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Spiiydy Tyrnoo, Warm Springs, Oregon
December 28, 2011
Okla. school restored to
Indian education system
The home of Lucinda Green was the scene last week of the Christmas Play. Lucinda hosted the annual Christmas Play
production on Thursday, Dec. 22.
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lished the school in 1891. It has
enrolled students from 29 fed
erally recognized tribes and
from different states.
Boren called the change al
lowing the school to once again
be part of the program an im
portant step in keeping prom
ises the United States made to
“It is imperative to support
Native Am erican education,”
Boren said. “Tribal students
have a dropout rate higher than
any other racial or ethnic group
As a result, he said, many of
their languages and cultural tra
ditions are beginning to disap
“Schools like Jones Academy,
which teach tribal languages and
craftsmanship, are working to
reverse this trend,” Boren said.
Choctaw Nation Chief Gre
gory Pyle welcomed the legisla
CELEBRATE THE NEW YEAR AT
T U LSA , O kla. (AP) - A
school established more than
100 years ago by a Native Ameri
can tribe w ill be part o f the
Bureau o f Indian Education
school system and eligible for
additional funding, an O kla
homa congressman said.
U.S. Rep. Dan Boren secured
lan guage to rein state Jo n es
Academy, a Choctaw N ation
school near Hartshorne, to the
system and included it in an
omnibus appropriations bill that
recendy passed the House.
“Restoring Jones Academy to
the BIA has been a priority of
mine,” Boren, a Democrat, told
the Tulsa World.
The Jo nes A cadem y’s re
moval from the system dates
back to a federal government
program in the 1950s, he said.
It was repealed in 1970, but the
school’s removal remained in
The Choctaw Nation estab-
a little , save a L°T'
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