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Stories with subject: Native Americans
  • Archaeologists plan dig at NY's 1755 battleground 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 6:28 pm
  • LAKE GEORGE, New York - An archaeological dig at a French and Indian War battleground in the southern Adirondacks has been given the green light.

  • American Indian tribe gets cards for elver catch 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:05 am
  • WHITING, Maine - Fishermen in an American Indian tribe may now pick up electronic swipe cards that will allow them to fish for elvers in Maine and record sales of the baby eels.

  • Louisiana company holds job fair at Hardin jail 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:59 pm
  • HARDIN, Montana - A private corrections company that plans to turn a long-vacant southeastern Montana jail into a treatment center for Bureau of Indian Affairs inmates held a job fair to take applications for about 115 jobs.

  • Pine Ridge man honored for solar energy projects 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:49 am
  • PIERRE, South Dakota - The man behind a renewable energy company on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota will be one of ten White House honorees this week.

  • Freight train industry to miss safety deadline 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 9:12 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Only one-fifth of its track will be equipped with mandatory safety technology to prevent the most catastrophic kinds of collisions and derailments by the deadline set by Congress, the freight railroad industry said Wednesday.

  • Mexico probes death of pregnant woman at clinic 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:34 pm
  • MEXICO CITY - Mexico's National Human Rights Commission said Wednesday it will investigate the latest apparent case of denial of medical care for poor women, after a pregnant Mixtec Indian woman died in a clinic along with her unborn child.

  • Wisconsin's Oneida tribe hosts food summit 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 11:52 am
  • ASHWAUBENON, Wisconsin - The Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin hopes to combat serious health problems among Native Americans by teaching other tribal members to farm and preserve their own food.

  • May 1 trial set in Rocky Boy embezzlement case 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 10:22 pm
  • HAVRE, Montana - A federal judge has set a May 1 trial date in the embezzlement case against former Rocky Boy Indian Reservation health clinic director Fawn Tadios.

  • Wyoming governor touts wolf reintroduction success 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 7:46 pm
  • CHEYENNE, Wyoming - A recent survey showing Wyoming's wolf population is stable proves ending federal protections for the animals and placing them under state management was the right move, Gov. Matt Mead said Tuesday.

  • University to keep nickname; add Ute scholarships 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:47 pm
  • SALT LAKE CITY - The University of Utah will keep its "Ute" name for sports teams under a new agreement announced Tuesday with leaders of the Ute Indian Tribe that also provides increased recruiting and financial help for tribe members.

  • Native American screenwriter showing film in Tulsa 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 3:20 am
  • TULSA, Oklahoma - Native American writer Sherman Alexie will be in Tulsa for a screening of his film "Smoke Signals" and to answer questions.

  • New Mexico high court orders tribal recognition 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:04 pm
  • SANTA FE, New Mexico - New Mexico's highest court on Monday ordered Gov. Susana Martinez to recognize the Fort Sill Apache as a New Mexico tribe.

  • Wolf Point to redraw districts for school board 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 5:56 pm
  • HELENA, Montana - Wolf Point school district has agreed to redraw its voting areas for board elections after an ACLU lawsuit argued the district favored white voters in the predominantly Native American area.

  • Native Americans say US violated human rights 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 2:08 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A Native American group is asking the international community to charge the United States with human rights violations in hopes of getting help with a land claim.

  • High court: Alaska tribe should settle dispute 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 1:42 pm
  • FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Alaska Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling that a tribal dispute involving leadership should be settled locally, not through the court system.

  • Descendant preserves history of Pa. settlers 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 10:38 am
  • PITTSBURGH - When Ken Girty goes to reunions for descendants of Revolutionary War-era Americans, his name is known among the best of them.

  • Washington state man to lead Sitka tribe 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 5:07 am
  • SITKA, Alaska - A Washington state man is the new general manager for the Sitka Tribe of Alaska.

  • Hardin jail eyed for regional inmate facility 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 3:01 pm
  • BILLINGS, Montana - A private corrections company has reached a tentative deal to turn a long-vacant southeastern Montana jail into a treatment center that would draw federal Bureau of Indian Affairs inmates from across the region, according to company and local officials.

  • Navajo Council, UN expert criticize Redskins name 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 10:24 am
  • WINDOW ROCK, Arizona - The Navajo Nation Council voted to oppose the use of the Washington Redskins name, while a United Nations human rights expert said separately that the term is "inextricably linked to a history of suffering and dispossession."

  • UN expert weighs in on Redskins controversy 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:48 am
  • GENEVA - A United Nations human rights expert says the name of the Washington Redskins football team is a "hurtful reminder" of the mistreatment of Native Americans, but stopped short of joining in calls for the team's owner to change the name.

  • One of last Native American code talkers dies 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 4:12 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - Edmond Harjo, one of the last surviving members of a group of American Indians who used their Native languages to outmaneuver the enemy during World Wars I and II, died last week in Oklahoma. He was 96.

  • Oklahoma digging for prehistoric relics to resume 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 1:02 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - Archaeologists will return to an ancient Native American site in eastern Oklahoma next month to resume excavation, after they discovered a prehistoric building there last October.

  • Feature film 'Mekko' to start shooting in Tulsa 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 3:20 am
  • TULSA, Oklahoma - A feature film about a homeless Native American parolee trying to find his way in Tulsa is set to start shooting later this month.

  • Michigan group seeks recognition as Indian tribe 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 9:29 pm
  • ESCANABA, Michigan - An Indian group has asked the federal government for recognition as a tribe.

  • Fallin, Anoatubby urge passage of $40M museum fix 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 6:16 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin joined with the leader of one of the state's most powerful Indian tribes on Monday in an effort to convince House Republicans to support a $40 million plan to complete a massive Native American museum in Oklahoma City.