Stories tagged: Native Americans
Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 9:13 a.m.
500-year-old skeletons sought by 3 Native American tribes
Somewhere in Boise, the 500-year-old skeletons of two Native Americans found last year when a badger apparently unearthed them from their resting place in Idaho’s high desert sagebrush steppe are …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 11:17 p.m.
Tribes seek Native American bones found at unique Idaho site
The U.S. government is negotiating with three Native American tribes to return the 500-year-old skeletons of a young adult and child found at a southwestern Idaho site that authorities first …
Tue., Jan. 16, 2018
Native American veterans will be honored with memorial on National Mall
WASHINGTON – The National Mall is studded with monuments to iconic people and events, from presidents to wars to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Later this month, finalists …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 8:55 p.m.
MLK Day marked by Trump criticism, pledges to fight racism
Martin Luther King Jr.’s children and the pastor of an Atlanta church where he preached decried disparaging remarks President Donald Trump is said to have made about African countries, while …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 2:11 p.m.
Ancient DNA gives glimpse of ancestors of Native Americans
DNA from an infant who died in Alaska some 11,500 years ago is giving scientists the best look yet at the genetics of the ancestors of today’s native peoples of …
Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Court recognizes Native American hunting rights in Canada
The Supreme Court of British Columbia has upheld a Washington state man’s right to hunt in the province by recognizing the traditional hunting grounds of his ancestors.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, 2:19 p.m.
Tribes oppose planned bioterror tests near Oklahoma graves
Five Native American tribes that own an Oklahoma site where the U.S. Department of Homeland Security intends to conduct bioterrorism drills next year now oppose the government’s plan, saying the …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 8:40 p.m.
Tribes: Trump’s monument order disrespects native people
President Donald Trump’s rare move to shrink two large national monuments in Utah triggered another round of outrage among Native American leaders who vowed to unite and take the fight …
Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 4:12 p.m.
Lawsuit filed by Dakota Access protesters to proceed
An appeals court ruled Tuesday that a federal judge in North Dakota was correct in not barring police from using harsh methods against Dakota Access pipeline protesters.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 8:44 p.m.
Deadline near for tribal members to claim settlement money
American Indian tribal members and their descendants have until Nov. 27 to ask for their share of the remainder of $3.4 billion in settlement money awarded to Native Americans after …
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 5:29 p.m.
Killer of Navajo Nation girl gets life prison sentence
A man who pleaded guilty to the murder and sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl on the largest American Indian reservation was sentenced Friday to life in prison in a …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 9:57 p.m.
General Council focuses on police staffing
Day three of the Nez Perce Tribe’s General Fall Council simmered to an end, and several agenda items were disregarded in favor of robust public comment.
Fri., July 21, 2017
Joel Clement: How Trump threatens Alaska natives and made me a whistleblower
I am not a member of the deep state. I am not big government. I am a scientist, a policy expert, a civil servant and a worried citizen. Reluctantly, as …
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 10:49 p.m.
Tribe wants centuries-old remains found in Idaho
At least one tribe will seek possession of human bones found protruding from an Idaho badger hole after tests determined they weren’t from modern day homicide victims but belonged to …
Thu., July 6, 2017, 2:19 p.m.
Native Americans say grizzly bear decision violates religion
Native American tribes, clans and leaders from seven states and Canada say the U.S. government’s recent decision to lift protections for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area violates …
UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 10:27 p.m.
Tribes bash proposed Trump budget cuts to Native Americans
Dozens of Native American tribes in six Western states expressed outrage Thursday at President Trump’s proposed budget cuts to American Indian programs, saying they would erase significant progress on child …
Sun., May 7, 2017, 10 a.m.
Gaming gone bust, tribe turns to marijuana farming
A small Indian tribe in a remote stretch of San Diego County has traded in its failed dream of casino riches for what could be the next big payout: marijuana …
Fri., April 28, 2017, 6 a.m.
Washington state tribes fear White House will be a buzzkill for their marijuana business
Four state tribes have signed compacts with the
UPDATED: Sun., April 23, 2017, 9:51 p.m.
After years of work, Cowlitz Tribe opens casino this week
The Cowlitz Indian Tribe is opening its new $510 million casino this week, an effort years in the making.
Tue., April 18, 2017, 4:40 p.m.
Attorney general expands program to combat crime on tribal lands
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions moved Tuesday to expand an Obama administration initiative to allow more tribal authorities access to federal anti-crime databases – an action long sought by tribes …
UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 6:32 p.m.
Native American tribes fear end of federal heating help
Native American tribes fear what will happen if President Donald Trump succeeds in eliminating an energy assistance program that they say is crucial to their members.
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 3:30 p.m.
Inslee signs bill to improve dental care for state tribes
Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday signed a bill that seeks to improve oral health on reservations in Washington state. The measure was the first bill the governor has signed this …
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 2:10 p.m.
Kennewick Man must be returned to tribes within 90 days
The Ancient One is going home. One of the oldest and most complete skeletons found in North America will be given back to American Indian tribes in Washington state for …
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 2 p.m.
Dakota pipeline protest inspires local Native Americans to make the 16-hour drive to Standing Rock
Protests against the Dakota Access pipeline have inspired dozens of Inland Northwest residents to make the 16-hour drive to North Dakota. The Standing Rock Sioux’s struggle to protect land and …
Thu., Nov. 24, 2016, 10:03 p.m.
The Latest: 300 attend Thanksgiving Day pipeline protest
About 300 opponents of the Dakota Access pipeline demonstrated on Thanksgiving Day in the North Dakota city of Mandan, about 50 miles north from where demonstrators have camped out for …
Thu., Nov. 24, 2016, 9:21 p.m.
10,000-year-old remains returned to Nevada tribe’s control
Formal control of a mummified set of tribal remains believed to be some of the oldest in North America has been transferred to a Nevada tribe.
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 9:11 a.m.
Officers douse Dakota oil pipeline protesters in subfreezing weather
Authorities on Monday defended their decision to douse protesters with water during a skirmish in subfreezing weather near the Dakota Access oil pipeline, and organizers said at least 17 protesters …
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 10:18 a.m.
Dakota Access oil pipeline developer won’t consider reroute
The head of the company building the Dakota Access oil pipeline says the company won’t consider rerouting it to address American Indian concerns.
Sat., Oct. 29, 2016, 11:06 p.m.
Pipeline protesters urge unity after days of confrontations
Protesters trying to block the Dakota Access oil pipeline urged unity on Saturday as they prayed together near burned-out construction vehicles that served as a barricade between activists and law …
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016, 7:18 p.m.
Dakota Access pipeline work resumes near site of protest
Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners resumed digging trenches and laying pipe, Morton County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Rob Keller said, a move that comes in light of Sunday’s federal appeals court ruling …