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Reform coming to Chemawa Indian School in Salem, say Reps. Schrader and Bonamici  Statesman Journal

Kurt Schrader and Suzanne Bonamici visited Chemawa Indian School Thursday after almost two years of being stonewalled by school, federal officials.

To Chart Improvements At Chemawa, Oregon Congressional Reps Call For Campus Map  OPB News

Four members of Oregon's congressional delegation are giving top officials at the Bureau of Indian Affairs a month and a half to provide what might seem simple: ...

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.

Teachers: Chemawa Indian School not protecting students

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

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 Chemawa Indian School  The Columbian

SALEM, Ore. — 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 ...

Oregon Reps See Signs Of Slow Progress At Troubled Chemawa Indian Boarding School  OPB News

Two months after a congressional committee held an emotional, sometimes-combative hearing on Chemawa Indian School, the Oregon representatives leading ...

Chemawa proud of student achievements as school works to overcome troubling past  Statesman Journal

I have served as the Chemawa Indian School's superintendent for the past five years and, when hired, I committed to being a strong leader willing to stay long ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

Back in the late 19th century, when Pacific University was an outpost of higher education in the Pacific Northwest, the school took part in an ignoble American ...

Unmarked graves discovered at Chemawa Indian School

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

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 ...

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 ...

Alumna builds bridges to a healthier future

Willamette University was an easy choice for Victoria Black Horse '13. Both her parents went there, and when they visited on a perfect fall day, she fell in love ...

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

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Bonamici calls for impeachment inquiry against Trump

Oregon Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici joined other Democrats calling for an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.

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 ...

June Acevedo | Obituaries  Char-Koosta News

RONAN — June Acevedo, 93, passed away July 25, 2018 at Riverside Nursing Home in Missoula. June was born June 30, 1925 in St. Ignatius, Montana to ...

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

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

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Avamere and Signature Healthcare at Home Give Back to Support Cancer Research - Press Release  Digital Journal

Avamere Living and Signature Healthcare at Home team members banded together to show their support for cancer awareness and research.

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?

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

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

p>The Board of Education, which will review the controversial issue in March, could move to abolish Native American mascot names and imagery

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 ...

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.

'Beloved by his peers and known for his infectious sense of humor'  KVAL

A 13-year veteran of the Marion County Sheriff's Office died Sunday in an off-duty motorcycle accident.

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 ...

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.

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

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

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 ...

Nonfiction review: 'Native American Son' by Kate Buford

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

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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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