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Mashpee Wampanoag

article BCC gets approval for casino training program (6/22/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- Bristol Community College has won approval from the state gaming commission for courses training students to be casino workers.
article Tribe’s vice chairwoman honored at Yale (5/24/2017)
(Connecticut) -- Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council Vice Chairwoman Jessie “Little Doe” Baird was presented with an honorary degree from Yale University on...
article Yale Recognizes Mashpee's Jessie Baird (5/23/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- Yale University recognized Jessie "Little Doe" C. Baird for her commitment to indigenous people and her successes in the revitalization of...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Residential Schools

article First Nations students explore residential school history in film (6/21/2017)
(British Columbia) -- A group of Grade 11 students from Lil'Wat First Nation in B.C. are exploring the experiences of residential school survivors — some of...
article Honorary degree for man who chaired Truth and Reconciliation Commission (6/5/2017)
(Manitoba) -- The chief commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission is receiving an honorary degree from the University of Calgary. Sen. Murray Sinclair, who...
article How Stanley Redcrow and First Nations activists reclaimed the Blue Quills Residential School (5/10/2017)
(Canada) -- For over 100 years, about 150,000 Indigenous children were taken from their homes and placed in boarding schools designed to assimilate them into Canadian...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Tulalip Tribe

article Tulalip graduates show a range of emotions (6/14/2017)
(Washington) -- Heritage High School graduates showed a range of emotions at their graduation Tuesday night. Kiana Hernandez was relieved. “It’s been a long...
article Larsen meets with students, Tulalip Board (4/25/2017)
(Washington) -- U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, of Washington's 2nd District, stopped by Tulalip on April 21 to talk with the new Tulalip Tribal Board about the impacts of...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Cherokee Nation

article Cherokees Help With Education Funding (6/13/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Northeastern State University for training in the latest Science, Technology, Engineering and Math teaching and learning techniques at the Cherokee Nation...
article Cherokee Nation helps more than 150 educators with STEM training (6/12/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- More than 150 educators traveled to Northeastern State University for training in the latest Science, Technology, Engineering and Math teaching and...
article Cherokee Nation Gives More Than $14K to Kansas Public Schools (4/12/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation donated $14,000 to Kansas Public Schools in Delaware County to help with the construction of an indoor hitting facility for the school...
article Tribe helps robotics teams compete (4/6/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation donated $850 each to nine VEX Robotics teams from six area schools to help the teams compete in the VEX Robotics World Championship in...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Mascot Issue

article Saugus School Committee united in opposition to bill that would prohibit Native American mascots/logos in schools (6/13/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- Wearing matching red T-shirts with the message “Great Day to be a Sachem,” School Committee members presented a unified front in...
article Native American Students Push San Diego State to Retire Controversial Aztec Mascot (4/17/2017)
(California) -- In 2001, San Diego State University dropped Monty Montezuma – a culturally insensitive cartoon figure that served as the school’s mascot...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Dream Diné Charter School celebrates school year, progress (6/5/2017)
(New Mexico) -- After naming his clans in the Navajo language, Curtis Canuto, a third-grader at Dream Diné Charter School, shared a lesson he learned this year. "We...
article Navajo school immerses tribal youth in Diné language and culture (5/30/2017)
(Arizona) -- “Béédaałniih: Diné bizaad bídahwiil’aah. Táadoo biligáana k’ehjí yádaalłti’í. Ahéhee’.” These are the first words that...
article Kinlani students work on solution to NGS (5/28/2017)
(Arizona) -- A group of nine senior high school students from the Kinlani Boardertown Dorm are hoping to bring their solution to the possible 2019 closure of the Navajo...
article Shiprock, Shiprock North and Navajo Prep seniors graduate (5/20/2017)
(New Mexico) -- Three more graduation ceremonies were held today in San Juan County. About 140 students of the Shiprock High School senior class received their diplomas...
article Tribal leaders, Navajo Technical University Officials & PNM Honor Scholarship Recipients (5/8/2017)
(New Mexico) -- Nearly 40 Navajo Technical University students enrolled in Trades and Technology, Energy, Engineering and Computer Science programs were awarded...
article Parents concerned about food fiasco at Navajo Nation school (4/25/2017)
(New Mexico) -- Parents say they are fed up with school lunches at one school that may be making children sick, and they say the school closed for two days because of it...
article These Navajo students have a 100% graduation rate (4/23/2017)
(Arizona) -- Clyde McBride teaches ag-science at Monument Valley High School in northeastern Arizona. The school is part of the Navajo Nation. Its students are poor....
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Native Voices

article RED SHIRT: The Importance Of Tribal Colleges (6/1/2017)
(South Dakota) -- I attended a graduation at one of this country, our country’s oldest and top universities this week. The Native American center at this...
article KAHN: A curriculum to tell tribal history (5/11/2017)
(California) -- I’m proud of our tribe’s involvement in advancing educational efforts through our own strong Education Department for tribal students and...
article ROSS: A Letter to Indigenous Graduates: Protect Who You Have Always Been (5/4/2017)
(Washington) -- Dear Native students and graduates, You are graduating. Congratulations. That is a huge deal. Historic. You beat the odds. Your family and community...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Shakopee Mdewakanton

article Shakopee Tribe partners with tribal colleges for language program (6/1/2017)
(Minnesota) -- The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is launching a Dakota language training program. The goal of the Voices of Our Ancestors program is to keep the...
1 Article on this Issue

MGM Resorts

article OP/ED: Five Strategic Initiatives That Transformed My Company (5/28/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- On Monday, April 17, MGM Resorts International Chairman and CEO Jim Murren visited Wharton’s campus to meet with students and speak to a packed...
1 Article on this Issue

Illinois Gaming

article OP/ED: My turn: New casino bills take billions from Illinois education (5/27/2017)
(Illinois) -- Passing the Illinois Senate on May 17 and pending in the House, Senate Bill 7 would authorize a Chicago Casino Development Authority (CCDA) as a government...
1 Article on this Issue

Japan Gaming

article UNLV students promote plans for Japanese resorts (5/27/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- It had to have been one of the most real-life college assignments students at UNLV’s International Gaming Institute have ever undertaken. Students...
1 Article on this Issue

Arizona Gaming

article Casino gambling's effect on Arizona education: $45 a year per kid (5/25/2017)
(Arizona) -- When Arizona voters agreed to allow American Indian tribes to build casinos, state leaders promised it would be a boon to the tribes, state coffers and...
1 Article on this Issue

Trump & Tribes

press release American Indian College Fund Urges Supporters to Reject Proposed Federal Budget Cuts to Education as A Betrayal of American Dream and Treaty Obligations (5/25/2017)
(Colorado) -- American Indian College Fund President and CEO Cheryl Crazy Bull issued the following statement with regard to President Trump’s fiscal year 2018...
1 Article on this Issue

eSports

article Colleges increasingly catching the esports wave (5/24/2017)
(USA) -- University League of Legends has a long way to go to catch up with March Madness. But it does have a bracket and a rising profile across the United States and...
article Barred from participating, Penn State Esports team looks to break into Big Ten play (5/20/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- Tilt Lord’s Decree and Gudi are watching, waiting for, what feels like, the inevitable coup de grace. Their team is losing. It’s not going...
article Esports team wants recognition from University of Minnesota (4/16/2017)
(Minnesota) -- Members of the University of Minnesota's League of Legends club say they want their esports team recognized as an official sport. The Minnesota Daily...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

New Hampshire Gaming

article 'Keno-garten' amendment proposes new way to fund kindergarten (5/24/2017)
(New Hampshire) -- Some state lawmakers are proposing that New Hampshire legalize keno and use the revenues to help fund full-day kindergarten. The House Finance...
1 Article on this Issue

New Mexico Gaming

article Lottery Scholarship funds decline (5/24/2017)
(New Mexico) -- Many college students in New Mexico are anxious about how they're going to pay tuition next year. Help from the state's Lottery Scholarship won...
1 Article on this Issue

Land Issues

article Federal Report Shows Poor Tribal Road Conditions Contribute to Student Absenteeism (5/23/2017)
(Arizona) -- A new federal report says poor road conditions on tribal nations contribute to higher rates of school absences for students. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius...
1 Article on this Issue

San Manuel Tribe

article San Manuel Band of Mission Indians donates $45,000 for San Bernardino libraries (5/14/2017)
(California) -- The Friends of the San Bernardino Public Library has received a $45,000 donation from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. Library officials say they...
1 Article on this Issue

Pine Ridge

article Saving the Lakota Language by teaching the youth (5/11/2017)
(South Dakota) -- There are many efforts across the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to revitalize the endangered Lakota language. One effort involves a partnership between...
article Lakota immersion class works to recover lost language while strengthening culture (4/18/2017)
(South Dakota) -- A Catholic school on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota has introduced its first Lakota language immersion program. The small kindergarten...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Hopi Tribe

article Hopi Jr/Sr High School hires investigators to examine special education (5/9/2017)
(Arizona) -- Hopi Jr/Sr High School, one of the few high schools serving students on the Hopi Reservation in Northern Arizona, has hired investigators to examine its...
article Hopi Reservation High School Investigates Special Education (5/7/2017)
(Arizona) -- Hopi Junior/Senior High School, one of the few high schools serving students on the Hopi Reservation in Northern Arizona, has hired investigators to examine...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

White Earth

article White Earth worries loss of state money may cripple school's progress (5/9/2017)
(Minnesota) -- Students at Circle of Life Academy needed to complete two important tasks on a recent Thursday: the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments, and ceremonies...
1 Article on this Issue

St. Regis Mohawk

article Massena school and Mohawk Tribe will soon renegotiate contract dealing with education of Native American students (5/8/2017)
(New York) -- The Massena Central School District and the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe will soon renegotiate the Title VI contract, which deals with education of Native...
1 Article on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article Oil industry launches Indian reservation scholarship program (5/4/2017)
(North Dakota) -- The North Dakota Petroleum Council has launched a new scholarship for members of the Three Affiliated Tribes who are pursuing energy careers.
1 Article on this Issue

Indigenous Peoples Day

article Students at UMass seek recognition of an Indigenous People’s Day (5/1/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- Students at the University of Massachusetts are looking to establish an Indigenous People’s Day at the university, after the passing of a...
1 Article on this Issue

Ohio Gaming

article Ohio lawmakers look to video poker to raise revenues for education (5/1/2017)
(Ohio) -- Last week, many changes were made to the proposed budget for the state of Ohio, with one change involving video poker and racinos. Lawmakers are searching for...
1 Article on this Issue

Maryland Gaming

article Maryland comptroller: Casino money for schools was a 'lie' (4/27/2017)
(Maryland) -- Maryland Casinos are on pace to have a record year in 2017, generating nearly $2 billion in revenue. Maryland voters approved casinos thinking much of the...
1 Article on this Issue

Chumash Tribe

article Chumash Foundation a Gateway to Better Technology in Schools (4/25/2017)
(California) -- In an effort to upgrade computer equipment and resources in Santa Barbara County classrooms, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians has launched the...
article Chumash support legislation to establish Native American studies (4/12/2017)
(California) -- Representatives of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians traveled to Sacramento recently to testify before the Assembly Education Committee in support...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Dakota Access Pipeline

article Mercyhurst lecture to focus on Dakota Access Pipeline (4/23/2017)
(Michigan) -- A Mercyhurst University lecture at 7 p.m. Monday will focus on the struggle for environmental justice over the Dakota Access Pipeline. The lecture is free...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Summer program aims to give Native students an extra boost (6/24/2017)
(Montana) -- Zayden Megaard threaded purple and red beads on to a keychain he was making at Orchard Elementary in Billings. Red is his favorite color, and purple is one...
article Onondaga Nation Members Remove Children From School (6/24/2017)
(New York) -- The Onondaga Nation has asked the New York State Department of Education to audit the LaFayette School District’s hiring of a non-Native principal...
article Native Americans wear regalia during Salamanca commencement (6/24/2017)
(New York) -- The Salamanca Junior-Senior High School Class of 2017 may all have different goals, but after graduating Friday night it is ready to reach them. The...
article Mass. Gaming Commission approves certificate program at BCC (6/23/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- Bristol Community College’s casino management program has blackjack tables, surveillance labs and now an official gaming school certification...
article Following Their Voices funding looks to increase aboriginal student graduation rates, engagement (6/23/2017)
(Saskatchewan) -- Recently, Sturgeon Lake Central School students and staff looked on as officials announced funding increases that would affect the local school along...
article High school students learn STEM from traditional Native American techniques (6/23/2017)
(Michigan) -- High school students from all over the country, and even as far as Mexico, are on Northern’s campus to learn new ways to approach science, technology...
article In Northern Ontario, an Indigenous pupil finds hope for success with a coach in her corner (6/23/2017)
(Ontario) -- Marleah Atlookan has a whisper of a voice, jet black hair that parts like drapes over her face, and a habit of hiding her hands in the cuffs of her long-...
article New Chapter in the Same Story for Native American Graduates (6/23/2017)
(Montana) -- Blackfeet descendent Zephrey Holloway, 17, made his family very proud on the day he walked across the stage to get his new diploma from Flathead High School...
article State says North Douglas School Distircit is not in compliance with Native American mascot reporting (6/22/2017)
(Oregon) -- With a July 1 deadline looming, North Douglas School District is among three in Oregon at risk of losing state funds for not complying with state Native...
article Bill helping American Indian students get into college faster, easier passes Assembly Committee (6/22/2017)
(California) -- More than one in three American Indian children live in poverty, and 22 percent ages 25 and older have not finished high school, the lowest of any racial...
article Mescalero and ENMU sign MOU (6/22/2017)
(New Mexico) -- A memorandum of understanding between the Mescalero Apache Tribe and Eastern New Mexico University was signed June 1 at the Inn of the Mountain Gods...
article Interior Secretary Attempts to Justify Deep Cuts to Native American Education Program (6/21/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The man charged with stewarding the nation's public lands was called before a Senate panel on Tuesday, where he attempted to defend the Trump...
article Onondaga Nation boycotted school before in 1970s: Native principal hired, language added (6/21/2017)
(New York) -- The Onondaga Nation's removal of its children from the nation school is not the first time the nation has boycotted the LaFayette school district. In...
article UW-La Crosse students get hands-on experience at local Native American site (6/21/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- You can tell a lot about a society by what it throws away. As part of a five-week summer field experience course this summer, University of Wisconsin-La...
article A Bumpy Ride As UW Works To Increase Native American Enrollment (6/20/2017)
(Wyoming) -- Historically, many say the University of Wyoming has not been a supportive place for Native American students. In 2015, the UW Bookstore falsely accused...
article Regents Professor Kevin Washburn inducted into Chickasaw Nation Hall of Fame (6/20/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- On Thursday, June 1, Regents Professor Kevin Washburn was one of five honorees inducted into the Chickasaw Hall of Fame. Induction into the Chickasaw...
article A College Built for Canadian Settlers Envisions an Indigenous Future (6/19/2017)
(Saskatchewan) -- On a recent brilliant morning, the University of Saskatchewan transformed its college green into a powwow arena, with white canvas tepees, drum circles...
article Bill would allow cultural regalia at graduations (6/19/2017)
(California) -- Rebekah Israel said she had waited years for the moment when she would receive her high school diploma while wearing an eagle feather, a power symbol...
article John McCain, James Lankford offer option for students stuck in Native American schools (6/18/2017)
(Washington) -- A pair of Republican senators introduced legislation that would expand school choice for Native American students to allow them to attend non-Bureau of...
article Springtown teacher introduces Native American culture (6/17/2017)
(Texas) -- Thursday morning, as the buses pulled into the parking lot of Goshen Creek Elementary, students in the Summer Enrichment Program were astonished to see an 18-...

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