November 29, 2023
THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Wednesday, November 29, 2023, is the anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre, where approximately 230 Cheyenne & Arapaho were killed at the hands of 675 U.S. soldiers, known as the Colorado territory militia.
November 30, 2023 Currents 216
Native American Women's Equal Pay Day is a powerful reminder of the ongoing struggle for economic equality faced by Native American women.
From Our Partners
For generations, Indigenous peoples have stewarded the Great Lakes ecosystem, living in kindred relation with the waters for generations. Environmental and water quality issues challenge this relationship, prompting efforts by Indigenous communities to advocate for conservation and sustainable practices that honor both their ancestral ties and the ecological health of the Great Lakes. Tribal, First Nations and Métis governments and organizations are critical to protecting the lakes and their waters, a goal shared by the International Joint Commission (IJC).
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The UC Health Hospital in Aurora, Colorado on Friday finally admitted that a hospital staff member cut the hair of a 65-year-old Lakota elder Arthur Janis, without his or his family’s permission.
November 14, 2023 Sovereignty 1840
Last week, 73 percent of Mainers voted in favor of Question 6, a referendum question that the tribes say make clearer Maine’s treaty obligations to Maine’s Indigenous people.
November 16, 2023 Education 3246
Growing up, Gertrude Smith (Yavapai-Apache) was shamed for trying to learn her language. Today, she is involved in the largest effort to revitalize it.
November 10, 2023 Education 2087
Arizona State University honors student Jonah Holiday takes inspiration for his education, community service and future profession from his parents and grandmother.
Arts & Entertainment
November 30, 2023 Arts & Entertainment 178
From never-before-exhibited drawings to pages from the Algonquin-language Bible, “Boundless,” a multimedia Native American art exhibition, is on display at the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College until Jan. 7, 2024.
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NEW YORK—One of Indian Country’s most produced playwrights, Mary Kathryn Nagle (Cherokee), premiered her play MANAHATTA about the Indigenous history of Manhattan at The Public Theatre on November 16.
November 15, 2023 Environment 2489
The Greater Chaco Coalition is calling upon Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland (Laguna Pueblo) to follow through with her promise to protect the culturally significant Greater Chaco Region in New Mexico.
November 09, 2023 Environment 1745
On Friday, November 10, 2023, U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Vice Chair of the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA), will a Committee field oversight hearing in Bethel, Alaska on “The Impact of the Historic Salmon Declines on the Health and Well-Being of Alaska Native Communities along Arctic, Yukon, and Kuskokwim Rivers.” Testimony will be provided by the following witnesses invited by the Committee: