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Friday's Scores

Sep. 24, 2021 23:31 PM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Akr. East 46, Akr. Firestone 19 Akr. Hoban 37, Cle. Cent. Cath. 16 Akr. Manchester 41, Massillon Tuslaw 3 Amanda-Clearcreek 49, Circleville 13 Andover Pymatuning Valley 12,...

Muscogee citizens approve press protections for tribal media

Sep. 24, 2021 21:17 PM EDT

Muscogee Nation voters have approved press protections for their tribe's news enterprise. Citizens voted 1,914 to 596 last week to amend the tribe’s constitution to include press protections and mandate funding for Mvskoke Media, Indian Country Today reported. ...

California to replace toppled statue with memorial to tribes

Sep. 24, 2021 20:47 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — More than a year after protesters toppled a statue of a Spanish missionary on the grounds of the California Capitol, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law on Friday to replace it with a memorial for the state's Native Americans. A statue of Father...

Tribe wins major step toward resuming whaling off Washington

Sep. 24, 2021 20:38 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — An administrative law judge has recommended that a Native American tribe in Washington state once again be allowed to hunt gray whales — a major step in its decades-long effort to resume the ancient practice. “This is a testament to what we've been...

Canadian Catholic bishops apologize for residential schools

Sep. 24, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Catholic bishops in Canada apologized Friday “unequivocally” to Indigenous peoples for the suffering endured in residential schools, just as Pope Francis prepares to meet with Indigenous leaders at the Vatican later this fall. The institutions...

Washington woman sought in Las Vegas found at casino mall

Sep. 24, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Native American woman from northwestern Washington state has been found safe in Las Vegas, police said Friday, nearly three weeks after her fiancé and friends reported her missing while on vacation. Reatha May Finkbonner, 30, of Bellingham,...

Boyfriend of slain Gabby Petito charged with bank card fraud

Sep. 23, 2021 20:22 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The boyfriend of Gabby Petito, whose body was found at a national park in Wyoming after a cross-country trip with him, was charged with unauthorized use of a debit card as searchers continued looking for him Thursday in Florida swampland. A...

Judge rules against Eklutna tribe's game hall near Anchorage

Sep. 23, 2021 17:35 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. District Court judge has ruled against plans by the Native Village of Eklutna to build a tribal gaming hall about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of downtown Anchorage. The tribe had intended to offer pull-tabs, bingo and lotteries at the...

Haaland: Petito case a reminder of missing Native Americans

Sep. 23, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaking in personal terms, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said extensive news media coverage of the disappearance and death of 22-year-old Gabby Petito while on a cross-country trip should be a reminder of hundreds of Native American girls and women who are missing or...

Work aims to uncover history of boarding school burial site

Sep. 23, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque city officials plan to use ground-penetrating radar as they research the history of a site where dozens of Native American boarding school students are believed to have been buried more than a century ago. Orange flags also will be...