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Making a difference in Indian Country

IndiJ Public Media President Karen Lincoln-Michel joins us to talk about the legacy of Indian Country Today and it's future. And joining us for another pandemic perspective is doctor Mary Owen. Plus Oglala Lakota College turns 50! Telling us the difference this has made for the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota is its President Thomas Shortbull. Also Native journalist...

 

American Indian College Fund Honors Tribal College Students of the Year, Coca Cola Scholars, and Tribal College and University Honoree of the Year

Denver, Colo., April 1, 2020—The American Indian College Fund will honor 35 Tribal College and University Students of the Year, 36 Coca Cola First Generation Scholars, and its 2020-21 Tribal College and University Honoree of the Year at a virtual ceremony April 5 from 6-7:30 p.m. M.D.T. Honorees and their guests can register...

 

INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN INDIAN ARTS (IAIA) ANNOUNCES 2021 GEORGE R.R. MARTIN LITERARY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS FOR IAIA CINEMATIC ARTS & TECHNOLOGY STUDENTS

SANTA FE, N.M. - April 1, 2021 - George R.R. Martin -- novelist, screenwriter, television producer, and the author of the series of epic fantasy novels A Song of Ice and Fire, (which was adapted into the television series Game of Thrones) -- through his Literary Foundation, has funded one $15,000 scholarship and two $5,000...

 

Pathway to Law Initiative Offers 'Auntie' Mentorship to Native Kids

Katie Rosier (Comanche Tribe), executive director of the Indian Legal Program at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, is on a mission to create a pathway for Native kids across the country to practice law. "We basically act like aunties and uncles, helping people figure out what they need, and...

 

'Operation Fish Drop'

Hundreds of cars lined the road to the Alaska Native Heritage Center on Thursday and Friday, as Alaska Native elders and their families gathered to receive wild salmon through a grassroots initiative coined Operation Fish Drop. In the end, more than 12,000 pounds of Bristol Bay sock-eye salmon were delivered to around 400 families. Tribal councils, local fisheries, and...

 

ECMC Foundation Grants $1.125 Million to American Indian College Fund to Boost Workforce in North Dakota and Montana

Denver, Colo., March 31, 2021 — The American Indian College Fund is announcing ECMC Foundation’s grant of $1.125 million to fund two programs at tribal colleges and universities in North Dakota and Montana. This grant will help fuel Native American student success in careers in healthcare and education. The North Dakota program “Strengthening Postsecondary Career...

 

"Forests of Food"

A new unique inter-university partnership explores the potential for foods found in natural urban environments to answer community needs. Prospective students in search of an interesting college major might come across "food studies" and imagine an appealing mix of skills that could lead to a career as a chef, nutritionist or co...

 

How a New Digital Archive Preserves-and Protects-Indigenous Folk Medicine

For thousands of years, people around the world have relied on medicinal folklore, herbal treatments and rituals to heal an array of ailments. Now, researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have created an online platform featuring hundreds of thousands of these traditional therapies. Spanning seven...

 

Samantha Maltais Awarded Three-Year American Indian Law School Scholarship to Attend Harvard Law School

Denver, Colo.-March 30, 2021–A law degree is foundational to creating strong future Native leaders who understand the complex issues facing Indigenous people and how to safeguard the rights of Native Nations and individuals. Thanks to a gift of $1 million from an anonymous donor, the American Indian College Fund awarded its se...

 

What studies show about pregnancy, COVID-19 vaccines

A recent data review by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices shows that over 30,000 women who are pregnant have been safely vaccinated for COVID-19. The preliminary safety study, which took place between December 2020 and January 2021, compared women who were pregnant and not pregnant, and who received the Pfizer or...

 

Ponemah School students came out to visit the Sugar Bush in Ponemah - P2

Information taken from Manidoo Ogitigaan- The Spirit's Garden Facebook page. While there, they hauled wood, tapped trees, collected sap, and made sugar. https://www.facebook.com/manidooogitigaan...

 

All Pueblo Council of Governors Backs Georgene Louis to Fill Congressional Seat Vacated by Deb Haaland

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Days before the Democratic Party chooses its nominee to fill the 1st congressional district seat vacated by Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, the All Pueblo Council of Governors (APCG) endorsed Acoma Pueblo citizen Georgene Louis for the nomination. Louis is serving her fifth term as a state representative in...

 

Gezelle Oakgrove wins Rochester's "Youth of the Year" Scholarship through the Boys and Girls Club

Red Lake's very own Gezelle Oakgrove won Rochester's "Youth of the Year" scholarship through the Boys and Girls Club. She will now advance to the state level competition that takes place April 14th. She will be competing against four other youth from different areas of Minnesota, where she will be delivering a speech and...

 

Ponemah School students came out to visit the Sugar Bush in Ponemah

Information taken from Manidoo Ogitigaan- The Spirit's Garden Facebook page. While there, they hauled wood, tapped trees, collected sap, and made sugar. https://www.facebook.com/manidooogitigaan...

 

The Indigenous 'womb to prison' pipeline

Wildly high, 60 percent of juveniles held in federal custody are Native Americans. Once there, they serve sentences far longer than other juveniles sentenced locally for similar offenses. American Indian Prison Project working group's Stephanie Autumn, who is Hopi, joins the show today. Autumn is the organization's executive director and will be discussing their work and...

 

Grocers Promoting Locally Grown Products Recognized

St. Paul, MN: Minnesota grocers recognized for promoting locally grown products and farms took home the Retailer of the Year award from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture's Minnesota Grown program, in conjunction with the Minnesota Grocers Association. Commissioner Thom Petersen announced winners from six regions, as well...

 

Roundtable on Youth Jobs and Development Highlights Importance of Engaging Young People in Employment Opportunities

St. Paul – Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Commissioner Steve Grove and Deputy Commissioner Hamse Warfa held a virtual roundtable on Friday, March 19 focused on the impact of the pandemic on youth jobs. The discussion was attended by employers across the state and is part of a push to place more young people into great jobs this coming...

 

American Bald Eagle Population Continues to Soar

American bald eagle populations have quadrupled since 2009, according to a new report by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and its partners, the U.S. Department of the Interior said Wednesday. According to a news release from the Interior Department, bald eagles were once on the brink of extinction, "reaching an...

 

National Museum of the American Indian Celebrates Earth Day With Its Annual Living Earth Festival

In celebration of Earth Day, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian presents its annual Living Earth Festival, available online and on demand this year. The four-day festival will bring together Native innovators and practitioners dedicated to using Indigenous knowledge to protect and sustain the environment. Through cooking demonstrations, conversations...

 

Chickasaw Nation celebrates Women's History Month

In observance of Women's History Month, the Chickasaw Nation is celebrating and sharing the stories of dynamic Chickasaw women who have made history and are blazing a trail forward. It is a time nationally dedicated to the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history, a time to share their...

 

Cherokee Nation Hosts Candlelight Memorial to Honor Citizens Lost to Covid-19

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. - Last Thursday, March 18, marked the one-year anniversary of the loss of the first Cherokee citizen and Oklahoman, Merle Dry, who passed away from Covid-19. To mark the anniversary and show honor to Dry and the additional 106 Cherokee citizens lost to the deadly coronavirus, the Cherokee Nation held a...

 

Minnesota schools prepare for in-person standardized tests

Minnesota students will once again be taking standardized tests this spring after a one-year hiatus. But the logistics of administering the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments, or MCAs, during the pandemic have raised new questions about the results and how they might be used. The tests must be given in person, presenting...

 

Thirteen Areas in Minnesota Targeted for Gypsy Moth Treatments

St. Paul, MN: The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and partner organizations are planning to tackle gypsy moth infestations this spring at 13 sites across the eastern part of the state. Gypsy moths are ranked among America's most destructive tree pests. The insect has caused millions of dollars in damage to forests as...

 

A year later, Cherokee Nation still grappling with COVID-19

TAHLEQUAH – It’s been a year since the first of nearly 15,000 COVID-19 cases was confirmed within the Cherokee Nation’s health system, but in February 2020, the tribe was already preparing for a pandemic. “It’s just going to take a few cases for coronavirus to take off in the United States,” CN Public Health Medical Director Dr. David Gahn told Tribal Councilors at...

 

St. Patrick's Day Remembrance: The Bond Between the Choctaw and the Irish

DURANT, Okla. - Two years ago, on March 12, 2018, the prime minister of Ireland visited the Choctaw Nation in Durant, Okla. He was in the United States during a week-long tour to celebrate St. Patrick's Day festivities. Prime Minister of Ireland Leo Varadkar, who left that position in June 2020, wanted to visit the Choctaw...

 

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