“Tribes should have access to information about cultural items held in storage or on display at state agencies, state universities, colleges, and public schools,” said Kotek in a news release. “It is time to renew this important work and continue to strengthen our essential government-to-government relationship with the nine sovereign nations.”
Mark Shapiro decided to create the documentary "Downwind," while Ian Zabarte actively engaged in its production, because they wanted to shed light on the genocide inflicted upon the Western Shoshone tribes by the U.S. government through more than 900 nuclear tests conducted on their land spanning from 1951 to 1992.
Students, families and teachers filed seven complaints against the principal at a majority-Indigenous school. But the school board didn’t investigate until Underscore News wrote about the complaints. Last week, the board announced her termination.
In a study released Thursday by The Trevor Project, researchers found that Indigenous LGBTQ2S+ youth face disproportionate rates of mental health struggles including suicidal thoughts, anxiety and depression.
Anthropologist David Lewis's new book uses federal records to piece together the untold history of the Confederated Tribes of Grande Ronde from pre-settler contact until the Western Oregon Indian Termination Act of 1954.