Aboriginal, First Nations & Native American This category contains the latest news of particular relevance to the Native American, Aboriginal, and First Nations communities. Find information on education, health and employment issues, along with announcements of awards, scholarships, and business developments. Get results from the latest research and studies regarding discrimination and diversity in the community. Learn about community, historical, cultural, and heritage events.

Latest

Feb 18, 2016, 14:31 ET Indian Gaming Association Delivers State of the Industry Report

Steve Stallings, newly elected chairman of the California Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA), discussed the good news, as well as the...


Feb 18, 2016, 06:00 ET Grotto Foundation Grants $25,000 to American Indian College Fund to Revitalize Lakota Language in Early Childhood

 By the next century, nearly half of the roughly 6,000 languages spoken on Earth will disappear, according to estimates by the United Nations...


Feb 16, 2016, 15:46 ET U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces Panelists for Briefing Related to Quiet Crisis: Federal Funding and Unmet Needs In Indian Country, 2016 Update

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights announced today the names of the panelists who will speak before the Commission on February 19th, 2016. The...


Feb 16, 2016, 07:00 ET @collegefund New York Flame of Hope Gala Featuring Broadway Star Michael Cavanaugh to Increase Native College Enrollment from 1%

Only 1% of college students are American Indian. You can help change that. The American Indian College Fund Gala will be held March 1, 2016 from...


Feb 11, 2016, 16:30 ET American Indian and Consumer Groups Petition to Stop Dental Mercury on Reservations

 The International Indian Treaty Council and Consumers for Dental Choice filed a petition calling on the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs and...


Feb 11, 2016, 14:12 ET Native American Tribes to Congress: Respect Our Sovereignty

Appearing today before a House Financial Services Committee hearing examining the treatment of Native Americans by the Consumer Financial...


Feb 10, 2016, 17:09 ET Landmark Study Finds U.S. Dementia Incidence Highest In African Americans And American Indians

The first study to look at dementia risk in a population representing the diversity of the United States finds dementia incidence to be highest in...


Feb 08, 2016, 14:36 ET Shinnecock Vote To Join Medical Cannabis Industry

In a historic vote among its members this weekend, the Shinnecock Indian Nation voted in support of plans to construct a medical cannabis...


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...