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Las Vegas Review Journal
Sep. 27, 2021

Native American enrollment is down at Nevada colleges, a trend students and professors say reflects an unwelcoming community that’s not committed to recruiting more familiar faces on campus.

Iowa Public Radio
Aug. 12, 2021

After the discovery of mass graves of Indigenous students in Canada, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced an investigation of Indian boarding schools in the U.S. Students of one such government-funded school in Nevada say that inquiry couldn't come soon enough.

WQCS
Aug. 11, 2021

After the discovery of mass graves of Indigenous students in Canada, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced an investigation of Indian boarding schools in the U.S. Students of one such government-funded school in Nevada say that inquiry couldn't come soon enough.

NPR
Aug. 11, 2021

After the discovery of mass graves of Indigenous students in Canada, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced an investigation of Indian boarding schools in the U.S. Students of one such government-funded school in Nevada say that inquiry couldn't come soon enough.

CNBC
Aug. 11, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic was difficult for all college students, but it was particularly hard on Native American students.

KQED
Aug. 3, 2021

For more than 100 years, the U.S. government forcibly relocated tens of thousands of Native American children to boarding schools under a federal assimilation program meant to suppress their languages, beliefs and identities.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
Jul. 26, 2021

Another mascot change in a professional sport.

KNPR News
Jul. 6, 2021

Native students at Nevada’s two land-grant universities feel they aren’t getting the support they need. But work is underway to change that.

Patch.com
Jun. 14, 2021

Tribal leaders and advocates are eyeing their communities’ futures with more hope after priority bills for Native leaders made it across the legislative finish line last week.

The Nevada Independent
Jun. 14, 2021

Tribal leaders and advocates are eyeing their communities’ futures with more hope after priority bills for Native leaders made it across the legislative finish line last week.

Las Vegas Sun
May. 29, 2021

For more than 60 years, Gardnerville and nearby Minden were “sundown towns” — communities where nonwhite people were excluded from living that are most commonly associated with the South and Midwest as tools to keep Black people out of all-white enclaves. The county’s ordinance stayed on the books until it was repealed in 1974.

KNPR News
May. 28, 2021

Governor Steve Sisolak on Tuesday signed a bill to extend state protections to a sacred Native American site called the Swamp Cedars. The site commemorates the thousands of lives lost during three separate massacres by white settlers and US troops.

Las Vegas Review Journal
Dec. 1, 2020

Annika Roseen is on a quest to regain what has been lost in her culture. Now, she’s doing it with the Mx. Native UNLV title.

Slate
Oct. 19, 2020

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.

Las Vegas Sun
Sep. 4, 2020

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.

Las Vegas Review Journal
Jun. 24, 2020

Nevada’s 27 tribal nations say they were left behind for two crucial months as the coronavirus crept into every corner of the state.

KNPR News
Jun. 22, 2020

One week ago, UNLV officials removed the Hey Reb! statue from campus, and the future of the 40-year-old mascot is in doubt.

KSNV-TV: News 3
Aug. 26, 2019

The University of Las Vegas, Nevada is known as one of the most diverse colleges in the nation.

Las Vegas Review Journal
Aug. 23, 2019

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.

PBS
Oct. 30, 2018

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.

Las Vegas Sun
Sep. 25, 2018

UNLV is ranked as the most diverse university for undergraduates on the U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing for the Best Ethnic Diversity category.

Las Vegas Review Journal
Apr. 4, 2017

The stories of the Calac cousins and other Nevadans who fought in World War I echo very faintly today.

The Mendocino Voice
Mar. 3, 2017

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.

Willits News
Feb. 24, 2017

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.

NPR
Aug. 3, 2015

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.