victory in her bid to be the next governor of Idaho. She convinced more than 60 percent of Democratic voters that her progressive message would work in November.

#NativeVote18 - Paulette Jordan wins over Idaho Democrats who pick her as the party nominee

Paulette Jordan wins more than 60 percent of the primary vote; Jordan is the first woman to ever win a party’s gubernatorial nomination in Idaho.

Kalani Queypo portrays the Pamunkey-speaking warrior Chacrow in the period-drama series 'Jamestown.'

Kalani Queypo talks about portraying Chacrow in ‘Jamestown’ and speaking Pamunkey

Speaking the Pamunkey language. A conversation with Kalani Queypo about portraying Chacrow in the series ‘Jamestown’

Making history again, Paulette Jordan has announced her running mate, Kristin Collum, creating an all-female ticket.

Making news, making history, and breaking rules. Idaho’s Paulette Jordan announces an all-female ticket

Paulette Jordan has announced her running mate, Kristin Collum. Idaho will tally votes Tuesday night and Paulette Jordan is already making a lot of history.

Last week, Canadian Politician and Quebec Liberal MP Marc Miller, the first Canadian politician to speak Mohawk in the Canadian House of Parliament, stopped at the home of the last living Mohawk code talker Levi Oakes to present him with a medal to honor his service as a code talker. He also read Oakes a letter of thanks in the Mohawk language.

Magic moment as Canadian politician speaks Mohawk to last living Mohawk code talker Levi Oakes

Canadian Politician Marc Miller stopped at the home of the last living Mohawk code talker Levi Oakes

Mother's Day - A Happy Mother’s Day Wish - All Types of Moms Included

A Happy Mother’s Day wish from Indian Country Today - All types of moms included

Happy Mother's Day to ALL types of mom's out there - A Happy Mother’s Day Wish from Indian Country Today

A scene from the EPIX series ‘America Divided” episode ‘Who Controls the Land’ with correspondent Martin Sensmeier. The episode airs starting Friday May 11th.

Martin Sensmeier tackles ‘Bears Ears’ controversy tonight on the EPIX series ‘America Divided’

‘Who Controls the Land’ with correspondent Martin Sensmeier, produced by Sterlin Harjo and Lucian Read premieres tonight on EPIX

Indian Country Today will launch its new digital platform and an updated logo on June 4th, 2018 at the morning session of the National Congress of American Indians’ Mid-Year Conference and Marketplace in Kansas City, Missouri.

Countdown Begins: Indian Country Today will unveil new digital platform and logo June 4th

Indian Country Today will reveal its new updated logo and mobile-designed platform at the National Congress of American Indians Mid-Year Conference in Kansas City

Thomas Kanewakeron Gray, 19, and his brother 17-year-old Lloyd Skanahwati Gray were pulled from a Colorado State University admissions tour on April 30.

Mohawk Brothers Detained By Police On Colorado Campus Tour Gain National Attention

After Mohawk Brothers incident - School Apologizes, American Indian Graduate Center Expresses Disappointment, Heavy Metal Band Cattle Decapitation gives brothers guest list access for life for wearing their shirt.

‘American Gods’ on Starz: Now Casting for 18-20’s Native Female Character Sam Blackcrow.

‘American Gods’ on Starz: Now Casting for 18-20’s Native Female Character Sam Blackcrow

Author Neil Gaiman on Twitter: “I was adamant when Starz and Fremantle first wanted to make American Gods that the racial background of characters in the book would be respected.”

Tara Sweeney greeting well-wishers after her Senate confirmation hearing.

Tara Sweeney Nominated: Would Be First Alaska Native Assistant Secretary For Indian Affairs

As Indian Affairs leader, Tara Sweeney says her job would be to advocate for effective consultation and tribal self-determination.

On May 10, 2018, the Veterans Administration (VA) and the Navajo Nation will host a claims event focused on identifying Native veterans with presumptive disabilities. These conditions may qualify for VA compensation payments. The group pictured were assisted in 2017.

VA and Navajo Nation To Host Event For Veterans With Disabilities Eligible For VA Pension

May 10th event in Arizona “Your Service. Our Mission: Bringing VA Benefits Home” Helps Native veterans with disabilities related to military service file pension claims