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Native Sun News: Tribal college student overcomes challenges Native Sun News: Tribal college student overcomes challenges (04/29)
Oglala Lakota College student Tada Vargas (Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe) was crowned Miss AIHEC for her dedication to education and culture.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves eight bills at meeting Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves eight bills at meeting (04/28)
The bills address Indian education, dam safety, Dine College on the Navajo Nation, Alaska Native health care and a New Mexico tribe.
Amanda Blackhorse to deliver Haskell University commencement keynote Amanda Blackhorse to deliver Haskell University commencement keynote (04/27)
The Navajo Nation citizen is well known for her fight against racist mascots in sports.
Jennifer Denetdale: University must stop celebrating genocide Jennifer Denetdale: University must stop celebrating genocide (04/27)
The UNM symbol that celebrates its Hispanic and American frontier history was crafted in the era when the U.S. was in turmoil over civil rights, gender inequalities, and Indigenous rights.
Youth from Coushatta Tribe hail policy change for eagle feathers Youth from Coushatta Tribe hail policy change for eagle feathers (04/26)
The Jefferson Davis Parish School Board in Louisiana reversed course after hearing from tribal leaders and members who were upset about the policy against eagle feathers
Cronkite News: Indian schools in Arizona going without inspections Cronkite News: Indian schools in Arizona going without inspections (04/25)
At least 19 tribal schools in Arizona went four years or more without the inspections that are supposed to be performed every year by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, according to a recent Government Accountability Office audit.
Lakota Country Times: Grant program supports Native languages Lakota Country Times: Grant program supports Native languages (04/22)
Through the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Language Acquisition more than $3.2 million has been made available for indigenous language revitalization.
Report recommends elimination of 'Indian' mascots in Colorado Report recommends elimination of 'Indian' mascots in Colorado (04/19)
Some public schools -- like the Lamar Savages -- are known for particularly egregious representations of Indian people.
Tim Giago: A tribute to Lakota language hero Doris Leader Charge Tim Giago: A tribute to Lakota language hero Doris Leader Charge (04/19)
Doris Leader Charge was raised in a Lakota speaking family and did not learn to speak English until she was sent to the boarding school.
National Advisory Council on Indian Education set for meeting in DC National Advisory Council on Indian Education set for meeting in DC (04/18)
The meeting is the council's first of 2016 and a first for four new members who ere named by President Barack Obama to the board.
Cronkite News: College on Navajo Nation seeks construction funds Cronkite News: College on Navajo Nation seeks construction funds (04/18)
A Diné College official asked a Senate committee Wednesday to fund “vitally needed” construction at the school – money that Congress has approved three times already since 1971 but has never allocated.
Vi Waln: Voting in elections doesn't diminish your tribal citizenship Vi Waln: Voting in elections doesn't diminish your tribal citizenship (04/18)
Exercising your right to vote means you are taking an active role in determining who is elected to represent you.
United Tribes Technical College waives tuition for qualified students United Tribes Technical College waives tuition for qualified students (04/15)
The program will allow members of federally recognized tribes to attend the institution without taking out loans or seeking other financial assistance.
Lakota Country Times: Website helps keep Lakota language alive Lakota Country Times: Website helps keep Lakota language alive (04/14)
As part of its continuous effort to do its part in preserving the Lakota language, the only the newspaper based on the Pine Ridge Reservation is now being reposted online and entirely in Lakota.
Dave Archambault: South Dakota aims to boost Indian education Dave Archambault: South Dakota aims to boost Indian education (04/14)
In a historic move, the South Dakota Legislature authorized Gov. Dennis Daugaard to use his budget to fund three Indian public schools as alternatives to the conventional K-12 schooling model.
Cobell scholarship fund grows to nearly $39M with latest DOI transfer Cobell scholarship fund grows to nearly $39M with latest DOI transfer (04/12)
The scholarship is seeded with proceeds from the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.
Bureau of Indian Affairs inches forward with school construction Bureau of Indian Affairs inches forward with school construction (04/11)
It's taken more than a decade but the Obama administration finally cleared the way for 10 new school campuses along with another deserving facility.
Lakota Country Times: Oglala student researches 'elk medicine' Lakota Country Times: Oglala student researches 'elk medicine' (04/11)
For Lakota people the plant referred to as 'Elk Medicine' was used traditionally in a multitude of ways including as a treatment for wounds, a source of naturally occurring antibiotics, and as a flavor for cooking.
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Examining the history of Indian education Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Examining the history of Indian education (04/11)
In the late 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s, what we now call the reservation based community college system emerged and for many observers, proved to be one of the best ideas in Indian Education.
Scandals overshadow Bureau of Indian Education reform efforts Scandals overshadow Bureau of Indian Education reform efforts (04/07)
The lack of inspections at Indian schools and the demotion of the top Indian education official drew focus at a hearing on Capitol Hill.
Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on education bills Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on education bills (04/04)
Lawmakers will take testimony on four bills aimed at improving education systems in Indian Country.
Vi Waln: We can make a difference for Indian education by voting Vi Waln: We can make a difference for Indian education by voting (04/04)
The time is now to rid our school district of board members who don’t care about tribal values or Lakota students.
Lakota Country Times: Indian lawmaker reflects on latest session Lakota Country Times: Indian lawmaker reflects on latest session (04/04)
The 2016 South Dakota legislative session produced some highs and lows for Lakota Country according to State Representative and Oglala Lakota Citizen Kevin Killer.
Bureau of Indian Education racked by another top-level scandal Bureau of Indian Education racked by another top-level scandal (03/31)
Director Charles “Monty” Roessel admitted he hired a romantic partner and intervened to help a relative land a job at the beleaguered agency.
Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe stands up for girls basketball team Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe stands up for girls basketball team (03/30)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe is demanding action against an off-reservation high school for the actions of its students during a regional high school girls championship game.
Blackfeet Nation welcomes bison from Canada with unique treaty Blackfeet Nation welcomes bison from Canada with unique treaty (03/28)
The Blackfeet Nation is putting the Northern Tribes Buffalo treaty into action.
Lakota Country Times: Stacy Phelps appears in court in GEAR UP theft case Lakota Country Times: Stacy Phelps appears in court in GEAR UP theft case (03/28)
Three people appeared in court to face charges for their role in an alleged conspiracy that prosecutors say resulted in the theft of more than $1 million intended to improve access to education for South Dakota's Native students.
Native Sun News: Youth honored at Ateyapi powwow in Rapid City Native Sun News: Youth honored at Ateyapi powwow in Rapid City (03/24)
The Spring 2016 Ateyapi Wacipi – Honoring Our Youth Pow wow was held at the Rapid City Central High School on Saturday, March 19.
Cobell scholarship board chooses new entity to administer funds Cobell scholarship board chooses new entity to administer funds (03/23)
Indigenous Education steps in after the first round of about $2 million in scholarships went out to Indian students.
Cronkite News: McCain bill diverts Indian school funds from BIE Cronkite News: McCain bill diverts Indian school funds from BIE (03/22)
Tribal leaders were noncommittal about a proposal that would divert Bureau of Indian Education funds into education savings accounts that individual Native American children could use to attend schools of their choosing.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs puts focus on Indian education bills Senate Committee on Indian Affairs puts focus on Indian education bills (03/21)
A dramatic proposal to create a new Indian education agency within the Interior Department is on the agenda for an April 6 hearing.
House subcommittee takes testimony on Indian Country budget House subcommittee takes testimony on Indian Country budget (03/21)
Officials from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians and the Indian Health Service will discuss their priorities amid concerns from some lawmakers that the budget invests in programs that may not be seeing results.
Leader of Bureau of Indian Affairs promises to inspect all schools Leader of Bureau of Indian Affairs promises to inspect all schools (03/17)
Acting assistant secretary Larry Roberts vowed to take action after a report uncovered alarming conditions that put Indian children at risk.
Dave Archambault: Sacred tree takes root for Indian education Dave Archambault: Sacred tree takes root for Indian education (03/17)
Black Elk said that perhaps there is a root of the Sacred Tree that still lives.
Oglala man charged in connection with theft of $1M in Indian education funds Oglala man charged in connection with theft of $1M in Indian education funds (03/16)
Stacy Phelps was charged after a lengthy investigation that arose after a tragic murder-suicide in South Dakota in September 2015.

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