[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

[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

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

[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

[BBC News] First Native American woman to travel to space

Next month Nasa will send a new crew into space. And for the first time there will be a Native American woman aboard. Astronaut Nicole Aunapu Mann, of the Wailacki of the Round Valley Indian Tribes, will be mission commander – responsible for all phases of flight. She will go to the International Space Station … Read more