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Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Votes to Remove Blood Quantum from Enrollment Requirements

July 21, 2022 - 1:26pm

MINNESOTA—On Wednesday, 7,470 enrolled citizens of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe (MCT) voted in a non-binding referendum on whether to remove or keep the blood quantum requirement to be enrolled in the tribe, and whether the six member tribes of the MCT can determine their own membership requirements individually. 

Indian Boarding Schools: Readers Ask Us

July 21, 2022 - 11:33am

We’re compiling questions that our readers are asking us about Indian Boarding Schools and offering answers as reported by our team. 

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to Hear Testimony on Three Acts on Wednesday

July 20, 2022 - 1:23am

On Wednesday, July 20 at 2:30 p.m. EDT,  the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold a legislative hearing to receive testimony on:

Person Charged in September Fatal Accident of Paiute Filmmaker Myron Dewey

July 20, 2022 - 1:05am

Some nine months after the accidental death of award-winning filmmaker and journalist Myron Dewey (Walker River Paiute Tribe), a Nevada man has been charged with two counts that resulted in the untimely death of Dewey, who was only 49 when he passed away.

Native News Online wins Journalism Award

July 19, 2022 - 8:48pm

The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) announced today that the Native News Online team has been recognized by the 2022 National Native Media Awards.

Haaland Hosts Tribal Engagement Session on Land Protection

July 19, 2022 - 11:02am

The White House Council on Native American Affairs on Monday, July 18, held its third engagement session to hear from tribal leaders on the protection of sacred sites and treaty rights.

Tribal Business Roundup:  July 19, 2022

July 19, 2022 - 7:34am

This week, we debut a weekly round-up of stories about Native business and the Tribal economy, with reporting from our sister publication, Tribal Business News.  

Olympic Champion Billy Mills Reflects on Jim Thorpe: 'He dwelled among the gods.'

July 18, 2022 - 9:02pm

One day after the International Olympic Committee announced that it had restored two gold medals solely in Jim Thorpe’s name, Native News Online spoke with another legendary Native American athlete who earned gold on the Olympic stage: distance runner Billy Mills. 

Native Bidaské with Jared Nally

July 18, 2022 - 8:15pm

On this past weekend’s edition of Native Bidaské, Managing Editor, Valerie Vande Panne, and Publisher, Levi Rickert, welcomed Jared Nally, former editor of The Indian Leader, to discuss how a recent Supreme Court ruling impacta freedom of speech and student rights remedies at Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs). 

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

July 17, 2022 - 9:00am

WASHINGTON — This past Wednesday, Roselyn Tso (Navajo) won approval from the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, advancing her nomination to serve as director of the Indian Health Service (IHS). Her nomination is now ready for consideration by the full Senate. 

IOC Restores 1912 Olympic Gold Medals Solely to Jim Thorpe

July 15, 2022 - 10:07am

Even in death, Jim Thorpe (Sac and Fox, Potawatomi) has once again made history and proved himself “the greatest athlete in the world.” 

Kamloopa Powwow Society Under Fire After Registration Rules Dictating Blood Quantum & ‘Correct Gender’ go Viral

July 14, 2022 - 5:11pm

The Kamloopa Powwow Society is currently finding themselves at the center of outrage from Indian Country on social media after posting their rules for dancer registration to their Facebook

Sealaska Corporation Drops Blood Quantum Requirement for Enrollment

July 13, 2022 - 2:23pm

Sealaska Corporation shareholders have voted to get rid of the blood quantum requirement for enrollment. The vote was tallied at the annual shareholders' meeting June 25 in Juneau.

Activists Mobilize in Six Municipalities of Chiapas One Year after the Assassination of Simón Pedro Pérez

July 12, 2022 - 5:46pm

Thousands of parishioners from the Diocese of San Cristóbal de Las Casas ask for an end to the wave of violence that plagues the communities of the Altos, Selva and Fronteriza regions.

Interior Leaders Hear Poignant Testimonies at the Beginning of the “Road to Healing” Tour at Oklahoma Indian Boarding School

July 9, 2022 - 7:25pm

ANADARKO, Okla. — In the packed Riverside Indian School gymnasium on Saturday, July 9, 2022, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland (Laguna Pueblo) and Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland (Bay Mills Indian Community) began the Road to Healing Tour.

AFN Chiefs Vote to End Suspension of National Chief, Pass Financial Review

July 9, 2022 - 7:58am

Delegates of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) voted against continuing the suspension of National Chief RoseAnne Archibald and to heed her calls for an investigation. 

Next Week at Native News Online: Reporting from across Indian Country on Indian Boarding Schools

July 8, 2022 - 4:30pm

Native News Online reporters are traveling across Indian Country this week, reporting on Indian boarding schools. Here's what to watch out for next week at Native News Online:

Navajo Ultramarathon Runner Looks to Earn a New Belt Buckle in Death Valley

July 8, 2022 - 12:08pm

The self-described “world's toughest foot race,” the Badwater 135 Ultramarathon, begins Monday, July 11 in the Badwater Basin of California’s Death Valley. Eli Neztsosie (Navajo) is the lone Native runner in the race.

Protest Continues at Grand Gateway Hotel

July 7, 2022 - 1:49pm

RAPID CITY—The racist comments a hotel owner made has spurred regular protests at the Grand Gateway Hotel in Rapid City, South Dakota. A group of people have demonstrated outside the hotel property every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for the last 12 weeks.