Arizona repository houses dead animals for use by tribes

U.S. 04/01/19, 02:16

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

U.S. 03/29/19, 11:40

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 ...

Arizona is only state where tribes avoid Medicaid work rules

U.S. 01/18/19, 22:45

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 ...

Report: US fails in funding obligation to Native Americans

U.S. 12/20/18, 14:51

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 the first Thanksgiving dinner actually looked like

Culture 11/20/18, 03:05

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

U.S. 11/19/18, 22:58

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

Politics 10/31/18, 13:06

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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