LATEST GLOBAL INDIGENOUS NEWS
Boyd Of The Association Of American Indian Farmers Comments On Biden's Broken Promise For Native American Farmers'
Researchers with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game have killed 452 Yukon River Chinook to examine them for ichthyophonus, a disease-causing pathogen that may be causing salmon to die mid-migration. The study comes during the smallest run ever recorded.
A Native woman who went missing in Canada has been found safe in the U.S. and is now facing charges in both countries.
Police accuse Dawn Walker of faking her own disappearance along with her 7-year-old son.
Walker was reported missing more than two weeks ago in Saskatoon.
Police say multiagency searches were conducted and evidence led to a wide-reaching investigation tracing Walker and her son to the U.S. Walker was located last week in Oregon and taken into custody.
She’s now facing felony and misdemeanor charges in the U.S. including false use of identification of another person.
Charges in Canada include abduction and public mischief.
Walker sent a handwritten statement to CBC News saying she left Saskatoon fearing for their safety and was failed by the justice system and child protection.
She didn’t name the person she was fleeing, but has previously made domestic violence allegations against her ex, the son’s father, the CBC reports.
During a press conference this week streamed live by APTN National News, reporters asked Saskatoon Police if domestic violence was involved and was part of the investigation.
Deputy Chief Randy Huisman: “I can say two things in regards to that. Number one, it may or not play into this investigation. And number two, is any potential or any previous allegations made by Dawn Walker were thoroughly investigated and no charges resulted as a result of those investigations.”
Walker had her first court appearance this week in the U.S. Canadian officials are working on extradition.
She could face additional charges in Canada as the criminal investigation continues.
Her son was placed with a legal guardian and returned to Canada last week.
Meanwhile, Walker’s family and supporters are rallying for her return to Canada.
They’re raising funds for her legal defense.
A fundraiser says she’s a published author, playwright, community leader, and advocate for the rights of Indigenous women, families, and communities.
Molina Healthcare of New Mexico is offering traditional healing, counseling, and support services to people impacted by the Gallup parade incident last week, when a SUV drove through the city’s intertribal ceremonial night parade.
Molina is offering the support services in partnership with a Navajo nonprofit dedicated to traditional teachings and ceremonies.
The healthcare is being offered for free to both Molina members and non-members.
Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial events are continuing through the weekend, including a day parade on Saturday.
City officials announced this week a new parade route to help ensure safety of participants and spectators.
The parade downtown will be closed off with no parking access.
The annual ceremonial events celebrate Indigenous culture.
The night parade is a fan favorite and was tainted by an alleged drunk driver who plowed through parade barricades hitting several people.
Molina Behavioral Health Crisis Line 855-597-1427.
The state of New Mexico offers a 24/7 lifeline for emotional, mental, or substance use distress by dialing 988 or 988nm.org.
The Interior Department on Tuesday announced members of the Advisory Committee on Reconciliation in Place Names.
The group will help identify and recommend changes to derogatory terms used in places across the U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland is leading efforts to change derogatory names.
The agency is engaging with tribes, state and local governments, and the public.
The people named to the committee represent tribes, tribal organizations, and Native Hawaiian organizations – and include expertise in civil rights, history, geography, and anthropology.
Members from federal agencies are also part of the committee.
The 17-member committee is expected to meet in the coming months and will then meet about two to four times a year.
Meetings will be open to the public and announced in the Federal Register.
A separate task force was previously created by Sec. Haaland and is focusing on changing a derogatory word used against Native women, which includes hundreds of places within federal lands.
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To develop the Ring of Fire and build more mines to extract critical minerals the Ontario government will need to consult with First Nations the “right way,” said the grand council chief of the Anishinabek Nation.
Wab Kinew's YA novel The Everlasting Road tackles grief by way of the supernatural — read an excerpt now
See the cover and read an excerpt! Wab Kinew's latest book is the follow up to his YA fantasy debut Walking in Two Worlds. The Everlasting Road will be available on Jan. 10, 2023.
The summer of 2022 is shaping up to be a bumper season for both pink and sockeye salmon in British Columbia rivers, with one veteran Indigenous fisherman reporting the biggest catches of sockeye in decades.
Indigenous women living off-reserve across Canada tend to have poorer physical and mental health than Indigenous men, according to research published by an economist at the University of British Columbia Okanagan campus (UBCO) in Kelowna.
The family of Noelle O'Soup, a 14-year-old Indigenous girl whose remains were found in a Vancouver apartment, says B.C.'s Ministry of Children and Family Development and police neglected her before and after her death, failing to inform the family when she disappeared and when her remains were identified.
Edmonton residents concerned that a gondola station may disrupt traditional burial grounds — and their ancestors' remains — near the Rossdale power plant are planning to speak at city hall on Wednesday.
Mercedes Rabesca brought parka maker and artist Dorathy Wright to Behchokǫ̀ for a special sewing workshop. In just a few days, 10 people finished their parka projects, and are already inspired for their next sewing projects.
Announcing: The Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club Higher Education Scholarship
Recipients for the upcoming 2022-2023 academic year are:
Dawson Arnett from Shawnee will be attending Connors State College
Carson Draeger from Chelsea will be attending the University of Central Oklahoma
Hannah Henson from Tulsa will be attending Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
Chas McClain from Stilwell will be attending Northeastern State University
Rayna Rock from Muskogee will be attending Murray State College, Tishomingo, OK
Samantha Stipe from Claremore will be attending Northeastern State University
Erica Taylor from Pryor will be attending The University of Tulsa
Kylea Terrell-Ohl from Muskogee will be attending Connors State College
Emily Ward from Locust Grove will be attending Oklahoma State University
Remington Ward from Locust Grove will be attending Oklahoma State University
Mahayla Baccus from Tulsa - RSU - Foreman Faulkner Scholarship Endowment
Cloe Dennis from Claremore - RSU - Foreman Faulkner Scholarship Endowment
Caleb Wisdom from Chelsea - RSU - Foreman Faulkner Scholarship Endowment
Jasper Rader from Claremore - RSU - Foreman Faulkner Scholarship Endowment
Rachel McKisick from Catoosa - OSU - Dawson-Nelson Akanadi Endowed Scholarship
Tiffany Stover from Nowata is the recipient of the Imogene King Crutchfield Scholarship and will be attending Northeast Technology Center in Pryor.
Jaxon Collins from Roland is a recipient of the Cherokee Nation Foundation, Indian
Women’s Pocahontas Club Higher Education Scholarship
The Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club sponsor ten (10) Cherokee students, male or female, enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education (college, university, or career tech school), with an $800.00 per academic year scholarship.
Join us in congratulating these outstanding students and wishing them success in their academic endeavors.
The Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club will also be hosting our annual “Hats off to Will Rogers” birthday tribute, wreath laying ceremony and tour at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore, OK on November 5, 2022. Open to the Public. Mark your calendars. For more information contact Ollie at 918-760-7499.
Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club
Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs were greeted by Winnipeg Indigenous leaders on Tuesday, as they passed through Manitoba to spread awareness about their battle for land sovereignty back in B.C.
New Indigenous-led, trauma-informed community support and safety project launches in Osborne Village
A new Indigenous-led community safety project will be hitting the streets in Winnipeg's Osborne Village neighbourhood this week.