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COVID-19

article Virtual Learning Is Helping Indigenous Languages Fight Off Extinction (9/24/2020)
(Washington) -- At 8 a.m. on a recent Tuesday, I log into a remote Anishinaabemowin class from my home on Duwamish, Salish, and Stillaguamish territory in Seattle,...
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Food Sovereignty

article Indigenous street vendors bring comfort food and a taste of the ‘rez’ to Phoenix (9/24/2020)
(Arizona) -- Roxanne Wilson mixes flour, water and baking powder in a bowl on a work surface inside ametal food truck on a weekday morning in mid-August. The temperature...
article Wild rice growers worry about climate change hurting crops (9/21/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- Wild rice harvest season runs through mid-September in northern Wisconsin, and while many tribal and non-tribal people are enjoying their annual...
article Devita Davison on What a Better Food World Should Look Like (9/21/2020)
(Michigan) -- COVID-19 pandemic and the continuously volatile political environment have centered Americans’ focus on vast fissures in systems of government,...
article In the land of plenty – Native American Northwest Coast cuisine (9/20/2020)
(California) -- People in German-speaking countries, such as Austria, Switzerland and, of course, Germany, are fascinated with the lore of America’s Northwest...
article Yurok Agricultural Corporation expands food sovereignty (9/19/2020)
(California) -- The Yurok Agricultural Corporation has purchased 26-acres of land that will be used to develop a culturally relevant food sovereignty program on the...
article How Indigenous seed savers safeguard agricultural and spiritual tradition (9/18/2020)
(Indian Country) -- Taylor Keen, the founder of Sacred Seed, which preserves and plants Cherokee and Omaha Nation crops, remembers exactly how corn came back into his...
article This rare, vibrant heirloom corn is the work of a Dust Bowl farmer with Cherokee roots (9/17/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- TIL: Glass Gem is a beautiful and rare variety of heirloom corn (aka calico, flint, or "Indian" corn) that looks like candy, or maybe beads (...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Land Issues

article Native American capital among 11 most endangered historic sites (9/24/2020)
(Virginia) -- If two Virginia counties have their way, a low-lying stub of forest jutting into the James River will host a small water pumping station to meet the needs...
article Decades-long Mohawk land claim settlement negotiations appear to be progressing (9/20/2020)
(New York) -- Parties appear to be growing closer to a settlement in the decades-long land claim dispute between the Mohawks, Franklin County and St. Lawrence County. On...
article Decades-long Mohawk land claim settlement negotiations appear to be progressing (9/18/2020)
(New York) -- Parties appear to be growing closer to a settlement in the decades-long land claim dispute between the Mohawks, Franklin County and St. Lawrence County.
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Mascot Issue

article National Native American rights group weighs in on Edgewood 'Indian' mascot debate (9/24/2020)
(Florida) -- The nation's largest Native American rights group has weighed in on the debate around Edgewood Jr./Sr. High School's controversial move to retire...
article University Senate endorses kingfisher mascot in landslide vote (9/22/2020)
(Illinois) -- A vast majority of the University Senate voted in favor of the orange-and-blue belted kingfisher as a new mascot for the University at Monday’s...
article Why a former Olympic site is finally removing the slur from its name (9/22/2020)
(California) -- Ruth Hopkins was 5 years old when she heard the slur for the first time. Her mother decided to take her to a post office at a reservation border town...
article LETTER: Move away from the offensive names (9/17/2020)
(California) -- I anxiously awaited the start of last week's NFL kickoff game in Kansas City, through all of the social justice movement activities, just to have the...
article Winnacunnet to remain the Warriors but logos to change (9/17/2020)
(New Hampshire) -- Winnacunnet High School will always be known as the home of Warriors, but its logos and mascot may be getting a face-lift in the future to “...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Columbus/Indigenous Day

article Governor says Indigenous Peoples' Day to be celebrated in 2020 (9/23/2020)
(Arizona) -- Gov. Doug Ducey announced Tuesday he has signed a proclamation to recognize Oct. 12, 2020, as Indigenous Peoples' Day. State Sen. Jamescita Peshlakai...
article Baltimore City council president will introduce a bill to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day (9/21/2020)
(Maryland) -- Baltimore’s city council president is expected to introduce a bill Monday that would officially change the name of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples...
article Indigenous Peoples' Day: Everything to Know About the Holiday Largely Replacing Columbus Day (9/21/2020)
(USA) -- Indigenous Peoples’ Day has been touted as a replacement for Columbus Day for decades, but the movement never got much traction on a nationwide scale. Now...
article Indigenous Peoples' Day in Howard County 'gives a voice' to Native Americans (9/15/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Howard County has joined the growing list of cities and states nationwide replacing Columbus Day with a day that leaders said honor indigenous...
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Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians

article Despite pandemic, Siletz Tribe language and traditions remain strong (9/23/2020)
(Oregon) -- The Siletz Reservation near Lincoln City is an hour’s drive from the “roar of the ocean,” known as “si~s-xa mii-ne’” by...
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Native Voices

article Children’s book honoring EBCI Beloved People available for free download (9/23/2020)
(North Carolina) -- A new children’s book will allow kids to learn about the Beloved Men and Women of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI). “...
article Making the Native Voice Heard (9/23/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- One night back in 2002, an Oklahoma legislator named Cindy Hughes came to speak to a group of young adults in the Indian Methodist Church. Hughes, a member...
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Quapaw Tribe

article Quapaw, Wyandotte to meet in 2nd annual “Native American Game” (9/23/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw Wildcats will host their second annual “Native American Game” on Friday It’s a game, and a night celebrating the Quapaw Tribe...
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Residential & Boarding Schools

article Their ancestors were sworn enemies. Now two artists are exploring the power of apology (9/23/2020)
(Canada) -- Standing in front of an audience at last fall’s Toronto Biennial of Art, AA Bronson was nervous. As a member of the General Idea collective, founder of...
article Riverside’s Sherman Institute had a world-class runner in early 1900s (9/17/2020)
(California) -- In approximately 1911, Albert Ray, a 22-year-old Pima Indian from Arizona, came to Sherman Institute (Now Sherman Indian High School), a boarding school...
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Tunica-Biloxi

article Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana and American Philosophical Society partner on new project aimed at enhancing the field of linguistics (9/23/2020)
(Louisiana) -- The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana’s Language and Cultural Revitalization Program (LCRP) has begun working with The American Philosophical Society...
article Marksville, Tunica-Biloxi to discuss future of Indian Mounds Park (9/18/2020)
(Louisiana) -- Attorneys for the City of Marksville and the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe will be meeting to develop an agreement for the future of the archaeologically-important...
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False Idols

article Why a Russian billionaire wants to buy controversial statues that were taken down (9/21/2020)
(USA) -- In June, Andrey Filatov, a Russian billionaire, chess enthusiast and art collector, sent letters to the governments of New York City and Sitka, Alaska. Both...
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Sycuan Tribe

article Count me in: Which languages are ballots available in? (9/21/2020)
(California) -- San Diego is a diverse county and in many homes, English is not the primary language. To make sure everyone who is eligible to vote has the opportunity...
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Trump Adminstration

article Trump Administration Finalizes the Return of American Indian Ancestral Remains and Funerary Objects from Finland (9/21/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Last year, President Trump and President Niinistӧ of Finland finalized an agreement to return American Indian ancestral remains and funerary objects...
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Warm Springs Tribe

article Congress passes legislation to nullify fraudulent 1865 Warm Springs treaty (9/21/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. House on Monday unanimously gave final congressional approval to legislation introduced by Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., to nullify a...
article Museum at Warm Springs set to reopen next Tuesday (9/17/2020)
(Oregon) -- In adherence to strict COVID-19 and fire, health and safety procedures, The Museum At Warm Springs will reopen to the public on Tuesday, Sept. 22. Throughout...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

White Earth

article Grandpa Time: Teaching the Ojibwe culture (9/20/2020)
(Minnesota) -- My grandfather was born and raised on the White Earth Reservation in northwestern Minnesota. For my family, we are not that far removed from the Rez, as...
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Wisconsin Oneida

press release Neilson Powless: Tour de France’s first Native American racer blazes a trail (9/20/2020)
(France) -- A late draft to the Tour de France, Neilson Powless didn’t have time to scramble together a turtle necklace, the spirit animal of his Native American...
article Neilson Powless, likely first Native American to compete in Tour de France, leads 'trail of journey, hope and inspiration' (9/18/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- An Oneida man with ties to the Green Bay area has this year become the first tribally recognized Native North American to compete in the Tour de France,...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Black Hills

article South Dakota: Stories in stone (9/19/2020)
(South Dakota) -- A few weeks ago while we were in South Dakota, Terry commented to me that on this road trip he was doing both the fastest — and the slowest...
1 Article on this Issue

Canadian Land Issues

article Birdtail Sioux considers taking stronger action (9/19/2020)
(Manitoba) -- After a decade and a half of peaceful relationship-building with the federal government, Birdtail Sioux First Nation Chief Ken Chalmers is wondering if it...
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LGBTQ

article Numbers show what many LGBTQIA North Dakotans already know: queer youth are moving out-of-state (9/19/2020)
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota has the lowest population of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual people in the U.S. With many queer teens and...
1 Article on this Issue

St. Regis Mohawk

article Akwesasne Seven Dancers Women Coalition receives over $350K in funding (9/19/2020)
(New York) -- The Seven Dancers Women’s Coalition has been awarded federal support from the Department of Justice. The Department of Justice has awarded SDWC in...
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Stockbridge-Munsee

article Original Native American Stockbridge settlers' descendants to dig deeper into local roots (9/19/2020)
(New York) -- Descendants of the town's original Native American settlers plan further exploration of their tribal nation's 18th-century local history with two...
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Cahuilla Band

article UCR offers the first Cahuilla language course in UC system (9/18/2020)
(California) -- The University of California, Riverside, is the first UC campus to offer Cahuilla language as an accredited language series. Cahuilla, the language of...
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Cherokee Nation

article Cherokee Heritage Center postpones opening (9/18/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Officials with the Cherokee Heritage Center have postponed its reopening, which had been scheduled for Sept. 18. A member of the center’s staff...
article Cherokee Nation receives national recognition as 2020 Tribal Destination of the Year (9/18/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation was recently named as the 2020 Tribal Destination of the Year by the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association. Cherokee Nation...
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Kiowa Tribe

article 'We Lost A Proud Kiowa Woman': Kiowa Legislator Walks On (9/18/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Kiowa Legislator Angela Chaddlesone McCarthy passed away on Thursday. McCarthy was diagnosed with COVID-19 at the beginning of August. According to posts...
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Cultural Appropriation

article BLOG: Age of Empires 3: DE changes Native American, First Nations civs’ mining to a marketplace (9/17/2020)
(Internet) -- If you’ve checked out our recent Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition interview, you’ll know that the devs behind the remaster have made...
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Penobscot Tribe

article Penobscot Nation Calls On City Of Bangor To Take Down Monument Of Portuguese Explorer (9/17/2020)
(Maine) -- The Penobscot Nation is calling on the city of Bangor to take down a monument honoring a Portuguese explorer from the city's waterfront. Tribal Ambassador...
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Buffalo & Bison

article Bison studies center to be established in South Dakota (9/16/2020)
(South Dakota) -- Officials from South Dakota State University, the National Bison Association and the National Buffalo Foundation last week formally launched the Center...
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Comanche Nation

article COVID-19 claims 29th Annual Comanche Nation Fair (9/16/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- COVID-19 has claimed this year’s Comanche Nation Fair. Following deliberations and discussions, the Comanche Fair Board officers decided it was in...
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Thanksgiving

article The True Story Of Thanksgiving Isn't The One You Learned In School—Here's How To Celebrate Smarter (9/16/2020)
(USA) -- Most Americans are taught the same story about Thanksgiving—that Pilgrims sat together with Native Americans to share a meal and thank them for helping...
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Other News

article Congress acknowledges 155-year-old betrayal of Warm Springs and Wasco Tribes (9/24/2020)
(Oregon) -- Faced with the threat of forced removal or worse, in 1855 leaders of the Warm Springs and Wasco Tribes forfeited their claim to roughly ten million acres,...
press release Lacrosse connects Prior Lake graduate to her culture (9/24/2020)
(Minnesota) -- Lacrosse helps Nina Polk stay connected to and learn about her Native American culture. Not only does the 2020 Prior Lake High School graduate play the...
article "The National Museum of American History, along with the National Museum of the American Indian, reopens to the public on Friday" (9/24/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- “The National Museum of American History, along with the National Museum of the American Indian, reopens to the public on Friday, September 25. We...
article 19th century journal foreshadows effect of colonization, neglect on Native American public health (9/23/2020)
(Indian Country) -- A 19th century episode at Fort Clark marks just one early chapter in Native American public health history — a story that’s been marred...
article This woman’s tribe was evicted from Yosemite. Now it's her job to protect it from wildfire (9/23/2020)
(California) -- Alveta Coats is trying to save Yosemite National Park’s Mariposa Grove. For the last two weeks, the 64-year-old Paiute grandmother has been leading...
article Artifacts from upstate Indigenous towns digitized, repatriated (9/23/2020)
(New York) -- Unearthed, digitized and soon to be repatriated, artifacts from two Native American towns are beginning to share their rich stories online thanks to a...
article British Mayflower Exhibit Centers on Native American History (9/23/2020)
(UK) -- Much has been written about the 102 Europeans who crossed the Atlantic Ocean on the Mayflower ship in 1620. Much less has been written about the Wampanoag Native...
article 'The Aboriginal flag is slowly dying': stoush over use is harming communities, inquiry told (9/23/2020)
(Australia) -- Aboriginal health organisations have told a senate inquiry that not being able to use the Aboriginal flag symbol in their health materials has affected...
article Colonization and Domestic Violence (9/22/2020)
(USA) -- The parallels that can be drawn between colonialism and domestic violence can be seen through their definitions and through a review of Native American history.
article MSU sets American Indian Heritage Day celebration for Sept. 25 (9/22/2020)
(Montana) -- Montana State University will showcase Native American creativity and culture at a socially distanced 2020 American Indian Heritage Day celebration set for...
article "Architecture is Vital to Native Culture": Sam Olbekson on Indigenous Design and Social Justice (9/22/2020)
(Minnesota) -- Social justice begins with building understanding and community. For Sam Olbekson, Principal of Native American Design at Cuningham Group and Founder of...
article Bones found in Santa Ana from Native American (9/22/2020)
(California) -- The human remains found by a construction crew last week in a Santa Ana streetcar-maintenance yard were determined to be of Native American descent,...
article Elderly Cree woman and daughters' annual moose hunt a family tradition (9/22/2020)
(Manitoba) -- Pretty much everyone loves a good moose hunting tale… but it's even better when the group that brings down the bull is made up of an elderly...
article Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, a Partner of Visit Albuquerque, Introduces Hot Air Balloon Featuring Unique, Pueblo-Inspired Design (9/22/2020)
(New Mexico) -- The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (IPCC) is pleased to announce the arrival of its hot air balloon featuring a unique, Pueblo-inspired design. The...
article Call me Ka'nhehsí:io: Why I'm reclaiming my Kanien'kéha name (9/21/2020)
(Canada) -- I was named Ka'nhehsí:io by my Tóta. My chubby cheeks and soft blond hair reminded my grandmother of a Cabbage Patch Kid. In the mid-1980s, the must-have...
article The Smithsonian’s American History, American Indian Museums Will Reopen Friday (9/21/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Museum of American History and the National Museum of the American Indian will reopen Friday, the latest Smithsonian facilities to open...
article UWSP officials at work on memorial for re-discovered indigenous burial ground (9/21/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- Until this year, most people at UWSP didn't know about the Native Americans buried beneath their feet. One group is trying to change that. University...
article Drums and social distance: Indigenous community holds 'drive-thru' powwow (9/21/2020)
(North Dakota) -- In a normal year, reservations nationwide hold powwows nearly every weekend in the spring and summer for hundreds of Native Americans to gather and...
article Unlike the Germans We Have Failed to Recognize and Atone for Our Holocausts (9/20/2020)
(USA) -- As a nation we have not owned up to the grievous, centuries-long harm we have done to Native and African Americans. To what extent are we historians responsible...
article Cree educator teaches students to challenge colonialism (9/20/2020)
(British Columbia) -- Clinton Kuzio, a Cree man from Manitoba, has gone full circle. He was a student at Pearson College UWC in Victoria, B.C. from 1987 to 1989. Almost...

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