South Dakota teachers and school administrators are voicing an opposition to Governor Kristi Noems’ proposed standards for social studies in public schools because, it mostly left them out of the process of writing the standards. The state Board of Education standards has kicked off a series of public hearings before deciding whether to adopt the Republican Governors proposed standards.
The controversy over Native American names and professional and collegiate sports arrived at the White House on Monday, when President Joe Biden posted the Atlanta Braves, winners of last year’s World Series. The teams name and its accompanying tomahawk logo has long come under criticism as offensive to Native Americans. During games, Braves fans also mimic a tomahawk chop while crudely simulating Native American battle chants.
Wildlife Mangers at Grand Canyon National Park say fifty-eight bison have been successfully relocated from the North Rim. The Bison were transferred to the Intertribal Buffalo Council, who transported them to the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. Since reductant efforts began in 2018, park staff have removed two-hundred-three Bison from the North Rim with, one-hundred-eighty-two transports to eight different tribes, through an agreement with the Intertribal Buffalo Council. The National Park service began a science-based planning process in 2014 to manage bison over-population in Grand Canyon National Park.