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Release Date: April 28, 2015 E

14-year-old Sway-Anne Byrd, Cherokee, will compete in the Area Special Olympic Games for the third consecutive year. This year's games will have some added significance because the teenager, who...

Release Date: April 27, 2015 E

In a video message delivered to the 32rd annual Gathering of Nations powwow in New Mexico,...

Release Date: April 22, 2015 E

Bill John Baker, Principal Chief of the Cherokee, believes part of his sworn oath in office is to promote and advance the language and culture of the Cherokee Nation. In this article, he discusses...

Release Date: April 21, 2015 E

The U.S. Department of Energy estimates 18,000 Navajo homes lack electricity. With the help of government grants, some Navajos have experimented with a more affordable option: solar power

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Release Date: April 21, 2015 E

Montana’s Office of Public Instruction has initiated efforts in its K-12 classrooms specifically relevant to the states 12 tribes. Changes include the...

Release Date: April 20, 2015 E

University of Colorado professor and Longmont resident Elizabeth "Lil" Fenn won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for history for her book...

Release Date: April 20, 2015 E

A group of academics and educators hope to expand the Taino education program to multiple public schools around Puerto Rico in an effort to teach children this little known part of the territory’s...

Release Date: April 20, 2015 E

UNITE to Face Addiction is a new collaborative grassroots...

Release Date: April 17, 2015 E

Puyallup Tribe’s newly opened Salish Integrative Oncology Care Center offers a blend of modern oncology and natural healing through...

Release Date: April 17, 2015 E

By Ray Perales and Ben Spooner.

Substance misuse is a major cause of death and disability among Native American youth both on and off the reservation.  Substance misuse is a risk factor for...

Release Date: April 16, 2015 E

Thanks to the help of Loneman School and their partnership with the non-profit organization Conscious Alliance, students on the Pine...

Release Date: April 14, 2015 E

Judy Sheindlin, the host of the syndicated daytime court show "Judge Judy," will deliver the commencement speech at Shiprock High School, located on the New Mexico portion of the Navajo Nation...

Release Date: April 13, 2015 E

Over a hundred nonprofit and philanthropic leaders, Tribal leaders, Native youth, and members of the President’s Cabinet met at the White House to discuss improving the lives of Native Youth. ...

Release Date: April 13, 2015 E

The people of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation are no strangers to hardship or to the risk of lives being cut short. But a string of seven suicides by teenagers in recent months has shaken this...

Release Date: April 11, 2015 E

The American Indian College Fund announced that The Walt Disney Company has committed $250,000 to create The Walt Disney Company American Indian College Fund Scholarship Program. The program will...

Release Date: April 10, 2015 E

According to a new report by the Washington-based Coalition for Juvenile Justice, more than half of U.S. states allow children to be detained for repeated...

Release Date: April 10, 2015 E

President Obama launched the Gen-I Initiative at the 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference to focus on improving the lives of Native youth by removing the barriers that stand between Native...

Release Date: April 10, 2015 E

The Navajo Nation has become the first area in the country to approve a tax on junk food, pairing it with the elimination of sales tax on fruits and vegetables to try to compel people to eat...

Release Date: April 8, 2015 E

First Lady Michelle Obama delivered remarks to Native youth at the Creating Opportunity for Native Youth conference at the White House on April 8. This event builds on ...

Release Date: April 6, 2015 E

Sponsored by the Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings (CEEAS), Words Unlocked is a month-long initiative that includes a...

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