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'I never thought I would see her again': Children reunited with migrant family
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'I never thought I would see her again': Children reunited with migrant family (July 19, 2018)

A family fleeing gang violence in Honduras was separated at the U.S. border under the Trump administration's 'zero tolerance' policy.

Top police official apologizes to Aboriginal peoples for 'pain and suffering'
World

Top police official apologizes to Aboriginal peoples for 'pain and suffering' (July 13, 2018)

Law enforcement helped remove indigenous children from their homes and have contributed to high rates of indigenous imprisonment.

'A war on the indigenous': Albert Bender on Trump's border policies
Opinion | Politics | World

'A war on the indigenous': Albert Bender on Trump's border policies (July 13, 2018)

Donald Trump’s inhuman campaign at the border amounts to a war against the Native people of this hemisphere.

Cherokee Nation acquires historic site by Trail of Tears landmark
Environment | National

Cherokee Nation acquires historic site by Trail of Tears landmark (July 12, 2018)

The Cherokee Nation is protecting a historic site from development and rebuilding its land base in Oklahoma.

'Love is in there too': Reviving tribal traditions for newborns
Health | National

'Love is in there too': Reviving tribal traditions for newborns (July 11, 2018)

With a new report highlighting the struggles facing Native mothers and their newborns, communities are turning to tribal traditions for support.

Indian Lawmakers: Denounce bigotry, even when it comes from Donald Trump
Opinion | Politics

Indian Lawmakers: Denounce bigotry, even when it comes from Donald Trump (July 11, 2018)

When Indians—especially Indian women—are used as props for a political agenda, call it out.

White Mountain Apache man sentenced for death of 16-year-old girl
Law | National

White Mountain Apache man sentenced for death of 16-year-old girl (July 11, 2018)

'She was destined to accomplish so much,' the sister of young victim Katherine Irene Tortice said.

Grannies and Abuelas are heading to the border to support families
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Grannies and Abuelas are heading to the border to support families (July 10, 2018)

A caravan of concerned women will head to the Mexico border to deliver grandmotherly love to migrant families.

Charges filed for deaths of Lakota mother and her 14-year-old son
Law | National

Charges filed for deaths of Lakota mother and her 14-year-old son (July 9, 2018)

A driver is facing just a year in jail for a crash that took the lives of Lynell Morrison-Cash and her son, Waylon, 14.

'It's gut-wrenching': Migrant children still being held in shelters
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'It's gut-wrenching': Migrant children still being held in shelters (July 9, 2018)

Children as young as 5 are still being detained by the United States despite orders to reunite them with their families.

Indian school went without fire alarm system for more than a decade
Education | National | Politics

Indian school went without fire alarm system for more than a decade (July 3, 2018)

A school on the Navajo Nation went without fire protection systems for more than a decade and the problem still hasn't been completely fixed.

Mark Maxey: Indigenous children have long been separated from their families
Education | Opinion | Politics

Mark Maxey: Indigenous children have long been separated from their families (July 2, 2018)

Many Indigenous Nations and citizens believe that nothing has changed in over 400 years

Native students learn about science in 'Sovereign' summer camp
Education | National | Technology

Native students learn about science in 'Sovereign' summer camp (July 2, 2018)

The Sovereign Native Youth STEM Leadership Academy introduces science careers to Native students,

Tim Giago: Native American Journalists Association still going strong
Opinion

Tim Giago: Native American Journalists Association still going strong (July 2, 2018)

A new generation of Indian journalists is taking the Native American Journalists Association into the new world of electronic media.

'We care for these kids': Protesters hit Melania Trump on visit to migrant shelter
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'We care for these kids': Protesters hit Melania Trump on visit to migrant shelter (June 29, 2018)

First Lady Melania Trump visited a migrant shelter that houses more than 100 children who have been separated from their families.

'I only want my daughter': Migrant mother separated from 12-year-old girl
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'I only want my daughter': Migrant mother separated from 12-year-old girl (June 27, 2018)

A Guatemalan woman who was separated from her daughter after they crossed the border is suing the federal government to get her child back.

'No question at all': More Indigenous families are crossing the border
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'No question at all': More Indigenous families are crossing the border (June 25, 2018)

Language barriers mean Indigenous families may be more likely to be split up when they cross into the United States.

David Quincy: Indigenous people remember when America was 'great'
Opinion

David Quincy: Indigenous people remember when America was 'great' (June 25, 2018)

History is repeating itself, and again it is our most vulnerable who is suffering these genocidal acts.

'This is still Indian Country': Indian lawmakers trash Trump's immigration policy
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'This is still Indian Country': Indian lawmakers trash Trump's immigration policy (June 22, 2018)

Indigenous families are being separated at the border, Native lawmakers said, calling on tribal citizens to fight the Trump administration's 'zero tolerance' policy.

'Never Again': Trump administration revives boarding school era
Opinion | Politics | World

'Never Again': Trump administration revives boarding school era (June 21, 2018)

The Trump administration’s actions are an attempt to write another chapter of the boarding school era, this time for immigrant families.

Cronkite News: Trump reverses course on separation of families
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Cronkite News: Trump reverses course on separation of families (June 21, 2018)

Between May 5 and June 9, more than 2,300 children were taken from their parents after attempted crossings at the U.S. border.

'Open our communities to them': Doug George-Kanentiio on refugees
Opinion | Politics | World

'Open our communities to them': Doug George-Kanentiio on refugees (June 21, 2018)

We must not permit these Native children to be tossed about the country, living in fear.

The Conversation: Indigenous communities are no strangers to mathematics
Canada | Education | Technology

The Conversation: Indigenous communities are no strangers to mathematics (June 20, 2018)

Inspired by Indigenous storytelling traditions, the Math Catcher Outreach Program attracts youth to the study of mathematics.

Aaron Payment: Innocent children victmized again by our government
Opinion | Politics | World

Aaron Payment: Innocent children victmized again by our government (June 20, 2018)

There are so many parallels to the current crisis of internment of innocent immigrant children with Indian boarding schools and forced reservation policy.

'The administration has the power': Trump team defends family separation policy
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'The administration has the power': Trump team defends family separation policy (June 20, 2018)

Republican John McCain called the forced separation of families an 'affront to the decency of the American people' as the Trump administration continued to defend the controversial policy.

'Locked in cages': James Singer on forced separation of families
Opinion | Politics

'Locked in cages': James Singer on forced separation of families (June 20, 2018)

Immigrant children and families being separated by our government is a despicable policy and must stop now.

'I am not shocked': Harold Frazier on forced separation of families
Opinion | Politics

'I am not shocked': Harold Frazier on forced separation of families (June 19, 2018)

At what point does the United States have to realize they are the bad guys?

Mark Trahant: Indian Country remembers the trauma of forced separation
Opinion | Politics

Mark Trahant: Indian Country remembers the trauma of forced separation (June 19, 2018)

Indian Country remembers. This is not the first administration to order the forced separation of families.

Cronkite News: Basketball standout from Navajo Nation makes next move
Education | National | Sports

Cronkite News: Basketball standout from Navajo Nation makes next move (June 19, 2018)

Navajo citizen JJ Nakai is blazing a trail for younger Native American basketball players.

Mark Charles: Separating families of color is a long tradition in America
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Mark Charles: Separating families of color is a long tradition in America (June 18, 2018)

Throughout our history, the United States has used the separation of families as a means of controlling people of color.

'But Trump won': Children's biography about the president draws controversy
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'But Trump won': Children's biography about the president draws controversy (June 18, 2018)

Parents and teachers aren’t angry over what the a new children's book says about the president, but rather what it leaves out.

The Conversation: Bringing Indigenous knowledge to our students
Canada | Education

The Conversation: Bringing Indigenous knowledge to our students (June 14, 2018)

Innovative resources are integrating Indigenous perspectives into schools through inquiry, video, images and activities.

'Attacking our children': Activists denounce separation of families at border
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'Attacking our children': Activists denounce separation of families at border (June 13, 2018)

A new group called Free the Children Coalition is denouncing the Trump administration's harsh immigration policies.

Veldon Coburn: Indigenous students once again go missing in the class of 2018
Canada | Education | Opinion

Veldon Coburn: Indigenous students once again go missing in the class of 2018 (June 5, 2018)

As convocation ceremonies roll out across the country with few Indigenous folks in the class of 2018, we should not be surprised.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux task force forges ahead with new constitution
National

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux task force forges ahead with new constitution (June 4, 2018)

A group of contemporary Lakota women have bravely stepped forward to take on the daunting task of reforming the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s 82-year old constitution.

'Pandering to the bigots and racists': Harold Frazier on tribes and treaties
Opinion | Politics

'Pandering to the bigots and racists': Harold Frazier on tribes and treaties (June 4, 2018)

The treaties are not the problem. The problem is the United States has never honored any treaty with an Indian nation.

Bill John Baker: Young Cherokees take part in annual Trail of Tears ride
Opinion

Bill John Baker: Young Cherokees take part in annual Trail of Tears ride (June 1, 2018)

Each summer, a group of young Cherokees team up and retrace on bicycle the Trail of Tears, our ancestors' removal route from our homelands in the east.

Cronkite News: Head of Homeland Secretary refutes reports of 'lost' children
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Cronkite News: Head of Homeland Secretary refutes reports of 'lost' children (June 1, 2018)

'If you come here illegally, whether you’re single, whether you have a family ... you’ve broken the law," Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said.

Ivan Star Comes Out: We need to teach culture along with our language
Education | Opinion

Ivan Star Comes Out: We need to teach culture along with our language (June 1, 2018)

We need a system of teaching Lakota that emulates the way our parents and grandparents learned.

Winnebago Tribe brings gardens to youth on the reservation
Education | Environment | Health | National

Winnebago Tribe brings gardens to youth on the reservation (May 30, 2018)

The Winnebago Tribe is working to change the food culture on the reservation, starting with some of its youngest citizens.

Secretary Zinke suggests sending children from troubled homes to boarding school
Education | National

Secretary Zinke suggests sending children from troubled homes to boarding school (May 30, 2018)

The leader of the Department of the Interior has an interesting response to the substance abuse crisis: send kids from troubled homes to an Indian boarding school far away.

Indigenous woman shot and killed by U.S. Border Patrol agent
National | World

Indigenous woman shot and killed by U.S. Border Patrol agent (May 30, 2018)

A 19-year-old indigenous woman from Guatemala was shot and killed by a federal agent after crossing into the United States.

'She chose oil over Indians': Native voters upset with Sen. Heidi Heitkamp
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'She chose oil over Indians': Native voters upset with Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (May 29, 2018)

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp did not join the #NoDAPL movement like many of her fellow Democrats. She may pay for it the polls in North Dakota.

ProPublica: Sentence handed down for death of young Quinault basketball star
Law | National

ProPublica: Sentence handed down for death of young Quinault basketball star (May 25, 2018)

A white man in Washington state got 7 1/2 years for a killing some said was fueled by hate.

Cronkite News: Trump's Education secretary defends remarks about undocumented students
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Cronkite News: Trump's Education secretary defends remarks about undocumented students (May 25, 2018)

Democratic lawmakers and advocates demanded Education Secretary Betsy DeVos disavow her remarks about schools and undocumented students.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Our children aren't growing up with our culture
Education | Opinion

Ivan Star Comes Out: Our children aren't growing up with our culture (May 24, 2018)

From what I have witnessed during my 60-plus years of life, most of our college graduates are culturally handicapped and they do not speak Lakota.

School on Pine Ridge Reservation immerses children in Lakota culture
Education | National

School on Pine Ridge Reservation immerses children in Lakota culture (May 22, 2018)

A school on the Pine Ridge Reservation is immersing children in Lakota culture, turning the tide against genocide and trauma.

Graham Lee Brewer: Discrimination against Native students all too common
Education | Opinion

Graham Lee Brewer: Discrimination against Native students all too common (May 22, 2018)

Discrimination against two young Mohawk men at Colorado State University highlights an all-too-common misunderstanding.

Teen ordered to apologize to treaty tribes for starting massive fire
Environment | Law

Teen ordered to apologize to treaty tribes for starting massive fire (May 22, 2018)

A 15-year-old boy started a massive fire that endangered treaty and cultural resources along the Columbia River.

Mike Males: It's not schools that are dangerous for our children
Education | Opinion

Mike Males: It's not schools that are dangerous for our children (May 21, 2018)

Schools are the sites of fewer than 3 percent of students’ gun homicides; the other 97 percent occur somewhere other than school.

Bureau of Indian Education faces questions about safety and security
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Bureau of Indian Education faces questions about safety and security (May 15, 2018)

Are Bureau of Indian Education schools safe and secure? That's a question being posed on Capitol Hill.

Few Natives enrolled at university where campus police stopped Native brothers
Education | National

Few Natives enrolled at university where campus police stopped Native brothers (May 14, 2018)

Only 125 Native students, out of 33,400, are enrolled at the university where campus police stopped and questioned two young Mohawk brothers.

Cronkite News: Native students are still lagging behind rest of the nation
Environment | National

Cronkite News: Native students are still lagging behind rest of the nation (May 14, 2018)

American Indian and Alaska Native students trail in graduation rates and test scores.

Reclaiming Native Truth: Why we cannot support racist mascots and images
Opinion

Reclaiming Native Truth: Why we cannot support racist mascots and images (May 11, 2018)

Exposure to racist mascots affects the self-worth of young Native Americans.

Winnebago Tribe works to revitalize Ho-Chunk language for future generations
Education | National

Winnebago Tribe works to revitalize Ho-Chunk language for future generations (May 10, 2018)

Generations of federal assimilation initiatives have left the Winnebago people with few fluent Ho-Chunk speakers.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs sets hearing on school safety
Education | National | Politics

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs sets hearing on school safety (May 7, 2018)

With shootings, walkouts and calls for reform at public schools dominating the news, attention is finally turning to the Bureau of Indian Education.

University apologizes to Native brothers who were stopped by police
Education | National

University apologizes to Native brothers who were stopped by police (May 7, 2018)

Two young Mohawk brothers who went on a college campus tour in Colorado ended up being stopped by police for being too quiet.

Bill John Baker: Johnson-O'Malley education program needs full funding
Education | Opinion | Politics

Bill John Baker: Johnson-O'Malley education program needs full funding (May 2, 2018)

At Cherokee Nation, we strive to ensure every Indian child in our 14-county service area receives the educational opportunities they deserve.

High Country News: Native food sovereignty moves to digital platforms
Health | National

High Country News: Native food sovereignty moves to digital platforms (May 2, 2018)

Colonial contact brought foreign food and disease to tribal nations but a digital generation is reconnecting with tradition.

Cronkite News: Navajo youth make history with flights over Grand Canyon
National

Cronkite News: Navajo youth make history with flights over Grand Canyon (April 27, 2018)

Just after sunrise on one April day, eight Navajo students lifted off, pushed by the tailwinds of tribal history.