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First Native American women elected to Congress

Kansas City, Mo.-In the November 6 USA mid-term elections, the first Native American women were elected to Congress. Deb Haaland was voted to replace Democratic Rep. Michelle Lujan... — Updated 11/24/2018


Senate passes bills supporting Native American interests

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Recently, the U.S. Senate passed several bills that support Native American interests. One of these was passage of S. 2515, the Practical Reforms and Other Goals... — Updated 11/23/2018


"The Council Speaks" returns to Indian Life

WINNIPEG-The directors and editorial team at Indian Life Ministries are pleased to announce the impending return of the popular column, "The Council Speaks," beginning with the... — Updated 11/23/2018


Osage Nation receives grant to help domestic violence victims

PAWHUSKA, Okla.-The Osage Nation Family Violence Prevention Department (ONFVPD) has been awarded the Coordinated Tribal Assistance grant from the Department of Justice for Violence... — Updated 11/23/2018


Tribe reacquires 240 acres of 1796 treaty land

AKWESASNE, New York, Ontario, Quebec-The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has reacquired 240 acres that were set aside for the Akwesasne Mohawk community by a 1796 federal treaty with the... — Updated 11/23/2018


New grant to help communities fight opioid crisis in culturally relevant ways

COAST SALISH TERRITORY, B.C.-The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) has been awarded $2.5 million over five years, its largest research grant to date, from the Canadian... — Updated 11/23/2018


Women's association meets with European subcommittee on human rights

OTTAWA, Ont.-Recently the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) met with representatives from the European Parliament Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI) to discuss the... — Updated 11/23/2018


Native Tribe presents grant to Autry Museum

LOS ANGELES, Calif.-The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has awarded the Autry Museum of the American West a generous grant of $414,101, the largest gift the Autry has received... — Updated 11/23/2018


Partnership with Native Americans announces plans to expand emergency preparedness training in tribal communities

ADDISON, Texas-Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA), a nonprofit committed to serving immediate needs and supporting long-term solutions for Native Americans living in... — Updated 11/23/2018


Navajo Technical University receives funding to expand broadband access

WASHINGTON, D.C-Navajo Technical University (NTU) has been awarded $667,909 by the National Science Foundation to improve broadband connectivity for Native students, expanding... — Updated 11/24/2018


Helpline designed to support Native victims

AUSTIN, Texas-The StrongHearts Native Helpline (1-844-7NATIVE) has announced that 1,000 callers have now reached out to the helpline for safe, confidential support and resources... — Updated 11/24/2018


Linguistic emergency declared for Alaska Native languages

JUNEAU, Alaska-In late September, then-Governor Bill Walker issued Administrative Order 300, formally acknowledging the emergency faced by Alaska's Native languages, supporting... — Updated 11/24/2018


Canada's laws must respect First Nations' rights says AFN chief

OTTAWA, Ont.-In mid-October, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled concerning the Mikisew Cree First Nation, stating that the federal government does not need to consult with First... — Updated 11/24/2018


Major expansion of Tribal access to national crime information database announced

WASHINGTON, D. C.-The Department of Interior and the Department of Justice have announced a dramatic expansion of the Justice Department's Tribal Access Program (TAP) for the... — Updated 11/24/2018


First Nations Kitchen serves ancestral foods to the Native American community

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.-Don't call First Nations Kitchen a soup line. Yes, it serves dinners to those who can't afford them, but that's where the similarity to traditional community... — Updated 11/24/2018


Cherokee children's mental health project wins awards

TAHLEQUAH, Okla.—Cherokee Nation’s Behavioral Health HERO Project was recently recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for their work in suicide prevention and children’s mental health awar... — Updated 11/24/2018


Old satellites recycled as Route 66 Native art

GRANTS, N.M.-If you're driving along historic Route 66, keep an eye open for one of the country's largest tributes to Native American culture. When Connect 66 Internet, a New... — Updated 11/24/2018


Tribal and state partners digitally preserve Michigan petroglyphs

LANSING, Mich.-Tribal and state partners are working closer than ever to care for and preserve more than 100 petroglyphs carved into a large sandstone outcrop on Michigan's Cass River floodplain using laser technology. "We created... — Updated 11/24/2018


Burial Ground to Remain Closed with Limited Access for Native Americans

ST. PAUL, Minn.-The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) has announced that it will keep the Grand Mound Historic Site closed to the general public, following the wishes of Native Americans whose ancestors are buried at the site.... — Updated 11/24/2018


"The Council Speaks" Returns to Indian Life

WINNIPEG-The directors and editorial team at Indian Life Ministries are pleased to announce the impending return of the popular column, "The Council Speaks," beginning with the... — Updated 9/10/2018


National Native Hall of Fame inducts first honorees

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 PHOENIX-After 10 years, 30 nominees and decades of discovery, the first National Native American Hall of Fame will induct 12 honorees in October. Many of... — Updated 9/10/2018


Bellegarde re-elected as First Nations National Chief

Vancouver-The 2018 Assembly of First Nations Annual General Assembly was held on July 24 to July 26 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. A highlight on the agenda was the election... — Updated 9/10/2018


Nation-wide billboard project features Indigenous women

WINNIPEG-Starting in August, 174 billboards across Canada took on a new look, highlighting the work of 50 Indigenous women. The Resilience project runs from coast to coast. Images... — Updated 9/10/2018


Métis Nation signs Housing Sub-Accord with Canada

SASKATOON, Sask.- Governing Member Presidents from the Métis National Council, including the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO), signed the Canada-Métis Nation Housing Sub-Accord... — Updated 9/10/2018


MNO participates in Indigenous language forum

TORONTO, Ont.-A large delegation from the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) participated in an Indigenous languages engagement session in Toronto this summer. The information gathered... — Updated 9/10/2018


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