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Feds Show Up Unprepared For Hearing On Murdered And Missing Native Women
Justice Department and Bureau of Indian Affairs officials couldn't take a position on any of the Senate bills addressing this crisis.
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CULTURE & ARTS
Joy Harjo Named First Native American U.S. Poet Laureate
The Oklahoma native is revered for her writings on "tradition and loss, reckoning and myth-making," as well as for her music, the Library of Congress said.
California Governor Apologizes For State's History Of Violence Against Native Americans
Democrat Gavin Newsom told tribal leaders he was "sorry on behalf of the state" for the "genocide" waged against their ancestors.
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Donald Trump Jr. Gets Vital History Lesson After Making Ridiculous Claim About His Dad
Twitterers pointed out some holes in his defense of his father's claim that no one in American history has been more mistreated.
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Police Shootings Have Brought Ethnic Groups Together To Fight For Change
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Native Americans and Latinos are shot by police at a disproportionately high rate.
HuffPost Her Stories: Meet The Powwow Dancer Smashing Gender Norms
Plus: Women prisoners in the U.K. are still being released into homelessness.
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This Community Is Striving To Rebuild One Of The Poorest Places In America
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Battered by poverty, discrimination and climate change, Native Americans on the Pine Ridge Reservation are raising homes – and hope – for the next generation.
Maine To Become First State To Ban Native American Mascots In Public Schools
Using the symbols has been “a source of pain and anguish" for American Indian tribes, said Gov. Janet Mills (D).
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Senate Confirms Trump Court Pick Who Once Called Sexism Claims 'Irrelevant Pouting'
Every Republican present voted to make Kenneth Lee, 43, a lifetime federal judge.
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Time To Fix The Racist Way We Depict Native Americans In The Capitol, Say Lawmakers
House appropriators say artwork throughout the complex is offensive and tours are "not always respectful."
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Should Tribal Nations Use Treaties To Hold The Feds Accountable For Climate Change?
By Anna V. Smith, High Country News
U.S. courts rarely favor environmental protections as a right — except when it comes to tribes expressing their treaty rights.
New Mexico Replaces Columbus Day With Indigenous Peoples' Day
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed legislation to replace Columbus Day with a holiday honoring indigenous communities.
The Artist Bringing Native American Representation to Comic Books
“I’m doing the same thing that my ancestors did. I’m just telling the stories that I care about, that I love and that are relevant to me,” Jeffrey Veregge says.
This Artist Is Bringing Native American Representation To Comic Books
Jeffrey Veregge is using his art to celebrate his Native American heritage.
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Court Fights Intensify Over Who Gets To Adopt Native American Children
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The end of the federal Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 will make it easier for non-Native parents to adopt Native American children.
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Deb Haaland Shames GOP For Trying To Strip Protections From Abused Native Women
"An abomination," said the indigenous congresswoman.
GOP Tries To Gut Protections For Native Women In Violence Against Women Act
They tried -- and failed -- to repeal a 2013 provision that helps tribes crack down on non-Native domestic abusers.
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Elizabeth Warren Speaks Out On Native American Claims: 'I Shouldn't Have Done It'
“I’m not a person of color. I am not a citizen of a tribe, but what I try to do is be a good friend to Native Americans.”
Grand Jury Reportedly Investigating If Ryan Zinke Lied To Feds On Casino Deal
The former interior secretary had refused to approve a Native American operation opposed by MGM.
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Investigation Initiated By Diocese Claims To Exonerate Covington Catholic School Boys
Covington's Bishop Roger Foys says the Kentucky teens' reaction to the confrontation at the Lincoln Memorial was "laudatory."
Trump Keeps Being Racist To Native Americans And Getting Away With It
Political leaders mostly say nothing when the president demeans indigenous people.
Liz Cheney Gives Donald Trump A Pass On Native American Genocide Jokes
Elizabeth Warren's Native American ancestry claims have made her "a laughingstock,” the third-ranking House Republican said.
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Trump Revives Racist 'Pocahontas' Slur Against Warren, Donald Jr. Responds: 'Savage!'
Like father, like son.
Elizabeth Warren Identified Herself As 'American Indian' On Texas Bar Registration
The Massachusetts senator made the claim in her own handwriting on her 1986 State Bar of Texas registration card.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren Apologizes To Cherokee Nation For DNA Test
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is saying sorry to the Cherokee Nation after she released a DNA test that showed she had a Native American ancestor.
Lisa Murkowski Revives Bill Targeting Missing And Murdered Native Women
Indigenous women are disappearing and being killed. Savanna's Act would help to bring them some justice.
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