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10,245 Indigenous Remains Reported at University of Alabama

September 7, 2022 - 4:14pm

The University of Alabama has more than 10,000 Native American human remains in its possession, according to a federal notice published by the National Park Service last week.

U.S. Dept. of Commerce Announces More than $7 Million to Tribal Communities

September 7, 2022 - 8:51am

WASHINGTON — The Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma and the Fort Apache Indian Reservation in Arizona have been awarded $7.8 million in funding from The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA).

Triple Shooting Leaves One Dead in Cherokee Nation Capital

September 6, 2022 - 2:46pm

TAHLEQUAH, Okla.— Law enforcement agencies today confirmed a triple shooting that left one person dead and two injured in the Cherokee Nation capital on Labor Day. 

Tribal Business News Round-up: Sept. 6, 2022

September 6, 2022 - 2:35pm

This week's Tribal Business News roundup includes a report on a California tribe turning its climate-forward emergency preparedness into an economic opportunity and an Alaskan-Native corporation announcing plans to develop a new tourism-oriented pier on donated land in Juneau. As well, the federal Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program continues to award millions for high-speed internet in Indian Country.

James Smith Cree Nation Mass Stabbing Suspect Found Dead; Other Suspect is Still At Large

September 5, 2022 - 6:51pm

One of two brothers allegedly connected with the mass stabbing deaths of 10 people and injuries of 18 others, has been found dead. 

10 Dead; 15 Others Injured in Multiple Stabbings On or Near James Smith Cree Nation in Saskatchewan

September 4, 2022 - 9:31pm

Breaking News. The James Smith Cree Nation, located near Weldon, Saskatchewan, was hit with an horrific tragedy early Sunday that left at least 10 people dead with several others injured by stabbings at 13 different locations on tribal land and in Weldon. 

Native News Weekly (September 4, 2022): D.C. Briefs

September 3, 2022 - 11:53pm

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 during recently.

Truth and Healing Commission Boarding School Policies Act Webinar on Sept. 13

September 2, 2022 - 1:33pm


On Sept.13, The Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition is hosting an informational webinar on the Truth and Healing Commission Boarding School Policies Act.

INTERVIEW: Mary Peltola Set to Become First Alaska Native in Congress

September 2, 2022 - 8:27am

Mary Peltola made history on Wednesday when she became the first Alaska Native woman elected to Congress. 

National Walk to Free Leonard Peltier Kicks Off in Minneapolis

September 1, 2022 - 12:38pm

MINNEAPOLIS—The American Indian Movement (AIM) Grand Governing Council hosted a rally yesterday in Cedar Field Park to kick off a 15-week national walk demanding the release of Leonard Peltier. 

Alaska Native Mary Peltola Makes History by Winning Congressional Seat in Alaska

August 31, 2022 - 10:07pm

Breaking News. History was made on Wednesday when Alaska Native Mary Peltola, a Democrat, was elected to fill Alaska's congressional at-large seat that has been vacant since longtime Congressman Don Young died unexpectedly in March, 2022. 

American Indian Movement Joins Long Walk to Pressure California Governor to Sign Agriculture Bill

August 30, 2022 - 1:15pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The national and local chapters of the American Indian Movement (AIM) joined the United Farm Workers (UFW) on a 24-day “March for the Governor’s Signature” to encourage California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) to sign Assembly Bill 2183, which provides farmworkers more opportunities to vote in elections.

Indigenous Culture Celebrated at Minnesota State Fair

August 29, 2022 - 5:56pm

SAINT PAUL, Minn.—The Minnesota State Fair opened to thousands of attendees last week, kicking off the popular annual 12-day event to celebrate all things Minnesotan, including Indigenous people and culture.

School bus heading to Window Rock rear-ended, leaving one student dead and several injured

August 29, 2022 - 5:37pm

A Holbrook Indian School student was killed and six others were injured on Sunday morning when a semi-truck rear-ended a school bus that was taking them to Window Rock, Arizona, on a field trip.

Montana’s nine-day election laws trial concludes

August 27, 2022 - 1:19pm

In the trial’s final days, courtroom debate turned to the origins of the state’s three new voting laws and the case’s ties to broader conspiracies about voter fraud.

INTERVIEW: Astronaut Nicole Mann is Ready to Become the First Native Woman in Space

August 27, 2022 - 12:35pm

NASA astronaut Nicole Mann is set to become the first Native American woman in space, with a launch date no earlier than Oct. 3. 

Utah Sues Biden Over Move to Restore Bears Ear, Grand Staircase-Escalante

August 25, 2022 - 5:26pm

On Wednesday, the state of Utah and several of its officials, including Governor Spencer Cox and Attorney General Sean D. Reyes, sued the Biden administration in federal court over the president’s executive action last year to restore two national monuments that were formerly reduced by President Donald Trump.

Wounded Knee Massacre ‘Tarnishes’ Integrity of Medal of Honor

August 25, 2022 - 1:32pm

When Rep. Kaiali’i Kahele, a lieutenant colonel in the Hawaii Air National Guard, thinks about the men, women, and children massacred by the U.S. Army more than a century ago at Wounded Knee, it brings home memories of other wrongs.

Federal report: Zinke violated ‘duty of candor’

August 25, 2022 - 12:00pm

The Interior Department’s inspector general found that Zinke misrepresented his communications with lobbyists and others leading up to a decision on a tribal gaming compact in Connecticut.

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Band’s Tribal College Becomes University

August 25, 2022 - 10:02am

HAYWARD, Wisc.— After 40 years, a northern Wisconsin tribal community college has a new name, expanded mission and two newly accredited master’s degree programs offered by the school.