Over 9,000 Acres Returned to the Three Affiliated Tribes

WASHINGTON – Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Mac Lean Sweeney announced today [May 24th 2019] the decision for the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to take approximately 9,300 acres of land near Mandaree, North Dakota into trust status for the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, a tribe also widely known as the Mandan, Hidatsa & Arikara (MHA) Nation. Continue reading

Sea of red raises visibility on missing and murdered Indigenous women by Micheal Rios

“It is an honor to be here today. We raise our hands to the Tulalip Nation for welcoming us,” said Earth-Feather Sovereign (Colville Confederated Tribes). “We are here in honor of our missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, and all missing and murdered people, including two-spirits. We are here to bring community together and to hold a space for healing and awareness.” Continue reading

Navajo Nation to host Largest Indigenous Pride Parade

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – From June 28 to 29, the Navajo Nation gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and two-spirit community will host the largest Indigenous Pride in the country in Window Rock, Arizona. To mark its 50th anniversary, all events will acknowledge and honor transgender women of color and the Stonewall riots that occurred in New York City. Continue reading

Governor Inslee signs Washington Indian Health Improvement Act

Bill creates stronger collaboration between Tribes, urban Indian health organizations, and state

Olympia, Wash.—A bill that will change the way healthcare funds are invested in tribal and urban Indian health organizations was signed by Governor Jay Inslee Tuesday, May 7. Continue reading