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Cronkite News: Trump administration cites progress on 'high risk' tribal programs (September 14, 2017)

Leaders of federal agencies serving Indian Country said they have made some progress on dozens of problems cited in Government Accountability Office audits but lawmakers said much more needs to be done.

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.

Cronkite News: Tribal programs land on 'high risk' list despite push for reforms (September 13, 2017)

Federal agencies that oversee tribal schools, lands and health care still suffer from weak leadership, a lack of oversight and mismanaged resources, despite nearly a decade of prodding from the Government Accountability Office.

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.

'Acting' Trump administration officials testify about 'high risk' tribal programs (September 11, 2017)

Nine months into the Trump administration and Indian Country still doesn't know who will be advocating for tribal interests at the federal level.

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.

Private school outlaws Washington NFL team's racist gear for staff and students (August 30, 2017)

The private Green Acres School in Maryland has banned staff and students from wearing gear with the Washington NFL team's racist mascot.

Tim Giago: Fall always meant it was time to return to Indian boarding schools (August 28, 2017)

In days gone by the most terrible time of the year for Indian boys and girls across the West came at the end of August.

University bans 'war chant' at games years after retiring Chief Illiniwek mascot (August 25, 2017)

A stereotypical 'war chant' song will no longer be performed at University of Illinois games.

Pokanoket Nation establishes encampment on land owned by Brown University (August 21, 2017)

The Pokanoket Nation set up an encampment in Rhode Island to assert ownership of a historically important village.

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.

Cronkite News: Most Native families aren't speaking their own languages at home (August 10, 2017)

Families in more than half of Native American homes in Arizona now speak only English at home, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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 (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.

Department of Justice denies change in policy with affirmative action probe (August 3, 2017)

The Department of Justice is refuting news reports about potential changes in its treatment of affirmative action admissions policies.

United Tribes Technical College set to honor veterans at upcoming powwow (August 2, 2017)

The 48th annual UTTC International Powwow will feature a special honoring for tribal citizens who served in the World War I era.

Steven Newcomb: Teaching students in California about true Native history (July 26, 2017)

An ideal Native Studies curriculum will teach students that the Catholic system of domination resulted in a traumatic holocaust in California, Steven Newcomb writes for Indian Country Media Network.

Museum in New Orleans celebrates city's tricentennial with tribal exhibit (July 25, 2017)

A museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, is preparing for the city's 300th anniversary in 2018 with an exhibit that features tribal artifacts.

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.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes testimony on three bills at hearing (July 12, 2017)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking testimony on bills affecting the Johnson O'Malley education program and several tribes in Oregon.

Native hire at university in Oklahoma won't discuss Native background (July 5, 2017)

A new professor at the University of Oklahoma's Native American Studies Department claims to be Choctaw but key documents indicate that isn't the case.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation welcomes decision in school jurisdiction case (June 29, 2017)

A federal appeals court ruled that the Navajo Nation Labor Commission can decide a labor dispute between school districts and their employees on Navajo land.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds another hearing to July schedule (June 29, 2017)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets on July 12 to consider bills affecting the Johnson O'Malley education program and several tribes in Oregon.

Fort Peck Tribes demand investigation into treatment at public schools (June 29, 2017)

The Fort Peck Tribes are asking the Trump administration to investigate discrimination and racism at public schools on their reservation in Montana.

Onondaga Nation protests lack of input in decisions at public school (June 29, 2017)

Parents from the Onondaga Nation pulled their children out of a public school in New York after officials refused to hire one of their own as principal.

Appeals court ruling opens door for tribal jurisdiction over public schools (June 28, 2017)

Two public school districts in Arizona have lost their challenge to the Navajo Nation's sovereignty.

Bill for tribal regalia at graduation ceremonies advances in California (June 20, 2017)

Assemblyman Todd Gloria (D), a citizen of the Tlingit and Haida Tribes, is sponsoring a bill to ensure Native students can wear their regalia to graduation ceremonies in California.

Arne Vainio: What does the princess want to be when she grows up? (June 20, 2017)

A five-year-old girl missing one of her top teeth was singing songs from one of the animated princess movies when her mom brought her to my office, worried about a worsening cough.

Cronkite News: Rare meteorite found in Arizona receives Apache name (June 13, 2017)

A meteorite that landed on tribal land in Arizona a year ago now bears an Apache name.

Secretary Zinke suggests more money won't help Indian education (June 8, 2017)

The new leader of the Department of the Interior wants a 'candid conversation' about Indian education but it apparently doesn't include more funding.

Bill in Massachusetts outlaws use of 'Indian' mascots in schools (June 7, 2017)

Lawmakers in Massachusetts held a public hearing for a bill that outlaws the use of Indian imagery in public schools.

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.

Budget document details cuts slated for Bureau of Indian Affairs (June 5, 2017)

The Trump administration has finally released the 'greenbook' for the Bureau of Indian Affairs although few are happy to be reading it.

White Mountain Apache Tribe chooses Native name for meteorite (June 5, 2017)

A unique meteorite discovered on the Fort Apache Reservation in Arizona has a name in the Apache language.

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.

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