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Northern Arapaho Tribe reclaims remains of students who died at Carlisle boarding school
Education | National
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.

Department of the Army begins first removal of remains from Carlisle cemetery
Education | National
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.

Mark Charles: John McCain embraces oppressive history in Senate speech
Opinion
Mark Charles: John McCain embraces oppressive history in Senate speech (July 31, 2017)
Can we stop talking about when we were great and how soon we might be great again, and instead focus on building a nation where 'We the People' actually means 'All the People'?

Tim Giago: Sundays were always special at Pine Ridge boarding school
Education | Opinion
Tim Giago: Sundays were always special at Pine Ridge boarding school (March 13, 2017)
Sundays were always special to us at the Holy Rosary Indian Mission boarding school.

Tim Giago: Boarding school principal showed cruelty to animals
Education | Opinion
Tim Giago: Boarding school principal showed cruelty to animals (March 6, 2017)
One of the things we missed the most when we were small boys institutionalized at the Holy Rosary Mission Boarding School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation was pets.

Tim Giago: A reservation boarding school teacher I'll never forget
Opinion
Tim Giago: A reservation boarding school teacher I'll never forget (February 13, 2017)
John Bryde showed up at the Holy Rosary Indian Mission in the early 1940s.

Tim Giago: Discovering a love for food at an Indian boarding school
Opinion
Tim Giago: Discovering a love for food at an Indian boarding school (January 17, 2017)
I was almost six years old when I was deposited at the Holy Rosary Indian Mission on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Indigenous renaissance starts with family
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Indigenous renaissance starts with family (November 28, 2016)
Our ancestors wanted us to understand the newcomer’s ways so we would be able to survive, compete, and prosper far into the future.

Delphine Red Shirt: We can't always blame others for Native language losses
Education | Opinion
Delphine Red Shirt: We can't always blame others for Native language losses (November 2, 2016)
It is true that Indian boarding schools throughout the U.S. tried their best to keep children from speaking their Native languages.

Doug George-Kanentiio: A voice for residential school survivors
Canada | Education | Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: A voice for residential school survivors (October 19, 2016)
For once in our lives we need to have the respect of deciding how we can secure true peace on our terms.

Top officials take on violence against indigenous women and girls in North America
Law | National | Politics | World
Top officials take on violence against indigenous women and girls in North America (October 17, 2016)
The first-ever meeting of the North American Working Group on Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls took place at the White House.

Mike Rounds: Righting the historical wrongs against Native citizens
Opinion | Politics
Mike Rounds: Righting the historical wrongs against Native citizens (September 23, 2016)
Imagine a scenario today in which the federal government, with no due process, forcibly removes children of a specific race from their homes and places them into a boarding school more than a thousand miles away from their family and friends.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs advances the RESPECT Act
Law | National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs advances the RESPECT Act (September 14, 2016)
The bill repeals a series of outdated federal laws, including one that allows Indian children to be removed from their homes without parental consent.

Bill to repeal 'hateful' and 'paternalistic' federal laws on agenda
National | Politics
Bill to repeal 'hateful' and 'paternalistic' federal laws on agenda (September 12, 2016)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking up S.2796, the Repealing Existing Substandard Provisions Encouraging Conciliation with Tribes Act.

Johnny Rustywire: Thinking about the girl from that part of the rez
Opinion
Johnny Rustywire: Thinking about the girl from that part of the rez (September 6, 2016)
Sometimes I think about the girl from over by Crumbling House Ruins and I wonder where she is.

Tim Giago: Indian Country still suffering from boarding school era
Opinion
Tim Giago: Indian Country still suffering from boarding school era (August 30, 2016)
There are thousands of Indian children with grandparents, parents, uncles, aunts and siblings who were victims of the boarding schools and who ended their lives as broken people.

First use of 'racism' came from founder of Carlisle boarding school
Education | National
First use of 'racism' came from founder of Carlisle boarding school (August 16, 2016)
Army general Richard Henry Pratt believed the best way to treat an Indian person was to 'Kill the Indian in him and save the man.'

Ruth Hopkins: Genocide is personal to each and every Native person
Opinion
Ruth Hopkins: Genocide is personal to each and every Native person (August 9, 2016)
Pardon me if I choose not to get into bed with the establishment that committed genocide against my people.

Elicia Goodsoldier: United States must acknowledge its holocaust
Opinion
Elicia Goodsoldier: United States must acknowledge its holocaust (August 8, 2016)
There is no question that the multitude of social problems faced by tribal communities stem from the historical trauma our ancestors and relatives experienced.

Native Sun News: Tribes reclaim land at former Indian boarding school in Rapid City
National | Trust
Native Sun News: Tribes reclaim land at former Indian boarding school in Rapid City (August 8, 2016)
Attorney Heather Thompson announced that two parcels of federal land in Rapid City, South Dakota, totaling 117.9 acres, have reverted to Bureau of Indian Affairs control.

Naomi Schaefer Riley: Catholic schools try to make up for bad past
Education | Opinion
Naomi Schaefer Riley: Catholic schools try to make up for bad past (August 3, 2016)
Naomi Schaefer Riley is a senior fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum and the author of the new book 'The New Trail of Tears: How Washington Is Destroying American Indians.'

Tim Giago: Questioning the motto of GOP candidate Donald Trump
Opinion | Politics
Tim Giago: Questioning the motto of GOP candidate Donald Trump (July 26, 2016)
When Trump proclaims he is going to 'Make America Great Again' he needs to consider the America that was not so great to Indians, Blacks, Asians, and Hispanics and all of the other Americans that were different.

Peter d'Errico: Luci Tapahonso tackles legacy of boarding schools
Education | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Luci Tapahonso tackles legacy of boarding schools (July 26, 2016)
The boarding schools were one element in a long—and still ongoing—effort to make Indians disappear as nations, to force them to become Americans.

Seneca Nation sends delegation to Carlisle boarding school site
Education | National
Seneca Nation sends delegation to Carlisle boarding school site (July 14, 2016)
Tribal members held sites at the site and visited the cemetery, where at least three young Seneca are buried.

Indigenous Digital Archive Project wins grant for online database
Education | National | Technology
Indigenous Digital Archive Project wins grant for online database (June 27, 2016)
Federal government documents from the boarding school era will be accessible to tribal members.

Indigenous youth in Paraguay forced into labor in wealthy homes
Education | World
Indigenous youth in Paraguay forced into labor in wealthy homes (June 13, 2016)
Thousands of indigenous children in Paraguay are falling victim to a centuries-old system of forced labor.

Indian school alumni gather for Father's Day powwow in Nevada
Education | National
Indian school alumni gather for Father's Day powwow in Nevada (June 9, 2016)
Over 200 dancers and more than 30 arts, crafts and food vendors, along with former students and their families, are expected at the annual event.

Charmaine White Face: Trauma impacts survival of our language
Opinion
Charmaine White Face: Trauma impacts survival of our language (June 7, 2016)
Remember the abuse and trauma that our parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents went through in the boarding schools when the U.S. government and the missionaries were taking 'the Indian' out of them.

Cedric Sunray: The legacy of disenrollment at Haskell University
Education | Opinion | Federal Recognition
Cedric Sunray: The legacy of disenrollment at Haskell University (June 2, 2016)
My first contact with the issue of disenrollment occurred as a student at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas.

Vi Waln: Rosebud Sioux youth lead efforts to bring relatives home
Education | Opinion
Vi Waln: Rosebud Sioux youth lead efforts to bring relatives home (May 26, 2016)
The children who were sent away long ago, only to die in an unfamiliar place far away from their families, are coming home.

Lakota Country Times: Army promises return of tribal children
Education | Law | National
Lakota Country Times: Army promises return of tribal children (May 24, 2016)
A consultation between several tribes and the Department of Defense resulted in a promise to financially support the disinterment of the remains of tribal children.

Nearly 200 Indian children laid to rest at former boarding school
Education | Law | National
Nearly 200 Indian children laid to rest at former boarding school (May 17, 2016)
Some of their graves are marked with names but at least one reads 'Unknown' as youth from the Rosebud Sioux Tribe discovered during a visit to the site.

Army pledges to pay costs of returning young relatives to tribes
Education | Law | National
Army pledges to pay costs of returning young relatives to tribes (May 13, 2016)
Three tribes are engaged in government-to-government talks to reclaim their loved ones from a cemetery at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania.

Tribes press for return of relatives buried at old boarding school
Education | Law | National
Tribes press for return of relatives buried at old boarding school (May 11, 2016)
The U.S. Army promised to help return the remains, with one official offering an apology for the situation.

Tribes open talks to repatriate relatives buried at boarding school
Education | National
Tribes open talks to repatriate relatives buried at boarding school (May 10, 2016)
The Rosebud Sioux Tribe, the Northern Arapaho Tribe and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe are meeting with federal and military officials to discuss the young ones who are buried at Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania.

Bill aims to restore some 'RESPECT' in dealings with Native people
Law | National | Politics
Bill aims to restore some 'RESPECT' in dealings with Native people (April 20, 2016)
Sen. Mike Rounds (R-South Dakota) introduced a bill to repeal 12 federal laws that he says are 'racist' and 'paternalistic.'

ATF cites arson on Wind River Reservation in offering $10K reward
Law | National
ATF cites arson on Wind River Reservation in offering $10K reward (March 25, 2016)
The historic Shoshone-Episcopal Mission in Fort Washakie, Wyoing, was destroyed by the March 17 blaze.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Taking control of our tribal education system
Education | Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Taking control of our tribal education system (March 11, 2016)
Since we can’t change other’s views and opinions of us, it is imperative that we re-learn our own culture, our histories and our ancient languages without the influences of popular, modern, and erroneous stereotypical views.

Randall Akee: Integrate tribal knowledge into education systems
Canada | Education | Opinion
Randall Akee: Integrate tribal knowledge into education systems (March 3, 2016)
Tribal leaders should support indigenous educators and community members who are reclaiming their languages, histories and cultural traditions.

Lakota Country Times: Rosebud youth research Carlisle relatives
Education | National
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud youth research Carlisle relatives (February 25, 2016)
The Sicangu Youth Council is asking local families to search their family tree to see if they could possibly be related to any of the students buried in the cemetery in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Vi Waln: Help bring our young relatives home from Indian school
Education | Opinion
Vi Waln: Help bring our young relatives home from Indian school (February 15, 2016)
Our people went to boarding school to be stripped of their culture, language and identity. In return, they would come home speaking, reading and writing English.

Lakota Country Times: Native youth work to bring relatives home
Education | Law | National
Lakota Country Times: Native youth work to bring relatives home (February 12, 2016)
Spirit is believed to be guiding the efforts of a group of young people in their quest to have human remains disinterred and returned to tribal lands.

Northern Arapaho Tribe seeking to repatriate remains of students
Education | Law | National
Northern Arapaho Tribe seeking to repatriate remains of students (February 10, 2016)
The tribe started the effort in 2007 but has faced opposition from the Army War College the military institution that occupies the site of the former Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania.

Rosebud Sioux Tribe faces obstacles with repatriation of students
Education | Law | National | Politics
Rosebud Sioux Tribe faces obstacles with repatriation of students (February 8, 2016)
The tribal youth council visited Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania last summer and were motivated to bring their relatives back home.

Native Sun News Editorial: Indian school's cemetery is a disgrace
Opinion
Native Sun News Editorial: Indian school's cemetery is a disgrace (February 2, 2016)
For many years, we have been pleading with the priests and management at Red Cloud Indian School to do something about the old cemetery.

Native Sun News: Racist treatment of Indian students addressed
Education | National
Native Sun News: Racist treatment of Indian students addressed (January 21, 2016)
For over a century, more than just a bridge has separated non-Indian people living in the township of Flandreau, South Dakota, and Indian students and residents of the Flandreau Indian School.

Northern Arapaho Tribe aims to repatriate remains of students
Education | Law | National
Northern Arapaho Tribe aims to repatriate remains of students (December 17, 2015)
The Northern Arapaho Tribe's historic preservation officer said more than 200 Arapaho students died at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania.

Ivan Star Comes Out: It's easy for Native people to feel excluded
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: It's easy for Native people to feel excluded (December 14, 2015)
The systematic disruption of the family unit, the boarding school system, obliteration of language and culture, and outright theft of land effectively diluted our ancestor’s solidarity and sovereignty.

Native Sun News Editorial: 'Crusaders' is a dirty word to Islam
Opinion
Native Sun News Editorial: 'Crusaders' is a dirty word to Islam (December 2, 2015)
In the 1950s a contest was held at Holy Rosary Mission on the Pine Ridge Reservation to pick a mascot for the sports teams.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Indoctrinated at an Indian boarding school
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Indoctrinated at an Indian boarding school (November 30, 2015)
I was virtually raised in a boarding school so the idea of expressing gratitude to a Christian Deity became embedded in my consciousness.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Impacts linger from boarding school era
Education | Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Impacts linger from boarding school era (November 9, 2015)
I see a huge void in our history from our ancestors’ experiences to our lives today.

Little Traverse Bay Bands count few fluent language speakers
Education | National
Little Traverse Bay Bands count few fluent language speakers (September 28, 2015)
Only three people on and near the tribe's reservation in Michigan are considered to be fluent in Anishinaabemowin.

Erin Grace: Reservation boarding school promotes tribal culture
Education | Opinion
Erin Grace: Reservation boarding school promotes tribal culture (September 21, 2015)
The existence of a boarding school for Native Americans may seem anachronistic in the 21st century.

Editorial: Church wrong to use Indian children to raise money
Education | Opinion
Editorial: Church wrong to use Indian children to raise money (August 17, 2015)
Two wrongs have made nothing right in the hushed settlement between the Northern Cheyenne tribe and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Great Falls-Billings.

Northern Cheyenne Tribe won't talk about $11M settlement
Education | Law | National
Northern Cheyenne Tribe won't talk about $11M settlement (August 14, 2015)
Members are unhappy because they don't know where the money is going.

Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne Tribe mum on settlement
Education | Law | National
Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne Tribe mum on settlement (August 12, 2015)
A settlement with the St. Labre Indian School has proven controversial within the local community.

Mary Annette Pember: Sharing stories from boarding schools
Education | National
Mary Annette Pember: Sharing stories from boarding schools (June 29, 2015)
Denise Lajimodiere, a member of the Turtle Mountain Chippewa tribe, is working on a book containing ten of the most powerful survivor stories she’s collected over the past few years.

Lorie Graham and Kathryn Fort: The truth about Indian children
Law | Opinion
Lorie Graham and Kathryn Fort: The truth about Indian children (June 25, 2015)
Forcible removal of indigenous children from their families dates back to colonial times, when missionaries set out to 'Christianize' and 'civilize' Indian children under the guise of educating them.

Mary Annette Pember: Boarding schools leave impact in US too
Education | Health | National
Mary Annette Pember: Boarding schools leave impact in US too (June 23, 2015)
Many more Native children were harmed in the U.S. than in Canada by boarding schools.

Ivan Star: I'm finding it hard to stand for 'Star Spangled Banner'
Opinion
Ivan Star: I'm finding it hard to stand for 'Star Spangled Banner' (May 21, 2015)
There was a time in my life when I actually felt relieved as I cheered for the cavalry riding in, bugle blaring, to save the settlers and their wagon trains.

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