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Cheyenne River Youth Project teens learn about becoming Lakota leaders

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D.-Earlier this month, five Lakota teens who are participating in the Cheyenne River Youth Project's "Growing Into Wowachinyepi" program traveled to Washington, D.C.... — Updated 5/21/2018

 

Annual financial literacy event helps Native American youth

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.-Recently, Isleta Pueblo and Tiwa Lending Services, a community development financial institution, held the third annual Native American Youth Empowerment Summit.... — Updated 5/21/2018

 

Cheyenne River youth launch performing art series

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D.-The Cheyenne River Youth Project officially launched its Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Performing Art Series in April and will host regularly scheduled events... — Updated 5/21/2018

 

Foundation announces 2018 Mentor Artist Fellowship Awards

VANCOUVER, Wash.-The national not-for-profit Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) has awarded eight accomplished artists representing six states as the 2018 NACF Mentor... — Updated 5/21/2018

 

Young Canadians to guide country's first youth policy

OTTAWA, Ont.-The Prime Minister and Minister of Youth, Justin Trudeau, recently announced several ways for young Canadians, including indigenous young people, to take part in the de... — Updated 3/16/2018

 

Navajo Nation launches Youth Advisory Council

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.-The three branch chiefs came together in February to approve the appointments of the first ever Navajo Nation Youth Advisory Council (NNYAC). The¬†NNYAC was desig... — Updated 3/16/2018

 

Navajo man takes rodeo championship

LAS VEGAS, Nev.-The Office of the President and Vice President (OPVP) congratulates Navajo tribal member Erich Rogers along with his heeler, Cory Petska, for becoming the 2017... — Updated 1/4/2018

 

Canoe carving teaches tribal traditions to youth

LAPWAI, IDAHO-How do you help children enjoy a sense of their heritage? Nez Perce Tribe member Julian Matthews thought that enlisting the kids' help in carving a traditional canoe... — Updated 11/16/2017

 

Cherokee National Youth Choir wins best pop recording at Native American music awards

TAHLEQUAH-The Cherokee National Youth Choir's album "Celebration" was named Best Pop Recording during the 17th annual Native American Music Awards held Saturday, Oct. 14. This... — Updated 11/16/2017

 

Aquinnah Wampanoag citizen aims to make history in Massachusetts

FOXBORO, MA-Jacob Ventura, a citizen of the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe, is hoping to make history in Massachusetts. Ventura, a Republican, is running to represent the Bristol and... — Updated 10/5/2017

 

Darian Baskatawang aims to be the youngest Ontario chief

THUNDER BAY, ON-A First Nations election this fall could make history. Darian Baskatawang, 21, is running for chief of Whitesand First Nation, located about 250 kilometres... — Updated 10/5/2017

 

"I play for the youth": Pimicikamak softball team represents Manitoba

PIMICIKAMAK, MB-Megwan Muswaggon felt nervous the first time he stepped on the pitcher's mound at the Canada Summer Games. The softball player from the small northern community of... — Updated 10/5/2017

 

Blackfeet Nation student denied painted cap for graduation

FLATHEAD, MT-A public school district in Montana is apologizing to a student from the Blackfeet Nation who wasn't allowed to wear a painted cap for graduation. Zephrey Holloway,... — Updated 7/15/2017

 

It's selfie time!

I was in the gym recently and noticed that I'm looking a little more muscular than I have in a long time. I was like "Hmm, I look good! Selfie time!" Like most gym dwellers, I take... — Updated 5/12/2017

 

Finding Joy and Purpose

Roel Arthur Ali III, known fondly as "Bob", is a young man with an incredible desire to lead his people. He is the second son of one of the most respected elders of the Ata tribe... — Updated 3/13/2017

 

Would Jesus Eat Frybread?

LAWRENCE, KS-The fourth annual "Would Jesus Eat Frybread?" conference was held at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas, November 4-6, 2016. "Would Jesus Eat Frybrea... — Updated 1/9/2017

 

Graduates 2016: Two brothers achieve goals by making wise choices

On a hot desert day in rural Nevada, there is excitement in the air. It's May 26, 2016 which can only mean one thing in these parts. Graduation Day! This is the last graduating... — Updated 9/9/2016

 

NAMMY-nominated flutist and graphic designer Jermaine White Elk

Chippewa-Cree/Dakota Sioux performer Jermaine White Elk recently sat down for a visit to discuss his music and art. A NAMMY-nominated traditional flutist, White Elk is also noted... — Updated 9/9/2016

 

Mighty Man of Valor

Geronimo. Victorio. Lozen. The list of Apache heroes looms large throughout Native American history. A contemporary Apache hero has won a great honor that will permit him to join th... — Updated 7/19/2016

 

Levi Platero & band win Best Blues at NMMA

SANTA FE, NM-The New Mexico Music Awards awarded Levi Platero and his band, Best Blues Award at their annual awards ceremony, June 21, 2016. Levi is the son of Murphy and Janice... — Updated 7/19/2016

 

Standing Rock Sioux wins Miss Indian World title

ALBUQUERQUE, NM-Danielle Ta'Sheena Finn from Porcupine, North Dakota and member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe was crowned Miss Indian World 2016 at the 33rd Annual Gathering of N... — Updated 5/14/2016

 

Kelly Montijo Fink takes us on her musical journey

DK: We are visiting with Kelly Montijo Fink "White Sparrow," Mexican, Apache, and Spanish, a wife, mother, adjunct Spanish professor, singer-songwriter, and creative artist. She... — Updated 3/24/2016

 

Youth leaders receive coveted human rights awards

WINNIPEG, MB-Manitoba's human rights organizations honored Indigenous youth in Winnipeg's North End who, as a group, are working together to bring about reconciliation. The... — Updated 1/16/2016

 

Whurlgurl's wisdom

DK: Such gorgeous art! Introduce yourself to us please. SCB: My Name is Sabrina Cote-Brooks I am from Cote First Nation which is in Saskatchewan, Canada. I am proud to be an Ojibwe/... — Updated 1/16/2016

 

Chickasaw archer wins (again) at Tennessee meet

TISHOMINGO, OK-In 1307, William Tell used a crossbow bolt to halve an apple balanced atop his son's head...or so legend has it. Chickasaw world-class archer Shiloh Butts could... — Updated 11/14/2015

 

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