Native Americans

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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Carmen Thompson, of El Reno, Okla., looks over a poster of her niece, Emily Morgan, who was murdered in 2016, before the start of a march to call for justice for missing and murdered indigenous women Friday, June 14, 2019, at the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma in Concho, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
June 14, 2019 - 6:52 pm
CONCHO, Okla. (AP) — Families and friends of missing or slain American Indian women and girls are again calling for justice for their loved ones. About 200 people gathered Friday near the headquarters of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes in Concho, Oklahoma. Many wore red and marched, holding signs...
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This booking image provided by the Yakama Nation shows James Cloud, who was charged along with Donovan Quinn Carter Cloud, with assault with a deadly weapon, for actions related to pointing a gun at a child. According to court documents filed in U.S. District Court in Yakima, Wash., they were identified by witnesses as having shot and killed several people on Saturday, June 8, 2016, the documents state. However, it was unclear if they would be charged with the killings. (Yakama Nation/Yakima Herald-Republic via AP)
June 11, 2019 - 8:19 pm
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A homeowner told law officers that two men linked to the killing of five people on an American Indian reservation in Washington state approached his residence and briefly took a child hostage at gunpoint while demanding car keys to make their escape, court documents said. The...
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June 01, 2019 - 9:45 am
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — For nearly two centuries, the federal government has repeatedly assured a Native American tribe in North Dakota that it has rights to a reservation river and the issue stayed relatively quiet until oil companies figured out a way to drill under the waterway, which is now a man-...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2018, fle photo Democratic New Mexico state Sen. John Pinto talks about his career as a lawmaker on American Indian Day in the Legislature on in Santa Fe, N.M. Pinto joined the Senate in 1977 and is 92 years old. He was a Marine who trained as a Navajo code talker during World War II. His singing of the "Potato Song" is an annual Senate ritual. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee, File)
May 24, 2019 - 9:36 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — John Pinto, a Navajo Code Talker in World War II who became one of the nation's longest serving Native American elected officials as a New Mexico state senator, has died. He was 94. Senate colleague Michael Padilla confirmed Pinto's death in Gallup on Friday after years of...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks shows a sow grizzly bear spotted near Camas in northwestern Montana. Native American tribes are seeking permanent protections for the bruins, which would outlaw hunting regardless of the species' population size. (Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks via AP, File)
May 15, 2019 - 1:13 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Native American groups are pressing lawmakers in Congress to adopt permanent protections for grizzly bears, a species widely revered by tribes but that has been proposed for hunting in Wyoming and Idaho. Tribal representatives were due Wednesday before a House subcommittee to...
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May 14, 2019 - 9:09 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. House members re-introduced legislation Tuesday that calls for the Justice Department to review how law enforcement agencies respond to cases of missing and slain Native Americans as the nationwide push to bring more attention to the issue gains momentum. The...
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President Donald Trump speaks during the presentation of the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point football team in the Rose Garden of the White House, Monday, May 6, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
May 08, 2019 - 3:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic leaders have pulled two bills concerning Native American tribes from the House floor after President Donald Trump criticized one of the bills on Twitter and urged Republicans to oppose it. The bills were to be considered on Wednesday under a fast-track provision that...
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This cover image released by Knopf shows "There There," by Tommy Orange. Orange and Frederick Douglass biographer David W. Blight are among this year’s winners of awards handed out by the Society of American Historians. Orange’s “There There,” the acclaimed story of a Native American community in the Bay Area, won the SAH Prize for Historical Fiction. (Knopf via AP)
May 06, 2019 - 10:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Yale University historian David W. Blight, author of a celebrated biography of Frederick Douglass, can hardly keep up with all the honors. In the past three months, Blight's "Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom" has won the Pulitzer Prize for history and the Lincoln Prize for an...
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