National Native News

National Native News

Daily, five-minute newscast featuring the latest headlines and breaking news from Native and Indigenous communities anchored by Antonia Gonzales (Navajo) with reporters and storytellers from around the globe.

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May 24, 2022 4 min

Anchor: Antonia Gonzales

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland recently celebrated the restoration of a bison range with tribes in northwest Montana. Montana Public Radio’s Freddy Monares has this report.

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Chairman Tom MacDonald introduced Sec. Haaland to a crowd of several hundred people inside the Salish Kootenai College’s basketball gym on Saturday.

“Please let us give a big round of applause for ...

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Anchor: Antonia Gonzales

A killer whale totem pole has made its journey through the Pacific Northwest to raise awareness of calls to remove dams from the Snake River. Through May, it made stops in tribal communities and cities, as Eric Tegethoff reports.

The Spirit of the Waters Totem Pole Journey began at the beginning of May in Bellingham, near the Lummi Indian Reservation where it was carved. Since then, it’s traveled through Or...

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May 20, 2022 4 min

Anchor: Megan Kamerick

The first Native American U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland will be in western Montana Saturday to help celebrate the return of the Bison Range to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. MTPR’s Aaron Bolton has more.

The tribes earlier this year officially took over management of the Bison Range which was illegally taken by the U.S. federal government in the early 1900s. Sec. Haaland is scheduled to sp...

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May 19, 2022 4 min

Anchor: Art Hughes

A first nation in western Canada says it is looking into the deaths of more than 200 children who never came home from a residential school. As Dan Karpenchuk reports, one researcher calls the former school, the most horrific in Canada.

Eric Large is the lead investigator. He began his investigation earlier this year into the former Blue Quills Residential School near St. Paul, Alberta. Large began looking at bur...

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May 18, 2022 4 min

Anchor: Megan Kamerick

In Arizona, the state auditor general says officials managing the children’s health insurance program have wrongly ended coverage for some Native American children. Andrew Oxford reports.

State and federal regulations exempt children who are Native American from monthly premiums under the program, known as KidsCare.

But the auditor general found officials kicked 50 children out of the program between 2018 and...

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May 17, 2022 4 min

Anchor: Art Hughes

Reactions from tribal officials to the U.S. Department of Interior’s report on boarding schools continue to come in. Leaders with the Navajo Nation and the Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation say the report should be only the beginning of a larger process.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez called the report a starting point. He said he wants to see Interior follow up wi...

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May 16, 2022 4 min

Anchor: Megan Kamerick

Tribal leaders and others are absorbing the impact of the recently-released report on boarding schools from the U.S. Department of Interior. An organization in South Dakota aims to honor children students who died at boarding schools in that state with a memorial project. South Dakota Public Broadcasting’s Lee Strubinger reports they also intend to push for more follow-through from those responsible

The new f...

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May 13, 2022 4 min

Anchor: Art Hughes

The Duwamish Tribe in Washington State is suing for federal recognition. The suit filed this week claims the Interior Department continues to deny recognition even though Congress ratified the Treaty of Point Elliot, a document signed by Duwamish leaders.

The treaty exchanged thousands of acres of land for continued hunting and fishing rights, and creation of a reservation in what is now Washington’s most populo...

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May 12, 2022 4 min

Anchor: Art Hughes

The U.S. Department of Interior released the government’s first-ever attempt to quantify atrocities committed at federal boarding schools for more than a century and a half. Completed largely by Indigenous staff members, the document released Wednesday acknowledges the boarding schools’ role in carrying out the official U.S. policies of dispossessing Native people of their land, and driving out Native languages, ...

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May 11, 2022 4 min

Anchor: Art Hughes

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt vetoed a bill aimed at increasing cooperation between state agencies and tribal judicial systems, particularly to get drunk drivers off the road.

The bill won approval from 96% of the legislature. In vetoing the bill, Stitt claimed it is a “wolf in sheep’s clothing” that hands jurisdictional authority over to the tribes.

Among the tribal leaders criticizing Stitt’s decision is Choc...

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May 10, 2022 4 min
Whale totem pole used to remove federal dams in Pac NW Residential school survivors want Pope Francis to visit Saskatchewan
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May 9, 2022 4 min
Survivors insulted by final $25k payment in 60s Scoop settlement MT tribal college launches MMIP online database
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May 6, 2022 4 min
Springfield, OR hosts MMIP ceremony on national awareness day Tribes meet about 'aspirational' UN Declaration Alaska Native elders may need to choose between shares and SNAP payments
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May 5, 2022 4 min
#MMIP Awareness Day marked across the country Impending end of Roe v Wade part of #MMIP observations U.S. House bill could help Miami Tribe of OK and farmers in IL land dispute
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May 4, 2022 4 min
Tribal leaders urge U.S. to take action on UN declaration Traditional drum making part of Alaska Native training program
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May 3, 2022 4 min
Condors return to CA's redwoods, thanks to Yurok Tribe NM MMIP event to mark U.S. awareness day CA assembly holds hearing on violence against Native Americans
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May 2, 2022 4 min
FDA considering emergency use of COVID-19 vaccines on under 5s U.S. boarding school healing advocates seek Pope's apology Quapaw chair selected as DOJ liaison
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April 29, 2022 4 min
Maine governor asks tribe to give up latest sovereignty push Appeals court rules against Ute tribe in irrigation water fight Fairbanks city council refuses to read Native land acknowledgement Occom papers returned to Mohegan tribe by Dartmouth
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April 28, 2022 4 min
SCOTUS hears concerns over landmark McGirt v. OK ruling UC prez offers full rides to members of recognized CA tribes UNR launches Native college prep camp in South Lake Tahoe MT tribal college offers natural resource management grad program New bill in Congress seeks to transfer 1,000+ acres back to Yurok Tribe
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April 27, 2022 4 min
Fed court keeps Saginaw Chippewa lawsuit against Blue Cross Blue Shield of MI on life support Bill to rename UC Hastings to be heard before CA committee this week KEYA staff works to get back on the air after ice build-up collapses radio tower CA Assembly holds hearing on Hastings Law School renaming bill
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