Native Americans

FILE - In this June 20, 2019 file photo, the Supreme Court is seen under stormy skies in Washington. Two issues that could determine the distribution of political power for the next decade await resolution on the Supreme Court's final day of decisions before a long summer break. Chief Justice John Roberts could well be the author of decisions on both politically charged topics Thursday, June 27, whether to allow a citizenship question on the 2020 census and place limits on drawing electoral districts for partisan gain. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 27, 2019 - 11:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says it will hear arguments a second time in a case involving an Oklahoma man who argued that the state had no right to prosecute him because he is a Native American and the crime occurred on Indian land. The justices announced Thursday they will hear a new round...
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Four Directions co-founder O.J. Semans, right, and Marcella LeBeau, whose ancestor died at Wounded Knee, watch during a news conference Tuesday, June 25, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. At left Rep. Paul Cook, R-Calif., talks with Rep. Deb Haaland, D-N.M. Advocates for Native Americans called for Congress to revoke the Medals of Honor given to the U.S. soldiers who participated in the Wounded Knee massacre. (AP Photo/Kali Robinson)
June 25, 2019 - 8:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Advocates for Native Americans called Tuesday for Congress to revoke the Medals of Honor given to the U.S. soldiers who participated in the Wounded Knee massacre. They're being supported by three members of Congress: Republican Paul Cook of California and Democrats Denny Heck of...
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June 25, 2019 - 4:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Advocates for Native Americans called Tuesday for Congress to revoke the Medals of Honor given to the U.S. soldiers who participated in the Wounded Knee massacre. They're being supported by three members of Congress: Republican Paul Cook of California and Democrats Denny Heck of...
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June 25, 2019 - 4:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some advocates for Native Americans are calling for Congress to revoke the Medals of Honor given to U.S. soldiers who participated in the Wounded Knee Massacre. They're being supported by three members of Congress: Republican Paul Cook of California and Democrats Denny Heck of...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2018, file photo, Kimberly Loring stands in her grandmother's home in Browning, Mont., holding a photo of her sister, Ashley Heavyrunner Loring, who went missing on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. A key congressional committee is holding a hearing on a slate of legislation aimed at addressing the deaths and disappearances of Native American women. The bills before the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs would require law enforcement to submit annual reports to Congress to give lawmakers a better handle on the number of cases. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
June 19, 2019 - 10:21 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Lawmakers pressed the Trump administration on Wednesday to respond with urgency in addressing violence against Native American women and children after they say two officials arrived at a key U.S. Senate hearing unprepared to take concrete positions on proposed legislation...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2018, file photo, Kimberly Loring stands in her grandmother's home in Browning, Mont., holding a photo of her sister, Ashley Heavyrunner Loring, who went missing on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. A key congressional committee is holding a hearing on a slate of legislation aimed at addressing the deaths and disappearances of Native American women. The bills before the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs would require law enforcement to submit annual reports to Congress to give lawmakers a better handle on the number of cases. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
June 19, 2019 - 9:01 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Lawmakers pressed the Trump administration on Wednesday to respond with urgency in addressing violence against Native American women and children after they say two officials arrived at a key U.S. Senate hearing unprepared to take concrete positions on a slate of...
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In this June 6, 2019 photo, Joy Harjo, of the United States, poses inside the Library of Congress, in Washington. Harjo has been named the country’s next poet laureate, becoming the first Native American to hold that position. Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced Harjo’s appointment, saying in a statement Wednesday, June 19 that the poet helped tell an American story of continuity and disruption, “reckoning and myth-making.” Harjo’s one-year term begins this fall. She succeeds Tracy K. Smith, who served two terms. (Shawn Miller/Library of Congress)
June 19, 2019 - 8:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Joy Harjo, the first Native American to be named U.S. poet laureate, has been ready for a long time. "I've been an unofficial poetry ambassador — on the road for poetry for years," the 68-year-old Harjo wrote in a recent email to The Associated Press. "I've often been the only poet...
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June 19, 2019 - 8:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Joy Harjo has been named the country's next poet laureate, becoming the first Native American to hold that position. Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced Harjo's appointment, saying in a statement Wednesday that the poet helped tell an American story of continuity and...
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Liberal Party, of Canada Leader Justin Trudeau, speaks to supporters as Marc Miller, MP of Ville-Marie-Le Sud-Ouest-Ile-des-Soeurs, looks on during an armchair discussion at an open Liberal Party fundraising event in Montreal, Quebec, Monday, June 17, 2019. (Peter McCabe/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 18, 2019 - 6:25 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has once again approved the contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that would nearly triple the flow of oil from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific Coast. The approval Tuesday comes 10 months after the Federal Court of Appeal halted the...
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Liberal Party, of Canada Leader Justin Trudeau, speaks to supporters as Marc Miller, MP of Ville-Marie-Le Sud-Ouest-Ile-des-Soeurs, looks on during an armchair discussion at an open Liberal Party fundraising event in Montreal, Quebec, Monday, June 17, 2019. (Peter McCabe/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 18, 2019 - 4:51 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Canada's federal government has once again approved the contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that would nearly triple the flow of oil from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific Coast. The approval Tuesday comes 10 months after the Federal Court of Appeal halted the project...
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