Latest Native Americans News

EXPLAINER: How New Mexico limits evictions, provides relief

Jul. 30, 2021 14:29 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after the Biden administration extended the original date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only...

Saginaw Grant, noted Native American character actor, dies

Jul. 30, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Saginaw Grant, a prolific Native American character actor and hereditary chief of the Sac & Fox Nation of Oklahoma, has died. He was 85. Grant died peacefully in his sleep of natural causes on Wednesday at a private care facility in...

Alaska Native artist creates stamp for Postal Service

Jul. 30, 2021 00:25 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Native artist Rico Worl said he jumped at the chance to create for the U.S. Postal Service a stamp he hopes will be a gateway for people to learn about his Tlingit culture. A ceremony marking the release of Worl's Raven Story stamp is set...

Tribes seek order banning digging at Nevada lithium mine

Jul. 29, 2021 20:54 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Two tribes that joined a legal battle over plans to build a mine at the largest known U.S. deposit of lithium urged a judge Thursday to temporarily ban digging for an archaeological survey that they say would desecrate sacred tribal lands in Nevada near the Oregon line. ...

Southeastern Montana fire quickly expands, threatens homes

Jul. 29, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

CROW AGENCY, Mont. (AP) — A southeastern Montana wildfire exploded in size and was threatening numerous homes as it burns through grasslands and sage brush around the Crow Indian Reservation near the Wyoming border, officials said Thursday. No homes were lost when...

Crow Tribe sues federal officer after K-9 latches onto man

Jul. 29, 2021 15:33 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A prosecutor for the Crow Tribe accused a federal law enforcement officer of aggravated assault and other offenses after the officer's police dog allegedly caused extensive injuries to a tribal member during a traffic stop. A civil complaint from...

Judge won't let San Francisco school mural be covered

Jul. 27, 2021 21:58 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco school board violated state law when it voted to cover up a 1930s mural that critics said is racist and degrading in its depiction of Black and Native American people, a judge ruled Tuesday. Superior Court Judge Anne-Christine...

Report: SPD stops Black people, Native Americans more

Jul. 27, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A newly-released report shows Seattle police officers — despite almost a decade under federal oversight partially intended to address bias — continue to stop and use force against Black people far more often than white people. The report found that...

Pinto horse Warpaint retiring from Chiefs football games

Jul. 27, 2021 11:25 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs are retiring Warpaint the horse, president Mark Donovan said Monday at training camp. Warpaint is a two-time Pinto World Champion who galloped on the field at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium before games and after the...

Judge refuses to block digging at lithium mine on NV-OR line

Jul. 26, 2021 21:55 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge has denied environmentalists' request for a court order temporarily blocking the government from digging trenches for archaeological surveys at a mine planned near the Nevada-Oregon line with the biggest known U.S. deposit of lithium. ...