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Sunday, 16 September

19:02

Problems with "Americans" by Douglas Wood "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

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06:02

Chicago Tribune Reporter Replace Chief Illiniwek with New Mascot: Keith Not-At-All-Woke "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Chicago Tribune photo

Published September 16, 2018

CHICAGO  For eleven years, the University of Illinois has been without a mascot. Heeding insistence from the NCAA and years of protests by American Indians, the univeristy retired Chief Illiniwek in 2007. Still owning the trademarks to the chiefs name and image, the university deemed Illinois school groups could not officially use them.

The controversy surrounding the mascot has hung arounds since then.

Last year, the univeristy put in place a advisory committee to identify a new mascot.

The advisory committee has suggested the university should explore the possibility of new traditions that could include a mascot after a series of conversations with students, staff, faculty, alumni and others in the spring.

On Friday, the Chicago Tribune publsihed a column by its contact reporter, Rex Huppke, who suggests the university replace Chief Illiniwek with new Mascot: Keith Not-At-All-Woke.

Huppke writes:

In keeping with the rhythm of Chief Illiniweks name, the mascot will be dubbed: Keith Not-At-All-Woke.

Keith loves his university, and he REALLY loves sports! Hes not at all woke and doesnt understand why his opinion on a culturally insensitive caricature of a Native American doesnt trump the opinions of most actual Native Americans. His motto is: ITS A TRIBUTE! THEY JUST DONT GET IT!

Read more 

Huppke is wrong, most actual Native Americans dont like mascots and dont think American Indian mascots are a tribute.

 

 

 

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06:01

AIANTA Celebrates 20 Years of Tribal Tourism Growth at Southwest Conference "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published September 16, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE    More than 300 travel industry professionals working in or with Indian Country tourism will discuss successes and best practices during the conference September 17-20, 2018, at the Isleta Resort & Casino in Albuquerque, N.M.
Mobile workshops visiting successful, award-winning tribal tourism operations will take place the first day of the conference on September 17. Tours include Acoma Pueblos Sky City, Pueblo of Santa Claras Puye Cliffs and the Navajo Nations museum and a meet and greet with Navajo President Russell Begay and Vice President Jonathan Nez. Limited spaces are available to media.
On September 18, Tara Sweeney, Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs; Mike Platt, Assistant Secretary of Commerce, Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Department of Commerce; and Camille Ferguson, Executive Director of AIANTA will sign an historic Memorandum of Understanding naming AIANTA as the national non-profit association charged with facilitating provisions of the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience (NATIVE) Act on behalf of the federal government. Click here for more information about the NATIVE Act.
September 18 is also Regalia Day. Conference attendees are encouraged to wear their traditional clothing representing their tribal affiliation. More than 100 tribes will be represented.

The post AIANTA Celebrates 20 Years of Tribal Tourism Growth at Southwest Conference appeared first on Native News Online.

06:00

Remember the Removal Bike Ride 2019 Applications Now Available "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published September 16, 2018

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. Cherokee Nation is accepting applications for the 2019 Remember the Removal Bike Ride, which follows the northern route of the Trail of Tears over a span of three weeks.

Cherokee Nation citizens ages 16-24 ride approximately 950 miles in June, crossing through seven states, as a testament to their physical and mental endurance. Riders retrace the same path their ancestors were forced to walk 180 years ago.

Applications are online at www.cherokee.org and require an essay, a recommendation letter and more. The deadline is October 12, 2018 and applicants must be available for an in-person interview between October 16-18, 2018

What an honor it is for the participants who are chosen for this journey of nearly 1,000 miles between Georgia and Oklahoma, said Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden. If you are a young Cherokee who likes a challenge, who isnt afraid of working hard and testing your perserverance to learn more about our culture and our history, this journey may be for you. Participants who bicycle across the northern route of the Trail of Tears will have a life-changing experience. During the ride, they will honor our ancestors while creating lasting memories and lifelong bonds.

The Remember the Removal Bike Ride started in 1984 as a youth leadership program. It became an annual ride in 2009. The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians joins the Cherokee Nation on the journey that begins in New Echota, Georgia.

For three weeks and over many miles, partipants of the Remember the Removal Bike Ride see firsthand where many historical events in Cherokee history took place, said Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. As part of this leadership program, these young Cherokee bicyclists will also be ambassadors for our tribe, sharing not only our story of removal, but our perserverance to adapt and thrive here in Oklahoma after removal. This will be an unforgettable experience for those chosen to participate.

To qualify, applicants must meet the following criteria:

Be a Cherokee Nation citizen
Be between the ages of 16-24 by January 1, 2019
Must not have previously participated in the ride
Be able to pass a sport physical during post-selection orientation
Must attend mandatory weekly training rides and history les...

06:00

Red Lake Wins Award: Collaboration with MNDOT on Two Reservation Bridges As A Top Project, Red Lake Received Professional Video to Highlight Project "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published September 16, 2018

RED LAKE INDIAN RESERVATON  The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians were notified on September 10, that the band was one of the top recipients of the Minnesota State Government Innovation Awards for 2018. The award was for the Construction and Collaboration of the Red Lake Nation and Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDOT) to construct the Redby Bridge (Mud River) and the Highway #1 West Bridges.

The road and bridges involved in this project serve residents of the Red Lake Indian Nation, as well as the general public traveling to and through the reservation. This remote stretch of Highway 1 is a crucial link in the transportation network in northwestern Minnesota.
The Minnesota State Government Innovation Awards recognize the great work of state government entities and encourage an environment of experimentation and innovation in Minnesota. The Humphrey School recognizes state government entities engaged in innovation and service redesign. Judges select up to ten award winners and the top three of the innovative entities are selected for promotional videos. 
 
This is the first year that a category for awards will go to a project that represents collaboration between a state government entity and one of Minnesotas federally recognized tribes.
The top three projects received a professionally produced video to share the story of their work with others. Red Lake was #2. The video may be seen in its entirety  below. The video is well done and is about four and a half minutes lo...

06:00

Chickasaw Outpost Brings Collection of Native American Gifts, Souvenirs & Media Online "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

With a brick-and-mortar store in downtown Ada and now through an online storefront the Chickasaw Outpost offers gifts and souvenirs including jewelry, clothing, books and films on the corner of Main and Townsend, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Published September 16, 2018

ADA, Okla. The Chickasaw Outpost recently went live with its new online storefront, offering a unique collection of Native American merchandise to a global market.

Since 2003, the Chickasaw Outpost has maintained a Main Street storefront in downtown Ada as a neighbor to the historic McSwain Theatre. Shopkeepers strive to keep an inventory which represents many Native nations.

That variety is apparent in the types of items available as well as the designs used. Popular adornments such as bolo ties, belt buckles, necklaces and earrings fill store displays. Pendleton blankets and mugs are stocked and available.

Southeastern, Southwestern and Plains Indian patterns and symbols cover the merchandise. Shoppers can expect traditional aesthetics such as the medicine wheel, diamonds, buffalo, horses, feathers and the warrior, among others.

young shoppers peruse a collection of Chickasaw Adventure comic books at the Chickasaw Outpost in downtown Ada.

One of the more prevalent symbols at the Outpost is the Great Seal of the Chickasaw Nation. Depicted on the seal is one of the Chickasaw Nations great leaders, Tishomingo.

The colors of the seal represent purity (gold), honor and pride (purple). The warrior leader is depicted wearing feathers representing the four directions. A deerskin shield represents guardianship, a hickory bow represents hunting prowess. The river and landscape in the background depict the Mississippi river and the Chickasaw Homeland.

Anyone interested in digging deeper into Chickasaw history and stories...

05:11

10-Year-Old Alaska Native Girl Found Dead after Being Missing for 8 Days "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Ashley Johnson-Barr, 10, did not return home after going outside to play Thursday afternoon, the mayor of the borough in Kotzebue said. (Photo provided by Kotzebue Police Department)

Published September 15, 2018

KOTZEBUE. ALASKA  Residents of Kotzebue, Alaska, a primarily Alaska Native community in the the Northwest Arctic Borough, are mourning the death of 10-year-old Ashley Barr-Johnson who was missing for eight days.

She was last seen alive while playing in a Kotzebue park and never made it home.

After she was reported missing, a massive search party, including state-volunteer law enforcement agencies and volunteers throughout the region has been underway for days for over a week.

Alaska law enforcement officials released the following statement after her body was discovered on Friday:

After eight days, the search for Ashley has come to an unfortunate end. Late this afternoon, Ashley was located deceased by law enforcement and volunteer canvas teams in an area east of the City of Kotzebue. Alaska State Troopers, the FBI, Kotzebue Police Department, and the Northwest Arctic Borough extend our sincerest condolences to Ashleys family, friends, and community.

Johnson-Barrs father, Walter Scotty Barr wrote in a text message earlier Friday that his daughter was a very happy person who always had a smile no matter what.

Ashley liked playing basketball and went to church every week, Barr wrote. She loved to use her allowance to buy things for her friends, he said. She loved her niece and was willing to do anything for her.

After she went missing 17 FBI agents went to Kotzebue to assist in the investigation with hopes Ashley would be found alive.

On Friday evening, the FBI reported a 41-year-old has been arrested in connection to the disappearance of Ashley.

According to an email sent Friday night, Peter Wilson, of Kotzebue is facing charges of making false statements to a federal agent. Hes being transferred to Ancho...

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Saturday, 15 September

22:40

Hurricane Savage Headed to the Autry "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published September 15, 2018

LOS ANGELES  Native Voices at the Autry, Americas leading Native American theatre company, presents Hurricane Savage as part of its First Look Series, a script development process that brings playwrights together with professional directors, dramaturgs, and actors.

Written by Montana Cypress (Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida), Hurricane Savage takes place in the midst of a Category 5 hurricane, as an estranged son returns to his childhood home where the past haunts the living and the dead. Its there, deep in the Everglades, where the devastating effects of long-held secrets, human nature, and the inability to express oneself combine with the unpredictable, unrelenting force of Mother nature.

Montana Cypress is a young playwright to watch, said Jean Bruce Scott, Native Voices Producing Executive Director. His newest full-length play, Hurricane Savage, moves with the force and intensity of the mega storms that inspired it. His characters seek the truth with a breathless vibrancy no matter the consequences. Do not miss this exciting afternoon in the theater!

Native Voices at the Autrys First Look Series is a script development process that brings playwrights together with professional directors, dramaturgs, and actors. Full-length plays are workshopped and prepared for a public staged reading and discussion, giving the playwright an opportunity to hear the playoften for the first timewith a live audience. Plays can be new works, works-in-progress, or material that has already been produced at another venue that the playwright would like to revise for future productions.

Hurricane Savage is free but reservations are recommended. For reservations and additional information, visit TheAutry.org/NativeVoices.

Creative Team

Montana Cypress (Miccosukee Tribe of South Flori...

22:10

J. B. Gerald // The Trump Administration's Wish to "Let the ICC Die" "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

We will let the ICC die on its own - U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton
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by J. B. Gerald
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    In a speech to the Federalist Society September 10th National Security Adviser John Bolton announced the U.S. will not cooperate in any way with the International Criminal Court. Speaking for the President and Trump administration Mr. Bolton says the U.S. considers the International Criminal Court illegitimate, and he threatens its judges with denial of entry to the States, and impounding their financial assets, and with arrest, if they pursue cases which might "unjustly" place in jeopardy U.S. citizens. This threat extends to those assisting the Court.
      The policy presents an attempt to shield from prosecution "by any means necessary," U.S. Armed Forces personnel, intelligence agents, and government officials such as himself. By placing these above the law Bolton is threatening the American people with the Trump administration's impunity. While the policy may allow war crimes and crimes against humanity in U.S. client states, it will also encourage the 123 nations who subscribe to the ICC to view the U.S. as a rogue state and fascist entity.
      North Americans concerned with prevention of genocide will note that Bolton's wish to "let the ICC die" would remove a primary international legal mechanism for calling U.S. leaders to account for crimes such as genocide, aggression, torture. Without the resistance available at least on paper from the ICC, governments such as the Trump administration would have a much freer hand in alleged crimes such as torture in Afghanistan, in black operations sites throughout the world, as well as implication in the use of death squads by U.S. client states or what might be considered the kidnapping of migrant children at American borders.
      American law if honestly applied has little to fear from international law so the Trump administration's further severance of the U.S. from the ICC points up the administration's exception to the global consensus on a decent standard of human rights. Bolton's revelations express a movement within U.S. extreme right-wing circles which finds burdensome an ongoing struggling tradition safeguarding American human rights (ie. The Bill of Rights).
      The thinking which initiated the presidential killing list under George W. Bush, continues to gain strength, asserting itself at this point due to an ICC investigatory report suggestin...

20:45

Wangan & Jagalingou People | Traditional Owners disturbed by illegal action by Adani "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Wangan & Jagalingou People | Traditional Owners disturbed by illegal action by Adani:



MEDIA RELEASE
13 September 2018
Traditional Owners disturbed by allegations of illegal works by Adani

Call on Qld Government to prosecute any unlawful activity by Adanis coal operation

Revelations yesterday that Adani Mining may have breached environmental laws while operating on Wangan and Jagalingou country has deeply disturbed Traditional Owners.

The Wangan and Jagalingou (W&J) Traditional Owners Council are calling on the Queensland Government to investigate and prosecute any illegal activity on their homelands.

Mr Adrian Burragubba, a traditional owner of W&J country and spokesperson for the Council says: The Queensland Government has licensed this unscrupulous corporation and now they must take responsibility for any destruction that is occuring on our country. They must investigate and prosecute Adani for any unlawful activity.

We are very concerned about the impacts on our cultural heritage and ancient story places from Adanis land clearing and other industrial disturbance. It is a grave matter for us that their works could do permanent damage to our sacred Doongmabulla springs.

We have been concerned about activity by Adani contractors on our country over some months now. We will be making our own investigations into what Adani have been doing there and will hold both the company and the Government to account.

Adani have been camped on our country hoping to one day build their mine. Starting work illegally only adds insult to the injury that they are there without our consent. We will continue to pursue them through the courts, and with our demands on the Government.

We have seen the report from the lawyers at the Environmental Defenders Office, and it appears that coal seam dewatering bores and other extensive groundwork is being done in breach of Adanis environmental license, and that Adani may have lied to the Queensland Government about it.

We have known all along that Adani cant be trusted with our country, to respect our rights, or be custodians of the environment. The Government can restore some faith by interrogating Adanis conduct and taking whatever action needed to safeguard our country and culture, he concluded.

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Media enquiries: Anthony Esposito, W&J Traditional Owners Council advisor 0418 152 743

20:26

Former Navajo Chapter Employee Pleads No Contest to Fraud & Forgery Charges "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published September 15, 2018

WINDOW ROCK, NAVAJO NATION  Attorney General Ethel Branch announced Thursday that former Kaibiito Accounts Maintenance Specialist, Berniece Pinto-Denetdeal, has pled No Contest to one count of Fraud and one count of Forgery. Pleas of No Contest are treated as Guilty for sentencing purposes.

Defendant Pinto-Denetdeal used her position as an Accounts Maintenance Specialist to forge signatures of other Chapter officials to issue checks to herself that she was not entitled to. In order to conceal her actions, she falsely recorded information in the Chapters accounting software.  The total loss to the Chapter and the Nation amounts to approximately $32,559.

Defendant Pinto-Denetdeal changed her plea of Not Guilty to No Contest in two criminal dockets before the Navajo Nation District Court of Tuba City. She was originally charged with 64 separate criminal complaints. Defendant Pinto-Denetdeal has entered into a plea agreement with the Navajo Nation and the United States to resolve cases filed in both jurisdictions, and has agreed to pay restitution in the amount of $29,941.05 to the Kaibiito Chapter. She will be on probation for two years with the Navajo Nation and three years with the federal government. The Navajo Nation District Court of Tuba City accepted the plea agreement and all its terms.

Chief Prosecutor Gertrude Lee has done a tremendous job in rebuilding the Navajo Nation Office of the Prosecutor.  She joined us in October 2016 and since then she has filled an astounding number of legal positions. She started with only seven legal staff members and now has eighteen.  When she fills her two vacant legal positions, she will have tripled her legal staff.  The effects of this can be seen across the board, but especially in the areas of white collar and violent crime prosecution, said Attorney General Ethel Branch.  Chief Prosecutor Lee was able to do this with additional funds secured through the support of President Begaye and the Department of Justice, and through her natural talent in recruiting new staff.  I hope the next administration will continue these efforts to strengthen the Office of the Prosecutor and demand public integrity.  We owe it to the Navajo People to ensure we ha...

20:09

Breena Kerr // Judge rules Hawaiian princess unfit to manage $215m trust | US news | The Guardian "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Judge rules Hawaiian princess unfit to manage $215m trust | US news | The Guardian: Kawnanakoa is regarded by many Native Hawaiians as a princess because she is a descendant of the royal family that ruled the islands before the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom in 1893. Shes also the great-granddaughter of sugar plantation owner James Campbell, a businessman who was one of Hawaiis largest landowners and through whom Kawnanakoa has inherited her sizable estate, which includes ample real estate and cash assets. Kawnanakoa has led a mostly private and luxurious life, donating to her
favorite charities, and breeding American quarter horses, but also had a
reputation for quietly paying peoples bills. For years, she paid the
electricity bill at Honolulus Iolani Palace (the royal residence thats
since become a museum) and would chip in when people came to her with
financial problems. In 2001, the heiress also established a $100m trust
aimed at supporting Native Hawaiian language, culture, art, education,
health and housing.

06:02

Gidibaajimomin Exhibit Opens at Watermark Art Center "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Dreamcatcher Web

Published September 15, 2018

BEMIDJI, Minn.  The Miikanan Gallery at Watermark Art Center announces the opening ofGidibaajimomin We Tell Stories. This exhibit features prints and mixed media by Gordon Coons (Lac Courte Oreilles) and Anna Johnson (Turtle Mountain). Through the use of contemporary media, both artists give new understanding to traditional Ojibwe stories and culture.

Meet the artists during a reception on October 5, from 5-7 p.m., with an Artist Talk at 6.

Season of the Crow by Gordon Coons

In addition to the reception, Gordon Coons will lead a print-making workshop on October 6 from 10 a.m. 2:30 p.m. at Watermark. This workshop, sponsored by the Northwest Indian Community Development Center, is free with no registration necessary! It is geared for all ages, but kids must be accompanied by an adult.

Gordon Coons is a nationally-recognized visual artist. He has exhibited in juried shows throughout the U.S., including the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. His work has won a var...

06:00

IT Trends for Running a Lab "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published September 15, 2018

Technology continues to infiltrate deeply into every corner of society today, and even those within the enclosures of laboratories around the world are feeling it. The time when you used to babysit your experiments right from sample preparation to results analysis is now changing thanks to the automation of routine laboratory procedures.

Simple repetitive tasks like pipetting and moving samples around have now been taken over by automated robotic systems. Paper notebooks have been replaced by software programs, and cloud computing platforms offer excellent tracking and coordination of all lab systems in real time.

As technology progresses, new lab management strategies need to be implemented, and this is the reason behind a number of IT trends for running labs that you see today. The current digital transformation is geared to bring about data integrity, greater efficiency, and economical use of resources and workers safety.

Electronic lab notebooks

Electronic lab notebooks were created to replace paper and digitize record keeping processes in the lab. ELNs document research experiments and procedures in a systematic, safe and efficient way.

Unlike in the past, ELNs are increasingly becoming cloud-based which means that researchers can now collaborate in real-time eliminating barriers of data exchange and communication in the lab.

There are several ELN solutions in the market including the lab animal management software at Studylog which is being used by different labs to run and manage animal studies.

A good ELN is one that provides a good user experience, compatibility with multiple devices, operating systems and browsers as well as use good business models and pricing.

Laboratory information management systems

The amount of data that is generated by high throughput systems in laboratories today is enormous. This makes it difficult to track data that is associated with a particular sample throughout the process.

Having a LIMS in place provides an automatic way of logging in samples, grouping them by different attributes and even creating batches and work lists.

Furthermore, they generate testing and tracking schedules as the samples move from one department to another as well as log the...

06:00

Free Degrees in Cambridge University "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published September 8, 2018

Cambridge University is going to start offering free education for students from low-income households. Earn a graduate degree for free.

Cambridge University is going to start offering free education for students from low-income households. Young people from ethnic minorities and disadvantaged backgrounds face many barriers in accessing an education. But, finances should never be a barrier to a students education. The University of Cambridge is thinking about covering all tuition fees and living costs for the students that need it the most.

Support disadvantaged students

Diversity in education is a hot topic. According to the rankings, Cambridge is the most unequal university in the UK for admitting students from different economic backgrounds. However, after being in the spotlight, Cambridge is starting to make some changes.

The University of Cambridge is planning to roll out fully-funded debt-free Ph.D. scholarships for the students from ethnic minorities and low-income households, after being criticized for lack of diversity. According to the Varsity, the University is thinking about increasing a number of bursaries and loans in order to support disadvantaged students. Moreover, a total relief of tuition fees and living expenses may become possible. Some students with the greatest financial need might get everything covered by the university.

It all comes as the director of the Office for Fair Access, Les Ebdon, has recently criticized the University of Cambridge and some other top universities in the UK for not admitting students from ethnic minorities and disadvantaged background. He says that those institutions should start doing something with a fact that they have just a few students from ethnic minorities. Cambridge colleges did not take in any black students from 2012 to 2016. Truth is, only 3 % of students admitted to the top universities the previous year were black. What is more, just about 7 % of students came from the poorest regions in the UK. So, if you are looking for the perfect...

06:00

NB3 Foundation Awards Six Water First! Grants to Support Increased Consumption of Healthy Beverages "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published September 15, 2018

SANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M.  The Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation, funded by Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Communitys Seeds of Native Health Initiative has awarded six grants of $15,000 each to the following Minnesota and Washington tribes Native American-led community partners (grantees):
  • Lower Sioux Indian Community (MN)
  • Bois Forte Band of Chippewa (MN)
  • Native American Community Clinic (MN)
  • Confederated Tribes and Bands of Yakama (WA)
  • Puyallup Tribal Health Authority (WA)
  • Sauk Suiattle Indian Tribal Clinic (WA)
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), such as soft drinks, fruit drinks, sports drinks, energy drinks, sweetened milk and any other beverages to which sugar has been added are the largest source of added sugar with no nutritional value and a major contributor of calories in the U.S. diet.
Native American children are consuming a large amount of their daily calories from sugary drinks today representing the biggest source of added sugar in childrens diets, said Justin Huenemann, President and CEO of the NB3 Foundation. It is critical that our children drink more water daily and decrease their sugary drink intake.
...

Friday, 14 September

23:15

Lumbee Tribe Monitoring Situation as Hurricane Florence Hits Land "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published September 14, 2018

PEMBROKE, N.C.  Now downgraded to a tropical storm from a hurricane, Tropical Florence is hovering over North Carolina, home of the Lumbee Tribe, headquartered in Pembroke, North Carolina. and Eastern Band of Cherokee, based in Ashville, North Carolina.

Since Tropical Storm Florence has slowed down to almost a crawl, it is expected to remain in the area through the weekend. While there are no reported fatalities where the tribes are located, there have been four deaths reported since Hurricane Florence hit land early Friday morning.

David Scott, public relations manager for the Lumbee Tribe made this statement to Native News Online on Friday afternoon:

The Lumbee Tribe has been monitoring the situation with Hurricane Florence closely. Our community is understandably nervous given the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in our territory.

Tribal leaders and staff have taken measures to protect tribal members living in tribal housing, particularly elders. Delivering emergency supplies including water, food and sandbags.
Tribal leaders have been in contact with federal and state leaders about community concerns as Florence approaches. Senator Burr and Representative Pittenger have been in contact with the Chairman and making necessary connections to federal agencies.
Tribal leaders have been working with Partner Agencies and Volunteers including the American Red Cross to prepare for a response following the storm. The Red Cross is using the Boys and Girls Club as its emergency headquarters in the area.
The tribe is coordinating with relief agencies to accept and make deliveries of necessary supplies following the end of the storm.

The post Lumbee Tribe Monitoring Situation as Hurricane Florence Hits Land appeared first on Native News Online.

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