Native Americans in the United States

FILE - This May 19, 2008 file photo shows then-Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., campaigning in Crow Agency, Mont. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

Obama to Indian Country on 1st visit as president

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will pay his first visit as president to Indian Country when he travels to a Native American reservation in North Dakota next week. In an opinion piece published Thursday […]

06/05/2014

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Native American groups ask for child welfare probe

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Four national Native American organizations on Monday asked the U.S. Department of Justice to launch an investigation into the treatment of American Indian and Alaska Native children in the private adoption […]

02/03/2014

Wallace Coffey, chief of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma, second from right, holds his tribe’s Congressional Gold Medal, together with representatives of other Native American tribes, during a ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, honoring twenty-five Native American tribes who received the medal in recognition of the dedication and valor of the code talkers and their service to the U.S. Armed Forces during WWI and WWII. “Code talkers” refers to those Native Americans who used their tribal languages as a means of secret communication during the war. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Congress honors American Indian code talkers (Photo Gallery)

WASHINGTON (AP) — For decades, the wartime service of 96-year-old Edmond Harjo and other American Indian “code talkers” was something that wasn’t even officially acknowledged, let alone publically recognized. But on Wednesday, Harjo sat in […]

11/20/2013

Former U.S. President Richard Nixon (AP Photo)

Taos Pueblo to honor Nixon’s 100th birthday

TAOS PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico American Indian tribe is scheduled to honor the late President Richard Nixon for what would have been his 100th birthday. The Taos Pueblo will pay tribute […]

07/11/2013

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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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Health reforms penalize some Native Americans

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Liz DeRouen needs any kind of health care services, from diabetes counseling to a dental cleaning, she checks into a government-funded clinic in Northern California’s wine country that covers all […]

05/15/2013

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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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US poll finds widespread support for Redskins name

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s been a rough offseason for the Washington Redskins, and not just because of the knee injury to star quarterback Robert Griffin III. The team’s nickname has faced a new barrage of […]

05/02/2013

Girl rides her bike, Oglala, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota. (AP Photo)

Tribes plan for worst with looming budget cuts

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — When it comes to the automatic spending cuts that began taking effect this month, federal lawmakers spared programs that serve the nation’s most vulnerable from hard hits — except for American Indians.

03/16/2013

National tribal group aims to register more voters

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – A national tribal advocacy group is planning a week of voter education and registration events in more than 130 communities across Indian Country in an effort to boost turnout in November. […]

09/22/2012

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