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Cronkite News: Lawmakers question management of Indian schools (February 15, 2018)

A Bureau of Indian Education official told lawmakers that his agency is making 'strong improvements' in the oversight of tribal schools, despite a long history of problems and proposed cuts to the bureau’s budget.

Trump administration includes Indian schools in infrastructure plan (February 13, 2018)

President Donald Trump’s ambitious plan to rebuild America’s infrastructure appears to offer little more than a nod to tribal governments, though his new budget promises support for fixing deteriorating Indian schools.

Ex-Indian education official pleaded guilty to attempted voyeurism (February 12, 2018)

William Mendoza left his post as executive director of the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education because he was under investigation for voyeurism.

Lakota students released after being arrested and handcuffed by tribal police (February 12, 2018)

Most of a group of 13 students from the Pine Ridge Reservation returned home after being arrested and taken to a hospital in handcuffs following allegations of drug trafficking.

Denise Juneau: The Bureau of Indian Education is failing our people (February 9, 2018)

The federal government has a history of failure when it comes to Native students.

Lakota grandmother shocked after students are arrested and handcuffed by tribal police (February 8, 2018)

An Oglala Sioux woman said her grandson was among 13 middle school students who were arrested by tribal police and later taken to a juvenile detention center.

Vi Waln: Lakota people are still subject to poverty porn by media (February 5, 2018)

When wasicu reporters try to write authentic Lakota news reports, the result is often poverty porn.

Tim Giago: Boarding school trauma still haunts Indian Country (February 5, 2018)

Over the past 125 years, Indian people have been used for many social, educational and welfare experiments in the United States.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Education must emphasize our cultural identity (February 1, 2018)

Colonialism explains the endless adversity under which we have struggled, even as we enter the 21st century.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation works to preserve our language (January 30, 2018)

Preserving the Cherokee language is preserving Cherokee identity, as the heritage and traditions of the tribe are rooted in our language.

Northern Arapaho Tribe eyes tuition waiver as more head to university (January 25, 2018)

The Northern Arapaho Tribe is proposing a tuition waiver program at the University of Wyoming.

Narragansett student nominated for presidential scholars program (January 24, 2018)

Sherenté Mishitashin Harris, a young citizen of the Narragansett Tribe, is among the candidates for the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.

Treaty tribes stunned as Supreme Court agrees to hear salmon passage case (January 15, 2018)

The U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a new year surprise to Indian Country by agreeing to resolve a treaty rights dispute.

The Conversation: What the 'California Dream' means to indigenous peoples (January 11, 2018)

The California Dream is a myth for many California Indian peoples and tribes.

Tribes upset after education official offered praise for 'Manifest Destiny' (January 10, 2018)

New Mexico's top education official said he reached out to every tribal leader after he described Manifest Destiny as one of the 'fundamental principles' of the country.

Halee Kirkwood: Seven acts of Native resistance they don't teach in schools (January 8, 2018)

It is irresponsible to teach the tragedies without also teaching the resistance movements that oppose colonial violence.

Shooter at school near reservation frequented pro-Trump White supremacist sites (December 15, 2017)

The 21-year-old New Mexico man who killed two students at a school near the Navajo Nation frequented pro-Donald Trump White supremacist websites and praised school shooters, The Daily Beast reports.

Eastern Cherokees cheer high school football team at state championship game (December 8, 2017)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is turning out in force to support the Cherokee Braves at North Carolina's state football tournament.

Navajo Nation leaders offer condolences after two students die in school shooting (December 7, 2017)

A fatal shooting took place at a public school near the New Mexico portion of the Navajo Nation.

Native Sun News Today: A new Lakota basketball journey begins at Cheyenne River (December 6, 2017)

Seventeen years ago the big boarding school at Eagle Butte was broken up, and two localized schools were opened on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, Takini and Tiospaye Topa.

Mark Trahant: Republicans target health care and education to pay for tax cuts (November 15, 2017)

Here we go again. The Congress is hell bent on wrecking the Affordable Care Act.

Agua Caliente Band helps bring Native studies into public school classrooms (November 7, 2017)

Students in Palm Springs, California, will be learning more about Native Americans thanks to the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians.

Native Sun News Today: Center for Native youth starts work on new building in Rapid City (November 7, 2017)

Frigid temperatures and a biting Arctic wind were not enough to keep the first shovel blade of dirt from being turned over at the groundbreaking ceremony for Rural American Initiative’s new $6.9 million Head Start and community center.

Osage Nation continues language revitalization efforts with mobile application (November 2, 2017)

The Osage Nation is keeping its language alive with the help of new technology.

Urban Indian school in Wisconsin helps revitalize tribal traditions and languages (November 1, 2017)

The Indian Community School of Milwaukee seeks to provide a mainstream education to its students — who represent 20 different tribes — while incorporating cultural education into every aspect of its curriculum.

University agrees to Dakota Access lecture after Mark Trahant complained (October 30, 2017)

The University of North Dakota will host a lecture where the Dakota Access Pipeline will be discussed after veteran Native journalist Mark Trahant raised concerns.

Tim Giago: Anecdotes from an Indian mission boarding school at Pine Ridge (October 30, 2017)

A couple of generations ago every Indian in America knew about boarding schools, but as the years have passed that knowledge grows dimmer and dimmer.

Mark Trahant quits post after university stifles discussion on Dakota Access Pipeline (October 27, 2017)

Veteran Native journalist Mark Trahant is quitting his job at the University of North Dakota after he said officials stifled his efforts to discuss the Dakota Access Pipeline controversy.

Dean Chavers: Boarding schools offered yet another way to 'civilize' Indian people (October 23, 2017)

The federal government decided in the late 1880s that Indians had to be 'civilized.'

Native Sun News Today: Tribal college leader calls for return of Black Hills territory (October 23, 2017)

The naming of a Black Hills State University residence hall after distinguished Lakota higher education expert Lionel Bordeaux gave him a springboard to instigate cooperation for return of 1868 Ft. Laramie Treaty territory to the Oceti Sakowin.

James Giago Davies: School fumbles historic opportunity after incident of racism (October 19, 2017)

Sturgis is not an especially racist community for this part of South Dakota, but given this part of South Dakota is especially racist, that may not be saying much.

Native Sun News Today: Student speaks out about racism in South Dakota school (October 19, 2017)

The racism and hate at Sturgis-Brown High School in South Dakota caused one Native American student to change schools.

Lawsuit seeks damages for death of girl at Bureau of Indian Education school (October 13, 2017)

The grandfather of a 14-year-old girl who died at a Bureau of Indian Education boarding school in South Dakota has filed a lawsuit against the federal government.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Our teachers shouldn't be doing the jobs of the parents (October 11, 2017)

It is of utmost importance to stop burdening our educators with our parental duties and responsibilities.

Senate committee advances bill to update Johnson O'Malley education program (October 4, 2017)

A bipartisan bill to update the Johnson-O'Malley Program and ensure more adequate funding for Indian students is inching forward on Capitol Hill.

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