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 By Allie Barton    News 

Next Generation: Grappling with loss of life and connection, Native youth transform into the leaders of tomorrow

PHOENIX-In March, Tawny Jodie was preparing to travel to Israel for her first trip overseas. By July, she was masked and delivering food boxes in rural New Mexico amid a deadly pand... — Updated 10/14/2020


Seneca-Cayuga Nation elects first woman chief

GROVE, Oklahoma-On September 30th, 2020, the Seneca-Cayuga Nation held a swearing-in ceremony for a newly elected chief, members of the Business Committee, and Grievance Committee.... — Updated 10/14/2020


Grants awarded for Native American farm-to-school initiatives

LONGMONT, Colo.-During the summer, First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) selected four community partners that will implement an initiative to honor Native knowledge... — Updated 10/14/2020


More North American sports teams make changes

KANSAS CITY, Mo.-Right on the heels of the Washington Redskins changing their name, other sports teams in North America are making changes to show respect for Indigenous people.... — Updated 10/14/2020


Mi'kmaw fishers face conflict

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia-Mi'kmaw fishers dropping lobster traps as part of their livelihood are facing intimidation and vandalism at the hands of protesting Acadian commercial fish harv... — Updated 10/14/2020


Algonquin Nation seeks moose hunting moratorium

La Verendrye FAUNIC RESERVE, Quebec—Tempers have stirred in Quebec as the Algonquin Nation has blocked access to hunting trails until a proposed moose-hunting moratorium is called. Dozens of sports hunters angered by the move... — Updated 10/14/2020


Teamwork and technology

Chickasaw Nation STEM Academy, Maintenance and Cabinet Shop work together to save money ADA, Okla.-Safety for employees and visitors has been the first priority of the Chickasaw... — Updated 10/14/2020


$5.5 million available for IEED energy mineral development program grants

WASHINGTON—Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs Tara Katuk Sweeney announced today that approximately $5.5 million is available for Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED) Energy Mineral Development Program... — Updated 10/14/2020

 By Gregory John    News 

Relationships with energy industry help grow Alberta First Nation's economy

GOODFISH/WHITEFISH LAKE FIRST NATION, Alberta-Tom Jackson has watched his small northern Alberta First Nation evolve into a community with a growing economy thanks to abiding... — Updated 10/14/2020


School buses equipped with Wi-Fi to aid student learning

WASHINGTON, D.C.-In late 2019 the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) launched an innovative school bus internet connectivity project with the goal of using its 25 longest bus routes t... — Updated 10/14/2020

 By Calah Schlabach    News 

System could help tribal members past one voter registration hurdle

WASHINGTON, D.C-Advocates said a new policy that lets Arizona residents without traditional street addresses register to vote online is not perfect-but it's a vast improvement over... — Updated 10/13/2020


U.S. District Court of Appeals rules in favor of federally recognized tribes in CARES Act litigation

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.—The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit recently determined that Alaska Native Corporations (ANCs) are not “tribal governments... — Updated 10/13/2020


DOI Signs Agreement to Increase Infrastructure on Federal and Tribal Lands

WASHINGTON, D.C.—During the summer, the Department of the Interior (DOI) forged a new partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) by signing the National Programmatic Agreement among the U.S. Department of... — Updated 10/13/2020


Cherokee Federal company lands Pacific Air Forces contract

TULSA, Okla.-Cherokee Nation Management & Consulting, a company within Cherokee Federal, recently signed on to continue its support of the United States Air Force and other... — Updated 10/13/2020

 By Allie Barton    News 

As providers turn to telehealth during COVID-19, calls rise for more resources in Indian Country

PHOENIX-Before COVID-19, Joshuaa Allison-Burbank spent his days traversing the Navajo Nation, stopping at homes, libraries and schools to provide speech therapy and reading support... — Updated 10/13/2020


Lands added to Chippewa First Nation

OTTAWA, Ont.-In early September, the Honorable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, together with the Honorable Greg Rickford, Minister of Indigenous Affairs... — Updated 10/13/2020


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


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 people... — 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


Trump administration establishes the first cold case task force office for missing and murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives

BLOOMINGTON, Minn.-In late July, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt, Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump and Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs Tara Katuk... — Updated 8/6/2020


Indigenous-owned enterprises adept at breaking into foreign markets

TORONTO, Ont.-Indigenous-owned small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are showing that they are highly adept at breaking into foreign markets, according to a new report jointly released by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal... — Updated 8/6/2020 Full story

 By Deagan Urbatsch    News

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


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


Canadian First Nations radio station brings light to North American audience

PICKLE LAKE, Ont.-CJTL (Christ Jesus the Light) Radio was started in Ontario, Canada in 2005, when an alliance was formed between a group of First Nation believers and Nations One... — 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


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