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An international blessing: American Blackfeet Tribe gives vaccinations to Canadians

Browning, Mont.-May 18, 2021 was a great day for hundreds of Alberta citizens as they crossed the border for a free COVID-19 vaccination. The mobile clinic was set up on the U.S. si... — Updated 6/7/2021

 By Joseph Perez    News 

One generation away: Diné College fights to keep Navajo culture alive during pandemic

Diné College wasn't Harley Interpreter's first choice for higher education. During summers in high school, at the urging of her elders, she would travel off the Navajo Nation... — Updated 6/7/2021

 By Karen L. Willoughby    News 

American Indian embraces culture to lead people to Jesus

DODSON, Mont.—People don't grow into mature Christians until they serve others. So says American Indian pastor and ministry leader Bruce Plummer, of Sioux, Assiniboine, and Cree... — Updated 6/7/2021


Report on Indigenous women entrepreneurship in Canada

OTTAWA, Ont.-Recently the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH) and Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) released a report Breaking Barriers: A Decade of... — Updated 6/7/2021


Chickasaw family's rural life, traditions translate into successful YouTube presence

SULPHUR, Okla.-A Chickasaw family's project to share day-to-day rural life is inspiring people across the globe to strengthen family ties. The project has also blossomed into a... — Updated 6/7/2021


First Nations receives help with housing

OTTAWA, Ont.-Help is on the way for those who are homeless in one of the Mi'kmaw communities in Nova Scotia. The federal government is sponsoring a 24-unit project in the Sipekne'ka... — Updated 6/7/2021


Memorandum signed to improve education for First Nations students

Treaty #3 Territory, Ont.-Grand Council Treaty #3, Canada and Ontario successfully negotiated a tripartite education Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU will foster mutual un... — Updated 6/7/2021 Full story

 By Claire Spinner    News 

Group steps up to get supplies to Navajo veterans during pandemic

PHOENIX-It started with chain saws and a will to serve. When COVID-19 first struck the United States, the Navajo Nation was hit hard. Within months, infection rates across the... — Updated 6/7/2021


New study shows Indigenous surgical candidates at great risk

Ottawa, Ont.-If you're an Indigenous person in Canada, you may be 30 percent more likely to die after surgery than a non-Indigenous person. That's one of the findings of a new... — Updated 6/7/2021


Youth council formed in Arctic Region

IQALUIT, Nunavut-To better understand the needs and priorities of Northernors in the Arctic Regions of Canada, the Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard are... — Updated 6/7/2021


Uvagut TV launches Canada's first Inuit-language channel

NUNAVUT, N.L.-In January, Nunavut Independent Television (NITV) made history when it launched Canada's first all-Inuit Inuktut TV channel. Uvagut TV ("Our" TV) broadcasts 168 hours a week of Inuit-produced culture, arts, movies... — Updated 3/27/2021

 By Nancy Spears    News

Oklahoma tribe volunteers pass out food boxes, supplies amid harsh winter weather

CARNEGIE, Okla.-Last month, an unseasonably cold spell hit the vertical middle of the United States, causing emergency situations from North Dakota to the southern part of Texas. As temperatures broke below-zero records, and snow... — Updated 3/27/2021


New study suggests Indigenous practices can help revitalize Pacific salmon fisheries

PORTLAND, Ore.-Across the North Pacific, salmon fisheries are struggling with climate variability, declining fish populations, and a lack of sustainable fishing opportunities.... — Updated 3/27/2021


Tribal colleges and universities receive pandemic-related supplies

DENVER, Colo.-The American Indian College Fund and the American Indian Higher Education Consortium are receiving $1.5M in pandemic-related supplies including hand sanitizer,... — Updated 3/27/2021


Report on Indigenous women entrepreneurship in Canada

OTTAWA, Ont.-Recently the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH) and Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) released a report Breaking Barriers: A Decade of... — Updated 3/27/2021

 By Sarah Oven    News

Pascua Yaqui win water funds, first of $150 million for Arizona projects

WASHINGTON-Pascua Yaqui Council members called it "a blessing." They were talking about $900,000 in federal funds that will be used to bring water to the tribe's lands for... — Updated 3/27/2021


Communities receive funding to protect and preserve natural resources

LONGMONT, Colo.-Multiple Native American communities and organizations will receive support from First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) to preserve and protect Native... — Updated 3/27/2021


New study shows stroke risk highest among Native Americans

DALLAS-Researchers already knew that American Indians had the highest risk of atrial fibrillation, which is an irregular heartbeat ("arrhythmia") that can increase the risk of... — Updated 3/27/2021


ICBF provides support for small businesses

ALBERTA-New measures are in place to provide assistance to First Nations, Inuit and Métis businesses that have been hit by the pandemic. The Indigenous Community Business Fund (ICBF) has provided key support for Indigenous... — Updated 3/27/2021


PBO expects Jordan's Principle order to cost $15B

OTTAWA-According to the parliamentary budget office (PBO), the federal government may need to pay up to $15 billion to compensate First Nations families and children impacted by... — Updated 3/27/2021


South Dakota House passes resolution acknowledging boarding schools

PIERRE, S.D.-On March 2, 2021, the South Dakota State House of Representatives passed a resolution acknowledging and honoring the survivors of American Indian boarding schools.... — Updated 3/27/2021


Metis Nation of Alberta begins province-wide consultation on self-government Constitution

EDMONTON-The Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) is consulting with its citizens on a draft Constitution that will modernize its approach to self-government. Following the signing of... — Updated 3/27/2021


Quebec promises $19.2M to help Indigenous communities access justice system

Quebec City-First Nations citizens in Quebec received a boost recently when the Quebec government announced plans to spend $19.2 million to give Indigenous communities better... — Updated 3/27/2021

 By Joseph Perez    News

Pause on leasing public land for oil and gas extraction draws mixed reaction

PHOENIX-Land, and specifically what to do with land, has been among the most divisive topics in U.S. history since the arrival of European settlers. More than 500 years later, littl... — Updated 3/27/2021


As COVID-19 cases and support rise, so do misunderstandings and distrust

WINNIPEG, Man.-As the number of active COVID-19 cases in First Nations continues to rise, Indigenous Services Canada is investing $1.2 billion in additional support to address ongoi... — Updated 2/2/2021


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