Native American News

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

When traditional banking isn’t an option, try this out instead

John Hersrud teaches a financial literacy class for Knik Tribal Council. (Hillman/Alaska Public Media)About a dozen people, including a baby, sit in …

Alaska

Governor Walker Signs Bree’s Law into Statute

Breanna Richelle Moore, shot in 2014 by her boyfriend. Image Bree’s GoFundMe Page<p>ANCHORAGE – Governor Bill Walker signed Bree’s Law into statute …

COMMENTARY: Sweeney will be champion for Native issues at federal level

The U.S. Senate’s recent confirmation of Tara Sweeney as the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs at the Department of the Interior is a positive …

Forests

American Indian and Alaska Native Maternal and Infant Mortality: Challenges and Opportunities

Natalie,* a home visiting nurse in a midwestern city, provides families with in-home support throughout pregnancy and a child’s early years. Natalie …

Public Health

Planet Alaska: My father’s smokehouse

<i>K</i><i>aach</i><i>x</i><i>aana.áak’w,</i> (<i>K</i><i>aach</i><i>x</i><i>an</i>’s Little Lake) is the Tlingit name for Wrangell Alaska, where my fishcamp is located. <i>K</i><i>aach</i><i>x</i><i>an</i> was an elder who lived in a …

Alaska

Sitkan Charlie Skultka Jr. awarded for work teaching kids Alaska Native culture

Charlie Skultka Jr. of Sitka recently received a surprise call from the Governor’s office: he’d been selected to receive a 2018 Governor’s Arts and …

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Etsy.com lifts ban on Alaska Native’s otter fur handicrafts

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska Native man said his otter fur handicrafts are for sale again on Etsy.com after the website briefly took them down …

Alaska Natives

American Indians Forge New Paths to Build Healthy Communities

Share181<p>Tweet56<p>Email<p>Share<p>237 Shares<p>U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gwendalyn Smith.<p>Although they are America’s original inhabitants, when it …

Nonprofits

New documentary highlights lack of Hawaiian homesteads

New documentary highlights lack of Hawaiian homesteads - Honolulu, Hawaii news, sports & weather - KITV Channel 4

Documentaries

27 thousand people on the waitlist for Hawaiian Homelands, according to new study

The waitlist for Hawaiian Homes remains at 27,000 people, according to a new study commissioned by State Representative Gene Ward.<p>In 1921, Congress …

Research

Native Americans chose Waco for water and abundance, like others

Waco has a long and storied history after the white man showed up, but not many, even locals, have explored what happened in these parts long before …

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Native American Tribes Want To Close Loopholes In Violence Against Women Act

Four out of five Native American women experience violence in their lives. Tribes have greater powers to prosecute such crimes due to the Violence Against Women Act, but some loopholes still remain.<p>Transcript<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:<p>Four out of 5 Native American women experience violence in their lives. …

Native Americans

Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative Draws Native American Youth

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The 2018 Native Youth in Food and Agriculture Leadership Summit recently hosted Native American and Native Hawaiian youth at the …

Agriculture

Cards-N-Time: Native Americans IV

Pictures and paintings of early Native Americans depict them as communal i.e., interacting and cooperating with each other. Their hunting economy …

Native Americans

Artist RYAN! Feddersen flips the script on Native American stereotypes

Artist RYAN! Feddersen flips the script on Native American stereotypes croth Thu, 07/05/2018 - 04:55CultureThe Native American artist known as RYAN! …

Singularity

PIECES OF THE PAST | Forced out: The fate of the Dakota people of southeastern Minnesota

HOKAH, Minn. — In the era before the Civil War, a large number of the mighty Sioux were encamped at the confluence of the Root and Mississippi Valley …

Native Americans

Conserve Native American sites by listening to tribal descendants

Steve Barg, Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation’s executive director, happens to be Swedish by heritage. At a recent meeting about the Native American …

Native Americans

How black explorer James Pierson Beckwourth became a Native American chief in the 1800s

His journey to being one of the first African-American explorers and frontiersmen of the West and eventually a Crow Nation chief began in 1805 in …

Native Americans

Pete Wilson is in no position to decry the land development rights of Native American tribes

<b>To the editor:</b> Former Gov. Pete Wilson’s op-ed article decrying the development rights of the Chumash Indians displays the same fear mongering that fueled Proposition 187 in the 1990s.<p>His message is clear: Fear the other. “Your communities could be next,” he writes ominously, as though white …

Los Angeles

NAIDOC Week: Indigenous marathon runner Nadine Hunt is a 'deadly' role model

In rain, hail or shine, Nadine Hunt turns up at training with a smile on her face, ready to run.<p>With a stopwatch in hand, she has empowered people of …

NAIDOC Week

"You can't ask that!" Aboriginal women answer your questions in NAIDOC week - Mornings - ABC Radio

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Australia

Indigenous curling making a comeback

• Robert Merasty | July 09, 2018<p>Hurry hard! Hurry hard!<p>Seventeen-year-old Joseph Desjarlais, lead curler for the Morin team in this year’s Canadian …

Curling

Cooch-Cooch the Rez Dog kicks off campaign for AFN National Chief

A rez dog from the Hollow Water First Nation in Manitoba is the latest to enter the race to be the Assembly of First Nations next National …

Assembly of First Nations

Ontario Was Going to Add Indigenous Content in Schools — But the Government Cancelled It

Embed from Getty Images<b>Why Global Citizens Should Care</b> <i>Hundreds of thousands of Indigenous children were removed from their communities and placed in</i> …

Canada

Australia on a plate: recognising Indigenous rights to bush food

It’s been dubbed the Noma effect. More than two years after Danish chef Rene Redzepi packed up his Sydney pop-up restaurant, demand for the native Australian foods he showcased during his 10-week stay has soared.<p>Along with the rave reviews and solid bookings at the restaurant, Redzepi fanned …

Australia

'We Know Who We Are' - The Complex Issue of Métis Identity

A debate over identity is playing out over a people most Americans have never even heard about.<p>The Métis, French for “mixed,” are the descendants of …

Métis

This Indigenous tribe in Colombia is run solely by women

For years, the Wayuu tribe in La Guajira, a remote area in northernmost Colombia, was run by a male chieftain. But 13 years ago, male elders decided to appoint a woman as its leader. After the success of being led by a female head, the community changed its governance traditions and now exclusively …

Water

Secwepemc First Nation's 'Tiny House Warriors' occupy provincial park in Trans Mountain protest

An Indigenous group holding a cultural gathering at a provincial park north of Kamloops, B.C., has now indicated it is occupying the park …

Canada

5 Indigenous women who didn't get the credit

It is no secret where we —Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women— are placed on the scale of relevance and importance in this country. We are …

Australia