February 24, 2024
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 .
March 01, 2024 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.
From Our Partners
California Indian Nations College (CINC) was accepted as an Associate Member of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) on February 13, 2024. Situated in Palm Desert, CINC is an emerging tribal college in the ancestral lands of the Cahuilla tribes. Chartered in 2017 with the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians, CINC stands out for its commitment to offering culturally responsive academic curriculum and providing personalized services that empower Native & non-Native students to advance Native American cultures, local communities, and the global community.
February 25, 2024 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.
March 01, 2024 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 Sovereignty 1824
The Maine legislature is once again considering a bill that would restore the sovereignty of Maine’s Indigenous tribes.
February 28, 2024 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 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 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 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.
February 29, 2024 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 Environment 1216
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today $18 million in grant funding for tribally-led clean energy projects.