LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Administrators of Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence say federal investigators have determined a complaint about nepotism… Read More
WASHINGTON - Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has announced the start of a new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) jobs program that will use the national apprenticeship system to hire new employees as agricultural commodity graders, a key role in USDA's mission to protect American consumers. The new program will also serve as a way to increase jobs for U.S. veterans.… Read More
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) – Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye says the nation was facing a financial crisis before its current fiscal year began.
The Daily Times reports that during his State of the Nation address Monday, Begaye focused on the economy and the work he and the Navajo Nation Council did to avoid a $21 million budget shortfall before fiscal year 2017 began on Oct. 1.
Begaye said the shortfall would have led to employee layoffs, but the issue was eased
Just in time for Native American Heritage Month in November, Vision Maker Media presents five new films that celebrate the accomplishments of Native peoples in the areas of medicine, math and energy empowerment. The films provide historical context as well as modern insight on key issues affecting Native Americans. Two of the films shed light on the treatment of Native remains and how climate change is affecting Native residents on a fragile barrier island in the Arctic.
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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – Santa Fe city officials are considering requiring businesses to secure licenses to sell authentic Native American art.
The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that a proposal endorsed Monday by the City Council’s Finance Committee would create a Native American Arts or Crafts District and require businesses selling such items to obtain a special business license.
The license would require business owners to clearly distinguish between authentic tribal art and other items, to display a sticker at
TORONTO (AP) – An Ontario judge quashed a last-minute effort to attempt to bar the Cleveland Indians from using their team name and “Chief Wahoo” logo during Monday’s night playoff game in Toronto.
The legal challenge by indigenous activist Douglas Cardinal came hours before the team played the Blue Jays in Game 3 of the AL Championship Series.
The long-standing logo, which appears on some team caps and jerseys, depicts a grinning, red-faced cartoon with a feather headband.
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