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Native American Education

Most Students Have No Clue What Accurate Native American History Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics

While schools take time off to celebrate Thanksgiving -- a holiday based on the supposed friendly relations between the Pilgrims and Mashpee Wampanoag...

Students Want Schools To Reconsider Native American Mascots, Obama Administration Says

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 10.15.2015 | Sports

School districts that use Native American nicknames and imagery should analyze whether they are causing harm to their students and consider changing t...

Survey: Stop Treating Native American Culture Like A Costume

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics

Statistics regarding Native American youth in 2015 are bleak. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for Native youth aged 15-24. Natives have t...

The White House Invests Millions To Help Native Students Succeed

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.25.2015 | Politics

Native American students in Alaska’s Anchorage School District are struggling. Compared to their non-native peers who graduate from high school at r...

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Native Children Are Facing A 'National Emergency.' Now Congress Is Pushing To Address It. | Julian Brave NoiseCat | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics

Robert Looks Twice grew up in a trailer with his grandmother, uncle and eight cousins on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Looks Twic...

Julian Brave NoiseCat

Canada Just Confronted Its 'Cultural Genocide' Of Native People. Why Can't The U.S. Do the Same? | Julian Brave NoiseCat | Posted 06.05.2015 | Politics

My grandmother still recalls the day when the Indian agent came to the Canim Lake Indian Reserve in British Columbia, Canada, to round up the children...

New White House Grant Program Aims To Improve Education For Native American Students

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics

The Obama administration appears to be putting some of its money where its mouth is in its efforts to improve outcomes for Native American students. ...

Rebecca Klein

Obama Seeks Funds For Crumbling Native American Schools, But Not Enough For All Of Them | Rebecca Klein | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics

Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School in Northern Minnesota has leaky roofs, poor lighting and an exhaust system that smells like sewage. Last school year, part of...

Friday Talking Points -- 'Tis The Season

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's that magical time of year when the wee folk of Capitol Hill actually get something done. These brief bursts of activity only happen very rarely, of course, and always immediately proceed another one of the many, many long vacations Congress takes during the year.

Rebecca Klein

This Is What The State Of Native American Education Currently Looks Like. It's Not Pretty | Rebecca Klein | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics

The White House on Wednesday released a report outlining the current state of education for Native American students, bleakly declaring that "Native y...

How The Government Is Failing Native American Students

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.07.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Historically, Native American children have faced serious disadvantages in their educational pursuits. Students often take classes in aged, dilapidate...

The Education System Is Failing Native American Students. Here's Proof.

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

Early last month, Barack Obama made his first visit as president to Indian Country, where he announced plans to revamp the Bureau of Indian Education ...

Obama Puts New Focus On American Indian Education

Reuters | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics

(Updates with Obama remarks; dateline previously Washington) By Jeff Mason CANNON BALL, N.D., June 13 (Reuters) - Presid...

It Isn't Getting Better For Native American Students

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics

Native American students have not shared in the recent rise in educational performance achieved by African Americans and Latinos, according to a new s...

This Native American Wore An Eagle Feather To Her High School Graduation And Was Fined $1000

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.05.2013 | Religion

An Alabama high school student is being fined $1,000 and having her diploma withheld after wearing an eagle feather in her graduation cap on May 23. ...

Interior Secretary: Native American Education Is 'Embarrassing'

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

Testifying for the first time before the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Wednesday, new Interior Secretary Sally Jewell outlined her upcoming ...

Math Homework Gaffe At Wisconsin School Provokes Controversy

Posted 10.06.2012 | Education

An offensive math homework assignment issued to students at Lakeland Union High School has members of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippe...

American Indian Poverty and the Potential of Focusing on Education

Erik Stegman | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Erik Stegman

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngThe federal government needs to make improving Native education a serious priority. If it can provide a top-notch education to the children of our nation's military families, why can't the same be said for children in tribal communities?