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Apology offered to girls who were forced to change Navajo hairstyle Apology offered to girls who were forced to change Navajo hairstyle (02/05)
The Lady Eagles from Flagstaff, Arizoina, were forced to remove their hair ties and let down their buns before a basketball game this week.
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe supports move to Indigenous People's Day St. Regis Mohawk Tribe supports move to Indigenous People's Day (02/04)
Students at Stafford Middle School in Plattsburgh, New York, came up with the idea after learning more about Christopher Columbus and his impacts on indigenous peoples.
Coquille Tribe donates $100K to help college with health programs Coquille Tribe donates $100K to help college with health programs (02/04)
The tribe is helping the Southwestern Oregon Community College build a new health and science technology building.
Brown University joins growing Indigenous People's Day movement Brown University joins growing Indigenous People's Day movement (02/04)
Native Americans at Brown, a student group, persuaded faculty to make the change.
High school pep squads in Connecticut eliminate 'Indian' imagery High school pep squads in Connecticut eliminate 'Indian' imagery (02/02)
The names of the pep clubs -- 'The Rez' and 'The Tribe' -- persisted even though the schools got rid of their 'Indian' mascots.
Reyn Leno: Trust tribes to make decisions about 'Indian' mascots Reyn Leno: Trust tribes to make decisions about 'Indian' mascots (02/02)
Be assured, the days of comic and denigrating representations of Native Americans are over.
Kumeyaay Nation set to reclaim ancestors after long NAGPRA fight Kumeyaay Nation set to reclaim ancestors after long NAGPRA fight (02/02)
The U.S. Supreme Court put an end to a lawsuit filed by a group of scientists who claimed a right to study the remains.
Thousands of alleged residential school abusers located in Canada Thousands of alleged residential school abusers located in Canada (02/02)
None are facing any charges at this point but they were invited to participate in hearings for the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement.
Nailah Harper-Malveaux named as one of 'New Student Activists' Nailah Harper-Malveaux named as one of 'New Student Activists' (02/01)
Nailah Harper-Malveaux is a daughter of Ambassador Keith Harper, a member of the Cherokee Nation.
Mato Standing Soldier: Sorry but Indian mascots are unacceptable Mato Standing Soldier: Sorry but Indian mascots are unacceptable (02/01)
Because Indian mascots put us in a historical box and continue to harm our children, I believe they must be abolished.
Misty Perkins: High school in Oregon disparages tribal cultures Misty Perkins: High school in Oregon disparages tribal cultures (01/29)
You cannot possibly honor a people you know nothing about, because you couldn't possibly understand what is offensive or not.
Sycuan Band converts tennis club into museum and cultural center Sycuan Band converts tennis club into museum and cultural center (01/28)
The cultural center and museum will house the tribe's artifacts and share the tribe's history.
Peter d'Errico: Lessons learned from 'Lord Jeff' mascot brouhaha Peter d'Errico: Lessons learned from 'Lord Jeff' mascot brouhaha (01/28)
Tearing down a historical monument or renaming a building will be significant only if it grows from learning about history.
SAFETY Act seeks to improve Indian schools and tribal colleges SAFETY Act seeks to improve Indian schools and tribal colleges (01/27)
The bill brings tribes into the school construction process and also addresses tribal colleges and housing for teachers at Indian schools.
Grand Ronde Tribes support 'Indians' mascot at public high school Grand Ronde Tribes support 'Indians' mascot at public high school (01/27)
The Oregon Board of Education has banned Indian imagery but schools can seek tribal permission to keep their symbols.
College eliminates mascot connected to smallpox blankets figure College eliminates mascot connected to smallpox blankets figure (01/27)
The 'Lord Jeff' symbol generated a lot of controversy at Amherst College in Massachusetts.
Bill in Nebraska authorizes tax revenue agreements with tribes Bill in Nebraska authorizes tax revenue agreements with tribes (01/26)
The bill also includes tax breaks for businesses on reservations and directs a portion of the state's community college levy to tribal colleges.
BIE schools compete for five spots on new priority construction list BIE schools compete for five spots on new priority construction list (01/26)
Seven of the 10 finalists are on the Navajo Nation, home to the largest number of worst condition schools.
Supreme Court declines NAGPRA case affecting Kumeyaay Nation Supreme Court declines NAGPRA case affecting Kumeyaay Nation (01/25)
A group of professors is trying to prevent the University of California from returning remains to the tribes.
Ivan Star Comes Out: A strange new Lakota language is emerging Ivan Star Comes Out: A strange new Lakota language is emerging (01/25)
An ultimate requirement for Lakota language graduates should be that they speak the Lakota language capably.
Bill in Washington outlaws use of racist mascot in public schools Bill in Washington outlaws use of racist mascot in public schools (01/21)
The only school with a ''Redskins' mascot happens to be located on the Spokane Reservation.
Native Sun News: Racist treatment of Indian students addressed Native Sun News: Racist treatment of Indian students addressed (01/21)
For over a century, more than just a bridge has separated non-Indian people living in the township of Flandreau, South Dakota, and Indian students and residents of the Flandreau Indian School.
Basketball coach suspended after arrests by Osage Nation police Basketball coach suspended after arrests by Osage Nation police (01/20)
Chad Kills Crow only started working at Pawhuska High School last summer but has been sidelined for the rest of the boys basketball season.
Tribes in California played a key role in reducing disease in 1900s Tribes in California played a key role in reducing disease in 1900s (01/20)
History professor Clifford E. Trafzer is completing a book that details the collaboration between tribal and western medicine.
Colorado River Indian Tribes historian Michael Tsosie passes on Colorado River Indian Tribes historian Michael Tsosie passes on (01/20)
Michael Tsosie was a former director of the tribe's museum and a fierce defender of the tribe's sovereignty.
Eastern Shawnee Tribe welcomes children to early learning center Eastern Shawnee Tribe welcomes children to early learning center (01/20)
The Eastern Shawnee Early Childhood Learning Center in Wyandotte, Oklahoma, features five classrooms and space for up to 75 children, ages three months through five years.
BIA allocates $45M to replace two aging Navajo Nation schools BIA allocates $45M to replace two aging Navajo Nation schools (01/14)
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell visited the reservation to announce the long overdue funding commitment.
Yakama Nation teacher works to keep Ichishkin language alive Yakama Nation teacher works to keep Ichishkin language alive (01/14)
Greg Sutterlict of the Heritage University Language Center in Washington is teaching the language to a new generation.
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud citizen joins American Indian College Fund Lakota Country Times: Rosebud citizen joins American Indian College Fund (01/14)
The American Indian College Fund has recruited one of Indian Country’s rising stars as Native Arts & Energy Infrastructure Project Manager.
Vi Waln: The only way to get ahead in life is through education Vi Waln: The only way to get ahead in life is through education (01/14)
An educated Lakota can be on the same intelligence level as anyone else in this world.
Student from Navajo Nation to attend State of the Union address Student from Navajo Nation to attend State of the Union address (01/12)
Carielle Bahe is a junior at the University of New Mexico and plans to become a teacher on her reservation.
Race Matters: Professor Heather Shotton talks Native identity Race Matters: Professor Heather Shotton talks Native identity (01/11)
The Native American studies professor at the University of Oklahoma identifies strongly with the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes and her tribal ancestors.
Native student heads to Obama's last State of the Union speech Native student heads to Obama's last State of the Union speech (01/11)
Lydia Doza, who is Alaska Native, is ttending the speech as a special guest of First Lady Michelle Obama.
Carly McIntosh: The deep and dark secrets of Canadian history Carly McIntosh: The deep and dark secrets of Canadian history (01/11)
The history of indigenous people must start being taught in every educational school across Canada.
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe probes allegations of abuse at school Saginaw Chippewa Tribe probes allegations of abuse at school (01/08)
A parent and a teacher are alleging child abuse and a cover-up at the Sasiwaans Immersion School.

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