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Saginaw Chippewa

article Saginaw Chippewa Tribe Receives Library Grant (2/15/2020)
(Michigan) -- The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe is the recipient of a grant for $238,420 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)-FY19 National...
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San Manuel Tribe

article San Manuel Band is donating $5.9 million for native student programs at U of R over the next five years (2/14/2020)
(California) -- Building upon its long-established leadership commitment to native students in the region, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians recently awarded the...
article Native American gift will help Arizona State University renovate Los Angeles building (2/6/2020)
(Arizona) -- Arizona State University will get a $5 million donation from a California-based Native American tribe to help renovate the university’s historic...
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Ute Tribe

article Three Ute tribes partner on language immersion program for schools (2/14/2020)
(Colorado) -- The Southern Ute, Ute Mountain Ute and Ute Indian tribes are creating a Ute language immersion program that can be implemented in schools. The Southern Ute...
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Mascot Issue

article Killingly school board member proposes new motto (2/13/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Killingly board of Education member Jason Muscara proposed that the school district adopt "E Pluribus Unum" as its motto to help the school...
article Killingly BOE meeting tonight on mascot (2/12/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Killingly High School’s mascot appears to be back on the Board of Education’s agenda again. It’s listed as "School Motto" under new business for tonight...
article Hononegah mascot draws dueling petitions (1/13/2020)
(Illinois) -- A group of Hononegah Community High School students started a petition to remove the district's Native American mascot and logo, while another petition...
article Another Idaho high school considers changing its Native American mascot (1/10/2020)
(Idaho) -- The Nezperce School District in North Idaho is once again discussing a possible change to its “Indians” mascot. Superintendent Shawn Tiegs said...
article Tribe wants to talk to Dartmouth: Wampanoag leaders say Indian symbol should be reconsidered (1/4/2020)
(Massachusetts) -- Public controversy over the Native American mascot at Dartmouth High School has gone quiet, but that doesn’t mean members of the region’s...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Trump Adminstration

article Trump Administration Proposes Eliminating Tribal Scholarships For Third Year In A Row (2/13/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- For the third year in a row the Trump administration has proposed eliminating funding for a Native American college scholarship program. KNAU’...
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Food Sovereignty

article Professors Bring Native Food Expertise to the Table (2/12/2020)
(North Carolina) -- On Monday, February 3rd, a group of Davidson students, faculty, and community members gathered at the Hurt Hub to attend “Policies and Plates....
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National Congress of American Indians

article DeVos urges American Indians to pursue school choice (2/12/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Education Secretary Betsy DeVos told a gathering of the National Congress of American Indians on Wednesday that native communities should pursue...
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Fond du Lac Band

article Tension brews at Fond du Lac tribal college over refugee resettlement talk (2/8/2020)
(Minnesota) -- Opponents and proponents of refugee resettlement clashed during what was an electric meeting Thursday, Feb. 6, at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College...
article Tension brews at tribal college over refugee resettlement talk (2/7/2020)
(Minnesota) -- Opponents and proponents of refugee resettlement clashed during what was an electric meeting Thursday night at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in...
article ‘Food for Thought’ Program Raises Money for Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (1/16/2020)
(Minnesota) -- Tables-full of delicious food help raise scholarship money for Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. More than three-hundred-fifty people attended the...
article Fond du Lac flag raised at Northland school (1/3/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- The Fond du Lac honor guard presented Solon Springs elementary school with a tribal flag. The ceremony included a drum circle and dancing. Organizers say...
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Navajo Nation

article Bills aim to provide state funds for college readiness, broadband services at Diné College (2/8/2020)
(New Mexico) -- Two bills in the New Mexico Legislature seek to provide funding to Diné College to start a college and career readiness program in Shiprock and provide...
article OP/ED: Are Republican lawmakers using Navajo kids as voucher expansion pawns? (2/7/2020)
(Arizona) -- The war against Arizona’s public schools is a chess game. And each time the Republican-controlled legislature has tried to siphon money from public...
article UA students forge connection with Navajo Nation in engineering project (1/21/2020)
(Arizona) -- A University of Arizona program is focusing on problem-solving on the Navajo Nation. It's a 5-year National Science Foundation-funded project...
article NTU starts Navajo language translation program for elections (1/19/2020)
(New Mexico) -- A new program at Navajo Technical University will train speakers of the Navajo language to interpret and translate terms and procedures used in elections...
article Navajo Technical University’s Culinary Arts and Baking programs granted five year re-accreditations (1/7/2020)
(New Mexico) -- Navajo Technical University’s Culinary Arts and Professional Baking programs were granted five year re-accreditations with the American Culinary...
article Historic graduation at Navajo Technical University (1/6/2020)
(New Mexico) -- Two students made history when they became the first to graduate as licensed veterinary technicians from Navajo Technical University, according to an...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article Racehorse money targeted for Pennsylvania scholarship proposal (2/8/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Gov. Tom Wolf has proposed an ambitious plan to prop up sagging enrollment in Pennsylvania’s state-owned university system, and the funding...
article WCCC to train dealers for new Hempfield casino (1/30/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- When visitors try their luck playing blackjack at the new casino under construction at Westmoreland Mall, chances are they will compete against dealers...
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Blue Lake Rancheria

article As The Blue Lake Rancheria Receives a Grant For Ensuring the Future of Native American Students (2/7/2020)
(California) -- The Blue Lake Rancheria recently received a $156,116 grant from the U.S. Department of Education and the State Tribal Education Program to establish a...
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First Nations

article New art at SFU’s Surrey campus to showcase Indigenous ways and build community (1/31/2020)
(British Columbia) -- SFU’s Artist-in-Residence—Laiwan, a Vancouver interdisciplinary artist and SFU alumnus—is creating a new process-based and site-...
article Mi'kmaq First Nation leading project to increase cultural content in classrooms (1/13/2020)
(North Canada) -- The Qalipu First Nation says it's on the right track to increase Indigenous content in Newfoundland and Labrador's schools. Although still in...
article Indigenous youth, RCMP officers come together for Regina workshop focused on building relationships (1/9/2020)
(Saskatchewan) -- Fourteen Grade 9 to 12 students from around Canada were in Regina this week with an RCMP mentor, hoping to foster better future relationships between...
article Mom's challenge of Indigenous smudging ceremony denied by B.C. Supreme Court (1/9/2020)
(British Columbia) -- British Columbia’s Supreme Court says a mother has failed to establish that Indigenous ceremonies performed in her children’s...
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Oklahoma Gaming

article 'Caught in the middle': $130 million in education funding embroiled in tribal gaming clash (1/30/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- As Gov. Kevin Stitt faces a court battle with Oklahoma gaming tribes, about $130 million in education funds hang in the balance. The governor and tribal...
article State Education Could Be Caught In The Middle Of Gaming Compact Dispute (1/23/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- State education funding could be caught in the middle of the governor and the tribes’ dispute over gaming. Gaming fees make up more than 5% of public...
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Standing Rock Sioux

article Most Schools Stifle Indigenous Youth. Standing Rock Offered a Different Vision. (1/30/2020)
(North Dakota) -- In early August 2016, tribal nations throughout North America passed resolutions in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their stance to protect...
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Alabama Gaming

article Alabama lottery bill would fund pre-K, college scholarships (1/27/2020)
(Alabama) -- Alabama lawmakers could once again debate the idea of starting a state lottery. Republican. Rep. Steve Clouse of Ozark says he will introduce a lottery bill...
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Nottawaseppi Huron

article Firekeepers Casino Hotel leads training and awareness to gaming industry on issue of human trafficking (1/27/2020)
(Michigan) -- Human trafficking is a global issue, and also an issue in West Michigan. Firekeepers Casino Hotel is leading the gaming industry by facilitating training...
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Illinois Gaming

article Lake research video translated into Ojibway to help promote language as well as science (1/25/2020)
(Ontario) -- An environmental science video has been translated to Ojibway and the creators are hoping it sparks youth interest in science and language revitalization. "...
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Ho-Chunk Tribe

article Madison students author book about the Ho-Chunk Nation (1/23/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- Some local elementary school students are now published authors! "Exploring the Ho-Chunk Nation" is a book written and illustrated by students...
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Eastern Band of Cherokee

article EBCI represents at AISES Annual Conference (1/22/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- The recent 42nd American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Annual Conference in Milwaukee, Wisc. included the following representatives from...
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Muscogee Creek

article Muskogee Creek Nation letter expresses concerns about Indian Education Program (1/22/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The Muskogee Creek Nation is objecting to Tulsa Public Schools plan to eliminate positions in the Indian Education Program. There are more than 3,000...
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Wind River

article Wind River Indian Reservation Startup Challenge Launched by UW (1/15/2020)
(Wyoming) -- The University of Wyoming launched the Wind River Startup Challenge this month, giving tribal member entrepreneurs the opportunity to receive funding to...
article Wind River's Women And Girls Help Each Other Succeed In STEM (1/10/2020)
(Wyoming) -- Every Wednesday afternoon, one hallway at Wyoming Indian High School turns into a robotics arena. During an after school scrimmage in December, two teams...
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Cherokee Nation

article RSU to broadcast Cherokee language course for beginners (1/11/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Roger State University’s public TV station will begin broadcasting a Cherokee language educational program Monday, the first televised language...
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Seneca Nation

article Salamanca schools receive $474K grant for Seneca youth program (1/11/2020)
(New York) -- The Salamanca City Central School District has received a $474,000 grant from the State Education Department for the My Brother’s Keeper Native...
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Salt-River Pima Maricopa

article Salt River students discover ancestral roots through language, weaving (1/10/2020)
(Arizona) -- Some Arizona schools are working to preserve Native American culture by spending classroom time on disappearing languages and cultural traditions. At Salt...
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eSports

article Esports model ‘could be future direction’ for student engagement (1/8/2020)
(Internet) -- The popularity of esports, in which computer gamers battle online, often in major global competitions watched by millions, has grown rapidly in the past...
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National Indian Gaming Commission

article The Continuation of a Calling (1/6/2020)
(Minnesota) -- One of Tadd Johnson's favorite Ken Kesey quotes is serving as the edict of his career's third act: "Always stay in your own movie." So...
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Tule River

article Means to Succeed: Tule River holds career, college fair (1/6/2020)
(California) -- Organizers for the Fifth Annual Tule River Tribe’s Career and College Fair expected about 300 students from tribes all over the Central Valley, and...
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Cayuga Indian Nation

article Cornell offers inaugural class on Cayuga Nation’s language and culture (1/5/2020)
(New York) -- Cornell University now offers a class on the language and culture of the Cayuga Nation, the tribe whose land the college’s Ithaca campus was founded...
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MMIW

article Case of killer's poetry ignites conversation about Indigenization and academic freedom (1/4/2020)
(Saskatchewan) -- The manager of the Indigenous students' centre at the University of Regina says Indigenization should have taken precedence over academic freedom...
article Canadian poet George Elliott Clarke cancels Regina lecture after controversy over convicted killer's poetry (1/3/2020)
(Saskatchewan) -- A renowned Canadian poet who had worked with the man convicted of killing an Indigenous woman 25 years ago has cancelled his controversial presentation...
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Buffalo & Bison

article The descendants: MSU grad's life work is to restore herds of buffalo to public lands (1/3/2020)
(Montana) -- Herds of American bison once roamed the vast river-veined plains and the sage-studded mountains of what is now the Wind River country of central Wyoming....
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Other News

article Genetic researchers work to overcome suspicion among indigenous groups (2/15/2020)
(Arizona) -- In 2003, the Havasupai Indians of Arizona issued a banishment order against Arizona State University, forbidding researchers from setting foot on their...
article Arizona House bill aims to protect Native American regalia at graduation (2/15/2020)
(Arizona) -- A bill designed to prohibit the limitation of Indigenous regalia at school graduations is making its way through the Arizona House of Representatives....
article 'I couldn't believe it': U of W student among just 4 in Canada selected for astroparticle physics internship (2/13/2020)
(Manitoba) -- While many university students will be taking a break from studying, a University of Winnipeg student recently found out that she will be spending her...
article 'It's 2020': Parent appalled after students told not to speak Atikamekw language in school (2/13/2020)
(Montreal) -- Virginia Weizineau said her daughter Jessica Chachai arrived home one day in January, dumbfounded by what had happened to her at her Roberval, Que., high...
article At Univ. of Minnesota, American Indian Graduation Rate Doubles in a Decade (2/13/2020)
(Minnesota) -- Minneapolis is considered the city where the American Indian Movement began in the late 1960s, as Caroline Preston of the Hechinger Report recounts. The...
article USC hosts largest college fair for Native American students in its history (2/13/2020)
(California) -- Over 1,000 students, parents, educators, and vendors from 30 tribes nationwide gathered at the University of Southern California’s Town and Gown...
article Bill would allow AZ students to wear cultural regalia at graduation (2/12/2020)
(Arizona) -- A proposed bill in the Arizona House of Representatives would allow students in the state to wear cultural regalia at graduation. Bill 2120 says a school...
article Pendleton School District fears flood could further hurt enrollment (2/12/2020)
(Oregon) -- Much of the water has receded from the Pendleton area following last week’s Umatilla River flood, but the Pendleton School District is concerned that some of...
article YSD refused to fire paraeducator accused of sexually grooming a child over legal advice (2/12/2020)
(South Dakota) -- A student and her attorney's reached an out-of-court settlement with the Yakima School District over not firing a para-educator who had been...
article Bacone College director named to national board (2/11/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- William D. Lowe, Bacone College human resources and special projects director, is one of three recently appointed to the National Center for American...
article 17 Native American students graduate from ‘Empowerment Class’ (2/10/2020)
(Minnesota) -- Seventeen students graduated Friday morning from a five-week training program for Native Americans. The purpose of the program is to equip students with...
article 2 Arizona bills would let students wear 'culturally significant' items to graduation (2/10/2020)
(Arizona) -- State lawmakers are looking to let students wear items of “cultural significance” to their graduation ceremonies. But the questions of what fits...
article Chiloquin’s Native American grad rate among top in the state (2/10/2020)
(Oregon) -- Every Native American student in Chiloquin Junior-Senior High School’s 2019 senior class received a diploma in 2019, pushing the school’s...
article Chiloquin’s Native American grad rate among top in the state (2/10/2020)
(Oregon) -- Every Native American student in Chiloquin Junior-Senior High School’s 2019 senior class received a diploma in 2019, pushing the school’s graduation rate for...
article Tulsa Public Schools To Hold More Discussions About Indian Education Program (2/10/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Tulsa Public Schools has a new survey to get more input on proposed changes to its Indian Education Program. The TPS district says it has to restructure...
article 27 students graduate from Paris Gibson Education Center (2/9/2020)
(Montana) -- Paris Gibson Education Center held its winter graduation Feb. 5 at the school. There were 22 of the 27 graduating students who participated in the...
article Adding their culture to commencement (2/9/2020)
(Washington) -- American Indian students would be able to wear tribal regalia and items of cultural significance at their graduation ceremonies under two bills moving...
article Sequoyah National Research Center seeks interns for summer 2019 (2/9/2020)
(Arkansas) -- Each summer the Sequoyah National Research Center hosts three tribally affiliated student interns for the months of June and July. Interns are required to...
article ‘Dreams do come true’ What UH students say about Hawai‘i Promise (2/9/2020)
(Hawaii) -- In 2018–19, the Hawaiʻi Promise program supported 1,378 University of Hawaiʻi community college students who were eligible for resident tuition and had...
article Chiloquin’s Native American grad rate among top in the state (2/8/2020)
(Washington) -- Every Native American student in Chiloquin Junior-Senior High School’s 2019 senior class received a diploma in 2019, pushing the school’s graduation rate...

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