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California Tribal College names Blackfeet Nation citizen Billie Jo Kipp as president
Education
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.

Comanche Nation announces shutdown of tribal college after 15 years
Education | National
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.

Shakopee Tribe partners with tribal colleges for language program
Education | National
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.

Native Sun News Today: School donates to Northern Cheyenne elders and youth
Education | National
Native Sun News Today: School donates to Northern Cheyenne elders and youth (February 9, 2017)
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 summit
Education | National
Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne college hosts language summit (November 30, 2016)
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 power
Environment | National
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe brings in solar power (October 31, 2016)
Rosebud tribal citizens can pay up to one-third their annual income on utilities.

Haskell University expelled student who was victim of sexual assault
Education | Law | National
Haskell University expelled student who was victim of sexual assault (October 26, 2016)
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 investigation
Education | National
Haskell University confirms president is still under investigation (October 20, 2016)
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 case
Education | Law | National
Haskell counselor files lawsuit over handling of sexual assault case (October 11, 2016)
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 employment
Education | National
President of Haskell University criticized for son's employment (September 14, 2016)
Some faculty members and some students at the tribal college in Kansas see nepotism at work.

Clara Caufield: Tribes must get serious about language retention
Education | Opinion
Clara Caufield: Tribes must get serious about language retention (September 12, 2016)
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 Dakota
Education | Environment | Law | National | Politics
#NoDAPL movement takes center stage at summit in North Dakota (September 7, 2016)
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 citizens
Opinion
Editorial: Oglala Sioux Tribe must recognize rights of all its citizens (September 5, 2016)
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 artists
Arts & Entertainment | Education | National
Native Sun News: Tribal college showcases works of Lakota artists (July 27, 2016)
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 education
Education | National
Native Sun News: Rebuilding the Lakota Nation through education (June 27, 2016)
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 celebrate
Education | National
Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge Reservation graduates celebrate (June 22, 2016)
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 talent
Education | National
Blackfeet Nation sees lower teacher turnover due to local talent (June 7, 2016)
Some 63 percent of the teachers in a school district on the reservation identify as Blackfeet.

Cedric Sunray: The legacy of disenrollment at Haskell University
Education | Opinion | Federal Recognition
Cedric Sunray: The legacy of disenrollment at Haskell University (June 2, 2016)
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 lawsuit
Law | National
Menominee Nation considers options after losing hemp lawsuit (May 24, 2016)
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 address
Education | National
Secretary Sally Jewell to deliver tribal college commencement address (May 13, 2016)
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 course
Education | National
Native Sun News: Record turnout for Cheyenne language course (May 13, 2016)
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
Education | National
Haskell University to raise funds for long-overdue campus upgrades (May 6, 2016)
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 University
Education
Rosebud man selected as leader of South Dakota State University (May 3, 2016)
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 challenges
Education | National
Native Sun News: Tribal college student overcomes challenges (April 29, 2016)
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 meeting
Education | Health | National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves eight bills at meeting (April 28, 2016)
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 keynote
Education | National | Sports
Amanda Blackhorse to deliver Haskell University commencement keynote (April 27, 2016)
The Navajo Nation citizen is well known for her fight against racist mascots in sports.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules business meeting
Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules business meeting (April 25, 2016)
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 Charge
Arts & Entertainment | Education | Opinion
Tim Giago: A tribute to Lakota language hero Doris Leader Charge (April 19, 2016)
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 funds
Education | National | Politics
Cronkite News: College on Navajo Nation seeks construction funds (April 18, 2016)
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 bills
Politics
Witnesses for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on five bills (April 11, 2016)
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'
Education | Environment | Health | National
Lakota Country Times: Oglala student researches 'elk medicine' (April 11, 2016)
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 education
Education | Opinion
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Examining the history of Indian education (April 11, 2016)
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 bills
Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on five bills (April 4, 2016)
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 Reservation
Business | Environment | Law | National
Judge lifts injunction in hemp dispute on Pine Ridge Reservation (March 29, 2016)
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 tourney
Education | National | Sports
United Tribes Technical College girls basketball team in tourney (March 15, 2016)
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 code
Education | National
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe revises education code (March 11, 2016)
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 strong
Education | Sports
Basketball teams at United Tribes Technical College finish strong (March 2, 2016)
The Lady Thunderbirds are the new Region XII champions and are hosting their first-ever district tournament.

Daniel Wildcat: Haskell University deserves adequate resources
Education | Opinion
Daniel Wildcat: Haskell University deserves adequate resources (February 29, 2016)
Haskell has endured many hardships. She stands like a grand old lady forgotten, neglected and disrespected.

Lakota Country Times: Tribal college basketball team takes off
Education | National | Sports
Lakota Country Times: Tribal college basketball team takes off (February 19, 2016)
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 Rosebud
Arts & Entertainment | Education | National
Lakota Country Times: 'Dances with Wolves' star visits Rosebud (February 16, 2016)
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 budget
Health | National | Politics
President Obama seeks another increase for Indian Health Service budget (February 10, 2016)
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 Week
Education | National | Politics
Senate designates National Tribal Colleges and Universities Week (February 8, 2016)
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 tribes
Business | Education | Politics
Bill in Nebraska authorizes tax revenue agreements with tribes (January 26, 2016)
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 lawsuit
Law | National
DOJ asks judge to dismiss Menominee Nation hemp grow lawsuit (January 20, 2016)
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 Fund
Education | National
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud citizen joins American Indian College Fund (January 14, 2016)
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 drama
Opinion
Native Sun News Editorial: Holding the story on tribal college drama (December 9, 2015)
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 paper
Opinion
Brandon Ecoffey: President of tribal college takes aim at paper (November 30, 2015)
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 lawsuit
Business | Law | National
Menominee Nation asserts right to grow hemp in new lawsuit (November 18, 2015)
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 too
Education | Opinion
Brandon Ecoffey: There's positive news in Indian Country too (November 18, 2015)
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 bills
Education | Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hear three education bills (November 17, 2015)
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 hearing
Education | National | Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets meeting and hearing (November 16, 2015)
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 economy
Business | Education | National
Lakota Country Times: Tribal college impacts the economy (November 16, 2015)
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 grants
Education | Environment
Six tribal colleges receive $160K in ecoAmbassador grants (November 13, 2015)
The program helps tribal colleges and university students address the unique ecological needs in their communities.

Lakota Country Times: Miss Lakota Nation celebrates youth
Education | National
Lakota Country Times: Miss Lakota Nation celebrates youth (November 11, 2015)
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 coach
Education | Sports
Haskell University announces new men's basketball coach (November 4, 2015)
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 policies
Arts & Entertainment | Canada | Environment | Health | Law | National | Politics | World
Vice President Joe Biden reflects on triumphs of Obama's Indian policies (October 28, 2015)
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 operation
Education | Law | National
Menominee Nation slams DEA raid of industrial hemp operation (October 26, 2015)
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 games
Education | National | Sports | World
Native Sun News: Tribal college students off to indigenous games (October 12, 2015)
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 space
Education | National | Technology
Students from Salish Kootenai College send satellite into space (October 9, 2015)
BisonSat, which was launched from an Air Force Base in California, will conduct observations of Earth.

Haskell University hosts 27th annual art market and powwow
Arts & Entertainment | Education | National
Haskell University hosts 27th annual art market and powwow (September 11, 2015)
The market runs Saturday and Sunday and the powwow takes place on Saturday.

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