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Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux man earns doctoral degree Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux man earns doctoral degree (05/19)
Positive stories in Lakota Country are abundant if one knows where to look.
David Lewis: Helping tribes in Oregon share their own histories David Lewis: Helping tribes in Oregon share their own histories (05/18)
The Native people from this region were removed to reservations, and became an invisible population in Oregon for more than 100 years.
Nearly 200 Indian children laid to rest at former boarding school Nearly 200 Indian children laid to rest at former boarding school (05/17)
Some of their graves are marked with names but at least one reads 'Unknown' as youth from the Rosebud Sioux Tribe discovered during a visit to the site.
Native Sun News: Cheyenne River girl earns perfect attendance Native Sun News: Cheyenne River girl earns perfect attendance (05/17)
For four straight school years, Tracelyn Strand, 10, (Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe) has been to school on time and has not missed a single day.
University starts discussion on seal that excludes Native people University starts discussion on seal that excludes Native people (05/16)
The symbol features Spanish and European figures with weapons. Native people are missing.
Bureau of Indian Education subject to transgender student guidance Bureau of Indian Education subject to transgender student guidance (05/13)
The new directive requires public schools and those that receive federal funds to ensure that all students can learn in a discrimination-free environment.
Secretary of Education John King visits Pine Ridge Reservation Secretary of Education John King visits Pine Ridge Reservation (05/13)
The Education Department also announced a $107,631 grant to address suicide on the reservation.
Secretary Sally Jewell to deliver tribal college commencement address Secretary Sally Jewell to deliver tribal college commencement address (05/13)
The leader of the Interior Department will speak to graduates of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Minnesota.
Army pledges to pay costs of returning young relatives to tribes Army pledges to pay costs of returning young relatives to tribes (05/13)
Three tribes are engaged in government-to-government talks to reclaim their loved ones from a cemetery at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania.
Native Sun News: Record turnout for Cheyenne language course Native Sun News: Record turnout for Cheyenne language course (05/13)
Dr. Richard Littlebear, President of Chief Dull Knife College, conducted a week long class teaching Cheyenne reading and writing.
Forest County Potawatomi Tribe hosts unique graduating class Forest County Potawatomi Tribe hosts unique graduating class (05/12)
The tribe entered into a partnership with Nicolet College in Wisconsin to offer classes to employees.
Bill to create new Indian education agency draws Democratic fire Bill to create new Indian education agency draws Democratic fire (05/11)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approved a bill to reform the Bureau of Indian Education amid objections about funding levels.
Education Secretary John King headed to Pine Ridge Reservation Education Secretary John King headed to Pine Ridge Reservation (05/11)
The leader of the Department of Education will visit two schools on the reservation to learn more about issues affecting Indian students.
Bureau of Indian Affairs reports progress in inspections at schools Bureau of Indian Affairs reports progress in inspections at schools (05/11)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is promising to inspect all 180 institutions by August 31, or close to the start of the new school year.
Tribes press for return of relatives buried at old boarding school Tribes press for return of relatives buried at old boarding school (05/11)
The U.S. Army promised to help return the remains, with one official offering an apology for the situation.
Tribes and educators push for newer data for key funding program Tribes and educators push for newer data for key funding program (05/10)
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.
Tribes open talks to repatriate relatives buried at boarding school Tribes open talks to repatriate relatives buried at boarding school (05/10)
The Rosebud Sioux Tribe, the Northern Arapaho Tribe and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe are meeting with federal and military officials to discuss the young ones who are buried at Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania.
Native residential school survivors reach $50M settlement in Canada Native residential school survivors reach $50M settlement in Canada (05/10)
People who lived at residential schools in Newfoundland and Labrador will benefit from direct payments.
Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on two bills Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on two bills (05/09)
Lawmakers will take testimony on a bill to help Native veterans with health care services and another to update data used for the Johnson-O'Malley education program.
Leech Lake Band to get new high school after long wait for funding Leech Lake Band to get new high school after long wait for funding (05/09)
For nearly 21 years, students at the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig High School in Minnesota have been attending classes in structures that were never meant to house people.
Lennie Jarratt: Bill offers more school choices for Indian students Lennie Jarratt: Bill offers more school choices for Indian students (05/09)
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.
Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge youth hone skills with film project Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge youth hone skills with film project (05/09)
They may be at the early end of their careers, but someday we may be seeing a former Pine Ridge Reservation student on public TV or even hosting 'The Tonight Show.'
Haskell University to raise funds for long-overdue campus upgrades Haskell University to raise funds for long-overdue campus upgrades (05/06)
The tribal college in Kansas needs between $111 million and $123 million to upgrade aging structures and build new dorms, classrooms and other facilities.
Delphine Red Shirt: Lakota language speakers belong in classrooms Delphine Red Shirt: Lakota language speakers belong in classrooms (05/06)
Recently I had the fortuitous opportunity to see a Lakota classroom in session.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules meeting and hearing Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules meeting and hearing (05/05)
Three bills are on the agenda for the business meeting while the hearing will focus on a veterans health and the Johnson O’Malley program.
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe updates education code Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe updates education code (05/05)
Tribal education staff plans to schedule other meetings with tribal citizens over the next several months to seek input, as well as volunteers, to assist with the update process.
Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne Tribe pressed to hold school board election Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne Tribe pressed to hold school board election (05/04)
At the first Tribal Council meeting in May, Busby District Chairman Dana Eaglefeathers will once again request a school board election of community members for the Northern Cheyenne Tribal Schools.
Rosebud man selected as leader of South Dakota State University Rosebud man selected as leader of South Dakota State University (05/03)
Barry Dunn plans to strengthen SDSU's relationships with tribal colleges in order to offer more educational opportunities for tribal students.
University president doesn't see seal that excludes Native people as racist University president doesn't see seal that excludes Native people as racist (05/02)
The symbol features a Spanish conquistador with a sword and a European settler with a gun. A Native person is missing.
Native Sun News: Tribal college student overcomes challenges Native Sun News: Tribal college student overcomes challenges (04/29)
Oglala Lakota College student Tada Vargas (Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe) was crowned Miss AIHEC for her dedication to education and culture.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves eight bills at meeting Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves eight bills at meeting (04/28)
The bills address Indian education, dam safety, Dine College on the Navajo Nation, Alaska Native health care and a New Mexico tribe.
Amanda Blackhorse to deliver Haskell University commencement keynote Amanda Blackhorse to deliver Haskell University commencement keynote (04/27)
The Navajo Nation citizen is well known for her fight against racist mascots in sports.
Jennifer Denetdale: University must stop celebrating genocide Jennifer Denetdale: University must stop celebrating genocide (04/27)
The UNM symbol that celebrates its Hispanic and American frontier history was crafted in the era when the U.S. was in turmoil over civil rights, gender inequalities, and Indigenous rights.
Youth from Coushatta Tribe hail policy change for eagle feathers Youth from Coushatta Tribe hail policy change for eagle feathers (04/26)
The Jefferson Davis Parish School Board in Louisiana reversed course after hearing from tribal leaders and members who were upset about the policy against eagle feathers
Cronkite News: Indian schools in Arizona going without inspections Cronkite News: Indian schools in Arizona going without inspections (04/25)
At least 19 tribal schools in Arizona went four years or more without the inspections that are supposed to be performed every year by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, according to a recent Government Accountability Office audit.

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