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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 

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