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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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