Native American News

By Lutheran Indian Ministries | The latest in news as it relates to American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. 

Not Just the Confederacy: Historic Statues, Monuments Native Americans Cite as Racist

In the wake of racial violence in Virginia sparked by the planned removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, cities across America …

19th Century

Ocmulgee Indian Celebration ‘respectfully’ honors forgotten cultures

Tropical Storm Irma couldn’t break the spirits for the participants and thousands in attendance for the Ocmulgee Indian Celebration on Saturday. The …

Native Americans

No invitation: Why Native American groups weren’t protesting Unite the Right

By John LastOn August 12, the streets around Emancipation Park were a riot of color: socialist red, antifa black, the white robes of clergy, bright …

Racism

Senior brings Native American tradition to his work on Kenyon farm

Nick Leibowitz ’18 cultivates the “three sister” crops<p>By: Jack Cheston<p>In recent history, farming has lost a certain authenticity in favor of a new, …

Student Journalism

Racism against Native Americans persists

Evelyn Red Lodge is a contributor to Writers on the Range, the opinion service of High Country News<i>. A writer in Rapid City, South Dakota, she is a</i> …

Racism

Video shows men stealing Native American items

<b>FARMINGTON, N.M. (KRQE) –</b> Six Native American rugs and other Native American items were taken from the Casa Blanca Inn and Suites in Farmington early …

Native Americans

City leaders respond to concerns about depiction of Native Americans in Wellsville ‘Sham Battle’

WELLSVILLE, Utah -- People packed the city council room in Wellsville Wednesday night, to listen to discussion over the Wellsville Founders' Day Sham …

History

Conference focuses on cancer concerns in Native American communities

Cancer in Native American communities is the focus of a four-day national conference in Niagara Falls.

Native Americans

Mystic Lake hosts Native American Nutrition conference

There are some significant factors which affect Native Americans' health and wellness in Minnesota — poverty, mental health, obesity and lack of …

Anthropology

Footage of Native Americans performing traditional dances

Video clips from the late 1800s show members of the Sioux tribe, one of the largest Native American tribes in the United States, performing a …

Native American Journalists Debate Future of Media in Indian Country

The collapse of a prominent Native American media network has triggered debate over how Native media can best serve the interests of communities …

Journalism

Students Introduced To Native American Culture, History, Through Dance

It’s important for indigenous people to keep their culture and heritage alive, which is what Josh Atcheynum has spent the better part of a year doing.<p>…

Native Americans

Islands’ small towns are rich in Old Hawaii

Typically, you can find it in the local grocery store.<p>It’s where people “talk story,” and where the stock includes bait, school supplies and, on the counter, fresh-made Spam musubi or butter mochi with a handwritten label.<p>Or alongside the road, where aunties and uncles — the local term of respect — …

Hawaii

KHNL : Royal artifacts of Queen Liliuokalani on display for 100th anniversary of her death

Hawaii News<p>Local News<p>Royal artifacts of Queen Liliuokalani on display for 100th anniversary of her death<p>Posted: 09/11/2017 10:27 PM<p>HONOLULU …

Hawaii

Volleyball teammates share bond through Hawaiian culture

Liberos Mia Heirakuji and Averi Salvador are from the same island.The post Volleyball teammates share bond through Hawaiian culture appeared first on …

Ke Kanakolu Mural Project Supports Native Hawaiian Culture

Ke Kanakolu honors the 30th anniversary of Hawaiian Immersion Education with an arts-education, curriculum-development project that aims to utilize …

Hawaii

Native Hawaiian cultural resources receive federal funding

Mānoa Heritage CenterPuakea NogelmeierAmber Strong MakaiauUniversity of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa researchers and educators have partnered with the Mānoa …

Hawaii

Native Hawaiian Schools: Fight Erupts Over Money Management

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs awarded the administration of a $1.5 million grant for Hawaiian-focused charter schools to a new organization this …

Hawaii

Two more Alaska tribes apply to put land into trust with BIA

Two more tribes are asking the federal government to put land into trust, including one that seeks to remove a 2.5-acre parcel from the Kenai …

Environment

Survey Indicates Indian Bureau Succeeding

Released by the National Association for Educational Progress (NAEP), the National Indian Education Study (NIES) 2015 is designed to describe the …

Education

More states within our state: The issue of Alaska Native lands into federal trust needs new attention

<b>News-Miner opinion:</b> It may be that a feared stream of Alaska Native tribes putting some of their land into federal trust has begun.<p>Five applications …

Environment

$880,000 to Michigan's Native American communities

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $880,000 to two Native American tribes Michigan to improve housing …

Housing

Bones, ancient artifacts dating to 2500 B.C. found at three Fredericksburg sites

Some interesting discoveries have been uncovered in recent weeks at a trio of work sites in downtown Fredericksburg.<p>Bones were found at two sites and …

Archaeology

Alabama Senate leading candidate Roy Moore refers to Native Americans and Asians as "reds and yellows"

Wow. One of Alabama's Senate candidates, Roy Moore, refers to Native Americans as "reds" and Asians as "yellows." He is competing with – and leading …

Luther Strange

Can History Teachers Build a New Politics?

« Teachers' Pay: What On Earth Are We Thinking? | Main<p>I woke up this morning to an NPR interview with an Italian-American. The fellow being …

History

Homegrown TB crisis: Why a preventable disease persists among Canada's Inuit

Stephen Lewis is an international health care advocate best known for his efforts regarding AIDS/HIV in the developing in the developing world. But …

Public Health

Gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous inmates growing, latest statistics show

Ministers of justice and public safety say the government is not turning a 'blind eye' to the issue<p>There are more Indigenous offenders in Canada's …

Prison

With fewer fluent speakers, demand for teachers of Indigenous languages is on the rise

Schools struggle to find people who can speak languages fluently, have teaching degrees<p>A trend toward "Indigenizing" programming in schools by …

Education