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Nov 02, 2016, 15:42 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 02, 2016, 15:10 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 01, 2016, 08:05 ET American Indian Heritage Month: celebrating Native culture, honoring Native history

Today, we recognize the beginning of American Indian Heritage Month, and encourage you to join us in our reflection on the Native American tribes...


Oct 31, 2016, 17:03 ET Jackson Rancheria Tribe Purchases Amador Ledger Dispatch Newspaper

The Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians is proud to announce its purchase of the Amador Ledger Dispatch newspaper. The acquisition will merge...


Oct 31, 2016, 15:32 ET Quebec - New-Hampshire Interconnection Project - Aboriginal chiefs say Hydro-Quebec lied to the New England public

SHERBROOKE, QC, Oct. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - Two Innu leaders stated their case concerning the Quebec – New-Hampshire Interconnection Project...


Oct 24, 2016, 20:46 ET A Unique Campaign Enlists an Unusual Ally to Stop the Trafficking of Native Youth

Native Hope, a nonprofit organization based in Chamberlain, South Dakota, is aiming to reduce the rampant sex trafficking of Native youth, which...


Oct 21, 2016, 09:06 ET Walmart Foundation Lends Support To National 4-H Healthy Living Program

National 4-H Council announced it has been awarded a grant from the Walmart Foundation for $2,500,000 to deliver 4-H Healthy Living experiences...


Oct 19, 2016, 16:30 ET WWFS Donates Ford Explorer to Taos Pueblo Tribe

Wounded Warriors Family Support's Native American Veterans Support Transportation and Resources (NAVSTaR) program rolled into Taos Monday with a...


Oct 19, 2016, 15:19 ET National Institute of Justice Releases Video on Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and Men

The Office of Justice Programs' (OJP) National Institute of Justice (NIJ), today released a video summarizing the results of a recently released...


Oct 19, 2016, 10:24 ET Partnership With Native Americans Received $258,000 Grant to Improve Native American Nutrition

Partnership With Native Americans is one of nine organizations selected by the Walmart Foundation to receive grants to fund programs that address...


Oct 18, 2016, 15:15 ET Indian Health Service and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Partner on Pediatric Telehealth

The Indian Health Service (IHS) and the Department of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today entered into a Memorandum...


Oct 17, 2016, 18:21 ET Statement of Indigenous Rights Activist Douglas Cardinal re Canadian Court Ruling on Cleveland Team's Name and Logo

I am deeply disappointed in the court's ruling, however, today was a victory in that we have elevated awareness of this serious issue at a national...


Oct 14, 2016, 16:00 ET Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority Announces Closing Of Refinancing Transactions

The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, or the Authority, the owner of Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, and Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre,...


Oct 14, 2016, 11:11 ET My Brother's Keeper Alliance Expands Support for Boys and Men of Color Following Participation in Historic ESPN Town Hall with President Obama in North Carolina

My Brother's Keeper Alliance (MBK Alliance), an independent nonprofit dedicated to creating pathways to success for boys and young men of color,...


Oct 13, 2016, 09:14 ET National Museum of American History Examines Religion in America

The role of religion in the formation and development of the United States is at the heart of a new multiyear initiative launching at the...


Oct 12, 2016, 11:53 ET SBA to Announce Research Findings on Diversity Trends in Small Business Investing

On Thursday, Oct. 13, Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice of small business on...


Oct 11, 2016, 16:53 ET Native Arts And Cultures Foundation Announces Open Call For Regional Mentor Fellowship Applications

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) has issued an open call for applications for a new Mentor Fellowship in the Pacific Northwest,...


Oct 10, 2016, 09:52 ET Pine Ridge Native American Activists and Supporters Weigh In On Nebraska Senator Patty Pansing Brooks' Multi-Faceted Approach to End the Alcohol-Related Public Health and Safety Disaster in Whiteclay

Alcohol industry watchdog Alcohol Justice has organized a press conference to follow the Nebraska State Legislature Interim Hearing on addressing...


Oct 08, 2016, 11:54 ET Pine Ridge Girls' School Celebrates Grand Opening As First Independent College Preparatory Girls School On Any Reservation In America

A group of Native and non-Native educators and activists gathered on the Pine Ridge Reservation of the Oglala Lakota people in South Dakota to...


Oct 07, 2016, 10:07 ET MBDA Announces 2016 MED Week Award Winners

The U.S. Department of Commerce's Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) today announced the 2016 National Minority Enterprise Development...


Oct 05, 2016, 14:00 ET Tsawwassen Mills celebrates its grand opening - New pre-certified LEED® Canada retail destination offers unparalleled shopping experience in Greater Vancouver

180 brands and more than 50% pure outlet stores TSAWWASSEN, BC, Oct. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - Tsawwassen Mills, the newest shopping centre in...


Oct 04, 2016, 10:47 ET Census Bureau Profile America Facts For Features: Thanksgiving Day: Nov. 24, 2016

In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims — early settlers of Plymouth Colony — held a three-day feast to celebrate a bountiful harvest. Many...


Sep 29, 2016, 15:47 ET U.S. Department of Education Awards $1.7M AANAPISI Grant to Bunker Hill Community College

 Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) has received a $1.7 million grant from the United States Department of Education's Asian American...


Sep 29, 2016, 09:00 ET NO THANKS to the Quebec-New Hampshire line - Pessamit and AFNQL chiefs René Simon and Ghislain Picard seek help in the US

CONCORD, NH, Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - A call for help to the American public was launched by Chief René Simon from the Pessamit Innu...


Sep 29, 2016, 08:35 ET Gary "Litefoot" Davis Named Executive Director of the Native American Financial Services Association. Also Announces Launch of Davis Strategy Group and New Entertainment Projects

Gary "Litefoot" Davis, an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, has been named the new Executive Director of the Native American...