General News on 6/2/14
Members of the Cowboy Indian Alliance came together to plant corn in protest against the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Someone at the Washington NFL football team’s head office thought it would be a good idea to start a Twitter campaign Thursday to defend its racially insensitive name.
They were wrong.
The United States Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the State of Michigan cannot sue the Bay Mills Indian Community to prevent its operation of a casino on land it had purchased within the state’s borders, but outside its territory.
General News, Basic Needs, Seasonal Programs, Food on 5/28/14
Last summer, our Summer Youth Feeding Program served a total of 5,047 meals to children that would otherwise have gone hungry during the hot summer months. This year, our goal is to serve 205 meals a day from June 2nd - August 15th - if funds allow.
General News on 5/27/14
President Barack Obama is reportedly planning a trip to Indian Country this June.
General News on 5/23/14
On May 21, Harry Reid, and 48 other U.S. Senators, wrote to National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell stating, “It’s time for the NFL to endorse a name change for the Washington, D.C. football team.” A 50th Senator wrote his own letter also asking for a name change.
General News on 5/22/14
Music festivals have become notorious for cultural appropriation, especially of Native American culture and traditions. Now one festival –Lightning in a Bottle Music Festival in central California – is speaking out against the racist trends that have become all too prevalent.
General News, Gardens, Food on 5/22/14
Menominee seniors in Keshena, Wisconsin—where Running Strong staff just visited—will soon be able to grow their own food in their yards thanks to a new grant.
General News on 5/21/14
Beneficiaries of the $3.4 billion Indian Trust Settlement are still waiting for the funds the federal government owes them.
Last week, Running Strong for American Indian Youth staff members Audrey and Julia went on a site visit to the Menominee Indian Reservation in Wisconsin. They visited the Menominee Indian School District (MISD), where Running Strong funds the Smart Sacks program, and saw other community programs.