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PERKINS, Okla. — Iowa Tribe Higher Education Director Regina Riley’s virtual avatar stands in a small, partially blank room, one wall emblazoned with the logo and title of the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma. 

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CROWNPOINT, N.M. — The Journal of Power Source, a well-respected journal for researchers and technologists interested in all aspects of science, technology and applications of sources of electrochemical power, has published research by a Navajo Technical University (NTU) associate professor and recent biology graduate.

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Aubrie Sloan expected to start sixth grade in a virtual classroom where she would learn from her teacher each day and engage with classmates for the first time since the coronavirus forced her school to close in March.

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LARAMIE, Wy. — Backed by three major donations, the Sky People Higher Education Scholarship at the University of Wyoming has crossed the $100,000 milestone. 

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CHINLE, Ariz. — Navajo Technical University (NTU) is growing. On Thursday, NTU opened a satellite facility 130 miles from its main campus in Crownpoint, N.M. in Chinle, Ariz.

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DENVER, Colo. — The philanthropic arm of apparel and footwear company VF Corp. — known for brands such as The North Face, JanSport, Vans and Dickies — has created a new scholarship program to help American Indian and Alaska Native students. 

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DENVER — The American Indian College Fund announced its selection of 12 new student ambassadors for its 2020 cohort. 

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MUSKOGEE, Okla. — In 2018, facing severe financial stress, Bacone College in Muskogee, Okla. nearly shuttered its doors. Now facing another significant challenge, the nation’s oldest Native American university says the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t slowed its efforts to return to its Native roots. 

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TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — With COVID-19 case numbers on a steady increase across northeastern Oklahoma, two schools operated by the Cherokee Nation will be starting the school year with quieter campuses. 

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After nearly five months of remote learning and summer program cancelations, school districts across the country are developing plans to reopen schools by working with state governments. But unlike most public learning institutions, schools operated by tribes and the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE), which is overseen by the U.S Department of the Interior – Indian Affairs, fall under other jurisdictions.