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New Navajo president works for ‘unity, hope, and resilience’

Navajo President Jonathan Nez, his wife Phefelia, and their son. (Navajo Nation Office of the President & Vice President photo) by ICT OPINION We need to work together to move the Navajo Nation in the right direction Jonathan Nez Yá’át’ééh. I am Áshįįhí (Salt People) and born for Ta’neeszahnii (Tangle clan). My maternal grandfather’s clan ...

RTD Public Meetings, Boulder/Longmont/Niwot

RTD to host public meetings in Boulder, Longmont and Niwot on SH 119 Bus Rapid Transit project and CDOT’s proposed bikeway Public meetings to be held Feb. 4, 6 and 7  DENVER (Jan. 16, 2019) – The Regional Transportation District (RTD) is holding public meetings Feb. 4 in Boulder; Feb. 6 in Longmont; and Feb. 7 in Niwot on the progress toward implementing Bus Rapid ...

First Native American Astronaut John Herrington is honored

First Native American Astronaut John Herrington is honored For full article: Click HERE!! First Native American astronaut in space. A 13-day Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station, a trip including three spacewalks for Herrington totaling nearly 20 hours. Fifteen years after that life-changing journey, Herrington decided to write a children’s book, ...

BNSF FOCUSES ON CREATING STRONG AND LASTING TIES WITH TRIBAL NATIONS

Since the inception of our railroad nearly 170 years ago, BNSF and our predecessor railroads built ties with tribes and pueblos along our network. These relationships were often fostered from local problem-solving and based on individual friendships. Now, BNSF has formalized tribal outreach to build relationships based not only on friendship, but also to have them grounded in ...

Colorado Trust: Opposition Letter to DHS Public Charge

Dec. 3, 2018 +Share with a friend On Nov. 29, 2018, The Colorado Trust joined the Colorado Health Foundation in submitting a letter to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in opposition to proposed changes to the department’s “public charge” policy.The new policy would create barriers for documented immigrants to obtain permanent status in the United States if ...

2018 Mayor’s Diversity and Inclusion Awards

City and County of Denver Agency for Human Rights & Community Partnerships Rowena Alegría, Senior Adviser for Community Communications Rowena.Alegria@DenverGov.org O: 720.865.9084 Mayor Hancock, Commissions Honor Individuals and Groups that Bring Denver Together and Serve Others DENVER – Mayor Michael B. Hancock and members of his community commissions last night ...

Local Action to Improve Child Welfare

Local Action to Improve Child Welfare Over the last several years, NICWA members have asked how they can be more involved in strengthening Indian child welfare–nationally and at home. Beyond staying informed by reading publications or attending trainings, members want to take action to effect change locally for their community’s children and families. We want to help ...

NICWA 40 Years of the Indian Child Welfare Act

In honor of the anniversary of the passage of ICWA, Terry Cross, founder and senior advisor of NICWA, sheds light on the implementation of ICWA, its values, and the needs of children and families moving forward.   Amory Zschach, NICWA’s new strategic communications manager, asks Terry these questions: What is one of your most memorable stories about the early ...

Reclaiming Native Truth

NICWA served on the 20-member Advisory Committee of Reclaiming Native Truth–a national effort to foster cultural, social, and policy change by empowering Native Americans to counter discrimination, invisibility, and the dominant narratives that limit Native opportunity, access to justice, health, and self-determination. In this NICWA News, we share the newly crafted ...