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Filed Under: Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: A message to all young Native Americans (05/22)
Young Native people, it's unfortunate how much you deal with on a day-to-day basis: navigating the world, developing your own beliefs, having to listen to your parents.

Filed Under: Education | National
School apologizes for teaching song about brutal Indian mission (05/21)
A young man from the Wukchumni Tribe refused to sing the words to 'Twenty-One Missions' out loud.

Filed Under: Education | Law | National
Judge won't require school to allow eagle feather at graduation (05/21)
Hayden Layne Griffith is graduating from high school in Oklahoma today and will likely have to walk without her eagle feather.

Filed Under: Education | Law | National
Indian student in federal court over right to wear eagle feather (05/20)
Hayden Layne Griffith is due to graduate tomorrow and has been told she can't wear an eagle feather in her cap.

Filed Under: Education | Health | National
Mary Pember: New allies in battle against Indian youth suicide (05/20)
Desperate to stem the recent spate of youth suicides in their community, citizens of Pine Ridge reservation have turned to an unlikely ally, crowdfunding.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Harlan McKosato: It's time to change school policy on feathers (05/20)
Every year during graduation season the issue of wearing eagle feathers comes up among Native students and their schools.

Filed Under: Education | National
Rosebud Sioux student to wear eagle plume for graduation (05/19)
School officials initially balked at the request but the student's sister and other Native students came to her defense.

Filed Under: Education | National
Chickasaw Nation astronaut meets with Hopi Tribe students (05/19)
John Herrington spent 13 days, 18 hours and 47 minutes in space as part of a 2002 mission to the International Space Station.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Mark Trahant: Indian Country finds success in diabetes fight (05/19)
Indian Country has long faced the epidemic of diabetes with rates 2.3 times greater than the general population.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Joe Flood: What's lurking behind suicides in Indian Country? (05/18)
Since December, nine people between the ages of 12 and 24 have committed suicide on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Gyasi Ross: A message of encouragement to Native graduates (05/18)
Native people are the only people on this continent who have a home to go home to on this continent.

Filed Under: Law
Young Meskwaki Tribe man sentenced to 25 years for murder (05/15)
Jonathan Youngbear, 21, admitted he stabbed and killed his 17-year-old cousin on the reservation.

Filed Under: Education | Law | National
Indian student told to hide eagle feather for graduation walk (05/13)
Waverly Wilson wants to wear an eagle feather on her tassel but her public school in Washington won't allow it.

Filed Under: Law
Sentence for theft of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe ceremonial pipe (05/13)
James Short Bear went on a crime spree last year, stealing from the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and the U.S. Postal Service.

Filed Under: Education | National
Lakota Country Times: Tribal students win Gates scholarships (05/13)
The official announcement was out on Friday, May 1 from the American Indian Graduate Program that 11 students in South Dakota had been selected for the prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship.

Filed Under: Education | Law | National
Delaware Tribe backs student's right to wear eagle feather (05/12)
Hayden Layne Griffith, 18, wants to wear an eagle feather on her graduation cap next week.

Filed Under: Law
Klamath Tribes hold swearing in ceremony for new chief judge (05/12)
Jeremy Brave-Heart plans to expand the tribe's juvenile justice program.

Filed Under: Education | National
Deadline extended for White House Tribal Youth Gathering (05/11)
Native youth have until Friday to submit applications and become a part of the historic event in Washington, D.C.

Filed Under: Opinion
Column: Journalists travel to homeland of Oglala Sioux Tribe (05/11)
When journalists get the opportunity to share and collaborate with those they report on — to give something back rather than simply taking their photos or their statements — it can be life-changing.

Filed Under: Law
Law Article: Let the eagle feathers fly at school graduations (05/08)
This is not the first time an Oklahoma school district has prohibited a Native American student from demonstrating a sincere form of cultural and religious expression during one of life’s most significant occasions.

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