Barbara Lloyd McMichael explores how federal funding can increase equity, connectivity and opportunity. Established by the Navajo Nation in 1968, Diné College is the first tribally controlled and accredited collegiate institution in the country.
Today on February 14, 2021, Tim Phelps is embarking on a nearly 1,800 mile journey. He is intent on getting a petition in front of President Joe Biden. His petition requests that the President of the United States of America offer an official public apology to all of the indigenous tribes in this country for the cruelty and mistreatment they have suffered at the hands of the U.S. government.
“We are all related to or know somebody in prison,” says Gabe Galanda, attorney and Native American activist. This is especially likely to be true for Native Americans, who are significantly over-represented in the prison system in several states, according to the Prison Policy Initiative. The Department of Justice reports that Native Americans are “under jurisdiction of the criminal justice system” at over twice the per capita rate of whites.