2021 Education News Stories

Students seek 'authentic and meaningful' inclusion of Oceti Sakowin culture in state standards (Rapid City Journal) 12/31/21

Washington law schools work to attract Latino, Native American students to legal careers (Spokane Public Radio) 12/16/21

LANL launches Indigenous women in physics program (Daily Advent) 12/14/21

National Tribal Trial College open admission: free six-month legal advocacy certificate (Indian Country Today) 12/13/21

Commentary: Native American issues are ignored (The Ithacan) 12/8/21

Arizona law allows Indigenous students greater expression at graduation (Navajo-Hopi Observer) 11/30/21

Shannon Speed honored by the American Anthropological Association (UCLA News) 11/22/21

Native American kindergaten student punished for having long hair (Native News Online) 11/18/21

Indian Education Policy renewal ‘a step in the right direction’ (Indian Country Today) 11/8/21

OU Native American students speak on reclaiming heritage, challenges connecting with culture (OU Daily) 11/4/21

The University of Minnesota offers tuition waiver for Native American students (Native News Online) 11/1/21

UArizona welcomes tribal leaders from across U.S. for two-day summit on education (UArizona News) 10/26/21

Recognition and respect: Native American legacies at Tufts (Tufts Observer) 10/25/21

Red Lake Indian Nation celebrates groundbreaking ceremony for tribe's first charter school, Endazhi-Nitaawiging (Native News Online) 10/18/21

MIT reckons with early leader's role in forced removal of Native American tribes (Time Magazine) 10/15/21

New fellowship for Native doctoral students (Native News Online) 10/14/21

Berkeley’s new Indigenous Community Learning Garden takes root (Berkeley News) 10/12/21

Tribal law and economics program launches at George Mason University (Diverse Education) 10/12/21

A key component of Peacemaking circle rests on foundation of trust and respect (Legal News Detroit) 9/20/21

Chief Hoskin proposes investment of up to $40 million to replace seven Cherokee Nation Head Start facilities, upgrade others (Indian Country Today) 9/15/21

Native Hawaiian education programs to receive $28 million in federal dollars (Patch) 9/15/21

Hundreds march in Pierre, demanding resignation of numerous South Dakota public officials for Indigenous erasure (Indian Country Today) 9/14/21

More states are requiring schools to teach Native American history and culture (Education Week) 9/14/21

Student assembly discusses reproductive rights, Indigenous governance and a new committee (The Cornell Daily Sun) 9/14/21

Oceti Sakowin March for Our Children demands Indigenous history education for all of South Dakota (Argus Leader) 9/13/21

Award-winning podcaster Rebecca Nagle to be keynote speaker at KU conference on diversity and multiculturalism (Lawrence Journal-World) 9/9/21

ASU Law appoints alum to lead Indian gaming and tribal self-governance programs (Indian Country Today) 9/3/21

Diné College increases minimum wage to $15 an hour (Indian Country Today) 8/31/21

New bill would ban Native American mascots in N.H. schools (NHPR) 8/27/21

Tribally-chartered Comanche Academy set to open, uniquely expanding tribal education sovereignty (Native News Online) 8/9/21

New law requires Oklahoma school districts to ask students for tribal affiliation (McAlester News) 8/24/21

Diné College BFA program receives $50,000 worth of Silversmithing equipment donation (Navajo-Hopi Observer) 8/17/21

South Dakota Department of Education changes to workgroup suggestions on curriculum in South Dakota schools (Indianz) 8/16/21

National Science Foundation awards $10M to alliance of Native American institutions, UC Berkeley, and UArizona to increase Indigenous participation in higher ed (Blum Center - Berkeley) 8/5/21

Indigenous leaders urge top New Mexico official to resign (Indian Country Today) 8/2/21

Early start needed to build Native American physician workforce (American Medical Assocation) 7/30/21

Lawsuit filed against state of Montana to require documentation of Indian Education for All (Montana Public Radio) 7/30/21

Certificate in tribal court legal advocacy awarded to 34 legal advocates at the University of Wisconsin Law School (Indian Country Today) 7/22/21

United Houma Nation launches GoFundMe campaign to help buy former Daigleville School (Houma Today) 7/22/21

Montana is failing its constitutional promise to teach Native American history (ACLU) 7/22/21

Education Briefs: Diné College joins global fight against bacteria (Navajo Times) 7/20/21

Sovereignty, STEM, and the future (Lakota Times) 7/15/21

‘Aim higher’: EWU’s new tribal relations director seeks to empower Native American students (The Spokesman-Review) 7/12/21

Crazy Horse summer school program helps Native students succeed (Rapid City Journal) 7/3/21

NYU Law and Yale University launch joint initiative on American Indian sovereignty (NYU Law News) 7/2/21

Diné College breaks ground for STEM building (Navajo Times) 7/2/21

Colorado public universities will give Native American students in-state tuition (The Coloradoan) 6/29/21

Indigenous women selected for unique intergenerational leadership program (Indian Country Today) 6/29/21

A seat at the table: NM hosts first-ever indigenous youth summit (Navajo Times) 6/28/21

Cobell Scholars commit to improving Native communities (NAU News) 6/24/21

Education notebook: Indigenous Tulsa-area graduating seniors honored (Tulsa World) 6/13/21

Tribal colleges empower Native students with an affordable, culturally relevant education - but need more funding (Greenwich Time) 6/11/21

The Bureau of Indian Education hasn't told the public how its schools are performing. So we did it instead. (ProPublica) 6/9/21

Calling Ivy Leagues, other colleges to do more (Indian Country Today) 6/4/21

Native American mascots could be banned from Colorado schools by October (The Durango Herald) 6/4/21

UW System Board of Regents elects first Native American president (Spooner Adovcate) 6/4/21

IU works with Native American tribes on new measures to strengthen partnership (Indiana University News) 6/3/21

Regalia seized at Anchorage graduation ceremony forces school district to look deeper (Native News Online) 5/21/21

Haircuts at north-central Nebraska school district violated Native students' rights, lawsuit alleges (Omaha World-Herald) 5/18/21

Native students finally win the right to wear tribal regalia at graduation ceremonies (Arizona Central) 5/16/21

Reckoning over racism prompts University of Miami to address a gap: 'We have no Indigenous perspectives on our campus' (WUSF) 5/15/21

Udall Foundation honors students tackling tribal, environmental issues (Yale News) 5/13/21

Graduations shouldn't be 'another form' of erasure (Indian Country Today) 5/10/21

Schatz leads Indian Affairs oversight hearing to examine federal COVID-19 response in Native education systems (Indian Country Today) 4/29/21

North Dakota passes education bill SB#2304 (Indian Country Today) 4/28/21

Where Indigenous studies are applied: Preparing a relevant workforce for tribal nations (Native News Online) 4/12/21

Tribal law scholar joins Stanford Law School faculty (Stanford News) 4/20/21

Update on Native American Cultural Affiliation and Repatriation Interim Policy (University of Santa Cruz) 4/19/21

California bill advances to protect Native students' rights to wear cultural items (Native News Online) 4/15/21

University of Idaho College of Law: Tribal Homelands Scholarship (University of Idaho)

Native American students share their experience combatting Indigenous erasure (The California Aggie) 4/9/21

California Native American Heritage Commission asserts its role to CSU in ongoing dispute involving Puvungna in letter to Chancellor (Signal Tribune) 4/6/21

Tribal colleges and universities partner to fill COVID-19 data gaps (National Science Foundation) 4/6/21

WSU nursing researcher leaves legacy of proper research development for Native American communities (The Daily Evergeen) 4/6/21

Adapted in TC: Education about Indigenous life is good for all life (Traverse City Record Eagle) 4/4/21

Land seizures, 'unethical' research: University of Minnesota confronts troubled history with tribal nations (Minneapolis Star Tribune) 4/3/21

Teaching an Indigenous way of life (Ethos) 3/28/21

Proponents of free college for Nevada Native students say it will right historical wrongs, strengthen tribes (The Nevada Independent) 3/28/21

Claiming MSU sits on ‘stolen land,’ student leaders pass resolution to rename Morrill building (The College Fix) 3/17/21

'See that we exist': American Indian Center faces lack of University support (The Daily Tar Heel) 3/16/21

After years of advocacy, Native American/Indigenous Studies minor takes root at Scripps (Scripps College) 3/16/21

Trying times for tribal colleges (Inside Higher Ed) 3/16/21

Native American nonprofit accuses Harvard of violating federal Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (The Harvard Crimson) 3/12/21

Native American curriculum aims to bring culturally informed education and representation to Humboldt County high schools (North Coast Journal) 3/10/21

2021 Pipeline to Law initiative program (Turtle Talk) 3/8/21

New Mexico's Indigenous education advocate faces tough job (Santa Fe New Mexican) 2/28/21

University of Colorado, Denver: Native American College Tuition Bill (Patch) 2/25/21

ASU Law Indian Legal Program launches 'Salt River Scholars' (ASU News) 2/22/21

CU professor, regents testify for in-state tuition for American Indian students with Colorado ties (CU Boulder Today) 2/18/21

USD announces creation of a new Native American focused living learning community (Lakota Times) 2/18/21

OU Outreach's American Indian Institute (Aii) launches new virtual speaker series (Native News Online) 2/16/21

Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College (Prairie Public) 2/12/21

Native students need more support in higher ed. Here is how CWC is doing the work (Wyoming Public Media) 2/5/21

Bill to create 'Oceti Sakowin' charter schools defeated in South Dakota Senate (Grand Forks Herald) 2/1/21

UC Berkeley strips building name for namesake’s treatment of Native Americans (East Bay Times) 1/27/21

Indigenous students and faculty seek increased institutional support (The Hoya) 1/26/21

Native American Agriculture Fund partners with the National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization (Red Lake Nation News) 1/25/21

Where are all the Native American medical students? (The Boston Globe) 1/24/21

Report outlines deficiencies in education for Native American students (NM Political Report) 1/19/21

Legislation focuses on tribal access to education resources (Santa Fe New Mexican) 1/15/21

'We're still growing': Tribal college in Palm Desert pushes forward virtually amid COVID-19 (Palm Springs Desert Sun) 1/9/21

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