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Bill for tribal regalia at graduation ceremonies advances in California (June 20, 2017)

Assemblyman Todd Gloria (D), a citizen of the Tlingit and Haida Tribes, is sponsoring a bill to ensure Native students can wear their regalia to graduation ceremonies in California.

Arne Vainio: What does the princess want to be when she grows up? (June 20, 2017)

A five-year-old girl missing one of her top teeth was singing songs from one of the animated princess movies when her mom brought her to my office, worried about a worsening cough.

Cronkite News: Rare meteorite found in Arizona receives Apache name (June 13, 2017)

A meteorite that landed on tribal land in Arizona a year ago now bears an Apache name.

Secretary Zinke suggests more money won't help Indian education (June 8, 2017)

The new leader of the Department of the Interior wants a 'candid conversation' about Indian education but it apparently doesn't include more funding.

Bill in Massachusetts outlaws use of 'Indian' mascots in schools (June 7, 2017)

Lawmakers in Massachusetts held a public hearing for a bill that outlaws the use of Indian imagery in public schools.

Blackfeet Nation student was denied painted cap for graduation (June 6, 2017)

A public school district in Montana is apologizing after a student from the Blackfeet Nation wasn't allowed to wear a painted cap for graduation.

Budget document details cuts slated for Bureau of Indian Affairs (June 5, 2017)

The Trump administration has finally released the 'greenbook' for the Bureau of Indian Affairs although few are happy to be reading it.

White Mountain Apache Tribe chooses Native name for meteorite (June 5, 2017)

A unique meteorite discovered on the Fort Apache Reservation in Arizona has a name in the Apache language.

Shakopee Tribe partners with tribal colleges for language program (June 1, 2017)

The goal of the Voices of Our Ancestors program is to keep the Dakota language alive for future generations.

American Indian Graduate Center announces new board president (May 30, 2017)

Holly Cook Macarro, a citizen of the Red Lake Nation, is the new president of the board of directors for the American Indian Graduate Center.

Human Rights Complaint in Montana: 'We are only letting the white people in' (May 22, 2017)

Four tribal citizens said they were denied entrance to a high school basketball game based on their race.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation school works hard to teach language (May 22, 2017)

Instilling Navajo values, culture and tradition within students can help combat the looming threat on Navajo land: the loss of the Navajo language.

Indian Country bracing for worst with Donald Trump's planned budget cuts (May 18, 2017)

Tribes are telling allies in Congress that the president's forthcoming cuts violate the federal government's treaty and trust responsibilities.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves three bills at meeting (May 17, 2017)

Legislation to bring more teachers to Indian Country, recognize the tribes whose ancestors welcomed the first European settlers and improve economic opportunities on reservations are advancing on Capitol Hill.

Indian Country leaders testify about funding needs on Capitol Hill (May 16, 2017)

The House Appropriations Committee is holding four sessions to learn about health, housing, education and other needs in tribal communities.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs reschedules business meeting (May 15, 2017)

Lawmakers are taking action on bills to recruit and retain Native teachers, extend federal recognition to six tribes in Virginia and boost economic development in Indian Country.

Federal court dismisses lawsuit over fry bread incident at Indian school (May 11, 2017)

Attorneys for the Bureau of Indian Affairs admitted the student suffered burns while making fry bread but a judge said the federal government can't be held liable.

Religious college warned again about handing of tribal collection (May 10, 2017)

Tribes are still waiting for the Andover Newton Theological School in Massachusetts to comply with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.

Young citizen from Catawba Nation wins grant to revitalize language (May 9, 2017)

DeLesslin 'Roo' George-Warren is part of the 2017 class of Dreamstarters, an initiative of Running Strong for American Indian Youth.

Trump administration rejects grant for Blackfeet Nation college prep program (May 9, 2017)

Lawmakers from both parties are calling on the Trump administration to restore grants that help prepare Indian and low-income students for college.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds business meeting to agenda (May 8, 2017)

A bill to recruit and retain teachers in Indian Country, plus another to extend federal recognition to six tribe in Virginia, are on the agenda.

Widow awarded $1.9M for Bureau of Indian Affairs school bus crash (May 8, 2017)

A federal judge determined that a bus driver for the Riverside Indian School in Oklahoma was negligent.

Gyasi Ross: Congratulations to Native high school and college graduates (May 5, 2017)

Take the time to consciously protect who you have always been.

Diana Lee King: Education system keeps Indian history under wraps (May 4, 2017)

‘90 percent of what 90 percent of the people know about Indians they learned from the movies’ (including Indians)

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs looks at 'high risk' Indian programs (May 3, 2017)

The Government Accountability Office recently urged Congress to pay more attention to Indian education, health and energy development.

Study finds human presence at 130,000-year-old site in California (May 3, 2017)

The claim pushes back the presence of the first Americans by more than 100,000 years.

Native Sun News Today: Lakota students clean up their community (May 3, 2017)

Originally Lynn Miller wanted to organize his kids to work with nearby high schools in Pine Ridge for an Earth Day clean up detail.

Cronkite News: High school on Hopi Reservation hires investigators after complaints (May 2, 2017)

Students on the Hopi Reservation are going without key services, according to parents and guardians.

Native Sun News Today: Indian academics join March for Science (May 1, 2017)

More than 1,200 indigenous scientists, scholars and allies worldwide signed a declaration to endorse the March for Science.

Arne Vainio: We lost a fluent Ojibwe speaker in Larry Smallwood (April 28, 2017)

When we lose an elder, we lose a library.

Interior Department announces $5.7M in tribal preservation grants (April 27, 2017)

Awards range from $27,240 for the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe to $57,505 for the Navajo Nation.

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute team wins NASA prize (April 25, 2017)

The students and their professor walked away with $5,000 at the 2017 NASA Swarmathon.

André Cramblit: Tribes must make language survival a top priority (April 25, 2017)

Native peoples must demand that their tribal councils adequately fund Native language programs.

Steve Russell: The best advertisement for an education in America (April 24, 2017)

Unlike previous presidents who had creditable scholastic backgrounds, Donald Trump appears leery of too much knowledge.

Native Sun News Today: Chickasaw citizen donates prom dresses to Pine Ridge youth (April 24, 2017)

Every spring teenage girls at Pine Ridge high school get asked to their senior prom, and prom dresses are expensive.

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