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Raven Chacon, Dyani White Hawk and Patrick Makuakāne
This year’s class of MacArthur Fellows includes three creative leaders from Native America.
Native Youth
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians announced $1 million in donations to 10 non-profit organizations across the nation.
White House Tribal Youth Forum
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.
Buu Nygren at National Congress of American Indians
Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren addresses the National Congress of American Indians on November 13, 2023.
National Native American Veterans Memorial
Parades and powwows are gearing up to honor Native veterans around the country.
Institute of American Indian Arts Holiday Art Market
The Institute of American Indian Arts is getting ready for its 2023 holiday art market in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Navajo Nation at U.S. Supreme Court
Government records shed new light on how state opposition hindered tribes from claiming their rightful shares of the Colorado River.
Jonathan Nez
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.
Partial Solar Eclipse
Join Native America Calling to shine a light on some of the tribal traditions surrounding the partial solar eclipse.
Transcend Art Collective
Basket designs, rug patterns, tribal images and corn illustrations are all among the graphics many Indigenous tattoo wearers display.
Jennifer Denetdale
The shooting of Jacob Johns is yet another act of terror that Indigenous people who live in New Mexico must navigate every day.
Melanie Yazzie
The Red Nation is calling for safety following a racist shooting that has resulted in attempted murder and aggravated assault charges in New Mexico.
MMIW Bike Run USA
“What we need is real action. And that means boots on the ground, and that means real money to address this crisis,” said MMIW advocate Justine Rufus.
Crystalyne Curley
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.
Bidii Baby Foods
Native baby food, a new Native cookbook and Hispanic heritage are on The Menu.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds an oversight hearing on water in Native communities on September 27, 2023.
Operation Rainbow Bridge
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.
Deb Haaland
The first-ever grants for the Indian Youth Service Corps (IYSC), a new program at the Department of the Interior, have been announced.
Eugene Peltola and Mary Peltola
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.
Santa Fe Indian Market
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.
Seth Damon and Eugene Tso
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.
High Desert Trail in Gallup, New Mexico
A pilot program in New Mexico aims to cut down on the high number of Native student expulsions.
Obama Foundation Leaders USA
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.
Trinity Site
Native people in New Mexico were among those who saw the flash of the first test of the atomic bomb in 1945.
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.
U.S. Supreme Court
As dangerous smoke cast an ominous shadow over the nation’s capital, tribes and their advocates continue to wait for a series of monumental decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court.
Native America Calling NAC
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.
Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is hosting a roundtable to hear about Native priorities for the upcoming Farm Bill.
Ben Shelly
Ben Shelly, a former president of the Navajo Nation, passed away following a long illness.
Ivey Camille Manybeads Tso
The highest court in the land is once again taking up a case that will determine whether the United States lives up to its promises to tribal nations.
Brian Schatz
Efforts to strengthen and improve the Indian Arts and Crafts Act are coming amid criminal cases and renewed claims to Native identities.
LandBack
Private and public lands are slowly being returned to the care of Native peoples across the country.
Super Bowl Business
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.
U.S. Capitol
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.
High Desert Trail in Gallup, New Mexico
In New Mexico, Native students are expelled far more often than any other group and at least four times as often as white students.
World Pride 2019
Native America Calling checks in with Native experts about both progress and setbacks when it comes to public acceptance.
Native America Calling NAC
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.
Gabe Vasquez
The Native contingent in the U.S. House of Representatives will be down by one come the next session of the U.S. Congress.
U.S. Supreme Court
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.
Seth Damon
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.