Angela Houle
Today on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce talks with Indigenous female powerlifters about what draws them to the sport and what keeps them going.

Jim Thorpe on the Sovereignty Run
Everything changed for hip-hop artist Tall Paul when he first heard about iconic athlete Jim Thorpe.

Phoenix Suns OrigiNativ
At a time when some holdout sports teams ignore calls to end problematic mascots and imagery, some teams are turning to Native designers for appropriate designs.

Stickball - The Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Stickball is the older, rougher cousin of lacrosse, developed many centuries ago as both a game and a training exercise.

Running Down a Dream - Ku Stevens
Ku Stevens’ great-grandfather escaped an Indian boarding school by running 50 miles through the desert to get home. Decades later, Ku runs to honor that legacy.

Cherokee Indian Fair
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians held its 110th Cherokee Indian Fair after two years of cancellations due to the pandemic.

Seth Damon
A leader of the Navajo Nation is apologizing for an incident that took place off the reservation — though he isn’t detailing exactly what he’s sorry for.

Indians Allowed
A business in South Dakota that banned Native patrons from the premises is being sued by the United States government for racial discrimination.

Native America Calling NAC
Getting signed to a college sports team is a dream for many Native athletes.

Native America Calling NAC
Thursday on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce huddles with Native football players and those who root for them.

L.A. Williams
L.A. Williams is a sports broadcaster from the Navajo Nation. Learn more about her trailblazing career.

North American Indian Tennis Association
A group of Native tennis enthusiasts formed their own organization 50 years ago and it’s grown into a collection of competitions, youth tennis camps and regular recreational meet-ups.

Jim Thorpe
Jim Thorpe, from the Sac and Fox Nation, was the first Native person to win gold medals for the United States.

Ryan Helsley
Native America Calling takes us out to the ballgame as a Cherokee Nation citizen heads into an All-Star game.

Jim Thorpe
After more than a century, Native sports legend Jim Thorpe has once again been recognized for his Olympic achievements.

Haudenosaunee Nationals
The Haudenosaunee Nationals women’s team is on a winning streak at the World Lacrosse games.

Lynn Malerba
Missed any newsletters from NAFOA? Make sure to check out our new newsroom!

Native America Calling NAC
Native athletes are well-represented on the wrestling mat at the high school and college levels.

National Senior Games
A sizable contingent of Native elders just competed in the National Senior Games. Learn more about this decades-old event.

T.J. Oshie
If you know the names Brian Trottier, Reggie Leach, and Theo Fleury, you are a hockey fan.

Native America Calling NAC
Native athletes are well-represented on the wrestling mat at the high school and college levels.

Thoreau Hawks and Zuni Thunderbirds
Native athletes, along with their parents and loved ones, are gearing up for important basketball match-ups and tournaments.

Snow Snake: Traditional Winter Game of the Haudenosaunee
Traditional Native winter games are seeing a surge in popularity thanks to culture and language revitalization efforts.

Native America Calling NAC
It’s a big week for Indigenous landmarks in sports.

Not Your Mascot
“For 90 years, the Washington Football Team perpetuated discriminatory and racist behavior both through their use of a dictionary-defined racial slur as a team name and a false and offensive caricature of Native culture as a mascot,” said Crystal Echo Hawk.

Native American Basketball Invitational
The least favorite person on the Rezball court is usually the referee.

'We are not your mascot'
Leaders of a U.S. Congressional committee will host a roundtable to examine what they are calling the “toxic workplace culture” within the Washington professional football team.

Diné College
Rodeo events have long been a part of culture on the Navajo Nation. The COVID-19 pandemic upended the tradition.

Pure Grit
The documentary film “Pure Grit” follows a young champion as she competes in the exhilarating and dangerous sport of Indian horse relay racing.

Alaskan Nets
The documentary film ‘Alaskan Nets’ follows the quest of a pair of athletes from the Metlakatla Reservation.

Wildcat Den
“It’s like the heart of the Navajo Nation here,” coach Francine McCurtain says of basketball on the largest reservation in the United States.

marcellusosceola
A bipartisan bill to enable the Seminole Tribe to exercise greater control over its lands has finally become law.

Pure Grit
The documentary film “Pure Grit” follows a young champion as she competes in the exhilarating and dangerous sport of Indian horse relay racing.

Atlanta Braves 'Tomahawk Team'
As Atlanta and Houston battle at the World Series, Native America Calling revisits the ongoing efforts by sports teams to hang onto names and images that denigrate Native people and culture.

Glenn King and Cuyler Frank
History was made as two citizens of the Navajo Nation broadcast a college football game in the Dine language for the first time.

Phoenix Rising - Indigenous Peoples Day
Depicting history, culture and community all within one jersey couldn’t be more unique.

Alaskan Nets
The documentary film Alaskan Nets follows the quest by a pair of athletes from Alaska’s only reservation.

Sports Betting in Arizona
With early morning fanfare, a brand new day dawned in Arizona sports history with the first full day of legalized sports betting.

FanDuel Sportsbook
Although legalized sports gambling is set to begin this week in Arizona, not everyone is happy.

Chuck Hoskin Jr
The federal government has never fully met its trust responsibility to ensure that all citizens of tribal nations have quality health care.