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article HOSKIN: Cherokee Nation and CNB minimum wage increases will boost economy, help families
(Oklahoma) -- Our employees here at the Cherokee Nation are the backbone of our government and business operations. It is our mission to be the employer of choice in...
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Columbus/Indigenous Day

article Native Americans at Harvard College Celebrates Indigenous Peoples' Day
(Massachusetts) -- Undergraduate group Native Americans at Harvard College hosted an Indigenous Peoples’ Day event Monday, celebrating native cultures and...
article It’s Not Just About ‘The Day’ — Do We Need Columbus At All?
(USA) -- Let’s talk history. Not pre-Columbian history or even 1492 history, but 2002. Seventeen years ago. It was early fall and season four of The Sopranos was...
article ONION: Nation’s Indigenous People Confirm They Don’t Need Special Holiday, Just Large Swaths Of Land Returned Immediately
(Washington D.C.) -- Affirming the importance of traditions like Columbus Day to other Americans, the nation’s 573 federally recognized Indian nations released a...
article 'Destroy all monuments of genocide': Christopher Columbus statue in San Francisco vandalized
(California) -- A statue of Christopher Columbus in San Francisco was vandalized the day before the federal holiday commemorating his arrival in the Americas in 1492.
article Christopher Columbus statue vandalized near Coit Tower San Francisco
(California) -- The Christopher Columbus statue near Coit Tower was vandalized Sunday. Red paint covered the face of the controversial colonist, while the base of the...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Election 2020

article Presidential candidates continue outreach in Indian Country
(Washington D.C.) -- With a growing number of communities across the nation celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day, another Democratic presidential candidate announced plans...
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Other News

article Mark Charles: “You cannot discover lands already inhabited”
(Washington D.C.) -- The first sentence of Mark Charles book, “Unsettling Truths – The Ongoing Dehumanizing Legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery,” reads...
article Opinion: How the U.S. still abuses indigenous people
(New York) -- As we honor the culture and history of indigenous peoples this weekend, Americans must also acknowledge the historical persecution of indigenous people at...
article Meet Michael McLeod, Liberal incumbent for the Northwest Territories
(Northwest Territories) -- Michael McLeod has been in and out of politics for nearly 40 years. The incumbent Liberal candidate for the Northwest Territories has been...
article Why are some Indigenous people reluctant to vote in federal elections?
(Alberta) -- Nipâwi Kakinoosit has voted federally before — but he won't be voting in the 2019 election. Kakinoosit, who's from Sucker Creek First Nation in Alberta,...
article Competing visions: Energy development, commerce, and cooperation
(Arizona) -- There are a lot of competing visions for the Arctic. Thoughtful governance of a developing region, added commerce (including for some more energy...
article Oyate Today launches website
(South Dakota) -- The hit television show Oyate Today, filmed in Rapid City, has launched a new website to keep viewers informed of the program.
article Ten Native Youth Talk About Their Entrepreneurship Dreams
(Virginia) -- Ten Native Youth Entrepreneurs share their dreams and goals for their businesses in Native communities while speaking with Running Strong for American...
article Wisconsin Tribes Collaborate on Business Initiative
(Wisconsin) -- Five Wisconsin tribes today announced the launch of the Tribal Business League, a new tribally-led non-profit buying club. The Tribal Business League, the...
article Googoo removal ‘a small victory’ says former president of Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association
(Nova Scotia) -- The former head of the Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association is calling it “a small victory” for women. Cheryl Maloney is applauding Mi’kmaw Chiefs of...
article NDN Collective Celebrates One Year of Building Indigenous Power
(California) -- On Indigenous Peoples’ Day of 2018, the NDN Collective launched as a new organization dedicated to building Indigenous power.
article FEATURE: A Frayed Knot, Afraid Not - The Two Stances to Indigeneity in the 21st Century
(Oregon) -- I am not afraid not; I am a frayed knot that must tie itself back together again. I see myself in the twin photos of my grandmothers. One a traditional...
article Some damage to American Indians from the allotment acts is being remedied, but scars will remain
(USA) -- This year—February, to be exact—marked the 132nd anniversary of President Grover Cleveland's signing of the Dawes Act. You didn't get to read about that in the...
article The U.S. stole generations of Indigenous children to open the West
(New Mexico) -- Nearly 200 Native children lie buried at the entrance of the Carlisle Barracks in the “Indian Cemetery” — the first thing you see when...
article Tribal Canoes Journey to Alcatraz Island for 50th Anniversary of Alcatraz Occupation
(California) -- Indigenous groups from “as far North as British Columbia and as far West as Hawaii” came to San Francisco to commemorate the 50th anniversary...
article Tribal Map of America Shows Whose Land You're Actually Living On
(Canada) -- As more and more communities recognize October 14th as Indigenous People's Day, the question of how best to celebrate indigenous people arises.
article Ginew: Native created, designed and Native-influenced denim fashion
(Oregon) -- When perusing the denim fashion site Ginew, created and managed by Erik Brodt, Ojibwe, and Amanda Bruegl, Oneida and Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican, a married...
article The universe in beads: Margaret Nazon's unique artwork
(Northwest Territories) -- Margaret Nazon of Tsiigehtchic, N.W.T., recently held a contest. She wanted to see if people would recognize the subject of her latest...
article Urban Regalia fashion exhibit inspired by Audrey Hepburn and Indigenous culture
(British Columbia) -- Gitxan fashion designer Sug-ii-t Lukxs (Yolonda Skelton) grew up learning her Indigenous culture from her relations in Haida Gwaii. Now, her...
article Indigenous Teens Are Making TikTok Videos About Racism In Australia
(Australia) -- Eshia Anderson was scrolling through TikTok’s suggested sound clips in early August when she came across a familiar song — and an idea for a...
article Former school employee charged with felonies after sexually abusing Native girl
(Utah) -- A former employee of a treatment facility for juveniles is awaiting extradition to California after authorities confirmed he fathered a child with a Native...

10/14/2019

article Tribes call for removal of Bonneville, and other dams, along Columbia River
(Oregon) -- Two Washington tribes, the Yakama Nation and Lummi Nation, held a news conference Monday near The Dalles calling for the removal of three dams along the...
article Chiefs of Georgia native tribes call tomahawk chop ‘inappropriate’
(Georgia) -- The Atlanta Braves’ front office says it will hold talks with Native Americans during the offseason in deciding whether to keep or axe the 27-year-old...
article Why more places are abandoning Columbus Day in favor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day
(USA) -- Increasingly, Columbus Day is giving people pause. More and more towns and cities across the country are electing to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day as...
article LADUKE: “Columbus Day” Reminds Us Why the US Owes Reparations to Native People
(USA) -- Dancers from Anahuacalmecac International University Preparatory of North America school for indigenous students pray before dancing on Hollywood Boulevard near...
article The Fight to Occupy Alcatraz
(California) -- Persecution of Native peoples in the United States accelerated in the 20th Century. Allotment laws, which had started with the Dawes Act of 1887, broke...
article Nunavut Liberal candidate pledges aid for elders, children, hunters
(North Canada) -- Megan Pizzo-Lyall is on the campaign trail as Nunavut's Liberal Party candidate. She is sure it's her Nunavummiut need as their political voice...
article What the parties are promising this election about missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls
(Ottawa) -- Little time has been spent on the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls so far in the federal election campaign, sparking skepticism from...
article Wausau's Tricia Zunker Aims To Be Wisconsin's First Native American Congresswoman
(Wisconsin) -- A Wausau elected official wants to be the first Native American congressional candidate from Wisconsin in nearly three decades — and the state...
article Indigenous Land Stewardship program applies old solutions to modern problems
(British Columbia) -- There's a growing recognition that traditional Indigenous knowledge will be needed to help mitigate the climate crisis, and Justin Sidon wants...
article Rewriting the Indigenous stories for children
(Washington D.C.) -- Debbie Reese, Nambé Pueblo, grew up not far from Santa Fe, New Mexico, on the Nambé Reservation participating in ceremonies and dance from a young...
article Keepers of the Language: Journalist uses radio to 'visit' Nunavummiut in their homes
(Nunavut) -- Selma Eccles, a CBC radio journalist in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, turns on her mic every weekday afternoon for her mother. "I have a mother who's in...
article Professional Golfer Rickie Fowler Explores His Roots With ‘Basketball Or Nothing,’ A Look At Hoop Dreams Within The Navajo Nation
(Arizona) -- In every sport there are highs and lows, wins and losses. But the true drama inherently lies in the pursuit of achievement. In this respect, sports are...

10/13/2019

article A New Bill Could Help Protect the Sacred Seeds of Indigenous People
(New Mexico) -- Clayton Brascoupé has farmed in the red-brown foothills of New Mexico's Sangre de Cristo Mountains for more than 45 years. A Mohawk-Anishnaabe...
article Rural North County residents out of power in unplanned outage
(California) -- The electricity went out for more than 1,000 utility customers in an unplanned outage around rural North County Saturday afternoon. Communities affected...
article 'We have to do things in a different way'
(Iceland) -- Indigenous knowledge and governance is essential because it's where more than a third of the earth and over 80 percent of the planet’s...
article Column: Teen has entered the arena; we should listen
(South Dakota) -- The 16-year-old climate activist from Sweden has been making news here in the United States, first by crossing the Atlantic in a zero-emissions craft,...
article Eastern Shoshone join two other tribes in signing buffalo treaty
(Montana) -- The Eastern Shoshone Tribe has signed an international treaty to increase cooperation among tribes as they work to reestablish buffalo herds in North...
article John Johnson Becomes 12th Governor of the Absentee Tribe of Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- The Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma (AST) has a new Governor. On Saturday, October 5th, following a Tribal Court decision to uphold run-off election...
article Reconciliation, Indigenous engagement in question ahead of election
(Canada) -- Weeks after Justin Trudeau was elected in 2015, he met with three local Indigenous leaders at Vancouver's city hall and received the gift of a carved...
article Dream of wild health
(Minnesota) -- Dream of Wild Health works to restore health and well-being in the Native community by recovering knowledge of and access to healthy Indigenous foods,...
article Courthouse Rock dig offers clues to Native American history
(Nebraska) -- Courthouse Rock was bustling last week as nearly 30 people worked to excavate a Native American site near the formation. The dig was put on by History...
article Exhibit reunites Inuit with 100-year-old artifacts in Cambridge Bay
(Canada) -- Inuit in Canada's central Arctic are getting new insight into how their ancestors lived by seeing 100-year-old artifacts on display in Cambridge Bay,...
article Food truck serves up Native American cuisine
(Michigan) -- The multicolored ears of corn often seen hanging on doors in the fall have a tastier use. Eva Menefee and her husband, Robin, use the colorful corn to make...
article Reeds, hands and old ways come together to make Ohlone boat to paddle to Alcatraz
(California) -- In a Fremont backyard, time is running out for 5,000 plants that have a story to tell. The story goes back centuries. The Ohlone people of Northern...

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