Canadian documentary focuses on ‘Icon’ who based career on Native identity (October 25, 2023)A Canadian news documentary focuses on the Native identity claims of one of the most celebrated performers in entertainment history.
Native America Calling: Defending against the war on books by Native authors (October 19, 2023)Teachers, librarians, authors, and literary advocates are struggling to keep books about Native issues in public classrooms and libraries.
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.
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.
Self-proclaimed Native Republican sentenced to prison for U.S. Capitol attack (September 14, 2023)In a court filing, U.S. Capitol breach defendant Jorge Aaron Riley finally admitted he knows little to nothing about his supposed “American Indian” heritage.
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 America Calling: Looking ahead to the coming school year (August 2, 2023)Join Native America Calling to get a snapshot of what Native educators see ahead in the new school year.
White Earth Nation responds to verdict in sexual harassment case (April 11, 2023)The White Earth Nation says it is developing an ethics code after hearing a “litany of concerns” about a prominent figure who has benefited from the tribe’s name for more than three decades.
Native America Calling: The over-incarceration of Native Americans (January 24, 2023)The research on the over-representation of Native people behind bars is long and vast.
Native America Calling: Lumbee Tribe vs. the KKK (January 18, 2023)In 1958, members of the Lumbee Tribe showed up in force to stop a KKK rally in North Carolina.
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.
Forward: Republican enters Congress under extreme scrutiny (January 3, 2023)A Republican candidate’s lies about his education, employment and even his ethnic background take him all the way to the U.S. Congress.
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.
‘Empower tribal nations’: Indian Country looks to White House for support (December 14, 2022)With one negative ruling on the books and a potentially devastating one on the way, tribal leaders continue to look to the Biden administration to address the impacts of the U.S. Supreme Court.
AUDIO: U.S. Supreme Court hearing in Haaland v. Brackeen (November 10, 2022)The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in Haaland v. Brackeen, a closely-watched Indian Child Welfare Act case, on November 9, 2022.
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.
Native America Calling: Oklahoma—are you OK? (November 3, 2022)So what’s going on in Oklahoma, once known as Indian Territory?
Indian Country braces for U.S. Supreme Court hearing in ICWA case (November 1, 2022)The nation’s highest court is about to hear one of the biggest cases in Indian Country’s history and already some troubling signs are emerging.
Dina Gilio Whitaker: Sacheen Littlefeather was a Pretendian (October 28, 2022)“Pretendianism” – the act of falsely claiming American Indian heritage – does real harm.
Controversial scholar walks away from Native food organizations (October 27, 2022)A controversial scholar who claimed to be Native for decades has ended her relationships with two prominent Native food organizations.
Native food sovereignty figure admits no tribal connections (October 21, 2022)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.
Lawsuit against National Congress of American Indians set for first hearing (October 20, 2022)A lawsuit against the National Congress of American Indians is finally getting its first hearing, some six months after it was filed.
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