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Tribal Identity

First Nations

article Senate passes Indigenous Languages bill with amendments addressing Inuit concerns (6/14/2019)
(North Canada) -- The Senate has passed legislation that lawmakers say could help save many Indigenous languages on the brink of extinction and facilitate the language...
article Walpole Island First Nation working to keep its language alive (6/11/2019)
(Ontario) -- Walpole Island First Nation held an indigenous language celebration at the Walpole Island Cultural Centre on June 5, as they work to revive their...
article Paul McCartney praises Mi'kmaq cover of Beatles' classic, 'Blackbird' (6/3/2019)
(Nova Scotia) -- When Emma Stevens covered the Beatles’ “Blackbird” it was already a special moment — but after the man who wrote the song took...
article Revamped citizenship guide still a work in progress (5/31/2019)
(Ottawa) -- With the elections around the corner, the promised overhaul of Canada’s citizenship guide is still a work in progress. That leaves newcomers to the...
article Citizenship oath may be changed to reference Indigenous rights (5/28/2019)
(Ottawa) -- The Canadian government has tabled legislation that would change the oath of citizenship to include a reference to the rights of Indigenous peoples. It...
article 'Historic milestone': Fort McKay Métis declare self-governance (5/24/2019)
(Alberta) -- The Fort McKay Métis near Fort McMurray has declared self-governance after members voted to adopt a constitution, elections act, membership act and...
article First Nation loses its four dialysis machines; province says they weren't used (5/20/2019)
(Ottawa) -- Nurses at Berens River First Nation initially thought someone had stolen their health centre's four dialysis machines. The province says it was simply...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Code Talkers

article Code talkers (6/12/2019)
(Arizona) -- A room full of adults got a hands-on lesson last week in deciphering and sending coded messages, getting a sense of what it was like to be a World War II...
article Funeral of Navajo Code Talker Fleming Begaye Sr. (5/17/2019)
(Arizona) -- Fleming Begaye Sr. will be remembered for a lot of things. His service with the United States Marine Corps as a Navajo Code Talker. His success as a Navajo...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Cherokee Nation

article OP/ED: On identity politics, Cherokee style (6/11/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- “There are Cherokee citizens who have no Cherokee blood.” I ran across this quote in a New York Times article. It was attributed to the deputy...
article The Cherokee Nation’s next chief will have a big footprint in Indian Country (5/29/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Members of the Cherokee Nation — the largest Native American tribe — will cast votes for a new principal chief this week from every corner of...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Buffalo & Bison

article ‘The Buffalo Hunt’ seeks to show SD tribe in a new light (6/10/2019)
(South Dakota) -- A new documentary on the Oglala Lakota focuses on a tribal buffalo hunt to tell stories about traditions of the Native American people. “The...
1 Article on this Issue

Keweenaw Bay Tribe

article “Our community is a fishing community:” Michigan tribe seeks to set its own water standards (6/10/2019)
(Michigan) -- The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, on the shores of one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world, is petitioning the federal government to hand over...
1 Article on this Issue

Osage Tribe

article Honored One: Multitalented Osage artist and educator lauded at Red Earth Festival (6/10/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- A herd of bison thunders across a full moon, pursued by a pack of hunters, inside the Cox Convention Center. “Since buffalo herds are getting bigger...
1 Article on this Issue

Lumbee Tribe

article Godwin optimistic on recognition after DC trip (6/7/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Lumbee Tribe Chairman Harvey Godwin returned this week from his annual trek to Washington, D.C., to lobby for congressional passage of federal...
1 Article on this Issue

White Earth

article Gish, Fairbanks will face off for White Earth tribal chairman job (6/7/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Brent Gish took over 29 percent of the vote and Michael Fairbanks collected nearly 22 percent, squeaking by Tara Mason by seven votes to win second place...
1 Article on this Issue

Food Sovereignty

article Coffee’s place in Native pantries and economic development (6/6/2019)
(Indian Country) -- Coffee is not Indigenous to North America, but more than 60 percent of Americans drink a cup of coffee every day, according to the National Coffee...
article Ponca tribes meet again for sacred corn ceremony (6/6/2019)
(North Carolina) -- The Sixth Annual Sacred Ponca Corn Planting in the path of the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline was set for June 8 here on land farmers Helen and Art...
article Indigenous Foods Making a Strong Come Back At Local Event (6/6/2019)
(Wyoming) -- The town of Wilson will host an event on Indigenous foods and their healing potential and well known Native American chef Sean Sherman will attend. The...
article Farewell Frybread, Hello Camas; First Nations Revisit Traditional Foods (5/31/2019)
(Oregon) -- The modern American diet – with its on-the-shelf processed foods in grocery stores, Big Macs and Doritos Locos Tacos at drive-through eateries –...
article Newman’s Own Foundation forms Native American nutrition cohort (5/17/2019)
(Indian Country) -- The Newman’s Own Foundation, founded by the late actor and philanthropist Paul Newman, announced on May 8, the formation of a Native American...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

MMIW

article Rosalie Fish Runs for the Murdered and Missing (6/6/2019)
(Washington) -- A volcanic governmental report out of Canada this week has exposed what is being called “a Canadian genocide” of murdered or missing...
article Native American women run to strengthen and heal their communities (5/13/2019)
(Minnesota) -- "We don't want to be invisible because that's how we disappear, and that's why people don't look for us," said Sarah Agaton...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article New Mexico girl reaches out to family given Styrofoam cake by mistake (6/6/2019)
(New Mexico) -- A popular New Mexico cake maker is reaching out to a Texas family who was given a cake made out of Styrofoam.
article Kelly Haven represents Nation at Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. (6/4/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez congratulated 13-year-old Kelly Haven, who proudly represented the Navajo Nation in the 2019 Scripps National...
article Kinaaldá: A Navajo girl comes of age in traditional ceremony (6/4/2019)
(Arizona) -- Hours before the sun will conquer the dark, a light rain falls, burning wood crackles and soft voices drift from a hogan. An 11-year-old Navajo girl,...
article Navajo matriarch holds strong to tribal traditions and her faith (5/29/2019)
(Arizona) -- Near the kitchen at St. John the Evangelist Church, Nellie Shirley greets parishioners after Mass as they gather for hot coffee, pastries and bowls of...
article Doctor recounts lessons learned among Navajo people (5/17/2019)
(Arizona) -- In 1971, a young teacher in her early 20s was hired by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and assigned to a fourth grade classroom in a boarding school on the...
article Largest gay pride scheduled for the Navajo Nation (5/17/2019)
(Arizona) -- From June 28 to 29, the Navajo Nation gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and two-spirit community will host the largest Indigenous Pride in the...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Washington Gaming

article Women shape tribal enterprises in the INW (6/6/2019)
(Washington) -- Women in leadership roles in two Spokane-area Native American economic development organizations say their tribes are recognizing the benefit of diverse...
1 Article on this Issue

Water Issues

article California Court Finds Tribe Lacks Standing to Quantify Reserved Water Right (6/6/2019)
(California) -- The Central District of California in the second phase of Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians v. Coachella Valley Water District et. al. issued a...
article Native mayoral candidate proud to be a water protector (5/23/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Mayoral and city council candidates who are invited to a forum on water issues May 28 told the Native Sun News Today the main threat they see to a safe...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Hopi Tribe

press release Mateo Blanco honors the Hopi tribe with sculpture (6/5/2019)
(Florida) -- Watching futuristic movies, many people don’t recognize the stylistic elements Hollywood borrows from Native American tribes. Orlando artist, Mateo...
article Sixty students promoted at Hopi Jr. High; messages of success inspires students (6/4/2019)
(Arizona) -- Louis Sisto, a graduate of Hopi High School, is now a civil engineer, but there was a time when he was homeless while going to college. Sisto served as the...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Adam Beach

article Abortion: Native women respond to onslaught of laws and restrictions across the country (6/3/2019)
(Indian Country) -- Eight states have enacted laws that place severe restrictions on access to abortion in recent weeks. Alabama signed the most punitive law on the...
1 Article on this Issue

LGBTQ

article 'Champions of Pride': Native Americans celebrated for work in LGBTQ community (6/3/2019)
(Indian Country) -- With Pride Month upon the nation, The Advocate magazine named Champions of Pride from every state and Native Americans and Indigenous people are well...
1 Article on this Issue

Native Voices

article Redefining We The People to include the Indigenous (6/3/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- His salt and pepper hair tied into a tsiiyéeł stood out to me before Mark Charles shook my hand. “Yá'át'ééh abiní,” he said with...
1 Article on this Issue

Elizabeth Warren

article Charlamagne tha God Calls Elizabeth Warren “The Original Rachel Dolezal” in Tense Interview (6/1/2019)
(New York) -- If there’s one issue thrumming quietly behind Elizabeth Warren’s many policy proposals in her 2020 bid for the presidency, it’s a...
article Elizabeth Warren Is Still Disastrously Unprepared to Talk About Her DNA Test (6/1/2019)
(New York) -- On Friday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren joined The Breakfast Club radio show. The 48-minute interview, for the most part, was smooth sailing. She cruised through...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Standing Rock Sioux

article Standing Rock: Home of Sitting Bull (5/30/2019)
(North Dakota) -- The Standing Rock Indian Reservation which straddles the border of both North and South Dakota, is most renowned for being the home of Itancan (Chief)...
1 Article on this Issue

Chinook Tribe

article Water under the bridge: Chinook Tribe pushes for federal recognition (2009) (5/28/2019)
(Washington) -- 10 years ago this week — 2009 Seafood processing is full of tough jobs, many of which are cold, slimy, repetitious — and even dangerous, for...
1 Article on this Issue

Shinnecock Tribe

article No Longer A Local Issue, New York State Takes On Fight Against Shinnecock Indian Nation’s Electronic Billboards (5/28/2019)
(New York) -- Memorial Day weekend brought the unveiling of the first of two huge electronic billboards in the Hamptons. It’s the work of the Shinnecock Indian tribe,...
1 Article on this Issue

Kiowa Tribe

article Kiowa tribal member breaks MLS record (5/24/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Chris Wondolowski, a striker for the San Jose Earthquakes and a member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma, became the most prolific scorer in MLS (Major League...
1 Article on this Issue

Land Issues

article CHAIRMAN: Tribal treaties are still the supreme law of the land (5/22/2019)
(Indian Country) -- On Monday the United States Supreme Court decided to rule on a very important case involving treaty rights. While the basic arguments within the case...
1 Article on this Issue

Election 2020

article A Rising Native America Aims to Make Further Gains in the 2020 Elections (5/17/2019)
(USA) -- As NPQ has covered over the past two years, a cultural revival is under way in many American Indian nations. Last fall, its impact was evident in the election...
1 Article on this Issue

Mashantucket Pequot

article OP/ED: Butler's outreach efforts help many (5/17/2019)
(Connecticut) -- When Rodney Butler turned 42 years old earlier this winter, his mom posted a touching tribute on her Facebook page. She noted his various business roles...
1 Article on this Issue

Shoshone-Bannock

article Court To Rule On Sex Reassignment Surgery For Idaho Inmate (5/16/2019)
(Idaho) -- On a late afternoon in September 2015, a 27-year-old transgender inmate named Adree Edmo wrote a note in her cinder block prison cell at the Idaho State...
1 Article on this Issue

Trump Adminstration

article Galanda: Trump administration asks tribes about Indian blood (5/16/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Late last year the U.S. Department of the Interior began to consider whether Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) agencies should cease issuing...
1 Article on this Issue

Native Vote

article TRAHANT: Indian Country remains underrepresented in every government office (5/13/2019)
(Indian Country) -- Candidates are telling us why they should be the next president. And there are a lot of them. At least 20 Democrats, a major independent, and two...
1 Article on this Issue

Freedman

article Freedmen citizenship lawsuit against Oklahoma tribe rejected (5/10/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- A lawsuit from the descendants of black slaves who were once owned by members of the Muscogee Creek Nation and who are seeking citizenship in the tribe has...
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.
article Rezzies in Medicine: The new adventures of Native physicians (6/19/2019)
(Indian Country) -- Two medical students share what it's like to navigate medicine as Native medical students. Or, in English, “As a member of the medical...
article How Norval Morrisseau, late 'Picasso of the North,' landed at centre of massive art forgery ring (6/19/2019)
(North Canada) -- Norval Morrisseau (Copper Thunderbird) is a Canadian art icon known for his vivid paintings that blend traditional Indigenous themes with contemporary...
article Indian Country reels as Netflix cancels show with first Native female lead: 'Chambers' (6/19/2019)
(Indian Country) -- Netflix has announced it will not be renewing the series, Chambers. But Indian Country isn’t taking it quietly. Less than one day after Netflix...
article MMoCA Hosts Queer Native Artist Jeffrey Gibson’s “Like a Hammer” (6/19/2019)
(New York) -- The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA) will host queer Native American artist Jeffrey Gibson’s first major museum exhibition, “Like A...
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 ‘Yellowstone’ Renewed for Season 3 at Paramount Network Ahead of Season 2 Premiere (6/19/2019)
(Wyoming) -- “Yellowstone” has scored an early Season 3 renewal at Paramount Network, Variety has learned. The news comes ahead of the Season 2 premiere of...
article Nyla Rose Quietly Makes History as AEW’s First Transgender Wrestler (6/19/2019)
(Indian Country) -- Nyla Rose’s tenure with All Elite Wrestling began with what she believed was a joke. It had to be. Late last year she was a fledgling...
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 Long Tom Watershed Welcome Sign Acknowledges Kalapuya Land (6/17/2019)
(Oregon) -- The Long Tom Watershed Council designed a new welcome road sign along Highway 126. It recognizes the area as Indigenous homelands.
article André 3000’s Airport Flute Solo Was Amazing. Take It From People Who Know. (6/17/2019)
(California) -- On Friday afternoon, something unusual happened at Los Angeles International Airport: A passenger had a pleasant travel experience. Specifically, Antonia...
article Artist completes new mural that 'embodies Kamloops' (6/14/2019)
(British Columbia) -- The Kamloops Arts Council recently completed a mural that they say "embodies Kamloops." Displayed at the Brocklehurst Arena, the mural is...
article Blackstone creator Ron E. Scott filming First Nations crime drama Tribal in Calgary (6/13/2019)
(Alberta) -- There are worse dilemmas for a television creator. But Ron E. Scott’s previous project, the Edmonton-shot TV drama Blackstone, was so dark and...
article Netflix, Indigenous cultural groups partnering to develop talent in Canada (6/12/2019)
(Canada) -- Netflix has announced new partnerships with three Indigenous cultural organizations in Canada to help foster and develop screen talent. The partnerships with...
article A commitment to her Native American roots leads Stanford’s Aliyah Chavez to a journalism career (6/12/2019)
(California) -- Aliyah Chavez isn’t giving herself too much time to relax and recover after her graduation this weekend. Chavez, a co-terminal student who is...
article How Ralph Lauren Just Vowed to Tackle Two of Fashion’s Biggest Issues (6/12/2019)
(New York) -- Two of the most critical issues facing fashion firms right now are arguably sustainability and diversity — and Ralph Lauren Corp. is pledging to...
article Native American Student Association president devoted to improving health care for native people (6/12/2019)
(Indiana) -- Caleb King grew up in Alaska, where 50 percent of the United States' federally recognized Native American tribes reside. Now at Indiana University...
article New York Teachers Fight for Divestment From Prison Industry (6/12/2019)
(New York) -- Teachers in Rochester, New York, recently discovered, to their horror, that their pensions are invested in the private prison and immigrant detention...
article Five interesting facts about jerky (6/12/2019)
(Illinois) -- Will you eat some Wednesday? National Jerky Day is a fairly new “holiday,’’ created by Jack Link’s Beef Jerky company in 2012. It...
article 7 Indigenous Designers Redefining Traditional Accessories (6/12/2019)
(New York) -- I was born and raised on Six Nations, Canada’s largest First Nations reserve. Yet, I don’t speak the languages of my ancestors. Unlike many of...

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