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VA: Solicitation of Nominations for the Appointment to the Advisory Committee on Tribal and Indian Affairs, Indian Health Service, Billings Area Representative

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as members of the Advisory Committee on Tribal and Indian Affairs to represent the Indian Health Service, Billings Area. The Committee provides advice and guidance to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on all matters relating to Indian tribes, tribal organizations, Native Hawaiian organizations, and Native American Veterans. Nominations are due by September 2, 2022.

HRSA: Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Infant and Maternal Mortality (Formerly the Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality)

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will hold a virtual public meeting of the Advisory Committee on Infant and Maternal Mortality (ACIMM) on September 13-15, 2022. Agenda items are being finalized but may include federal program updates, infant and maternal mortality among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) women and infants, and indigenous health.

Native America Calling: The new book-banning trend

INDIANZ.COM - August 15, 2022 - 12:05am
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Native America Calling: The new book-banning trend
Monday, August 15, 2022

The new book-banning trend
With some success, Native Americans have fought hard to have their voices heard in the narratives about them by predominantly non-Native sources.

Those gains are under assault by a new surge of efforts to ban books by Native authors and other works that challenge colonial conventional wisdom.

Monday on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce gets a sampling of books that well-meaning parents, administrators, and policy-makers want to keep off of school reading lists and public spaces.

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Economic reconciliation taking root in southwestern Manitoba

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 14, 2022 - 7:00am
Lisa Noctor GAP

The Brandon Friendship Centre GAP youth outreach is holding workshops to help Indigenous youth translate their experiences into employable skills — part of a larger effort in Brandon aimed at the inclusion of Indigenous people and communities in economic opportunities.

New documentary explores the devastating loss of caribou on Labrador's Inuit

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 14, 2022 - 5:30am
Caribou from documentary Herd

Inuit have hunted caribou in Labrador for countless generations — a practice that is now illegal because of the collapse of the once-massive George River Herd. A new documentary examines the impact of losing a critical source of food, and an integral part of Inuit culture.

Native News Weekly (August 14, 2022): D.C. Briefs

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - August 13, 2022 - 11:06pm

WASHINGTON — The biggest news out of the nation's capital this week was the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) that passed both houses of Congress. It passed the U.S. Senate last Sunday and the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday. It is expecated to be sigend into law by President Joe Biden within days. Read about its impact on Indian Country here.

N.W.T. Métis communities receive $34M from feds for housing projects

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 13, 2022 - 7:41pm
Dan Vandal

The federal government is providing $34 million to four N.W.T. Métis communities for housing-related projects. 

Annual No Stone Unturned concert gives families of MMIWG chance to support each other

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 13, 2022 - 7:19pm
Tammy Letandre and her daughter

Hundreds of people of all ages turned out at St. John's Park in Winnipeg Saturday afternoon for the 14th annual No Stone Unturned Concert for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, which offers a chance to gather in support of those who have lost loved ones.

Half-marathon run from Manitoba prison raises money, awareness for Indigenous men's healing group

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 13, 2022 - 4:43pm
Jacquie Nicholson

Runners laced up for a half-marathon outside a prison just north of Winnipeg on Saturday morning to raise money and awareness to support incarcerated Manitobans and their families.

Artists draw on Indigenous teachings, land-based learning to create water vessels at Manitoba workshop

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 13, 2022 - 12:36pm
Water Knowledge vessel making

A Winnipeg-based artist is getting her hands dirty this summer for a 10-day workshop in Grand Rapids, Man., that focuses on harvesting clay by hand to create traditional Indigenous water vessels.

Her body was found in a Whitehorse dump 55 years ago. The family still wants answers

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 13, 2022 - 4:00am
Jack Jimmy, Darlene Jimmy

Fifty-five years after Tootsie Jimmy-Charlie was found dead in a Whitehorse dump, RCMP acknowledge their investigation was flawed.

Team Haudenosaunee plays lacrosse for more than just the game

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 13, 2022 - 4:00am
Team Haudenosaunee in WJLC Action vs. Poland

Team Haudenosaunee and five other nations are competing in Winnipeg this week at the World Junior Lacrosse Championships.

Métis artist has beadwork stolen from Canada Post mailbox in Winnipeg

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 12, 2022 - 9:52pm
Metis beader Jessie Pruden

Métis beader Jessie Pruden — known as Bead 'n Butter — is heartbroken after parcels containing her handmade earrings were stolen from a Canada Post mailbox.

The First Native American Woman Is Headed To Space

POWWOWS.COM - August 12, 2022 - 7:41pm

The First Native American Woman Is Headed To SpaceNicole Aunapu Mann will make history next month as she becomes the first Native American woman to fly into space. Mann, who is enrolled in the Wailacki of the Round Valley Indian Tribes in Northern California, will lift off aboard.....

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Friday, August 19, 2022 – Live at the Santa Fe Indian Market Centennial (Part 2)

NATIVE AMERICA CALLING - August 12, 2022 - 6:55pm

Artists from hundreds of Native nations are tending to their booths in the streets of Santa Fe, selling works they’ve labored for months to prepare. SWAIA’s Santa Fe Indian Market has come a long way in 100 years. We’ll hear from the artists, designers and organizers to get a feel for what’s in store for the next century.

Thursday, August 18, 2022 – Live at the 100th Santa Fe Indian Market

NATIVE AMERICA CALLING - August 12, 2022 - 6:44pm

It survived the Termination Era, The Depression, a World War, and, most recently, a pandemic. The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts marks the 100th Santa Fe Indian Market, a place to buy works directly from artists, to experience the creative vision of Native designers, and watch films by Indigenous filmmakers. We’ll get a rundown of this year’s Market and review the evolution of this major achievement of Native creativity and commerce.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 – Turning around threats to salmon

NATIVE AMERICA CALLING - August 12, 2022 - 6:43pm

Host: Shawn Spruce

A federal court ruling has implications for Southeast Alaska commercial salmon fishing. The ruling says federal fisheries officials neglected to consider dwindling orca populations when approving Chinook salmon harvests. At the same time, tribes in the Pacific Northwest are putting additional pressure on federal officials to come up with a sustainable plan for endangered salmon in the Snake River system. Wednesday on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce gets updates on trouble spots for salmon.

Obama-Era Coal Policy Reignited Pending Fed Review

LAW360 (Native feed) - August 12, 2022 - 6:39pm
A Montana federal judge Friday reinstated a halt on federal coal leasing that was imposed by the Obama administration and then gutted by the Trump administration, saying a federal review needs to be completed to analyze the environmental effects of rolling back the moratorium.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 – The legacy of Elvis for Native Americans

NATIVE AMERICA CALLING - August 12, 2022 - 6:39pm

During his peak, Elvis Presley’s appeal crossed cultural boundaries. His profound popularity continues to resonate with many Native Americans, including a handful who are Elvis impersonators. On the anniversary of his death in 1977, we’ll check in with Elvis fans about what the King of Rock and Roll means to them these many years later.

'It was my moment,' says wrestler who won Nunavut's 1st Canada Summer Games gold

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 12, 2022 - 6:12pm
Eekeeluak Avalak

When Eekeeluak Avalak won Nunavut’s first gold medal at the Canada Summer Games, he says he channeled strength from his coach, his family, his territory and his ancestors.

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