Native American

This image provided by the King County Medical Examiner shows two human skulls prepared for clinical use that were donated to a Bellevue, Wash., thrift store.  Medical Examiner)

3 skulls donated to Seattle-area thrift store

SEATTLE (AP) — Officials in Washington state are searching for the person who donated three human skulls to a thrift store in a Seattle suburb. The King County medical examiner said in a statement on […]

07/10/2014

The Washington Redskins name is displayed on a building at their training facility at Redskins Park during NFL football minicamp, Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in Ashburn, Va. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

US Patent Office finds Redskins’ name offensive

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled Wednesday that the Washington Redskins’ name is “disparaging of Native Americans” and should be stripped of trademark protection — a decision that puts powerful new […]

06/18/2014

A Washington Redskins football helmet lies on the field during NFL football minicamp, Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in Ashburn, Va. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Trademark board rules against Redskins name

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Patent Office ruled Wednesday that the Washington Redskins nickname is “disparaging of Native Americans” and that the team’s federal trademarks for the name must be canceled. The 2-1 ruling comes […]

06/18/2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., faces reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 11, 2014.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Reid rejects Redskins invite, presses for change

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he won’t attend a Washington Redskins home game until the football team changes its name. In a letter Monday to the team’s president, Reid called the […]

06/17/2014

This June 2013 photo provided by the University of North Florida Office of Research, shows an aerial photo taken from a drone of the Blue J area in northwestern New Mexico.  (AP Photo/ Jesse Casana)

Drones unearth more details about ancient culture

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Recently published research describes how archaeologists outfitted a customized drone with a heat-sensing camera to unearth what they believe are ceremonial pits and other features at the site of an ancient […]

04/22/2014

President Barack Obama speaks at the 2013 Tribal Nations Conference, Nov. 13, 2013, at the Interior Department in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Obama says he will visit Indian Country next year

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama told Native American leaders Wednesday that he will make his first trip as president to Indian Country next year, expanding on his vow to enhance the bond between the […]

11/13/2013

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Team name controversy

The Washington Redskins have received pressure from Native American groups to change the team name. A look at teams that have changed or are considering changing their mascots and logos.

10/08/2013

Johnny Depp as Tonto, and Armie Hammer as John Reid (l-r) in scene from movie "The Lone Ranger." (Photo credit: Disney / Jerry Bruckheimer Inc. / AP)

Depp’s interest in Wounded Knee causes a stir

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — For months, questions have swirled about whether developers, activists or tribes would be willing to plunk down millions to buy a portion of the Wounded Knee National Historic Landmark. Now […]

07/12/2013

Sally Jewell

Jewell makes emotional pledge to Native Americans

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — In her first address to Indian Country as the 51st U.S. Interior Secretary, Sally Jewell made an emotional pledge Thursday to help right past wrongs against Native Americans and […]

06/27/2013

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Jazz Fest includes Native American music

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Mixed in among the jazz, Cajun, blues and zydeco flowing from the stages here are the singing, chanting and drumming of Native American acts featuring dancers donned in colorful feathers and […]

05/02/2013

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