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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


Native Americans' recovery from recession brings little advancement

WASHINGTON-Recovery from the Great Recession has been slow in much of Arizona, but in Indian Country the pace has been glacial. A decade after the start of the recession, Native... — Updated 3/16/2018


Ontario taking action on Indigenous health care

OTTAWA, Ont.-Ontario and Indigenous partners are working together to improve access to care and increase the involvement of Indigenous communities in developing and delivering... — Updated 3/16/2018


Choctaw hymnal app now available

ADA, Okla.- A new application for mobile devices will help preserve a tradition Chickasaw and Choctaw churchgoers have enjoyed for almost two centuries. Developed by the Chickasaw... — Updated 3/16/2018


Percentage of homeless disproportionately high in Seattle

SEATTLE, Wash.-The city of Seattle, Washington may have been named after a Native American chief of the Duwamish and Suquamish tribes, but in today's world the city and surrounding... — 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. T... — Updated 3/16/2018


Ontario expanding early years programming in First Nation communities

OTTAWA, Ont.-Ontario is expanding culturally relevant child and family programs for more than 1,800 children and their families in over 40 First Nation communities across the... — 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


Small Native village gets access

WASHINGTON-In late January, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke signed an agreement with the Alaska Native King Cove Native Corp., which is made up of tribal members from the... — Updated 3/16/2018


Harvard hires first Native American professor

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.-Harvard's first-ever tenured professor in Native American studies, History professor Philip J. Deloria, began teaching last month, after years of activists calling... — Updated 3/16/2018


Annual Trail of Tears Art Show

TAHLEQUAH, Okla.-The longest-running American Indian art show in Oklahoma returns to the Cherokee Heritage Center in Park Hill, Oklahoma, with the 47th annual Trail of Tears Art Sho... — Updated 3/16/2018

 By Jim Uttley    News

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


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


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

 By Jim Uttley Jr    News

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


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


Manitoba commits $10 million to WAG

WINNIPEG, MB—Manitoba has promised to donate $10 million for the Inuit Art Centre at the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG). This contribution will make an incredible social, economic, and cultural return for Manitobans, now and in the... — 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


Student Native newspaper celebrates 120 years

KANSAS CITY-November marked 120 years that The Indian Leader has been published. This, the world's oldest Native American student newspaper, is published by Haskell Indian Nations... — Updated 1/3/2018


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 state-cert... — Updated 1/3/2018


Chickasaw Nation creates phone app for parents, others

ADA, Okla.-The Chickasaw Nation has created a mobile application that offers mothers, fathers and other caretakers a new resource in the palm of their hands. The MOMents app, now... — Updated 1/3/2018


Inuit reaffirm solidarity on sustainable use of the arctic's living resources

OTTAWA, Ont.-In November, Inuit from Canada, Greenland, Alaska and Chukotka came together in Ottawa to discuss cultural sustainability, food security and conservation through use.... — 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, cultural... — Updated 1/3/2018


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