‘It’s who we are’: Apache people take fight for sacred site to federal court (October 20, 2021)The Biden administration is facing a major test of its commitment to sacred sites as citizens of the San Carlos Apache Tribe head to court to protect one of their most important places.
Aaron Payment: Biden administration updates Indian education initiative (October 15, 2021)This past week was significant with the first presidential proclamation for Indigenous Peoples’ Day but the news unfortunately eclipsed another major policy announcement from President Joe Biden.
Native America Calling: Music Maker (October 13, 2021)Ailani, a young musician from the Pueblo of Santa Clara, uses music to dialogue about love, identity and human nature.
Native America Calling: Young people promote healthy living (October 12, 2021)Civic-minded young Native people are devoting their energy to promoting healthy living for themselves and those around them.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (October 4, 2021)NAFOA values our community—thank you for being a part of it.
The Conversation: Education system can’t remain silent on Native genocide (September 29, 2021)The education system needs to help teachers address, repair and heal education towards and beyond reconciliation.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (September 27, 2021)After two years, we’re excited to see our community in person.
Howard Center: Historic trauma contributes to abuse in Indian Country (September 23, 2021)Experts say intergenerational trauma, dating to the colonization of North America, adds to the problem of child sexual abuse in Indian Country.
Cronkite News: Sen. Sinema seen as key vote in trillion-dollar agenda (September 22, 2021)“Where are you, Senator Sinema, now that we need you?” asked activist Dolores Huerta.
Tim Giago: The dark legacy of the boarding schools (September 21, 2021)Indian boarding schools had a dramatic impact upon the lives of thousands of Native children.
MSU News: Montana State University set for American Indian Heritage Day (September 21, 2021)Montana State University’s annual American Indian Heritage Day focuses on efforts to recover and return the remains of children who died at Indian boarding schools.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation invests in our youngest learners (September 21, 2021)Our collective future is being written today by the investments we make in our youngest children.
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: Revisiting the idea of reparations (September 3, 2021)Australia is paying out close to $379 million directly to Indigenous peoples who suffered from the government’s forced removal of children from families.
Cronkite News: Indian students fall behind in testing amid COVID-19 (September 1, 2021)Math and reading scores in Arizona fell across the board last school year, as COVID-19 upended learning and led to a sharp drop in the number of students taking the tests.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (August 30, 2021)NAFOA’s newsletter provides you the latest news and resources for Indian Country.
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.
Cronkite News: Arizona nears COVID-19 milestone as cases ramp up again (August 24, 2021)Arizona is on pace to record its 1 millionth COVID-19 infection and health experts fear that kids in schools and the looming Labor Day holiday will only make matters worse.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation works to protect community from COVID-19 (August 23, 2021)We have already lost far too many beloved community members to this disease.
News21: Shawnee Tribe works to preserve language amid COVID-19 (August 18, 2021)The Shawnee language is in danger of becoming extinct, but COVID-19 and a switch to remote education open the door for revival.
StrongHearts Native Helpline: Domestic violence impacts our Native youth (August 18, 2021)When we say, “domestic violence is not traditional,” it is to remind Native Americans of a time before colonization.
Native America Calling: Is a normal school year ahead? (August 18, 2021)Native students are heading back into classrooms. But COVID-19 is still with us.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (August 16, 2021)NAFOA looks out for our community — help us grow by forwarding this newsletter!
NDN Collective: Native people subjected to ‘erasure’ in South Dakota (August 16, 2021)NDN Collective joins the South Dakota Education Equity Coalition’s call for public comment on the blatant erasure of Oceti Sakowin history in newly proposed social studies standards.
Harold Frazier: Native history ‘gutted’ in school curriculum (August 16, 2021)They have tried to exterminate or assimilate us and they have failed.
Arne Vainio: We all have an opportunity to redeem (August 12, 2021)All our generations exist in us and one day our ancestors will carry us home.
News21: Yurok Tribe exercises foods sovereignty (August 6, 2021)Concurrent crises, including the coronavirus, have worsened the food insecurity within the Yurok Tribe, spurring some to explore their own solutions.
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