[Forbes] New Research On Indigenous Students And College Affordability

The National Native Scholarships Providers (NNSP) recently released its first National Study on College Affordability for Indigenous Students. The report, which was funded by Lumina Foundation, found that the main obstacle to completing college for Native students is affordability. The report is the result of a collaboration between the nation’s four Native scholarship providers: the … Read more

Native Bruin- Past, Present, & Emerging – Angela Mooney D’Arcy

This September we are highlighting Native Bruin Angela Mooney D’Arcy (Acjachemem), class of 2004, J.D., Concentration in Federal Indian Law and Critical Race Studies. Angela Mooney D’Arcy is Acjachemem. Her Nation’s ancestral homelands include the area also known as Orange County, California. She has been working with Native Nations, Indigenous people, grassroots and nonprofit organizations, … Read more

[ABC7] California ‘Feather Alert’ bill for missing indigenous peoples passes 6-1

NORTHSTATE, Calif. — On Tuesday this week, Aug. 29, Assembly Bill No. 1314 was passed by a vote of 6-1. The bill would authorize a law enforcement agency to request the Department of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to activate a “Feather Alert,” if specified criteria are satisfied with respect to an endangered indigenous person … Read more

[CNN] Mary Peltola set to make history as the first Alaska Native in Congress

Democrat Mary Peltola is set to make history as the first Alaska Native in Congress – while thwarting the attempted political comeback of former Gov. Sarah Palin – by winning a special House election, according to unofficial ranked-choice voting results released Wednesday by the state Division of Elections. Her unlikely bid for the House was … Read more

[NPR] How teens brought a skate park to their Native American reservation

The village of Tewa, Ariz., recently ramped up its skating scene. Kids living on the Hopi reservation get to drop in on a new halfpipe in the town’s first ever skate park thanks to a team of five teens known as Skate264. “There wasn’t really any place to skate down here. Most of the surrounding … Read more

[BBC News] First Native American woman to travel to space

Next month Nasa will send a new crew into space. And for the first time there will be a Native American woman aboard. Astronaut Nicole Aunapu Mann, of the Wailacki of the Round Valley Indian Tribes, will be mission commander – responsible for all phases of flight. She will go to the International Space Station … Read more

[Anchorage Daily News] Astronaut Nicole Aunapu Mann will make history as the first Native woman to fly into space

Nicole Aunapu Mann will be making history as the first Native woman to fly into space this fall. Mann, enrolled in Wailacki of the Round Valley Indian Tribes in northern California, will be aboard the SpaceX Crew-5 mission to go to the International Space Station no earlier than Sept. 29. “It’s very exciting,” she told … Read more

Native Bruin- Past, Present, & Emerging – Judith Kwanami Mitchell

This August we are highlighting Native Bruin Judith Kwanami Mitchell (Quechan), class of 2022. Judith Kwanami Mitchell is Quechan from the Fort Yuma Reservation in Winterhaven, California. She recently graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics with a specialization in computing. During her time at UCLA, Judy worked for the American Indian … Read more

[Voa News] Examining the Debate Over Native American Land Acknowledgments

WASHINGTON —  A civil rights lawsuit filed by a University of Washington computer science professor has called attention to a largely academic debate over land acknowledgments — formal statements that recognize Indigenous custodianship of geographic areas on which institutions stand or events take place. Evolving out of the work of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, … Read more

[The Guardian] SUV driven through Native American parade injuring several in New Mexico – video

Footage shows an SUV being driven through a Native American celebration in Gallup, New Mexico. Multiple people were injured including two police officers. People can be seen enjoying the celebration from the pavement as the cream-coloured vehicle crashes through, causing panic. State police arrested several people and have said no one was killed in the … Read more