Both Janee’ Kassanavoid and Pi‘ikea Kekīhenelehuawewehiikekauʻōnohi Lopes combine a strongly rooted connection to the earth with the effortless grace and energy that one can only attain through countless hours of study and practice. For Janee’, her dedication to the hammer throw brought her to the 2022 World Track and Field Championships where she became the first Indigenous woman to medal. Pi‘ikea’s connection to the ancestral art of hula has not only enabled her to carry on the legacy of her forebears, but also earned her the title of 2022 Miss Aloha Hula.

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N7 Community Giving

Nike is focused on getting youth in Native American and Indigenous communities in North America moving through the N7 Fund -so the lead healthier, happier, and more successful lives. Since its creation the Nike N7 Fund has awarded more than $8 million in grants, administered by the Charities Aid Foundation of America, to more than 270 comm and organizations.


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12 years of Native News

This month, we celebrate our 12th year of delivering Native News to readers throughout Indian Country and beyond. For the past dozen years, we’ve covered the most important news stories that are usually overlooked by other media. From the protests at Standing Rock and the rise of the American Indian Movement (AIM), to the ongoing epidemic of Murdered and Missing Indigenous People (MMIP) and the past-due reckoning related to assimilation, cultural genocide and Indian Boarding Schools.

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