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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 …

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 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 …

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 …

Ghost Dance by Yanktonai artist Oscar Howe is featured in the exhibition Remembering the Future: 100 Years of Inspiring Art, on view at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, AZ through October 2022. (Heard Museum) This weekend and next week, Indian Country is abuzz with identity art, sensational shopping opportunities and a global Indigenous shoe festival. …

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 …

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, …

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 …

The Indian community of Fort Belknap was one of 12 tribes selected by the Department of Justice to participate in the expansion of the Tribal Access Program for National Crime Information. The program helps tribal governments access, enter, and exchange data with national crime information systems, including systems operated by the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information …

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 …

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 …

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 …

The delta variant of COVID-19 has been identified in the Indian community of Fort Belknap. Fort Belknap Tribes reported Tuesday that there were six active cases of COVID-19 on the reservation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has classified the delta variant, which is easily transmitted, (B.1.617.2) as a “variant of concern”. The Fort …

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 …

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 …

DENVER – Tocabe has been serving Native American cuisine since 2008, but the recipes and ingredients have been passed down from generation to generation. The only American Indian owned and operated restaurant in Metro Denver, Tocabé combines traditional recipes from the Osage family with elements of modern Native American cuisine. The co-owners, Matt Chandra and …

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 …

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 …

Birhor, spoken only by members of a nomadic tribal community of natural fiber rope makers in Jharkhand, now has fewer than 10,000 speakers. But there is hope: he has just received his first children’s book, Abun Ari Re (Our Environment). Bikram Jora’s 40-page multilingual illustrated book – words translated into Hindi and English – contains …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …