- Mohawk High School, tribes discuss keeping Indians mascot Updated: Feb-13-16 3:05 am
EUGENE, Oregon - Officials at one Lane County high school are optimistic a recent change in state rules may let them keep the school's long-held Native American mascot name and image after all.
- Mandan man accused of shouting slurs, threats pleads guilty Updated: Feb-12-16 7:08 pm
MANDAN, North Dakota - A Mandan man accused of shouting racist slurs and threatening to kill a woman has pleaded guilty.
- 16 Oklahoma tribes get $11.8 million in US housing grants Updated: Feb-12-16 3:45 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Sixteen Oklahoma-based Indian tribes have received more than $11.8 million in federal grants to improve housing conditions and encourage construction projects and local jobs for low- and moderate-income families.
- Obama moves to protect 1.8 million acres of Calif. desert Updated: Feb-12-16 12:49 pm
LOS ANGELES - President Barack Obama granted national monument status Friday to nearly 1.8 million acres of scenic Southern California desert, a move the White House says will maintain in perpetuity the region's fragile ecosystem and natural resources, as well as provide recreational opportunities for hikers, campers, hunters and others.
- Man accused of raiding tribal graves gets jail time Updated: Feb-12-16 5:21 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - A Klamath Falls man who authorities say dug up artifacts from Native American burial sites and sold them has been sentenced to 20 days in jail.
- Nebraska gambling opponents launch anti-casino campaign Updated: Feb-11-16 4:57 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - A coalition that has for years battled vigorously against allowing casinos in Nebraska will once again muster its resources to fight a ballot campaign to allow casinos at licensed horse racing tracks.
- Influential Native American novel picked for reading program Updated: Feb-11-16 4:43 pm
FORT SMITH, Arkansas - A Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that helped launch a Native American literary movement has been picked for a community book read sponsored by the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith.
- Man pleads guilty to defrauding tribe through insurance scam Updated: Feb-11-16 9:18 am
SACRAMENTO, California - A Northern California man has pleaded guilty to defrauding an Indian tribe for millions of dollars as part of a workers' compensation scam.
- Arizona regents OK single policy for research with tribes Updated: Feb-11-16 7:56 am
TEMPE, Arizona - The state's three public universities now have a single policy that governs research with Arizona tribes.
- 2 California tribes oppose plan to regulate fantasy sports Updated: Feb-10-16 9:04 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Two Native American tribes with lucrative gambling enterprises in California are opposing a Democratic lawmaker's plan to legalize fantasy sports betting.
- Tribe requesting the return of 3 deceased Arapaho children Updated: Feb-10-16 10:03 am
RIVERTON, Wyoming - The Northern Arapaho Tribal Historic Preservation Office is aware of three Arapaho students who remain buried at the Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania after more than a century. The site is the home of what was once the Carlisle Indian School from 1879 to 1918.
- With costumes, beads, music, New Orleans marks Fat Tuesday Updated: Feb-09-16 8:21 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Dressed in elaborate costumes, dancing to the beat of brass bands and clamoring for beads from passing floats, thousands of people gathered in the streets of New Orleans to mark the culmination of the famous Mardi Gras celebration Tuesday.
- Nebraska activists scold commission for Whiteclay beer sales Updated: Feb-09-16 6:30 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The director of the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission says that without substantive proof, it cannot act on allegations that beer-sellers in Whiteclay are abusing their licenses.
- Man killed by reservation officer was halfway house escapee Updated: Feb-09-16 8:27 am
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - A man who was shot and killed during a struggle with a tribal police officer on the Rosebud Indian Reservation was a federal robbery convict who escaped from a Rapid City halfway house in December.
- Indian tribes say they haven't chosen casino site yet Updated: Feb-08-16 2:10 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The leaders of Connecticut's two federally recognized Indian tribes say they haven't chosen a site yet for a new, jointly run casino but are nearing "more intensive negotiations."
- Angoon officials worry about mercury in subsistence foods Updated: Feb-07-16 1:04 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - The city and tribal government of Angoon want state health officials to look into mercury levels in seals and other subsistence foods near Hawk Inlet.
- Indian tribes seek to restore Columbia salmon runs Updated: Feb-07-16 10:52 am
SPOKANE, Washington - Some Northwest Indian tribes in the next 20 years want to achieve a long-held dream: restoring wild salmon runs above the giant Grand Coulee Dam.
- Jim Bridger: The man, the myth, the legend Updated: Feb-06-16 1:26 pm
BOZEMAN, Montana - For a 19th century mountain man, Jim Bridger has been getting a lot of attention these days.
- Woman claims discrimination for not being American Indian Updated: Feb-05-16 3:17 pm
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - A woman is suing the parent company of a Rapid City halfway house, alleging she was discriminated and retaliated against while she was employed by the facility because she is not American Indian.
- Pope to OK use of indigenous languages for Mass in Mexico Updated: Feb-05-16 3:06 pm
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis will issue a decree authorizing the use of indigenous languages in Mass celebrations when he travels to Mexico next week, one of the symbolic gestures he will make in defense of Indian rights in the country.
- Referee call barring Native American hair buns causes uproar Updated: Feb-05-16 12:54 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - The board that governs Arizona high school sports says members of a girls' basketball team can wear their hair in traditional Navajo buns after a referee's decision to ban the hairstyle at a game this week caused an outcry.
- Some GOP lawmakers want separate vote on Medicaid expansion Updated: Feb-04-16 7:07 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - Some Republican lawmakers want to show Gov. Dennis Daugaard what the Legislature thinks of his Medicaid expansion plan.
- Correction: Blackfeet Water Settlement story Updated: Feb-04-16 2:14 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - In a story Feb. 3 about a water settlement for Montana's Blackfeet Tribe, The Associated Press reported erroneously that U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke has introduced a bill in the House to adopt the settlement. Zinke has not introduced such a bill.
- Federal charges filed in Meacham shooting case Updated: Feb-04-16 12:52 pm
PENDLETON, Oregon - State charges have been dismissed against three men accused of killing another man on Oregon's Umatilla Indian Reservation as the defendants are to be tried in federal court.
- FBI: 1 dead in officer-involved shooting on reservation Updated: Feb-03-16 7:03 pm
ROSEBUD, South Dakota - The FBI says one person is dead and a tribal police officer is injured following a shooting on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in south central South Dakota.