Stories tagged: Native American
MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017, 12:35 P.M.
American Indians protesting Trump, pipeline with march
Members of American Indian tribes from around the country are gathering in Washington for four days of protests against the Trump administration and the Dakota Access oil pipeline that will …
FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 9:21 P.M.
Bill would allow Native graduates to wear regalia
Aspen Many Hides recalled being in tears as she stood in line five years ago waiting to receive her high school diploma in Polson. Her mother was frantically trying to …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 9:20 P.M.
Tempers flare after calls to separate Native American basketball tournaments from other tourneys
The topic of race entered the Montana high school basketball conversation this week as divisional tournaments begin around the state.
TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2017, 1:15 P.M.
Tribe sues feds over withholding of $14 million
An American Indian tribe in Washington state is suing the federal government, saying it’s wrongfully withholding nearly $14 million in a flap over the tribe’s efforts to kick out almost …
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 8:19 A.M.
School’s Native American statue, now banned, finds new home
A steel statue removed from a coastal Oregon town after the state banned Native American mascots has found a new home.
SUNDAY, JAN. 1, 2017, 7 P.M.
Shielded Native American sites thrust into debate over breaching dams
A little-known federal program that avoids publicizing its accomplishments to protect from looters the thousands of Native American sites it’s tasked with managing has been caught up in a big …
TUESDAY, DEC. 27, 2016, 7:17 A.M.
Weeklong occupation of tribal headquarters ends peacefully
The weeklong occupation of a tribal government building by a faction of the Rhode Island Narragansett tribe has ended.
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 1:58 P.M.
Appeals court rules Yakama Nation can’t sue over tobacco tax
A federal appeals court says the Yakama Indian Nation can’t sue to block collection of a federal tax on tobacco products made by a company on the reservation.
TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016, 8:04 A.M.
Kennewick Man skeleton closer to tribal return
Legislation that would return the 8,400-year-old bones of Kennewick Man to Columbia Basin tribes could become law in the coming weeks.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016, 10:16 A.M.
Nooksack Tribe says it’s booted 289 people off rolls
After a years-long fight, the Nooksack Tribe in northwestern Washington state says it has booted 289 people off its membership rolls – but a lawyer for those who were purportedly …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2016, 8:25 A.M.
U.S. cancels energy leases in sacred area near Glacier National Park
U.S. officials canceled 15 oil and gas leases on Wednesday in an area bordering Glacier National Park that’s considered sacred to the Blackfoot tribes of the U.S. and Canada.
TUESDAY, NOV. 15, 2016, 1:19 P.M.
Army Corps’ latest Dakota oil pipeline delay purely political, company says
The Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to further delay construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline so that it can continue studying the issue and gather more input from the …
THURSDAY, NOV. 3, 2016, 10:48 A.M.
Clergy join Dakota Access pipeline protesters for ceremony
Hundreds of clergy of various faiths joined protests Thursday against the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota, singing hymns, marching and ceremonially burning a copy of a 600-year-old …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, OCT. 25, 2016, 11:12 A.M.
Spokane Tribe, others call for better federal consultation on oil pipeline
American Indian tribes in Washington state, including the Spokane Tribe, are asking President Barack Obama to overhaul the way the federal government consults with tribes on infrastructure projects.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, 2016, 7:04 A.M.
Indian tribes may be sovereign, but their casinos remain subject to federal scrutiny
A California-based tribe’s recent loss at the National Labor Relations Board could reignite interest in controversial legislation affecting Indian casinos and union workers nationwide.
MONDAY, AUG. 8, 2016, 5:53 P.M.
Spokane businesswoman, Native American advocate receives state recognition
JoAnn Kauffman, a prominent Nez Perce Tribe member and national Native American rights activist, was recently selected to be featured in the Secretary of State’s Legacy Washington project. The “Who …
FRIDAY, AUG. 5, 2016, 11:16 A.M.
Boise High School covers old Native American logo
An Idaho school district has painted over a mural that some considered disrespectful to Native Americans.
FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016, 6:02 P.M.
Foster parents lose appeals fight for American Indian girl
A California appeals court affirmed on Friday a lower court’s decision to remove a 6-year-old girl with Native American ancestry from her foster family of four years and reunite her …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2016, 9:38 A.M.
Native groups protest planned French auction of artifacts
Native American leaders are protesting the latest plan by a Paris auction house to sell off part of their tribal history, and their demand for the return of their ceremonial …
FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2016, 12:54 P.M.
Thousands mourn at funeral of kidnapped Navajo girl
Thousands of people from across the Navajo Nation came together Friday to share their grief at the funeral of an 11-year-old girl who was lured to her death by a …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016, 1:30 P.M.
Corps determines Kennewick Man is Native American
The ancient skeleton known as Kennewick Man is related to modern Native American tribes, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday, opening the process for returning to a tribe …
THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016, 11:29 A.M.
Coquille tribe calls ‘Lewis and Clark’ lottery ads offensive
The Coquille Indian Tribe is calling for a state lottery campaign to be changed, calling it insensitive to indigenous people.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016, 2:27 P.M.
Colville Reservation one of two selected for national census test
Two Native American reservations – one in the Dakotas and another in Washington – have been selected as test sites ahead of the 2020 census, as officials mull whether to …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016, 9:42 A.M.
Native American ‘code talker’ Gilbert Horn Sr dies at 92
Gilbert Horn Sr., a World War II veteran honored for his service as a Native American code talker, has died of natural causes. He was 92.
THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2015, 11:31 A.M.
DNA from ‘Kennewick Man’ skeleton shows ties to Native Americans
NEW YORK — An ancient skeleton found nearly 20 years ago in a river in Washington is related to Native Americans, says a DNA study that could help resolve a …
TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2015, 1:24 P.M.
Chalk mural to commemorate horses slain by U.S. Army
A community art project in Huntington Park will pay tribute to roughly 900 horses that were slaughtered in an act of aggression by the U.S. government against Native American tribes.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13, 2013
Bill targets non-Indian crimes
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate on Tuesday reauthorized a federal law channeling resources to female victims of domestic violence, including those on Native American tribal lands. It is now up …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2012
Chris Herren has some advice for obsessive sports parents: Refocus. Forget the video camera, forget about your kid’s footwork for just one game, and focus on her face. “Sports are …
SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2011
A message and a warning
A group of American Indian women, inspired by an environmental prophesy, passed through Spokane on Earth Day on their 1,800-mile walk from the Pacific Ocean to Lake Superior. They were …
THURSDAY, JAN. 20, 2011
School immerses tribes’ young in Salish language
Speakers of English as a second language say that they respond differently when someone speaks to them in their first language. There’s a deep emotional connection to that first language, …