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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

 

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

 

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

 

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