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Levi 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]

February 04, 2023 Native News Online Staff
On February 6, 1976, Leonard Peltier was arrested in Hinton, Alberta, Canada. Monday, February 6th will mark the 47th anniversary of his arrest.
February 05, 2023 Native News Online Staff Currents 948
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 this past week.
February 06, 2023 Levi Rickert Opinion 343
Opinion. Having a Native American in an elective office representing Indian Country issues is beneficial. Representation matters. Such is the case in California, a state with 109 federally recognized tribes. One elected Native, Assemblyman James C. Ramos, is making a difference.
February 05, 2023 Chuck Hoskin Jr Opinion 725
Guest Opinion. For over two decades, the opioid epidemic has plagued the Cherokee Nation Reservation. It has affected every facet of our tribe and society. Hundreds of Cherokee Nation citizens have died from overdoses. Tens of thousands more have suffered. It caused generational trauma and put the future of our nation at risk. Nearly a third of the opioids distributed in the state in recent years were shipped into Cherokee Nation, because irresponsible drug makers and distributors preyed on the rural communities across our reservation.
January 31, 2023 Native News Online Staff Sovereignty 2571
Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin, Jr. testified at a House Rules Committee hearing on Nov. 16, 2022, asking members of the Committee to fulfill the 1835 Treaty of New Echota which allows for the seating of a Cherokee delegate to Congress.
January 28, 2023 Native News Online Staff Sovereignty 100709
The Seneca Nation of Indians won a significant victory over the State of New York in federal Court on Thursday.
January 25, 2023 Native News Online Staff Education 1280
Northern Arizona University plans to invest $10 million in a new initiative to support Indigenous, faculty and staff.
January 24, 2023 Native News Online Staff Education 1247
The American Indian College Fund’s (College Fund) scholarship season opens on February 1.
Arts & Entertainment
February 06, 2023 Darren Thompson Arts & Entertainment 157
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. — This weekend, the Arizona Indian Festival showcased the culture and heritage of the state’s 22 federally recognized tribes to a crowd of more than 10,000.
February 02, 2023 Native News Online Staff Arts & Entertainment 1301
This week and next, there’s an abundance of storytelling, art, games and festivals happening in Indian Country.
February 06, 2023 Darren Thompson Environment 221
WASHINGTON— The United States Department of Energy (DOE) announced on Jan. 13, that it will finance $700 million to Ioneer Incorporated, the Australian company currently developing a lithium mine at Rhyolite Ridge in Nevada.
February 03, 2023 Brian Edwards Environment 1767
WASHINGTON — The Department of Interior announced Thursday that more than a dozen tribes would receive nearly nearly $580 million this year to fulfill settlements of Indian water rights claims.