The Startling Scale Of Dysfunction At Minnesota’s Department Of Human ServicesMinnesota's Department of Human Services admits it make a mistake when it overpaid Native American tribes by $29 million for opioid treatment programs over the last several years -- but state lawmakers say that's just one part of a disturbing pattern at the troubled agency.
'There Is No Honor In Racism': Hundreds Attend #NotYourMascot Rally Protesting Washington D.C.'s NFL Team Name, MascotA coalition of tribal governments, Native American activists and supporters of the native community plan to rally Thursday afternoon to urge the Washington Redskins to drop their team name and mascot.
'It Is Completely Outrageous': Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan Says Redskins Team Name Is Racist"The term comes from the scalps ... where people were essentially paid a bounty in cash for the scalps of Native American men, women and children," Flanagan said.
'We're Not Invisible': Minnesota Among Handful Of States Honoring Indigenous Peoples' Day, Not Columbus DayFrom Minnesota to Vermont, at least five states and Washington, D.C., have done away with Columbus Day celebrations in deference to Native Americans, though the federal Columbus Day remains in place.
'We Are Thankful': Pipestone Nat'l Monument To Stop Selling Pipes After Complaints From Native AmericansThe Pipestone National Monument in southwestern Minnesota said it will stop selling pipes following decades of tribal complaints that the sales desecrate sacred grounds.
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.