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Levi Rickert
Author: Levi RickertEmail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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].

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The Ohio History Connection is seeking state legislation to authorize an intertribal cemetery to lay to rest the more than 7,000 Native American ancestors in the museum’s possession.
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PRIOR LAKE, MINN. — Some 700 tribal leaders from throughout Indian Country gathered at Mystic Lake Casino Resort — on the homelands of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community — for the Mid Year Convention and Marketplace of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI).
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Opinion . After George Floyd’s death in 2020, a shift occurred in mainstream attitudes about race and some of the dark eras in our country’s history. During the aftermath, statues of wayward explorer Christopher Columbus were toppled and Indigenous communities moved to rename the federal holiday that honored him.
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Guest Opinion. At Cherokee Nation, we have built the largest health care system in Indian Country, providing excellent care to our citizens. However, the foundations of good health don’t start in hospitals and clinics. Many of the most powerful health and wellness tools are found in what we do before we need medical care.
June 06, 2023 Levi Rickert Sovereignty 267
MILLE LACS INDIAN RESERVATION — The seventh listening session of the year-long Road to Healing tour of Native communities stopped at the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe in Onamia, Minnesota on Saturday, June 3, 2023.
June 05, 2023 Jenna Kunze Sovereignty 831
The Ohio History Connection is seeking state legislation to authorize an intertribal cemetery to lay to rest the more than 7,000 Native American ancestors in the museum’s possession.
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High school graduate Lena’ Black, an enrolled member of the Otoe-Missouria Tribe and of Osage descent, filed a lawsuit on May 15 against the Broken Arrow School District for violating her rights to free exercise of religion and freedom of speech.
May 09, 2023 Native News Online Staff Education 2685
Little Priest Tribal College (LPTC), located in Winnebago, Nebraska, received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Equity for Excellence (EES) for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
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On May 17 at 8:34 am Nepal time, against the backdrop of Tibetan prayer flags, Dr. Jacob Weasel, a 36-year-old citizen of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, made history. Perched atop the Himalayas, Weasel became the first recorded Native American to summit Mount Everest.
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NBC News and MSNBC contributor Alyssa London joined Native News Online ’s editor Levi Rickert and senior staff reporter Jenna Kunze on this week’s Native Bidaské to discuss this coming Sunday’s The Culture Is; Indigenous Women that premieres Sunday, June 4 at 10 p.m.- EDT. on MSNBC.
June 06, 2023 Neely Bardwell Environment 643
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland took action last week to protect the cultural and historic resources in the Chaco Culture Historical Park from encroaching new oil and gas leasing and mining.
June 06, 2023 Native News Online Staff Environment 372
In a letter on Tuesday, May 30, Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs urged President Biden to use the Antiquities Act to designate the tribally proposed Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni Grand Canyon National Monument.