Latest Native Americans News

Unmarked graves found at another Indigenous school in Canada

Jun. 23, 2021 20:03 PM EDT

REGINA, Saskatchewan (AP) — A First Nation in southern Saskatchewan said Wednesday that it has discovered hundreds of unmarked graves at the site of another former residential school for Indigenous children. A statement from the Cowessess First Nation and the Federation...

Arizona history-June 27-July 3

Jun. 23, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

Sunday, June 27 On this date in 1881, 15 tons of gunpowder exploded in Zeckendorf’s powder magazine at the edge of Tucson, smashing windows and dishes and damaging buildings all over town. Churches were quickly filled with people who feared the end of the world was at...

Lumbee tribal leaders speak out against school's mascot

Jun. 23, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — Members of the Lumbee Tribal Council are calling for a Gaston County high school to remove a mascot and logo that they call an inaccurate and derogatory representation of Native American people. News outlets report that the tribal leaders spoke at...

US to review Native American boarding schools' dark history

Jun. 22, 2021 21:24 PM EDT

The federal government will investigate its past oversight of Native American boarding schools and work to “uncover the truth about the loss of human life and the lasting consequences” of policies that over the decades forced hundreds of thousands of children from their families and...

Native students allowed to don cultural items at graduation

Jun. 22, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — When Andrew Mike prepared to graduate from Willamette High School this spring, his mother decorated his mortarboard with intricate beading and he tied an eagle feather his grandmother gave him onto his cap. Mike is an enrolled citizen of the...

China, Canada spar at UN body over human rights failings

Jun. 22, 2021 10:47 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Canada and 40 other countries on Tuesday urged China to allow “immediate, meaningful and unfettered access” so independent observers can visit its western Xinjiang region, while a Chinese envoy demanded that Canadian authorities “stop violations of human rights” at...

Fires destroy 2 churches on Canadian Indigenous reserves

Jun. 21, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

OLIVER, British Columbia (AP) — Two Roman Catholic churches on First Nations reserves in British Columbia have burned to the ground in overnight fires, Canada’s national police force said Monday. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said a patrol officer saw fire come...

Health care groups propose easing medical pot certifications

Jun. 21, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's largest health care providers proposed Monday that lawmakers drop part of the requirement for people seeking medical marijuana identification cards to obtain a physician's recommendation to use the drug. Under the proposal,...

Montana firm offers legal help with missing Native Americans

Jun. 21, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Missoula law firm is offering no-cost legal advocacy for families of missing Native Americans, Kimberly Dudik and Associates has announced. While attending listening sessions held by the Montana Department of Justice, Dudik said she heard Native...

Analysis: New laws affect alcohol, elections and autopsies

Jun. 20, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Several new laws take effect July 1 in Mississippi, including one that will allow home delivery of liquor, wine or beer from local stores. The deliveries are authorized by House Bill 1135. Buyers will have to prove they are at least 21, delivery...