November 28, 2020
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is mourning the loss of a 18-year-old pregnant tribal citizen who went missing on the night before her 18th birthday on Oct. 20, 2020.
November 27, 2020 Currents 705
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The 24th Navajo Nation Council encouraged all citizens of the Navajo Nation to express their appreciation to health care workers, police officers, firefighters, facilities staff, first responders and essential front-line workers for their continuing service during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
November 26, 2020 Currents 26349
NEW YORK — It took until the 94 th year, but it happened. On Thursday morning, the first ever land acknowledgement took place at the 94 th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade that was broadcast by NBC globally.
November 26, 2020 Currents 701
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — On Wednesday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 221 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and two more deaths. The total number of deaths is now 640 as of Wednesday. Reports indicate that 8,588 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and 153,292 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 15,616, which includes 21 delayed unreported cases.
November 25, 2020 Currents 1956
Ayanna O’Kimosh rarely shies away from a challenge. When she was 4, she convinced her dad to let her run a 5K with her mom and older sister to raise funds for domestic violence survivors. “She told me, ‘No, I can do it, Dad,’ and, you know, she did,” Jerrit O’Kimosh, Ayanna’s dad, said. “She proved me wrong, totally proved me wrong.”
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November 26, 2020 Opinion 2431
Guest Opinion. As Native people, we are all aware of the true story of Thanksgiving. We know that the quaint stories of Pilgrims and Indians sharing a friendly meal are nothing more than a whitewashed version of history that has been designed to hide the horrific truth that marked this country’s ignoble beginnings.
November 25, 2020 Opinion 1390
Historians know that turkey and corn were part of the first Thanksgiving , when Wampanoag peoples shared a harvest meal with the pilgrims of Plymouth plantation in Massachusetts. And traditional Native American farming practices tell us that squash and beans likely were part of that 1621 dinner too.
November 25, 2020 Sovereignty 1526
RICHMOND, Va .— The Mattaponi and Pamunkey Indian tribes in Virginia have maintained a peace treaty with the state of Virginia for 343 years — by presenting the Governor of Virginia a tribute each year around the fourth Thursday of November.
November 17, 2020 Sovereignty 1626
When a food shortage hit the Organized Village of Kake in Alaska at the start of the pandemic, Tribal President Joel Jackson’s thoughts turned to hunting.
November 27, 2020 Education 460
The Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies at the University of Washington had big plans when they envisioned launching the Native UW Scholars program last year.
November 24, 2020 Education 1169
HARTFORD, Conn. — In celebration of National American Indian Heritage Month, representatives of Connecticut's five tribal nations announced in a statement Monday their support for State Sen. Cathy Osten's proposed bill requiring the teaching of Native American history in Connecticut's public schools.
Arts & Entertainment
November 28, 2020 Arts & Entertainment 384
This weekend and next week in Indian Country, you can virtually gift shop till you drop down further into your couch, have a very Cherokee Christmas, and get an eyeful of dazzling Native dancers summoning mountain spirits.
November 25, 2020 Arts & Entertainment 1867
Editor's Note: This article was orignially published in the Smithsonian magazine. Used with permission. All rights reserved. To the original peoples of this continent, each day is a day to give thanks to the Creator. Thanksgiving ceremonies have always taken place when Native people have gathered. Food and feasts often serve as a focal point of these ceremonies. This Thanksgiving, we’ve asked seven Native American chefs from different cultural and culinary backgrounds, working in different places around the country, to share holiday-worthy recipes with us.
November 16, 2020 Business 2170
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued a shutdown order for a controversial pipeline in the Great Lakes last Friday. Line 5 is operated by the Canadian energy company Enbridge, and crosses beneath the Straits of Mackinac where Lake Michigan and Lake Huron meet. Gov. Whitmer’s order cancelled Enbridge’s easement in the straits, and gave the company until May of 2021 to stop the flow of oil.
November 10, 2020 Business 1656
RIVERTON, Wyo. — Citing a surge of Covid-19 cases in Wyoming’s Fremont County, the Northern Arapaho Business Council announced Sunday that the Wind River Hotel & Casino and other tribal gaming facilities will temporarily close their doors.