Gay Marriage Still Illegal for Navajo

Fusion, News Report, Jorge Rivas, Posted: Jul 07, 2015

The Supreme Court’s ruling has no legal impact on the Navajo or any of the 566 federally-recognized tribes in the United States.

Tribes Incensed at Being Closed Out of Upcoming Keystone XL Hearings in South Dakota


Indian Country, News Report, Posted: Jun 23, 2015

The commission also ruled out testimony about climate change, which would factor in issues that have sprung up in a changing environment, the IEN said.


Fake Black Folks, Fake Indians, and Allies: The Native Roots of the Rachel Dolezal Saga


Indian Country, Commentary, Posted: Jun 15, 2015

Thing was, her black child wasn’t her child—that was her adopted brother. Her “natural” hair was not kinky curls—it was straight blonde. She was never, in fact, the victim of hate crimes—she made them up.


Sophia’s Hope: A Swab of The Inside of Your Cheek


New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jun 08, 2015

A 11-year-old Bay Area girl of South-East Asian descent is desperately looking for a matching bone marrow donor.


Triqui Farmworkers Struggle to Survive and Organize in California


New America Media, News Report, David Bacon, Posted: Jun 03, 2015

Among the poorest of California’s farmworkers are the Triquis, indigenous people from the western part of the Mexican state of Oaxaca.

Iowa Farmer Sees Climate Changes Accelerate Alarmingly


Indian Country, News Report, Posted: Jun 02, 2015

Like many indigenous experts and environmentalists, Iowa farmer Ray Gaesser sees climate changes affecting the very way he conducts business and cares for his crops.


In Honor of Memorial Day - Memorials Honoring Our Fallen Native Warriors


Indian Country, News Feature, Vincent Schilling, Posted: May 25, 2015

Since the first arrival of Europeans onto Turtle Island and in connection to the conflicts that first arose in association, Native Americans – with the inclusion of American Indians, Alaskan Natives and Native Hawaiians – have enlisted and volunteered for the armed services at a higher rate than any other ethnicity.


10-Year-Old Gets Mission Song Stricken from California School District Curriculum


Indian Country, News Feature, Alysa Landry, Posted: May 21, 2015

Alex Fierro, a 10-year-old Wukchumni boy is changing the way one California school district teaches Native history.

Navajo Presidential Inauguration Historic in Several Ways


Navajo Times, News Analysis, Posted: May 19, 2015

For the first time in the history of the Navajo Nation, a Navajo leader from New Mexico replaced another.

Loretta Sanchez Shocks Indian Americans With ‘War Cry’ Caricature


India West, News Report, Posted: May 18, 2015

U.S. Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez apologized May 17 after a videotape surfaced showing her making a whooping cry in reference to Native Americans as she appeared to be making a joke about the difference between Indian Americans and Native Americans. The incident brought her a cascade of reprimands from many in the Indian American community as well as fellow Democrats and on social media.

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