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New study shows stroke risk highest among Native Americans

DALLAS-Researchers already knew that American Indians had the highest risk of atrial fibrillation, which is an irregular heartbeat ("arrhythmia") that can increase the risk of... — Updated 3/27/2021

 
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Quebec promises $19.2M to help Indigenous communities access justice system

Quebec City-First Nations citizens in Quebec received a boost recently when the Quebec government announced plans to spend $19.2 million to give Indigenous communities better... — Updated 3/27/2021

 
 By Joseph Perez    News 

Pause on leasing public land for oil and gas extraction draws mixed reaction

PHOENIX-Land, and specifically what to do with land, has been among the most divisive topics in U.S. history since the arrival of European settlers. More than 500 years later, littl... — Updated 3/27/2021

 

Tears, cheers, jeers, and fears as Biden shuts down pipeline

WINNIPEG, Man.-On the first day of his U.S. presidency, Joe Biden used an executive order to cancel the permit former president Donald Trump had approved to build the Keystone XL... — Updated 2/2/2021

 

Cleveland to retire "Indians" name

WASHINGTON, D.C.-In October 2018 the Cleveland, Ohio, baseball team retired the caricature logo known as Chief Wahoo, and now, two years later the team has retired their name as... — Updated 2/2/2021

 

As COVID-19 cases and support rise, so do misunderstandings and distrust

WINNIPEG, Man.-As the number of active COVID-19 cases in First Nations continues to rise, Indigenous Services Canada is investing $1.2 billion in additional support to address ongoi... — Updated 2/2/2021

 

Thanksgiving Day Parade features land acknowledgement and Wampanoag blessing

NEW YORK-For the first time in its 94-year history, the 2020 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade featured a land acknowledgement and blessing to honor the Wampanoag and Lenape people.... — Updated 12/8/2020

 

Providing COVID-19 protection and the gospel across Northern Canada

WINNEPEG, MB-Almost 175 First Nations communities across Canada have received kits including personal protective equipment (PPE), Bibles and other support supplies from a coalition... — Updated 12/8/2020

 

Record number of Indigenous lawmakers elected

WASHINGTON, D.C.-On election day 2020 in the United States, a record number of six indigenous people were elected to positions in the U.S. House and Senate. The U.S. House expanded... — Updated 12/8/2020 Full story

 
 By Allie Barton    News

Next Generation: Grappling with loss of life and connection, Native youth transform into the leaders of tomorrow

PHOENIX-In March, Tawny Jodie was preparing to travel to Israel for her first trip overseas. By July, she was masked and delivering food boxes in rural New Mexico amid a deadly pand... — Updated 10/14/2020

 
 By Allie Barton    News

As providers turn to telehealth during COVID-19, calls rise for more resources in Indian Country

PHOENIX-Before COVID-19, Joshuaa Allison-Burbank spent his days traversing the Navajo Nation, stopping at homes, libraries and schools to provide speech therapy and reading support... — Updated 10/13/2020 Full story

 

Lands added to Chippewa First Nation

OTTAWA, Ont.-In early September, the Honorable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, together with the Honorable Greg Rickford, Minister of Indigenous Affairs... — Updated 10/13/2020

 

Cherokee Nation removes Confederate monuments from historic Capitol Square

TAHLEQUAH, Okla.-Two Confederate monuments were lifted by crane and removed from the Cherokee Nation Capitol Square in Tahlequah Saturday as directed by Principal Chief Chuck... — Updated 8/6/2020

 

Canadian First Nations radio station brings light to North American audience

PICKLE LAKE, Ont.-CJTL (Christ Jesus the Light) Radio was started in Ontario, Canada in 2005, when an alliance was formed between a group of First Nation believers and Nations One... — Updated 8/6/2020

 

Washington football team retires controversial name

Washington, DC-On July 13, the Washington National Football League team retired their infamous team name: The Washington Redskins. The interim name for the 2020 season, while they... — Updated 8/6/2020 Full story

 

Navajo Nation clean water infrastructure needs exceed $700 million

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.-The Naabik'íyáti' Committee of the 24th Navajo Nation Council heard from programs and utilities Friday, May 22 on the water infrastructure needs aimed at... — Updated 6/12/2020 Full story

 
 By Madison LaBerge    News

Pageant winner steps up to help her tribe and winds up shipping masks across North America

PHOENIX, Ariz.-As Miss Shoshone-Bannock, Stormie Perdash has represented her people all across the United States. Now, amid the coronavirus pandemic, she's representing them in a... — Updated 6/12/2020

 

AFN national chief says funding is much needed to continue the fight against COVID-19

OTTAWA, Ont.-Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the Prime Minister's announcement of new funding to fight COVID-19 in First Nations is much needed... — Updated 6/12/2020

 
 By Deagan Urbatsch    News

Native American leaders determined to prevent repeat of last census undercount

PHOENIX, Ariz.-Time, distance and technology limitations are among the reasons Native Americans may be the most difficult demographic to count in the 2020 census, the Census Bureau... — Updated 4/10/2020

 

Canada's correctional investigator's report an alarming call to reduce First Nations incarceration

OTTAWA, Ont.-A January 2020 report released by the Correctional Investigator of Canada shows that Canada's prisons are being "Indigenized," or filling up with Indigenous men and... — Updated 4/8/2020

 

Cherokee Nation to send heirloom seeds to global seed vault

TAHLEQUAH, Okla.-The Cherokee Nation is the first tribe in the United States to receive an invitation to deposit its traditional heirloom seeds to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a... — Updated 4/8/2020

 

Indian Life holds banquet to celebrate 40 years of ministry

On Friday, October 4, Indian Life hosted a banquet at Calvary Temple in Winnipeg to celebrate 40 years of ministry. We thank all those who contributed to organizing the banquet and... — Updated 4/8/2020

 

"We are not ready for this"

WASHINGTON-Dean Seneca didn't mince words after the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention's "damaging news" in early March about the spread of the novel coronavirus that has... — Updated 4/7/2020

 

First Nations to receive $305 million COVID-19 fund

Ottawa, Ont.-The Trudeau government has promised $305 million to help Indigenous communities deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the $305... — Updated 4/7/2020

 

The National Congress of American Indians calls for more attention to COVID-19 impacts in Indian Country

WASHINGTON-In the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, tribal nations -comprised of some of the most vulnerable communities in the United States-have been left out... — Updated 4/7/2020

 

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