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DNA study finds distinct population of Native people in Arctic area (08/29)
Researchers say the group lived in isolation in eastern Canada and northern Greenland for nearly 4,000 years.

Recruiter from Spokane Tribe's college selected for Peirone Prize (08/28)
Randy Ramos was selected for his tireless efforts to promote higher education among Native Americans.

Cara Cowan Watts: Laying the groundwork for college scholarship (08/28)
Cherokee Nation Council member Cara Cowan Watts shares college scholarship tips.

Five-year-old Navajo boy sent home from school for his long hair (08/28)
The boy's parents had to prove his tribal affiliation before he was allowed to attend kindergarten classes.

9th Circuit won't stop repatriation of Kumeyaay Nation ancestors (08/27)
The remains were discovered in 1976 and were determined to be 'Native American' by the University of California.

KTOO: Cook Inlet Tribe turns to video game to represent culture (08/27)
Never Alone, the first video game produced by Upper One Games, a company owned by the Cook Inlet Tribal Council of Alaska, is coming out later this year.

Gerald Gipp: National strategy needed to reform Indian education (08/27)
It is not too late for President Obama to declare Indian education a national priority.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation puts youth to work for summer (08/27)
Cherokee Nation Chief Bill John Baker thanks young interns for working at tribal enterprises over the summer.

Proposal filed for Wampanoag language public charter school (08/26)
The school plans to start classes with kindergarten and first-grade students.

Jodi Lee Spotted Bear: Supporting Native language immersion (08/26)
Native journalist Jodi Lee Spotted Bear calls for passage of the Native Language Immersion Student Achievement Act.

Scientists publish lengthy book based on study of Kennewick Man (08/25)
Scientists have finally published their research into the 9,500-year-old remains of the Kennewick Man.

Oglala Sioux leader and educator Gerald One Feather passes on (08/22)
Gerald One Feather was the youngest president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and a leader in the tribal college movement.

Ryan Wilson: Native language immersion programs need support (08/21)
Tribes are moving with urgency and purpose to save their languages and some of these efforts include immersion programs within Bureau of Indian Education schools.

Wind River Reservation students enjoy back-to-school haircuts (08/20)
Dozens of students on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming are getting free back-to-school haircuts.

Sandra Fox: Fixing the education system for our Indian children (08/20)
It is encouraging that more and more individuals, groups, tribes, and government officials are recognizing the need for major change in Indian education.

Activists won't sue over school's 'Warriors' mascot in Minnesota (08/19)
The National Coalition on Racism in Sports and Media changed its mind after hearing from Ojibwe Olympian Henry Boucha.

Opinion: Elder from Wukchumni Tribe works to keep language alive (08/19)
Film-maker Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee shares his film about Marie Wilcox, an elder from the Tule River Tribe of California who is the last fluent speaker of the Wukchumni language.

Museum in Germany balks at repatriating scalps to tribes in US (08/18)
The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians has asked for a scalp believe to have come from an Ojibwe ancestor.

Radio program in New York aims to keep Kichwa language alive (08/18)
Kichwa Hatari is a weekly show featuring news, music and updates in a Native language spoken in Ecuador.

Secretary Jewell to visit Indian schools in Maine and Minnesota (08/15)
Obama administration officials will visit a school in Maine that is due to be replaced and another one in Minnesota that needs federal funds.

David Gipp from UTTC joins Cobell scholarship board of trustees (08/13)
The five-member board is overseeing the distribution of scholarships to Indian students.

Opinion: Resource brings tribal culture to Oklahoma students (08/11)
Janet Barressi, the superintendent of the Oklahoma Department of Education, encourages use of the Oklahoma Indian Education Resource.

Andre Cramblit: My rules for teaching American Indian students (08/11)
Andre Cramblit shares some of the lessons he's learned from 30 years as an Indian educator.

Judge orders destruction of residential school survivor records (08/08)
Records will be destroyed after 15 years but survivors will be able to determine if they want their stories sent to a national archive.

University seeks to prevent use of NFL team's name at stadium (08/07)
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community donated $10 million for the stadium where the team is due to play November 2.

Peter MacDonald: Code Talkers support language immersion bill (08/07)
The Navajo Code Talker Association Proudly endorses the Native Language Immersion Student Achievement Act

Lytton Band confident of approval of land-into-trust application (08/06)
The application for 124 acres has been pending for more than six years.

Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne meet for language camp (08/05)
Free Spirit Campgrounds, a rustic site located at the base of Bear Butte (Noavose to the Cheyenne), was recently purchased by the Northern Cheyenne Tribe.

Carla Mann: Act now for accurate Indian student count for JOM (08/04)
Without an accurate count, lawmakers cannot and will not provide the kind of funding the Johnson-O’Malley Association program needs.

Native youth leader asks President Obama a tough question (08/04)
Vance Home Gun said the president didn't really answer his question about Native languages and culture.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee passes seven bills at meeting (07/31)
There was little discussion on the bills as all were non-controversial.

NPR: Relying on social media to keep Native languages alive (07/30)
NPR reports on efforts to keep Native languages alive on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites.

Native Sun News: AmeriCorps expands Indian Country efforts (07/30)
Beefing up the effort to service as many tribal communities as possible, the Corporation for National and Community Service have announced a 41 percent increase in AmeriCorps members.

Editorial: Muscogee Nation paves the way for college's future (07/30)
Oklahoma newspaper praises the Muscogee Nation for repaving roads at Bacone College.

NIEA heads to Capitol Hill to advocate for Native language bills (07/28)
President Barack Obama has seen first-hand how Native language programs are creating a new generation of speakers.

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