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"Not one more": Minnesota launches task force on missing and murdered indigenous women

Mary Lyons, an Ojibwe elder, fought back tears as she heralded what she called a "new beginning for indigenous women" in Minnesota: the launch of a state task force to address disproportionately high rates of violence against American Indian women and girls. "Today we...

 

A brief guide to the impacts of climate change on food production

Food may be a universal language – but in these record-breaking hot days, so too is climate change. With July clocking in as the hottest month on Earth in recorded history and extreme weather ramping up globally, farmers are facing the brunt of climate change in...

 

An Indigenous way of life for these California tribes breaks state laws

Hillary Renick hikes down scree and rocks worn smooth by waves to reach the sandy beach below. The morning fog has receded, but the sky is still gray along the Mendocino County coastline as Renick scrambles up, down, and around Pomo village and nearby sites, where her people harvest traditional foods and collect...

 

Shakopee Mdewakanton debut new exhibit sharing their history, culture

With its curved lines and walls of windows, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community's new cultural center rises over the prairie in Shakopee, the shape of its seven enormous teepees reflected in a stream created to represent the Minnesota River. Community members say...

 

Most Isolated Tribe In Continental U.S. Gets Broadband

Nestled among turquoise blue waterfalls and cottonwood trees, the tiny Havasupai reservation is accessible only by foot, by mule or by helicopter. It's a five-minute flight from the rim of the Grand Canyon to Supai Village on the canyon floor, where 450 tribal members...

 

Construction of Native American Veterans Memorial to Begin

WASHINGTON - This Saturday, the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in Washington will break ground on a $15 million monument to Native American military veterans, after more than two decades of planning. In 1994, Congress passed legislation calling for the...

 

New Health Study Reveals Social Gamification + Competition Spurs Physical Activity Among Overweight and Obese Adults

Physical Activity Among Overweight and Obese Adults New York, NY, September 2019 - According to new study findings published by JAMA Internal Medicine ( JAMANetwork.com), behavioral economics-based gamification led to "significantly" increased physical activity among ov...

 

Afghanistan and Iraq veterans were the 'ground zero' of the opioid crisis: Study

Veterans who were stationed in Afghan and Iraqi war zones after the 9/11 terror attacks have been hit hardest by the opioid crisis, according to new research. Veterans of the global war on terrorism are experiencing an opioid epidemic nearly twice as severe as the one plaguing civilians, according to a new study...

 

Grave Hints at Interaction Between Early Humans Living in Great Lakes, American Southeast

A roughly 4,000-year-old burial site discovered on an island off the coast of Georgia points toward ties between early hunter-gatherers living on opposite sides of North America. As researchers led by Matthew Sanger, an anthropologist at New York’s Binghamton University, report in the journal American Antiquity, the...

 

Who Speaks for Crazy Horse?

The street corners of downtown Rapid City, South Dakota, the gateway to the Black Hills and the self-proclaimed "most patriotic city in America," are populated by bronze statues of all the former Presidents of the United States, each just eerily shy of life-size. On...

 

The Met is hiring its first Native North American Art curator

In a recent job listing on the American Alliance of Museums website, The Met in NYC appears to be hiring its first full-time Native North American art curator to lead the museum's new Native Arts program, artnet News reported earlier this month. Hiring the new curator...

 

For those living with disabilities in Minnesota,'Geography is destiny'

Born four months premature, Michaela Johnson was so tiny she fit into the palm of her mother's hand. She was blind, suffered from chronic lung disease and had epilepsy. Doctors warned that she might need a ventilator for the rest of her life. http://...

 

Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Scholarship Dinner and Auction Raised Funds for Scholarship Support

SANTA FE: September 13, 2019 -- IAIA Director of Institutional Advancement Danyelle Means (Oglala Lakota), has announced that the IAIA Annual Scholarship Dinner and Auction, held on August 14, 2019, raised at least $354,458 for critically needed scholarship funds that...

 

National Park Service Awards Historic Preservation Grants to American Indian Tribes, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiian Organizations

WASHINGTON - The National Park Service today announced $524,000 in grants for 12 projects from across the country to support the protection of America's native cultures. Congress appropriates funding for the Tribal Heritage Grant Program through the Historic...

 

Powderhorn Porchfest brings local music, food and fun to 17th Avenue for its eight year on the block!

Powderhorn Porchfest is a South Minneapolis music festival dedicated to Housing Justice. While dancing in the streets to jazz, blues, indie and more, you can enjoy sweet and savory delights from half-a-dozen food trucks. Enjoy local music, local food and bring the kids...

 

Institute of American Indian Arts IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts and National Museum of the American Indian Present "A Promise Kept: The Inspiring Life and Works of Suzan Shown Harjo"

Santa Fe, New Mexico: September 11, 2019 - Influential policy advocate, writer, curator, and 2014 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom Suzan Shown Harjo (Cheyenne & Hodulgee Muscogee) will be recognized for a lifetime of achievement at the symposium "A...

 

What's Driving the Rise of the Aboriginal Art Market in the U.S.

This has been a record year for Aboriginal art in New York City. In January, Salon 94 mounted the first solo exhibition of work by Yukultji Napangati in the U.S. The artist’s canvases feature close-set, autumn-hued lines that appear to pulse and ripple: They conjure the best of Op art , without that movement’s...

 

Fifth annual Holba' Pisachi' Native Film Festival highlights talent from many nations

SULPHUR, Okla. – Indigenous filmmaking took over the heart of Chickasaw tourism Aug. 2-3 with the fifth annual Holba' Pisachi' Native Film Festival. Filmmakers from many nations convened to screen their works, share insight and meet fans. Autograph booths lined the...

 

Red Lake Boys & Girls Club Hosts National Night Out - P25

RED LAKE, MN - The Red Lake Boys & Girls Club held National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at their facility. Numerous activities took place throughout the evening, including bounce houses, a BBQ, several youth games and drawings for the kids. National Night...

 

Red Lake Boys & Girls Club Hosts National Night Out - P24

RED LAKE, MN - The Red Lake Boys & Girls Club held National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at their facility. Numerous activities took place throughout the evening, including bounce houses, a BBQ, several youth games and drawings for the kids. National Night...

 

Indigenous Women in Canada Are Still Being Sterilised Without Their Consent

S.A.T.* wanted her daughter in the room. It was the second time she'd ever spoken about her experience with anybody outside her family, friends and lawyer—the first was with an Indigenous reporter. And she wanted her oldest daughter to hear about what it meant to be forcibly sterilized. https://ww...

 

Red Lake Boys & Girls Club Hosts National Night Out - P23

RED LAKE, MN - The Red Lake Boys & Girls Club held National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at their facility. Numerous activities took place throughout the evening, including bounce houses, a BBQ, several youth games and drawings for the kids. National Night Out...

 

Young drummers to trade plastic bin for real drum after outpouring of support

A group of young boys from Mathias Colomb Cree Nation in Manitoba are eagerly waiting for a new powwow drum to be delivered to their community after thousands online watched a video of them drumming on a plastic tote bin with sticks. "They've been singing like that for...

 

Smithsonian Announces National Museum of the American Indian Launches New Online Materials About the American Indian Removal

New Lessons Are Based on Accurate and Comprehensive Native American History September 8, 2019 - The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian is looking to change the narrative about American Indians in classrooms, transforming how teachers are teaching...

 

Red Lake Boys & Girls Club making changes - P4

The Red Lake Nation Boys & Girls Club was closed for the last week so that staff could make some changes to their building as a better means of serving their members in the upcoming year. They also brought in Anishinaabe Artist Jon Thunder for a residency with the...

 

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