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- Wednesday, March 29, 2023 – First Nation ‘state of emergency’by Koahnic on March 29, 2023 at 1:00 pm
A spate of preventable deaths from suicide, drugs, violence, and inadequate health care has prompted a regional First Nation body in Canada to declare a state of emergency. The Keewatin Tribal Council is calling for immediate government action to correct what 11 First Nations are calling a dire situation. Today on Native America Calling, we find out how the First Nations are coping with Keewatin Tribal Council Grand Chief Walter Wastesicoot (from York Factory First Nation) and George Neepin (Fox Lake Cree Nation), chief executive officer of the Keewatin Tribal Council.
- Tuesday, March 28, 2023 – Missing and Murdered: proactive tribal and state initiativesby Koahnic on March 28, 2023 at 1:00 pm
The Yurok Tribe hired its own investigator to pursue unsolved cases of their citizens who are missing or murdered. Arizona is among the states establishing an MMIP task force that the new governor says will “ensure that not one more Indigenous man, woman, or child is a target of violence, abuse, or exploitation.” The actions are part of the attempts to address the slow momentum to investigate and solve cases with Native victims. Today on Native America Calling, we speak with Jessica Carter (Yurok), Yurok Tribal Court Director; Daisy Bluestar (Southern Ute), member of the MMIR Taskforce in Colorado; Skye Alloway (Forest County Potawatomi tribal member), co-chair of Wisconsin’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force; and Annie Forsman-Adams (Suquamish), program director for the Washington State Native American Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (Women Spirit Coalition).
- Monday, March 27, 2023 – Native in the Spotlight: Kelli Mosteller by Koahnic on March 27, 2023 at 1:00 pm
Kelli Mosteller (Citizen Potawatomi Nation) is the executive director of Harvard University’s Native American Program. Prior to that position, she was the director of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center, as well as the tribal historic preservation officer. For over a decade she has been working on repatriating remains under the Native American Graves Protection Act (NAGPRA). Recently, it was announced she would also serve on the National Museum and Library Services Board, which does advisory work with museums, libraries, and information services throughout the country. Today on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce speaks with Mosteller about her work with Harvard and her tribe on our regular feature Native in the Spotlight.
- Friday, March 24, 2023 – Native bookshelf: Rebecca Webster and Kinsale Drakeby Koahnic on March 24, 2023 at 10:00 am
In Defense of Sovereignty: Protecting the Oneida Nation’s Inherent to Self-Determination by author Rebecca Webster (Oneida Nation of Wisconsin), assistant professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota, examines a 20-year jurisdictional dispute between the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and the town of Hobart. Today on Native America Calling, we talk with Webster on our regular feature Native Bookshelf as well as Kinsale Drake (Diné), poet and founder of NDN Girls Book Club.
- Thursday, March 23, 2023 – Indigenous streetwear: heart, culture, and resilience on your sleeveby Koahnic on March 23, 2023 at 1:00 pm
Indigenous-owned businesses like The Rez Life, The NTVS, OXDX, and Section 35 help drive casual Native fashion by turning out jackets, shorts, and beanies stitched with Native art and shirts splashed with words and phrases like “Land Back”, “Resilient”, and “Skoden.” Streetwear is casual fashion that draws from the aesthetic elements of sportswear, hip-hop, punk, and skateboard – and mixes in community vibes and coolness. Indigenous fashion shows include the latest in streetwear and Indigenous celebrities like Amber Midthunder and the cast of Reservation Dogs drip Native streetwear and carry with them messages of cultural vibrancy, strength, and resistance everywhere they go. Today on Native America Calling, we speak with Ricko DeWilde (Athabascan), hunter and owner of HYDZ Gear; Justin Louis (member of the Samson Cree Nation), creative director and founder of Section 35; and Sean Rayland-Boubar (Anishinaabe from Sagkeeng First Nation), founder and owner of Red Rebel Armour.
Native America Today Published by NAM Programs and News From Indian Country
- How Buffalo Parts Are Usedby Editorial Staff on March 6, 2022 at 11:06 pm
By way of respect, tradition and self-sufficiency, after the hunt Native Americans used every part of the buffalo. The below illustrates how parts were utilized. There are few publicly available videos on the subject matter. Editor’s choice below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aKqjrgz92w Video Credit: Julia SweeneyIllustration Courtesy: South Dakota Historical Society When C.S. Fly Shot Geronimo By Tom The post How Buffalo Parts Are Used appeared first on Native America Today.
- Strawberry: The Food of the Skyworldby Editorial Staff on March 6, 2022 at 9:55 pm
by Doug George-Kanentiio Among the traditional Mohawks there is a special appreciation for the strawberry plant-called Niihontesha. It is a unique plant as its seeds are outside of the skin of the berry and is the first one to ripen in the early summer. The strawberry plant itself comes from Karonhia:ke (the Skyworld). It is The post Strawberry: The Food of the Skyworld appeared first on Native America Today.
- Non-Natives Making a Difference: Artist Russ Dockenby Editorial Staff on February 26, 2022 at 7:52 pm
Non-Natives Making a Difference: Artist Russ Docken By NAT Staff Artist Russ Docken: “The Native American is compelling both visually and historically. I focus on the idealistic, spiritual interpretation rather than the historical interpretation.” Painting professionally for over thirty years, Russ Docken has been featured on news programs and in magazines in the likes of Southwest The post Non-Natives Making a Difference: Artist Russ Docken appeared first on Native America Today.
- Organizations Supporting Native Americans in STEMby Editorial Staff on February 12, 2022 at 10:52 pm
Organizations Supporting Native Americans in STEM By NAT Staff More and more, Native Americans are entering STEM fields, but there is still a lack of representation in the classroom. Most higher education institutions lack culturally relevant inclusion and support strategies for Native American students and faculty. Fortunately, groups dedicated to the advancement of Native American The post Organizations Supporting Native Americans in STEM appeared first on Native America Today.
- Opinion: Every Farm Countsby Editorial Staff on February 9, 2022 at 2:37 am
Opinion: Every Farm Counts Per the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), 56,092 farms and ranches operated by 71,947 Native Americans sold a total of $3.24 billion in agricultural products raised on 57.3 million acres. By Zach Ducheneaux, Intertribal Agriculture Council In spite of notable efforts on the part of the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service The post Opinion: Every Farm Counts appeared first on Native America Today.
APTN News Stories about First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples
- Remains of Indigenous woman, two children set to be reburied in Medicine Hatby Sav Jonsa on March 30, 2023 at 12:32 am
The ancestral remains of an Indigenous woman and two children are set to be reburied… The post Remains of Indigenous woman, two children set to be reburied in Medicine Hat appeared first on APTN News.
- Advocates say budget investment in Indigenous housing, MMIWG misses markby Fraser Needham on March 29, 2023 at 11:35 pm
Aboriginal housing CEO says feds still haven’t spent last year’s budget promises. The post Advocates say budget investment in Indigenous housing, MMIWG misses mark appeared first on APTN News.
- With National Indigenous Languages Day approaching, InFocus talks languagesby Darrell Stranger on March 29, 2023 at 11:11 pm
Across Canada, there are more than 70 Indigenous languages and more than 200,000 speakers. This… The post With National Indigenous Languages Day approaching, InFocus talks languages appeared first on APTN News.
- First Nations’ leaders disrupt Ontario legislature in Ring of Fire protestby Annette Francis on March 29, 2023 at 10:50 pm
Cries of opposition to developing the ‘Ring of Fire’ rained down on provincial politicians in… The post First Nations’ leaders disrupt Ontario legislature in Ring of Fire protest appeared first on APTN News.
- ITK says only ‘modest investment’ in federal budget to eradicate tuberculosisby Mark Blackburn on March 29, 2023 at 7:21 pm
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) says the federal government is only giving “roughly a quarter” of… The post ITK says only ‘modest investment’ in federal budget to eradicate tuberculosis appeared first on APTN News.
- SWO Seeks Return of Child from Carlisle Cemeteryby NARF on March 23, 2023 at 11:13 am
After 145 years, it is time for Amos LaFromboise to return home to Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate (SWO). The post SWO Seeks Return of Child from Carlisle Cemetery appeared first on Native American Rights Fund.
- We’re Moving!by Native American Rights Fund on March 22, 2023 at 12:50 am
Starting March 21, 2023, the Native American Rights Fund will be located at our new address: 250 Arapahoe Ave. Boulder, CO 80302-5821. The post We’re Moving! appeared first on Native American Rights Fund.
- Court Panel Urged to Protect Oak Flat and Tribal Religious Practicesby Native American Rights Fund on March 20, 2023 at 9:31 pm
The Tohono O’odham Nation, Tonto Apache Tribe, San Juan Southern Paiute, Association on American Indian Affairs, and the National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers filed an amicus brief in Apache Stronghold v. … The post Court Panel Urged to Protect Oak Flat and Tribal Religious Practices appeared first on Native American Rights Fund.
- Native Students Prepare for Graduationby NARF on March 13, 2023 at 11:47 pm
While most school districts practice inclusivity and have graduation policies that reaffirm the right of Indigenous peoples to wear traditional clothing or religious The post Native Students Prepare for Graduation appeared first on Native American Rights Fund.
- Federal Agencies Must Increase Native Voter Accessby NARF on March 9, 2023 at 3:56 pm
Our 2020 report, Obstacles at Every Turn: Barriers to Political Participation Faced by Native American Voters, identified voter registration opportunities across The post Federal Agencies Must Increase Native Voter Access appeared first on Native American Rights Fund.