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FBI, tribe investigating weekend killing on Crow Reservation

Oct. 26, 2020 1:46 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The FBI and the Crow Police Department are searching for a suspect in a weekend killing on the Crow Indian Reservation in southern Montana, officials said. The Crow Tribe Executive Branch described Saturday's killing as an “ambush-style homicide” and the FBI said the...

Native American dancers perform at a Donald Trump rally Oct. 15, 2020 at the rodeo grounds in Williams, Arizona. Navajo Nation President Myron Lizer makes no qualms about it: As one of the top officials on the country's largest Native American reservation, he's a proud Donald Trump supporter. Lizer says Native American values - hard work, family and ranching - align more with the GOP than with Democrats.   (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)

Minority pushes Trump agenda largely unpopular among tribes

Oct. 24, 2020 11:05 AM EDT

WILLIAMS, Ariz. (AP) — Myron Lizer has no qualms about it: As one of the top officials on the country's largest Native American reservation, he's a proud Donald Trump supporter. The Navajo Nation vice president says Native American values — hard work, family and ranching — align more with...

A woman, right, has a meal, inside a restaurant's outdoor tent Thursday Oct. 22, 2020, in Kew Gardens in the Queens borough of New York.  Gov. Andrew Cuomo is easing restrictions slightly in some coronavirus hot spots in New York City, but adding them in areas along the Pennsylvania border as the state recorded more than 2,000 new infections in a single day for the first time since mid-May. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

The Latest: Mexico's Chihuahua border state back in lockdown

Oct. 23, 2020 9:26 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s northern border state of Chihuahua returned to the highest level of alert and lockdown Friday after coronavirus cases jumped there and hospitals began to fill up. The Chihuahua state government declared the return to the “red” level of alert Friday, which closes...

US grants broadband licenses to Native American tribes

Oct. 23, 2020 7:33 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission has granted broadcast licenses ideal for high-speed wireless internet to rural tribal governments in New Mexico, Arizona and elsewhere. The 2.5 GHz licenses have been granted to 154 Native American communities so far, the commission announced in a...

Pine Ridge Reservation going into lockdown due to COVID-19

Oct. 23, 2020 1:15 PM EDT

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) — The Oglala Sioux Tribe is locking down the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation on Friday, in response to a surging number of COVID-19 cases in the state. The lockdown begins at 10 p.m. Friday and lasts until 6 a.m. Oct. 30. During that time, all non-critical travel is barred. The tribe...

Annawon Weeden, 46, a member of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, sits for a portrait outside his home in Oakdale, Conn., Friday, Sept. 25, 2020.

400 years on, Mayflower's legacy includes pride, prejudice

Oct. 23, 2020 8:05 AM EDT

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Four centuries after white Europeans stepped off the Mayflower and onto America’s shores, some descendants of the colonists are wrestling with the complicated legacy of their ancestors amid a global racial reckoning. There is immense pride among those who can trace their...

Members of the festival organizing team at the Kali Bari Hindu temple pray via live transmission on the first day of Durga Puja celebrations in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. Most of the festival festivities are being scaled down following the health officials warning about the potential for the coronavirus to spread during the religious festival season, which is marked by huge gatherings in temples and shopping districts. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

The Latest: UN chief urges G20 to unite on coronavirus fight

Oct. 22, 2020 10:24 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. chief says it’s “very frustrating” that leaders of the 20 major industrialized nations didn’t come together in March and establish a coordinated response to grapple with the coronavirus in all countries as he proposed. The result, he says, is every...

Judge won't order early voting site on Pascua Yaqui land

Oct. 22, 2020 9:01 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday refused to order a southern Arizona election official to open an early voting and ballot collection site for the Nov. 3 election on a Native American reservation on the edge of Tucson. The ruling from U.S. District Judge James Soto rejected an effort by the Pascua...

Coronavirus cases jump among Wisconsin's American Indians

Oct. 22, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Coronavirus cases among Native Americans in Wisconsin have tripled since Sept. 1 as the state continues to grapple with the pandemic. The state Department of Health Services reported 59 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and one new death among Native Americans in Wisconsin on Wednesday....

Ex-port commissioner sentenced for damaging memorial

Oct. 22, 2020 10:55 AM EDT

POULSBO, Wash. (AP) — A former Port of Poulsbo commissioner arrested for vandalizing a memorial to a Native American man killed by police struck a deal with prosecutors to avoid a felony conviction, The Kitsap Sun reported. Mark James DeSalvo, 49, who resigned from the port after his arrest, agreed last...