Stories tagged: native americans
Thu., Feb. 13, 2020
North Dakota reached a proposed settlement agreement Thursday with American Indians who sued over the state’s voter ID laws requiring residents to provide a street address, arguing they are a …
Wed., Feb. 5, 2020
Take a gulp of relief, white people: Though we are more likely than any other racial or ethnic group in the state to be caught with contraband when searched by …
Thu., Jan. 2, 2020
Twelve years ago, academic researchers working with the Washington State Patrol raised a warning flag: Troopers were searching drivers from minority communities, particularly Native Americans, at a much higher rate …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019
Attorney General William Barr announced a nationwide plan Friday to address the crisis of missing and slain indigenous people as concerns mount over the level of violence they face.
Tue., Nov. 19, 2019
The occupation of Alcatraz Island is often credited as being the seminal event that reinvigorated Native American tribes in the face of a U.S. government steamrolling over their land, their …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019
Two Pacific Northwest tribes are demanding the removal of three major hydroelectric dams on the Columbia River. The Lummi and Yakama nations said Monday that the U.S. government was in …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 13, 2019
City lawmakers have been trying for five years to rename the holiday. They succeeded last week, passing an emergency measure that brings Washington, D.C., in line with several other cities …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019
Emergency rooms shut down for months. Hospital policies put patients at risk for opioid abuse and overdoses. A longtime pediatrician was charged with sexually abusing children.
Mon., Aug. 19, 2019
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren offered a public apology Monday to Native Americans over her past claim to tribal heritage, directly tackling an area that’s proved to be a big …
Sun., May 19, 2019
The so-called “Jay Treaty” of 1794 is having unintended consequences on indigenous, transnational communities of the Pacific Northwest more than two centuries later.
Fri., May 10, 2019
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has announced a new policy requiring consent from tribes that might be affected by projects or initiatives from his office.
Sat., March 30, 2019
The sound of drums, singing and prayers marked the opening of a powwow in Phoenix on a Saturday afternoon this month. Marchers carried the flags of the United States and …
Thu., March 21, 2019
Tribes are urging U.S. officials to ban oil and gas exploration around a sacred tribal site with massive stone structures and other remnants of an ancient civilization
UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019
Timeline from the “The Spokane River Story” in The Spokesman-Review in 1991.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019
Lawmakers in at least seven states have introduced legislation to address the unsolved deaths and disappearances of numerous Native American women and girls.
Tue., Jan. 22, 2019
A Kentucky boys’ school shut down its campus Tuesday as a precaution and a small protest was held outside their diocese as fallout continued over an encounter involving white teenagers, …
Sat., Jan. 12, 2019
Fallout from the federal government shutdown is hurting Native Americans as dwindling funds hamper access to health care and other services. The pain is especially deep in tribal communities with …
Thu., Nov. 22, 2018
Every year at this time I wonder why we, as American Indians, bother to celebrate Thanksgiving. Despite all our social ills and battles with state and the federal government, we …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018
Four Native Americans who claimed they were sexually abused while enrolled in a now-defunct Mormon church foster program decades ago filed paperwork to dismiss their cases after reaching financial settlements, …
Fri., Sept. 14, 2018
The University of Idaho and U.S. Forest Service’s Boise National Forest say they’ve identified human remains from Native Americans in their holdings that will be turned over to present-day tribes.
Sat., Sept. 8, 2018
John McCain hadn’t been elected to the U.S. Senate when a fellow veteran and friend spotted him at the annual Navajo Nation Fair.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018
Ashley’s disappearance is one small chapter in the unsettling story of missing and murdered Native American women and girls. No one knows precisely how many there are because some cases …
Tue., Aug. 28, 2018
Archaeologists are marveling at the site of a 1600s Native American fort in Connecticut that was uncovered as part of a rail bridge replacement project.
Sun., July 15, 2018
A recent state report shows a 10 percent homeless rate among Native American youths in the county. That’s nearly triple the state average of 3.7 percent and greater than any …
Sat., July 14, 2018
Members of the Warm Springs Hotshots were getting ready to head home when the radio buzzed – a wildfire had started – and the elite crew launched into motion to …
Mon., July 9, 2018
The installation’s name is “Grandfather Cuts Loose the Ponies,” a sculpture by Chewelah artist David Govedare. It has stood watch over Interstate 90 and the Columbia for nearly 30 years. …
UPDATED: Sun., July 8, 2018
Democrat Paulette Jordan breaks the mold of the typical Idaho candidate.
UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018
Driving west, past Davenport and into the hard scrubby scablands of eastern Washington, I’m reminded just how little I know of this place I call home.
Sun., June 10, 2018
The show, consisting of 80 images by Curtis, 40 historical artifacts from the MAC’s collection and 10 recordings Curtis made of Native American songs, will run from Saturday through Sept. …
Wed., Feb. 7, 2018
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 …