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'You are beautiful. You are strong': Elders and youth wrap up conference
'You are beautiful. You are strong': Elders and youth wrap up conference (October 18, 2018)

Elders and youth focused on ways to ease divisions among men, women and two-spirit people as the First Alaskans Institute wrapped up its annual conference.


'We are breathing life into our culture': Native youth carry on traditions
'We are breathing life into our culture': Native youth carry on traditions (October 17, 2018)

From preserving their languages to learning about tattooing, Native youth are keeping their heritage alive.


Teen tobacco use down, but e-cig use draws health officials' concern
Teen tobacco use down, but e-cig use draws health officials' concern (October 16, 2018)

E-cigarette use among youth has reached 'epidemic proportion,' according to the head of the Food and Drug Administration.


Native elders and youth gather for annual conference in Alaska
Native elders and youth gather for annual conference in Alaska (October 16, 2018)

Thousands are attending the 35th annual Elders and Youth Conference, hosted by the First Alaskans Institute.


Cherokee author named to shortlist for National Book Award
Cherokee author named to shortlist for National Book Award (October 10, 2018)

Brandon Hobson is among the five finalists for National Book Award in fiction.


Report: DHS was not prepared to enforce 'zero tolerance' border policy
Report: DHS was not prepared to enforce 'zero tolerance' border policy (October 4, 2018)

The Department of Homeland Security was not fully prepared to enforce the Trump administration’s 'zero-tolerance' immigration policy or handle its consequences.


Small number of school safety grants make it to Indian Country
Small number of school safety grants make it to Indian Country (October 2, 2018)

The Trump administration announced more than $70 million in school safety grants but fewer than five went to Indian Country.


Native homeless woman's tragic death brings light to struggles in Minneapolis
Native homeless woman's tragic death brings light to struggles in Minneapolis (September 26, 2018)

Alissa Skipintheday was friendly and outgoing. She loved to take photos and dreamed of becoming a beautician.


Witness list for Senate hearing on justice for Native youth
Witness list for Senate hearing on justice for Native youth (September 25, 2018)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking a closer look at juvenile justice issues.


Where are the children? Hundreds of border children still separated from families
Where are the children? Hundreds of border children still separated from families (September 24, 2018)

Donald Trump, like other tyrannical despots before him, is gambling to see how much the world and the country will tolerate.


Church won't apologize for taking Indian children from their homes
Church won't apologize for taking Indian children from their homes (September 24, 2018)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has settled sexual abuse lawsuits that had been filed in tribal court.


'A hopeful future': Addressing Native youth in the justice system
'A hopeful future': Addressing Native youth in the justice system (September 21, 2018)

A new report is highlighting the challenges facing young Native Americans who end up in the justice system.


Born to Ride: Young Lakota horse racer heads to championship
Born to Ride: Young Lakota horse racer heads to championship (September 21, 2018)

Karlee Witt, from the Pine Ridge Reservation, has grown up around horses her whole life.


Bipartisan bill includes Indian Country in suicide prevention efforts
Bipartisan bill includes Indian Country in suicide prevention efforts (September 19, 2018)

A simple change in federal law will help tribes address suicide in their communities, according to a bipartisan group of lawmakers.


Court strikes down landmark Indian Child Welfare Act ruling
Court strikes down landmark Indian Child Welfare Act ruling (September 18, 2018)

A federal appeals court has delivered a major blow to tribes and parents who have been seeking to protect their children.


Anthony Pico: Calling upon the warrior spirit to heal our trauma
Anthony Pico: Calling upon the warrior spirit to heal our trauma (September 18, 2018)

We have survived and now we are searching through science and our ancestors for means to healthy lives, families and communities.


Empower tribal communities to address the suicide crisis
Empower tribal communities to address the suicide crisis (September 18, 2018)

Native American reservations are experiencing an epidemic of suicide that is claiming the lives of countless young people.


Rosebud Sioux Tribe returns Rodney Bordeaux to president's post
Rosebud Sioux Tribe returns Rodney Bordeaux to president's post (September 17, 2018)

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe held a swearing-in ceremony for newly elected leaders on September 4.


Second defendant goes on trial for murder of Spirit Lake Nation woman
Second defendant goes on trial for murder of Spirit Lake Nation woman (September 17, 2018)

Savanna Marie Greywind has been symbolic of the epidemic of missing and murdered Native women and girls.


Two Native authors among finalists for National Book Award
Two Native authors among finalists for National Book Award (September 14, 2018)

Two Native authors, including one who has won widespread praise for his debut work, are among the finalists for the National Book Award.


Woman from Mille Lacs Band dies in 'Forgotten Natives' encampment
Woman from Mille Lacs Band dies in 'Forgotten Natives' encampment (September 12, 2018)

Alissa Rose Skipintheday just turned 26 years old before passing on.


American Indian Heritage Day at Montana State University
American Indian Heritage Day at Montana State University (September 11, 2018)

Indigenous languages will be the focus of Montana State University’s 2018 American Indian Heritage Day observance.


Three sentenced for roles in murder on Winnebago Reservation
Three sentenced for roles in murder on Winnebago Reservation (September 10, 2018)

Three tribal citizens have been sentenced for the murder of a 32-year-old man on the Winnebago Reservation in Nebraska.


Saginaw Chippewa Tribe faces questions about fatal crash investigation
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Saginaw Chippewa Tribe faces questions about fatal crash investigation (August 28, 2018)

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe isn't talking about a fatal crash that claimed the life of a student and resulted in injuries to a second teen.


'We are still here': Advocates seek support for Native languages
'We are still here': Advocates seek support for Native languages (August 23, 2018)

Generations of government assimilation programs left Native Americans 'robbed of the ability to speak our own language,' one advocate said.


Tim Giago: Indian Country's dirty laundry remains a secret
Tim Giago: Indian Country's dirty laundry remains a secret (August 20, 2018)

There is a lot of dirty laundry hidden away in a hamper and stashed in dark basements across Indian Country.


U.S. Army looking for families of children buried at boarding school
U.S. Army looking for families of children buried at boarding school (August 13, 2018)

The U.S. Army is reaching out to Indian Country to help identify tribal youth who died while attending the infamous Carlisle boarding school.


YES! Magazine: Schools offer sensitive care for Native students
YES! Magazine: Schools offer sensitive care for Native students (August 13, 2018)

Students in Native communities are disproportionately affected by trauma.


'We do right by Indian Country': Funding bill moves closer to passage
'We do right by Indian Country': Funding bill moves closer to passage (August 9, 2018)

For the first time in nearly a decade, Congress is close to passing a bill that funds a large number of Indian Country initiatives.


'It brings all these teams together': Native basketball builds bridges
'It brings all these teams together': Native basketball builds bridges (August 9, 2018)

The Native American Basketball Invitational is about more than just rez ball.


Prime Minister vows to immerse newborn daughter in Māori language and culture
Prime Minister vows to immerse newborn daughter in Māori language and culture (August 8, 2018)

The leader of New Zealand is vowing to ensure her newborn daughter learns the Māori language and understands Māori culture.


Winnebago Tribe moves forward with food sovereignty initiatives
Winnebago Tribe moves forward with food sovereignty initiatives (August 8, 2018)

The Winnebago Tribe’s efforts improve the health of residents have gotten some significant boosts.


Arne Vainio: Young people belong to us and we need to support them
Arne Vainio: Young people belong to us and we need to support them (August 7, 2018)

It might be that quiet kid in the back of the classroom or it might be a long distance runner.


Children separated from families abused at migrant shelters
Children separated from families abused at migrant shelters (August 6, 2018)

Employees at two migrant shelters, including one visited by First Lady Melania Trump, have been charged with abusing children who were separated from their families.


Native All-Star Football Classic brings youth to weeklong camp
Native All-Star Football Classic brings youth to weeklong camp (August 2, 2018)

Athletes at the Native All-Star Football Classic have done some deep thinking when it comes to tribal culture, family dynamics and emotional well-being.


Trump administration defends handling of family separations at hearing
Trump administration defends handling of family separations at hearing (August 1, 2018)

Immigration officials continue to face fire for separating migrant families at the U.S. border.


Native community shocked by passing of drum and dance group leader
Native community shocked by passing of drum and dance group leader (July 30, 2018)

Daron White Eagle, the founder of the Wambli Ska Drum & Dance Society, passed away on July 20. He was 54.


'I've never seen anything like this': Native art abounds in the summer
'I've never seen anything like this': Native art abounds in the summer (July 27, 2018)

The art and culture of the Lakota, and Indigenous people as a whole, has long been a part of the greater community.


Native voters oppose Trump's policies but aren't marching to the ballot box
Native voters oppose Trump's policies but aren't marching to the ballot box (July 25, 2018)

Native voters are the least likely to express an interest in voting in November despite opposing Trump's actions.


Ivan Star Comes Out: We need to give our children a real 'Indian' education
Ivan Star Comes Out: We need to give our children a real 'Indian' education (July 24, 2018)

Native graduates ought to know that the word 'education' masks the horrid reality of the boarding school era which their ancestors endured.


'Native fashion in Barbie': Doll takes on new looks and cultures
'Native fashion in Barbie': Doll takes on new looks and cultures (July 23, 2018)

As visitors stroll through the aisles of Barbie dolls arrayed at a national collectors’ convention in Phoenix, one doll among hundreds stands apart.


'I never thought I would see her again': Children reunited with migrant family
'I never thought I would see her again': Children reunited with migrant family (July 19, 2018)

A family fleeing gang violence in Honduras was separated at the U.S. border under the Trump administration's 'zero tolerance' policy.


Top police official apologizes to Aboriginal peoples for 'pain and suffering'
Top police official apologizes to Aboriginal peoples for 'pain and suffering' (July 13, 2018)

Law enforcement helped remove indigenous children from their homes and have contributed to high rates of indigenous imprisonment.


'A war on the indigenous': Albert Bender on Trump's border policies
'A war on the indigenous': Albert Bender on Trump's border policies (July 13, 2018)

Donald Trump’s inhuman campaign at the border amounts to a war against the Native people of this hemisphere.


Cherokee Nation acquires historic site by Trail of Tears landmark
Cherokee Nation acquires historic site by Trail of Tears landmark (July 12, 2018)

The Cherokee Nation is protecting a historic site from development and rebuilding its land base in Oklahoma.


'Love is in there too': Reviving tribal traditions for newborns
'Love is in there too': Reviving tribal traditions for newborns (July 11, 2018)

With a new report highlighting the struggles facing Native mothers and their newborns, communities are turning to tribal traditions for support.


Indian Lawmakers: Denounce bigotry, even when it comes from Donald Trump
Indian Lawmakers: Denounce bigotry, even when it comes from Donald Trump (July 11, 2018)

When Indians—especially Indian women—are used as props for a political agenda, call it out.


White Mountain Apache man sentenced for death of 16-year-old girl
White Mountain Apache man sentenced for death of 16-year-old girl (July 11, 2018)

'She was destined to accomplish so much,' the sister of young victim Katherine Irene Tortice said.


Grannies and Abuelas are heading to the border to support families
Grannies and Abuelas are heading to the border to support families (July 10, 2018)

A caravan of concerned women will head to the Mexico border to deliver grandmotherly love to migrant families.


Charges filed for deaths of Lakota mother and her 14-year-old son
Charges filed for deaths of Lakota mother and her 14-year-old son (July 9, 2018)

A driver is facing just a year in jail for a crash that took the lives of Lynell Morrison-Cash and her son, Waylon, 14.


'It's gut-wrenching': Migrant children still being held in shelters
'It's gut-wrenching': Migrant children still being held in shelters (July 9, 2018)

Children as young as 5 are still being detained by the United States despite orders to reunite them with their families.


Indian school went without fire alarm system for more than a decade
Indian school went without fire alarm system for more than a decade (July 3, 2018)

A school on the Navajo Nation went without fire protection systems for more than a decade and the problem still hasn't been completely fixed.


Mark Maxey: Indigenous children have long been separated from their families
Mark Maxey: Indigenous children have long been separated from their families (July 2, 2018)

Many Indigenous Nations and citizens believe that nothing has changed in over 400 years


Native students learn about science in 'Sovereign' summer camp
Native students learn about science in 'Sovereign' summer camp (July 2, 2018)

The Sovereign Native Youth STEM Leadership Academy introduces science careers to Native students,


Tim Giago: Native American Journalists Association still going strong
Tim Giago: Native American Journalists Association still going strong (July 2, 2018)

A new generation of Indian journalists is taking the Native American Journalists Association into the new world of electronic media.


'We care for these kids': Protesters hit Melania Trump on visit to migrant shelter
'We care for these kids': Protesters hit Melania Trump on visit to migrant shelter (June 29, 2018)

First Lady Melania Trump visited a migrant shelter that houses more than 100 children who have been separated from their families.


'I only want my daughter': Migrant mother separated from 12-year-old girl
'I only want my daughter': Migrant mother separated from 12-year-old girl (June 27, 2018)

A Guatemalan woman who was separated from her daughter after they crossed the border is suing the federal government to get her child back.


'No question at all': More Indigenous families are crossing the border
'No question at all': More Indigenous families are crossing the border (June 25, 2018)

Language barriers mean Indigenous families may be more likely to be split up when they cross into the United States.


David Quincy: Indigenous people remember when America was 'great'
David Quincy: Indigenous people remember when America was 'great' (June 25, 2018)

History is repeating itself, and again it is our most vulnerable who is suffering these genocidal acts.


'This is still Indian Country': Indian lawmakers trash Trump's immigration policy
'This is still Indian Country': Indian lawmakers trash Trump's immigration policy (June 22, 2018)

Indigenous families are being separated at the border, Native lawmakers said, calling on tribal citizens to fight the Trump administration's 'zero tolerance' policy.