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School doesn't want to display flag from Grand Ronde Tribes (05/15)
Chairman Reyn Leno wants to know why the Willamina school board has balked at a seemingly-simple request.

First Shoshone-Bannock Tribes member earns doctoral degree (05/14)
Cleve Davis received his doctoral degree in science from the University of Idaho.

Vi Waln: Vote in school board election to help Lakota children (05/14)
As the end of another academic school year comes to a close, I want to address the importance of education.

Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on schools (05/13)
Bureau of Indian Education Director Charles Roessel offered a strong defense of the Obama administration's efforts to restructure the agency.

Indian student told to hide eagle feather for graduation walk (05/13)
Waverly Wilson wants to wear an eagle feather on her tassel but her public school in Washington won't allow it.

Lakota Country Times: Tribal students win Gates scholarships (05/13)
The official announcement was out on Friday, May 1 from the American Indian Graduate Program that 11 students in South Dakota had been selected for the prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship.

A record 10 Pueblo students earn doctoral degrees in Arizona (05/12)
The students received Ph.D's in Justice Studies and Social Inquiry from Arizona State University.

Witness list for SCIA's hearing on Bureau of Indian Education (05/12)
The Obama administration is pursuing a restructuring of the agency amid Congressional scrutiny.

Delaware Tribe backs student's right to wear eagle feather (05/12)
Hayden Layne Griffith, 18, wants to wear an eagle feather on her graduation cap next week.

Deadline extended for White House Tribal Youth Gathering (05/11)
Native youth have until Friday to submit applications and become a part of the historic event in Washington, D.C.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets meeting and hearing (05/11)
A land-into-trust bill for the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico and the Bureau of Indian Education are on the agenda this week.

Jay Daniels: Haskell University in danger of losing athletics (05/11)
After more than 130 years of existence, Haskell is experiencing extreme funding shortfalls and reducing the necessary funding to provide educational as well as student extracurricular activities, such as athletics.

Stanley Heller: Still a ways to go on mascots in Connecticut (05/11)
There’s been some small progress in Connecticut in getting rid of Indian mascots, but not enough.

American Indian Cultural Center and Museum stuck in limbo (05/08)
The facility sits unfinished in Oklahoma City and needs another $80 million before it can open to the public.

Robert Cook: Racism remains a problem for Native students (05/07)
Native people aren't alone in being victims of racial slurs. Many people suffer the perils of racism and bigotry.

Organizer changes mind on mascot after hearing from tribes (05/06)
The Penobscot. Passamaquoddy, Maliseet and Micmac tribes are united in their opposition to the Skowhegan Indians.

Secretary Jewell to deliver Haskell University commencement (05/06)
Over 200 students are graduating this year, as Haskell celebrates its 130th anniversary.

Court orders more time for abuse at Native residential school (05/05)
A dormitory supervisor who was sentenced to three years for abusing Native boys will have to serve eight years instead.

School tells Indian student not to wear beaded graduation cap (05/05)
A young member of the Bishop Paiute Tribe of California wants to wear a cap that was beaded by her grandmother.

California Racial Mascots Act passes Assembly with 60-9 vote (05/05)
The bill applies to four schools that still use the racist 'Redskins' mascot.

Tulalip Tribes support ban on t-shirts deemed to be disruptive (05/05)
Some students were seen wearing t-shirts linked to the fatal October 2014 shooting at a local high school.

Editorial: Time to move on from mascot fight in North Dakota (05/04)
People of goodwill on both sides of the logo debate have come to consensus about the old one and the need for a new one. Move on.

Eastern Cherokees maintain close relationship with university (05/04)
The University of North Carolina Asheville will reserve up to 10 admission slots for qualified tribal members as part of a new agreement.

Northwest Indian College in Washington attracts NASA's attention (05/01)
The students are competing in NASA challenges against schools with bigger budgets and more resources.

Historians join movement to eliminate NFL team's racist mascot (05/01)
An author and sociologist detailed the negative history of the term and its continued impacts on Native Americans.

Leaders of Fort Peck Tribes vote to banish school superintendent (05/01)
Council members said the local official has not been responsive to the needs of the community.

Oglala Sioux Tribe struggles with high rate of suicide among youth (05/01)
Since December, nine young people -- including a 12-year-old -- have committed suicide on the Pine Ridge Reservation. There have been at least 103 attempts since then.

Republican lawmakers kill Indian mascot measure in Colorado (04/30)
Indian students and parents testified in support of the bill but it was stopped by a party-line vote.

Lakota Country Times: Rosebud walk raises awareness of autism (04/30)
Elementary students were accompanied by their family members and school staff on a walk to bring awareness to autism on the Rosebud Reservation.

Native Sun News: Juvenile center offers services to Native youth (04/30)
The Juvenile Services Center, formerly Juvenile Detention Center, is more than just a facility for locking up our youth in Rapid City.

Native Sun News: Pine Ridge school hosts first bison ceremony (04/29)
Students and staff gathered outside of Loneman School for a ceremony for the harvesting and processing of a 3-year old buffalo from the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s Slim Butte’s pasture.

Lakota Country Times: Great Plains tribes blast changes at BIE (04/29)
Representatives of the Department of Interior and the Bureau of Indian Education were met with robust and unified resistance from tribal leaders across the Great Plains region.

Interview with Maya Goodblanket about cultural appropriation (04/28)
'There’s nothing wrong with appreciating someone else’s culture as long as it’s done in a respectful way.'

President Obama invites Native youth to White House on July 9 (04/27)
Some 800 youth are to be selected to participate in the first-ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering in Washington, D.C.

Jean-Luc Pierite: School makes bad choice with fake headdress (04/27)
For the Biloxi-Chitimacha, to my knowledge, your 'honor' does not rebuild their homes.

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