[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

Professor Paul Kroskrity’s Project on Designing a Dictionary for Tewa Youth Awarded Research Grant

On September 10, 2018, a research partnership between UCLA Professor Paul Kroskrity and the Village of Tewa began a new phase. Funded by the Institute of American Cultures (IAC) through the UCLA American Indian Studies Center (AISC), the project “Designing a Dictionary for Tewa Youth” seeks to expand the dictionary documentation for the distinctive language … Read more

Diane Humetewa nominated to be a District Court Judge for the US District Court for the District of Arizona

NNABA APPLAUDS THE HISTORIC NOMINATION OF DIANE HUMETEWA TO BE A FEDERAL JUDGE IN ARIZONA Phoenix, AZ. — The National Native American Bar Association applauds the historic nomination of Diane Humetewa to be a district court judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. If confirmed, Ms. Humetewa will be the first … Read more

Vision Media Maker: Films Featuring Urban Indians & Cutting Edge Indigenous Animation Coming to PBS

Urban Rez explores the lasting legacy of the relocation policies that encouraged Native Americans to leave their homelands and relocate to urban areas across the country. From award-winning producer Lisa D. Olken and director Larry T. Pourier (Lakota), the film features personal stories from multiple tribal perspectives with both urban- and reservation-based views. Read more… … Read more