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This article is co-published with The footprinta national non-profit media outlet covering child protection and youth justice. WASHINGTON, DC—An Indigenous dancer from Canada, adopted by a white family with her eight siblings. The grandson of several generations of “stolen” American Indians from Minnesota. A Cherokee lawyer from Oklahoma, with her small child in tow. They …

Lexx Pierre and Tahalei Nomee register a young voter while his brother listens. Char-Koosta News FLATHEAD RESERVATION — Ahead of the upcoming election, the Native vote advocacy organization Red Medicine has been working hard to increase the political participation of Native Americans in Montana. Red Medicine was founded by political activists and organizers Patrick Yawakie-Peltier …

On the day of its inauguration at the beginning of July, Cannabis Wō Povi in Pueblo de Pojoaque, NM, opened its doors to nearly 500 customers and visitors throughout the day. New Mexico legalized the sale of recreational cannabis this spring, and Wō Poví, which means “medicinal flower” in the Tewa language, is the rare …

The IHS Tso Director’s tour of Indian Country began at the Mashpee Wampanoag Health Service Unit in Mashpee, MA. WASHINGTON, DC – Last week, Indian Health Service (IHS) Director Roselyn Tso began visiting several sites across Indian Country to get a better perspective on national and regional issues affecting tribal members …

–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) What: Wells Fargo collaborated with Boston Consulting Group to create our new report Unique Opportunity for One in Seven Generations in Indian Country: Building Sustainable Economic Resilience which analyzes the long-standing economic and social inequalities faced by Native American communities, their underlying resilience, and what can be done …

On the day of its inauguration at the beginning of July, Cannabis Wō Povi in Pueblo de Pojoaque, NM, opened its doors to nearly 500 customers and visitors throughout the day. New Mexico legalized the sale of recreational cannabis this spring, and Wō Poví, which means “medicinal flower” in the Tewa language, is the rare …

AmpleHarvest.org in Indian Country AmpleHarvest.org is the perfect example of a program that empowers people to take ownership of a problem and solve it without the need for engagement from outside their community or nation. NEWFOUNDLAND, NJ (PRWEB) October 10, 2022 AmpleHarvest.orgthe nation’s only cloud-based solution to hunger and food waste, announced a new …

Details By Native News Online Staff October 05, 2022 This weekend and next week, there’s plenty going on in Native communities – from a special powwow that invites the Puerto Rican community to showcase their culture alongside their Native American neighbors to a symphony celebrating the works of native composers. Here’s Native News Online’s weekly …

Details By Indigenous pact October 03, 2022 Indigenous PACT is a Native American woman-owned business with a bold mission – to bring health equity to Indian Country in a single generation. We are a healthcare consulting firm focused on three goals: healthy citizens, sustainable economies and healing spaces. We work with tribal communities to understand …

The High Court is set to hear a case that will affect thousands of Indigenous children. Is he qualified to judge? On November 9, the eyes of Indian Country will once again turn its sights to the nation’s capital, where the Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), a …

Details By Native News Online Staff September 29, 2022 This weekend and next week, there’s an abundance of activity in Indigenous communities – from Indigenous artists, dancers and musicians celebrating culture to a national contest that will determine who makes the tastiest Indian taco in the whole country. . Here’s Native News Online’s weekly roundup …

Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2022 Contact: [email protected] WASHINGTON – The Home Office today announced that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) will set up Indigenous Food Centers for schools and detention centers run by the BIE to to help source indigenous foods, enhance culturally sound nutrition education, and …

NIHB – Roselyn Tso will be the next Director of Indian Health Services Roslyn Tso to serve as the next Director of Indian Health Services Special News for Indian Country September 22, 2022 “Certainly, the Indian health service as well as [Department of Health and Human Services] has a strong tribal consultation process that we …

I am honored to work with the Pueblos and Tribes of New Mexico and nationally. Indigenous peoples have lived in the land we now call New Mexico since time immemorial. And I will continue to advocate on their behalf on issues such as education, access to water, housing, infrastructure, public safety and cultural preservation, as …

The Montana District and Allocation Commission is responsible for redrawing the state’s legislative districts to reflect each community in Montana. Voters must be able to elect lawmakers who represent different viewpoints and can come together to address the issues facing our state. This responsibility demands that the Commission ensure that voices are heard in all …

Details By Native News Online Staff September 01, 2022 From powwows and end-of-summer festivals to celebrations of two of the nation’s largest tribes, there’s no shortage of heritage and entertainment across Indian Country over the next two weeks. Check out Native News Online’s arts, culture and entertainment guide to help you plan if you’re in …

BJS versions Prisons in Indian Country, 2021, and the impact of COVID-19, July-December 2020 WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics released today Prisons in Indian Country, 2021, and the impact of COVID-19, July-December 2020. This report presents statistics on people held in Indian country prisons, including the impact of COVID-19 on …

The Montana District and Allocation Commission is responsible for redrawing the state’s legislative districts to reflect each community in Montana. Voters must be able to elect lawmakers who represent different viewpoints and can come together to address the issues facing our state. This responsibility demands that the Commission ensure that voices are heard in all …

Montana Native American Caucus The Montana District and Allocation Commission is responsible for redrawing the state’s legislative districts to reflect each community in Montana. Voters must be able to elect lawmakers who represent different viewpoints and can come together to address the issues facing our state. This responsibility demands that the Commission ensure that voices …

The 2018 PBS series, “Native America,” shone a light on Indigenous communities and showed the intricacies of social, religious and educational structures. Four new one-hour episodes are in production. Series producer Jennifer Himmelreich gives us some insight. From signing the Cut Inflation Act to the upcoming White House Tribal Nations Summit, Holly Cook Macarro puts …

Fourth Avenue North is one of the busiest streets in Billings. The thoroughfare, which connects downtown to the heights, sees an average of 12,000 cars passing through each day, according to estimates by the East Billings Urban Revitalization District. This player is a little different this week. On 406 Events Lawn at 323 N. 14th …

Anitra Warrior was named Woman of the Year at the annual Inspire – Celebrating Women’s Leadership Awards in Lincoln, Nebraska. Warrior, a citizen of the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma, owns Morningstar Counseling, serving the native people of Nebraska. The suicide rate is high in Indian country. This includes aboriginal veterans who often suffer from post-traumatic …

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 …

It was a stunning image: Pope Francis briefly wore a full native headdress, its rows of soft white feathers secured in place by a colorful beaded headband after he apologized for the Catholic Church’s role in Canada’s ‘disastrous’ residential school system for indigenous children. Chief Wilton Littlechild, himself a residential school survivor, presented the headdress …

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. …

It was a stunning image: Pope Francis briefly wore a full native headdress, its rows of soft white feathers secured by a colorful, beaded headband after he apologized for the Catholic Church’s role in the ‘disastrous’ residential school system. of Canada for Aboriginal children. Chief Wilton Littlechild, himself a residential school survivor, presented the headdress …

Screenshot Pope Francis received a traditional headdress from Chief Wilton Littlechild after he apologized for the Catholic Church’s role in Canada’s residential schools. Pope Francis wore the headdress briefly and did not speak while wearing it. This is the first public apology from the head of the Catholic Church. “I am deeply sorry. Sorry for …

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 …

Earlier this year, Santos Manuel received an honorary doctorate from California State University San Bernardino. Santos, who died, was the founding chief of the San Manuel Mission Indian Band. Tribe Vice President Johnny Hernandez was honored to accept the degree from a man he has always admired. Brent Cahwee of NDN Sports reports on Indigenous …

Churches around the world are exploring their past relationships with Indigenous peoples – in fact, the Pope is due to visit various First Nations in Canada next week. The Episcopal Church is no different. Paul Sneve tells us about the actions undertaken by the church towards truth and reconciliation. A new educational program is being …

Indianz.Com > News > Albert Bender: U.S. Supreme Court Turns Indian Country Back In Time National Congress of American Indians: The Castro-Huerta Decision: Understanding the Case and Discussing Next Steps Latest Rogue Supreme Court Indian Law Ruling Is a Huge Step Back in Time Wednesday, July 20, 2022 By Albert Bender people’s world …

Details By Darren Thompson July 14, 2022 Glenabah Roach and his wife Tonya Tulley married under South Dakota law on July 4, 2022, but Roach’s tribe, Navajo Nation in Arizona, does not offer same-sex marriage. Roach, Navajo and Mniconjou Lakota, and Tulley, Catholic, wanted to have a wedding celebrating their culture and traditions. Roach’s first …

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 …

Indianz.Com > News > Derrick Beetso: Judges Ignoring the Law When It Comes to Indian Country The United States Supreme Court is seen behind barricades on June 26, 2022, as the justices wrap up their current session amid widespread controversy. Photo by Indianz.Com (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)SCOTUS’ decision in Oklahoma vs. Castro-Huerta Deviates wildly from the …

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 …

The film industry and mainstream popular culture are known to promote stereotypical images of Native Americans. Are things improving? Eric Buffalohead is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Native American Studies at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is co-author of “Native Americans on Film: Conversations, Teaching and Theory”. Earlier this year, a …

Indianz.Com > News > Photos: Secretary Yellen Makes Historic Visit to Indian Country Native dancers take a photo with U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and new U.S. Treasurer Lynn Malerba of the Mohegan Tribe during a Tuesday visit to Yellen and Malerba on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. picture by Kevin Abourezk Photos: Secretary …

Indianz.Com > News > Secretary Yellen Delivers Remarks on First Visit to Indian Country Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen delivers remarks during a visit to the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota on June 21, 2022. Photo by Kevin Abourezk Remarks by Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen during a visit to the Rosebud Indian Reservation Wednesday, June …

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 …

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. The outcome likely belongs to Judge Amy Coney Barrett , the only member of the court who did not participate in the previous case. Barrett, who joined the court …

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. The result likely belongs to Judge Amy Coney Barrett , the only member of the court who did not participate in the previous case. Barrett, who joined the court …

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 …

Indianz.Com > News > Gabe Galanda: Addressing Civil Rights in Indian Country Gabe Galanda. Photo courtesy Galanda BroadmanTribal nation status requires protection of citizens’ civil rights Monday, March 7, 2022 By Gabe Galanda The United Nations intercession in a human rights calamity on Nooksack Tribal Lands in northern Washington brings to light an unacceptable truth: …

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 …