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NAFOA
ICYMI: President Biden officially declared October 11 Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
MMIW Bike Run USA
“There are probably few American Indians that haven’t been touched by MMIW,” said Patricia Hibbeler, chief executive officer for the Phoenix Indian Center.
Department of the Interior
A prominent Republican tried to derail the nomination of Bob Anderson to serve as the Solicitor at the Department of the Interior.
Justice for Kozee / MMIW
The loss of an Indigenous woman’s life is all too familiar in our communities.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Violence against Indigenous women is preventable and will end when Indian Nations have the full authority of self-government.
Joy Harjo
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.
Janie Hipp
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.
Miss Navajo Nation Pageant
Summer pageants and fairs offer a chance for young Native women to represent their nations as royalty.
nativeamericacalling nac
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.
Vision Maker Media
Native America Calling will hear from filmmakers and representatives from Vision Maker Media about the projects and the power of Native documentary film.
nativeamericacalling nac
A report by American Express found Native women make up just 1.4 percent of all women-owned businesses.
Deb Haaland
The Biden administration is seeking nominations for the Not Invisible Act Commission to address missing, murdered and trafficked Native Americans.
Tara Gatewood
Native America Calling, one of the most widely-heard Native radio programs, is entering a new chapter in its storied history.
Leticia and Vicente Garcia
In Arizona, Native American women are four times more likely to die during birth than white women – the highest rate across the state.
Mary Simon
A longtime advocate for Inuit rights has been tapped as Canada’s governor general, the first Indigenous person to hold the office.
Montana Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force
In Montana, Native people make up roughly 26 percent of missing persons cases yet account for less than 7 percent of the state’s population.
Wilma Mankiller - 2022 American Women Quarters Program
The late Wilma Mankiller, the first woman to serve as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, was a beacon for girls and women of all ages and all races.
Mary Two-Axe Earley
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.
bryannewland
It’s a big day for Bryan Newland, who has been nominated to serve as the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs in the Joe Biden administration.
Tim Giago
I am proud of the many newspapers I have published, but it is time for a new generation of Native journalists and editors to take over.
ginaadams
Two artists who admit they aren’t enrolled in any tribal nation have still managed to find their way into museums and educational institutions.
silverlittleagle
The family of Silver Little Eagle has been raising funds following an attack that took place off the reservation.
usda
The Department of Agriculture is working to elevate its relationship with tribal nations and a Lakota woman is leading the way.
wearewaterprotectorsbook
“I really wanted to make Standing Rock water protectors and water protectors around the world proud,” Native illustrator Michaela Goade said of her award-winning work.
sacramentoprayerwalk
Hundreds of Native people and their allies marched through California’s capital to bring awareness to the epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.
laurenking
A citizen of the Muscogee Nation is set to make history as the first Native person to serve as a federal judge in Washington state.
mothersdaynavajonation
Native America Calling is honoring Native mothers and thanking them for all they do.
reneesanssouci
Family members shared memories and stories of their lost loved ones as the nation observed a day of awareness for missing and murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives.
mildredquaemptsmerlekirk
The COVID-19 pandemic and mismatched databases confound efforts to address failures investigating Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
nomorestolensisters
The issues surrounding missing and murdered Native women must continue to be brought into the public’s awareness to increase accountability of social, political, economic, and government systems and responses.
MMIW Red
The Biden administration is taking additional steps to address the crisis of missing and murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives in hopes of putting the focus back on survivors, families and tribal nations.
mmiwreddress
“Today, thousands of unsolved cases of missing and murdered Native Americans continue to cry out for justice and healing,” says President Joe Biden.
sayhername
Say Her Name debuts May 5, on Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) Awareness Day.
cherokeenation
Wilma Mankiller and Charlie Soap’s work with Cherokee communities set a precedent that we are proud to continue.
nativeamericanhalloffame
The National Native American Hall of Fame is getting ready to honor a new slate of luminaries in Native business, arts, education and other fields.
marlindabedonie
Native Women Running restores an Indigenous perspective to running and gives Indigenous women a platform to showcase their cultures and their passion for this ancient celebration of life.
strongheartsnativehelpline
Our ancestors endured genocide and assimilation for more than five centuries.
northern cheyenne reservation
This is a sad column to write because it casts a poor refection on some people on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation.
drjillbidenavajonation
First Lady Dr. Jill Biden is visiting the Navajo Nation, her third trip to the largest reservation in the United States.
joebiden
President Biden’s American Jobs Plan invests tens of billions of dollars directly in tribal communities across the country, according to the White House.