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Navajo Code Talkers Museum Breaks Ground, Builds Anticipation

August 15, 2022 - 10:45pm

On Sunday, the 40th annual celebration of Navajo Code Talkers Day was especially sweet, as the Navajo Code Talkers Museum (NCTM) broke ground in Tse Bonito, New Mexico. 

Tribal Business Round-up: Aug. 15, 2022

August 15, 2022 - 6:29pm

This week’s Tribal Business News round-up examines how the record year for tribal gaming wasn’t felt evenly throughout Indian Country, as well as new legislation to improve mortgage lending to Native Americans, and details on a handful of tribal economic development ventures and new acquisitions.

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

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.

US Park Police Intrude on Association of American Indian Physicians’ Induction Ceremony

August 12, 2022 - 9:23am

During the last weekend in July, U.S. Park Police disturbed and interrupted an induction ceremony for the Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) in Lafayette Square, Washington D.C.

Famous Dave’s Restaurants Sell for $200 Million

August 12, 2022 - 1:50am

Quebec-based MTY Food Group announced Tuesday that it is buying Minnetonka, Minn.-based BBQ Holdings Inc., the parent company of Famous Dave’s, for nearly $200 million. 

‘Largest Investment Ever’ on Climate Change Passes Senate, Including $272.5 Million for Tribes

August 11, 2022 - 2:13am

The U.S. Senate on Sunday passed the Inflation Reduction Act, which aims to lower emissions contributing to climate change, bring down prescription drug prices and address inflation. 

Indian Gaming Revenue Jumps to Record $39 Billion

August 11, 2022 - 1:15am

The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) today announced last year’s Gross Gaming Revenue (GGR) for Indian gaming establishments at the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association’s Tradeshow and Conference. The Indian gaming numbers increased 40 percent to $39 billion for fiscal year 2021 — the highest ever reported by the NIGC. 

Interior Sec. Haaland Announces Members of Advisory Committee on Reconciliation in Place Names

August 9, 2022 - 2:57pm

Using the occasion of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland (Laguna Pueblo) announced on Tuesday, August 9,  the names of the members of the Advisory Committee on Reconciliation in Place Names, a federal advisory group to help identify and recommend changes to derogatory terms still in use for places throughout the country.

Nez, Nygren Choose Running Mates in Navajo Nation Election 

August 9, 2022 - 12:10am

The two candidates running for Navajo Nation president announced their running mates on Monday, according to two reports in the Navajo Times.  

HUD Announces $221M for Tribes to Invest in Affordable Housing, Community Development

August 8, 2022 - 11:26pm

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced $221 million in funding for affordable housing and community development projects that primarily benefit low-to-moderate income individuals in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

Native News Weekly (August 7, 2022): D.C. Briefs

August 7, 2022 - 8:38pm

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.

Native Bidaské with Oglala Sioux President Kevin Killer

August 5, 2022 - 5:54pm

This Friday on Native Bidaské, Valerie Vande Panne, managing editor, welcomed Kevin Killer, the President of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. 

FBI Offers $5,000 Reward for Information on Homicide Death of Herbert Whitehorse

August 5, 2022 - 3:54pm

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the homicide of Herbert Whitehorse.

Truck Drives Through Centennial Gallup Inter-tribal Ceremonial Parade

August 5, 2022 - 12:04am

Breaking News. On a night that was meant for celebration turned into chaos at the kickoff of 100th annual Gallup Inter-tribal Ceremonial parade in downtown Gallup, New Mexico on Thursday evening when a truck aimed for the crowd of people. 

Indian Boarding Schools: Readers Ask Us #5

August 4, 2022 - 5:07pm

Your questions about Indian Boarding Schools, as answered by our team. 

Whitney Rencountre takes the Helm of Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation

August 3, 2022 - 2:20pm

On August 2nd, Whitney Rencountre took the helm of the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation as its new Chief Executive Officer. Rencountre is Hunkpati Dakota from the Crow Creek Dakota Indian Reservation and is the former Associate Director of the Indian University of North America. 

‘I want the museum up’: Samuel Sandoval Dreamed of Code-Talker Museum

August 3, 2022 - 12:52pm

SHIPROCK - Funeral services for Navajo Code Talker Samuel Sandoval will be held on Wednesday [August 3] morning at the Ryder Memorial Chapel in Farmington.

Paths Narrow for Nez and Nygren in Primary Elections

August 3, 2022 - 7:49am

WINDOW ROCK - Navajo voters across the Navajo Nation have made their choice. In the general election, Buu Nygren will challenge incumbent Jonathan Nez for the tribal presidency in November.

Road to Healing set for Pellston, Michigan

August 2, 2022 - 4:39pm

Secretary of Interior Deb Haaland and Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland are going to be making their second stop on their ‘Road to Healing Tour’ in Pellston, Michigan on Saturday, August 13.

Residential school survivor Eddy Charlie: ‘I don’t think the Pope should be here in Canada’

August 2, 2022 - 11:21am

Eddy Charlie, a survivor of Kuper Island Residential School and Cowichan Tribes member, spoke with Native News Online about his thoughts on Pope Francis’s apology for “evil committed by so many Christians against the Indigenous peoples.”