tag: languages

Tom Cole
As the longest serving Native American in the U.S. House of Representatives, the privilege and honor it is to represent the interests of tribes in Congress is certainly not lost on me.
Piapot, Saskatchewan
A Canadian news documentary focuses on the Native identity claims of one of the most celebrated performers in entertainment history.
Miguel Cardona
The Department of Education has awarded more than $10 million in grants to support Native languages, Native teachers and Native students.
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is making history with a new housing project in the state of New York.
Cherokee Nation Language and Fluent Cherokee Speaker Gathering
Language has always been essential to our culture as Cherokee people, as it serves as the unbroken chain connecting us to our ancestors.
Native America Calling NAC
Speaking a Native language is one thing. Reading and writing it often takes another level of effort.
NAGPRA
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.
Joe Biden
President Joe Biden has another proclamation for Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the third of his administration.
Iqaluit, Nunavut
Criminal charges have been laid against three family members who lied about being indigenous for personal and monetary gain.
Lahaina on Maui, Hawaii
Native America Calling checks in with the rebuilding effort in Hawaii following disastrous fires on Maui.
'Enough Is Enough - Free Leonard Peltier'
A large crowd rallied outside the White House, calling on President Joe Biden to free imprisoned American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier.
Maui Wildfire
The unprecedented fires on Maui have impacted Native Hawaiian history, language and culture.
George Thompson
In our Muscogee culture, once a body is at rest, it is supposed to remain there forever and complete its lifecycle, returning to earth.
Indian Students
Join Native America Calling to get a snapshot of what Native educators see ahead in the new school year.
Rebecca Benally and Mellor Willie
Indian Country is breathing a huge sigh of relief after the highest court in the land delivered a surprising victory in one of the most closely-watched cases in decades.
The STEAM Connection
Ojibwe inventor Danielle Boyer is on a quest to make technology more accessible to interested Native students.
The Genoa Indian Industrial School was one of the largest Indian boarding schools, drawing students from 40 tribal nations for half a century.
Geewadin Elliott
A Native man from Canada who dedicated his life to economic development in Indigenous communities was killed in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Brian Schatz
Efforts to strengthen and improve the Indian Arts and Crafts Act are coming amid criminal cases and renewed claims to Native identities.
Cherokee Nation
The Cherokee language is a bedrock of our strength as a tribe.
FEMA
The federal government issued translations on official documents to help Native people following destructive storms in Alaska. The trouble is, the text is indecipherable.
Sitting Bull
A non-Native collector who claims to know a secret tribal language is selling items that supposedly came from Little Bighorn and other battles. Some have doubts.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Thousands of migrants, many of whom are seeking asylum as they escape violence, extreme poverty, and oppression, are stopped at the U.S. border.
Lakota Nation Invitational
The 45th annual Lakota Nation Invitational in Rapid City, South Dakota, is underway.
Harold Frazier
Native Sovereign Nations are prior sovereigns, embodying the inalienable and inherent rights of Native Peoples bestowed by our Creator.
Spotted Elk
The descendants of Chief Spotted Elk, a Lakota leader who was murdered at Wounded Knee in 1890, are speaking out.
Durbin Feeling Language Center
Cherokee language is core to our culture and our identity as a distinct people.
Cherokee Nation Park
The Cherokee people have always been deeply connected to the land.
The Museum at Warm Springs
At The Museum at Warm Springs, we celebrate our unique cultures, traditions, histories, arts and languages every month.
Harold Frazier
The Supreme Court is an anachronistic body of elderly politicians, who can never be expected to do justice by Native Sovereign Nations.
Elizabeth Hoover
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.
Indigenous Peoples' Day
The first and only Native council member in California’s largest city is calling on his colleagues to step down for making racist and offensive statements about Indigenous people.
Joely Proudfit
A prominent tribe with powerful connections has taken the unusual step of denouncing an educator and scholar who has long identified herself as a descendant of the community.
Kevin Locke
Kevin Locke — renowned hoop dancer, flute player and educator of Lakota language and culture — passed away suddenly at the age of 68.
Pendleton Round-Up
The real history of pow wows is being made by people today, by just having pow wows.
Washington State Penitentiary
Native prisoners at the Washington State Penitentiary hosted their first powwow in three years, a 50-year tradition temporarily halted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Markwayne Mullin
Markwayne Mullin is poised to make history as the first tribal citizen in the U.S. Senate in nearly two decades but not all Native voters are happy.
Mary Peltola
Rep. Mary Peltola (D-Alaska) delivers her first speech after being sworn in as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Lynn Malerba
It’s been a banner week for Native women trailblazers at all levels of U.S. government.
Dakota Beavers
A star of the hit film Prey wants to find out the “truth” about his supposed tribal ancestry. But Hollywood studios don’t share the same commitment.