Recap: #DebForInterior confirmation hearing (February 24, 2021)It was a historic day for Indian Country as Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) finally got her confirmation hearing to be Secretary of the Interior.
Native America Calling: The Cherokee Syllabary bicentennial (February 4, 2021)This year the Cherokee Nation is celebrating the bicentennial of the syllabary invented by Sequoyah.
Native America Calling: The COVID-19 vaccine and protecting elders (February 1, 2021)Tribal communities are worried about the toll COVID-19 is taking on elders and what that means for tribal language and culture.
Native America Calling: When to turn to speech therapy (January 25, 2021)The National Institutes of Health says early intervention and speech therapy are key to helping children with speech and language disorders learn to communicate.
Doug George-Kanentiio: The origins of the Iroquois people (January 11, 2021)Watch the stars and your direction home will be revealed.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation celebrates language achievements (January 11, 2021)Two hundred years ago, the brilliant statesman and inventor Sequoyah presented the Cherokee syllabary to the Cherokee Nation.
Legendary Lakota legal advocate Steve Emery passes on (January 6, 2021)Steven C. Emery, Lakota from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, passed on to the Spirit World on December 31, 2020. He was 62 years old.
Ivan Star Comes Out: We are losing proficiency in our Lakota language (December 22, 2020)According to Lakota oral tradition, the tasiyagnunpa speaks Lakota.
Deb Haaland tapped for Cabinet by President-elect Joe Biden (December 17, 2020)In a historic first, Deb Haaland, one of the first two Native women to serve in the U.S. Congress, has been tapped to serve in the incoming Joe Biden administration.
Chuck Hoskin: COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Cherokee Nation (December 17, 2020)I believe in the vaccine and the science behind it. I am 100 percent confident that it is safe and will be successful at containing the virus.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation empowers tribal citizens (December 11, 2020)The Cherokee word “gadugi” describes one of our most important Cherokee values. It means working together to improve our tribal community.
Tribes host Dr. Fauci as COVID-19 crisis continues in Indian Country (December 10, 2020)Lakota leaders continue to see an increase of COVID-19 cases in their territory.
Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) discusses Indian issues in farewell speech (December 9, 2020)Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) discusses Indian issues as he delivers his final speech on the U.S. Senate floor on December 8, 2020.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Confronting racism and homelessness among our people (December 7, 2020)Lakota people are falling through the cracks due to lack of understanding on all sides.
Clara Caufield: Masking up to protect our people from COVID-19 (November 24, 2020)COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rise, with tribal people on reservations in Montana and Wyoming seemingly among the hardest hit.
Native America Calling: Native words to live by (November 24, 2020)In Native languages, some of our favorite words and phrases pack much more meaning than any English translation can encompass.
Montana Free Press: Technology helps keep Crow language alive (November 23, 2020)With fewer and fewer fluent speakers of the Crow language, advocates for revitalizing it hope a free online dictionary can aid people already working to bolster their skills and make learning the language more accessible.
Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne author traces story of tribal courage (November 17, 2020)“The Cheyenne Story: An Interpretation of Courage” by Gerry Robinson continues to earn accolades.
Indian Pueblo Kitchen prepares for debut of new food experience (November 12, 2020)The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is reimagining Pueblo Harvest Restaurant as the Indian Pueblo Kitchen, an innovative teaching kitchen and restaurant centered around Indigenous cuisine education and exploration.
Cronkite News: COVID-19 puts focus on healing and medicine on Navajo Nation (November 11, 2020)Traditional healers, who once played critical roles in governance and health care, are dwindling in number and influence, even as the deadly coronavirus impacts the Navajo Nation.
Ivan Star Comes Out: There are people with that feeling of Native kinship (November 10, 2020)My childhood, adolescent, and war experiences led me to perceive the world as cruel and impersonal.
Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe loses a great leader (November 10, 2020)Winfield Russell, also known as One Bird, served the Northern Cheyenne people in many different capacities throughout his life.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Mohawk numbers and creation story (November 6, 2020)Creation myths form the core of a national identity.
Indian Country Today: Native voters play role in key Senate races (November 3, 2020)With the control of the U.S. Senate at stake, Native voters are playing a pivotal role in important races in North Carolina, Arizona, Montana and Alaska.
Rep. Haaland statement on Native American Heritage Month (November 2, 2020)“Native Americans have overcome many hardships since the onset of colonization — genocide, forced relocation and assimilation — but we’re still here,” said Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico).
The Conversation: Indian day school survivors are seeking truth and justice (October 28, 2020)In January 2020, Canada began accepting claims emerging from a billion-dollar settlement with survivors of Indian day schools.
Webinar celebrates 30th anniversary of Native American Languages Act (October 26, 2020)Please join the National Coalition of Native American Language Schools and Programs for a webinar on the Native American Languages Act.
Forgotten no more?: Trump team puts Native people last on ‘important’ call (October 21, 2020)Just days after their boss bashed Indigenous Peoples Day, members of the Donald Trump administration tried their best to portray the president as someone who cares about the interests of America’s “first” inhabitants.
Native Sun News Today: Words of wisdom from Lakota elders (October 21, 2020)“Advice from the elders helped the tiospaye stay emotionally strong,” Jace DeCory said at the West River History Conference.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Our ancestors never surrendered as a sovereign nation (October 19, 2020)As Lakota people, we struggle to experience even a fraction of what “white privilege” provides for the bigot in this country.
‘A historic day’: #MMIW legislation finally signed into law (October 12, 2020)It took years of work by Native women and activists but legislation to address the crisis of missing and murdered sisters and relatives has finally become law.
Kyle Chase: Celebrating the nation’s first Native American Day (October 9, 2020)If Native Americans’ Day can remind us of just one thing, it should be to emphasize that strong and healthy relationships between the tribes and the state is just as important now as it was 30 years ago.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Respecting the rights of all people (October 7, 2020)We as Native people have a humongous task of relearning our cultural teachings.
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation tackles COVID-19 and Census 2020 (September 30, 2020)The Navajo Nation is working to ensure residents of the reservation stay safe during the pandemic and to increase tribal participation in the 2020 Census.
Indian Country Today: Ojibwe people carry on wild rice tradition amid COVID-19 (September 30, 2020)For the Ojibwe people, the healing power of the annual wild rice harvest transcends the pandemic.
Indian Country bills crawl to final approval in busy election cycle (September 22, 2020)Five Indian Country bills are finally over their last hurdle on Capitol Hill, giving Republicans, Democrats and maybe even Donald Trump a chance to declare victory ahead of the presidential election.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Remember our past and our origins (September 16, 2020)Our ancestors told us to always think seven generations ahead and conduct ourselves accordingly.
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