The Obama administration is making it easier for some Indian tribes to obtain federal recognition, addressing a longstanding grievance of many Native Americans. The new regulation being announced Monday updates a 37-year-old process that has been roundly criticized as broken because of the many years and mounds of paperwork that went into each application.
Native American parents John and Jane Doe — as their lawyer calls them — want a better life for their child. Attorney Mark Fiddler says the child is already living with the soon-to-be adoptive white parents, but the adoption is no guarantee.
American Indian studies programs at four universities in the Dakotas are collaborating to boost the quality of their offerings to students, raise awareness of Native American issues and help ensure their own futures.
It’s been debated for years, but now the city of Minneapolis is looking at legally renaming Columbus Day. It’s been a federal holiday since 1937, though not all states observe it.
American Indian activists and others plan to demonstrate against the Washington Redskins’ nickname ahead of the team’s game against the Minnesota Vikings Thursday night. The groups plan to march to the Metrodome for a rally.
A wrinkle in the federal Affordable Care Act that could affect tens of thousands of people who consider themselves Native Americans nationwide isn’t expected to hit many in Minnesota.
The group Idle No More held a major gathering early Saturday evening at the Mall of America. Idle is a protest movement focusing on the rights and interests of the First Nations peoples of Canada and Native Americans.
A Minneapolis art gallery is opening an exhibit by Native American artists reflecting on the 150th anniversary of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862.
With some states readying to start online gambling, Native American tribal leaders are calling on the federal government to step in as it did with brick-and-mortar gambling and establish regulations that ensure tribes get a piece of the action without having their revenue taxed and their sovereignty compromised.
Summertime is pow-wow season bringing traditions to life. American Indian dancers, drummers and vendors usually travel from pow-wow to pow-wow across the country. Right now it’s crunch time for Minnesota pow-wows.
The Minnesota Department of Education is holding a first-ever American Indian Education Summit aimed at reducing barriers facing the state’s Indian students.
An American Indian community is reaching out to help support education.
Advocates for sexual assault victims are releasing a report about the horrors of American Indian women who have been forced into prostitution.
Minnesota bar owners who hope to increase their menu of gambling options, and tribal casino interests who oppose it, clashed at the state Capitol Tuesday as both sides tried to claim they want to create and protect jobs.
The Mayo Clinic has been awarded $6 million to expand cancer prevention and outreach to American Indian and Alaska Native patients.