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Canada's biggest Indigenous police force has impeccable record

TORONTO, Ont.-According to Canadian Press, in its 26 years of existence, officers with Canada's largest Indigenous police force have never shot and killed anyone, nor has any... — 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

 By Alisa Reznick    News 

For now, no border wall will split Cocopah reservation along the Colorado River

TUCSON-President Donald Trump's border wall now stretches along just more than 200 miles of U.S.-Mexico borderland. Progress hasn't slowed during the COVID-19 pandemic; in some... — 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


First Nations pivots funding to support Native youth-serving organizations through the pandemic

LONGMONT, Colo.-First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) announced in July that 23 organizations and tribal programs will receive grants of up to $18,250 to continue to... — 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


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 series... — 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


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

 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


Aboriginal group provides for flooding victims

LAC LA BICHE, Alb.-The Resource One Aboriginal Business Association (ROABA) recently hosted a local fundraiser and supplies drive for evacuees of the Fort McMurray flooding last... — Updated 6/12/2020


Celebration of Third Annual National Day of First Nation Fishing Rights

OTTAWA, Ont.-Fishing is part of First Nations culture and identity. It sustains First Nations peoples and economies and is a constitutionally protected inherent and Treaty right.... — Updated 6/12/2020

 By Madison LaBerge    News

Tribe aims to improve dental health by bringing smiles to the dental visit

SAN CARLOS-As she looked at the Disney characters decorating the walls of the San Carlos Apache Healthcare Dental Clinic and at the smiling, laughing children watching dental... — Updated 6/12/2020

 By Lisa Diethelm    News

Treasury formula for COVID-19 funding shortchanges some tribes

PHOENIX, Ariz.-Arizona tribes were among those who could get too much-or too little- COVID-19 relief funding under a Treasury Department funding formula that is based on "probably n... — Updated 6/12/2020


Irish repaying Choctaw blessing with coronavirus donation

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.-Recently, people of Ireland donated a substantial amount of the $3.6 million raised to help 4,300 Hopi and Navajo, in what some people consider a payback for a... — Updated 6/12/2020


Four Cree Nations set blockades to protect nations

SPLIT LAKE, Manitoba-Recently, four Cree nations conflicted with Manitoba Hydro over work at the Keeyask Generating Station in northern Manitoba during the COVID-19 pandemic. When... — Updated 6/12/2020


Navajo Nation clean water infrastructure needs exceed $700 million

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.-The Naabik'íyáti' Committee of the 24th Navajo Nation Council heard from programs and utilities Friday, May 22 on the water infrastructure needs aimed at... — Updated 6/12/2020

 By Madison LaBerge    News

Pageant winner steps up to help her tribe and winds up shipping masks across North America

PHOENIX, Ariz.-As Miss Shoshone-Bannock, Stormie Perdash has represented her people all across the United States. Now, amid the coronavirus pandemic, she's representing them in a... — Updated 6/12/2020


AFN national chief says funding is much needed to continue the fight against COVID-19

OTTAWA, Ont.-Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the Prime Minister's announcement of new funding to fight COVID-19 in First Nations is much needed... — Updated 6/12/2020 Full story


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