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Fireworks as Secretary Haaland faces Republican critic on Capitol Hill
A Republican lawmaker who was unable to derail Deb Haaland’s historic rise to Secretary of the Interior had somewhat of a meltdown as he came face-to-face with the Native woman trailblazer.
Native America Calling: Indigenous resistance to deep-sea mining
Researchers and environmental advocates don’t know much yet about mining minerals off the bottom of the ocean floor but the race is on for development.
Catholic Church repudiates legal doctrine used against tribal nations
The Catholic Church formally repudiated a religious doctrine that was used to justify the theft of lands from indigenous peoples in North America.
Native American Journalists Association announces leadership changes
The Native American Journalists Association announced changes in leadership following the resignation of the board president.
‘We’re still here’: Native film depicts struggles as Navajo Nation heads to U.S. Supreme Court
The highest court in the land is once again taking up a case that will determine whether the United States lives up to its promises to tribal nations.
Fake Indian art still a major problem despite federal responsibilities
Efforts to strengthen and improve the Indian Arts and Crafts Act are coming amid criminal cases and renewed claims to Native identities.
Native America Calling: The death of Captain Cook
British explorer James Cook’s colonial exploits were often at odds with the Indigenous peoples of the places he visited.
Cronkite News: Native artists showcase work at Super Bowl shop
Inspired by vibrant orange-and-purple sunsets and local tribes, Native artists and brands were able to put their work on display at an NFL pop-up shop.
Native America Calling: Indigenous languages and the migrant border crisis
Thousands of migrants, many of whom are seeking asylum as they escape violence, extreme poverty, and oppression, are stopped at the U.S. border.
Forward: Republican enters Congress under extreme scrutiny
A Republican candidate’s lies about his education, employment and even his ethnic background take him all the way to the U.S. Congress.
Native America Calling: The largest land grab in history?
The International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity warns Indigenous priorities may not be heard or heeded at the COP15 UN Biodiversity Conference.
Native America Calling: The strength of powerlifting for Indigenous female athletes
Today on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce talks with Indigenous female powerlifters about what draws them to the sport and what keeps them going.
Native America Calling: Indigenous people in Mexico working for equity and awareness
Indigenous people in Mexico are much more likely to face poverty, human rights abuses, and discrimination than the rest of the country’s population.
Native America Calling: What’s on the The Menu with Andi Murphy
Native America Calling’s resident foodie Andi Murphy takes a look at the Indigenous origins of chocolate, checks out a new plant-based Native restaurant and chats with this year’s National Indian Taco champion.
Native America Calling: Native in the Spotlight with Madeline Sayet
Traditional Mohegan stories and William Shakespeare don’t automatically come to mind as complimentary influences. But Madeline Sayet draws on these and other creative forces for her work.
‘We all deserve better’: City officials caught on recording making anti-Indigenous comments
The first and only Native council member in California’s largest city is calling on his colleagues to step down for making racist and offensive statements about Indigenous people.
The Conversation: Advancing food sovereignty in Indigenous communities
The lack of baseline data on the scale and scope of Indigenous involvement in agriculture continues to be an obstacle to effective engagement of Indigenous communities.
‘Huge loss for the world’: Lakota cultural bearer Kevin Locke passes on
Kevin Locke — renowned hoop dancer, flute player and educator of Lakota language and culture — passed away suddenly at the age of 68.
Native America Calling: Queen Elizabeth’s legacy: Indigenous people and the Royal Family
Indigenous leaders are among those reflecting on the legacy of Queen Elizabeth II.
Native America Calling: The cultural and environmental importance of volcanoes
The volcanic eruptions near Tonga, Japan, and Ecuador are all making headlines and remind us of the role they play in Indigenous cultures.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Residential school survivors reject Pope Francis’ apology
No Native entity knows the answers and to truly heal we need our children returned to our homes.
Native America Calling: The history and protocols of headdresses
The pictures of Pope Francis wearing a headdress spurred controversy across the globe — and across social media.
Pope Francis apologizes for Catholic Church’s role at Native residential schools
Pope Francis, the leader of the Catholic Church, delivers remarks at Maskwacis Park in Alberta, Canada.
Native America Calling: Through The Decades
Today on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce remembers the Native ’90s as part of the “Through The Decades” series.
The Conversation: A brief history of the Catholic Church and Native peoples
Religious communities, bishops and popes were variously complicit in a system that dispossessed Indigenous peoples and cruelly oppressed their children at Native residential schools.
Native America Calling: Pope Francis in Canada
Pope Francis is set to visit with First Nations leaders again, this time on their own homelands.
‘A moment 110 years in the making’: Jim Thorpe wins restoration of Olympic awards
After more than a century, Native sports legend Jim Thorpe has once again been recognized for his Olympic achievements.
Navajo Code Talkers Museum prepares for special celebration
The Navajo Code Talkers Museum is breaking ground on a permanent facility to honor the tribal citizens who served in World War II.
Haudenosaunee Nationals advance to championship bracket at World Lacrosse tournament
The Haudenosaunee Nationals women’s team is on a winning streak at the World Lacrosse games.
Native America Calling: Indigenous resistance to gentrification in Puerto Rico
Tax breaks and other incentives are driving wealthy, outside investors to buy up property in Puerto Rico, raising concerns about a new era of colonization.
Native America Calling: Sixty years of Samoan independence
This month marks the 60th anniversary of Samoa’s independence from colonial rule.
Cronkite News: Hearing on Capitol Hill examines human trafficking
Democrats and Republicans presented very different views of human trafficking and how to address the problem at hearing in the nation’s capital.
The Conversation: Catholic Church avoids accounting for abuses at residential schools
On an intuitive and experiential level, the Catholic Church as an institution was an agent of harm. But Pope Francis has avoided saying so.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Residential school survivors deserve justice, not an apology
Tens of thousands of Native children suffered abuse at residential schools run by the Catholic Church, all with the compliance of the Canadian government.
Native America Calling: A transcontinental link between Native Americans and Ireland
This St. Patrick’s Day, let’s explore the historic links between Ireland and Native nations.
POSTPONED: House Committee on Natural Resources Markup
The House Committee on Natural Resources holds a markup to consider the Requirements, Expectations, and Standard Procedures for Effective Consultation with Tribes Act.
Native America Calling: The continuing Russian influence in Alaska
As Russia works to forcibly annex a neighboring country, it’s instructive to recount the nation’s checkered history among Alaska Natives.
Native America Calling: Native American solidarity with Ukraine
The ongoing invasion of Ukraine has brought expressions of support and solidarity in Indian Country.
‘Everything is pressing’: Indian Country funding mired in partisan stalemate
With funding for Indian Country programs set to run out unless Congress acts, developments are fast-moving on Capitol Hill.
Cronkite News: President Biden delivers first State of the Union
President Joe Biden delivered an address that toggled between plans for tackling domestic challenges and reasserting U.S. international leadership.
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