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March 03, 2024 Levi Rickert
During the month of March, in recognition of Women's History Month, Native News Online will feature various Native American women who have contributed to the betterment of Indian Country.
Currents
March 03, 2024 Native News Online Staff Currents 518
WASHINGTON — In addition to articles already covered by Native News Online, here is a roundup of other news released from Washington, D.C. that impacts Indian Country recently.
Opinion
March 03, 2024 Chuck Hoskin Jr Opinion 737
Guest Opinion. I know that the Cherokee Nation is a wonderful place to live. The people, culture and natural beauty of our 7,000-square-mile reservation in northeast Oklahoma make me proud to call it home. As more Cherokees choose to stay here or return from living in other places, our communities and economy will grow even stronger.
February 26, 2024 Levi Rickert Opinion 3408
Opinion. Since Christopher Columbus got lost and landed in what is now the modern-day Dominican Republic, non-Natives have been fascinated with Native Americans.
Sovereignty
March 03, 2024 Levi Rickert Sovereignty 96
The decade-long fight by the Apache Stronghold, a nonprofit organization composed of the some tribal citizens of San Carlos Tribe and other Native Americans,sustained a severe blow on Friday when the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a close 6-5 ruled in favor of Rio and BHP for the Resolution Copper project.
March 02, 2024 Christina Tatu for Lehigh News Center Sovereignty 1263
More than 90 Native American artifacts—including pieces of pottery, tools and a flint knifepoint believed to be about 3,000 years old—have been found on property owned by Lehigh in Upper Saucon Township. The artifacts will be returned to Delaware Nation, a sovereign, federally recognized nation of Lenape people whose traditional homelands encompass the Lehigh Valley, including what is today Lehigh’s campus.
Education
March 03, 2024 Native News Online Staff Education 301
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College, a land-grant, two-year public college founded in 1998, celebrated the completion of renovations and establishment of a new campus location in Mt, Pleasant, Michigan on Friday, March 1, 2024 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribal Council Sub-Chief, Luke Sprague, and Tribal College President Carla Sineway participted at the ribbon cutting ceremony.
February 28, 2024 Native News Online Staff Education 1041
The Chumash Fire Department recently hosted a group of young students to learn about fire preparedness at the tribe’s fire station on the Santa Ynez Reservation. The fire crew hosted 17 children from the Santa Ynez Valley Christian Academy, teaching the first graders about everything from firefighting tools to forest management.
Arts & Entertainment
March 01, 2024 Chickasaw Nation Media Arts & Entertainment 1344
LOS ANGELES – Oklahoma native Graham Roland (Chickasaw) is pushing the boundaries of bringing high quality entertainment to television viewers, celebrating his First American heritage and rolling with the flow of a difficult profession bringing him considerable fame.
February 27, 2024 Kaili Berg Arts & Entertainment 2434
Indigenous writer, producer, and director Erica Tremblay (Seneca-Cayuga) is making waves in the film industry with her groundbreaking directorial debut, “Fancy Dance,” which is set to receive the inaugural Jaya Award at the 14th annual Athena Film Festival this week.
Health
Environment
March 03, 2024 Jenna Kunze Environment 640
A 7,500 square mile area off the central coast of California that includes ancestral Chumash sites and unique biodiversity was recognized this week as a Mission Blue Hope Spot.
February 29, 2024 Native News Online Staff Environment 890
Thirty Great Lakes region tribal leaders are pressuring President Joe Biden to speak out against the dangerous Enbridge Line 5 pipeline’s trespass on the Bad River Tribe’s land in northern Wisconsin.