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Single Siberian migration peopled the Americas: Study led by the Centre for GeoGenetics

9 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Native American ancestors reached the New World in a single, initial migration from Siberia at most 23,000 years ago, only later differentiating into today's distinct groups, DNA research revealed Tuesday. Most scientists agree the Americas...Show More Summary

Activist to Hold Vigil for Fellow Native American Found Dead in Prison Cell

An activist will be holding a candlelight vigil on Wednesday to honor his friend, who died in a county jail in Mississippi.

Taylor Lautner Shows Support for Native American Culture

Taylor Lautner makes his way out of LAX Airport after landing back in town on Sunday (July 26) in Los Angeles. The 23-year-old former Twilight actor was seen wearing a t-shirt to support the organization The Red Road, which “exists to educate students and communities on the history and condition of Native American culture and [...]

Ancient Stories Provided An Early Warning About Potential Seattle Earthquakes

18 hours agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

Native American populations living near Seattle passed along warnings of earthquakes and tsunamis in the form of storytelling.

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...RIP Bobbi Kristina Brown. My condolences to her family, friends, and fans.[Content Note: Police brutality; racism; death] Native American activist Rexdale W. Henry, 53, was found dead on July 14...Show More Summary

Native American activist dies mysteriously in ‘Mississippi Burning’ jail one day after Sandra Bland

20 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Friends and family are comparing the mysterious death of a Native American activist while in police custody in Mississippi to the death of a black woman one day before in Texas. Rexdale Henry, a 53-year-old member of the Choctaw tribe, was found dead July 14 at Neshoba County Jail — where a...

VIDEO: Native Americans Killed by Cops at Highest Rate of Any Ethnic Group in the U.S.

23 hours agoNews : Truthdig

“The police serve as a colonial occupying force in these [Native American] communities,” says the family lawyer of Paul Castaway, a mentally ill man belonging to the Rosebud Sioux tribe who was recently shot dead by Denver police.

Kimberly Stewart Poses in Nothing But a Headdress

Kimberly Stewart, daughter of rocker Rod Stewart and former model Alana Stewart posed for a photo shoot wearing nothing but a Native American headdress in the first episode, and an obvious promotion for the new E! reality series Stewarts & Hamiltons. Show More Summary

Kimberly Stewart Wears Native American Headdress on New Reality Show

Kimberly Stewart poses in nothing but a Native American headdress - Daily Mail - Daily Mail #nativeamerican July 25, 2015 Read more...

Paleoamericans galore

Two new papers in Nature and Science add to the debate on Native American origins. The first study (in Nature) detects that some Amazonians have a few percent ancestry from a group related to Australasians, which suggests that earlyShow More Summary

Will Native American religious freedom count as much as Hobby Lobby's?

Ramon Aquino shows solidarity during a rally at the Oak Flat Campground in the Tonto National Forest near Superior, Arizona May 30, 2015. Members of the San Carlos Apache tribe, as well as other members of the Apache nation and Native...Show More Summary

Native American skull found in Kentucky sinkhole could be 3,000 years old

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A human skull found earlier this week in Kentucky is up to 3,000 years old. The remains are thought to belong to a person indigenous to the eastern United States, local ABC affiliate WKYT reported Friday. A farm worker discovered the skull in a 12-foot-deep sinkhole near Frankfort, the state...

Utah tribal church cites ‘religious liberty’ in fight against ban on using peyote in ceremonies

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Members of the Tahteya Topa Native American Church of Utah renewed a long-standing battle against a state ban on using peyote during their ceremonies, saying it violates their freedom of religion, KSTU-TV reported. “People say it’s a hallucinogen, which it’s not,” church...

Citing Religious Freedom, Native Americans Fight To Take Back Sacred Land From Mining Companies

“It’s the same thing as a church. We protect these temples, why can’t we do the same for our sacred land?” The post Citing Religious Freedom, Native Americans Fight To Take Back Sacred Land From Mining Companies appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Slenderman & the Suicide Spirit

If there is one constant in every human society in the world, is that teenage years are never easy. That’s what they call it ‘Adolescence’. For teenagers living in Native American reservations though, on top of all the usual growing pains you and I got to experience,...

Apache protesters: “John McCain is a traitor” for selling holy land to foreign mining company

In Arizona, a heated struggle over a patch of land has pitted Native Americans against Republicans in Congress as Apache seek to regain continued protection for an area considered holy to their people. Members of the San Carlos Apache Nation are tooth a

DNA Suggests America's First People Arrived in a Single Wave

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A genetic analysis of ancient and modern humans suggests that the ancestors of Native Americans entered the North American continent from Siberia some 23,000 years ago—and that they did so in a single wave. Read more...

The First People Entered the Americas 23,000 Years Ago, Study Finds

5 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Genetic analysis of the ancestors of modern Native Americans supports the idea that there was one wave of migration from Siberia.

Oak Flat: The Latest Land Grab From Native Americans

A "sneak law" attachment to a "must-pass" bill gives sacred Native American land to a foreign mining company. How did this happen? Do you remember that "Citibank budget," where a budget bill to avert an imminent government shutdown suddenly...Show More Summary

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