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Services for Blackfeet Chief Earl Old Person announced

Oct. 17, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

BROWNING, Mont. (AP) — Funeral services for Blackfeet Chief Earl Old Person are set for Friday morning, with other opportunities to pay respects to the longtime leader during the week. Old Person died of cancer on Oct. 13. He was 92. On Tuesday...

Arlee graduate student works to preserve Salish language

Oct. 16, 2021 08:12 AM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — More than 200 Indigenous languages in the United States have gone extinct in the last 400 years, according to the Language Conservancy. Aspen Decker, a University of Montana graduate student in linguistics from Arlee, wants to ensure the Salish...

Blackfeet Tribal Chief Earl Old Person dies of cancer at 92

Oct. 14, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

BROWNING, Mont. (AP) — Earl Old Person, the chief of the Blackfeet Tribe in Montana and former chairman of the tribal business council, has died of cancer. He was 92. Old Person died Wednesday at Blackfeet Community Hospital “after a long battle with cancer,”...

Clashes intensify in key Yemen province, 140 fighters killed

Oct. 14, 2021 10:23 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Fighting between Yemen’s government forces and the country’s Houthi rebels in the central province of Marib killed at least 140 fighters this week, tribal leaders and security officials said Thursday. The most intense clashes have been underway...

Georgia county to remove ‘genocide cannon’ from city square

Oct. 12, 2021 19:13 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia county unanimously voted Tuesday to remove a “genocide cannon” from a city square where it resided for more than a century. The cannon in Decatur, just outside Atlanta, has ties to the Indian War of 1836 and has become increasingly...

Oregon recognizes Indigenous Peoples Day; tribes see hope

Oct. 10, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oct. 11 might feel a little different across Oregon this year. The second Monday in October, long celebrated as Columbus Day, will now officially be recognized as Indigenous Peoples Day in Oregon — a recognition of the Native American communities...

Standing Rock elects 1st woman leader in more than 50 years

Oct. 05, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

FORT YATES, N.D. (AP) — The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has elected a woman to be its next leader, according to results released Tuesday. Janet Alkire would be the first woman to head the tribal council in more than half a century. Gates Kelley was elected Standing Rock...

Jordanian king's properties undercut father figure image

Oct. 04, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Jordan’s King Abdullah II was meeting with the World Bank president, asking for more financial support for his country’s battered economy, just around the time the news broke: A trove of leaked documents revealed the king had secretly bought more than a dozen luxury...

Dakotas Natives who died at Pennsylvania school coming home

Oct. 04, 2021 01:12 AM EDT

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — An effort to return the remains of young men and women who died at the Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania will include those of two young men from the Sisseton area. While Carlisle is just one of many Indian boarding schools used across the...

Tribe: Navajo voting rights advocate Agnes Laughter has died

Sep. 29, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Agnes Laughter, a Navajo weaver who successfully challenged the constitutionality of Arizona’s in-person voting procedures and restrictive identity requirements for Native Americans, has died, tribal officials said. Navajo Nation Council...