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United Church of Canada returns land

FAIRFIELD, ON-The United Church of Canada is returning a significant piece of land to the Eelünaapéewi Lahkéewiit people of Delaware Nation. Fairfield is a historic village in... — Updated 6/3/2019


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


AMC disappointed by treatment of homeless community

WINNIPEG, Manitoba-The City of Winnipeg has announced plans to hire a contractor this summer to dismantle homeless camps and collect used needles from parks and other public areas.... — Updated 6/3/2019

 By Lillian Donahue    News

Experts say Arizona tribes' role in drought negotiations marks turning point for inclusion

SACATON-Sprouting through the cracked floor of the Sonoran Desert, tepary beans thrive in the dry heat and carry with them centuries of resilience from the Indigenous Pima people... — Updated 6/3/2019

 By Jake Goodrick    News

Bus driver creates Navajo Legacy of Excellence

GANADO, Ariz.-At precisely 6:55 each school day morning, Freddie Yazzie puts his bus in gear and cautiously pulls out of the bus yard beside the Ganado Unified School District main... — Updated 6/3/2019


Mahota Textiles makes waves in Native American Art World

SULPHUR, Okla.-Since its launch in October 2018, Mahota Textiles LLC has already made waves in the Native American art world. The First American Art Magazine named the founding of... — Updated 6/3/2019

 By Keerthi Vedantam    News

Households on tribal lands lagging behind

WASHINGTON-"Just Google it." Carroll Onsae says it's a joke among Hopi, who have broadband internet in only some pockets of the reservation. And even there it works slowly. "Our are... — Updated 6/3/2019


Seattle offers first airport store owned by Native Americans

SEATTLE, Wash.-For the first time, air travelers have the option of shopping at an airport store owned by Native Americans. The Sacred Circle Gift Shop, owned and operated by United... — Updated 6/3/2019


Canada forgives treaty claim debt

OTTAWA, Ont.—Indigenous groups across Canada carrying millions in dollars of debt from negotiating treaty claims will soon have that debt erased. The federal government announced... — Updated 4/5/2019


REDress Project reminds nation of crime against Indigenous women

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Thirty empty red dresses hang near the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., within view of the National Mall and U.S. Capitol. For the first... — Updated 4/5/2019


Native American tribe pays for funerals of tornado victims

ATMORE, Ala.-On March 3, the deadliest tornado to hit the United States in nearly six years struck Lee County, Alabama, killing 23 people, aged 6 to 89. The Poarch Band of Creek Ind... — Updated 4/5/2019


Call for clean energy proposals to help Indigenous, remote communities

WINNIPEG, Man.-Reducing reliance on diesel in rural and remote communities will decrease Canada's carbon footprint, support climate change adaptation, contribute to healthier... — Updated 4/5/2019


President's 2020 budget proposes $936.3 million for Bureau of Indian Education, separate from Bureau of Indian Affairs

WASHINGTON, D.C.—In March, President Donald Trump proposed a $936.3 million Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget for the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Education (BIE).... — Updated 4/5/2019


Albuquerque becomes first American city to recognize tribal sovereignty by establishing government-to-government relations

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.-Following a unanimous vote of the Albuquerque, New Mexico city council to pass a bill amending the originating ordinance of the Commission on American Indian and... — Updated 4/5/2019


Landmark ruling in favor of Yakama Nation treaty rights

YAKAMA NATION, Wash.-The U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling recently in favor of Yakama Nation treaty rights. The Court agreed with the Washington Supreme Court that the... — Updated 4/5/2019


Glooscap First Nation acquires Yarmouth Bar Fisheries and SeaKist Lobster

GLOOSCAP FIRST NATION, MI'KMAQ TERRITORY, NS-The Government of Canada The Government of Canada is working in partnership with First Nations to support community-driven economic... — Updated 4/5/2019


Navajo Nation Courts celebrate 60 years

The Navaho Nation Courts are celebrating their 60th Anniversary at this year's Justice Day events. Each year, the courts observe the establishment of the Navajo Nation's own... — Updated 4/5/2019


UN rules that Canada's Indian Act discriminates against women.

VANCOUVER, B.C.—In a decision released January 14, the United Nations Human Rights Committee ruled that Canada discriminates against First Nations women and their descendants by denying them the same entitlement to full s. 6(1)(a... — Updated 4/5/2019


International Indigenous languages conference set for June in British Columbia

BRENTWOOD BAY, B.C.—In celebration of the United Nations 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages, the First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation (FPCF) and the First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC), in partnership with the... — Updated 4/5/2019


Canadian government partners with Southern Chiefs' Organization for First Nations Justice Strategy Program

WINNEPEG, Man.-Working with Indigenous communities to assume greater responsibility for the administration of justice in their communities is an important part of the federal... — Updated 4/5/2019


Videos designed to educate about Indigenous history and culture

WINNEPEG, Man.-The University of Winnipeg has launched a flexible, innovative, national education program that supports organizations seeking to understand and respond to the Truth... — Updated 4/5/2019


Increased number of places reserved for First Nations and Inuit within the faculties of medicine

WENDAKE, Quebec—Since 2008, the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission (FNQLHSSC) has actively worked with the four faculties of medicine of Quebec to implement the Quebec First Nations and Inu... — Updated 4/5/2019


Woman gives part of land proceeds as reparation

Kansas City, Mo.-In an historic occurrence for the Kanza tribe, a retired Mennonite pastor has donated her portion of the sales of a family farm to the Kanza Heritage Society.... — Updated 4/5/2019


Native woman makes fashion opportunities

Denver, Colo.- Kelly Holmes was 20 years old and unable to get regular jobs as a fashion model, she felt, because of her Native American heritage. She was told on occasion that her... — Updated 4/5/2019


Salish school focuses on language interaction

SPOKANE, Wash.-According to linguists, languages not learned by children in the traditional way, passed on from one generation to the next, are doomed to extinction. Unless, of... — Updated 4/5/2019


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