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‘I don’t know where I’m from’: Buffy Sainte-Marie still in doubt about origins in new statement
Celebrated singer and songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie is still in doubt about her origins in a new statement issued in advance of a Canadian documentary that explores her ever-shifting Native identity claims.
Canadian documentary focuses on ‘Icon’ who based career on Native identity
A Canadian news documentary focuses on the Native identity claims of one of the most celebrated performers in entertainment history.
The Conversation: Mohawk Mothers keep fighting to protect lost children
Debates over what “mapping” means show how Indigenous communities still have to advocate for and defend their cartographic methods in order to uphold their connections to the land.
Native America Calling: Tribal traditions and the eclipse
Join Native America Calling to shine a light on some of the tribal traditions surrounding the partial solar eclipse.
Native America Calling: Remembering Native hockey legend Henry Boucha
Henry Boucha (Ojibwe) served as an inspiration for many Native hockey athletes and fans. He passed away on September 18, 2023, at the age of 72.
Criminal charges announced in Indigenous identity fraud case
Criminal charges have been laid against three family members who lied about being indigenous for personal and monetary gain.
Native America Calling: Disasters at every turn
As the hottest summer on record winds down, join Native America Calling to get an assessment of what Native emergency management officials view as the path ahead.
Native America Calling: Pipes: prayer, blessing, and communion
A quarry in Minnesota has been a reliable source for the stone used in ceremonial pipes for dozens of tribes throughout the central U.S. and Canada.
Native man struck and killed during RES tribal economic development conference
A Native man from Canada who dedicated his life to economic development in Indigenous communities was killed in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Native American Journalists Association announces leadership changes
The Native American Journalists Association announced changes in leadership following the resignation of the board president.
Fake Indian art still a major problem despite federal responsibilities
Efforts to strengthen and improve the Indian Arts and Crafts Act are coming amid criminal cases and renewed claims to Native identities.
Native America Calling: A fair value for Native artists
Native-owned galleries and organizations are working to ensure Native artists get full value for their works.
Native America Calling: The largest land grab in history?
The International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity warns Indigenous priorities may not be heard or heeded at the COP15 UN Biodiversity Conference.
Native America Calling: The significance of cedar
Cedar is an important part of many tribal cultures.
Native America Calling: Native playlist with Northern Cree
Forty years after four brothers first came together as Northern Cree, they are releasing their first fully self-published and owned record.
Native America Calling: The strength of powerlifting for Indigenous female athletes
Today on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce talks with Indigenous female powerlifters about what draws them to the sport and what keeps them going.
The Conversation: An attack of Indigenous rights is an attack on nature conservation
The Łutsël K’é Dene First Nation has protected Thaidene Nëné under their own law since time immemorial.
Native food sovereignty figure admits no tribal connections
A scholar who has made a name for herself in Native food sovereignty has vowed to stop claiming to be of “Mohawk/Mi’kmaq descent” despite doing so for decades.
Native America Calling: Inuit teens save the world from aliens
A group of Inuit teenage girls face off against murderous aliens that inhabit the bodies of people and animals in a new film.
The Conversation: Advancing food sovereignty in Indigenous communities
The lack of baseline data on the scale and scope of Indigenous involvement in agriculture continues to be an obstacle to effective engagement of Indigenous communities.
‘The Pretendians’ documentary from Canada tackles hot topic
A new documentary tackles a topic that continues to generate controversy. Why are so many people claiming to be Indian?
The Conversation: Reckoning with the history of public schooling and settler colonialism
Many Canadians are coming to terms with the nation’s history of schooling and settler colonialism.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Honoring a true Mohawk patriot
Richard Thasriwasatse Oakes changed our culture, our politics, our economies.
Native America Calling: Queen Elizabeth’s legacy: Indigenous people and the Royal Family
Indigenous leaders are among those reflecting on the legacy of Queen Elizabeth II.
Native America Calling: Housing security in the Arctic
A film crew follows an Inuit and Gwich’in hunter as he builds a traditional Inuvialuit log cabin off the grid.
Charges laid against Native woman reported as missing in Canada
Dawn Walker has been accused of faking her disappearance and that of her child in a case that attracted widespread attention in Canada.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Residential school survivors reject Pope Francis’ apology
No Native entity knows the answers and to truly heal we need our children returned to our homes.
Native America Calling: The history and protocols of headdresses
The pictures of Pope Francis wearing a headdress spurred controversy across the globe — and across social media.
Native America Calling: The Menu
Today on Native America Calling, Andi Murphy hosts the Indigenous food show The Menu.
Pope Francis apologizes for Catholic Church’s role at Native residential schools
Pope Francis, the leader of the Catholic Church, delivers remarks at Maskwacis Park in Alberta, Canada.
The Conversation: A brief history of the Catholic Church and Native peoples
Religious communities, bishops and popes were variously complicit in a system that dispossessed Indigenous peoples and cruelly oppressed their children at Native residential schools.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Residential school survivors maintain our ancestral lands
One of the intents of the Canadian and U.S. governments in creating the boarding-residential schools was to alienate indigenous people from their ancestral lands.
Residential School Survivors of Akwesasne: No apology without justice
Nothing will be done for us without us. No one may speak on our behalf without our express approval.
Native America Calling: Pope Francis in Canada
Pope Francis is set to visit with First Nations leaders again, this time on their own homelands.
The Conversation: Families still seeking justice for loss of loved ones
Three young Indigenous people died under mysterious circumstances in Prince Rupert in British Columbia. The investigations into their deaths were inadequate.
Native America Calling: Historic settlement to compensate Canada’s Indigenous children
The government of Canada will pay $20 billion dollars to Indigenous children and their families following a historic settlement.
Haudenosaunee Nationals advance to championship bracket at World Lacrosse tournament
The Haudenosaunee Nationals women’s team is on a winning streak at the World Lacrosse games.
Native America Calling: #LandBack Canada
For many in Canada, #LandBack means taking back positions as stewards of the land and bringing balance to the community.
Native America Calling: Bear Grease is the word
An all-Native send-up of the musical turned hit movie “Grease” is connecting with audiences across Turtle Island.
Native America Calling: Indigenous hockey
If you know the names Brian Trottier, Reggie Leach, and Theo Fleury, you are a hockey fan.
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