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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May 09, 2021 Levi Rickert
I suppose most people think their mother is or was the best mother on Earth. And rightfully so. I know I do.
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May 09, 2021 Native News Online Staff Currents 489
WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Thursday released its vision for how the United States can work collaboratively to conserve and restore the lands, waters, and wildlife that support and sustain the nation. A number of tribal leaders were quick to endorse the principles of the 30x30 Policy in a statement also released on Thursday.
May 09, 2021 Levi Rickert Currents 312
This week, Native News Online reported news about the positive DNA identification of Melissa “Missy” Ann Poitra , a Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa tribal citizen who had been missing for 15 years. The story, by coincidence, was published on March 4, one day before National Awareness Day for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons. For decades, the issue was called “the silent crisis.”
May 09, 2021 Jessica Prah Currents 2177
BIGHORN COUNTY, Mont. — President Biden has said of the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) crisis, “What’s happening to Indigenous women on reservations and across the United States is unconscionable and outrageous. And it is devastating that families are conducting their own searches for missing loved ones. It must end.”
May 08, 2021 Native News Online Staff Currents 601
Indian Affairs is Seeking Business Development Grants Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Bryan Newland announced Thursday that the IA Office of Indian Economic Development (formerly the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development) is soliciting applications for its Native American Business Development Institute grant program.
Opinion
May 09, 2021 Levi Rickert Opinion 61
I suppose most people think their mother is or was the best mother on Earth. And rightfully so. I know I do.
May 03, 2021 StrongHearts Native Helpline Opinion 1108
Centuries of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples
Sovereignty
April 28, 2021 Jenna Kunze Sovereignty 9393
OTTAWA, Canada — Ten years ago, Rick Desautel, a member of the Lakes Tribe of the Colville Confederated Tribes (CCT) in Washington state, shot an elk in a subsistence hunt on what was once his people’s traditional land—on the other side of the border in British Columbia, Canada.
April 26, 2021 Manola Secaira, Crosscut Sovereignty 1258
Just outside her shop in Wenatchee, Mary Big Bull-Lewis can see the Cascade foothills on the western edge of her hometown. Along the crest, only a little bigger than the size of a thumbnail from this distance, she can see Two Bears.
Education
April 18, 2021 Darren Thompson Education 1402
DENVER — Overall Native student enrollment dropped in the fall of 2020 according to data collected by the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) and the National Student Clearinghouse. Overall student enrollment at tribal colleges and universities (TCU) enrollment is down by 1 percent with an 11 percent drop in freshman enrollment according to AIHEC; the National Student Clearinghouse data show a 23 percent decrease in freshman enrollment among Native students at all colleges and universities throughout the country.
April 15, 2021 Jenna Kunze Education 3202
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California State Assembly’s Education Committee earlier this month unanimously approved a bill that will protect Native American students’ rights to wear cultural items at graduation.
Arts & Entertainment
May 07, 2021 Tamara Ikenberg Arts & Entertainment 1804
This weekend and next week, Indian Country is serving up a slew of enlightening activities and events including an epic mural unveiling, a daring display of Alaska Native athleticism, and a healing festival featuring Buffy Sainte-Marie.
May 04, 2021 Monica Whitepigeon Arts & Entertainment 1572
Native people have endured countless atrocities, survived plagues, withstood erasure, mended community trauma and still manage to laugh it off. Humor is a powerful tool when it comes to survival and healing, which is why some Natives are bringing NDN humor to American sitcoms.
Health
Business
April 29, 2021 Jenna Kunze Business 4914
“I have really slow internet at my house,” Alaska Native Iñupiaq seventh grader, Kaden Kulukhon, wrote in a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Kulukhon was among a handful of middle schoolers and educators beseeching the FCC to approve a licensing modification to send satellites into polar orbit, effectively offering remote Alaskan villages access to broadband internet. “All the people in my house use the internet. When COVID hit all the websites that I used at school could not load at my house,” he wrote. “Even at our school some websites won’t load properly and we consider the school internet ‘fast.’”
April 05, 2021 Jenna Kunze Business 2644
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