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Katrina Cockney was near tears recounting the 'majestic' first beluga hunt that she embarked on alongside her husband and son.
Stone Child College officials took a trip to Houston last year and were introduced to Garcia, and have been working together since then to learn from each other.
One of the intents of the Canadian and U.S. governments in creating the boarding-residential schools was to alienate indigenous people from their ancestral lands.
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- Professionals looking to acquire increased knowledge regarding tribal finance and accounting (i.e. accountants, lawyers, bankers, etc.)
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Tribal leaders, city leaders, and state officials in New Mexico met Friday to discuss how to work together and heal the city of Gallup and surrounding reservation communities after an act of violence last week tainted the city’s annual summer celebration of Indigenous culture.
On Thursday, an SUV drove through downtown streets during the Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial night parade causing panic as people rushed to find safety.
Navajo Nation Council Delegate Amber Kanazbah Crotty was at the parade.
She’s calling on the city to update its emergency-disaster response plan, and for the city and state to deploy a crisis response team to help people deal with emotional distress from the traumatic event.
“Those children were visibly crying and shaking, those families were doing the best that they could, our elders who did not have the mobility to move quickly and as a community we supported them. And as we walked back, our veterans who were triggered who were telling us ‘I’m sorry I couldn’t stop him.’ We have to acknowledge that pain.”
Crotty says she will not be attending any more ceremonial events. Other Native leaders echoed that sentiment, saying many people do not feel safe and are hesitant to go back to Gallup.
The ceremonial will continue with events through August 14.
Gallup is also a spot where people from the Navajo Nation and Zuni Pueblo travel to for essential services.
During the more than one hour meeting, which was held both in-person and online, city, and state officials vowed to work on responding to the incident and look at future emergency response plans.
New Mexico State Police announced it will have an increased presence at ceremonial events and is encouraging the public to report any concerning activity to police.
The driver from last week’s incident at the parade, Jeff Irving, was arrested and is facing a number of charges including aggravated DWI.
Two passengers were also detained by police.
Police say there were no fatalities, but 15 people were injured including two police officers.
With new voting maps for Montana’s Legislature to be revealed soon, Native communities are being encouraged to watch the process closely. Eric Tegethoff has more.
Billings-based Western Native Voice wants the Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission to respect tribal sovereignty in this process.
One of the commission’s goals is to keep communities of interest, such as tribes, intact.
Ta’jin Perez with Western Native Voice says that’s important, as well as ensuring that people in the Legislature come from these communities.
“Candidates of choice are from your community and that these communities should be able to have the opportunity to elect someone that shares their values and shares who they are and the unique history and the unique cultures of these tribal areas.”
The commission has scheduled nine public meetings so that Montanans can comment on the maps at the end of August and in September.
Perez says Montana has an independent redistricting commission and that it’s done a good job of ensuring the Legislature is proportionally representative of the population of Native Americans in the state.
He says the independent setup of the commission has many upsides, including that it’s not beholden to the governor or lawmakers.
“An entire Legislature – their voice is intended to be just as loud as that of the public because of this independent commission that we have. Other states don’t enjoy this kind of thing.”
Perez says voters should be engaged in this process.
“Representation that reflects communities as they are is important, and the only way that a body like the redistricting commission can do that is through public comment.”
The deadline for the redistricting plan is the tenth day of the 2023 legislative session.
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Dawn Walker is facing charges of parental abduction and mischief in Canada, as well as charges related to a false passport in the U.S. She is detained in the U.S.
The newest report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention paint a distressing increase in the number of overdose deaths among Native Americans. It shows Native fatalities rose 39% from 2019 to 2020. That far outpaces the increase for the population as a whole. Also, an investigative report looks into alcohol-related fatalities in the state of New Mexico and finds that, while disproportionately high, the number for Native populations is not the main driving force in the overall problem. Tuesday on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce talks with those on the frontlines of this pandemic epidemic.
Approximately 15,000 people, including students, business leaders and the public are expected to attend the first miyo-wîcîwitowin (reconciliation) Day, which will mark the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation in Regina.
'It's sharing my family story': How this Kitchener, Ont., exhibit goes beyond showcasing Indigenous art
Indigenous artists from across the province are taking part in a unique art show happening at Bingemans this month. For the artists, the Neebing Indigenous Art Fair goes beyond just showcasing their work.
WASHINGTON — In addition to articles already covered by Native News Online, here is a roundup of other news released from Washington, D.C. that impacts Indian Country recently.
The T'Sou-ke First Nation is working alongside a B.C. tech company to learn more about how climate change is affecting the waters it harvests food from.
Over 15 youth were part of a four-week camp in July in Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T., that incorporated traditional learning with science, technology, engineering and math.
Trevor Gould co-stars next to a puppet named Wowkwis in Mermaid Theatre's Animalingo, a video series for school-aged kids that the company hopes to bring to classrooms across the province.
A new collection of stories, poems and interviews reflects each contributor's love of Indigenous culture, languages, homelands and the North.
National Geographic expedition teaming up with Inuit to visit Nunavik, Que., on conservation mission
The National Geographic Society's Pristine Seas project has teamed up with Inuit elders and experts to visit areas of the North to highlight and help preserve key areas.
I had organized this trip for my kokum, out of my love for her. This was my way of thanking her for taking care of me, for taking care of all of us.