Chippewa citizen John Wallette was 20 years old in 1910 when he left his home on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation in North Dakota and enrolled at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania. There, he trained as a blacksmith, played left end on the school football team and spent at least three summers […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Alaska Congressman Don Young helped the House pass H.R. 5221 – the Urban Indian Health Confer Act. This bipartisan legislation, which Congressman Young cosponsored, requires the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to confer with urban Indian organizations (UIOs) on health care policies and initiatives for the Native populations […]
The Miss World Eskimo-Indian Olympics contest is the culmination of local pageants across the state of Alaska – and the winner becomes cultural ambassador for native traditions. Following the pandemic shutdowns, the pageant came back this summer. VOA’s Natasha Mozgovaya has the story.