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California's Genocide

article 'Genocide': California governor apologizes to Native Americans for past violence (6/19/2019)
(California) -- California Gov. Gavin Newsom has apologized to Native Americans for the “violence, maltreatment and neglect" Native Americans in that state...
article California Gov. Gavin Newsom Apologizes for Treatment of Native Americans: It Was "Genocide. No Other Way to Describe It" (6/19/2019)
(California) -- Recognizing that the admission was overdue, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday issued an apology for the "systemic slaughter of California...
article California Governor Apologizes for State-Sanctioned Genocide of Native Americans (6/19/2019)
(California) -- Native Americans have been waiting a long been time for the United States and its state governments to apologize for the violent treatment of their...
article California Slaughtered 16,000 Native Americans. The State Finally Apologized For the Genocide (6/19/2019)
(California) -- Enslavement. Exploitation. Discrimination. Violence. Forced removal. Genocide. Despite inhabiting California for thousands of years, Native Americans...
article Gov. Newsom Calls California’s Native American Treatment Genocide (6/19/2019)
(California) -- Gov. Gavin Newsom formally apologized Tuesday and pushed the state to reckon with California's dark history of violence, mistreatment and neglect of...
article Local Native American community reacts to Governor Newsom's apology (6/19/2019)
(California) -- The Governor of California apologized to tribal leaders for the government's dark history. Gavin Newsom met with Native Americans in Sacramento on...
article ‘It’s Called Genocide’: Newsom Apologizes to the State’s Native Americans (6/19/2019)
(California) -- In 1851, California’s first governor, Peter Burnett, told the Legislature to expect war “until the Indian race becomes extinct.”...
article Gavin Newsom apologizes on California’s behalf to native tribes for slaughter of ancestors (6/18/2019)
(California) -- Gov. Gavin Newsom will formally apologize to California Native Americans through an executive order Tuesday for the state’s “dark history...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

Frank LaMere

article Frank LaMere laid to rest in Winnebago (6/19/2019)
(Nebraska) -- The sky was a pale blue, streaked with clouds of white and the sun shone brightly and harshly the day Frank LaMere was laid to rest. As his friends and...
article Indian Country and allies say goodbye to 'hero' Frank LaMere (6/19/2019)
(Nebraska) -- As his friend lay dying, Dennis Carlson sat beside his bed and listened to him one last time. The two men had climbed mountains together, fought for...
article Leader on Native American issues in western Iowa dies (6/18/2019)
(Nebraska) -- A well-known Native American activist in Sioux City died Sunday. Frank LaMere of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska was 69 years old.
article Native American activist Frank LaMere dies at age 69 (6/18/2019)
(Nebraska) -- Frank LaMere, a Native American activist who fought for a variety of causes and crusaded to close beer stores near a dry South Dakota Indian reservation,...
article Photos: Frank LaMere through the years (6/18/2019)
(Nebraska) -- Activist Frank LaMere from South Sioux City leads a prayer with members of the Whiteclay Leadership Summit from the Red Shirt Table Overlook at sunset in...
article Fortenberry Statement on the Passing of Native American Advocate Frank LaMere (6/18/2019)
(Nebraska) -- Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) made the following statement today on the death of Native American advocate Frank LaMere.
article Frank LaMere, Siouxland Native American activist, dies at 69 (6/17/2019)
(Nebraska) -- Native American activist Frank LaMere died Sunday night, his family said in a post on Facebook. LaMere, 69, had recently undergone surgery for bile duct...
article Lincoln community reflects on life of civil rights activist Frank LaMere (6/17/2019)
(Nebraska) -- Native American and civil rights activist Frank LaMere died Sunday night after a battle with cancer. Friends and family say LaMere was never afraid to...
article Native American activist Frank LaMere, dead at 69, remembered as a 'true civil rights leader' (6/17/2019)
(Nebraska) -- A Native American activist who was instrumental in the crusade against beer sales in Whiteclay, Nebraska, and who spoke out against the in-custody death of...
article Native American Activist, Frank LaMere, dies after brief stay at cancer center (6/17/2019)
(Nebraska) -- Frank LaMere, a long time Native American Activist, has died after battling liver cancer.
article Native American activist/NE Democratic Party member dies (6/17/2019)
(Nebraska) -- The Nebraska Democratic Party (NDP) says one of their own, a well-known activist for Native American issues and the Democratic National Committee, has died.
article Native American prayer service held to honor Frank LaMere (6/17/2019)
(Nebraska) -- The Native American community is grieving the loss of Frank LaMere, a longtime activist and Winnebago tribal leader. LaMere died Sunday at an Omaha...
article PHOTOS: Native American activist Frank LaMere through the years (6/17/2019)
(Nebraska) -- Frank LaMere, a Siouxland Native American activist, died Sunday night at age 69. Here are photos of his work and public appearance across decades.
article South Sioux City's Frank LaMere remembered as Native American voice for the voiceless (6/17/2019)
(Nebraska) -- Frank LaMere, who spent decades of his life fighting for various causes to help his fellow Native Americans, lost his own battle with cancer Sunday night.
14 Total Articles on this Issue

Residential Schools

article Middle school students ask, 'What can we do about truth and reconciliation?' (6/19/2019)
(Canada) -- Beth Weatherbee's Grade 7 and 8 students managed to stump her this year when a class discussion about Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission,...
1 Article on this Issue

Truth and Reconciliation

article Is It Time for Truth and Reconciliation in the U.S.? (6/19/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- For more than 100 years leading up to the late 1970s, Native children in the Wabanaki group of tribes of Maine were removed from their homes by...
1 Article on this Issue

Bigfoot

article Is Bigfoot in Pennsylvania? Parts of the state have several reported Sasquatch sightings (6/18/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- If you’re searching for Bigfoot in Pennsylvania, look to our western counties. All the top counties for reports of Bigfoot sightings are in the...
1 Article on this Issue

Food Sovereignty

article Red Lake pursues food sovereignty; a tractor would be nice, too (6/18/2019)
(Minnesota) -- David Manuel had high hopes for Red Lake's organic food initiative when he broke ground on a test garden in 2016. He planned to scale up quickly and...
1 Article on this Issue

LGBTQ

article NAC: Native LGBTQ2 artistic expression (6/18/2019)
(Indian Country) -- Native artists frequently reference tribal traditions in their work. Native LGBTQ2 artists also turn to the joys and challenges of their sexual...
article A place in the circle : 2-spirit people seek visibility and supports (6/17/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- Brook Garner grew up feeling isolated. As one of the only First Nations children in his rural Saskatchewan community, he felt alone.
article Two-spirit elder a first for Alberta LGBT2S summer camp (6/17/2019)
(Alberta) -- Young people attending Camp fYrefly will have the support of a two-spirit elder — a first for the LGBTQ2S summer camp. Camp fYrefly is a four-day...
article 'We need to be visible': Two-spirit powwow gives dancers a place to be themselves (6/17/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- Growing up as a young dancer, Jack Saddleback always wanted to dance the traditional chicken dance style in powwows. Because of the gender norms at the...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

St. Croix Chippewa

article St. Croix RiverFest announces Native American programming on July 20 (6/18/2019)
(Minnesota) -- RiverFest Native American events will be take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Lakefront Park on July 20. The Saturday morning program features Paul Ninham...
1 Article on this Issue

Andrew Jackson

article 'I send on a little Indian boy': Andrew Jackson's history of taking Indian children (6/17/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Add this to the genocidal legacy of Andrew Jackson, America's seventh president: taking Indian children from their communities.
article Andrew Jackson slaughtered Indians. Then he adopted a baby boy he’d orphaned. (6/16/2019)
(Tennessee) -- During the War of 1812, roughly two decades before he became president, Gen. Andrew Jackson wrote home to his wife, Rachel, from the battlefield. Though...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Colorado Gaming

article Preserving the History of Cripple Creek (6/17/2019)
(Colorado) -- Before the introduction of gaming in Cripple Creek, the city was a crumbling mass of run-down buildings suffering from the ravages of time.
1 Article on this Issue

Coquille Tribe

article Coquille Tribe celebrates 30th restoration anniversary (6/17/2019)
(Oregon) -- Coquille Tribal members living all across America will reunite in their ancestral homeland this month, as the tribe celebrates the 30th anniversary of its...
1 Article on this Issue

Mascot Issue

article 'Redmen' water tank in southern Utah triggers new debate over name (6/17/2019)
(Utah) -- A southern Utah city council is delaying a vote about whether to make a water tank adorned with a painted image of a Native American and the name "Redmen...
1 Article on this Issue

Buffalo & Bison

article Buffalo rising: Iconic animal's return feeds renaissance of Blackfeet culture (6/16/2019)
(Montana) -- In the end, all that remained of the bison was a windpipe, 40 pounds of half-digested grass and some blood. A few tufts of winter hair rode a breeze toward...
article GIAGO: Rounding up the buffalo (6/16/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Many of the elders who read my column have vivid imaginations. I can tell by the emails and calls they send my way. Today I am counting on those clear...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

First Nations

article First Nations, developer call for return and protection of sacred burial site (6/16/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Indigenous leaders from across British Columbia and parts of the United States gathered at a sacred burial site in Abbotsford, B.C., alongside the...
article Native women's shelter encourages Montrealers to step into spirit of reconciliation (6/15/2019)
(Montreal) -- For staff at the Native Women's Shelter of Montreal, their sixth annual Spirit Walk will be more than just the shelter's biggest fundraiser of the...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation

article MHA Language Apprentice Moves to Save Plains Indian Sign Language (6/16/2019)
(Montana) -- One local man is taking on the challenge of Plains Indian Sign Language with the larger goal of incorporating it into schools on the reservation. Once...
1 Article on this Issue

MMIW

article MMIWG recommendations prompt additional training for Alberta legal aid lawyers (6/16/2019)
(Alberta) -- Two weeks after the MMIWG released its recommendations on reconciliation, lawyers working for Legal Aid Alberta say they need to do better in representing...
1 Article on this Issue

Muscogee Creek

article Three Forks History: Federal Court Changed Muskogee’s Population (6/16/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- When the United States opened a federal court for Indian Territory in Muskogee in 1889, it naturally brought a number of attorneys to the city. Many moved...
1 Article on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article 'All about sheep': Event centers on role of sheep in Navajo life (6/16/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Zefren Anderson knelt on a batch of fleece to demonstrate how to skirt the wool. Anderson, a board member for Diné be' iiná Inc., pulled from the...
1 Article on this Issue

Orca & Whales

article Remembering Lolita, an orca taken nearly 49 years ago and still in captivity at the Miami Seaquarium (6/16/2019)
(Washington) -- Lyla Snover can still hear the cries from the day the captors came for the southern resident orca whales at Penn Cove, in August 1970, separating...
1 Article on this Issue

Carlisle School

article US Army to return remains of six Native American students to familie (6/15/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- The remains of Native American children who died while attending school in the midstate more than a century ago will soon be returned to their...
1 Article on this Issue

Cheyenne/Arapaho Tribe

article United Voice: Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes Honor MMIW With March (6/15/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Dozens of tribal families gathered Friday in Concho to honor local Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women. The Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes hosted the event...
1 Article on this Issue

Lummi Nation

article Paddle To Lummi Intertribal Canoe Journey takes place July 24-28 in the Salish Sea (6/15/2019)
(Washington) -- The tribal canoe journey is not passing through the San Juan Islands this year but islanders may want to witness the July 24-28 journey. A map of the...
1 Article on this Issue

Mohegan Tribe

article Norwich to replace steep Sachem Street concrete stairs to Uncas Leap area (6/15/2019)
(Connecticut) -- Centuries ago, members of the Mohegan tribe made their way down the steep slope from the tribal burial ground to the Yantic River and what is now known...
1 Article on this Issue

Shoshone-Bannock

article Two parks renamed to honor Boise Valley indigenous people (6/15/2019)
(Idaho) -- Two Boise parks were renamed during a dedication ceremony on Friday to honor the Boise Valley indigenous people, who came from several regional tribes. A...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Tribal Prophecy of a Warming Climate Becoming Dire Reality in Alaska (6/19/2019)
(Alaska) -- A prophecy handed down over the generations by Noah Lincoln’s elders in the Nunakauyarmiut Tribe seemed to be coming true at 4 a.m. Monday. The inside...
article Tribal Prophecy of a Warming Climate Becoming Dire Reality in Alaska (6/19/2019)
(Alaska) -- A prophecy handed down over the generations by Noah Lincoln’s elders in the Nunakauyarmiut Tribe seemed to be coming true at 4 a.m. Monday.
article San Francisco school board considers covering up mural that some find offensive and racist (6/19/2019)
(California) -- A longstanding mural at San Francisco's Washington High School is generating controversy and strong reactions about its future. The mural shows the...
article 'Pure love on the dance floor' (6/19/2019)
(Minnesota) -- You can hear Mikah Whitecloud Hart coming from a long way away. She’s a jingle dress dancer, one of a group of women who parade in subtle rhythm at...
article 20 years of preserving Native American history at Indian Village (6/19/2019)
(South Dakota) -- For the past 20 years, the Prehistoric Indian Village has been preserving the history of Great Plains Native Americans off the shores of Lake Mitchell...
article 20 years of preserving Native American history at Indian Village (6/19/2019)
(South Dakota) -- For the past 20 years, the Prehistoric Indian Village has been preserving the history of Great Plains Native Americans off the shores of Lake Mitchell...
article What to Watch on Wednesday: ‘Yellowstone’ returns, NC scientist unlocks evolutionary secrets (6/19/2019)
(Wyoming) -- This film follows the world’s top scientists as they use 21st Century technology to unlock the evolutionary secrets of crocodiles, birds, whales and...
article Music, art, dance, food and humour a learning experience at Elders Gathering in northern Sask. (6/19/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- The ninth annual Elders Gathering in the northern Saskatchewan village of Pinehouse is underway. Co-organizer Chris Hansen said it was a beautiful...
article Floodwater takes aim at Spiro Mounds (6/19/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Last month, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a warning, saying an unprecedented amount of floodwater was on its way to Oklahoma’s only open...
article Carol Gunderson (6/19/2019)
(Arizona) -- Carol Susan Gunderson, 74, formerly of Osseo and Eau Claire, died in Tucson, Arizona on May 4, 2019 under the care of Casa de la Luz Hospice after an 8-year...
article Nebraska Native American activist Frank LaMere, dead at 69, remembered as a 'true civil rights leader' (6/18/2019)
(Nebraska) -- A Native American activist who was instrumental in the crusade against beer sales in Whiteclay, Nebraska, and who spoke out against the in-custody death of...
article NAC: 85 years of the Indian Reorganization Act (6/18/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The landmark Indian Reorganization Act was meant to move tribes away from the governmental policies of forced assimilation towards self-...
article Taking the Native American narrative beyond reservations (6/18/2019)
(USA) -- Who in the U.S. could tell if a man sitting in a coffeeshop was Native American? At the comic book store, the two young women who were obviously into each other...
article Hopi, Navajo represented at Native American Recognition Day at Chase Field (6/18/2019)
(Arizona) -- Navajos, Hopis and other tribes were well represented June 1 during Native American Recognition Day (NARD) at Chase Field. Dozens of tribal royalty were...
article Maple Ridge grad connects others with culture (6/18/2019)
(British Columbia) -- It’s all about making students feel included, happy and, most of all, connected with their culture. That is why Emily Barker-Voisine loves to...
article Mi'kmaw runner from P.E.I. to be inducted in Maritime hall of fame (6/18/2019)
(Prince Edward Island) -- A Mi'kmaw long-distance runner from P.E.I. will be inducted into the Maritime Sport Hall of Fame Wednesday. William John Paul was born in...
article St. Croix RiverFest announces Native American programming on July 20 (6/18/2019)
(Minnesota) -- RiverFest Native American events will be take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Lakefront Park on July 20. The Saturday morning program features Paul Ninham...
article How Ancient Humans Reached the Mega-continent of Sahul in One Massive, Well-planned Wave of Migration (6/18/2019)
(Australia) -- The size of the first population of people needed to arrive, survive, and thrive in what is now Australia is revealed in two studies published today. It...
article Aboriginal justice must be part of nation’s DNA: Tsai (6/18/2019)
(Taiwan) -- The government aims to embed historical and transitional justice for the nation’s Aborigines into the “DNA of democratic life in Taiwan,”...
article Saguaro fruit harvest time (6/18/2019)
(Arizona) -- In Arizona, June is the traditional time Saguaro cactus fruits are ripe. It is also the Tohono O’odham New Year. For traditional harvests, the fruit...

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