2016-17 Little Cherokee Ambassadors Crowned

Published August 10, 2016 TAHLEQUAH — Fort Gibson Elementary School fourth-grader Addison Rouse’s presentation on the significance of the corn bead and how it is used for traditional jewelry earned her the title of Little Cherokee Ambassador on Saturday. About 20 youth competed in the Little Cherokee Ambassador competition at the Tahlequah Armory. Also winning in […]

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Standing Together in Unity for a Better Future for South Dakota

Published August 10, 2016 PINE RIDGE INDIAN RESERVATON – Henry Red Cloud is looking to become a member of South Dakota’s Public Utility Commission. This past weekend he was joined by Representative Paula Hawks and Senate Candidate Jay Williams at the Oglala National Annual Powwow. They each were part of the Grand Procession that started […]

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UN Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Uncontacted Amazon Tribe Faces Annihilation

Published August 9, 2016 On UN Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Survival International is calling for the full demarcation and protection of the land of the Kawahiva people, an uncontacted tribe in the Amazon that is at extremely high risk of extinction. With the eyes of the world on Brazil during the Rio Olympics, campaigners are hoping […]

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Today is International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Published August 9, 2016 NEW YORK — This year, the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (9 August) is devoted to indigenous peoples’ right to education, given the persistent gaps between indigenous and non-indigenous students in terms of access to education, school retention and graduation rates in all regions of the world. “On this […]

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American Indian Graduate Center Installs New Board Leadership

Board of Directors at Native Scholarship Organization Represent a Breadth of Expertise Published August 9, 2016 ALBUQUERQUE – The American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving cultural and economic wellbeing for individuals and tribes through graduate education, recently announced the installment of its newest board leadership – Rose Graham (Diné) as Board President, […]

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Supporting the Water Quality Decision

Published August 9, 2016 TAHOLAH, WASHINGTON —As hundreds of athletes from around the world converge on Rio, some possibly risking their health due to heavily polluted waters, water quality issues are in play right here at home as well, according to Fawn Sharp, President of the Quinault Indian Nation, the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians […]

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