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  • [The New York Times] How Indigenous Athletes Are Reclaiming Lacrosse

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Brendan Bomberry’s voice was growing louder, his words spilling out faster and faster as he unleashed a profanity-laced pep talk on his teammates. The Haudenosaunee Nationals men’s lacrosse team, a squad that represents the six nations of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy — the Cayuga, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca and Tuscarora — was preparing to play … Read more


  • [Native News Online] Portland State University Offers In-State Tuition for all Enrolled Members of Federally Recognized Tribes

    Native students from anywhere in the United States can now attend Portland State University (PSU) for the same price as in-state students. Previously, out-of-state Native students did not qualify for the in-state tuition prices. Now, out-of-state Natives who are enrolled in a federally recognized tribe can get their tuition rates decreased. All the student needs … Read more


  • Native Bruin- Past, Present, & Emerging – Jack M. Tome, Jr.

    This July we are highlighting Native Bruin Jack M. Tome, Jr. (Diné), class of 2021. Yá’át’ééh shí éí Jack M. Tome, Jr. yíníshyé’. Táchii’nii nishłį́, Hooghan łáni báshíshchíín, Tó’aheedlíinii dashicheii, Táchii’nii dashinálí. Jack M. Tome, Jr is Diné who was born and raised in Shiprock, New Mexico, where he currently resides. In 2019, Jack received … Read more


  • [Indianz] ‘Don’t be afraid to stand up’: The legacy of Tim Giago

    Tim Giago showed no signs of ailment as editor emeritus in May 2022 at his Native Sun News Todayoffice in Rapid City, South Dakota. Giago died Sunday morning, nearly two weeks after his 88th birthday. At age 87, the longtime journalist was in his element in the busy newsroom, fielding questions from his reporters, while … Read more


  • [NPR] Best Of: Native Americans Are The Highlight Of This Summer’s TV Slate

    It took 30 years for “Dark Winds” to be adapted for television. The Tony Hillerman series revolves around the Navajo Nation and two tribal policemen trying to solve the murder of a Navajo woman. The show has already made history for its predominant Native cast and crew, already cinching up a second season. All episodes … Read more


  • [Popsugar] Janee’ Kassanavoid Is the First Native American Woman to Medal at the World Athletics Championships

    For the first time ever, the World Athletics Championships are being held on US soil, and American track and field athletes are making history left and right. Take Janee’ Kassanavoid, for example, who just became the first Native American woman to medal at the games, clinching a bronze medal in hammer throwing. “I am SO … Read more


  • Thank You, Judith!

    After ten years serving as AICRJ’s Senior Editor nonpareil, Judith DeTar (PhD 2012, USC) retired from her position July 1st. As a copyeditor, Judith was the consummate professional: editing authors’ work with an expert ear for maintaining the author’s voice, an expert eye for correcting typos and refining awkward phrasing, and an analytical focus on … Read more


  • [Native News Online] How 75,847 Signatures Helped Restore Jim Thorpe’s Place in Olympic History

    Jim Thorpe, a citizen of the Sac and Fox Nation, is an iconic hero among Native Americans. He was a dominant college athlete, a medal-winning Olympian and a Hall-of-Fame professional football player. He also played professional baseball and basketball, for good measure. We have always known he was the greatest athlete in the world! His … Read more


  • Appointment of Darnell M. Hunt as Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

    From the Office of the Chancellor:   Dear Bruin Community: I am delighted to announce that Darnell M. Hunt — currently dean of UCLA’s Division of Social Sciences and professor of sociology and African American studies — will be our next executive vice chancellor and provost (EVCP). A longtime campus leader widely respected for his … Read more


  • [CNN] A new Google Doodle honors the history-making Native American comedian Charlie Hill

    A new Google Doodle honors the history-making Native American comedian Charlie Hill Google honored barrier-breaking comedian Charlie Hill, the first Native American comic to appear on national TV, with a Doodle on what would’ve been his 71st birthday. When Hill was a young comic in the 1970s, he refused to deign to racist stereotypes of … Read more


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