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Alaska school focusing on Native students wins award

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.-The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, today recognized the Alaska Native Science... — Updated 9/10/2018


Ontario Metis continue to work towards self-government

PETERBOROUGH, Ont.-Ours is really an incredible story but there is so much more to that is yet to be written," said Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) President Margaret Froh at the... — Updated 9/10/2018


Cherokee Nation, US Fish and Wildlife Service work to save endangered species

TAHLEQUAH, Okla.-The Cherokee Nation, working alongside the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is the first tribal nation to designate an area of land to protect an endangered species... — Updated 9/10/2018


"Native Truth" research reveals attitudes and perceptions

LONGMONT, Colo.- First Nations Development Institute and Echo Hawk Consulting recently released groundbreaking research about attitudes toward and perceptions of Native Americans... — Updated 9/10/2018


World's first Indigenous law degree to be offered

VICTORIA, B.C.—A new law program at the University of Victoria is the world’s first to combine the intensive study of both  Indigenous and non-Indigenous law, enabling people to work fluently across the two realms. Students wi... — Updated 9/10/2018


Tribal energy loan program starts, more than a decade after its OK

WASHINGTON, D.C.-More than 10 years after it was first approved, a federal loan program for tribal energy development projects will accept its first applications in September. The... — Updated 9/10/2018


Organizations unite to oppose Washington NFL team locating new stadium

WASHINGTON, DC-Today, nine leading national civil rights and racial justice organizations formally announced their joint opposition to the Washington National Football League (NFL)... — Updated 9/10/2018


Navajo Nation inducts 21 youth and elders into Hall of Fame

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.-The Office of the President and Vice President (OPVP) on Friday welcomed 21 inductees into the Navajo Nation Hall of Fame. The inductees, nominated from among... — Updated 9/10/2018


Navajo Nation President Begaye denied opportunity for second term

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.-President Russell Begaye, current Navajo Nation president will not be on the November 6 ballot for the next Navajo Nation presidential election. According to... — Updated 9/10/2018


Native American farmers move to global market, sustainability

PHOENIX-Thirty miles south of Phoenix, Arizona, green fields of alfalfa and pima cotton stretch toward the sun producing triple-digit heat. Hundreds of yellow butterflies dance... — Updated 9/10/2018


Native American life expectancy rising

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Life expectancy for American Indians is decades longer than it was in the 1960s, nearly closing the gap with the rest of the U.S. population, according to... — Updated 7/16/2018


Laura Ingalls Wilder's award renamed due to racism

Chicago-A division of the American Library Association voted unanimously to remove Laura Ingalls Wilder's name from a major children's literature award because the author's books... — Updated 7/16/2018


Statement on the 10th anniversary of residential school apology

OTTAWA-The Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, Carolyn Bennett, issued the following statement on June 11, 2018: Today we reflect on a historic milestone in... — Updated 7/16/2018


Canadian Heritage launches engagement sessions on First Nations, Inuit and Métis languages

GATINEAU, Quebec-In June, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, launched the intensive community-based engagement sessions that will be held across Canada thi... — Updated 7/16/2018


CRYP receives grant for Keya cafe food truck

Eagle Butte, S. Dak.-The Cheyenne River Youth Project recently received a $10,000 South Dakota Fund grant from the South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF). "Our relationship with... — Updated 7/16/2018


AFN renews Families First call as inquiry extends mandate

Ottawa-Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Carolyn Bennett recently announced the federal government will extend the National Inquiry on Missing and... — Updated 7/16/2018


President Begaye: No uranium exploration, extraction or transportation on Navajo lands

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.-President Russell Begaye is applauding the U.S. House of Representatives for its unanimous approval June 7 of an amendment that allocates $1 million from the Depa... — Updated 7/16/2018


Chickasaw Institute opens enrollment for Chickasaw citizens

ARDMORE, Okla.-Chickasaw citizens have the opportunity to further their careers through courses offered by the Chickasaw Institute. Chickasaw Institute partners with technology cent... — Updated 7/16/2018


Canada Indigenous population at double risk for epilepsy

SASKATOON-University of Saskatchewan researchers have discovered that the incidence of epilepsy in the Canadian Indigenous population is twice that of non-Indigenous Canadians. In... — Updated 7/16/2018


Preservation grants provide $11.4 million for 175 tribes

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Park Service (NPS) today announced $48.9 million in historic preservation grants for U.S. states, territories, and partnering nations, and $11.4 million for hi... — Updated 7/16/2018


First mobile food pantry for veterans at Cherokee Nation

TAHLEQUAH, Okla.-Disabled U.S. Marine Corps veteran J.C. Wilson drove his silver Nissan Versa into the parking lot of the Cherokee Nation Veterans Center on Tuesday, where volunteer... — Updated 7/16/2018


Cherokee Language Master Apprentice Program accepting applications

TAHLEQUAH, Okla.-The Cherokee Language Master Apprentice Program is now accepting applications. The two-year language program is centered on a group language immersion experience an... — Updated 7/16/2018


Government of Canada to give job tools to Northwest Territories

YELLOWKNIFE, NWT-In June, the governments of Canada and Northwest Territories signed agreements that will see Canada provide Northwest Territories with over $46 million over six... — Updated 7/17/2018


Arctic Indigenous communities enhance marine search and rescue

OTTAWA-Through the Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada is working to improve marine safety and responsible shipping, protect Canada's marine environment and offer new... — Updated 7/17/2018


First Nations approve proposed Williams Treaties settlement

OTTAWA-In June, seven First Nations outside Toronto have voted to accept a $1.1-billion settlement deal with the federal and provincial governments to resolve a long-standing... — Updated 7/17/2018


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