Native Americans

In this Jan. 14, 2020, photo, Margaret Bitsue displays a flier that features her son who she reported missing more than two years ago, Tuba City, Ariz. Bitsue hasn't seen or heard from Brandon Sandoval, the youngest of her four children, in more than two years. "I spend most of my days looking down the road expecting him to come up," Bitsue says. The woman's words are soft but capture a room at a Navajo Nation government center, where people are gathered to talk not about women and girls who have disappeared or been killed, but men. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)
January 26, 2020 - 11:07 am
TUBA CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Margaret Bitsue's days are filled with prayer: that her son has a clear mind and that he remembers home, a traditional Navajo hogan at the end of a dirt road where a faded yellow ribbon hanging from the cedar trees points to her agony. Bitsue hasn't seen or heard from...
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January 22, 2020 - 1:42 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A 1978 law giving preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings involving American Indian children was getting a second look Wednesday from a federal appeals court in New Orleans. A three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New...
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In this Dec. 11, 2019 photo, Henry Red Cloud points to his property where flooding rose as high as 3-feet in March on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. He fears what winter storms will do after flooding damaged their home last spring. They ran workshops on solar panel and wind turbine installation, but had to halt the classes when flooding damaged their tools and property. (AP Photo/Stephen Groves)
January 18, 2020 - 11:04 am
PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) — Snow blanketed the living room of Erna Shepard’s home the morning after a storm on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. “I’m going to freeze,” she said. It’s been 10 months since the “bomb cyclone” that dumped the snow and rain that Shepard, 48, says caused the roof of her...
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Winnipeg Jets' Blake Wheeler (26) celebrates his goal with teammates Patrik Laine (29) and Mark Scheifele (55) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Fred Greenslade/The Canadian Press via AP)
January 18, 2020 - 3:10 am
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Clarence Iron believes he is on a divine mission to revitalize the Plains Cree language through hockey. He will be the play-by-play announcer with host Earl Wood and analyst John Chabot on Sunday night when APTN televises the Winnipeg Jets game in Chicago against the...
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National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman Jon Parrish Peede announces $31 million in direct public grants to museums, historical sites and colleges across the country on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, N.M. The relatively small-but-popular museum plans to combine federal grant funds and local contributions to expand exhibition space and consolidate downtown Santa Fe properties into a museum campus. Federal funding for the humanities is on the upswing despite repeated proposals by President Donald Trump to close down national endowments for the arts and humanities. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)
January 14, 2020 - 3:54 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The National Endowment for the Humanities is seeking to inspire private and local matching investments in cultural institutions as it designated $31 million in public grants Tuesday to support humanities projects in 45 states. Federal funding for the humanities is growing...
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January 08, 2020 - 3:00 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico on Wednesday sued the state's largest school district and a former teacher over a 2018 incident where the teacher allegedly cut a Native American student's hair during class on Halloween and asked another student if she was...
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January 07, 2020 - 5:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN has settled a lawsuit with a Kentucky teen who claimed media organizations falsely labeled him as a racist following a well-publicized encounter with a Native American last year at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. The network confirmed the settlement Tuesday, as did Todd...
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Richard King, 70, walks down a muddy road on the family ranch near Zortman, Mont., on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. "It's called complete serenity." King said of living on the ranch. "Its close as you can get to God living here." (AP Photo/Tommy Martino)
January 04, 2020 - 3:13 pm
The Samples were a black Chicago family, with six children and few resources. The priest helped them with tuition, clothes, bills. He offered the promise of opportunities — a better life. He also abused all the children. They told no one. They were afraid of not being believed and of losing what...
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2019 file photo, Bill Anoatubby, Governor of the Chickasaw Nation, is pictured during an interview in his office in Ada, Okla. Three of the most powerful Indian tribes in Oklahoma are suing the governor over agreements that allow gambling at tribal casinos. The Cherokee, Chickasaw and Choctaw nations filed the complaint Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, in federal court in Oklahoma City. The tribes are asking a federal judge to decide whether the state's gaming compacts with the tribes expire on Jan. 1. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki File)
December 31, 2019 - 4:53 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Three of the most powerful tribes in Oklahoma filed a federal lawsuit against the state's governor on Tuesday, asking the court to help resolve a dispute over gambling at tribal casinos. The Cherokee, Chickasaw and Choctaw nations want a federal judge to determine whether the...
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December 29, 2019 - 7:58 pm
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — A sports editor for a New Mexico newspaper apologized this week after using “scalps” in a tweet to describe a high school basketball team defeating a team with Native American student-athletes. Hobbs News-Sun Sports Editor Jason Farmer said Friday the tweet was “very...
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