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Levi Rickert
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Levi "Calm Before the Storm" Rickert (Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation) is the founder, publisher and editor of Native News Online. Rickert was awarded Best Column 2021 Native Media Award for the print/online category by the Native American Journalists Association. He serves on the advisory board of the Multicultural Media Correspondents Association. He can be reached at [email protected].

December 10, 2023 Native News Online Staff
TIME Magazine named Reservation Dogs the best television show of 2023 along with Succession. The two shows tied for the best slot because TIME's television critic couldn't decide which one was number one.
December 10, 2023 Native News Online Staff Currents 154
December 10th is Human Rights Day. This year’s theme is Dignity, Freedom, and Justice for All . On Friday, President Joe Biden issued a presidential proclamation declaring December 10 Human Rights Day and this week Human Rights Week, 2023. Here is the president proclamation:
December 10, 2023 Chuck Hoskin Jr Opinion 154
Like many tribes across the United States, Cherokee Nation operates a Tribal Employment Rights Office (TERO) program to prioritize contracting with businesses that are owned by and employ Native Americans. I am proud to celebrate the 40th year of our TERO program, which stands tall as one of the most respected throughout Indian Country. It is a stellar example of tribal self-determination and economic empowerment.
December 03, 2023 Levi Rickert Opinion 3341
Opinion. I missed the opening weekend of the much-ballyhooed Killers of the Flower Moon in October because I was on assignment in Anchorage, covering the Alaska Federation of Natives convention and The Road to Healing tour.
December 07, 2023 Jenna Kunze Sovereignty 2836
WASHINGTON — The federal government yesterday announced a major overhaul to a decades-old law that governs the return of Native American ancestral remains and artifacts to their tribal nations.
December 06, 2023 Mary Hudetz and Ash Ngu, ProPublica Sovereignty 2926
The university’s Peabody Museum exploited loopholes to prevent repatriation to the Wabanaki people while still staying in compliance with NAGPRA. The tribes didn’t give up.
December 09, 2023 Native News Online Staff Education 358
The keynote speaker for the Diné College Winter Commencement Ceremony was 25th Navajo Nation Council Speaker Crystalyne Curley on Friday, December 8, 2023 for the graduation of 91 students, who received certificates and degrees, in Tsaile, Arizona.
December 02, 2023 Native News Online Staff Education 1937
The American Indian College Fund has received a $300,000 grant from CoBank to provide scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native students over the next three years. The grant will provide $100,000 per year for 20 students scholarships in the amount of $4,500.
Arts & Entertainment
December 10, 2023 Native News Online Staff Arts & Entertainment 134
TIME Magazine named Reservation Dogs the best television show of 2023 along with Succession. The two shows tied for the best slot because TIME's television critic couldn't decide which one was number one.
December 08, 2023 Native News Online Staff Arts & Entertainment 606
This week in Indian Country, there are plenty of events for everyone to enjoy. From powwows to Native American holiday markets, educational conferences, and workshops, here is Native News Online’s weekly round-up of arts, culture, and entertainment offerings around Indian Country.
December 08, 2023 Native News Online Staff Environment 621
The Department of the Interior announced it’s taking steps to increase Tribal co-stewardship of lands and waters, incorporate Indigenous knowledge into the Department’s work, and preserve and protect sacred sites around the country.
December 05, 2023 Liz Kimbrough, Mongabay Environment 1227
The production of this article and accompanying photographs are the result of a collaboration between environment and science news platform Mongabay and McClatchy News .