Latest Native Americans News

How's he doing? Americans weigh in on Biden's performance

Jan. 17, 2022 12:15 PM EST

President Joe Biden took office at a particularly polarized time in American history, so it's not surprising that citizens are divided on his performance at the one-year mark. A Georgia history teacher who voted for Biden would give him a “C” grade, faulting the president for not...

Chan, Zuckerberg fighting Native American vaccine hesitancy

Jan. 17, 2022 10:58 AM EST

Dallas Goldtooth, known for his role in the hit FX television series “Reservation Dogs,” slowly swivels in his chair to face the camera in a recent TikTok video. As he looks at the audience, a voice-over announcer says, “When people refuse to get vaccinated but also talk about protecting...

Republican Glenn Youngkin sworn in as Virginia 74th governor

Jan. 15, 2022 23:16 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Striking a tone of bipartisanship and optimism, Virginia’s new governor, Glenn Youngkin, pledged to “restore trust in government and to restore power to the people” after he was sworn in to office Saturday. “Today we stand together on behalf of...

Maryland Historical Trust seeks to record Indigenous history

Jan. 15, 2022 09:12 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland Historical Trust will use a $50,000 grant from the National Park Service to document the accomplishments and stories of Indigenous people in Baltimore City. These stories are important, said Heather Barrett, administrator of architectural research of...

Eiteljorg Museum will show Native American art in new way

Jan. 15, 2022 00:08 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Eiteljorg Museum ’s revamped Native American Galleries will show works spanning more than 170 years when they reopen in June. But visitors won’t start at the beginning, middle or even the end of that timeframe. Instead, they’ll be greeted by artwork with stories that...

Backers of tribal recognition measure submit signatures

Jan. 14, 2022 18:09 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Supporters of a proposed initiative that seeks to formalize government-to-government relationships between the state and federally recognized tribes in Alaska have submitted signatures aimed at getting the measure on this year's ballot. The campaign behind...

National monument proposed for Nevada site sacred to tribes

Jan. 14, 2022 16:03 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada congresswoman and several elected and tribal officials announced support Friday for national monument designation over a broad area south of Las Vegas they say is biologically diverse and rich with Native American cultural significance. The site would be...

Tribal chairman gives South Dakota lawmakers history lesson

Jan. 13, 2022 18:02 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The chairman of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate offered South Dakota's Legislature a history lesson on Thursday during the annual State of the Tribes address, as he emphasized tribal sovereignty and government-to-government relations. Chairman Delbert Hopkins Jr....

Groups try to block Montana laws they say hurt Native voters

Jan. 12, 2022 19:21 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Organizations that participate in get-out-the-vote efforts on Montana's Native American reservations are asking a judge to temporarily block two laws they say are part of an effort to disenfranchise Native voters. Last year, the Republican-controlled Montana...

Former Navajo president receives lifetime achievement award

Jan. 11, 2022 21:14 PM EST

TWIN ARROWS, Ariz. (AP) — Peterson Zah has never claimed to be an extraordinary Navajo, just a Navajo with extraordinary experiences. Those who gathered Tuesday to honor the former Navajo chairman and president at a tribal casino east of Flagstaff disagreed. They said Zah has...