Photo Illustration by Thomas Levinson/The Daily Beast/FXFor three beautifully honest seasons, we’ve watched Reservation Dogs deftly depict modern Native American life in a way never before seen in TV or film. The nuanced storytelling—courtesy of an all-Indigenous team of writers, directors, and regular actors—captivated audiences from the time it premiered in 2021 and earned creators Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi many accolades, including a Peabody Award and a Golden Globe nod. But for Native
Led by the Bay Mills Indian Community, more than 60 tribal nations from Indian Country have weighed in on Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s lawsuit to move the Line 5 oil pipeline from the the heart of the Great Lakes. The Tribes submitted an amicus brief supporting Nessel’s claims and asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit to remand Nessel v. Enbridge to state court, a move opposed by the Canadian giant Enbridge, which owns Line 5.
During the Vietnam War, American Special Forces sought out the help of the Indigenous Montagnard peoples of Vietnam.
‘We are in dark times’ | Reeling from Four Overdose Deaths in Four Days, Lummi Nation Calls for Urgent Action
Early last week, Evelyn Jefferson (Lummi) was hanging doses of Narcan — the life-saving opioid reversal drug — from trees in a homeless encampment in Bellingham, Washington, near the Lummi Nation. Jefferson, a crisis outreach supervisor for Lummi Nation, spends much of her time these days supporting tribal members who live in the homeless encampment and use opioids. A few weeks earlier, authorities had seized 70,000 fentanyl pills at the encampment.
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Access to clean drinking water is often a challenge in tribal and rural communities, but solar technologies are among the ideas to help Arizonans.
Fueled by the demands of hard-right House Republicans, the federal government appears to be heading towards a shutdown at the end of the month, which marks the end of the federal government’s fiscal year. Every year, Congress is supposed to pass 12 different spending bills that fund the government once signed by the president. When there is a lack of progress and the deadline is near, sometimes Congress will pass a temporary extension called a continuing resolution that allows the federal government to keep operating until a specified time.
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Land trusts in Oregon are beginning to transform toward models based on Indigenous values and leadership.
The story of Ohio's ancient Native complex and its long journey for recognition as a World Heritage site
Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks in Ohio was added to UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites on Sept. 19, 2023. The eight mound complexes that received this designation are spread across central and southern Ohio and were built between the beginning of the common era and the 12th century. The mounds are marvels of Indigenous science and astronomy, which helped Native Americans organize everything from cycles of planting and hunting to their ritual calendar. But two of the mound complexes, Newark an
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More than 728,000 Oklahomans in rural and tribal areas don't have access to affordable and high-speed internet.
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A Morongo tribal officer shot and killed a man; the police department says the man was armed and had confronted officers.
Taiwan hopes to deploy at least two new, domestically developed submarines by 2027, and possibly equip later models with missiles, to strengthen deterrence against the Chinese navy and protect key supply lines, the head of the program said. Taiwan, which China claims as its own territory, has made the indigenous sub program a key part of an ambitious project to modernise its armed forces as Beijing stages almost daily military exercises to assert its sovereignty. President Tsai Ing-wen, who init
Support for a referendum to constitutionally recognise Australia's Indigenous people slipped further, with the landmark proposal set to fail in a national vote roughly three weeks away, two opinion polls showed on Monday. Support for a "Voice to Parliament", an Indigenous committee to advise parliament on matters affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people, fell to 33%, down 15 points since May, the Australian Financial Review (AFR)/Freshwater poll showed. Despite the Anthony Albanese-led Labor government's campaign drive to win undecided voters, opposition to the referendum rose three points to 56%, a Newspoll conducted for The Australian newspaper showed.
Native American protesters at the Black Hills, now the site of Mount Rushmore. Micah Garen/Getty ImagesIn many parts of what is now the United States, communities have in recent years replaced Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day. Celebrating Indigenous cultures every October is important. But in this moment when the U.S. is reckoning with legacies of racism and colonialism, many Indigenous nations call for something more – the return of ancestral lands. Having spoken to Native Americans act
At the same time, it saves the nation critical dollars by giving an easy way for Cherokees to provide their most up-to-date contact information. The accurate, timely information provided by the Phoenix was crucial for Cherokee families and communities to receive updates on public health and recovery efforts. The Cherokee Phoenix newspaper has been a stalwart source of information for Cherokee people since its establishment in 1828.
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. Chairman of the Water and Power Subcommittee of the Energy and Natural Resource Committee Ron Wyden, Chairman of the Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife Subcommittee of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee Alex Padilla, and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Brian Schatz today announced they will hold coordinated hearings on water access challenges in America.
Last month, three young artists from the Pueblo of Zuni had the opportunity to share their culture, history and traditional arts with the public through the Grand Canyon Cultural Demonstration Program. All three young people participated in the Zuni Youth Enrichment Project’s Emerging Artist Apprenticeship program, and Harris and Tsalate also completed the Advanced Artist Apprenticeship program.
California Assemblymember James C. Ramos (D-San Bernardino), the first and only California Native American elected to the legislature, received an award from the California Native American Heritage Commission for serving as the longest serving chair. Ramos is a member of the Serrano/Cahuilla tribe and former chairman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. Ramos received the award on Thursday night at the California Tribal Chairpersons Association.
Lily Gladstone Tempers Optimism About Native American Progress in Hollywood: ‘Nobody Is Going to Hand an Osage Filmmaker $200 Million’
Gladstone credited Martin Scorsese's "allyship" for ensuring that the Osage story was told accurately in "Killers of the Flower Moon."
Members of the 25th Navajo Nation Council met with United States Treasurer Marilynn “Lynn” Malerba (Mohegan Tribe) on Wednesday in Washington, D.C. Representing the Navajo Nation Council were Delegates Vince James, Germaine Simonson, Eugenia Charles-Newton, and Nathan Notah. Malerba was appointed in June 2022 by President Joe Biden.
The Anawakalmekak International University Preparatory of North America and Tzicatl Community Development Corporation celebrated a historic moment on Friday, September 22, 2023, as 12 acres of land were officially returned to the Gabrielino Shoshone Nation of Southern California, the original custodians of this land. The event represents the largest land restoration to an Indigenous tribe in the history of Los Angeles. “Today’s return is an important victory for returning land stolen from Indigenous peoples,” Marcos Aguilar, executive director of Anahuacalmecac International University Preparatory of North America (AIUP).
Hundreds of protesters rallied in Sydney on Saturday against a plan to adapt Australia's constitution to enshrine Indigenous rights, ahead of a referendum next month.But the plan for constitutional change to give Indigenous people more of a say in policies that affect their communities appears to be in deep trouble.
The charismatic leader of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana, Chairman and CEO Marshall Pierite, launched his bid to be president of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) on Friday. The election will be held during NCAI’s 80th Annual Convention and Marketplace in New Orleans, Louisiana from November 12 - 17, 2023. The new president will take over the leadership of NCAI that was founded in 1944 from current President Fawn Sharp, who is term-limited.
The U.S. Department of the Interior's Indian Affairs made the announcement on late Friday afternoon in a press release. Last year, Secretary Haaland launched the Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative to shed light on the troubled history of Federal Indian boarding school policies and their legacy for Indigenous Peoples. The Interior Department also postponed a trip Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland (Laguna Pueblo) and Bureau of Land Management Director Tracy Stone-Manning planned in California to highlight President Biden’s Investing in America agenda and efforts to make Western communities more resilient to drought and wildfire in the wake of the climate crisis.
Florida State’s October 21, 2023 Homecoming game against Duke will be the first “Seminole Heritage” football game and while the team won’t wear turquoise game jerseys the coaches will don turquoise sideline apparel. The FSU basketball team was the first to wear the color in 2013 and every year thereafter has honored the Seminole Tribe by wearing the turquoise jersey for at least one game. “Florida State makes a distinct departure from its traditional school colors to don turquois Nike N7 uniforms to stand for the importance of bringing sport and physical activity to Native American and Aboriginal youth,” a university press release explained.
The three women allegedly claimed indigenous status to claim benefits and scholarships.