tag: youth

Allie Greenleaf Maldonado
A Native person will serve on one of the highest courts in Michigan for the first time in state history.
Eileen Janis
Eileen Janis spent years battling the epidemic of youth suicide among her people, the Oglala Lakota. She passed away at the age of 61.
NAFOA
Post-long weekend productivity hack: Grab a coffee and read this newsletter.
Stop Colonizers: Protect ICWA
A case before the United States Supreme Court could resume the genocide of tribal nations.
Durbin Feeling Language Center
Cherokee language is core to our culture and our identity as a distinct people.
White House Tribal Youth Forum
Dozens of young Native people flocked to the nation’s capital for the return of the White House Tribal Youth Forum, where they saw food sovereignty in action.
White House Tribal Youth Forum
“USDA is committed to empowering tribal self-determination and bringing Indigenous perspectives into agriculture, food, and nutrition,” said Secretary Tom Vilsack.
Forever Cousins and Look Grandma
A number of new Native children’s books make great bedtime stories, especially for those hungry little book worms.
House of Tears Carvers
Indian Country will be out in force as the nation’s highest court weighs the future of the Indian Child Welfare Act.
Running Down a Dream - Ku Stevens
Ku Stevens’ great-grandfather escaped an Indian boarding school by running 50 miles through the desert to get home. Decades later, Ku runs to honor that legacy.
Jim Thorpe on the Sovereignty Run
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.
NAFOA
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Elizabeth Hoover
A controversial scholar who claimed to be Native for decades has ended her relationships with two prominent Native food organizations.
Elizabeth Hoover
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.
SLASH/BACK
A group of Inuit teenage girls face off against murderous aliens that inhabit the bodies of people and animals in a new film.
Indians Allowed
A business in South Dakota that banned Native patrons from the premises is being sued by the United States government for racial discrimination.
Native America Calling NAC
Getting signed to a college sports team is a dream for many Native athletes.
A new Netflix show for preschoolers features all Native writers, including showrunner and creator Karissa Valencia.
Haskell Indian Nations University
A new Department of the Interior pilot program aims to place Native food hubs at locations around the country.
NAFOA
Welcome community, to #NAFOAFall22!
Washington State Penitentiary
Native prisoners at the Washington State Penitentiary hosted their first powwow in three years, a 50-year tradition temporarily halted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
South Fort George School in British Columbia
Many Canadians are coming to terms with the nation’s history of schooling and settler colonialism.
Deb Haaland
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland provides an update at the 39th Annual National Tribal Health Conference.
Bureau of Indian Education
Post-pandemic burn out, persistently low pay, and a disparaging political climate are helping fuel a high number of teacher vacancies. How are Native students affected?
NAFOA
See you next week in the homelands of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation!
Chuck Hoskin
Cherokee Nation has the power and the responsibility to protect all Cherokees and ensure justice is served on our reservation.
NAFOA
Only 2 weeks left until #NAFOAFall22 at the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation!
MSU Denver Powwow
A public university promised free tuition for Native students. Then the details were revealed.
National Suicide Prevention Week
As the nation’s mental health crisis worsens, Native youth are those at highest risk.
The Road to Healing
Few dispute that Indian boarding schools led to more than a century of abuse, systematically seizing Indigenous land, separating children from their families, destroying communities and working to erase tribal languages, religions, cultures and economies.
NAFOA
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Native America Calling NAC
There’s a new surge of efforts to ban books by Native authors and other works that challenge colonial conventional wisdom.
Dawn Walker
Dawn Walker has been accused of faking her disappearance and that of her child in a case that attracted widespread attention in Canada.
Pope Francis
No Native entity knows the answers and to truly heal we need our children returned to our homes.
NAFOA
NAFOA supports all parts of our community — from students to executive leaders.
Jonathan Nez
The 100th anniversary of the Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial in New Mexico was marred by violence after a car drove into the crowd and parade, causing injuries and wreaking havoc on the opening day of the highly-anticipated event.
Prey
“Prey” features Native talent and the Comanche language. It’s now streaming on Hulu.
Standing in Two Worlds: Native American College Diaries
For Native students, attending college is more than just their own personal achievement.
Joe Biden
The U.S. government is in a state of “moral paralysis” on the recurrence of mass shootings.
Pope Francis
Pope Francis, the leader of the Catholic Church, delivers remarks at Maskwacis Park in Alberta, Canada.