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Cherokee Nation, RSU offering Cherokee language classes online

CLAREMORE, Okla.-The Cherokee Nation and Rogers State University are teaming up to connect more Cherokee Nation citizens to the Cherokee language through a new, online learning platform. RSU Public TV's continuing education and... — Updated 5/21/2018


Chickasaw Nation wins coveted ADDYs

OKLAHOMA CITY-The Chickasaw Nation recently earned nine awards at the 52nd Annual Oklahoma American Advertising Awards (ADDYs) ceremony. Three golds, three silvers and three bronze... — Updated 5/21/2018


Cherokee Nation citizen Brian Barlow encourages youth to get involved

TAHLEQUAH, Okla.-Cherokee Nation citizen Brian Barlow is using his last term on the National Congress of American Indians Youth Commission to share his story and encourage other... — Updated 5/21/2018


Navajo Code Talkers museum and veterans center one step closer

GALLUP, N.M.-The state of New Mexico is one step closer to getting funding for a museum honoring Code Talkers, as the Senate Indian and Cultural Affairs Committee unanimously voted... — Updated 5/21/2018


Oldest tribal museum celebrates 80 years

Pawhuska, Okla.-In May, the Osage Nation Museum (ONM) will celebrate its 80th anniversary. Taking its place as America's first tribal museum, the museum is dedicated to preserving... — Updated 5/21/2018


Exhibit showcases Native American basketmakers

INDIANAPOLIS-A new exhibition at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis showcases the work of some of the most admired Native American basketmakers. Mel and Joan Perelman recently... — Updated 5/21/2018


Meskwaki nation hosts summit on food production and culinary arts

TAMA, Iowa-The Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa, also known as the Meskwaki Nation, and Meskwaki Food Sovereignty Initiative (MFSI) will host the 2018 Great Lakes... — Updated 5/21/2018


Billy Graham, who called Native Americans a "sleeping giant," dead at 99

Kansas City, Mo.-On February 21, evangelist William Franklin (Billy) Graham died at 99 years old, in his Montreat, N.C. home. In 60 years of ministry, Graham preached to an... — Updated 3/16/2018


First Nations represented well in the Olympics

OTTAWA, Ont.-During the February 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Indigenous youth from Canada were well represented by these athletes: Spencer O'Brien One of the world's... — Updated 3/16/2018


Government of Canada to create recognition and implementation of rights framework

OTTAWA, Ont.-For too long, Indigenous Peoples in Canada have had to prove their rights exist and fight to have them recognized and fully implemented. To truly renew the relationship... — Updated 3/16/2018


Six U.S. tribes get federal recognition

WASHINGTON-After a nearly two-decade long fight for federal recognition through legislation, six Virginia Indian tribes received federal recognition Jan. 29 as United Stated Preside... — Updated 3/16/2018


Cleveland baseball team to retire Chief Wahoo logo

CLEVELAND-Major League Baseball has announced that the league's Cleveland franchise will retire the team's Chief Wahoo mascot and logo in 2019. The mascot will remain on uniform... — Updated 3/16/2018


Tribal leaders call on Washington to respect Native sovereignty

WASHINGTON-The federal tax overhaul passed in December is "completely unacceptable" to Native Americans, just another example of what can happen when tribes are not included in... — Updated 3/16/2018


Moose Hide Campaign encourages men to stand against violence

VICTORIA, B.C.-On February 15, Premier John Horgan joined Moose Hide Campaign officials in Victoria to hand out the one millionth moose hide pin, representing one million people... — Updated 3/16/2018


IHS announces $3.2 million in grants for zero suicide initiative

ROCKVILLE, Md.—The Indian Health Service (IHS) is announcing eight grants for the Zero Suicide Initiative. This program supports projects that promote improvements within a system of care for those at risk for suicide by... — Updated 3/16/2018


President Begaye signs Navajo veteran's bill

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.-In a statement of strong support for Navajo veterans across the reservation, President Russell Begaye signed a bill that increases direct services funding for... — Updated 3/16/2018


Indigenous partnerships power renewable energy

Indigenous partnerships power renewable energy Edmonton, Alta.-Albertans will see new jobs, more private-sector investment and increased green power generation as the next phase of... — Updated 3/16/2018


Study finds relatively high usage of tobacco products

ATLANTA, Ga.-A new report released recently by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that although significant progress has been made in reducing overall... — Updated 3/16/2018


Native Americans' recovery from recession brings little advancement

WASHINGTON-Recovery from the Great Recession has been slow in much of Arizona, but in Indian Country the pace has been glacial. A decade after the start of the recession, Native... — Updated 3/16/2018


Ontario taking action on Indigenous health care

OTTAWA, Ont.-Ontario and Indigenous partners are working together to improve access to care and increase the involvement of Indigenous communities in developing and delivering... — Updated 3/16/2018


Choctaw hymnal app now available

ADA, Okla.- A new application for mobile devices will help preserve a tradition Chickasaw and Choctaw churchgoers have enjoyed for almost two centuries. Developed by the Chickasaw... — Updated 3/16/2018


Percentage of homeless disproportionately high in Seattle

SEATTLE, Wash.-The city of Seattle, Washington may have been named after a Native American chief of the Duwamish and Suquamish tribes, but in today's world the city and surrounding... — Updated 3/16/2018


Cherokee Nation seed bank preserves Cherokee food history

Tallequah, Okla.-Preserva-tion of Cherokee heritage comes in a wide array of forms. There are Cherokee Nation preservationists in areas like language, which is spoken and written. T... — Updated 3/16/2018


Ontario expanding early years programming in First Nation communities

OTTAWA, Ont.-Ontario is expanding culturally relevant child and family programs for more than 1,800 children and their families in over 40 First Nation communities across the... — Updated 3/16/2018


Cyberbullying law signed to expand protection of Navajo children

WINDOW ROCK-In February, the three branch chiefs of the Navajo Nation met to sign cyberbullying legislation into law. The legislation effectively updates the harassment, stalking... — Updated 3/16/2018


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