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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...

Native Americans urge boycott of 'tone deaf' Pilgrim museum

Aug. 10, 2022 01:27 AM EDT

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Native Americans in Massachusetts are calling for a boycott of a popular living history museum featuring Colonial reenactors portraying life in Plymouth, the famous English settlement founded by the Pilgrims who arrived on the Mayflower. Members of the...

Federal program helps Alaska villages get broadband access

Aug. 09, 2022 19:43 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska will receive at least $100 million through a new federal program to expand high-speed internet to underserved rural areas and promote workforce development, officials said Tuesday. U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, an Alaska Republican, coordinated a summit...

ND woman gets life in prison for foster child's death

Aug. 09, 2022 10:56 AM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota woman has been sentenced to life in a federal prison for fatally abusing her 5-year-old foster child. Tammy Longie, of Tokio, earlier pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, child abuse and neglect in the May 2020 death of Raven Thompson. His body...

Coastal Washington tribe builds tsunami refuge tower

Aug. 08, 2022 20:27 PM EDT

TOKELAND, Wash. (AP) — There’s a new option to escape a tsunami for people on the southwest coast of Washington. The Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe dedicated a 50-foot tall (15.2-meter) evacuation tower in Tokeland, Washington, on Friday, the Northwest News Network reported. ...

Archaeology students study Indian mound site in Mississippi

Aug. 07, 2022 01:14 AM EDT

FAYETTE, Miss. (AP) — The question the graduate archaeology students asked during their lunch break concerned the refreshment capacity of chicken broth. Under a tent in a field off the Natchez Trace Parkway, they deliberated upon relevant factors such as the gelatinous texture, and protein and...

60 curators, 1 show: Native Americans pick favorite pottery

Aug. 06, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Native American voices and artistry are at the core of a new traveling exhibition of clay pottery from the Pueblo Indian region of the American Southwest, as major art institutions increasingly defer to tribal communities for displays of ancestral art and artifacts. ...

SUV barrels through Native American parade; 15 injured

Aug. 05, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

A New Mexico man who was driving drunk without a valid license barreled through a parade that celebrates Native American culture in the western part of the state, injuring at least 15 people, officials said Friday. Jeff Irving, 33, was arrested late Thursday and faces charges that...

Oklahoma court reinstates sentence in Castro-Huerta case

Aug. 04, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma court on Thursday reinstated the conviction and sentence of a Tulsa man whose case led to a U.S. Supreme Court decision on criminal jurisdiction in Indian Country. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals reinstated the child-abuse conviction and...

Jonathan Nez, Buu Nygren advance for Navajo presidency

Aug. 03, 2022 20:16 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Voters from the Navajo Nation will see familiar faces in the tribe's general election: their current president and a former vice presidential candidate, both of whom were on the ballot in 2018. President Jonathan Nez and Buu Nygren garnered the most votes in...