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Nebraska Governor Approves New Keystone XL Pipeline Route

Jan 24, 2013

A day after President Barack Obama highlighted climate change in his inauguration speech, Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman, a Republican, approved the new route through the state for the contested Keystone XL pipeline wending its way through the U.S. from Canada...

Alaska Natives Tackle Youth Suicide With Lessons From the Land

Jan 19, 2013

Suicide-prevention camps for Alaska Native youth can start with a bang. A loud one. Some years ago, Yup’ik mentor Keggulluk was setting up a camp in northern Alaska with the help of an at-risk teen he’d taken under his wing....

Fight Starts Anew for Violence Against Women Act

Jan 15, 2013

Native American and congressional advocates of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) are frustrated that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., held up a compromise in the waning days of the 112th Congress that would have allowed the legislation to...

Idle No More's Theresa Spence to Continue Fast

Jan 14, 2013

First Nations were split over the effectiveness of meetings between their leaders, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and a later gathering with Governor General David Johnston on Friday January 11.Attawapiskat First Nation Chief Theresa Spence boycotted the first meeting and went...

'Idle No More' Reaches Navajo Nation

Jan 11, 2013

 It's safe to say the Idle No More movement has reached the Navajo Nation and environs.Since its national day of action on Dec. 10, the movement galvanized by a 30-day hunger strike by Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence has inspired protests,...

Canadian Tribal Leader Resolute in Hunger Strike

Dec 24, 2012

Image: A Dakota group drums in honour of Chief Theresa Spence's hunger strike, as 600 people attending an Idle No More rally in Vancouver, B.C. pray for her health. (Photo: David P. Ball)As Attawapiskat First Nation chief Theresa Spence enters...

Oklahoma Schools Push to Keep Native Languages Alive

Dec 07, 2012

On September 13, the U.S. House and Senate introduced bipartisan legislation to continue funding that will help keep Native American languages alive and spoken throughout our country’s tribal communities. The Esther Martinez Native American Languages Preservation Act, first funded in...

Hopi Continues to Fight Snowbowl

Nov 26, 2012

 Citing its possible effects on a threatened plant, the Hopi Tribe is seeking an injunction to stop snowmaking with treated sewage effluent at the Arizona Snowbowl.In a complaint filed Nov. 14 in federal court in the District of Columbia, the...

Honoring Native American Veterans

Nov 12, 2012

American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Veterans have played a vital role in the United States military for over two hundred years. Recognizing their long history of distinguished service, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs produced a report seeking to...

Navajos Come Out Full Force for Obama

Nov 12, 2012

 It turned out that President Barack Obama didn't need the help of Navajo voters, winning re-election easily in Tuesday's election.But Navajo voters came out in force for the national elections and overwhelmingly supported Obama in the election.Election officials in both...

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