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 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


Nominations open for Native youth leadership awards

MESA, Ariz.-Nominations are now open for the 2018 UNITY 25 Under 25 Native Youth Leadership Awards. The program is designed to celebrate the achievements of Native American and... — 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


Navajo Tribal member becomes UFC Flyweight Champ

LUKACHUKAI, Ariz.-In December, Navajo tribal member Nicco Montaño defeated Roxanne Modafferi to become the first Navajo Ultimate Fighting Championship Flyweight Champion.... — Updated 1/4/2018


Awards announced from 42nd Annual American Indian Film Festival

SAN FRANCISCO-The 42nd Annual American Indian Film Festival was held November 4th at the Brava Theater Center in San Francisco. Established in 1975, the American Indian Film... — Updated 1/4/2018


Bear Ears Monument remains controversial

Bear Ears Monument in Utah remains in the middle of controversy. The state of Utah has submitted maps to the Interior Department that show Bear Ears National Monument cut in size fr... — Updated 11/16/2017


Sex trafficking in Indian Country a "significant problem," senators told

WASHINGTON-Sex trafficking in Indian Country is a significant problem, with tribal women and children suffering at higher rates than the general population, a panel of experts and... — Updated 11/16/2017


Cities switch honor from Columbus to Indigenous Peoples

KANSAS CITY-On October 9, Kansas City, Mo., officially declared the day as Indigenous Peoples Day, joining a growing list of more than 50 U.S. cities shucking the celebrations of... — Updated 11/16/2017


Village seal changed due to racist charges

Whitesboro, a village of about 3,700 in central New York's Oneida County, recently unveiled a new official seal in efforts to respond to a charge of racism. The previous seal... — Updated 11/16/2017


Indian Life columnist receives Lifetime Achievement Award

The Tomaquag Museum, Rhode Island's only museum dedicated to telling the story of the state's Indigenous Peoples, recently awarded Indian Life's Native Cooking columnist with their... — Updated 11/16/2017


Canadian government settles lawsuit over children "scooped" out of indigenous communities

On October 6, 2017, The Canadian federal government agreed to pay C$750 million to the survivors of the "Sixties Scoop" program, in which 20,000 First Nations children were removed... — Updated 11/16/2017


Aboriginals in Canada increasing four times faster than population

According to Canada's 2016 Census, the indigenous population of the country is growing at four times the rate of the rest of the population. Nearly 1.7 million people identified as... — Updated 11/16/2017


Senators introduce resolution to honor Native American Heritage Month

WASHINGTON-Senators John Hoeven (R-ND) and Tom Udall (D-NM), chairman and vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA), led a bipartisan group of 21 senators in... — Updated 11/16/2017


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