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September 25, 2021 Darren Thompson
MINNEAPOLIS—On Friday, hundreds of people marched in solidarity as part of the boarding school survivor and victim memorial event in Minneapolis. Crowds marched through Southside neighborhoods to raise awareness of the legacy of boarding schools that is still felt in the American Indian community today.
Currents
September 24, 2021 Native News Online Staff Currents 2583
WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed the National Defense Authorization Act, which includes legislation to address the slaughter of hundreds of Lakota men, women and children at the Wounded Knee massacre a century ago.
September 24, 2021 Darren Thompson Currents 3941
Las Vegas, Nev.—A woman from the Lummi Nation in Washington has been found alive in Las Vegas after her family filed a missing persons report with various law enforcement agencies. Reatha Finkbonner was on vacation while in Las Vegas with her fiancé and friends when she went missing on September 3, 2021.
September 24, 2021 Darren Thompson Currents 3760
LAS VEGAS — What began as a vacation to Las Vegas has turned into another case of a missing Indigenous woman. Missing is Lummi Nation tribal citizen Reatha May Finkbonner, 30, who went to Las Vegas with her fiancé and friends.
September 23, 2021 Native News Online Staff Currents 1530
WASHINGTON — Keeping a campaign promise to Indian Country, the White House announced on Wednesday that it will host a 2021 White House Tribal Nations Summit this fall. While the exact date is yet to be announced, the summit will take place during the week of November 8, 2021.
Opinion
September 19, 2021 Levi Rickert Opinion 1904
OPINION. Understandably, Americans are ready to get on with their lives. Since the first Covid-19 death was announced in the United States 19 months ago, the nation, along with tribal nations, have wanted to get back to their routines of their normal lives by returning to restaurants, shopping, casinos, and going back to school.
September 17, 2021 Crystle Lightning Opinion 4915
Thanks to a recorded interview made public by Pulitzer Prize-winners Carol Leonnig and Phil Rucker, we’ve learned that former President Donald Trump now has other culprits to vilify in his Big Lie. “Indians that got paid to vote in different places” has been added to his roster of delusion.
Sovereignty
September 25, 2021 Darren Thompson Sovereignty 914
MINNEAPOLIS—On Friday, hundreds of people marched in solidarity as part of the boarding school survivor and victim memorial event in Minneapolis. Crowds marched through Southside neighborhoods to raise awareness of the legacy of boarding schools that is still felt in the American Indian community today.
September 14, 2021 Jenna Kunze Sovereignty 3493
TULSA, Okla.—Negiel Bigpond is a Yuchi elder, an Evangelical pastor, an Indian boarding school survivor and an activist. Since 2003, he’s worked with Sam Brownback—the former U.S. Senator, Kansas Governor and present U.S. Ambassador for Religious Freedom—to pursue a formal apology from the mouth of the United States president for atrocities committed against Native Americans.
Education
September 22, 2021 Levi Rickert Education 2670
PIERRE, S.D. — Facing bipartisan pressure and calls for her resignation by the South Dakota Education Equity Coalition , South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem told the state Department of Education to postpone controversial changes to its social studies standards for up to one year to allow for more public input.
September 14, 2021 Darren Thompson Education 17044
BISMARCK, N.D.— A mom and educator from North Dakota has released a children’s book aimed at answering why many Indigenous boys and men have long hair. Bear’s Braid , Native author Joelle Bearstail’s first book, was inspired by experiences her son had while attending school in Bismarck, N.D.
Arts & Entertainment
September 24, 2021 Tamara Ikenberg Arts & Entertainment 1453
This weekend and next week, Indian Country is stacked with so many cool cultural happenings that you may have to take a couple days off to take it all in.
September 21, 2021 Native News Online Staff Arts & Entertainment 22823
LOS ANGELES — Documentary film studio XTR announced on Tuesday it is making Lakota Nation vs. the United States , a feature-length documentary chronicling the Lakota Indians’ present-day quest to reclaim the Black Hills.
Health
Environment
September 22, 2021 Native News Online Staff Environment 693
LOS ANGELES – The Wupatki National Monument in Arizona will get a new conservation and management plan thanks to a $1.3 million grant from Getty Foundation to the University of Pennsylvania’s Stuart Weitzman School of Design.
September 22, 2021 Native News Online Staff Environment 4929
MADISON, Wis.—Six tribes are suing the state of Wisconsin for its planned November wolf hunt, claiming the proposed hunt violates the tribes’ treaty rights.