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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 …

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 …

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 …

SPOKANE, WA – Monday marks the start of Native American Heritage Month, a time when we can celebrate different cultures, traditions and histories while recognizing the significant contributions of Indigenous peoples. On Friday, members of the American Indian Community Center were at the Ruby River Hotel to educate Spokane residents and get them to join …

Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska). Courtesy photo MURKOWSKI AND SULLIVAN SECURE EXTENSION OF COVID RELIEF DOLLARS FOR ALASKA NIGES Senate passes bill to allow unspent COVID relief dollars for infrastructure and disaster relief October 21, 2021 Source: Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-Alaska) welcomed the Senate passage last night …

On the chest, a calendar staff and a warrior’s club signify a new era with the Rising and Gila River Indian community, as well as the protection of the people. Photo courtesy of Ashley Orellana/Phoenix RisingRising to the cause: Team honors O’odham community with unique shirts Wednesday, October 20, 2021 By Miles Aronson Cronkite News …

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 …

The court was inaugurated on National Indigenous Peoples Day. RED WING, Minn. – John Thomas knows the importance of being able to shoot a basket on a neighborhood field. “It gives you the opportunity to hope and dream,” says Thomas. Two things the Minnesota native has done as a player and now as the Wolves’ …

ÎLE DES PRAIRIES — There’s nothing like having good partners to help build a community. That was the message Monday as representatives from the Minnesota Lynx and Timberwolves organizations — WNBA and NBA — traveled to Prairie Island to dedicate a newly renovated outdoor community basketball court and celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day. “This field is …

Today is Indigenous Peoples Day in the United States. The holiday celebrates and honors Native Americans, their cultures, and their rich history – past and present. It follows another day of remembrance — Orange Shirt Day — that began in Canada. It is recognized on September 30 and commemorates the legacy of Canada’s residential school …

Hoshangabad (Madhya Pradesh): The tribal society has played an important role in preserving Indian culture, Union Minister of State for Steel and Rural Development Faggan Singh Kulaste said on Wednesday. He made the statement at a reception held in the Babai district of the district to celebrate the 497th anniversary of the birth of Queen …

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 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 …

Jay Thomas Bad Heart Bull was a writer and leader of the Native American community in Minneapolis, devoting much of his life to helping youth and serving his people through his work with the Division of Indian Work, Little Earth of United Tribes and Native American. Community Development Institute. Under his leadership, NACDI organized the …

(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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Note: We strongly recommend that you listen to this audio version of this story. Jazmine Wildcat is a star student in Riverton, Wyoming. Not the type to skip class. But on Tuesday morning, a piece of history was unfolding that the 17-year-old simply couldn’t miss: a congressional hearing to consider confirmation of Deb Haaland as …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

The legacy of anti-black racism in tribal nations can be a heavy and uncomfortable subject, forcing communities that have suffered centuries of land theft, colonialism and genocide to confront the darkest corners of their own past. . Several tribal officials declined interview requests to discuss the issue. “When we have to deal with this difficult …

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 …

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 …