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Arne Vainio: Our ancestors put lessons for life in our language
Opinion

Arne Vainio: Our ancestors put lessons for life in our language (July 9, 2018)

On the first day of my new way of life, I didn’t live up to the lessons our old ones put into our language.

'No question at all': More Indigenous families are crossing the border
Law | National | Politics | World

'No question at all': More Indigenous families are crossing the border (June 25, 2018)

Language barriers mean Indigenous families may be more likely to be split up when they cross into the United States.

The Conversation: Indigenous communities are no strangers to mathematics
Canada | Education | Technology

The Conversation: Indigenous communities are no strangers to mathematics (June 20, 2018)

Inspired by Indigenous storytelling traditions, the Math Catcher Outreach Program attracts youth to the study of mathematics.

Navajo Nation mourns loss of Code Talker Samuel Tom Holiday
National

Navajo Nation mourns loss of Code Talker Samuel Tom Holiday (June 12, 2018)

The Navajo Nation is mourning the loss of Code Talker Samuel T. Holiday, who passed away at the age of 94.

Arne Vainio: Don't wait too long to let someone know they are important
Opinion

Arne Vainio: Don't wait too long to let someone know they are important (June 12, 2018)

Words are not always the best way to communicate and when you use them, make sure they matter.

Ojibwe hockey star celebrates team's historic championship victory
National | Sports

Ojibwe hockey star celebrates team's historic championship victory (June 8, 2018)

Ojibwe hockey star T.J. Oshie made history as the Washington Capitals hockey team won its first Stanley Cup in more than two decades.

Ivan Star Comes Out: We need to teach culture along with our language
Education | Opinion

Ivan Star Comes Out: We need to teach culture along with our language (June 1, 2018)

We need a system of teaching Lakota that emulates the way our parents and grandparents learned.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Iroquois people always give thanks to the stars
Opinion

Doug George-Kanentiio: Iroquois people always give thanks to the stars (May 25, 2018)

There are many star stories in the rich oral traditions of the Iroquois.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Our children aren't growing up with our culture
Education | Opinion

Ivan Star Comes Out: Our children aren't growing up with our culture (May 24, 2018)

From what I have witnessed during my 60-plus years of life, most of our college graduates are culturally handicapped and they do not speak Lakota.

YES! Magazine: Native hiker helps reclaim indigenous place names
Environment | National

YES! Magazine: Native hiker helps reclaim indigenous place names (May 24, 2018)

Native climber Len Necefer has created indigenous geotags for more than 40 mountains.

School on Pine Ridge Reservation immerses children in Lakota culture
Education | National

School on Pine Ridge Reservation immerses children in Lakota culture (May 22, 2018)

A school on the Pine Ridge Reservation is immersing children in Lakota culture, turning the tide against genocide and trauma.

Cronkite News: Native voters still face obstacles at the polls
National | Politics

Cronkite News: Native voters still face obstacles at the polls (May 15, 2018)

Voting can still be a challenge for Native Americans, who may face language barriers, registration difficulties and a lack of access to polling places and government services.

YES! Magazine: Miami Nation ensures Myaamia language is alive and thriving
Education | National

YES! Magazine: Miami Nation ensures Myaamia language is alive and thriving (May 10, 2018)

At Miami University in Ohio, the Myaamia Center is revitalizing culture and building racial equity.

Winnebago Tribe works to revitalize Ho-Chunk language for future generations
Education | National

Winnebago Tribe works to revitalize Ho-Chunk language for future generations (May 10, 2018)

Generations of federal assimilation initiatives have left the Winnebago people with few fluent Ho-Chunk speakers.

Video: Navajo Code Talker Roy Hawthorne shares his story for veterans project
National

Video: Navajo Code Talker Roy Hawthorne shares his story for veterans project (April 24, 2018)

The Navajo Nation lost one of its heroes with the passing of Roy Hawthorne, Sr., one of the famed Code Talkers.

Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker Roy Hawthorne at age of 92
National

Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker Roy Hawthorne at age of 92 (April 23, 2018)

'I always stress to people that we aren’t heroes,' said the late Roy Hawthorne, Sr. 'We were chosen to serve in the Marine Corps and bring liberty to the enemy.'

YES! Magazine: Native language schools are taking back education for their people
Education | National

YES! Magazine: Native language schools are taking back education for their people (April 20, 2018)

The last fluent speakers of Wôpanâak passed away more than a century ago. A school is working to revive the language.

Chelsey Luger: Whose Native lands are you on? A new app can tell you
Canada | Environment | National

Chelsey Luger: Whose Native lands are you on? A new app can tell you (April 17, 2018)

Enter your ZIP code into the Native Lands App and an interactive map will tell you the area’s original language and tribal ties.

Steven Newcomb: Decolonization starts with our minds and our words
Opinion

Steven Newcomb: Decolonization starts with our minds and our words (April 13, 2018)

Where is the clear image of a decolonized society we are to emulate? There isn’t one.

Chelsey Luger: Five places to explore indigenous history in America
Environment | National

Chelsey Luger: Five places to explore indigenous history in America (April 11, 2018)

This may be a young nation, but its Indigenous history is ancient, measured in tens of thousands of years.

Tribes confront unique problems in battle against domestic violence
Law | National

Tribes confront unique problems in battle against domestic violence (April 10, 2018)

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians have had particularly interesting experiences as they hold non-Indians accountable for domestic violence.

Bureau of Indian Affairs teachers accepted illegal payments from tribe
Education | National

Bureau of Indian Affairs teachers accepted illegal payments from tribe (April 10, 2018)

As school teachers across the nation walk out in protest of inadequate funding, some in Indian Country found a way to cope with their below-average salaries.

Taiaiake Alfred: Reclaim the sacred spaces of our traditional territories
Politics

Taiaiake Alfred: Reclaim the sacred spaces of our traditional territories (April 10, 2018)

Let’s re-experience our homelands the way our ancestors did and regenerate that culture

Family of Navajo war hero finally presented with Congressional medal
National

Family of Navajo war hero finally presented with Congressional medal (April 3, 2018)

It took a lot longer than expected but Adolph Nagurski, a Code Talker from the Navajo Nation, has finally been recognized for his military service.

1928 recording from Standing Rock added to Library of Congress
Arts & Entertainment | National

1928 recording from Standing Rock added to Library of Congress (March 21, 2018)

A 1928 recording from the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation has been added to the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress.

Secretary Zinke criticized for offering Japanese greeting at hearing
National | Politics

Secretary Zinke criticized for offering Japanese greeting at hearing (March 16, 2018)

The leader of the Department of the Interior is coming under fire for offering n incorrect Japanese greeting when asked about funding for Japanese internment camps.

Republicans advance bill to prevent name changes at sacred site
Environment | National | Politics

Republicans advance bill to prevent name changes at sacred site (March 14, 2018)

Republicans are reaching back to the Obama administration to justify a bill that prevents any changes to the namesake of Devils Tower National Monument.

Ivan Star Comes Out: I was raised to believe that God was White
Opinion

Ivan Star Comes Out: I was raised to believe that God was White (March 13, 2018)

If a decade is 120 months, I spent 80 months or so in a school environment intended to 'Kill the Indian' in me.

Indigenous game helps arrivals, new and old, preserve traditions
National | Sports | World

Indigenous game helps arrivals, new and old, preserve traditions (March 13, 2018)

A ball game that has been played in Mexico for centuries gives indigenous people a way to maintain their traditions in the United States,

Albert Bender: Thought-provoking 'Hostiles' deserves to be seen
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion

Albert Bender: Thought-provoking 'Hostiles' deserves to be seen (March 12, 2018)

The latest Indigenous big-screen movie Hostiles has more redemptive qualities than not.

Republican bill blunts Native efforts to change name at sacred site
Environment | National | Politics

Republican bill blunts Native efforts to change name at sacred site (March 9, 2018)

Republican lawmakers are once again trying to protect the namesake of Devils Tower National Monument even though tribal leaders and advocates have called for change.

Oscars see a bit of diversity on stage with Native presenter and performance
Arts & Entertainment | National

Oscars see a bit of diversity on stage with Native presenter and performance (March 5, 2018)

Hollywood isn't a place where Native Americans will find a lot of opportunities but some signs of change were seen during the industry's biggest night of the year.

Tim Giago: Boarding school trauma still haunts Indian Country
Education | Opinion

Tim Giago: Boarding school trauma still haunts Indian Country (February 5, 2018)

Over the past 125 years, Indian people have been used for many social, educational and welfare experiments in the United States.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Education must emphasize our cultural identity
Education | Opinion

Ivan Star Comes Out: Education must emphasize our cultural identity (February 1, 2018)

Colonialism explains the endless adversity under which we have struggled, even as we enter the 21st century.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation works to preserve our language
Education | Opinion

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation works to preserve our language (January 30, 2018)

Preserving the Cherokee language is preserving Cherokee identity, as the heritage and traditions of the tribe are rooted in our language.

Suzan Shown Harjo: 'Hostiles' film depicts Native people as humans
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion

Suzan Shown Harjo: 'Hostiles' film depicts Native people as humans (January 29, 2018)

People need to see Hostiles because it is a demarcation point in the evolution of the western.

Narragansett student nominated for presidential scholars program
Education | National

Narragansett student nominated for presidential scholars program (January 24, 2018)

Sherenté Mishitashin Harris, a young citizen of the Narragansett Tribe, is among the candidates for the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.

Lake named for advocate of tribal removal changed to 'Bde Maka Ska'
Environment

Lake named for advocate of tribal removal changed to 'Bde Maka Ska' (January 19, 2018)

The largest lake in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is now being recognized by its original Native name.

Ivan Star Comes Out: We are still here with our language and culture intact
Opinion

Ivan Star Comes Out: We are still here with our language and culture intact (January 10, 2018)

From my perspective modern American society knows little to nothing of the indigenous world.

Halee Kirkwood: Seven acts of Native resistance they don't teach in schools
Education

Halee Kirkwood: Seven acts of Native resistance they don't teach in schools (January 8, 2018)

It is irresponsible to teach the tragedies without also teaching the resistance movements that oppose colonial violence.

Mark Rahner: The really scary thing about the CDC's seven 'banned' words
Opinion

Mark Rahner: The really scary thing about the CDC's seven 'banned' words (December 19, 2017)

This is how it happens: one day, you read that your government has begun censoring language.

Navajo Nation leaders offer condolences to family of Code Talker Teddy Draper
National

Navajo Nation leaders offer condolences to family of Code Talker Teddy Draper (December 15, 2017)

Another Navajo Code Talker, the World War II heroes who used their language to develop and transmit unbreakable codes, has fallen.

Death of George B. Willie marks another loss in ranks of the Navajo Code Talkers
National

Death of George B. Willie marks another loss in ranks of the Navajo Code Talkers (December 5, 2017)

Leaders of the Navajo Nation are mourning the loss of George B. Willie, Sr., who served as a Code Talker during World War II.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Oglala Sioux Tribe remains divided on future of our nation
Opinion

Ivan Star Comes Out: Oglala Sioux Tribe remains divided on future of our nation (December 1, 2017)

We have been divided for nearly a hundred years all in the federal government’s favor.

Cronkite News: President Trump overshadows Code Talkers with 'Pocahontas' jab
National | Politics

Cronkite News: President Trump overshadows Code Talkers with 'Pocahontas' jab (November 28, 2017)

Tribal groups reacted swiftly after President Donald Trump used an event honoring Native American Code Talkers to call a Democratic senator 'Pocahontas,' what critics called a slur that marred an otherwise positive event.

President Trump stuns Indian Country with 'Pocahontas' slur in front of Navajo war heroes
National | Politics

President Trump stuns Indian Country with 'Pocahontas' slur in front of Navajo war heroes (November 27, 2017)

President Donald Trump sparked widespread outrage in Indian Country after marring an event featuring Navajo war heroes with a derogatory slur.

DVIDS: Navajo marine Natema Yazzie carries on legacy started by Code Talker grandfather
National

DVIDS: Navajo marine Natema Yazzie carries on legacy started by Code Talker grandfather (November 27, 2017)

It was only until after completing recruit training in Parris Island, South Carolina, that Natema Yazzie learned her grandfather was a World War II veteran and a United States Marine.

Ivan Star Comes Out: The Lakota language is becoming obliterated by colonialism
Opinion

Ivan Star Comes Out: The Lakota language is becoming obliterated by colonialism (November 27, 2017)

Our ceremonies, customs, language, history, and land have been legislatively targeted for obliteration by the United States government.

Osage Nation continues language revitalization efforts with mobile application
Education | National | Technology

Osage Nation continues language revitalization efforts with mobile application (November 2, 2017)

The Osage Nation is keeping its language alive with the help of new technology.

Urban Indian school in Wisconsin helps revitalize tribal traditions and languages
Education | National

Urban Indian school in Wisconsin helps revitalize tribal traditions and languages (November 1, 2017)

The Indian Community School of Milwaukee seeks to provide a mainstream education to its students — who represent 20 different tribes — while incorporating cultural education into every aspect of its curriculum.

President Trump warned not to revert to non-Native name for Alaska's highest peak
Environment | National | Politics

President Trump warned not to revert to non-Native name for Alaska's highest peak (October 25, 2017)

It looks like Denali, the Native name for Alaska's highest peak, is safe under the Trump administration. For now.

Dean Chavers: Boarding schools offered yet another way to 'civilize' Indian people
Education | Opinion

Dean Chavers: Boarding schools offered yet another way to 'civilize' Indian people (October 23, 2017)

The federal government decided in the late 1880s that Indians had to be 'civilized.'

The Conversation: Indigenous people invented the so-called 'American Dream'
Opinion

The Conversation: Indigenous people invented the so-called 'American Dream' (October 10, 2017)

On Indigenous Peoples Day, it’s worth underscoring something that many archaeologists know: many of the values that inspire the American Dream originate with native North Americans.

Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker David Patterson Sr. at age of 94
National

Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker David Patterson Sr. at age of 94 (October 10, 2017)

David Earl Patterson Sr., a citizen of the Navajo Nation who served as a Code Talker during World War II, died on Sunday. He was 94.

Ivan Star Comes Out: We must stop the federal 'Kill the Indian' education system
Education | Opinion

Ivan Star Comes Out: We must stop the federal 'Kill the Indian' education system (September 27, 2017)

Tatanka Iyutaka (Sitting Bull) once said that if one searches carefully for something that is lost, one will find it.

New Yorker features Meskwaki word-songs performed by poet Ray Young Bear
Arts & Entertainment

New Yorker features Meskwaki word-songs performed by poet Ray Young Bear (September 19, 2017)

Poet and novelist Ray Young Bear, a citizen of the Meskwaki Tribe, has published two word-songs in The New Yorker.

Native Sun News Today: New book shares the secret stories of Sioux Code Talkers
Arts & Entertainment | National

Native Sun News Today: New book shares the secret stories of Sioux Code Talkers (September 12, 2017)

Andrea Page (Standing Rock Sioux) began researching her Sioux Code Talkers book more than 20 years ago.

Doug George-Kanentiio: The life of a great Mohawk named Angus 'Shine' George
Opinion

Doug George-Kanentiio: The life of a great Mohawk named Angus 'Shine' George (August 29, 2017)

Some would say Angus 'Shine' George was a great Mohawk; world class athlete, fearless high steel worker, expert fisherman, master carpenter and highly skilled craftsman with a rich command of his Native language and strong opinions about the world.

Tim Giago: Fall always meant it was time to return to Indian boarding schools
Education | Opinion

Tim Giago: Fall always meant it was time to return to Indian boarding schools (August 28, 2017)

In days gone by the most terrible time of the year for Indian boys and girls across the West came at the end of August.

Cronkite News: Most Native families aren't speaking their own languages at home
Education | National

Cronkite News: Most Native families aren't speaking their own languages at home (August 10, 2017)

Families in more than half of Native American homes in Arizona now speak only English at home, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.