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Latest U.S. coin to feature Native American great

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Sales opened recently for United States Mint product options featuring the 2018 Native American $1 Coin. Since 2009, this $1 coin has displayed an annually... — Updated 5/21/2018

Indian Life Banquet 2018

Did you ever get an invite to something that-well, you just knew you had to get there? Whatever it took! You cancelled that Hawaiian holiday, postponed that summit with Justin and... — Updated 5/21/2018

Indian Life wins award

Winnipeg-In April, Indian Life newspaper received the Award of Merit in the Evangelical Press Association's annual Awards of Excellence contest. The contest had more than 1,200... — Updated 5/21/2018

Exhibit showcases Native American basketmakers

INDIANAPOLIS-A new exhibition at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis showcases the work of some of the most admired Native American basketmakers. Mel and Joan Perelman recently... — Updated 5/21/2018

Oklahoma tribes help on education shortfall, hopeful for future

TULSA, Okla.-Teachers of Native American students were among those frustrated and disappointed by the results of the recent teacher walk-out in Oklahoma to demand better pay and... — Updated 5/21/2018

Legislation passed to bring Amber Alert system to reservations

PHOENIX-Congress has passed legislation that brings the Amber Alert system for abducted or missing children to Native American reservations, a move to prevent deaths like those of... — Updated 5/21/2018

Senate fails to reach full vote for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act

WASHINGTON, D.C.-On April 16, the Senate failed to come up with the necessary votes to proceed with a full vote on the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act, an amendment to the National... — Updated 5/21/2018

Tribes in pilot program seeing successful handling of domestic violence cases

WASHINGTON, D.C.-A five-year-old law that let Native American tribes prosecute non-Natives in domestic violence cases "has fundamentally changed the landscape of tribal criminal... — Updated 5/21/2018

Canadian government applauds completion of housing projects

OTTAWA-The Government of Canada is making historic investments to improve housing in First Nation communities to reduce overcrowding and better safeguard the health and safety of... — Updated 5/21/2018

Parliament and the pope at odds over Indigenous apology

OTTAWA-Canada's Roman Catholic bishops recently announced that Pope Francis would not apologize in the foreseeable future for the boarding schools designed to force approximately... — Updated 5/21/2018

The Way to Creator

The first few years of Conrad's life took place in the northern Manitoba Cree community of Garden Hill, along with his three brothers and sister. His father was a hunter and... — Updated 5/21/2018

When Our Hearts Cry

Last month, I read a lot of news stories about the Canadian government's most recent attempts to somehow bring justice and comfort to those who suffered in residential schools. And ... — Updated 5/21/2018

Cheyenne River Youth Project teens learn about becoming Lakota leaders

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D.-Earlier this month, five Lakota teens who are participating in the Cheyenne River Youth Project's "Growing Into Wowachinyepi" program traveled to Washington,... — Updated 5/21/2018

Annual financial literacy event helps Native American youth

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.-Recently, Isleta Pueblo and Tiwa Lending Services, a community development financial institution, held the third annual Native American Youth Empowerment Summit.... — Updated 5/21/2018

Cheyenne River youth launch performing art series

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D.-The Cheyenne River Youth Project officially launched its Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Performing Art Series in April and will host regularly scheduled events... — Updated 5/21/2018

Foundation announces 2018 Mentor Artist Fellowship Awards

VANCOUVER, Wash.-The national not-for-profit Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) has awarded eight accomplished artists representing six states as the 2018 NACF Mentor... — Updated 5/21/2018

Cultural Differences at Core of Two Recent Movies

Same Kind of Different as Me Same Kind of Different as Me is a movie clearly made with a lot of love, but not a lot of skill. It's based on the true story of the friendship between ... — Updated 5/21/2018

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