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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


Treaty of 1868 comes to Navajo Museum

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.-One hundred and fifty years ago, leaders from the United States and the Navajo Nation etched their signatures on a treaty that reunited the Navajo people with the... — Updated 7/17/2018


McCollum-Cole Amendment on Tribal Victim Services passes in House

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The House Appropriations Committee recently adopted an amendment offered by Representatives Betty McCollum (D-MN) and Tom Cole (R-OK) that would support tribal... — Updated 7/17/2018


Arizona State University wins NAJA awards 

PHOENIX, Ariz.-News coverage of Native American issues, a top priority for Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, is being... — Updated 7/17/2018


Chickasaw Nation highlights artistic works of weaver Tyra Shackleford

SULPHUR, Okla.-Tyra Shackleford has prepared a selection of her award-winning, hand-woven textiles to show to the public at the ARTesian Gallery & Studios, in Sulphur, Okla. Sha... — Updated 7/17/2018


Native Americans compete in relay sport

GILLETTE, Wyo.-Each summer, many Native Americans enjoy participating in a centuries-old Indigenous sport. Horse Nations Indian Relay "Tour of Champions 2018" began in late May in... — Updated 7/17/2018


Canadian professors launch Indigenous history website

TORONTO, Ont.-Shekoh Neechie: An Indigenous History Site went live in June, coinciding with National Indigenous Peoples Day. University of Saskatchewan professors Robert Alexander... — Updated 7/17/2018


Fierce Girls designed to empower Indigenous girls

TORONTO, Ont.-In late June, Fierce Girls was launched at the Toronto Film Festival. Touted as the world's first superhero series created for Indigenous girls. Fierce Girls, is an in... — Updated 7/17/2018


Indian Life wins award

Winnipeg-In April, Indian Life newspaper received the Award of Merit in the Evangelical Press Association's annual Awards of Excellence contest. The contest had more than 1,200... — Updated 5/21/2018


Oklahoma tribes help on education shortfall, hopeful for future

TULSA, Okla.-Teachers of Native American students were among those frustrated and disappointed by the results of the recent teacher walk-out in Oklahoma to demand better pay and... — Updated 5/21/2018


Indian Life Banquet 2018

Did you ever get an invite to something that-well, you just knew you had to get there? Whatever it took! You cancelled that Hawaiian holiday, postponed that summit with Justin and... — Updated 5/21/2018


Latest U.S. coin to feature Native American great

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Sales opened recently for United States Mint product options featuring the 2018 Native American $1 Coin. Since 2009, this $1 coin has displayed an annually... — Updated 5/21/2018


Legislation passed to bring Amber Alert system to reservations

PHOENIX-Congress has passed legislation that brings the Amber Alert system for abducted or missing children to Native American reservations, a move to prevent deaths like those of... — Updated 5/21/2018


Senate fails to reach full vote for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act

WASHINGTON, D.C.-On April 16, the Senate failed to come up with the necessary votes to proceed with a full vote on the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act, an amendment to the National Lab... — Updated 5/21/2018


Tribes in pilot program seeing successful handling of domestic violence cases

WASHINGTON, D.C.-A five-year-old law that let Native American tribes prosecute non-Natives in domestic violence cases "has fundamentally changed the landscape of tribal criminal... — Updated 5/21/2018


Canadian government applauds completion of housing projects

OTTAWA-The Government of Canada is making historic investments to improve housing in First Nation communities to reduce overcrowding and better safeguard the health and safety of re... — Updated 5/21/2018


Parliament and the pope at odds over Indigenous apology

OTTAWA-Canada's Roman Catholic bishops recently announced that Pope Francis would not apologize in the foreseeable future for the boarding schools designed to force approximately... — Updated 5/21/2018


New app helps Cree medical community treat cancer

QUEBEC-On April 20, 2018 the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay (CBHSSJB) launched a smartphone app of medical terms in East Cree dialects of Southern Inland,... — Updated 5/21/2018


U of S names Canada's first tenured Inuk professor

SASKATOON-Karla Jessen Williamson has been named as Canada's first tenured Inuk professor at the University of Saskatchewan, and one of the few Inuit professors internationally.... — Updated 5/21/2018


Arizona seeks to honor Native Americans

PHOENIX-Recently, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed SB 1235, officially establishing June 2 as an Arizona holiday, Native American Day, and legislation unanimously passed in the... — Updated 5/21/2018


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