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December 10, 2023 Levi Rickert
Opinion. December is an exciting time to be in Washington, D.C. The glittering lights of the National Christmas Tree and the 30-foot-tall National Menorah that stands on the northeast side of the Eclipse near the White House are beautiful to view. The excitement of the season is enhanced by the sounds of the holiday music playing in the majestic lobbies of the city’s hotels.
Currents
December 11, 2023 ASHLEY MURRAY, Louisiana Illuminator Currents 70
WASHINGTON — Former Cherokee Nation Attorney General Sara Hill is one step closer to becoming the first Native American woman to serve as a federal judge for the state of Oklahoma, despite objections from top state officials and some U.S. Senate Republicans.
Opinion
December 10, 2023 Levi Rickert Opinion 1566
Opinion. December is an exciting time to be in Washington, D.C. The glittering lights of the National Christmas Tree and the 30-foot-tall National Menorah that stands on the northeast side of the Eclipse near the White House are beautiful to view. The excitement of the season is enhanced by the sounds of the holiday music playing in the majestic lobbies of the city’s hotels.
December 10, 2023 Chuck Hoskin Jr Opinion 524
Like many tribes across the United States, Cherokee Nation operates a Tribal Employment Rights Office (TERO) program to prioritize contracting with businesses that are owned by and employ Native Americans. I am proud to celebrate the 40th year of our TERO program, which stands tall as one of the most respected throughout Indian Country. It is a stellar example of tribal self-determination and economic empowerment.
Sovereignty
December 07, 2023 Jenna Kunze Sovereignty 3926
WASHINGTON — The federal government yesterday announced a major overhaul to a decades-old law that governs the return of Native American ancestral remains and artifacts to their tribal nations.
December 06, 2023 Mary Hudetz and Ash Ngu, ProPublica Sovereignty 3832
The university’s Peabody Museum exploited loopholes to prevent repatriation to the Wabanaki people while still staying in compliance with NAGPRA. The tribes didn’t give up.
Education
December 09, 2023 Native News Online Staff Education 612
The keynote speaker for the Diné College Winter Commencement Ceremony was 25th Navajo Nation Council Speaker Crystalyne Curley on Friday, December 8, 2023 for the graduation of 91 students, who received certificates and degrees, in Tsaile, Arizona.
December 02, 2023 Native News Online Staff Education 2026
The American Indian College Fund has received a $300,000 grant from CoBank to provide scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native students over the next three years. The grant will provide $100,000 per year for 20 students scholarships in the amount of $4,500.
Arts & Entertainment
December 10, 2023 Native News Online Staff Arts & Entertainment 1545
TIME Magazine named Reservation Dogs the best television show of 2023 along with Succession. The two shows tied for the best slot because TIME's television critic couldn't decide which one was number one.
December 08, 2023 Native News Online Staff Arts & Entertainment 841
This week in Indian Country, there are plenty of events for everyone to enjoy. From powwows to Native American holiday markets, educational conferences, and workshops, here is Native News Online’s weekly round-up of arts, culture, and entertainment offerings around Indian Country.
Health
Environment
December 08, 2023 Native News Online Staff Environment 793
The Department of the Interior announced it’s taking steps to increase Tribal co-stewardship of lands and waters, incorporate Indigenous knowledge into the Department’s work, and preserve and protect sacred sites around the country.
December 05, 2023 Liz Kimbrough, Mongabay Environment 1448
The production of this article and accompanying photographs are the result of a collaboration between environment and science news platform Mongabay and McClatchy News .