In 2014, the cities of Seattle and Minneapolis launched a nationwide movement of cities, towns, counties and States passing Indigenous Peoples’ Day resolutions to replace the federal holiday, Columbus Day.
Prior to 2014, only the city of Berkeley had passed an Indigenous Peoples’ Day resolution having done so in 1992 on the 500 year anniversary of the Columbus voyage. Continue reading →
Fort Yates, N.D. — Two weeks ago, we lost yet another Indigenous sister, daughter, mother, and friend. Savanna Lafontaine-Greywind became the latest in what has become a horrific epidemic amongst Indigenous communities in North America. The vulnerability and targeting of our Native women is undeniable, and we must begin looking for new ways to urgently address this plague of violence and disregard. Continue reading →
On September 5, 2017, the Seattle Public School District will hold an opening ceremony for the Robert Eagle Staff Middle School in North Seattle. The Wilson Pacific School is being renamed in honor of Robert “Bob” Eagle Staff, a long-time Seattle educator and principal who is credited with helping to develop Seattle’s Indian education program into one of the Nation’s finest, including dramatic improvements in Native American student achievements and graduation rates. Continue reading →
The Wyoming State legislature has passed a bill that will require all state schools social studies standards to ensure the cultural heritage, history and contemporary contributions of American Indians are included. Continue reading →