Utah American Indian tribe claims Biden’s new executive order is a ‘direct attack’
A native American tribe has called for the new Biden administration to urgently rescind or amend a freshly signed executive order to allow an “exception for energy permits and approvals on Indian lands.” The Ute Indian tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation, which is located in Utah, has rejected President ...
Nevada: Democratic groups offer Native Americans gifts for their votes
John Davidson, a journalist with The Federalist, reported a fraudulent scheme in which a group of Democratic activists offered gifts, raffles, and other incentives to Native Americans in exchange for their votes. Under federal election law, it is illegal to offer or accept anything in exchange for a vote, and the ...
Native American ‘angels’ help ease burden of cancer
Community finds one answer to Indian Health Service funding shortfalls
Arizona repository houses dead animals for use by tribes
Arizona Native American tribes on the hunt for animal hides, antlers, teeth and other parts for cultural and religious use have a unique new resource: the state's wildlife agency. A recently launched program allows Arizona's nearly two dozen tribes to make requests to the state Game and Fish Department for animals ...
Disaster declared after Native American tribe suffers flooding
President Donald Trump approved a disaster declaration for the Cahuilla Native American tribe of Southern California on March 28. The tribe will now be able to get federal help to rebuild. The president declared that a major disaster has existed for the Cahuilla tribe since Feb. 14, when the Mojave Desert ...
Native americans shift stereotypes, boost economies, through tourism
'All it requires are people and knowledge.'
Native Hawaiians divided on federal recognition
Many Native Hawaiians say federal recognition isn't enough
Arizona is only state where tribes avoid Medicaid work rules
Arizona has become the only state in the country where members of federally recognized tribes are exempt from work or volunteer requirements for Medicaid benefits, while 120,000 state residents risk losing health coverage if they don't comply. The announcement came Friday from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which said ...
Native Americans ride to remember wounded knee massacre
Through mourning the past, Lakota revitalize culture
Report: US fails in funding obligation to Native Americans
A new report by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights finds that funding levels for Native American tribes are woefully inadequate despite the federal government's responsibility to provide for education, public safety, health care and other services under treaties, laws and other acts.The report made public Thursday is a follow-up ...
What really happened at the 1st Thanksgiving
Why President Lincoln perpetuated the 'friendly gathering' myth
What the first Thanksgiving dinner actually looked like
Most Americans probably don’t realize that we have a very limited understanding of the first Thanksgiving, which took place in 1621 in Massachusetts. Indeed, few of our present-day traditions resemble what happened almost 400 years ago, and there’s only one original account of the feast. As an anthropologist who specializes in reconstructing ...
400 years after Pilgrim landing, natives finally being heard
The seaside town where the Pilgrims came ashore in 1620 is gearing up for a 400th birthday bash, and everyone's invited — especially the native people whose ancestors wound up losing their land and their lives. Plymouth, Massachusetts, whose European settlers have come to symbolize American liberty and grit, marks its ...
Thousands of Native voters in North Dakota getting free IDs
Efforts by American Indian tribes in North Dakota to provide free identification with street addresses to thousands of members in advance of Tuesday's election are cutting into the number of Native Americans who could potentially be turned away at the polls for lack of a proper ID under recently tightened ...
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