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Iraqis Who Served Alongside U.S. Military Fear Retaliation from Iran’s Allies in Iraq

November 16, 2020

Iraqi interpreters who worked closely with the U.S. military in their country have grown increasingly alarmed that they could be targeted for attack, fearing their personal identifying information has been obtained by Iranian-backed militias.Iraqi authorities require the U.S. military to provide interpreters’ personal information—including names, addresses, and license plate numbers—to secure permission for the interpreters…

Cherokee Nation Supports Durbin Feeling Native American Language Act

November 16, 2020

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. announced his support of the Durbin Feeling Native American Language Act of 2020, a bipartisan measure proposed by Senators Tom Udall and Lisa Murkowski on the 30th anniversary of the Native American Language Act (NALA). The bill would direct President Trump to review federal agencies’ compliance with NALA…

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