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Tribes receive $1.2M in Sovereignty in Indian Education funds (10/24)
The money will help the tribes take greater control of Bureau of Indian Education schools on their reservations.

Language preservation a top issue as AFN opens annual meet (10/24)
Thousands of Alaska Natives are in Anchorage to express pride and unity in their languages and cultures.

Alaska governor to sign Native language bill six months later (10/23)
The bill that designates 20 Native languages as official was passed in April.

Alaska Native elders and youth share issues at annual meeting (10/22)
This year's theme is 'Get Up! Stand Up!' and participants are focusing on languages and culture.

Rep. Don Young criticized for comments to high school students (10/22)
Witnesses say he went too far with remarks about domestic violence, youth suicide and same-sex marriage.

SCIA to hold listening session at NCAI on Indian education bill (10/22)
The session takes place Tuesday, October 28, at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta.

FNDI urges passage for Indian Teacher Loan Forgiveness Act (10/22)
The bill provides up to $17,500 in student loan forgiveness for members of federally-recognized tribes who teach at Bureau of Indian Education schools or at schools that serve Indian students.

Aging BIA school on Navajo Nation awaits replacement funds (10/22)
The Little Singer Community School in Arizona was built in the 1970s and suffers from asbestos, radon, mice and mold problems

Native Sun News: Billy Mills wows youth at Black Hills Powwow (10/20)
Olympic legend Billy Mills, Oglala Lakota, stole the attention and hearts of over five thousand Rapid City school kids.

Editorial: Our schools can learn from success at tribal colleges (10/16)
Public schools should look to tribal colleges to help American Indian students succeed.

Janine Pease: Freshmen need our encouragement to succeed (10/13)
Underscoring the importance of freshman year in high school.

Review: Mechoopda Tribe shares its own story at new exhibit (10/09)
The Mechoopda Tribe collaborated with the Chico Museum on a new exhibit.

Editorial: College in Oklahoma aims to boost Native enrollment (10/08)
Newspaper supports efforts to increase Native student enrollment at Bacone College, which was established in 1880 as an Indian university.

Omaha Tribe links incident to dispute over reservation borders (10/08)
The bus was leaving a football game on Friday night when it was struck by something.

Minneapolis examines whether it can outlaw R-word at stadium (10/07)
The Washington team is playing at the University of Minnesota stadium on November 2.

Native Sun News: Montana schools observe Native American Day (10/03)
Friday, September 26 is recognized across Montana as Native American Heritage Day, a Day to recognize and celebrate Montana Native cultures, history and diversity.

Public News Service: New school focuses on Dakota and Ojibwe (10/02)
The Bdote Learning Center is a new school in Minnesota that immerses students in the Ojibwe or Dakota languages.

Jon Whirlwind Horse: New schools bring hope for Indian children (10/02)
The president of the Dakota Area Consortium of Treaty Schools proposes a new way to fund school construction and maintenance in Indian Country.

Officials claim Oklahoma owed $30M in Impact Aid for schools (10/01)
The state received $33.3 million last year but an official said that's only half of what's owed.

DOI puts another $1M from lands sales into Cobell scholarships (10/01)
The fund now boasts a balance of more than $4.5 million.

Indian Time: Oklahoma Indian museum expected to be big draw (09/29)
The American Indian Cultural Center and Museum could draw millions of tourists and generate millions for the economy in Oklahoma -- that's if it's ever finished.

Kyle Mays: Rejecting narrow-minded views of indigenous studies (09/29)
Kyle Mays explains why he supports controversial professor Steven G. Salaita.

Choctaw Nation starts work on $10M campus with four buildings (09/25)
The complex includes a Head Start, community center, food distribution center and wellness center.

Native Sun News: School district outlaws debate on honor song (09/25)
Despite a letter coming from one of the biggest names in civil rights, the Chamberlain School Board still reaffirms its stand that the topic of an honoring song for graduates will 'never' be allowed at their meetings.

DC Council considers bill to ban race-based mascots at schools (09/24)
A handful of public schools in the nation's capital retain 'Indians' and 'Warriors' mascots.

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux athletes make the jump to college (09/24)
This year two athletes from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, each possessing unlimited potential, are experiencing the highs and lows of being 'redshirted.'

Clara Caufield: New Northern Cheyenne school still needs work (09/23)
In the last six months the Lame Deer Public Schools Board of Trustees, Administration and staff has had their hands full – dealing with an unfinished multi-million federally funded construction project to expand and improve that district's elementary school.

Student newspaper punished over refusal to print the R-word (09/18)
The paper's student co-editor was suspended for a month and the faculty adviser was suspended for two days.

Andre Cramblit: Enjoying life at Dartmouth as a Native student (09/17)
Alumnus Andre Cramblit offers some advice and encouragement to the Native student body at Dartmouth College.

Civil rights complaint filed over repeated denial of honor song (09/16)
Indian students make up about 40 percent of the student body in the Chamberlain School District in South Dakota.

Tribal leaders headed to Capitol Hill to push legislative priorities (09/16)
A fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar and Native language programs are high on the agenda.

Native Sun News: Homeless students find support in Rapid City (09/16)
Despite the definition set forth by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act of 2002, 'homeless children and youth' are more than what the term suggests.

Bryan Brewer: Bill for Native language immersion a high priority (09/12)
As President of the Oglala Sioux Tribe I would like to say kudos to the National Congress of American Indians for including the Native Language Immersion Student Achievement Act as a priority legislative issue.

Native Sun News: Olympic medalist visits Pine Ridge Reservation (09/12)
It is not often that kids from a secluded reservation in South Dakota are able to welcome a UFC title challenger into their schools.

University of Utah creates scholarships for students of Ute Tribe (09/11)
The scholarships will amount to $8,000 per year, or $4,000 per semester

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