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Indian Country bracing for worst with Donald Trump's planned budget cutsIndian Country bracing for worst with Donald Trump's planned budget cuts (05/18)
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 meetingSenate Committee on Indian Affairs approves three bills at meeting (05/17)
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 HillIndian Country leaders testify about funding needs on Capitol Hill (05/16)
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 meetingSenate Committee on Indian Affairs reschedules business meeting (05/15)
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 schoolFederal court dismisses lawsuit over fry bread incident at Indian school (05/11)
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 collectionReligious college warned again about handing of tribal collection (05/10)
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 languageYoung citizen from Catawba Nation wins grant to revitalize language (05/09)
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 programTrump administration rejects grant for Blackfeet Nation college prep program (05/09)
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 agendaSenate Committee on Indian Affairs adds business meeting to agenda (05/08)
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 crashWidow awarded $1.9M for Bureau of Indian Affairs school bus crash (05/08)
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 graduatesGyasi Ross: Congratulations to Native high school and college graduates (05/05)
Take the time to consciously protect who you have always been.
Diana Lee King: Education system keeps Indian history under wrapsDiana Lee King: Education system keeps Indian history under wraps (05/04)
‘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 programsSenate Committee on Indian Affairs looks at 'high risk' Indian programs (05/03)
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 CaliforniaStudy finds human presence at 130,000-year-old site in California (05/03)
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 communityNative Sun News Today: Lakota students clean up their community (05/03)
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 complaintsCronkite News: High school on Hopi Reservation hires investigators after complaints (05/02)
Students on the Hopi Reservation are going without key services, according to parents and guardians.
Native Sun News Today: Indian academics join March for ScienceNative Sun News Today: Indian academics join March for Science (05/01)
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 SmallwoodArne Vainio: We lost a fluent Ojibwe speaker in Larry Smallwood (04/28)
When we lose an elder, we lose a library.
Interior Department announces $5.7M in tribal preservation grantsInterior Department announces $5.7M in tribal preservation grants (04/27)
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 prizeSouthwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute team wins NASA prize (04/25)
The students and their professor walked away with $5,000 at the 2017 NASA Swarmathon.
André Cramblit: Tribes must make language survival a top priorityAndré Cramblit: Tribes must make language survival a top priority (04/25)
Native peoples must demand that their tribal councils adequately fund Native language programs.
Steve Russell: The best advertisement for an education in AmericaSteve Russell: The best advertisement for an education in America (04/24)
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 youthNative Sun News Today: Chickasaw citizen donates prom dresses to Pine Ridge youth (04/24)
Every spring teenage girls at Pine Ridge high school get asked to their senior prom, and prom dresses are expensive.
Rosalyn LaPier: Tradition mixes with science in tribal communitiesRosalyn LaPier: Tradition mixes with science in tribal communities (04/21)
For many Native Americans, myth and medicine, religion and science, are not viewed as separate, but are interwoven into the fabric of our lives.
American Indian Library Association battles Donald Trump's big budget cutAmerican Indian Library Association battles Donald Trump's big budget cut (04/21)
President Donald Trump wants to eliminate all funding for a federal agency that helps libraries across Indian Country.
Oneida Nation donated $10M to Museum of the American RevolutionOneida Nation donated $10M to Museum of the American Revolution (04/17)
The tribe was the first nation to join America as an ally during the Revolutionary War.
Harold Monteau: Colleges need to bring in more Native athletesHarold Monteau: Colleges need to bring in more Native athletes (04/17)
Indian Players like Shoni Schimmel are mostly absent from NCAA D1 college basketball, so how can we get them noticed?
Interior Department makes 'final' transfer for Cobell scholarshipsInterior Department makes 'final' transfer for Cobell scholarships (04/13)
The $60 million ceiling -- the maximum authorized in the settlement -- was hit after just four years.
Steven Newcomb: What does it really mean to 'indigenize' curriculum?Steven Newcomb: What does it really mean to 'indigenize' curriculum? (04/11)
Something is missing from the expressed desire on the part of some people to ‘indigenize’ more things in the world, such as college curriculum materials.
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe focuses on language and cultural effortsSt. Regis Mohawk Tribe focuses on language and cultural efforts (04/05)
The tribe awarded $300,000 in grants for language, cultural and environmental programs on the reservation in New York.
Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians enter into mascot agreementConfederated Tribes of Siletz Indians enter into mascot agreement (04/04)
The Rogue River School District will keep its 'Chieftain' mascot and add tribal history to the curriculum
Cronkite News: Summit focuses on American Indians and disabilitiesCronkite News: Summit focuses on American Indians and disabilities (04/03)
The 13th annual summit focused on Native Americans with disabilities – more specifically, the youth population.
Blackfeet Nation students enjoy surprise visit by Michelle ObamaBlackfeet Nation students enjoy surprise visit by Michelle Obama (03/29)
The nine students from Browning High School in Montana spent a week in the nation's capital as part of cultural exchange.
Cherokee Nation donates a record $5M to public school districtsCherokee Nation donates a record $5M to public school districts (03/29)
The tribe shares 38 percent of revenues with 107 school districts in its 14-county jurisdictional area in Oklahoma.
Grand Ronde Tribes secure approval of school mascot agreementGrand Ronde Tribes secure approval of school mascot agreement (03/24)
The Oregon tribe is working with public schools to address their use of Indian imagery and to include tribal history in the classrooms.

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