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------ Written by the Associated Press Staff ------ Governor Bill Walker aims to promote and preserve all 20 recognized indigenous tongues in the state before they die out. Gov. Bill Walker has declared an emergency for Alaska Native languages, aiming to promote and preserve all 20 recognized indigenous languages in the state. The order signed this week directs the state education commissioner to work with partners to promote indigenous languages in public education, KTOO Public Media in Juneau reported. It also directs the state to use traditional Alaska Native place names on public signs. The order instructs state commissioners to designate...

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------ Written by Bria Puanani Tennyson ------ On Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, I joined UC Berkeley’s Indigenous and Native Coalition, or INC-RRC, a bridges recruitment and retention center, in the Rise For Climate March in San Francisco. The estimated 30,000-participant march in San Francisco was one of the 800 global events that took place in 91 countries and all 50 of our states on Sept. 8. And some of the groups participating were indigenous-led. While marching, I was approached by a reporter from The Daily Californian who asked if I thought marches like these were effective. As quoted in a previous Daily...

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------ Written by Maria Rocha (@MariaFRocha Twitter) ------ New artists are coming from Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Oklahoma to set up booths at the 2018 Sacred Springs Powwow scheduled for Nov. 17 and 18 at the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment.  This 8th annual event is sponsored by Indigenous Cultures Institute, and co-sponsored by the Texas State University’s Hispanic Business Student Association, Hombres Unidos, Sigma Lambda Beta and Sigma Lambda Gamma organizations. It is funded by the San Marcos Arts Commission, Texas Commission on the Arts, Tomblin Family Foundation, Precision Camera and Friends of the Powwow members. “We’re...

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----- Written by Margaret DeMarco (@MargaretDeMarco Twitter) ----- U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) is urging the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to have a hearing about missing and murdered indigenous women. Daines sent a letter concerning the subject to the committee this week. Ashley Loring HeavyRunner, Roylynn Rides Horse, and Hanna Harris are just a few names of missing and murdered indigenous women in Montana. The letter states the people who go missing on reservations often go unreported. If they are reported, there is a high volume of cold cases that are never resolved. Daines wrote they must do everything in their power...

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