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Cherokee Nation reaches $75M settlement with drug companies

Sep. 28, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Cherokee Nation and three opioid distributors reached a $75 million settlement to resolve opioid-related claims against the companies, the tribe and the companies announced Tuesday. The Tahlequah, Oklahoma-based tribe announced the settlement,...

Amid killings and COVID, Mexico's Yaqui people get pledges

Sep. 28, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Yaqui people have been hit by a wave of killings and coronavirus deaths, so the country's long-awaited public apology for centuries of abuses Tuesday rang a little hollow. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador had hoped the ceremony would...

Panel tables idea to split House districts on reservations

Sep. 28, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A panel of lawmakers putting the final touches on North Dakota’s new legislative map delayed action Tuesday on a proposal to create separate House districts on two of the state’s five American Indian reservations. Some members of the 14-member...

Are New Mexico students learning? Hard to say without tests

Sep. 28, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Public Education Department officials say few grade-school students participated in state testing last year and that it is impossible to measure learning loss from the pandemic. On Monday, the New Mexico Education Department said that...

Fires threatening California's sequoias continue to grow

Sep. 27, 2021 23:13 PM EDT

THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — California firefighters battled fast-growing forest fires threatening giant sequoias and small communities in the Sierra Nevada on Monday and worked to fully surround a suspected arson wildfire that destroyed homes last week. More than 2,000...

After years of futility, Spirit Lake gets new border signs

Sep. 27, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The northern border of the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation in northeastern North Dakota includes a large swath of Devils Lake, the state's largest natural body of water that began to expand greatly during a wet cycle that began in the 1990s. State...

Middlebury College strips chapel name over eugenics role

Sep. 27, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

Middlebury College removed the name of a former Vermont governor from the campus chapel on Monday because of his “instigating role” in eugenics policies of the early 1900s that “sought to isolate and prevent the procreation of so-called ‘delinquents, dependents, and defectives,’”...

Aberdeen police handling 3 missing person cases, 1 from 1979

Sep. 27, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — There are currently 94 missing people in South Dakota, with 62 of those people, or about 65%, being Native Americans. The numbers demonstrate an epidemic of missing Indigenous people, especially from reservations. Three...

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. ...