Grassroots Native Orgs Urge Biden to Tap Rep. Haaland for Secretary of Interior

November 16, 2020 (BEMIDJI, M.N.)-Over 35 grassroots Native American organizations affiliated with the Indigenous Environmental Network sent a letter to President-elect Joe Biden advocating for New Mexico Representative Deb Haaland to be appointed Secretary of the Department of the Interior. Continue reading

Tanka Fund’s Regranting is Restoring Buffalo to Native Lands by Trudy Ecoffey

The buffalo represents the people and the universe and should always be treated with respect, for was he not here before the two-legged peoples, and is he not generous in that he gives us our homes and our food? The buffalo is wise in many things, and thus we should learn from him and should always be as a relative with him.” – Oglala Lakota holy man Black Elk in The Sacred Pipe, 1953 Continue reading

Indigenous Peoples Day: Together We Rise, Resist, Reclaim by Michael Rios

For the seventh consecutive year, the greater-Seattle area and its thousands of Native citizens will proudly celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Replacing the former misbegotten holiday dedicated to a slave trader and lost Italian navigator, the commemorative day to honor the past, present and future of Indigenous cultures takes place annually on the second Monday in October. Continue reading

Cherokee Nation Reservation now visible on Google Maps

The Cherokee Nation’s reservation boundaries are now mapped on Google Maps.

“After the monumental US Supreme Court ruling in McGirt v Oklahoma, we’ve had many questions about our reservation boundaries, which always existed on paper maps. Now that our reservation is labeled on Google Maps, it’s easy for people around the world to search and see our reservation boundaries,” Continue reading