[CBC] Photo project celebrates Kahnawake boys with braids

Charlie Mayo has been growing his hair long since the day he was born. “It’s important because our ancestors had long hair,” said Mayo, who is Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) from Kahnawake, south of Montreal. The 10-year-old boy is among three dozen in his community photographed for a campaign to celebrate boys with braids. “It was really … Read more

Indigenous Studies Tenure-Track Full-Time Assistant/Associate Professor

APPLICANTS CAN APPLY STARTING OCTOBER 3rd! Job #JPF07818 Application Window Open date: October 3, 2022 Next review date: Monday, Nov 7, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee. Final date: Monday, Jan 2, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications will continue to be accepted until this … Read more

[WSJ] Indigenous Community Reels After Stabbing Attacks in Canada

JAMES SMITH CREE NATION, Saskatchewan—On a recent day in this small community on the Canadian prairie, people gathered in the school gym listening to traditional indigenous drums and mournful music at back-to-back funerals. Outside, people huddled in groups, crying and smoking. It has been two weeks since this territory of 2,000 people became the scene … Read more

[Austin American-Statesman] Indigenous tribe continues to push UT to return human remains

The Miakan-Garza Band, a Native American tribe local to Central Texas, is renewing calls for the University of Texas to “return” ancestral human remains to the tribe — more than six years after its original request. The Miakan-Garza Band first requested three sets of ancient human remains located at UT’s Texas Archeological Research Laboratory in … Read more

[ICT] Victims identified in Canada’s stabbing rampage

They were neighbors, friends and family, mothers, aunts and uncles, as old as 78 and as young as 23. Elders who had so much to share and young people just beginning their life’s journey. All but one are from the James Smith Cree Nation in Saskatchewan, Canada, victims of one of the largest mass killings … Read more

[Forbes] New Research On Indigenous Students And College Affordability

The National Native Scholarships Providers (NNSP) recently released its first National Study on College Affordability for Indigenous Students. The report, which was funded by Lumina Foundation, found that the main obstacle to completing college for Native students is affordability. The report is the result of a collaboration between the nation’s four Native scholarship providers: the … Read more

[ABC7] California ‘Feather Alert’ bill for missing indigenous peoples passes 6-1

NORTHSTATE, Calif. — On Tuesday this week, Aug. 29, Assembly Bill No. 1314 was passed by a vote of 6-1. The bill would authorize a law enforcement agency to request the Department of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to activate a “Feather Alert,” if specified criteria are satisfied with respect to an endangered indigenous person … Read more

[CNN] Mary Peltola set to make history as the first Alaska Native in Congress

Democrat Mary Peltola is set to make history as the first Alaska Native in Congress – while thwarting the attempted political comeback of former Gov. Sarah Palin – by winning a special House election, according to unofficial ranked-choice voting results released Wednesday by the state Division of Elections. Her unlikely bid for the House was … Read more

[NPR] How teens brought a skate park to their Native American reservation

The village of Tewa, Ariz., recently ramped up its skating scene. Kids living on the Hopi reservation get to drop in on a new halfpipe in the town’s first ever skate park thanks to a team of five teens known as Skate264. “There wasn’t really any place to skate down here. Most of the surrounding … Read more