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Wyandotte Nation set to break ground on $1.4M cultural center (12/19)
The tribe hopes to have most of the 7,000 square-foot facility complete by September 2015.

Senate joins House in approving $1.1T appropriations measure (12/15)
The bill provides $2.6 billion for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, $4.6 billion for the Indian Health Service and $139 million for the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians.

Lac Courte Oreilles youth represent tribe at White House meeting (12/10)
Preston and Niizhoo Sullivan sang for President Barack Obama and got to meet him.

Chairwoman of Oneida Nation to deliver commencement address (12/10)
Cristina Danforth graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with a degree in social work.

Lawmakers unveil massive appropriations bill to fund government (12/09)
The 1,603-page Omnibus Appropriations bill includes $2.6 billion for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and $4.6 billion for the Indian Health Service.

Victor Lopez-Carmen: College must respect indigenous students (12/09)
Member of Oglala Sioux Tribe calls on Ithaca College to improve its Native American studies program.

Youth arrested at at-risk facility on Yerington Paiute Reservation (12/09)
Several youth were reportedly arrested after a fight broke out.

Native Sun News: Program changes the lives of urban Indian youth (12/09)
The Ateyapi Mentoring Program has been at Rapid City Central High School since 1994 and has been encouraging healthy living for Native American students.

Investigation faults former BIE officials over handling of contract (12/08)
Former director Keith Moore and former chief of staff Brian Drapeaux were singled out in an Office of Inspector General report.

PBS: Interview with Secretary Jewell on BIE school reform plans (12/08)
The leader of the Interior Department discusses challenges facing Bureau of Indian Education schools.

Column: School on Pine Ridge Reservation is a 'beacon of hope' (12/08)
New York Times columnist urges readers to support an Indian school on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Editorial: Help needed to keep Mashantucket Tribe museum open (12/04)
Newspaper calls on non-profits to help the tribe keep its state-of-the-art facility up and running.

President Obama makes Native youth a priority in administration (12/04)
The Generation Indigenous initiative includes a Cabinet listening tour and the first-ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering.

White House to host first-ever Tribal Youth Gathering next year (12/03)
President Obama is building on his visit with tribal youth on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation this past June.

Mashantucket Tribe to keep museum shuttered until May 2015 (12/02)
The seasonal closure is a first for the $193 million facility.

VOA: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe focuses on education for youth (12/02)
President Barack Obama promised to focus on education when he visited the reservation this past June.

Editorial: Indian schools deserve more federal and state funds (12/01)
The Minneapolis Star Tribune is running a four-part series on the 'separate and unequal' system at the Bureau of Indian Education.

Leech Lake Band sends youth to DC for Capitol Christmas Tree (12/01)
This year's tree comes from a national forest that lies within reservation boundaries.

Tim Giago: We call ourselves survivors of the boarding schools (12/01)
The system of education wrought upon the indigenous people of America is largely unknown to the general American public.

First Nations Development Institute awards grants to colleges (11/28)
The Northwest Indian College and Chief Dull Knife College each received $90,000.

Hechinger Report: Tribal colleges see lower graduation rates (11/28)
Fewer students graduate from tribal colleges than Native students at non-tribal institutions.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Indian children exploited for fundraisers (11/28)
With sorrow, we acknowledged that making money using Indians as pitiful, poverty stricken and helpless people has been a profitable endeavor for non-Indian institutions.

White House invites youth to DC for Tribal Nations Conference (11/26)
A few dozen youth from across Indian Country will be taking part in the meeting on December 3.

Native Sun News: Urban Indian organization seeks new center (11/26)
A new Lakota Head Start and Early Childhood community center is looming on the horizon, thanks to financial backers of Rural America Initiatives.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe passes language to new generation (11/21)
A 2005 survey found only two people were fluent in the language.

Audio: Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on child trauma (11/19)
The hearing was the last of the 113th Congress and the last under Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana), who served as chairman for less than a year.

Sen. Heitkamp to host panel on child trauma in Indian Country (11/19)
Roundtable follows Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on childhood trauma.

Rishawn Biddle: Report confirms how BIE fails Indian children (11/18)
A Government Accountability Office report shows a need for greater fiscal oversight at the Bureau of Indian Education.

Map: Most common Native languages include Navajo and Crow (11/18)
The highest percentages are from counties where Navajo, Crow and Cheyenne are spoken.

Witness list for SCIA hearing on child trauma in Indian Country (11/18)
The committee will hear from tribal representatives who work to prevent and combat the effects of childhood trauma on Native youth.

Janine Pease: Keeping students safe from bullying at school (11/17)
The founding president at Little Bighorn College in Montana discussing bullying in schools.

GAO report questions spending at Bureau of Indian Education (11/14)
One school lost $1.2 million in federal funds in an apparent hacking incident.

Tanana Chiefs Conference supported study of infant remains (11/11)
The two infants date back 11,500 years and were found near the Tanana River.

Oklahoma lawmakers look at ways to finish Indian museum (11/11)
A Republican plans to introduce legislation to devote tribal tobacco and tribal gaming revenues to the project.

Few speakers of Native languages on Fort Peck Reservation (11/10)
A 2012 survey found just 25 speakers of Assiniboine and 35 speakers of Sioux.

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