2020 Education News Stories

Book collection in ASU libraries showcases Indigenous stories (The State Press) 11/29/20

Penn Native American literature course will explore capitalism's role in climate change (The College Fix) 11/25/20

Lifting up Native science (Northwestern Now) 11/24/20

Native history is WA history, and tribes are helping schools teach it (Crosscut) 11/16/20

ASU strives to promote and advance Native American higher education (ASU Now) 11/13/20

Meet the Native scholar helping tribal communities through interdisciplinary research (Diverse Education) 11/12/20

Indigenous professor discusses U.S. education experiences during virtual lecture (Penn State Daily Collegian) 11/12/20

CU to work with state legislature to offer in-state tuition to Indigenous students from outside Colorado (Colorado Hometown Weekly) 11/12/20

University of Michigan Native American, Latinx groups demand required courses on 'decolonial pedagogy' (The Tennessee Star) 11/2/20

COVID complicates college prep for Native students (New Mexico In Depth) 10/22/20

Celebrations mark the 50th anniversary of the Stanford American Indian Organization (Stanford News) 10/20/20

Tohono O'odham Nation to give $2 million to ASU, UA for COVID-19 research (Arizona Central) 10/19/20

Chi’zhii rez girl passes AZ bar exam (Navajo Times) 10/15/20

New Mexico names leader of Indigenous education reform (Education Week) 10/15/20

UW partners receives grant to develop educational pathways for Native American students (The Badger-Herald) 10/15/20

UM starts American Indian Governance and Policy Institute (Montana Kaimin) 10/13/20

A most promising Indigenous scientist (Indian Country Today) 10/13/20

Hundreds of schools are still using Native Americans as team mascots (FiveThirtyEight) 10/12/20

Faculty research university’s ties to Indigenous dispossession (Cornell Chronicle) 10/12/20

Tribe releases supplement to correct student history books (McAlester News-Capital) 10/9/20

Tribal citizens settle education claims in lawsuit (Indian Country Today) 10/5/20

Nuclear Princeton: Indigenous scholarship and representation in an institution ‘not designed’ for Native students (The Daily Princetonian) 10/4/20

ASU Law launches first-ever Indian gaming and self-governance programs (ASU Now) 9/30/20

From urban campuses to reservations, Native American students feel COVID-19's reach (Helena Independent-Record) 9/27/20

Office of Public Instruction honors American Indian heritage, creates classroom resources (State of Montana Newsroom) 9/25/20

UCLA Law receives $15 million to boost study of Native American law and policy (UCLA Newsroom) 9/23/20

Researchers: Native youth need culturally-relevant education (Albuquerque Journal) 9/20/20

Subcommittee hearing: Examining the Bureau of Indian Education's school reopening guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic (Indianz) 9/10/20

NMSU English professor receives NSF grant to study bear ceremonialism, creates website (Las Cruces Sun News) 9/5/20

Nathan Levi Esquerra Named UArizona's First SVP for Native American Advancement (The University of Arizona) 9/3/20

Chickasaw student grabs spot in Johns Hopkins European master's program (The Ada News) 9/2/20

Webinars on Indigenous Peoples & Intellectual Property for Indigenous leaders, lawyers, and community members (NARF) 9/2/20

More than education: Three tribal college graduates blaze paths to law school (Tribal College Journal) 8/21/20

The land-grant universities still profiting off Indigenous homelands (High Country News) 8/18/20

Recognizing Stanford’s Native communities: International Day of World’s Indigenous People (The Stanford Daily) 8/16/20

The federal government gives Native students an inadequate education and gets away with it (Arizona Central) 8/10/20

Federal agency sets guidelines for reopening Native American schools (The Durango Herald) 8/10/20

Pop culture artists team with educators for Native lessons (Indian Country Today) 8/10/20

$20 million gift to ABQ nonprofit will benefit thousands of Native American students (Albuquerque Business Journal) 8/4/20

Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine at Cherokee Nation celebrates first class of medical school students during white coat ceremony (Indian Country Today) 8/4/20

Lawsuit seeks education reform at Native American schools (Indian Country Today) 7/24/20

Poor record keeping for cost of education for Native students (Indian Country Today) 7/24/20

The Native American critique of new law school study (Above the Law) 7/21/20

ASU Law program on McGirt (Turtle Talk) 7/21/20

Why the American Indian Movement started the Heart of the Earth Survival School (MinnPost) 7/20/20

High schools are front lines in mascots fight (Indian Country Today) 7/17/20

'Model United Nations: Indigenous' is offering free summer programming (Indian Country Today) 7/9/20

Ohio school district retires racist mascot (Indian Country Today) 7/2/20

Society of Southwest Archivists endorses Protocols for Native American Archival Materials developed at NAU (Northern Arizona University) 7/1/20

Indigenous health expert Sean M. Daley joines the College of Health (Lehigh University) 7/1/20

Hoeven announces funding for Turtle Mountain Community College (U.S. Senator for North Dakota John Hoeven) 6/29/20

Native women law students excluded from so-called "Women of Color in Law Schools" study (Indian Country Today) 6/26/20

UC Berkeley's Indigenous organizations continue to fight for visibility (The Daily Californian) 6/25/20

New Mexico PBS, First Nations Experience to air Santa Fe Indian School virtual graduation ceremony (Albuquerque Journal) 6/24/20

Navajo Nation president says New Mexico still failing students (Santa Fe New Mexican) 6/24/20

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture puts curriculum on tribes online (Albuquerque Journal) 6/14/20

Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Romeo Saganash to receive honorary doctorates from Laval (Nunatsiaq News) 6/9/20

Chuck Hoskin: Working together for American Indian students (Indianz) 6/8/20

Navajo Technical University to develop environmental engineering program (Farmington Daily Times) 5/24/20

Stanford junior named Udall scholar (Stanford News) 5/21/20

Navajo Tech hosts a virtual commencement in place of postponed graduation (Navajo-Hopi Observer) 5/19/20

KU Law partners with UN to train diplomats on indigenous issues, conflict resolution (University of Kansas) 5/19/20

Navajo Nation college has record number of degrees (Indian Country Today) 5/8/20

Indigenous studies requirement is a 'no brainer' (Indian Country Today) 5/6/20

For some Native college students, online classes could be a dealbreaker (New Mexico In Depth) 5/4/20

Student sues: Turned away for beaded graduation cap (Lakota Times) 4/30/20

Harvard, Stanford, ASU...and Diné College (Indian Country Today) 4/28/20

Navajo Nation: Keep Yazzie/Martinez oversight (Santa Fe New Mexican) 4/25/20

M.P.H. student working front lines of COVID-19 for Native Americans (Vanderbilt University) 4/14/20

How the U of Minnesota, Twin Cities doubled its retention of Native American students (Diverse Education) 4/12/20

Montana State student wins Newman fellowship (Bozeman Daily Chroncile) 4/8/20

Tahlequah Public Schools awarded Impact Aid (Tahlequah Daily Press) 4/6/20

The Alaska Native teacher upending the legacy of colonial education (The Atlantic) 4/4/20

Horizon Foundation's $4.8M gift launches OU Native Peoples Initiative (Tahlequah Daily Press) 4/3/20

Valeria Nurr'araaluk Davidson is 'ideal choice' to lead Alaska Pacific University (Indian Country Today) 3/24/20

Navajo student comes home to Navajo Nation after school at Duke and DC (Navajo-Hopi Observer) 3/24/20

Blackfeet Community College awarded funding for missing persons database (Great Falls Tribune) 3/21/20

Border town school cuts student's hair (Indianz) 3/16/20

Cherokee Nation awards $6 million to local school districts, challenges Oklahoma to follow its lead (Tulsa World) 3/6/20

Native American school proposal defeated by House committee (Rapid City Journal) 3/5/20

Lakota Tech: First of a kind (Indianz) 2/25/20

San Manuel gift galvanizes tribal gaming and law programs at University of Nevada Las Vegas (Indian Country Today) 2/24/20

ASU brings engineering course to Navajo Nation teens (Arizona Daily Sun) 2/21/20

Bill establishes Oceti Sakowin schools in South Dakota (Indianz) 2/19/20

Beluga studies bring together Inupiat, Mashantucket tribe teens (The Cordova Times) 2/18/20

South Dakota governor backs Native American culture schools (Idaho Statesman) 2/18/20

USC hosts largest college fair for Native American students in its history (Indian Country Today) 2/13/20

How a community-based school could help close the Native American achievement gap (Argus Leader) 2/7/20

Indigenous legislators, like Arizona voters, oppose school voucher expansion (Indian Country Today) 2/4/20

Tribal Achiever Series: Shawnee Real Bird takes to the skies (Indianz) 2/3/20

Native writer and legal scholar Walter Echo-Hawk kicks off California speaking tour (Indian Country Today) 2/3/20

Arizona State University Law receives $5 million in support of new Los Angeles building, Indian Legal Program (Indian Country Today) 2/3/20

First-of-its-kind university program to focus on indigenous health (Minnesota Public Radio) 2/2/20

Camp to teach aspiring, amateur American Indian farmers permaculture design (Muskogee Phoenix) 1/29/20

UA students forge connection with Navajo Nation in engineering project (Arizona Public Media) 1/21/20

Schools start teaching lessons from Oregon's Native American tribes (The Register-Guard) 1/16/20

'Bloody Indian': School district sued over teacher's racial comment (Indianz) 1/13/20

EdWeek video: "From the Pueblo to College: The Journey of Two Rural Students" (Education Week) 1/11/20

'Goal is simple...we want you to go to college' (Indian Country Today) 1/7/20

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