Tag Archives: Indian Country Today

President Obama Visits the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

President Obama and the First Lady will be visiting the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to meet with tribal leaders and Native youth about the poverty they face and to announced new initiatives related to tribal economies and education.

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Treaty Series: Treaty of Medicine Creek & Fishing Rights

Even though treaties exist for Native American tribes, they are not always upheld. In the Treaty of Medicine Creek, Northwest tribes were given fishing rights along the waterways, but now there are almost no healthy fish left for them because of coal shipping operations.

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“Drunken Indians”

Negative stereotypes about American Indians persist in our culture today largely due to misconceptions of Hollywood and media.

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By the Numbers: Tribal Economies

Some Native American tribes are successful in growing their economic independence, but only 3 of the about 65 reservations that National Relief Charities serve are included in that group. There is much need on the reservations that we serve.

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Do Indians Still Exist?

Discusses the question if Indians still exist.

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Rez Life, the Book

Rez Life, the book by Native author David Treuer, gives an insider’s view of Native American history and modern day life on the reservation.

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Winter Risk for Elders

During environmental emergencies, disasters, and harsh winters on the reservations, Native American Elders are especially at risk.

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