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Former Boarding School Now a College that Welcomes Native American Students

Region: Tribal Nations

Topics: Education

Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado is filled with signs of its past and future, as students who are members of Native American tribes fill its halls.

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For Oklahoma Cherokees, Public School Consolidation May Mean Losing Ties to Culture

Region: Tribal NationsUnited States

Topics: CultureEducation

In one Oklahoma town, a state budget crisis and low enrollment have reignited rumors that the local public school will be shut down. The closure might save money, but for the community’s Cherokee population, there’s much more at stake.

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Kiowa Tribe’s Language, Culture Revitalized in Classroom

Region: Tribal Nations

Topics: Education

The Kiowa Tribe's language had been slowly dying out, but a revitalization program is sponsoring programs of storytelling, singing and language instruction to pass on the language to Kiowa youths. Using a federal grant, the tribe will train 25 teachers to educate students at a variety of age levels, as well as hold regular singing sessions and storytelling evenings.

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For Lakota, Traditional Astronomy is Key to Their Culture’s Past and Future

Region: Tribal Nations

Topics: CultureEducation

One Sicangu Oyate Lakota man has studied his tribe’s star knowledge for decades, keeping ancient beliefs and science alive for younger generations.

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Girls’ School, A First for the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Set to Open in August

Region: AmericasTribal Nations

Topics: Education

The Pine Ridge Girls’ School, known locally in the Lakota language as Anpo Wicahpi Morning Star school, will focus on preparing its students for college. The school was, in part, a response to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation’s high youth suicide rate.

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