Today, catch up on some of the stories we’re following from Indian Country. After decades of outcry by survivors, their families, and Native American communities on boarding schools, a first-of-its-kind federal study was released by the U.S Department of Interior this week. In addition, learn how Cherokee creators are making a contemporary album entirely in their Indigenous language, and more in this week’s News You Can Use from all over Indian Country!
Boarding school report spurs calls for healing and truth
Native American children faced atrocities committed at boarding schools designed and run by the federal government for more than a century in the attempt to eradicate Native
Cherokee Artists Are Preserving Their Language Through Music
With 2,000 fluent Cherokee language speakers still alive, the Cherokee Nation is looking for unique ways to preserve the language. “An Indigenous language is lost every two weeks around the world,” said Howard Paden, executive director of the Cherokee Nation Language Department.
Census undercount threatens federal food and health programs on reservations
The 2020 census missed nearly 1 of every 17 Native Americans who live on reservation.
National Native American Veterans Memorial to be dedicated in Washington D.C. Nov. 11
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian will dedicate the National Native American Veterans Memorial Nov. 11 in Washington D.C.
Moving thousands of Indigenous artifacts closer to home
‘These objects coming home, people will be able to identify where they came from. They might even be able to tell us who made them’
Native Pulitzer winner ‘honored and humbled’
Raven Chacon becomes first Native person to win in Pulitzer category for music