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Filed Under: Education | National
White House to host first-ever Native youth conference on July 9 (04/24)
The White House Tribal Youth Gathering will take place July 9 in Washington, D.C.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Mark Trahant: Invest in our Native youth for long-term success (04/24)
Congress will have to actually appropriate the kind of dollars to make youth a priority. Not just a story, but a future that’s bolstered by real numbers.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Senate votes to confirm Loretta Lynch as next attorney general (04/24)
The federal prosecutor from New York is the first African American woman to lead the Department of Justice.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Incoming leader of Navajo Nation stresses importance of youth (04/23)
Russell Begaye, who easily won the presidential election, hopes to lure young tribal members back to the reservation.

Filed Under: Education | National
Lakota Country Times: Tribal citizens named to education board (04/23)
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) announced members of the Native American Student Achievement Advisory Council.

Filed Under: Opinion
Opinion: First Lady brings truth with remarks about Native youth (04/23)
Michelle Obama joins a short list of government public figures that have acknowledged the root causes of Native American struggles.

Filed Under: Education | National
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux student vies for Miss Indian World (04/23)
One of this year’s Miss Indian World contestants offers to her Oglala Lakota Nation peers a ray of hope that life offers endless possibilities.

Filed Under: Opinion
White House Blog: Improving the lives of Native American youth (04/22)
Native youth shared stories about strengthening their communities through public service and community engagement.

Filed Under: Opinion
John Guenther: Tribes should not allow marijuana on their land (04/20)
With heightened acceptance more and more youth are abusing the drug. Eventually drug laws will be enforced and an entire industry will come tumbling down.

Filed Under: Education | Health | National
Lakota Country Times: Families come together to fight suicide (04/20)
On a cold morning in February, three grassroots organizations met on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to discuss the continuing suicide epidemic impacting Lakota children.

Filed Under: Education | Health | National
Lakota Country Times: Program brings healthy food to Pine Ridge (04/16)
For students on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation finding access to healthy and nutrient dense foods is often a struggle for a variety of reasons.

Filed Under: Education | Law | National
Judge Judy chooses reservation school for graduation speech (04/15)
Alexus Uentillie, a young member of the Navajo Nation, submitted the winning essay in a national contest.

Filed Under: Education | National
WBUR: Reporter discusses youth suicide in Oglala Sioux Tribe (04/15)
Since December, seven young people -- including a 12-year-old -- have committed suicide on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Filed Under: Education | Health | National
Oglala Sioux Tribe struggles to address suicide among its youth (04/13)
Since December, seven young people -- including a 12-year-old -- have committed suicide on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Filed Under: Canada | Law
Native girl is one of six murdered from same reserve in Manitoba (04/09)
The Sagkeeng First Nation has the largest number of outstanding cases, according to a review by CBC News.

Filed Under: Education | National
First Lady Obama speaks to Native youth at White House session (04/08)
The first lady said Native youth are working hard to succeed despite facing numerous obstacles that she traced to genocide, forced removal and the boarding school system.

Filed Under: Canada
CBC to publish new list of missing and murdered Native women (04/07)
The list will include Annie Yassie, who was only 13 when she went missing from the Sayisi Dene First Nation in Manitoba in 1974.

Filed Under: National
North Dakota tribe opens doors to seventh Boys and Girls Club (04/07)
More than 1,600 young tribal members have joined the Boys and Girls Club on the reservation.

Filed Under: Law | National
Hoopa Valley Tribe denies paying for bail of child abuse suspect (04/07)
Chairwoman Danielle Vigil-Masten and the tribe's chief financial officer responded to rumors about the case against the reigning Miss Hoopa Valley.

Filed Under: Education | Health | National
New Mexico reports high rate of obesity among Indian children (04/06)
Among third grade students, a whopping 52.8 percent of American Indians are considered overweight or obese.

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