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article Killingly BOE looks to bring back controversial Redmen mascot (12/7/2019)
(Connecticut) -- The Republican members of the newly-elected Killingly Board of Education are wasting no time in fulfilling a campaign promise to reverse a controversial...
article Neshaminy School District to appeal state ruling on controversial nickname (12/4/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- The Neshaminy School District in Bucks County is appealing a state decision that requires it to get rid of any logos and imagery that “negatively...
article MSHS Nickname Research Committee looks for evidence before making recommendation to MAPS Board of Education (11/21/2019)
(Michigan) -- Marquette Area Public Schools Superintendent, Bill Saunders asked members of the community to form the MSHS Nickname Research Committee. Saunders and the...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Eastern Band of Cherokee

article Tribal member assists research into cell phone health hazards (12/6/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Kristin “Sassy” Washington, a healthcare communications major at Western Carolina University, recently conducted research with her...
article WCU graduate student working to translate Cherokee language from native newspaper (12/6/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Constance Owl’s master’s degree thesis is more than a means to a graduate degree in American history. It’s a portal to...
article Tribal member receives white coat at ECU School of Dental Medicine (11/18/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Less than 0.25 percent of dentists in the United States are Native American, and one member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) recently...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article An optimistic future for Navajo women entrepreneurs (12/5/2019)
(Arizona) -- Diplomas in hand, 16 Navajo women became the latest graduating class of Project DreamCatcher, a free business training program that aims to create economic...
article Navajo Nation creates law scholarships for tribal members at UA (12/4/2019)
(Arizona) -- The president of the Navajo Nation signed an agreement Tuesday morning with the University of Arizona to fund scholarships for Navajo law students. The...
article NMMI student organizes raising of Navajo flag (12/1/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Through perseverance and planning, Diné (Navajo) students worked to leave a legacy honoring and representing Native American students at New Mexico...
article Navajo Prep earns the No. 7 seed in the 3A state volleyball playoffs (11/10/2019)
(New Mexico) -- The Navajo Prep Lady Eagles will again play on the big stage. Navajo Prep (15-7) earned the No. 7 seed in the 3A state volleyball tournament and will...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

New York Gaming

article New York Gambling Management Degree Withers Away as Empire State Tries to Stimulate Upstate Casinos (12/3/2019)
(New York) -- New York State’s struggling gambling climate apparently has led to the likely demise of a State University of New York Schenectady program dedicated...
article SUNY Schenectady's casino and gaming management program goes bust (11/30/2019)
(New York) -- The casino and gaming management degree program at SUNY Schenectady is effectively defunct as enrollment in the program has fallen to virtually zero in the...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Columbus/Indigenous Day

article Columbus Day replaced by Indigenous People’s Day in Potsdam schools (12/2/2019)
(New York) -- Potsdam schools will no longer celebrate Columbus Day. Instead, it will celebrate Indigenous People’s Day. It all started with Potsdam elementary...
1 Article on this Issue

Buffalo Casino

article Minneapolis teacher helps students reconnect with culture during buffalo hunt (11/29/2019)
(Minnesota) -- At Minneapolis' South High School in room 134, you won't find too many worksheets, tests, or textbooks. "I like that idea," said All...
1 Article on this Issue

Haskell

article Longtime Haskell athletics leader to be honored with Chiefs’ Lamar Hunt Legacy Seat (11/29/2019)
(Kansas) -- Jerry Tuckwin was 7 years old when a house fire killed his parents and younger sister. Afterward, everything became uncertain, even where he would sleep at...
1 Article on this Issue

CSKT

article Ronan School District balances Native culture with education (11/28/2019)
(Montana) -- The Ronan Indian Education Committee (IEC) discussed how tribal youth can feel more comfortable with their culture and not as though they are living two...
press release Salish Kootenai College to benefit from USDA grant to expand rural education (11/28/2019)
(Montana) -- Montana State Director for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Charles Robison announced that USDA is investing in a University of...
article Salish Kootenai College offers 'Indigenous STEM class' (11/14/2019)
(Montana) -- Ely Goklish is studying to be a teacher. At Salish Kootenai College, that means learning to make cord from dogbane plant. Native Americans have used the...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Thanksgiving

article Native Americans want to change how Thanksgiving is taught (11/28/2019)
(Indiana) -- Thanksgiving for a lot of people means being with family, giving thanks and lots of food. But it’s a tradition many Native Americans find problematic...
article Thanksgiving, thankfulness isn't 'owned by any particular group,' says UWindsor Indigenous scholar (11/28/2019)
(Windsor) -- Andrea Sullivan-Clarke doesn't believe that any one particular group of people has a monopoly on being thankful. Still, ask the University of Windsor...
article School changes course on Native American powwow and dress-up day amid backlash: 'No to redface' (11/26/2019)
(Alabama) -- When Alabama mom Apryl Arthurs received a note from her son’s kindergarten teacher saying the children would celebrate Thanksgiving at school by...
article What Kids In Portland Public Schools Learn About Thanksgiving: ‘War Crimes’ And Racism (11/25/2019)
(Oregon) -- Pity the poor child in Portland, Oregon, schools. While many still think of Thanksgiving as a time to come together with family and friends to celebrate our...
article Local elementary school cancels Native American dress-up (11/25/2019)
(Alabama) -- This year kindergartners at a local elementary school won’t be dressing up as Native Americans to learn about the culture. A letter from the principal...
article Madison County mother keeps kindergartner home from school over planned Native American activities (11/23/2019)
(Alabama) -- A Madison County mother kept her son home from kindergarten because of “racist” Native American themed activities her teacher planned. Apryl...
article Native American costumes for Thanksgiving draw parent complaint at Alabama school (11/23/2019)
(Alabama) -- One mother in Madison County this week complained to school officials that encouraging elementary students to “dress in Native American attire"...
article Native Americans raised turkeys long before the first Thanksgiving. (11/21/2019)
(Florida) -- Hundreds of years before the first Thanksgiving, Native Americans were raising and feasting on America's classic holiday meal. Florida State University...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

Tulalip Tribe

article On Tulalip Day, elementary students embrace tribal tradition (11/28/2019)
(Washington) -- Drum beats pounded through the elementary school gymnasium, as young people in colorful traditional tribal clothing danced in the center of the room....
1 Article on this Issue

Buffalo & Bison

article UW Researchers Find That Bison Have Major Ecosystem Effects (11/26/2019)
(Wyoming) -- Hooved animals, known as ungulates, are known to "surf the green wave" and follow the nutritious spring growth as they migrate. But researchers...
1 Article on this Issue

Cherokee Nation

article Tribal Council approves more funding to teach Cherokee history, culture in area schools (11/26/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Council of the Cherokee Nation on Tuesday, November 12 met to approve legislation that will provide additional funding opportunities for educators in...
article Tribal Council approves more funding to teach Cherokee history, culture in area schools (11/14/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Council of the Cherokee Nation approved legislation that will provide additional funding opportunities for educators in northeast Oklahoma who want to...
article Cherokee Nation Considering Law to Withhold School Funding Over 'Anti-Native Issues' (11/8/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation is considering legislation to create a right to withhold funding it gives public schools if they are not "proactive in addressing...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Missouri Gaming

article Rise Of Look-Alike Slot Machines Might Hurt State Education Funding (11/26/2019)
(Missouri) -- They look like slot machines. They sound like slot machines. But they aren’t in casinos — which is the only place you are supposed to be able...
1 Article on this Issue

Las Vegas Gaming

article New business offers casino table game lessons at mall on Las Vegas Strip (11/25/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Looking for a way to pass the time while your significant other shops? A new business opening at a mall on the Las Vegas Strip will teach you how to play...
1 Article on this Issue

Leech Lake Band

article Leech Lake Band Members Recognized at 2019 MN Indian Education Conference (11/25/2019)
(Minnesota) -- The Minnesota Indian Education Association held their 35th Annual Conference in November at Grand Casino Hinckley. The three day event featured keynote...
1 Article on this Issue

Mental Health

article Speaker discusses impact of colonization on mental health (11/22/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- As part of American Indian Heritage Month, Northeastern State University hosted Dolores Subia Bigfoot, Ph.D. Thursday, to give a presentation on the...
article Speakers discusses impact of colonization on mental health (11/21/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- As part of American Indian Heritage Month, Northeastern State University hosted Dolores Subia Bigfoot, Ph.D. Thursday, to give a presentation on the...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Fond du Lac Band

article Hammitt named president of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (11/20/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Stephanie Hammitt has been named by the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities to serve as the permanent president of Cloquet...
1 Article on this Issue

Native American Heritage Month

article Native American Heritage Month: Two Students Revitalize the Native American Student Association (11/18/2019)
(Maine) -- Before every event, Sunshine Eaton and Amanda Cassano offer a short acknowledgment—either in Eaton's indigenous language, Tewa, or in Cassano's, which is...
article Powwow at Durango High School highlights Native American Heritage Month (11/17/2019)
(Colorado) -- Ceriss Blackwood knows what it’s like to miss her home, but not quite the same way Rhiannon Yazzie understands it. Blackwood grew up in Ignacio and,...
article The Washiw Tribe shares culture, heritage at Children's Museum of Northern Nevada (11/17/2019)
(Nevada) -- On Saturday afternoon from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Children's Museum of Northern Nevada partnered with the Washiw Tribe to bring the first annual...
article Duluth Edison Schools to hold special Native American event Thursday (11/15/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Duluth Edison Charter School will host a special event Thursday in honor of Native American Heritage Month. Darran Thompson, a Native American flute...
article Educating Students About National Native American Heritage Month (11/15/2019)
(North Dakota) -- November is National Native American Heritage Month. One middle school is taking this month to teach their students about Indigenous Americans.
article Native American Student Organization and Center of Race & Ethnicity host Fall Feast (11/9/2019)
(Michigan) -- November is Native American Heritage Month. It is a "time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, histories and to acknowledge the...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Florida Gaming

article “We’re still here.” Indigenous Actor and Activist Martin Sensmeier Visits FSU (11/17/2019)
(Maryland) -- On Tuesday, Nov. 12, Indigenous actor and activist Martin Sensmeier visited Frostburg State University (FSU). After leaving behind the sunshine in L.A.,...
1 Article on this Issue

Peggy Flanagan

article Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan speaks at annual American Indian Night (11/14/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota’s Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan spoke about the importance of native leadership in her keynote address during Minnesota State University,...
article Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan speaks at MSU, Mankato’s American Indian Night (11/11/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan delivered the keynote address during Minnesota State University, Mankato’s American Indian Night on Monday. The...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Cobell

article Student organizes celebration of female Blackfeet leader (11/13/2019)
(Montana) -- Junior Mikalen Running Fisher organized the University of Montana’s first celebration for Elouise Cobell Day, on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Cobell was a...
1 Article on this Issue

Eastern Shoshone

article MSU collaborates with Native communities to launch equitable research partnerships (11/12/2019)
(Montana) -- Montana State University has launched a planning initiative that will involve Montana tribes in an equitable partnership during every step of research...
1 Article on this Issue

Macau Gaming

article Wynn Macau hints at IR training center in Hengqin (11/12/2019)
(China) -- Wynn Macau appears to be working towards the establishment of a training center in Hengqin – the Chinese free trade zone located adjacent to Macau...
1 Article on this Issue

Agua Caliente

article Palm Springs Unified School District, tribe collaborate on new Native American curriculum (11/7/2019)
(California) -- Part of the third-grade curriculum in the state of California asks students to “describe American Indian nations in their local region.”...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Cherokee Nation Foundation scholarship applications available for 2020-21 (12/7/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- he Cherokee Nation Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2020-21 academic year. The deadline to apply is Jan. 31, 2020. “Through the...
article Faculty, staff and students share priorities for new CSU chancellor at open forum (12/7/2019)
(California) -- The CSU Board of Trustees Special Committee to Consider the Selection of the Chancellor continued their search for the next chancellor of the CSU system...
article Our Voice: We need to better serve our Native American neighbors (12/7/2019)
(South Dakota) -- When education fails our children, our foundation crumbles. So it goes for our Native American friends and neighbors. For decades, Native Americans...
article Rocky Boy defeats Box Elder, 91-90, in thriller at Native American Classic (12/6/2019)
(Montana) -- The 2019-2020 high school boys basketball season got off to a thrilling start, as Rocky Boy beat Box Elder 91-90 in the opening game of the Native American...
article Alaska Governor Seeks Public Input on Native Tribal Schools (12/5/2019)
(Alaska) -- Alaska's governor wants public input on an upcoming bill to set up a legal framework for Alaska Native tribal governments to operate K-12 schools,...
article Bozeman schools prefer kinder approach than arresting students (12/5/2019)
(Montana) -- A new report criticizes Montana schools for suspending and arresting too many students, saying such practices deprive students of an education, set kids up...
article N.C. rejects Native American charter school. Was school too negative about US history? (12/5/2019)
(North Carolina) -- North Carolina education leaders on Thursday turned down a new Native American charter school but disagreed over whether the denial was because of...
article Native American families rebuke Prior Lake-Savage district, which says it has improved (12/5/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools aren’t meeting their state obligations for educating and supporting the district’s 200 or so Native American...
article Senate approves bipartisan deal to fund minority-serving colleges, but its chances in the House remain uncertain (12/5/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan deal to restore millions of dollars in federal funding to minority-serving colleges and universities,...
article UA Indigenous law program receives thousands for Native American law students (12/5/2019)
(Arizona) -- An Indigenous law program at the University of Arizona received $3,191 on Giving Tuesday to fund scholarships for Native American UA law students. The...
article NAU receives $6.83 million grant to continue community-based Native American cancer prevention program (12/5/2019)
(Arizona) -- Northern Arizona University has been awarded $6.83 million to continue its efforts in cancer research, training and outreach programs serving Native...
article UA Indigenous law program receives thousands for Native American law students (12/5/2019)
(Arizona) -- An Indigenous law program at the University of Arizona received $3,191 on Giving Tuesday to fund scholarships for Native American UA law students. The...
article All-American Indian Shootout on Friday and Saturday at Metra (12/5/2019)
(Montana) -- The high school basketball season is finally here and fans in the Magic City have a chance to watch 13 games at First Interstate Arena at MetraPark over the...
article Congress reaches a bipartisan deal on funding for minority-serving colleges (12/4/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- After months of political infighting, a bipartisan agreement could restore millions of dollars in federal funding to minority-serving colleges and...
article Denver to change curriculum that educators said “eliminates the Native American perspective” (12/4/2019)
(Colorado) -- Until very recently, Denver’s eighth-grade social studies curriculum asked students to identify the challenges faced by settlers as they moved West...
article Dunleavy administration pursues partnering with tribes for public education - and wants your input (12/4/2019)
(Alaska) -- The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development is pursuing agreements with Alaska Native tribal governments to operate K-12 schools, and it wants...
article Minnesota Department of Ed report shows Native students still lag behind, feel anxious and unsafe at school (12/4/2019)
(Minnesota) -- A Minnesota Department of Education report shows that American Indian students in Minnesota still face a persistent achievement gap compared to their...
article OU makes faculty, leadership changes to Native American Studies Department, Native Nations Center as part of new initiative (12/4/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- An initiative to strengthen Native nation research and relationships with OU was launched Wednesday, along with leadership changes and new positions added...
article Report: Native students disciplined at higher rates in Montana (12/4/2019)
(Montana) -- Montana’s most disadvantaged students, especially Native American students, have missed a disproportionate number of school days due to out-of-school...
article Tribal education leader dies in crash (12/4/2019)
(Washington) -- A woman who helped generations of members of the Colville Tribes pursue their educations died in a crash Friday night just north of Coulee Dam.

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