Mountains and Minds: ‘I owe it to them to be proud’ (January 12, 2022)Wozek Chandler works to find success in the mainstream while maintaining her tribal culture and celebrating her history.
Gaylord News: Wilma Mankiller quarter slated for release (January 12, 2022)The Wilma Mankiller quarter features an image of the first woman elected to lead the Cherokee Nation.
Tim Giago: The aftermath of the occupation at Wounded Knee (January 12, 2022)I tell all writers then and now, if you come out to Indian Country to write about us, do your damned homework.
Cronkite News: Native women debut art and social space (January 4, 2022)Cahokia in Phoenix, Arizona, touts itself as the first modern Indigenous art and social space owned by women.
Cronkite News: COVID-19 vaccination rate lags for pregnant people (December 17, 2021)As of December 4, only 17.8% of pregnant people in the U.S. were fully vaccinated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Tribal leaders hail historic nomination of Native woman to federal bench (December 17, 2021)Tribal leaders are welcoming the historic nomination of Sunshine Suzanne Sykes, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, to the federal bench.
President Biden nominates another Native woman to federal bench (December 15, 2021)President Joe Biden continues to make history with his judicial nominations, announcing another Native woman to serve on the federal bench.
Indian Country continues push to strengthen Violence Against Women Act (December 8, 2021)Indian Country is making another push to restore tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians who commit violence in their communities.
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.
Cronkite News: Supreme Court takes up contentious abortion rights case (December 2, 2021)Protesters rallied outside the Supreme Court as the justices considered a strict Mississippi law that could lead to the reversal of longstanding abortion rights precedents.
Secretary Haaland takes action against racist and derogatory place names (November 19, 2021)“Racist terms have no place in our vernacular or on our federal lands,” said Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland.
Cronkite News: Navajo mother works to improve maternal care for Native women (November 2, 2021)When Nicolle Gonzales gave birth to her three children in a hospital setting, the care felt routine and mechanical. It led her to start the Changing Woman Initiative for Native mothers.
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.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (October 12, 2021)ICYMI: President Biden officially declared October 11 Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
Republican opposes Native nominee at Department of the Interior (October 1, 2021)A prominent Republican tried to derail the nomination of Bob Anderson to serve as the Solicitor at the Department of the Interior.
Our missing and murdered Indigenous relatives deserve attention and resources (September 30, 2021)The loss of an Indigenous woman’s life is all too familiar in our communities.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (September 30, 2021)Violence against Indigenous women is preventable and will end when Indian Nations have the full authority of self-government.
Gaylord News: Poet laureate Joy Harjo begins historic third term (September 28, 2021)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.
Gaylord News: Chickasaw citizen secures top legal post at Department of Agriculture (September 16, 2021)For the first time in history, an Indigenous woman is overseeing U.S. agriculture law – but Janie Simms Hipp is just the latest in a number of Native people nominated to top posts in the Biden administration.
Native America Calling: Rethinking Native pageant royalty (September 15, 2021)Summer pageants and fairs offer a chance for young Native women to represent their nations as royalty.
Native America Calling: Indigenous prenatal nutrition (August 30, 2021)Pregnant women need a healthy diet to minimize the risk of developmental problems with their babies. But many Indigenous people have limited access to fresh food and good nutritional guidance.
Native America Calling: A new round of Native stories on film (August 17, 2021)Native America Calling will hear from filmmakers and representatives from Vision Maker Media about the projects and the power of Native documentary film.
Native America Calling: Native women’s success in business (August 11, 2021)A report by American Express found Native women make up just 1.4 percent of all women-owned businesses.
Native America Calling bids farewell to longtime host (July 27, 2021)Native America Calling, one of the most widely-heard Native radio programs, is entering a new chapter in its storied history.
Cronkite News: New initiative addresses maternal mortality (July 14, 2021)In Arizona, Native American women are four times more likely to die during birth than white women – the highest rate across the state.
Google Doodle celebrates Mohawk activist Mary Two-Axe Earley (June 28, 2021)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.
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