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Quapaw Tribe hosts relatives for annual language conference Quapaw Tribe hosts relatives for annual language conference (07/30)
Members of six tribes are meeting to discuss ways to preserve their closely-related languages.
Opinion: Sioux tribes deserve a seat on university naming panel Opinion: Sioux tribes deserve a seat on university naming panel (07/29)
We may never be the Fighting Sioux again, but most UND alumni, students, fans and people from around the entire state feel we must honor the Sioux people for their past gift and include them in picking a new name.
Public school board in Indiana votes to eliminate 'Indian' mascot Public school board in Indiana votes to eliminate 'Indian' mascot (07/29)
Officials in Goshen got rid of the mascot after hearing about the offensive nature of the 'Redskins' name.
Lakota Country Times: Youth come to Pine Ridge for 'Exposures' Lakota Country Times: Youth come to Pine Ridge for 'Exposures' (07/29)
Students from across the country came to Pine Ridge to share, to learn and to work together for the 14th annual program.
Haskell students to study fracking on North Dakota reservation Haskell students to study fracking on North Dakota reservation (07/28)
Mary Iorio and Joshua Cunningham want to know how hydraulic fracturing has affected water supplies on the reservation.
Miami Nation stays out of public school mascot debate in Indiana Miami Nation stays out of public school mascot debate in Indiana (07/28)
The North Side High School features a 'Redskins' mascot and an Indian head logo.
Native Sun News: Deadwood mayor welcomes Native culture Native Sun News: Deadwood mayor welcomes Native culture (07/24)
Once a lawless town illegally acquired during the Black Hills Gold Rush of 1874 through the broken Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868, Deadwood has since become a booming tourist destination and continuing economic commodity of South Dakota.
Quapaw Tribe holds language preservation camp for youth Quapaw Tribe holds language preservation camp for youth (07/23)
Ardina Moore, 84, is teaching the language to a new generation of speakers.
Trial opens into racist treatment of Indian children at game Trial opens into racist treatment of Indian children at game (07/22)
Only one person has been charged in connection with an ugly incident in Rapid City, South Dakota, in January.
Indigenous peoples in South America and Australia linked Indigenous peoples in South America and Australia linked (07/21)
The DNA was not found in other Native Americans so researchers believe it must have originated with a different group of ancestors.
Indian youth face enormous economic and health obstacles Indian youth face enormous economic and health obstacles (07/21)
In 2013, 37 percent of Indian children lived below the poverty level, according to the Kids Count Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
American Indian Graduate Center names four board members American Indian Graduate Center names four board members (07/20)
Stacy Leeds, Steven L. A. Stallings, Dana Arviso and Holly Cook Macarro joined the board of directors.
Transcript: President Barack Obama speech to Choctaw Nation Transcript: President Barack Obama speech to Choctaw Nation (07/16)
Remarks by President Barack Obama on the Launch of ConnectHome Initiative in Durant, Oklahoma.
California governor signs bill for Native language and culture California governor signs bill for Native language and culture (07/15)
The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians supported the bill to expand the use of language and culture in classrooms.
Mel Sheldon: Tulalip Tribes aim to improve education for youth Mel Sheldon: Tulalip Tribes aim to improve education for youth (07/14)
Years ago we identified the critical need for a strong early education program.
Youth from Absentee Shawnee Tribe visit ancestral Illinois land Youth from Absentee Shawnee Tribe visit ancestral Illinois land (07/14)
Nearly a dozen young tribal members visited sites in and around the Shawnee National Forest.
Native Sun News: Lakota man brings solar power to the people Native Sun News: Lakota man brings solar power to the people (07/14)
Access to solar power became dreams closer to every family’s reality in late June with the announcement of free skills training sessions in renewable energy installations provided by Lakota Solar Enterprises and Dakota Rural Action.
Kim TallBear: Anti-Indian atmosphere thrives in university town Kim TallBear: Anti-Indian atmosphere thrives in university town (07/14)
We know now that Illinois is a place that is very difficult to do work on behalf of indigenous peoples.
House Natural Resources Committee approves three tribal bills House Natural Resources Committee approves three tribal bills (07/10)
All three bills were non-controversial and weren't the subject of any discussion during the markup session.
Cobell scholarship fund now boasts nearly $20M from settlement Cobell scholarship fund now boasts nearly $20M from settlement (07/09)
The first round of recipients of the Cobell Education Scholarship Fund will be notified by mid-August of their awards.
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud youth keep Lakota language alive Lakota Country Times: Rosebud youth keep Lakota language alive (07/09)
The students attending Wakanyeja Tiokihe Oti start each day with circle time around a medicine wheel displaying elaborate paintings, their prayers are offered in the Lakota language and are accompanied by the smoke from burning sage.
Senate and House take up bills to reform No Child Left Behind Act Senate and House take up bills to reform No Child Left Behind Act (07/07)
Lawmakers from both parties are hoping to address problems with a law that has generated dissatisfaction across the nation.
Lakota Country Times: Native youth work on drama and filmmaking Lakota Country Times: Native youth work on drama and filmmaking (07/06)
Students from the Little Wound School on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota work with actress Irene Bedard.
Chickasaw Nation hails selection of permanent Indian law chair Chickasaw Nation hails selection of permanent Indian law chair (07/02)
Lindsay Robertson more than 25 years of experience in Indian law and serves as a tribal court judge.
Steve Russell: Professor outed as Cherokee fraud once again Steve Russell: Professor outed as Cherokee fraud once again (07/01)
How can you be an Indian without knowing which of your relatives is Indian?
Mary Annette Pember: Sharing stories from boarding schools Mary Annette Pember: Sharing stories from boarding schools (06/29)
Denise Lajimodiere, a member of the Turtle Mountain Chippewa tribe, is working on a book containing ten of the most powerful survivor stories she’s collected over the past few years.
Native Sun News: Tribal youth share traditions and technology Native Sun News: Tribal youth share traditions and technology (06/29)
Twelve bright young students from the Rosebud and Oglala Sioux Tribes camped on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation to get some 'hands on' science learning.
University to cover murals that depict lynching of Indian man University to cover murals that depict lynching of Indian man (06/26)
One mural shows a shirtless Indian man, with his back turned, kneeling by a noose. Two White stand next to him with guns.
Catawba Nation in discussions for $125M movie studio project Catawba Nation in discussions for $125M movie studio project (06/25)
Chief Bill Harris can't share details due to a non-disclosure agreement but the project could bring a significant economic development boost to the reservation.
Lawmakers promise to help tribes bring a halt to youth suicide Lawmakers promise to help tribes bring a halt to youth suicide (06/25)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has held six hearings in a decade on a problem that affects tribes across the nation.
Vicente Diaz: Legacy of racist Indian mascot lives at university Vicente Diaz: Legacy of racist Indian mascot lives at university (06/25)
So, while the dust has yet to settle, there is a fifty-fifty chance right now that come this fall, American Indian Studies at UIUC would be reduced to a single faculty member.
White House threatens veto of funding bill for Indian programs White House threatens veto of funding bill for Indian programs (06/24)
The House is scheduled to take up the fiscal year 2016 Interior appropriations bill on Thursday.
First Nations attorney wears regalia to law society ceremony First Nations attorney wears regalia to law society ceremony (06/23)
Christina Gray will the first person to wear a Tsimshian button blanket and cedar hat to the bar ceremony.
Mary Annette Pember: Boarding schools leave impact in US too Mary Annette Pember: Boarding schools leave impact in US too (06/23)
Many more Native children were harmed in the U.S. than in Canada by boarding schools.
Elizabeth Hawksworth: Church owes apology to Native people Elizabeth Hawksworth: Church owes apology to Native people (06/23)
I stand up now for the thousands of my brothers and sisters who were killed in the Canadian residential school genocide.

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