tag: languages

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.
Bethany Yellowtail
One of Indian Country’s most well-known fashion designers is under fire after unveiling a new collection that bears striking similarities to another Native artist’s work.
Jonathan Nez
Jonathan Nez, the incumbent president of the Navajo Nation, kicked off his re-election campaign over the weekend.
StrongHearts Native Helpline
A prominent photographer who built a sizable following online with posts featuring Native women and girls is stepping out of the spotlight after survivors came forward with accounts of trauma.
@hucpiga on TikTok
A young voice from the Winnebago Tribe spurred big change and helped address anti-LGBTQ actions in the community.
Navajo Nation
Indigenous people across the globe are disproportionately impacted by the effects of climate change.
Pope Francis
Christian churches destroyed the lives of more Lakota boys and girls than they will ever know.
Edith Kanakaole
Edith Kanaka’ole was an acclaimed Native Hawaiian composer, chanter, hula dancer and educator.
Piestewa Peak
California, Idaho and Arizona rank highest among the 37 states with place names deemed derogatory to Native women.
Lawrence Hart
The Cheyenne people, both Northern and Southern, are mourning the passing of a prominent religious and spiritual leader.
Sugar Maple and Yellow Birch
The Maple Tree (Wahta in Mohawk) is recognized by the Iroquois people as the representative of all trees.
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, is hoping to become the first Native federal judge in the entire state of California.
Sequoyah Schools
For more than 150 years, Sequoyah Schools have been a safe place for Cherokee and Native youth to live, learn and grow.
Melissa Isaac
Melissa Isaac, a citizen of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe, made waves as a guest of First Lady Dr. Jill Biden at the State of the Union.
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.
Snow Snake: Traditional Winter Game of the Haudenosaunee
Traditional Native winter games are seeing a surge in popularity thanks to culture and language revitalization efforts.
The Guardian
We know that over the long term a prosperous Cherokee Nation and a prosperous Oklahoma go hand in hand.
Marissa Spang
COVID hit public schools in the tribal capital hard, amplifying long-standing staffing shortages, disrupting routines, and giving administrators, teachers and students new lessons in resilience.
United Nations International Decade of Indigenous Languages
This month kicks off the United Nations International Decade of Indigenous Languages.
Nāpua Greig
Nāpua Greig, a Native Hawaiian musician and educator, offers an opening song at a Senate Committee on Indian Affairs oversight hearing.
'We are not your mascot'
Leaders of a U.S. Congressional committee will host a roundtable to examine what they are calling the “toxic workplace culture” within the Washington professional football team.
Tim Giago
Richard “Sonny” Torres loved to give people nicknames.
Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians
The Little Shell Tribal Health Clinic is slated to open roughly two years after the tribal nation achieved its long-sought federal recognition.
Long Line of Ladies
The Sundance Film Festival features a wide range of films from Native creators.
Guadalupe, Arizona
A mix of stigma, misinformation and bad accounting let COVID-19 run rampant through a small town that is home to a large number of Yaqui people.
The countdown to NAFOA’s 40th Annual Conference is on!
Cherokee Nation
Without doubt, the Cherokee Nation is home to one of the best and most creative language departments in the world.
Oney Roubedeaux
Indian boarding schools were established in the 19th and 20th centuries with the primary objective of assimilating Native youth by denying the use of their languages, dress and other cultural aspects.
With a dialogue entirely in the Blackfeet language, a new film is an exercise in language revitalization.
Leonard Little Finger
I raise my coffee cup to Lakota elders who taught me so much.
Cherokee Nation
In our mission to save the Cherokee language, we cannot and we will not fail.
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.
Cherokee Nation Immersion School
“Preserving Native languages is fundamental to preserving all aspects of tribal cultures and traditions,” said Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland.
Deb Haaland
Secretary Deb Haaland visits Alcatraz Island to mark the 52nd anniversary of its occupation by Native activists.
Michael Ulroan
Indigenous students have been rendered virtually invisible in higher education.
nativeamericacalling nac
From the Coushatta Tribe to the Red Lake Nation’, dozens of tribes are devoting emergency federal relief to projects to preserve traditional language and culture.
Deb Haaland
“Racist terms have no place in our vernacular or on our federal lands,” said Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland.
White House Tribal Nations Summit
The Joe Biden administration concludes the White House Tribal Nations Summit on November 16, 2021.