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Do I Really Have African and Native American Ancestry?

Dear Professor Gates: According to the 23andMe DNA-testing service, I have 0.1 percent West African DNA from my mother. I also have approximately 5-6 percent Native American from my mother, who is now deceased. I have a studio portrait of my great-grandmother Luisa Gomez taken on the Plaza in Santa Fe, N.M., about 1881-1883, and […]

Activists protest no charges for cop in Arizona shooting of Native American woman

14 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

A small group of protestors in Phoenix, Arizona, met employees of the Maricopa County Prosecutor as they arrived for work on Monday, protesting the agency’s decision last Friday not to charge a Winslow police officer in the death of a Native American woman. Show More Summary

Elizabeth Warren Calls Trump A 'Thin-Skinned Racist' Over Pocahontas Remarks

David Muir of ABC News found Elizabeth Warren at the DNC, and asked what she thought of Herr Drümpf calling her Pocahontas in response to her claim that she was a small part Native American in her ancestry. It's been overhyped and overblown, first by centerfold Scott Brown and then beaten to a pulp by the bloviating, tax-evading bully, Donald Trump. Show More Summary

Real Sovereignty for Native Americans Would Mean Property Rights and Policy Autonomy

Dancers make their way around the arena at the Cannon Ball Flag Celebration during President Barack Obama's visit to Cannon Ball, N.D. on Friday, June 13, 2014. (Kevin Cederstrom/Forum News Service) “The Loophole Economy Is No Jackpot...Show More Summary

Teen Faces Year in Jail Over 0.035 Ounces of Pot

Oregon is one of four states (and DC) where recreational marijuana is legal, but because of dueling state and federal laws, a 19-year-old Native American could face a $1,000 fine and a year in prison over a gram of pot—or 0.035 ounces, enough for roughly three joints...

Did Obama laugh at Hillary's slogan?

The line from the speech is:Most of all, I see Americans of every party, every background, every faith who believe that we are stronger together – black, white, Latino, Asian, Native American; young and old; gay, straight, men, women,...Show More Summary

A Sunday morning cartoon memory

The Greater Roadrunner, Geococcyx, californianus, an iconic bird that is the symbol of many Native American, and Mexican legends. This...

Required Reading

2 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

This week, digitizing the Library of Congress, conceptual art in Britain, the context for Hellenistic art, the five genders of Native American cultures, pomo ethics, and more.

The Democratic Wigwam: Day 1

One of the country's first fraternal orders, named after a storied Native American called Tammend, developed a political wing and built a meeting place in New York that would later become synonymous with Democratic machine politics:Show More Summary

US police killed or injured more than 55,000 people during 'legal interventions' in 2012

US police killed or injured an estimated 55, 400 people during legal stop and search incidents and arrests in 2012, reveals research published online in the journal Injury Prevention. Blacks, Native Americans, and Hispanics had higher stop/arrest rates per 10,000 of the population than Whites and Asians. Show More Summary

Native American Women: c.1895

I sent a copy of this to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian to find out if they could identify what tribe they may be from. The reply I received reads: “There are not enough distinctive articles to make a positive tribal identification. Show More Summary

Summer camp kids dig up ancient artifact

6 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Students unearthed part of a Native American weapon believed to be thousands of years old

Death of Washington's Chief Zee Offers Chance for NFL to Correct Long-Held Wrong

The first time I met the African-American man who played the part of a racist Native American character, he called me a fool. I called him an embarrassment. It went downhill from there. The encounter between myself and a man named Zema Williams was brief, lasting literally seconds. Show More Summary

New National Monument Proposal for the Bears Ears

A coalition of Native Americans has formed an Inter-Tribal Coalition to promote the designation of 1.9 million acres in Utah as a National Monument. The area contains granaries, rock art, burial sites, and many other important natural and historic sites. Show More Summary

Montanans packed Native Americans into horrifying makeshift camp before big rodeo: lawsuit

last weekNews : The Raw Story

A lawsuit filed by a group of Native American plaintiffs in Wolf Point, Montana alleges that city officials and highly placed tribal elders conspired together to sweep the town’s streets of Native Americans ahead of an annual rodeo. The Daily Beast reported Thursday on the suit, filed in the...

Red Tomahawk Descendants Aren’t Pleased With NDDOT Change to Highway Signs

North Dakota's current highway signs featuring the image of Native American leader Marcellus Red Thomahawk are being replaced by the North Dakota Department of Transportation with new signs featuring an outline of the state. Reader submitted...Show More Summary

Rodeo ‘Rounded Up Native Americans’

As tourists flocked to a tiny Montana towns famous rodeo, police detained local Native Americans in a basketball prison, a new lawsuit alleges.

Trump’s Pocahontas Line Miffs Millions

So many Americans, white and especially black, have or believe they have Native American blood. For Trump to make a joke of it iswell, its just typically Trump.

Once a year in July, there's a full 'Buck Moon' — here's what that means

You may have caught the beautiful full moon on Tuesday night and heard it called the "Buck Moon." That's actually a name picked up from Native Americans, who referred to each month and full moon based on what was happening in the world...Show More Summary

The Washington Redskins’ Unofficial Mascot Has Died

The Washington Redskins’ unofficial mascot, Chief Zee, has died. Chief Zee, born Zema Williams, began attending games dressed in Native American garb in 1978. He was a staple at home games, often leading the crowd in celebration after a score, NBC Washington reports. The news station notes that Williams died in his sleep and was […]

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