The results have been in for some time and the conclusion is alarming: government-run schools have failed and continue to fail Native American kids from coast to coast. This is why I am concerned with a recent opinion piece by reporter Tanya Lee,
I had a few trepidations about attending my first college reunion. I did not have the traditional great Dartmouth experience during my four years in New Hampshire. In fact, I had a full-blown panic attack the first time I attended a non-Native alumni event at Dartmouth. PTSD is a beyotch.
Luci Tapahonso (Navajo) wrote the text for a photo essay in the July 2016 issue of Smithsonian magazine: "For Mor
Editor’s note: The following was written as an open letter to Indiana University on behalf of a committee of the people who created and maintained the programming of the First Nations Educational and Cultural Center at Indiana
This past week I attended the Native American Graduation Ceremony at Humboldt State University located in Arcata, CA The Indian Tribal & Educational Personnel Program (ITEPP) has been at the core of the support for Natives at HSU and I am one of their minions. They have now branched out into
American history consists of history written primarily from the perspectives of white American historians. This is the truth that many Natives live with regularly. As a researcher and scholar I encounter this situation on a daily basis.
The University of New Mexico has come under criticism once again for its claims that it is a Native serving institution, and this time by Native students and their allies who regard the seal that the university uses to promote its institution as
On October 13, 2014, University of New Mexico (UNM) Native students led a campus demonstration demanding the abolition of the university's racist seal and the recognition of "Indigenous Peoples Day of Resistance and Resilience" instead of the nationally celebrated
On March 9, in a historic landslide vote, South Dakota’s State House Legislators voted 60 to 8 in favor of allowing Governor Dennis Daugaard to use his budget to fund three Indian public schools in searching for and implementation of alternatives to the conventional K-12 schooling model.
That education changes lives is not a novel insight. Determining the size of these changes, however, is quite a difficult task. Therefore, finding evidence, even from a most unlikely source is useful.
I want to lodge a grievance, not to appoint blame, but to encourage a solution to nothing less than a national disgrace: The lack of deserved financial investment Haskell Indian Nations University receives.
As a REAL Native American who went to Scappoose High School in Scappoose, Oregon for four years, I will share my experience as it relates to racism and mascots, though I doubt it will matter now since it didn't matter then.