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Photos: Potawatomi Gathering 2022 on Hannahville Indian Reservation

July 30, 2022 - 12:29am

HANNAHVILLE INDIAN RESERVATION — Over 2,000 individuals from 11 Potawatomi nations are gathering this week in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula at the Hannahville Indian Reservation, near Escanaba, Mich. for the Potawatomi Gathering 2022.

Chief Wilton Littlechild talks about why he gave Pope Francis a Headdress

July 29, 2022 - 5:20pm

Brandi Morin, an award-winning Cree, Iroquois, and French journalist, interviewed Chief Wilton Littlechild to talk about why he gifted Pope Francis a headdress. 

Double Homicide on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation

July 28, 2022 - 9:52am

On Saturday, July 23, two Lakota men were fatally shot after attending the Oceti Sakowin Fest 2022 in Eagle Butte on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. 

Closing the Circle

July 28, 2022 - 12:00am

Descending from the sky, the remote village of Old Harbor, Alaska, appears in vivid color, dwarfed between a screaming-green mountainside and a spit of ocean. Anastasia Ashouwak was away at Indian boarding school for 121 years before the wheels of our propeller plane carrying her remains touch down in early July.

Pope Francis Visits Québec, Apologizes Again; Does not Hear Indigenous People in Attendance

July 27, 2022 - 9:46pm

Pope Francis landed in Québec City, Québec, on Wednesday afternoon, on the second stop of his apology tour to Indidgenous Peoples across Canada for the “evil committed by so many Christians” during the residential boarding school era.

FBI works with to Improve Reporting of Missing Indigenous Persons in New Mexico, Navajo Nation

July 27, 2022 - 10:40am

The FBI, in an effort to address the crisis of missing or murdered Indigenous persons, is releasing a list of more than 170 Native Americans it has verified as missing throughout New Mexico and the Navajo Nation.

Native Bidaské with Matt Roberson

July 26, 2022 - 5:31pm

On last week’s edition of Native Bidaské, Executive Director for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, Department of Athletic Regulation, Matt Roberson, joined Native News Online’s Levi Rickert and Darren Thompson. 

First Nations Chief reacts to Pope’s Apology: What was Missing

July 26, 2022 - 3:48pm

Almost exactly a year after the Lower Kootenay Band in British Columbia announced its discovery of 182 unmarked graves near a former Indian residential school, the leader of the institution that operated that school apologized to Indigenous Peoples on Canadian soil. 

Neilson Powless, Nairo Quintana show Indigenous Strength at the 2022 Tour de France

July 26, 2022 - 12:06pm

Each year the Tour de France delivers a unique story in professional cycling. Much of the world witnessed Native American rider Neilson Powless (Oneida) blossom in cycling’s most celebrated race. Powless was the top American rider in the Tour and continues to be the highest-ranked American rider in the sport. 

READ: The Apology of Pope Francis

July 26, 2022 - 10:44am

This is the apology of Pope Francis, read on July25, 2022, in Alberta, Canada. Read the apology in other languages on the Vatican News website

Christian Mission Ousted from Pine Ridge Indian Reservation after Distribution of Hate Materials

July 25, 2022 - 6:23pm

On Friday, July 22, the Oglala Sioux Tribe and its President, Kevin Killer, issued a statement demanding that the Jesus is King Mission leave the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation after pamphlets were distributed that promoted that Jesus, not Tunkasila (a Lakota word for Creator), is the “true god.” 

Pope Francis Apologizes for "Evil" Committed by Christians against Indigenous Peoples

July 25, 2022 - 5:24pm

On Monday, seated on a stage in Alberta, Canada, before thousands of residential school survivors and their descendants, Pope Francis returned a pair of a child’s moccasins that have “kept alive [his] sense of sorrow, indignation and shame,” for the Catholic Church’s role in Canada’s Indian residential school system.

Indian Country Responds to Pope Francis Receiving a Headdress During ‘Pilgrimage of Penance’

July 25, 2022 - 4:24pm

Pope Francis was gifted a traditional headdress by Chief Wilton Littlechild after delivering an apology for the role the Catholic Church played in Canada’s residential schools. Pope Francis wore the headdress briefly and did not speak while wearing it. It’s the first public apology by the leader of the Catholic Church. 

Tim Giago, Oglala Lakota Publisher and Trailblazer for Modern Indigenous Journalism, Walks On

July 25, 2022 - 4:12pm

Tim Giago, publisher, activist, writer, reporter, editor, organizer, friend, and relative, passed away at the Monument Hospital in Rapid City on Sunday, July 24 at 8:34 am. He was 88.

NCAI’s Open Letter to Pope Francis on Indian Residential Schools

July 25, 2022 - 2:53pm

Washington, D.C. | Today, thousands of residential school survivors and their relatives gathered at the site of former Ermineskin Indian Residential School in Maskwacis, Canada, as Pope Francis issued a formal apology for the Catholic Church’s role in the atrocities and cultural genocide caused by Canada’s residential school system.

Native News Weekly (July 17, 2022): D.C. Briefs

July 24, 2022 - 9:19am

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 Leaders Support Cannabis Legislation Introduced in the US Senate

July 23, 2022 - 2:17pm

Legislation to decriminalize, regulate and tax cannabis was introduced on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 by three United States senators. The bill, the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act (CAOA), was introduced on Wednesday, July 21, 2022 by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ).

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe to Host World Title Fight, Live on ESPN

July 23, 2022 - 12:22pm

Hinckley, Minn. — On Saturday, July 23, the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe is hosting a world title boxing match between two-time world title challenger Joet Gonzalez and junior featherweight world champion Isaac Dogboe at the Grand Casino Hinckley. The fighters are dueling for the World Boxing Council (WBC) featherweight world title eliminator on ESPN+ in a ten-round main event that is being regulated by the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe’s Department of Athletic Regulation

Republican Calls Minnesota Lieutenant Governor ‘Savage’

July 22, 2022 - 3:59pm

SAINT PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan was recently targeted by a GOP opponent for lieutenant governor, Matt Birk. Birk referred to her as “savage.” Flanagan is a citizen of White Earth Band of Ojibwe.

Department of Interior Continues Work to Remove Derogatory Word from Federal Lands

July 22, 2022 - 12:00pm

On Friday, July 22, the Department of Interior announced that its Derogatory Geographic Names Task Force has finalized its review of more than 660 geographic places that have the name “squaw.” The task force was established by Secretary’s Order 3404 in February, where Secretary of the Interior Debra Haaland declared “squaw” a derogatory term.