Lawsuit Alleges Contents at Native Am. Burial Site Were Dumped

Indian Country Today Media Network, News Report, Posted: Apr 18, 2014

A lawsuit filed last week in California alleges that a Native American burial site was desecrated and that the contents were dumped near the U.S.-Mexico border.

Navajo Nation Officially Joins Fight Against Redskins Mascot


Indian Country, News Report, Posted: Apr 14, 2014

The Navajo Nation Council has adopted a bill opposing the use of the name redskins, a term that the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples has called a “hurtful reminder. . .of the long history of mistreatment of Native American people in the United States.”


Aging Alaska Faced Looming Shortage of Care Providers


KNBA/New America Media, News Feature, Joaqlin Estus , Posted: Mar 30, 2014

Alaska’s Native and rural elders are increasing rapidly, but experts project too few doctors and other health workers to care for them.


In Alaska, Riskier Lifestyle Contributes to Shorter Longevity


KNBA Radio/New America Media , News Report, Joaqlin Estus , Posted: Mar 26, 2014

Alaskans live shorter than most other Americans—and Alaskan Natives live shorter still.

Arizona Republican Senator Calls for 'Yearlong Dialogue on Water' in Conjunction With Tribes


Indian Country, News Report, Posted: Mar 24, 2014

From indigenous leaders in Canada to U.S. politicians, the call is on for attention to water and our use of it. On World Water Day March 22, both Assembly of First Nations and Arizona’s junior senator broached the subject.


Navajo Elder’s Silvery Pathway to Traditional Knowledge


Navajo Times/New America Media , News Feature, Colleen Keane , Posted: Mar 18, 2014

Wilson Aronilth, Jr., 82, revitalizes Navajo traditional teachings and philosophy through his silversmithing classes at Arizona’s Diné College.


Facebook's 'Two Spirit' Gender-ID Term a Positive Step for LGBT Natives


Indian Country, News Analysis, Posted: Mar 15, 2014

Facebook has added the ability to select a preferred pronoun – male, female or neutral (they/their/them) – as well as allowing people to specify who sees the gender and pronoun they’ve chosen.

Coalition for Prisoners’ Rights Addresses UN Human Rights Committee


Indian Country, News Report, Posted: Feb 18, 2014

The United Nations Human Rights Committee recently heard about the violations of indigenous prisoners’ religious freedoms at the hands of the United States throughout the country.


Study Shows Telepsychiatry Effective for Alaska Elders


KNBA Public Radio/New America Media , News Feature, Joaqlin Estus, Posted: Feb 13, 2014

Homebound Alaskan elders are going online for help with their depression and other mental health needs thanks to a new telepsychiatry service.

'Frybread' -- First TV Sitcom About Native Americans


Indian Country Today Media Network, News Report, Posted: Feb 11, 2014

A production company has begun work on what could become the first Native American-themed TV sitcom.

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