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Feb 08, 2016, 11:03 ET Weber State University Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery To Host Art Exhibition, "We Are The People" Featuring Contemporary Work by Indigenous Artists

 The Weber State University Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities (www.weber.edu/cah) and the Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery...


Feb 08, 2016, 09:38 ET 25 New Projects Getting More Kids & Adults Active In National Parks

 More than two dozen new projects at national parks across the country will give kids and adults the opportunity to participate in recreation...


Feb 02, 2016, 07:00 ET American Indian College Fund Debuts Campaign to Increase American Indian College Students

 At the center of the American Indian College Fund's new campaign is a staggering statistic—less than 1 percent of college students are...


Feb 01, 2016, 11:20 ET WWFS Announces New Program to Benefit Native American Veterans

 Wounded Warriors Family Support has launched a new program to support Native American veterans who need transportation and transition...


Jan 29, 2016, 13:40 ET Rothe v. US Department of Defense et al: The Native American Contractors Association Builds a Coalition and Files an Amicus Brief to Preserve Sovereign Native Rights Under the Small Business Administration's 8(a) Program

Over the past several months, the Native American Contractors Association took on a monumental task and built a coalition of several Native...


Jan 29, 2016, 00:01 ET U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for January 29: First Native American Senator

Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: FIRST NATIVE AMERICAN SENATOR Profile America — Friday,...


Jan 28, 2016, 13:00 ET Sappi North America Awarded 2016 Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Grant

Sappi North America, a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, and Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College,...


Jan 28, 2016, 10:46 ET 15 Month Buffalo Hide Sweepstakes Closes January 31, 2016

 A historic campaign to return buffalo to Native American lands, lives and economies is giving all Americans a chance to be part of this...


Jan 28, 2016, 08:00 ET Barbie® Expands Doll Line Adding Three New Body Types

 Today, Barbie is announcing the expansion of its Fashionistas® line with the addition of three new body types – tall, curvy and...


Jan 28, 2016, 06:00 ET Kellogg Foundation Leads a Broad Coalition to Launch Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Process Aimed at Addressing Centuries of Racial Inequities in the United States

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation launched its next step in pursuit of racial equity for the nation, an unprecedented Truth, Racial Healing...


Jan 27, 2016, 11:37 ET Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians Bolsters Tribal Economic Development Portfolio with Purchase of Bellicose Capital, LLC

 In a major deal that will bring millions of dollars in economic development to the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians...


Jan 26, 2016, 16:20 ET Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Named One Of America's Top 50 Organizations For Multicultural Business Opportunities

 The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) has been named as one of "America's Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business for 2016"...


Jan 26, 2016, 09:00 ET Regardless of Race, Americans Significantly Value Training Opportunities Over Diversity Programs, New Study Reveals

 New research finds that Americans believe the most important initiative companies can undertake is investing in their employees through...


Jan 26, 2016, 09:00 ET Native Arts And Cultures Foundation Calls For Native Artists To Apply For The 2016 National Artist Fellowship

 The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation announces its call for entries for the annual NACF National Artist Fellowship. The Fellowship awards...


Jan 21, 2016, 13:11 ET "Unbound: Narrative Art of the Plains" Offers Rarely Seen Historic Native American Masterworks, Unveils Contemporary Works by 16 Artists

 Vibrant storytelling of society, war and peacetime, repression and expression is found within the historic narrative artworks of Native...


Jan 20, 2016, 08:00 ET Environmental Toxin May Increase Risk of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Neurodegenerative Illnesses, Study Suggests

 A new study published today in the science journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B indicates that chronic exposure to an environmental...


Jan 19, 2016, 15:00 ET Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino grand re-opening brings together local, regional and national leaders

 Local, state and federal officials and leaders from across "Indian Country" joined the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians at a...


Jan 14, 2016, 10:30 ET Indian Country Film "An Unlikely Solution" Wins Big At Hollywood International Independent Documentary Film Awards

The Native American Financial Services Association (NAFSA) today applauded the naming of An Unlikely Solution as a four-time winner at the...


Jan 12, 2016, 08:30 ET Diverst™ Launches first-of-its-kind Diversity Management Platform, enabling inclusion, administration and tracking of diversity initiatives

MONTREAL, Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - Technology start-up Diverst today announces the launch of the first-to-market Diversity Management Platform,...


Jan 06, 2016, 17:22 ET California Nations Indian Gaming Association Urges Assembly GO Committee to schedule Hearing relating to online poker

Steve Stallings, chairman of the California Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA), disappointed that Representative Adam Gray, chairman of the...