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The US Marshals Service is teaming up with the Yurok Tribe, based in Northern California, for a new push aimed at addressing cases of Missing and Murdered Indigenous People. The tribe was chosen as the first pilot location for the federal agency’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Initiative (MMIP), which is part of the Justice Department’s efforts to address disproportionately high rates of violence experienced by Indigenous peoples.

The Seattle Kraken and Muckleshoot Tribe recently announced a multiyear partnership in which Muckleshoot will become the first tribe featured on a jersey patch for a major professional sports team. The Muckleshoot tribal logo will be placed on the right chest of Kraken home and away jerseys starting next season, showcased to millions of fans on team platforms and television broadcasts. 

The rights to a 1971 anti-pollution ad showing a man in Native attire shedding a single tear – commonly called the “Crying Indian” ad – are being officially transferred to the National Congress of American Indians

After nearly 60 years, university staff returned the human remains of three Oneida ancestors who were dug out of the ground and kept by Cornell’s anthropology department in the campus archive. In addition to three ancestors – identified as one “young adult male of Native American ancestry” and two children – Cornell also returned the 22 funerary objects that were unearthed with the individuals.

Keep reading for a full news update. 


US Marshals Team Up With California Native American Tribe To Address Cases Of Missing And Murdered Indigenous People

CNN, Emma Tucker, February 25


Native Healing Coalition Seeks Tribal Support For Indian Boarding School Legislation 

Native News Online, Levi Rickert, February 26

Tribal Leaders Support Federal Legislation Aimed At Helping Indigenous Families And Children

Arizona Mirror, Shondiin Silversmith, February 20


Rights To ‘Crying Indian’ Ad To Go To Native American Group

AP News, Terry Tang, February 26

Cornell University Returns Native Ancestors 60 Years After They Were Dug Out Of The Ground 

Native News Online, Jenna Kunze, February 24

Delbert Anderson’s Mission: Putting ‘Native Sound Back Into Jazz’

The New York Times, Michael Powell, February 24

Offshore Wind Halt Urged By Native Americans Seeking Sway

Bloomberg, Jennifer Dlouhy, February 23

Sage, Sacred To Native Americans, Is Being Used In Purification Rituals, Raising Issues Of Cultural Appropriation

The Conversation, Beth Daley, February 23

NCAI President Fawn Sharp On The State Of Indian Nations: “All We Need To Do Is Just Show Up

Native News Online, Levi Rickert, February 22

Kraken Announce Groundbreaking Partnership With Muckleshoot Tribe

The Seattle Times, Geoff Baker, February 22

Mark Ruffalo Tweets For Native Land Rights, ‘Wins The Internet’

Native News Online, February 21

New Emergency Bid To Appeal, Block Huge Nevada Lithium Mine

AP News, Scott Sonner, February 21

Does AI Have A Place In Tlingit Language Revitalization?

Juneau Empire, Clarise Larson, February 20