Native America Calling: The 2023 Indigenous MacArthur Fellows (November 29, 2023)This year’s class of MacArthur Fellows includes three creative leaders from Native America.
San Manuel Band donates $1 million to non-profits on Giving Tuesday (November 28, 2023)The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians announced $1 million in donations to 10 non-profit organizations across the nation.
Cronkite News: Native youth come together for annual White House Forum (November 28, 2023)The third annual White House Tribal Youth Forum brought more than 100 Native and indigenous youth together to share information on the issues affecting their communities.
Native America Calling: Celebrating Native veterans (November 10, 2023)Parades and powwows are gearing up to honor Native veterans around the country.
Institute of American Indian Arts hosts holiday art market (November 6, 2023)The Institute of American Indian Arts is getting ready for its 2023 holiday art market in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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.
Native America Calling: Tribal traditions and the eclipse (October 13, 2023)Join Native America Calling to shine a light on some of the tribal traditions surrounding the partial solar eclipse.
Native America Calling: New respect for traditional Indigenous tattoos (October 5, 2023)Basket designs, rug patterns, tribal images and corn illustrations are all among the graphics many Indigenous tattoo wearers display.
Cronkite News: Senate committee looks at water in Indian Country (September 28, 2023)The Navajo Nation Council is 100 years old this year – and the Navajo Nation’s fight for water access has been going on for at least that long.
Native America Calling: Native baby food and a new Native cookbook (September 28, 2023)Native baby food, a new Native cookbook and Hispanic heritage are on The Menu.
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.
Native America Calling: The scope of the massive Arizona Medicaid scam expands (September 22, 2023)Join Native America Calling to find out the latest on the efforts to help the Native people harmed by a massive Medicaid scam in Arizona.
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.
Indian Market sponsorship draws criticism for ties to energy industry (September 6, 2023)The organization that puts on the largest juried Indian art market in the world continues to face criticism on social media after thanking a sponsor of the popular event.
Navajo Nation lawmakers weigh repeal of ‘discriminatory’ marriage law (September 4, 2023)A bill being considered in the Navajo Nation Council repeals the Dine Marriage Act, the controversial tribal law that bars recognition of same-sex unions on the reservation.
Native America Calling: Hope for reducing Native student expulsions (August 14, 2023)A pilot program in New Mexico aims to cut down on the high number of Native student expulsions.
Native advocates join inaugural class of Obama Leaders program (August 1, 2023)Several Native advocates have been named to the inaugural class of the Obama Leaders program at the foundation started by the former U.S. president.
Native America Calling: Tribal gun laws (April 19, 2023)As Americans debate gun restrictions amid the mass shooting epidemic, a bill in Congress would make it easier for tribal citizens to acquire guns using only their tribal ID.
Former Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly passes on (March 22, 2023)Ben Shelly, a former president of the Navajo Nation, passed away following a long illness.
Cronkite News: Native artists showcase work at Super Bowl shop (February 13, 2023)Inspired by vibrant orange-and-purple sunsets and local tribes, Native artists and brands were able to put their work on display at an NFL pop-up shop.
Republicans take power on day of ‘chaos’ on Capitol Hill (January 3, 2023)The 118th Congress began in a most unusual fashion as Republicans descended into what one Democrat derided as “chaos” in the U.S. House of Representatives.
ProPublica: Native students face harsher discipline in New Mexico (January 2, 2023)In New Mexico, Native students are expelled far more often than any other group and at least four times as often as white students.
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: Tracking missing people one name at a time (November 22, 2022)Law enforcement in New Mexico have developed a list of roughly 200 names to help track and raise awareness of Indigenous people who go missing.
Native lawmaker Yvette Herrell loses re-election bid in Congress (November 11, 2022)The Native contingent in the U.S. House of Representatives will be down by one come the next session of the U.S. Congress.
Mother Jones: Right-wing groups take ICWA to nation’s highest court (November 8, 2022)The Indian Child Welfare Act set out to fix generations of harm to Native kids. The U.S. Supreme Court could soon toss it aside.
Navajo Nation leader apologizes for off-reservation incident (October 27, 2022)A leader of the Navajo Nation is apologizing for an incident that took place off the reservation — though he isn’t detailing exactly what he’s sorry for.
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