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Stories with subject: Native Americans
  • Nebraska nursing home for Native Americans to open next year 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 6:07 pm

    LINCOLN, Nebraska - A long-awaited Nebraska nursing home on the border with South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation will begin accepting Native American residents early next year to ease a severe care shortage in one of the nation's poorest regions, a project official said Wednesday.

  • Elementary school on UTTC campus struggling with enrollment 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 9:31 am

    BISMARCK, North Dakota - An elementary school on the United Tribes Technical College campus in Bismarck is seeking to boost enrollment while pushing the federal government for a new facility.

  • Regulators concede some PolyMet mine water might reach BWCA 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 9:31 am

    MINNEAPOLIS - Federal and state regulators have conceded the possibility that some potentially polluted water from the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine could flow toward the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

  • Man accused of harassing American Indian students cleared 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 5:16 pm

    SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - A South Dakota man accused of using racial slurs and spilling beer on American Indian students during a hockey game was cleared of a disorderly conduct charge Tuesday, more than a month after a trial in the controversial case attracted more than 200 people.

  • Youth reading program coming to Cheyenne River 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 2:28 am

    EAGLE BUTTE, South Dakota - A series of youth reading initiatives will soon kick off at the Cheyenne Indian Reservation thanks to a grant from a national nonprofit.

  • Q&A about decision to change Mount McKinley to Mount Denali story has photos
    Updated: Aug-31-15 6:38 pm

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - North America's tallest mountain will soon return to its previous name, Denali, more than a century after the Alaska peak was named to honor President William McKinley, who never set foot in the state.

  • Q&A about decision to change Mount McKinley to Mount Denali 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 5:39 pm

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - North America's tallest mountain will soon return to its previous name, Mount Denali, more than a century after the Alaskan peak was named to honor President William McKinley, who never set foot in Alaska.

  • Illinois' history museum is latest target in political fight 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 1:08 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The skeleton of a massive mastodon, thousands of Native American artifacts and a giant shark could be the next casualties in an increasingly ugly fight over Illinois' state budget that has dragged on for months with no sign of ending.

  • 6 New Mexico sites make national list of historic places 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 9:18 am

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A 1,200-year-old Native American ceremonial site in northern New Mexico and the post office that served scientists following the Manhattan Project are among the latest locations to make the National Register of Historic Places.

  • East Tennessee State hosting Native American Festival 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 4:08 am

    JOHNSON CITY, Tennessee - East Tennessee State University is hosting a Native American Festival Weekend next month.

  • US attorneys hear safety concerns from American Indians 
    Updated: Aug-30-15 5:37 pm

    IGNACIO, Colorado - U.S. attorneys and prosecutors say they want to help Native American communities bring more cases to court and cut down on crime following a surge of drug abuse, violence, sexual assault and other crimes plaguing their communities.

  • Weaver connects cultures and generations at State Fair 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 9:45 am

    SALEM, Oregon - Salem native John Beard of Tigard has been making connections at the Oregon State Fair for more than three decades. He's made connections between warp and weft, the vertical and horizontal yarns that he weaves on his loom, but demonstrating the art of Ravenstail weaving is about more than the large and beautiful ceremonial robes he produces.

  • Program to draw Native Americans into health care fields 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 2:22 am

    VERMILLION, South Dakota - A federal grant of nearly $450,000 will help the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine provide career and academic mentoring to high school students on two of the state's Native American reservations.

  • Criminal probe into tribal lender includes Nevada partners 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 6:47 pm

    HELENA, Montana - A federal criminal investigation into the former leaders of the Chippewa Cree Tribe's online lending operations now includes a Nevada company the tribe partnered with in its first attempt to offer payday loans.

  • 6 New Mexico sites make national list of historic places 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 5:47 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A 1,200-year-old Native American ceremonial site in northern New Mexico and the post office that served scientists following the Manhattan Project are among the latest locations to make the National Register of Historic Places.

  • Task force tackles homelessness among Native Americans 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 4:08 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A liaison has been named to bridge the gap between New Mexico's largest city, the Navajo Nation and other tribal communities as they work to address chronic homelessness among Native Americans.

  • Today in Nebraska for September 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 1:38 pm

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  • Supreme Court upholds deal on tribal gas stations 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 2:25 pm

    SPOKANE, Washington - The state Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously upheld a lower court ruling in a long-running lawsuit by non-tribal gas station owners challenging gas tax compacts negotiated in the past decade between the state and Indian tribes.

  • Anderson wins second term as Choctaw chief 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 8:40 am

    PHILADELPHIA, Mississippi - Chief Phyliss J. Anderson has been re-elected chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.

  • Back from death's door, Resorts casino is now profitable story has photos
    Updated: Aug-26-15 4:38 pm

    ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - As recently as five years ago, Resorts Casino Hotel was near death, struggling to survive against bigger, newer Atlantic City casinos.

  • New charges filed against Havre businessman in tribal probe 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 2:11 pm

    HELENA, Montana - A grand jury has handed down a new criminal indictment against a Havre businessman who already faces bribery, embezzlement and theft charges in a corruption investigation into the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation.

  • Northern Arapaho Tribe calls on feds to drop eagle appeal 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 6:56 pm

    CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The Northern Arapaho Tribe is calling on the federal government to drop a legal appeal that's blocking the tribe from killing bald eagles for religious purposes on the central Wyoming reservation it shares with another tribe.

  • Law challenged over tribal intervention in adoption cases 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 4:01 pm

    TULSA, Oklahoma - A couple's lawsuit contends that an Oklahoma law allowing tribes to intervene in private adoption cases involving Native American children violates their constitutional rights.

  • Ex-astronaut promotes STEM studies among Native Americans 
    Updated: Aug-23-15 9:50 am

    RAPID CITY, South Dakota - A former NASA astronaut is trying to get Native American students to develop an interest in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

  • Coach from England teaching tennis to Pine Ridge students 
    Updated: Aug-22-15 11:31 am

    PINE RIDGE, South Dakota - A longtime tennis coach in England has been offering free tennis classes on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.