1st Native American Women Elected To U.S. CongressThe projected victories for the two Native American women mark a milestone in the U.S. political system.
Elizabeth Warren Ancestry Highlights How Native American Tribes Decide MembershipJon Rios traces his ancestry to the Pima people of Arizona, but he has no tribal enrollment card, lives in Colorado and isn't exactly sure what percentage Native American he is. He has no interest in meeting any federally imposed requirements to prove his connection to a tribe. If anyone asks, he says he's Native American. "I'm a little bit like Elizabeth Warren. I have my ancestral lineage," Rios said, referring to his affiliation with the Pima, also known as Akimel O'odham.
Relief In Sight For Some Residents Of Minneapolis’s ‘Wall Of Forgotten Natives’There is a glimmer of hope for some of the people living in a Minneapolis homeless camp. The encampment near Cedar and Franklin avenues, which residents have named “The Wall of Forgotten Natives,” has grown beyond its initial corner.
'Wall Of Forgotten Natives' Lays Bare Mpls. Housing CrisisA housing crisis has turned into a very visible problem for the city of Minneapolis.
Prospect Of Native Congresswoman Galvanizes American IndiansNew Mexico, a state with deep historical ties to American Indians whose images and symbols are rooted in everything from the state flag to town names, has moved closer to electing the first Native American woman to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Lawmakers Might Study Violence Against Native American WomenMinnesota lawmakers may set up a task force to study ways to reduce violence against Native American women.
Leech Lake Ojibwe Sue 6 Opioid ManufacturersThe group said that in 2014, Native Americans had the highest rate per capita for opioid overdoses.
Tribes Hope Trump's 'America First' Helps First AmericansNative Americans hope President Donald Trump doesn't forget America's first inhabitants as he promises to put "America first."
Indigenous Youth-Led Anti-Pipeline March Blocks Lake Street BridgeA group of indigenous youth is planning a march Friday afternoon in protest of President Donald Trump’s orders to expedite both the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines.
Feds Tap New Director For Indian Education AgencyFederal officials named a new director Wednesday to head a troubled agency that funds and manages scores of schools for Native American students and has been beset by scandal, funding shortfalls and safety hazards at the facilities.
DOJ Now Has Criminal Jurisdiction On Mille Lacs ReservationThe United States Federal Government will now assume criminal jurisdiction over the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe's reservation in central Minnesota, according to the Department of Justice. The Mille Lacs Reservation becomes only the second in the U.S. to have had their request for concurrent jurisdiction granted by the DOJ -- the first being the White Earth Reservation in northeastern Minnesota.
UND Students, Staff Toying With New Fighting Hawks Nickname University of North Dakota, home of the Fighting Hawks?
Finding Minnesota: North Shore's 'Witch Tree'A twisted, gnarly old cedar tree has inspired centuries of wonder and mystery in far northeastern Minnesota. The solitary tree, which locals nicknamed, "The Witch Tree," has long been growing out of a rock on tribal land along the rugged shoreline of Lake Superior.
Twin Cities Recognize Native Americans On Columbus Day More cities are recognizing Native Americans on Columbus Day this year as they revive a movement to change the name of the holiday to celebrate the history and contributions of indigenous cultures around the country.
UND Holding Celebration To Mark First Nations Day On FridayThe University of North Dakota is holding a celebration to mark First Nations Day. Gov. Jack Dalrymple has pronounced Friday as First Nations Day to recognize the state's native people and their role in shaping the history and culture of the state.