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Andrew Jackson Too Genocidal For $20 Bill? Group Works To Replace ‘Old Hickory’

Should Andrew Jackson be on the $20 bill? A growing number of people are saying “no,” like the group, Women on $20s, which has shortlisted a group of 15 women to take the former president’s place. Likewise, Native American advocatesShow More Summary

The Federal Government Has A Lot Of Work To Do In Fixing Up Native American Schools

Numerous schools for Native American students are in abysmal physical condition, and it is the federal government’s fault, according to a preliminary report from a congressional watchdog group. A 29-page interim report from the Government...Show More Summary

Fighting Childhood Obesity Among Native Americans

"Secure, healthy caregiving is just as important as genetic factors in preventing physical and emotional problems," according to South Dakota State University nursing professor Marylou Mylant. That's the premise behind research on strengthening families to fight a dramatic increase in obesity among Native American preschoolers. Show More Summary

This Play Uses Shakespeare to Examine Our Country's Persecution of Native Americans (GO!)

Off the Rails, Randy Reinholz’s engaging adaptation of Measure for Measure, interweaves strands of American history, chiefly the Native American struggle to preserve tribal identity, with the themes and cadences of Shakespearean comedy. The play is presented by Native Voices, the country's only equity company devoted to plays by Native...

Exclusive Interview with Director Rene Perez for ‘The Burning Dead’

What’s scarier than zombies? Volcanic zombies! Uncork’d Entertainment will release “The Burning Dead” on VOD today that stars Danny Trejo as Night Wolf, a Native American warrior who spins the tale about a mystical volcano that summons lava zombies. Show More Summary

17 Amazing Vintage Photographs of Native American Life

Edward S. Curtis, a professional photographer in Seattle, devoted his life to documenting what he perceived to be a vanishing race. His monumental work The North American Indian was published between 1907 and 1930 and contained over 2000 photogravures in its volumes and portfolios. Show More Summary

Bangladeshi Cops Arrest Three Islamists in Hacking Death of U.S. Atheist Avijit Roy

Last Thursday, American author and activist Avijit Roy, an atheist, was slaughtered, in front of his wife, by assailants wielding cleavers or machetes. The Roys were visiting Dhaka, the capital of his native Bangladesh, for a book fair. Show More Summary

“Did All the Girls PT?”

Fetal alcohol syndrome is a serious problem in Alaska. Babies born there, particularly Native American babies, suffer the syndrome at much higher rates than infants in the lower 48. Since the first epidemiological data emerged in the...Show More Summary

Andrew Jackson – The President – Was Far, Far Bloodier Than You Think (And The Musical Should Acknowledge That)

“The lessons of Bloody Bloody are seen in American society today. Today, Native women are murdered at a rate higher than any other race in America. The majority of the perpetrators of violent crimes against Native women are non-Native men. The ‘jokes’ in Bloody Bloody about killing Indians are not ‘jokes.’ They are a reality.”

Native American Tribes Meet to Talk Legal Pot

Representatives of about 75 Native American tribes from around the country met in Washington state to discuss issues related to the potential legalization of pot on their reservations.

As a Local Favorite Rises, Rory McIlroy Will Take an Unexpected Weekend Off

4 days agoSports / Golf : On Par

In his American season debut at the Honda Classic, McIlroy finished three strokes outside the projected cut line on Friday. But Brooks Koepka, a Palm Beach County native, had the low round of the day.

South Dakota Legislator Suggests Common Core Contributed To Kids' Deaths

A South Dakota lawmaker thinks that the Common Core State Standards may have contributed to the deaths of Native American kids. The Common Core, a set of education standards that have been adopted in a majority of states, is designed to make sure students around the country are being held to the same benchmarks. Show More Summary

Ponds Of Pig Shit Are Making People In North Carolina Really Sick

4 days agoNews : Vice News

The federal government is investigating whether state regulators have violated the civil rights of African-Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans, who are disproportionately suffering from air and water pollution from hog farms.

Facebook now allows its users, not a drop-down menu, to define their genders

Facebook might not allow drag queens or Native Americans to use their real names on its service, but it looks like the company isn’t totally insensitive to its users’ various cultures. The company revealed yesterday that it will no longer...Show More Summary

“On the Trail” Children’s Heritage Excursion

4 days agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Just in time for the rodeo, little cowboys and cowgirls can learn how the American cowboy shares ways of life with the Bedouin and the Native American. These nomadic cultures are featured when the Archaeological Institute of America, Houston, presents … Continue reading ?

'Drunktown's Finest' a didactic look at Navajo life

"Longmire" has done an admirable job portraying Native Americans, but one TV series is hardly enough to sustain a presence in the public consciousness. That's why it's crucial to make room for something like "Drunktown's Finest" by Navajo filmmaker Sydney Freeland as part of the American...

Oil Boom Leads to Meth Problem on Native American Reservation

6 days agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

The MHA Nation has seen a frightening rise in crime, drugs, and addiction.

S. Dakota Republican accuses Common Core of contributing to Native American deaths

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A South Dakota lawmaker made the bizarre claim on Tuesday that Common Core educational standards was partly to blame for a rash of deaths among Native Americans, Think Progress reported. “We’ve buried eight kids down on that reservation in the last week,” state Rep. Elizabeth May...

Oregon police seize Native American artifacts headed to black market

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Oregon State Police have seized dozens of Native American artifacts, some more than 5,000 years old, that were collected illegally and likely bound for the black market, authorities said on Tuesday. Among the items seized from a house in Klamath Falls were articles used during Indian funeral...

US Missionary Kidnapped in Nigeria; $300K Demanded

Five armed men stormed a school in Nigeria yesterday morning and kidnapped an American missionary there, reports NBC News. The Rev. Phyllis Sortor, a Washington state native working with Free Methodist World Missions at the Hope Academy, was apparently targeted as she was the only one taken and no one...

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