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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 07/15/2017


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 05/12/2017


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 03/13/2017


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 01/9/2017


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 09/9/2016


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 09/9/2016


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 07/19/2016


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 07/19/2016


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 05/14/2016


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 03/24/2016


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 01/16/2016


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 01/16/2016


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


Miss Gallup Inter-tribal Indian Ceremonial Queen supports suicide prevention

DK: You're a true role model! Please tell us about yourself. KM: Yá'át'ééh, my name is Kahlaya Rose Mckinney. I am born for the Owens Valley Paiute Tribe of Bishop, California.... — Updated 11/14/2015


Fun in the summer sun

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ND woman wins Miss Indian World title

ALBUQUERQUE, NM-Cheyenne Brady from New Town, ND, and member of the Sac and Fox tribe was crowned Miss Indian World at the 32nd Annual Gathering of Nations, the most prominent... — Updated 08/1/2015


YEEHAW! Miss Indian Rodeo

Miss Indian Rodeo is a role model of spirit and service! Dedicated to her strong faith, she spends much of her time helping others and honoring elders in her community. As Miss Indi... — Updated 08/1/2015


Native American plays in NCAA championship game

Ho-Chunk Bronson Koenig and his teammates, the Wisconsin Badgers, surprised everyone by defeating the Kentucky Wildcats in the second Final Four game by a score of 71-64. This... — Updated 05/12/2015


Navajo teen with a camera and a cause wins White House visit for short film

WASHINGTON – Keanu Jones just wanted to tell stories of his Navajo people when he picked up a camera several years ago, never thinking that his "simple 3-minute film" would bring... — Updated 05/12/2015


Game Changer

As we sat on the bus that morning, no one knew that the words spoken at that moment in time would ring throughout the rest of my life. "I'm never going to be like him.." "Me... — Updated 03/21/2015


Youth ambassadors attend White House Tribal Nations Conference

Native youth traveled to the nation's capital in December to participate in the annual White House Nations Tribal Conference. The White House Tribal Nations Conference Youth... — Updated 01/17/2015


Ontario student wins Forest Products Skills Award

WINNIPEG, MB-The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) has awarded the third annual Skills Award for Aboriginal Youth to Shownoo Blackbird-Williams from Walpole Island First... — Updated 01/17/2015


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