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Cherokee Chief urges House Speaker to think of Native American 'lifelines' threatened by government shutdowns
A leading Native American Chief has warned a looming US Government shutdown threatens “lifelines that maintain the health, cultu...
Jarred Cross 22 Feb 2024
Lily Gladstone makes history at Golden Globes as first indigenous woman nominated for Best Performance
Lily Gladstone, a Native American actress of Siksikaitsitapi and NiMiiPuu hertiage and the lead in "Killers of The Flower Moon,"...
Joseph Guenzler 14 Dec 2023
Cecilia Firethunder: five decades of struggle for her people
Cecilia Firethunder has spent decades fighting for the rights of the Ogala people of South Dakota.Ms Firethunder, 76, was the fi...
Giovanni Torre 18 Sep 2023
Casinos to clinics: a new economic frontier for Native American Tribes
The rise of Native American Tribes as major economic players has been a transformative journey, marked by innovation and diversi...
Zak Kirkup 16 Aug 2023
Red Cloud Indian School carrying on a tradition of resilience and strength
The Executive Vice President at Red Cloud Indian School on sovereign Oglala Lakota land, Tashina Banks Rama, advocates and promo...
Giovanni Torre 16 Aug 2023
Sovereignty and self-determination key to progress for Native American communities

As a child Bay Mills Indian Community (Ojibwe) member Bryan Newland suffered from tuberculosis and had to travel up to 45km to see a doctor. The experience was among many that drov...

Giovanni Torre Aug 13, 2023
Tribal leadership vital in campaign to end violence against women and children in South Dakota

For 45 years the White Buffalo Calf Women’s Society has served vulnerable women and children in South Dakota.The Society, a 5013 C non-profit programme, is located in south central...

Giovanni Torre Aug 13, 2023
Exclusive: Economic resilience and tribal sovereignty in the United States

The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) celebrates its 80th anniversary this year, with an unwavering mission of defending tribal sovereignty.  In an exclusive interview...

Zak Kirkup Aug 11, 2023
From D.C. to WA: What we can learn for our own Cultural Centre

As part of a trip funded by the United States Government, I had the fortune to recently visit the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in Washington, D.C.   When the NMA...

Zak Kirkup Aug 8, 2023
Football legend and community leader Stephen Michael to speak at Global Indigenous Youth Summit in US

Football legend Stephen Michael will be a keynote speaker at the Global Indigenous Youth Summit in South Dakota next month.An invitation was extended to the Stephen Michael Foundat...

Giovanni Torre Aug 1, 2023
US Supreme Court upholds 19th century treaty, rejects Navajo Nation's call for water access

The conservative-stacked United States Supreme Court has rejected Navajo Nation claims the US government has failed to recognise the tribe's water rights.In a 5-4 decision the cour...

Giovanni Torre Jun 23, 2023
US Supreme Court upholds law protecting Native American children's connection to family and culture

United States Supreme Court has preserved the system that gives preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption cases involving Native American children, rejecti...

Giovanni Torre Jun 15, 2023
San Carlos Apache Tribe confronts Rio Tinto over Resolution Copper mine

Representatives of the San Carlos Apache Tribe had hoped to present their concerns to the recent Annual General Meeting of Rio Rinto.Unable to do so, the Tribe issued the following...

Giovanni Torre May 5, 2023
New American Australian centre in New York to open opportunities for Indigenous scholars and artists

The American Australian Association has launched a new era which will open up new opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and scholars. The new American Aus...

Giovanni Torre Mar 30, 2023
Indigenous knowledge can tackle climate crisis, first Native American Secretary of Interior tells Boorloo/Perth gathering

The first Native American to serve as a United States cabinet secretary gave a keynote address in Boorloo (Perth) this week on the importance of Indigenous knowledge and leadership...

Emma Ruben Feb 15, 2023
Critical protections restored to the USA's last great rainforest

In what has been hailed as a huge win for Southeast Alaska communities, wildlife, and the climate, the US Forest Service has reinstated Roadless Rule protections across the Tongass...

Giovanni Torre Jan 30, 2023
US institutions retain majority of Native American remains in collections despite law demanding return

More than 30 years ago the United States Congress passed the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act in 1990, ordering that Native American human remains be returned...

Giovanni Torre Jan 24, 2023
Dakota riders honour fallen warriors 160 years on

Throughout December dozens of Native American riders, along with supporters and friends, have ridden more than 530km across South Dakota and into Minnesota to commemorate the hangi...

Giovanni Torre Dec 26, 2022
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