Ginger and David One Spot have opened up their campground on the Tsuut'ina Nation near Calgary this month to teach families traditional ways of handling, smoking and packaging wild meat.
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The executive council of the Nunatsiavut government has rejected the NunatuKavut community council’s claim to land in Labrador.
Haskell Indian Nations University (HINU) will now require students accessing university facilities to be vaccinated.
In a letter by interim University President Tamarah Pfeiffer, she states, “all students accessing any Haskell facility in-person must receive either a single-dose Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine… or both doses of a two-dose FDA- authorized or approved vaccine no later than December 1, 2021.” All new students “…enrolling for the first time after December 1, 2021, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to accessing any Haskell facility in person.”
The letter added, “Haskell will consider accommodation requests of students who are unable to get vaccinated due to a documented medical condition that would prevent the administration of a COVID-19 vaccination or a sincerely held religious belief on an individualized basis.”
This student mandate comes a week after all faculty and staff were ordered by federal mandate to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Faculty and staff must be vaccinated by October 15.
HINU is working in cooperation with the Haskell Indian Health Center for making vaccination and testing available on campus.
Three Ontario First Nations voters say that issues like climate change and clean drinking water are top of mind for them in Monday's federal election.
Systemic oppression and wage theft are nothing new to Native people, especially women. That’s in the words of Marisa Page (Pawnee, Ponca, Comanche), the development officer of First Nations Development Institute, a nonprofit that assists tribes and Indigenous peoples in economic development.
Members of the Blood Tribe in southern Alberta have voted in favour of ratifying a $150-million settlement with Ottawa.
Pow Wows are happening again in some areas! Many are still having to cancel or change their dates, so check back to our calendar often! 2021 Pow Wow Calendar Check the list below for the latest Pow Wows added to.....
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A cultural gathering at a Manitoba First Nation this weekend will give men an opportunity to open up about their traumas and will aim to instill a sense of confidence in the participants.
2 years after Viens report, Quebec Indigenous affairs minister acknowledges 'still a lot of work to be done'
The Quebec government is slowly moving forward with recommendations laid out in the Viens commission, a landmark report two years ago that documented the mistreatment of Indigenous Peoples in the province.
Three northeastern Ontario First Nations will host a ceremony Saturday to symbolically ask the children buried at residential schools if it's OK to search for their graves.
Advocating for tribal nations and tribal people through participation in the political process is one of the most important choices we can make. #AaronPayment #NativeVote #NAVRA https://t.co/B76drm9oNO— indianz.com (@indianz) August 31, 2021 The alliance serves several tribes and states across the nation, including Oklahoma. Jennifer Bailey, a member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribe, volunteers there when needed. Bailey hopes the Native American Voting Rights Act will address some of the long-standing concerns she’s had for voting participation in her own tribe. “A lot of them don’t trust the voting process,” Bailey said. “They feel like it’s built against them. In reality, it is the voter suppression that’s a tactic to refrain Native Americans from actually voting and exercising their rights to vote. Voting rights is a trust responsibility by the federal government to the Native Americans. It’s a constitutional right for everybody.” Vice President Kamala Harris and Secretary Deb Haaland: Native American Voting Rights Victoria Holland, a member of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, said only a small portion of eligible voters in her tribe actually vote. “I am sure this would also be reflected in national elections,” Holland said. “While there are several reasons this could be, lack of access shouldn’t be one of them.” Holland is an attorney with Devol and Associates, working with several Oklahoma tribes. She said she supports the Native American Voting Rights Act because it addresses obstacles that can make voting inaccessible to Indigenous people. Besides the obvious – lacking trust in the federal government after centuries of cultural and physical genocide – Bailey said, additional obstacles in Oklahoma hamper tribal voting. The main complaint of Native voters, Bailey said, is that tribal identification cards often aren’t an acceptable form of ID to enter the polls or register to vote. Many tribal members don’t have a state-issued ID. “I think this (bill) is just going to be something that will potentially increase voters for Native Americans in Oklahoma,” Bailey said.
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The writer, broadcaster and arts leader spoke to Shelagh Rogers about his new memoir, Unreconciled.