Latest Native Americans News

Name of ski mountain will no longer include derogatory term

Nov. 29, 2021 13:47 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A ski mountain is set to remove a derogatory term for Native American women from its name — two decades after state law eliminated the slur from names of communities and public landmarks. The leader of a group of investors that's buying Big...

Duluth father, son view police reform from different angles

Nov. 29, 2021 01:06 AM EST

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Earlier this year, in a plaza in downtown Duluth, Blair Powless stood alongside dozens of other community members still hurting over the killing of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer and demanded reform from Duluth’s Police Department. ...

Indigenous students learn, grow in after-school program

Nov. 29, 2021 01:03 AM EST

ELK RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — In a hoop house nestled on the property of Elk Rapids High School, laughter of a half a dozen students echoes into the fall air. Inside the plastic-draped, arched structure, freshly picked cedar and pine permeate the air as members of the Elk...

2 tribes are buying back parcels of their ancestral homeland

Nov. 28, 2021 12:54 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Two Native American tribes in Delaware are buying back land that had been part of their ancestral homelands. The Washington Post reported Sunday that the Nanticoke Indian tribe acquired 30 acres in Millsboro this fall. The Lenape Indian tribe is...

Tribal liaison dives into Minnesota ski area expansion talks

Nov. 28, 2021 11:46 AM EST

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The Superior National Forest's first full-time tribal liaison says he wants to work with the federal government on proposed expansion of the Lutsen Mountains Ski Area. Juan Martinez started his new role in January, but he didn’t move to Minnesota...

Students learn, celebrate Native American cultures

Nov. 28, 2021 00:13 AM EST

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — The Southern Oaks Elementary School leadership and education team did not want students to miss out on an opportunity to learn about the indigenous people of the United States before celebrating Native American Heritage Day on Friday, Nov. 26. That...

Reviving Ojibwe spiritual traditions, one pet at a time

Nov. 27, 2021 09:36 AM EST

CASS LAKE, Minnesota (AP) — Animal neglect used to be such a problem on the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota, with basic services like sterilization out of reach for many due to poverty and remoteness, that packs of stray dogs would sometimes bring traffic to a halt on the main...

Wisconsin leaders hopeful about Indigenous women strategy

Nov. 27, 2021 01:11 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Native American leaders and Wisconsin’s attorney general are hoping to see more resources and support to address missing and murdered Indigenous women under an executive order signed recently by President Joe Biden. Biden’s order directs U.S....

Kaprizov has goal, three assists as Wild rout Jets 7-1

Nov. 26, 2021 19:21 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Kirill Kaprizov scored and tied a career high with three assists to help the Minnesota Wild rout the Winnipeg Jets 7-1 on Friday. Mats Zuccarello scored twice before leaving after a slash to his wrist, Alex Goligoski, Ryan Hartman, Jon Merrill and...

South Carolina's 250th tells revolution story, warts and all

Nov. 26, 2021 09:21 AM EST

CAMDEN, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina sees the upcoming 250th anniversary of the American Revolution as a chance to remind people that the state played a huge part in winning the nation’s independence, even if it did try later to tear the United States apart in the Civil War. ...