Indigenous

Original NAM content, youth media stories, and ethnic media articles on America's indigenous communities. For more information on NAM's coverage of indigenous populations, contact Donal Brown at dbrown [at] newamericamedia [dot] org.

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Into the Beautiful North

Mexicans Don’t Have an Illegal Immigration Hormone

New America Media, Audio, Q&A by Sandip Roy Sep 26, 2009

A conversation with Luis Alberto Urrea, author of "Into The Beautiful North" about migration, movies and Mexico.

Native American Newspaper’s Niche Keeps It Afloat

New America Media, News Report, Sarah Damian Sep 25, 2009

Founded in 1981, the Navajo-Hopi Observer is still going strong due to its unique readership, audience and news coverage.

Young Native Students Might Lose Financial Assistance

Navajo Times, News Report , Jason Begay Sep 18, 2009

When the Youth Opportunities Grant, a nine-year, $41 million project, expires, it will put to an end to the funding source that fed into the youth employment project and credit recovery program that helped nearly 1,000 high school students graduate in 2008 alone.

Southern Utes’ Innovation Fuels Colorado’s New Energy Economy

Indian Country Today, News Report, Carol Berry Sep 04, 2009

A Biofuels Piolt Plant works with the Colorado Southern Ute Tribe and to convert the algae ridden waters on the tribes land into an new source of energy, and income.

Indian Country Remembers Senator Edward Kennedy

Indian Country Today, Eulogy, Chris Stearns Aug 30, 2009

Throughout Indian Country, Kennedy was known as a leader, a fighter, and by his nickname, “the Liberal Lion of the Senate.” Kennedy leaves behind a legacy of legislative achievements that strike at nearly every facet of Native American lives.

Native Americans: A Major Force in American Agriculture

The Navajo Times, News Report , Cindy Yurth Aug 27, 2009

They may not be making much money at it, but Native Americans are a major force in American agriculture, the first accurate count of Native farmers and ranchers reveals.

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Tribe Uses Unique Strategy to Avoid Layoffs

Navajo Times, News report, Jason Begay Aug 26, 2009

The controller and Budget and Finance Committee all but guaranteed that the Navajo Nation will not lay off any employees in these final few months of the budget year.

First Nations Go Greener

Indian Country Today, News Report, Jennifer Ashawasegai Aug 20, 2009

A handful of First Nations in Canada are looking to go greener by creating a sustainable economy with partnerships in the wind energy industry.

Army of Jesus? One Man's Fight Against a U.S. Military 'Crusade'

InFocus News , News Feature , Zeyad Maasarani Aug 16, 2009

Michael "Mikey" Weinstein -- whose family boasts three generations and 130 years of combined active duty -- is challenging U.S. military chaplains who see the war on terror as a chance to convert Muslims to Christianity.

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