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Mascot Issue

article Change the Mascot? (9/25/2020)
(Kansas) -- A preliminary study conducted by the Indian Leader Association shows an even divide among the Haskell Indian Nations University (HINU) community regarding...
article School, tribe working together on Philomath's mascot issue (9/23/2020)
(Oregon) -- The connection most people feel to their high school alma mater usually lasts a lifetime. In a small community such as Philomath, those feelings can take on...
article Edgewood High prepares to face public over controversial 'Indian' mascot change (9/17/2020)
(Florida) -- The debate over the Edgewood Jr./Sr. High School "Indian" is heating up as the school prepares for its first round of public feedback on a...
article School District 25 board votes in favor of retiring Pocatello High School Indians mascot (9/17/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- It was standing room only during the Pocatello-Chubbuck School District 25 Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday evening, which ushered in the end of a...
article Winnacunnet to remain the Warriors but logos to change (9/17/2020)
(New Hampshire) -- Winnacunnet High School will always be known as the home of Warriors, but its logos and mascot may be getting a face-lift in the future to “...
article School board votes to retire 'Indians' as Pocatello High mascot (9/16/2020)
(Idaho) -- Trustees on the Pocatello/Chubbuck School District board voted Tuesday to replace Pocatello High School's 'Indians' mascot with a new name choice...
article Heritage or caricature? What proposed legislation means for Native American imagery at Peoria-area high schools (9/13/2020)
(Illinois) -- Native American imagery and names are all but gone among high schools in central Illinois. The East Peoria Community High School’s Raiders are the...
article Two Colorado schools retire their Native American mascots (9/8/2020)
(Colorado) -- Two Loveland schools are retiring their Native American mascots after years of community debate and a petition by high school students to remove images...
article What’s in a name —The ‘Indians’ here and all over (9/8/2020)
(New York) -- At a Board of Education meeting, a speaker asked the members to consider changing the name of its school’s teams’ name, the Indians. It was insensitive to...
article Pocatello-Chubbuck to consider dropping 'Indians' mascot... (9/7/2020)
(Idaho) -- Another long-running American Indian-themed school mascot could be history in the coming weeks, writes Idaho Education News reporter Devin Bodkin. The...
10 Total Articles on this Issue

eSports

article Corporate communication alumni partner on esports business (9/24/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Chris Davis and Matt Giombetti have spent countless blissful hours of their lives over a video game console.
article Competitive video gaming to fill void as traditional post-secondary sports sidelined by pandemic (9/4/2020)
(Iowa) -- The courts may be quiet and the fields forlorn, but competitive teams are still thriving at post-secondary schools in Waterloo Region. hile traditional sports...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

McGirt

article Breaking the Ice: Professor’s brief cited in tribal sovereignty case (9/24/2020)
(Minnesota) -- For Mitchell Hamline School of Law professor Colette Routel, having the U.S. Supreme Court cite an amicus brief she co-wrote in its landmark McGirt v....
1 Article on this Issue

Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians

article Despite pandemic, Siletz Tribe language and traditions remain strong (9/23/2020)
(Oregon) -- The Siletz Reservation near Lincoln City is an hour’s drive from the “roar of the ocean,” known as “si~s-xa mii-ne’” by...
1 Article on this Issue

COVID-19

article Online Classes Pose Challenges For Native American Students Living On Reservations (9/23/2020)
(Arizona) -- Students in the Flagstaff Unified School District are doing their coursework entirely online at least through October 9th because of the pandemic. KNAU...
article Sho-Ban student tests positive for COVID-19 (9/22/2020)
(Idaho) -- A student who last attended Shoshone-Bannock Jr/Sr High School on Thursday, September 17, 2020 was recently diagnosed with COVID-19. The student is currently...
article More Navajo Nation schools could reopen as virus wanes (9/20/2020)
(Navajo Nation) -- Colton Holian’s dog didn’t eat his homework, the Wi-Fi did. “Half of my assignments go but the other half don’t,” said...
article Rural, Native American schools seek more in-person learning (9/18/2020)
(New Mexico) -- Colton Holian’s dog didn’t eat his homework, the Wi-Fi did. “Half of my assignments go but the other half don’t,” says...
article Tribal Colleges Face Multiple Challenges in Economic Wake of COVID (9/16/2020)
(Denver) -- As students return to college this fall, advocates for the nation's 37 Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) are calling for increased investment and...
article Bureau of Indian Education abruptly changes course on Navajo schooling (9/15/2020)
(Navajo Nation) -- Schools operated by the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) on the Navajo Nation will be opening under a distance-learning plan next week, a surprising...
article ASU student works as contact tracer on Fort Apache Reservation (9/14/2020)
(Arizona) -- When the coronavirus started sweeping through the Fort Apache Reservation in Arizona, Grant Real Bird, 23, felt a calling to help his tribe. In May, the...
article Critics: Feds reopened tribal schools without asking or advising tribes (9/11/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Lawmakers and tribal leaders berated the Bureau of Indian Education on Thursday for a school reopening plan that prioritizes in-person learning,...
article COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts American Indian Students Significantly, Survey Finds (9/5/2020)
(California) -- The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it an educational inequity crisis in California that has had a particularly damaging effect on American Indian...
article COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts American Indian Students Significantly, Survey Finds (9/4/2020)
(California) -- The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it an educational inequity crisis in California that has had a particularly damaging effect on American Indian...
10 Total Articles on this Issue

First Nations

article Evening classes — COVID-19 fix — a hit at Colville Lake high school (9/23/2020)
(North Canada) -- For high school students in Colville Lake, school runs from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. ‘It’s better than waking up in the morning for me,’...
article Why this Kanien'kehá:ka community is offering home learning for its students (9/11/2020)
(Quebec) -- While thousands of children in Quebec have returned to the classroom, roughly half of the student population in Kahnawake, Que., are expected to be starting...
article Membertou First Nation ready for back-to-school (9/6/2020)
(Nova Scotia) -- Membertou First Nation is ready to welcome students back to class this week. For the first time since mid-March, students will be back in class at...
article Pre-existing overcrowding, internet problems complicate First Nations' return to school (9/5/2020)
(Manitoba) -- As schools get set to reopen, remote First Nations in northern Manitoba grapple with getting teachers in safely, overcrowded classrooms and weak internet...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Graton Rancheria

article Graton Rancheria makes $15 million donation to UCLA School of Law (9/23/2020)
(California) -- The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, which owns and operates Graton Resort & Casino outside Rohnert Park, on Wednesday announced a $15 million...
article UCLA Law Secures Record-Breaking Gift From Native American Tribe (9/23/2020)
(California) -- The University of California at Los Angeles has secured the single largest donation on record from a Native American tribe to a law school—$15...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

CARES act

article Though it has no teachers, this company gets millions meant for private, charter schools (9/21/2020)
(Arizona) -- To its backers, Prenda microschools represents a “return to the one-room schoolhouse” of the past, empowering parents to educate their children...
1 Article on this Issue

Native Vote

article BOOK: Voting in Indian Country (9/19/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- "Voting in Indian Country is a meticulously researched and powerfully written study that is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand the...
1 Article on this Issue

Cahuilla Band

article UCR offers the first Cahuilla language course in UC system (9/18/2020)
(California) -- The University of California, Riverside, is the first UC campus to offer Cahuilla language as an accredited language series. Cahuilla, the language of...
1 Article on this Issue

Food Sovereignty

article Students advocate for award-winning food sovereignty lab. (9/18/2020)
(California) -- After facing rejection multiple times from administration, the request to use the former Hilltop Marketplace as the location for an entirely student-lead...
article Native Life and Food: Food Is More Than Just What We Eat (9/13/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- NK360° Helpful Handouts: Guidance on Common Questions provide a brief introduction to teachers about important topics regarding Native American...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Nevada Gaming

article Regents Name Former Gov. Brian Sandoval University of Nevada President at $500,000 a Year (9/18/2020)
(Nevada) -- Former Nevada Gov. Brain Sandoval, until recently an executive at MGM Resorts, has been named president of the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR).
1 Article on this Issue

Chumash Tribe

press release Chumash donate $100K to Santa Ynez schools (9/16/2020)
(California) -- Santa Ynez Valley schools have received a boost to help meet the unique challenges of distance learning, courtesy of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash...
1 Article on this Issue

BIA

article Bureau of Indian Education abruptly changes course on Navajo schooling (9/15/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Schools operated by the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) on the Navajo Nation will be opening under a distance-learning plan next week, a surprising...
press release Critics: Feds reopened tribal schools without asking or advising tribes (9/14/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Lawmakers and tribal leaders berated the Bureau of Indian Education on Thursday for a school reopening plan that prioritizes in-person learning,...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Lac Vieux Desert Band

article Lac Vieux Desert Tribe donates funds for new technology to Watersmeet School District (9/14/2020)
(Michigan) -- A new door for technology has been opened, for the Watersmeet School District. “Education is very important to us,” said the Lac Vieux Desert...
1 Article on this Issue

Nottawaseppi Huron

article Four-year-old Heritage Fund fosters an accurate appreciation for Native Americans and their history (9/14/2020)
(Michigan) -- Before Black Lives Matter spawned a movement to take down statues and rename places that were offensive to African Americans, an organization based in...
1 Article on this Issue

Coeur d’Alene Tribe

article Projectile hits school bus on CdA Reservation (9/13/2020)
(Idaho) -- Someone shot a projectile through the Lakeside High School football team’s school bus on the way home to Plummer, Idaho, from a game Friday night,...
1 Article on this Issue

Turtle Mountain

article Grand Forks school district receives grant from Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians (9/12/2020)
(North Dakota) -- Grand Forks Public Schools has received a $10,000 grant from the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians to support Native American students in the...
article GFPS receives grant from Turtle Mtn. Chippewa (9/10/2020)
(North Dakota) -- Grand Forks Public Schools has received a $10,000 grant from the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians (TMBCI). The funds will be used to assist...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Soboba Band

article Teachers are learning Luiseño language at Soboba Tribal Preschool (9/10/2020)
(California) -- When the COVID-19 pandemic caused the Soboba Tribal Preschool to cancel its regular summer session, staff took advantage of the down time to implement a...
1 Article on this Issue

Red Lake Tribe

article BSU partners with Red Lake Nation to offer grants for Indigenous students (9/9/2020)
(Minnesota) -- In partnership with the Red Lake Nation, Bemidji State University will administer $92,000 in Minnesota Indian Teaching Training Program grants to American...
1 Article on this Issue

Seneca Nation

article Seneca Nation: Schools should stop using Native American mascots (9/6/2020)
(New York) -- More than 50 high schools across New York state still have mascots with Native American origins, and the Seneca Nation called for the practice to end,...
1 Article on this Issue

Oklahoma Gaming

article OIGA awards scholarships to tribal gaming employees, dependents (9/4/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association has awarded its 2020 John Marley Scholarships in two categories: dependents of Oklahoma's tribal gaming industry...
1 Article on this Issue

Yurok Tribe

article Yurok Tribal Council, Education Department hand out free school supplies to Yurok families (9/4/2020)
(California) -- The Yurok Tribal Council and Yurok Education Department handed out school supplies at six locations on Friday, giving out approximately 800 reusable...
1 Article on this Issue

AIM

article Why AIM started the Heart of the Earth Survival School (9/3/2020)
(Minnesota) -- In 1970, the American Indian Movement (AIM) declared its intention to open a school for Native youth living in Minneapolis. AIM had identified the urgent...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Natasha Verhulst wasn’t taught Native American music in school. Now a teacher, she’s changing that. (9/25/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- Growing up in Wisconsin, Natasha Verhulst loved learning about music in school, but she realized there was no instruction pertaining to the music of her...
article Ahwatukee girl wins prestigious Native American scholarship (9/24/2020)
(Arizona) -- An Ahwatukee youngster has won this year’s Arizona Indian Education Association Student Scholarship. Akimel A-al Middle School 7th grader Hayden...
article Native Student Proficiency Rates Continue To Lag Behind Non-Native Peers (9/24/2020)
(Montana) -- The achievement gap in K-12 schools between Montana’s American Indian students and their non-Native counterparts has not improved over the past two...
article Saving Iñupiaq (9/24/2020)
(Alaska) -- MIT graduate student Annauk Denise Olin didn’t grow up speaking Iñupiaq, the language of her Alaska Native community. Nevertheless, she’s raising...
article Enrollment down 954 students at state’s six public universities (9/23/2020)
(South Dakota) -- The six public universities governed by the South Dakota Board of Regents report a 2.76% reduction in fall enrollment due to financial and health...
article LALS doctoral candidate Candy Martínez awarded Native American Scholars Initiative Fellowship (9/22/2020)
(California) -- Candy Martínez, a PhD. candidate in Latin America Latino Studies, has been named a 2020-2021 Andrew W. Mellon Native American Scholars Initiative Fellow...
article MSU sets American Indian Heritage Day celebration for Sept. 25 (9/22/2020)
(Montana) -- Montana State University will showcase Native American creativity and culture at a socially distanced 2020 American Indian Heritage Day celebration set for...
article Representative Dusty Johnson’s tribal school bill passes the House (9/21/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Legislation sponsored by South Dakota’s U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson will divert millions back to tribal students' education. The...
article Cree educator teaches students to challenge colonialism (9/20/2020)
(British Columbia) -- Clinton Kuzio, a Cree man from Manitoba, has gone full circle. He was a student at Pearson College UWC in Victoria, B.C. from 1987 to 1989. Almost...
article Inside KELOLAND: Education and election challenges Native Americans face (9/20/2020)
(South Dakota) -- We all face various challenges on a daily basis. What may be easy for some to do, may be harder for others depending on where they live. On this...
article Researchers: Native youth need culturally-relevant education (9/20/2020)
(New Mexico) -- The COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a toll on tribal communities in the Southwest. Tribal nations and pueblos have had some of the worst outbreaks in...
article BOOK: New book documents Arikara Tribe’s traditional use of plants (9/19/2020)
(Kansas) -- A new book by University of Kansas faculty member Kelly Kindscher and three co-authors is the first published compilation of traditional plant uses of the...
article Indigenous Educators Bridge Native and Western Science in the Classroom (9/19/2020)
(New Mexico) -- Gregory Cajete stands in front of a classroom full of University of New Mexico students enrolled in a graduate seminar on Indigenous nations and...
article What plants were smoked in pre-colonial North America? Ancient pipes hold clues (9/19/2020)
(Illinois) -- In a groundbreaking new study, a University of Chicago researcher used metabolomics—a big-data approach to study small molecules called metabolites...
article Indigenous Educators Bridge Native and Western Science in the Classroom (9/18/2020)
(California) -- Gregory Cajete stands in front of a classroom full of University of New Mexico students enrolled in a graduate seminar on Indigenous nations and...
article At UW-Stevens Point, group seeks to memorialize forgotten Indian burial ground on campus (9/17/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- Students and faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point are largely unaware of the dozens of people buried under them, according to historians,...
article New grant to help MSU infuse Indigenous perspectives into library media certificate program (9/17/2020)
(Montana) -- A new grant worth more than half a million dollars will enable Montana State University to infuse Indigenous perspectives into its library media certificate...
article School of Abenaki pilots first summer remotely (9/17/2020)
(Vermont) -- In its first summer as part of Middlebury’s summer Language Schools, the School of Abenaki engaged 23 students in a two-week pilot program on Abenaki...
article Campus Mourns Recent Alumnus Who Made His Mark (9/17/2020)
(California) -- Yazmin Doroteo was a first-year student at Cal State San Marcos in 2014 when she noticed a fellow freshman in her humor in literature course. He sat in...
article Mending Fences: SD Church Provides Space for Indigenous Students (9/15/2020)
(South Dakota) -- Many South Dakota schools returned to in-person learning this fall. But that's not an easy decision for all families during the pandemic. And one...

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