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Filed Under: Education
Proposal filed for Wampanoag language public charter school (08/26)
The school plans to start classes with kindergarten and first-grade students.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion | Politics
Jodi Lee Spotted Bear: Supporting Native language immersion (08/26)
Native journalist Jodi Lee Spotted Bear calls for passage of the Native Language Immersion Student Achievement Act.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Ryan Wilson: Native language immersion programs need support (08/21)
Tribes are moving with urgency and purpose to save their languages and some of these efforts include immersion programs within Bureau of Indian Education schools.

Filed Under: Education
Sandra Fox: Fixing the education system for our Indian children (08/20)
It is encouraging that more and more individuals, groups, tribes, and government officials are recognizing the need for major change in Indian education.

Filed Under: Law | Politics
Al Jazeera: State struggles with Native language voting material (08/19)
Al Jazeera reports on the latest developments in Toyukuk v. Treadwell, a voting rights case that seeks to ensure the state of Alaska provides election materials in Native languages.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Opinion: Elder from Wukchumni Tribe works to keep language alive (08/19)
Film-maker Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee shares his film about Marie Wilcox, an elder from the Tule River Tribe of California who is the last fluent speaker of the Wukchumni language.

Filed Under: Education | Technology | World
Radio program in New York aims to keep Kichwa language alive (08/18)
Kichwa Hatari is a weekly show featuring news, music and updates in a Native language spoken in Ecuador.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion | Politics
Peter MacDonald: Code Talkers support language immersion bill (08/07)
The Navajo Code Talker Association Proudly endorses the Native Language Immersion Student Achievement Act

Filed Under: Education | National
Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne meet for language camp (08/05)
Free Spirit Campgrounds, a rustic site located at the base of Bear Butte (Noavose to the Cheyenne), was recently purchased by the Northern Cheyenne Tribe.

Filed Under: Education | National
Native youth leader asks President Obama a tough question (08/04)
Vance Home Gun said the president didn't really answer his question about Native languages and culture.

Filed Under: Education | Law | Politics | Trust
Senate Indian Affairs Committee passes seven bills at meeting (07/31)
There was little discussion on the bills as all were non-controversial.

Filed Under: Education | Technology | World
NPR: Relying on social media to keep Native languages alive (07/30)
NPR reports on efforts to keep Native languages alive on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites.

Filed Under: Education | Politics
NIEA heads to Capitol Hill to advocate for Native language bills (07/28)
President Barack Obama has seen first-hand how Native language programs are creating a new generation of speakers.

Filed Under: Education | Law | Politics | Trust
Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets business meeting on bills (07/28)
Bills affect Native languages, land-into-trust for tribes in Montana, Nevada and Mexico and a governance issue for the Miami Nation of Oklahoma.

Filed Under: Health | World
Remote tribes facing threats from drug trafficking and logging (07/24)
At least 77 uncontacted tribes are believed to live along the border of Peru and Brazil.

Filed Under: Health | World
Members of remote tribe receive care before heading home (07/22)
The seven members indicated they were fleeing violence along the Peru-Brazil border.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Richard Littlebear: Montana takes the lead in Indian education (07/18)
Despite uneasy relationship with Native people, Montana has initiated some true innovations in the area of education.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Arizona governor signs bill to declare Navajo Code Talkers Day (07/17)
August 14 will be celebrated as Navajo Code Talkers' Day.

Filed Under: National | World
Immigrants who speak Native languages face difficulty in US (07/14)
Native people make up a significant percentage of Mexican immigrants in New York City and many of them are running into language barriers.

Filed Under: Opinion
Opinion: Unique ceremony blends Navajo and Jewish culture (07/14)
Rabbi Marc Soloway shares a unique ceremony for Lila Crank that blender her Navajo and Jewish traditions.

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