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 By Emma Ascott    News 

U.S. Indigenous boarding schools to be investigated

PHOENIX-When the Phoenix Indian School was established in 1891, the top federal administrator considered it a budgetary win to send Native American children to boarding schools to... — Updated 10/4/2021

 
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Experts recommend Indigenous-led prescribed burns to help reduce wildfire risks

VICTORIA, B.C.-As another year of long-burning, uncontrolled wildfires decimates portions of the U.S. and Canada-even threatening the world's oldest trees, located in... — Updated 10/1/2021

 
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Canadians recognize first official National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

OTTAWA—On September 30, 2021 Canadians recognized the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day honors the lost children and survivors of residential schools,... — Updated 10/1/2021

 
 By Brooke Newman    News

Supreme Court rules in favor of tribal police

WASHINGTON-Tribal police have the authority to detain non-Natives traveling through reservation land if the officer has a reasonable belief that the suspect violated state or... — Updated 9/2/2021

 

Inuk leader named as first Indigenous Governor General

OTTAWA-Inuk leader and former ambassador Mary Simon has been chosen as the next governor general. She is the first Indigenous person ever to be appointed to the role. Prime Minister... — Updated 9/2/2021

 

An international blessing: American Blackfeet Tribe gives vaccinations to Canadians

Browning, Mont.-May 18, 2021 was a great day for hundreds of Alberta citizens as they crossed the border for a free COVID-19 vaccination. The mobile clinic was set up on the U.S. si... — Updated 6/7/2021 Full story

 

New study shows Indigenous surgical candidates at great risk

Ottawa, Ont.-If you're an Indigenous person in Canada, you may be 30 percent more likely to die after surgery than a non-Indigenous person. That's one of the findings of a new... — Updated 6/7/2021

 

Youth council formed in Arctic Region

IQALUIT, Nunavut-To better understand the needs and priorities of Northernors in the Arctic Regions of Canada, the Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard are... — Updated 6/7/2021 Full story

 

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 Full story

 

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 Full story

 

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 Full story

 

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 Full story

 

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 Full story

 

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

 
 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

 

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