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Lawsuit seeks damages for death of girl at Bureau of Indian Education school (October 13, 2017)

The grandfather of a 14-year-old girl who died at a Bureau of Indian Education boarding school in South Dakota has filed a lawsuit against the federal government.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Our teachers shouldn't be doing the jobs of the parents (October 11, 2017)

It is of utmost importance to stop burdening our educators with our parental duties and responsibilities.

Senate committee advances bill to update Johnson O'Malley education program (October 4, 2017)

A bipartisan bill to update the Johnson-O'Malley Program and ensure more adequate funding for Indian students is inching forward on Capitol Hill.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set to advance Johnson O'Malley reform bill (October 2, 2017)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will be taking up a bill to modernize the Johnson O'Malley Program at a business meeting.

Native Sun News Today: Indian educators focus on successes and challenges at conference (September 27, 2017)

The South Dakota Indian Education Summit took place September 24-26, with part of the agenda focusing on youth.

Ivan Star Comes Out: We must stop the federal 'Kill the Indian' education system (September 27, 2017)

Tatanka Iyutaka (Sitting Bull) once said that if one searches carefully for something that is lost, one will find it.

Ute Tribe thanks retired professor whose ancestors benefited from 'stolen' land (September 26, 2017)

The Ute Tribe is thanking a retired college professor for a $250,000 donation intended to make up for 'stolen' land.

The Conversation: Learning to include indigenous knowledge in the classroom (September 26, 2017)

Across Canada, there are increasing efforts on the part of many universities, colleges and schools to 'Indigenize' our curriculum and to 'decolonize' how we teach.

Pokanoket Nation signs agreement to preserve ancestral land in Rhode Island (September 25, 2017)

The Pokanoket Nation is ending a month-long encampment on ancestral territory after reaching an agreement with Brown University in Rhode Island.

California Tribal College names Blackfeet Nation citizen Billie Jo Kipp as president (September 21, 2017)

Billie Jo Kipp, the newly named president of the California Tribal College, has a lot on her plate as the institution builds a bigger future.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation shares more than $444K with public schools (September 21, 2017)

The Cherokee Nation is proud to provide additional financial assistance to public schools in northeast Oklahoma, especially during this era of declining budgets across the state.

YES! Magazine: Program aims to bring Native perspective into the classrooms (September 20, 2017)

Native students have the highest dropout rates in Washington, but a college program for educators aims to change that.

Cronkite News: Trump administration cites progress on 'high risk' tribal programs (September 14, 2017)

Leaders of federal agencies serving Indian Country said they have made some progress on dozens of problems cited in Government Accountability Office audits but lawmakers said much more needs to be done.

The Conversation: First Nations must assert control of their education systems (September 13, 2017)

It’s important to move quickly to realize the lasting educational reform that Indigenous children so desperately need and deserve, Dianne Wilkins and Elizabeth Sloat write on The Conversation.

Cronkite News: Tribal programs land on 'high risk' list despite push for reforms (September 13, 2017)

Federal agencies that oversee tribal schools, lands and health care still suffer from weak leadership, a lack of oversight and mismanaged resources, despite nearly a decade of prodding from the Government Accountability Office.

Arne Vainio: Helping the next generation of physicians climb that mountain peak (September 12, 2017)

I still see patients every day and I still do the same things I’ve always done, but more and more I want to find the future physicians among us.

'Acting' Trump administration officials testify about 'high risk' tribal programs (September 11, 2017)

Nine months into the Trump administration and Indian Country still doesn't know who will be advocating for tribal interests at the federal level.

Data shows steady decline in college readiness among American Indian students (September 7, 2017)

Fewer and fewer American Indian high school students are ready for college, according to the company behind the nation’s most widely used college admission test.

Private school outlaws Washington NFL team's racist gear for staff and students (August 30, 2017)

The private Green Acres School in Maryland has banned staff and students from wearing gear with the Washington NFL team's racist mascot.

Tim Giago: Fall always meant it was time to return to Indian boarding schools (August 28, 2017)

In days gone by the most terrible time of the year for Indian boys and girls across the West came at the end of August.

University bans 'war chant' at games years after retiring Chief Illiniwek mascot (August 25, 2017)

A stereotypical 'war chant' song will no longer be performed at University of Illinois games.

Pokanoket Nation establishes encampment on land owned by Brown University (August 21, 2017)

The Pokanoket Nation set up an encampment in Rhode Island to assert ownership of a historically important village.

Northern Arapaho Tribe reclaims remains of students who died at Carlisle boarding school (August 14, 2017)

A delegation from the Northern Arapaho Tribe came to the former Carlisle boarding school to reclaim the remains of three young students but only two were identified.

Cronkite News: Most Native families aren't speaking their own languages at home (August 10, 2017)

Families in more than half of Native American homes in Arizona now speak only English at home, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Mary Annette Pember: School offers safe place for girls on Pine Ridge Reservation (August 9, 2017)

The Anpo Wicahpi Pine Ridge Girls’ School is getting ready for its second year of educating girls on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Department of the Army begins first removal of remains from Carlisle cemetery (August 7, 2017)

A delegation from the Northern Arapaho Tribe is overseeing the disinterment of three children who died at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania.

Department of Justice denies change in policy with affirmative action probe (August 3, 2017)

The Department of Justice is refuting news reports about potential changes in its treatment of affirmative action admissions policies.

United Tribes Technical College set to honor veterans at upcoming powwow (August 2, 2017)

The 48th annual UTTC International Powwow will feature a special honoring for tribal citizens who served in the World War I era.

Steven Newcomb: Teaching students in California about true Native history (July 26, 2017)

An ideal Native Studies curriculum will teach students that the Catholic system of domination resulted in a traumatic holocaust in California, Steven Newcomb writes for Indian Country Media Network.

Museum in New Orleans celebrates city's tricentennial with tribal exhibit (July 25, 2017)

A museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, is preparing for the city's 300th anniversary in 2018 with an exhibit that features tribal artifacts.

Comanche Nation announces shutdown of tribal college after 15 years (July 24, 2017)

The first tribal college in Oklahoma is shutting down at the end of the July 2017.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes testimony on three bills at hearing (July 12, 2017)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking testimony on bills affecting the Johnson O'Malley education program and several tribes in Oregon.

Native hire at university in Oklahoma won't discuss Native background (July 5, 2017)

A new professor at the University of Oklahoma's Native American Studies Department claims to be Choctaw but key documents indicate that isn't the case.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation welcomes decision in school jurisdiction case (June 29, 2017)

A federal appeals court ruled that the Navajo Nation Labor Commission can decide a labor dispute between school districts and their employees on Navajo land.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds another hearing to July schedule (June 29, 2017)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets on July 12 to consider bills affecting the Johnson O'Malley education program and several tribes in Oregon.

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