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American Indian children among those lagging behind.

BALTIMORE-According to an Annie E. Casey Foundation's 2017 Race for Results report, American Indian kids join children in immigrant, African-American, and Latino families as lacking... — Updated 11/16/2017


Navajo, other tribes call land-use bill a step in the right direction

WASHINGTON-Tribal leaders backed a House bill on October 25, 2017, that would give tribes the ability to control more of their land, instead of having to get federal approval for... — Updated 11/16/2017


NCAI joins Assembly of First Nations in calling for a North America Free Trade Agreement Indigenous Chapter

MILWAUKEE, WI | On Tuesday, October 18, 2017, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) membership overwhelmingly moved to support Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde’s request that NCAI join... — Updated 11/16/2017


Controversies continue over Native American costumes

With racial issues taking more attention on the North American stage the past couple of years, controversy was rife in 2017 over the appropriateness, or inappropriateness, of... — Updated 11/16/2017


Tribal Justice: Native Americans hope acknowledging the past will shape a better future

PHOENIX-Law students, professors and tribal members gathered recently at the Sandra Day O'Connor School of Law in downtown Phoenix to watch the new documentary "Tribal Justice."... — Updated 11/16/2017


Alberta names first government building after indigenous woman

In a historic first, a provincial government building has been named for an Indigenous woman. In late October, during Women's History Month, the government announced the... — Updated 11/16/2017


Thousands of elders gather in Edmonton

More than 5,000 elders of First Nations, Métis and Inuit descent gathered in Edmonton for the First National Gathering of Elders in September, 2017. The Northland's Expo Center in... — Updated 11/16/2017


Cherokee Nation honors hundreds of Native-owned businesses

TULSA, Okla.­-The Cherokee Nation honored hundreds of Native-owned businesses, from construction companies to printing shops, during the tribe's 10th Annual TERO Certified Indian... — Updated 11/16/2017


Bryan Rice named new Director of BIA

WASHINGTON-In October 2017, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced the selection of Bryan Rice, a veteran federal administrator and citizen of the Cherokee Nation of... — Updated 11/16/2017


First Nation girl nominated for International Children's Peace Prize

A Wikwemikong First Nation girl from Manitoulin Island in Northern Ontario has been nominated for the International Children's Peace Prize. Thirteen-year-old Autumn Peltier is the... — Updated 11/16/2017


Mi'kmaw artist wins Canada's Sobey Art Award

Ursula Johnson, a Nova Scotia artist, has won Canada's largest prize for contemporary art, the $50,000 Sobey Art Award. A Mi'kmaw performance and installation artist,... — Updated 11/16/2017


Freedmen win landmark ruling confirming right to Cherokee Nation citizenship

MUSKOGEE, OK-The descendants of former slaves held within the Cherokee Nation are entitled to tribal citizenship, a federal judge ruled in a long-running controversy that has... — Updated 10/5/2017


Trudeau tells UN of plans to improve indigenous lives

OTTAWA—In a speech to the United Nations, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that Canada has let down its 1.4 million indigenous people and that his government would do better to improve their lives. When the prime minister was... — Updated 10/5/2017


Exciting times at Indian Life Ministries

In an answer to much prayer (and a long-time prayer), Intertribal Christian Communications (Indian Life Ministries) and Native Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, Inc., form a new partnership. For many years, ILM staff and Board... — Updated 10/5/2017

 By Nathan J. Fish    News

Majority of Native Americans speak only English at home

WASHINGTON, DC-Families in more than half of Native American homes in Arizona now speak only English at home, according to new numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau. American Communit... — Updated 10/7/2017


Interior Department calls for slight downsizing of national monuments

WASHINGTON-Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said in a report to the White House in late August that he will not call for the removal of any national monuments but will recommend... — Updated 10/5/2017


First Nation opens new school in Esk'etemc, British Columbia

The Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services congratulated Chief Charlene Belleau and Esk'etmc First Nation upon opening the new Sxoxomie School, which will... — Updated 10/5/2017


Muscogee Nation welcomes boundaries decision

TULSA, OK-The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is welcoming a federal court decision that confirms the boundaries of its reservation in Oklahoma. By a unanimous vote, the 10th Circuit Court... — Updated 10/5/2017


Trudeau to apologize for residential schools in Newfoundland and Labrador

ST. JOHN'S, NF-A $50-million settlement was reached in May between the federal government and hundreds of students who attended residential schools in Newfoundland and Labrador, end... — Updated 10/5/2017


Canada celebrates National Aboriginal Day with dances, songs, and speeches

Eight Canadian cities hosted concerts from Halifax to Montreal, Toronto to Winnipeg, Calgary to Edmonton, Yellowknife to Vancouver. Performers included Metis Don Amero and Rick... — Updated 7/15/2017


Supreme Court landmark ruling against opponents of racist NFL mascot

WASHINGTON, DC-A landmark decision from the U.S. Supreme Court threatens the long-running case against the Washington NFL team's racist mascot. A group of young Native activists,... — Updated 7/15/2017


Dakota Access faces fines for disturbing artifacts

BISMARK, ND—The North Dakota Public Service Commission has scheduled a hearing to discuss the disturbance of tribal artifacts during construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. According to the commission, the firm waited too... — Updated 7/15/2017


California bill offers tax relief for tribal lands going into trust

SACRAMENTO, CA-Controversy is stirring over a bill in California that offers tax relief for tribes whose land-into-trust applications have been approved but have not yet been... — Updated 7/15/2017


Choctaw Nation citizen lands senior job at BIA

WASHINGTON, DC-The White House is finally filling out its leadership team at the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Gavin Clarkson, a citizen of the Choctaw Nation, will be serving as the... — Updated 7/15/2017


Dozens of organizations sign reconciliation document

WINNIPEG, MB-Manitoba Grand Chief Derek Nepinak, Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman along with other Indigenous and non-Indigenous leaders, attended the signing ceremony for Winnipeg's... — Updated 7/15/2017


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