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Washington university receives grants to support Indigenous educators

PULLMAN, Wash.-Washington State University has received two state grants from the state's Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) to help indigenous educators become... — Updated 1/3/2018

Winnipeg has largest Indigenous population in Canada

WINNIPEG, Man.-What Canadian city has the largest Indigenous population? According to a recent report from Statistics Canada, Winnipeg has the largest number with 92,810 people who ... — Updated 1/3/2018

Cherokee Nation receives award for historic preservation

Chicago-The National Trust for Historic Preservation has presented the Trustees Emeritus Award for Excellence in the Stewardship of Historic Sites to the Cherokee Nation. Cherokee... — Updated 1/3/2018

Movie produced by Chickasaw Nation earns praise

ADA, Okla.-This fall, the feature film Te Ata, produced by the Chickasaw Nation, was released to theaters and subsequently to DVD in November to coincide with Native American... — Updated 1/3/2018

New projects to break the cycle of poverty

Thunder Bay, Ont.-Ontario is working with Indigenous partners to deliver 14 projects that will help people break the cycle of poverty, increase access to safe and nutritious food, ... — Updated 1/3/2018

Canadian government makes changes to connect with Indigenous citizens

Ottawa, Ont.-As part of the journey towards reconciliation, the Government of Canada has taken an important step to renew the relationship with Indigenous people, based on the... — Updated 1/3/2018

Advocates worry FCC changes to Lifeline could hit Indian Country hard

WASHINGTON-The Federal Communications Commission is moving to rein in a low-cost telephone service for low-income customers that critics say will hit Indian Country hard if fully... — Updated 1/3/2018

INSURGENCE/RESURGENCE pushes boundaries at the WAG

A very unusual art exhibition on display at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, "Insurgence/Resurgence" brings together the unique talents of 29 Indigenous artists whose work ranges from... — Updated 1/3/2018

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community to construct cultural center

Shakopee, Minn.-The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) has broken ground on Hoċokata Ti, a multi-purpose building that will serve as a community gathering space,... — Updated 1/3/2018

Mixed Americans: How interracial families talk about race

Tempe, Arizona-When Talia Fuentes fills out the race/ethnicity portion of the United States Census, she checks three boxes: Hispanic, Native American, and Caucasian. But up until... — Updated 1/4/2018

The Hard Path to Peace

"When I wake every morning, I am surprised I'm still alive. I don't do anything. I don't produce anything. I don't add anything to society. Each day I ask God why He let me live... — Updated 1/4/2018

Anna Mae Pictou-Aquash

Born to Mi'kmaq parents Mary Ellen Pictou and Francis Thomas Levi in a small Indian village in Nova Scotia, Canada, Anna Mae Pictou was the third of four children. Her father... — Updated 1/4/2018

What's On Your Whiteboard?

"Hey, there. How are you doing?” As my former co-worker walked up, I smiled, ready for a good chat. But after a while, the conversation went there. He started talking about the charismatic, but truly evil person we had both... — Updated 1/4/2018

How I Forgave My Abuser

Since last fall, North America has been shocked by revelations of sexual sins of Hollywood bosses, comedians, and politicians. Recently, almost every day, women and a few men have come forward to accuse the rich, famous and... — Updated 1/4/2018

Navajo man takes rodeo championship

LAS VEGAS, Nev.-The Office of the President and Vice President (OPVP) congratulates Navajo tribal member Erich Rogers along with his heeler, Cory Petska, for becoming the 2017... — Updated 1/4/2018

Two Recent Indigenous Films Worth Your Time

Te Ata feels like a Hallmark production, if Hallmark were ever even slightly willing to be critical of the United States government and its Indian policies. It is a well-meaning... — Updated 1/4/2018

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