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North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum has signed a bill into law codifying the federal Indian Child Welfare Act into state law, Burgum’s office announced Monday. Several other states — including Montana, Wyoming, and Utah — have considered codifying the act this year, as the U.S. Supreme Court considers a challenge to the federal law.
Last week, a group of archivists published a list identifying 87 Catholic-run Indian boarding schools that operated in 22 states through the late 1970s. The list is part of an effort to point tribal communities to the diocese, parishes, or religious orders where specific school records might be housed.
The White House announced on Friday that Dr. Jill Biden, the First Lady of the United States will visit Bethel, Alaska on Wednesday to highlight the Biden-Harris Administration’s investments to expand broadband connectivity in Native communities, including Alaska Native communities in Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.
Keep reading for a full news update.
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NPR, Emma Bowman, May 13
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AP News, Hallie Golden, May 13
Native American Leader And Advocate For Tribal Sovereignty Joe A. Garcia Dies At 70
AP News, May 13
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AP News, Felicia Fonseca, May 12
ESPN’s John Anderson Apologizes For Insensitive Comment About Golden Knights’ Whitecloud
ESPN, Joseph Salvador, May 9