Photo essay: SFIS students celebrate school’s Feast Day

BY: - October 10, 2023

The Santa Fe Indian School Feast Day is a moment of celebration and prayers, said superintendent Christie Abeyta. “As the years progressed, the dancers increased, and the visitors increased, vendors became part of the day,” Abeyta (Santa Clara, Santo Domingo, Ohkay Owingeh and Isleta) said in opening remarks about the feast day’s history. Attendees thronged […]

It’s hazing season on college campuses. State safeguards are uneven.

BY: - October 5, 2023

Max Gruver spent the early morning hours of Sept. 14, 2017, heavily intoxicated and passed out on a couch inside the Phi Delta Theta chapter house at Louisiana State University. He had been forced to repeatedly chug 190-proof Diesel liquor in a hazing ritual called “Bible Study,” during which pledges are quizzed on fraternity facts. […]

First Amendment advocates fight growing number of U.S. book bans

BY: - October 5, 2023

WASHINGTON — One of Thomasina Brown’s favorite books is a memoir about a girl who deals with the grief of losing her father and struggles with her sexual identity. Brown, a 16-year-old student at Nixa High School in Nixa, Missouri, said in an interview that she felt a connection with the book, as she grieved […]

Tribal-driven energy grant invites communities to choose

BY: - October 3, 2023

University of North Dakota officials say they expect a four-year $4 million Tribal Energy Sovereignty grant to empower tribal college leaders and communities to decide which sustainable energy systems best fit their people. Dispensing with a paternalistic approach, two chemical engineering professors at UND plan to collaborate with a wide range of entities to create […]

Student debt relief scams on the rise. Here’s what borrowers need to know.

BY: - October 3, 2023

Complaints about student debt relief scams are increasing as the date approaches for borrowers to restart payment on their student loans after more than a three-year pause. Consumer protection advocates say that the Biden administration’s student debt relief efforts, the subsequent halting of those policies by the courts, and the restart of student loan payments […]

New report finds another 115 Indigenous boarding schools, most run by missionaries

BY: - October 2, 2023

From the remote parts of northern Alaska to the coastal edges of Florida, Native American Boarding Schools were set up in or near tribal nations to assimilate Indigenous children into white, Christian, American society. The legacy of the federal Indian boarding school system is not new to Indigenous people. For generations, Indigenous people across the […]

State introduces new prescribed burn training for landowners

BY: - October 2, 2023

Many private landowners and small organizations conduct controlled burns in New Mexico, but the federal guidelines can be of limited help to them. A new voluntary certification program called for by a 2021 law is now up and running to teach New Mexicans how to safely conduct a prescribed burn. The Prescribed Burning Act called on the […]

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CNM and Central New Mexico Educators Union reach impasse in bargaining process

BY: - September 28, 2023

Central New Mexico Community College and the Central New Mexico Educators Union have reached an impasse in their bargaining process. According to the union, the parties are scheduled to begin mediation with a federal mediator Thursday, after no agreement was reached by the end of August on either full or part time faculty contracts. Union […]

‘We don’t want Oñate elevated’

BY: - September 26, 2023

ESPAÑOLA — People from Northern New Mexico are organizing to oppose the local government’s intentions to resurrect a monument depicting genocidal Spanish conquistador and war criminal Juan de Oñate. Outside the Rio Arriba County headquarters on Monday, activists, birth workers, parents and allies held a news conference next to a recently constructed concrete pedestal, upon […]

Chicano culture is not gang culture, says ACLU of Idaho

BY: - September 20, 2023

Latinos are Idaho’s largest minority group, making up nearly 14% of the state population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. And a large share of that population includes the Chicano community. Unlike the term Latino, Chicano is a specific term many people with Mexican descent born in the U.S. use to describe their identity. The […]

States urged by Biden administration to rectify underfunding of land-grant HBCUs 

BY: - September 19, 2023

States engaged in decades of underfunding of land-grant Historically Black Colleges and Universities, leading to a more than $12 billion disparity with comparable white institutions, leaders of the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Monday. “Unacceptable funding inequities have forced many of our nation’s distinguished Historically Black Colleges and Universities […]

Las Cruces superintendent said bus delays are top priority

BY: - September 13, 2023

Las Cruces school buses arriving late nearly every day this year is impacting Vanessa Tarin’s entire family schedule. “I have to run late to work because my kids will be out there at the bus stop till almost 7:40 (in the morning),” she told Source NM. Tarin, a caregiver in Las Cruces, has three children […]