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Lumbee Tribe

article UNCP’s Indian Studies program offering camps (5/18/2019)
(North Carolina) -- The Southeast American Indian Studies Program at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is now accepting applications for the Project 3C STEM...
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Citizen Potawatomi

article Citizen Potawatomi Nation continues support to area schools, FJC (5/17/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- County school districts — and the Family Justice Center — are continuing to gather additional funds to support education, thanks to an area...
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Havasupai Tribe

article Havasupai students travel 250 miles to experience 'eye-opening' promises of a larger school (5/17/2019)
(Arizona) -- Gretchen Maynard thought the students were in shock. She saw it in hoodies cinched tight as the kids toured the gleaming high school hallways. It was in the...
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Leech Lake Band

article Ranger Loney: Leech Lake’s valedictorian hopes to work at Chippewa National Forest (5/17/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Austin Loney already wears a forest service shirt to Leech Lake Tribal College. The 20-year-old class valedictorian is set to graduate from the tribal...
article Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig represented at State History Day (5/12/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig High School students represented their school and the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe at the Minnesota State History Day at the University of...
article Al Franken Rallies Supporters To Help Raise Funds For School (5/6/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Former Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) is slowly reentering public life after being forced to resign over sexual misconduct allegations, releasing a video...
article Al Franken helps raise $50k for Leech Lake reservation school (4/28/2019)
(Minnesota) -- More than a year after he stepped down as a senator, Al Franken is finishing something he started while he was still in office. The Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig...
article Leech Lake Tribal College awarded National Science Foundation Grant to increase capacity for STEM education (4/25/2019)
(Minnesota) -- The Leech Lake Tribal College announces that it has been awarded $493,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Tribal Colleges and Universities (...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Mascot Issue

article Maine bans all Native American mascots in public schools (5/17/2019)
(Maine) -- On the heels of changing the Columbus Day holiday to “Indigenous People’s Day,” the state of Maine has now banned the use of Native American...
article Native American themes to be replaced at 6 Hillsborough elementary schools (5/13/2019)
(Florida) -- The Hillsborough County School District says the mascots and logos for six of its schools need an update. Native American imagery is at the center of each...
article High school’s George Washington mural doesn’t represent its values and should be removed, group says (5/8/2019)
(California) -- A group of students, educators and artists is recommending a mural depicting scenes in the life of George Washington be removed from a San Francisco high...
article Fairview Park school district changes logo with Native American imagery (4/22/2019)
(Ohio) -- The Fairview Park City Warriors are getting a new look. The school district has unveiled a new logo. The “New Warrior” was designed Mark Hull. He...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Wind River

article Outdoor Day Camp Focuses On Exposing Wind River Reservation Fifth Graders To Their Own Culture (5/17/2019)
(Wyoming) -- Last year was the first year fifth graders from three schools on the Wind River Reservation participated in a cultural field camp just south of Yellowstone...
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Pine Ridge

article Oglala Lakota College opens new building in Kyle (5/16/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Students on the Pine Ridge Reservation were smiling Thursday as the brand new Oglala Lakota College Center building opened in Kyle. OLC celebrated the...
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Tohono O’odham

article Tohono O'odham Nation Celebrates High Schoolers Heading to College (5/16/2019)
(Arizona) -- The majority of Baboquivari High School's class of 2019 announced their college choices to the community Friday during a college signing ceremony....
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Warm Springs Tribe

article Warm Springs Tribes official to deliver OSU-Cascades commencement (5/13/2019)
(Oregon) -- Alyssa Macy, chief operating officer for the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, will deliver the commencement address at Oregon State University –...
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Residential Schools

article 120 years of Indian day schools leave a dark legacy in Kahnawake Mohawk Territory (5/11/2019)
(Quebec) -- Like many people who grew up in the late 1950s on the Mohawk territory of Kahnawake, Que., Kenneth Deer has experienced the legacy of federal Indian day...
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Chumash Tribe

article Chumash donate 48 new Google Chromebooks to Buellton school (5/10/2019)
(California) -- Jonata Middle School students now have an additional 48 new Google Chromebooks to use for schoolwork following a delivery from the Santa Ynez Band of...
article Chumash Tribe donates 48 laptops to Buellton middle school (4/30/2019)
(California) -- The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Foundations donated 48 new Google Chromebooks to students at Jonata Middle School in Buellton on Monday.
article Santa Ynez Chumash Donate 48 Chromebooks to Jonata Middle School (4/29/2019)
(California) -- Students at Buellton’s Jonata Middle School have 48 new Google Chromebooks to assist them in their schoolwork, thanks to a recent delivery from the...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Chickasaw Nation

article Tribe’s commitment to education built on history of success (5/8/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Chickasaw Nation is well known as an “education tribe” for some very good reasons. We develop, support and fund an impressive array of...
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Eastern Band of Cherokee

article Audit finds issues with Athletic Department accounting at Cherokee schools (5/8/2019)
(North Carolina) -- A recently completed report commissioned by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ Office of Internal Audit and Ethics has concluded that...
article Tribal member makes Activity Book featuring EBCI (4/26/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Families coming to Cherokee will now have the opportunity to further their education about the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) thanks to a...
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Jamestown S’Klallam

article Jamestown S’Klallam library earns national honor (5/8/2019)
(Washington) -- The small-town tribal library is in one big spotlight. The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Library in Blyn this week was named one of 10 recipients of...
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Jemez Pueblo

article New Mexico students help redesign Jemez Historic Site (5/8/2019)
(New Mexico) -- A group of New Mexico college students is helping redesign the Jemez Historic Site visitor centre using multimedia tools. New Mexico Highlands University...
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Shawnee Tribe

article Shawnee Board of Education meeting: Kim Paxson named principal of Sequoyah Elementary (5/8/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Current Shawnee Middle School Assistant Principal Kim Paxson was voted by the Shawnee Board of Education on Monday to serve as Principal of Sequoyah...
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Hopi Tribe

article Hopi Chairman to tribal youth: ‘You have to have your voice heard. Your voice matters’ (5/7/2019)
(Arizona) -- Hopi Chairman Timothy Nuvangyaoma told students that their voices matter during a speech to the students May 1 in the auditorium. Hopi High student Olivia...
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Louisiana Gaming

article Could casino cash help fund Bossier teacher raises? (5/7/2019)
(Louisiana) -- Ever since the arrival of casino riverboats in Shreveport-Bossier, they have often been billed as a panacea, or cure-all, for previously intractable...
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Massachusetts Gaming

article Gambling at gaming school (5/7/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Encore Boston Harbor will employ nearly 6,000 employees. To help meet the unprecedented need the casino has partnered with Cambridge College to create...
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Navajo Nation

article Nez-Lizer tell school officials to respect Native American regalia, particularly during graduation (5/7/2019)
(Arizona) -- avajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer are sending a strong message to school officials across the country to be respectful and...
article Navajo area railroad workers learn protective skills (5/2/2019)
(Arizona) -- Railroad workers in communities near the Navajo Nation territory received important safety training April 10-14 in Winslow, Arizona, thanks to NIEHS Worker...
article Career Prep teacher receives national award (4/20/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Shortly after students settled in their Navajo culture and language class on Thursday, teacher Joseph Chee told them about the early morning birth of...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Caesars

article UNLV, Caesars Entertainment team up on Vegas teaching center (5/5/2019)
(Nevada) -- A Las Vegas casino company and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, say they're partnering to create a teaching and practice space featuring a mock...
article Caesars partners Las Vegas university for innovation project (4/29/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- US casino giant Caesars Entertainment has joined forces with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), on a new initiative focused on developing...
article UNLV, Caesars launch new innovation hub in southwest Las Vegas (4/28/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas is getting a new space with a casino, hotel rooms, a sportsbook and an esports arena. But this isn’t another resort. UNLV announced a...
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National Congress of American Indians

article UNCP: Jefferson Keel tells graduates they’re “poised for success” (5/5/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Jefferson Keel, president of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), the oldest, largest and most representative American Indian...
1 Article on this Issue

Comanche Nation

article Comanche Nation Education Center to be renamed for groundbreaking student, teacher (5/4/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Comanche Nation Education Center will be renamed Monday for a Comanche teacher who, as a student, was a the impetus for a court case that allowed...
1 Article on this Issue

National Indian Gaming Commission

press release NIGC Announces MOU with Sycuan Institute on Tribal Gaming (5/3/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission finalized a Memorandum of Understanding with the Sycuan Institute on Tribal Gaming in the L. Robert Payne...
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Billy Mills

article Olympian Billy Mills honors 10 Native youth $10,000 grantees at Dreamstarters ceremony (5/1/2019)
(Indian Country) -- Mills: ‘On October 14, 1964, I laid footprints on Mother Earth that forever altered my life. That moment was a gift, and Patricia and I wanted...
article Billy Mills to receive honorary degree from University of Kansas (4/25/2019)
(Kansas) -- Olympic gold medalist Billy Mills will be an honorary degree recipient at this year's commencement ceremony at the University of Kansas. Mills is a...
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Shakopee Mdewakanton

article SMSC scholarship recipients graduate from University of Minnesota (5/1/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Thirteen recipients of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community's endowed scholarships are graduating from the University of Minnesota after the...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article Kerkorian estate secretly donated $25M to UNLV medical school (4/30/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Two years ago, UNLV received a $25 million donation for the medical school with the stipulation that the donor’s name remain secret, but the check...
1 Article on this Issue

eSports

article More Milwaukee-Area Universities Are Adding Esports To The Lineup (4/29/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- There was plenty of sports action over the weekend, with the Milwaukee Bucks and the Brewers playing games. Another intense battle took place Sunday at...
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Cherokee Nation

article Tufts to offer Native American and Indigenous Studies minor in fall 2019 (4/24/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Tufts faculty voted in favor of the creation of a Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) minor, to be offered next fall within the Consortium...
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Mining & Drilling

article Study examines how tribes have used treaty rights to successfully halt energy development on indigenous lands (4/24/2019)
(Kansas) -- The protests at Standing Rock in opposition to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline brought international attention to energy development on tribal...
1 Article on this Issue

MMIW

article Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women's March Brings Awareness To Wyoming Campus (4/24/2019)
(Wyoming) -- This Friday, April 26, the Native student group Keepers of the Fire is sponsoring Wyoming's first march in support of missing and murdered Indigenous...
1 Article on this Issue

San Manuel Tribe

article Founding Leader of San Manuel Band of Mission Indians to be Honored By University of Redlands (4/24/2019)
(California) -- Santos Manuel, founding leader of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, will be posthumously awarded the honorary degree Doctor of Humane Letters at...
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Food Sovereignty

article Ducheneaux wants to help shape changes for Native American farmers (sub req) (4/23/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Calico Ducheneaux’s involvement in the Intertribal Agriculture Council has opened her eyes about the different opportunities for farmers on...
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New Mexico Gaming

article Tribal scholarships broaden (4/21/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham last month signed legislation opening the lottery scholarship to students attending tribal colleges in New Mexico. Senate...
1 Article on this Issue

Junipero Serra

article Stanford community celebrates renaming of Sally Ride dorm (4/20/2019)
(California) -- Members of the Stanford community came together to celebrate the renaming of the Sally Ride in Stern Hall on Thursday evening. The residents of Sally...
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Other News

article Arizona lawmakers considering using taxpayer money to pay for out-of-state private schools (5/19/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Arizona Legislature is considering allowing taxpayer money to be used for private-school tuition outside the state through its Empowerment Scholarship...
article Black holes in Blackfoot and colorful chemistry in Navajo (5/18/2019)
(Montana) -- Like most mothers, Sharon Yellowfly would do anything for her children. Unlike most parents, she has pulled an all-nighter for her son’s job to...
article College admissions scam mastermind reportedly told clients to lie about ethnicity (5/18/2019)
(USA) -- Crooked college consultant William “Rick” Singer reportedly advised some of his rich white clients to pretend their kids were “minorities...
article Indian Affairs Department Congratulates Senator John Pinto On His Honorary Degree (5/18/2019)
(New Mexico) -- The Indian Affairs Department congratulates Sen. John Pinto on receiving an honorary degree of Doctor of Public Service from the Navajo Technical...
article Native American Heritage educates children (5/18/2019)
(West Virginia) -- Elementary school students gathered on the front lawn of the North House museum to learn about a culture that’s been here longer than any other...
article Native American student told she can't walk at graduation over decorated cap (5/18/2019)
(Arizona) -- A Native American student was not allowed to walk during her high school graduation Thursday after she tried to enter the event wearing a cap she decorated...
article Tribe to break ground on OSU medical school (5/18/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Leaders from the Cherokee Nation and Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences will officially break ground at 10 a.m. Monday on the...
article Valley senior turned away at graduation because of decorated cap (5/17/2019)
(Arizona) -- While hundreds of Valley Vista High School seniors walked across the stage for graduation today, one student wasn’t even allowed inside the venue. LaRissa...
article Class wants Native American youths to learn rich heritage (5/17/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- In the back of the classroom on the second floor of the Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center, a "Native American Nations Map" poster hangs on...
article Maine becomes first state to ban use of Native American mascots at public schools (5/16/2019)
(Maine) -- A law signed by Maine Gov. Janet Mills (D) on Thursday makes the state the first in the nation to ban the use of Native American mascots at public schools....
article 'We're not erasing our religion': Native American student protests graduation after school bars beaded cap (5/16/2019)
(Arizona) -- A Native American girl was turned away from her high school graduation Thursday after trying to enter the stadium wearing a cap adorned with a traditional...
article Alaska’s First and Second (5/16/2019)
(Alaska) -- Daniel Ward asks Brandon Locke and Victor Santos to discuss how Anchorage School District is leading the revitalization of the U.S.’ second-most widely...
article Congressional Hearing On Chemawa Lays Out Possible Fixes To 'Total Crisis' (5/16/2019)
(Oregon) -- “Total crisis” was the phrase Sonya Moody-Jurado used in her Capitol Hill testimony to describe Chemawa Indian School, an off-reservation...
article Native American student Alanna Pyke is thankful for the places of belonging at Yale (5/16/2019)
(Connecticut) -- “Community” is the word graduating senior Alanna Pyke utters most often when reflecting on her time at Yale. “What I really came to value here is a...
article Native American Civil War unit to be subject of program at Honey Springs Battlefield (5/16/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center will host a presentation Saturday about a Native American Civil War unit that was involved at Honey Springs...
article In Indian Country, potholes can be a bump in the road to an education (5/15/2019)
(Washington) -- Classrooms at Keams Canyon Elementary School are noticeably emptier during the winter and monsoon months. That’s when Principal Gary Polacca says...
article American Indian Academy of Denver hoping to open its doors soon (5/15/2019)
(Colorado) -- A new charter school focused on Native American culture is trying to open its doors in Denver. The American Indian Academy of Denver will be located on...
article Indigenous inclusion: Advocates call for UVA American Indian studies center (5/15/2019)
(Virginia) -- Some issues don’t just go away if you ignore them. Aside from a brief appearance at the May 6 City Council meeting, the last time we heard from UVA alum...
article Native American students discriminated against in Warren County graduation, tribe says (5/15/2019)
(North Carolina) -- The Warren County School system is under fire after denying members of a local Native American tribe from honoring their heritage during graduation.
article New school to focus on Native American culture (5/15/2019)
(Colorado) -- This new Colorado school wants to educate Native American children more about their culture. All students are welcome to this new charter school.

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