2022 Culture and Tradition News Stories

Cherokee cyclists return from 950-mile journey retracing northern route of Trail of Tears (Indian Country Today) 6/20/22

Native couple still championing LGBTQ rights (Indian Country Today) 6/17/22

Native-owned restaurant wins high honor (Indian Country Today) 6/17/22

Vision Maker Media funds nearly $1.2 million in direct film funding support to Native filmmakers (Indian Country Today) 6/15/22

Indian Affairs makes significant investment to protect and preserve Native languages (Indian Country Today) 6/15/22

Montana American Indian Caucus: It's time to bring Big Medicine home (Missoulian) 6/12/22

SDSF presents 'Othello' through Indigenous lens (Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan) 6/10/22

Cambridge City Council calls on Harvard to return human remains of enslaved people, Native Americans (The Harvard Crimson) 6/9/22

National Native American Hall of Fame announces the 2022 class of inductees (Native Hall of Fame) 6/1/22

Indigenous prisoner religious rights organization celebrates 10 years (Indian Country Today) 6/7/22

Reconsidering Wilma Mankiller (High Country News) 6/6/22

Native bidaské with author Alyssa London about instilling pride in Native youth (Native News Online) 6/5/22

Third Annual Native American Showrunner Program selects Fellows (Indian Country Today) 6/3/22

Native students exercise right to wear regalia at graduation (Indian Country Today) 6/1/22

Six decades of contemporary Native art at Santa Fe's Institute of American Indian Arts (Hyperallergic) 6/1/22

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History returns artifacts to Chumash tribe (The Hanford Sentinel) 5/31/22

New Bosque Redondo exhibit shows Navajo Nation's suffering, resiliency (Santa Fe New Mexican) 5/30/22

‘You go all in’: Diné composer from Chinle wins Pulitzer for music (Native News Online) 5/29/22

‘Daughter of a Lost Bird’ documents tribal member reconnecting with her roots (Char-Koosta News) 5/26/22

Nonprofit receives grant to teach Lakota language in NYC, despite Standing Rock ban (The City) 5/25/22

Representation matters: Tlingit woman joins NBC News as contributor on Native issues (Native News Online) 5/23/22

‘Our way of healing’: Azee’ Bee Nahagha working to protect peyote from state decriminalization (Navajo Times) 5/19/22

Eight finalists for the 2022 Indigenous Screenwriters List announced (Native News Online) 5/17/22

Cherokee Nation Film Office partners to offer Native-centered screenwriting competition (Tribal Business News) 5/16/22

Food sovereignty and scholarship meet at seeds of Native health conference: Interview with Karen Diver (Native News Online) 5/16/22

Navajo composer wins Pulitzer Prize (Indian Country Today) 5/11/22

Scenes from the glittering world (PBS)

Tribes’ spring fish harvest provides food, preserves culture (MPR News) 5/11/22

Meet Raven Chacon, the first Native American to win the Pulitzer Prize for music (Texas Public Radio) 5/10/22

Challenges into opportunities: The National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers (National Trust for Historic Preservation) 5/9/22

How one California tribe protects the history of its land (Capital Radio) 5/9/22

UMaine leverages 3D printing to return cultural artifacts to Alaska tribe (3D Printing Industry) 5/5/22

Don't fear a red planet: The story of the world's only Native comic shop (The Nation) 5/4/22

Powerful visions of reclaimed narratives by Indigenous artists (Hyperallergic) 5/4/22

Cherokee Nation ‘Anadisgoi Magazine,’ language perpetuation efforts receive highest honors in international contest (Indian Country Today) 5/2/22

A Lummi matriarch tells her story (Indian Country Today) 5/1/22

From the United Nations to our homes, Indigenous Native languages should take high priority (Native News Online) 5/1/22

Grant will support study of Indigenous petroglyphs site in Bellows Falls (Keene Sentinel) 4/26/22

On ‘Yellowstone,’ and the white desire to control the narrative (High Country News) 4/22/22

Lenape ancestors and ceremonial objects finally returned (Native News Online) 4/21/22

Apsáalooke artist Wendy Red Star creatively engages with the Stanford community (Stanford News) 4/21/22

A beloved Indigenous dessert evolves with each generation (The New York Times) 4/18/22

Anishinaabek neighbors: Aaron TwoCrow (Traverse City Record-Eagle) 4/16/22

Akwesasne Mohawk seek to rid themselves of colonized "Saint Regis" name (Native News Online) 4/15/22

Honoring Native American culture requires better engagement with tribes (Progressive Reform) 4/14/22

After agreeing to repatriate Ponca tomahawk, Peabody Museum awaits visit from tribal leaders (The Harvard Crimson) 4/12/22

Petroglyphs vandalized, multiple agencies announce reward for information leading to arrest (Native News Online) 4/11/22

Indigenous artists highlight shared histories of abstraction and survival in the Whitney Biennial (The Art Newspaper) 4/7/22

Warm Springs artists selected for $5K Oregon Arts Commission grants (Central Oregon Daily) 4/7/22

This Southern Arizona book club gives exposure and support to Indigenous authors (This is Tucson) 4/5/22

Increasing Native representation in the film industry through costume design (Tribal Business News) 4/4/22

Mysterious death of a chief’s daughter in Oregon illustrates challenges of Native boarding school reckoning (Oregon Public Broadcasting) 4/4/22

Massachusetts museum accused of hoarding Indigenous artefacts and human remains for decades (The Art Newspaper) 4/1/22

What’s wrong with the Manitou Cliff Dwellings Museum and Preserve? (High Country News) 4/1/22

Indigenous designers named finalists for prestigious Phoenix Fashion Week award (Native News Online) 3/31/22

The two-spirit diplomat who mediated two worlds (Yes! Magazine) 3/31/22

Anthropology Association apologizes to Native Americans for the field's legacy of harm (Scientific American) 3/28/22

Tribal news deserts thrive when citizens, media lack access to public records (Indian Country Today) 3/25/22

Dispelling the myth of Manhattan (Native News Online) 3/25/22

Images from the first-known Native American female photographer (High Country News) 3/25/22

KU student's art highlights Native American experience (The University Daily Kansan) 3/23/22

Celebrating & protecting Indigenous art (Indian Country Today) 3/21/22

A new center could help save Native languages from extinction (Honolulu Civil Beat) 3/21/22

Stanford and Illinois researchers publish genomic evidence of ancient Muwekma Ohlone connection (Stanford News) 3/21/22

California's longest-serving death-row prisoner on pain, survival and Native identity (The Marshall Project) 3/18/22

Museum series to explore Native food tradition (Smoky Mountain News) 3/16/22

U.S. coverage of Indigenous issues improving but still a battle over misinformation, says Kiowa journalist (APTN News) 3/15/22

Native musical 'Distant Thunder' set to premiere (Indian Country Today) 3/12/22

Yakita Starr Fields and the imagined barrier between art and life (Hyperallergic) 3/11/22

‘Returning Home’ compiles Diné students’ art, poetry (Navajo Times) 3/11/22

‘We Are Not Animals’: New book highlights Santa Cruz Indigenous rebellion and resilience (Santa Cruz Sentinel) 3/9/22

Post-New York Fashion Week, Iñupiaq designer Bobby Brower prepares for Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto (Native News Online) 3/8/22

Chief Charlo students learn Plains Indian Sign Language from fluent Salish speaker (Missoulian) 3/4/22

Missing map by William Clark turns up with an unflattering revelation (High Country News) 3/2/22

Jim Denomie, internationally known Native American artist from Minnesota, dies at 66 (Twin Cities Pioneer Press) 3/1/22

Envisioning Black liberation and Indigenous sovereignty (Native News Online) 3/1/22

‘THIS IS OUR TIME’: Indigenous chefs recognized as semifinalists in prestigious James Beard Awards (Tribal Business News) 2/28/22

'Bone dust in my skin': How a legacy of racism has left nearly 117,000 Native ancestors not at rest (New England Public Media) 2/24/22

The race-shifting of 'Pretendians' (Hawai'i Public Radio) 2/23/22

Can movies help save the world's dying languages? New wave of Indigenous films share untold stories (USA Today) 2/20/22

Detroit police break up Native sugarbush ceremony, saying 'sovereign stuff is not valid' (Detriot Free Press) 2/19/22

Sk’aliCh’elh-tenaut's right to return (Indian Country Today) 2/17/22

An immersive history of mixed-descent Native families (The New York Times) 2/16/22

CSKT artist wins national fellowship for cultural bearers (KTVH) 2/15/22

Digital project on enslaved Indigenous people awarded $1.5M grant from Mellon Foundation (Albuquerque Journal) 2/14/22

Navajo author and illustrator win American Indian Youth Literature Award for their book 'Herizon' (Native News Online) 2/14/22

Cherokee Nation seeking to collect family histories of slave descendants, as it remembers those enslaved by the tribe (BET) 2/14/22

Happy Valentine's Day--Hear "I love you" in Native languages (Native News Online) 2/13/22

Composer Raven Chacon is bringing works to The Whitney Biennial (Albuquerque Journal) 2/13/22

The journey of the ancestral pole that once stood outside of the Milwaukee Public Museum (WUWM) 2/11/22

NMPBS original digital series ‘Indigi-Genius’ looks at the innovation of Native Americans (Albuquerque Journal) 2/10/22

San Antonio Museum of Art opens a new exhibition featuring Native American artist Wendy Red Star (San Antonio Mag) 2/10/22

Can scientists repair their relationship with Native people as they probe the past? (Science Mag) 2/8/22

Mary Golda Ross, Native American rocket scientist, honored with statute at First Americans Museum (Native News Online) 2/7/22

Five Native films you should be streaming in 2022 (Tribal College Journal) 2/7/22

Michigan Indian legal community mourns passing of Jim Keedy (Native News Online) 2/6/22

During another challenging year, Allie Young continues to fight for Indigenous communities (Ms.) 2/4/22

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe partners with Rosetta Stone to revitalize the Ojibwe language (Native News Online) 2/3/22

‘Our iwi, our bones are sacred’: Nāpua Greig at NAGPRA hearing (Indianz) 2/2/22

NMAI's history-making director (Indian Country Today) 1/31/22

Krannert Art Museum exhibition of Pueblo pots shows connections to ancestral land, community (Mirage News) 1/29/22

At Sundance Film Festival, virtual reality meets Indigenous experience (Native News Online) 1/28/22

“Winter is storytelling season.” Four Ojibwe storytellers highlight Wisconsin Historical Society’s Ojibwe Storytelling Series (Madison365) 1/28/22

Diné ancestors discovered: Southwest’s dark side uncovered in search for family history (Navajo Times) 1/27/22

California museum returns massacre remains to Wiyot Tribe (The Bismarck Tribune) 1/27/22

'The Return': New York City's first for-Lenape, by-Lenape art exhibit opens in Brooklyn (Native News Online) 1/26/22

Cherokee Nation Film Office launches tribal film incentive program (WRBL) 1/25/22

Alaska Native historic documents to university library (Native News Online) 1/25/22

Nominees announced for the Native American Music Awards (Native News Online) 1/25/22

Bill to allow Indigenous students to wear tribal regalia at graduations advances (The Salt Lake Tribune) 1/24/22

Indigenous Women Leaders Podcast: An interview with Lakota Elder Madonna Thunder Hawk (Women ENews) 1/20/22

A living history: Reenactor fills the gap of Black Seminole legacy in Florida (NPR) 1/20/22

Smithsonian names new Director of National Museum of the American Indian, George Gustav Heye Center, and the Cultural Resources Center in Maryland (Native News Online) 1/19/22

Indigenous art featured in 'Outcropping' at SAC (Sag Harbor Express) 1/19/22

Nez Perce Tribe celebrates the return of historical artifacts (The Presbyterian Outlook) 1/19/22

International Decade of Indigenous Languages launched from Cherokee Nation Reservation (Indianz) 1/18/22

Design chosen for quarter commemorating Cherokee Chief Wilma Mankiller (Indianz) 1/12/22

Documentary explores how CDOT and tribes partnered to preserve Indigenous culture and history (The Durango Herald) 1/12/22

White Bison Native Art continues tradition of cultural education (Tribal Business News) 1/10/22

Undoing the Noble Crusade – MLK and his connection to Indigenous People (The Dairy Arts Center)

How newly recruited Native curators are changing the narrative of American art at museums across the country (Artnet) 1/12/22

Verde Valley Archaeology Center mural shares Hopi practices and teachings (Navajo-Hopi Observer) 1/11/22

The Maryland Historical Trust seeks to document the state’s long history of Indigenous people (The Baltimore Sun) 1/11/21

'Getting the story right': Native American journalists seek to improve Montana's local coverage of Indigenous issues (Native News Online) 1/7/22

Michigan Native citizens move to reclaim and preserve Indigenous ways of life (Patch) 1/2/22

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