Former Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly passes on (March 22, 2023)Ben Shelly, a former president of the Navajo Nation, passed away following a long illness.
People’s World: Fearless warrior Joye Braun walks on (January 11, 2023)A dauntless advocate of Indigenous justice walked on with the passing of indomitable Water Protector and fearless Warrior Joye Braun.
‘Modern Day Warrior’: Native rights advocate Joye Braun passes on (November 28, 2022)Joye Michelle Braun, a citizen of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe known for organizing the pipeline resistance movement in Indian Country, passed away on November 13.
Dina Gilio Whitaker: Sacheen Littlefeather was a Pretendian (October 28, 2022)“Pretendianism” – the act of falsely claiming American Indian heritage – does real harm.
Ernestine Anunkasan Hupa: Living the life, thanks to Tim Giago (August 9, 2022)Tim Giago left an indelible mark on journalism that can never be erased.
Native America Calling: Rethinking blood quantum (July 26, 2022)Advocates for eliminating blood quantum say it’s necessary to ensure future generations of thriving tribal culture.
ICT: The legacy of Tim Giago (July 25, 2022)The founder of modern Indian journalism has passed on. Tim Giago was 88 years old.
Tribal consultation bill finally set for movement on Capitol Hill (March 28, 2022)Tribal leaders and tribal organizations are rallying in support of a bill that mandates consultation with Indian nations on actions that affect their interests.
People’s World: Indian rights activist Clyde Bellecourt passes on (January 20, 2022)Clyde Bellecourt was a founder of the American Indian Movement. He passed away at the age of 85.
Native America Calling: Remembering Clyde Bellecourt (January 19, 2022)Clyde Bellecourt is among the handful of true giants of the American Indian Movement.
Joanne Shenandoah-Tekaliwakwa, 1957-2021 (December 6, 2021)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.
Doug George-Kanentiio: On my journey with Joanne Shenandoah (December 6, 2021)As soon as Jo entered the room, I knew with certainty we would marry, but she did not.
Tim Giago: Saying farewell to an old friend (November 29, 2021)It is with deep sadness that I write this small tribute to my friend of 80 years, Pat Lee.
Blackfeet Nation mourns passing of longtime Chief Earl Old Person (October 18, 2021)The Blackfeet Nation is mourning the loss of Earl Old Person, the tribe’s longtime chief and former chairman.
Mary Toya, mother of Secretary Deb Haaland, passes on (October 18, 2021)“The Department of the Interior mourns with Secretary Deb Haaland as she and her family grieve the loss of her mother,” a statement read.
Tim Giago: The death of a Native news salesman (September 27, 2021)When I opened an office of my newspaper in Rapid City back in the 1980s one of my frequent visitors was Lloyd Goings.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (January 25, 2021)Get more involved in our NAFOA community!
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.
Native America Calling: Remembering those who walked on in 2020 (December 28, 2020)Native America Calling will take time to honor those who walked on, like educator Maxine Racehorse Edmo and activist Eddie Benton-Banai.
Lakota leader Tom Poor Bear dies after battle with COVID-19 (December 17, 2020)From advancing treaty rights to fighting the Keystone XL Pipeline, Tom Poor Bear dedicated his life to the Oglala Sioux Tribe.
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.
Navajo Nation mourns passing of Marilou B. Begaye, retired judge (September 30, 2020)Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer offer condolences and prayers for the family of retired Navajo Nation Judge Marilou B. Begaye.
Tim Giago: Honoring the professors and Native journalists who paved the way (September 21, 2020)It seems that this past year has been a terrible one filled with the loss of some great American journalists and journalism professors, Native and non-Native.
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