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Oak Flat
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.
Phoenix Rising - Indigenous Peoples Day
Depicting history, culture and community all within one jersey couldn’t be more unique.
Aaron Payment
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.
Ailani
Ailani, a young musician from the Pueblo of Santa Clara, uses music to dialogue about love, identity and human nature.
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Civic-minded young Native people are devoting their energy to promoting healthy living for themselves and those around them.
Doug George-Kanentiio
True peace will come about when Native residential school children, now buried, arise and are returned to the embrace of their ancestors in their home territories.
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.
NAFOA
NAFOA values our community—thank you for being a part of it.
Memorial to Residential School Children
The education system needs to help teachers address, repair and heal education towards and beyond reconciliation.
NAFOA
After two years, we’re excited to see our community in person.
Pine Ridge Reservation
Experts say intergenerational trauma, dating to the colonization of North America, adds to the problem of child sexual abuse in Indian Country.
Kyrsten Sinema
“Where are you, Senator Sinema, now that we need you?” asked activist Dolores Huerta.
Albuquerque Indian School
Indian boarding schools had a dramatic impact upon the lives of thousands of Native children.
MSU Montana State University
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.
Cherokee Nation
Our collective future is being written today by the investments we make in our youngest children.
Norma LeRoy, Alice Johnson
A Lakota mother is trying to understand why a school secretary cut her two little girls’ hair without her consent. And then, days later, did it again.
Miss Navajo Nation Pageant
Summer pageants and fairs offer a chance for young Native women to represent their nations as royalty.
Australian Aboriginal Flag
Many of the original survivors of the Stolen Generations have passed away without seeing justice.
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Australia is paying out close to $379 million directly to Indigenous peoples who suffered from the government’s forced removal of children from families.
Dolores Subia BigFoot
“Racism and prejudice towards tribes in our states is alive and well,” said a former federal prosecutor.
Arizona National Guard
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.
Navajo Nation
The first time Ozzy Watchman took his daughter, Navajo Nation police never responded to the family’s call for help, relatives said.
NAFOA
NAFOA’s newsletter provides you the latest news and resources for Indian Country.
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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.
Christine Benally
Every day that Christine Benally looks out of the window of her home, she’s reminded of how the federal government failed to protect her child.
Arizona National Guard
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.
Cherokee Nation
We have already lost far too many beloved community members to this disease.
Orange Shirt Day
People ask why the residential-boarding school survivors, their respective families and supporters wear orange.
Shawnee Language Program
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
When we say, “domestic violence is not traditional,” it is to remind Native Americans of a time before colonization.
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Native students are heading back into classrooms. But COVID-19 is still with us.
NAFOA
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'You Are On Stolen Land'
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
They have tried to exterminate or assimilate us and they have failed.
Wawanosh School for Girls Memorial
All our generations exist in us and one day our ancestors will carry us home.
Joe Commanda
Almost 2,000 Native children have been found on the grounds of former residential schools and thousands more have yet to be located.
Reservation Dogs
Reservation Dogs is a half-hour comedy that follows four Native teenagers in Oklahoma whose dream is to get to California.
Eric Descheenie
For opponents of Native mascots, 2021 has been a banner year. Except in Arizona.
Sammy Gensaw
Concurrent crises, including the coronavirus, have worsened the food insecurity within the Yurok Tribe, spurring some to explore their own solutions.
Deb Haaland
The Biden administration is seeking nominations for the Not Invisible Act Commission to address missing, murdered and trafficked Native Americans.