Neag School of Education Announces New Partnership with the Mashantucket Pequot Museum

Published May 25, 2017 MASHANTUCKET, CONNECTICUT— Stemming from the Thomas J. Dodd Center’s human rights education initiative, a new partnership was established between University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education and the Upstander Project with the Mashantucket Pequot Museum. The partnership is called the Upstander Academy, which formally came together last year as a way to practice outreach and human rights education with the […]

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American Indian College Fund Urges Supporters to Reject Proposed Federal Budget Cuts to Education as Betrayal of American Dream and Treaty Obligations

Published May 25, 2017 DENVER — American Indian College Fund President and CEO Cheryl Crazy Bull issued the following statement with regard to President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget. Unfortunately, the Trump administration’s federal budget released this week falls far short of meeting the federal government’s responsibilities with regard to Native education. If this budget were […]

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Little Singer Community School Breaks Ground for New School on Navajo Reservation

Published May 25, 2017 BIRD SPRINGS, ARIZONA – On May 19, Vice President Jonathan Nez commended the Bird Springs Chapter on their work to build a new Little Singer Community School. “We spoke to the congressional delegations and appropriation committees to lobby funding for the school. We are thankful for their support to fund this […]

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Acclaimed Artist Scape Martinez Will Lead Graffiti Art Education Camp at the Cheyenne River Youth Project on May 30 – June2

Published May 24, 2017 EAGLE BUTTE, SOUTH DAKOTA — The Cheyenne River Youth Project® has announced that acclaimed San Jose, California-based artist and writer Scape Martinez will lead a four-day graffiti art education camp at its Eagle Butte campus from Tuesday, May 30 to Friday, June 2, with lessons taking place from 1 to 5 […]

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Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation to Host Special Screening in Syracuse for Haudenosaunee

Published May 24, 2017 SYRACUSE, NEW YORK — When the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships were hosted by the Onondaga Nation in 2015 it was a big deal. Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore even attended, and rooted for the Iroquois Nationals over Team USA. Never before had an Indigenous Nation hosted a championship of that […]

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Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians Leaders Object to Trump’s 2018 Budget Proposal

Published May 24, 2017 PORTLAND, OREGON – Tribal leaders from six Northwest states have unanimously  objected to President Trump’s FY 2018 budget request for the U.S. Department of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Bureau of Indian Education. Trump’s request, announced in Washington DC on Tuesday, included extensive cuts in nearly every tribal program. The […]

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