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Oregon Rep. Kurt Schrader Calls For BIE Director Replacement Over Chemawa Problems  OPB News

A leading critic of how the federal government manages a Salem boarding school for Native American students wants changes at the top of the agency ...



Schrader calls for BIE director replacement over Chemawa problems  Statesman Journal

A leading critic of how the federal government manages a Salem boarding school for Native American students wants changes at the top of the agency ...



Student deaths, lack of accountability at Chemawa bring heat from Congress  Statesman Journal

Student deaths, lack of accountability, financial issues at Chemawa Indian School near Salem were discussed in a U.S. congressional hearing Thursday.



Congressional Hearing On Chemawa Indian School Lays Out Health, Safety, Transparency Problems  OPB News

“Total crisis” was the phrase Sonya Moody-Jurado used in her Capitol Hill testimony to describe Chemawa Indian School, an off-reservation boarding school ...



Oregon Leaders Plan Congressional Hearings On Troubled Chemawa Indian School  OPB News

Twice in nine months, at least three members of Oregon's congressional delegation have paid a visit to a little-known school in Salem run by the federal ...



Teachers: Chemawa Indian School not protecting students  KOIN.com

Former teachers at Chemawa Indian School in Salem, Oregon accuse the school of failing to keep students safe.



Salem things to do: Public Works Day, Corvettes and more thing to do this weekend  Statesman Journal

Coming up: Public Works Day, a pollinator festival, Corvettes at the Carousel, Relay for Life and an exhibit at the Salem Art Association.



Adult store near N. Portland middle school shutters, local teen makes the cut for 'Jeopardy!' tourney: The week in education  OregonLive

These are the education stories we couldn't get to — but wish we had time for — this week.



Calendar for June 21, 2019 | Keizertimes | You think you know. To be sure, read Keizertimes.  Keizertimes

Friday, June 21. Three Dog Night will take the stage at the Historic Elsinore Theatre starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $34.50 to $99.50 and can be purchased at ...



Commissioners select Commander Joe Kast as next Marion County sheriff  Statesman Journal

The Marion County Commissioners agreed Thursday to hire Joe Kast as Marion County sheriff to replace the retiring Jason Myers. They will make the ...



Oregon Delegation Expands Inquiry Into Chemawa Indian School  OPB News

Democrats from Oregon's congressional delegation are turning up the heat on federal officials responsible for Chemawa Indian School. Lawmakers sent letters ...



Life And Death At Chemawa Indian School  OPB News

Marshall Friday came to Oregon looking for a better life. For Melissa Abell, it was to grow up. Flint Tall came for love. The three students came from three different ...



Chemawa Indian School . News  OPB News

Three students came from three different tribes to attend Chemawa Indian School. Now, their mothers are still struggling to understand how their children's ...



Oregon Lawmakers Promise Reforms For Chemawa Indian School  OPB News

Four Democrats from Oregon's congressional delegation are promising changes for Chemawa Indian School after meeting with tribal representatives and the ...



Behind The Fence: Chemawa Indian School's Culture Of Secrecy  OPB News

Chemawa Indian School sits uphill of Interstate 5 at the north end of Salem, Oregon. The campus isn't easy to find and the federal government has made it even ...



What's A Chemawa Diploma Really Worth? . News  OPB News

Chemawa Indian School has come a long way since its founding more than a century ago as part of the federal effort to forcibly assimilate Native American youth ...



A Tragic Collision of Cultures  Pacific University

Special Thanks to Eva Guggemos, Archives/Special Collections Librarian—historic references and photos. You would never know. Today, the block in Forest ...



Unmarked graves discovered at Chemawa Indian School  Aljazeera.com

Unmarked graves shed light on 'America's best kept secret' of abuse towards Native communities.



Former Chemawa Staff Say Concerns Were Met With Retaliation, Bullying  OPB News

Celeste Karzon saw warning signs before she arrived at Chemawa Indian School in 2009. According to Karzon, the school overstated her expected salary as an ...



Congress Presses BIE Director For Answers On Chemawa, Native Education  OPB News

Oregon's federal boarding school for Native Americans drew further scrutiny Wednesday at a hearing on Capitol Hill. Bureau of Indian Education Director Tony ...



Julie Young to leave Chess for Success after 21 years  Pamplin Media Group

The executive director of Chess for Success, Julie Young, has announced plans to retire from the statewide nonprofit dedicated to teaching students how to stop ...



Chemawa Indian School student found dead Sunday identified as Melissa Abell, 18  OregonLive.com

Authorities on Monday identified the student who collapsed and died Sunday at Chemawa Indian School as Melissa Abell, 18, of Nampa, Idaho. Melissa Abell.



Oregon, Washington Parents Challenge Use Of Restraint, Isolation On Children With Disabilities  OPB News

Thousands of times a year, Oregon and Washington students have been physically restrained or isolated from peers. Parents say what's meant as a last resort ...



Misconduct may cost Salem police officer, Marion County deputy their certifications  Statesman Journal

A Salem police officer and a Marion County sheriff's deputy may have their certifications revoked based on accusations of gross misconduct.



Assimilation: Killing the Indian, Saving the Man  The Delta Discovery

Imagine thousands upon thousands of little native boys and girls being ripped from their homes in order to become “civilized”. Those poor, innocent, and scared.



Changing The System Of Restraint And Isolations In Northwest Schools Won't Be Easy  OPB News

Everyone is frustrated at the difficulty of shifting away from physical interventions and toward individualized support for children with special needs. But changing ...



Oregon Deputy Filmed Striking Restrained Man Worked At Chemawa  OPB News

The Marion County Sheriff's Office has reassigned a deputy who punched a man as he was held to the ground, outside a search-and-rescue operation center at ...



Nancy Marie Samuel-Taylor  Yakima Herald-Republic

Nancy Marie (Samuel) Taylor passed from this life on April 24th, 2019 at her daughter's home in Vancouver, Wa. It was in her last six weeks of life that she.



Stewart Indian School museum to tell the full story  Nevada Appeal

Wednesday, a blessing ceremony will take place to kick off a renovation project that will bring a new cultural center and museum to the Stewart Indian School in ...



With no home track, how did Blanchet's girls win a track team championship?  Statesman Journal

Blanchet's girls track and field team brought home its first team state championship in program history last week at Hayward Field in Eugene.



Today's Remaining Native American Boarding Schools Are A Far Cry From Their History  Wyoming Public Media

This is part two of a series. Listen to part one here. At the start of his senior year at Wyoming Indian High School, Tim O'Neal was struggling. “I was.



Devontre Thomas is 19. He Could Face a Year in Prison. For a Gram of Marijuana.  Willamette Week

Devontre Thomas is 19 years old. In a few weeks, he goes on trial in federal court in Portland. If he loses, he could go to prison for a year. For possessing an ...



Atkinson Lecture speaker says America has reached “a moment” of decision  willamette.edu

Native American activist Winona LaDuke discusses climate change, her role as a 'water protector.' Americans today watch bridges collapse, pipelines explode ...



For Two Spirits, An Opportunity To Reclaim Acceptance Across Indian Country  KLCC FM Public Radio

The term “Two Spirit” in Native American culture often describes a person possessing both male and female spirits. And they've been around well before the.



Canyonville Christian Academy Graduation | Education  NRToday.com

Canyonville Christian Academy will hold its graduation at 10:10 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, in the school gymnasium, 250 E. 1st St., Canyonville. Mr. Ed John ...



If You Want To Go: Sucia Island Marine State Park  Nisqually Valley News

Would you rather sail than drive to your next vacation? Check out Sucia Island Marine State Park.



Portland State University Moves Closer To Native American Studies Major  OPB News

Portland State University students could soon be able to major in Indigenous Nations and Native America Studies, pending approval from the school's board of ...



Marion County Sheriff reassigns deputy involved in violent video  Statesman Journal

The Marion County Sheriff's Office reassigned a deputy caught on video repeatedly punching a homeless man while taking him into custody Monday.



Cadet Challenge: Training simulates needed skills | Local  Corvallis Gazette Times

SALEM — Walking in a crouch through the dimly lit halls, a group of four cadets have their plastic weapons drawn, all pointed in various directions. Their eyes ...



An Oregon teen is facing federal drug charges over a single gram of marijuana  Washington Post

An Oregon teenager is facing federal drug charges and up to a year in prison for possessing a gram of marijuana, according to his lawyer — the first marijuana ...



The OSAA: Hiding in plain sight  Statesman Journal

Here's an inside look at the most influential group in Oregon high school sports.



Autumn Massey  White Mountain Independent

Autumn Morning Star Massey died unexpectedly Feb. 5, 2018 at the Whiteriver Hospital in Whiteriver. She was born Sept. 2, 1998 to Rhonda Massey in ...



Pioneer & ACCESS Demonstrate PPS' Problem Of Making Changes Without Trust  OPB News

Dozens of supporters of the Pioneer Special School program rallied Tuesday night against plans for the school. Among the chants that demonstrators shouted ...



Graduating grandmother's research examines painful Native American boarding school history  The Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Marsha Small, a 54-year-old grandmother who grew up on a ranch on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation, is far from the most likely person to be graduating ...



Sampson leaves legacy of activism | Local News  East Oregonian

Yellowbird has flown away. Chief Carl Sampson of the Walla Walla Tribe died Wednesday at age 84. His native name, Peo Peo Mox Mox, means yellow bird.



Devontre Thomas Stared Down Federal Charges for a Gram of Cannabis. Here's Why He Fought Back.  Willamette Week

On Aug. 4, Devontre Thomas learned that federal prosecutors threatening him with a year in prison for a gram of cannabis had backed down and dropped the ...



Why is an Oregon teen facing a federal charge for pot?  kgw.com

There hasn't been a federal pot possession case in Oregon since 2011.So why is a 19 year old being charged now?



Petco 'safari' display draws ire  Keizertimes

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes. Dr. Debbie LaCroix walked into the Keizer Station Petco last week and stopped in her tracks when she saw a ...



White House Blocks Money For Tribal Housing On Columbia River  OPB News

The White House is blocking money to build new tribal housing along the Columbia River. That's according to five members of the Washington and Oregon ...



Pamplin Media Group - Cougars split final two games  Hillsboro Tribune

Kylor Kelley breaks 29-year-old Gervais record for blocked shots in a season, Local Sports, Woodburn local Sports, Breaking Sports alerts for Woodburn city.



Feds Dropping Charges Against Native American Teenager Who Faced a Year in Jail for Cannabis  Willamette Week

Federal prosecutors have agreed to drop charges against a Native American teenager who faced a year in prison for possessing a gram of marijuana.



No Barriers Youth, Wells Fargo Select 20 Teachers for Global Impact Challenge  GlobeNewswire

Fort Collins, Colorado, June 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- No Barriers Youth and Wells Fargo announced the selection of 20 middle and high school ...



In Memory of Clayton Curtis WhiteGrass | Obituaries  Billings Gazette

Clayton Curtis WhiteGrass (Came by Mistake, Pah Tsa-Ppo) 54, passed away on Jan. 10, 2017, in Billings. Clayton was born on Dec. 13, 1963, in Browning, ...



State to re-examine schools' use of Native American mascot names  OregonLive.com

In December 2006, as then-Taft High School senior Che Butler waited to testify before the Oregon Board of Education against the use of Native American mascot ...



In the Archives: Two Worlds  The Ann Arbor Chronicle

Editor's note: The new University of Michigan North Quad residential hall, which is opening this fall at the corner of State and Huron, will house the Global ...



Lisa G. Pretty Weasel-Frost | Obituaries | billingsgazette.com  Billings Gazette

CROW AGENCY — Lisa G. Pretty Weasel-Frost, 43, of Crow Agency, passed away from a tragic car accident on July 14, 2016.



Comcast NBCUniversal Awards $78000 in Scholarships to 60 Oregon/SW Washington High School Seniors  Business Wire

PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Comcast NBCUniversal today announced that it has awarded $78,000 in scholarships for the 2018-19 school year to 60 ...



Nonfiction review: 'Native American Son' by Kate Buford  OregonLive.com

Buford's account is hampered by the hard truth that, aside from his marvelous athletic accomplishments, Thorpe was not a very interesting person.



Oregon schoolchildren inhale cancer-causing fumes on buses as state plods towards fix  OregonLive.com

Almost half of Oregon's school buses spew unhealthy amounts of diesel fumes into the air, exposing tens of thousands of children to cancer-causing exhaust ...



Pouring gas on home lands woman in cuffs  Keizertimes

Keizer police arrested a Salem woman after responding to a disturbance call in the 1800 block of Jentif Court Northeast Tuesday, Sept. 27. Keizer police were ...



Native American teen faces a year in prison for possessing one gram of weed  The Guardian

Devontre Thomas faces a federal trial that advocates say is a waste of resources and a stark reminder that law enforcement continue to target people of color.



Indiana Wesleyan University names new chancellor to lead National and Global Campus  PR Newswire

MARION, Ind., July 7, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) announced today that it has hired Dr. Matt Lucas as the next ...



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