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Navajo Nation takes responsibility for elderly group home

TSIDI TO'II, Ariz.-In December, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez signed the master lease between the Navajo Nation and the Navajo Housing Authority for the Birdsprings Elderly... — Updated 4/9/2020

 

American Indian College Fund receives grant to support women

Denver, Colo,-The American Indian College Fund has received a four-year, $300,000 grant from the Clare Boothe Luce Program at the Henry Luce Foundation, specifically to help Native... — Updated 4/9/2020

 

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 is finalist for Rimington Trophy

NORMAN, Okla.-A Potawatomi tribal member, Creed Humphrey, was one of three finalists this year for the Rimington Trophy honoring the nation's top center. A redshirt sophomore and... — Updated 4/8/2020

 

Dakota State student creates computer game to help preserve Lakota language

MADISON, S.D.-Dakota State University student Carl Petersen has developed a computer game that he hopes will help people develop their ability to learn and speak the Lakota... — Updated 4/8/2020

 

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

 

Salish Kootenai College to educate students on historic preservation

PABLO, Mont.-Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) Chairman Aimee Jorjani entered into an agreement with Salish Kootenai College (SKC) in Pablo, Montana, and the ACHP... — Updated 11/3/2019

 

Lakota youth enjoy art internship program

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D.-On Labor Day weekend, the Cheyenne River Youth Project officially graduated 11 Lakota teens from its summer arts internship program. This is a record-breaking... — Updated 11/3/2019

 

Homeless Youth Program Changes Lives

PORTLAND, Ore.—The Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) in Multnomah County, Oregon, works with over 100 youth, ages 16 to 24, experiencing homelessness and housing instability. The program follows a housing-first,... — Updated 11/3/2019

 

Teen explores culture through internships

Hayzil Yellow Fox was just a small child when she first began coming to Cheyenne River Youth Project's (CRYP) youth center. Back then, as for many children, it was all about the... — Updated 11/3/2019

 

Scholarship recipients honored

LEUPP, Ariz.-In July, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer joined proud parents, grandparents, and educators at a ceremony to celebrate the... — Updated 8/20/2019

 

Series about Navajo teens debuts on Netflix

CHINLE, Ariz.-The Chinle High School basketball team, in Chinle, Arizona, is getting a lot of attention these days. On August 2, the small-town high school team on the Navajo... — Updated 8/20/2019

 

Indigenous youth bound for four-month service trip

WINNIPEG, Man.-A group of 34 Indigenous youth left in mid-August for a four-month service trip in Peru that includes a cultural exchange with local Indigenous communities. The... — Updated 8/20/2019

 

Student honored for building Native American presence on campus

Senior Shandiin Herrera came to Duke understanding she wouldn't find many other Native American students on campus. The first year was harder than she expected. Four years later... — Updated 6/3/2019

 

Native American boy wins world championship for saddle bronc riding

Recently a Native American youth from Warm Springs, Oregon was named the International Miniature Saddle Bronc World Champion. Isaiah Florenda, a sixth-grader from Warm Springs acade... — Updated 6/3/2019

 

Anishinaabe man's journey emulates that of Indigenous old-timers

Winnipeg, Man.-Timothy Lawrence Coughlan is no stranger to adventure. As UWinnipeg's Aboriginal recruiter, Coughlan, who is an Anishinaabe from Bloodvein First Nation, has clocked... — Updated 4/5/2019

 

Native American student teaches self-defense

MESA-With kicks, blocks and twists of the wrist, 16-year-old Kylie Hunts-in-Winter is teaching Native American boys and girls to stay safe. Her defense classes have a mission: to... — Updated 4/5/2019

 

Pulling no punches: 14-year-old girl aspires to be first Navajo boxer to win Olympics

CHINLE, Ariz.-Even with modern technology, it's nearly impossible to find the homemade boxing gym identified by a tattered wooden sign that reads, "Damon-Bahe Boxing Gym." In and... — Updated 2/1/2019

 

Youth anti-stigma program resonates with Indigenous communities

CALGARY, Alberta-Imagine having a teepee room in your school with elder volunteers taking turns being available for students. This is a reality, thanks to the HEADSTRONG program.... — Updated 2/1/2019

 

Students participate in Orange Shirt Day

PORT ALBERNI, B.C.-Students across Canada took time in late September to learn about residential schools. In Port Alberni, B.C., on September 28, NEW (Nuu-chah-nulth Education... — Updated 11/24/2018

 

Northwest Indian College awarded $3.5m grant from the national science foundation

BELLINGHAM, Wash.-Northwest Indian College's (NWIC) Salish Sea Research Center (SSRC) on the Lummi campus was awarded a $3.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to su... — Updated 11/24/2018

 

Junior Miss Cherokee presents at National Tribal Health conference

TAHLEQUAH, Okla.-Junior Miss Cherokee Kaitlyn Pinkerton recently presented at the 35th annual National Indian Health Board's Tribal Health Conference in September, where she shared... — Updated 11/24/2018

 

Beyond the reservation: NABI focuses on education as well as basketball

PHOENIX-As Samantha Quigley tears down another rebound, she sees more than a basketball. In her hands is something beyond an object that she can dribble around defenders and put... — Updated 9/10/2018

 

Remember the Removal Bike Ride cyclists complete 1,000-mile memorial ride

TAHLEQUAH, OKLA.-Cyclists from the 2018 Remember the Removal Bike Ride arrived in Tahlequah Thursday, finishing their three-week trek that retraced the northern route of the Trail o... — Updated 7/17/2018

 

Cheyenne River Youth Project teens learn about becoming Lakota leaders

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D.-Earlier this month, five Lakota teens who are participating in the Cheyenne River Youth Project's "Growing Into Wowachinyepi" program traveled to Washington, D.C.... — Updated 5/21/2018

 

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