It was hard for Toppenish teachers to understand why a funeral could keep Yakama Nation students away from school for a week.
Or why some tribal students would suddenly need time off to gather traditional foods in the mountains.
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May 12, 2009
Steven Newcomb writes about "Tecumseh’s Vision”, the second chapter of a five-part documentary film series aired on PBS.More
May 01, 2009
CWIS Associate Scholar Melissa Farley recently participated in a panel debate on prostitution. The National Public Radio broadcast of the debate can be heard by clicking "more".More
April 28, 2009
The Indigenous Peoples' Global Summit on Climate Change in Anchorage just ended issuing what is called the Anchorage Declaration.More
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April 27, 2009
Already suffering significant impacts from climate change, indigenous peoples at the close of an international summit here rejected the concept of carbon trading and offsets. Many also called for a moratorium on all new oil and… more >>More
April 24, 2009
April 21, 2009
A world-first study comparing child health across Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the US has found similar discrepancies between the health of the countries' indigenous and non-indigenous youth.More