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Stories with subject: Native Americans
  • Weaver connects cultures and generations at State Fair 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 9:45 am

    SALEM, Oregon - Salem native John Beard of Tigard has been making connections at the Oregon State Fair for more than three decades. He's made connections between warp and weft, the vertical and horizontal yarns that he weaves on his loom, but demonstrating the art of Ravenstail weaving is about more than the large and beautiful ceremonial robes he produces.

  • Program to draw Native Americans into health care fields 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 2:22 am

    VERMILLION, South Dakota - A federal grant of nearly $450,000 will help the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine provide career and academic mentoring to high school students on two of the state's Native American reservations.

  • Criminal probe into tribal lender includes Nevada partners 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 6:47 pm

    HELENA, Montana - A federal criminal investigation into the former leaders of the Chippewa Cree Tribe's online lending operations now includes a Nevada company the tribe partnered with in its first attempt to offer payday loans.

  • 6 New Mexico sites make national list of historic places 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 5:47 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A 1,200-year-old Native American ceremonial site in northern New Mexico and the post office that served scientists following the Manhattan Project are among the latest locations to make the National Register of Historic Places.

  • Task force tackles homelessness among Native Americans 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 4:08 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A liaison has been named to bridge the gap between New Mexico's largest city, the Navajo Nation and other tribal communities as they work to address chronic homelessness among Native Americans.

  • Today in Nebraska for September 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 1:38 pm

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  • Supreme Court upholds deal on tribal gas stations 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 2:25 pm

    SPOKANE, Washington - The state Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously upheld a lower court ruling in a long-running lawsuit by non-tribal gas station owners challenging gas tax compacts negotiated in the past decade between the state and Indian tribes.

  • Anderson wins second term as Choctaw chief 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 8:40 am

    PHILADELPHIA, Mississippi - Chief Phyliss J. Anderson has been re-elected chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.

  • Back from death's door, Resorts casino is now profitable story has photos
    Updated: Aug-26-15 4:38 pm

    ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - As recently as five years ago, Resorts Casino Hotel was near death, struggling to survive against bigger, newer Atlantic City casinos.

  • New charges filed against Havre businessman in tribal probe 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 2:11 pm

    HELENA, Montana - A grand jury has handed down a new criminal indictment against a Havre businessman who already faces bribery, embezzlement and theft charges in a corruption investigation into the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation.

  • Northern Arapaho Tribe calls on feds to drop eagle appeal 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 6:56 pm

    CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The Northern Arapaho Tribe is calling on the federal government to drop a legal appeal that's blocking the tribe from killing bald eagles for religious purposes on the central Wyoming reservation it shares with another tribe.

  • Law challenged over tribal intervention in adoption cases 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 4:01 pm

    TULSA, Oklahoma - A couple's lawsuit contends that an Oklahoma law allowing tribes to intervene in private adoption cases involving Native American children violates their constitutional rights.

  • Public hearing to be held on drilling lease near Glacier 
    Updated: Aug-23-15 1:34 pm

    HELENA, Montana - A federal panel will hold a public hearing in Choteau next month on whether to allow oil and gas drilling on land near Glacier National Park that is considered sacred by Native American tribes.

  • Ex-astronaut promotes STEM studies among Native Americans 
    Updated: Aug-23-15 9:50 am

    RAPID CITY, South Dakota - A former NASA astronaut is trying to get Native American students to develop an interest in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

  • Coach from England teaching tennis to Pine Ridge students 
    Updated: Aug-22-15 11:31 am

    PINE RIDGE, South Dakota - A longtime tennis coach in England has been offering free tennis classes on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

  • Native Americans' totem pole journeys to oppose coal exports 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 8:58 pm

    PORTLAND, Oregon - A Native American tribe is taking a 22-foot totem pole from Canada through the Pacific Northwest to Montana in opposition of proposed coal export terminals.

  • Judge dismisses board's claim to control Flathead water 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 6:46 pm

    HELENA, Montana - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit from non-tribal farmers and ranchers seeking to gain control of an irrigation project on the Flathead Indian Reservation.

  • Thousands expected at Native American art show in New Mexico 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 5:42 pm

    Tens of thousands of people are expected to descend upon downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico, for what organizers say has become the world's largest juried show of indigenous artwork.

  • Menominee tribal members endorse marijuana proposals 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 3:20 pm

    KESHENA, Wisconsin - Members of the Menominee Indian Tribe have endorsed the possible legalization of marijuana for medicinal and recreational use on their northeastern Wisconsin reservation, the tribe announced Friday.

  • 2 men sentenced in Ethete killing, cover-up 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 11:26 am

    ETHETE, Wyoming - Two men have been sentenced to prison for their roles in the June 2014 killing of an Ethete man on the Wind River Indian Reservation.

  • DeKalb County Board tables resolution on tribe's bingo plans 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 3:36 pm

    SYCAMORE, Illinois - The DeKalb County Board has decided to delay voting on a resolution that would support efforts of a Native American tribe to open a 24-hour electronic bingo operation near the town of Shabbona.

  • Critic of South Dakota foster care arrested on old charge story has photos
    Updated: Aug-19-15 5:28 pm

    SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Family members of a Crow Creek Sioux Tribe woman who has spoken out against South Dakota's handling of Native American children in foster care are questioning whether her arrest on a 13-year-old charge was politically motivated.

  • Federal grant funds effort to limit lead ingested by condors 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 9:16 am

    FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - A nonprofit conservation group is bringing lead-free ammunition to Native American reservations to help reduce toxic levels in condors.

  • Tribal jury clears chairman of fraud charges 
    Updated: Aug-18-15 6:43 pm

    HELENA, Montana - A Chippewa Cree tribal court jury has cleared tribal chairman Ken St. Marks of allegations that he defrauded the tribe and ordered the tribe to pay him more than $200,000 for his company's work on a pipeline project, his attorney said Tuesday.

  • Federal effort helps develop farmers market in mid-Michigan 
    Updated: Aug-18-15 6:37 am

    MOUNT PLEASANT, Michigan - A federal effort to support Native American communities has helped develop a farmers market in mid-Michigan.