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May 24, 2024 Jenna Kunze
This week, eight Saint Regis Mohawk tribal members were arrested by New York state police and charged with trespassing and conspiracy, for attempting to reclaim tribal land on Barnhart Island.
Currents
May 25, 2024 Native News Online Staff Currents 651
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich.— Former National Congress of American Indians First Vice President Aaron Payment is making a comeback onto his tribal council.
Opinion
May 20, 2024 Levi Rickert Opinion 3370
Opinion. Donald Trump’s criminal trial in New York, where he faces 34 counts of falsifying business records to hide a 2016 hush money payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels, was rife with liars last week.
May 19, 2024 Chuck Hoskin Jr Opinion 1491
Guest Opinion. Cherokee Nation is large and growing, with more than 460,000 citizens making us the largest tribe in America. The hundreds of thousands of Cherokees of all ages deserve world-class facilities serving our health, education, safety, and community life and culture. That’s why we have undertaken the largest single capital investment in our history, with almost $1.2 billion allocated to more than 60 construction projects.
Sovereignty
May 24, 2024 Native Oklahoma Magazine Sovereignty 470
On November 15, 2023, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation (MCN) filed suit against the city of Tulsa for continuing to assert criminal jurisdiction over Native Americans on the Mvskoke reservation. On May 13 the United States filed a motion to intervene in the case, supporting the MCN.
May 22, 2024 Native News Online Staff Sovereignty 1276
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will host an in-person and virtual symposium tomorrow, Thursday, May 23, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Indian Citizenship Act—or “Snyder Act”—that granted Native Americans U.S. citizenship and voting rights.
Education
May 25, 2024 Native News Online Staff Education 353
The American Indian College Fund (College Fund) has released a "Transfer Data Guidebook for Tribal Colleges and Universities," marking the conclusion of a three-year research endeavor funded by a $625,000 grant from the Educational Credit Management Corporation. This initiative focused on enhancing student achievement through the establishment of a cohesive transfer system across the seven Montana tribal colleges and universities (TCUs). The guidebook aims to facilitate supported educational pathways from certificate to baccalaureate degrees, facilitating smooth transfers among the Montana TCU institutions to ensure timely degree completion. It offers valuable insights for TCUs seeking to enhance their student transfer data and processes.
May 24, 2024 y Kourtney Kelley for ASU News Education 1220
In a historic move in the advancement of legal education, the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University has announced a groundbreaking set of partnerships with the Navajo Nation and Diné College . These collaborations establish the world’s first tribally affiliated legal education by packaging four comprehensive law degrees uniquely tailored to meet the evolving legal needs of the Navajo Nation.
Arts & Entertainment
May 23, 2024 Native News Online Staff Arts & Entertainment 1689
The Museum at Warm Springs announced on Wednesday that it will host “Portraits in Red: Missing &; Murdered Indigenous People Painting Project,” a national traveling exhibition beginning on June 5, 2024.
May 21, 2024 Chickasaw Nation Media Arts & Entertainment 1434
NEW YORK — Courtney Parchcorn-John was among an elite group of First American artists recently selected to share the art and culture of beadwork during the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) NY Women’s History Month: “Beauty of Beadwork” exhibition.
Health
Environment
May 24, 2024 Native News Online Staff Environment 634
Today, the 25th Navajo Nation Council unanimously approved a monumental legislation, approving the Northeastern Arizona Indian Water Rights Settlement Agreement, which seeks to settle the Navajo Nation’s claims to water rights to all Colorado River water in Arizona.
May 22, 2024 Native News Online Staff Environment 1093
Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) announced that the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced $39.4 million in funding for nine projects in the State of Washington to remove fish passage barriers like small dams and culverts, open salmon and steelhead migration routes, and allow more salmon to return to their natural spawning grounds. These funds come from the NOAA Fish Passage through Barrier Removal grant program, funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).