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Ancestral remains to be returned to Navajo and Hopi nations – High Country News

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Finland will repatriate more than 600 items to 26 tribes.

An Arizona State Museum worker points to baskets in the museum’s collection in this 2015 file photo. These were not excavated from Native American graves, as the items in Finland were, but are the type of objects typically found in burial settings.

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The Hopi and Navajo are among 26 tribes that will see the return of ancestral remains from Finland, where the items have been held in a museum after being taken from Colorado almost 130 years ago.

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WCBC » Blog Archive » Cardin, Van Hollen File Brief Supporting DACA – WCBC Radio

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October 7th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (Both D-Md.), together with 49 senators and 123 U.S. Representatives and former lawmakers have filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  The Supreme Court will hear arguments on DACA on November 12, 2019.  President Trump terminated the DACA program on September 5, 2017, throwing the lives of nearly 800,000 Dreamers into chaos.

 

“DACA recognizes that we should not hold hardworking,…

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Orange County’s mentally ill homeless population is way out of proportion, says ex-mayor of Lake Forest – OCRegister

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Did neglect on behalf of local public officials lead to an outsized increase in the number of severely mentally ill homeless people living on the streets of Orange County?

That’s what James Gardner, the ex-mayor of Lake Forest and a retired clinical psychologist, contends based on research he plans to present to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Oct. 8.

Gardner’s study of the recent Point In Time homeless count highlights figures that indicate the number of homeless mentally ill people in Orange County more than tripled between 2017 and 2019.

But Susan Price, the director of care…

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