White Earth Nation responds to verdict in sexual harassment case (April 10, 2023)The White Earth Nation says it is developing an ethics code after hearing a “litany of concerns” about a prominent figure who has benefited from the tribe’s name for more than three decades.
Native America Calling: The over-incarceration of Native Americans (January 24, 2023)The research on the over-representation of Native people behind bars is long and vast.
Native America Calling: Lumbee Tribe vs. the KKK (January 18, 2023)In 1958, members of the Lumbee Tribe showed up in force to stop a KKK rally in North Carolina.
Native America Calling: Unequal discipline for Native students (January 5, 2023)An investigative report in New Mexico finds Native students are expelled at a far greater rate than their white counterparts.
Forward: Republican enters Congress under extreme scrutiny (January 3, 2023)A Republican candidate’s lies about his education, employment and even his ethnic background take him all the way to the U.S. Congress.
ProPublica: Native students face harsher discipline in New Mexico (January 2, 2023)In New Mexico, Native students are expelled far more often than any other group and at least four times as often as white students.
‘Empower tribal nations’: Indian Country looks to White House for support (December 14, 2022)With one negative ruling on the books and a potentially devastating one on the way, tribal leaders continue to look to the Biden administration to address the impacts of the U.S. Supreme Court.
AUDIO: U.S. Supreme Court hearing in Haaland v. Brackeen (November 10, 2022)The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in Haaland v. Brackeen, a closely-watched Indian Child Welfare Act case, on November 9, 2022.
Mother Jones: Right-wing groups take ICWA to nation’s highest court (November 8, 2022)The Indian Child Welfare Act set out to fix generations of harm to Native kids. The U.S. Supreme Court could soon toss it aside.
Native America Calling: Oklahoma—are you OK? (November 3, 2022)So what’s going on in Oklahoma, once known as Indian Territory?
Indian Country braces for U.S. Supreme Court hearing in ICWA case (November 1, 2022)The nation’s highest court is about to hear one of the biggest cases in Indian Country’s history and already some troubling signs are emerging.
Dina Gilio Whitaker: Sacheen Littlefeather was a Pretendian (October 28, 2022)“Pretendianism” – the act of falsely claiming American Indian heritage – does real harm.
Controversial scholar walks away from Native food organizations (October 27, 2022)A controversial scholar who claimed to be Native for decades has ended her relationships with two prominent Native food organizations.
Native food sovereignty figure admits no tribal connections (October 21, 2022)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.
Lawsuit against National Congress of American Indians set for first hearing (October 20, 2022)A lawsuit against the National Congress of American Indians is finally getting its first hearing, some six months after it was filed.
Navajo citizen Hoskie Benally named to National Council on Disability (October 3, 2022)Hoskie Benally, Jr., a citizen of the Navajo Nation, has been named to the National Council on Disability by President Joe Biden.
‘The Pretendians’ documentary from Canada tackles hot topic (September 30, 2022)A new documentary tackles a topic that continues to generate controversy. Why are so many people claiming to be Indian?
Native America Calling: The inability to provide clean drinking water in America (September 7, 2022)A crisis making the news is a reminder of the dozens of failed drinking water systems for tribes across the country.
Native America Calling: New challenges for Native voters (September 1, 2022)Join the conversation on Native America Calling to get a rundown of the evolving landscape of voter restrictions that affect Native people at the polls.
‘We just need to be safe’: Monkeypox vaccine rolls out in Indian Country (August 23, 2022)The Navajo Nation is receiving its first doses of the Monkeypox vaccine as experts and providers in Indian Country respond to the latest public health threat.
Mother Jones: ‘We’ve been under these genocidal policies for 500 years’ (August 15, 2022)Federal and state abortion restrictions have been interfering with tribal sovereignty for years.
Native America Calling: Facing growing addiction fatalities (August 9, 2022)A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention paints a distressing increase in overdose deaths among Native people.
Montana Free Press: Film explores ‘Lost Bird’ who found her way home (August 4, 2022)A new documentary applies a wide-angle lens to a personal story of adoption and assimilation of an Indian child.
Cronkite News: Mental health hotline now taking calls at 988 (July 26, 2022)Among racial and ethnic groups, Native people face the highest rates of suicide in the United States.
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