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Elder from Southern Ute Tribe teaches language in public school (04/10)
Fewer than 40 people still speak the Ute language on a regular basis.

Public schools in Texas adjust policies after Apache boy's case (04/10)
A young member of the Lipan Apache Tribe had to go to court to fight for his right to wear long hair to school.

Ho-Chunk Nation player makes history with championship finale (04/09)
Bronson Koenig was the first Native American to start and play in an NCAA finals game, according to NDNSports.Com

Editorial: Include tribal history in public schools in Washington (04/08)
A decade’s worth of work by tribal leaders, educators, legislators and activists has shown that having difficult conversations about issues of race, history and culture is necessary and productive.

Baseball team renews contract with disabled Barona Band man (04/08)
The San Diego Padres are keeping a promise to Matt LaChappa so he can maintain his health insurance.

First Lady Obama speaks to Native youth at White House session (04/08)
The first lady said Native youth are working hard to succeed despite facing numerous obstacles that she traced to genocide, forced removal and the boarding school system.

Comanche Nation examines historic lance owned by famed chief (04/07)
The lance was owned by Quanah Parker and dates to the 1870s.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe vice chair a 'hero' for language work (04/07)
Jessie 'Little Doe' Baird single-handedly revived a language that hadn't been spoken on a regular basis in hundreds of years.

Film documents Eastern Cherokee efforts to preserve language (04/07)
The film, First Language – The Race to Save Cherokee, follows students at the New Kituwah Academy, the tribe's immersion school.

New Mexico reports high rate of obesity among Indian children (04/06)
Among third grade students, a whopping 52.8 percent of American Indians are considered overweight or obese.

Protection order in Tulalip Tribes case wasn't shared with state (04/03)
A tribal member purchased five firearms, including one used in a fatal school shooting, despite being subject to domestic violence order.

Inter Tribal Council of Arizona files trust mismanagement case (04/03)
A wealthy family that benefited from the closure of the Phoenix Indian School has reneged on a deal to provide $34.9 million for Indian education.

Sarah Eagle Heart: Boarding schools taught us to be ashamed (04/03)
There were 500 Indian boarding schools in 18 states administered by several denominations beginning in 1819, and as late as 1973, called the Indian Boarding School Era.

DOI transfers another $12M from buy-back to scholarship fund (04/02)
The scholarship fund now holds more than $17 million and applications should be available soon.

Dominique Alan Fenton: Racism at core of Native youth suicide (04/02)
Between December 1 and March 23, Pine Ridge Hospital treated 241 patients under 19 who actively planned, attempted or committed suicide.

Student newspaper apologizes for 'Trail of Schmears' fake story (04/02)
The parody made light of a recent race-related incident involving an African-American student.

Tulalip man charged for buying firearm used in school shooting (03/31)
Raymond Lee Fryberg Jr., 42, acquired five guns at a store on the reservation. One was used in the fatal October 2014 shooting.

School to use IHS grant to bring Native students into medicine (03/31)
The Native American Research and Training Center at the University of Arizona College of Medicine received the $975,000 grant.

Ellie Reynolds: Native people used as pawns in mascot debates (03/31)
As a member of the Oglala Sioux tribe, the suffocating political correctness policing of every aspect of our lives concerns me.

Kevin Abourezk: Students retrace journey of Chief Standing Bear (03/30)
In 1877, Standing Bear led his people on a forced march to Oklahoma from their home in northeast Nebraska.

Lecture focuses on repatriation of tribal intellectual properties (03/25)
The Sam Noble Musuem in Oklahoma will host Trevor Reed, the director of the Hopi Music Repatriation Project, next week.

Board still working on delivering money for Cobell scholarships (03/25)
The American Indian Graduate Center will be handling the fund as the new administrator.

Eastern Cherokees work to teach language to new generations (03/25)
The New Kituwah Academy, an immersion school, is expanding.

Simon Moya-Smith: NFL team must eliminate racist mascot too (03/24)
I'll protect children first before I protect anyone's right to harm them.

Bill in Colorado restricts use of Indian mascots in public schools (03/24)
At least 10 schools in the state continue to use Indian mascots, nicknames and imagery.

Ryan Winn: Tribal colleges committed to improving lives of all (03/23)
On average, a degree at a TCU costs a student $14,566 annually, which is below the national average of $20,234.

New Yorker: Hope for Native languages amid loss of speakers (03/23)
About twenty-five thousand North Americans identify themselves as Mohawk, but only about fifteen per cent speak the language well enough to conduct their daily lives in it.

Joe Medicine Crow helps break ground on new Montana school (03/19)
Medicine Crow turned 101 last October and said he just keeps getting better.

Editorial: Include all Washington tribes in public school curricula (03/18)
Lawmakers missed a great chance to do right by one of our region’s greatest tribes, the Chinook Indian Nation.

Basketball coach from Montana burns sweet grass before game (03/17)
Larry Krystkowiak grew up near the Blackfeet Nation and shares a part of that history with his players.

Public school board in New York says goodbye to racist mascot (03/17)
The decision leaves just two school districts in the state with the racist name.

Education Department cites increase in Indian graduation rate (03/16)
During the 2012-2013 school year, 69.7 percent of Indian students finished high school, an improvement from the two years prior.

Boys basketball team from Winnebago Tribe cruises to state win (03/16)
The Winnebago Indians defeated the number-two ranked rival to secure their first state title in 75 years.

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux youth step up to address suicide (03/13)
The loss of a child’s life in any community is devastating, but when it is the loss of five young lives in the span of a few months by means of suicide it becomes tragic.

Kevin Abourezk: Racist remark mars Winnebago Tribe team win (03/13)
A Wahoo online program will no longer work with a volunteer commentator after he referred to 'firewater' during his Thursday coverage of the Wahoo-Winnebago boys state basketball game.

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