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Statue honors Indigenous and other D-Day troops

REGINA, Sask.—In April, The Royal Regina Rifles (RRR) unveiled a statue honoring troops who landed on the beaches at Normandy, France on D-Day-including the quarter of the regiment who were First Nations. Of the Indigenous s... — Updated 5/14/2024


First Nations woman appointed Quebec lieutenant-governor

OTTAWA, Ont.-Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has appointed Manon Jeannotte, as the new lieutenant-governor of Quebec. Jeannotte is from the Mi'kmaq First Nation of Gespeg. "Manon... — Updated 1/22/2024


Healing the Heart Through New Beginnings

Well, it's 2024, and many people have made New Year's resolutions and are trying to make this year better than 2023. Although some people do make changes around the New Year and do... — Updated 1/22/2024


Healing the Heart Though Gentleness and Respect

As an Indigenous person who's also a follower of the Jesus Way, I have found people who always have reasons for not wanting this way of living for themselves. Some also have an... — Updated 9/15/2023


Cherokee court finds service through church, community and other activities

TAHLEQUAH, Okla.-Keeleigh Sanders, 21, of Westville, was crowned Miss Cherokee 2023-2024 during the annual leadership competition held in Tahlequah on Saturday. The tribe also crowned a new Junior Miss Cherokee and Little Cherokee... — Updated 9/15/2023


Healing the Heart Through Asking for Wisdom

When I reflect on my life, as I'm about to turn 55 on July 01, 2023, my heart and my mind keep going to the topic of wisdom. As an Indigenous man who's also from the Sixties Scoop g... — Updated 7/14/2023


Healing the Heart through Nature and Scripture

Spring is here, and it's so nice to have this change in season, I'm comforted by some simple things. I'm comforted as I leave the window of my office open and hear the birds,... — Updated 5/17/2023

 By Tori Gantz    News

Tribal officials: Court ruling poses 'real threat' to sovereignty, safety

WASHINGTON-Indigenous leaders called on Congress September 20 to reverse a Supreme Court ruling that expands states' ability to prosecute crimes on tribal land, a ruling they said t... — Updated 9/30/2022

 By Lauren Green    News

Oklahoma tribes split over tribal status of former slaves' descendants

WASHINGTON, D. C.-Oklahoma's five largest tribes split in late July on the terms of treaties signed more than 150 years ago regarding their treatment of descendants of their former... — Updated 8/5/2022


Red Hawk First South Dakotan To Win National 4-H Youth in Action Award

BROOKINGS, S.D.-Tashina Red Hawk was just 7 years old when her parents bought her first horse. Her mentor, Kassandra Chauncey, a Todd County Junior Division 4-H member at the time, was training her how to ride when her own horse... — Updated 6/23/2022


Student activist fights trafficking

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.-Vanguard University student body president Matthew J. Holgate is a visionary leader. While many students are just trying to navigate their way through classes,... — Updated 11/22/2021


Forgiveness: When You Can't Forget

I've been thinking a lot about forgiveness lately. The kind of forgiveness that feels like, if I extend it, and choose to consider actually forgiving, that I am the one who is losing. You know the kind of forgiveness I'm talking... — Updated 11/22/2021

 By Steve Rees    News

Christian Native Americans seek formal U.S. apology, reconciliation

Washington, D.C.-Christian Native Americans are leading an effort of reconciliation and forgiveness over the U.S. Government's 230-year treatment of native peoples. "The Apology,"... — Updated 11/22/2021

 By Joseph Perez    News

Run the land: Native women across the U.S. take to the roads and trails

TUCSON-"Getting lost is the best part of trail running," Marlinda Bedonie said with a chuckle as we shielded our eyes from the morning sun, searching for our cars. We spoke on a... — Updated 10/4/2021


Inuk leader named as first Indigenous Governor General

OTTAWA-Inuk leader and former ambassador Mary Simon has been chosen as the next governor general. She is the first Indigenous person ever to be appointed to the role. Prime Minister... — Updated 9/2/2021


Miss Navajo Nation is a "glimmer of hope" for community during pandemic

PHOENIX-After winning the title of Miss Navajo Nation in September 2019, Shaandiin Parrish immediately got to work on the cultural preservation and advocacy efforts central to the... — Updated 10/13/2020


Cherokee Nation gives $476,000 to Oklahoma fire departments

TAHLEQUAH, Okla.-The Cherokee Nation gave nearly half a million dollars to 136 rural Oklahoma fire departments in May during the tribe's annual Volunteer Firefighter Ceremony. Each... — Updated 6/3/2019


Junior Miss Cherokee presents at National Tribal Health conference

TAHLEQUAH, Okla.-Junior Miss Cherokee Kaitlyn Pinkerton recently presented at the 35th annual National Indian Health Board's Tribal Health Conference in September, where she shared... — Updated 11/24/2018


Mary Spencer

Winner, National and International Boxing Titles Model, CoverGirl Cosmetics Community Activist Mary Spencer, an Ojibway athlete originally from the Cape Croker First Nation began... — Updated 7/17/2018


Alvina Begay, Elite runner (b. 1980)

The eldest of five children, Alvina Begay was born on the Navajo Indian Reservation to Alvin and Wanda Begay in Ganado, Arizona. She learned responsibility early: while her mother... — Updated 3/16/2018


Actor Simon McBurney becomes official Survival ambassador

LONDON, ENGLAND-The founder of the famous Complicite Theatre Company, an acclaimed theatrical actor, has been named Ambassador by Survival International, a charity that fights for... — Updated 3/13/2017

 By K.B. Schaller    Features

De facto ambassador between the Cherokee and Euro-Americans

In the Cherokee society of her day, Nanyehi (One who goes about) was known in the English language as Nancy Ward. There are seven clans of the Cherokee: Wolf, Bird, Deer, Long Hair,... — Updated 9/9/2016


Hundreds gather for national reconciliation conference

WINNIPEG, MB-It's been a year since the Truth and Reconciliation Final Report was released and hundreds of people gathered in Winnipeg for a conference to explore a path to... — 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


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. My... — Updated 11/14/2015


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