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Sarah Eagle Heart Awarded NGen Leadership Award

Written by at August 23, 2017

Native Americans in Philanthropy CEO Sarah Eagle Heart, Oglala Lakota, has dedicated her career working to inspire action, healing and justice. Eagle Heart was recently recognized by Independent Sector and American Express as the recipient of The 2017 NGen Leadership Award, which honors nonprofit and philanthropic community leaders under the age of 40, demonstrating transformative impact in addressing society’s toughest challenges.

Following her receipt of the award,

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Miss Native American USA Announces New Venue and 6th Annual Scholarship Pageant

Written by at August 23, 2017

Promoting positivity and strength of young Native women: And a new venue for the 6th annual Miss Native American USA pageant

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Interested In Journalism: Apply for a NAJA Scholarship

Written by at August 22, 2017

Native American students who either plan on studying or are studying journalism should consider applying for a NAJA scholarship; applications are due soon.

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Teacher Retires After Half Century Working With Native American Students

Written by at August 22, 2017

Chickasaw teacher Merry Monroe has spent the last 47 years helping both Native American students and non-Native students succeed.

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Solar Eclipse Covers Turtle Island

Written by at August 21, 2017

Solar Eclipse Covers Turtle Island

The total solar eclipse happening across Turtle Island puts human, and American, existence into perspective; Native traditions vary on whether to watch.

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In Case You Missed It: Beautiful Native-made Baskets at the Autry Museum in Los Angeles

Written by at August 20, 2017

Beautiful Native-made baskets! The California Indian Basketweavers Association is enjoying a sorely-needed rejuvenation with major funding.

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9 Reasons Dental Health Aide Therapist Programs Are Good for Native Kids

Written by at August 20, 2017

Pioneered by Alaska Native tribes in the early 2000s, Dental Health Aide Therapist Programs are becoming increasingly popular to provide quality healthcare to rural populations.

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Obesity in Indian Country Is Mostly the Same; Why That’s Incremental Progress

Written by at August 19, 2017

A new study, one that is built on a massive amount of data, reports that obesity among Native American youth is mostly the same.

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Chickasaw Student on Quest to Conduct Orchestra

Written by at August 19, 2017

Chickasaw student Austin Davis plays saxophone, but his heart lies in conducting a full symphony orchestra.

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First Nations Blast Canada at CERD in Geneva

Written by at August 18, 2017

First Nations Blast Canada at CERD in Geneva

Despite improving relationships between Indigenous Peoples and the Canadian government, First Nations told CERD in Geneva that federal policies still discriminate.

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NAJA Announces 2017 Award Winners

Written by at August 17, 2017

More than 700 entries were submitted for the 2017 NAJA awards, and when the judges were through voting, ICMN netted 30 awards.

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$100,000 Super Bowl Fund Grant Creates White Earth Reservation Skate Parks

Written by at August 17, 2017

Shredtastic! Thanks to a $100,000 Super Bowl grant, the White Earth Reservation is building three skate parks for its community members

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Nez Perce Tribe shares $409,000 in gaming revenues for education programs

Written by at August 17, 2017

Under a gaming initiative approved by voters in 2002, the Nez Perce Tribe dedicates 5 percent of net revenues to education in Idaho.

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‘40 Under 40’ Natives Named! National Center to Honor its Tenth Class of Awardees

Written by at August 15, 2017

Names of the “Native American 40 under 40” award winners have been released. This marks the 10th anniversary of 40 Under 40. Including 2017’s tenth class of honorees, the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development will have recognized 400 total emerging American Indians from across Indian country.

The National Center will honor the 2017 class 40 under 40 award recipients during its inaugural Northwest Enterprise Development Conference at the Tulalip Resort Casino in Tulalip,

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Bad River, White Mountain Veterans Housing Get Help with Home Rehabs

Written by at August 15, 2017

Veterans housing on two reservations to receive grants to assist with home rehabs through the Home Depot Foundation and the Housing Assistance Council.

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Poverty as a Black and White Issue

Written by at August 15, 2017

The poverty of a white coal miner, a black urban factory worker, or an unemployed rez Indian stinks. What’s worse is when they turn against each other.

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True Sioux Hope Foundation Tours Pine Ridge

Written by at August 14, 2017

Twila True and the True Sioux Hope Foundation provided a tour of the Pine Ridge Reservation for about 170 wealthy supporters that was met with mixed opinions.

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Food Network’s Guy Fieri brings family to Pueblo Harvest Cafe for ‘Guy’s Family Road Trip’

Written by at August 13, 2017

Guy Fieri visits the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center’s Pueblo Harvest Cafe for “Guy’s Family Road Trip” and Tewa Taco recipe now on Food Network website

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Alaska Needs More Alaska Native Teachers

Written by at August 13, 2017

In order to train more Alaska Native teachers, the University of Alaska Southeast offers the PITAAS scholarship program.

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Change Is Coming: Canada’s Move Away from the 141 Year Old Indian Act

Written by at August 12, 2017

Canada’s decision to walk away from the Indian Act could be an opportunity for First Nations

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Majority of Arizona’s Native Americans Not Speaking Navajo Language at Home

Written by at August 12, 2017

Majority of Arizona’s Native Americans Not Speaking Navajo Language at Home

The latest American Community Survey shows the majority of Arizona’s Native Americans do not speak the Navajo language at home, they only speak English.

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The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Pow Wow: A Time to Celebrate its History and Traditions

Written by at August 11, 2017

Once down to 200 members, the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska celebrates their 24th annual pow wow 3,500 strong!

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Sealaska Heritage Institute Welcomes ‘One of a Kind’ Ancestor Home

Written by at August 11, 2017

A Seattle family has donated a “one of a kind” Chilkat robe to the Sealaska Heritage Institute, which will hold a ceremony celebrating it on August 26.

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An Interview with Taylor Sheridan, Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter and Director of ‘Wind River’

Written by at August 10, 2017

An Interview with Taylor Sheridan, Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter and Director of ‘Wind River’

Taylor Sheridan, the Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter and Director of ‘Wind River’ talks to ICMN about spending decades on the rez and his film Wind River

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OECD Grades Indigenous Education in Canada

Written by at August 10, 2017

Canada is on the right track with indigenous education, but it is lurching forward, a new international report says.

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