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February 24, 2024 Jenna Kunze
For more than a decade, nine sisters battled the South Dakota legislature for the right to sue the Catholic Church for sexual abuses they endured during the 1950s and '60s at an Indian boarding school the church operated. State lawmakers have denied these women and hundreds of other Native survivors of sexual abuses the right to sue, and some have died without receiving justice.
Currents
February 24, 2024 Native News Online Staff Currents 513
Native Vote. With a 9-3 vote on Wednesday, the South Dakota House State Affairs Committee voted to pass a bill that would expand and protect Native American voting rights in the state.
Opinion
February 19, 2024 Levi Rickert Opinion 4005
Opinion. Monday is Presidents Day in the United States. Throughout American history, there has been an evolution in the way Native Americans were treated by the country’s commanders in chief.
February 18, 2024 Chuck Hoskin Jr Opinion 1752
GUEST OPINION. In rural northeast Oklahoma, the heart of the Cherokee Nation, a transformation is underway. The tribe has launched an $80 million project to build 15 new cell towers to fill gaps in broadband access across the 7,000-square-mile Cherokee Nation Reservation.
Sovereignty
February 24, 2024 Jenna Kunze Sovereignty 189
For more than a decade, nine sisters battled the South Dakota legislature for the right to sue the Catholic Church for sexual abuses they endured during the 1950s and '60s at an Indian boarding school the church operated. State lawmakers have denied these women and hundreds of other Native survivors of sexual abuses the right to sue, and some have died without receiving justice.
February 24, 2024 Native News Online Staff Sovereignty 543
Illinois state legislators joined the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation on Thursday in support of a bill that would transfer a state park in DeKalb County back to the tribal nation on whose historic reservation the park currently sits.
Education
February 24, 2024 Native News Online Staff Education 504
The American Indian College Fund ( College Fund ) will host a free, online book and author event for the public featuring the PEN Award–winning Native American author, Mona Susan Power (Standing Rock Tribe), on March 26 from 12-1 Mountain Daylight Time. Power will discuss her new book, A Council of Dolls, with College Fund President, Cheryl Crazy Bull.
February 22, 2024 Marshall Terrill for ASU News Education 1060
Bryan Newland (Bay Mills Indian Community) visited Arizona State University’s Tempe campus Monday to talk with students and tour a new library space. As assistant secretary of Indian affairs at the U.S. Department of the Interior, he was also there to discuss what the current administration is doing to help further the interests of Indian Country.
Arts & Entertainment
February 23, 2024 Kaili Berg Arts & Entertainment 858
This week in Indian Country, there are plenty of events for everyone to enjoy. From winter powwows and workshops to Native flute playing and pottery making, here is Native News Online’s weekly round-up of arts, culture, and entertainment offerings around Indian Country.
February 23, 2024 Kaili Berg Arts & Entertainment 842
The 13th Annual Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirit Powwow, held on February 10, 2024, marked the 25th anniversary of the Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirit community. Organized by the Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirit Society (BAAITS), this annual event serves as a testament to the resilience and cultural richness of the Two-Spirit community.
Health
Environment
February 22, 2024 Chez Oxendine Environment 627
Tribal partners working with the US Forest Service have a chance to bolster their capacity for wildfire fighting and prevention projects thanks to a $500 million investment announced by the USDA during a Tuesday press call.
February 19, 2024 Kaili Berg Environment 2347
In a historic decision, a federal court has ordered the removal of a segment of Washington’s Electron Dam from the Puyallup River, marking a win for environmental preservation and the protection of endangered species. The ruling signifies a crucial step toward restoring natural water flow along the river for the first time in nearly a century.