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Senate confirms Michael Connor to top Interior Department job
The Senate voted 97-0 to confirm Michael L. Connor, a descendant of Taos Pueblo, as deputy secretary of the Interior Department.Connor is the first Native American in the second-highest ranking post at the department. He previously served as commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation, where he advanced tribal water rights settlements.

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Senate confirms Michael Connor to top Interior Department job

The Senate voted 97-0 to confirm Michael L. Connor, a descendant of Taos Pueblo, as deputy secretary of the Interior Department.
Connor is the first Native American in the second-highest ranking post at the department. He previously served as commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation, where he advanced tribal water rights settlements.

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   Celebrate Valentine’s Day: Stop Violence Against Indigenous Women
For too many Indigenous women, love comes at a horrific price.Bruises. Broken body parts. Broken souls. Rape. Fear. Missing. Murdered. All these words and more describe the violence many Native American and First Nations women experience every day, usually at the hands of someone they know. Nearly 40 percent are intimate partners, many of whom are non-Natives.

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   Celebrate Valentine’s Day: Stop Violence Against Indigenous Women

For too many Indigenous women, love comes at a horrific price.
Bruises. Broken body parts. Broken souls. Rape. Fear. Missing. Murdered. All these words and more describe the violence many Native American and First Nations women experience every day, usually at the hands of someone they know. Nearly 40 percent are intimate partners, many of whom are non-Natives.


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Lummi Elder Remembers Shirley Temple Black
Lummi Nation elder Henry Hillaire, 90, remembers the late Shirley Temple Black not as the the most famous child film star of the 1930s, or as a U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Ghana and Czechoslovakia, or as Chief of Protocol of the United States, but as a woman who used her renown and her respect and compassion for others to help foster economic development on the reservation when she visited in the 1970s.

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Lummi Elder Remembers Shirley Temple Black

Lummi Nation elder Henry Hillaire, 90, remembers the late Shirley Temple Black not as the the most famous child film star of the 1930s, or as a U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Ghana and Czechoslovakia, or as Chief of Protocol of the United States, but as a woman who used her renown and her respect and compassion for others to help foster economic development on the reservation when she visited in the 1970s.


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Native American Women Finally Gain More Protection From Rape and Abuse Thanks to VAWA
Thanks to the latest reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the U.S. government is beginning to take steps to strengthen protections for victims of domestic violence within American Indian tribes. On Thursday, the Justice Department announced that three tribes will participate in a pilot program that will allow them to prosecute non-Native­ men for abuse against Native American women, an initiative that will eventually be expanded to additional tribes.

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Native American Women Finally Gain More Protection From Rape and Abuse Thanks to VAWA

Thanks to the latest reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the U.S. government is beginning to take steps to strengthen protections for victims of domestic violence within American Indian tribes. On Thursday, the Justice Department announced that three tribes will participate in a pilot program that will allow them to prosecute non-Native­ men for abuse against Native American women, an initiative that will eventually be expanded to additional tribes.

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Native American heritage: Good news for Daybreak Star
I visited the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center in Seattle’s Discovery Park some years ago and was disappointed to see it struggling then. As a center for Native American art and culture, Daybreak Star has been doing its best to keep alive our valuable indigenous heritage, a benefit to not only local Native Americans, but to all residents of Seattle and tourists, too. It also provides much-needed social services to Native Americans.

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Native American heritage: Good news for Daybreak Star

I visited the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center in Seattle’s Discovery Park some years ago and was disappointed to see it struggling then. As a center for Native American art and culture, Daybreak Star has been doing its best to keep alive our valuable indigenous heritage, a benefit to not only local Native Americans, but to all residents of Seattle and tourists, too. It also provides much-needed social services to Native Americans.