WASHINGTON -- Native Americans and Alaska Natives have overcome voting barriers that prevented them from casting ballots two decades after the Indian Citizenship Act of 1924 and subjected them to literacy tests into the 1970s. But some...Show More Summary
Native American students in Utah may be getting referred to law enforcement agencies before they even know how to read. Fifty-five Native American students in kindergarten through sixth grade were referred to police officers during the 2011-2012 school year in Utah. Show More Summary
Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) is not having the best Senate campaign roll out, Politico reports. “After having a ‘draft’ of her official launch announcement leak and making a ‘war cry’ gesture while describing Native Americans at a California Democratic convention, [...]
Here's what I wrote over at Forbes the week of May 17-23: Gruesome evidence of political torture found on Precolumbian skulls. This amazing (and very readable) paper is by good friend Sara Becker, who let me post a picture of a skull with evidence the eye had been gouged out. Show More Summary
A plan from the U.S. government to remove any safeguards for grizzly bears in the greater Yellowstone area and pave the way for possible sport hunting of the species is receiving heat from 33 Native American tribes citing the animal’s...Show More Summary
By Dennis Evanosky Today’s Island city began life as a peninsula where Native Americans — members of the Ohlone tribe — first lived, more than 3,000 years ago. These first settlers took advantage of the climate and the readily available staples — acorns, game, fresh water and oysters. The Ohlone found today’s Alameda an attractive
Connections & Climate Change Originally published on the ECO Report. Christopher McLeod was disturbed by the environmental injustice. He saw Native Americans subjected to airborne coal pollution, and their water being taken for slurry lines. Show More Summary
The Night Medicine MenVintage Everyday attributes this compelling collection of 17 Native American photographs to famed western historical photographer Edward S. Curtis. These images are said to be part of Curtis' The North American Indian, captured between 1907 and 1930. Show More Summary
Amnesty International stated that a proposed declaration by the Organization of American States on human rights could pose an alarming threat for Native American peoples rather than help them.
Waverly Wilson, a Native American student in Lakewood, Washington, should be excited about her high school graduation and her future, but instead she hurts because her school will not allow her to honor her culture. Waverly says that her cultural tradition clashes with the school’s graduation guidelines, and they won’t reconsider, reports K5 TV. Show More Summary
The superintendent for a California school district has apologized and removed a song from its elementary school curriculum in response to the objections of a fourth-grade student, and member of Wukchumni tribe, who found the song’s lyrics offensive to Native Americans, Native News Online...
SHE’S SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA’S TODD AKIN: Roll Call: Loretta Sanchez Stumbles Prompt SoCal Angst. It has been a rough few days for Sanchez. A mere three days after announcing her candidacy, Sanchez mimicked a Native American “war cry” at an event at the state party convention. She apologized, but “no doubt hurt herself,” said Eric Bauman, […]
The Gombeys, the colorfully dressed masked dancers and drummers of Bermuda, represent a rich folklife tradition that reflects the wide-ranging roots—namely West African, British, Caribbean, and Native American—of this small island nation. Show More Summary
For Native Americans living in the 12th century, Cahokia was the place to be. Now researchers think they've uncovered a major reason why the hub located at what is now St. Louis disappeared—massive flooding of the Mississippi River. Researchers dug up soil samples from two local lakes and found...
A "Buffalo Jump" is a cliff where Native Americans killed bison in mass quantities. They stampeded the bison over the cliff while others waited below to kill the disabled animals with spears and bows. In economic terms, the same thing is happening to millions of Americans each year. Show More Summary
Native Americans had a long and rich history in Southern California well before Spanish settlers could ever be described as “fresh off the boat,” but unfortunately due to disease, dispersement, and development (along with some Mission-style romanticizing of the past), many Californians aren’t aware of the extent of their presence or depth of their culture.…
Last night on my regular television segment with Chris Berg on Valley News Live we discussed some of the concerns over funding of environmental and Native American groups – specifically Honor the Earth – who are active in opposing the Sandpiper Pipeline which would take a lot of North Dakota oil east from Tioga through...
Official Washington has rarely paid much attention to the Bureau of Indian Education, a long-dysfunctional corner of the federal bureaucracy that is responsible for overseeing nearly 200 schools serving approximately 50,000 Native American children in 23 states.Read full article >>
An Nebraska high school came under fire this week after it said that a Native American girl would not be allowed to wear religious feathers to her graduation because it broke a policy against “bling.” The World-Herald reported that members of the Native American community showed up at...
Here's your reminder that this Peter Pan prequel is still on its way, with its hammy Hugh Jackman and a white actress playing the Native American role. "Pan Trailer: Return to Neverland for the First Time" was originally published on Film School Rejects for our wonderful readers to enjoy. Show More Summary