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Chickasaw student lauded by ESPN

ADA, Okla.-The Chickasaw Nation proudly announces that Chickasaw citizen Sania Richardson of Ada High School has made the top 25 on ESPN's 2025 HoopGurlz Recruiting Rankings. As a... — Updated 8/5/2022

 

First Native American chosen as Miss Minnesota

WINONA, Minn.-In June 24-year-old, Rachel Evangelisto became the first woman to be crowned Miss Minnesota at the Miss Minnesota Scholarship Org. Pageant and will move on to... — Updated 8/5/2022 Full story

 

Red Hawk First South Dakotan To Win National 4-H Youth in Action Award

BROOKINGS, S.D.-Tashina Red Hawk was just 7 years old when her parents bought her first horse. Her mentor, Kassandra Chauncey, a Todd County Junior Division 4-H member at the time, was training her how to ride when her own horse... — Updated 6/23/2022

 

Arizona law allows Indigenous students greater cultural expression at graduation

PHOENIX-Just minutes before her high school graduation in Gallup, New Mexico, three years ago, Dakotah Harvey was told to remove the eagle feather from her mortarboard or she would... — Updated 6/23/2022

 

'Read Across Navajo Nation Month' promotes literacy among students

Window Rock, Ariz.-Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, First Lady Phefelia Nez, and Second Lady Dottie Lizer recently signed a proclamation recognizing March 2022 as "Read Across... — Updated 3/28/2022 Full story

 

Rowland creates Native American resource guide for Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, Texas-Caroline Rowland is proud of her Choctaw heritage and knows the history of her tribe. She's also a criminal justice major and history and writing double minor at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth,... — Updated 3/28/2022

 

Cherokee Nation Film Office preparing young Natives for growing film industry

TULSA, Okla.-The Cherokee Nation Film Office and Oklahoma Film & Television Academy are partnering to help educate Native American students to be set-ready as industry... — Updated 3/28/2022 Full story

 

Students harvest moose through outdoor program

LISTUGUJ, Que.-Mi'kmaw Students in one Canadian school are learning about life-sustaining elements of their Indigenous culture in very practical ways. Recently, eight students at the Alaqsite'w Gitpu School school in Listuguj,... — Updated 11/22/2021

 

Student activist fights trafficking

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.-Vanguard University student body president Matthew J. Holgate is a visionary leader. While many students are just trying to navigate their way through classes,... — Updated 11/22/2021

 

Kansas school district offers students support through Indigenous cooking, activities

Lawrence, Kans.-This summer, the Lawrence, Kansas, school district and their Native American Student Services (NASS) hosted an Indigenous Family Cooking Class open to anyone in the... — Updated 10/4/2021

 

New board game to preserve Cree language and culture

Fort Smith, NWT-A workshop hosted by the Northwest Territory Métis Nation and non-profit arts organization, Western Arctic Moving Pictures (WAMP) was the birthplace of a new board... — Updated 10/4/2021

 

Colorado governor signs two bills affecting Indigenous communities

DENVER, Colo.-In early July, Colorado governor Jared Polis signed two bills that affect Native American young people and culture in Colorado. The first bill, the Native American tuition classification bill, ensures that Native... — Updated 9/2/2021

 

Student creates university class highlighting Indigenous knowledge

WOLFVILLE, N.S.-As Leah Creaser, a student at Acadia University and member of the Acadia First Nation, sat in her biology classes, she ended up being bewildered. It wasn't the... — Updated 9/2/2021

 

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GLENDALE, ARIZ.-It might have been the optics, but whenever professional bull riders Keyshawn Whitehorse and Cody Jesus entered the ring, the crowd seemed louder, more engaged. In... — Updated 6/7/2021

 

Minecraft and Microsoft Canada partner to help kids explore Indigenous worlds

INNPEG, Man.-The Minecraft world just got a little more interesting for students in Louis Riel School division in Winnipeg as they worked on a new Indigenous extension of the Minecraft video game. In Minecraft, players create and... — Updated 3/27/2021

 

Student helps Ojibwe culture come to life

Eleanore Falck loves bringing worlds to life. The University of Wisconsin-Stout junior majoring in game design and development-art created the game "Growing Up Ojibwe: The Game"... — Updated 3/27/2021

 

Lending a hand(print): Athletes raise awareness for missing, murdered Indigenous women

PHOENIX-The sight can be jarring: As a runner's graceful stride brings her closer, her face comes into focus. A rich, red handprint covers her mouth. We will not be silenced. The pa... — Updated 2/2/2021

 

Student curates new museum exhibit

FORT SMITH, N.W.T-While many people have learned to do quite a variety of things from home during the 2020 pandemic, Isaiah Wiltzen, a 19-year-old history student from the... — Updated 12/8/2020

 

Mi'kmaw artist chosen for Marvel series

TORONTO, Ont.-When a message popped into his email box with the subject line, "Draw for a Marvel Comic?" David Cutler almost deleted it, thinking it was a scam. Yes, he was an... — Updated 12/8/2020

 

Miss Navajo Nation is a "glimmer of hope" for community during pandemic

PHOENIX-After winning the title of Miss Navajo Nation in September 2019, Shaandiin Parrish immediately got to work on the cultural preservation and advocacy efforts central to the... — Updated 10/13/2020

 

New documentary features Blackfeet women

Blackfeet Nation-ESPN Films has produced a new documentary focusing on Native American women called "Blackfeet Boxing: Not Invisible." Directed by Kristen Lappas and Tom Rinaldi,... — Updated 8/6/2020

 

Oilers player honors Indigenous heritage

EDMONTON, AB-Oilers defenceman Ethan Bear  honored his Indigenous heritage during the July 28 Battle of Alberta exhibition game by displaying his jersey name bar in Cree... — Updated 8/6/2020

 

Former ASU basketball player Michelle Tom helping Navajo Nation fight coronavirus

PHOENIX, Ariz.-The life of a college athlete can be stressful. Balancing academic and sports or taking the game-winning shot against a Top 10 team involves pressure. Former Arizona... — Updated 6/15/2020

 

Young Cherokee woman wins journalism prize

Los Altos, Calif.-The Heising-Simons Foundation has announced that Rebecca Nagle is a recipient of the 2020 American Mosaic Journalism Prize. Rebecca Nagle is a writer and audio... — Updated 4/9/2020

 

Native American board game becomes national teaching tool

Alisha Merrill never imagined that her class project would become a nationwide teaching tool.  "I put together this board game, Journey Home, touching on the five major regions of... — Updated 4/7/2020

 

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