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Cobell scholarship fund hits critical milestone

WASHINGTON, DC-The United States Department of the Interior has hit a crucial milestone. It has transferred a total of $60 million to the Cobell Scholarship Fund, which was... — Updated 5/12/2017


Kinew to run for Manitoba NDP leadership

WINNIPEG, MB-Member of the Legislature (MLA) Wab Kinew has thrown his hat in the ring to become the leader of the Manitoba New Democratic Party (NDP). Joined by family, friends,... — Updated 5/12/2017


Court rules in favor of '60s Scoop survivors

TORONTO, ON-After a long eight-year wait, a landmark decision has finally been reached that will have a profound effect on thousands of children who were taken from their homes and... — Updated 3/13/2017


Wisconsin Congresswoman and Tribal leader stand together to strength VAWA

WASHINGTON, DC-Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) invited former Tulalip Tribal Board Member Deborah Parker from Washington State to join her in the House of Representatives to... — Updated 3/13/2017


Hope lost for setting Leonard Peltier free

COLEMAN, FL-Family and supporters of Leonard Peltier, who has spent most of his life in prison, were devastated when former U.S. President Barack Obama chose not to pardon or... — Updated 3/13/2017


Standing Rock water protectors wait and see after "huge" victory

CANNONBALL, ND-When the announcement was made in early December to block the Dakota Access pipeline, it was like an early Christmas gift from the United States government.... — Updated 2/27/2017


Canada to spend $500 million on high-speed Internet access for First Nations reserves

OTTAWA, ON-Canada is investing up to $500 million to bring high-speed internet access to 300 remote communities by 2021. Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains stated that the "Connect... — Updated 1/9/2017


Unknown committee plans "monumental change" to the way Canada funds First Nations

OTTAWA, ON-There is a plan in the works that is going to transform the way the Canadian government deals with Indigenous peoples. If things go according to hopes and planning, it... — Updated 1/9/2017


White House announces almost $500M going to tribes

WASHINGTON, DC-At President Barack Obama's final White House Tribal Nations Conference in Washington, he announced that his administration will pay 17 Native American tribes a... — Updated 11/14/2016


Southwest abuse victims face continued abuse

GALLUP, NM—“Spotlight: A Public Discussion about Faith, Journalism, and Protecting Children from Sex Abuse” was held on September 24 at Gallup’s El Morro Theatre. The event was held in conjunction with two free screenings... — Updated 11/14/2016


Algonquin sign historic land deal with Canada

OTTAWA, ON-The Canadian government, along with the government of the Province of Ontario, signed a historic agreement with the Algonquins of Ontario to give back large sections of... — Updated 11/14/2016


Canada apologizes to Dene

TADOULE LAKE, MB-The Canadian government formally apologized to the Sayisi Dene on Tuesday, August 16, when Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett issued an... — Updated 9/10/2016


Tribes gather to support Standing Rock against pipeline

BISMARCK, ND-In mid-August, the U.S. government gave final approval for the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which when completed will run for 1,172 miles to transport... — Updated 9/9/2016


Sandy Bay First Nation youth experience the Ark Encounter

WILLIAMSTOWN, KY-On August 6, 2016, a team of eight people from Sandy Bay First Nation in Manitoba, set out very early in the morning to travel 2000 kilometers (almost 1243 miles)... — Updated 9/9/2016

 By Chris Maxwell    News

Massive prayer event expected to draw huge crowd to National Mall

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Crowds will gather in Washington DC this summer. The sound will hit high volume. But this event won't be a ball game, a superstar's performance, a political... — Updated 7/19/2016


Indigenous leaders meet with Canada's Federal, Provincial, and Territorial leaders

OTTAWA, ON-On June 10, the leaders of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), Métis National Council (MNC), Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), Indigenous Peoples' Assembly of Canada... — Updated 7/19/2016


Lipan Apache Tribe wins 10-year fight for eagle feathers

Lipan Apache Tribe wins 10-year fight for eagle feathers McALLEN, TX-Ten years after a federal agent crashed the powwow of the Lipan Apache Nation in Texas and seized their eagle... — Updated 7/19/2016


Laura Grizzlypaws

Laura Grizzlypaws from Lillooet, British Columbia, performed at the 33rd annual Gathering of Nations, the world's largest gathering of Native American and Indigenous peoples. The... — Updated 5/14/2016


Supreme Court of Canada gives Métis and non-status Indians same rights as First Nations

OTTAWA, ON-After a long 17-year fight for recognition, the Supreme Court of Canada handed down a major ruling on who bears responsibility for Indigenous Peoples of Canada. It... — Updated 5/14/2016


62 killed in Indian park that hosted royals

KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK, INDIA-The National Park and Tiger Reserve that Britain's Prince William and Duchess Katherine visited in April, was the focus of a brutal "shoot to kill"... — Updated 5/14/2016


Indian Act turns 140, but few celebrating

OTTAWA, ON-One of the most maligned pieces of legislation in Canadian history turns 140 this week, but few First Nations are celebrating, chiefs say. First passed in 1876, the... — Updated 5/14/2016


Tribes awarded $715M in HUD grants

WASHINGTON, DC-Tribes across the United States, including the newest members of the federally recognized family, have been awarded more than $715 million in housing funds. The large... — Updated 3/23/2016


First Nations sign agreement to protect lands from development

VANCOUVER, BC-A group of First Nations in British Columbia signed an agreement to protect their territory from logging. The deal bars development on about 85 per cent of the Great B... — Updated 3/23/2016


Former broadcaster to run for Manitoba legislature

WINNIPEG, MB-Wab Kinew, well-known broadcaster, author and Native activist, pulled off a stunning surprise by announcing that he is going to run as a candidate with the New... — Updated 3/23/2016


Ah Ho! Bienvenue au Festival du Voyageur

The Festival du Voyageur is Western Canada's largest winter festival, an annual 10-day event that takes place in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The festival, held each February in... — Updated 3/23/2016


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