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After working for several years as a public health nurse with the Indian Health Services in Oklahoma City, Ashton Gatewood, a Choctaw Nation citizen, knew she wanted to continue her medical education. She had heard of the country’s first tribal affiliated medical school with the Cherokee Nation and knew she wanted to make it the …

Contributed photo By Brendon Derr, Rylee Kirk, Anne Mickey, Allison Vaughn, McKenna Leavens and Leilani Fitzpatrick / Howard Center for Investigative Journalism The convicted child rapist emerged from the tree line without warning, quickly walked past fearful elders, and entered the Navajo house, where his 15-year-old daughter was feeding her pet rabbits. Soon after, the …

Details Through Tamara Ikenberg July 30, 2021 This weekend and next week in Indian Country, the animals and indigenous people of the plains owe their due to the zoo, Muscogee Nation is hosting a hot premiere, and a limitless talented Tlingit weaver is making waves at an exhibition of animated art. Want more Indigenous news? …

Governor Kevin Stitt and Tulsa District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler participate in a panel to address post-McGirt concerns on Tuesday July 13, 2021 in Tulsa, Okla. The panel ended early as frustration grew among audience members with the panel. The McGirt case v. The Oklahoma Supreme Court of the United States revealed that the Muscogee (Creek) …

Details Through Levi Rickert June 22, 2021 WASHINGTON – The discovery of 215 schoolchildren remains at Kamloops Industrial Residential School in Canada late last month prompted the U.S. Department of the Interior to establish a federal Indian Residential School initiative. Interior Dry. Deb Haaland made the announcement during her appearance at the 2021 National Congress …

WASHINGTON (KTVZ) – Senator Jeff Merkley, along with a bipartisan group of seven senators, presented the Alaska Native American Indian and Native Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, a law amending the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to help provide tribal nations with resources to address child abuse and neglect. As the primary federal …

Memorial Day weekend offers many opportunities to honor and recognize resourceful and inspiring Indigenous role models, from a Muscogee movie star to Navajo Code Talkers to a powerful and influential Native American politician. How are you going to make this coming week an unforgettable one? Check out Native News Online’s guide for the best of …

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted Oklahoma’s request to retain custody of a man who was sentenced to death for killing three Native Americans, a sign the court may be willing to limit the fallout from last year’s ruling that much of eastern Oklahoma remains a tribal reservation. The action came in …

Bill 530, which went to governor’s office last week, contained an amendment that could impact groups like Western Native Vote which has been instrumental in collecting registrations and ballots across the country. Montana Indian in the last election. While giving the Secretary of State the power to make rules regarding election security, the bill also …

Indian Affairs Begins $ 900 Million In Funding US Rescue Plan For Indian Country Senior Assistant Deputy Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland announced on Friday that the Office of Indian Affairs (BIA) had started disbursing $ 900 million to federally recognized tribes under the bailout act American (ARP). The ARP was signed by President …