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Native Sun News Today: School donates to Northern Cheyenne elders and youthFiled Under: Education | National
Native Sun News Today: School donates to Northern Cheyenne elders and youth (02/09)
Chief Dull Knife College language and cultural instructor Burt Medicine Bull and his students had the opportunity to gift tribal elders and children with warm blankets and coats donated by the Lippon School in Ohio.
Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne college hosts language summitFiled Under: Education | National
Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne college hosts language summit (11/30)
Chief Dull Knife College on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation hosted a state-wide tribal language summit in mid-November.
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe brings in solar powerFiled Under: Environment | National
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe brings in solar power (10/31)
Rosebud tribal citizens can pay up to one-third their annual income on utilities.
Haskell University expelled student who was victim of sexual assaultFiled Under: Education | Law | National
Haskell University expelled student who was victim of sexual assault (10/26)
The federally-operated institution in Kansas is facing two lawsuits in connection with an unresolved sexual assault case.
Haskell University confirms president is still under investigationFiled Under: Education | National
Haskell University confirms president is still under investigation (10/20)
President Venida Chenault is being accused of nepotism because her son is employed at the federally-operated institution.
Haskell counselor files lawsuit over handling of sexual assault caseFiled Under: Education | Law | National
Haskell counselor files lawsuit over handling of sexual assault case (10/11)
Angelina Adams alleges she was demoted after she assisted a student who was the victim of the assault.
President of Haskell University criticized for son's employmentFiled Under: Education | National
President of Haskell University criticized for son's employment (09/14)
Some faculty members and some students at the tribal college in Kansas see nepotism at work.
Clara Caufield: Tribes must get serious about language retentionFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Clara Caufield: Tribes must get serious about language retention (09/12)
There is one subject we don’t hear much about from elected officials or those who aspire to be elected: the preservation of our tribal languages.
#NoDAPL movement takes center stage at summit in North DakotaFiled Under: Education | Environment | Law | National | Politics
#NoDAPL movement takes center stage at summit in North Dakota (09/07)
Chairman Dave Archambault II of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe shared his people's struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Editorial: Oglala Sioux Tribe must recognize rights of all its citizensFiled Under: Opinion
Editorial: Oglala Sioux Tribe must recognize rights of all its citizens (09/05)
We may live in Rapid City but we are Oglala and we should be given every right of a citizen of the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Native Sun News: Tribal college showcases works of Lakota artistsFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Education | National
Native Sun News: Tribal college showcases works of Lakota artists (07/27)
Oglala Lakota College’s summer art series 'A Vision of Our History by Lakota Artists' featured the work of Kevin Pourier in July 2016.
Native Sun News: Rebuilding the Lakota Nation through educationFiled Under: Education | National
Native Sun News: Rebuilding the Lakota Nation through education (06/27)
This year 123 students made June 19 'the best day of the year' for Thomas Short Bull, President of Oglala Lakota College.
Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge Reservation graduates celebrateFiled Under: Education | National
Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge Reservation graduates celebrate (06/22)
Nearly 500 students from all across the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation have fulfilled the requirements of their respected institutions this spring.
Blackfeet Nation sees lower teacher turnover due to local talentFiled Under: Education | National
Blackfeet Nation sees lower teacher turnover due to local talent (06/07)
Some 63 percent of the teachers in a school district on the reservation identify as Blackfeet.
Cedric Sunray: The legacy of disenrollment at Haskell UniversityFiled Under: Education | Opinion | Federal Recognition
Cedric Sunray: The legacy of disenrollment at Haskell University (06/02)
My first contact with the issue of disenrollment occurred as a student at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas.
Menominee Nation considers options after losing hemp lawsuitFiled Under: Law | National
Menominee Nation considers options after losing hemp lawsuit (05/24)
A federal judge refused to treat the tribe in a manner similar to states when it comes to hemp cultivation.
Secretary Sally Jewell to deliver tribal college commencement addressFiled Under: Education | National
Secretary Sally Jewell to deliver tribal college commencement address (05/13)
The leader of the Interior Department will speak to graduates of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Minnesota.
Native Sun News: Record turnout for Cheyenne language courseFiled Under: Education | National
Native Sun News: Record turnout for Cheyenne language course (05/13)
Dr. Richard Littlebear, President of Chief Dull Knife College, conducted a week long class teaching Cheyenne reading and writing.
Haskell University to raise funds for long-overdue campus upgrades Filed Under: Education | National
Haskell University to raise funds for long-overdue campus upgrades (05/06)
The tribal college in Kansas needs between $111 million and $123 million to upgrade aging structures and build new dorms, classrooms and other facilities.
Rosebud man selected as leader of South Dakota State UniversityFiled Under: Education
Rosebud man selected as leader of South Dakota State University (05/03)
Barry Dunn plans to strengthen SDSU's relationships with tribal colleges in order to offer more educational opportunities for tribal students.
Native Sun News: Tribal college student overcomes challengesFiled Under: Education | National
Native Sun News: Tribal college student overcomes challenges (04/29)
Oglala Lakota College student Tada Vargas (Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe) was crowned Miss AIHEC for her dedication to education and culture.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves eight bills at meetingFiled Under: Education | Health | National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves eight bills at meeting (04/28)
The bills address Indian education, dam safety, Dine College on the Navajo Nation, Alaska Native health care and a New Mexico tribe.
Amanda Blackhorse to deliver Haskell University commencement keynoteFiled Under: Education | National | Sports
Amanda Blackhorse to deliver Haskell University commencement keynote (04/27)
The Navajo Nation citizen is well known for her fight against racist mascots in sports.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules business meetingFiled Under: Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules business meeting (04/25)
Eight bills affecting Indian education, dam safety, Dine College on the Navajo Nation, Alaska Native health and a New Mexico tribe are on the agenda.
Tim Giago: A tribute to Lakota language hero Doris Leader ChargeFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Education | Opinion
Tim Giago: A tribute to Lakota language hero Doris Leader Charge (04/19)
Doris Leader Charge was raised in a Lakota speaking family and did not learn to speak English until she was sent to the boarding school.
Cronkite News: College on Navajo Nation seeks construction fundsFiled Under: Education | National | Politics
Cronkite News: College on Navajo Nation seeks construction funds (04/18)
A Diné College official asked a Senate committee Wednesday to fund “vitally needed” construction at the school – money that Congress has approved three times already since 1971 but has never allocated.
Witnesses for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on five billsFiled Under: Politics
Witnesses for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on five bills (04/11)
The committee will take testimony on bills affecting tribal courts, dam safety, tribal colleges, a tribal settlement and Alaska Native health facilities.
Lakota Country Times: Oglala student researches 'elk medicine'Filed Under: Education | Environment | Health | National
Lakota Country Times: Oglala student researches 'elk medicine' (04/11)
For Lakota people the plant referred to as 'Elk Medicine' was used traditionally in a multitude of ways including as a treatment for wounds, a source of naturally occurring antibiotics, and as a flavor for cooking.
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Examining the history of Indian educationFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Examining the history of Indian education (04/11)
In the late 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s, what we now call the reservation based community college system emerged and for many observers, proved to be one of the best ideas in Indian Education.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on five billsFiled Under: Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on five bills (04/04)
Bills affecting tribal courts, Alaska Native health care, tribal colleges, a New Mexico tribe and dam safety are on the agenda.
Judge lifts injunction in hemp dispute on Pine Ridge ReservationFiled Under: Business | Environment | Law | National
Judge lifts injunction in hemp dispute on Pine Ridge Reservation (03/29)
Citing changes in the legal landscape, a federal judge opened the door for Alex White Plume, a former president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, to cultivate hemp again.
United Tribes Technical College girls basketball team in tourneyFiled Under: Education | National | Sports
United Tribes Technical College girls basketball team in tourney (03/15)
After an 11-hour drive from North Dakota to Kansas, the Lady Thunderbirds are ready for their first game in the National Junior College Athletic Association tournament.
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe revises education codeFiled Under: Education | National
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe revises education code (03/11)
The Rosebud Sioux Tribal Education Code was the focus of a forum held during the Annual Founder’s Day Celebration hosted by Sinte Gleska University.
Basketball teams at United Tribes Technical College finish strongFiled Under: Education | Sports
Basketball teams at United Tribes Technical College finish strong (03/02)
The Lady Thunderbirds are the new Region XII champions and are hosting their first-ever district tournament.
Daniel Wildcat: Haskell University deserves adequate resourcesFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Daniel Wildcat: Haskell University deserves adequate resources (02/29)
Haskell has endured many hardships. She stands like a grand old lady forgotten, neglected and disrespected.
Lakota Country Times: Tribal college basketball team takes offFiled Under: Education | National | Sports
Lakota Country Times: Tribal college basketball team takes off (02/19)
The Oglala Lakota College Brave Hearts are quickly becoming a legitimate program under the guidance of Dale Pine Jr.
Lakota Country Times: 'Dances with Wolves' star visits RosebudFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Education | National
Lakota Country Times: 'Dances with Wolves' star visits Rosebud (02/16)
There have been many actors and actresses who have visited the Rosebud Reservation but last month one of the most memorable stopped in for a visit.
President Obama seeks another increase for Indian Health Service budgetFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
President Obama seeks another increase for Indian Health Service budget (02/10)
The agency would see a record $6.6 million in funding under the last budget of President Barack Obama's administration.
Senate designates National Tribal Colleges and Universities WeekFiled Under: Education | National | Politics
Senate designates National Tribal Colleges and Universities Week (02/08)
Nearly 150 leaders, faculty, staff and students are in the nation's capitol to advocate for the needs of the 37 tribal colleges and universities across the nation.
Bill in Nebraska authorizes tax revenue agreements with tribesFiled Under: Business | Education | Politics
Bill in Nebraska authorizes tax revenue agreements with tribes (01/26)
The bill also includes tax breaks for businesses on reservations and directs a portion of the state's community college levy to tribal colleges.
DOJ asks judge to dismiss Menominee Nation hemp grow lawsuitFiled Under: Law | National
DOJ asks judge to dismiss Menominee Nation hemp grow lawsuit (01/20)
Federal agents raided the tribe's operation last October even though field tests appeared to confirm that the tribe was not cultivating marijuana.
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud citizen joins American Indian College FundFiled Under: Education | National
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud citizen joins American Indian College Fund (01/14)
The American Indian College Fund has recruited one of Indian Country’s rising stars as Native Arts & Energy Infrastructure Project Manager.
Native Sun News Editorial: Holding the story on tribal college dramaFiled Under: Opinion
Native Sun News Editorial: Holding the story on tribal college drama (12/09)
When calls came into the office of Native Sun News that the President of Oglala Lakota College, Tom Short Bull had been suspended there was a lot of chatter that we should run with the story.
Brandon Ecoffey: President of tribal college takes aim at paperFiled Under: Opinion
Brandon Ecoffey: President of tribal college takes aim at paper (11/30)
I have always been an advocate for Oglala Lakota College. I look at the product it produces year in and year out and the proof is in the pudding.
Menominee Nation asserts right to grow hemp in new lawsuitFiled Under: Business | Law | National
Menominee Nation asserts right to grow hemp in new lawsuit (11/18)
The tribe is seeking to be treated as a state when it comes to industrial hemp.
Brandon Ecoffey: There's positive news in Indian Country tooFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Brandon Ecoffey: There's positive news in Indian Country too (11/18)
Throughout the course of my work in the media there have always been causes that have received significant coverage.
Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hear three education billsFiled Under: Education | Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hear three education bills (11/17)
The bills address a wide range of issues affecting public schools, Bureau of Indian Education schools, tribal colleges, Native language grants and teacher recruitment.
Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets meeting and hearingFiled Under: Education | National | Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets meeting and hearing (11/16)
Two land-into-trust bills for tribes in Oregon and three Indian education bills are on the agenda.
Lakota Country Times: Tribal college impacts the economyFiled Under: Business | Education | National
Lakota Country Times: Tribal college impacts the economy (11/16)
A new report just released by the college puts in to perspective just how large of a positive impact that Oglala Lakota College on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota has on the region.
Six tribal colleges receive $160K in ecoAmbassador grantsFiled Under: Education | Environment
Six tribal colleges receive $160K in ecoAmbassador grants (11/13)
The program helps tribal colleges and university students address the unique ecological needs in their communities.
Lakota Country Times: Miss Lakota Nation celebrates youthFiled Under: Education | National
Lakota Country Times: Miss Lakota Nation celebrates youth (11/11)
Santana Young Man Afraid of His Horses was crowned Miss Oglala Lakota Nation at the 30th Annual Oglala Lakota Nation Wacipi, Rodeo and Fair.
Haskell University announces new men's basketball coachFiled Under: Education | Sports
Haskell University announces new men's basketball coach (11/04)
Matthew 'Cougar' Downing, Jr., has enjoyed a long career in basketball, both as a player and as a coach.
Vice President Joe Biden reflects on triumphs of Obama's Indian policiesFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | First Nations in Canada | Environment | Health | Law | National | Politics | World
Vice President Joe Biden reflects on triumphs of Obama's Indian policies (10/28)
A reception for five contemporary Native artists offered a glimpse into the Obama administration's impact in Indian Country.
Menominee Nation slams DEA raid of industrial hemp operationFiled Under: Education | Law | National
Menominee Nation slams DEA raid of industrial hemp operation (10/26)
Federal agents said they found over 30,000 marijuana plants on the reservation but the tribe insisted it was only growing hemp, a
Native Sun News: Tribal college students off to indigenous gamesFiled Under: Education | National | Sports | World
Native Sun News: Tribal college students off to indigenous games (10/12)
Young people from Northern Cheyenne and Crow, Montana, will be among about 35 Native Americans who will attend and compete in the first-ever World Indigenous Games in Brazil.
Students from Salish Kootenai College send satellite into spaceFiled Under: Education | National | Technology
Students from Salish Kootenai College send satellite into space (10/09)
BisonSat, which was launched from an Air Force Base in California, will conduct observations of Earth.
Haskell University hosts 27th annual art market and powwowFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Education | National
Haskell University hosts 27th annual art market and powwow (09/11)
The market runs Saturday and Sunday and the powwow takes place on Saturday.
Haskell University nearly finished with $4M in campus upgradesFiled Under: Education
Haskell University nearly finished with $4M in campus upgrades (09/09)
Students at the tribal college in Kansas can finally get Internet access in their dorm rooms.
Native Sun News: LaDonna Harris receives honorary doctorateFiled Under: Education | National
Native Sun News: LaDonna Harris receives honorary doctorate (09/07)
At the Sinte Gleska University graduation, LaDonna Harris was presented with an honorary doctorate for her work in Native American communities across the country.
Lakota Country Times: Sinte Gleska University to expand campusFiled Under: Environment | National
Lakota Country Times: Sinte Gleska University to expand campus (09/03)
Sinte Gleska University is continuing to grow both academically and physically.

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