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2019 named as the International Year of Indigenous Languages.

New York-The United Nations General Assembly has named 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages. The UN typically chooses a different topic each year to raise... — Updated 2/1/2019

New Native American-centric farm-to-school resource available

LONGMONT, Colorado-First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) recently released the Native Farm-to-School Resource Guide, a comprehensive manual for planning and... — Updated 2/1/2019

Tribal nations partner with Interior's land buy-back program

WASHINGTON-The Department of the Interior has signed agreements with the Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the... — Updated 2/1/2019

Women held accountable to Indigenous mediation circle

OPASKWAYAK CREE NATION-In an historic move, two women were recently held accountable for racist remarks on Facebook. It began last July when Destine Spiller posted on Facebook a... — Updated 2/1/2019

New Indigenous atlas provided to every junior high and high school in Alberta

OTTAWA-The Government of Alberta recently purchased copies of the Canadian Geographic's Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada to be distributed in every junior high school and high... — Updated 2/1/2019

Native American leaders hail 2018 farm bill as a "historic milestone"

Washington, D.C.-The leaders of the Native Farm Bill Coalition are applauding the the enactment of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, which passed December 19, 2018, citing... — Updated 2/1/2019

Grant to improve conservation on Native American grazing lands

LONGMONT, Colorado-First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) has received a $98,772 Conservation Innovation Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural... — Updated 2/1/2019

National Native organizations join forces to support the Indian Child Welfare Act

Washington—On Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 325 tribal nations, 57 Native organizations, 21 states, 31 child welfare organizations, Indian and constitutional law scholars, and seven members of Congress joined the United States... — Updated 2/1/2019

At Indigenous Peoples March, different reservations, same stories

WASHINGTON—Nataanii Means spent part of his childhood on the Navajo Nation with little electricity or running water, while energy companies mined coal and uranium nearby. He said... — Updated 2/1/2019

NCAI Applauds Decision by Little League International to Ban Racially Offensive Team Names and Mascots

WASHINGTON-The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) is applauding a decision by Little League® International (the governing body of all global Little League-affiliated... — Updated 2/1/2019

A Man in Motion

I was born and raised in Fort St. John, BC, and I've worked in sawmills in the area for over 30 years. When I was 16 my "career" with alcohol began. I believe my habit of alcohol... — Updated 2/1/2019

Letters from our readers

I am 36 years old, incarcerated at the South Dakota Women's Prison. I am serving a 10 year sentence at 40%. I have two years left before I am released on parole. I have lived a... — Updated 2/1/2019

Pulling no punches: 14-year-old girl aspires to be first Navajo boxer to win Olympics

CHINLE, Ariz.-Even with modern technology, it's nearly impossible to find the homemade boxing gym identified by a tattered wooden sign that reads, "Damon-Bahe Boxing Gym." In and... — Updated 2/1/2019

Youth anti-stigma program resonates with Indigenous communities

CALGARY, Alberta-Imagine having a teepee room in your school with elder volunteers taking turns being available for students. This is a reality, thanks to the HEADSTRONG program.... — Updated 2/1/2019

Cranberries-An Original Native American Treat!

As Ecclesiastes 1:9 says, "There is no new thing under the sun." But nature's most simple edibles can be enjoyed in a myriad of ways. Take the cranberry, for example. This small,... — Updated 2/1/2019

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