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Columbus/Indigenous Day

article OP/ED: Let’s Honor the Indigenous (10/16/2019)
(California) -- Oct. 14, 2019 marked Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a holiday where Native American culture is formally recognized and celebrated.
article Teacher under fire for wearing sweater with controversial message on Columbus Day (10/16/2019)
(Michigan) -- A Michigan teacher came under fire for wearing a sweatshirt with a controversial message on Columbus Day, WXYZ reports. Emma Howland-Bolton, a fifth-grade...
article Native Americans at Harvard College Celebrates Indigenous Peoples' Day (10/15/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Undergraduate group Native Americans at Harvard College hosted an Indigenous Peoples’ Day event Monday, celebrating native cultures and...
article UWSP Honors Wisconsin Native Tribes for Indigenous Peoples' Day (10/14/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- All 12 of Wisconsin’s indigenous tribes were celebrated at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point on Monday. Veterans carried each tribe’s...
article 'Who discovered who in 1492?': Classes mark first Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Helena (10/14/2019)
(Montana) -- A few Helena Public School classes marked the city's first official Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Monday. In June, the Helena City Commission passed...
article Cameron University invites community members to celebrate Indigenous People’s Day (10/13/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- In observance of Indigenous People’s Day, which this year is celebrated across the country on Monday, October 14, Cameron University invites...
article Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples' Day? Buffalo school kids to decide (10/13/2019)
(New York) -- The movement to observe the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, rather than Columbus Day, continues in communities across the United...
article ESC Discusses Indigenous Peoples Day (10/8/2019)
(New York) -- This week, ESC talked to the Native Americans Council at Columbia about Indigenous Peoples Day and discussed how best to support them. ESC Bureau Chief...
article ISU, Sho-Ban Tribes will join in celebration (10/8/2019)
(Idaho) -- The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and Idaho State University will host the inaugural Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration on Oct. 14, featuring a sunrise ceremony,...
article Speakers discuss advocacy, Indigenous Peoples’ Day (10/8/2019)
(Washington) -- Daniela Miranda, a WSU professor and volunteer at Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse, spoke to GPSA Monday about service the organization offers...
article MSU celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day with activities throughout month (10/8/2019)
(Montana) -- Montana State University will commemorate Indigenous Peoples Day 2019 with a series of educational and cultural events throughout October. All events are...
11 Total Articles on this Issue

Australia Gaming

article Head of Ainsworth’s North American arm departs for new UNLV position (10/13/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- The President of Australian slot machine supplier Ainsworth Game Technology’s North American division has left the company to take up a position...
1 Article on this Issue

Mascot Issue

press release Magic in the air at Lowell City Council (10/13/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- MAGIC WAS in the air at the Lowell City Council meeting Tuesday night — and it wasn’t just because of the several million in grants and...
article High school students vote to drop Native American mascot (10/10/2019)
(Connecticut) -- Students at a Connecticut high school have chosen a replacement for their Native American-themed athletic mascot. Superintendent Steve Rioux tells The...
article Mascot pick sent to BOE (10/8/2019)
(Connecticut) -- Students have made their choice: the Red Hawks. Killingly High School students voted Monday for the Red Hawks as their new mascot that will replace the...
article Maine school board debates how to move past 'Indians' mascot (10/7/2019)
(Maine) -- A Maine school district is embroiled in a debate over how it should replace its now retired Native American-themed mascot and nickname. The board of directors...
article Tribes hope more Idaho schools will rethink mascots (10/5/2019)
(Idaho) -- With two Idaho high schools having moved away from mascots depicting Native American people and symbols in the past six months, Idaho tribal representatives...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Yakama Nation

article MacFarlane emphasizes security, Slagle diversity in race for Spokane Public Schools board (10/13/2019)
(Washington) -- Teaching came naturally to Spokane Public Schools board candidate Kelli MacFarlane, but some of the greatest rewards came after the lessons were over....
1 Article on this Issue

Indiana Gaming

article Unique, Strict Measures Taken To Prevent Improper College Sports Gambling (10/12/2019)
(Indiana) -- One month in, and it’s already big business in Indiana. Legalized sports gambling brought in $35 million in September. But you may be gambling your...
1 Article on this Issue

Joy Harjo

article US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo is focus of NEA Big Read (10/12/2019)
(Montana) -- The Writer's Voice, a program dedicated to supporting contemporary literature and writers in the region, is once again bringing the National Endowment...
article U.S. Poet Laureate holds reading at Northeastern State University (10/5/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Northeastern State University welcomed the U.S. Poet Laureate to campus for a Sept. 25 poetry reading, but she was not in unfamiliar territory. Muscogee (...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Oneida Nation

article Oneida Nation, VVS to co-host cultural educational program (10/12/2019)
(New York) -- The Oneida Indian Nation announced a partnership with the Vernon-Verona-Sherrill school district to co-host a cultural educational program at VVS High...
1 Article on this Issue

Pennsylvania Gaming

article At two Philadelphia universities, you can bet on sports, but not on the home team (10/12/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Some sports fans tell pollsters they bet on games as a way of showing support for their favorite teams. But in the new world of legalized sports...
1 Article on this Issue

Native Vote

article Little-known Snyder Act helped complete the work of the 19th Amendment (10/11/2019)
(Arizona) -- ASU professor says voting inequalities for Native Americans still exist nearly a century after Congress granted them citizenship. The 19th Amendment of the...
1 Article on this Issue

Shakopee Mdewakanton

article Shakopee Sioux announce $5 million campaign to boost Indian education in Minnesota schools (10/11/2019)
(Minnesota) -- The gap in Minnesota school books became glaringly evident to Rebecca Crooks-Stratton when her daughter's social studies project asked what American...
1 Article on this Issue

Sports Betting

article Purdue Approves Ban Against Boilermaker Betting (10/11/2019)
(Indiana) -- With the Boilermakers preparing to take on the University of Maryland Terrapins on Saturday, Purdue University employees and students might think twice...
1 Article on this Issue

eSports

press release University of New Haven Announces First-of-Its-Kind Academic Program on Business of Esports (10/9/2019)
(Connecticut) -- The University of New Haven announced today that it is establishing a comprehensive academic curriculum in esports management that will be the first of...
1 Article on this Issue

CSKT

article Thieves steal gas from school bus; tribal police say not the first time (10/8/2019)
(Montana) -- Two thieves in Arlee are stealing gas from school buses, and in the process impacting young school children in town. Louis Fiddler the Captain for the...
1 Article on this Issue

Indian Gaming Revenue

article Purdue still wrestling over banning bets on Boilers, Mitch Daniels says (10/8/2019)
(Indiana) -- If Purdue President Mitch Daniels were a betting man... Wait, start over. If Purdue President Mitch Daniels had to guess, Purdue will have new campus...
1 Article on this Issue

Maryland Gaming

article In Maryland, is it schools vs. racetracks? (10/8/2019)
(Maryland) -- When it comes to financing new government initiatives, there’s an old rule: “Don’t tax you, don’t tax me, tax that fellow behind...
1 Article on this Issue

Food Sovereignty

article “Green Corn & Sacred Fire - Indigenous Ceremonies Of Resistance” (10/7/2019)
(New Mexico) -- On Espejos de Aztlán, we´ll speak about the EcoLiteracy Project at the University of New Mexico with Dr. Michelle Hall Kells and with Dr. Rachel C...
1 Article on this Issue

Mauna Kea

article A Decolonial Education Takes Shape at Mauna Kea’s Ecological University (10/7/2019)
(Hawaii) -- Located near Mauna Kea’s summit, Puʻuhonua o Puʻuhuluhulu is a refuge established to protect Mauna Kea, where hundreds have set up a space offering...
1 Article on this Issue

Wisconsin Oneida

article Clintonville police investigate possible threat after 'Native dance' mockery, homecoming cancellation (10/7/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- Clintonville High School went back to regular business Monday after canceling weekend homecoming activities and restricting student and staff movement in...
article Clintonville superintendent says school is working with tribes after controversial skit (10/7/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- Clintonville Public Schools superintendent David Dyb sent out a press release Monday afternoon saying they plan to improve the schools approach to...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

San Manuel Tribe

article 50 Inland teachers celebrate California Native American Day at conference hosted by San Manuel (10/6/2019)
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians last month hosted more than 50 fourth-grade teachers from the Inland Empire for the tribe’s annual...
1 Article on this Issue

Pine Ridge

article Pine Ridge teaming up with MIT and their SOLVE initiative (10/5/2019)
(South Dakota) -- This weekend the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation teamed up with SOLVE, an initiative started by Massachusetts Institute of Technology to help local...
article Al-Asfour: OLC preparing business leaders in the Lakota Nation (9/29/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Since the inception of Oglala Lakota College (OLC), the mission has been clear and simple, "Rebuilding the Lakota Nation Through Education."...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Tohono O’odham

article Tohono O'Odham Community College enrolls 459 undergrads (10/5/2019)
(Arizona) -- At Tohono O'Odham Community College, 60 percent of undergraduate students are nontraditional students - age 25 or older - and 63 percent are female,...
1 Article on this Issue

Cherokee Nation

article Cherokee Nation companies continue support of schools (10/3/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Employee volunteers from Cherokee Nation Businesses and Cherokee Nation Entertainment are continuing the company's tradition of supporting local...
article Cherokee Nation honors grads (10/3/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation celebrated 72 graduates from the tribe’s adult education program during a special ceremony held Sept. 19 at the Cherokee Casino...
article Cherokee Nation companies continue support of local schools (10/2/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Employee volunteers from Cherokee Nation Businesses and Cherokee Nation Entertainment are continuing the company’s tradition of supporting local...
article Cherokee Nation graduates 72 from adult education program (10/1/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation celebrated 72 graduates from the tribe’s adult education program during a special ceremony held September 19 at the Cherokee...
article Cherokee Nation plans $16M investment in language preservation program (9/28/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The new chief of the Cherokee Nation plans to invest $16 million into the Oklahoma-based tribe’s language preservation program, including a new...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Mohegan Tribe

article Mohegan Tribe, Yale New Haven Health partner up (10/3/2019)
(Colorado) -- The Mohegan Tribe and Yale New Haven Health System said Thursday they have entered into a partnership making Yale New Haven Health the preferred provider...
1 Article on this Issue

Barona

press release Elementary Students at El Cajon's Saint Kieran Catholic School Receive $5,000 Barona Education Grant to Update Classroom Technology (9/30/2019)
(California) -- Staff and students at the Saint Kieran Catholic School recently accepted a $5,000 education grant from the Barona Band of Mission Indians.
1 Article on this Issue

Land Issues

article Land claims researcher to give talk at UNBC (9/30/2019)
(British Columbia) -- A land claims researcher with the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs who works with her community on projects such as Indigenous cultural heritage, land...
1 Article on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Navajo NDSU student pursues dentistry to become 'ultimate changemaker' for her tribe (9/30/2019)
(North Dakota) -- Marlinda Haudley met a female Native American dentist named Tamana Begay six years ago at a summer institute for aspiring medical professionals. Begay...
1 Article on this Issue

Rosebud Sioux Tribe

article Range workshops held at Rosebud and Kyle this Summer (9/30/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Youth and adults of the Sicangu Oyate (Rosebud Sioux Tribe) and the Oglala Lakota Nation participated in range workshops this summer put on by SDSU...
1 Article on this Issue

Blackfeet Nation

article For advising Native students, 'a Native lens is really important' (9/28/2019)
(Montana) -- Brandon Fish faced a steep learning curve at the University of Montana. “You come here, and they expect you to know what to do,” the UM student...
1 Article on this Issue

Mashantucket Pequot

article With UConn’s help, Mashantuckets aim to cultivate healthy future (9/28/2019)
(Connecticut) -- In his mind’s eye, Daniel Menihan Jr. sees a time when backyard vegetable gardens dot the Mashantucket Pequot reservation, their yields nourishing...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Native American education at Dartmouth develops over time (10/16/2019)
(New Hampshire) -- A large part of the history of Dartmouth College is rooted in its relationship to the Native American community. According to Colin Calloway,...
article Native American Students Suspended From California Schools At Twice The Rate Of Other Students (10/16/2019)
(California) -- At the start of each school year, Emma Snuggs has a serious talk with her kids about how to stand up for themselves in the classroom.
article NTU’s Automotive Technology Program Shifts Toward National Accreditation through NATEF (10/16/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Several of Navajo Technical University’s academic programs have obtained national accreditation in recent years that have distinguished NTU as one of the...
article Opinion | Gov. Whitmer prioritizes Native American students in Michigan budget (10/16/2019)
(Michigan) -- On Sept. 30, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Michigan’s new budget that included cuts to rural counties, local businesses, infrastructure, road patrol...
article The Wokini Initiative works to strengthen American Indian student success (10/16/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Since South Dakota State University President Barry Dunn announced the plan in 2016, the Wokini Initiative has been thriving.
article UCM to host Adams-Cornell for 'Matriarch: Indigenous Women Shaping Social Justice' (10/16/2019)
(Missouri) -- Leading up to the annual Trading Moons Powwow, the University of Central Missouri will host Sarah Adams-Cornell for a guest lecture entitled "...
article Indigenous Land Stewardship program applies old solutions to modern problems (10/14/2019)
(British Columbia) -- There's a growing recognition that traditional Indigenous knowledge will be needed to help mitigate the climate crisis, and Justin Sidon wants...
article Locals work together to bring donations to Native American school (10/14/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The United States Native American population suffers from a 25 percent poverty rate, according to a 2014 report by the US Census Bureau.
article Rewriting the Indigenous stories for children (10/14/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Debbie Reese, Nambé Pueblo, grew up not far from Santa Fe, New Mexico, on the Nambé Reservation participating in ceremonies and dance from a young...
article OIN to partner with VVS school district for Native American Cultural Education Day (10/14/2019)
(New York) -- The Oneida Indian Nation recently announced its partnership with the Vernon Verona Sherrill (VVS) school district to co-host a cultural educational program...
article Rutgers professor opens studies into Native American history (10/14/2019)
(New Jersey) -- Rutgers University’s first Native American professor in the Department of American Studies, Jameson “Jimmy” Sweet, hopes to bring a...
article Focus on Cree culture paying off in Maskwacis schools (10/13/2019)
(Canada) -- Maskwacis student Donavan Buffalo is determined to graduate from high school and pursue a career in carpentry. "I just really want to push myself,...
article Miranda-Begay: California’s Indians still here, still making progress. But there’s a long way to go (10/12/2019)
(California) -- In the late 1960s, I remember my parents being very supportive of the American Indian Movement (AIM), the American Indian takeover of Alcatraz Island,...
article NMU to benefit from reimbursement funding (10/12/2019)
(Michigan) -- Northern Michigan University stands to benefit from the recently signed Michigan budget that reinstates the full reimbursement funding to Native Americans...
article Lemoore Native American Students Experience 'Egregiously High' Rates of Suspension, Expulsion (10/11/2019)
(California) -- A recently published study says that Native American students in California experience suspension rates that are twice as high as the state average. The...
article Native American boys suspended more than other students in Sacramento area, state, report says (10/11/2019)
(California) -- Native American boys are suspended at a higher rate than other students in Sacramento-area schools and throughout California, according to a newly...
article A Latina novelist spoke about white privilege. Students burned her book in response. (10/11/2019)
(Georgia) -- The white students gathered around the fire, speculating why parts of the book were not already engulfed in flames. “It’s a hard cover!” shouts one male...
article Colorado College's use of Ute word for campus quad more than a symbolic gesture (10/11/2019)
(Colorado) -- As part of an anti-racist initiative, Colorado College is shedding the informal Armstrong Quad name and now calling its largest open space, where students...
article Marker at ND college to commemorate 1863 Sioux victory (10/11/2019)
(North Dakota) -- A new historical marker will dot the spot of a 156-year-old battle between the U.S. and the Dakota and Lakota people that took place where the...
article Native American enrollment shows sudden decline since last decade (10/11/2019)
(California) -- The amount of Native American students enrolled in California Community Colleges has dropped nearly 60% in the last ten years, and experts have been...

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