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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.
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.
Google Doodle celebrates legacy of Apache artist Allan Haozous (November 3, 2023)The work of the legendary Apache artist Allan Haozous (Houser) is being honored as search engine giant Google celebrates Native American Heritage Month.
Native America Calling: Fixing the shortage of medical professionals (October 18, 2023)Native physicians and public health advocates are looking at ways to recruit more medical professionals and train them on culturally-grounded methods to help improve Native patient outcomes.
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.
Family of activist Jacob Johns releases statement about shooting (October 4, 2023)A Native activist is hospitalized in critical but stable condition following a near deadly shooting that has attracted worldwide attention.
Native America Calling: Worries rise over latest violence at protests (October 3, 2023)Join Native America Calling to hear from activists about the growing challenges to peaceful protests over racial issues.
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.
‘Your debt is due’: Tribes on alert as U.S. government looms toward shutdown (September 26, 2023)Indian Country is on high alert as the U.S. government prepares for a possible shutdown, the first of its kind in more than three years.
Native America Calling: Finding suicide intervention that works (September 19, 2023)The newest survey from the Pew Charitable Trusts concludes suicide is an urgent public health issue — especially among Native people.
Diabetes program for Indian Country set to lose funds again (September 14, 2023)The Special Diabetes Program for Indians is about to run out of money, again, despite helping address high rates of the disease.
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.
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.
Native America Calling: Holes in the food safety net (September 6, 2023)Native families have been hit hardest by a loss in funds for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as SNAP.
Native America Calling: Big changes ahead for Native Medicaid recipients (August 29, 2023)It’s called the “Unwinding.” Native people will be losing Medicaid coverage, as a pandemic-era safety net is expiring.
Native America Calling: Kickoff for Pathways Indigenous Arts Festival (August 17, 2023)New Mexico is the center of arts celebrations this weekend, starting with the music, art, fashion, dances, and panel discussions at the Pueblo of Pojoaque.
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.
Former Indian housing leader lands in jail on Navajo Nation (July 7, 2023)A once prominent leader in Indian housing was arrested at an event on the Navajo Nation. He’s blaming the tribe’s news 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.
New Native adviser set to join President Biden at White House (April 13, 2023)President Joe Biden is welcoming a new Native adviser to the White House, the third of his administration.
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.
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.
U.S. Supreme Court adds more Indian Country cases to docket (January 24, 2023)Indian Country is gearing up for another round of big cases at the nation’s highest court, with water rights and tribal sovereignty on the line.
Native America Calling: Unequal discipline for Native students (January 5, 2023)An investigative report in New Mexico finds Native students are expelled at a far greater rate than their white counterparts.
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.
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