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Ancient Mounds in Ohio
Join Ranks of World Gems
Sep 19, 2023 2:20 PM CDT
Ancient Mounds in Ohio Join Ranks of World Gems
UNESCO recognizes earthworks by Native Americans as a World Heritage Site
- A network of ancient Native American ceremonial and burial mounds in Ohio described as "part cathedral, part cemetery, and part astronomical observatory" was added Tuesday to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. Preservationists, led by the Ohio History Connection, and Indigenous tribes, many with ancestral ties to the state,...
Dig Begins to Find Buried
Native American Children
Jul 10, 2023 12:27 PM CDT
Dig Begins to Find Buried Native American Children
Archaeologists are seeking lost cemetery on grounds of ex-boarding school in Nebraska
- Bodies of dozens of children who died at a Native American boarding school have been lost for decades, a mystery that archaeologists aim to unravel as they begin digging in a central Nebraska field that a century ago was part of the sprawling campus. Crews toting shovels, trowels, and even...
DOJ: This 'Made
What Happened to
George Floyd Possible'
Jun 16, 2023 11:13 AM CDT
DOJ: This 'Made What Happened to George Floyd Possible'
After 2-year investigation, agency finds Minneapolis cops engaged in pattern of discrimination
- The Justice Department accused Minneapolis police Friday of engaging in a pattern of violating constitutional rights and discriminating against Black and Native American people following an investigation prompted by the killing of George Floyd. The sweeping two-year civil rights investigation concluded that systemic problems in the Minneapolis Police Department "...
Supreme Court Hands Big Win
to Native American Tribes
Jun 15, 2023 10:40 AM CDT
Supreme Court Hands Big Win to Native American Tribes
Justices uphold law stipulating Native American kids up for adoption go to Native American families
- The Supreme Court delivered a big win to American Indians on Thursday, upholding a law that stipulates Native American children up for adoption should go to Native American families. NPR reports that the 7-2 ruling defied predictions, with Amy Coney Barrett writing the majority opinion and only Clarence Thomas and...
Accused of Being a 'Pretendian,'
College Prof Comes Clean
May 8, 2023 9:54 AM CDT
Accused of Being a 'Pretendian,' College Prof Comes Clean
Calls emerge for UC Berkeley's Elizabeth Hoover to resign after admitting she's not Native American
- A California college instructor accused of falsely claiming Native American ancestry is now admitting she's white and apologizing—and it was one of her closest friends who conducted a good amount of the probing that led to her apology. The hubbub stretches back to February 2021, when Elizabeth Hoover,...
'Long Overdue' Name Change
Coming to Grand Canyon
Nov 22, 2022 10:30 AM CST
'Long Overdue' Name Change Coming to Grand Canyon
Popular Indian Garden campground to become Havasupai Gardens in honor of tribe
- A popular camping spot at Grand Canyon National Park is shedding its "offensive" name. Indian Garden, a camping and rest area reached from the South Rim via the Bright Angel Trail, is to be renamed Havasupai Gardens in honor of the Native American tribe that was forcibly removed from...
California Voters Say
No to Sports Betting
Nov 9, 2022 2:21 PM CST
California Voters Say No to Sports Betting
Propositions 26, 27 promised tens or hundreds of millions in state revenue
- The most expensive ballot proposition gamble in US history went bust Tuesday as California voters overwhelmingly rejected sports betting, shooting down initiatives to legalize sports gambling at tribal casinos and horse tracks or through mobile and online wagering. Native American tribes and the gaming industry raised nearly $460 million (see...
2 Weeks After Academy
Apology, Littlefeather Dies at 75
Oct 3, 2022 8:03 AM CDT
2 Weeks After Academy Apology, Littlefeather Dies at 75
Native American actor received 50-year-old mea culpa after she turned down Brando Oscar in '73
- Last month, Sacheen Littlefeather received a mea culpa 50 years in the making from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which apologized for how she was treated when she rebuffed a 1973 Oscar for Marlon Brando. Now, just over two weeks later, the Native American activist and actress...
Vandals Scratch Names
Over 'Priceless' Rock Art
Jan 18, 2022 10:21 AM CST
Vandals Scratch Names Over 'Priceless' Rock Art
Repaired Big Bend petroglyph will never be the same
- Some 4,000 to 8,500 years after a Native American artist made an etching in a 30-million-year-old volcanic boulder at what is now Texas' Big Bend National Park, visitors decided to leave their mark, too—directly on top. Four names and the date—Dec. 26, 2021—were carved across...
'To Us, Thanksgiving
Is a Day of Mourning'
Nov 25, 2021 9:20 AM CST
'To Us, Thanksgiving Is a Day of Mourning'
Native American group is holding solemn event in Plymouth
- Members of Native American tribes from around New England are gathering in the seaside town where the Pilgrims settled—not to give thanks, but to mourn Indigenous people worldwide who've suffered centuries of racism and mistreatment. Thursday’s solemn National Day of Mourning observance in downtown Plymouth, Mass., will...
Colorado's 1864 Order to Kill
Native Americans Voided
Aug 19, 2021 12:06 AM CDT
Colorado's 1864 Order to Kill Native Americans Voided
Gov. Jared Polis rescinded the awful proclamation Tuesday
- Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday rescinded a 19th-century proclamation that called for citizens to kill Native Americans and take their property, in what he hopes can begin to make amends for "sins of the past." The 1864 order by Colorado’s second territorial governor, John Evans, would...
With One Team
Bumped From Big
Tourney, Ireland Does
Sep 8, 2020 7:21 AM CDT
With One Team Bumped From Big Tourney, Ireland Does 'Right Thing'
Ireland's lacrosse team gives up spot in World Games to Native American team
- Native Americans are said to be the inventors of lacrosse —it's the modern-day version of the indigenous game of baggataway—so a recent gesture by Ireland's lacrosse team is not only a generous one, but a nod to the sport's history. Only eight international lacrosse teams...
Say Goodbye to the
Land O'Lakes 'Butter Maiden'
in case you missed it
Apr 19, 2020 2:30 PM CDT
Say Goodbye to the Land O'Lakes 'Butter Maiden'
Native American woman who appeared on brand's packaging for decades has been nixed
- If you can't quite put your finger on what's different about your butter the next time you pick up a pack of Land O'Lakes, allow us to fill you in. There's something missing from the packaging—the Native American "butter maiden" who used to be...
Cherokee Nation: 'This
Is History in the Making'
Feb 6, 2020 1:34 PM CST
Cherokee Nation: 'This Is History in the Making'
US tribe is first to deposit heirloom seeds in global vault
- "There will always be a part of the Cherokee Nation in the world," declares the Native American tribe, which will be the first to store its heirloom seeds in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, better known as the "doomsday vault." In a statement , Senior Director of...
Body of Selena Not Afraid
Found Near Rest Stop
Jan 21, 2020 7:22 AM CST
Body of Selena Not Afraid Found Near Rest Stop
Sheriff says foul play not suspected in death of indigenous teen
- The search for a Native American teenager whose disappearance brought attention to the wider issue of missing and murdered women from the community came to a tragic end Monday morning. The body of 16-year-old Selena Not Afraid was found less than a mile from the I-90 rest stop in rural...
A TSA Agent
Had to Check
Her Hair. Then:
Jan 17, 2020 1:12 PM CST
A TSA Agent Had to Check Her Hair. Then: 'Giddyup!'
Native American woman Tara Houska says she was humiliated at being treated like an animal
- A Native American woman who went through security at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport says she was humiliated by a TSA agent who yanked her long braids and treated her like "a horse." CNN reports Tara Houska, an environmental and indigenous rights activist, was flying into Minnesota Monday from...
Man Accused of
Son in Horrific
Oct 2, 2019 2:02 PM CDT
Man Accused of Killing 6-Year-Old Son in Horrific Tub Exorcism
Complaint says Pablo Martinez held boy he said was 'demonic' under faucet of scalding water
- A horrific crime out of Arizona, where a father is accused of the first-degree murder of his 6-year-old son after an apparent exorcism attempt. The
reports that Pablo Martinez, said to be in his 30s, was arrested after the incident on the Pascua Yaqui Indian Reservation outside Tucson,...
He Fled the Feds in 2011.
He Was Just Found 'Squatting'
Jul 8, 2019 8:47 AM CDT
He Fled the Feds in 2011. He Was Just Found 'Squatting'
Michael Duane Strain, busted on Native American reservation in Montana, was on most wanted list
- They thought he was hiding in Minnesota, but they nabbed him in Montana.
reports 62-year-old Michael Duane Strain, one of the 15 most wanted fugitives on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms' list, was busted last week by US Marshals Service deputies on a Native American reservation...
Our Poet Laureate Has
Been Named. It's Historic
Jun 19, 2019 10:10 AM CDT
Our Poet Laureate Has Been Named. It's Historic
Joy Harjo, 68, is first-ever Native American in the role
- The first Oklahoman to ever be bestowed the title of US poet laureate has another distinction to brag about: She'll also be the first Native American to serve in the role when she takes over for Tracy K. Smith in the fall and becomes the 23rd Poet Laureate Consultant...
This Sight Will Soon
Be Banned in Maine
May 17, 2019 1:00 PM CDT
This Sight Will Soon Be Banned in Maine
Gov. Janet Mills signs law banning Native American mascots in public schools
- Maine has adopted a ban on Native American symbols as public school mascots, making it the first US state to do so, reports CNN and the
. "While Indian mascots were often originally chosen to recognize and honor a school's unique connection to Native American communities in Maine,...
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