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Buffalo & Bison

article ‘The Buffalo Hunt’ seeks to show SD tribe in a new light
(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...
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Carlisle School

article Army to disinter more American Indian children buried at Carlisle Barracks
(Pennsylvania) -- For the third year in a row, the U.S. Army will be disinterring the remains of six American Indian children buried at the Carlisle Barracks. Officials...
article Army to disinter remains of six Native Americans at Carlisle Barracks
(Pennsylvania) -- The U.S. Army plans to disinter the remains of six Native American children buried at the Carlisle Barracks this summer. This is the third straight...
article Carlisle Barracks Graves: Disinterring and returning remains of Native American children
(Pennsylvania) -- Since 2017, the U.S. Army has undertaken three projects to return the remains of Native American children who died at the Carlisle Indian Industrial...
article Disinterment of children's remains begins this week at Carlisle Barracks
(Pennsylvania) -- The remains of six children who died while attending the Carlisle Indian Industrial School will be disinterred in a project scheduled to begin Saturday...
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Cherokee Nation

article 11th-hour protests filed against CN winners
(Oklahoma) -- Three separate appeals regarding results of the Cherokee Nation election were filed with the tribe's Supreme Court Monday, after Chuck Hoskin Jr. and...
article Cherokee citizen graduates from Harvard
(Massachusetts) -- Ashley Dawn Anderson, a resident of Tahlequah and a Cherokee tribal member, graduated from the Class of 2019 at Harvard University. Anderson was the...
article Cherokee Medicine Keepers share land knowledge with college students
(Oklahoma) -- Nearly a year after its inception, a mentorship program combining elders known as Cherokee Medicine Keepers and college students is working to preserve...
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Crazy Horse

article Detailing the life of Crazy Horse
(Kentucky) -- "They'd kill us," Floyd Clown said solemnly, repeating exactly what his elders had told him as he and his family learned to survive in the...
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Crow Tribe

article Crow Nation seeks protection for Crazy Mountains in forest plan revision
(Montana) -- The Crow Nation of Montana wants a say in the future of the Crazy Mountains, a range that shaped the history of the tribe and the West at large. The Crazies...
article Crow tribe seeking say in future development in the Crazy Mountains
(Montana) -- The Custer Gallatin National Forest is currently revising its management plan, and the Crow Tribe wants a say when it comes to the Crazy Mountains. The...
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DOJ

article AG Barr says ‘everything is on the table’ to solve Alaska’s public safety crisis
(Alaska) -- Late last month, U.S. Attorney General William Barr spent three days touring Alaska with the congressional delegation to hear about and see for himself the...
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Election 2020

article Biden abandons support for federal funding restrictions for abortions after 43 years
(Washington D.C.) -- In an extreme and somewhat abrupt about-face, former vice president and 2020 presidential contender Joe Biden has drop-kicked the Hyde Amendment...
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Fighting Sioux

article Man accused of burning down Fort Berthold church indicted
(North Dakota) -- A man accused of burning down a historic church on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation has been indicted on one charge of arson.
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Food Sovereignty

article Gardening offers key step toward food sovereignty for Sask. First Nation
(Saskatchewan) -- The people of Saulteaux First Nation are embarking on a journey of food sovereignty, one that's seen the community turn plain yards into riots of...
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Freedman

press release Descendants of Freedmen to demonstrate on Friday
(Oklahoma) -- Descendants of Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes (Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Seminole and Chickasaw) and their supporters will demonstrate outside the...
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Indian Children Welfare Act (ICWA)

article A Texas Child Custody Case Could Upend A Long-Standing System For Native American Adoptions
(Texas) -- In 1978, Congress passed the Indian Child Welfare Act. Before the law, a vast majority of Native American children in foster care were placed in homes outside...
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Keweenaw Bay Tribe

article “Our community is a fishing community:” Michigan tribe seeks to set its own water standards
(Michigan) -- The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, heavily reliant on fish, berries and wild rice, wants to join the 60 other US tribes who the feds have granted control...
article “Our community is a fishing community:” Michigan tribe seeks to set its own water standards
(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...
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Marijuana & Hemp

article Judge rejects Flandreau's hemp bid
(South Dakota) -- A federal judge has denied the Flandreau Santee Sioux’s request for a preliminary injunction against the U.S. Department of Agriculture over the...
article Canada ‘Blew’ Its Chance to Be the World’s Pot Leader
(Canada) -- Canada “blew it” on cannabis legalization and is rapidly losing ground to the U.S. as a result, according to the founder of one of the top...
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Mascot Issue

article Redmen mascot racist? Community weighs in
(Connecticut) -- A pair of students is soliciting feedback from peers, teachers and staff on the high school’s mascot – the Redmen – and whether it...
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Mississippi Band of Choctaw

article MBCI to conduct tribal elections Tuesday
(Mississippi) -- Members of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians head to the polls Tuesday to cast ballots in the race for chief and tribal council. Two of the six...
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MMIW

article It's Shocking How Little Is Done When Native Women Disappear
(Montana) -- In June 2017, sisters Ashley and Kimberly Heavy Runner Loring were full of plans. Ashley hoped to leave her home on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, east...
article MMIWG an epidemic in U.S. as well as Canada, says North Dakota legislator
(Indian Country) -- The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in its report released June 3 pointed to the residential school system,...
article 'Truths are piling up': The legal and moral imperatives behind the MMIWG's calls for justice
(Canada) -- In the wake of the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls' final report, attention is now turning toward whether its 231...
article It is 'its own thing': Andrew Scheer disagrees with Indigenous inquiry's genocide finding
(Canada) -- Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says the level of violence directed at Indigenous women and girls in Canada should not be labelled a genocide.
article MMIWG report missed chance to change how deaths are investigated, says Indigenous forensic pathologist
(Ottawa) -- No one needed to explain to Kona Williams, Canada's first Indigenous forensic pathologist, why it was so important for Canada to hold a National Inquiry...
article Prayer walk remembers missing, murdered
(Idaho) -- About 200 people gathered at Fort Hall Saturday morning for a prayer walk to bring attention to missing or murdered indigenous people on the Fort Hall...
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Native Vote

article 'We are a voice': Native Americans diving into local politics amid national momentum
(North Dakota) -- Waylon Pretends Eagle wasn’t planning on running for treasurer of North Dakota’s Democratic Party. But as nominations for the executive...
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Navajo Nation

article Navajo activist to face off against incumbent in Salt Lake City’s District 2 race
(Utah) -- Sitting Salt Lake City Councilman Andrew Johnston will run for a second term against Moroni Benally, a gay activist who ran unsuccessfully for president of the...
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Opioid Crisis

article Opioid maker Insys files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
(USA) -- Opioid manufacturer Insys Therapeutics Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection, touching off a battle for cash between federal authorities who blamed the company...
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Osage Tribe

article Honored One: Multitalented Osage artist and educator lauded at Red Earth Festival
(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...
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Shawnee Tribe

article Children’s development program builds new facility, classrooms in Shawnee
(Oklahoma) -- A young children’s development program is building a new facility in Shawnee for its classes that will open in mid-August. Central Tribes of the...
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Trump Adminstration

article The contradiction at the heart of immigration restriction
(USA) -- At the end of May, in another attempt to slow down the immigration of people from Central America, President Trump threatened to set tariffs on trade from...
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White Earth

article No challenges filed so far in White Earth election
(Minnesota) -- It's official: Brent Gish and Michael Fairbanks are the top two vote-getters in Tuesday's special primary election for White Earth tribal chairman...
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Wind River

article Chief Wind River Tribal Judge, Other Defendants Plead Not Guilty to New Charges
(Wyoming) -- The chief judge of the Wind River Indian Reservation's tribal court and one other defendant pleaded not guilty to new drug-related charges during their...
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Wiyot Tribe

press release Wiyot Tribe and Humboldt Area Foundation Finalize Agreement for Gathering Rights on HAF Property
(California) -- Humboldt Area Foundation and the Wiyot Tribe have finalized a Memorandum of Understanding that will help restore traditional land practices to the...
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Yakama Nation

article All 4 suspects arrested in 5 killings near White Swan
(Washington) -- All four suspects believed involved in the slaying of five people on the Yakama Indian Reservation have been arrested. KNDO-TV of Yakima reported Monday...
article All suspects arrested after five were killed in shooting on Washington state reservation
(Washington) -- A final suspect has been arrested after a days-long manhunt over a series of fatal shootings at a Native American reservation. James Cloud, 35, was...
article Two men, suspected in fatal shooting of five on Yakama Reservation, charged with assault
(Washington) -- Two men suspected in the deaths of five people on the Yakama Indian Reservation in Central Washington held a child at gunpoint and stole a vehicle while...
article UPDATE: Final suspect captured in White Swan area shootings that left five dead
(Washington) -- The Yakima Nation announced Monday morning that James Cloud, 35, has been captured. Cloud was the fourth, and law enforcement officials say final, person...
article YCSO says mass murder in White Swan likely drug-related
(Washington) -- "We’re approaching 20, and we’re not even halfway through the year," said Yakima County Sheriff Robert Udell. Udell is talking...
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Other News

article Lawrence: Former senator Abourezk recalls colorful career
(South Dakota) -- Jim Abourezk’s still got it. The former South Dakota congressman and senator is 88 and has been out of public office for four decades, but he...
article Kake tribe urges renaming Saginaw Bay over Kake War connection
(Alaska) -- State lawmakers have endorsed an Alaska Native tribe’s effort to change the name of Saginaw Bay to Skanax Bay. The body of water off Kuiu Island was named...
article Oglala, Cheyenne River tribes to take over most of Sioux San operation
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes will soon operate most of Sioux San Hospital in Rapid City, which is set to undergo a multi-million dollar...
article Contempt case delayed for Mi'kmaq women arrested at Alton Gas site
(Nova Scotia) -- A court hearing for three Indigenous women arrested in April at a rural construction site north of Halifax and accused of violating a court injunction...
article Local woman gets 21 months in federal prison for scissor attack
(Oregon) -- Christina Sue Barkley of Pilot Rock is heading to federal prison for stabbing someone multiple times during a scissor attack.
article Settlement allows Alaska inmate to wear some religious Native regalia
(Alaska) -- A settlement will allow a descendant of the Cherokee Nation to wear some religious Native regalia while serving time in Alaska. According to an American...
article Teenager found dead in Lake Superior near Fort William First Nation
(Ontario) -- OPP are investigating the death of 14-year-old Adam Spade from Marten Falls First Nation. According to a media release, the teenager was reported missing to...
article Umatilla woman sentenced for stabbing tribe member with scissors
(Oregon) -- A Umatilla woman was sentenced to nearly two years in prison Monday for stabbing another person with a pair of scissors.
article Audit finds $1.3M in questionable expenses at First Nation health centre
(Manitoba) -- Unwarranted travel allowances, pay for questionable extra duties and speeding tickets are among the items covered by funding for a health centre on...
article South Dakota Women’s Prison group fights meth addiction
(South Dakota) -- A Native American woman is bringing attention to the impact of methamphetamine addiction from within the South Dakota Women’s Prison in Pierre....
article He Once Struggled to Read. Now He’s on State Board of Ed.
(California) -- Educators throughout the state applauded when Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed former Sanger Unified School superintendent Matt Navo to the California Board...
article RACIST BLOG: Here's why Native American students will soon pay half as much at UIC
(Illinois) -- Alaskan Native and American Indian students attending the University of Illinois at Chicago can receive in-state tuition starting in fall 2019. While in-...
article A Spectacular Exhibit Of Indigenous Women Artists Counters 500 Years Of Exploitation And Ignorance
(Minnesota) -- At the beginning of the 20th century, a Native American potter named Maria Martinez received an unusual request from an archaeologist excavating a site...
article Cherokee actor helping tell the story of the West in films
(Oklahoma) -- Wes Studi has played a cop in the crime thriller "Heat," a superhero trainer in the comedy "Mystery Men" and as the patriarch of an alien tribe, the Na'vi...
article Grief and compassion springs from author's exploration of intergenerational trauma
(Saskatchewan) -- Suzanne Methot thought she knew what intergenerational trauma meant, having grown up in a household splintered by the effects of colonialism. But when...
article Scots finance whiz makes movie on American Indian reserve with family dubbed ‘most hostile in US’ by FBI
(UK) -- A SCOTS financial whiz kid has traded City life to make a movie on a poverty-stricken American Indian reservation with the family dubbed “most hostile in...
article Cherokee actor helping tell the story of the West in films
(Oklahoma) -- Wes Studi has played a cop in the crime thriller "Heat," a superhero trainer in the comedy "Mystery Men" and as the patriarch of an...
article Tribal sustenance fishing bill headed to Gov. Mills’ desk
(Maine) -- Lawmakers gave final approval Monday to a bill regarded as a key step in resolving long-standing disputes between the state and tribal governments over...
article The Buffalo Hunt seeks to show tribe in a new light
(South Dakota) -- The Buffalo Hunt, a new documentary on the homeland of the Oglala Lakota, attempts to shun cliches around the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South...
article Earlier, later and less predictable: How the forest fire season is changing — and why
(Manitoba) -- During a supper hour in the middle of May, Ingolf, Ont., storekeeper Lise Lyons looked over Longpine Lake and watched a forest fire consume an A-frame...
article New Jersey minister accused of using oral sex to extract “evil spirits” from men
(New Jersey) -- A New Jersey minister has been accused of using oral sex to extract “evil spirits” from three men he was counseling. Rev. Dr. William Weaver...

6/9/2019

article How a trans man from a small Yukon town had a big impact on the MMIWG inquiry
(Canada) -- Shaun LaDue was two months old when he was taken by a social worker from his family's traditional bush camp on Frances Lake, near Ross River, Yukon. Over...
article Women of colour were crucial to women’s suffrage – it’s time we acknowledge them
(USA) -- The story of the suffragist movement is usually woven with a single strand. Susan B Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott and Alice Paul; these are the...
article Coroner confirms two victims in White Swan shootings
(Washington) -- Yakima County Coroner Jim Curtice confirmed Sunday afternoon that his office was in possession of two victims who both have apparent gunshot wounds....
article Save Our Food. Free the Seed.
(USA) -- Not long ago I was sitting in a combine tractor on a 24,000-acre farm in Dazey, N.D. The expanse of the landscape — endless rows of corn and soybeans as precise...
article More Native candidates are running for local office — and winning — in Washington state
(Washington) -- Seattle City Council member Debora Juarez said the proposed announcement of her appointment to the board of the region’s public transit system,...
article GIAGO: Looking at end of an era
(South Dakota) -- A recent editorial titled, “Public shaming over CBD oil unnecessary” was apparently written by a young person or by someone new to Rapid...
article Three Forks History: Cherokee marriage sometimes required an extra vow
(Oklahoma) -- Like most other people groups, the Cherokees for many years had only a common law. It was not written down but was well-known and understood by citizens of...
article From the Rez and Back: Legal Eagle Helps her Tribe
(South Dakota) -- On an early morning in late February, she’s heading down a deserted Highway 20, on a 55-mile trek to work, a large gas-station coffee with four...
article Rausch joins Forum from Report for America to focus on Native American issues
(North Dakota) -- I spent two days with Jennifer Bear Eagle, first at her home on the northwest tip of Nebraska, to her job as a lawyer for the Oglala Sioux Tribe on the...
article Montana's Missing Indigenous Persons task force named
(Montana) -- Attorney General Tim Fox has appointed 11 members to the Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force. Montana lawmakers created the task force to identify...
article New task force created to track violence and missing native females in MN
(Minnesota) -- Every year, an untold number of Native American Women in Minnesota have vanished, or worse, have been killed. It's been a decades-long struggle to...
article Pipeline protest bill to be argued in Rapid City court
(South Dakota) -- The South Dakota ACLU and lawyers for several elected officials will argue motions this week at the federal court in Rapid City after the ACLU filed a...
article Interactive path in B.C.'s Interior blends traditional storytelling and technology
(British Columbia) -- Hikers in B.C.'s Shuswap region are now being encouraged to take their smartphones on a trek through Tsútswecw Provincial Park — formerly...
article Suquamish Tribe hosts seafood bake for tideland owners
(Washington) -- For years, tribal shellfish harvests in Puget Sound have sparked controversy. Northwest tribes and Washington State negotiated over treaty rights to...
article White House Tried to Stop Climate Science Testimony, Documents Show
(Washington D.C.) -- The White House tried to stop a State Department senior intelligence analyst from discussing climate science in congressional testimony this week,...
article Nevada Governor Signs Laws Impacting Nevadan Indian Colonies
(Nevada) -- On Saturday Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed into law three bills, following five others signed earlier in the legislative session, which promote...
article Indian Affairs Department Congratulates Newly Elected Jicarilla Apache Nation President Darrell Paiz
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Indian Affairs Department (IAD) congratulates Mr. Darrell Paiz on his election as president of the Jicarilla Apache Nation. President Paiz...
article Hoskin, Warner winners of Cherokee Nation election
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Election Commission certified the 2019 General Election results on Monday that have former Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. and...
article South Dakota Women's Prison group fights meth addiction
(South Dakota) -- A Native American woman is bringing attention to the impact of methamphetamine addiction from within the South Dakota Women's Prison. Heather...
article 'I was just shocked': Cree woman makes bold statement against racial profiling
(British Columbia) -- A Cree fashion designer from Chilliwack, B.C., is making a statement after she says she was racially profiled in a local grocery store. Linda...
article Elsipogtog man becomes Parliament's first Mi'kmaw interpreter
(New Brunswick) -- An Elsipogtog First Nation man is set to become the first interpreter of the Mi'kmaw language in Canada's parliament. Brian Francis, who's...
article Closing the Circle: MniSotaMakoce (Land where the water reflects the sky) – Dakota Land
(Minnesota) -- The Doctrine of Discovery Task Force is the result of a number of factors – including conversations with Native leaders and a number of people with...
article Oakland man to donate $100,000 from home sale to help Brazilian Amazon tribe
(California) -- When Josip Markus decided to sell his Upper Rockridge house, he wanted to also “make an impact.” So he’s donating $100,000 from the...
article Mother of Iinnii: Betty Cooper guides Blackfeet in return of buffalo
(Montana) -- Every knuckle in Betty Cooper’s hands seems to go a different direction. Perhaps that’s natural for hands that, in a single day, play Blackfeet...
article Trial postponed for former Crow Creek Council treasurer, alleged sexual abuse perpetrator
(South Dakota) -- The trial of Roland Hawk Sr., formerly the treasurer for the Crow Creek Tribal Council and alleged perpetrator of several counts of sexual abuse, has...
article Lilly Gopher left lasting legacy at Box Elder
(Montana) -- Lilly Gopher left her mark on Box Elder High School. Gopher was the State C girls basketball tournament MVP as a junior when she helped lead the Bears to...

6/8/2019

article MMIWG report calls on Canadians to act: Here's how to make an impact
(Canada) -- Among the calls for justice in the final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls are a handful that urge everyone...
article 'Truths are piling up': The legal and moral imperatives behind the MMIWG's calls for justice
(Canada) -- In the wake of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Firls' final report, attention is now turning toward whether its 231...
article Governor signs executive order demonstrating commitment to expand relationship between tribes, state
(Minnesota) -- Seated before a crowd in the Crossed Arrows Ballroom at Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel at the Lower Sioux Community, Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy...
article Chancellor Releases Panel Report With Ideas On Moving Past Chief Illiniwek
(Illinois) -- A commission with members on both sides of the Chief Illiniwek debate is recommending ways to move forward together --- twelve years after the University...
article Nevada to try limited banking for cash-heavy pot industry
(Nevada) -- A new state law allowing Nevada to test out a limited marijuana banking system is expected to bring some relief to the state's booming cannabis industry...
article Ramapough tribe associate found guilty of vandalizing private community with a shotgun
(New Jersey) -- A Ramapough Lenape Nation associate has been found guilty in Superior Court of vandalizing a residential development next to the tribe’s camp in...
article Navajo Nation Council supports Diné appointment to replace state Sen. John Pinto
(New Mexico) -- The Navajo Nation Council is requesting Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham select a member of the Navajo Nation to complete the remaining term of state Sen....
article Lumbee Tribe passes resolution in support of students fighting for their religious rights
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribal Council of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina passed a resolution earlier this week during an emergency meeting in support of...
article Narragansett culture, very much alive, brightens R.I. Day at Richmond school
(Rhode Island) -- Grade four students at Richmond Elementary School celebrated all things Rhode Island on June 5, an annual event that Principal Sharon Martin said the...
article Will Native American Veterans’ Memorial Neglect Some Service Members?
(Washington D.C.) -- It was while listening to public radio during an evening commute in June 2018 that James Currie first learned the Smithsonian Institution’s...
article Cree puppeteers from Pukatawagan on mission of laughter and language
(Manitoba) -- When a sick girl had to be flown from her northern Manitoba community to a medical facility, her mom showed her Bighetty and Bighetty Puppet Show videos to...
article Inuk rapper writes music to address suicide epidemic in Iqaluit
(Nunavut) -- FXCKMR, born MisterLee Cloutier-Ellsworth, is an up-and-coming rapper from Iqaluit, Nunavut who is not scared of exploring difficult topics in his music. On...
article Not enough Indigenous music on streaming sites, says industry vet
(Ontario) -- On a recent trip to Louisiana, Braydon Stachel had a revelation. "I was finding all this music from the local New Orleans scenes that I couldn't...
article Once Were Warriors 25 years on: Violence, addiction, sexual abuse - what has New Zealand learned?
(New Zealand) -- Almost 25 years ago, five names were burned into the country's collective consciousness when the film adaptation of Alan Duff's novel Once Were...
article New fire marshal's office will aim to prevent fatal fires in Indigenous communities
(Nova Scotia) -- Homes hollowed out by fire have become an all-too-common sight in Indigenous communities across the country, prompting a plan to create a national...
article Flin Flon hockey camp hoping to build bridges a year after 'shoot a Indian day' Facebook posts
(Saskatchewan) -- The director of a Flin Flon hockey camp who says enrollment was affected by Facebook posts directed at First Nations people last year wants to use the...
article 'He loved his Marine uniform': Navajo Code Talker William Tully Brown Sr. laid to rest
(Arizona) -- William Tully Brown Sr. was a humble man who talked about his service as a Navajo Code Talker only when asked. Humble is the word his family continually...

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