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The Conversation: What the 'California Dream' means to indigenous peoples (January 11, 2018)

The California Dream is a myth for many California Indian peoples and tribes.

Tribes upset after education official offered praise for 'Manifest Destiny' (January 10, 2018)

New Mexico's top education official said he reached out to every tribal leader after he described Manifest Destiny as one of the 'fundamental principles' of the country.

Halee Kirkwood: Seven acts of Native resistance they don't teach in schools (January 8, 2018)

It is irresponsible to teach the tragedies without also teaching the resistance movements that oppose colonial violence.

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.

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.

Navajo Nation leaders offer condolences after two students die in school shooting (December 7, 2017)

A fatal shooting took place at a public school near the New Mexico portion of the Navajo Nation.

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.

Mark Trahant: Republicans target health care and education to pay for tax cuts (November 15, 2017)

Here we go again. The Congress is hell bent on wrecking the Affordable Care Act.

Agua Caliente Band helps bring Native studies into public school classrooms (November 7, 2017)

Students in Palm Springs, California, will be learning more about Native Americans thanks to the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians.

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.

Osage Nation continues language revitalization efforts with mobile application (November 2, 2017)

The Osage Nation is keeping its language alive with the help of new technology.

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.

University agrees to Dakota Access lecture after Mark Trahant complained (October 30, 2017)

The University of North Dakota will host a lecture where the Dakota Access Pipeline will be discussed after veteran Native journalist Mark Trahant raised concerns.

Tim Giago: Anecdotes from an Indian mission boarding school at Pine Ridge (October 30, 2017)

A couple of generations ago every Indian in America knew about boarding schools, but as the years have passed that knowledge grows dimmer and dimmer.

Mark Trahant quits post after university stifles discussion on Dakota Access Pipeline (October 27, 2017)

Veteran Native journalist Mark Trahant is quitting his job at the University of North Dakota after he said officials stifled his efforts to discuss the Dakota Access Pipeline controversy.

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.'

Native Sun News Today: Tribal college leader calls for return of Black Hills territory (October 23, 2017)

The naming of a Black Hills State University residence hall after distinguished Lakota higher education expert Lionel Bordeaux gave him a springboard to instigate cooperation for return of 1868 Ft. Laramie Treaty territory to the Oceti Sakowin.

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 (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 (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.

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.

Senate committee advances bill to update Johnson O'Malley education program (October 4, 2017)

A bipartisan bill to update the Johnson-O'Malley Program and ensure more adequate funding for Indian students is inching forward on Capitol Hill.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set to advance Johnson O'Malley reform bill (October 2, 2017)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will be taking up a bill to modernize the Johnson O'Malley Program at a business meeting.

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.

Ivan Star Comes Out: We must stop the federal 'Kill the Indian' education system (September 27, 2017)

Tatanka Iyutaka (Sitting Bull) once said that if one searches carefully for something that is lost, one will find it.

Ute Tribe thanks retired professor whose ancestors benefited from 'stolen' land (September 26, 2017)

The Ute Tribe is thanking a retired college professor for a $250,000 donation intended to make up for 'stolen' land.

The Conversation: Learning to include indigenous knowledge in the classroom (September 26, 2017)

Across Canada, there are increasing efforts on the part of many universities, colleges and schools to 'Indigenize' our curriculum and to 'decolonize' how we teach.

Pokanoket Nation signs agreement to preserve ancestral land in Rhode Island (September 25, 2017)

The Pokanoket Nation is ending a month-long encampment on ancestral territory after reaching an agreement with Brown University in Rhode Island.

California Tribal College names Blackfeet Nation citizen Billie Jo Kipp as president (September 21, 2017)

Billie Jo Kipp, the newly named president of the California Tribal College, has a lot on her plate as the institution builds a bigger future.

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 (September 20, 2017)

Native students have the highest dropout rates in Washington, but a college program for educators aims to change that.

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.

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