Colorado governor signs two bills affecting Indigenous communities

DENVER, Colo.-In early July, Colorado governor Jared Polis signed two bills that affect Native American young people and culture in Colorado.

The first bill, the Native American tuition classification bill, ensures that Native American students from 46 tribes whose ancestors were relocated from their Colorado homelands by the U.S. government during the 1800s will receive in-state tuition to Colorado public colleges and universities next year.

Colorado joins a growing list of states granting college tuition waivers or in-state tuition to its original Native American residents, including out-of-...