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Oneida Nation

article Oneida Indian Nation offering dealer school classes for Point Place Casino (10/14/2017)
(New York) -- The Oneida Nation is looking to hire table game dealers for its anticipated Point Place Casino, opening spring 2018 in Madison County. Central New Yorkers...
1 Article on this Issue

eSports

article Linksys Teams With UC Irvine Esports Program (10/12/2017)
(California) -- Linksys, a leader in providing home and office Wi-Fi networking solutions, today announced that it has teamed with the University of California Irvine (...
article Gamers get the varsity treatment (9/25/2017)
(Boston) -- In some ways, they’re like typical college athletes. They’re on varsity teams. They train for hours between classes. Some get hefty scholarships...
article Video game players get varsity treatment at more U.S. colleges (9/17/2017)
(Boston) -- In some ways, they’re like typical college athletes. They’re on varsity teams. They train for hours between classes. Some get hefty scholarships...
article Video game players get varsity treatment at more US colleges (9/14/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- In some ways, they're like typical college athletes. They're on varsity teams. They train for hours between classes. Some get hefty...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Pennsylvania Gaming

article Is Gaming Throwing A Wrench In The PA Budget Mess, And Could Online Gambling Fund State’s Universities? (10/12/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- Some in Harrisburg appear to be pointing at a gaming package — which includes online gambling and poker — as part of the reason...
1 Article on this Issue

Pala Tribe

article Pala Valley Day enlightens students at Sullivan Middle School (10/11/2017)
(California) -- Students and leaders from the Pala Band of Mission Indians took part in the second annual Pala Valley Day at Sullivan Middle School Sept. 26. Pala Valley...
1 Article on this Issue

Columbus/Indigenous Day

article Students protest removal of Indigenous Peoples’ Day flyers (10/10/2017)
(Virginia) -- Members of the Latinx Student Alliance and the Native American Student Union gathered Monday afternoon in the Amphitheater to jointly protest the removal...
article Panel discusses Columbus and the erasure of indigenous people groups (10/10/2017)
(Iowa) -- In 1937, the United States declared Columbus Day to be a federal holiday recognizing the landing of Christopher Columbus, and the subsequent colonization of...
article Native Americans at UCLA celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day naming (9/11/2017)
(California) -- Clementine Bordeaux, a member of the Rosebud Lakota tribe, said she was surprised when the Los Angeles City Council voted to replace Columbus Day with a...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Cultural Appropriation

article Texas State University sorority criticized for 'cultural stereotyping' during event (10/7/2017)
(Texas) -- A Texas State University Panhellenic sorority issued an apology after some of its members were accused of cultural appropriation and cultural stereotyping.
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Mashpee Wampanoag

article Mashpee School Committee, Tribal Officials Meet (10/6/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee School Committee meeting on Wednesday evening, October 4, began with all assembled standing and holding hands as Jessie (Little Doe) Baird...
article Mashpee School Committee To Meet At Tribal Community Center (9/29/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- In the spirit of partnership and inclusiveness, the Mashpee School Committee will for the first time have its regular Wednesday meeting on sovereign...
article Mashpee Wampanoag School Looks To Revive Teachings Of Native Language (8/24/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- In a small classroom in the headquarters of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, children recite words in the language of their ancestors. The name of the...
article BCC ‘Casino lab,’ first of its kind in Massachusetts, officially opens in Taunton (8/13/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- They call it a casino lab: a room with a wildly colorful carpet and low, indirect lighting with spotlights on the four felt-topped blackjack tables,...
article Bristol Community College introduces new gaming lab (8/13/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- The stakes are high inside Bristol Community College's new gaming lab. A first-of-its-kind lab in Massachusetts is preparing students to work in...
article BCC ups the ante with new casino management program (8/12/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- With three new casinos set to open in Massachusetts, Bristol Community College is now offering hands-on training for students hoping to break into...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Lumbee Tribe

article UNCP seeks info on Lumbee clash with KKK (9/30/2017)
(North Carolina) -- Students in a history class at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke are working on a proposal to erect a North Carolina Historical Marker,...
1 Article on this Issue

San Manuel Tribe

article Students learn about Native American culture (9/29/2017)
(California) -- Corded headbands made of raffia, bird songs set to the percussion of gourd rattles and animal hooves, basketry and pottery are just a few aspects of...
article San Manuel tribe celebrates history, heritage with San Bernardino students (9/23/2017)
(California) -- After a weeklong learning experience, California’s Native American culture, history and customs came alive to hundreds of area school children. The...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article PRC approves plan to expand Navajo Nation internet access (9/28/2017)
(New Mexico) -- People in some of the remote parts of the Navajo Nation will now have access to phone and internet. The Public Regulation Commission approved a plan to...
article Navajos Experience Backlash When They Return Home (9/26/2017)
(Arizona) -- Tommy Rock has had three graduations — high school, college and graduate school. And no one from his family was there — no one to cheer for him...
article Native American Composers Apprenticeship Program returns to Tuba City High (9/26/2017)
(Arizona) -- Founded in 2001 by the Grand Canyon Music Festival, the NACAP (Native American Composers Apprenticeship Program) has had overwhelming success as the only...
article Tribe may be ready to allow genetic research (9/17/2017)
(Arizona) -- After 15 years, it seems the Navajo Nation’s opinion on allowing genetic research on the reservation has evolved. Navajo leaders, researchers, tribal...
article Multimedia coloring book teaches Diné bizaad (9/17/2017)
(Arizona) -- A Diné coloring book created by a Diné woman isn’t just a coloring book – it’s a multimedia resource to learn the Navajo language. And not...
article Ousted Navajo Head Start leader alleges harassment (8/29/2017)
(Arizona) -- The ousted superintendent for Navajo Head Start says she was illegally dismissed from the program last month and often faced harassment. The Daily Times of...
article Former Navajo Head Start superintendent files grievance over dismissal (8/28/2017)
(Arizona) -- The former superintendent for Navajo Head Start filed a grievance alleging tribal law was violated when she was dismissed from the program last month.
article After 20 years, Black Mesa gets Head Start school (8/25/2017)
(Arizona) -- It took 20 years, but Black Mesa Chapter finally got its Head Start building. Doors sized for both adults and children welcome students, teachers and...
article Navajo Nation considers Indian Country Criminal Justice degree at NAU (8/22/2017)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation is considering legislation to provide support for an undergraduate major entitled “Indian Country Criminal Justice,” at...
9 Total Articles on this Issue

Suicide

article Grant helps continue suicide conversation in schools (9/26/2017)
(Alaska) -- The conversation about suicide on the Kenai Peninsula continues on into the classroom, with support from the GCI Suicide Prevention Grant.
article Federal, provincial governments announce funding for NAN-led student safety plan (8/23/2017)
(Thunder Bay) -- The Ontario and federal governments say they've committed $10 million to an action plan developed by the Nishnawbe Aski Nation that aims to keep...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Junipero Serra

article The California missions school project is becoming a thing of the past. Here’s why (9/24/2017)
(California) -- For decades, fourth-grade students in California have had one project that has taken over dining room tables, required piles of popsicle sticks and kept...
1 Article on this Issue

First Nations Politics

article 'There is equitable funding': Bennett says more teachers, new model needed for First Nations education (9/23/2017)
(Canada) -- Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett says the shortage of teachers on northern and remote First Nations "has been happening for way too long....
article Saskatchewan government gets 'below fail' grade on Indigenous issues: professor (9/5/2017)
(Saskatchewan) -- The province of Saskatchewan has struggled to make real progress on Indigenous issues, say critics — from high unemployment and school dropout...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Seminole Tribe

article Ex-Seminole chief experiences UNCP (9/23/2017)
(North Carolina) -- The networking efforts of the curator of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke’s Museum of the Southeast American Indian is paying off....
1 Article on this Issue

Eastern Band of Cherokee

article ON THE SIDELINES: Quit downing Indian kids, lift them up (9/12/2017)
(North Carolina) -- While On the Sidelines is a sports column, as we know, many times sports-related issues go beyond the boundaries of the field. This week I’m...
1 Article on this Issue

Dakota Access Pipeline

article Environmental justice overlooked in Dakota pipeline saga, legal expert says (9/11/2017)
(Kansas) -- Even though there have already been leaks since oil began flowing through the Dakota Access Pipeline this spring, American Indian tribes still have a chance...
1 Article on this Issue

New York Gaming

article Potential casino dealers go to school (9/3/2017)
(New York) -- “What time is it?” Anthony Ramos called out. “It’s game time!” dozens of his fellow students shouted back. They had gathered...
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Pechanga Casino

article Disadvantaged children go back to school outfitted by Angels Baseball Foundation and Pechanga (9/2/2017)
(California) -- Nine children experienced a back-to-school shopping spree like no other July 12. The children will head to class in mid-August with brand-new clothes,...
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Mascot Issue

article Headdress causes controversy at a Frederick County high school (9/1/2017)
(Maryland) -- A decades old tradition at a Frederick County High School has come to an end after some people complained students were being insensitive to Native...
article University bans 'war chant' at games years after retiring Chief Illiniwek mascot (8/25/2017)
(Illinois) -- The University of Illinois has eliminated a "war chant" song at athletic games, according to news reports. The school's Chief Illiniwek...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Trump Adminstration

article OP/ED: Educating Adults in the Era of Trump (8/31/2017)
(Utah) -- My granddaughter goes to school in a predominantly non-Indian community which is a mixture of checkerboard lands, Indian and non-Indian scattered in 40 acre...
1 Article on this Issue

Tulalip Tribe

article Tulalip Tribes host Back to School Bash (8/30/2017)
(Washington) -- Local native students received free backpacks, school supplies and participated in rides and games at Tulalip Tribes' Annual Back to School Bash on...
article Kids get school supplies at Tulalip Bash (8/15/2017)
(Washington) -- Tulalip Tribal members and other Marysville Native American students can come to Tulalip Youth Services' Back to School Bash for free backpacks,...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Pine Ridge

article How a high-achieving school in one of America's poorest areas is saving the local community (8/26/2017)
(South Dakota) -- The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota is one of the poorest areas in the United States. People who live in the community, many of whom are...
article Three South Dakota universities working together to help on the Pine Ridge Reservation (8/16/2017)
(South Dakota) -- A handful of students from three South Dakota universities are hoping to improve life on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Our Jon Wilson takes you to Kyle...
article Private Girls’ School on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Is ‘Safe Haven’ (8/9/2017)
(South Dakota) -- “It is not a question of if our students will go to college; it is a question of which college they will attend,” said Cindy Giago, Oglala...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Cherokee Nation

article Cherokee Casino aids local school during education budget cuts (8/22/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Employee volunteers from Cherokee Casino & Hotel West Siloam Springs stacked boxes onto the shuttle bus to deliver much-needed school supplies to...
1 Article on this Issue

Residential Schools

article Teachers lack confidence to talk about residential schools, study says (8/21/2017)
(Ontario) -- A study suggests that while teachers may want to instruct about residential schools and include Indigenous culture in their classrooms, they don't feel...
1 Article on this Issue

Gun Lake

article Gun Lake Tribe gives Hopkins schools $93M for tech purchases (8/16/2017)
(Michigan) -- Hopkins Public Schools will be able to give their students a stronger tech education thanks to a financial gift from the Gun Lake Tribe. During an event...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article $4 million donation to create new Native American center (10/18/2017)
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota State University President Barry Dunn announced a $4.1 million plan to support the Wokini Initiative, a program focused on increasing and...
article Native American professor at BHSU honored (10/18/2017)
(Montana) -- The new name for the Center for American Indian Studies was dedicated Tuesday on the campus of Black Hills State University in honor of Jace DeCory, a...
article WSU addresses images of Native Americans (10/18/2017)
(Minnesota) -- In response to complaints that “The End of the Trail” statue portrays Native Americans as defeated and disappearing, Winona State University...
article Counting the dead (10/18/2017)
(Arizona) -- Interactive exhibit at ASU Library explores toll of 1918 flu pandemic in Arizona, including the thousands of underreported Native deaths.
article DU Native Student Alliance launches #NoMorePios campaign (10/17/2017)
(Colorado) -- Monday, Oct. 9, is recognized by some citizens as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a holiday to honor indigenous peoples and raise awareness of indigenous...
article Brown vetoes bill to protect cultural garb during graduation ceremonies (10/16/2017)
(California) -- Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed legislation Sunday night that aimed to protect student rights to wear cultural clothing to their graduation ceremonies.
article Hamlin students get lesson on Native Americans' impact on Texas (10/16/2017)
(Texas) -- Hamlin Middle School had the chance to learn a part of Texas History Monday afternoon. The seventh graders were introduced to a local Native American...
article Kitchener students honour Chanie Wenjack with fundraising walk (10/16/2017)
(Ontario) -- On a cold October evening in 1966, a 13-year-old youth named Chanie Wenjack collapsed next to a railway track in northern Ontario and died.
article New school system in Manitoba comes with new curriculum, more cash per student (10/16/2017)
(Manitoba) -- Ten communities in Manitoba are celebrating the opening of a First Nations school system that comes with a unique curriculum and thousands of dollars more...
article Lesser Encourages Students to Become ‘Upstanders’ (10/16/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- When the French encountered Native Americans when they arrived to North America in the 17th century, many people believe they referred to the natives...
article U of T students work with Māori, Maya and other Indigenous communities and share what they learned in new forum (10/16/2017)
(Ontario) -- University of Toronto student Jaime Kearns says she just had the best summer of her life, living and working with the Māori peoples of New Zealand as part...
article Students Are Abusing An Indigenous Writer After Her Poem Featured In The HSC English Exam (10/16/2017)
(Australia) -- Hundreds of Year 12 students in NSW are posting and sharing abusive memes targeting Australian writers after their work was featured in yesterday’s...
article South Dakota high school cancels homecoming after ‘Go back to the Rez’ attack on Native American students (10/15/2017)
(South Dakota) -- The homecoming dance, parade and football game at a Sturgis, South Dakota high school have been cancelled after social media showed “Go back to...
article Could casino dealer training result in more jobs? (10/13/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- Card dealers and croupiers are among the best paid employees at any casino, and Community College of Allegheny County has teamed up with Rivers Casino...
article Bill to create Native American studies curriculum in California signed into law (10/12/2017)
(California) -- Gov. Jerry Brown has signed Assembly Bill 738, authored by Assemblywoman Monique Limón, D-Santa Barbara, that requires California to create a model...
article NSU builds support center for Native Americans (10/12/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- NSU has recently welcomed the Native American Support Center. NASC is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Title III grant. This grant is to support...
article Project Aims to Increase STEM Access for Native American Students (10/12/2017)
(Montana) -- Native Americans make up 1.2 percent of the overall U.S. population, yet only account for just 0.4 percent of all engineering bachelor's degrees, Sandia...
article DeVos Outlines Vision for 'American Education' (10/11/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has outlined in the most specific terms to date her vision and policy priorities for education in the United States...
article First Nations boy, 8, cuts long hair after bullying in Cold Lake, Alta. school: mother (10/11/2017)
(Alberta) -- A young First Nations boy from Cold Lake, Alta., cut his long hair Saturday after enduring what his family called years of bullying in school. Mylon...
article Historic First Nations school system in Manitoba represents change the whole country needs: Philpott (10/11/2017)
(Manitoba) -- A new school system operated exclusively by First Nations officially opened in Manitoba on Wednesday. The Manitoba First Nations School system made its...

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