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While small in size compared with clear channel radio, it is bringing Native Americans and other ethnic group news, information and cultural entertainment to ... Along the way, Kelly said, the Southside Media Project also interacted with the Minneapolis American Indian Center, Native American ...
The battle raged for as long as it did in part because it was not clear whether the federal law governing the return of Native American remains to tribes that ... That partnership led to the revelation that the skeleton represented a previously unknown branch of Native Americans and that the site contains ...

The genetic mutation behind shovel-shaped teeth (pictured above) might have helped babies survive the intrepid journey from Siberia to Alaska 20,000 years ago. Sapped of ... The researchers discovered almost all Native Americans had shoveled incisors prior to the arrival of Europeans. Today, nearly ...
The Trump administration says Native Americans might need to get a job if they want to keep their health care -- a policy that tribal leaders say will .... have taken aggressive action and will continue to do so to improve the health and well-being for all American Indians and Alaska Natives," according ...
A lack of public outrage over so many disappeared Native Americans has resulted in a mostly ineffective system designed to find them. ... organizations and the Governor's Office of Indian Affairs to come up with better ways to report and identify missing Native American women throughout Washington state.
The group noted in its analysis of the spending measure that the funding gap for crime victim services had represented “a longstanding inequity,” especially given the high rate Native Americans and Alaska Natives are victimized by violent crime within the United States. More than half of indigenous women ...

The group noted in its analysis of the spending measure that the funding gap for crime victim services had represented “a longstanding inequity,” especially given the high rate Native Americans and Alaska Natives are victimized by violent crime within the United States. More than half of indigenous women ...
In this op-ed, Ruth Hopkins, a Native woman who has worked as a judge for the Oceti Sakowin tribes, explains why Native Americans are suing opioid manufacturers. Opioid dependency is a national epidemic. In 2018, you would be hard pressed to find a community in the United States that has not been ...
Ms. Townsend has also worked as a broadcast trainer for the Native American Journalist's Association and with NPR's Doug Mitchell and as a freelance editor. Townsend is the recipient of numerous awards for her work from the Alaska Press Club, the Native American Journalists Association and a gold ...
The Center for Native American Youth at The Aspen Institute and the Walmart Foundation have announced a nearly half-a-million dollar grant to support ... During the program, young adults from Los Angeles and Alaska Native communities went a two-week leadership expedition from southern California to ...
Laban said most Native American students who go to college don't last through the first quarter. She said the college world expects everybody to think the same. “We have our Hopi, Navajo and Tewa perspective,” she said. “They will try to take that from us. A lot think Native Americans don't exist anymore.
Analyses of numerous spear points with fluted edges found in northern Alaska and Yukon, and artifacts from further south in Canada, the Great Plains, and ... But newer genetic studies of ancient Siberians, Alaskans, and Americans, as well as the discovery of new sites south of the Canadian ice sheets ...
In February, San Francisco officials said they planned to remove a prominent downtown monument depicting a defeated Native American at the feet of a ... The highest mountain in North America, Alaska's Mt. Denali, was named Mt. McKinley until it was officially returned to his original name in 2015.
Deford now runs a Facebook page to help find missing or murdered Native Americans where law enforcement efforts have failed. Over the past several months she said she's met over 40 people who are friends or family members of missing persons – many who live in Washington. But there are far fewer ...
... Confederate monuments. Now statues offensive to Native Americans are poised to topple across the U.S. ... The city of Kalamazoo, Mich., said last month it would take down a park monument of a Native American in a headdress kneeling before a westward-facing pioneer. In Alcalde, N.M., and El Paso, ...
'Indian Progress in Business' or INPRO, is lauded by the National Center as the oldest and most prestigious Native American event that acknowledges the accomplishments and contributions made by Native Americans and Alaska Natives to their broader community, as well as those who support ...
After Native Americans across the U.S. and its territories were granted citizenship in 1924, Alaska instituted a literacy requirement to limit native voting. A 1926 editorial by the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner thundered “THIS IS A WHITE MAN'S COUNTRY” even if “Indians outnumber us.” (Native Alaskans ...

Supporters of the new law say Native American women are victims of homicide at rates many times the national average. And they have high rates of disappearances. But the exact numbers aren't known because there is no comprehensive reporting system. The new law is a modest first step. It directs the ...
During the hearing, Hoeven highlighted the impact of substance abuse in Native American communities and heard testimony from administration officials, ... Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), opioid overdose rates are highest among non-Hispanic whites and American Indians and Alaska Natives.
When Alaska Methodist University was created in 1959, the university's founder Peter Gordon Gould, an Alaska Native from Unga, intended on ... Those requirements include tribal governance, a student body of at least 50 percent Alaska Native or Native American, and chartering or sanctioning tribes.
(Clockwise from top left) Valorie Glazier, Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians; Kimberly Leapley, Bay Mills Indian Community; Christopher Polasky, Sitka Tribe of Alaska; Jacques LeBlanc, Bay Mills Indian Community each graciously volunteered their personal stories about how they each quit ...
The new hire comes on the heels of Wells Fargo's recent announcement of a five-year, $50 million commitment to American Indian/Alaska Native communities to ... and banking requirements, and help to create greater awareness of the cultures, history, and contributions of the Native American community.
The group noted in its analysis of the spending measure that the funding gap for crime victim services had represented “a longstanding inequity,” especially given the high rate Native Americans and Alaska Natives are victimized by violent crime within the United States. More than half of indigenous women ...
This week, Montana Senator Steve Daines led a coalition of his colleagues to allow tribes' access to national criminal databases during a meeting of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. “This amendment will help insure that the Department of Justice is using all available resources to promote tribes' ...
Tribes Call on Washington to Respect Native Sovereignty. The federal tax overhaul passed in December is "completely unacceptable" to Native Americans, just another example of what can happen when tribes are not included in federal decision-making, a tribal leader said Monday. Feb. 18, 2018, at 2:02 ...
Highlights include distinctive pottery from Alaskan and coastal Northwestern artisans as well as subtly hued basketry from the plains. The American Indian Art Show takes place at the Marin Civic Center in San Rafael, Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 17-18. General admission tickets cost $18; visitors interested in ...
Native Americans experience a variety of health determinants in their everyday lives, and agencies like the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) and the Indian Health Service (IHS), along with insurance company Premera Blue Cross, have prioritized American Indian and Alaska Native health.
Native Americans and Alaskan Natives are less than 1 percent of King County's population but nearly 6 percent of its homeless population. The city is trying ... Among Native Americans and Alaska Natives who are homeless, it is unofficially called Native Park because so many have stayed there. Many lives ...
WASILLA, Ak Ivory may be legal for some Alaskans to carve and sell, but the rest of the world, including some lower 48 states, have banned or are ... Any item produced after 1935 that is marketed with terms like "Indian," "Native American," or "Alaska Native" must have been made by a member of a state or ...
Scientists assumed both the Yucatan skeleton, dubbed Naia, and those of the infants Potter found in Alaska would be a member of one of those two groups. But they weren't. The story of how scientists are piecing together the puzzle of the first Americans is being told in “The First Face of America,” a NOVA ...
Native American females and women in rural communities suffer the highest risk of deaths from opioids and other drugs, advocates and caregivers ... Researchers found that more than 84 percent of Alaska Native and American Indian women had experienced some form of violence in their lifetimes: 56 ...
Unfortunately, my story isn't uncommon for most Native Americans. As a collective, American Indians and Alaska Natives live more challenging and shorter lives. These are statistics I'm acutely aware of as a researcher in clinical psychology. Understanding the sources of and solutions to these inequalities ...
Unfortunately, my story isn't uncommon for most Native Americans. As a collective, American Indians and Alaska Natives live more challenging and shorter lives. These are statistics I'm acutely aware of as researcher in clinical psychology. Understanding the sources of and solutions to these inequalities is ...
Native American veterans will have a memorial at the National Mall, on the grounds of the National Museum of the American Indian. ... War and currently, according to the Post, over 31,000 are on active duty, in addition to the 140,000 veterans who identify as Native Americans or Alaska Natives.
Alaska Natives reached a settlement in a case that includes increased language assistance for three areas. When working with local election officials doesn't work, tribes often turn to the 1965 Voting Rights Act to try to force changes, said James Tucker, a pro bono attorney for the Native American Rights ...
January 9, 2018 —A six-week old infant who died some 11,500 years ago in central Alaska is now providing clues about how the Americas first came to be ... One was the Ancient Beringians, and the other constituted the ancestors of modern-day Native Americans, who later split into northern and southern ...
(CNN) The skeletons of two ancient infants, who lived and died in Alaska 11,500 years ago, are helping tell the story of a previously unknown ... the two major Native American lineages all contemporary Native Americans as we know of belong to: the northern and southern branches," Willerslev said.
And the shift here is part of an escalating battle over Native American enfranchisement, one that comes amid a larger wave of voting rights ... are playing out in the West and the Midwest, a trend that has the potential to tip tight races in states with large native populations, like Alaska and Arizona, and to ...
But the skeleton of an infant girl who lived in Alaska 11,500 years ago has yielded tantalising new evidence for how and when people first colonised ... the genome from 11,500 years ago in Alaska is from a Native American lineage, separate from the present-day lineages of Native Americans before they ...
According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Graham County's racial demographics broke down as follows: 72.1 percent white, 14.4 percent Native American, 8.2 ... The table includes the following categories: Asian or Pacific Islander, Black, American Indian or Alaskan Native, White (including Caucasian and ...
Three out of five American Indian and Alaskan Native women have been sexually assaulted in their lifetimes. One in three Native American women have reported being raped in their lifetimes. Native Americans are recognized as American citizens as part of Congress' 1924 Indian Citizenship Act. But a ...
Three out of five American Indian and Alaskan Native women have been sexually assaulted in their lifetimes. One in three Native American women have reported being raped in their lifetimes. Native Americans are recognized as American citizens as part of Congress' 1924 Indian Citizenship Act. But a ...
A medicine man dances in front of the White House at a rally for Native American rights on March 10, 2017, in Washington, DC. ... News they were wary about a Donald Trump presidency because the campaign had yet to reach out to them, or list priorities as applied to American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Today, NPR's Morning Edition aired a story about discrimination Native Americans face when trying to get healthcare in America. It included an interview with Anna Whiting Sorrell, a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. We're going to follow up now by looking at some of the persistent ...
Congress has long failed to allocate enough money to meet Native American health needs. In 2016 it set the Indian Health Service budget at $4.8 billion. Spread across the US population of 3.7 million American Indians and Alaska Natives, that's $1,297 per person. That compares to $6,973 per inmate in ...
With a population density of about one person per square mile, Alaskans face health challenges unlike anywhere else in the U.S. But like the rest of the .... for Indians in 1997, which funds community-led programs to reduce diabetes rates in Native Alaskan and Native American populations across the U.S..
National American Indian Heritage Month celebrates and honors American Indians and Alaska natives and how they have enriched the history of the United States. The theme for this year's National American Indian Heritage observance is “Standing Together.” “Native Americans have fought in every war ...
Natalie Landreth, a staff attorney for the Native American Rights Fund, which represents four of the five tribes that pushed for Bears Ears, tied in this recent executive action with pro-pipeline decisions and a revocation of an executive order that allowed tribes on Alaska's Bering Sea to have a say in land ...
The Native American population has experienced constant turmoil for centuries due to poor treatment, limited resources and colonization. As recorded in the 2015 census, 6.6 million Native Americans and Alaska Natives live in the United States, making up about 2 percent of the country's population.
Indeed, Native American children rely on Medicaid and CHIP at much higher percentages than other population groups. A study by Georgetown reported that 54 percent of American Indian and Alaska Native children were enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP, as compared to 39 percent of all children.


 

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