Latest Native Americans News

Native American statute removed from St. Louis

Sep. 17, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A statue of a Native American that served as a landmark at an intersection in a St. Louis business district was removed Friday after officials determined it did not “appropriately honor” indigenous communities. The statue will be donated to the...

Interior Secretary signs Montana tribes water rights compact

Sep. 17, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Interior Secretary Deb Haaland signed the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes water rights compact on Friday, settling a decades-long battle over thousands of individual water rights in Montana and on the Flathead Indian Reservation. The deal also created a $1.9...

Colorado panel recommends tribal name change for mountain

Sep. 17, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado state panel has recommended that a mountain peak west of Denver be renamed in honor of a Native American woman who acted as a translator for tribes and white settlers in the 19th century. Thursday's recommendation comes amid national efforts to...

Conceptual redistricting maps emerge from citizens board

Sep. 16, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A citizens advisory committee to the New Mexico Legislature on political redistricting endorsed a set of conceptual maps Thursday to circulate for public comment. The committee is forging toward an Oct. 15 deadline for outlining redistricting map...

Court: Oklahoma has no concurrent authority on tribal lands

Sep. 16, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals on Thursday again ruled that Oklahoma has no concurrent jurisdiction over crimes committed on tribal lands by non-American Indians against American Indians. The court rejected the state’s appeal of the...

Tesla builds 1st store on tribal land, dodges state car laws

Sep. 15, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

NAMBÉ, N.M. (AP) — Carmaker Tesla has opened a store and repair shop on Native American land for the first time, marking a new approach to its yearslong fight to sell cars directly to consumers and cut car dealerships out of the process. The white-walled,...

North Dakota tribal leaders call for split House districts

Sep. 15, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Some North Dakota tribal leaders appealed to lawmakers Wednesday to split legislative House districts that include reservations, a move they believe will increase the odds for electing American Indians to the Legislature. Mike Faith, chairman of...

Lawyers push for removal of Missouri courthouse murals

Sep. 15, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Two lawyers are demanding the removal of two courthouse murals in Columbia that show a white man pointing a gun at a Native American man, shirtless Black men chained by their ankles, and white men being hanged and whipped. Gary Oxenhandler and Rusty...

Tuesday's Scores

Sep. 15, 2021 03:00 AM EDT

PREP VOLLEYBALL= Aberdeen Christian def. Hitchcock-Tulare, 25-20, 25-20, 19-25, 17-25, 15-13 Andes Central/Dakota Christian def. Scotland, 25-18, 25-13, 25-27, 25-22, 15-7 Arlington def. Waverly-South Shore, 25-11, 25-7, 25-8 ...

Missouri cave with ancient Native American drawings sold

Sep. 14, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri cave containing Native American artwork from more than 1,000 years ago was sold at auction Tuesday, disappointing leaders of the Osage Nation who hoped to buy the land to “protect and preserve our most sacred site.” A bidder agreed to...