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LAWRENCE, Kan. — Dr. Ronald Graham, president of Haskell Indian Nations University, was removed by the Bureau of Indian Education last Friday after an internal investigation was revealed he was stifling the free speech rights of students and faculty.

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DENVER — Overall Native student enrollment dropped in the fall of 2020 according to data collected by the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) and the National Student Clearinghouse. Overall student enrollment at tribal colleges and universities (TCU) enrollment is down by 1 percent with an 11 percent drop in freshman enrollment according to AIHEC; the National Student Clearinghouse data show a 23 percent decrease in freshman enrollment among Native students at all colleges and universities throughout the country. 

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California State Assembly’s Education Committee earlier this month unanimously approved a bill that will protect Native American students’ rights to wear cultural items at graduation. 

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Deadline to Apply: April 30, 2021

DENVER — Native American students seeking a scholarship from the American Indian College Fund (College Fund) have an added incentive this year. On Monday, the College Fund announced it will offer $20 gift cards to every student completes an application by April 30.

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BISMARCK, N.D. — A bill that requires all North Dakota schools to teach Native American history, culture, and treaty rights passed the North Dakota state senate on Tuesday, April 6 in a 72-21 vote. The bill calls for “requiring all elementary and secondary public and nonpublic schools in the state to include curriculum on Native American history.”

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Katie Rosier (Comanche Tribe), executive director of the Indian Legal Program at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, is on a mission to create a pathway for Native kids across the country to practice law.

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Investing in the future, REDW LLC, one of the 10 largest accounting and business advisory firms in the Southwest, announced earlier this month its 2020 recipients of the REDW Native American Scholarship in Accounting.

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Indigenous students with historical ties to Colorado could soon get in-state tuition at public colleges under a proposal that recently cleared its first legislative hurdle. 

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The American Indian Graduate Center, a national private nonprofit and the largest provider of scholarships to Native students in the United States, named 10 high school students who demonstrate outstanding academic, artistic or leadership skills, as members of the All Native American High School Academic Team on Wednesday. 

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The San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education on Tuesday night voted 6-1 to scrub the name of several founding fathers, among other figures deemed to have inhibited societal progress, from one-third of the city’s school names.