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2nd Annual Boarding School Healing Conference: Honoring Native Survivance

NATIVE KNOT - October 28, 2019 - 1:00am

If you are a boarding school survivor from Indian boarding schools in the U.S. prior to 1970, the NABSHC encourages you to consider applying for a scholarship from NABSHC that will cover registration (Breakfast and Lunch included), airfare, hotel, and ground transportation.


There are only ten (10) Survivor Scholarships available.


All applications are due by Friday, November 1, 2019, and will be reviewed and responded to by November 7, 2019. Click here to complete your application today!


CLICK HERE to learn more about this important conference.

Categories: UNITED STATES

Hopi Nation Opposes Proposal to Construct Dams Little Colorado River Near Grand Canyon

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - October 28, 2019 - 12:00am

Published October 28, 2019

KYKOTSMOVI, Ariz. — The Hopi Tribe is opposing a proposal by the Phoenix company Pumped Hyrdo Storage on a section of the Little Colorado on the Navajo Nation would build four dams and four reservoirs near the Grand Canyon.

In a letter written to federal officials last week, tribal leaders say the proposal is “simply unacceptable” and would “forever adversely impact Hopi sacred places.” The Grand Canyon is among the tribe’s most culturally significant areas, and leaders oppose any development near the confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado rivers.

“It’s being proposed not too far from what Hopi calls their place of emergence to this world, called the Sipapuni … This is something that should be left protected … If it was to be flooded it would be just like flooding the Vatican,” says Hopi Vice Chairman Clark Tenakhongva.

The  A preliminary application was accepted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, but doesn’t allow the company to disturb or enter the area. The public has until November 16, 2019 to comment on the preliminary-permit application.

And if that weren’t enough, Pumped Hydro Storage has also applied to FERC for another preliminary permit to build a similar project five miles up the canyon, where the Hopi Salt Trail joins the Little Colorado River Gorge.

The public has until December 1, 2019 to comment on that project.

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Categories: UNITED STATES

2019 Arizona American Indian Excellence  in Leadership Honorees Announced

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - October 28, 2019 - 12:00am

Published October 28, 2019

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Indian Center announces the recipients of the 2019 Arizona American Indian Excellence in Leadership Awards. This annual recognition celebrates individuals and organizations in Arizona who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment to the advancement, promotion, and development of the cultural, educational, social, economic, or political welfare of the American Indian community, or have provided significant contributions to the American Indian economy.

“Each year we have an exceptional group of honorees who have made a tremendous impact in the American Indian community, and this year is no exception,” said Phoenix Indian Center CEO, Patricia Hibbeler. “We invite the entire Arizona community to join us in celebrating and recognizing the awardees at the annual leadership awards dinner. We congratulate these remarkable individuals and organizations,” added Hibbeler. 2019 award recipients are: Rick Baker (Tewa/Hopi Tribe) Kent C. Ware Lifetime Achievement  Educator, Hopi Junior/Senior High School Cross Country coach with 27 state championships
Tia Bruisedhead (Walla Walla/Yakama/Diné)
Phyllis J. Bigpond Lifetime Achievement Counseling Faculty, Scottsdale Community College Change maker through counseling and teaching Baje Whitethorne, Sr. (Navajo) Spirit of the Heard Award (presented by the Heard Museum) Renowned Navajo Artist, Founder of Art of the People Honorable Stephen Roe Lewis (Gila River Indian Community)
Man of the Year Governor, Gila River Indian Community Committed to promoting and protecting the Community’s  shudag (water) and agricultural development Honorable Jennifer Jermaine (White Earth Ojibwe)
Woman of the Year State Representative, Arizona House of Representatives Chairwoman for the statewide taskforce investigating  missing and murdered women and girls advocate
Wenona Benally (Navajo)
Woman of the Year Assistant Attorney General for Pascua Yaqui Tribe and former State Representative Missing and murdered women and girls advocate Indian Country Today
Business of the Year Mark Trahant – Editor (Shoshone-Bannock Tribe) Committed to preserving culture and tradition through journalism Sheila Lopez (Diné)
Volunteers of the Year Diversity Program Manager, Intel Corporation Volunteer and advocate for LGBTQ2S Tony Davis
Friend of the Community Detective, City of Phoenix Police Department Committed to protecting and advocating for the American Indian Community Shailene Edwards (San Carlos Apache Tribe)
Female College Student of the Year Student – Arizona State University Young Leader committed to Health and  Wellness in the American Indian Community D. Gonzales (Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community)
Male College Student of the Year Student – Northern Arizona University Young Leader and Entrepreneur  Candice Joe (Navajo)
Female High School Student of the Year Student – Sierra Linda High School Youth Leader, Future Inspired Native American Leaders Corresponding Secretary Tristan Craig (Navajo/White Mountain Apache) Male High School Student of the Year Student – New School For the Arts and Academics Youth Leader, Future Inspired Native American Leaders Council Member The Arizona American Indian Excellence in Leadership Awards dinner will take place on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona, at 5:00 p.m. Individual tickets can be purchased for $60 at www.phxindcenter.org or by calling 602-264-6768. Sponsorship and table purchase opportunities are also available. For details Click Here.

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FDLTCC HOSTING CAMPUS VISIT DAY

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - October 28, 2019 - 12:00am

Published October 28, 2019

CLOQUET, Minn. — Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is hosting a Campus Visit Day from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at the campus location in Cloquet. The campus-wide event is open to everyone and there is no cost to attend. Prospective students who are interested in attending Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College are especially encouraged to stop by during the Campus Visit Day event.

Visitors to the Campus Visit Day will have the opportunity to meet staff and faculty, participate in hands-on learning demonstrations, tour campus, learn about financial aid, and apply for admission.

Faculty representatives from degree programs and student services staff will be available to answer specific questions about classes, program requirements, and career opportunities or transfer planning to other postsecondary institutions after attending Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College.

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is among the 30 colleges and seven universities of Minnesota State waiving application fees in October for all or part of College Knowledge Month, an annual statewide effort to encourage students to apply to college. Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College has chosen to waive application fees for the entire month of October 2019, and students can take advantage of this special offer by applying during the Campus Visit Day. If prompted for a promotional code, applicants should use CKM2019.

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is a member of Minnesota State and the American Indian Higher Education Consortium. The college is committed to student learning and is a regionally-accredited institution through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College’s Law Enforcement Training Program is approved by the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). The College’s Nursing Program is approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing (BON).

For more information about the Campus Visit Day on October 29, contact Josh Cleveland at 218-879-0817 or jcleveland@fdltcc.edu.

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Categories: UNITED STATES

Bringing Life to the First Lady’s Vision

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - October 28, 2019 - 12:00am

Cherokee Nation First Lady January Hoskin at meeting in California.

Guest Commentary

Published October 28, 2019

As Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, I know that when we work together as a family and community, we are stronger. That’s why I’m proud to share the work our First Lady, January Hoskin, is doing to improve the lives of Cherokee people across the 14 counties and the United States.

As First Lady, January is passionate about supporting women, children and families. She has developed a platform focused on helping all Cherokee families thrive. I also care deeply about these family issues that are so important for the future of the Cherokee Nation.

The First Lady recently kicked off her platform in California, where we visited two of our at-large Cherokee communities. The First Lady spoke about the importance of the Indian Child Welfare Act, Cherokee Nation’s own Indian Child Welfare Department, and the dire need for more Cherokee foster parents. She offered staggering statistics: In California alone, 57 Cherokee children are living in state custody with no Cherokee foster homes to go to. That means our children — the bearers of our culture and way of life — are placed in homes without access to their tribe, their culture or their community.

We believe that the Indian Child Welfare Act is more important than ever. We cannot go back to the horrors Native children experienced before the act became law. At the time, more than a third of Native children were removed from their homes, and of those, 85% were placed outside their family, community and tribe.

ICWA protects the right of Cherokee children to stay in Cherokee families, but we have more work to do to make sure that option is always available. Even today, Native children are four times more likely than white children to be removed from their homes and placed in foster care.

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin, Jr.

The First Lady has stressed, and I know this to be true, that our priority is always family reunification. Cherokee children deserve to grow in their communities, where they can pursue their dreams, whether that is to be a doctor or an artist or Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation.

The First Lady also recently joined the board of directors for the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy. In this new leadership role, she will be a strong voice to ensure that children have safe and secure homes, access to quality health care, and a world-class education. These tenets have long been priorities in the Cherokee Nation, and we have reaped the benefits of the forward-thinking visions of our ancestors several times over. I am grateful that the First Lady is lending her voice to ensure the same is true for the next generation.

As I have said before, my goal is to accomplish something each day that builds healthier communities and stronger Cherokee families for the lasting preservation of our language, culture and way of life. I believe Cherokee Nation First Lady January Hoskin’s platform does just that, and I look forward to seeing what she accomplishes for the benefit of all Cherokee Nation citizens.

Chuck Hoskin, Jr. is the principal chief of the Cherokee Nation.

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Categories: UNITED STATES

Police make arrest in death of Candace Stevens

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 27, 2019 - 3:02pm
Candace Stevens

Fredericton police confirmed Sunday they have made an arrest in the death of New Brunswick woman Candace Stevens.

Categories: CANADA

Joe Biden: 'This is a marathon'

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - October 27, 2019 - 2:21pm

AP Interview: Biden undeterred by rival Warren's ascendancy

Categories: UNITED STATES

Rail makes getting to B.C.'s remote Seton Portage an epic adventure

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 27, 2019 - 1:00pm
Seton Portage

A train shuttle serving residents of tiny Shalalth and Seton Portage in B.C.'s southern Interior is under threat, yet it's also a popular tourist attraction.

Categories: CANADA

Protest Against Tokyo Summer Olympics

RADICAL CITIZEN MEDIA - October 27, 2019 - 11:43am

International Issues: Protest Against Tokyo Summer Olympics (October 26, 2019)

 

Tokyo Olympic Protest

Categories: CANADA, SOLIDARITY

'For poignancy and authenticity’ Wes Studi to receive Oscar on Sunday’s Governors Awards

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - October 27, 2019 - 11:06am

Wes Studi:’I am deeply honored and humbled. I finally get to say ‘I'd like to thank the Academy’

Categories: UNITED STATES

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was 'sick and depraved man, and now he's gone'

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - October 27, 2019 - 10:10am

US official says Islamic State leader believed dead in US raid in Syria

Categories: UNITED STATES

California blaze forces new evacuations and winds pick up

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - October 27, 2019 - 10:03am

Weekend gusts might reach 75 mph or higher in a 'historic' wind event

Categories: UNITED STATES

‘Lawless’ on the track

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - October 27, 2019 - 10:00am

Native woman says roller derby is ‘an adrenaline rush’

Categories: UNITED STATES

Catholics reopen debate about female leaders, married priests

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - October 27, 2019 - 9:52am

Pope's Amazon synod proposes married priests, female leaders

Categories: UNITED STATES

Does Arizona have enough water?

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - October 27, 2019 - 9:38am

Report questions adequacy of growing Arizona water supplies

Categories: UNITED STATES

Around the world, people are taking to the streets to protest

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - October 27, 2019 - 9:29am

From Beirut to Hong Kong, protests evoke global frustration

Categories: UNITED STATES

Here comes the green power: Makkovik installs new solar panel unit

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 27, 2019 - 9:23am
Makkovik Arena solar panels

The town of Makkovik is taking steps to reduce its carbon footprint with the introduction of a 192-panel solar unit.

Categories: CANADA

Critics fear Northern Ireland is stuck with Europe after Brexit

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - October 27, 2019 - 9:15am

Boris Johnson's Northern Ireland allies vow to keep rejecting deal

Categories: UNITED STATES

N.W.T. elementary students compose music about colonialism

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 27, 2019 - 7:00am
Kaily Ongahak

Students at the Weledeh School are joining students across the country writing songs about Canadian history and colonialism.

Categories: CANADA

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