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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 ...

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 ...

Students awarded Fulbright grants  Willamette University Collegian

Bryce O'Connor, Staff Writer. The Fulbright Program — a United States cultural exchange program — has awarded two Willamette seniors, Alexis Gjurasic and ...

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 ...

Oregon Lawmakers Demand Answers From Interior On Chemawa Indian School  OPB News

The six Democrats in Oregon's congressional delegation released a letter Wednesday pressing a top official in the Interior Department to answer questions ...

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 ...

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 ...

Unmarked graves discovered at Chemawa Indian School

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 ...

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.

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 ...

New book tells story of Chemawa Indian School  Statesman Journal

Book details history of music at Chemawa Indian School.

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.

Julie Young to leave Chess for Success after 21 years  Portland Tribune

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 ...

American Indian journalist buried at Chemawa Cemetery  Statesman Journal

Elijah Brown, who died in 1901, ran the school newspaper.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Canyonville Christian Academy Graduation | Education

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

Marion County Deputy awarded for resource officer work  Statesman Journal

A Marion County Sheriff's Deputy received an award Monday for his resource work at Chemawa Indian School in Salem.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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?

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  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, ...

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.

Keizer History Tour  Statesman Journal

Settlers first arrived in Keizer in the 1840s. The city is named after Thomas Dove Keizur, whose family came to Oregon with the Applegate wagon trail in 1843.

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.

The OSAA: Hiding in plain sight  Statesman Journal

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

Heritage: Babe Ruth was a hit in visit to Salem  Statesman Journal

The baseball great spent a few days in December 1926 in Salem, interacting with its people.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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

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 ...

15 essential waterfalls hikes near Salem, Oregon  Statesman Journal

Waterfall season is here in Oregon. In that awkward late autumn period, when the rain has arrived but the snow is lagging, waterfalls hit center stage. Here are ...

Two types of players visit Holding Court  Statesman Journal

Players were in the mix at Holding Court this week where, stepping in in the absence of Carole Currie, entertainment reporter Carlee Wright joined Michael ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Holding Court: Celebrating all that is sweet in Salem  Statesman Journal

Holding Court has it all: from surviving cancer to sampling free Cherry Garcia ice cream.

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 ...

Here are Opal Creek's 7 best hikes, and how to avoid the crowds  Statesman Journal

Concern about overcrowding in Opal Creek and Little North has reached a boiling point. Here's how to avoid the crowds.

Salem doctor is state's top Medicare earner  OPB News

A Salem rheumatologist received more money from Medicare in 2012, $2.7 million, than any other doctor in Oregon. Dr. Rebecca Callis practices at Salem ...

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