Today, catch up on some of the stories we’re following from Indian Country. As Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s Awareness Week comes to a close, see what is being done as advocates continue to call for more support at all levels of government, learn what goals are being set at the 21st United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) to preserve and push for implementation of Indigenous rights around the world, and more in this week’s News You Can Use from all over Indian Country!
‘Enough is enough’: Native women issue call to action for missing and murdered relatives
The Biden administration is promising historic investments to address the crisis of missing and murdered people in Indian Country as advocates continue to call for more support at all levels.
From the United Nations to Our Homes, Indigenous Native Languages Should Take High Priority
Opinion. On the first day of the 21st United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York last week, with delegates from around the world dressed in their colorful Indigenous attire, Cherokee Nation Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. spoke about the preservation of the Cherokee language. He was the…
Why Indigenous forest guardianship is crucial to climate action
Indigenous communities have looked after their ancestral forests for millennia, cultivating immense amounts of knowledge on how to protect, nourish and heal these vital environments. Today, 470 million Indigenous people care for and manage 80 percent of the world’s biodiversity — yet their legal ri…
The Cleveland Indians changed their team name – what’s holding back the Atlanta Braves?
The insistence on preserving the team name – along with fan traditions like the ‘tomahawk chop’ – is even more glaring given the city’s links to the civil rights movement.
Helping more Native Americans become physicians to improve health care for all
OHSU Northwest Native American Center of Excellence catalyzes increase in students, faculty who are American Indian, Alaska Native.
Will tuition waivers make universities more accessible to Indigenous students? – Marketplace
The University of California is the latest public land grant university system to waive tuition for some Native American students.