Stories tagged: Native Americans
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019, 2:21 p.m.
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, 11:53 a.m.
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, 4:49 p.m.
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, 12:12 p.m.
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, 4:50 p.m.
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, 4:56 p.m.
Timeline from the “The Spokane River Story” in The Spokesman-Review in 1991.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
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, 1:53 p.m.
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, 1:39 p.m.
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, 5 a.m.
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, 9:55 p.m.
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, 1:17 p.m.
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, 10:20 a.m.
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, 11:04 a.m.
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, 2:45 p.m.
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, 11:16 a.m.
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, 1:47 p.m.
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, 11 a.m.
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, 4:25 p.m.
Democrat Paulette Jordan breaks the mold of the typical Idaho candidate.
UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018, 5:02 p.m.
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, 6 a.m.
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, 9:13 a.m.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …