Native Affairs

Navajo Midwives in New Mexico Plan First-Ever Native American Birth Center

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on Sep 29, 2015 5:34PM

Certified nurse midwives Nicolle Gonzales and Brittney Simplicio are planning a space where Native women can experience traditional healing practices and midwifery care during birth.

Topics: Native Affairs, Health, Gender & Sexuality

As Pope Visits, Native Americans Oppose Sainthood for Missionary Junípero Serra

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Sep 23, 2015 11:49AM

Corrina Gould of Indian People Organizing for Change: “Junípero Serra actually created and brought genocide to the California Indian people.”

Topics: /NOW, Society, History, Native Affairs

Federal Government to Pay Native American Tribes $940 Million

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Sep 18, 2015 1:54PM

The proposed payout will settle a 25-year dispute.

Topics: /NOW, History, Politics, Native Affairs

Native American Marvel Character Red Wolf Will Star in New Series

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Sep 10, 2015 4:43PM

Writer Nathan Edmondson on Red Wolf: “He’s just a brawling, tough-as-nails fighter.”

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, History, Native Affairs

Obama Administration Restores Mountain’s Native American Name, Continues Beef

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Aug 31, 2015 2:18PM

The highest point in North America is returning to its roots with a controversial name change.

Topics: /NOW, History, Politics, Native Affairs, Environment

10 NOLA Groups Truly Doing the Work When the Cameras Aren't On

by Words by Rosana Cruz. Graphics by Aura Bogado on Aug 28, 2015 1:17PM

For many of us living in the Gulf Coast, the pomp and circumstance around Katrina at 10 has been difficult to stomach. Here are 10 local groups that define what it truly is to fight for the city.

Topics: Schools & Youth, Arts & Culture, Labor, Immigration, History, Politics, Native Affairs, Health, Environment, Criminal Justice, Economic Justice, Gender & Sexuality

Marilyn Manson's New Film Character is NOT A Native Hitman, Say Filmmakers

by Sameer Rao on Aug 19, 2015 2:28PM

The filmmakers behind "Let Me Make You A Martyr" are saying, amidst outcry, that Marilyn Manson's hitman character is not actually Native, despite what the musician/actor previously stated. 

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, Media, Native Affairs

Navajo Nation Council Member: EPA's River Contamination 'An Attack of Who We Are'

by Sameer Rao on Aug 12, 2015 11:47AM

Council Delegate Amber Crotty criticized the Environmental Protection Agency's toxic accident during a chamber session Monday afternoon. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, Politics, Native Affairs, Health, Environment

Cheyenne River Sioux Say No to Washington NFL Team Donations

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Aug 7, 2015 3:03PM

Washington NFL Team tries to buy absolution, Cheyenne River Souix Tribal Council says no.

Topics: /NOW, Native Affairs

Report: Juvenile Justice System Is Failing Native Youth

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Aug 3, 2015 1:47PM

Native American teens are significantly more likely to be referred to state court systems for crimes such as truancy and underage drinking than their white counterparts. 

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth, Native Affairs, Criminal Justice