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Linguistic emergency declared for Alaska Native languages

JUNEAU, Alaska-In late September, then-Governor Bill Walker issued Administrative Order 300, formally acknowledging the emergency faced by Alaska's Native languages, supporting... — Updated 11/24/2018


Canada's laws must respect First Nations' rights says AFN chief

OTTAWA, Ont.-In mid-October, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled concerning the Mikisew Cree First Nation, stating that the federal government does not need to consult with First... — Updated 11/24/2018


Major expansion of Tribal access to national crime information database announced

WASHINGTON, D. C.-The Department of Interior and the Department of Justice have announced a dramatic expansion of the Justice Department's Tribal Access Program (TAP) for the... — Updated 11/24/2018


First Nations Kitchen serves ancestral foods to the Native American community

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.-Don't call First Nations Kitchen a soup line. Yes, it serves dinners to those who can't afford them, but that's where the similarity to traditional community... — Updated 11/24/2018


Cherokee children's mental health project wins awards

TAHLEQUAH, Okla.—Cherokee Nation’s Behavioral Health HERO Project was recently recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for their work in suicide prevention and children’s mental health awar... — Updated 11/24/2018


Old satellites recycled as Route 66 Native art

GRANTS, N.M.-If you're driving along historic Route 66, keep an eye open for one of the country's largest tributes to Native American culture. When Connect 66 Internet, a New... — Updated 11/24/2018


Tribal and state partners digitally preserve Michigan petroglyphs

LANSING, Mich.-Tribal and state partners are working closer than ever to care for and preserve more than 100 petroglyphs carved into a large sandstone outcrop on Michigan's Cass River floodplain using laser technology. "We created... — Updated 11/24/2018


Burial Ground to Remain Closed with Limited Access for Native Americans

ST. PAUL, Minn.-The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) has announced that it will keep the Grand Mound Historic Site closed to the general public, following the wishes of Native Americans whose ancestors are buried at the site.... — Updated 11/24/2018


"The Council Speaks" Returns to Indian Life

WINNIPEG-The directors and editorial team at Indian Life Ministries are pleased to announce the impending return of the popular column, "The Council Speaks," beginning with the... — Updated 9/10/2018


National Native Hall of Fame inducts first honorees

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 PHOENIX-After 10 years, 30 nominees and decades of discovery, the first National Native American Hall of Fame will induct 12 honorees in October. Many of... — Updated 9/10/2018


Bellegarde re-elected as First Nations National Chief

Vancouver-The 2018 Assembly of First Nations Annual General Assembly was held on July 24 to July 26 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. A highlight on the agenda was the election... — Updated 9/10/2018


Nation-wide billboard project features Indigenous women

WINNIPEG-Starting in August, 174 billboards across Canada took on a new look, highlighting the work of 50 Indigenous women. The Resilience project runs from coast to coast. Images... — Updated 9/10/2018


Métis Nation signs Housing Sub-Accord with Canada

SASKATOON, Sask.- Governing Member Presidents from the Métis National Council, including the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO), signed the Canada-Métis Nation Housing Sub-Accord... — Updated 9/10/2018


MNO participates in Indigenous language forum

TORONTO, Ont.-A large delegation from the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) participated in an Indigenous languages engagement session in Toronto this summer. The information gathered... — Updated 9/10/2018


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


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