Five tribes on California’s coast are moving forward in their efforts to protect marine ecosystems as part of the Tribal Marine Stewards Network. The state’s Ocean Protection Council recently approved $3.6 million for the first-in-the-nation project. The network is a partnership between the tribes, state government and nonprofit groups aimed at conducting biological research and educating youth about the cultural significance of coastal areas. Its public launch comes three years after Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom apologized for historical violence and mistreatment against Indigenous peoples in the state.
Protecting bison is critical to Native American ecosystem and culture… Bison were once near extinction. Now, they’re coming back. The sacred massive animals were an integral part of Lakota, Shoshone and Arapaho culture — to name just a few. The North American bison is an important animal for many plains tribes in the United States, and tribes like the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma play a part in that recovery, says Trent Holland, who works for Cherokee Nation’s Natural Resources Department.
Hilary Swank on ‘Alaska Daily’ is Telling the Stories of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women…,the ABC drama series follows Eileen Fitzgerald (two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank), an undeniably talented investigative journalist whose fall from grace pulls her away from her glitzy career and lands her in Anchorage, Alaska at a daily metro newspaper in a strip mall. And while she may be upset about the position she’s found herself in, she quickly throws herself into an important story that will affect her both professionally and personally, and the hope of shedding a light on the importance of the cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women that go unsolved.