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Arizona law allows Indigenous students greater cultural expression at graduation

Arizona this year passed a law stating public schools can’t prohibit Indigenous students from “wearing traditional tribal regalia or objects of cultural significance at a graduation ceremony," and activists hope the new law will lead to better understanding between cultures.... Read more»

Tribal efforts to preserve languages get boost from COVID relief funds

The American Rescue Plan, which allocates $31 billion to the tribes nationwide, set aside $20 million to help Native American nations preserve their languages. The funding is designed to help assure the survival of tribal cultures, spiritual identities and forms of traditional communication. Elders who speak those Native languages are dying from COVID-19 and its complications at much higher rates than white populations.... Read more»