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Indian Country headlines for Monday, Jan. 24, 2021

Robert Burns and Lorne CookAssociated Press WASHINGTON — The Pentagon ordered 8,500 troops on higher alert Monday to potentially deploy to Europe as part of a NATO “response force” amid growing concern that Russia could soon make a military move on Ukraine. President Joe Biden consulted with key ...

The organization hopes to install two or three kiosks in each tribal community in Montana before November's general election

Agreement ensures Inuit-specific Indigenous early learning, child care

The agreement involves the Jicarilla Apache Nation, the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission and The Nature Conservancy

We have a special announcement from the American Indian Library Association. Running for a purpose and ICT's new team member

News Release Harbourfront Centre Harbourfront Centre is delighted to announce the appointment of Denise Bolduc as inaugural Director of Indigenous Arts. Strengthening Indigenous creative and leadership capacity within the arts is one of the critical tenets of Harbourfront Centre’s long-term ...

News Release Levine Querido Donna Barba Higuera wins the John Newbery Medal and Pura Belpré Award for The Last Cuentista Darcie Little Badger wins a Newbery Honor for A Snake Falls to Earth and an American Indian Youth Literature Honor for ElatsoeEric Gansworth wins the American Indian Youth ...

News Release Western Native Voice  In response to the 2021 legislative session same-day voter registration elimination, Western Native Voice is taking action by installing online voter registration (OVR) portals around the state to increase voter registration. Last year, the Montana ...

News Release Cherokee Nation Cherokee Nation responds to SCOTUS Conference order January 21, 2022: “The Cherokee Nation celebrates the Supreme Court’s rejection of a blatantly political request to overturn its McGirt decision. With this rejection of the state’s request in this case, the court ...

Books by and about Indigenous people honored by American Library Association

News Release Navajo Nation - Office of the President and Vice President
On Saturday, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, Vice President Myron Lizer, and Division of Natural Resources Executive Director Dr. Rudy Shebala joined officials with ZappCare, a Native American-owned innovations and ...

News Release Indigenous Environmental Network On January 22nd, the Karankawa Kadla and 400 allies protested against the Enbridge terminal expansion in Corpus Christi outside of Bank of America on 2501 S Congress Ave in Austin, Texas. As part of an active lawsuit against Enbridge, the largest ...

Meghan SullivanIndian Country Today Cordelia Qiġñaaq Kellie, Inupiaq, was 19 when she came across a pamphlet about the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. It was the first time she had encountered an explanation of the 1971 legislation, which settled the state’s Indigenous land claims and ...

Delays in processing are to be expected -- especially because the IRS says it still is working through 2020 tax returns

According to the company website, the vessel can carry up to 848 passengers

Medical experts say the opposition is misleading.

The Chinese capital must 'take the most resolute, decisive and strict measures to block the transmission chain of the epidemic'

Minnesota program engages Native men and boys in a sexual violence prevention program

Tarnished Gold: Miners have returned in droves underscores the insatiable lure of gold and the fact they are being encouraged to keep up their work – including by the nation’s president

Beadwork, art and artifacts are being restored after the 2020 arson

New Mexico officials say they hope their standards can be a model for the country

Indian Country headlines for Friday, Jan. 21, 2022

The case will be argued in April

Associated Press Roger Strukhoff was being treated for intestinal bleeding at a hospital outside Chicago this month when he suffered a mild heart attack. Normally, the 67-year-old would have been sent to the intensive care unit. But Strukhoff said it was overrun with COVID-19 patients, and the ...

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The institution tasked with telling the true story of the Lenape should get it right

'Rodeo on the Navajo Nation is sort of embedded into our upbringing'

We’ve got it all Indigenous for you this week. From politics, Tribal leaders past and present. Even films and a graphic novel.

Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Arriving by the busloads, thousands of anti-abortion protesters rallied in the nation’s capital Friday with a growing sense of optimism that their goal was finally in reach: a sweeping rollback of abortion rights. The March for Life, for decades an annual protest ...

News Release Vision Maker Media  Vision Maker Media (VMM), the premier source of public media by and about Native Americans, announced its 2022 Creative Shorts Fellowship (CSF) to promote and encourage innovative storytelling by emerging Native filmmakers. Requests for Creative Shorts ...

News Release United States Senate Committee on Senate Affairs U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), vice chairman of the Committee, released the following statements on the upcoming tenure of Cynthia ...

News Release Navajo Nation - Office of the President and Vice President
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer commend the Biden-Harris Administration and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ support and approval of $65 million for the Winslow Levee project along the Little ...

News Release Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Tribes Leaders of the Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Tribes met for their quarterly meeting January 14 via videoconference. Tribal leaders discussed their response and recovery efforts amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and provided updates on ...

News Release Indigenous Environmental Network The United States Attorney’s office has decided to not charge 33 Indigenous water protectors and their allies who were arrested while peacefully occupying the Bureau of Indian Affairs lobby in the US Department of Affairs building on October 14th, ...

News Release Center for Indian Country Development The Center for Indian Country Development (CICD) at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis is expanding to support additional data collection, analysis, and policy initiatives to shape economic policy in Indian Country. The pandemic and related ...

The latest arts and entertainment happenings connected to Indian Country

The NHL's Seattle Kraken is leading the way with art and youth programs to build Native ties to a sport that traces much of its history to Indigenous peoples

The NCAA policy is effective immediately, beginning with the 2022 winter championships

Amber Ortega was responding to a spiritual call from her ancestors, who were urging her to Quitobaquito Springs in southern Arizona to hold ceremony. She faced federal misdemeanor charges for the act

Indian Country headlines for Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022

A timeline of key events that began with George Floyd's arrest on May 25, 2020, by four police officers in Minneapolis

Disparities create ‘obscene, undemocratic, dysfunctional concentration of wealth and power, especially by race’

Coming up, we catch up with Former Navajo President Peterson Zah in Window Rock. Plus the latest on Native athletes with NDNsports.com.

News  Release Oklahoma City Indian Clinic Oklahoma City Indian Clinic (OKCIC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit clinic providing health and wellness services to American Indians in central Oklahoma, wants to encourage people to give up smoking during Quit Week. In 2022, quitting tobacco will be a New ...

News Release Heard Museum The Heard Museum’s World Championship Hoop Dance Contest is rescheduled for March 26 & 27, 2022. Save the date for this Valley-favorite event when the top American Indian and Canadian First Nations hoop dancers compete at the Heard Museum for the prestigious World ...

News Releases Tohono O'odham Nation Democrats on the House Natural Resources Committee Tohono O’odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris, Jr. issued the following statement regarding yesterday’s ruling in the case of tribal citizen Amber Ortega: “Construction of the border wall inflicted permanent ...

News Release  U.S. Department of the Interior The U.S. Department of the Interior yesterday announced the White House Council on Native American Affairs (WHCNAA) will convene an engagement session on January 31 with tribal leaders focused on the implementation of the Bipartisan ...

A new agreement attempts to keep Lake Mead, the country’s largest reservoir, from crashing below a critical level that would trigger drastic conservation measures for 40 million people

News Release Sealaska Heritage Institute Sealaska Heritage is embarking on a major, long-term project to collect all known Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian recordings in both Native languages and English for a publication about our culture and history based on the voices of our ancestors. We are ...