Between the 1870s and 1930s, Native American languages and culture were battered and suppressed by American political policy. Despite the Native American Languages Act being passed in 1990, the dialects of indigenous communities still face extinction. The Conversation looks at why they remain under threat, and why it is important that they be preserved.
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After a grand jury investigation revealed the details of ‘predator priests’ in Pennsylvania, with up to 1,000 victims affected, the attorney who helped the Boston Globe’s Spotlight team investigate clergy sex abuse says it’s only the beginning.
Three eviction bills, some benefiting landlords and some benefiting tenants, were debated by landlords, tenants and advocates at a Sept. 24 D.C. Council hearing. Councilmember Anita… Read more »
The FY2019 Winter Plan was approved on Tuesday, Sept. 11. This year’s plan adds new shelter beds and transportation for minors and “transition age youth.” The protocols laid out in the plan go into effect on Nov. 1.
Jamal Speaks is a homeless high school football player. He was cleared to play for Ballou at the beginning of this season but was told by the school principal that he was ineligible. Speaks has now been cleared by DCPS, was offered housing by Covenant House Greater Washington, received a football scholarship from Temple University, and has raised more than $32,000 on GoFundMe.
This 10-year study in Boston, Massachusetts, analyzed the discrepancies between the mortality rates of the unsheltered homeless population versus the sheltered homeless population.
The Horizon, a short-term family shelter, opened on Oct. 9. It is one of six shelters promised by Mayor Muriel Bowser to replace D.C. General.
The ins and outs of Plaza West, a new affordable housing option in one of Washington’s premiere neighborhoods.
A series of “encampment” locations between the NoMa and Union Station Metro stops have experienced more frequent “re-cleaning” visits by city workers for at least two months.
A fire at the Arthur Capper Senior Public Housing Complex displaces 160 residents and leaves one senior trapped in the building for five days.
Residents of once-Sanford Capital owned properties are being sued for back pay following divestment of the low-income real estate firm’s assets to a receivership group.
The Washington Lawyers Committee recently released a report showing racial disparities in fare evasion enforcement by the Metro Transit Police.
The Way Home Campaign rallied advocates this morning for a series of informal meetings with councilmembers welcoming them back into session and reminding them to end chronic homelessness.
D.C. government, nonprofit organizations and citizens are responding to the most recent spike in synthetic drug overdoses.
Sanctuary DMV led a protest outside of the Wilson Building in August. They are calling for Mayor Muriel Bowser to respond to ICE separating families here in the metro D.C. area.
The National Museum of the American Indian hosted a candlelight vigil in honor of the Native American women who have been murdered or are currently missing.
At the “People’s Barbecue” in Baltimore City in August, local nonprofits offered resources to attendees.
An apartment fire in Southeast destroyed one unit and damaged three others. Neighbors are rallying to support those who were affected.
Despite the storm’s shift farther south, District low-barrier shelters will remain open from 5 p.m. Sept. 13 through 9 a.m. Sept. 17. with meals and water provided.
Residents of the Barry Farm housing development held a rally on Aug. 18 to halt demolition and to demand a seat at the table to discuss the redevelopment plan for the area.