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Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation shares more than $444K with public schools
Education | Opinion
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
Education | National
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.

Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate citizens share original works with Lakota Music Project
Arts & Entertainment | National
Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate citizens share original works with Lakota Music Project (September 14, 2017)
Eight citizens of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate are debuting their original compositions as part of the Lakota Music Project in South Dakota.

The Conversation: First Nations must assert control of their education systems
Canada | Education | Opinion
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.

Arne Vainio: Helping the next generation of physicians climb that mountain peak
Education | Health | Opinion
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.

Camp on Yurok Reservation keeps tribal traditions alive for newer generations

Camp on Yurok Reservation keeps tribal traditions alive for newer generations (September 11, 2017)
David Severns, a citizen of the Yurok Tribe, is keeping his people's traditions alive at a camp held on the reservation in northern California.

Data shows steady decline in college readiness among American Indian students
Education | National
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.

Cronkite News: President Trump ends program for children of undocumented immigrants
Law | National | Politics
Cronkite News: President Trump ends program for children of undocumented immigrants (September 5, 2017)
The Trump administration is rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program for children of undocumented immigrants.

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.

Young indigenous activist fights Trump administration in climate change lawsuit
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Young indigenous activist fights Trump administration in climate change lawsuit (August 11, 2017)
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, a young activist, is a plaintiffs in a lawsuit that seeks to force the federal government to take a more serious stand on climate change.

Mary Annette Pember: School offers safe place for girls on Pine Ridge Reservation
Education | National
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
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 Trahant: Indian Country sees incremental progress on obesity among youth
Health | National | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian Country sees incremental progress on obesity among youth (August 7, 2017)
A new study, one that is built on a massive amount of data, reports that obesity among Native American youth is staying mostly the same.

Navajo Nation citizen sentenced to life in prison for murdering 11-year-old girl
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Navajo Nation citizen sentenced to life in prison for murdering 11-year-old girl (August 2, 2017)
A citizen of the Navajo Nation was sentenced to life in federal prison after pleading guilty for the murder of an 11-year-old girl.

Navajo citizen scheduled for change of plea hearing for death of 11-year-old girl
Law | National | Politics
Navajo citizen scheduled for change of plea hearing for death of 11-year-old girl (July 31, 2017)
A Navajo Nation citizen who is accused of murdering an 11-year-old girl is due for a change of plea hearing in federal court.

Fort Peck Reservation defendants given lengthy sentences for crimes against children
Law | National
Fort Peck Reservation defendants given lengthy sentences for crimes against children (July 27, 2017)
Sentences were handed down in two cases involving crimes against children on the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana.

Fort Peck Reservation man due for sentencing in assault of 4-year-old girl
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Fort Peck Reservation man due for sentencing in assault of 4-year-old girl (July 26, 2017)
A Montana man due to be sentenced for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl on the Fort Peck Reservation.

Indian Country suffers from highest diabetes rate as key program hangs in limbo
Health | National | Politics
Indian Country suffers from highest diabetes rate as key program hangs in limbo (July 21, 2017)
A new report confirms that American Indians and Alaska Natives are disproportionately impacted by diabetes but Congress has been slow to renew a program helps fight the disease.

First Nations seek more resources to address suicide crisis among youth
Canada | Health
First Nations seek more resources to address suicide crisis among youth (July 10, 2017)
According to the Nishnawbe Aski Nation, 18 people have taken their lives on reserves in Ontario since January.

Five dead and four injured in vehicle accident on Pine Ridge Reservation
National
Five dead and four injured in vehicle accident on Pine Ridge Reservation (July 10, 2017)
A car accident has claimed the lives of five people on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Loni Romo: We owe it to future generations to keep Bears Ears protected
Environment | Opinion
Loni Romo: We owe it to future generations to keep Bears Ears protected (July 10, 2017)
We owe it to our youth to keep sites like Bears Ears protected, Loni Romo writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Native activists concede loss in dispute over NFL team's racist trademarks
Law | National | Sports
Native activists concede loss in dispute over NFL team's racist trademarks (June 30, 2017)
A group of young Native activists, led by Navajo citizen Amanda Blackhorse, agree their landmark case is over.

Ben Nighthorse Campbell links racism to suicide among youth
Health | National
Ben Nighthorse Campbell links racism to suicide among youth (June 6, 2017)
Native youth suffer from high rates of suicide and Ben Nighthorse Campbell, a former U.S. Senator, believes racism is one of the causes.

Blackfeet Nation student was denied painted cap for graduation
Education
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.

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.

Federal court dismisses lawsuit over fry bread incident at Indian school
Education | Law | National
Federal court dismisses lawsuit over fry bread incident at Indian school (May 11, 2017)
Attorneys for the Bureau of Indian Affairs admitted the student suffered burns while making fry bread but a judge said the federal government can't be held liable.

Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge man convicted of teen girl's murder
Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge man convicted of teen girl's murder (May 11, 2017)
What began as a night of underage drinking with liquor, allegedly purchased from a bootlegger in a plastic water bottle in east Pine Ridge, ended with one girl shot and bleeding.

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.

Trump administration rejects grant for Blackfeet Nation college prep program
Education | National | Politics
Trump administration rejects grant for Blackfeet Nation college prep program (May 9, 2017)
Lawmakers from both parties are calling on the Trump administration to restore grants that help prepare Indian and low-income students for college.

Gyasi Ross: Congratulations to Native high school and college graduates
Education | Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Congratulations to Native high school and college graduates (May 5, 2017)
Take the time to consciously protect who you have always been.

Diana Lee King: Education system keeps Indian history under wraps
Education | Opinion
Diana Lee King: Education system keeps Indian history under wraps (May 4, 2017)
‘90 percent of what 90 percent of the people know about Indians they learned from the movies’ (including Indians)

Funding bill directs Department of Justice to 'support' commission on Native youth
National | Politics
Funding bill directs Department of Justice to 'support' commission on Native youth (May 3, 2017)
The Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children is slowly getting off the ground.

Native Sun News Today: Lakota students clean up their community
Education | Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Lakota students clean up their community (May 3, 2017)
Originally Lynn Miller wanted to organize his kids to work with nearby high schools in Pine Ridge for an Earth Day clean up detail.

Cronkite News: High school on Hopi Reservation hires investigators after complaints
Education | National
Cronkite News: High school on Hopi Reservation hires investigators after complaints (May 2, 2017)
Students on the Hopi Reservation are going without key services, according to parents and guardians.

Native Sun News Today: Lakota youth set up beekeeping business
Business | Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Lakota youth set up beekeeping business (April 26, 2017)
Lakota youth hope beekeeping will provide opportunity for the Sicangu Oyate.

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute team wins NASA prize
Education | National | Technology
Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute team wins NASA prize (April 25, 2017)
The students and their professor walked away with $5,000 at the 2017 NASA Swarmathon.

Third suspect sought in connection with murder of elderly Native man
Law | National
Third suspect sought in connection with murder of elderly Native man (April 24, 2017)
The brutal beating of 66-year-old Irvin Sanchez in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is reminiscent of the deaths of two Navajo men.

Native Sun News Today: Chickasaw citizen donates prom dresses to Pine Ridge youth
Education | National
Native Sun News Today: Chickasaw citizen donates prom dresses to Pine Ridge youth (April 24, 2017)
Every spring teenage girls at Pine Ridge high school get asked to their senior prom, and prom dresses are expensive.

Native Sun News Today: Young artist connects with Lakota culture
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News Today: Young artist connects with Lakota culture (April 6, 2017)
Just over two decades ago Jacob Helvick was born to an adopted Lakota mother and raised in Humboldt, Iowa.

André Cramblit: Bill in California allows tribal regalia at graduation ceremonies
Opinion
André Cramblit: Bill in California allows tribal regalia at graduation ceremonies (April 5, 2017)
Legislation has been introduced to allow Native Youth to wear tribal adornments as part of their graduation garb.

Chris Buchanan: Indian Health Service sees progress on diabetes
Health | Opinion
Chris Buchanan: Indian Health Service sees progress on diabetes (March 31, 2017)
Diabetes is an important topic for Indian Country, for our families and communities, and for the Indian Health Service.

Cronkite News: Tribes pushing for renewal of key diabetes funding
Health | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Tribes pushing for renewal of key diabetes funding (March 30, 2017)
Alton Villegas, a citizen of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, offered an unusual call to action for an 11-year-old boy.

Authorities investigate remains uncovered on Crow Reservation
Law
Authorities investigate remains uncovered on Crow Reservation (March 29, 2017)
The remains appear to be those of Michael Plainbull, a young citizen of the Crow Tribe who went missing in December 2013.

Blackfeet Nation students enjoy surprise visit by Michelle Obama
Education | National
Blackfeet Nation students enjoy surprise visit by Michelle Obama (March 29, 2017)
The nine students from Browning High School in Montana spent a week in the nation's capital as part of cultural exchange.

Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women hosts summit
Law | National
Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women hosts summit (March 29, 2017)
Attendees will focus on ways to address violence against Native women and Native children.

Witness list for hearing on diabetes prevention among Native youth
Health | National | Politics
Witness list for hearing on diabetes prevention among Native youth (March 27, 2017)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing takes place in Washington, D.C., on March 29.

Mary Annette Pember: Native women work with youth offenders on Rosebud Sioux Reservation
Law | National
Mary Annette Pember: Native women work with youth offenders on Rosebud Sioux Reservation (March 24, 2017)
The White Buffalo Calf Woman Society sets a path for redemption for Native youth sex offenders.

Elizabeth LaPensée: Video games encourage indigenous culture
Education | National | Technology
Elizabeth LaPensée: Video games encourage indigenous culture (March 24, 2017)
Done right, games have the potential to be self-determined spaces, where Indigenous people can express themselves on their own terms.

Indian Child Welfare Act survives attack from conservative groups
Law | National | Politics
Indian Child Welfare Act survives attack from conservative groups (March 21, 2017)
Tribal leaders and advocates are breathing a sigh of relief after a federal judge rejected a broad challenge on the historic law.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on diabetes
Health | National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on diabetes (March 21, 2017)
The hearing comes as tribes lobby Congress to reauthorize the Special Diabetes Program for Indians.

André Cramblit: It's time to provide hope to our new generations
Opinion
André Cramblit: It's time to provide hope to our new generations (March 20, 2017)
Reservations are riddled with drugs and other social problems that lead to an overall sense of hopelessness.

Native Sun News Today: Ex-Indian Health Service doctor charged for abuse of minor
Health | Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Ex-Indian Health Service doctor charged for abuse of minor (March 16, 2017)
A former Indian Health Service pediatrician stationed at the Pine Ridge Service Unit was charged with sexual abuse crimes against a minor.

Eric Hannel: Removing Indian children is a big business for some
Law | Opinion
Eric Hannel: Removing Indian children is a big business for some (March 13, 2017)
Financial Incentive Greater Than Violations of Indian Child Welfare Act.

Native citizens rally in nation's capital to send message to Donald Trump
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Native citizens rally in nation's capital to send message to Donald Trump (March 10, 2017)
The large crowd braved wind, rain and even some snow to show the nation's president that Native people are still here and are still fighting.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Sixties Scoop survivors win long battle with court decision
Canada | Law | Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Sixties Scoop survivors win long battle with court decision (March 6, 2017)
The Canadian government took an active role in ripping the children from their families resulting in psychological, spiritual and physical harm.

Alison Black: Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes wrong on racist mascot
Education | Opinion
Alison Black: Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes wrong on racist mascot (March 6, 2017)
Endorsing the El Reno Indian Spirit Charter Indian mascot sends the wrong message.

Native Sun News Today: Indian teams land in playoffs for girls title in South Dakota
National | Sports
Native Sun News Today: Indian teams land in playoffs for girls title in South Dakota (March 3, 2017)
For the second straight year, Class B Girls has been unforgiving to Native teams.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Guiding our future based on our traditions
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Guiding our future based on our traditions (March 3, 2017)
Understanding Oceti Sakowin thought, philosophy, language, and culture, certainly provide a basis for positivity.

Eric Hannel: South Dakota county removes Indian children at an alarming rate
Law | Opinion
Eric Hannel: South Dakota county removes Indian children at an alarming rate (March 2, 2017)
Indian children are being removed in Pennington County, SD at an alarming rate.

New York Times returns to Navajo Nation for another 'rez ball' story
Sports
New York Times returns to Navajo Nation for another 'rez ball' story (February 27, 2017)
The Chinle High School Wildcats are finishing their season under new leadership.

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