Indian Child Welfare Act grants awarded for off-reservation programs (November 30, 2023)The Bureau of Indian Affairs announced nearly $2 million in grants to support the Indian Child Welfare Act in off-reservation communities across the nation.
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.
Native America Calling: Growing recognition to change offensive place names (September 21, 2023)Until this month, one of Colorado’s highest peaks was named for the former state governor who fostered and supported the Sand Creek Massacre in 1864.
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.
Native America Calling: What do tribal water rights mean if there’s no water? (February 17, 2023)If there’s an epicenter of the more than 20-year drought in the west and Southwest, it’s the Colorado River.
Native America Calling: Protections and threats for LGBTQ2 Native Americans (December 12, 2022)Native America Calling checks in with Native experts about both progress and setbacks when it comes to public acceptance.
Native America Calling: Native issues that matter (December 8, 2022)ICYMI: Catch up on some interesting and engaging topics that are important to Native people.
‘We got lied to’: Native students find flaws in free tuition program (September 6, 2022)A public university promised free tuition for Native students. Then the details were revealed.
Native America Calling: A promising trend on college tuition (June 13, 2022)Tuition waivers for Native students are becoming more common. Native America Calling looks at the trend and sees who it helps.
Native America Calling: Authenticity over interpretation (May 11, 2022)Native America Calling will learn about the importance of encouraging tourism and other experiences that originate from Native sources.
Native America Calling: The powwow trail returns (April 26, 2022)Native America Calling will celebrate the celebrations and calculate the lingering risks as people head back to the powwow trail.
Supreme Court hears cases with high stakes for Indian Country (February 21, 2022)Amid a high-stakes political battle, the nation’s highest court is gearing up for some major decisions that will affect Indian Country for generations to come.
Prominent Indian Country artist facing criminal charge (February 7, 2022)A prominent Indian Country artist has been charged in connection with an incident involving a minor.
Tim Giago: Memories of nicknames and hard work (January 21, 2022)Richard “Sonny” Torres loved to give people nicknames.
Cronkite News: Tribes face challenges in securing broadband grants (January 14, 2022)Many tribal nations did not have the broadband access needed to apply for the funding that would let them improve broadband access, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs was told.
National Park Service: More tribes sign historic preservation agreements (November 24, 2021)Seven new tribal historic preservation agreements were completed and signed with tribes in seven states in 2021.
Cronkite News: Thousands line up for chance to hunt bison in Grand Canyon (September 23, 2021)A planned hunt of bison in the Grand Canyon appears to be moving forward despite last-minute pleas to relocate the animals to safety.
Native America Calling: The Gold King Mine spill six years later (August 5, 2021)Toxic sludge from the Gold King Mine created an environmental disaster for hundreds of miles downstream, including parts of the Navajo Nation.
Native American Bank lands significant investment (June 23, 2021)A financial institution established by famed Native banker and activist Elouise Cobell is celebrating a significant investment.
Native people ‘lead the way’ on COVID-19 vaccinations (March 30, 2021)The Indian Health Service is set to meet its goal of 1 million COVID-19 vaccinations but progress is being threatened by the rest of the nation.
Southern Ute Tribe confirms discovery of COVID-19 variant (March 1, 2021)A strain of COVID-19 that has begun spreading rapidly in California has now been found on the Southern Ute Reservation in Colorado.
Indian Country Today: COVID-19 hits Rosebud Sioux Tribe hard (December 14, 2020)Initially the death and suffering driven by the COVID-19 virus seemed far away from the Plains of South Dakota.
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: New book explores familiar tribal themes (October 8, 2020)Lawlessness on Indian lands, corruption of tribal councils and reclaiming of Indian identity. What’s new about that?
Republicans rush to confirm Supreme Court nominee ahead of election (September 28, 2020)Republicans are rushing to confirm a federal judge with virtually no experience in Indian law to the U.S. Supreme Court in order to give Donald Trump and their party a win ahead of the hotly contested election.
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