Latest Native Americans News

Native Americans aim to boost voting power in New Mexico

Sep. 20, 2021 21:51 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A coalition of Native American communities has proposed redrawing New Mexico's political map to boost Indigenous voters' influence in elections. The proposed changes from New Mexico’s 19 Native American pueblos and the Jicarilla Apache Nation,...

Museum showcases Indigenous boarding school experience, art

Sep. 20, 2021 01:09 AM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Two temporary exhibits are now on display at the Dennos Museum Center that explore the off-reservation boarding schools for Indigenous children and contemporary Anishinaabek art. “Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories”...

History's scars laid bare at former Indian boarding school

Sep. 19, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Ernest House Jr. pulled the plaque off one of the stone columns beneath the clock tower at the heart of Fort Lewis College, one of three panels that for the last two decades have offered an inaccurate portrayal of federal Indian boarding schools. ...

Fred Dakota, Native American gambling pioneer, dies at 84

Sep. 18, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

BARAGA, Mich. (AP) — Fred Dakota, whose garage casino in Michigan's Upper Peninsula in 1983 was a milestone for Native American gambling, has died at age 84. Dakota, a former leader of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, died Monday at his home in Baraga, according to...

Trust's investment profits produce outpouring of grants

Sep. 18, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix-based charitable trust's investments over the last 15 months did well and dozens of social service groups, arts organizations and other nonprofits still navigating fallout from the pandemic are now benefiting in a big way. The Virginia G. Piper...

Sauk-Suiattle tribe sues Seattle utility over green stance

Sep. 18, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe has filed a class-action lawsuit against the city of Seattle on behalf of its members and the public, saying the electric utility’s green power claims are misleading and hurting the tribe. The lawsuit filed in King County...

State offers $4M to build and expand recreation facilities

Sep. 18, 2021 08:51 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is offering $4 million in grants to help communities build and expand recreation facilities. Democratic Gov. Dan McKee and the Department of Environmental Management announced on Friday that the outdoor recreation matching grants...

Blackfeet continue work to defend Badger-Two Medicine

Sep. 18, 2021 08:13 AM EDT

Heart Butte, Mont. (AP) — The fight to protect the Badger-Two Medicine defends not so much a place as a way of living. On a map, this jumble of mountains, rivers, hunting grounds and petroleum deposits is surrounded by the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, Glacier National...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 18, 2021 04:00 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Alcester-Hudson 70, Centerville 54 Avon 58, Burke 36 Belle Fourche 40, Custer 12 Bon Homme 24, Kimball/White Lake 18 Brandon Valley 13, Sioux Falls O'Gorman 10 ...

Couple to auction off lifetime possessions

Sep. 18, 2021 03:03 AM EDT

OREFIELD, Pa. (AP) — Donald Wehr has long picked up odds and ends that have grabbed his eye. He can’t quite explain why he’s gathered dozens of cigar shop Native Americans. He has a small armada of Ford tractors because they’re easy to climb into, but can’t...