Tribal members say the new herd will strengthen ceremonial practices and connect them not only with the animal but also with other Indigenous nations.
The fentanyl crisis is hitting young people hard, and the highest death rates are in Native American communities. The Cherokee Nation is working to help young families recover.
The transfers marked another example of Indigenous people reclaiming stewardship over the land and animals that their ancestors managed for thousands of years.
Hundreds of indigenous people disinterred by archaeologists at the historic Etowah Mounds in Northwest Georgia will be returned to their descendants with the cooperation of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
The historic move is the closest the federal government is toward satisfying a promise it made to the Cherokee Nation nearly 200 years ago.
In 1973, Littlefeather provided one of the most dramatic moments in Oscar history: Offering Brando's regrets for refusing the award because of Hollywood's treatment and portrayal of Native Americans.
Hundreds of Native Americans returned to their historic capital in Macon, Georgia, this weekend for the 30th annual Ocmulgee Indigenous Celebration. Nearly 200 years after the last Creek Indians were forcibly removed to Oklahoma to make way for slave labor in the Deep South, citizens of the Muscogee Creek Nation are celebrating their survival. They're also supporting an initiative to put the National Park Service in charge of protecting the heart of the Creek Confederacy.
The University of Arizona joins schools in a number of other states in covering tuition and fees for tribal members, who have been less likely than other Americans to pursue higher education.
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and tribal leaders are advocating for a congressional commission to examine the impacts of the federal Native American forced-assimilation policy.
For the first time in history, the Department of Interior investigated the federal Indian boarding school system across the United States, identifying more than 400 schools and over 50 burial sites. Georgia was home to two of those schools, which were attended by indigenous children who were taken away from their families and attempted to assimilate them through education — and, often, physical punishment.
A federal study of Native American boarding schools that sought to assimilate Indigenous children into white society has identified more than 400 such schools and more than 50 associated burial sites.
The program applies to undergraduate and graduate students who are members of federally recognized Native American, American Indian and Alaska Native tribes and will begin in the fall.
The report was commissioned by President Biden in March 2021 as part of an executive order he signed to protect voting rights.
Federally recognized tribes can be eligible for benefits such as land, health care, revenue streams from casinos, and education. The Duwamish say that these resources would be game changers for them.