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Court rules that coal mine owned by Navajo government is immune from suits

WASHINGTON, D.C.-A federal appeals court said environmental groups cannot sue to block expansion of a coal mine owned by the Navajo Transitional Energy Co. (NTEC), because it is... — Updated 8/20/2019

Water investments improve access, offer protection

BAY OF QUINTE, Ont.-The Government of Canada and First Nations communities are working in partnership to improve water infrastructure and expand access to safe, reliable drinking... — Updated 8/20/2019

Indian Life Ministries' founding director passes

On a January day in 1988, I received a call from a George McPeek in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He called inviting me to come check out Intertribal Christian Communications, of... — Updated 8/20/2019

First Nations children most impoverished in Canada

Ottawa, Ont.-While premiers and territorial leaders meet in Saskatchewan recently to discuss the well-being of Indigenous children, youth and families, a new report released... — Updated 8/20/2019

Report urges government to expand procurement spending with Aboriginal businesses to five percent

Calgary, Alb.-The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) recently released a data-driven report calling on the federal government to increase the dollar value of its... — Updated 8/20/2019

Legislation will help build stronger, healthier first nations

OTTAWA, Ont.-Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde welcomed the passing of two new pieces of federal legislation passed in the House of Commons in early... — Updated 8/20/2019

Court rules on First Nations hunting

REGINA, Sask.-Indigenous leaders are celebrating a court ruling that says First Nations hunters from outside Saskatchewan have a constitutional right to hunt in the province... — Updated 8/20/2019

Energy and mineral development grants awarded to 24 tribes in 11 states

WASHINGTON, D.C.-On July 30, Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs Tara MacLean Sweeney announced that the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED) has awarded... — Updated 8/20/2019

Wild rice project sows seeds for university, tribal collaboration

PHOENIX, Ariz.-The Ojibwe people tell of a prophecy that spurred their journey from the Atlantic coast of North America to the Great Lakes region more than 1,000 years... — Updated 8/20/2019

Indigenous Knowledge Fellowships now available

LONGMONT, Colo.-First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) and The Henry Luce Foundation (Luce) have partnered to launch the Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship. The... — Updated 8/20/2019

Editorial Viewpoint

I've been intrigued by the story of a Rocky Mountain Cree of the mid 1800s, a chief named Maskepetoon. Told by many, his story has become a mix of myth, legend and truth. However,... — Updated 8/20/2019

Letters From Our Readers

Let me tell you something, I was down and out awhile ago. No money for wants, let alone for basic necessities. So I prayed to God, pouring out my heart. And He provided me with $10... — Updated 8/20/2019

Scholarship recipients honored

LEUPP, Ariz.-In July, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer joined proud parents, grandparents, and educators at a ceremony to celebrate the... — Updated 8/20/2019

Series about Navajo teens debuts on Netflix

CHINLE, Ariz.-The Chinle High School basketball team, in Chinle, Arizona, is getting a lot of attention these days. On August 2, the small-town high school team on the Navajo... — Updated 8/20/2019

Indigenous youth bound for four-month service trip

WINNIPEG, Man.-A group of 34 Indigenous youth left in mid-August for a four-month service trip in Peru that includes a cultural exchange with local Indigenous communities. The... — Updated 8/20/2019

Film Review

When Indian Horse opens on a Native family fleeing with white settlers in a canoe, you'd be excused for thinking this takes place several hundred years ago. After his brother dies... — Updated 8/20/2019

Native Cooking

Dear Friends, When visiting friends, I usually like to bring along a bean or other type of salad. It can be made the day before you need it and dressed with a simple vinaigrette... — Updated 8/20/2019

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