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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


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 Lab... — 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 re... — 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


New app helps Cree medical community treat cancer

QUEBEC-On April 20, 2018 the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay (CBHSSJB) launched a smartphone app of medical terms in East Cree dialects of Southern Inland,... — Updated 5/21/2018


U of S names Canada's first tenured Inuk professor

SASKATOON-Karla Jessen Williamson has been named as Canada's first tenured Inuk professor at the University of Saskatchewan, and one of the few Inuit professors internationally.... — Updated 5/21/2018


Arizona seeks to honor Native Americans

PHOENIX-Recently, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed SB 1235, officially establishing June 2 as an Arizona holiday, Native American Day, and legislation unanimously passed in the... — Updated 5/21/2018


Cherokee Nation, RSU offering Cherokee language classes online

CLAREMORE, Okla.-The Cherokee Nation and Rogers State University are teaming up to connect more Cherokee Nation citizens to the Cherokee language through a new, online learning platform. RSU Public TV's continuing education and... — Updated 5/21/2018


Chickasaw Nation wins coveted ADDYs

OKLAHOMA CITY-The Chickasaw Nation recently earned nine awards at the 52nd Annual Oklahoma American Advertising Awards (ADDYs) ceremony. Three golds, three silvers and three bronze... — Updated 5/21/2018


Cherokee Nation citizen Brian Barlow encourages youth to get involved

TAHLEQUAH, Okla.-Cherokee Nation citizen Brian Barlow is using his last term on the National Congress of American Indians Youth Commission to share his story and encourage other... — Updated 5/21/2018


Navajo Code Talkers museum and veterans center one step closer

GALLUP, N.M.-The state of New Mexico is one step closer to getting funding for a museum honoring Code Talkers, as the Senate Indian and Cultural Affairs Committee unanimously voted... — Updated 5/21/2018


Oldest tribal museum celebrates 80 years

Pawhuska, Okla.-In May, the Osage Nation Museum (ONM) will celebrate its 80th anniversary. Taking its place as America's first tribal museum, the museum is dedicated to preserving... — 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


Meskwaki nation hosts summit on food production and culinary arts

TAMA, Iowa-The Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa, also known as the Meskwaki Nation, and Meskwaki Food Sovereignty Initiative (MFSI) will host the 2018 Great Lakes... — Updated 5/21/2018


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


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 world's... — 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 relationship... — 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 Preside... — 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


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


Moose Hide Campaign encourages men to stand against violence

VICTORIA, B.C.-On February 15, Premier John Horgan joined Moose Hide Campaign officials in Victoria to hand out the one millionth moose hide pin, representing one million people... — Updated 3/16/2018


IHS announces $3.2 million in grants for zero suicide initiative

ROCKVILLE, Md.—The Indian Health Service (IHS) is announcing eight grants for the Zero Suicide Initiative. This program supports projects that promote improvements within a system of care for those at risk for suicide by... — Updated 3/16/2018


President Begaye signs Navajo veteran's bill

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.-In a statement of strong support for Navajo veterans across the reservation, President Russell Begaye signed a bill that increases direct services funding for... — Updated 3/16/2018


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