Tribes Ask International Human Rights Commission to Stop Violence Against Water Protectors at Standing Rock

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  An official petition was submitted to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights; representatives from the tribes will appear before the Commission next Friday WASHINGTON — The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the Yankton Sioux Tribe (the “Tribes”) announced today that they have requested the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights […]

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Informed Care Seminar Connects Trauma with Health Issues

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Published December 8, 2016 WINDOW ROCK -The Office of the President and Vice President (OPVP) along with the Navajo Nation Judicial Branch and Casey Family Programs presented a seminar on Trauma Informed Care at the Navajo Nation Museum on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.  The purpose was to educate attendees on how trauma can affect […]

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Nashville Rocker Rich Lynch Pens Moody Anthem for Standing Rock Movement

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Published December 8, 2016 NASHVILLE – Nashville rocker Rich Lynch returns with a third new track in 2016 and his latest single “You Can’t Push Over a Standing Rock” takes a page out of one of his musical hero’s playbooks. “You could say I’m doing the Neil Young thing with this one,” said Lynch of […]

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Cherokee Nation Deputy Chief Crittenden Issues Statement on 75th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor

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Published December 7, 2016 TAHLEQUAH — Cherokee Nation Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden issued a statement Wednesday regarding the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Deputy Chief Crittenden’s statement is as follows: “President Franklin D. Roosevelt said Dec. 7, 1941, is a date which will live in infamy, and those words ring as […]

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‘Traditional Arts of Bears Ears’ is First Utah Project to receive ArtPlace America grant

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Published December 7, 2016 SAN JUAN COUNTY, UTAH – On Tuesday, ArtPlace America announced that Utah Diné Bikéyah’s “Traditional Arts of Bears Ears” project is one of 29 programs chosen, from almost 1,400 applications, to receive funding through its National Creative Placemaking Fund in 2016. ArtPlace America’s National Creative Placemaking Fund is a highly competitive […]

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Congress Passes Two Bills for Oregon Tribes

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Published December 6, 2016 WASHINGTON— U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, praised Congress’ passage of two bills for tribes in Oregon: ·       S. 817, a bill to provide for the addition of certain real property to the reservation of the Siletz Tribe in the state of Oregon; and ·        S. […]

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