As deadline looms, Congress urged to reauthorize diabetes program for Native Americans

PHOENIX-Arizona's U.S. senators are pushing legislation to renew a federal program that fights diabetes in Indian Country-an initiative tribal leaders say is vital amid the... — Updated 8/6/2020

Native American groups address mental and behavioral health as COVID-19 wears on

PHOENIX-With COVID-19 taking an especially heavy toll on Native Americans, tribal leaders and mental health experts have stepped up efforts to address the emotional suffering... — Updated 8/6/2020

Washington football team retires controversial name

Washington, DC-On July 13, the Washington National Football League team retired their infamous team name: The Washington Redskins. The interim name for the 2020 season, while they... — Updated 8/6/2020

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe receives land victory

MASHPEE, Mass-On July 24, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 7608, a package of appropriations bills which also includes an amendment to protect the land of the Mashpee... — Updated 8/6/2020

University introduces ground-breaking policy involving Indigenous studies

ST. JOHN'S, NL-Memorial University has brought in a new policy-which school officials believe is the first of its kind in Canada-requiring any research involving Indigenous... — Updated 8/6/2020

Cherokee Nation removes Confederate monuments from historic Capitol Square

TAHLEQUAH, Okla.-Two Confederate monuments were lifted by crane and removed from the Cherokee Nation Capitol Square in Tahlequah Saturday as directed by Principal Chief Chuck... — Updated 8/6/2020

Native nursing students to receive full scholarships

BOZEMAN, Mont.-American Indian and Alaska Native students in the Montana State University College of Nursing will have more opportunities to earn scholarships thanks to a new $2.5... — Updated 8/6/2020

Indigenous children's show wins Peabody Award

ATHENS, Ga.-The children's PBS program "Molly of Denali" has been awarded with a prestigious Peabody Award. "Molly of Denali" was the first nationally distributed children's... — Updated 8/6/2020

New Mexico tribe opens movie studio

TESUQUE PUEBLO, N.M.—The Tesuque Pueblo Tribe, a small northern New Mexico Native American tribe, has opened Camel Rock Studios near Santa Fe, New Mexico. The studio is designed... — Updated 8/6/2020

Nunavut harvesters receive nearly $15 million for food security

IQALUIT, Nunavut-The federal government is giving Inuit in Canada over half of a $40-million grant for harvesters, and Nunavut Inuit will see the bulk of those funds. To support... — Updated 8/6/2020

Power to Conquer Pain and Suffering

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. -Romans 15:13 NIV Each of us is on a... — Updated 8/6/2020

Healing Through Jesus Being My Crutch

Over the course of the last five years I have had knee replacement surgeries on each of my knees. I had the surgeries because of chronic pain in the knee joints, arthritis in the... — Updated 8/6/2020

Ramona Harjo (February 5, 1938–February 5, 2005) and Josh Harjo

It is always refreshing to see or hear of a husband and wife team, especially Native American, in faith-based, Christian ministry. Such is the case of Josh (full blood Creek) and... — Updated 8/6/2020

God's Life Line

My favorite mystery ended, and the screensaver satellite image of earth began. I felt too awake to go to bed so I sat, fascinated with watching the picture. I focused on the... — Updated 8/6/2020

One Sheep Matters

The Bible portrays so many pictures of the Lord Jesus being the caring, compassionate shepherd of His sheep. He is the Good Shepherd who will look for a wandering sheep and bring... — Updated 8/6/2020

An Open Door for Positive Influence

I remember Chris, a divorced single mom who'd recently lost her IT job. She was struggling to find her way in life, as well as to make a living for herself and her daughter. She... — Updated 8/6/2020

Laugh Again

School. Do we really need it? English? We already speak it. Math? We have calculators. History? Those people are gone. Physical education? We have the great outdoors. Spanish? We... — Updated 8/6/2020

Make a List

I make a lot of lists to remind myself of things I need to do. I make grocery lists and more often than not I leave them on my kitchen table. I go to the store without them and... — Updated 8/6/2020

Oilers player honors Indigenous heritage

EDMONTON, AB-Oilers defenceman Ethan Bear  honored his Indigenous heritage during the July 28 Battle of Alberta exhibition game by displaying his jersey name bar in Cree... — Updated 8/6/2020

New documentary features Blackfeet women

Blackfeet Nation-ESPN Films has produced a new documentary focusing on Native American women called "Blackfeet Boxing: Not Invisible." Directed by Kristen Lappas and Tom Rinaldi,... — Updated 8/6/2020

Film Review

He hath shown thee, O man, what is good: and what doth the Lord require of thee but to do justly and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? -Micah 6:8 Just Mercy is based... — Updated 8/6/2020

Native Cooking

Dear Friends and maybe a few relatives, this year is so different and not much fun being locked indoors since March in a self-quarantine. Hope things are easier for you. I'm sure... — Updated 8/6/2020

Almost a Heart Attack

I was closer to death than I knew. "We caught you," said the doctor. I was both relieved and surprised. I hadn't known my heart was in such a terrible shape. Bad, but not as awful... — Updated 8/6/2020

The Council Speaks

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