Historic Diné School Accountability Plan Approved

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Published September 29, 2016 WASHINGTON— On Wednesday, U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and U.S. Department of Education Secretary John King finalized the historic Diné School Accountability Plan for 60 Bureau of Indian Education-funded schools on the Navajo Nation before Navajo Nation leadership including President Russell Begaye, Vice President Jonathan Nez, Navajo Nation […]

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Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Alumna Laura Dà Wins American Book Award

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Presented by the Before Columbus Foundation Published September 29, 2016 SANTA FE  – The Before Columbus Foundation recently announced the winners of the Thirty-Seventh Annual American Book Awards.  Among those named was poet and IAIA Alumna Laura Dà (Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma) ’99, for her book Tributaries, published by the University of Arizona press. The American Book Awards were created to provide […]

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Anti-Dakota Access Pipeline Protestors Greet Heavily Armed Police with Handshakes

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Published September 28, 2016 CANNON BALL, NORTH DAKOTA – September 28 – Police confronted anti-Dakota Access Pipeline protestors with an armored vehicle, automatic weapons, and riot gear on Tuesday. Protesters created a receiving line and greeted each police officer with a handshake. Approximately 300 protesters including children, the elderly, and about a dozen horse riders, […]

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Gary ‘Litefoot’ Davis Named Executive Director of Native American Financial Services Association

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Published September 28, 2016 WASHINGTON – Gary “Litefoot” Davis, an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, has been named the new Executive Director of the Native American Financial Services Association (NAFSA). “The appointment of Gary Davis will be transformative for our organization and the tribal communities we serve,” said Otoe-Missouria Chairman John R. […]

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White House Tribal Nations Conference Attendees Stand with Standing Rock: Take Stand Outside

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Published September 28, 2016 WASHINGTON – The final White House Tribal Nations Conference of President Obama’s administration focused on the past eight years of accomplishments in Indian Country. While tribal leaders acknowledge those accomplishments, they had the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s fight to stop the Dakota Access pipeline on their minds. Sidebar conversations went to […]

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