The Story Is Not Over: When the Native Press Is Strong, So Is Indian Country

The Story Is Not Over: When the Native Press Is Strong, So Is Indian Country, News Feature, Mark Trahant, Posted: Sep 28, 2017

An independent press is a pain in the ass. Especially for tribal leaders. But the alternative, darkness, is far, far worse.

Good News: Obesity Rates for Indian Country Kids Leveling Off


Indian Country, News Report, Posted: Jul 31, 2017

Even though obesity and overweight rates for American Indian and Alaska Native children have plateaued, it’s important to teach kids healthy eating habits and engage youth in physical activity.

Shiprock Looks to Humane Plan for Feral Horses


Navajo Times, News Report, Posted: Jul 26, 2017

Shiprock Chapter President Duane "Chili" Yazzie has a plan to contain the population of feral horses in the chapter, and he’s reaching out to horse advocates for support.


As Summer Recess Approaches, Budget Blues for Federal Indian Funding


Indian Country, News Report, Renae Ditmer, Posted: Jul 25, 2017

U.S. House appropriators are temporarily finding their efforts stymied to curb dramatic cuts to American Indian programs proposed by the Trump administration.


Blind Senate: Healthcare Vote Minus A Draft, Public Hearings, Or Common Sense


Trahant Reports, News Analysis, Mark Trahant , Posted: Jul 24, 2017

The Senate will vote to remake the healthcare system without a draft circulated for debate, public hearings, or common sense.

Will Global Warming Change Native American Religious Practices?


Indian Country Today, News Report, Posted: Jul 12, 2017

In all these situations, Native American tribes learned to adapt to the challenges placed before them, modify their religious practice and embrace a different relationship with the natural world.


Health Care Delivery is Worth a Policy Debate, But Senate Bill Is Not That, Commentary, Mark Trahant, Posted: Jun 27, 2017

In the current bill, the House and the Senate are trying to legislate a huge tax cut while destroying Medicaid.


A New Farm Worker Union Is Born In the Pacific Northwest


The American Prospect, News Feature, David Bacon, Posted: Jun 27, 2017

Indigenous Oaxacan farm workers win themselves a union in the Pacific Northwest.

Onondaga Nation Members Remove Children From School


Indian Country News, News Report, Posted: Jun 26, 2017

The Onondaga Nation has asked the New York State Department of Education to audit the LaFayette School District’s hiring of a non-Native principal over an equally qualified tribal educator after parents yanked their children out of school two weeks early in protest.

California Salmon and Trout in Peril: Study


Indian Country Media, News Report, Posted: Jun 05, 2017

Most of California’s salmon and trout could be gone in coming century if not saved now, study says

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