What do you do when all your options for school kind of suck? That was the question some folks on the Standing Rock Reservation found themselves asking a couple of years ago. Young people were being harassed in public schools, and adults were worried that their kids weren’t learning important tenets of Lakota culture. So finally, a group of educators and parents decided to start a brand new school, unlike any others in the region.
In a letter released on Monday, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) and the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) expressed their support for nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation to become an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
It’s a pioneering theatrical effort with an unusual twist: a national tour of a solo show by a Native American artist, that requires each participating theater to sign an agreement to abolish the practice of “redface” and admit free anyone who identifies as a Native person.
On March 20, Grand Gateway Hotel co-owner Connie Uhre commented on a post made by Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender’s Facebook that Native Americans would no longer be allowed on the property, including “Cheers,” a popular bar attached to the hotel. Uhre’s comment came after a late night shooting at the hotel that resulted in a young Lakota man being taken to the intensive care unit at the local hospital. In response, Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairwoman Janet Alkire has sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, noting the ban is a violation of the 14th Amendment of the Constitution and the 1964 Civil Rights Act
The Seattle City Council unanimously voted earlier this week to return 270 historic artifacts to the native Upper Skagit Tribe, reported the Seattle Times. The artifacts likely represent the remains of an ancient village of the Upper Skagit Tribe, who had hunting and fishing settlements along the Skagit River for thousands of years.
SAGE is inviting all Standing Rock membership and supporters to join the Zoom Webinar for our Annual Board Meeting.