Indigenous news outlets, nonprofits drive deeper coverage

By Katie Oyan PHOENIX (AP) — Kiowa tribal member Tristan Ahtone remembers just getting started in journalism over a decade ago and pitching ideas on…

Native American confirmed as head of National Park Service

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Senate has unanimously approved the nomination of Charles “Chuck” Sams III as National Park Service director, which will make…

Fraudulent claims of indigeneity: Indigenous nations are the identity experts

By Cheryl Simon, Assistant Professor in Aboriginal and Indigenous Law, Dalhousie University There is a growing movement to identify and call-out people who have fraudulently…

Ungodly Alliance – PART II – Concrete evidence of abuse at the “Mush Hole”

WARNING: This story has disturbing details about residential and boarding schools including The Mohawk Institute (aka) The Mush Hole. The immediate source of this story…

Group sues Colorado over law banning Native American mascots

DENVER (AP) _ A North Dakota-based organization representing Native Americans sued Colorado this week for a measure banning American Indian school mascots which was passed…

Navajo Nation President Nez signs ban on indoor smoking (US-Navajo-Smoking-Ban)

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) _ The leader of the largest Native American reservation in the U.S. signed legislation Saturday to ban indoor smoking in many…

Want to reach out to an Indigenous scholar? Awesome! But first, here are 10 things to consider

By Jesse Popp, Assistant Professor, Chair in Indigenous Environmental Science, School of Environmental Studies, University of Guelph Although a wide diversity of world views exist,…

Will debt, liability and Indigenous action see the sun to set on the Ring of Fire?

By Anna Stanley, Adjunct professor, Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics, University of Guelph Noront Resources Ltd. — the company at the heart of Ontario’s…

A vote for Canada or Indigenous Nationhood? The complexities of First Nations, Metis and Inuit participation in Canadian voting

By Chadwick Cowie, Faculty Lecturer, Department of Political Science, McGill University The question of Indigenous participation in Canada’s elections is repeatedly in the news. Nunavut…

Who decides what’s essential? The importance of Indigenous ceremony during COVID 19

    By Jodi John, Ph.D. Candidate, Geography and Planning, Queen’s University, Ontario; Angela Mashford-Pringle, Assistant Professor/Associate Director, Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health, University of…