Haudenosaunee Confederacy Leaders Meet with UN Secretary-General

Urge UN Forum on Indigenous Issues to Confront continued degradation of life-sustaining waters on Indigenous lands. Published May 20, 2016 NEW YORK – Leaders of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy met privately with Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday to discuss self-determination, sovereignty, environmental concerns, and Indigenous Nations’ role at the United Nations. The Haudenosaunee are taking […]

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Vision Maker Media Announces SIx Films Awarded Public Media Content Funding

Published May 20, 2016 LINCOLN – Vision Maker Media is pleased to announce support for six new projects for production/completion, post-production and new media. The projects include a total of 19 producers and/or Public Television stations which were selected for funding their documentaries by and about Native Americans. With funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), Vision Maker […]

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French Canadian Given Citation for Putting Bison Calf in His Vehicle on Yellowstone National Park

Published May 20, 2016 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK—Shamash Kassam, a citizen of Quebec, has been fined and is required to appear in court June 2, 2016 at the Yellowstone Justice Center for putting a bison calf in his vehicle on Yellowstone National Park. Kassam told a Yellowstone National Park ranger the bison calf in his vehicle […]

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Legislation Introduced to Reform the Indian Health Service

The Indian Health Service Accountability Act will improve accountability and transparency at the IHS. Published May 19, 2016  WASHINGTON— Today, U.S. Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and Sen. John Thune (R-SD) introduced S. 2953, the Indian Health Service Accountability Act of 2016. Persistent failures by the Indian Health Service […]

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Sault Tribe Chairperson Aaron Payment Testifies on Indian Child Act

Published May 19, 2016 WASHINGTON — Chairperson Aaron Payment of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and an Executive Officer of the NationalCongress of American Indians (NCAI), testified before the House Subcommittee May 18 on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs at a Legislative Hearing on S 246 also known as the “Indian Child Act.” The […]

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Cherokee Nation Tribal Council Approves Application for 800 Acres of Tribal Land for Trust Status

  Published May 19, 2016 TAHLEQUAH, OKLAHOMA — The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council approved Monday submitting more than 800 acres of tribal land to the Bureau of Indian Affairs to be placed into “trust status.” The 809.15 acres are located in Adair, Cherokee, Craig, Delaware, Nowata and Washington counties, and includes land that four of […]

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