Native America Calling: Igloos and traditional winter homes (November 28, 2023)Join Native America Calling to talk with traditional builders who carry on igloo and winter house building.
Native America Calling: The fight for pre-K education programs (November 15, 2023)As Head Start approaches its 60th year, federal funding for the pre-kindergarten program remains well short of the need in Indian Country and beyond.
Native America Calling: Alaska at a subsistence fishing crossroads (November 2, 2023)Since time immemorial, the Kuskokwim River in Alaska has fed Native families. But years of failed salmon runs are threatening their lives and livelihoods.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs heads to Alaska (November 1, 2023)The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is heading to Alaska for a field hearing and listening session.
Cronkite News: Tribes share frustrations with infrastructure funding (October 31, 2023)Promises of federal funding remain just that – promises – for smaller tribes for whom the money is inaccessible because of bureaucratic and financial hurdles.
Native America Calling: Historic broadband investment in Indian Country (October 22, 2023)Tribes are getting their applications in for funds from the second round of the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program.
Former Navajo Nation president Jonathan Nez launches bid for Congress (October 16, 2023)Jonathan Nez, a former president of the Navajo Nation, is running for Congress in one of the most Native-populated districts in the United States.
Few states make the grade when it comes to tribal inclusion in voting maps (October 12, 2023)Tribes must be included “from the very beginning” of the redistricting process in order to ensure American Indian and Alaska Native voices are heard at the polls.
Report confirms slow progress on repatriation of ancestors and sacred items (October 10, 2023)It’s been more than 30 years since the passage of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act and federal agencies and museums are still far behind in complying with NAGPRA.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on ‘Water as a Trust Resource’ (September 26, 2023)The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds an oversight hearing on water in Native communities on September 27, 2023.
Moment of silence for Eugene “Buzzy” Peltola (September 21, 2023)
The House Committee on Natural Resources observes a moment of silence for Eugene “Buzzy” Peltola, the late spouse of Rep. Mary Peltola (D-Alaska).
Secretary Haaland announces $3.5 million in grants for Indian Youth Service Corps (September 14, 2023)The first-ever grants for the Indian Youth Service Corps (IYSC), a new program at the Department of the Interior, have been announced.
Spouse of Rep. Mary Peltola (D-Alaska) passes away in plane accident (September 13, 2023)The spouse of Rep. Mary Peltola (D-Alaska), the first Alaska Native to serve in the U.S. Congress, died in a plane accident in the couple’s home state of Alaska.
Native America Calling: Remembering Ada Deer (September 1, 2023)Join Native America Calling in remembrance of Ada Deer, a trailblazer from the Menominee Nation who was the first woman to serve as Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs.
Native American Contractors Association announces new executive director (August 14, 2023)The Native American Contractors Association (NACA), the largest organization of Native and tribal companies, has a new executive director.
Native America Calling: Looking ahead to the coming school year (August 2, 2023)Join Native America Calling to get a snapshot of what Native educators see ahead in the new school year.
Native America Calling: Alaska’s Donlin Gold Mine project (April 10, 2023)A proposed gold mine in southwest Alaska has been promising riches for investors and Alaska Native workers alike.
Native America Calling: The death of Captain Cook (February 14, 2023)British explorer James Cook’s colonial exploits were often at odds with the Indigenous peoples of the places he visited.
Native America Calling: Is there room for trust land in Alaska? (January 31, 2023)Today on Native America Calling, get the back story on the land-into-trust process and what it means for Alaska Natives.
Native America Calling: When language translations go wrong (January 11, 2023)The federal government issued translations on official documents to help Native people following destructive storms in Alaska. The trouble is, the text is indecipherable.
Native America Calling: The cost of climate change (December 15, 2022)The Native village of Newtok in Alaska is losing its battle with climate change.
Native America Calling: The importance of tribal museums (December 1, 2022)Tribal museums offer a Native voice for Native history and bring the promise of economic development.
Native America Calling: Alaska’s unprecedented snow crab population collapse (October 24, 2022)Alaska’s snow crab season is cancelled for the first time ever after a mass die-off all but wiped out the crustaceans.
Native America Calling: Celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day (October 10, 2022)Join host Shawn Spruce as he checks in with Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations around the country.
Native America Calling announces permanent host and new hires (October 6, 2022)Native America Calling, the nationally broadcast radio program, has officially named Shawn Spruce as permanent host.
Native America Calling: Saving the Tlingit clan houses (September 23, 2022)Tlingit clan houses are both physical structures and important traditional entities encompassing family, ceremony, and connectedness.
Indian Health Service finally lands a permanent leader in Roselyn Tso (September 22, 2022)For the first time in nearly two years, the Indian Health Service has a permanent leader.
Native America Calling: Assessing the toll from Alaska’s historic storm (September 22, 2022)A major storm battered a 1,000 mile stretch of Alaska’s western coastline. Find out how Native communities are being affected.
‘I am humbled and deeply honored’: Rep. Mary Peltola (D-Alaska) joins U.S. Congress (September 15, 2022)Rep. Mary Peltola (D-Alaska) delivers her first speech after being sworn in as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
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