Native Americans

FILE - In this March 17, 2018, file photo, Democratic U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp arrives for the state Democratic party convention in Grand Forks, N.D. American Indians' strong support for Heitkamp was a big factor in helping her win a Senate seat in 2012. Six years later, her re-election bid is complicated by fallout from the Dakota Access pipeline issue. (AP Photo/James MacPherson, File)
May 27, 2018 - 7:28 am
STANDING ROCK SIOUX RESERVATION, N.D. (AP) — Standing Rock Sioux tribal member Marlo Hunte-Beaubrun went door to door on North Dakota's largest American Indian reservations in 2012 turning out the tribal vote to help put Democrat Heidi Heitkamp in the U.S. Senate. Six years later, with Heitkamp...
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In this Wednesday, May 23, 2018, photo, Sky Running Enemy, left, and his sister, Kendalyn Running Enemy, are among about dozens of people who gathered in Elks Riverside Park in Great Falls, Mont. to protest the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. They were joined by their mother, Debbie McShane, holding the American Indian Movement flag. Attorneys for the Trump administration were due in a Montana courtroom Thursday to defend the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline against environmental groups that want to derail the project. (Karl Puckett/The Great Falls Tribune via AP)
May 24, 2018 - 4:09 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Trump administration attorneys defended the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline in federal court on Thursday against environmentalists and Native American groups that want to derail the project. President Barack Obama rejected the 1,179-mile (1,800-kilometer) line...
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May 17, 2018 - 11:42 am
BOSTON (AP) — A U.S. Senate candidate in Massachusetts is dropping a lawsuit he had filed against a city that asked him to remove a sign from a campaign bus reading: "Only a REAL INDIAN Can Defeat the Fake Indian." Shiva Ayyadurai (EYE'-ah-dur-ah) was born in India and is running as an independent...
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A historical wooden mask, plundered from the graves of indigenous Alaskans, is displayed during a ceremony at the Ethnological Museum in Berlin on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. The Ethnological Museum hand over the mask and other looted items from their collection to an official of the Chugach Alaska Corporation, which represents indigenous people in the Chugach region. (Ralf Hirschberger/dpa via AP)
May 16, 2018 - 8:59 am
BERLIN (AP) — A Berlin museum has returned ancient wooden masks, an idol and other spiritually significant artifacts plundered from graves by an explorer to indigenous Alaskans, ending an odyssey in which many of the items were thought forever lost. The masks, carved from spruce or hemlock, are...
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A man walks through the lobby of the Navajo Nation's Twin Arrows Casino, east of Flagstaff, Ariz., Tuesday, May 15, 2018. American Indian tribes are welcoming the opportunity to add sports betting to potentially hundreds of casinos across the country after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to legalize it. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)
May 16, 2018 - 12:49 am
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — American Indian tribes are welcoming the opportunity to offer sports betting in potentially hundreds of casinos across the country. The U.S. Supreme Court this week cleared the way for states to legalize it. Tribal casinos generate more than $31 billion a year in gross...
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May 09, 2018 - 6:19 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A fairy-tale thriller from a Danish composer who created an operatic version of "The Handmaid's Tale" will make its debut at the Santa Fe Opera in the summer of 2019, as the open-air desert venue shifts course under new management. Leaders of the Santa Fe Opera on Wednesday...
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In this photo from body camera video, two Native American teenagers are questioned by Colorado State University campus police after they were pulled from a college tour, Monday, April 30, in Colorado. The teen's faces were blurred by the Colorado State University campus police. The mother of the teenagers who campus police pulled from the tour after a parent reported feeling nervous about them said she believes her sons were victims of racial profiling and she feared for their safety after learning about the encounter. In an interview Thursday with The Associated Press, Lorraine Kahneratokwas Gray described receiving a frantic phone call from her son, 19-year-old Thomas Kanewakeron Gray, about the incident at Colorado State University. (Colorado State University campus police via AP)
May 04, 2018 - 9:00 pm
DENVER (AP) — Colorado State University is inviting two Native American teenagers pulled from a campus tour by police back to the school, saying it will pick up the tab for them to travel there for a VIP tour with their family. The school also released body camera footage Friday showing two police...
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FILE - This April 15, 2017, file video image courtesy of KTVB-TV shows the remote area where skeletal remains were found in a badger hole north of Mountain Home, Idaho. Two 500-year-old skeletons discovered on federal land in Idaho's high desert plains will be turned over to Native American tribes. U.S. officials in a series of notices that started Friday, May 4, 2018, say the remains of the young adult and child will be given to the interrelated Shoshone-Bannock Tribes in eastern Idaho and the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes in southern Idaho and northern Nevada. (Paul Boehlke/ KTVB via AP, File)
May 04, 2018 - 12:35 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two 500-year-old skeletons discovered in Idaho's high desert plains will be turned over to Native American tribes. U.S. officials in a series of notices starting Friday say the remains of the young adult and child will be given to the interrelated Shoshone-Bannock Tribes in...
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This undated photog provided by the Gray family shows 17-year-old Lloyd Skanahwati Gray. Gray was with his brother Thomas Kanewakeron Gray on Monday, April 30, 2018, when Colorado State University officials say police pulled the teens from an admissions tour because a parent in the group was nervous about their presence. (Gray Family via AP)
May 03, 2018 - 7:30 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The mother of two Native American teenagers who campus police pulled from a college tour in Colorado after a parent reported feeling nervous about them said she believes her sons were victims of racial profiling and she feared for their safety after learning about the...
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In this 2017 photo provided by Nicholas Luccketti with the First Colony Foundation, archaeologists excavate a site known as Site X, in Bertie County, N.C. (Bill Geiger/First Colony Foundation via AP)
April 28, 2018 - 8:58 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Efforts to unravel the mysterious fate of North Carolina's fabled Lost Colony could benefit after a preservation group took out its first-ever loan to buy a coastal tract where some colonists may have resettled hundreds of years ago. The 16th century English colonists who...
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