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First Nations Receives Grant to Bolster Strategies to Educate, Advocate, and Capitalize

First Nations Receives Grant to Bolster Strategies to Educate, Advocate, and Capitalize Funding from The Schmidt Family Foundation/The 11th Hour Project to help advance Native communities LONGMONT, Colo. (February 11, 2021) – First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) is honored to announce the receipt of funding from The Schmidt Family Foundation's The 11th Hour Pro...

 

Network and cable news largely ignore wave of anti-Asian violence

Recent reports have indicated an uptick in a disturbing trend of violence against people of Asian descent in the U.S., which has continued throughout the pandemic amid racist associations between the virus and Asian countries. Cable news outlets and TV channels of corporate broadcast networks have largely ignored the recent reports of increasing violent assaults on elderly...

 

Stranded Baffinland mine workers pen open letter to protesters, say they support Inuit

CBC has obtained an open letter written by a "sizeable minority" of Mary River mine employees currently stranded in Nunavut by a protest, which says they recognize Inuit as "rightful custodians of the land." About 700 staff from southern provinces have been stranded at the Nunavut mine site since a group of protesters staged a blockade last week, blocking roads and the...

 

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program

Free, contactless tax filing services are available to qualifying individuals and families through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. This program is free to filers earning less than $57,000 per year. The 2021 VITA filing period will begin Feb. 12. The VITA program is assisting clients through contactless appointments only. VITA offices are currently closed to...

 

NCAI Responds to Haaland Opposition, Urging Her 'Immediate Confirmation' as Interior Secretary

On Wednesday, the National Congress of American Indians convened an emergency meeting resulting in its public urging for the immediate confirmation of Congresswoman Deb Haaland to Secretary of the Department of the Interior, amid a growing chorus of pushback from Republican senators. "The U.S. Department of the Interior carries...

 

Navajo Nation President: "We are all in this fight against Covid-19 together"

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. - Even though the Covid-19 vaccine now available on the Navajo Nation, President Jonathan Nez is still advising Navajo citizens to remember the basic precautions in place to help control the spread of the deadly virus that has claimed almost 1,100 precious lives on the nation's largest Indian reservation. "We...

 

Standing Rock Youth Run 93 Miles to Pressure Biden to End Dakota Access Pipeline

CANNONBALL, N.D. - On Tuesday, several dozen youth from Standing Rock and Cheyenne River ran 93 miles from Timber Lake, S.D. to Cannonball River, N.D., adjacent to the Oceti Sakowin camp location just beyond the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, in sub-zero temperature to continue to pressure President Joe Biden to end the...

 

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs under new leadership

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs elected new leadership at its first meeting of the 117th Congress Thursday morning. Democratic Sen. Brian Schatz of Hawaii will serve as chairman while Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska will serve as vice chairman. The committee was previously led by Sen. John Hoeven of North Dakota and Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico. Hoeven remains...

 

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