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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.

Native students subjected to higher rates of discipline in public schools
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Native students subjected to higher rates of discipline in public schools (April 4, 2018)

Native American students are subjected to higher rates of discipline than their counterparts at public schools, according to a new government report.

National Indian Education Association supports teacher walkout
Education | National

National Indian Education Association supports teacher walkout (April 2, 2018)

The nation's largest Indian education organization is throwing its support behind a teacher strike in Oklahoma due to large numbers of Indian students in the Sooner State.

Cronkite News: Tribal programs land on 'high risk' list despite push for reforms
Education | National | Politics

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.

Tribal leaders and Indian educators concerned about Donald Trump's new Cabinet member
Education | National | Politics

Tribal leaders and Indian educators concerned about Donald Trump's new Cabinet member (February 8, 2017)

A billionaire with no experience in public education will have major sway over Indian youth as part of the president's new administration.

Native Sun News Today: 'Warrior woman' Petra Wilson wins Indian education award
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Native Sun News Today: 'Warrior woman' Petra Wilson wins Indian education award (November 22, 2016)

Sitting in her father’s law office in downtown Rapid City, Petra Wilson doesn’t look like a warrior, but that is how Della Frank, who nominated her for the National Indian Education Parent of the Year award described her.

Supreme Court accepts case linked to NFL team's racist mascot
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Supreme Court accepts case linked to NFL team's racist mascot (September 29, 2016)

A lower court has yet to rule on the team's trademark fight against Native youth activists.

Controversial Indian education bill advances on party-line vote
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Controversial Indian education bill advances on party-line vote (September 8, 2016)

Sen. McCain (R-Arizona) blew up when faced with opposition to his bill to take funds from Bureau of Indian Education schools for a voucher program.

Bill to create new Indian education agency draws Democratic fire
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Bill to create new Indian education agency draws Democratic fire (May 11, 2016)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approved a bill to reform the Bureau of Indian Education amid objections about funding levels.

Tribes and educators push for newer data for key funding program
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Tribes and educators push for newer data for key funding program (May 10, 2016)

The Native student population has grown by leaps and bounds in the last 20 years but the Bureau of Indian Affairs is stuck on Johnson O’Malley data from 1995.

Lennie Jarratt: Bill offers more school choices for Indian students
Education | Opinion | Politics

Lennie Jarratt: Bill offers more school choices for Indian students (May 9, 2016)

If passed, the Native American Education Opportunity Act would open up a new array of education opportunities for Native American children and would give them access to a quality education.

Scandals overshadow Bureau of Indian Education reform efforts
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Scandals overshadow Bureau of Indian Education reform efforts (April 7, 2016)

The lack of inspections at Indian schools and the demotion of the top Indian education official drew focus at a hearing on Capitol Hill.

Cronkite News: McCain bill diverts Indian school funds from BIE
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Cronkite News: McCain bill diverts Indian school funds from BIE (March 22, 2016)

Tribal leaders were noncommittal about a proposal that would divert Bureau of Indian Education funds into education savings accounts that individual Native American children could use to attend schools of their choosing.

Yatibaey Evans: Let's all teach the truth about Native history
Education | Opinion

Yatibaey Evans: Let's all teach the truth about Native history (November 25, 2015)

Like the misconceptions of Columbus, the truth about Thanksgiving is often left out of children’s education.

National Congress of American Indians set for winter conference
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National Congress of American Indians set for winter conference (February 23, 2015)

Tribal leaders will hear from top Obama administration officials and key members of Congress.

SCIA to hold closed listening session on fiscal year 2016 budget
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SCIA to hold closed listening session on fiscal year 2016 budget (February 10, 2015)

The United South and Eastern Tribes, the National Congress of American Indians and the National Indian Education Association will present their views at the session.

Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee's first hearing
Politics

Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee's first hearing (January 26, 2015)

The committee will hear from a panel of tribal, Indian and youth leaders.

NIEA heads to Capitol Hill to advocate for Native language bills
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NIEA heads to Capitol Hill to advocate for Native language bills (July 28, 2014)

President Barack Obama has seen first-hand how Native language programs are creating a new generation of speakers.

Raina Thiele: Native youth participate in My Brother's Keeper
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Raina Thiele: Native youth participate in My Brother's Keeper (July 22, 2014)

Raina Thiele of the White House recaps My Brother's Keeper event that included Native youth.

Witnesses: Senate Indian Affairs Committee education hearing
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Witnesses: Senate Indian Affairs Committee education hearing (June 10, 2014)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee continues its series on Indian education with an oversight hearing tomorrow.

National Indian Education Association hosts annual summit
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National Indian Education Association hosts annual summit (February 3, 2014)

The National Indian Education Association hosts its annual legislative summit this week.

Native Sun News:  NIEA wraps up annual meet in South Dakota
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Native Sun News: NIEA wraps up annual meet in South Dakota (November 8, 2013)

Rosemary Christensen remembers organizing what would later become the National Conference on Indian Education.

Phil Baird: Proud memories of NIEA's history in Indian Country
Education | Opinion

Phil Baird: Proud memories of NIEA's history in Indian Country (October 31, 2013)

This week, the 44th annual National Indian Education Association Convention will be held at Rapid City.

Native Sun News: NIEA holds annual meeting in South Dakota
Education | National

Native Sun News: NIEA holds annual meeting in South Dakota (October 31, 2013)

Today, Oct. 30, the National Indian Education Association Convention and Trade show will kick off in Rapid City and will run through Sunday, Nov. 2.

AP can't locate opponents of racist mascots in Indian Country
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AP can't locate opponents of racist mascots in Indian Country (October 9, 2013)

The Associated Press says it's difficult to tell how many American Indians and Alaska Natives oppose the Washington professional football team's racist mascot.

Native Sun News: President of Oglala  college  quashes rumors
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Native Sun News: President of Oglala college quashes rumors (September 20, 2013)

Despite many rumors to the contrary Tom Short Bull, President of Oglala Lakota College, says that the college is not losing its accreditation and is not designated for probation.

Oregon lawmakers tackle ban on Indian mascots at   schools
Education | Politics

Oregon lawmakers tackle ban on Indian mascots at schools (April 4, 2013)

Lawmakers in Oregon are pushing bills that would address a ban on Indian mascots at public schools. Last year, the Oregon Board of Education voted 5-1 to prohibit schools from...

Sen. Cantwell takes control of Senate Indian Affairs Committee
Politics

Sen. Cantwell takes control of Senate Indian Affairs Committee (February 27, 2013)

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) made history on Tuesday as the first woman to lead the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. Cantwell has been a member of the committee since she...

Mark Trahant: Head Start program critical for  Indian students
Education | Opinion

Mark Trahant: Head Start program critical for Indian students (February 21, 2013)

"Perhaps no federal program represents the ideological divide over spending than does Head Start. Head Start is a comprehensive early-learning project for low-income children. This one budget line is critical...

House Appropriations Committee hearing on Indian education
Education | Politics

House Appropriations Committee hearing on Indian education (February 15, 2013)

The House Appropriations Committee will hold an oversight hearing on Indian education on Wednesday, February 27. The hearing before the Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies takes place at...

Heather Shotton: A state of emergency for Indian education
Education | Opinion

Heather Shotton: A state of emergency for Indian education (December 13, 2012)

"The recent release of Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate data from the U.S. Department of Education was certainly shocking to the nation. But for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian...

Opinion: Meeting the needs of our Indian students in Oklahoma
Education | Opinion

Opinion: Meeting the needs of our Indian students in Oklahoma (October 23, 2012)

"I had the pleasure last week of welcoming National Indian Education Association members to Oklahoma City for the association’s 43rd annual conference. It was great that the conference was in...

NIEA names Ahniwake Rose, Cherokee,  as executive director
Education

NIEA names Ahniwake Rose, Cherokee, as executive director (September 20, 2012)

The National Indian Education Association has named Ahniwake Rose, a member of the Cherokee Nation, as its executive director. Rose has worked for the Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona and the...

David Beaulieu: Blaming Indians for failures in education system
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David Beaulieu: Blaming Indians for failures in education system (July 10, 2012)

"At February’s National Indian Education Association (NIEA) Legislative Summit in Washington D.C., William Mendoza was asked about the administration’s proposal to move the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) to the...

National Indian Education Association meets for    DC summit
Education

National Indian Education Association meets for DC summit (February 10, 2012)

The National Indian Education Association is holding its 15th annual legislative summit in Washington, D.C., next week. The event begins Monday with the State of Native Education Address by NIEA...