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Mary Smith is on her first day in a new position. She is the president-elect of the American Bar Association, making her the first Native woman to hold the title. In 1680, men from various Pueblo communities were preparing to run in various villages in present-day New Mexico – and in the Hopi mesas of …

Dan NinhamSpecial ICT The core values ​​and stories of the Anishinaabe people drive Ajuawak Kapashesit as a storyteller, actor, writer and filmmaker. Born and raised in the White Earth Ojibwe Nation of Ashinaabe, Cree, and Jewish ancestry, Kapashesit draws on that knowledge in his latest film, “Language Keepers,” an in-the-making short documentary slated for release …

Finally, the critically acclaimed documentary “WILMA MANKILLER” is available to stream. It is directed by Valerie Red-Horse Mohl. Producer Gale Anne Hurd is known for her adventure films like “The Terminator”, “The Abyss”, “Aliens” and “The Walking Dead”. The second season of “Reservation Dogs” has arrived. ICT editor Jourdan Bennett-Begaye asked star Paulina Alexis how …

Spend an evening celebrating Indigenous culture through contemporary music and storytelling at Welcome to Indian Country on Saturday, August 13, presented by the Billings Symphony. This event kicks off the symphony orchestra’s 2022-2023 season, with 30 events at 13 locations in Billings. Welcome to Indian Country is a five-piece Indigenous music ensemble joined by Washington …

Director Dan Trachenberg and producer Jhane Myers of the new movie “Prey” are the creative minds behind the movie story. The prequel “Predator” is the first film to be released in the Comanche language. We have them both for an exclusive interview with ICT. ICT’s ‘Global Indigenous’ column is a weekly roundup of Indigenous news …

Amber Midthunder is an actress from Fort Peck Sioux in New Mexico. Growing up with an actor father and a casting director mother, she began her own screen career early in life. She is the star of the upcoming Predator prequel called “PREY”. It is the first film to be released in the Comanche language. …

Details By Levi Rickert July 24, 2022 Opinion. About 30 years ago I made a deal with myself to read at least one book a year by a right-wing conservative so I could try to understand the logic behind their positions on race relations and government policy. As the years passed and the United States …

WARNING: This story contains disturbing details about boarding and boarding schools. If you’re feeling triggered, here’s a resource list for trauma responses of the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition in the United States. The National Indian Residential Schools Crisis Hotline in Canada can be reached at 1-866-925-4419. Marie-Annette PemberTIC ANADARKO, Oklahoma — A …

Details By Tamara Ikenberg July 07, 2022 This weekend and next week, the Plains is bursting with art, fashion and entertainment. Never miss the biggest stories and breaking news from Indian Country. Sign up to receive our reports straight to your inbox every weekday morning. Native communities in Montana and South Dakota offer impressive art …

In January, Navajo Chief Peterson Zah received a lifetime achievement award from the Grand Canyon Trust. From 1982 to 1987, Zah was president of the Navajo Nation. He then became its first president in 1990. At 84, his long career spanned many sectors, including that of special adviser to the president on Native American affairs …

Details By Levi Rickert July 03, 2022 Opinion. Centuries ago, the federal government used the American cavalry to strip us of our lands, the natives, by slaughtering us on horseback across the Great Plains. In contemporary times, the slaughter continues on another type of battlefield. The incivility of the US government against Native Americans continues …

Revitalizing any language is a challenge, and Erin Griffin is ready to go. She is the recipient of a 2022 Bush Fellowship and is studying the Dakota language. She is completing a doctorate in the revitalization of Indigenous languages ​​and cultures. Indigenous Women Rising is one of the only Indigenous abortion funds in the country. …

Marie-Annette PemberTIC Sometimes there are moments in history that mark the beginning of a drastic change in a society. The hearing of Interior Secretary Deb Haaland’s testimony before the US Senate Indian Affairs Committee on Wednesday could be considered such a moment. Haaland, a citizen of Laguna Pueblo and the first Indigenous woman to lead …

Dan NinhamSpecial for TIC PONEMAH, Minnesota – A sign on the outskirts of Obaashiing, in the northernmost parts of Red Lake Nation, simply reads, “Birthplace of the Ojibway Language.” At one time, Obaashiing had the largest number of first language speakers in the Ojibwemowin in Minnesota. But their numbers dwindled over the decades, and the …

Hair Nirvana in Scottsdale, Arizona is managed by Vee. He has been a mainstay of the LGBTQ+ community for decades. Let’s find out what Pride month means to this Diné citizen. “Esperança” believes in health equity for all. It is an international organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. Anna Ortiz is its Global Health & Development …

For immediate release: Ohiari:ha/June 13, 2022 Tribe reports 11 new cases of COVID-19 since June 6e – 13e AKWESASNE – The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe COVID-19 Response Team reported 11 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the southern part of Akwesasne: as of June 6e to June 13e. Six (6) positive cases have completed their …

June 13, 2022 Unlike those working in retail or the restaurant industry, tourism professionals don’t just need to get people interested in their product; sometimes they have to convince them to travel a long distance for it. And if they are natives eager to welcome visitors to tribal lands, they may be more challenged to …

Pauly DenetclawTIC Edward T. Begay, the former vice president of the Navajo Nation and chairman of the Navajo Nation Council, died Sunday, according to his family. He was 87 years old. He moved to Albuquerque surrounded by members of his family. “On behalf of the Navajo Nation, we offer our condolences and prayers to the …

An Indigenous film premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York this weekend. “Lakota Nation vs. United States” documents the dark history of the forced eviction of the Lakota from the Black Hills. Jesse Short Bull is one of the filmmakers. We can also see the trailer that was just released. We have another …

Details By Tamara Ikenberg June 09, 2022 This weekend and next week, Indian Country presents an abundance of healthy and delicious food, humorous hip-hop and art. Highlights include a fresh farmer’s market, a concert by a hip-hop duo who also happen to be stars of the hit show Reservation Dogs, and the return of LA’s …

Bethany Yellowtail, Northern Cheyenne, is the designer and founder of Los Angeles-based clothing brands B.Yellowtail and B.Yellowtail Collective. She attended RES 2022 in Las Vegas. ICT editor Jourdan Bennett-Begaye interviewed her about her latest projects. Mercedes Krause, Oglala Lakota, is a congressional candidate to represent Nevada’s second congressional district. As primary day approaches, we learn …

Bryan Newland, of the Bay Mills Indian Community, is Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs in the Department of the Interior. It breaks down the bipartisan Infrastructure Act, which sets aside $13 billion specifically for tribes and hundreds of billions more in other programs. This year’s winner from the Bush Foundation is Tashina Banks Rama, Oglala …

In South Dakota, Mycoplasma bovis, a mysterious disease, is ravaging bison. It is common in cattle, but rarely fatal. Many want to know more. Jthe New York Times visited Fred DuBray’s bison herd, claiming that this disease was incurable. DuBray tells us when he first noticed something was wrong. Red Lake Ojibway citizen Brendan Strong …

PaaWee Rivera, Pueblo de Pojoaque, defends tribal nations in the White House. He is a senior adviser to the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs. Isabella Guzman has been nominated by President Joe Biden to be the administrator of the US Small Business Administration. She was sworn in to the position in March. It represents …

When: Monday, May 23, 2022 Contact: [email protected] PABLO, Mont. — Interior Secretary Deb Haaland traveled to Montana last week, where she met with several tribes across the state to discuss the Department’s commitment to strengthening Indian Country and highlight how funding for the President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Act is making historic investments in rural and …

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR) to strengthen and modernize regulations implementing the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) . The proposal updates how ARC activities qualify, where ARC activities are considered, and …

Bradley Harrington, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, has a powerful vision for connecting technology with Anishinaabe culture to reinvigorate traditional knowledge. He received the prestigious Bush Fellowship to help fund his dream. Leya Hale, Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota and Diné were recently at the prestigious INPUT conference in Barcelona, ​​Spain. She presented her film “BRING HER …

When: Monday, May 16, 2022Contact: [email protected] TOPEKA, Kan. – Interior Secretary Deb Haaland visited Kansas over the weekend to highlight the Biden-Harris administration’s commitment to strengthening and empowering Indian Country, including increasing access to enrollment voters for indigenous peoples. Secretary Haaland also visited several sites that tell a fuller story of America and highlight the …

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 12, 2022 PRESIDENT BIDEN’S REMARKS AT THE COVID-19 GLOBAL SUMMITResidence Library(Pre-recorded) THE PRESIDENT: Good morning, everyone. Thank you for coming together for the second COVID-19 Global Summit. You know, and a special thank you to the leaders of Belize, Germany, Indonesia, Senegal for – for co-hosting this summit with the United States. …

WARNING: This story contains disturbing details about boarding and boarding schools. If you’re feeling triggered, here’s a resource list for trauma responses of the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition in the United States. The National Indian Residential Schools Crisis Hotline in Canada can be reached at 1-866-925-4419. Kalle BenallieIndian country today Ramona Charette …

Tashina Red Hawk was crowned Miss Indian World last weekend at the Gathering of Nations powwow in Albuquerque. The 18-year-old Sicangu Lakota woman competed with 23 competitors for the title which began in 1984. Miss Indian World 2022-23 Tashina Red Hawk, Sicangu Lakota. (Photo courtesy of Gathering Nations website) This week marked National Awareness Day …

Manuelito Wheeler, Diné, is the director of the Navajo Nation Museum. Along with a team, Wheeler helped bring “Star Wars: A New Hope” to Navajo-language movie screens. On this May 4, Wheeler tells how this project unfolded. Dawn LeBeau, Cheyenne River Lakota, photographed a herd of sick bison for a feature in The New York …

Kalle BenallieIndian country today Star Wars fans, your day is here. Fans are gearing up to celebrate the informal Star Wars day on Wednesday, known as “May the 4 be with you.” Fans from all over the world are taking part and indigenous fans are also there to celebrate. An impressive example of native fandom …

May 02, 2022 Crowe & Dunlevy To print this article, all you need to do is be registered or log in to Mondaq.com. Since the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson, Title VII has become a staple in private workplaces across the …

Navajo citizen Ginger Sykes Torres hoped to be the first Native person elected to Congress from Arizona. That changed after a lawsuit was filed challenging his candidacy. The county determined she did not have enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot. This prompted Torres to retire from the race. She joins the TV news …

Since the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson, Title VII has become a staple in private workplaces across the country. Amended over the years, Title VII has become synonymous with protection from sexual harassment in the workplace following allegations by Professor Anita Hill against …

WASHINGTON (AP) — A seemingly divided Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments about Oklahoma’s power to prosecute certain crimes on Native American lands, following a 2020 high court ruling. Judge Amy Coney Barrett, the only member of the court who did not participate in the previous case. Barrett, who joined the court later in 2020 …

The iconic Merrie Monarch Festival took place on the Big Island of Hawai’i this weekend. The festival was established in 1963 to perpetuate and preserve the art of hula, language and music. The festival serves as a competition to find the best hula groups of the year. Starr Kalāhiki is a gifted Hawaiian singer who …

By Terry Campo (April 27, 2022, 4:47 p.m. EDT) — At the urging of the State of Oklahoma, on April 27, the United States Supreme Court heard arguments in Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta, a case that tests whether the states can prosecute non-Native Americans for crimes committed in Indian Country, especially since those crimes involve non-Native …

By MARK SHERMAN and KEN MILLER – Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A seemingly divided Supreme Court heard arguments on Wednesday about Oklahoma’s power to prosecute certain crimes on Native American lands, following a 2020 high court ruling. The outcome likely depends on Judge Amy Coney Barrettthe only member of the court who did not …

Joaqlin EstusIndian country today ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Dr. Gordon L. Pullar Sr, a longtime Alutiiq educator and author in Alaska, died April 18 after a long illness. He was 78 years old. Pullar was a teacher and mentor to dozens of students, a researcher and author who helped revitalize the Alutiiq culture, and a leader …

Associated press OKLAHOMA CITY — Enoch Kelly Haney, artist, Seminole Nation leader and Oklahoma state legislator, has died at age 81. Haney’s death was announced Saturday by Brian Palmer, Deputy Chief of the Seminole Nation. A cause of death was not immediately released. “With a heavy heart, the Seminole Nation woke up to the news …

Jessie Taken Alive-Rencountre, Hunkpapa Lakota, won the Great Plains Emerging Tribal Writer Award for her first book, “Pet’a Shows Misun the Light” in 2017. Since then, she has published three other children’s books. His latest work is called “Rainbows in December”. Madison Hammond, Navajo and San Felipe Pueblo, is the first Indigenous player in the …

Last week, US Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona visited New Mexico. He met students from the Santa Fe Indian School and traveled to Jemez Pueblo. After his visit, he sat down with ICT to explain the message he brought: that the voice of students and educators is essential. Daryl Black Eagle Jamieson is a citizen …

Kalle BenallieIndian country today Onondaga Faithkeeper Oren Lyons received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Indian Gaming Association Trade Show and Convention on Wednesday in Anaheim, Calif. “We want to celebrate the outstanding contribution of Oren Lyons throughout Indian Country. His leadership in Indian Country has been recognized as a world-renowned leader and visionary for …

Kalle BenallieIndian country today Renata Yazzie remembers being around three years old and composing songs on the piano. One involved an elephant with cluster chords, which are three or more adjacent tones of a scale played at the same time. “It was like tapping on the piano,” she said. Her mother, a classically trained pianist, …

Pauly Denetclaw is Diné and ICT’s new political correspondent based in Washington. She joins the newscast and gives us insight into Indigenous politicians. Rebecca Landsberry-Baker is a citizen of the Muscogee Nation and has been working on a new documentary since 2019. The documentary is about the Muscogee Nation and freedom of the press. ICT …

Details By Neely Bardwell April 16, 2022 the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) celebrates its 50th anniversary with a gala in Denver tonight. NARF, the leading legal defense organization for Native Americans across Indian Country, was actually established in 1970 but is celebrating its 50th anniversary two years late as COVID-19 pandemic restrictions have prevented …

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, Ramah Navajo Chapter officials and members of the Ramah School Board in Ramah, New Mexico on April 13, 2022. Photo: Office of the Nation’s President and Vice President Navajo The Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 14, 2022 President Nez discusses ARPA infrastructure priorities …

Clémentine Bordeaux, a Sicangu Lakota researcher, worked on a report called “Brightening the Spotlight”. It was created to shed light on underfunded Indigenous performing arts. The report was funded by the First Peoples Fund and NORC at the University of Chicago. We learn more about what they found. Sarah Manning, Shoshone & Paiute, is the …

Journalist and filmmaker Stewart Huntington tells more about the Remembering The Children memorial. The monument received a $2 million grant in Rapid City, South Dakota. He will go to the hillside to honor the Native children who died at the Rapid City Indian School. Brendan Strong, an Ojibwe citizen of Red Lake, is a distance …

April 11, 2022 the School of Letters and International Cultures held its annual meeting Language Fair online last month for the second consecutive year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event, which has been going on for almost 25 years, highlights the activities of the university more than 20 language programs to prospective Arizona high …

Details By Darren Thompson April 08, 2022 Tahlequah, Okla.—The nation’s most populous federally recognized tribe also boasts the largest, by square footage, and most comprehensive health center operated by any tribe in Indian Country. The Cherokee Nation Health Services (CNHS) is the largest tribally run health care system in the United States. He opened the …

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University has launched a new graduate partnership with the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) and Indian Country Today (ICT) to help an outstanding NAJA member pursue a masters in the school 2022-2023 year and produce content for the national ICT audience. The Cronkite/ICT …

NCUIH Testifies at Two Congressional Hearings Regarding Critical Urban Indian Health Funding FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, DC (April 5, 2022) – Sonya Tetnowski (Makah Tribe), President-elect and CEO of the Santa Clara Valley Indian Health Center, National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH), testified before the Domestic Appropriations Subcommittee of the House in connection with …

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, second from right, speaks during a meeting on tribal water issues in the Colorado River Basin in Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 28, 2022. Photo : US Department of the InteriorIt is high time to end double taxation in Indian country Thursday, April 7, 2022 By Gavin Clarkson Here is the text …

Now Open – Ribbon Cutting April 2022 JACKSON, miss., March 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Tribal Edge Insurance, an American Indian-owned brokerage firm, is thrilled to announce that it has opened its doors. Tribal Edge was created to address the unique challenges and opportunities each tribe faces. Our approach is simple: we build a custom solution …

Cherrah Giles, Muscogee and Cherokee, is the president of the National Resource Center for Native Women. She is in her second term and joins the ICT newscast to talk about her role with women. ICT journalist and producer Kalle Benallie, Diné, recently profiled the Mad River Brewing Company. The native-owned brewery has signed an agreement …

Kalle BenallieIndian country today The San Francisco Giants’ home stadium, Oracle Park, will now sell three craft beers from a brewery owned by the Yurok tribe. This is the first such partnership with a Major League Baseball franchise. Linda Cooley, CEO of Mad River Brewing Co. Inc., said the partnership represents the sovereignty of the …

Details By Tamara Ikenberg March 24, 2022 This weekend and next week, Indian Country visual artists and performers will roll the stereotypes, sporting their native self-expression on their sleeves and dancing like a storm. Events include a superimposed look at Native clothing and ornaments, a hoop-dancing extravaganza, a lyrical encounter with powerful Native American poetesses, …

This week, NDN Collective released a new climate justice report titled “Faulty Infrastructure and the Impacts of the Dakota Access Pipeline.” The organization’s founder, Nick Tilsen, Oglala Lakota, outlines the report’s findings and calls on the Biden administration to shut down the pipeline. Cora McGuire-Cyrette, Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek, is the Executive Director of the Ontario …

Native Voices at the Autry has new leadership, and she definitely knows her way around the stage. DeLanna Studi, a Cherokee citizen, is president of the Native American National Committee of SAG-AFTRA and artistic director of Native Voices at Autry. Additionally, she is a 2022 American Artists Fellow. Scott Sixkiller Sinquah grew up watching his …

Ho-Chunk citizen and U.S. Representative Sharice Davids joins the ICT newscast to discuss key legislation in Washington, D.C. From the Violence Against Women Act to humanitarian aid in Ukraine, Davids shares more. Kenneth “Tuffy” Helgeson, Assiniboine, is working to address language loss in his country. He started teaching his language when he was 18 and …

“Something Inside Is Broken” tells the true story of native people whose entire way of life was destroyed. It follows Johann Sutter who exploited and enslaved indigenous people to build an empire in the early history of the state of California. Jack Kohler, Hoopa, is the writer, composer and director of the game. He shares …

Bobbie Conner shows how she wears her headscarf at the Tamástslikt Cultural Institute gift shop near Pendleton, Oregon. Anna King/Northwest News Network. Brandi Morin lives outside of Edmonton, Alberta, and she says close to her Cree nationthere is a large Ukrainian population. “My heart was overwhelmed by what was happening,” Morin said. She says that …

Marty Two Bulls Jr. is an Oglala Lakota citizen and a 2022 United States Artist Fellowship recipient. He is a full-time faculty member at Oglala Lakota College. He joins the newscast to talk about what this scholarship means to him. Brent Cahwee, Pawnee and Euchee, break down basketball: from high school state tournaments and NCAA …

Pyet DeSpain, Prairie Band of Potawatomi and Mexican, was crowned the winner of FOX’s “Next Level Chef” cooking competition last week. She joins the show to talk about her experience and the difficult path it took to make her success a reality. The Sundance Institute recently hired a new director to take over the Indigenous …

Halealoha Ayau, ‘Ōiwi (Photo: Office of Hawaiian Affairs) Earlier this month, Germany’s Ubersee museum began repatriating eight iwi kupuna, or Native Hawaiian ancestral remains. One of the delegates who traveled to Bremen was Halealoha Ayau from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. He tells us about effort. Evan Tlesla II Adams, an actor and Coast Salish …

Sandra Hale SchulmanSpecial in Indian country today Renowned Ojibwe artist Jim Denomie – whose works of “metaphorical surrealism” examined historical and contemporary events – died on March 1 after a short battle with cancer. He was 66 years old. An active artist to the end, he participated in Miami Art Week in December 2021 with …

The German Übersee-Museum has started repatriating eight iwi kupuna, or native Hawaiian ancestral remains in February. A delegation from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs held a ceremony at the handover to accept the remains. Edward Halealoha Ayau and Kamakana Ferriera were part of the coordination efforts. They join the TV news to share more about …

By Bonnie Clairmont, Sarah Deer, Lenny Hayes and Lonna Stevens-Hunter, High Country News February 28, 2022 Editor’s note: Out of respect for the vision of the author of this letter, High Country News will not name the referenced author. Those looking for background can read about the case here. The last two weeks have been …

New Mexico lawmakers concluded their 30-day legislative session by passing three key bills affecting Indigenous communities. Policy expert and former Cochiti Pueblo Governor Regis Pecos breaks down their meaning and shares when this legislation will be signed into law by the Governor of New Mexico. From Mexico to Aotearoa, there are indigenous peoples all over …

In 2019, Kim Teehee was named the Cherokee Nation’s first delegate to the United States House of Representatives. She joins the newscast to say she hopes she will be seated this term. One of the highlights of the Winter Olympics in Beijing was the women’s hockey match between Canada and the United States. Canadian journalist …

Associated press KENNEWICK, Wash. – The longtime leader of the Wanapum Indian band has died. Rex Buck Jr., 66, died Feb. 11 in his ancestral village of P’na in Priest Rapids on the Columbia River in Grant County, Wash., according to an obituary distributed Monday by the Grant County Public Utility District. No cause of …

Sk’aliCh’elh-tenaut is a southern resident orca who was captured in the Salish Sea in the 1970s. The whale is at the Seaquarium in Miami, Florida, where advocates say its health is rapidly declining. Raynell Morris, a citizen of the Lummi Nation, joins us to talk about the many years she spent advocating for the release …

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday that the total number of American Indian and Alaska Native deaths has passed 10,000. Epidemiologist Dean Seneca joins the ICT Newscast to help us breaking COVID-19 efforts in Indian country. North Carolina State Rep. Charles Graham is running for Congress. After 12 years as a state …

Zahn McClarnon, Hunkpapa Lakota Zahn McClarnon is an award-winning actor who has starred in over 80 film and television productions. He recently stole the hearts of many for his role in “Reservation Dogs.” He also stars in “The Last Manhunt” with Jason Momoa. Rep. Debra Lekanoff, Tlingit & Aleut Debra Lekanoff, a Tlingit and Aleut …

One of the first things that struck me when I landed in Trivandrum in 1970 was the number of forms of kallu (toddy bars) dotting the streets. As I lived nearby, I could see men and women heading there in the evenings after a hard day’s work to relax and socialize over drinks and “touching” …

The landmark law called the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act requires museums and federal agencies to identify Native human remains — and other objects of cultural significance — and then return them to the tribal nations to which they belong. David Barland-Liles was hired by the National Park Service last week as a …

Zahn McClarnon, Hunkpapa Lakota, is an award-winning actor who has appeared in over 80 film and television productions. He recently stole the hearts of many for his role in “Reservation Dogs,” which was renewed by Hulu and FX. He tells us about his acting career. ICT and Underscore News reporter Chris Aadland breaks down the …

The Pawnee County Courthouse in Pawnee, Oklahoma. Photo: Jimmy Emerson, DVMProminent Indian country artist faces criminal charges Monday, February 7, 2022 Indianz.Com A prominent Indian artist has been charged over an incident involving a minor, according to Oklahoma court records. Walter Roy Echo-Hawk Jr.from Pawnee Nation and the Yakama Nationfaces a criminal county of lewd …

Oklahoma City – A famous exhibit at the First Americans Museum (FAM) closed early last month and will reopen this spring. According to a press release from the FAM, sent to The Oklahoma City Sentinel and other news outlets, ‘WINIKO: The Life of an Object, Selections from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American Indian’ exhibit …

Seattle-based art and lifestyle brand Eighth Generation has a new CEO. Colleen Echohawk, Pawnee and Athabascan, tells us more about her goals in her new role at the helm of the company. Until last year, Stanford University Law School had never had a native professor. That is until Elizabeth Reese, Nambe Pueblo, was hired as …

MISSOULA — The University of Montana is partnering with a new program that provides science-based climate information and services to Native American ranchers and farmers in Intermountain West. The program, funded by a $1.5 million grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture of the United States Department of Agriculture, will support and enhance …

Details Through Tamara Ikenberg January 21, 2022 This weekend and next week, Indian Country presents a beautiful mix of music and art, photography and sweet surprises. The cultural mix includes a Tlingit creation story told through glass and sound, indigenous candy hearts to share with your lover, an interlude with an operatic and Oneida pottery …

Details Through Tamara Ikenberg January 13, 2022 This weekend and next week, Indian Country features a session with a famous storyteller, a glimpse into the mind of TV’s coolest casino CEO, an abundance of bows and arrows from a treasured Cherokee craftsman. and an explosion of traditional and modern art straight out of Arizona. Indigenous …

Published on January 13, 2022 at 1:20 p.m. This letter is provided as the author’s opinion/comment. You can submit your own letter to [email protected] As we emerge from the final days of another unforgettable year, it is important to learn from what we have been through and reflect on the road ahead. For Indigenous peoples, …

When Eva Marie Carney read a news story a few years ago about menstrual poverty among Native Americans in North America, she realized a problem she hadn’t thought of. She knew she had to use the resources she had to help young menstruators who were Aboriginal or living in predominantly Aboriginal communities. Carney is a …

Details By Levi Rickert January 09, 2022 What some are calling the fifth surge since the pandemic began nearly two years ago, the Omicron variant is causing an unprecedented surge in COVID-19 cases and is causing severe pressure on hospital capacity across the country. Friday, NBC News reported COVID cases are up 204% from the …

Office of the Navajo Nation President and Vice President: Town Hall COVID-19 – January 4, 2022 Indian country starts new year with rise in COVID-19 cases Thursday, January 6, 2022 By Acee Agoyo Indianz.Com Tribal communities across the country are again seeing an explosion of COVID-19[female[feminine cases after the busy festive season and …

Details Through Levi Rickert December 29, 2021 Opinion. Nick Saban’s Alabama Crimson Tide football team could be ranked number one in Division I College Football (SEC-West) ahead of tomorrow’s playoff game against the Cincinnati Bearcats, but if there was a ranking system for repatriation of indigenous remains, the University of Alabama could be ranked at …

Details Through Deb Haaland December 28, 2021 As we head into the final days of another unforgettable year, it is important to learn from where we have been and consider the road ahead. For Indigenous peoples, this year has brought so much promise – and there is no turning back. It is undeniable that the …

Details Through Native News Online Staff December 27, 2021 On November 19, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control released a report on American Indian/Alaska Native homicides from 2003 to 2018as part of the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS). According to the report, homicide is a leading cause of death among American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/AN). …

Louie and Emmalani Longenecker (Diné) attend a pre-holiday Christmas party to immerse themselves in the holiday spirit. Photo used with permission from Emmalani Longenecker The introduction of Christianity to the original peoples of the Americas can be controversial in indigenous circles. Europeans brought Christianity to this half of the world and imposed it on indigenous …

Quitting Facebook is difficult. Like anything addictive, Facebook promises to scratch an itch that it only teases and ignites. We know how bad it is for our personal health, for the safety of marginalized people and for the health of democracy – and we knew all this before former Facebook data scientist Frances Haugen sounded …

Note: The Senate Indian Affairs Committee video stream will go live shortly before 2:30 p.m. EST on December 8, 2021. Indian country continues to push to strengthen violence against women law Wednesday, December 8, 2021 By Acee Agoyo Indianz.Com Indian Country is making another effort to restore tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians who commit violence in …

“My Land, My Future”: Indigenous youth participate in a tribal homelands rally at the United States Capitol on November 14, 2018. Photo by Indianz.Com (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) WASHINGTON, DC – Lawmakers are set to approve another round of Indian country bills, including a long-awaited but controversial measure that will help tribes restore their homeland. Four …

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President Harold Frazier of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe addresses the National Congress of American Indian in Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 23, 2019. Photo by Kevin abourezk Statement by President Frazier on the White House Tribal Nations Summit Thursday, November 18, 2021 By Harold Frazier President, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe EAGLE BUTTE, South Dakota – …

USDA: Tom Vilsack Opens USDA Temple of Tribal Nations – White House Tribal Nations Summit – November 15, 2021 Atop White House Tribal Chiefs, USDA Announces New Initiatives Serving Indian Country Tuesday, November 16, 2021 Indianz.Com The following is the text of a press release dated November 15, 2021 from the Ministry of Agriculture. WASHINGTON, …

Left to right: Representative Derek Kilmer (D-Washington), Home Secretary Deb Haaland and Vice President Fawn Sharp of the Quinault Nation during a visit to the Quinault Nation in Washington on August 9, 2021. Photo: US Department of the InteriorBiparty infrastructure deal makes historic investments in tribal infrastructure and climate resilience Legislation is the largest investment …

The United States Capitol serves as the seat of the legislative branch of the United States government. Photo by Indianz.Com (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)Indian country’s bills set to pass in US House of Representatives Monday, November 1, 2021 Indianz.Com Seven bills from the Indian country are expected to pass in the United States House of Representatives …

President Harold Frazier of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe addresses the National Congress of American Indian in Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 23, 2019. Photo by Kevin abourezk [/caption] Special Message to Congress: We Need President Biden’s Job Plan Keep the $ 20.5 billion in Native American reconciliation funding in the final bill Wednesday, October 27, …

Details Through Tamara Ikenberg 22 October 2021 This weekend and next week, fascinating expressions of the past and present are popping up all over Indian country. Attractions include the life of a Cherokee legend in music, a performance by a rising star of the Indiqueer soundstage, and a grand celebration of Buffalo Back. Tune Indigenous …

Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska). Courtesy photo MURKOWSKI AND SULLIVAN SECURE EXTENSION OF COVID RELIEF DOLLARS FOR ALASKA NIGES Senate passes bill to allow unspent COVID relief dollars for infrastructure and disaster relief October 21, 2021 Source: Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-Alaska) welcomed the Senate passage last night …

Senate Releases Fiscal 22 Funding Bills with Historic Increase for Urban Indian Health, IHS, Advance Credits, MMIW, and UIO Facility Fix The Senate bill includes an increase of $ 30 million above the level passed for fiscal year 21 for urban Indian health. October 19, 2021 Source: National Urban Indian Health Council (ncuih.org) On October …

Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) is Deputy Chair of the 117th Congress Senate Indian Affairs Committee. Photo: SCIA SENATE HAS ONE YEAR EXTENSION FOR TRIBAL GOVERNMENTS TO USE COVID RELIEF 20 October 2021 Source: Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) Last night, the United States Senate passed the Flexible State, Local Government, Tribal and Territory Tax Adjustment, Infrastructure, …

Myaamia students tied 330 strips of cloth to trees on the University of Miami campus in Ohio – one for each citizen of Myaamia who was removed from their ancestral lands in 1846. The tribe is now associated with the university to open the Myaamia center and work to restore its language and culture. (Photo …

Details Through Levi Rickert October 18, 2021 Former Michigan Democratic Congressman Dale Kildee, whose name appears on 134 pieces of legislation that directly impact Native Americans, died on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. Kildee, who served a district in Michigan that included the city of Flint, served 18 terms in Congress from 1977 – 2013. While …

Skyhawk Reborn is printed in three languages: English, Lakota, and (soon) Dakota, with the goal of helping tribes revitalize their native languages. RAPID CITY, SD – A new initiative to tackle the opioid epidemic in tribal communities is launched this week in South Dakota. The Great Plains Tribal Leaders Health Board received a grant to …