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United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY) Holds Annual Midyear Conference

Mesa, Az – February 25, 2020 – The 2020 UNITY Midyear Conference, held February 14-17 in Tempe, Arizona, brought together more than 450 Native American and Alaska Native youth and advisors from rural and urban tribal communities across the U.S. for four days of learning, cultural sharing, and collaboration. The...

 

4 Native American students in Marysville receive awards

MARYSVILLE – Four students won Indigenous Education awards at the quarterly breakfast put on by the Marysville School District Tuesday. Brutal Madrigal, a fourth-grader at Quil Ceda Tulalip Elementary, won for being kind, helpful and respectful to others....

 

As concern grows, China, South Korea report more virus cases

SEOUL, South Korea - China and South Korea on Tuesday reported more cases of a new viral illness that has been concentrated in North Asia but is causing global worry as clusters grow in the Middle East and Europe. China reported 508 new cases and another 71 deaths, 68...

 

TERO Report: TERO fees; the positive impact TERO fees can have on the tribal work force and economy

The Tribal Employment Rights Office (TERO) serves a vital role in the overall employment rate of EBCI enrolled Tribal members by providing Indian preference in employment and contracting with the Tribe and its entities. Indian preference is a unique opportunity and exercise of EBCI inherent sovereignty to put Cherokee...

 

'Anchor for the East Side,' American Indian Magnet School gets go-ahead for $53M renovation

Parents and staff members long have dreamed of a renovated American Indian Magnet School in St. Paul, and they helped plan for it, too, creating models by putting blocks over blueprints of the East Side school. Designs were drawn up featuring state-of-the-art science...

 

Ira Hayes raised the flag on Iwo Jima 75 years ago. His heroism still inspires the Gila River Indian Community

Growing up on the Gila River Indian Community south of Phoenix, Brian Alphus Jr. is familiar with the story of Ira Hayes. The two are similar in many ways - they're both Native Americans from the same Pima reservation. And like Hayes, Alphus plans to enlist this summer...

 

USDA reports Arizona has the largest concentration of Indian farms

Navajo Nation counties account for close to two-thirds of the state's total farms at 14,500 and 95 percent of farms and ranches are family-owned Statistics show Arizona now has the largest concentration of Indian farms anywhere in the U.S. https://ne...

 

Column: How growing up in a bank desert can hurt your credit for the rest of your life

A banking desert is an area without traditional financial institutions and services. They are common in rural areas because large financial institutions are reluctant to operate in less populated areas that are less profitable. Two colleagues and I found that people who...

 

'We don't want our girls to get married': Push to raise wedding age to 18

An effort to raise Minnesota's legal marriage age to 18 without exception appears to be gaining traction at the State Capitol this year. Existing state law allows 16- and 17-year-olds in the state to wed with permission from a parent and a judge's approval. But some...

 

By 2060, a quarter of U.S. residents will be over age 65

ORLANDO, Fla. - By 2060, almost a quarter of all U.S. residents will be over age 65, and life expectancy will reach an all-time high of 85 years, according to new reports the U.S. Census Bureau released Thursday. The growth in life expectancy in the U.S. over the next...

 

Minnesota Couple's World War II Love Letters Join MNHS Collection Just in Time For Valentine's Day

Robert Thorstensen of Red Wing and Marion Duggan of St. Paul first met and fell in love as students at the University of Minnesota in 1940, and the rest, as they say, is history. The Thorstensen family papers-the bulk of which are the couple's letters back and forth...

 

The Front Line Foundation Starts 2020 by Supporting Six Families of First Responders who Paid the Ultimate Price

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (February 12, 2020) – The Front Line Foundation announced today they have started 2020 by paying death benefits to six families of first responders who have died while serving others. Three of the first 2020 benefit payments were made to the families of National Guardsmen who were killed in a...

 

2 Big Teachers Unions Call For Rethinking Student Involvement In Lockdown Drills

Ryan Pascal, a 17-year-old student at Palos Verdes High School near Los Angeles, says when her school holds active shooter drills, it's "chaos." The first time it happened, not long after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., in 2018, rumors started flying over Snapchat and text that...

 

Cherokee Nation Will Become First US Tribe to Protect Their Seeds in 'Doomsday' Vault

If the worst ever happens, there's a special place on Earth from which plant life might just have the best chance to spring anew. That place is the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. Often dubbed the 'Doomsday Vault', this fortress-like bunker in Norway stores almost a...

 

This Colorado bill bans discrimination against ethnic hairstyles. In schools, change means going beyond the dress code.

Milani Cook remembers sitting between her mother's legs as a little girl, wincing at each tug as her mother ran a comb through her hair. When it was all over, Milani was so proud of the afro she saw in the mirror. But when she went to school, her white classmates would...

 

17 Native American students graduate from 'Empowerment Class'

CARLTON, MN - Seventeen students graduated Friday morning from a five-week training program for Native Americans. The purpose of the program is to equip students with needed tools to pursue a career in the building trades. https://kbjr6.com/2020/02/1...

 

How a Native American coming-of-age ritual is making a comeback

The Ojibwe, one of the largest indigenous groups in North America, with communities from Quebec to Montana, are revitalizing the "berry fast," a coming-of-age ritual for girls. Ojibwe women historically conducted a ritual for their girls when they started their first...

 

THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MAGAZINE EDITORS ANNOUNCE FINALISTS FOR 2020 NATIONAL MAGAZINE AWARDS

Former Esquire editor-in-chief David Granger to receive Magazine Editors’ Hall of Fame Award Pamela Colloff ties record for most nominated female writer in awards history...

 

Red Lake Early Childhood Center Mazina'igan - February 2020

Red Lake Early Childhood Center Mazina'igan - February 2020...

 

Robotics Part of Choctaw Clinic Expansion in Poteau

POTEAU, Okla. – Precision robotic automation has arrived at the Choctaw Nation. A $5.5 million robot is part of the new $12.7 million pharmacy expansion at the Choctaw Nation Rubin White Health Clinic in Poteau. "The existing prescription machine was designed to put...

 

A.I.M By Kyle Abraham Leaps To Northrop's Stage Feb 29

Minneapolis, MN (Feb 3)-Kyle Abraham, one of today's most in-demand choreographers who was originally inspired to pursue dance by Prince, brings his company, A.I.M, to Northrop on Sat, Feb 29 with a diverse range of mixed repertory in a copresentation with Walker Art...

 

14 of the Most Impressive Solar Projects Powering Our World

While the U.S. moves forward with a new infrastructure plan, we need some forward-thinking ways to power the future. While wind and hydroelectric power will have their place, solar must also play a big part. Here are few incredible projects to provide some inspiration....

 

One woman took a stand against tribal disenrollment and paid for it

The lingerie photo was Carmen Tageant’s breaking point. Sixteen years earlier, she’d taken a set of boudoir photos as a Valentine’s Day gift for her partner. But as life happened — raising seven children, going back to school, achieving a spot on the Nooksack Tribal Council — she’d all but forgotten about t...

 

Minnesota law enforcement zeroes in on driving under the influence of drugs

As long as there have been vehicles and drugs, motorists have been driving while high. But drugged driving is getting a lot of attention locally and nationally as data show a sharp increase in motorists who are impaired by drugs while behind the wheel. Laws legalizing...

 

Basketball Team Photo Brings Attention To Crimes Against Native American Women

In the team photo, each team member painted a black or red handprint over her mouth. There were no smiles. https://denver.cbslocal.com/video/4430237-basketball-team-photo-brings-attention-to-crimes-against-native-american-women/...

 

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