Lady Eagles, down four players, sweep Helix

NCS rolls 25-20, 25-17, 25-22 in opening game By The CUJ MISSION – The Nixyaawii Community School Lady Eagles volleyball team expected to have 14 suit up to play Tuesday night against Helix High School. But not long before play began, four were forced to sit out due to not having 10 practices. “Luckily, we had just enough players last…

CTUIR cancels 2021 Basketball Against Alcohol & Drugs (BAAD)

Mission, OR – After careful consideration of current pandemic restrictions within the Umatilla Indian Reservation, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) has announced the annual Basketball Against Alcohol and Drugs tournament has been cancelled for 2021. “The Tribe has proudly hosted the BAAD tournament for more than 30 years,” said Kat Brigham, Chair of the CTUIR Board…

Schimmel earns start for Cincinnati

CINCINNATI – Tribal member Milan Schimmel quickly earned a starting role for the University of Cincinnati women’s basketball team. The Bearcats (1-0) edged Northern Kentucky 73-67 in overtime to earn their first win of the season. Schimmel scored 8 points (2 for 5 from 3-point range), grabbed 2 rebounds, and had 4 turnovers. The team relied heavily on Ilmar’l Thomas,…

UNITY and Nike N7 to Host “Hear Us. See Us. Rise Together” Webinar with Native American Athletes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 13, 2020 Media Contact: Cassidy Rue | 623.692.6818 Cassidy@uriascommunications.com UNITY and Nike N7 to Host “Hear Us. See Us. Rise Together” Webinar with Native American Athletes The webinar featuring Native American athletes Shauna Long, Madison Hammond and Lindy Waters III will focus on using sports to create positive change Mesa, AZ – As part of its fall educational webinar series,…

OSAA delays high school football indefinitely; pushes back date for first volleyball, soccer and cross-country events to Sept. 23

        Tyasin Burns and other Nixyaawii Community School student-athletes hope to play football this fall for the Pendleton Buckaroos, but the high school football season is being delayed by COVID-19. The season may be restructured if restrictions aren’t lifted by Sept. 28. High school football and other fall sports will be delayed because of COVID-19, according to a decision…

Olympic Icon Billy Mills Comments on Washington D.C. Football Team Announcing Name Change

Gold Medalist and Native American Activist Calls for Lasting Change ALEXANDRIA, VA – Today, Billy Mills, Olympic Gold medalist, Oglala Lakota, and National Spokesperson for Running Strong for American Indian Youth spoke out on the Washington D.C. football team’s decision to move away from their current name and imagery after years of protracted discussion. “It’s never too late to do…