The Unique Problems Facing Native American Youths in the Criminal Justice System
On a morning he should have been in middle school, 12-year-old Isaac Durham collapsed on the sidewalk after drinking a fifth of vodka stolen from a Circle K in Flagstaff, Arizona. After the paramedics pumped his stomach, he was charged with underaged consumption of alcohol and became a juvenile offender for the first time.
School Board to discuss renaming Kit Carson Elementary
The Clark County School Board is considering renaming Kit Carson Elementary School International Academy because of Carson’s role in the death of hundreds of Native Americans during the colonization of the West.
Native American students at UNLV want Hey Reb! statue removed
A group of Native American students at UNLV wants the university to remove the statue of its Western frontiersman mascot from campus and make other changes they say will create a more welcoming atmosphere for indigenous students and staff.
A Lifelong Lesson: Preserving Nevada’s Indigenous History and Culture | Nevada Week
A panel of educators and local indigenous tribe members discuss the importance of embedding local Native American education into lifelong learning as vital to our state’s prosperity, identity and preservation of a culture at risk of extinction.
Round Valley historian gives talk about Native American oral histories
About 160 people came to the Grace Hudson Museum in Ukiah on Saturday afternoon to hear a lecture by a Native American historian who tells the history of California using only indigenous sources. Dr. William Bauer, who is Wailacki and Concow, grew up in Round Valley and teaches history at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. His most recent book, “California Through Native Eyes: Reclaiming History” is based on oral histories told by Native elders, including Bauer’s own great-grandfather, as part of a State Emergency Relief Administration (SERA) project, during the Great Depression. University of California Berkeley anthropologist Alfred Kroeber was hired in 1935 to organize the SERA project upon which Bauer’s book is based. Bauer used the interviewers’ handwritten notebooks, rather than the anthropologist’s typewritten versions, because the final drafts were heavily edited.
Grace Hudson Museum presents “California through Native Eyes”
On Saturday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m., the Grace Hudson Museum will host a talk by historian Dr. William J. Bauer Jr., a member of the Wailacki and Concow tribes of the Round Valley Indian Reservation, based on his recently released book, “California Through Native Eyes: Reclaiming History.” A book signing and reception will follow. The event is free with museum admission.
Juvenile Justice System Failing Native Americans, Studies Show
State courts are twice as likely to incarcerate Native teens for minor crimes such as truancy and alcohol use than any other racial and ethnic group, according to the Tribal Law and Policy Institute. And juvenile detention facilities around the country have a disproportionately high number of Native American youth, according to an Indian Law and Order Commission report.