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Residential Schools

article The complicated cost of apologizing for residential schools (1/15/2017)
(Manitoba) -- In 2007, the Canadian federal government earmarked billions of dollars to compensate former students of Indian residential schools. Putting a price on...
article New era of 'residential schools' necessary for First Nations students, report says (11/24/2016)
(Ontario) -- A five-point action plan for Indigenous education spelled out in a new report from the Northern Policy Institute, a northern Ontario think tank, draws the...
article 'I had to choose': Healing journey leads to honorary doctorate for Cree man (11/19/2016)
(Ontario) -- "I chose my daughter." Thomas R. Louttit remembers the day many years ago, when he decided to start healing from his abuses at residential school.
article No opting out: School district says students will have to study residential schools (11/19/2016)
(New Brunswick) -- The Anglophone West School District has backed away from a plan to allow students the option of not studying the residential schools issue.
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Cobell

article DOI transfers nearly $8M to Cobell scholarship fund (1/13/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Department of the Interior announced on Jan. 11 that an additional $7.9 million has been transferred to the Cobell Education Scholarship Fund,...
1 Article on this Issue

Mohegan Sun

article Uncas School, Mohegan tribe celebrate connection (1/13/2017)
(Connecticut) -- Uncas School and the Mohegan tribe cemented their long relationship with gifts of friendship, songs, speeches and a poem Friday in the annual Gathering...
1 Article on this Issue

Hopi Tribe

article Hopi school administrator expelled from reservation (1/9/2017)
(Arizona) -- The Hopi tribe has ordered the administrator of Hopi Mission School to leave the reservation, and as far as the tribal council is aware, he has done so. The...
1 Article on this Issue

Mashpee Wampanoag

article School Moves To Tribal Grounds (1/7/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- The Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project’s language immersion school has moved from the Montessori Academy of Cape Cod in North Falmouth to...
1 Article on this Issue

Dakota Access Pipeline

article Native American writer to lead pipeline protest class at Clark (1/6/2017)
(Oregon) -- When Portland journalist Jacqueline Keeler arrived in North Dakota to write about and participate in protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline, she saw not...
article BMHS senior journeys to Standing Rock to raise awareness (1/4/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- A Standing Rock Indian Reservation camp near Cannon Ball, North Dakota was nearly empty when Liam Henderson and his father arrived on a frigid...
article Standing with Standing Rock: A Role Play on the Dakota Access Pipeline (1/2/2017)
(USA) -- The more I read and learned about the Standing Rock resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline, the more obvious it became that this story must make its way into...
article Events at Standing Rock Are Cause for Reflection and Revisions at IAIA (12/11/2016)
(New Mexico) -- Santa Clara Pueblo artist Eliza Naranjo Morse recently updated a piece of her work that has been on display at the Institute of American Indian Arts...
article Meet the inspiring woman who’s educating the children of the Standing Rock protesters (12/2/2016)
(North Dakota) -- Between the police raids and government evacuation orders, it can be easy for those who only see newspaper headlines and Twitter’s trending...
article Third Man Books Partners With the Defenders of the Water School at Standing Rock (12/2/2016)
(Tennessee) -- For months it has been largely buried by coverage of the presidential election, but you may know that since early this year thousands of people —...
article Dakota pipeline protest inspires North Greenbush teacher (12/1/2016)
(Pennsylvania) -- Army veteran and college professor Brian Trautman called six days he spent in North Dakota with the Standing Rock Sioux during a massive grass-roots...
article Standing for Standing Rock, Haskell students heading north to join pipeline protest (12/1/2016)
(Kansas) -- Jessica Arkeketa’s plan is sketchy other than to be there, in the cold of North Dakota, and stand up for Standing Rock.
article Battle Over an Oil Pipeline: Teaching About the Standing Rock Sioux Protests (11/30/2016)
(USA) -- For several months, Native American tribes and their allies, led by the Standing Rock Sioux, have been protesting against the Dakota Access pipeline, a project...
article Nunavut's TD scholarship recipient to TD: Stop funding the Dakota Access Pipeline (11/29/2016)
(Nunavut) -- A TD scholar from Arviat, Nunavut, says she was "shocked and disappointed" when she found out her benefactor — TD Canada Trust, which is...
article Land and water rights struggle to be discussed (11/13/2016)
(California) -- While recent national attention about the Dakota Access Pipeline is spotlighting American Indians tug-of-war with the federal government and corporations...
article Yale’s Calhoun, Indian Removal, and #NODAPL (11/12/2016)
(Connecticut) -- On October 28 hundreds of Yale students and people from the community stood on the New Haven Green opposite a Yale University residential college that...
article Indian schools to Standing Rock: Symposium documents persecution (11/7/2016)
(Utah) -- On Nov. 3, the Diversity Center hosted its regular Taboo Talk in the Shepherd Union Building as part of the Native Symposium taking place through Nov. 10. The...
article Standing Ground on NoDAPL: Oceti Sakowin School Educates Next Generation (10/19/2016)
(North Dakota) -- The children currently camped out at Standing Rock are the generation that will grow up knowing that their parents, and by extension they, stood up for...
article Construction in Indian Country Student Organization brings Native American voices to important issues (10/18/2016)
(Arizona) -- In a heavily controversial time for the Native American community, clubs such as Construction in Indian Country Student Organization are more important than...
article Protest camp raises legal questions (10/16/2016)
(North Dakota) -- A school at a protest camp near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation has raised some unprecedented questions about home education in North Dakota. The...
16 Total Articles on this Issue

Red Lake Tribe

article Proposed bonding bill includes millions for Red Lake schools (1/5/2017)
(Minnesota) -- Gov. Mark Dayton's proposed bonding bill includes millions of dollars for a project at Red Lake School District. The governor recommended allocating $...
article Artist uses rap mixed with Native American music to inspire kids (11/20/2016)
(Minnesota) -- It was a rap concert, but it began with smudging. Smoke from the gently dried burning herbs was offered around to the crowd at Fond du Lac Tribal and...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Pechanga Casino

article Employers help working students do college study online (1/4/2017)
(California) -- Higher education is becoming more reachable for working people through a concept called competency-based learning. That has been the experience of Ron...
1 Article on this Issue

Leonard Peltier

article American U Will Remove Statue of Leonard Peltier (1/3/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- American University announced Monday that it will remove a large statue of Leonard Peltier from outside its art museum. Peltier is a Native American...
1 Article on this Issue

Paskenta Tribe

article How a California tribe is trying to revitalize itself, from cradle to college (12/28/2016)
(California) -- It began with everyone in the Corning-Paskenta Tribal Community doing their parts. There were home visits to new parents, a deep look at how to boost...
1 Article on this Issue

Wynn Resorts

article Wynn Resorts Adopts a Local Elementary School (12/26/2016)
(Las Vegas) -- “These are my friends,” a little boy says, sporting an ear-to-ear smile and pointing to a picture on a bulletin board in his first-grade...
1 Article on this Issue

Chumash Tribe

article Chumash Foundation donates funds to help music students (12/16/2016)
(California) -- Some more music students at Santa Ynez Valley Union High School will be playing on new instruments soon as the result of a donation from the Santa Ynez...
1 Article on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Roessel is new Diné College prez (12/16/2016)
(Arizona) -- harles “Monty” Roessel has been selected as the new president of Diné College. Officials at the college said Wednesday morning that a press...
article Workshop to cover the legacy of uranium mining on Navajo Nation (11/14/2016)
(New Mexico) -- “The Legacy of Uranium Mining on Navajo Nation: an environmental impact workshop” will be hosted in Zimmerman Library on Thursday, Nov. 17 at...
article Navajo Head Start to Stay in Window Rock (10/24/2016)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Land Department approves a plot of land for Navajo Head Start to build a central administrative building. Mike Halona, Navajo Land Department...
article Educator Spotlight: Karen Francis-Begay Has Dedicated Her Life to Higher Education (10/16/2016)
(Arizona) -- Karen Francis-Begay, assistant vice president for tribal relations at the University of Arizona, has spent most of her life in and around higher education....
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Pine Ridge

article Lakota Nation Education Conference seeks to bring better education to Native American students (12/14/2016)
(South Dakota) -- Administrators, educators, parents, and students gathered Wednesday for the first day of a four-day education conference. The Lakota Nation Education...
article Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge school honors tribal veterans (11/18/2016)
(South Dakota) -- Marine Corps veterans Tom and Chuck Conroy set out to make Veteran’s Day special not only for the veterans assembled at Pine Ridge High School on...
article Pine Ridge’s Justin Mesteth Is Achieving What Many Students Only Dream Of (11/9/2016)
(Connecticut) -- Justin Mesteth has reached a milestone in his long journey from a 6-year-old being raised by his dad on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation that he hopes...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Catawba Nation

article Rock Hill school district works with Catawba Indian Nation to settle decades-long debt (12/13/2016)
(South Carolina) -- School officials are taking legal action aimed at settling a decades-long $4.5 million debt. In October, the Rock Hill school board approved a...
1 Article on this Issue

Mascot Issue

article Native American speakers focus on impact of mascot, call for education during Turners Falls forum (12/13/2016)
(Massachusetts) -- Two local Native American speakers called for more education during their presentation at the third community event in the ongoing review of the...
article Douglas County schools contend with state's Native American mascot ruling (12/6/2016)
(Oregon) -- Two Douglas County school districts have made provisions to drop their Native American mascots following a decision made by the Oregon Board of Education.
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Pala Tribe

article Pala students shine at Sullivan Middle School Pala Day (11/20/2016)
(California) -- Sullivan Middle School recently provided an opportunity for all students to experience a small piece of the culture that has been in this area for...
1 Article on this Issue

Shakopee Mdewakanton

article Tribe donates $125,000 each to Shakopee, Prior Lake-Savage schools (11/15/2016)
(Minnesota) -- The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) has announced that it will provide $125,000 grants to both the Shakopee and Prior Lake-Savage school...
1 Article on this Issue

Tulalip Tribe

article Tulalip Vocational Center holds Family Day (11/15/2016)
(Washington) -- Students from Tulalip's vocational training center, which helps Native American students learn trade skills, gathered with their families to help...
1 Article on this Issue

Indigenous Peoples Day

article UMD’s Graduate Student Government wants Columbus Day to be Indigenous People’s Day (11/8/2016)
(Maryland) -- For many, Columbus Day does not mark the discovery of the Americas, but rather the arrival of an explorer who ignited centuries of violence toward...
article Indigenous Peoples Day honors Native Americans at Fort Lewis College (10/11/2016)
(Colorado) -- Ten months after the city of Durango unanimously voted to celebrate the conquered rather than the conqueror, more than 200 people gathered at Fort Lewis...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Chief Wahoo

article ASU student groups create series of events throughout November for Native American Heritage Month (11/1/2016)
(Arizona) -- ASU English lit and public policy major Megan Tom says it can be tough for Native Americans living away from their home communities for the first time.
1 Article on this Issue

Oregon Gaming

article George named to school board (10/31/2016)
(Oregon) -- Wildhorse Resort & Casino Chief Executive Officer Gary George has been selected from a field of 10 applicants to fill a vacancy on the Pendleton School...
1 Article on this Issue

Native Voices

article Ivan Star Comes Out: Education system diminishes Native people (10/20/2016)
(South Dakota) -- I learned the truth about American history while working in St. Paul in the early 1990s. As natives, we have been omitted from history texts, as taught...
1 Article on this Issue

San Manuel Tribe

article San Manuel Band of Mission Indians to aid in recruitment of Native American Ph.D.s (10/19/2016)
(California) -- The PhD Project, an award-winning program to inspire a new generation of diverse business leaders, today announced that the San Manuel Band of Mission...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Master's programs growing at tribal colleges in North Dakota (1/15/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Sitting Bull College is paving the way for master's degree programs at tribal colleges in North Dakota. Its latest program focuses on water quality...
article Local powwow dancer teaches beading classes (1/15/2017)
(North Dakota) -- An extensive application that survived three competitive rounds, the results came in: Kelsey Tortalita, 20, had won the Dreamstarter grant. With the $...
article How mentoring helps Aboriginal teens create new futures (1/15/2017)
(Australia) -- Jason Anketell remembers his early teen years growing up in Tennant Creek, a remote town of about 3,000 planted in the middle of Australia’s hot,...
article Lawsuit: Bureau of Indian Education not meeting students’ needs (1/14/2017)
(New Mexico) -- A small, remote American Indian village in the scenic base of one of the most visited places on Earth is at the center of a lawsuit that seeks to...
article Native Health Care at Risk (1/14/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., is President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to head up the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the agency that...
article Lawsuit faults Bureau of Indian Education schools (1/13/2017)
(New Mexico) -- A small, remote American Indian village in the scenic base of one of the most visited places on earth is at the center of a lawsuit that seeks to...
article The Longstanding Crisis Facing Tribal Schools (1/13/2017)
(Arizona) -- Havasu Canyon is home to turquoise waterfalls, billowing cottonwood trees, and red sandstone cliffs that attract thousands of tourists each year.
article U.S. government has ‘dismally failed’ to educate Native American children, lawsuit alleges (1/13/2017)
(Arizona) -- The federal government has repeatedly acknowledged and even lamented its failure to provide adequate education for Native American children. Now, nine...
article 9 Havasupai Native American children are suing the US Bureau of Indian Education. Here's why. (1/12/2017)
(Arizona) -- Nine schoolchildren from the Havasupai Indian Reservation in Supai, Arizona, filed a lawsuit Thursday against the United States federal government for...
press release President Obama Appoints American Indian College Fund Early Childhood Expert to Board of Directors of the National Board for Education Sciences (1/12/2017)
(Colorado) -- President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint Tarajean Yazzie-Mintz of the Denver-headquartered American Indian College Fund to a key...
article Indigenous professor quits UBC panel over John Furlong speech (1/11/2017)
(British Columbia) -- The only indigenous professor on a committee working on a new sexual-assault policy at the University of British Columbia has resigned from the...
press release American Indian Graduate Center Announces New Board Member (1/11/2017)
(New Mexico) -- The American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC), a non-profit organization embarking on a 50-year legacy of scholarships to Indian students welcomes Ernie L....
article Millions available for students through Indian Health Services (1/10/2017)
(Montana) -- The application period for 2017 scholarships and loan repayments through the Indian Health Service opened Jan. 10. IHS estimates $13.7 million will be...
article Native American high school student immersion program (1/10/2017)
(Montana) -- Just a few months ago teachers from the Indian Education Program noticed their students were dropping out this year starting as early as seventh and eighth...
article Pushing Boundaries: Saving the Arapaho language from the brink of extinction (1/10/2017)
(Colorado) -- The Arapaho language, native to the Great Plains, is at risk of disappearing. Fewer children are learning the linguistic traditions from their elders,...
article How 2 Colleges Help Native Students Succeed (1/9/2017)
(Montana) -- The University of Montana and Blackfeet Community College are vastly different institutions in size and mission. Yet both in their own way try to create a...
article This Native American student has embraced 3D printing and hopes to become an astronaut (1/9/2017)
(California) -- Working within the 3D printing industry, it is always inspiring to see ambitious and innovative people who are helping to push technology forwards in an...
article A chance to 'learn to earn': Partnership develops Cultural Resources Center within the Leech Lake Reservation (1/8/2017)
(Minnesota) -- The Boys and Girls Club of the Leech Lake Area is working with partners to convert a closed wild rice and smoked fish business within the Leech Lake...
article Forest Lake expands learning opportunities for Native American students (1/8/2017)
(Washington) -- Some of the parents and educators involved in the American Indian Education program at Forest Lake Area High School remember a time when they were told...
article Use of indigenous student grants leaves Alberta parent 'outraged' (1/8/2017)
(Alberta) -- A parent in the Sturgeon School Division is raising questions about how grants that follow indigenous students are being spent by the school board. John...

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