Hailee Toney, Cherokee Nation, provides vocals, Harmonies and guitar for her original songs the first of which will be released in a few weeks. (Courtesy photo via Cherokee Phoenix)

Cherokee teen to release music single

Hailee Toney, 14, realized her interest in music at a young age – about 6 – and said her love for the art continues to grow

(Photo courtesy of Sarah Young Bear-Brown)

Plains Indian sign language: 'It is our connection to the soil'

For International week of the deaf, we visit with a Meskwaki woman working to advance Native people. Plus, the latest on the Native vote in California.

Lisa DeVille, an environmental activist, is a citizen of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation. She is a charter member of Fort Berthold POWER. (Photo: Jay Brousseau)

Please don’t weaken the National Environmental Policy Act

The infrastructure bill has sneaky provisions that will weaken national environmental policies

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FILE- In this June 26, 1997, file photo, Fred Dakota pauses outside Federal Court in Grand Rapids, Mich. Dakota, a former leader of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community whose garage casino in Michigan's Upper Peninsula in 1983 was a milestone for Native American gambling, died Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, at his home in Baraga, Mich., according to Reid Funeral Service. He was 84. (AP Photo/George Gryzenia, File)

Gambling pioneer Fred Dakota dies at 84

'Fred impacted not only (Keweenaw Bay Indian Community), but many tribal communities with his leadership abilities'

Registered nurse Michelle O'Brien prepares a COVID-19 vaccination Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, at the Chinook Clinic on the Lummi Reservation, near Bellingham, Wash. The Native American tribe began rationing its first 300 doses of vaccine as it fights surging cases with a shelter-in-place order. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Tribal governments adopting vaccine mandates amid COVID-19 surges

Several tribes announced vaccine requirements for tribal employees weeks before President Joe Biden’s announcement earlier this month