Today, catch up on some of the stories we’re following from Indian Country. This week, learn why Indigenous people have been showing their support of Ukraine by wearing what is known in many communities as “kokum scarves,” read about Minnie Hollow Wood, a Lakhota woman, who resisted the U.S. Calvary and fought courageously amongst her people to protect their homeland, and more in this week’s News You Can Use from all over Indian Country!
How Native Youth are Learning and Building Confidence through Digital Storytelling
Native American students across the nation face certain educational challenges that their non-Native classmates may not experience. Native students have less access to Advanced Placement or college prep courses in high school, are less likely to have family members that attended college and are more…
U.S. Army Corps works with tribe to improve wild rice
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers researchers are working with the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians and other Native American tribes to help improve wild rice productivity, the corps said. The work of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, located in V…
The US will now break out jobs data for Native Americans | CNN Business
In May 2020, the Bureau of Labor Statistics delivered the worst US jobs report on record: 20.5 million jobs had been lost in the previous month and the national unemployment rate had hit 14.7%. But Native Americans saw their jobless rate soar even higher, to a staggering 28.6% that April.