tag: languages

Harold Frazier
Native Sovereign Nations are prior sovereigns, embodying the inalienable and inherent rights of Native Peoples bestowed by our Creator.
Spotted Elk
The descendants of Chief Spotted Elk, a Lakota leader who was murdered at Wounded Knee in 1890, are speaking out.
Durbin Feeling Language Center
Cherokee language is core to our culture and our identity as a distinct people.
Cherokee Nation Park
The Cherokee people have always been deeply connected to the land.
The Museum at Warm Springs
At The Museum at Warm Springs, we celebrate our unique cultures, traditions, histories, arts and languages every month.
Harold Frazier
The Supreme Court is an anachronistic body of elderly politicians, who can never be expected to do justice by Native Sovereign Nations.
Elizabeth Hoover
A scholar who has made a name for herself in Native food sovereignty has vowed to stop claiming to be of “Mohawk/Mi’kmaq descent” despite doing so for decades.
Indigenous Peoples' Day
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.
Joely Proudfit
A prominent tribe with powerful connections has taken the unusual step of denouncing an educator and scholar who has long identified herself as a descendant of the community.
Kevin Locke
Kevin Locke — renowned hoop dancer, flute player and educator of Lakota language and culture — passed away suddenly at the age of 68.
Pendleton Round-Up
The real history of pow wows is being made by people today, by just having pow wows.
Washington State Penitentiary
Native prisoners at the Washington State Penitentiary hosted their first powwow in three years, a 50-year tradition temporarily halted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Markwayne Mullin
Markwayne Mullin is poised to make history as the first tribal citizen in the U.S. Senate in nearly two decades but not all Native voters are happy.
Mary Peltola
Rep. Mary Peltola (D-Alaska) delivers her first speech after being sworn in as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Lynn Malerba
It’s been a banner week for Native women trailblazers at all levels of U.S. government.
Dakota Beavers
A star of the hit film Prey wants to find out the “truth” about his supposed tribal ancestry. But Hollywood studios don’t share the same commitment.
Oak Flat
The fight to protect a sacred site from development is once again back in court as defenders of Oak Flat try to stop a huge copper mine on Apache territory.
Deb Haaland
The Lost Trail National Wildlife Refuge is the first created under the tenure of Secretary Deb Haaland, the first Native person to lead the Department of the Interior.
The Road to Healing
Few dispute that Indian boarding schools led to more than a century of abuse, systematically seizing Indigenous land, separating children from their families, destroying communities and working to erase tribal languages, religions, cultures and economies.
L.A. Williams
L.A. Williams is a sports broadcaster from the Navajo Nation. Learn more about her trailblazing career.
Rosie Flute and Chuck Hoskin Jr.
We understand that saving the Cherokee language is a mission we quite simply cannot fail.
Person reading braille
The resurgence of language revitalization helps keep cultural connections and exercise sovereignty. But it leaves out those who are visually impaired.
Deb Haaland
The Advisory Committee on Reconciliation in Place Names will address racist and derogatory terms across the country.
Dawn Walker
Dawn Walker has been accused of faking her disappearance and that of her child in a case that attracted widespread attention in Canada.
Prey
“Prey” features Native talent and the Comanche language. It’s now streaming on Hulu.
Pope Francis
Pope Francis, the leader of the Catholic Church, delivers remarks at Maskwacis Park in Alberta, Canada.
Sean Sherman
Indian Country’s most celebrated chef is facing calls for greater accountability after hiring a domestic violence offender.
Grand River National Grassland
When a person’s heritage originates from several different tribes and ethnicities, I often wonder how one decides to identify themselves.
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.
Deb Haaland and Bryan Newland
The Biden administration is fully supporting a bipartisan bill to study the Indian boarding school era, Secretary Deb Haaland said at a hearing on Capitol Hill.
Wilma Mankiller Quarter
The great Cherokee Nation Chief Wilma Mankiller is remembered for being a defender, mentor, mother and leader.
Standing Rock Sioux Reservation
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s experience is a cautionary tale for tribes working with outsiders to help preserve their language.
The Samoan flag and Savaii
This month marks the 60th anniversary of Samoa’s independence from colonial rule.
Wilma Mankiller Quarter
The Cherokee Nation is celebrating the release of a quarter featuring Wilma Mankiller, who was the first woman elected to lead the tribe.
Troop Hula
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is on the road this week, focusing on Native Hawaiian issues.
Cassandra Baker
Cassandra Baker, who hails from the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, has won a prestigious fellowship from the Udall Foundation.
Repatriation of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Children at Carlisle Indian Industrial School
A bill to address the harmful legacy of Indian boarding schools is getting its first hearing amid renewed attention to the painful era.
Cherokee Medicine Keeper Signing
The Cherokee people’s connection to the land and nature has always been central to our way of life.
Esther Stutzman and Aiyanna Brown
The recent publication of a four-volume dictionary and an effort to build an expansive digital archive have brought renewed attention to the Kalapuya language.