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Jul 19, 2014 — There are about 100,000 native Kenyans living in America, clustered in Boston, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Dallas and parts of the West Coast. How do they stay connected? A radio station.
Jun 16, 2014 — President Obama is promoting new initiatives to improve education for Native American students. Ahniwake Rose, executive director of the National Indian Education Association, has the details.
Apr 3, 2014 — The collection of items has "immeasurable" cultural value, the FBI says. Some artifacts are Native American; others are Russian and Chinese. It's unclear how many were collected legally.
Mar 21, 2014 — A U.S. Education Department report finds what it calls a pattern of punitive policies and educational neglect that disproportionately hurt black, Latino and Native American students in public schools.
Nov 21, 2013 — Native American leaders from across the country gathered at the White House recently for the fifth annual tribal summit. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with Brian Cladoosby, the newly elected president of the National Congress of American Indians, about the top issues in Indian country.
 

More Native American news from indianz.com, a continental news service based on the Winnebago Reservation in Nebraska and with offices in Washington, DC


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Toronto StarAboriginal girl forced to choose between dad and her First Nations rootsToronto Star“As a member of one of Canada's First Nations, (Alexandra) is entitled to enter into, remain in and exit Canada as she and her legal guardian(s) so...

Paula Simons: First Nation chiefs' salaries so high, they shocked another ... - National Post

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Weather permitting, Tuesday afternoon will be when “just folks” can take a last, up-close look at the old North Channel portion of the Seaway International Bridge in Cornwall, Ontario. (A new, low-level bridge was opened to traffic last...
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The Plattsburgh Press Republican is reporting this morning that at $75 million expansion is underway at the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino in northern Franklin County. The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe intends to add more than 30,000 square feet of space to the...

Chief Ransom Goes to Washington

We've been hearing a lot in the news about changes in our federal government that accompany the transfer of power from one president's administration to another. How Janet Reno enforced the law, for example, under President Clinton will be very different from John Ashcroft's approach as Attorney General. Such is the situation for all of the federal agencies. Each year, a coalition of 24 native tribes, called the United South and Eastern Tribes, convene in Washington, DC to craft an agenda for native issues for the year. It's called Impact Week, and with a new administration bringing a different approach to issues ranging from native land claims to environmental protection, this year's meeting was especially important. Akwesasne Chief Alma Ransom was a part of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe's Impact Week delegation. She recently returned from Washington and spoke with David Sommerstein about Impact Week.  Go to full article

Meet the Masters: Ray Fadden, Mohawk Elder, Onchiota

In the 1940s, Ray Fadden [Tehanetorens] began to teach young Mohawks about their own culture. With a group of young men from the reservation, he traveled to collect information about Mohawk history and trained them in woodsmanship and other traditional arts. Fadden later founded the Six Nations Indian Museum in Onchiota, where an impressive collection of historical Iroquois artifacts are exhibited.  Go to full article

How Hermit Thrush Got His Song

Ray Fadden (Tehanetorens), Mohawk Elder and educator of Onchiota NY, tells the traditional story "How Hermit Thrush Got His Song."  Go to full article

Meet the Masters: Mohawk Choir of St. Regis

Catholicism has its roots deeps in the history of Akwesasne, the St. Regis Mohawk reservation straddling the St. Lawrence River between the US and Canada, going back to the...  Go to full article

Meet the Masters: Akwesasne Basketmakers

The traditional basketmakers of the Mohawk nation at Akwesasne are known for fine ash splint and sweetgrass work. Some travel to colleges, museums and international pow-wows...  Go to full article

Fractured Family

Illegal gambling casinos flourished on the St. Regis Mohawk reservation in the 1980s. But the issue of gambling and how it fit into Mohawk traditions and laws, and state and...  Go to full article

Sweetgrass Baskets

Martha Foley followed the scent of sweetgrass to find a group of Mohawk women making baskets at the 1987 North Country Folklife Festival in Massena.  Go to full article

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