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Tribes gather to support Standing Rock against pipeline

BISMARCK, ND-In mid-August, the U.S. government gave final approval for the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which when completed will run for 1,172 miles to transport... — Updated 9/9/2016


Sandy Bay First Nation youth experience the Ark Encounter

WILLIAMSTOWN, KY-On August 6, 2016, a team of eight people from Sandy Bay First Nation in Manitoba, set out very early in the morning to travel 2000 kilometers (almost 1243 miles)... — Updated 9/9/2016

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Massive prayer event expected to draw huge crowd to National Mall

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Crowds will gather in Washington DC this summer. The sound will hit high volume. But this event won't be a ball game, a superstar's performance, a political... — Updated 7/19/2016


Indigenous leaders meet with Canada's Federal, Provincial, and Territorial leaders

OTTAWA, ON-On June 10, the leaders of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), Métis National Council (MNC), Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), Indigenous Peoples' Assembly of Canada... — Updated 7/19/2016


Lipan Apache Tribe wins 10-year fight for eagle feathers

Lipan Apache Tribe wins 10-year fight for eagle feathers McALLEN, TX-Ten years after a federal agent crashed the powwow of the Lipan Apache Nation in Texas and seized their eagle... — Updated 7/19/2016


Laura Grizzlypaws

Laura Grizzlypaws from Lillooet, British Columbia, performed at the 33rd annual Gathering of Nations, the world's largest gathering of Native American and Indigenous peoples. The... — Updated 5/14/2016


Supreme Court of Canada gives Métis and non-status Indians same rights as First Nations

OTTAWA, ON-After a long 17-year fight for recognition, the Supreme Court of Canada handed down a major ruling on who bears responsibility for Indigenous Peoples of Canada. It... — Updated 5/14/2016


62 killed in Indian park that hosted royals

KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK, INDIA-The National Park and Tiger Reserve that Britain's Prince William and Duchess Katherine visited in April, was the focus of a brutal "shoot to kill"... — Updated 5/14/2016


Indian Act turns 140, but few celebrating

OTTAWA, ON-One of the most maligned pieces of legislation in Canadian history turns 140 this week, but few First Nations are celebrating, chiefs say. First passed in 1876, the... — Updated 5/14/2016


Tribes awarded $715M in HUD grants

WASHINGTON, DC-Tribes across the United States, including the newest members of the federally recognized family, have been awarded more than $715 million in housing funds. The large... — Updated 3/23/2016


First Nations sign agreement to protect lands from development

VANCOUVER, BC-A group of First Nations in British Columbia signed an agreement to protect their territory from logging. The deal bars development on about 85 per cent of the Great B... — Updated 3/23/2016


Former broadcaster to run for Manitoba legislature

WINNIPEG, MB-Wab Kinew, well-known broadcaster, author and Native activist, pulled off a stunning surprise by announcing that he is going to run as a candidate with the New... — Updated 3/23/2016


Ah Ho! Bienvenue au Festival du Voyageur

The Festival du Voyageur is Western Canada's largest winter festival, an annual 10-day event that takes place in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The festival, held each February in... — Updated 3/23/2016


Shoal Lake's Freedom Road to become reality

SHOAL LAKE, ON-The residents of Shoal Lake 40 First Nations got an early Christmas present. Well, it's more a promise of one to come in the first part of the New Year. After many... — Updated 1/17/2016


TRC issues final report

OTTAWA, ON-After six years of grueling research, hours of emotional sharing, and months of writing, Justice Murray Sinclair presented the Truth and Reconciliation's final report on... — Updated 1/16/2016


Mille Lacs makes huge hotel purchase

ONAMIA, MN-Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures (MLCV) today announced it has expanded its hospitality footprint with the purchase of the DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis Park Place Hotel... — Updated 1/16/2016


First Nations celebrate and hopeful following Canada's landslide election

WINNIPEG, MB - The "Sleeping Giant" has awakened according to First Nations leaders following Canada's election on October 19, which elected Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau, 43,... — Updated 11/14/2015


Promises made for massive Metis land claim

OTTAWA, ON—Prior to the October 19 federal election which brought in the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the leaders of Canada’s three major political parties all promised to negotiate a massive settlement on a... — Updated 11/14/2015


First woman Grand Chief for the MKO

WINNIPEG, MB-On Wednesday, September 2, 2015, Sheila North Wilson became the first woman Grand Chief of the Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO). A former television journalist... — Updated 11/14/2015


Wisconsin tribes receive prestigious award

MADISON, WI-Two Wisconsin tribes received a prestigious award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on Wednesday. The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and the M... — Updated 11/14/2015


Winnipeg to host national summit on race relations

WINNIPEG, MB-Winnipeg will host a summit on combating racism on September 17-18, hosted by Winnipeg's Mayor Brian Bowman, Metis, and will be held at the Canadian Museum for Civil... — Updated 10/19/2015


Tribes call for new national monument in Utah

BEARS EARS, UT-More than two dozen tribes are calling on President Barack Obama to designate a new national monument to protect 1.9 million acres of sacred and historic land in... — Updated 9/10/2015


Navajo Nation president visits Gold Mine toxic spill

DURANGO, CO-A top New Mexico official vowed to support the Navajo Nation in litigation against the Obama administration as questions mounted amid a multiple state and tribal environ... — Updated 9/10/2015


Thousands march across Canada for Truth and Reconciliation

OTTAWA, ON-The last week of May and first week of June were set aside for a national gathering of Aboriginal and non-aboriginal people who came together to pay their respects and... — Updated 7/31/2015


U.S. adopts new way to recognize Tribes

Washington, DC-The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has adopted a new policy in regards to how tribes can apply for federal recognition. According to BIA's Assistant Secretary, Kevin... — Updated 7/31/2015


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