Radical Right ‘Electrified’ by Trump Candidacy and Presidency

The Southern Poverty Law Center’s annual mapping of organized hate in America reveals a dramatic spike in anti-Muslim groups.

What makes a mountain, hill or prairie a ‘sacred’ place for Native Americans?

Posted by on Feb 20, 2017 in Diversity News, Native American | No Comments

By Rosalyn R. LaPier Visiting Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies, Environmental Studies and Native American Religion, Harvard University The Conversation, February 16, 2017 — For several months Native American protesters and others have been opposing the building of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The plans for construction pass through sacred land for the Native American tribe, Standing […]

$1.25M gift endows scholarship for Native American students at UM

Posted by on Feb 14, 2017 in Diversity News, Native American | No Comments

By Staff, ABC FOX MT, February 13, 2017 — In small towns across Montana, pharmacists do much more than just dispense medications. They serve as a vital health care resource for their patients, providing important health screenings and education for conditions like diabetes and asthma. To grow the number of community pharmacists in Montana and […]

NSF Releases New Report on Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering

A new report from National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, a division of National Science Foundation, provides data on the U.S. science and engineering enterprise.

Defund DAPL Spreads Across Indian Country as Tribes Divest

The Navajo Nation is making moves to join a growing number of tribes that have already respectfully, but conclusively, shown Wells Fargo the door. By Frances Madeson Yes! Magazine, Feb 02, 2017 — Like the call and response in Lakota ceremonial prayer songs, tribes are answering the Standing Rock’s Sioux plea for all of Indian Country […]

5 Ways Indian Country Can Resist Trump’s Chaos

Posted by on Jan 30, 2017 in Diversity News, Native American | No Comments

North Dakota’s move to put states in charge of reservations is just one example of the possible nonsense to come. The Trump Era will require new strategies. By Mark Trahant Yes! Magazine, Jan 28, 2017 — How does Indian Country survive the Donald Trump era? The new administration is only a few days old, and already […]

Caribbean Nations Seek Reparations for Slavery and Native Genocide

By Philip Perry Big Think, December 30, 2016 —   “History, Stephen said, is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.” – James Joyce, Ulysses We are familiar with slavery and the genocide of the indigenous peoples of the Americas, two of the greatest horrors of world history. What we often don’t consider […]

Grand Bayou, LA: Oil Imperils Native American Town, And Way Of Life

Posted by on Jan 24, 2017 in Diversity News, Native American | No Comments

By John Burnett All Things Considered, NPR, January 17, 2017 — Grand Bayou, La., is a tiny fishing village of Native Americans in the vast wetlands south of New Orleans. You can only get there by boat. Before the Cajuns, Spanish, French and Americans came, the ancestors of the people of Grand Bayou were living […]

The Native American Education Scandal

Posted by on Jan 18, 2017 in Diversity News, Native American | No Comments

By Walt Gardner Education Week, January 18, 2017 — The sub-standard education provided to ethnic and racial subgroups has been the subject of countless articles. Yet curiously overlooked in the coverage are Native Americans (“The Longstanding Crisis Facing Tribal Schools,” The Atlantic, Jan. 12). I’m hoping that will change as a result of a lawsuit filed […]

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