A publicity still picture from the movie “Chickasaw Rancher” (Photo courtesy Chickasaw Nation Productions)
The Oregon Tribal Fairness Act clears a hurdle on Capitol Hill
Sherman Alexie cuts his book tour short after falling ill with depression
Lakota family seeks to educate Nebraskans about the Blue Water Creek Massacre
Hundreds of Catholics gather in Rapid City in honor of first female Native American saint
Alaska approves exploration of Groundhog copper mine prospect near proposed Pebble Mine
Zuni musician Fernando Cellicion to be honored with lifetime achievement award
Lakota elder overcomes decades of challenges to graduate college
More public outcry for a complete reboot of Canada’s national inquiry into murdered and missing indigenous women
Negotiations between the state and two Lake Superior tribes over joint management on fish harvests continue in Wisconsin
National Council of Urban Indian Health seeks public input on the needs of urban Native Americans and Alaska Natives living with disabilities
President Trump proposes to cut the Indian Health Service budget by $300 million, and the head of the IHS had trouble justifying that 6 percent cut at a Senate hearing Wednesday. Senators on both sides of the aisle say they’re outraged at the state of affairs at IHS, and it goes beyond the budget cut.
An Alaska Native weaver of Chilkat blankets has received one of the nation’s top awards recognizing traditional folk art. The National Endowment for the Arts’ director of folk and traditional arts, Clifford Murphy, says his organization is honoring 62-year-old Anna Brown Ehlers for her outstanding weaving.
“National Heritage Fellowships are the highest national honor in folk and traditional arts. So this is really a lifetime recognition for mastery of traditional arts,” Murphy said.
Randy Phelan, vice president of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, was among governors, mayors and stakeholders meeting with the Trump administration this week to discuss how to improve U.S. infrastructure, which included energy talks. The tribe has been working on oil and gas development for the last nine years. The reservation sits in the heart of Bakken oil and gas reserves. Phelan met with the president, vice president and senior administration officials at the White House.