Latest Native Americans News

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 allows Nevada tribes to join fight over lithium mine

Jul. 29, 2021 15:15 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A judge has cleared the way for two tribes to join a legal battle over plans to build a mine in Nevada at the largest known U.S. deposit of lithium and seek a temporary ban on digging for an archaeological survey that they say would desecrate sacred tribal lands near the...

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. ...

Chief wants Kansas site included in unmarked graves search

Jul. 23, 2021 21:28 PM EDT

The leader of an American Indian tribe is concerned that a former Kansas boarding school will be left out of a federal initiative seeking to determine whether thousands of Native American children were buried at schools across the country in the 1800s and early 1900s. ...

Stitt taps Tulsa man for AG despite 'not qualified' rating

Jul. 23, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Tulsa attorney whom the American Bar Association rated as “ not qualified " to serve as a federal judge was tapped Friday by Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt to serve as the state's next attorney general. After a two-month search that began in May...

Guardians chosen as new name for Cleveland's baseball team

Jul. 23, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — While riding his bike over a bridge across the Cuyahoga River near Progressive Field, Indians owner Paul Dolan rarely paid much attention to the eight giant stone figures that seem to guard the city. They have new meaning, After...