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May 19, 2022 Kelsey Turner
This Friday, the Chicago Field Museum is opening its new Native Truths: Our Voices, Our Stories exhibition to the public, revealing its first renovation of the museum’s Native North America Hall since its initial installation during the 1950s. The exhibition is centered around five core content permanent sections called “Native Truths” that present essential information about Native experience and culture, along with six rotating story galleries.
Currents
May 19, 2022 Native News Online Staff Currents 1357
The United States Senate on Wednesday confirmed Judge Sunshine Sykes to serve as a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. She is a citizen of the Navajo Nation.
Opinion
May 15, 2022 Levi Rickert Opinion 2837
Opinion. The long-awaited Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative Investigative Report was released by the U.S. Department of the Interior at noon on Wednesday, May 11, 2022.
May 12, 2022 Krysti Shallenberger Opinion 1162
GUEST OPINION. Raised deep within the evangelical, far-right movement, I knew overturning Roe v. Wade was a top priority.
Sovereignty
May 19, 2022 Jenna Kunze Sovereignty 169
Indian boarding school survivors and their descendants are invited to submit written testimony to the House Natural Resource Subcommittee for Indigenous People in support of legislation that would create a Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding Schools in the United States.
May 17, 2022 Yvonne Krumrey - KTOO Sovereignty 981
Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska former chief justice Michelle Jaagal Aat Demmert has been appointed to the Not Invisible Act Commission.
Education
May 17, 2022 Gwyneth K. Shaw - Berkeley Law Education 1247
When Berkeley Law Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Kristin Theis-Alvarez heard about the University of California system’s plan to cover tuition and student service fees (opens in a new tab) for in-state students enrolled in federally recognized Native American, American Indian, and Alaska Native tribes, she was elated: Creating a pathway to law school for Native American students has been a passion-driven project of hers (opens in a new tab) for years.
May 09, 2022 Liz Mineo - Harvard Gazette Education 1423
Nolan Altvater grew up in two worlds in northern Maine. A citizen of the Passamaquoddy Nation, one of the four tribes in Maine that form the Wabanaki Confederation, Altvater’s early years were spent on the Passamaquoddy reservation in Sipayik, Maine. Altvater left the reservation with their mother after their parents divorced but visited it every other week to see their father, and every summer to rake blueberries and do other seasonal work.
Arts & Entertainment
May 19, 2022 Tamara Ikenberg Arts & Entertainment 215
This weekend and next week, Indian Country is all about fashion, fine art infused with fun, and fantastic photography.
May 19, 2022 Kelsey Turner Arts & Entertainment 388
This Friday, the Chicago Field Museum is opening its new Native Truths: Our Voices, Our Stories exhibition to the public, revealing its first renovation of the museum’s Native North America Hall since its initial installation during the 1950s. The exhibition is centered around five core content permanent sections called “Native Truths” that present essential information about Native experience and culture, along with six rotating story galleries.
Health
Environment
May 18, 2022 Jenna Kunze Environment 437
The Department of the Interior today announced a $29 million investment in dam safety programs for tribal communities.
May 03, 2022 Kelsey Turner Environment 1264
As two combined wildfires flare across New Mexico, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Deputy Administrator Erik Hooks met with the state’s emergency management and tribal leaders to discuss wildfire response and ongoing recovery efforts.