Decades after saber-toothed cat bones were discovered in Oregon, two scientists realized they belonged to a previously unidentified species. Cayuse scholars helped name the feline, which they say shows their language persists.
Tribal nations in the Pacific Northwest leverage sovereignty and experience to fight the pandemic.
COVID-19 created a need for more internet access. On reservations, barriers remain to high-speed broadband.
Earlier this year, 17 members of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation went on trial for violating COVID-19 restrictions. In court, they argued that they had a right to practice their traditions. Pandemic restrictions have made it harder for many Native Americans to maintain contact with their culture, some leaders say.
Incomplete data show academic slippage as many K-12 students learned from home. The push is now on to return to the classroom — safely.
Teachers in the Central Oregon school district have gotten creative and put extra energy into engaging their students online.