Archives For Celebrating Heritage Month

1. Olympian Billy Mills Launches Dreamstarter Grant Program, 50 Grants in Five Years

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Billy Mills

2. Native Alaska Takes a Seat at the Table—and Plans to Stay There

Stephanie Woodard
Native Alaska’s 2014 voting-rights battle was fought in courtrooms and boardrooms, and in cities and villages. Mike Toyukak, of Manokotak village, was lead plaintiff in a federal lawsuit that secured language assistance for Native voters who wish it. He and his wife, Anecia, are seen here on November 3, as they were about to board a plane for a nearby town where she would translate the ballot for Yup’ik speakers on Election Day.

3. Canada’s First Nation Takes Proactive Approach Against Radon

Courtesy Marcel Brascoupe
The radon mitigation group at Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg community has made it a point to battle the invisible killer.

4. Court Ruling Hamstrings EPA Attempts to Block Pebble Mine With Clean Air Act

Associated Press
The Bristol Bay region of southwest Alaska, home to the biggest salmon run on Earth, is being threatened by a mining proposal.

5. Photo: Easter Island Statues, Natives Visited Pre-Columbus?

6. Celebrating Heritage Month on the USS George Washington

USS George Washington Heritage Month
.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chris Cavagnaro/Released
Capt. Greg Fenton, commanding officer of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), center, performs a cake-cutting ceremony with members of the crew during an American Indian Heritage Month celebration on the ship’s mess decks.

7. EPA Climate Justice Blog: Sampling the Garden Soil

8. 11 Essential Native American Films You Can Watch Online Right Now

Clockwise from top left: Gil Birmingham in Shouting Secrets, mysterious silhouette from This May Be the Last Time, K. Devery Jacobs in Rhymes for Young Ghouls, Tatanka Means in Tiger Eyes, Tonantzin Carmelo in The Activist, Jason Momoa in Road to Paloma, and Shay Eyre and Cara Gee in Empire of Dirt.

9. These 10 Kids Won’t Be Stereotyped by Edward S. Curtis Photos