Latest Native Americans News

Noem releases social study standards burnishing U.S. history

Aug. 15, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Monday released a revised proposal for social studies standards in public schools that lays out a mostly shining vision of American history, after an initial draft of the standards came under heavy criticism last year from conservatives...

Trial starts in challenge to new Montana voting laws

Aug. 15, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Native Americans who must travel long distances to election offices and cope with unreliable and infrequent mail delivery are further disenfranchised under election laws approved last year, a lawyer said Monday during opening statements in a trial challenging the laws'...

Court: State can't tax tribal lands that change hands

Aug. 15, 2022 16:44 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state can't impose property taxes on tribal lands that have changed hands without congressional approval, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. The decision from a three-judge panel from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals marks another chapter in a...

Film academy apologizes to Littlefeather for 1973 Oscars

Aug. 15, 2022 15:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 50 years after Sacheen Littlefeather stood on the Academy Awards stage on behalf of Marlon Brando to speak about the depiction of Native Americans in Hollywood films, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences apologized to her for the abuse she endured. ...

Deadline looms for western states to cut Colorado River use

Aug. 15, 2022 14:25 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Banks along parts of the Colorado River where water once streamed are now just caked mud and rock as climate change makes the Western U.S. hotter and drier. More than two decades of drought have done little to deter the region from diverting more water than...

Cheney and Murkowski: Trump critics facing divergent futures

Aug. 15, 2022 09:26 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — They hail from their states' most prominent Republican families. They have been among the GOP's sharpest critics of former President Donald Trump. And after the Jan. 6 insurrection, they supported his impeachment. But for all their similarities, the political...

Developer finds human remains near Nashville Civil War fort

Aug. 13, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A developer has unearthed human remains that could be two centuries old while digging to lay the foundation of a new Nashville project not far from a Civil War fort and a cemetery dating back to 1822. For Nashville, the discovery marks the latest...

Tribe wins injunction blocking county voting plan

Aug. 12, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — An American Indian tribe has won a court order blocking Lyman County officials’ plan to hold an at-large election for county commissioners in November. The Sioux Falls Argus Leader reported Friday that the county has developed a plan that would give...

Judge tells Lyman County to work with tribe on election plan

Aug. 12, 2022 18:21 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A federal judge temporarily ordered a South Dakota county to work with the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe to implement by November a redistricting plan to allow for the election of tribal candidates to the County Commission. The tribe had sued Lyman County,...

Archives to return Native American remains, burial objects

Aug. 11, 2022 19:04 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The remains of Native American people who once lived in Alabama were dug up a century ago — often by amateur archaeologists — and given to the state along with the jewelry, urns and other objects buried with them. The Alabama Department of Archives and...