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Continuing our goal to help you stay informed on the top stories from Native American life and culture from across the country, Partnership With Native Americans has compiled our favorite stories from the month of January. Stay up to date with more articles by following us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

The Candidate Who Plans to Be the First Native American Woman in Congress via Broadly

  • “Deb Haaland is running for a seat in Congress representing New Mexico’s District 1. She’s also an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Laguna. If she wins, she’ll be the first indigenous woman in Congress in US history—and reaching that milestone is one of the main motivators behind her campaign. ‘I just felt like my voice—considering the fact that we’ve never had a Native American woman in Congress—might be a voice at the table that Congress has never heard,’ she tells Broadly, ‘I could bring something significant to decision making.'”

At Women’s Marches, a spotlight on missing and murdered Indigenous women via PBS

  • “In cities across the country, families and friends marked the occasion by spotlighting the scores of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and transgender people — cases that, for decades, have mostly gone unsolved. ‘My heart is heavy today,’ said Sarafina Joe, a tribal citizen of the Navajo Nation. ‘I had no idea there were so many victims.'”

For Native Americans, a ‘Historic Moment’ on the Path to Power at the Ballot Box via New York Times

  • “Fights over indigenous voting rights are playing out in the West and the Midwest, a trend that has the potential to tip tight races in states with large native populations, like Alaska and Arizona, and to influence matters of national importance, like the future of Bears Ears National Monument, a conservation area in this county that is at the center of a fierce debate over public lands.”

Probing the Paradoxes of Native Americans in Pop Culture via Smithsonian Mag

  • “Festooned with a colorful collection of movie posters, magazine spreads, supermarket products, college merchandise and more, the towering walls of the 3,000-square-foot gallery space at the heart of the National Museum of the American Indian’s new “Americans” exhibition are initially downright overwhelming.”
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