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A “New Era” for Tribes

The 2021 White House Tribal Nations Summit—the first in five years—highlighted the Biden administration’s commitment to strengthening tribal self determination and supporting the development of Native communities. STEM issues were at the top of the agenda.

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Plants as Partners

Students at the College of the Muscogee Nation in Oklahoma are using plants to remove heavy metals from wetlands contaminated by oil drilling and other industries.

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Gathering Fuel for the Fire

Jasmine Neosh missed the occupation of Standing Rock in 2016, but it inspired her to go to college. Now graduating with a degree in public administration from the College of Menominee Nation, she’s already deep in the fight for environmental justice.

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Combining Cultures

To attract and support Native students in science, STEM faculty can—and should—more fully integrate western and Native worldviews, according educator and author Dr. Gregory Cajete.

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A Cyber Warrior for Broadband

As director of technology for the Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association, Matthew Rantanen has worked for twenty years to bridge the digital divide for Native communities nationwide.

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