Native Americans

May 21, 2018 - 10:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is asking Washington state's highest court to take another look at a land dispute between a Native American tribe and its neighbors. The dispute concerns a roughly 40-acre plot of land purchased by the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe in 2013. A land survey convinced...
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In this 2017 photo provided by Franky Jackson, members of the Lightning Stick Society lacrosse team pose with their 2017 Dakota Premier Lacrosse League championship trophy. The team is one of three that was kicked out of the youth league this year amid concerns about racial abuse. (Franky Jackson via AP)
May 21, 2018 - 2:47 am
Travis Brave Heart was planning to spend his senior season this spring and summer tuning up to play college lacrosse in the fall. Instead, the 17-year-old standout from Aberdeen, South Dakota, is faced with the prospect of not playing at all. His Lightning Stick Society team was one of three Native...
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May 17, 2018 - 1:07 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A U.S. Senate candidate in Massachusetts is ending a lawsuit he'd 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 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 - 11:07 am
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — American Indian tribes are welcoming an opportunity to offer sports betting in potentially hundreds of casinos across the country after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to legalize it. Tribal casinos generate more than $31 billion a year in gross revenue...
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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 - 9:59 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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In a Nov. 15, 2017 photo, Cherokee citizen Judith Anderson examines the scar tissue on her left arm from years of IV drug use outside the Redbird Smith Health Center in Sallisaw, Okla. Anderson is among hundreds of tribal citizens who have tested positive for hepatitis C in the past three years because of dangerous drug use. She's being treated for the potentially fatal liver disease thanks to a hepatitis C eradication program launched in 2015 by the tribe, partly to respond to the nation's opioid epidemic. (AP Photo/Justin Juozapavicius)
May 16, 2018 - 1:17 am
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — Recovering addict Judith Anderson figures if she hadn't entered a program that caught and treated the hepatitis C she contracted after years of intravenous drug use, she wouldn't be alive to convince others to get checked out. The 74-year-old resident of Sallisaw, Oklahoma...
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May 15, 2018 - 12:39 pm
PARSHALL, N.D. (AP) — Airmen have called off the search for military explosives that fell off a vehicle on an American Indian reservation in North Dakota on May 1. Mountrail County Sheriff Ken Halverson announced last week that a container of ammunition for an automatic grenade launcher had been...
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File - In this May 9, 2017 file photo, Construction workers put final touches on parking lot renovations at the Santa Fe Opera in Santa Fe, N.M. The Santa Fe Opera will hold the world premiere in 2019 of a suspenseful fairy-tale from a Danish composer who created the operatic version of "The Handmaid's Tale." Directors of the Santa Fe Opera on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, announced the new work from Poul Ruders that is inspired by the Brothers Grimm fairy tales. "The Thirteenth Child" is described as a down-to-the wire thriller for audiences of all ages. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee, File)
May 09, 2018 - 8:23 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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FILE - In this March 12, 2012 file photo, students walk across the Dartmouth College campus green in Hanover, N.H. As colleges across the country confront their ties to slavery, Dartmouth is piloting a historical accountability project in the summer of 2018 as part of an initiative to increase faculty and staff diversity, to build a more inclusive community and to learn from the university's past. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)
May 05, 2018 - 10:52 am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — As educational institutions across the country wrestle with their ties to slavery, Dartmouth College is taking a closer look at the darkest corners of its history. The college plans to launch a "historical accountability" project this summer, which aims to better understand how...
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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 - 10:00 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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