Education

Coeur d’Alene Woman, Paulette Jordan Announces Bid for Idaho State Governor

Written by at December 10, 2017

If elected Paulette Jordan would be the first Native American governor of any state and first woman governor in Idaho.

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Center For Native American Youth Releases 2nd Annual ‘State of Native Youth’ Report

Written by at November 15, 2017

Center For Native American Youth Releases 2nd Annual ‘State of Native Youth’ Report

On November 15th, the Center for Native American Youth released its second annual State of Native Youth report

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The Power of Cherokee Women

Written by at September 19, 2017

A tragic story of European conquest and resulting spiritual confusion.

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Trump administration embraces spending bill with increases for Indian programs

Written by at September 14, 2017

Just a few months after calling for drastic cuts to health, education, social service and other programs in Indian Country, the Trump administration has changed course.

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The Conversation: First Nations must assert control of their education systems

Written by at September 13, 2017

It’s important to move quickly to realize the lasting educational reform that Indigenous children so desperately need and deserve, Dianne Wilkins and Elizabeth Sloat write on The Conversation.

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The Day White Innocence Died: An Indigenous Take on #September11

Written by at September 11, 2017

God bless the families of all who were harmed by September 11th. God also bless the families devastated by terrorism perpetrated by the United States.

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Indian-Killer Andrew Jackson Deserves Top Spot on List of Worst US Presidents

Written by at September 8, 2017

Indian removal proponent Andrew Jackson has earned the top spot on ICMN’s list of worst U.S. presidents for Indian country.

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The Fight Against Pro Football, Inc.: 25 Years of Reversing Injustice and Raising Awareness

Written by at September 4, 2017

An interview with Suzan Shown Harjo on the eve of the 25th anniversary of start of a legal battle to end the racist nickname of the Washington football team

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The Fight Against Pro Football, Inc.: 25 Years of Reversing Injustice and Raising Awareness

Written by at September 4, 2017

An interview with Suzan Shown Harjo on the eve of the 25th anniversary of start of a legal battle to end the racist nickname of the Washington football team

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Keith Harper on Obama, Trump and Global Human Rights

Written by at September 4, 2017

Attorney and Cherokee citizen Keith Harper, former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Human Rights Council, opens up about global issues.

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Native ‘Swastika’ Raises Eyebrows — And Awareness — at Flea Market in Utah

Written by at September 4, 2017

Native ‘Swastika’ Raises Eyebrows — And Awareness — at Flea Market in Utah

Following protest, Swirling logs, not the Nazi symbol of hate, was permitted to stay on sale at the Salt Lake City flea market.

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Chief Wahoo Protester, Robert Roche, Faces Federal Theft Charges

Written by at September 3, 2017

Robert Roche, as a lead voice of opposition to the Cleveland Indians’ name and mascot, is facing federal charges of conspiracy to steal federal funds.

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California Tribes Form Cannabis Association

Written by at September 3, 2017

California tribes have created the California Native American Cannabis Association to approach cannabis cultivation with tribal sovereignty in mind.

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AMERIND Critical Infrastructure: Broadband Builds Tribal Communities

Written by at September 3, 2017

Broadband—also known as high-speed Internet—is today’s critical infrastructure. From education to health care, public safety to Tribal housing, broadband provides the platform to build Tribal communities. For example, distance learning supports language preservation by allowing Native language classes to be conducted online. Telemedicine increases access to specialists and preventative care that can be lifesaving while allowing Tribal members to remain in their communities. Shorter response times for police and fire fighters mean that homes and lives can be saved.

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Hattie Mitchell Joins AMERIND Risk as Director of Finance

Written by at September 3, 2017

Hattie Mitchell (Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation), a certified public accountant, recently joined AMERIND Risk as the Director of Finance. Highlights of Ms. Mitchell’s impressive resume include being elected and serving as Tribal Council Treasurer for her tribe in 2012. In 2013, she was elected as a “40 under 40” emerging leader in Indian Country by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development. In April 2017, she was elected Treasurer of the Native American Financial Officers Association (NAFOA) Board.

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Get Off the Fence of White Supremacy

Written by at September 3, 2017

White supremacy is real no matter the denial, and for long standing positive change to be a reality, we must begin talking about the real history of the U.S.

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Are Christians Afraid to Name the Doctrine of Christian Discovery?

Written by at September 3, 2017

What do we say in the face of churches covering up the religious core of the Doctrine of Christian Discovery while they criticize it?

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Native American Students Face Ongoing Crises in Education

Written by at September 3, 2017

From racially and culturally insensitive and incompetent teachers to low graduation rates and ableism, Native American students face ongoing crises in education.

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Agents For Change: Future Belongs to Native American Youth

Written by at September 3, 2017

Native American youth prove they are agents of change with their ideas for social change; some for the environment, others for infrastructure and public health.

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Native American Activist Spotlight: Angela Mooney D’Arcy

Written by at September 1, 2017

Native American activist Angela Mooney D’Arcy chose the path of protecting sacred sites through her organization, the Sacred Places Institute for Indigenous Peoples.

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Bonnie Raitt Announces Sept. Dates in Indian Country: Co-headlining with Indigo Girls

Written by at August 31, 2017

Right off of a visit to New Zealand and Australia, 10-time Grammy Award winner Bonnie Raitt has announced a late summer run of shows in the U.S. including several stops in Indian country.

On Tuesday September 5th, Bonnie Raitt will be performing in Bismarck, ND at the Bismarck Event Center. Both Bonnie Raitt and the Indigo Girls’ Emily Saliers and Amy Ray will co-headline a benefit concert for the non-profit indigenous environmental justice organization Honor the Earth on Friday September 1st at the Bluestem Amphitheater in Moorhead,

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Fond du Lac Bridges the Digital Divide

Written by at August 31, 2017

The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa are providing essential high-speed internet access to 900 homes on the reservation by fall 2018.

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Horse Therapy Helping Break the Stigma of Sexual Abuse

Written by at August 31, 2017

Female victims and supporters have led the conversation against sexual abuse, now boys who have been victims are using horse therapy to share their trauma.

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Spotlight 29 Casino Winter Gathering Pow Wow

Written by at August 30, 2017

Plan now! The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians present their Spotlight 29 Casino Winter Pow Wow Dec. 8-10.

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The Heart of Ojibwe Language

Written by at August 30, 2017

The Heart of Ojibwe Language

Learning the Ojibwe language through the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis’s immersion class this summer was more about heart than the brain.

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