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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


Young Warriors

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 syllabics.... — 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


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, t... — 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


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


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