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Native American life expectancy rising

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Life expectancy for American Indians is decades longer than it was in the 1960s, nearly closing the gap with the rest of the U.S. population, according to... — Updated 7/16/2018


Laura Ingalls Wilder's award renamed due to racism

Chicago-A division of the American Library Association voted unanimously to remove Laura Ingalls Wilder's name from a major children's literature award because the author's books... — Updated 7/16/2018


Statement on the 10th anniversary of residential school apology

OTTAWA-The Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, Carolyn Bennett, issued the following statement on June 11, 2018: Today we reflect on a historic milestone in... — Updated 7/16/2018


Canadian Heritage launches engagement sessions on First Nations, Inuit and Métis languages

GATINEAU, Quebec-In June, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, launched the intensive community-based engagement sessions that will be held across Canada thi... — Updated 7/16/2018


CRYP receives grant for Keya cafe food truck

Eagle Butte, S. Dak.-The Cheyenne River Youth Project recently received a $10,000 South Dakota Fund grant from the South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF). "Our relationship with... — Updated 7/16/2018


AFN renews Families First call as inquiry extends mandate

Ottawa-Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Carolyn Bennett recently announced the federal government will extend the National Inquiry on Missing and... — Updated 7/16/2018


President Begaye: No uranium exploration, extraction or transportation on Navajo lands

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.-President Russell Begaye is applauding the U.S. House of Representatives for its unanimous approval June 7 of an amendment that allocates $1 million from the Depa... — Updated 7/16/2018


Chickasaw Institute opens enrollment for Chickasaw citizens

ARDMORE, Okla.-Chickasaw citizens have the opportunity to further their careers through courses offered by the Chickasaw Institute. Chickasaw Institute partners with technology cent... — Updated 7/16/2018


Canada Indigenous population at double risk for epilepsy

SASKATOON-University of Saskatchewan researchers have discovered that the incidence of epilepsy in the Canadian Indigenous population is twice that of non-Indigenous Canadians. In... — Updated 7/16/2018


Preservation grants provide $11.4 million for 175 tribes

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Park Service (NPS) today announced $48.9 million in historic preservation grants for U.S. states, territories, and partnering nations, and $11.4 million for hi... — Updated 7/16/2018


First mobile food pantry for veterans at Cherokee Nation

TAHLEQUAH, Okla.-Disabled U.S. Marine Corps veteran J.C. Wilson drove his silver Nissan Versa into the parking lot of the Cherokee Nation Veterans Center on Tuesday, where volunteer... — Updated 7/16/2018


Cherokee Language Master Apprentice Program accepting applications

TAHLEQUAH, Okla.-The Cherokee Language Master Apprentice Program is now accepting applications. The two-year language program is centered on a group language immersion experience an... — Updated 7/16/2018


Government of Canada to give job tools to Northwest Territories

YELLOWKNIFE, NWT-In June, the governments of Canada and Northwest Territories signed agreements that will see Canada provide Northwest Territories with over $46 million over six... — Updated 7/17/2018


Arctic Indigenous communities enhance marine search and rescue

OTTAWA-Through the Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada is working to improve marine safety and responsible shipping, protect Canada's marine environment and offer new... — Updated 7/17/2018


First Nations approve proposed Williams Treaties settlement

OTTAWA-In June, seven First Nations outside Toronto have voted to accept a $1.1-billion settlement deal with the federal and provincial governments to resolve a long-standing... — Updated 7/17/2018


Treaty of 1868 comes to Navajo Museum

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.-One hundred and fifty years ago, leaders from the United States and the Navajo Nation etched their signatures on a treaty that reunited the Navajo people with the... — Updated 7/17/2018


McCollum-Cole Amendment on Tribal Victim Services passes in House

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The House Appropriations Committee recently adopted an amendment offered by Representatives Betty McCollum (D-MN) and Tom Cole (R-OK) that would support tribal... — Updated 7/17/2018


Arizona State University wins NAJA awards 

PHOENIX, Ariz.-News coverage of Native American issues, a top priority for Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, is being... — Updated 7/17/2018


Chickasaw Nation highlights artistic works of weaver Tyra Shackleford

SULPHUR, Okla.-Tyra Shackleford has prepared a selection of her award-winning, hand-woven textiles to show to the public at the ARTesian Gallery & Studios, in Sulphur, Okla. Sha... — Updated 7/17/2018


Native Americans compete in relay sport

GILLETTE, Wyo.-Each summer, many Native Americans enjoy participating in a centuries-old Indigenous sport. Horse Nations Indian Relay "Tour of Champions 2018" began in late May in... — Updated 7/17/2018


Canadian professors launch Indigenous history website

TORONTO, Ont.-Shekoh Neechie: An Indigenous History Site went live in June, coinciding with National Indigenous Peoples Day. University of Saskatchewan professors Robert Alexander... — Updated 7/17/2018


Fierce Girls designed to empower Indigenous girls

TORONTO, Ont.-In late June, Fierce Girls was launched at the Toronto Film Festival. Touted as the world's first superhero series created for Indigenous girls. Fierce Girls, is an in... — Updated 7/17/2018


Indian Life wins award

Winnipeg-In April, Indian Life newspaper received the Award of Merit in the Evangelical Press Association's annual Awards of Excellence contest. The contest had more than 1,200... — Updated 5/21/2018


Oklahoma tribes help on education shortfall, hopeful for future

TULSA, Okla.-Teachers of Native American students were among those frustrated and disappointed by the results of the recent teacher walk-out in Oklahoma to demand better pay and... — Updated 5/21/2018


Indian Life Banquet 2018

Did you ever get an invite to something that-well, you just knew you had to get there? Whatever it took! You cancelled that Hawaiian holiday, postponed that summit with Justin and... — Updated 5/21/2018


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