Students and activists from coast to coast spoke at rallies, walked out of schools, registered to vote and observed 17 minutes of silence for the 14 students and three teachers shot to death one month ago in Florida.
YES! Magazine: Students explain why they want stronger gun laws (March 15, 2018)
'All of these students will be voting in the next four years. We will be in the driver’s seat.'
Indian students demand action to prevent violence at their schools (March 15, 2018)
Students across the nation, including many in Indian Country, are demanding action on gun reform in hopes of preventing violence at their places of learning.
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation takes lead in rewarding teachers (March 14, 2018)
As the Chief of the Cherokee Nation and the son of public schoolteachers, it has troubled me to see the inaction at the state level as teachers across our great state struggle.
Native Sun News Today: Standing Rock youth are a big hit in D.C. (March 14, 2018)
'Native people have always been artistic. It’s in our blood and in our every way of life.'
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Questioning a new 'Indian education' effort (March 14, 2018)
We do not want further instability in Indian education.
Cronkite News: Students call for stronger gun control measures (March 13, 2018)
High-school student Jordan Harb delivered a gun control message to politicians: 'We want our lives taken into account.'
Choctaw Nation welcomes Irish prime minister for historic visit (March 13, 2018)
The Choctaw Nation welcomed the prime minister of Ireland for a historic visit that highlighted the strong ties between the two governments.
The Conversation: Science is catching up with indigenous knowledge (February 27, 2018)
In recent years, many scholars have become aware of the large body of information known as Traditional Knowledge.
YES! Magazine: Youth take lead from Standing Rock to school shootings (February 26, 2018)
As activists, youth have not always been visible. But past social justice movements show how effective they can be.
Cronkite News: Students march for removal of officers at their schools (February 26, 2018)
More than 100 students and activists marched through downtown Phoenix, Arizona saying law-enforcement officers placed in schools to protect students instead make them feel less safe on campus.
Cronkite News: Students stage walkout to call for reform of gun laws (February 22, 2018)
The captain of the Mesa High School basketball team started the protest on Snapchat. A 15-year-old sophomore merged the social media brainstorming into a solid plan.
Oglala Sioux Tribe seeks investigation into misuse of education funds (February 21, 2018)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe is calling on authorities to investigate the misuse of federal education funds in South Dakota.
Standing Rock Sioux citizen lands Native history position at Harvard (February 20, 2018)
Philip Deloria, a citizen of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, is the first tenured professor of Native American history at Harvard University.
Top Indian positions in Trump administration remain without leaders (February 20, 2018)
Tribal leaders are complaining about a lack of leadership in key Indian policy posts but one of them might soon be filled.
Cronkite News: Students plan national walkout in bid for gun reform (February 20, 2018)
A national walkout is planned for March 14 in the wake of a school shooting that left 17 dead and 14 injured.
Cronkite News: Lawmakers question management of Indian schools (February 15, 2018)
A Bureau of Indian Education official told lawmakers that his agency is making 'strong improvements' in the oversight of tribal schools, despite a long history of problems and proposed cuts to the bureau’s budget.
Trump administration includes Indian schools in infrastructure plan (February 13, 2018)
President Donald Trump’s ambitious plan to rebuild America’s infrastructure appears to offer little more than a nod to tribal governments, though his new budget promises support for fixing deteriorating Indian schools.
Ex-Indian education official pleaded guilty to attempted voyeurism (February 12, 2018)
William Mendoza left his post as executive director of the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education because he was under investigation for voyeurism.
Lakota students released after being arrested and handcuffed by tribal police (February 12, 2018)
Most of a group of 13 students from the Pine Ridge Reservation returned home after being arrested and taken to a hospital in handcuffs following allegations of drug trafficking.
Denise Juneau: The Bureau of Indian Education is failing our people (February 9, 2018)
The federal government has a history of failure when it comes to Native students.
Lakota grandmother shocked after students are arrested and handcuffed by tribal police (February 8, 2018)
An Oglala Sioux woman said her grandson was among 13 middle school students who were arrested by tribal police and later taken to a juvenile detention center.
Vi Waln: Lakota people are still subject to poverty porn by media (February 5, 2018)
When wasicu reporters try to write authentic Lakota news reports, the result is often poverty porn.
Tim Giago: Boarding school trauma still haunts Indian Country (February 5, 2018)
Over the past 125 years, Indian people have been used for many social, educational and welfare experiments in the United States.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Education must emphasize our cultural identity (February 1, 2018)
Colonialism explains the endless adversity under which we have struggled, even as we enter the 21st century.
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation works to preserve our language (January 30, 2018)
Preserving the Cherokee language is preserving Cherokee identity, as the heritage and traditions of the tribe are rooted in our language.
Northern Arapaho Tribe eyes tuition waiver as more head to university (January 25, 2018)
The Northern Arapaho Tribe is proposing a tuition waiver program at the University of Wyoming.
Narragansett student nominated for presidential scholars program (January 24, 2018)
Sherenté Mishitashin Harris, a young citizen of the Narragansett Tribe, is among the candidates for the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.
Treaty tribes stunned as Supreme Court agrees to hear salmon passage case (January 15, 2018)
The U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a new year surprise to Indian Country by agreeing to resolve a treaty rights dispute.
The Conversation: What the 'California Dream' means to indigenous peoples (January 11, 2018)
The California Dream is a myth for many California Indian peoples and tribes.
Tribes upset after education official offered praise for 'Manifest Destiny' (January 10, 2018)
New Mexico's top education official said he reached out to every tribal leader after he described Manifest Destiny as one of the 'fundamental principles' of the country.
It is irresponsible to teach the tragedies without also teaching the resistance movements that oppose colonial violence.
Shooter at school near reservation frequented pro-Trump White supremacist sites (December 15, 2017)
The 21-year-old New Mexico man who killed two students at a school near the Navajo Nation frequented pro-Donald Trump White supremacist websites and praised school shooters, The Daily Beast reports.
Eastern Cherokees cheer high school football team at state championship game (December 8, 2017)
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is turning out in force to support the Cherokee Braves at North Carolina's state football tournament.
Navajo Nation leaders offer condolences after two students die in school shooting (December 7, 2017)
A fatal shooting took place at a public school near the New Mexico portion of the Navajo Nation.
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