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YES! Magazine: Native language schools are taking back education for their people
Education | National
YES! Magazine: Native language schools are taking back education for their people (April 20, 2018)
The last fluent speakers of Wôpanâak passed away more than a century ago. A school is working to revive the language.

Chelsey Luger: Whose Native lands are you on? A new app can tell you
Canada | Environment | National
Chelsey Luger: Whose Native lands are you on? A new app can tell you (April 17, 2018)
Enter your ZIP code into the Native Lands App and an interactive map will tell you the area’s original language and tribal ties.

Steven Newcomb: Decolonization starts with our minds and our words
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Decolonization starts with our minds and our words (April 13, 2018)
Where is the clear image of a decolonized society we are to emulate? There isn’t one.

Chelsey Luger: Five places to explore indigenous history in America
Environment | National
Chelsey Luger: Five places to explore indigenous history in America (April 11, 2018)
This may be a young nation, but its Indigenous history is ancient, measured in tens of thousands of years.

Tribes confront unique problems in battle against domestic violence
Law | National
Tribes confront unique problems in battle against domestic violence (April 10, 2018)
The Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians have had particularly interesting experiences as they hold non-Indians accountable for domestic violence.

Bureau of Indian Affairs teachers accepted illegal payments from tribe
Education | National
Bureau of Indian Affairs teachers accepted illegal payments from tribe (April 10, 2018)
As school teachers across the nation walk out in protest of inadequate funding, some in Indian Country found a way to cope with their below-average salaries.

Taiaiake Alfred: Reclaim the sacred spaces of our traditional territories
Politics
Taiaiake Alfred: Reclaim the sacred spaces of our traditional territories (April 10, 2018)
Let’s re-experience our homelands the way our ancestors did and regenerate that culture

Family of Navajo war hero finally presented with Congressional medal
National
Family of Navajo war hero finally presented with Congressional medal (April 3, 2018)
It took a lot longer than expected but Adolph Nagurski, a Code Talker from the Navajo Nation, has finally been recognized for his military service.

1928 recording from Standing Rock added to Library of Congress
Arts & Entertainment | National
1928 recording from Standing Rock added to Library of Congress (March 21, 2018)
A 1928 recording from the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation has been added to the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress.

Secretary Zinke criticized for offering Japanese greeting at hearing
National | Politics
Secretary Zinke criticized for offering Japanese greeting at hearing (March 16, 2018)
The leader of the Department of the Interior is coming under fire for offering n incorrect Japanese greeting when asked about funding for Japanese internment camps.

Republicans advance bill to prevent name changes at sacred site
Environment | National | Politics
Republicans advance bill to prevent name changes at sacred site (March 14, 2018)
Republicans are reaching back to the Obama administration to justify a bill that prevents any changes to the namesake of Devils Tower National Monument.

Ivan Star Comes Out: I was raised to believe that God was White
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: I was raised to believe that God was White (March 13, 2018)
If a decade is 120 months, I spent 80 months or so in a school environment intended to 'Kill the Indian' in me.

Indigenous game helps arrivals, new and old, preserve traditions
National | Sports | World
Indigenous game helps arrivals, new and old, preserve traditions (March 13, 2018)
A ball game that has been played in Mexico for centuries gives indigenous people a way to maintain their traditions in the United States,

Albert Bender: Thought-provoking 'Hostiles' deserves to be seen
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Albert Bender: Thought-provoking 'Hostiles' deserves to be seen (March 12, 2018)
The latest Indigenous big-screen movie Hostiles has more redemptive qualities than not.

Republican bill blunts Native efforts to change name at sacred site
Environment | National | Politics
Republican bill blunts Native efforts to change name at sacred site (March 9, 2018)
Republican lawmakers are once again trying to protect the namesake of Devils Tower National Monument even though tribal leaders and advocates have called for change.

Oscars see a bit of diversity on stage with Native presenter and performance
Arts & Entertainment | National
Oscars see a bit of diversity on stage with Native presenter and performance (March 5, 2018)
Hollywood isn't a place where Native Americans will find a lot of opportunities but some signs of change were seen during the industry's biggest night of the year.

Tim Giago: Boarding school trauma still haunts Indian Country
Education | Opinion
Tim Giago: Boarding school trauma still haunts Indian Country (February 5, 2018)
Over the past 125 years, Indian people have been used for many social, educational and welfare experiments in the United States.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Education must emphasize our cultural identity
Education | Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Education must emphasize our cultural identity (February 1, 2018)
Colonialism explains the endless adversity under which we have struggled, even as we enter the 21st century.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation works to preserve our language
Education | Opinion
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation works to preserve our language (January 30, 2018)
Preserving the Cherokee language is preserving Cherokee identity, as the heritage and traditions of the tribe are rooted in our language.

Suzan Shown Harjo: 'Hostiles' film depicts Native people as humans
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Suzan Shown Harjo: 'Hostiles' film depicts Native people as humans (January 29, 2018)
People need to see Hostiles because it is a demarcation point in the evolution of the western.

Narragansett student nominated for presidential scholars program
Education | National
Narragansett student nominated for presidential scholars program (January 24, 2018)
Sherenté Mishitashin Harris, a young citizen of the Narragansett Tribe, is among the candidates for the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.

Lake named for advocate of tribal removal changed to 'Bde Maka Ska'
Environment
Lake named for advocate of tribal removal changed to 'Bde Maka Ska' (January 19, 2018)
The largest lake in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is now being recognized by its original Native name.

Ivan Star Comes Out: We are still here with our language and culture intact
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: We are still here with our language and culture intact (January 10, 2018)
From my perspective modern American society knows little to nothing of the indigenous world.

Halee Kirkwood: Seven acts of Native resistance they don't teach in schools
Education
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.

Mark Rahner: The really scary thing about the CDC's seven 'banned' words
Opinion
Mark Rahner: The really scary thing about the CDC's seven 'banned' words (December 19, 2017)
This is how it happens: one day, you read that your government has begun censoring language.

Navajo Nation leaders offer condolences to family of Code Talker Teddy Draper
National
Navajo Nation leaders offer condolences to family of Code Talker Teddy Draper (December 15, 2017)
Another Navajo Code Talker, the World War II heroes who used their language to develop and transmit unbreakable codes, has fallen.

Death of George B. Willie marks another loss in ranks of the Navajo Code Talkers
National
Death of George B. Willie marks another loss in ranks of the Navajo Code Talkers (December 5, 2017)
Leaders of the Navajo Nation are mourning the loss of George B. Willie, Sr., who served as a Code Talker during World War II.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Oglala Sioux Tribe remains divided on future of our nation
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Oglala Sioux Tribe remains divided on future of our nation (December 1, 2017)
We have been divided for nearly a hundred years all in the federal government’s favor.

Cronkite News: President Trump overshadows Code Talkers with 'Pocahontas' jab
National | Politics
Cronkite News: President Trump overshadows Code Talkers with 'Pocahontas' jab (November 28, 2017)
Tribal groups reacted swiftly after President Donald Trump used an event honoring Native American Code Talkers to call a Democratic senator 'Pocahontas,' what critics called a slur that marred an otherwise positive event.

President Trump stuns Indian Country with 'Pocahontas' slur in front of Navajo war heroes
National | Politics
President Trump stuns Indian Country with 'Pocahontas' slur in front of Navajo war heroes (November 27, 2017)
President Donald Trump sparked widespread outrage in Indian Country after marring an event featuring Navajo war heroes with a derogatory slur.

DVIDS: Navajo marine Natema Yazzie carries on legacy started by Code Talker grandfather
National
DVIDS: Navajo marine Natema Yazzie carries on legacy started by Code Talker grandfather (November 27, 2017)
It was only until after completing recruit training in Parris Island, South Carolina, that Natema Yazzie learned her grandfather was a World War II veteran and a United States Marine.

Ivan Star Comes Out: The Lakota language is becoming obliterated by colonialism
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: The Lakota language is becoming obliterated by colonialism (November 27, 2017)
Our ceremonies, customs, language, history, and land have been legislatively targeted for obliteration by the United States government.

Osage Nation continues language revitalization efforts with mobile application
Education | National | Technology
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
Education | National
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.

President Trump warned not to revert to non-Native name for Alaska's highest peak
Environment | National | Politics
President Trump warned not to revert to non-Native name for Alaska's highest peak (October 25, 2017)
It looks like Denali, the Native name for Alaska's highest peak, is safe under the Trump administration. For now.

Dean Chavers: Boarding schools offered yet another way to 'civilize' Indian people
Education | Opinion
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.'

The Conversation: Indigenous people invented the so-called 'American Dream'
Opinion
The Conversation: Indigenous people invented the so-called 'American Dream' (October 10, 2017)
On Indigenous Peoples Day, it’s worth underscoring something that many archaeologists know: many of the values that inspire the American Dream originate with native North Americans.

Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker David Patterson Sr. at age of 94
National
Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker David Patterson Sr. at age of 94 (October 10, 2017)
David Earl Patterson Sr., a citizen of the Navajo Nation who served as a Code Talker during World War II, died on Sunday. He was 94.

Ivan Star Comes Out: We must stop the federal 'Kill the Indian' education system
Education | Opinion
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.

New Yorker features Meskwaki word-songs performed by poet Ray Young Bear
Arts & Entertainment
New Yorker features Meskwaki word-songs performed by poet Ray Young Bear (September 19, 2017)
Poet and novelist Ray Young Bear, a citizen of the Meskwaki Tribe, has published two word-songs in The New Yorker.

Native Sun News Today: New book shares the secret stories of Sioux Code Talkers
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News Today: New book shares the secret stories of Sioux Code Talkers (September 12, 2017)
Andrea Page (Standing Rock Sioux) began researching her Sioux Code Talkers book more than 20 years ago.

Doug George-Kanentiio: The life of a great Mohawk named Angus 'Shine' George
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: The life of a great Mohawk named Angus 'Shine' George (August 29, 2017)
Some would say Angus 'Shine' George was a great Mohawk; world class athlete, fearless high steel worker, expert fisherman, master carpenter and highly skilled craftsman with a rich command of his Native language and strong opinions about the world.

Tim Giago: Fall always meant it was time to return to Indian boarding schools
Education | Opinion
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.

Cronkite News: Most Native families aren't speaking their own languages at home
Education | National
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.

Brian Lightfoot Brown: Welcome to the oldest recorded powwow in North America
Opinion
Brian Lightfoot Brown: Welcome to the oldest recorded powwow in North America (August 9, 2017)
Powwow is among the most common words associated with Native Americans but do you know its origin?

Cleve Davis: Racist and colonizing language deeply embedded in America
Opinion
Cleve Davis: Racist and colonizing language deeply embedded in America (July 25, 2017)
Native Americans struggle with derogatory names and symbols every day, Cleve Davis writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Global Voices: Digital radio station promotes indigenous communities in Brazil
Technology | World
Global Voices: Digital radio station promotes indigenous communities in Brazil (July 24, 2017)
Rádio Yandê, the first Indigenous online radio station in Brazil, uses digital media to promote Native languages and communities.

Cronkite News: Rare meteorite found in Arizona receives Apache name
Education | Environment | National
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.

White Mountain Apache Tribe chooses Native name for meteorite
Education | Environment | Technology
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
Education | National
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.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation school works hard to teach language
Education | National
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation school works hard to teach language (May 22, 2017)
Instilling Navajo values, culture and tradition within students can help combat the looming threat on Navajo land: the loss of the Navajo language.

Native Sun News Today: Book brings 'Tasunka' horse legend to life
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News Today: Book brings 'Tasunka' horse legend to life (May 10, 2017)
While visiting the pristine homeland of his ancestors, Donald Montileaux reconnected to the folklore and lifestyle of the Lakota people.

Young citizen from Catawba Nation wins grant to revitalize language
Education
Young citizen from Catawba Nation wins grant to revitalize language (May 9, 2017)
DeLesslin 'Roo' George-Warren is part of the 2017 class of Dreamstarters, an initiative of Running Strong for American Indian Youth.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds business meeting to agenda
Education | Politics | Federal Recognition
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds business meeting to agenda (May 8, 2017)
A bill to recruit and retain teachers in Indian Country, plus another to extend federal recognition to six tribe in Virginia, are on the agenda.

Arne Vainio: We lost a fluent Ojibwe speaker in Larry Smallwood
Education | Opinion
Arne Vainio: We lost a fluent Ojibwe speaker in Larry Smallwood (April 28, 2017)
When we lose an elder, we lose a library.

André Cramblit: Tribes must make language survival a top priority
Education | Opinion
André Cramblit: Tribes must make language survival a top priority (April 25, 2017)
Native peoples must demand that their tribal councils adequately fund Native language programs.

Steve Russell: Thoughts about sovereignty and tribal governments
Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Thoughts about sovereignty and tribal governments (April 20, 2017)
Thoughts to shave tribal government through tribal elections to stop the division.

Navajo Nation Council rejects bill to change tribe's name to 'Dine Nation'
National | Politics
Navajo Nation Council rejects bill to change tribe's name to 'Dine Nation' (April 19, 2017)
Opponents said the change from 'Navajo Nation' to the 'Dine Nation' would confuse tribal citizens and outsiders.

Native Sun News Today: Book shares antics of Iktomi the trickster
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News Today: Book shares antics of Iktomi the trickster (April 17, 2017)
Many Wakanyeja (children) grew up listening to the chronicles of Iktomi the trickster when at bedtime the Unci (Grandmothers) would relate the escapades of this mischievous character.

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe focuses on language and cultural efforts
Education
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe focuses on language and cultural efforts (April 5, 2017)
The tribe awarded $300,000 in grants for language, cultural and environmental programs on the reservation in New York.

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