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Food Sovereignty

article 'We farm knowledge': Education is at the heart of the Oneida Nation's food cultivation (12/9/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- Family members across generations come through the Oneida Nation Apple Orchard in October ready to pick red MacIntosh apples hanging in abundance....
article Chinook Indian Nation preserves food, tradition (12/3/2019)
(Washington) -- Rachel Lynne Cushman, treasurer for the Chinook Indian Nation, was surprised and excited when $1,000 was raised in 29 hours for the tribes’...
article Six tribes in Michigan show success expanding Tribal Food Access (11/26/2019)
(Michigan) -- “The tribal food programs have assisted my family in making a healthier lifestyle switch that will last a lifetime. We will continue to use the tools...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Mental Health

article ‘I’m going to be her voice now:’ mother of 10-year-old girl who died by suicide on Sask. First Nation (12/9/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- The mother of the 10-year-old girl who died by suicide on Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation said she’s ready to be strong, and speak out following...
article Family calls for inquest into suicide of Indigenous teen in government care (12/8/2019)
(Ontario) -- The circumstances that allowed an Indigenous teenager to take his own life metres from his group home and go undiscovered for months can be remedied only by...
article 'Quit fighting and bickering,' Sask. chief says to feds, Sask., after northern suicides (11/29/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation Chief Ronald Mitsuing wants federal and provincial governments to work together to address a suicide crisis in northern...
article Makwa Sahgaiehcan chief disappointed at lack of long-term help to stop suicides (11/28/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- The chief of a northern Saskatchewan First Nation says he is disappointed at the lack of long-term help from the provincial and federal governments to...
article Sask. woman starts Christmas card drive for First Nation in midst of suicide crisis (11/28/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- Linda Johnson lived on the Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation for seven years while raising her children. She says she still returns when she can. "It...
article Bella Bella, B.C.: The town that solved suicide (11/25/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Friday, as gale force winds lashed the windows, she padded across the laps of a dozen foreign tourists outfitted in thousands of dollars in dark...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Indian Children Welfare Act (ICWA)

article Indian Child Welfare Act court hearing scheduled for January 2020 (12/8/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Get ready for round two. Oral arguments in a closely-watched Indian Child Welfare Act case will take place on January 22, 2020. After offering a...
article PEMBER: Indian child welfare legal challenge is about ending tribal sovereignty (11/24/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- This story is like a scary movie. In “Fatal Attraction” Glen Close’s character won’t give up her murderous quest. She comes...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Adoption

article A Child Waits 12-7-19 (12/7/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Jacob, 14, is a talented artist! Best known for his drawing and shading skills, this teen delights in showing his talents to others. An outgoing guy, Jacob...
1 Article on this Issue

First Nations

article 'Kids will fall through the cracks:' Advocates critical of child-welfare changes (12/7/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Advocates for children and First Nations say the federal government hasn't provided funding for, or details about, extensive child-welfare changes...
article Talks to start soon on settling First Nations child welfare compensation, minister tells AFN (12/4/2019)
(Ottawa) -- Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller said Tuesday the government is laying the groundwork for talks on a compensation settlement package for First Nation...
article Amid uncertainty, Manitoba First Nations, Métis communities consider control of child welfare services (12/4/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Multiple Manitoba Indigenous communities are mulling a move to take authority over their child welfare systems when a federal law takes effect next month,...
article First Nations need billions in funding to take over child welfare services, says AFN regional chief (12/4/2019)
(Manitoba) -- First Nations would need about $3.5 billion in funding over five years to effectively take over responsibility for child welfare services as they will be...
article Nechi Institute lease terminated to make room for more addiction treatment (12/4/2019)
(Alberta) -- The Nechi Institute will have to find a new home since the Alberta government is terminating its lease at Poundmaker's Lodge as of March 31, 2020.
article Ottawa failed to work with First Nations to prepare for new child welfare law, says AFN national chief (12/4/2019)
(Ottawa) -- Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde says Ottawa has failed to work with First Nations to prepare for a new Indigenous child welfare law...
article Talks to start soon on settling First Nations child welfare compensation, minister tells AFN (12/4/2019)
(Ottawa) -- Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller said Tuesday the government is laying the groundwork for talks on a compensation settlement package for First Nation...
article Bear Clan Patrol expands to Portage la Prairie with $50K in funding (11/29/2019)
(Manitoba) -- A community patrol group with a presence in several Manitoba communities is expanding to Portage la Prairie with help from the municipality and the...
article Federal Court denies Ottawa's attempt to pause First Nations child welfare compensation order (11/29/2019)
(Canada) -- The Federal Court of Canada has denied the federal government's motion to pause a human rights tribunal ruling ordering compensation for First Nations...
article Human rights tribunal postpones compensation submission deadline on First Nations child welfare case (11/27/2019)
(Canada) -- The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has pushed back a deadline set for submissions on how compensation should be distributed under its Sept. 6 order that the...
article Inquest called into death of man shot by Long Plain First Nation police force (11/26/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Manitoba's chief medical examiner has called an inquest into the death of a man who was shot by police on Long Plain First Nation earlier this year.
article Rally at Sask. Legislature calls for 'immediate' end to coerced sterilizations (11/26/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- Carrying signs that read "protect our women" and "stopped forced sterilization," a group marched to the Saskatchewan Legislature on...
12 Total Articles on this Issue

Jamestown S’Klallam

article Jamestown Tribe unveils MAT clinic design to supporters (12/7/2019)
(Washington) -- Some 200 advocates of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s proposed medicine-assisted treatment clinic were presented with the initial designs for...
1 Article on this Issue

Northern Arapaho

article Northern Arapaho dedicates new Riverton child care center (12/7/2019)
(Wyoming) -- A standing-room-only crowd packed what’s soon to be a new, much-needed child care center in Riverton for a dedication ceremony Thursday afternoon....
article Northern Arapaho Tribe Set To Open Childcare Center In Riverton (12/6/2019)
(Wyoming) -- Families on and near the Wind River Reservation will soon have a new option for around-the-clock childcare: the Northern Arapaho Tribe's Red Wolf...
article Northern Arapaho prepares to open child care center (11/28/2019)
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Tribe is preparing to open a new, 24-hour child care center in Riverton that officials say will help eliminate a significant barrier to...
article Northern Arapaho tribe prepares to open needed child care center (11/27/2019)
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Tribe is preparing to dedicate a new child care center it says will help eliminate a significant barrier to employment among tribal...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Pine Ridge

article Wanted: Winter weather clothing for the Pine Ridge reservation (12/7/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The women, children and — don’t forget — the men of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation could use your help staying warm this winter....
article Rebuilding at Thunder Valley: A Story of the Lakota Nation Rising (12/5/2019)
(South Dakota) -- American Indians, the original inhabitants of this land, often are made to be invisible in US society. Yet today the Census tells us that 6.795 million...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Health Care

article State will invoice counties for $9M in overpayments (12/6/2019)
(Minnesota) -- A letter issued Thursday by the state of Minnesota outlines how it will invoice counties for their share of $8.8 million in overpayments by the federal...
article 'The buck stops here,' commissioner says, laying out a reform plan at Minnesota DHS (12/2/2019)
(Minnesota) -- A senior official from the Walz administration acknowledged Monday that the state Department of Human Services (DHS) has been "soft around the edges...
article With few choices and ‘a lot of unknowns,’ some rural school employees are wary of new health plans (11/27/2019)
(Washington) -- Joni Scott teaches language, arts and history at Wellpinit High School and has done so for more than 30 years. She lives in the community, on the Spokane...
article Researchers Work to Expand Palliative Care Among Native Americans (11/26/2019)
(South Dakota) -- A national team of researchers are collaborating to improve access to palliative care among tribal communities in the United States. The project will...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Opioid Crisis

press release Indian Health Service and American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations regarding neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (12/6/2019)
(Indian Country) -- Yesterday, the Indian Health Service and the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Native American Child Health released clinical...
1 Article on this Issue

St. Regis Mohawk

article Stefanik announces HHS grant for Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (12/5/2019)
(New York) -- Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has announced a United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) grant totaling $354,808 has been awarded to the...
1 Article on this Issue

Trump Adminstration

article Food stamp cuts will hit rural communities hardest (12/5/2019)
(Arizona) -- New regulations in the food stamp program will likely hit rural areas in Arizona harder than urban areas. Under the new rules approved by the Department of...
article Over 27,000 New Mexicans could lose food assistance due to Trump administration rule (12/5/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Federal food assistance was created to increase nutrition levels and eliminate hunger. However, the Trump administration published a final rule yesterday...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Eastern Band of Cherokee

article New hires to speed child custody cases in Cherokee (12/4/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Tribal Council voted unanimously last month to expand the tribe’s roster of attorneys in hopes of moving child custody cases through the courts...
1 Article on this Issue

Hacked & Cyber-Attack

article Mother 'livid' after learning children's personal info may have been exposed in cyberattack (12/4/2019)
(Manitoba) -- A mother of three children in foster care says she wasn't told their personal information could be at risk until a week after a cyberattack on the...
article Cyberattack against child welfare agency under investigation (11/24/2019)
(Manitoba) -- The Southern First Nations Network of Care says it was victim of a cyberattack in the early hours of Nov. 21 which has potential impacts on eight Child and...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla

article OP/ED: Tribes find way to help with warming station (12/3/2019)
(Oregon) -- In terms of fast action, the work by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation to develop and then execute a plan to create a warming...
article A place of warming (11/26/2019)
(Oregon) -- The notion of a warming station on the Umatilla Indian Reservation went from idea to reality in about one week flat. People had started noticing homeless...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Public Smoking

article Michigan tribe awarded grant for e-cigarette education (12/2/2019)
(Michigan) -- An Upper Peninsula nonprofit organization is supporting a program that educates young people in the Hannahville Indian Community about the dangers of e-...
article Nevada casino workers talk of snuffing out second-hand smoke (12/2/2019)
(Nevada) -- Teresa Price was 22 when became a table-games dealer in 1978 on the Las Vegas Strip. At that time, cigarette and cigar smoking was allowed nearly everywhere...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Frank LaMere

article Sioux City march honors lost Native American children (11/27/2019)
(Iowa) -- The 17th annual Memorial March to Honor Lost Children took place in Sioux City this morning. It is the first march since one of the original organizers, Frank...
article In Absence Of Prominent Activist, Native Americans To March For Children Lost To Foster Care (11/26/2019)
(Iowa) -- Members of the Native American community will march Wednesday in Sioux City to honor Native children who have died in foster care or are lost to the system....
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Rincon Tribe

article Rincon Tribe donates 700 turkey dinners to needy families (11/26/2019)
(California) -- The Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians held its annual holiday dinner distribution event for low income families ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. The event...
1 Article on this Issue

Fort Belknap

article Tribes work to move forward with health care initiative (11/25/2019)
(Montana) -- Officials from Fort Belknap Indian Community met with members of the governing body of Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation and a state representative...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Quinault Nation receives $171,407 grant for upgraded boat engines (12/10/2019)
(Washington) -- The Quinault Indian Nation has received a $171,407 grant to replace engines on a tribal fishing vessel with low-emission diesel engines, federal...
article Spoiler Alert: Narrative Change Needed to Support Indigenous-led Work (12/9/2019)
(Indian Country) -- NPQ, in partnership with the First Nations Development Institute (FNDI), has published a series of Native American activist writers who highlight the...
article Sen. Sinema Meets with Indian Health Service Leader (12/9/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema met with Rear Admiral Michael Weahkee, Principal Deputy Director of Indian Health Service, to discuss how his...
article DOT officials: 6 of Alaska’s 11 ferries will be out of service (12/8/2019)
(Alaska) -- More than half of Alaska’s ferries will be out of service amid a lack of funds to repair the vessels, transportation officials said. The state...
article Moose Cree First Nation gets $100,000 for food co-op feasibility study (12/8/2019)
(Sudbury) -- If you live in Ontario's far north, you know how expensive food can be. One First Nation community on the James Bay coast is taking a proactive approach...
article With scissors and clippers, veterans receive free haircuts (12/8/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Using clippers designed with a leopard print, Jennifer Arthur cut the hair of Army veteran Fred Eaton Sr., who came to the San Juan Chapter house on Dec...
article LETTER: Doulas can improve birth outcomes (12/7/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Historical trauma refers to traumatic events that happened to a person or group of people that has lingering psychological, social, economic and political...
article LETTER: Reasons for suicide (12/7/2019)
(Indian Country) -- I should be on the group of people who are trying to stop suicide. I know one big reason and it affects many youths. Look into how many young Native...
article A ‘good new home’ welcomes the formerly homeless (12/6/2019)
(Minnesota) -- A new 42-unit housing project opened recently in St. Paul that focuses on helping homeless Native American young adults. It’s called Mino Oski Ain...
article Long overdue: ‘Our Home: Native Minnesota’ to open at the Minnesota History Center (12/6/2019)
(Minnesota) -- ‘A quiet sense of anticipation filled a far corner gallery on the third floor of the Minnesota History Center in downtown St. Paul Monday morning,...
article Bipartisan bill introduced in House to improve housing conditions in Indian Country (12/6/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Yesterday, U.S. Representatives Denny Heck (D-WA), Scott Tipton (R-CO), Deb Haaland (D-NM), Tom Cole (R-OK), Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), Don Young (R-AK...
article Rebuilding at Thunder Valley: A Story of the Lakota Nation Rising (12/5/2019)
(Minnesota) -- American Indians, the original inhabitants of this land, often are made to be invisible in US society. Yet today the Census tells us that 6.795 million...
article How Housing Becomes a Home: Why Cultural Supports Matter (12/5/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Recently, a 42-unit, four-story apartment building that houses American Indian youth, ages 18 to 24, at risk of homelessness opened in St. Paul, Minnesota...
article Seattle launches new community for homeless Native Americans (12/5/2019)
(Washington) -- Homelessness across the U.S. is growing, but nowhere is it as prevalent as along the West Coast. While California has increased rate of homelessness,...
article Minnesota History Center creates a new home for the state's Native Americans (12/5/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Mattie Harper DeCarlo was in the middle of a meeting at the Minnesota Historical Society when she turned around and realized her great-great-grandfather...
article Native-Curated Exhibit Opens at Minnesota History Center (12/5/2019)
(Minnesota) -- “We are on Dakota land.” This land acknowledgement—a statement recognizing a place’s Indigenous origins—is an integral part...
article Grants Available for Tribal Crime Prevention (12/5/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The U.S. Department of Justice today announced the opening of the grant solicitation period for comprehensive funding to tribal communities to support...
article NAU receives $6.83 million grant to continue community-based Native American cancer prevention program (12/5/2019)
(Arizona) -- Northern Arizona University has been awarded $6.83 million to continue its efforts in cancer research, training and outreach programs serving Native...
article Broadband will open a host of opportunities for work, health and education in Yakutat, tribe says (12/4/2019)
(Alaska) -- Slow internet and spotty cell phone service are common problems for small communities throughout Alaska, and Yakutat is no exception. The lack of...
article How 'Indian Relocation' Created a Public Health Crisis (12/2/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Melissa Walls of the Center for American Indian Health in Duluth, Minnesota, talks about the lasting health effects of “Indian Relocation”...

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