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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

 

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

 

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

 

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 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Annual financial literacy event helps Native American youth

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.-Recently, Isleta Pueblo and Tiwa Lending Services, a community development financial institution, held the third annual Native American Youth Empowerment Summit.... — Updated 5/21/2018

 

Cheyenne River youth launch performing art series

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D.-The Cheyenne River Youth Project officially launched its Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Performing Art Series in April and will host regularly scheduled events... — Updated 5/21/2018

 

Foundation announces 2018 Mentor Artist Fellowship Awards

VANCOUVER, Wash.-The national not-for-profit Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) has awarded eight accomplished artists representing six states as the 2018 NACF Mentor... — Updated 5/21/2018

 

Young Canadians to guide country's first youth policy

OTTAWA, Ont.-The Prime Minister and Minister of Youth, Justin Trudeau, recently announced several ways for young Canadians, including indigenous young people, to take part in the de... — Updated 3/16/2018

 

Navajo Nation launches Youth Advisory Council

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.-The three branch chiefs came together in February to approve the appointments of the first ever Navajo Nation Youth Advisory Council (NNYAC). The¬†NNYAC was desig... — Updated 3/16/2018

 

Navajo man takes rodeo championship

LAS VEGAS, Nev.-The Office of the President and Vice President (OPVP) congratulates Navajo tribal member Erich Rogers along with his heeler, Cory Petska, for becoming the 2017... — Updated 1/4/2018

 

Canoe carving teaches tribal traditions to youth

LAPWAI, IDAHO-How do you help children enjoy a sense of their heritage? Nez Perce Tribe member Julian Matthews thought that enlisting the kids' help in carving a traditional canoe... — Updated 11/16/2017

 

Cherokee National Youth Choir wins best pop recording at Native American music awards

TAHLEQUAH-The Cherokee National Youth Choir's album "Celebration" was named Best Pop Recording during the 17th annual Native American Music Awards held Saturday, Oct. 14. This... — Updated 11/16/2017

 

Aquinnah Wampanoag citizen aims to make history in Massachusetts

FOXBORO, MA-Jacob Ventura, a citizen of the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe, is hoping to make history in Massachusetts. Ventura, a Republican, is running to represent the Bristol and... — Updated 10/5/2017

 

Darian Baskatawang aims to be the youngest Ontario chief

THUNDER BAY, ON-A First Nations election this fall could make history. Darian Baskatawang, 21, is running for chief of Whitesand First Nation, located about 250 kilometres... — Updated 10/5/2017

 

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