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February 24, 2024 Jenna Kunze
For more than a decade, nine sisters battled the South Dakota legislature for the right to sue the Catholic Church for sexual abuses they endured during the 1950s and '60s at an Indian boarding school the church operated. State lawmakers have denied these women and hundreds of other Native survivors of sexual abuses the right to sue, and some have died without receiving justice. Read part one of the story here .
Currents
March 01, 2024 Native News Online Staff Currents 365
The Zuni Youth Enrichment Project announced earlier this week that it is expanding its Connect to Land initiative this year, with support from the National Park Foundation and the 11th Hour Project, a program of the Schmidt Family Foundation. The nonprofit youth organization plans to offer multiple trips to national parks in the Southwest, which also are home to sacred ancestral sites for the Zuni people.
Opinion
February 26, 2024 Levi Rickert Opinion 2494
Opinion. Since Christopher Columbus got lost and landed in what is now the modern-day Dominican Republic, non-Natives have been fascinated with Native Americans.
February 25, 2024 Chuck Hoskin Jr Opinion 4181
Guest Opinion. Cherokees are one people, and all Cherokee Nation citizens deserve equal treatment under our laws and the laws of the United States. That firm commitment to equality is clear in the Cherokee Nation Constitution, our tribal statutes, and the Executive Order on Equality that I first put forward in 2020 and expanded this year . All of these are firmly rooted in Cherokee values.
Sovereignty
March 01, 2024 Maria Parazo Rose & Anna V. Smith,... Sovereignty 73
This story was published by Grist in partnership with High Country News. Before Jon Eagle Sr. began working for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, he was an equine therapist for over 36 years, linking horses with and providing support to children, families, and communities both on his ranch and on the road.
February 28, 2024 Elyse Wild Sovereignty 1824
The Maine legislature is once again considering a bill that would restore the sovereignty of Maine’s Indigenous tribes.
Education
February 28, 2024 Native News Online Staff Education 695
The Chumash Fire Department recently hosted a group of young students to learn about fire preparedness at the tribe’s fire station on the Santa Ynez Reservation. The fire crew hosted 17 children from the Santa Ynez Valley Christian Academy, teaching the first graders about everything from firefighting tools to forest management.
February 24, 2024 Native News Online Staff Education 1339
The American Indian College Fund ( College Fund ) will host a free, online book and author event for the public featuring the PEN Award–winning Native American author, Mona Susan Power (Standing Rock Tribe), on March 26 from 12-1 Mountain Daylight Time. Power will discuss her new book, A Council of Dolls, with College Fund President, Cheryl Crazy Bull.
Arts & Entertainment
March 01, 2024 Chickasaw Nation Media Arts & Entertainment 436
LOS ANGELES – Oklahoma native Graham Roland (Chickasaw) is pushing the boundaries of bringing high quality entertainment to television viewers, celebrating his First American heritage and rolling with the flow of a difficult profession bringing him considerable fame.
February 27, 2024 Kaili Berg Arts & Entertainment 1841
Indigenous writer, producer, and director Erica Tremblay (Seneca-Cayuga) is making waves in the film industry with her groundbreaking directorial debut, “Fancy Dance,” which is set to receive the inaugural Jaya Award at the 14th annual Athena Film Festival this week.
Health
Environment
February 29, 2024 Native News Online Staff Environment 518
Thirty Great Lakes region tribal leaders are pressuring President Joe Biden to speak out against the dangerous Enbridge Line 5 pipeline’s trespass on the Bad River Tribe’s land in northern Wisconsin.
February 27, 2024 Native News Online Staff Environment 1216
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today $18 million in grant funding for tribally-led clean energy projects.