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Fort Hall

article Library program to focus on Fort Hall Indian Reservation (8/24/2019)
(Idaho) -- Amy Canfield, a professor of history at Lewis-Clark State College, will present “Divided Loyalties and Tribal Rights: Agriculture and Irrigation at the...
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Mental Health

article Free educational resource helps teachers prevent youth suicide in First Nations (8/24/2019)
(Ontario) -- It's a tragic statistic that people in Indigenous communities know all too well. Suicide rates among First Nations youth are at least three times higher...
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Turtle Mountain

article Turtle Mountain band gives grant to support Grand Forks students (8/24/2019)
(North Dakota) -- Grand Forks Public Schools has received a $10,000 grant from the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. The funds will be used to help Native...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article Las Vegas parents warm up to UNR dorm at Reno casino (8/22/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- As University of Nevada, Reno, students move onto campus for the start of the school year, some Las Vegas parents say they’re feeling reassured...
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Blackfeet Nation

article Blackfeet to get $3.9M for Head Start programs (8/21/2019)
(Montana) -- The Blackfeet Tribe will receive $3.9 million to fund their Head Start and Early Head Start programs, it was announced Wednesday. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont.,...
article From rez to city: American Indian students face unique challenges at non-Native schools (8/17/2019)
(Montana) -- Jamison Aimsback spent the majority of his high school summers attending a camp at the University of Montana called Upward Bound. But only a year after...
article First in the family: How a first-gen Blackfeet student finds success at UM (8/11/2019)
(Montana) -- Applause exploded in the Dennison Theatre when an announcer called Shalbilyn Tall Whiteman's name. It was the last day of the University of Montana...
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First Nations

article Federal government pledges up to $41M for Kasabonika Lake First Nation education (8/21/2019)
(Ontario) -- The federal government has pledged up to $41 million to improving education on Kasabonika Lake First Nation. In an announcement made Tuesday, the government...
article Post-secondary leaders renew focus on reconciliation after gathering in Yukon (8/19/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Post-secondary school leaders from across Canada are leaving Yukon with fresh ideas about how infuse their institutions with Indigenous knowledge...
article From beading to diaper making, incoming Yukon teachers learn First Nations basics (8/18/2019)
(Canada) -- The school year in Yukon is approaching but some teachers have already started working — learning about the territory's First Nations. Thirty-five...
article Calgary Vet Students Care for Tsuut’ina and Siksika First Nations Horses (8/12/2019)
(Edmonton) -- A new rotation at the University of Calgary’s faculty of veterinary medicine is providing fourth-year students the chance to participate in hands-on...
article ITA, First Nations sign MOU to increase trades participation (8/12/2019)
(British Columbia) -- The Industry Training Authority in B.C. has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council to increase its members...
article RCMP-led Indigenous youth camp hopes to improve First Nation and Métis representation within the force (8/10/2019)
(Canada) -- The RCMP doesn't reflect all of the communities it serves — yet, according to Alberta-based officers. But Sgt. Kim Mueller is trying to change that...
article Saddle Lake Cree Nation girl earns recognition from UNESCO (8/10/2019)
(Canada) -- Bella Morrisseau Whiskeyjack might only be nine years old but she is about to become a published author. Encouraged by a teacher to enter a speech...
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Mascot Issue

article Native American mascots: Appleton among growing number of school boards to support ban of 'offensive' imagery (8/21/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- Appleton has joined a growing number of school boards across Wisconsin that already have – or will consider – supporting a proposal to retire Native...
article Boise High School wants change, from Braves to Brave (8/3/2019)
(Idaho) -- School leaders at Boise High want to change its mascot, from Braves to Brave. The Idaho Statesman reports the plan will be presented at a Boise School...
article Boise High Braves intend to change their Native American-themed mascot. And soon. (8/3/2019)
(Idaho) -- The Braves mascot has served Boise High School since at least the 1920s. But the school’s leadership wants to change that nickname to one more respectful of...
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Elizabeth Warren

article Native students say Elizabeth Warren’s education policies have flaws (8/20/2019)
(Iowa) -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, told the audience at the Frank LaMere Presidential Forum that her policies on education are inclusive of Native youth...
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Mississippi Band of Choctaw

article Tribe holds ribbon-cutting for new upper elementary building (8/20/2019)
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians (MBCI) held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Pearl River Elementary School’s (PRES) Upper Elementary...
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Navajo Nation

article Cup 'O Joe: Warrior Coffee now serving at Diné College (8/20/2019)
(Arizona) -- Artie Shade knew there was something other than a classroom or lecture hall coming to the ground floor of the Ned Hatathli Cultural Center (NHC). But what...
article College students receive scholarships from Navajo Transitional Energy Company (8/3/2019)
(Arizona) -- Dakota Kay faced obstacles when striving for higher education, but it did not stop him from earning a doctorate in physical therapy in May. Kay shared his...
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eSports

article Game On: Building a Collegiate Esports Program from the Ground Up (8/19/2019)
(Internet) -- With global esports revenues expected to reach $1.1 billion this year, more and more colleges and universities are pressing start on competitive gaming...
article Ole Miss researching health implications of esports (8/2/2019)
(Mississippi) -- Love to hate gaming all you want, but the winner of the Fortnite World Cup earlier this month made more money ($3 million) than the winner of this year...
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Seminole Tribe

article 'Cutting-edge' tribal school puts emphasis on collaborative learning, Seminole culture (8/19/2019)
(Florida) -- Since around 1965, the Ahfachkee school on the Big Cypress Reservation has operated out of a few small trailers. This year, they got a whopping $15 million...
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Mauna Kea

article UCLA’s involvement in Thirty Meter Telescope prompts protest from student groups (8/18/2019)
(California) -- UCLA students and faculty remain divided over the University of California’s involvement in the development of a massive telescope in Hawaii, as...
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Cherokee Nation

article Cherokee student among SPJ MOEy finalists (8/17/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Five student journalists, including a Cherokee Nation citizen, have been chosen as finalists from more than 3,300 entries in The Society of Professional...
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Lumbee Tribe

article UNCP, Lumbee Tribe have long history of collaboration that enriches all (8/16/2019)
(North Carolina) -- The University of North Carolina at Pembroke and the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina value the importance of collaboration. UNCP has remained deeply...
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Nez Perce Tribe

article Nez Perce Tribe to Award Annual Education Grants (8/13/2019)
(Idaho) -- The Nez Perce Tribe will award the annual Local Education Program Fund grants on August 22nd, 2019. The event will take place at the Clearwater River Casino...
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Fort Mojave

article Tribe cuts ribbon for new school (8/12/2019)
(Arizona) -- Officials from the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe, members of the FMIT community and others gathered Monday for an historic occasion: the ribbon-cutting and grand...
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MMIW

article Temecula teen’s play tackles tough topic: kidnappings, killings of indigenous women and girls (8/12/2019)
(California) -- Menil, a young Cahuilla girl wearing a red dress, strums a guitar as she sings. A dark figure appears behind her. She screams and struggles as the...
article New mural at MSUB highlights missing and murdered indigenous women (8/11/2019)
(Montana) -- For the past three weeks, artist Terri Porta has been using spray paint to transform a wall at Montana State University Billings into a piece of art that...
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Osage Tribe

article Bacone takes new direction (8/12/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Osage Nation Congress unanimously passed ONC Resolution 19-14, which authorized a charter of Bacone College by the Nation on June 25, 2019. “We...
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Census

press release Bureau of Justice Statistics Conducts First Census of Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies in the United States (8/8/2019)
(Chicago) -- The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) has begun data collection for the 2019 Census of Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies (CTLEA). This survey is the first...
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New York Gaming

article AMCR Employees Complete Pool & Spa Training Course (8/8/2019)
(New York) -- Eleven Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort employees completed a 16-hour Certification in a Pool & Spa training course. The training took place at AMCR on...
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Muscogee Creek

article Legislation supports students culture (8/7/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Every year graduating students across indigenous communities run into challenges if they choose to incorporate their Native heritage into their school...
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Fort Belknap

article Fort Belknap steps up for its children (8/6/2019)
(Montana) -- For Hays Lodge Pole Schools Principal Reyna Monteau, the need for better resources and rapid response is dire for her students. Two of her students have...
article Suicide emergency prompts Fort Belknap community response (8/4/2019)
(Montana) -- For Hays Lodge Pole Schools Principal Reyna Monteau, the need for better resources and rapid response is dire for her students. Two of her students have...
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Hopi Tribe

article Arizona State graduate plans to use degree to further Hopi farming and honor ancestors (8/6/2019)
(Arizona) -- On May 10, Michael Kotutwa Johnson, son of Col. Johnson and Nancy Johnson, received his Doctor of Philosophy with a major in Natural Resources from the...
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Menominee Tribe

article Wild rice project sows seeds for university, tribal collaboration (8/6/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- The Ojibwe people tell of a prophecy that spurred their journey from the Atlantic coast of North America to the Great Lakes region more than 1,000 years...
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Nambe Pueblo

article Rewriting the Indigenous stories for children (8/4/2019)
(New Mexico) -- We need more people speaking up about misrepresentations’ #RepresentationMatters. Debbie Reese, Nambé Pueblo, grew up not far from Santa Fe, New...
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Citizen Potawatomi

article Paris resident selected for 2019 Potawatomi leadership program (8/2/2019)
(Texas) -- Lilly Lewis, a Paris resident, has been selected to join a six-week program in Shawnee, Oklahoma, focused on the government, culture and economic development...
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Jemez Pueblo

article Digging up the past (8/2/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Archaeology Professor Matthew Liebmann has been collaborating with the Pueblo of Jemez in New Mexico for two decades, having served as tribal...
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Buffalo & Bison

article Project from MSU, Fort Peck Tribes aims to connect people and bison (8/1/2019)
(Montana) -- When Suzanne Turnbull of Poplar, Montana, talks about bison, she uses words like connection and healing. Bison, she says, are inherently tied to the culture...
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Food Sovereignty

article Indigenous food sovereignty examined in new book (7/31/2019)
(Kansas) -- Sustainability. Locally sourced. Farm-to-table. These are familiar concepts to Americans who are hoping to improve their eating habits. But the term that...
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Video Gaming

article Gaming Bootcamp Gives Opportunity To Native American Children (7/31/2019)
(South Dakota) -- It’s summer, but that doesn’t mean kids aren’t hard at work. Code Bootcamp provides programs to put their coding skills to the test....
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Fond du Lac Band

article Renovations Happening at Fond Du Lac Tribal and Community College (7/30/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Big renovations are happening at Fond Du Lac Tribal and Community College. A $1.15 million project will remodel classrooms, update the kitchen, and create...
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Ak-Chin Indian Community

article Ak-Chin Indian Community member Sandra Shade earns Doctoral Degree (7/29/2019)
(Arizona) -- This past spring, Ak-Chin Indian Community member Sandra Shade received her doctoral degree – and she’s the first person to do so in the...
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Agua Caliente

article Valley Voice: Palm Springs Unified teaching kids desert history with Agua Caliente focus (7/29/2019)
(California) -- Recently, I attended as a PSUSD Foundation board member a third-grade class at Sunny Sands Elementary School in Cathedral City. My mission was to observe...
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Detroit Gaming

article Detroit casinos contributed $2.2 billion to School Aid Fund in past 20 years (7/29/2019)
(Michigan) -- The Detroit commercial casinos have contributed more than $2.2 billion to Michigan’s School Aid Fund since 1999. The state tax on Detroit commercial...
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Chinook Tribe

article Paddling in canoe, students learn Native American history (7/28/2019)
(Oregon) -- The 36-foot tribal canoe listed to the left as it pushed away from the dock, looking dangerously close to spilling into the still green waters of Lake River...
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Other News

article $3.9 Million grant will help kids in Blackfeet Tribe’s Head Start programs (8/24/2019)
(Montana) -- The Blackfeet Tribe is going to receive $3.9 million to fund their Head Start and Early Head Start Programs. U.S. Senator Jon Tester secured the money...
article 'It brings so much joy to me': Students become teachers at Iqaluit Music Camp (8/24/2019)
(North Canada) -- Naiome Eegeesiak was six years old when she first saw somebody play the fiddle, and told her mom, "I want to do that." The next summer,...
article A Potter On His One-Of-A-Kind UNM Class (8/23/2019)
(New Mexico) -- There's a unique class available in UNM's 2019 catalog. Introduction to Pueblo Pottery (Studio Arts 389) focuses on "gathering raw materials...
article Native American Studies department holds cedaring ceremony to refocus on new semester (8/23/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Students, faculty and staff lined up outside Copeland Hall, waiting with a shared calm for OU tribal liaison Warren Queton to cedar them. After a year...
article Nixyaawii pushes back first day of school to early September (8/23/2019)
(Oregon) -- According to Principal Ryan Heinrich, Nixyaawii Community School is pushing back its opening day to Sept. 3. Initially posted on Facebook Friday afternoon,...
article Sovereign Community School In Oklahoma City Is Part Of A Larger Movement (8/23/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Sovereign Community School is new charter school in Oklahoma City with a focus on Native American culture and identity. It’s also part of a movement...
article Carolina Indian Circle acknowledged that UNC was built on Native American land (8/22/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Long before Silent Sam was built, the land it stood on was home to the Native American tribes that inhabited North Carolina. Demonstrators gathered...
article Sovereign Community School Is Part Of A Larger Movement (8/22/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Sovereign Community School is new charter school in Oklahoma City with a focus on Native American culture and identity. It’s also part of a movement of...
article Who writes the history? In Dartmouth, some say sign on historic garrison ignores Native American view (8/22/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- A new sign at a South Dartmouth historic site is eliciting complaints that it ignores — even erases — the Native American view of what...
article Sac and Fox Nation presents donation to North Rock Creek Schools (8/21/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- North Rock Creek Public Schools (NRC) will be able to expand their health and wellness programming and purchase new physical education equipment thanks to...
article School board hears support for Native ed staff position (8/21/2019)
(South Dakota) -- About 30 visitors attended the Aug. 14 meeting of the Timber Lake School Board, mostly to discuss and hear discussion pertaining to the Native American...
article Indigenous scholars confront the power, limitations of genomics (8/20/2019)
(Illinois) -- They traveled to central Illinois from Manitoba, Mexico City, Nova Scotia and 18 U.S. states, bringing expertise in a variety of fields, including...
article New University of Redlands campus mural highlights Native American Culture (8/20/2019)
(California) -- By the time College of Arts and Sciences students return to the University of Redlands main campus in late August, there will be a new piece of art...
article Doctor Shortage Prompts Push For Native Americans To Attend Medical School (8/19/2019)
(USA) -- According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, American Indian and Alaska Native people suffer some of the poorest health outcomes in the United...
article How Student Body President Ashton Martin wants to be remembered at UNC (8/19/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Senior Ashton Martin didn’t always plan on running for student body president. Or she didn't until she felt like she had to. “I didn't even really...
article School district receives grant to support Native American students (8/19/2019)
(North Dakota) -- Grand Forks Public Schools has received a $15,000 grant from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, based near the Twin Cities. The funds will be...
article OPINION: Culture-based education — a path to healing for Native youth? (8/18/2019)
(USA) -- On a sweltering summer day, students run back and forth on a grassy field. Frequently erupting in laughter, they playfully dodge one another. On the ground, two...
article Tribes across country push for better internet access (8/18/2019)
(Arizona) -- In a remote, roadless Arizona canyon that is home to a small Native American tribe, there’s a natural skepticism toward the internet. The telemedicine...
article ABSS parent forms Native American council (8/17/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Crystal Keck wants to support Native American students in the Alamance-Burlington School System. A member of the Occaneechi-Saponi tribe of Pleasant...
article Cook Inlet Tribal Council gets kids ready for school at first-ever Fab Fest Stem and Culture day (8/17/2019)
(Alaska) -- It's time for children to get back into school mode. And, perhaps it's a more difficult task this year given the warm, summery weather. On Friday,...

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