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September 23, 2015
Pope canonizes 18th-century missionary; not everyone happy
An 18th-century missionary who brought Catholicism to the American West Coast was elevated to sainthood Wednesday by Pope ...
September 17, 2015
Feds to pay $940M to settle claims over tribal contracts
The Obama administration has agreed to pay hundreds of Native American tribes nearly $1 billion to settle a decades-old claim ...
September 05, 2015
Pope's apology doesn't change opinions on canonization
Pope Francis' apology for the Roman Catholic Church's crimes against indigenous peoples has not softened opposition among ...
August 31, 2015
Q&A about decision to change Mount McKinley to Mount Denali
North America's tallest mountain will soon return to its previous name, Denali, more than a century after the Alaska peak was ...
August 07, 2015
South Dakota tribe returning $25,000 donation from Redskins
A Native American tribe from South Dakota will return a $25,000 donation from a charitable arm of the NFL's Washington ...
July 31, 2015
Man accused of shooting family appears in Montana court
An 18-year-old man accused of shooting a family that stopped to give him roadside assistance is in federal custody in Montana
July 09, 2015
First lady addresses inaugural Native American youth summit
Michelle Obama on Thursday told hundreds of Native American youths that they are all precious and sacred and that "each of ...
July 08, 2015
Judge: Redskins' trademark must be canceled; team to appeal
For the first time in a legal battle that has stretched over 20 years, a federal judge on Wednesday ordered the cancellation ...
July 02, 2015
Virginia's Pamunkey Indian Tribe granted federal recognition
The Department of Interior granted federal recognition to a Virginia Indian tribe for the first time on Thursday, more than ...
July 02, 2015
Arizona copper mine stirs debate pitting profits vs religion
Outside of an aging mining town in the mountains east of Phoenix, a copper company has burrowed a shaft 1.3 miles into the ...
June 29, 2015
Indian tribe recognition process overhauled
Some Indian tribes may have a clearer path toward federal recognition under a new Obama administration rule that relaxes some ...
June 19, 2015
Wisconsin school district bans American Indian team logos
Sports fans may have to leave their Blackhawks, Indians or Redskins gear at home if they plan on entering a Madison public ...
June 18, 2015
DNA from ancient skeleton shows ties to Native Americans
An ancient skeleton found nearly 20 years ago in a river in Washington is related to Native Americans, says a DNA study that ...
June 17, 2015
Judge demands explanation for lengthy delay on energy lease
A federal judge is pressing U.S. officials to explain why it's taken three decades to decide on a proposal to drill for ...
June 16, 2015
Choosing your own: Definition of race becoming fluid
Rachel Dolezal, born to white parents, self-identifies as black — a decision that illustrates how fluid identity can be in ...
June 15, 2015
Court to rule on tribal courts' powers over non-Indians
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal from Mississippi over the authority of tribal courts to try civil lawsuits ...
June 12, 2015
Native American tribes start yearly harvest of eel-like fish
They dove into the cold waters, emerging with writhing, eel-like fish in hand and thrusting them into nets. Thus began ...
June 11, 2015
Pew: White-Native American adults largest multiracial group
Non-Hispanic whites with American Indian ancestry make up a full half of the current population of mixed-race Americans but ...
June 05, 2015
Student wears eagle feather at graduation after lawsuit
A Native American student wore an eagle feather that he considers sacred to his high school graduation ceremony Thursday ...
June 03, 2015
Calif. student gets OK to wear eagle feather at graduation
A Native American student who sued his California school district because it refused to let him wear an eagle feather to his ...