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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

US SENATE – US Senator Steve Daines joined a group of bipartisan senators to urge US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to establish an office of tribal affairs to strengthen the ministry’s relationship with the tribal nations of Montana and to provide more internal expertise on issues affecting the Indian country. . “Recent consultations and tribal …

Restorative Justice in Indian Country Wellness courts provide an example of how some tribal governments are using indigenous sovereignty to build a community-based justice system, rooted in support and trust rather than punishment. Michelle Chen ▪ April 16, 2021 The Penobscot Nation has embraced the wellness court as an alternative to incarceration. (North Wind Picture …

Tribal leaders and advocates are eyeing their communities’ futures with more hope after priority bills for Native leaders made it across the legislative finish line last week.  “I say unequivocally there’s never been a better time to be Indigenous and live in the state of Nevada,” said Stacey Montooth, executive director of the Nevada Indian …

Details Through Tamara Ikenberg September 30, 2021 Indian Country takes off, stage and taste buds for a week of events that will seduce all the senses. Unmissable moments include a concert where recording superstars will use their music to advance Indigenous education, a vivid exploration of indigeness, a tasty celebration of Indian taco, and a …

The District of South Dakota has been an “Indian country district” since territorial days. What is now South Dakota was and is home to several different tribes that are commonly and collectively referred to as the “Sioux.” In the 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty, all of the land west of the Missouri River, in what is …

Photo: Howard Center for Investigative JournalismTrauma in Native American communities play a role in child sexual abuse, experts say Thursday 23 September 2021 By McKenna Leavens, Allison Vaughn, Anne Mickey, Rylee Kirk, Brendon Derr and Leilani Fitzpatrick Howard Center for Investigative Journalism Child sexual abuse is such an ancient problem that it is explained in …

The Washington State to British Columbia ferry crossing, over three hours of uninterrupted travel, provided the time and luxury to read the Sunday edition of The Globe and Mail. On that day in December 2019, a story about a Métis Indigenous family dominated the front page, a depiction of young parents who had lost custody …

Details Through Levi Rickert September 17, 2021 GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan – Anishinaabe artist Jason Quigno installed his 7,000-pound sculpture outside the LV Eberhard Center at Grand Valley State University on Thursday as an entry in the biennial Artprize competition in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. Art Award is an open and independent international art competition that …

White House: Vice President Harris Hosts a Conversation on Native American Suffrage Lawyers and advocates ponder new Native American suffrage bill Friday, September 17, 2021 By Nancy Marie Spears Gaylord News Some people with interests in aboriginal voter rights look to the Native American Voting Rights Act to help resolve voting and …

Details Through Tamara Ikenberg September 09, 2021 Fashion and cinema are the buzzwords this weekend and next week in the Indian country. Whether it’s an online shopping opportunity for a ready-to-wear piece from an in-demand Indigenous designer, a fluorescent Montana fashion show highlighting women’s health, in From showing off a revenge thriller set on a …

The Biden Administration announced last month that he would not reinstate wolves on the endangered species list, despite requests from indigenous communities. Wolves are sacred creatures to Native American Indians and hold significant status in almost all Native American tribes. In most indigenous cultures, the wolf is associated with characteristics such as courage, strength and …

(AP) – 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 6-foot-3 man known to be abusive emerged with the girl, promising to return in half an hour. But it was …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Payment from Aaron. picture by Kevin Abourezk Infrastructure proposed by the Indian country 12 billion dollars needed and welcome Wednesday, August 4, 2021 By Aaron Payment President, Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians It is especially gratifying to see President Joe Biden leading efforts to fix the nation’s aging infrastructure with roads, bridges, water …

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? …

Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, far left, talks with citizens of the Cherokee Nation during a visit to the tribe’s reservation in Oklahoma on July 1, 2021. Photo: Anadisgoi / Cherokee NationHealthcare coverage improves in Indian country amid COVID-19 toll Thursday, July 22, 2021 By Acee Agoyo Indianz.Com Correction:The report was released by …

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 …

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 …

Native American tribal leaders pressured federal agencies to reimburse billions of dollars in deferred maintenance at federal facilities in Native American communities during a House hearing on June 17. The Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Bureau of Indian Education and the Indian Health Service operate or fund more than 1,800 federal facilities, ranging from fire …

Posted: June 7, 2021 / 11:05 AM MDT / Update: June 7, 2021 / 11:05 AM MDT FILE – In this October 25, 2018 file photo, Monument Valley is shown in Utah. The Navajo Nation has by far the largest land mass of any Native American tribe in the country. Now it also has the …

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 …

Details Through Levi Rickert May 28, 2021 WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden’s first fiscal year budget was submitted to Congress on Friday. The budget for the Biden-Harris administration is $ 6 trillion. The president’s budget contains $ 30.6 billion for federal programs serving aboriginal people and includes several long-standing policy proposals demanded by tribes and …

This summer, Indian Country will receive the largest injection of federal funds in US history. For Montana’s 13 tribes and seven reservations, that could mean about $500 million to spend to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying economic devastation. Money can also solve problems that plagued reservation communities long before the virus threatened their …

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 …

PAUL HAMBY ROB CHANEY Montana’s legislature ended this year with several bills making their way to Governor Greg Gianforte that will have a lasting effect in the state’s Indian country. Throughout the 2021 legislative session, 12 Indigenous peoples took their seats in the Montana House and Senate. This year, the Montana American Indian Caucus was …

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 …

Deb Haaland WASHINGTON – Home Secretary Deb Haaland announced on April 22 that she was moving forward to implement the non-invisible law, including creating a joint commission headed by the Home Affairs and Justice Ministries on Reducing Violent Crime Against American Indians and Alaska Natives. According to a DOI statement, Congress enacted the Non-Invisible Law …

Details Through Levi Rickert April 30, 2021 WASHINGTON – Much attention was paid to the first 100 days in office of the Biden administration on Thursday. When President Joe Biden was sworn in on January 20, 2021, he inherited several crises: the Covid-19 crisis, an economic crisis, a racial crisis, and a climate crisis. There …

Published on April 15, 2021 at 1:05 p.m. Joseph Tomlinson Gaylord News India’s infrastructure needs, for everything from water to housing to broadband, are a high priority in the Biden administration’s $2.2 trillion U.S. jobs plan, said this week Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. Buttigieg, on a call with reporters Monday to discuss the plan, said …

Emerging Coronavirus Impacts in Indian Country Washington, DC — Francys Crevier (Algonquin), CEO of the National Council of Urban Indian Health, testified before the United States Indigenous Peoples Subcommittee, led by Chair Teresa Leger Fernández (D-NM). The hearing is on the “emerging impacts of coronaviruses in Indian country”. “Urban Indian organizations have continuously provided services …

Molina Richards has promised her friend that she will not let anyone forget her daughter, Waniyetu Rose Loves War, who died in 2019. Kirk Siegler / NPR hide caption toggle legend Kirk Siegler / NPR Molina Richards has promised her friend that she will not let anyone forget her daughter, Waniyetu Rose Loves War, who …

In the summer of 2019, Molina Richards received a call that made her stomach sink. One of his best friend’s teenage daughters was missing in the Rosebud Reserve. It took several days for the police to organize an official search as they continued to receive reports that she had been seen in various parts of …

Details Through Indigenous News Online Staff March 10, 2021 WASHINGTON – The US House of Representatives on Wednesday passed the US $ 1.9 trillion bailout. The act now goes to the White House for President Joe Biden, who is due to sign it on Friday. The vote was divided along party lines. All Democrats voted …

Details Through Levi Rickert March 07, 2021 As Covid-19 began to spread across the United States, the first documented case in the Indian country was among Confederate tribes on the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Pendleton, Oregon on March 2, 2020. The tribes announced that day a member of the staff at the Wildhorse Resort & …

President Biden’s appointment of U.S. Representative Deb Haaland from New Mexico to the head of the Home Department is historic on several levels. Haaland, a registered member of the Pueblo de Laguna, was one of the first Native American women elected to Congress, along with U.S. Representative Sharice Davids of Kansas. And if confirmed, she …

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – To Native Americans, Deb Haaland is more than an elected official on the way to becoming the Home Office’s first Indigenous secretary. She is a fierce sister, aunt and pueblo woman whose political positions have been shaped by her upbringing. The news of his historic appointment electrified the Indian country. For …

This photo provided by Debbie Nez-Manuel shows her husband, Royce Manuel, left and Nez-Manuel at their home in the Salt River-Pima Maricopa community in northeast Phoenix on Saturday, February 20, 2021. The couple will be among the Native Americans which will closely follow the confirmation hearing of Deb Haaland, a congresswoman from New Mexico who …

For Native Americans, Deb Haaland is more than an elected official on the way to becoming the first Indigenous secretary of the Interior Ministry. She is a fierce sister, aunt and pueblo woman whose political positions have been shaped by her upbringing. The news of his historic appointment electrified the Indian country. For weeks, tribal …

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – To Native Americans, Deb Haaland is more than an elected official on the way to becoming the Home Office’s first Indigenous secretary. She is a fierce sister, aunt and pueblo woman whose political positions have been shaped by her upbringing. The news of his historic appointment electrified the Indian country. For …

Updated February 4 at 2:15 p.m. PT. As the Biden-Harris administration enters its first 100 days, the Indian country looks to the Biden-Harris Plan for Tribal Nations to hold newly elected officials accountable. The cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline is a promising first step, but there is still a long way to go. Indigenous …

President BidenJoe BidenOvernight Energy & Environment – American Clean Power – Supreme Court to Consider Power Plant Regulation Case Harris Makes Final Argument for McAuliffe Overnight Health Care – Brought to you by Altria – Young Children Get A Little Closer to Vaccine MORE signed a memo on Tuesday asking agencies to explain how they …

As COVID-19 disproportionately affects natives across the state and country, Lynn John, a member of the Duck Valley Shoshone Paiute tribe, knew she had to act quickly when only 100 doses of the Moderna vaccine reached the center. tribal health. She likened the small act of receiving the vaccine to the culturally significant buffalo, which …

Details Through Darren thompson January 24, 2021 WASHINGTON – A photograph taken of Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) on the day of the inauguration by Brendan Smialowski, a former Connecticut sports photojournalist who documents policy for the Agence France-Presse press service, has invaded the social media with what some estimate at over 100,000 memes. A day …

Thursday, December 17, 2020 The next time you walk through the gates of 1849 C Street, NW, the portrait above the security desk may well represent the Native American First Secretary of the Interior. As has been widely reported, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (D-NM-01) and former Assistant Home Secretary Michael Connor are among several Native American …

Jack money | Oklahoman Should tribes regulate oil and gas activities inside Indian country? The Oklahoma Supreme Court will intervene. The court issued an order this week stating that it would review an earlier decision made by the majority of the elected commissioners of the Oklahoma Corporation of Oklahoma, finding that state regulators retain the …

EDITOR’S NOTE: While in some corners of American society today, especially during the Covid era, it is fashionable to ignore the value of the elderly and their lives, but in the county Indian, the ancients are praised, revered and cherished. They are carriers of culture, tradition, knowledge, the oldest human languages ​​on the continent and …

For immediate release November 10, 2020 Contact: Ned Adriance 202.228.6870 | [email protected] | @ SenatorTomUdall Senator Tom Udall: Advancing the priorities for the Indian country WASHINGTON – Today the office of US Senator Tom Udall (DN.M.), Deputy Chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, released a comprehensive document highlighting Udall’s accomplishments in advancing the priorities …

Details Through Levi Rickert 25 october 2020 WASHINGTON – With the release of Putting America’s First Peoples First – Forgotten No More from the White House! Biden’s political vision and the Biden-Harris campaign plan for tribal nations, the two main presidential candidates have proposed plans for the Indian country. The Biden-Harris Plan for the Tribal …

WASHINGTON — Representatives from Indian Country appealed to federal lawmakers Sept. 30 for additional funding and better data reporting during a House committee hearing aimed at shining a clearer light on the challenges facing Indigenous communities. face during the pandemic. “I recognize that COVID-19 has hit Indian Country disproportionately harder than the rest of the …

Details Through Tamara Ikenberg October 01, 2020 This weekend and next week in Indian Country, powwows are going political, the Chickasaw Nation is going virtual, and Indigenous women artists are gaining attention. Check out our event recap and get in on the action. Virtual Chickasaw Annual Meeting 2020 WHEN: Saturday, October 3, 9 a.m. CDT …

United States Bureau of the CensusVectorisation: Mysid / Public domain September 8, 2020; Washington Post (associated press) The American Constitution requires a census of the population of this country every 10 years so that the principle of democratic representation can be respected. But this year, as the country battles the pandemic, the Trump administration slashed …

By SCOTT MCKIE BP STICK WITH A FEATHER Ton stage and in the spotlight is nothing new for Cece Lambert. She has performed for years with the Cherokee Chamber Singers and as part of the Cherokee Central Schools musical theater program. But, she was on a national, albeit virtual, stage on Monday August 17 as …

The first Americans stole the stage in front of a captive audience on day two of the Democratic National Convention as they presented delegate votes for their party’s presidential ticket. On Tuesday night, four Indigenous leaders presented delegate totals for the states of Alaska, New Mexico, North Dakota and South Dakota. They were part of …

TULSA, Okla. – It was an ordinary July morning in the Muscogee Creek Nation Territory Arts District here. Already hot and ready to get hotter. I was inside my house playing with lyrics when my husband burst in. “We won!” he announced. The cell phone in his hand carried the latest news. “We won the …

Washington, DC — A New report of the Center for American Progress traces the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Native American and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities to the failure of the U.S. government to meet its trust and treaty obligations to the Indian country. Tribal communities have faced some of the world’s worst …

Native Americans living on reservations and in traditional villages were the most people underestimated in the 2010 U.S. Census. This year, tribal leaders everywhere in the United States are exhorting American Indians and Alaska Natives to see and count in the 2020 U.S. Census. The census, constitutionally mandated, counts everyone living in the United States …