Village of First Nations

We are descendants of the Original Peoples, and it was our Ancestors who formed the FIRST NATIONS.

Native American / American Indian News

Google News Feed


SDPB Radio

Native American Nation Building Leader Talks To Sioux Falls Rotary
SDPB Radio
And, the title to this article "Native American Nation Building Leader Talks To Sioux Falls Rotary" is assuredly an oxymoron as none of the faux Indian tribes is off federal welfare rolls...rolls beginning in 1924-going on 93-years and counting-and ...


Cronkite News

Bill to exempt tribes from some labor oversight draws union concerns
Cronkite News
National Congress of American Indians President Brian Cladoosby, left, and Navajo Nation Council Delegate Nathaniel Brown disagreed with union leader John Gribbon on a bill to exempt tribes from some labor oversight. (Photo by Dustin Quiroz/Cronkite ...

and more »

Newsmax

Native American Groups Join in Support of Gorsuch
Newsmax
Two Native American organizations have joined together in support of Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court, the Washington Examiner reports. The National Congress of American Indians and the Native American Rights Fund have sent off a letter ...

and more »

Washington Examiner

Support for Gorsuch from Native American groups could put pressure on Western Democrats
Washington Examiner
The National Congress of American Indians and the Native American Rights Fund write they "have confidence that Judge Gorsuch will be open-minded to all perspectives." (Graeme Jennings/Examiner) ...

and more »

Crosscut

Tribal nations can't afford to pick parties
Crosscut
But that won't help the policy debates that are so important to Native Americans. The fact is that Indian Country cannot afford to close the door to Republicans in Congress and in state legislatures, especially those Native Americans who have been ...

and more »

USA TODAY

Law was meant to let American Indians prosecute violence; is it working?
USA TODAY
When you hear about violence against women, the commonly used statistics are 1 in 2 have experienced physical violence in their lifetime while 1 in 6 have experienced rape or attempted rape, according to the Department of Justice and Centers for ...


NBCNews.com

Native American Osage Nation Votes in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage
NBCNews.com
A Native American tribe in northeast Oklahoma voted to legalize same-sex marriage this week, becoming the latest in a small number of Indian Country tribes to do so over the past several years. Citizens of the Osage Nation, one of Oklahoma's larger ...

and more »

WDAZ

Oklahoma tribe approves gay marriage as Native American groups debate issue
WDAZ
PAWHUSKA, Okla. - A Native American tribe in Oklahoma has voted to allow same-sex marriage, joining a small group of prominent tribes changing their law in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark 2015 decision making the practice legal in all states.

and more »

Huffington Post

A Major Health Care Victory In Indian Country
Huffington Post
A big reason for those dismal statistics is the fact that there are not enough oral health care providers in Native American communities. In the general population, there is on average one dental provider per 1,500 patients. On the Colville Indian ...


Sojourners

Native Nations March Gathers Outside White House in Spiritual Battle Against Pipeline
Sojourners
On a cold rainy morning, members of the American Indian tribes shouted “Water is sacred” and “Keep it in the soil; can't drink oil” as they marched toward the White House. The March 10 protest against the Dakota Access pipeline included hundreds of ...

and more »

National Observer

Native Americans to protest Trump, pipeline in Washington
National Observer
Tribal members and supporters plan to camp each day on the National Mall, with teepees, a ceremonial fire, cultural workshops and speakers. Native American leaders also plan to lobby lawmakers to protect tribal rights. On Friday, a march of about 2 ...

and more »

PBS NewsHour

American Indians gather in DC for four-day protest against Trump, Dakota Access pipeline
PBS NewsHour
BISMARCK, N.D. — Members of American Indian tribes from around the country are gathering in Washington for four days of protests against the Trump administration and the Dakota Access oil pipeline that will culminate with a Friday march on the White ...

and more »

Washington Post

UN human rights official criticizes federal relationship with Indian tribes
Washington Post
She wrote, “From my conversations with people throughout Indian Country, I have learned that many of the complex issues that Native Americans face in the energy development context today are rooted in a long history of land and resource dispossession.”.

and more »

InsideSources

Tribes Hopeful For Good Relationship with New Interior Secretary
InsideSources
The secretary of the interior oversees 500 million acres of public land, including the 59 national parks, and handles relationships between the federal government and native American tribes. Because of this, tribal leaders have been watching Zinke's ...

and more »

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: Bears Ears opposition is about denying Native Americans a victory
Salt Lake Tribune
She's a Native person, and she's been a vocal opponent of Bears Ears National Monument, but she is not a tribal leader. She is a county commissioner, elected to represent a political subdivision of the sovereign state of Utah. But tribes are sovereigns ...

and more »

KTAR.com

Arizona tribal nation speaks out against Trump's border wall proposal
KTAR.com
PHOENIX — A tribal nation that sits along the Arizona-Mexico border is sending a message to President Donald Trump: “We do not support any wall.” “A wall built on the border, we believe, is not the answer to securing America,” said Tohono O'odham ...

and more »

CBS Local

Tribes Hope Trump's 'America First' Helps First Americans
CBS Local
BOSTON (AP) — Native Americans hope President Donald Trump doesn't forget America's first inhabitants as he promises to put “America first.” Tribes have been reaching out to the Republican administration since it ... “Infrastructure, energy ...

and more »

Sputnik International

US Tribes Ready to Work With Trump on Removing Excessive Regulations
Sputnik International
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Native American tribes in the United States are ready to work with the Trump administration to finally end regulations imposed only on them, National Congress of American Indians President Brian Cladoosby told Sputnik.

and more »

Sputnik International

Native Americans Expect Trump to Bring Out Pro-Tribal Sovereignty Treaty Rights
Sputnik International
"This is not the first time tribes have had to deal with change in administrations. Our positions are nonpartisan. We have great friends on both sides of the aisle," Cladoosby stated. The United States has 566 federally recognized Indian nations, 229 ...

and more »

WTNH Connecticut News (press release)

Connecticut: Tribe can't sue state for $600M for land grab
WTNH Connecticut News (press release)
A rule change proposed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs could make dozens of American Indian tribes across the country newly eligible for federal recognition by requiring that they demonstrate continuity since only 1934, and not since "first contact ...

and more »

Cronkite News

State of Indian Nations: Hopeful, but cautious, as Trump replaces Obama
Cronkite News
Begaye said that tribes are still under the thumb of federal rules and regulations that prevent them from having complete authority over resources on their land. He said funds intended for Native nations are wrongfully funneled through the states ...

and more »

National Museum Of The American Indian Plans To Build Native American Veterans Memorial
DCist.com
The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) and National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) are leading the effort to publicly and permanently honor Native warriors with a prominent memorial on the museum's grounds. Rebecca ...

and more »

The Daily Banter

Utah Republicans Threaten To Sue Obama For The Right To Destroy Native American Lands
The Daily Banter
According to the White House, the president's action was in response to a proposal from the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition, which is made up from representatives of the Navajo Nation, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, Hopi Nation, Ute Indian Tribe of the ...

and more »

FOX 10 News Phoenix

Pipeline uncertainty illustrates broader concerns for tribes
FOX 10 News Phoenix
Anxiety over the 1,200-mile pipeline illustrates a broader uncertainty over how tribes will fare under Trump following what many in Indian Country consider a landmark eight years. President Barack Obama has won accolades among Native Americans for ...

and more »

High Country News

How Obama began to mend broken tribal relations
High Country News
In 2009, he invited leaders from 564 federally recognized tribes to the White House Tribal Nations Conference, an event that became an annual tradition. Each fall, Native Americans came to Washington to be heard by high-ranking officials, and officials ...

and more »

Phys.Org

Ancient skeleton to return to Native Americans for reburial
Phys.Org
One of the oldest and most complete skeletons found in North America will be given back to American Indian tribes in Washington state for reburial. President Barack Obama signed a bill ... In 2015, new genetic evidence determined the remains were ...

and more »

Muscogee Nation News

Top Native group watches Trump administration form
Muscogee Nation News
JP: Well, we actually have sent forward some recommendations already. Obviously the first thing on his agenda right now, is getting the right people in place and making sure that the key nominations for Native Americans and Native American positions ...

and more »

WLRN

Oklahoma's Native tribes are trying to fill a gap in sex ed left by the state's schools
WLRN
On a rainy Wednesday afternoon, four American Indian teenagers are gathered in a nondescript building along rural Okmulgee, Oklahoma's main street. As the headquarters of the Muscogee Creek Nation, Okmulgee takes pride in its American Indian ...

and more »

Kennewick Man to return to Native Americans for reburial
Native Times
SEATTLE (AP) – The Yakama Nation and other Columbia Basin tribes praised the passage of a bill in Congress on Saturday that will return their ancestor, known as Kennewick Man, to the tribes so that they can rebury him in the manner their people have ...

and more »

Twin Falls Times-News

Reader Comment: Idaho's Native American heritage
Twin Falls Times-News
A Haskett point from the Snake River is one of the historical items from Idaho on display in the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. The museum dates the point's creation to a remarkable 10,000-6,000 BC. The Native American ...

and more »
Copyright © Firstnations.com 1996-2011. All Rights Reserved.
Web Site maintained by Cool New Media