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BY PARIS BURRIS/NATIVE VOICE

More than 1,000 Native youth gathered to discuss the issues facing their communities Thursday morning at the first-ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering in Washington, D.C. And they had some tough questions for federal officials.
Four students approached the stage with prominent figures in the U... More

BY LYLE JACOBS, NATIVE VOICE

Considering graduate school? Looking for a chance to network? In search of a new career? Then the Career Fair and Expo at the NAJA Conference is the place you’re looking for.

With 20 different booths looking for students, interns and contacts, the Career Fair and Expo is the place for people... More

BY DAKOTA SHEREK, NATIVE VOICE

Statistics released in June by American College Testing and the National Indian Education Association find that Native students are missing the mark on college preparedness exams.
In 2014, 55 percent of Native students did not meet any of the college preparedness benchmarks on the standardized... More

BY LORI HASSELMAN/NATIVE VOICE
 
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has dealt with its fair share of continued budget cuts. Shortages in funding have led to a gradual but significant 3,000 worker decline in the number of full-time employees across the agency.  With lower numbers of personnel, the capabilities of the Bureau to... More

BY LORENZO GUDINO, NATIVE VOICE

This past Wednesday, July 8th, U.S. District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee ruled against the Washington NFL team. The U.S. Court for the Eastern District of Virginia’s ruling reaffirms the federal Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s past decision. Both concluded the R-word “may disparage” Native people.... More

BY PARIS BURRIS/NATIVE VOICE

More than 1,000 Native youth gathered to discuss the issues facing their communities Thursday morning at the first-ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering in Washington, D.C. And they had some tough questions for federal officials.
Four students approached the stage with prominent figures in the U... More

BY LYLE JACOBS /NATIVE VOICE

First-time visitors to the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian may not find exactly what they are looking for. The Museum’s mission statement assures museumgoers that it is “committed to advancing knowledge and understanding of the Native Cultures of the Northern Hemisphere” but visitors... More

BY TSANAVI SPOONHUNTER, NATIVE VOICE

The leader of the oldest tribal housing authority in Indian Country came to Washington, D.C. this week to urge federal lawmakers to reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act.

Paul Iron Cloud, CEO of the Oglala Sioux Housing Authority and a former... More

BY PARIS BURRIS & DYANI BROWN, NATIVE VOICE

Three Native journalists will take on new roles as members of the Native American Journalists Association’s board of directors after NAJA members cast their votes Saturday at the National Native Media Conference.

Eight candidates are running to fill three vacant positions. They... More

BY JASON BEGAY, NATIVE VOICE

There are two basic truths that face all journalism programs like the Native American Journalists Association’s student project: The effect they have on nurturing and propelling students into the news field is tremendous, and they depend heavily on the gracious generosity of outside companies and... More

BY DYáNI BROWN, NATIVE VOICE

PAMUNKEY INDIAN RESERVATION, Virginia  – The state’s most storied Native American community – the known descendents of Pocahontas -- has spent decades fighting for recognition from the federal government.

This month, the 35-year-long battle is finally over.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs... More

BY LORI HASSELMAN, NATIVE VOICE

Haskell Indian Nations University has announced the suspension of football for the fall 2015 season due to lack of funds.

The decision sent shockwaves throughout the university and raised concerns about the timeliness of the announcement.

Haskell President Dr. Venida Chenault said the... More

BY JOHN BEAR, NATIVE VOICE

A federal judge in Texas has allowed a religious freedom case to proceed, a move that could result in more Native American tribes being allowed to use eagle feathers for their spiritual ceremonies.

 On May 27, Judge Catharina Haynes overruled the U.S. government’s effort to dismiss a court case... More

BY LORENZO GUDINO, NATIVE VOICE

With the 2016 presidential election fast approaching, efforts are underway at the national and local levels to ensure that voices from Indian Country are heard.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, American Indians and Alaska Natives were 2 percent of the total U.S. population in 2013. With such... More

BY PARIS BURRIS, NATIVE VOICE

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Hundreds of news media professionals from across the nation will gather to encourage and empower Native American journalism at the 31st annual National Native Media Conference.

The conference, held July 8-12 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Crystal City, will feature more than 70... More

BY JOHN SALLEE, NATIVE VOICE

Alaska is one of the most awe-inducing states in the country, but that beauty belies a hidden danger that threatens its greatest resource.

“North to the Future” is Alaska’s motto, as residents look forward and work for their children’s future. 

However... More

BY ERIN TAPAHE, NATIVE VOICE

Exhibits that share the triumphs and sacrifices of journalists and explore the five freedoms of the press are some of the many different displays at the Newseum, the Washington, DC museum of journalism. But you won’t find only information about journalism there.

“Most people think the Newseum is... More