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WASHINGTON – A coalition of federal agencies are working together to address the issue of bridging the digital divide and increasing internet access in the Indian country. The Home Office and the Institute for Museum and Library Services are partnering with the Rural Development Service of the Ministry of Agriculture and the National Telecommunications and …

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 Levi Rickert August 16, 2021 Opinion. Photographer Edward Curtis spent 30 years photographing American Indians. In 1904 Curtis published “The Vanishing Race”, considered his seminal work. This became the underlying reason for him to continue capturing photographs of American Indians before, in his mind, they became a people relegated to history. Even President …

Budget plan directs $ 20.5 billion to Indian country programs Wednesday August 11, 2021 Indianz.Com A budget plan just passed by the United States Senate provides for spending $ 20.5 billion for Native American, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian programs. S.Con.Res.14 was approved by a narrow 50 to 49 vote shortly before 4 a.m. Wednesday …

Patrick B. McGuigan For the Indian country of Oklahoma, this may seem like “the best of times.” the Museum of the First Americans (FAM) will open on the river in the state capital on September 18-19. James pepper henry, the Director and CEO of FAM, said in a press release, “We are delighted to share …

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) …

Mary Simon was announced as Canada’s 30th Governor General on July 6, 2021. Photo: Prime Minister Justin TrudeauFirst Indigenous person appointed Governor General of Canada Mary Simon hailed as “a diplomat, lawyer and strong Inuit woman” Thursday July 8, 2021 Indian country today A longtime Inuit rights advocate and former leader of the Inuit Circumpolar …

Council of the Navajo Nation Delegate Paul Begay and Delegate Herman M. Daniels join Navajo leaders in supporting Legislation 0104-21 signed by President Jonathan Nez on July 6, 2021. Photo courtesy of the Council of the Navajo Nation Council Delegate Herman M. Daniels and Paul Begay join Navajo The President of the Nation Jonathan Nez …