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Dec 09, 2016, 11:44 ET Assembly of First Nations Stands with First Nations Children in Supporting Presentation to Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Seek Relief in Complaint Against Canada

OTTAWA, Dec. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is today expressing steadfast support for First Nations children as the...


Dec 08, 2016, 17:47 ET W.K. Kellogg Foundation And Broad Coalition Announce National Day Of Healing On January 17, 2017

With racial divisiveness rising in America's urban, rural and suburban communities, today the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), together with more...


Dec 08, 2016, 09:04 ET Gains in College Readiness and Enrollments Propel Nation Towards its Postsecondary Goals, But Next Wave of Challenges Threaten Future Progress

Today, Civic Enterprises and the Everyone Graduates Center at the School of Education at Johns Hopkins University released a new report, Closing...


Dec 06, 2016, 12:01 ET Indoor Farms of America Delivers First Vertical Indoor Aeroponic Farms to Native American Communities

Indoor Farms of America is pleased to announce today the delivery of the first vertical aeroponic farms to two different Native American...


Dec 05, 2016, 17:58 ET The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Observes the Situation on the Ground in Standing Rock

In response to a request from the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, a delegation of U.S. Civil Rights Commissioners and staff have been in Standing Rock...


Dec 02, 2016, 19:11 ET Experto en políticas de salud pública indígena se une al consejo directivo nacional de March Of Dimes

Donald K. Warne, doctor en Medicina, titular de una maestría en Salud Pública, director del Departamento de Salud Pública de la Universidad Estatal...


Dec 02, 2016, 14:44 ET Native American Public Health Policy Expert Joins March Of Dimes National Board Of Trustees

Donald K. Warne, M.D., MPH, Chair of the Department of Public Health at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND, and a member of the Oglala...


Dec 02, 2016, 08:13 ET Lighting of 'The Arrowhead' in Remembrance of Dec. 2 Tragedy

HONORING THE FALLEN: For the first time, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians will light up...


Nov 30, 2016, 15:46 ET Strathmore Hall Of Fame Member, Doni-Jo Minor-Munro, Welcomed To The 2017 Roundtable As Proud Representative And Spokesperson For Urban American Indians Nationwide

Doni-Jo Minor-Munro of Santa Maria, California, esteemed member of Strathmore's Who's Who has been now been selected as Bio of the Month of...


Nov 30, 2016, 15:13 ET America's Registry Welcomes Doni-Jo Minor-Munro to the 2017 Roundtable, Based on A Career of Ongoing Excellence and Accomplishment, as well as her service to the American Indian community

Doni-Jo Minor-Munro of Santa Maria, California, esteemed member of America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals has recently been selected as...


Nov 30, 2016, 13:05 ET NIGC Remembers Core Values of National Native American Heritage Month

As November draws to a close, the National Indian Gaming Commission will continue to recognize the core values of the National Native American...


Nov 30, 2016, 00:01 ET U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for November 30: Our Native Land

Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: OUR NATIVE LAND Profile America--Wednesday, November 30th. As...


Nov 28, 2016, 16:10 ET Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority to Present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2016 Leveraged Finance Conference

Mario C. Kontomerkos, Chief Financial Officer of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, or the Authority, will present on behalf of the Authority at...


Nov 23, 2016, 21:00 ET Gwen Jackson publica libro ilustrado para niños inspirado en la cultura navajo

FILADELFIA, 23 de noviembre de 2016 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/-- ¿Alguna vez ha luchado contra el sueño porque el mundo es muy emocionante? Como...


Nov 23, 2016, 16:29 ET Gwen Jackson Releases Educational Children's Picture Book Inspired By Navajo Culture

Have you ever resisted sleep because the world is just too exciting? Just like every child, Lump Lump the bear cub loathes going to bed after an...


Nov 23, 2016, 13:43 ET Standing Rock Benefit With Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Jason Mraz, Joel Rafael and John Trudell's Bad Dog To Be Broadcast Live On Standing Rock's KLND (89.5 FM)

The Stand In Solidarity With Standing Rock benefit concert with Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Jason Mraz, Joel Rafael and John Trudell's Bad Dog on...


Nov 22, 2016, 17:53 ET The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Issues Statement Regarding Dakota Access Pipeline

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, by majority vote, issued an official statement regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline. The statement may be...


Nov 22, 2016, 15:58 ET U.S. Census Bureau Facts for Features: American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month: November 2016

The first American Indian Day was celebrated in May 1916 in New York. Red Fox James, a Blackfeet Indian, rode horseback from state to state to get...


Nov 22, 2016, 12:50 ET NIGC Announces 2017 Tribal Consultation Sessions

Today the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) announced it will hold a series of tribal consultation sessions across Indian Country from...


Nov 22, 2016, 08:05 ET Partnership With Native Americans Accepts Newman's Own Foundation Challenge for Giving Tuesday Fundraising, Aiding the Homebound

As we enter the holiday giving season, Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA) encourages everyone to participate in #GivingTuesday, a day...


Nov 21, 2016, 14:56 ET The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Issues Statement Commemorating Native American Heritage Month

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, by unanimous vote, issued an official statement commemorating Native American Heritage Month. The statement...


Nov 21, 2016, 09:46 ET POSITION STATEMENT: The Massachusetts Nurses Association Stands in Opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline, Offers Support to Resistance at Standing Rock

The Massachusetts Nurses Association, the largest union and professional association representing more than 23,000 registered nurses and health...


Nov 18, 2016, 11:40 ET Noviembre es el Mes Nacional de la Herencia Indígena de Estados Unidos

La cultura indígena de Estados Unidos es diversa. Hoy existen 567 tribus reconocidas por el Gobierno federal y 6.6 millones de indígenas que hablan...


Nov 17, 2016, 14:05 ET Explore American Indian Culture During Native American Heritage Month

With 567 federally recognized Indian tribes and 6.6 million people, Native American culture is diverse, with different languages, values, and...


Nov 17, 2016, 07:30 ET Native American Youth Programs Receive More than $1 Million from AT&T to Help Students Graduate and Succeed in College

To commemorate Native American Heritage Month, AT&T is furthering its commitment to Indian Country with more than $1 million dollars in...