Indian Country Encouraged to Comment on Nominees for IHS & Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs

Published November 24, 2017 Tribal leaders, stakeholders and individuals may share their comments and feedback directly with Udall   WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall, vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, is asking Tribal Leaders, stakeholders and individuals throughout Indian Country to participate directly in the process for nominating and confirming President Trump’s […]

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Cultural Tourism Development Opportunities to be Introduced at BIA Tribal Providers Conference

Published November 24, 2017 American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association presents for first time at annual conference ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – Next week, Native representatives from across Alaska will flock to Anchorage for the 2017 Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Tribal Providers Conference, where the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) will host special cultural tourism […]

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Cherokee Nation Kicks Off 2017 Angel Project

Published November 24, 2017 TAHLEQUAH – Nearly 2,000 angels are ready to be adopted as part of the 2017 Cherokee Nation Angel Project that kicked off Tuesday. The project will provide items like clothing, toys and other holiday needs for Cherokee children across the 14-counties. Joined by the Cherokee National Youth Choir, Miss Cherokee Madison […]

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Former San Francisco Quarterback Colin Kaepernick Honored by American Indians on Alcatraz Island

Published November 23, 2017 ALCATRAZ ISLAND – Former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has drawn criticism from President Trump for taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem at the beginning of National Football League games last year, showed up on Alcatraz Island to lend his support to American Indians at the annual “Indigenous […]

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NCAI President Jefferson Keel Calls for Respect This Thanksgiving Season

Thanksgiving 2017 Published November 23, 2017 WASHINGTON – As we approach the end of Native American Heritage Month and the country celebrates Thanksgiving, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) President Jefferson Keel expresses the importance of reflecting on, respecting, and celebrating the hundreds of Native nations and cultures across the country that contribute to […]

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On Thanksgiving

Commentary Published November 23, 2017 Every year during Thanksgiving week I am asked if American Indians celebrate the national holiday. The answer really covers the spectrum of those who choose to embrace modern American living and those who attempt to live traditional practices of our ancestors. Hundreds of American Indians will travel-beginning at about 3 […]

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