[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

California Native American Day

SEPTEMBER 23, 2022 – 3:00 – 4:00 PM (PST) CELEBRATING CALIFORNIA INDIAN DAY California Native American Day is celebrated each year on the fourth Friday of September. This state holiday serves not only to recognize tribal people but also to teach about California tribal cultures, histories, and heritage. UCLA’s American Indian Studies Center is delighted … 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

Working with Indigenous Communities for 3D Digitization and Replication of Cultural Heritage Items.

Working with Indigenous Communities for 3D Digitization and Replication of Cultural Heritage Items: R. Eric Hollinger, Ph.D., Tribal Liaison, Repatriation Program, Smithsonian Institution 3D digitization and replication of cultural objects is an emerging domain for museums and Indigenous communities working together to explore shared interests. The Smithsonian Institution, led by the National Museum of Natural … Read more

[Lakota Times] Wounded Knee land comes home at last

It was the last resolution of the day but it was a stunner. The Oglala Sioux tribal council voted in an historic decision Sept. 7 to purchase 40 acres of Wounded Knee land from Jeanette Czywczynski for $500,000 – a move that now puts almost all of the Wounded Knee National Historic Landmark site under … 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

Native Bruin- Past, Present, & Emerging – Angela Mooney D’Arcy

This September we are highlighting Native Bruin Angela Mooney D’Arcy (Acjachemem), class of 2004, J.D., Concentration in Federal Indian Law and Critical Race Studies. Angela Mooney D’Arcy is Acjachemem. Her Nation’s ancestral homelands include the area also known as Orange County, California. She has been working with Native Nations, Indigenous people, grassroots and nonprofit organizations, … 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