WASHINGTON– On Thursday, the Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada (ATAC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA), with the purpose of establishing a framework for cooperation between the two associations – and Canada and the United States. The MOU intends to further enhance collaboration opportunities between AIANTA and ATAC; enrich understanding, education and cultural exchange among the members; offer business development and cultural education opportunities…"ABORIGINAL TOURISM ASSOCIATION OF CANADA SIGNS A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE AMERICAN INDIAN ALASKA NATIVE TOURISM ASSOCIATION"
GRAND RAPIDS – Under a bright blue sky, the 56th Annual Traditional Grand Valley Lodge Powwow kicked off on Saturday afternoon with a grand entry with dozens of dancers entering the dance arena on the banks of the Grand River at Riverside Park, north of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. SOURCE nativenewsonline.net"GRAND VALLEY AMERICAN INDIAN LODGE POWWOW GATHERS ON BANKS OF GRAND RIVER"
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK – Years before Charlottesville and the push to remove Confederate monuments, Tribal Nations began petitioning for the names of a war criminal responsible for an act of genocide, and a white supremacist who advocated for such, to be changed in Yellowstone National Park. On Saturday, September 16, leaders from the Blackfoot Confederacy and Great Sioux Nation will be among those to continue that appeal, gathering at Yellowstone’s gateway in Gardiner,…"TRIBES GATHERING IN YELLOWSTONE TO DEMAND NAMES OF WAR CRIMINAL & WHITE SUPREMACIST BE CHANGED IN NATIONAL PARK"
NAPA, CALIFORNIA – On September 9, 2017, Mexica Danza dance group Calpulli Nanahuatzin held a ceremony in honor of Xocotl Huetzi, which is a twenty-day period from September 8 to 28, known as the fall of the fruits. During this month many trees begin to drop their ripe fruit. A twenty-day period is equivalent to a month in the Mexica/Aztec calendar. This is the signal for harvesting time and the days of many…"XOCOTL HUETZI CELEBRATED BY DANCERS"
EAGLE BUTTE, NORTH DAKOTA —The Cheyenne River Youth Project and the Sacred Heart Center in Eagle Butte have announced that they will be co-hosting a special Open Mic Night for community members of all ages at 4-7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15 in CRYP’s free, public Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Art Park. The evening’s festivities will include open mic performances starting at 5 p.m., a chili and cornbread dinner at 6 p.m., free coffee…"THE CHEYENNE RIVER YOUTH PROJECT & SACRED HEART CENTER TO HOST “OPEN MIC” NIGHT ON SEPT. 15"
Native American communities in San Juan County, Utah, feel shut out of the process they have worked in good faith with now that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has issued an insensitive report recommending reducing Bears Ears National Monument. In his final report to President Trump, called the National Monuments “review,” he has silenced the voices of Native Americans in Utah and across the country by dismissing our deep ties to the Bears…"SECRETARY ZINKE ADVISES TRUMP TO LEAVE A LEGACY OF BROKEN PROMISES WITH TRIBES"
TUBA CITY – Years ago, Vallis Martinez returned home to the Navajo Nation and wanted someone to cook for. Now she does a lot of cooking for her husband, Ronald Joe, and seven children. When the children leave her small three-bedroom house in Tuba City, it gets quiet. “It’s like having children of your own,” Martinez said in an interview. “I stay home all the time for them because I don’t want…"CHILDREN, NEWBORNS, TEENS AT THE DOORSTEP: TUBA CITY WOMAN SERVING AS FOSTER PARENT FOR 28 YEARS"
WASHINGTON – All weekend long, stories have been swirliing about President Trump’s call down Alabama to call on NFL owners to “fire or suspend” football players who take a knee during the national anthem. The 28 NFL teams across America acted in solidarity on Sunday to rebuke Trump. Even the team that American Indians across Indian Country consider the most racist NFL team, the Washington NFL team because of its usage of…"THE HYPOCRISY OF THE WASHINGTON NFL STATEMENT RELATING TO TRUMP’S CALL TO ‘FIRE OR SUSPEND’ PLAYERS WHO TAKE A KNEE DURING NATONAL ANTHEM"
GREASEWOOD, ARIZONA – Members of the Navajo Nation Council and Vice President Jonathan Nez gathered on Friday in the community of Greasewood, for a groundbreaking ceremony hosted by the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority to commence the start of construction of the Ganado, Lower Greasewood, and Dilkon Water Improvement Project, which is one of the first bulk water infrastructure projects funded partially by the $554 million settlement funds that the Navajo Nation received from the…"NAVAJO LEADERS CELEBRATE THE START OF WATER PROJECTS RESULTING FROM THE NAVAJO NATION’S $554 MILLION SETTLEMENT FUNDS"
In honour of Black History Month, cosplayers across social media platforms are participating in #28DaysOfBlackCosplay, including Instagram star Kiera Please. The 21 year-old Virginia native has taken the Internet by storm, and we’re not just talking about the time she did Storm from X-Men. Whether she takes on Anime or American cartoons, her ability to transform into any character she chooses is truly awe-inspiring. Kiera is participating in a hashtag challenge created…"This Black Cosplayer Is Breaking The Racial Boundaries Of Cosplay In Amazing Ways"