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  • Parents are scrambling after schools suddenly cancel class over staffing and burnout

    Nov 29, 2021

    Two weeks' notice: Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools in North Carolina voted on Oct. 28 to close schools on Nov. 12 for a "day of kindness, community and connection." Five days' notice: On the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 17, Ann Arbor Public Schools in Michigan announced that schools would be closed the following Monday and Tuesday, extending Thanksgiving break for a full week. The district cited rising COVID-19 cases and staff shortages. Three and even two days' notice: On Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 9 and 10, three different districts in...

  • 2 Iowa teens charged with teacher's murder seek lower bond

    Nov 29, 2021

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Two southeast Iowa teenagers charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the death of their high school Spanish teacher asked a state court judge Tuesday to lower their bond so they could be released from jail, while prosecutors asked it be maintained at $1 million or even raised to $2 million. Willard Noble Chaiden Miller and Jeremy Everett Goodale, both 16, are accused of killing their high school Spanish teacher Nohema Graber in Fairfield. The...

  • Bison in Canada Discover Ancient Petroglyphs, Fulfilling an Indigenous Prophecy

    Nov 29, 2021

    Reintroduced to Wanuskewin Heritage Park in 2019, the animals’ hooves uncovered four 1,000-year-old rock carvings The elders of the Wahpeton Dakota Nation had long prophesized that the return of the plains bison to their ancestral lands would portend a welcome turn of events for Canada’s First Nation peoples. They may not have known, however, that it would take just eight months for this prediction to come true. In December 2019, officials at Wanuskewin Heritage Park in the province of Saskatchewan reintroduced bison to the region more tha...

  • Seven Native American Chefs Share Thanksgiving Recipes

    Nov 29, 2021

    To the original peoples of this continent, each day is a day to give thanks to the Creator. Thanksgiving ceremonies have always taken place when Native people have gathered. Food and feasts often serve as a focal point of these ceremonies. This Thanksgiving, we’ve asked seven Native American chefs from different cultural and culinary backgrounds, working in different places around the country, to share holiday-worthy recipes with us. But first, a little history. The Thanksgiving holiday celebrated in the United States cites a particular f...

  • Reviving Indigenous Food Cultures

    Nov 29, 2021

    Hyperlocal, ultraseasonal, uber-healthy, and utterly delicious When Chef Sean Sherman began speaking about his experiences growing up on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, he shattered all-too-common stereotypes of indigenous life in 20th-century America. He jokingly noted that some people expect to hear how he hunted buffalo with his slingshot as a kid, but that romanticized myth of American Indian foodways had nothing to do with his work of rediscovering the foods that sustained his ancestors. He shared insights with museum visitors...

  • Preparing for the future: Collaboration is key to success for Bad River, Red Cliff summer youth program

    Nov 29, 2021

    ODANAH, Wisconsin – Laura Miranda's son had no idea what a job interview was or why he would want to work during the summer; but once he started working, she noticed a change in his behavior. "He seemed more motivated to engage in different types of events such as family time and outdoor activities," said Miranda, a vault department manager at the Bad River Lodge and Casino. Miranda's son is one of more than 120 high school students who have participated in a collaborative summer youth program hosted by the Bad River Band of Lake Superior C...