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Shooter at school near reservation frequented pro-Trump White supremacist sites
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Shooter at school near reservation frequented pro-Trump White supremacist sites (December 15, 2017)
The 21-year-old New Mexico man who killed two students at a school near the Navajo Nation frequented pro-Donald Trump White supremacist websites and praised school shooters, The Daily Beast reports.

Albert Bender: Wisconsin police kill 14-year-old indigenous boy on his own homeland
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Albert Bender: Wisconsin police kill 14-year-old indigenous boy on his own homeland (December 12, 2017)
Jason Pero was a member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and was killed on his own reservation by a non-Indian police officer.

Eastern Cherokees cheer high school football team at state championship game
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Eastern Cherokees cheer high school football team at state championship game (December 8, 2017)
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is turning out in force to support the Cherokee Braves at North Carolina's state football tournament.

Native Sun News Today: A new Lakota basketball journey begins at Cheyenne River
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Native Sun News Today: A new Lakota basketball journey begins at Cheyenne River (December 6, 2017)
Seventeen years ago the big boarding school at Eagle Butte was broken up, and two localized schools were opened on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, Takini and Tiospaye Topa.

Bill John Baker: Boys and Girls Clubs prepare our young Cherokee Nation citizens
Opinion
Bill John Baker: Boys and Girls Clubs prepare our young Cherokee Nation citizens (November 29, 2017)
For the future of the Cherokee Nation, one of the most important things we can do for our youth is ensure we provide ample opportunities for them to grow mentally and physically in a safe and nurturing environment.

Native Sun News Today: Young Lakota man uses music to heal from life traumas
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Native Sun News Today: Young Lakota man uses music to heal from life traumas (November 28, 2017)
As a child in the foster care system, Alberto 'Bert' Malcom, was bounced from family to family across South Dakota before being adopted to a family in Nebraska.

Mark Trahant: Indian children lose health coverage as GOP focuses on tax cuts
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Mark Trahant: Indian children lose health coverage as GOP focuses on tax cuts (November 27, 2017)
Thousands of American Indian and Alaska Native children will lose their health insurance unless Congress reenacts the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

'Stand up, fight back!' -- Annual march to honor lost Native children continues
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'Stand up, fight back!' -- Annual march to honor lost Native children continues (November 23, 2017)
Fifteen years ago, Native people in Sioux City sought the help of Iowa state leaders. Their anger turned into the Memorial March to Honor Our Lost Children.

Bad River Band demands federal investigation into fatal shooting of 14-year-old boy
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Bad River Band demands federal investigation into fatal shooting of 14-year-old boy (November 17, 2017)
The Bad River Band is demanding a federal investigation after a police officer shot and killed Jason Pero, a 14-year-old tribal citizen, on the reservation.

Native Sun News Today: Lakota mother fights to keep her daughter's dream alive
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Native Sun News Today: Lakota mother fights to keep her daughter's dream alive (November 17, 2017)
Seventeen years into her already remarkable life, SuAnne Big Crow made her journey to the spirit world. Her dream of Happytown lives in the hearts of the people she loved.

Gyasi Ross: Native child gunned down by police officer on his own homelands
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Gyasi Ross: Native child gunned down by police officer on his own homelands (November 17, 2017)
Unfortunately, many times when brown-skinned people call 911 for help, they get killed instead.

Bad River Band seeks answers after police officer shoots and kills 14-year-old boy
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Bad River Band seeks answers after police officer shoots and kills 14-year-old boy (November 10, 2017)
Tribes are reaching out to the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa after a 14-year-old citizen was shot and killed by a police officer in Ashland County, Wisconsin.

Bad River Band 'deeply saddened and troubled' by fatal shooting of boy by police officer
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Bad River Band 'deeply saddened and troubled' by fatal shooting of boy by police officer (November 9, 2017)
The Bad River Band is offering support services to the community following the fatal shooting of a young boy by a police officer in Ashland County, Wisconsin.

Native Sun News Today: Center for Native youth starts work on new building in Rapid City
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Native Sun News Today: Center for Native youth starts work on new building in Rapid City (November 7, 2017)
Frigid temperatures and a biting Arctic wind were not enough to keep the first shovel blade of dirt from being turned over at the groundbreaking ceremony for Rural American Initiative’s new $6.9 million Head Start and community center.

Yakama Nation sues county for arresting minor on homelands in Washington
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Yakama Nation sues county for arresting minor on homelands in Washington (November 6, 2017)
The Yakama Nation is asserting authority over a disputed portion of its territory with a new lawsuit in federal court.

Cronkite News: Health insurance coverage for children in limbo in Washington
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Cronkite News: Health insurance coverage for children in limbo in Washington (November 6, 2017)
A Republican bill to extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program pulls funds from Obamacare programs, angering Democrats who called the cuts unnecessary.

Urban Indian school in Wisconsin helps revitalize tribal traditions and languages
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Urban Indian school in Wisconsin helps revitalize tribal traditions and languages (November 1, 2017)
The Indian Community School of Milwaukee seeks to provide a mainstream education to its students — who represent 20 different tribes — while incorporating cultural education into every aspect of its curriculum.

Menominee Nation hosts 'safe' trick-or-treating event after disturbing incident
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Menominee Nation hosts 'safe' trick-or-treating event after disturbing incident (October 31, 2017)
The Menominee Nation is hosting a new trick-or-treating event after tribal police discovered a suspicious substance in a child's candy bag.

Native American psychologists slam police tactics a year after Standing Rock
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Native American psychologists slam police tactics a year after Standing Rock (October 30, 2017)
The Society of Indian Psychologists criticized the law enforcement response to the pipeline protests, as well as the military-style tactics used by a security firm hired by the company that built the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Two steps back on racial prejudice in South Dakota

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Two steps back on racial prejudice in South Dakota (October 24, 2017)
It would be nonsense to blame an entire community for the actions of a few but some Lakota residents of Sturgis, South Dakota, saw very little remorse in the wake of a racist incident.

Dean Chavers: Boarding schools offered yet another way to 'civilize' Indian people
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Dean Chavers: Boarding schools offered yet another way to 'civilize' Indian people (October 23, 2017)
The federal government decided in the late 1880s that Indians had to be 'civilized.'

James Giago Davies: School fumbles historic opportunity after incident of racism
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James Giago Davies: School fumbles historic opportunity after incident of racism (October 19, 2017)
Sturgis is not an especially racist community for this part of South Dakota, but given this part of South Dakota is especially racist, that may not be saying much.

Native Sun News Today: Student speaks out about racism in South Dakota school
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Native Sun News Today: Student speaks out about racism in South Dakota school (October 19, 2017)
The racism and hate at Sturgis-Brown High School in South Dakota caused one Native American student to change schools.

Lawsuit seeks damages for death of girl at Bureau of Indian Education school
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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.

Harold Frazier: Another incident of racism targets Native youth in South Dakota
Opinion
Harold Frazier: Another incident of racism targets Native youth in South Dakota (October 12, 2017)
Today we all stand witness to racism leaking through the veil of privilege that once again stares at my people.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Our teachers shouldn't be doing the jobs of the parents
Education | Opinion
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.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Sixties Scoop survivors weren't consulted on settlement
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Doug George-Kanentiio: Sixties Scoop survivors weren't consulted on settlement (October 9, 2017)
We were never involved in these negotiations. We never agreed to concede to the enormous financial surrender.

Mark Trahant: Congress finds ways to complicate health care for Indian children
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Congress finds ways to complicate health care for Indian children (October 4, 2017)
American Indian and Alaska Native children rely on Medicaid and CHIP at higher levels than the general population yet Congress is finding ways to complicate the issue.

Native Sun News Today: Indian educators focus on successes and challenges at conference
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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.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation shares more than $444K with public schools
Education | Opinion
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
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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.

Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate citizens share original works with Lakota Music Project
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Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate citizens share original works with Lakota Music Project (September 14, 2017)
Eight citizens of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate are debuting their original compositions as part of the Lakota Music Project in South Dakota.

The Conversation: First Nations must assert control of their education systems
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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.

Arne Vainio: Helping the next generation of physicians climb that mountain peak
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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.

Camp on Yurok Reservation keeps tribal traditions alive for newer generations

Camp on Yurok Reservation keeps tribal traditions alive for newer generations (September 11, 2017)
David Severns, a citizen of the Yurok Tribe, is keeping his people's traditions alive at a camp held on the reservation in northern California.

Data shows steady decline in college readiness among American Indian students
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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.

Cronkite News: President Trump ends program for children of undocumented immigrants
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Cronkite News: President Trump ends program for children of undocumented immigrants (September 5, 2017)
The Trump administration is rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program for children of undocumented immigrants.

Northern Arapaho Tribe reclaims remains of students who died at Carlisle boarding school
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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.

Young indigenous activist fights Trump administration in climate change lawsuit
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Young indigenous activist fights Trump administration in climate change lawsuit (August 11, 2017)
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, a young activist, is a plaintiffs in a lawsuit that seeks to force the federal government to take a more serious stand on climate change.

Mary Annette Pember: School offers safe place for girls on Pine Ridge Reservation
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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
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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.

Mark Trahant: Indian Country sees incremental progress on obesity among youth
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Mark Trahant: Indian Country sees incremental progress on obesity among youth (August 7, 2017)
A new study, one that is built on a massive amount of data, reports that obesity among Native American youth is staying mostly the same.

Navajo Nation citizen sentenced to life in prison for murdering 11-year-old girl
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Navajo Nation citizen sentenced to life in prison for murdering 11-year-old girl (August 2, 2017)
A citizen of the Navajo Nation was sentenced to life in federal prison after pleading guilty for the murder of an 11-year-old girl.

Navajo citizen scheduled for change of plea hearing for death of 11-year-old girl
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Navajo citizen scheduled for change of plea hearing for death of 11-year-old girl (July 31, 2017)
A Navajo Nation citizen who is accused of murdering an 11-year-old girl is due for a change of plea hearing in federal court.

Fort Peck Reservation defendants given lengthy sentences for crimes against children
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Fort Peck Reservation defendants given lengthy sentences for crimes against children (July 27, 2017)
Sentences were handed down in two cases involving crimes against children on the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana.

Fort Peck Reservation man due for sentencing in assault of 4-year-old girl
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Fort Peck Reservation man due for sentencing in assault of 4-year-old girl (July 26, 2017)
A Montana man due to be sentenced for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl on the Fort Peck Reservation.

Indian Country suffers from highest diabetes rate as key program hangs in limbo
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Indian Country suffers from highest diabetes rate as key program hangs in limbo (July 21, 2017)
A new report confirms that American Indians and Alaska Natives are disproportionately impacted by diabetes but Congress has been slow to renew a program helps fight the disease.

First Nations seek more resources to address suicide crisis among youth
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First Nations seek more resources to address suicide crisis among youth (July 10, 2017)
According to the Nishnawbe Aski Nation, 18 people have taken their lives on reserves in Ontario since January.

Five dead and four injured in vehicle accident on Pine Ridge Reservation
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Five dead and four injured in vehicle accident on Pine Ridge Reservation (July 10, 2017)
A car accident has claimed the lives of five people on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Loni Romo: We owe it to future generations to keep Bears Ears protected
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Loni Romo: We owe it to future generations to keep Bears Ears protected (July 10, 2017)
We owe it to our youth to keep sites like Bears Ears protected, Loni Romo writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Native activists concede loss in dispute over NFL team's racist trademarks
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Native activists concede loss in dispute over NFL team's racist trademarks (June 30, 2017)
A group of young Native activists, led by Navajo citizen Amanda Blackhorse, agree their landmark case is over.

Ben Nighthorse Campbell links racism to suicide among youth
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Ben Nighthorse Campbell links racism to suicide among youth (June 6, 2017)
Native youth suffer from high rates of suicide and Ben Nighthorse Campbell, a former U.S. Senator, believes racism is one of the causes.

Blackfeet Nation student was denied painted cap for graduation
Education
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.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation school works hard to teach language
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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.

Federal court dismisses lawsuit over fry bread incident at Indian school
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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.

Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge man convicted of teen girl's murder
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Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge man convicted of teen girl's murder (May 11, 2017)
What began as a night of underage drinking with liquor, allegedly purchased from a bootlegger in a plastic water bottle in east Pine Ridge, ended with one girl shot and bleeding.

Young citizen from Catawba Nation wins grant to revitalize language
Education
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
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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.

Gyasi Ross: Congratulations to Native high school and college graduates
Education | Opinion
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
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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)

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