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Sunil Singh in his Papa John’s franchise in Maryland. PHOTO: Sunil Singh The story of sixty-two-year-old Sunil Singh wasn’t born out of a reel script – it’s a true story filled with hard work and determination. In 1994, he started life in the United States with just $300, struggled to manage several menial jobs over …

Associated press KENNEWICK, Wash. – The longtime leader of the Wanapum Indian band has died. Rex Buck Jr., 66, died Feb. 11 in his ancestral village of P’na in Priest Rapids on the Columbia River in Grant County, Wash., according to an obituary distributed Monday by the Grant County Public Utility District. No cause of …

ST. PAUL — Juliet Rudie, a tribal member of the Lower Sioux Indian community and longtime Minnesota resident, will lead the new Minnesota Office of Missing and Murdered Native Parents as director. It is the first such office in the country, according to a press release from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. The office …

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 …

When Eva Marie Carney read a news story a few years ago about menstrual poverty among Native Americans in North America, she realized a problem she hadn’t thought of. She knew she had to use the resources she had to help young menstruators who were Aboriginal or living in predominantly Aboriginal communities. Carney is a …

Details Through Levi Rickert December 29, 2021 Opinion. Nick Saban’s Alabama Crimson Tide football team could be ranked number one in Division I College Football (SEC-West) ahead of tomorrow’s playoff game against the Cincinnati Bearcats, but if there was a ranking system for repatriation of indigenous remains, the University of Alabama could be ranked at …

Press Publications recently interviewed Shoreview resident Preeti Mathur about the publication of her first book, “From Seven Rivers to Ten Thousand Lakes”. Q. Tell us a bit about A. My husband, Anoop, and I have lived in Shoreview since 1981. Our grown children, our daughter Shruti and our son Sujan, are both graduates of Mounds …

President Harold Frazier of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe addresses the National Congress of American Indian in Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 23, 2019. Photo by Kevin abourezk [/caption] Special Message to Congress: We Need President Biden’s Job Plan Keep the $ 20.5 billion in Native American reconciliation funding in the final bill Wednesday, October 27, …

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 Gila River Indian community is betting its fourth casino, which paved the way just south of Chandler on Monday, will help generate revenue and create more than 650 new jobs. The tribe announced the new casino project this summer after Native American tribes in Arizona reached a five-year negotiation and signed a modified tribal …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

(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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 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 …

When the Euchee (often spelled Yuchi) tribe first made contact with European colonizers, members were in settlements in eastern Tennessee, according to the Oklahoma Historical Society. For the rest of the 1600s, they traveled to the southeastern United States and established neighboring colonies of the Creek Nation in Georgia and Alabama. The United States did …

Across many stories, a common thread in Kickapoo’s story remains: forced movement. It was something the tribe saw so frequently, and in such a way, that their origin cannot be traced to a separate location. “I used to hear (the elders) about how the army made them move again, (but the colony) wasn’t there very …

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 …

Esther Martinez would be proud. Famous storyteller Ohkay Owingeh’s life’s work of preserving and teaching the Tewa language has been honored once again by the extension of federal grants that fund native language restoration efforts nationwide. U.S. Senator Tom Udall, DN.M., sponsored the Esther Martinez Native American Languages ​​Programs Reauthorization Act earlier this year, and …