Pope Francis
No Native entity knows the answers and to truly heal we need our children returned to our homes.

Pope Francis
The pictures of Pope Francis wearing a headdress spurred controversy across the globe — and across social media.

Pope Francis
Pope Francis, the leader of the Catholic Church, delivers remarks at Maskwacis Park in Alberta, Canada.

Dances With Wolves (1990)
Today on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce remembers the Native ’90s as part of the “Through The Decades” series.

Pope Francis
Religious communities, bishops and popes were variously complicit in a system that dispossessed Indigenous peoples and cruelly oppressed their children at Native residential schools.

Pope Francis
Pope Francis is set to visit with First Nations leaders again, this time on their own homelands.

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

2016 Navajo Code Talkers Day
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
The Haudenosaunee Nationals women’s team is on a winning streak at the World Lacrosse games.

Rincon 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.

The Samoan flag and Savaii
This month marks the 60th anniversary of Samoa’s independence from colonial rule.

U.S. Border Barrier between California and Mexico
Democrats and Republicans presented very different views of human trafficking and how to address the problem at hearing in the nation’s capital.

Morgan Behn-Tsakoza
On an intuitive and experiential level, the Catholic Church as an institution was an agent of harm. But Pope Francis has avoided saying so.

Pope Francis
Tens of thousands of Native children suffered abuse at residential schools run by the Catholic Church, all with the compliance of the Canadian government.

Kindred Spirits
This St. Patrick’s Day, let’s explore the historic links between Ireland and Native nations.

House Committee on Natural Resources
The House Committee on Natural Resources holds a markup to consider the Requirements, Expectations, and Standard Procedures for Effective Consultation with Tribes Act.

St. Herman Orthodox Theological Seminary
As Russia works to forcibly annex a neighboring country, it’s instructive to recount the nation’s checkered history among Alaska Natives.

Ukraine Flag
The ongoing invasion of Ukraine has brought expressions of support and solidarity in Indian Country.

Lisa Murkowski and Brian Schatz
With funding for Indian Country programs set to run out unless Congress acts, developments are fast-moving on Capitol Hill.

State of the Union
President Joe Biden delivered an address that toggled between plans for tackling domestic challenges and reasserting U.S. international leadership.

Teresa Leger Fernandez
A Democratic-led bill working its way through Congress would extend the federal policy of consultation to people who have recently been asserting an Indian identity.

Regan Loggans, also known as Regan de Loggans
The leader of New York City’s most prominent and vocal Indigenous group is changing their story after being asked about their tribal affiliation claims.

Fawn Sharp
Tribal governments have “a foot in the door” with the federal government but they don’t yet have a seat at the table, said National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp.

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It’s a big week for Indigenous landmarks in sports.

Nooksack Families
Human rights experts from the United Nations are calling on the United States to prevent the evictions of former citizens of the Nooksack Tribe.

Black Hills Land Defenders
As the political landscape changes, the LandBack movement gathers momentum as never before.

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“Australia Day” marks the start of colonial oppression of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

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From seafood to information technology to staffing consultation, tribes are finding additional markets in foreign countries.

Joanne Shenandoah
She had a bright voice like liquid gold, a luminous heart and a magnetic smile. Joanne Shenandoah-Tekaliwakwa was a multi-talented musician, humanitarian and matriarch.

Indian Country Legislation - U.S. House of Representatives - December 1, 2021
The U.S. House of Representatives meets on December 1, 2021, to consider Indian Country legislation.

H.R.2930 - Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.2930, the Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act, on December 1, 2021.

Mapuche Flag
The Mapuche people continue to struggle peacefully for their rights and the recovery of their ancestral land in the face of increased repression.

COP26
Indigenous people, youth and women clamored to have their voices included in the climate discussions at COP26.

White House Tribal Nations Summit
The White House and members of the Joe Biden-Kamala Harris administration will host the 2021 Tribal Nations Summit.

2021 Native Cinema Showcase
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month by watching Indigenous cinema from around the world.

Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry at National Congress of American Indians
United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry addresses the National Congress of American Indians on October 13, 2021.

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Native America Calling will get the history and explore the role of Indigenous Mexicans in Mexican Independence Day.

Stop Line 3
The United States faces an October deadline to respond to concerns about human rights abuses of Native people who are resisting the Line 3 pipeline on Ojibwe treaty territory.

Australian Aboriginal Flag
Many of the original survivors of the Stolen Generations have passed away without seeing justice.

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Australia is paying out close to $379 million directly to Indigenous peoples who suffered from the government’s forced removal of children from families.