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National Congress of American Indians CEO Takes Leave of Absence Days Before the Organization's Mid-Year Convention

June 12, 2022 - 12:19am

The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) announced late Saturday night that its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dante Desiderio (Sappony Tribe) is observing an administrative leave of absence, effective Friday, June 10, 2022.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez Among Delegation to Greet President Joe Biden in New Mexico

June 11, 2022 - 11:49pm

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez had the honor and privilege of joining New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, U.S. Senators Ben Ray Luján and Martin Heinrich, Representatives Melanie Stansbury and Teresa Leger Fernández, FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell, and others in welcoming United States President Joe Biden to the state of New Mexico on Saturday.

Cherokee Nation Signs Historic Self-Governance Agreement with the U.S. DOT

June 8, 2022 - 9:16am

TAHLEQUAH, Okla.  — The Cherokee Nation signed an historic self-governance agreement with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on Tuesday. The pact allows one of Indian Country’s largest tribes to plan and oversee its own road construction planning and transit projects without having to seek federal permission and oversight over projects.

‘Just Get in Those Spaces’ — Muckleshoot Indian Woman Ready to Summit Mount Rainier  

June 7, 2022 - 4:38pm

Rachel Heaton spent much of her adolescence in the shadow of Mount Rainier, a massive snow-capped peak jutting from the earth beside her home on the Muckleshoot Indian Reservation in Washington state.

Native Pride: Wilma Mankiller Quarter Released on Cherokee Nation

June 7, 2022 - 8:15am

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — More than 500 people, including the current Cherokee Nation leader, a former U.S. poet laureate, and the century’s most prominent feminist, showed up at the Cherokee Casino in Tahlequah, Okla. on Monday morning for the release of the 2022 Wilma Mankiller Quarter.

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police Rescues Six in Failed Smuggling Attempt

June 6, 2022 - 4:36pm

In late April, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police, tipped by U.S. Border Patrol agents, rescued and detained six Indian nationals in a sinking boat as they attempted to illegally enter the United States from Canada.

Native News Weekly (June 5, 2022): D.C. Briefs

June 5, 2022 - 9:36pm

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 the past week.

WATCH: Native Bidaské with Author, Commentator Alyssa London about Instilling Pride in Native Youth

June 5, 2022 - 7:09pm

Alyssa London joined Native News Online on this week’s Native Bidaské (Spotlight). London is a previous Miss Alaska USA in 2017, and also was a Top 10 finalist in the Miss USA Pageant that same year. She is a NBC News contributor and is also the founder and chief storyteller at Culture Story. London also wrote a children's book titled “The Journey of the Freckled Indian.”

Tribal Police Official Shot and Killed During Traffic Stop on Fort Apache Reservation

June 4, 2022 - 11:09am

Tragedy hit the Fort Apache Indian Reservation, home of the White Mountain Apache, on Thursday during a traffic stop. White Mountain Apache police officer Adrian Lopez, Sr., 35, died as the result of the gunfire during the traffic stop.

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland Tests Positive for COVID-19

June 2, 2022 - 9:23pm

U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, a tribal citizen of the Laguna Pueblo, took to social media to announce she has tested positive for COVID-19. 

Diné Activist, Filmmaker and Author Pearl Daniel-Means Dies at 62

May 31, 2022 - 9:53pm

Pearl Daniel-Means, a renowned Diné filmmaker, activist and writer, passed away on Monday, May 30 according to her business partner Shannon Kring. Daniel-Means was 62. The cause of her death has not been disclosed by her family.

Tara Katuk Sweeney, former assistant secretary for Indian Affairs, focuses on collaboration in bid for Alaska at-large seat in the U.S. House

May 31, 2022 - 3:46pm

The passing of Congressman Don Young left a vacant Alaska at-large seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Forty-seven candidates – four are Alaska Native – run in a special election to fill the pick-one primary for the interim seat. The top four candidates will then run-off in ranked-choice voting that will determine the winning candidate.

Tsotsiles and Zoques March for Peace, Security and Justice

May 30, 2022 - 11:45am

Faced with the growing wave of violence experienced by various municipalities in the Los Bosques region and the northern zone in Chiapas, Zoque and Tsotzile peoples joined in a massive march for peace, which had the Mirador de Rayón as its starting point.

Native News Weekly (May 29, 2022): D.C. Briefs

May 29, 2022 - 5:22pm

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 the past week.

Rapid City Hotel Owner Arrested Following Altercation with Native American Protestors

May 27, 2022 - 10:04pm

The hotel owner who banned Native Americans from her property in South Dakota two months ago was arrested today for assaulting protesters at a demonstration organized by NDN Collective. 

Native Bidaské with Chef Sean Sherman

May 27, 2022 - 10:42am

On this week’s Native Bidaské (Spotlight), Chef Sean Sherman joined Native News Online staff for a discussion about his work in revitalizing Indigenous food systems as a Native chef, as well as the harmful legacy of residential and Indian boarding schools. 

This Day in History: The Mystic Massacre

May 25, 2022 - 3:21pm

On this day, May 26th, some 385 years ago, the Pequot Tribe was devastated by an attack instigated by the English Puritans and their Native allies. This massacre was one of the many attacks by the Puritans during a three-year war, but it was the Pequot’s first defeat.

Native American Model Quannah Chasinghorse Receives Standing Ovation at 2022 RES

May 25, 2022 - 11:10am

LAS VEGAS —  Quannah Chasinghorse (Hän Gwich’in and Sicangu Oglala Lakota)  made a surprise visit Tuesday to the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development’s 2022 Reservation Economic Summit (RES), where she was an immediate hit.

Representation Matters: Tlingit Woman Joins NBC News as Contributor on Native issues

May 23, 2022 - 1:44pm

Aylssa London is a multi-talented Tlingit woman. A Stanford University graduate, a former Miss Alaska and an author, London will now give Indian Country some much-needed national media coverage as a contributor to NBC News. 

Native News Weekly (May 22, 2022): D.C. Briefs

May 22, 2022 - 7:23pm

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 the past week.