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2019 named as the International Year of Indigenous Languages.

New York-The United Nations General Assembly has named 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages. The UN typically chooses a different topic each year to raise... — Updated 2/1/2019

 By Keerthi Vedantam    News 

At Indigenous Peoples March, different reservations, same stories

WASHINGTON—Nataanii Means spent part of his childhood on the Navajo Nation with little electricity or running water, while energy companies mined coal and uranium nearby. He said... — Updated 2/1/2019


New Indigenous atlas provided to every junior high and high school in Alberta

OTTAWA-The Government of Alberta recently purchased copies of the Canadian Geographic's Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada to be distributed in every junior high school and high... — Updated 2/1/2019


Native American leaders hail 2018 farm bill as a "historic milestone"

Washington, D.C.-The leaders of the Native Farm Bill Coalition are applauding the the enactment of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, which passed December 19, 2018, citing... — Updated 2/1/2019


Grant to improve conservation on Native American grazing lands

LONGMONT, Colorado-First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) has received a $98,772 Conservation Innovation Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural... — Updated 2/1/2019


Tribal nations partner with Interior's land buy-back program

WASHINGTON-The Department of the Interior has signed agreements with the Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the... — Updated 2/1/2019


BC to fund housing for victims of violence

Port Alberni, BC-The provincial government of British Columbia announced Oct. 25 that it will fund 280 new housing units in support of victims of violence, the first major... — Updated 2/1/2019


National Native organizations join forces to support the Indian Child Welfare Act

Washington—On Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 325 tribal nations, 57 Native organizations, 21 states, 31 child welfare organizations, Indian and constitutional law scholars, and seven members of Congress joined the United States... — Updated 2/1/2019


Indigenous treasure trove acquired for a dollar and a promise

EDMONTON, Alberta-For more than 30 years, a treasure trove has sat in boxes-a collection of 900,000 hours of video and audio tape focused solely on Indigenous events, messages,... — Updated 2/1/2019


Cherokee Nation celebrates Stigler Act Amendments signed into law

TAHLEQUAH, Okla.—The Cherokee Nation celebrates the Stigler Act Amendments of 2018 becoming an official law after President Trump signed the bill earlier this week. Enrolled tribal citizens of the Five Tribes can now inherit... — Updated 2/1/2019


Government of Canada and Indigenous leaders unite for children

OTTAWA, Ontario—Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott, with Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami President Natan Obed, and Métis National Council President Clément Chartier,... — Updated 2/1/2019


New Native American-centric farm-to-school resource available

LONGMONT, Colorado-First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) recently released the Native Farm-to-School Resource Guide, a comprehensive manual for planning and... — Updated 2/1/2019


Women held accountable to Indigenous mediation circle

OPASKWAYAK CREE NATION-In an historic move, two women were recently held accountable for racist remarks on Facebook. It began last July when Destine Spiller posted on Facebook a... — Updated 2/1/2019


NCAI Applauds Decision by Little League International to Ban Racially Offensive Team Names and Mascots

WASHINGTON-The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) is applauding a decision by Little League® International (the governing body of all global Little League-affiliated l... — Updated 2/1/2019


First Native American women elected to Congress

Kansas City, Mo.-In the November 6 USA mid-term elections, the first Native American women were elected to Congress. Deb Haaland was voted to replace Democratic Rep. Michelle Lujan... — Updated 11/24/2018


Senate passes bills supporting Native American interests

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Recently, the U.S. Senate passed several bills that support Native American interests. One of these was passage of S. 2515, the Practical Reforms and Other Goals... — Updated 11/23/2018


"The Council Speaks" returns to Indian Life

WINNIPEG-The directors and editorial team at Indian Life Ministries are pleased to announce the impending return of the popular column, "The Council Speaks," beginning with the... — Updated 11/23/2018


Osage Nation receives grant to help domestic violence victims

PAWHUSKA, Okla.-The Osage Nation Family Violence Prevention Department (ONFVPD) has been awarded the Coordinated Tribal Assistance grant from the Department of Justice for Violence... — Updated 11/23/2018


Tribe reacquires 240 acres of 1796 treaty land

AKWESASNE, New York, Ontario, Quebec-The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has reacquired 240 acres that were set aside for the Akwesasne Mohawk community by a 1796 federal treaty with the... — Updated 11/23/2018


New grant to help communities fight opioid crisis in culturally relevant ways

COAST SALISH TERRITORY, B.C.-The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) has been awarded $2.5 million over five years, its largest research grant to date, from the Canadian... — Updated 11/23/2018


Women's association meets with European subcommittee on human rights

OTTAWA, Ont.-Recently the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) met with representatives from the European Parliament Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI) to discuss the... — Updated 11/23/2018


Native Tribe presents grant to Autry Museum

LOS ANGELES, Calif.-The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has awarded the Autry Museum of the American West a generous grant of $414,101, the largest gift the Autry has received... — Updated 11/23/2018


Partnership with Native Americans announces plans to expand emergency preparedness training in tribal communities

ADDISON, Texas-Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA), a nonprofit committed to serving immediate needs and supporting long-term solutions for Native Americans living in... — Updated 11/23/2018


Navajo Technical University receives funding to expand broadband access

WASHINGTON, D.C-Navajo Technical University (NTU) has been awarded $667,909 by the National Science Foundation to improve broadband connectivity for Native students, expanding... — Updated 11/24/2018


Helpline designed to support Native victims

AUSTIN, Texas-The StrongHearts Native Helpline (1-844-7NATIVE) has announced that 1,000 callers have now reached out to the helpline for safe, confidential support and resources... — Updated 11/24/2018


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