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Biden to review Trump’s changes to national monuments

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Joe Biden said Wednesday he plans to review the Trump administration's downsizing of two sprawling national monuments in...

California Truth, Healing Council begins historic work

Two years ago, California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a formal apology to tribes in the state for atrocities committed against them and for the...

US high court to hear case on virus relief for tribes

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that centers on who gets a share of $8 billion in federal...

Native American land activist Carrie Dann dies in Nevada

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Carrie Dann, a Native American land rights activist, Nevada rancher and longtime leader of the Western Shoshone Nation, has died. ...

Fast rollout of virus vaccine trials reveals tribal distrust

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The news came during a hopeful time on the largest Native American reservation. ...

Black California surgeon ‘walks the walk’ on virus vaccine

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Dr. David Tom Cooke says his choice to participate in a clinical trial for a coronavirus vaccine is like his...

VIRUS TODAY: Few Native Americans sign up for virus trials

Here’s what’s happening Saturday with the pandemic in the U.S.: ...

Tribes try to shield elders and their knowledge from virus

As Monica Harvey watched, crowds flocked to a Sam's Club in northern Arizona where she works, picking shelves clean of toilet paper and canned...

AP: Tight supplies for virus gear cost US states billions

Ray Bellia had a good business before the coronavirus pandemic. He topped $4 million in annual sales from his New Hampshire store that specialized...

AP: States spent over $7B competing for early virus supplies

Ray Bellia had a good business before the coronavirus pandemic. He topped $4 million in annual sales from his New Hampshire store that specialized...

Biden picks Regan for EPA nominee, Haaland for interior head

President-elect Joe Biden says he had chosen North Carolina regulator Michael S. Regan as his nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency and New...

In historic pick, Biden taps Haaland as interior secretary

President-elect Joe Biden selected New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland as his nominee for interior secretary on Thursday, a historic pick that would make her...

Biden picks Regan for EPA nominee, Haaland for interior head

President-elect Joe Biden announced Thursday that he had chosen North Carolina regulator Michael S. Regan as his nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency...

Vaccines reach COVID-ravaged Indigenous communities

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The first doses of the coronavirus vaccine are being administered in Native American communities from the desert highlands of...

‘Big Sky’ stumbles in addressing Native American criticism

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After ABC's “Big Sky” drew Native American censure for overlooking an epidemic of violence against Indigenous women and girls, its...

More US churches are committing to racism-linked reparations

NEW YORK (AP) — The Episcopal Diocese of Texas acknowledges that its first bishop in 1859 was a slaveholder. An Episcopal church in New...

The Latest: US gives go-ahead for Pfizer coronavirus vaccine

WASHINGTON — The U.S. has given the final go-ahead to the nation’s first COVID-19 vaccine, marking what could be the beginning of the end...

Indian Health Service plans for COVID vaccine distribution

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The federal agency that provides health care to Native Americans said Friday it will receive more than enough vaccines to...

Feds detail work to address crisis of missing Native people

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has hired 11 specialized coordinators to help develop national standards to address the crisis of missing and slain...

AP-NORC poll: Only half in US want shots as vaccine nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — As states frantically prepare to begin months of vaccinations that could end the pandemic, a new poll finds only about half...

Native Americans critique data, surveys following election

PHOENIX (AP) — On election night, Jodi Owings and her family watched the results reported live on television in their Oklahoma home. ...

Minnesota regulators deny request to delay Line 3 pipeline

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota regulatory panel on Friday denied a request from two tribes to prevent Enbridge Energy from moving forward with its...

Vaccine rollout could ease crisis, but who gets it first?

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine to the right people could change the course of the pandemic in the United States. But who are the right...

Businessman, renter missing in Alaska after landslide

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A local economic development official and a woman who rents an apartment from him have been identified as the two...

‘Big Sky’ producers recognize Native American criticism

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Native American tribes and advocates are condemning “Big Sky,” a Montana-set ABC drama, for ignoring the history of violence inflicted...

AP Interview: Biden adviser says race central to virus fight

Addressing racial disparities in the U.S. coronavirus crisis cannot be an afterthought, a top adviser to President-elect Joe Biden on the COVID-19 pandemic response...

Minnesota gives final green light to disputed oil pipeline

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota regulators approved the final permit Monday for Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 crude oil pipeline replacement across northern Minnesota, giving the...

2 detained for speaking Spanish settle border patrol lawsuit

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Two women who were detained in northern Montana by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents for speaking Spanish while shopping...

‘Something very historical’: Push for diverse Biden Cabinet

WASHINGTON (AP) — Native Americans are urging President-elect Joe Biden to make history by selecting one of their own to lead the powerful agency...

Native American votes helped secure Biden’s win in Arizona

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Voting rights advocates had long argued that if Native Americans and other minority groups were mobilized, they could be decisive...

U.S. poet laureate Joy Harjo to serve third 1-year term

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. poet laureate Joy Harjo will serve a third, one-year term and has launched an online project that celebrates Native...

Historic deal revives plan for largest US dam demolition

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An agreement announced Tuesday paves the way for the largest dam demolition in U.S. history, a project that promises to...

Indigenous candidates’ wins in Congress give hope for change

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Internet access, health care and basic necessities like running water and electricity within Indigenous communities have long been at the...

Voting by mail isn’t so easy on Native American reservations

MISSION, S.D. (AP) — The small, brick post office in Mission, South Dakota, sees steady business most days as people wait outside to allow...

Minority pushes Trump agenda largely unpopular among tribes

WILLIAMS, Ariz. (AP) — Myron Lizer has no qualms about it: As one of the top officials on the country's largest Native American reservation,...

400 years on, Mayflower’s legacy includes pride, prejudice

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Four centuries after white Europeans stepped off the Mayflower and onto America’s shores, some descendants of the colonists are wrestling...

Tribes make new move to shut down Dakota Access Pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Native American tribes opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline once again have asked a federal judge to stop the flow...

Archbishop performs exorcism to cleanse protest site

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — The archbishop of San Francisco performed a short exorcism ceremony Saturday outside a Catholic church where protesters had earlier...

Protesters knock down Roosevelt, Lincoln statues in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protesters in Portland overturned statues of former Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln and vandalized the Oregon Historical Society in...

Trump’s Columbus Day proclamation includes stark warnings

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s proclamation Friday commemorating Columbus Day veered from a typical White House holiday announcement, with stark warnings of “radical...

US panel tackles race, poverty in virus vaccine priorities

A U.S. advisory panel made recommendations Friday for who should be first in line to get COVID-19 vaccine, including a plea for special efforts...

Montana presses to finish census, eyeing 2nd House seat

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A complete count of Montana’s households could come with a big reward — a second seat in Congress and millions...

Tribes see ballot collection as a lifeline in Indian Country

NIXON, Nev. (AP) — Many older people living on the expansive Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation in northern Nevada relied on the tribe's senior services...

Montana judge extends deadline for returning mailed ballots

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge has extended the state's deadline for returning 2020 general election ballots by mail, saying that uneven U.S....

Judges: Alaska Native corporations ineligible for aid funds

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Native corporations are not eligible to receive a share of the $8 billion in federal coronavirus relief funding set...

Cities creating racial ‘healing’ committees to confront past

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A growing number of cities across the U.S. are creating committees and task force panels aimed at discussing racial tensions...

First Native American racer blazes trail at Tour de France

LE PECQ, France (AP) — A late draft to the Tour de France, Neilson Powless didn’t have time to scramble together a turtle necklace,...

South Dakota AG was frequent traveler before fatal crash

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — For South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg spending Saturday driving hundreds of miles on the state’s roads was not...

States face pressure to ban race-based hairstyle prejudice

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A growing number of states are facing pressure to ban race-based discrimination against hair texture and hairstyles in schools...

Dakotas lead US in virus growth as both reject mask rules

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Coronavirus infections in the Dakotas are growing faster than anywhere else in the nation, fueling impassioned debates over masks...

Battered by the virus, tribes race to boost census count

LODGE GRASS, Mont. (AP) — When Lauri Dawn Kindness was growing up, her hometown on the Crow Indian Reservation had an arcade, movie theater,...

Fans hope Marvel comic book improves Native representation

Past portrayals of Native...

Only Native American on federal death row executed

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP)...

California ski resort changing name, citing offensive word

TAHOE CITY, Calif. (AP)...

The Latest: First lady expresses sympathy for virus victims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania...

Floyd’s death sparks new activism among communities of color

When Washington, D.C.’s NFL...

Navajo man asks to halt execution while seeking clemency

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Execution of Native American man stirs emotion within tribe

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) —...

Trump’s vision of American greatness at center of convention

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans...

Chiefs to prohibit Native American imagery at Arrowhead

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP)...

Harris seizes historic moment in accepting VP nomination

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) —...

The Latest: Harris makes history in accepting VP nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala...

Dan Budnik, who photographed civil rights movement, dies

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) —...

US allows killing sea lions eating at-risk Northwest salmon

SEATTLE (AP) — U.S....

US West faces reckoning over water but avoids cuts for now

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP)...

Native mascots still a sticking point in high school sports

BOUNTIFUL, Utah (AP) —...

Virus spread forces lockdown on another tribal reservation

HELENA, Mont. (AP) —...

2 Keystone XL pipeline workers get virus, but work continues

BILLINGS, Mont, (AP) —...

Execution set for sole Native American on federal death row

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) —...

Leader, civil rights group part after Ethnic Studies flap

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP)...

Thorpe’s scandal-tainted 1912 golds still resonate, amaze

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) —...

3 sporting trailblazers light up Stockholm Olympics in 1912

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) —...

World-class hoop dancer Nakotah LaRance dies

Champion hoop dancer Nakotah...

Post-Redskins, Washington has long road toward new name

When the University of...

California ski resort eyes name change over derogatory term

TAHOE CITY, Calif. (AP)...

Reports: Washington to shed ‘Redskins’ name Monday

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) —...

Tribes struggle to meet deadline to spend virus relief aid

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) —...

Syracuse University appoints diversity director for sports

Syracuse athletic director John...

Justices rule swath of Oklahoma remains tribal reservation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Monuments and statues are falling. But what comes next?

TIERRA AMARILLA, N.M. (AP)...

The Latest: New Zealand to charge patient who went shopping

WELLINGTON, New Zealand —...

National Gallery of Art acquires painting by Native American

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) —...

Statue of missionary toppled in California protest

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

At Mount Rushmore, Trump digs deeper into nation’s divisions

MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL,...

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