With the last day of Women’s History Month upon us, all are welcome to check out Women Win the Vote, the Centennial Gazette publication produced by the National Women’s History Alliance.

Native American women, who endured a long fight for voting rights in the United States, are covered on pages 7, 22 and 30. The full edition is available to read for free HERE. While non-Native American women won the right to vote in 1920, via the 19th Amendment, both Native women and men were not granted the right to vote in all 50 states until 1962—even after Native Americans had won U.S. citizenship in 1924, following The Indian Citizenship Act of 1924, also known as the Snyder Act. For further Women’s History Month reading, earlier this month, Biography published a nice breakdown of amazing women, check it out here: 5 Powerful and Influential Native American Women.

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November 29, 2020 Native News Online Staff
THIS DAY IN HISTORY - On November 29, 1864, seven hundred members of the Colorado Territory militia embarked on an attack of Cheyenne and Arapaho Indian villages. The militia was led by U.S. Army Col. John Chivington, a Methodist preacher, as well as a freemason. After a night of heavy drinking by the soldiers, Chivington ordered the massacre of the Indians. Over two-thirds of the slaughtered and maimed were women and children. This savage atrocity has been known as the Sand Creek Massacre ever since.
Currents
November 29, 2020 Levi Rickert Currents 1637
WILMINGTON, Del. — President-elect Joe Biden announced Saturday he is adding Dr. Jill Jim, the executive director of the Navajo Nation Department of Health, to his transition team’s coronavirus task force as the incoming administration focuses on preparation to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.
November 28, 2020 Levi Rickert Currents 42726
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is mourning the loss of a 18-year-old pregnant tribal citizen who went missing on the night before her 18th birthday on Oct. 20, 2020.
November 27, 2020 Native News Online Staff Currents 812
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The 24th Navajo Nation Council encouraged all citizens of the Navajo Nation to express their appreciation to health care workers, police officers, firefighters, facilities staff, first responders and essential front-line workers for their continuing service during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
November 26, 2020 Native News Online Staff Currents 28270
NEW YORK — It took until the 94 th year, but it happened. On Thursday morning, the first ever land acknowledgement took place at the 94 th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade that was broadcast by NBC globally.
Opinion
November 26, 2020 Sherri Mitchell Opinion 2612
Guest Opinion. As Native people, we are all aware of the true story of Thanksgiving. We know that the quaint stories of Pilgrims and Indians sharing a friendly meal are nothing more than a whitewashed version of history that has been designed to hide the horrific truth that marked this country’s ignoble beginnings.
November 25, 2020 Christina Gish Hill Opinion 1547
Historians know that turkey and corn were part of the first Thanksgiving , when Wampanoag peoples shared a harvest meal with the pilgrims of Plymouth plantation in Massachusetts. And traditional Native American farming practices tell us that squash and beans likely were part of that 1621 dinner too.
Sovereignty
November 25, 2020 Darren Thompson Sovereignty 1742
RICHMOND, Va .— The Mattaponi and Pamunkey Indian tribes in Virginia have maintained a peace treaty with the state of Virginia for 343 years — by presenting the Governor of Virginia a tribute each year around the fourth Thursday of November.
November 17, 2020 Jessica Douglas, High Country News Sovereignty 1646
When a food shortage hit the Organized Village of Kake in Alaska at the start of the pandemic, Tribal President Joel Jackson’s thoughts turned to hunting.
Education
November 27, 2020 Tyler Agafonov Education 586
The Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies at the University of Washington had big plans when they envisioned launching the Native UW Scholars program last year.
November 24, 2020 Native News Online Staff Education 1290
HARTFORD, Conn. — In celebration of National American Indian Heritage Month, representatives of Connecticut's five tribal nations announced in a statement Monday their support for State Sen. Cathy Osten's proposed bill requiring the teaching of Native American history in Connecticut's public schools.
Arts & Entertainment
November 28, 2020 Tamara Ikenberg Arts & Entertainment 689
This weekend and next week in Indian Country, you can virtually gift shop till you drop down further into your couch, have a very Cherokee Christmas, and get an eyeful of dazzling Native dancers summoning mountain spirits.
November 25, 2020 Dennis W Zotigh Arts & Entertainment 1978
Editor's Note: This article was orignially published in the Smithsonian magazine. Used with permission. All rights reserved. To the original peoples of this continent, each day is a day to give thanks to the Creator. Thanksgiving ceremonies have always taken place when Native people have gathered. Food and feasts often serve as a focal point of these ceremonies. This Thanksgiving, we’ve asked seven Native American chefs from different cultural and culinary backgrounds, working in different places around the country, to share holiday-worthy recipes with us.
Health
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 Native News Online Staff
Business
November 28, 2020 Monica Whitepigeon Business 747
SEATTLE — Want to support more diverse artists that embrace ethical practices? Want to show appreciation, not appropriation, for Native fashion? Then Eighth Generation has it covered. The Seattle-based art and lifestyle brand, Eighth Generation recently announced the launch of its Urban Manufacturing Initiative ( UMI ), a collection of high-end wool textiles. Distinguished by a special gold label, the new line features scarves and baby blankets made with 100% Merino wool. These products are 100% Native designed and further expands the company’s in-house manufacturing. “By adding a line of house-made textiles, we are setting an even higher standard for ethical products featuring cultural art and themes,” Chief Operating Officer Serene Lawrence (Anishinaabe/Hopi) said. “We know consumers who appreciate and respect Indigenous art want their money to strengthen a tribally-owned company working with Native artists, rather than support corporations with a long history of cultural appropriation.” Louie Gong with partial Eighth Generation staff Founded in 2008 by Louie Gong (Nooksack), the company has utilized an artist-centric approach to the business and proudly boasts the tagline “Inspired Natives, not Native-inspired.” His initial idea of providing custom designed shoes has since transformed the business into a platform for Indigenous entrepreneurs and artists to compete in the lifestyle industry. Gong, a mixed-identity Native, has been adamant about reclaiming narratives surrounding Indigenous people and supplying an alternative to corporate products that rely on stereotypical Native imagery. “Each Eighth Generation product, especially the new Gold Label products, carries powerful stories about Native excellence into people’s homes,” said Gong. “Cultural art and stories are like any natural resource. We have to be stewards of the resources we are using. If we just take and take like other companies, we risk destroying them.” The UMI collection features designs by textile artists like Gail White Eagle (Muckleshoot and Chehalis), who designed a baby blanket and scarf called “First Light.” Earlier this year, White Eagle collaborated with the company to debut her “ Rose Hip Warrior ” blanket, which was based off of her weaving patterns. She noted that working with Eighth Generation was different than other companies, “To have Eighth Generation take our designs and work with us through the process… It has really uplifted me. It’s been a great process.” By engaging and building strong relationships with Native artists across the country, Eighth Generation has grown exponentially. It became the first Native-owned company to produce wool blankets and opened its flagship store in the historic Pike’s Place in 2015. Last year, the Snoqualmie Tribe, a Washington state-based tribe , acquired Eighth Generation with the intent of strengthening the company’s mission and empowering more Native artists. “The Snoqualmie Tribe prides itself on making values-based business decisions,” claimed Tribal Chairman Robert de los Angeles. “We want to provide the largest and best possible platform for talented and driven Native American artists, and Eighth Generation’s Urban Manufacturing Initiative expands our opportunities to support them.” Since the transition, Gong has remained the CEO and plans on continuing to use his expertise to educate Eighth Generation’s collaborators in the home décor and fashion industry. Through UMI, he and the tribe hope to reinvest in artists and provide access to priceless industry knowledge. “We pursue multiple currencies here. It’s not just about making sales. We want to gather knowledge that has been inaccessible to us and share it with our people,” said Gong.
November 16, 2020 Patrick Shea Business 2214
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued a shutdown order for a controversial pipeline in the Great Lakes last Friday. Line 5 is operated by the Canadian energy company Enbridge, and crosses beneath the Straits of Mackinac where Lake Michigan and Lake Huron meet. Gov. Whitmer’s order cancelled Enbridge’s easement in the straits, and gave the company until May of 2021 to stop the flow of oil.