Yakama Nation revives use of Native Americans as mascots by allowing non-Native school to continue to use Native image

YAKIMA, Wash. — Yakama Nation officials said this week they will allow a rural school district in central Washington to continue the use of the Wahluke Warrior image while a plan for respectful usage is developed. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the Wahluke School District in Mattawa has until January 2023 to develop a memorandum of understanding with the Yakama Nation […]

Steve Haugaard calls on Noem to repay taxpayers

“Kristi Noem has spent enough of the taxpayer’s money on herself.”

Sioux Falls, SD — Last week, the Argus Leader released a report detailing Governor Kristi Noem’s use of $68,000 of taxpayer money to redecorate the South Dakota Governor’s Residence. This includes a sauna that cost more than $8,100 and $13,000 in rugs—including one rug that cost $4,000 alone. Then came a report in the same Argus Leader that Noem has […]

First Lady visits Cherokee Nation

Tribe’s historic investments, successes in language perpetuation highlight discussion at Cherokee Immersion School

  TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — First Lady of the United States Dr. Jill Biden and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland visited the Cherokee Nation’s Cherokee Immersion School in Tahlequah on Friday to experience first-hand how the tribe is successfully making historic investments in preserving and perpetuating the Cherokee language. The visit by First Lady Biden, First Daughter Ashley Biden, […]