Native Americans

In this June 4, 2019 photo, an indigenous woman takes center stage in a mural by artist Sebastian "Vela" Velazquez, erected on the Cruces Creatives building wall in Las Cruces, N.M. The new mural in southern New Mexico seeks to honor missing and slain Native Americans amid a nationwide push to bring more attention to the issue. The #MMIW hashtag atop stands for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. (Sebastian "Vela" Velazquez/The Las Cruces Sun News via AP)
June 16, 2019 - 8:37 pm
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A new mural in southern New Mexico seeks to honor missing and slain Native Americans amid a nationwide push to bring more attention to the issue. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports artist Sebastian "Vela" Velazquez recently erected the mural in Las Cruces in conjunction with...
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Carmen Thompson, of El Reno, Okla., looks over a poster of her niece, Emily Morgan, who was murdered in 2016, before the start of a march to call for justice for missing and murdered indigenous women Friday, June 14, 2019, at the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma in Concho, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
June 14, 2019 - 6:52 pm
CONCHO, Okla. (AP) — Families and friends of missing or slain American Indian women and girls are again calling for justice for their loved ones. About 200 people gathered Friday near the headquarters of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes in Concho, Oklahoma. Many wore red and marched, holding signs...
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This booking image provided by the Yakama Nation shows James Cloud, who was charged along with Donovan Quinn Carter Cloud, with assault with a deadly weapon, for actions related to pointing a gun at a child. According to court documents filed in U.S. District Court in Yakima, Wash., they were identified by witnesses as having shot and killed several people on Saturday, June 8, 2016, the documents state. However, it was unclear if they would be charged with the killings. (Yakama Nation/Yakima Herald-Republic via AP)
June 11, 2019 - 8:19 pm
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A homeowner told law officers that two men linked to the killing of five people on an American Indian reservation in Washington state approached his residence and briefly took a child hostage at gunpoint while demanding car keys to make their escape, court documents said. The...
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In this March 2018 photo, provided by The Buffalo Hunt LLC, amm Brewer, left, and Oglala Lakota Chief Ricky Gray Grass look over a dead buffalo following a traditional buffalo hunt on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. "The Buffalo Hunt," a new documentary on the homeland of the Oglala Lakota, attempts to shun clichés around Pine Ridge and instead focuses on traditions around the human condition. (Philip Di Fiore/Phillip O'Leary The Buffalo Hunt LLC via AP)
June 07, 2019 - 6:36 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — "The Buffalo Hunt," a new documentary on the homeland of the Oglala Lakota, attempts to shun clichés around the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota involving poverty and addiction and instead focus on traditions around the Native American tribe. Directed by Philip...
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In this March 2018 photo, provided by The Buffalo Hunt LLC, amm Brewer, left, and Oglala Lakota Chief Ricky Gray Grass look over a dead buffalo following a traditional buffalo hunt on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. "The Buffalo Hunt," a new documentary on the homeland of the Oglala Lakota, attempts to shun clichés around Pine Ridge and instead focuses on traditions around the human condition. (Philip Di Fiore/Phillip O'Leary The Buffalo Hunt LLC via AP)
June 07, 2019 - 4:00 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — "The Buffalo Hunt," a new documentary on the homeland of the Oglala Lakota, attempts to shun clichés around the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota involving poverty and addiction and instead focus on traditions around the Native American tribe. Directed by Philip...
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In this March 2018 photo, provided by The Buffalo Hunt LLC, amm Brewer, left, and Oglala Lakota Chief Ricky Gray Grass look over a dead buffalo following a traditional buffalo hunt on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. "The Buffalo Hunt," a new documentary on the homeland of the Oglala Lakota, attempts to shun clichés around Pine Ridge and instead focuses on traditions around the human condition. (Philip Di Fiore/Phillip O'Leary The Buffalo Hunt LLC via AP)
June 07, 2019 - 3:57 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new documentary on the Oglala Lakota focuses on a tribal buffalo hunt to tell stories about traditions of the Native American people. "The Buffalo Hunt" seeks to avoid clichés around the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota that involve poverty and addiction...
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In this photo provided by the Navajo Nation, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, center, tours Chaco Culture National Historical Park about 95 miles northeast of Gallup, New Mexico, on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico is at Bernhardt's right. Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez is on his left. (Jared Touchin/Navajo Nation via AP)
June 05, 2019 - 6:25 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A top official with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management said Wednesday the agency is open to Congress considering legislation limiting federal leases for oil and natural gas development near a national park in New Mexico held sacred by Native Americans. Michael Nedd, the...
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In this photo provided by the Navajo Nation, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, center, tours Chaco Culture National Historical Park about 95 miles northeast of Gallup, New Mexico, on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico is at Bernhardt's right. Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez is on his left. (Jared Touchin/Navajo Nation via AP)
June 05, 2019 - 5:16 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A top official with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management said Wednesday the agency is open to Congress considering legislation limiting federal leases for oil and natural gas development near a national park in New Mexico held sacred by Native Americans. Michael Nedd, the...
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June 01, 2019 - 9:45 am
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — For nearly two centuries, the federal government has repeatedly assured a Native American tribe in North Dakota that it has rights to a reservation river and the issue stayed relatively quiet until oil companies figured out a way to drill under the waterway, which is now a man-...
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June 01, 2019 - 9:42 am
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Leaders of a Native American tribe in North Dakota are asking state officials to work with them rather than against them in a dispute over oil royalties. The federal government has repeatedly assured the Three Affiliated Tribes it has rights to a riverbed on the Fort Berthold...
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