Native Americans

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Rep. Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, gestures while testifying before the House Oversight Committee hearing on family separation and detention centers, Friday, July 12, 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 13, 2019 - 10:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Days after tensions with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi boiled over publicly, several House Democrats sent a message to Washington: We're not backing down. Three members of the "squad" — the cadre of liberal freshman lawmakers who are struggling with their party's more centrist...
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This image released by PBS shows characters, from left, Tooey, voiced by Sequoia Janvier, Trini, voiced by Vienna Leacock and Molly, voiced by Sovereign Bill, in a scene from the animated series "Molly of Denali." The animated show, which highlights the adventures of a 10-year-old Athabascan girl, Molly Mabray, premieres July 15 on PBS Kids. (PBS via AP)
July 08, 2019 - 11:47 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Princess Daazhraii Johnson grew up eating dried salmon and moose-head soup — foods labeled weird by other kids who had no understanding of her culture and traditions. Now the Fairbanks woman and other Alaska Natives are presenting their world to a general audience with "...
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In this photo taken April 3, 2019, a pair of students walk past a historic mural that includes slaves and a dead Native American at George Washington High School in San Francisco. The San Fransisco school board unanimously voted Tuesday, June 25, 2019, to destroy a controversial mural displayed in a public high school. This is the latest move in recent times to remove New Deal-era art, now considered offensive. (Yalonda M. James/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
July 04, 2019 - 5:23 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco will spend up to $600,000 to paint over historical artwork at a public school depicting the life of George Washington, a mural once seen as educational and innovative but now criticized as racist and degrading for its depiction of black and Native American people...
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In this June 28, 2019 photo, the Ameristar Casino in Council Bluffs, Iowa, is seen across the river from downtown Omaha, Neb., rear, where casino gambling is prohibited. Nebraska voters may decide next year whether to legalize casino gambling in a ballot measure. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 30, 2019 - 9:34 am
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska voters may decide next year whether to legalize casino gambling in a ballot measure that could tip the number of states that allow commercial gambling into the majority. Supporters of legalized casinos have launched a petition drive to place the issue on the 2020...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2019 file photo, the Supreme Court is seen under stormy skies in Washington. Two issues that could determine the distribution of political power for the next decade await resolution on the Supreme Court's final day of decisions before a long summer break. Chief Justice John Roberts could well be the author of decisions on both politically charged topics Thursday, June 27, whether to allow a citizenship question on the 2020 census and place limits on drawing electoral districts for partisan gain. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 27, 2019 - 11:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says it will hear arguments a second time in a case involving an Oklahoma man who argued that the state had no right to prosecute him because he is a Native American and the crime occurred on Indian land. The justices announced Thursday they will hear a new round...
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Four Directions co-founder O.J. Semans, right, and Marcella LeBeau, whose ancestor died at Wounded Knee, watch during a news conference Tuesday, June 25, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. At left Rep. Paul Cook, R-Calif., talks with Rep. Deb Haaland, D-N.M. Advocates for Native Americans called for Congress to revoke the Medals of Honor given to the U.S. soldiers who participated in the Wounded Knee massacre. (AP Photo/Kali Robinson)
June 25, 2019 - 8:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Advocates for Native Americans called Tuesday for Congress to revoke the Medals of Honor given to the U.S. soldiers who participated in the Wounded Knee massacre. They're being supported by three members of Congress: Republican Paul Cook of California and Democrats Denny Heck of...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2018, file photo, Kimberly Loring stands in her grandmother's home in Browning, Mont., holding a photo of her sister, Ashley Heavyrunner Loring, who went missing on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. A key congressional committee is holding a hearing on a slate of legislation aimed at addressing the deaths and disappearances of Native American women. The bills before the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs would require law enforcement to submit annual reports to Congress to give lawmakers a better handle on the number of cases. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
June 19, 2019 - 10:21 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Lawmakers pressed the Trump administration on Wednesday to respond with urgency in addressing violence against Native American women and children after they say two officials arrived at a key U.S. Senate hearing unprepared to take concrete positions on proposed legislation...
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June 19, 2019 - 8:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Joy Harjo has been named the country's next poet laureate, becoming the first Native American to hold that position. Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced Harjo's appointment, saying in a statement Wednesday that the poet helped tell an American story of continuity and...
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Liberal Party, of Canada Leader Justin Trudeau, speaks to supporters as Marc Miller, MP of Ville-Marie-Le Sud-Ouest-Ile-des-Soeurs, looks on during an armchair discussion at an open Liberal Party fundraising event in Montreal, Quebec, Monday, June 17, 2019. (Peter McCabe/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 18, 2019 - 6:45 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has once again approved the contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that would nearly triple the flow of oil from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific Coast. The approval Tuesday comes 10 months after the Federal Court of Appeal halted the...
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In this June 4, 2019 photo, an indigenous woman takes center stage in a mural by artist Sebastian "Vela" Velazquez, erected on the Cruces Creatives building wall in Las Cruces, N.M. The new mural in southern New Mexico seeks to honor missing and slain Native Americans amid a nationwide push to bring more attention to the issue. The #MMIW hashtag atop stands for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. (Sebastian "Vela" Velazquez/The Las Cruces Sun News via AP)
June 16, 2019 - 8:37 pm
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A new mural in southern New Mexico seeks to honor missing and slain Native Americans amid a nationwide push to bring more attention to the issue. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports artist Sebastian "Vela" Velazquez recently erected the mural in Las Cruces in conjunction with...
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