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Martie Simmons: Every Native parent dreads this time of year
It is that time of the year again, one every Native parent dreads.
Yatibaey Evans: Let's all teach the truth about Native history
Like the misconceptions of Columbus, the truth about Thanksgiving is often left out of children’s education.
Ramona Peters: Sharing a Wampanoag story of Thanksgiving
We should all be proud that our country has a national holiday centered upon simply being thankful.
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud students earn top scholarship
The St. Francis Indian School Board of Education honored two students for their individual achievements in winning the Jack Kent Cook Foundation Young Scholars Award.
Tribes seek support for Native language instruction programs
A few simple changes in federal law will go a long way toward preserving Native languages, tribal leaders and educators said at a hearing on Capitol Hill.
Center for Native American Youth hires new executive director
Erik Stegman is Assiniboine from the Carry the Kettle First Nation in Saskatchewan, Canada.
Native actors speak Abenaki language in 'Saints & Strangers'
The two-part mini-series debuted on the National Geographic Channel to favorable reviews.
Oglala Sioux Tribe loses grant for suicide prevention program
At least 20 young people on the Pine Ridge Reservation have taken their lives since December and more than 250 have attempted suicide.
Navajo Nation hosts Division I basketball game at event center
The Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Eagles will face the Northern Arizona University Lumberjacks in a game on the reservation.
University of North Dakota officially replaces 'Sioux' nickname
The 'Fighting Hawks' name was chosen through an online poll of students, alumni, employees and other interested parties.
Delphine Red Shirt: Outsiders are appropriating our languages
When I returned for a language conference in Rapid City in late October, I received word that a new Lakota grammar will be published soon.
Peter d'Errico: Time for college to dump the Smallpox General
The controversy at Amherst College offers yet another opportunity to understand that though a name change doesn't change the past, it ends a celebration of that past.
School takes aim at figure who came up with smallpox blankets
The namesake of Amherst College was a British military commander who advocated the use of biological warfare in the form of blankets infected with smallpox.
Brandon Ecoffey: There's positive news in Indian Country too
Throughout the course of my work in the media there have always been causes that have received significant coverage.
Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hear three education bills
The bills address a wide range of issues affecting public schools, Bureau of Indian Education schools, tribal colleges, Native language grants and teacher recruitment.
Secretary Jewell goes to Arizona to meet with BIE students
The trip highlights a high-speed Internet partnership and the Every Kid in a Park initiative.
BIE schedules consultations for Johnson-O'Malley program
Topics include the JOM student count and the funding methodology for the program.
Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets meeting and hearing
Two land-into-trust bills for tribes in Oregon and three Indian education bills are on the agenda.
Lakota Country Times: Tribal college impacts the economy
A new report just released by the college puts in to perspective just how large of a positive impact that Oglala Lakota College on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota has on the region.
Judith LeBlanc: Racial slurs have no place in our society
For Native children, the R-word and its associated mascots are demeaning and disparaging, eroding their self-confidence and self-image.
Tulalip Tribes teach a new generation of language speakers
Lushootseed is once again being taught at the Quil Ceda Tulalip Elementary School on the reservation thanks to the addition of more instructors.
Six tribal colleges receive $160K in ecoAmbassador grants
The program helps tribal colleges and university students address the unique ecological needs in their communities.
Ousted Indian studies professor settles for $600K and fees
The saga will end up costing the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, home of a retired controversial Indian mascot, more than $2 million.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Stemming the high rate of dropouts
I could be wrong but I noticed a drastic change in our schools today.
Navajo Nation basketball standout Desirae Gonzalez to play for Nevada
During her junior year, Desirae Gonzalez led the state of Arizona in scoring, averaging 29.7 points per game.
Nez Perce Tribe aims to keep language alive with phone apps
More than 1,000 words in Nimipuutimt are available for iPhone, iPad or Android users.
Navajo Code Talker Roy Hawthorne returns to training camp
Roy Hawthorne helped transmit and decipher unbreakable messages during a crucial period of World War II.
Editorial: Media quick to blame Indian programs for scandal
The mainstream media is often too hasty to blame the misuse of state or federal dollars on Indian programs but take a hard look at what is happening in Pierre, South Dakota’s capitol.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe focuses on language immersion
The Wopanaak Language Reclamation Project will offer after-school programming and launch a language immersion preschool.
Lakota Country Times: Miss Lakota Nation celebrates youth
Santana Young Man Afraid of His Horses was crowned Miss Oglala Lakota Nation at the 30th Annual Oglala Lakota Nation Wacipi, Rodeo and Fair.
Ann Kirkpatrick: Fix reservation roads to help Indian students
Tribal roads are a federal trust responsibility, but without funding to do more, the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs blades these roads just once or twice a year, carving deep channels below the surrounding ground level.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Impacts linger from boarding school era
I see a huge void in our history from our ancestors’ experiences to our lives today.
Lakota Country Times: NCAIED promotes emerging leaders
Four tribal members from South Dakota are among those who will receive the 2015 'Native American 40 Under 40' award from the National Center for American Enterprise Development.
Obama takes aim at racist mascots and harmful stereotypes
'If you’re living in a society that devalues your culture, or perpetuates stereotypes, you may be devaluing yourself,' the president said at the White House Tribal Nations Conference.
Adidas launches effort to help schools with harmful mascots
The German-based company will offer design support and financial assistance to high schools that want to get rid of their 'Indian' mascots.
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