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October 16, 2021 Aaron Payment
Guest Opinion. This past week was significant with the first Presidential Proclamation establishing Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Monday ~ October 11, 2021. This news unfortunately eclipsed another major policy announcement by President Biden in the form of an Executive Order on Indian Education which is framed as follows:
Currents
October 15, 2021 Native News Online Staff Currents 623
The Blackfeet Nation is mourning the passing of Earl Old Person, who served as tribal chairman of the tribe for 50 years. Old Person was a Blackfeet Nation Honorary Lifetime Chief. The Blackfeet Nation announced on Wednesday evening that Old Person passed away at the Blackfeet Community Hospital after a long battle with cancer. Chief Old Person was 92.
Opinion
October 16, 2021 Aaron Payment Opinion 228
Guest Opinion. This past week was significant with the first Presidential Proclamation establishing Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Monday ~ October 11, 2021. This news unfortunately eclipsed another major policy announcement by President Biden in the form of an Executive Order on Indian Education which is framed as follows:
October 12, 2021 Tom Rodgers Opinion 949
Indigenous Peoples' Day is an important acknowledgment of the trauma suffered by our people, and it’s a time for us to address the ongoing injustices we face. We are witnessing the rape of our land, the murder of Indigenous women, the killing of our brothers and sisters – the grizzly bear and the wolf.
Sovereignty
October 15, 2021 Jenna Kunze Sovereignty 630
All across Turtle Island and the world, Steve DeRoy (Anishinaabe First Nation) is on a mission to train communities to decolonize their maps. Then, Indiginize them.
October 08, 2021 Andrew Kennard, The Times-Delphic Sovereignty 14474
TOLEDO, Iowa — Marian Wanatee said her mother, Adeline, talked little about her experiences at the Flandreau Indian School in South Dakota and the Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas.
Education
October 14, 2021 Native News Online Staff Education 950
The American Indian Graduate Center has announced the creation of the Miller Indigenous Economic Development Fellowship, a $190K program dedicated to Native research that was created with the support of Alumnus Robert J. Miller (Eastern Shawnee Tribe). The American Indian Graduate Center is one of the largest scholarship providers to Native Americans in the U.S.
October 07, 2021 Native News Online Staff Education 1605
The American Indian College Fund announced on Wednesday it has received a $5.3 million grant from the Bezos Family Foundation. According to a press release the grant will support the College Fund’s Indigenous Early Childhood Education program at tribal colleges and universities over the next four years.
Arts & Entertainment
October 08, 2021 Tamara Ikenberg Arts & Entertainment 3140
Indigenous Peoples’ Day is enveloping Indian Country this weekend and next week.
October 02, 2021 Native News Online Staff Arts & Entertainment 5628
NEW YORK — Fans of Cleveland’s professional baseball team are lamenting the end of an era with the retirement of the team’s “Indians” name this Sunday. Comedian Joey Clift (Cowlitz Indian Tribe) has some humorous advice to help them cope.
Health
Environment
October 12, 2021 Darren Thompson Environment 2791
Yesterday, more than 130 people were arrested for protesting outside the White House, beginning a week-long demonstration demanding that President Biden declare a climate emergency and stop all new fossil fuel projects. People vs. Fossil Fuels convenes this week in what organizers say is the largest civil disobedience action in decades.
October 07, 2021 Native News Online Staff Environment 865
NEW YORK CITY — Native News Online reporter Jenna Kunze and audio journalist Alice Qannik Glenn (Iñupiaq) were honored for their environmental reporting during the inaugural Covering Climate Now Journalism Awards this afternoon.