Latest Native Americans News

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...

Remains of 10 more Native American kids to be disinterred

Jun. 20, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — The remains of 10 more Native American children who died more than a century ago at a boarding school in central Pennsylvania are being disinterred and will be returned to their relatives, authorities said. A team of archaeologists began work...

Alabama museum to return art to 2 Alaskan tribes

Jun. 20, 2021 11:47 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A city-owned museum will return works of art to two Alaskan Native American tribes that requested the items back in 2017, decades after they were acquired for collections. A vote by the Birmingham City Council cleared the way for the Birmingham...

Forgotten Pee Dee cemeteries found by historians

Jun. 19, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina historians are trying to shed light on five forgotten cemeteries in the state's Pee Dee region. WMBF-TV reports that the Darlington County Historical Commission and Clemson Professor Jim Frederick located the five graveyards near...

Connecticut casinos sue insurer over COVID-19 losses

Jun. 19, 2021 10:23 AM EDT

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — The Native American tribe that owns Connecticut's Mohegan Sun casino is suing its insurance carrier over what it says was the denial of claims for millions of dollars in losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Day in...

Sheriff, pipeline opponents keep the peace at Enbridge site

Jun. 19, 2021 09:01 AM EDT

SOLWAY, Minn. (AP) — Clearwater County Sheriff Darin Halverson spent a lot of time in the sun. By the time folks occupying the Fire Light camp finished their ceremonies and broke camp, his clean-shaven head was a bright shade of red. Despite a nasty sunburn and some...

Haaland touts Acadia National Park work during Maine visit

Jun. 18, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

WINTER HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Interior Secretary Deb Haaland detailed a host of improvements and investments at Maine's only national park during a visit to the state on Friday. Haaland touted the improvements on a day she toured Acadia National Park, one of the biggest...

Maine proposal approves Native Americans to build casinos

Jun. 18, 2021 12:27 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's legislature approved the initial proposal that would allow four Native American tribes to build gambling businesses on their lands, in reversal from years of resistance and laws that opposed Native ownership of casinos in the state. ...

US Mint to issue quarters honoring notable American women

Jun. 17, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

Poet and author Maya Angelou, America’s first woman in space and a revered Cherokee Nation leader are among female trailblazers whose likenesses will appear on the U.S. quarter. The new four-year American Women Quarters Program celebrates women's accomplishments and...

Highlights of Connecticut budget implementation bill

Jun. 17, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Senate on Thursday gave final legislative passage to a wide-ranging bill that spells out details of the new, two-year $46.3 billion state budget and includes numerous other provisions. It now awaits Gov. Ned Lamont's signature. ...