tag: languages

Myaamia Forced Removal
Indigenous Peoples Day marked the day 175 years ago when Myaamia tribal citizens were forcibly removed from their homelands near the campus of Miami University in Ohio.
Mary Toya
“The Department of the Interior mourns with Secretary Deb Haaland as she and her family grieve the loss of her mother,” a statement read.
House On Fire - Bears Ears National Monument
The Bears Ears landscape has supported indigenous people of the Southwest from time immemorial and continues to be sacred land to tribal nations, the White House said in a proclamation.
Joe Biden
President Joe Biden is making history with the first-ever White House proclamation on Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
Joy Harjo
Joy Harjo, the first Native woman to serve as the nation’s poet laureate, has begun her historic third term — an honor previously bestowed only once.
Native Vote Indian Country Counts
Today we continue the fight for our rights, until everyone in Indian Country can freely cast their ballot.
Dubbing Star Wars
A long time ago on Indigenous land far, far away…
Norma LeRoy, Alice Johnson
A Lakota mother is trying to understand why a school secretary cut her two little girls’ hair without her consent. And then, days later, did it again.
Mamook Tokatee
Construction on Oregon’s first tribal- and artist-preference affordable housing development, known as Mamook Tokatee, will be completed this year.
Shawnee Language Program
The Shawnee language is in danger of becoming extinct, but COVID-19 and a switch to remote education open the door for revival.
'You Are On Stolen Land'
NDN Collective joins the South Dakota Education Equity Coalition’s call for public comment on the blatant erasure of Oceti Sakowin history in newly proposed social studies standards.
Repatriation of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Children at Carlisle Indian Industrial School
The sordid history of the U.S. effort to bring Native children into boarding schools is, quite frankly, staggering.
Wawanosh School for Girls Memorial
All our generations exist in us and one day our ancestors will carry us home.
Reservation Dogs
Reservation Dogs is a half-hour comedy that follows four Native teenagers in Oklahoma whose dream is to get to California.
Durbin Feeling Language Center
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is meeting to advance Native language legislation.
Cherokee Nation Election Commission
A strong and effective Cherokee Council means a strong and effective Cherokee democracy.
Mary Simon
A longtime advocate for Inuit rights has been tapped as Canada’s governor general, the first Indigenous person to hold the office.
By 1900, 20,000 children were in Indian boarding schools. By 1925, that number had more than tripled, according to the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition.
Mary Two-Axe Earley
Mohawk activist Mary Two-Axe Earley, who fought for the equal treatment of Native women in Canada, is the Google Doodle for June 28, 2021.
Deb Haaland
NAFOA supports your growth – as individuals and communities.
Jonathan Nez
“As Navajo people, we all have parents, grandparents, and other elders who were subjected to boarding schools and that has contributed to many of the modern-day monsters in our society,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.
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“The federal policies that attempted to wipe out Native identity, language and culture continued to manifest in the pain our communities face,” said Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland.
A ground radar survey of the Carlisle Barracks Post Cemetery was used to gather more information about the tribal youth who died while attending the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania. Photo: Army National Military Cemeteries
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced the Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative, a comprehensive review of the troubled legacy of federal boarding school policies.
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland
Secretary Deb Haaland is addressing the National Congress of American Indians for the first time since taking over the Department of the Interior.
Cherokee Tri-Council
When Cherokee people come together, great things happen.
Holy Rosary Mission
I learned that it was not good to be an “Indian.” We were supposed to forget our language and culture.
Mount Adams
The Yakama Nation is celebrating after a federal appeals court confirmed that the tribe has been right all along about its treaty lands.
Mohawk Institute Residential School
Give us back our lands so that we might be restored to the embrace of the earth.
Snotty Nose Rez Kids
The First Nations hip-hop duo hits top numbers on Spotify and YouTube, by combining their Native heritage with unapologetic lyrics.
leonardcrowdog
Leonard Crow Dog was a powerful Wicasa Wakan, Holy Man, with a beautiful vision of the Sacred Mystery of the Universe.
tomb of the unknown soldier wreath by shayai lucero
The history of Native people and the United States military goes all of the way back to the Revolutionary War.
scia
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds an oversight hearing and a legislative hearing to examine Native languages and COVID-19.
nativevote
They came with studies, they came with polls, they came with statistics. But Democrats and Republicans share little common ground on voting rights.
durbinfeeling
The Cherokee language has always been the heart and soul of our tribe.
montanastatecapitol
Voting access, Indigenous languages and bison management were the big-ticket items for the Montana Legislature’s American Indian Caucus.
charmainewhiteface
Denying our spiritual practices for more than 100 years has impacted generations of Indian people.
Muscogee Nation
Leaders of the Muscogee Nation are dropping “Creek” from its name as part of a rebranding effort, but not all members are on board with the change.
nativeamericanhalloffame
The National Native American Hall of Fame is getting ready to honor a new slate of luminaries in Native business, arts, education and other fields.
Tim Giago
Every Lakota knows where we have been and now we are struggling to find out where we are going.
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“Rebuilding and consolidating Tribal homelands supports not only Native cultures, languages, and communities, but also Tribal businesses that help make economies for both Tribes and surrounding communities thrive,” said Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), chair of Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.