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February 07, 2023 Native News Online Staff
WASHINGTON — Lynette Bonar, an enrolled citizen of the Navajo Nation, will join First Lady Jill Biden and several other guests in the viewing box for the State of the Union Address this evening.
Currents
February 08, 2023 Native News Online Staff Currents 253
On Tuesday night, the White House released the prepared remarks for President Joe Biden's State of the Union address:
Opinion
February 07, 2023 Elizabeth Carmen Lense, DDS Opinion 276
Guest Opinion. The American Dental Association defines “Health Equity” as optimal oral health for all people. We recognize that oral health is an essential part of overall health, and that every individual should enjoy a basic level of oral health that allows them to live, work and play free from pain and dysfunction.
February 06, 2023 Levi Rickert Opinion 976
Opinion. Having a Native American in an elective office representing Indian Country issues is beneficial. Representation matters. Such is the case in California, a state with 109 federally recognized tribes. One elected Native, Assemblyman James C. Ramos, is making a difference.
Sovereignty
February 07, 2023 Darren Thompson Sovereignty 2927
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Tomorrow, a federal court in South Dakota will hear opening arguments in a case that will determine if the federal government is providing adequate law-enforcement to one of the nation’s largest Indian reservations.
February 07, 2023 Brian Edwards Sovereignty 455
Lack of access to capital is a persistent issue in Indian Country, which is why a new $75 million Indigenous-led venture capital fund is like a welcome rain after a long drought. Vancouver- based impact investor Raven Indigenous Capital Partners said it closed an oversubscribed funding round and will launch its second venture fund to support early- and growth-stage companies led by Indigenous entrepreneurs in Canada and the U.S.
Education
January 25, 2023 Native News Online Staff Education 1330
Northern Arizona University plans to invest $10 million in a new initiative to support Indigenous, faculty and staff.
January 24, 2023 Native News Online Staff Education 1285
The American Indian College Fund’s (College Fund) scholarship season opens on February 1.
Arts & Entertainment
February 06, 2023 Darren Thompson Arts & Entertainment 984
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. — This weekend, the Arizona Indian Festival showcased the culture and heritage of the state’s 22 federally recognized tribes to a crowd of more than 10,000.
February 02, 2023 Native News Online Staff Arts & Entertainment 1439
This week and next, there’s an abundance of storytelling, art, games and festivals happening in Indian Country.
Health
Environment
February 06, 2023 Darren Thompson Environment 1573
WASHINGTON— The United States Department of Energy (DOE) announced on Jan. 13, that it will finance $700 million to Ioneer Incorporated, the Australian company currently developing a lithium mine at Rhyolite Ridge in Nevada.
February 03, 2023 Brian Edwards Environment 1960
WASHINGTON — The Department of Interior announced Thursday that more than a dozen tribes would receive nearly nearly $580 million this year to fulfill settlements of Indian water rights claims.