Elders and youth focused on ways to ease divisions among men, women and two-spirit people as the First Alaskans Institute wrapped up its annual conference.
From preserving their languages to learning about tattooing, Native youth are keeping their heritage alive.
Thousands are attending the 35th annual Elders and Youth Conference, hosted by the First Alaskans Institute.
Many Native American communities are working to save cultural insights and revitalize their languages.
The state of Alaska has been ordered to incorporate Native languages in schools and in public signs.
This nation’s use of language toward Indians has been inextricably tied to its history of racism on which it was founded by white, male, Christian colonizers.
Indigenous languages will be the focus of Montana State University’s 2018 American Indian Heritage Day observance.
A non-Native journalist visits a logged tribal-managed forest and finds a radiant garden.
The Trump administration continues to dismantle the Bears Ears National Monument despite objections from tribes.
The federal government hasn't taken an Indian nation's land out of trust since the termination era and one tribe hopes it stays that way.
The great tribes had a history, a culture, traditions and a deep spirituality long before the white man set foot upon this continent.
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe held a welcoming and naming ceremony for two descendants whose mother was adopted at a young age.
Generations of government assimilation programs left Native Americans 'robbed of the ability to speak our own language,' one advocate said.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is looking into Native language revitalization efforts and a new Trump administration official will be there.
More than 2.4 million crimes, whose victims suspect were motivated by hate, were committed across the United States between 2012 to 2016.
Sage Douglas Remington, an elder from the Southern Ute Tribe known for his political and cultural activism, passed away on July 31, 2018.
The leader of New Zealand is vowing to ensure her newborn daughter learns the Māori language and understands Māori culture.
An American restaurant chain is under fire after threatening a Native business for using the words 'aloha' and 'poke' together.
Nearly 100 people participated in the 2nd annual Umónhon-Pónka Summer Institute in Nebraska.
Native Americans have been 'systematically denied access to fair representation' as a result of persistent barriers to voting.
On the first day of my new way of life, I didn’t live up to the lessons our old ones put into our language.
Language barriers mean Indigenous families may be more likely to be split up when they cross into the United States.
Inspired by Indigenous storytelling traditions, the Math Catcher Outreach Program attracts youth to the study of mathematics.
The Navajo Nation is mourning the loss of Code Talker Samuel T. Holiday, who passed away at the age of 94.
Words are not always the best way to communicate and when you use them, make sure they matter.
Ojibwe hockey star T.J. Oshie made history as the Washington Capitals hockey team won its first Stanley Cup in more than two decades.
We need a system of teaching Lakota that emulates the way our parents and grandparents learned.
There are many star stories in the rich oral traditions of the Iroquois.
From what I have witnessed during my 60-plus years of life, most of our college graduates are culturally handicapped and they do not speak Lakota.
Native climber Len Necefer has created indigenous geotags for more than 40 mountains.
A school on the Pine Ridge Reservation is immersing children in Lakota culture, turning the tide against genocide and trauma.
Voting can still be a challenge for Native Americans, who may face language barriers, registration difficulties and a lack of access to polling places and government services.
At Miami University in Ohio, the Myaamia Center is revitalizing culture and building racial equity.
Generations of federal assimilation initiatives have left the Winnebago people with few fluent Ho-Chunk speakers.
The Navajo Nation lost one of its heroes with the passing of Roy Hawthorne, Sr., one of the famed Code Talkers.
'I always stress to people that we aren’t heroes,' said the late Roy Hawthorne, Sr. 'We were chosen to serve in the Marine Corps and bring liberty to the enemy.'
The last fluent speakers of Wôpanâak passed away more than a century ago. A school is working to revive the language.
Enter your ZIP code into the Native Lands App and an interactive map will tell you the area’s original language and tribal ties.
Where is the clear image of a decolonized society we are to emulate? There isn’t one.
This may be a young nation, but its Indigenous history is ancient, measured in tens of thousands of years.
The Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians have had particularly interesting experiences as they hold non-Indians accountable for domestic violence.
As school teachers across the nation walk out in protest of inadequate funding, some in Indian Country found a way to cope with their below-average salaries.
Let’s re-experience our homelands the way our ancestors did and regenerate that culture
It took a lot longer than expected but Adolph Nagurski, a Code Talker from the Navajo Nation, has finally been recognized for his military service.
A 1928 recording from the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation has been added to the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress.
The leader of the Department of the Interior is coming under fire for offering n incorrect Japanese greeting when asked about funding for Japanese internment camps.
Republicans are reaching back to the Obama administration to justify a bill that prevents any changes to the namesake of Devils Tower National Monument.
If a decade is 120 months, I spent 80 months or so in a school environment intended to 'Kill the Indian' in me.
A ball game that has been played in Mexico for centuries gives indigenous people a way to maintain their traditions in the United States,
The latest Indigenous big-screen movie Hostiles has more redemptive qualities than not.
Republican lawmakers are once again trying to protect the namesake of Devils Tower National Monument even though tribal leaders and advocates have called for change.
Hollywood isn't a place where Native Americans will find a lot of opportunities but some signs of change were seen during the industry's biggest night of the year.
Over the past 125 years, Indian people have been used for many social, educational and welfare experiments in the United States.
Colonialism explains the endless adversity under which we have struggled, even as we enter the 21st century.
Preserving the Cherokee language is preserving Cherokee identity, as the heritage and traditions of the tribe are rooted in our language.
People need to see Hostiles because it is a demarcation point in the evolution of the western.
Sherenté Mishitashin Harris, a young citizen of the Narragansett Tribe, is among the candidates for the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.
The largest lake in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is now being recognized by its original Native name.
From my perspective modern American society knows little to nothing of the indigenous world.
It is irresponsible to teach the tragedies without also teaching the resistance movements that oppose colonial violence.