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Canada forgives treaty claim debt

OTTAWA, Ont.—Indigenous groups across Canada carrying millions in dollars of debt from negotiating treaty claims will soon have that debt erased. The federal government announced... — Updated 4/5/2019


REDress Project reminds nation of crime against Indigenous women

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Thirty empty red dresses hang near the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., within view of the National Mall and U.S. Capitol. For the first... — Updated 4/5/2019


Native American tribe pays for funerals of tornado victims

ATMORE, Ala.-On March 3, the deadliest tornado to hit the United States in nearly six years struck Lee County, Alabama, killing 23 people, aged 6 to 89. The Poarch Band of Creek Ind... — Updated 4/5/2019


Call for clean energy proposals to help Indigenous, remote communities

WINNIPEG, Man.-Reducing reliance on diesel in rural and remote communities will decrease Canada's carbon footprint, support climate change adaptation, contribute to healthier... — Updated 4/5/2019


President's 2020 budget proposes $936.3 million for Bureau of Indian Education, separate from Bureau of Indian Affairs

WASHINGTON, D.C.—In March, President Donald Trump proposed a $936.3 million Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget for the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Education (BIE).... — Updated 4/5/2019


Albuquerque becomes first American city to recognize tribal sovereignty by establishing government-to-government relations

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.-Following a unanimous vote of the Albuquerque, New Mexico city council to pass a bill amending the originating ordinance of the Commission on American Indian and... — Updated 4/5/2019


Landmark ruling in favor of Yakama Nation treaty rights

YAKAMA NATION, Wash.-The U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling recently in favor of Yakama Nation treaty rights. The Court agreed with the Washington Supreme Court that the... — Updated 4/5/2019


Glooscap First Nation acquires Yarmouth Bar Fisheries and SeaKist Lobster

GLOOSCAP FIRST NATION, MI'KMAQ TERRITORY, NS-The Government of Canada The Government of Canada is working in partnership with First Nations to support community-driven economic... — Updated 4/5/2019


Navajo Nation Courts celebrate 60 years

The Navaho Nation Courts are celebrating their 60th Anniversary at this year's Justice Day events. Each year, the courts observe the establishment of the Navajo Nation's own... — Updated 4/5/2019


UN rules that Canada's Indian Act discriminates against women.

VANCOUVER, B.C.—In a decision released January 14, the United Nations Human Rights Committee ruled that Canada discriminates against First Nations women and their descendants by denying them the same entitlement to full s. 6(1)(a... — Updated 4/5/2019


International Indigenous languages conference set for June in British Columbia

BRENTWOOD BAY, B.C.—In celebration of the United Nations 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages, the First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation (FPCF) and the First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC), in partnership with the... — Updated 4/5/2019


Canadian government partners with Southern Chiefs' Organization for First Nations Justice Strategy Program

WINNEPEG, Man.-Working with Indigenous communities to assume greater responsibility for the administration of justice in their communities is an important part of the federal... — Updated 4/5/2019


Videos designed to educate about Indigenous history and culture

WINNEPEG, Man.-The University of Winnipeg has launched a flexible, innovative, national education program that supports organizations seeking to understand and respond to the Truth... — Updated 4/5/2019


Increased number of places reserved for First Nations and Inuit within the faculties of medicine

WENDAKE, Quebec—Since 2008, the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission (FNQLHSSC) has actively worked with the four faculties of medicine of Quebec to implement the Quebec First Nations and Inu... — Updated 4/5/2019


Woman gives part of land proceeds as reparation

Kansas City, Mo.-In an historic occurrence for the Kanza tribe, a retired Mennonite pastor has donated her portion of the sales of a family farm to the Kanza Heritage Society.... — Updated 4/5/2019


Native woman makes fashion opportunities

Denver, Colo.- Kelly Holmes was 20 years old and unable to get regular jobs as a fashion model, she felt, because of her Native American heritage. She was told on occasion that her... — Updated 4/5/2019


Salish school focuses on language interaction

SPOKANE, Wash.-According to linguists, languages not learned by children in the traditional way, passed on from one generation to the next, are doomed to extinction. Unless, of... — Updated 4/5/2019


Cherokee Nation diabetes program receives national acclaim

TAHLEQUAH, Okla.-The Cherokee Nation Diabetes Prevention Program is receiving national recognition from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for its efforts aimed at... — Updated 4/5/2019


Native American chef wins coveted award.

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The James Beard Foundation (JBF) has announced that Sean Sherman, a member of the Oglala Lakota Sioux tribe from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota... — Updated 4/5/2019


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


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