Oneida Indian Nation honored for historic contribution aiding enslaved Africans during slavery

Don Victor Mooney, of Queens, and President of HR 1242 Resilience Project, presented a kente cloth to Ms. Shawn Barbano, Executive Assistant to Mr. Ray Halbritter of the Oneida Indian Nation to recognize their historic contribution in aiding enslaved Africans during slavery. Continue reading

Blackfeet Nation to host first-ever Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women tribunal in the U.S.

MMIW tribunal to be held at the Blackfeet Community College in Browning, Montana the weekend of October 4-5

Blackfeet Nation

The Blackfeet Nation will host the first-ever Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women (MMIW) tribunal in the US over the weekend of October 4 and 5 at the Blackfeet Community College in Browning, Montana. The two-day Blackfeet MMIW Tribunal will record public testimony from MMIW survivors and victims’ families, as well as providing private sessions for witnesses who may be hesitant to share their accounts in a public forum. Continue reading

Alcatraz Canoe Journey to honor 50th anniversary of Alcatraz Occupation

While canoes representing tribes from up and down the West Coast circle Alcatraz Island to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1969 occupation, tribal colors representing all indigenous nations will be posted on the beach at Aquatic Park in San Francisco. Continue reading

Yakama Nation Calls for Federal Protection for the Kanaka Oiwi and Mauna a Wakea

TOPPENISH, Wash. — Yakama Nation’s tribal leaders have called upon the U.S. Department of the Interior to exercise its moral and legal trust obligation owed to the Kanaka Oiwi (Native Hawaiians) by opposing the State of Hawaii’s proposed thirty meter telescope. Continue reading