Interior Secretary Deb Haaland has announced an expansion of a National Park Service historical site dedicated to the massacre by U.S. troops of more than 200 Native Americans in what is now southeastern Colorado. Haaland, the first Native American to lead a U.S. Cabinet agency, made the announcement during a solemn ceremony at the Sand Creek Massacre National Historical Site about 170 miles southeast of Denver. The site is where U.S. Cavalry ambushed hundreds of Native Americans in 1864. More than 230 Cheyenne and Arapaho died.
The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments in two lawsuits on Halloween this year brought by a group that opposes affirmative action in college admissions. In several cases since 1978, the U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed that it is constitutional to do so to ensure diversity on campus. Studies of college enrollment in nine states who oppose affirmative action show that enrollment of Black, Hispanic and Native American undergraduate students will decline in the long term.
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal general election is less than one month away….Voters will be asked to elect executive positions which include, tribal chair, tribal Treasurer and Secretary and Council Representatives in five community districts.