Recently in Native News
Pursuant to our goal of helping you remain informed of the top news stories from Native American culture from across the country, Partnership With Native Americans has compiled our favorite stories from the month of February. Stay up to date with more articles by following us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.
Giving Mountains Back Their Indigenous Names via Outside Magazine
- “Last September, a 29-year-old Navajo climber named Len Necefer posted a photo of a young woman named Monserrat A Matehuala standing on the summit of Longs Peak, one of Colorado’s best known 14ers. What was significant was not that she summited—hundreds do each year. It was the location in the geotag that accompanied the post: Neníisótoyóú’u, the mountain’s Arapaho name.”
Harvard University’s first tenured Native American studies professor gets to work via The Daily Pennsylvanian
- “Harvard University has hired its first tenured Native American studies professor,,, Philip J. Deloria started teaching in January of this year, transferring to Harvard from his former position in the American Studies department at the University of Michigan. Harvard History Department Chair Daniel L. Smail called Deloria “the leading — I was gonna say one of the leading, but he’s really the best — historian of Native Americans active today,” in a statement to the Crimson.”
- “The Quapaw Cattle Company is the latest in a string of tribally owned and operated businesses that provide jobs to both tribal and nontribal citizens in Oklahoma. All total, tribes contribute more than $10 billion to the state’s economy.”
- “Native American leaders are once again pushing for a seat at the decision-making table, saying this week that tribal nations have been overlooked for “too often and too long.”