Monthly Archives: January 2012

Student Punished for Speaking Native Language

A Menominee high school student in Wisconsin was punished for speaking her Native language there. She was teaching other students how to say specific words, such as “hello,”, “thank you,” and “good bye” in her Native tongue. Her teacher said it was inappropriate because she could not understand what she was saying and therefore could [...]

How Tribal Colleges Reverse Boarding School Native Education Legacy

Education was a tool used by the U.S. government to try to assimilate American Indians. This Week in Indian Country’s piece, “Schools for Scandal,” illustrates the history behind U.S. policy to assimilate American Indians in boarding schools. Richard Henry Pratt, a former U.S. Army officer, summed up the government policy in the late 1800s that was carried [...]

Tucson Schools Bans Books by Native, Chicano, and Latino Authors

Tucson schools are banning The reading list of removed books in minority education includes works by acclaimed Native American, Chicano and Latino authors. Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” and works by Henry David Thoreau also appear on the list, which includes: • “Rethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years,” a 20-year-old textbook which features an essay by Tucson [...]

Scholarships Available! Apply Today!

The American Indian College Fund is the largest of minority scholarship providers for Native American students nationwide. Yet many qualified Native students don’t get scholarships because they don’t apply! Many forget to apply or don’t want to write an essay. As a result, they are missing out on thousands of dollars. You don’t have to be a [...]