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First Nations represented well in the Olympics

OTTAWA, Ont.-During the February 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Indigenous youth from Canada were well represented by these athletes: Spencer O'Brien One of the... — Updated 3/16/2018

Government of Canada to create recognition and implementation of rights framework

OTTAWA, Ont.-For too long, Indigenous Peoples in Canada have had to prove their rights exist and fight to have them recognized and fully implemented. To truly renew the... — Updated 3/16/2018

Cleveland baseball team to retire Chief Wahoo logo

CLEVELAND-Major League Baseball has announced that the league's Cleveland franchise will retire the team's Chief Wahoo mascot and logo in 2019. The mascot will remain on uniform... — Updated 3/16/2018

Billy Graham, who called Native Americans a "sleeping giant," dead at 99

Kansas City, Mo.-On February 21, evangelist William Franklin (Billy) Graham died at 99 years old, in his Montreat, N.C. home. In 60 years of ministry, Graham preached to an... — Updated 3/16/2018

Six U.S. tribes get federal recognition

WASHINGTON-After a nearly two-decade long fight for federal recognition through legislation, six Virginia Indian tribes received federal recognition Jan. 29 as United Stated... — Updated 3/16/2018

Tribal leaders call on Washington to respect Native sovereignty

WASHINGTON-The federal tax overhaul passed in December is "completely unacceptable" to Native Americans, just another example of what can happen when tribes are not included in... — Updated 3/16/2018

Cherokee Nation seed bank preserves Cherokee food history

Tallequah, Okla.-Preserva-tion of Cherokee heritage comes in a wide array of forms. There are Cherokee Nation preservationists in areas like language, which is spoken and written.... — Updated 3/16/2018

Cyberbullying law signed to expand protection of Navajo children

WINDOW ROCK-In February, the three branch chiefs of the Navajo Nation met to sign cyberbullying legislation into law. The legislation effectively updates the harassment, stalking... — Updated 3/16/2018

Indigenous partnerships power renewable energy

Indigenous partnerships power renewable energy Edmonton, Alta.-Albertans will see new jobs, more private-sector investment and increased green power generation as the next phase of ... — Updated 3/16/2018

Study finds relatively high usage of tobacco products

ATLANTA, Ga.-A new report released recently by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that although significant progress has been made in reducing overall... — Updated 3/16/2018

I Lost My Son and Found God's Son

It was the last day in March when I went to my trap line on Assinika Lake in northern Manitoba. I needed to check my traps. My son was to follow. When I first got there, I set some ... — Updated 3/16/2018

Fifty Shades of Holy?

My son, Gardner, is a college student who works at a movie complex. Unfortunately for a bunch of teenagers, last night he was collecting tickets at a section of the theater that... — Updated 3/16/2018

Young Canadians to guide country's first youth policy

OTTAWA, Ont.-The Prime Minister and Minister of Youth, Justin Trudeau, recently announced several ways for young Canadians, including indigenous young people, to take part in the... — Updated 3/16/2018

Navajo Nation launches Youth Advisory Council

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.-The three branch chiefs came together in February to approve the appointments of the first ever Navajo Nation Youth Advisory Council (NNYAC). The¬†NNYAC was... — Updated 3/16/2018

Hostiles Fails to Get Beyond Stereotypes

It took me a while to get ahold of the narrative tone of The Hostiles, because, when it opens on a white family living alone on the frontier in 1892, I saw trespassers-not good... — Updated 3/16/2018

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