New York Marijuana Dispensaries Open On Tribal Lands

With New York state officials slow to establish regulations, members of the St. Regis Mohawks have raced ahead, opening a number of dispensaries for recreational marijuana.

#akwesasne-mohawk-casino, #law-and-legislation, #lawrence-ny, #marijuana, #native-americans, #new-york-state, #plattsburgh-ny, #saint-regis-mohawks

Cave Featuring Native American Wall Art Is Sold to Anonymous Bidder

The cave, which sold for $2.2 million in St. Louis on Tuesday, is considered a sacred site by members of the Osage Nation. A tribal leader called the sale “heartbreaking.”

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #auctions, #caves-and-caverns, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #missouri, #native-americans

Squaw Valley Resort, Acknowledging ‘Racist and Sexist’ Name, Changes It

The resort, the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics, will now be known as Palisades Tahoe.

#california, #native-americans, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #skiing, #squaw-valley-ski-resort

For Tribal Members in Oklahoma, Medicaid Expansion Improves Access to Specialty Care

Medicaid expansion is expected to improve not just access to care for low-income Native Americans who had previously been shut out of health insurance, but the finances of the Indian Health Service.

#health-insurance-and-managed-care, #indian-health-service, #medicaid, #muscogee-creek-nation-okumlgee-okla, #native-americans, #oklahoma

‘A Sadness I Can’t Carry’: The Story Of The Drum

For Ojibwe, the Big Drum is a gathering to mourn, to process grief, to understand loss. Could it heal my pain from the past year?

#grief-emotion, #native-americans, #religion-and-belief, #veterans

Oklahoma’s Gift to Ballet: The Five Moons Ballerinas

A festival at the University of Oklahoma celebrates the impact of these ballerinas on 20th century ballet, honoring their Native American heritage.

#ballard-louis, #ballet-russe-de-monte-carlo, #chouteau-yvonne-1929-2016, #content-type-personal-profile, #dancing, #grand-ballet-du-marquis-de-cuevas, #hightower-rosella, #larkin-moscelyne, #native-americans, #new-york-city-ballet, #oklahoma, #tallchief-maria, #tallchief-marjorie, #the-four-moons-ballet, #university-of-oklahoma, #women-and-girls

‘Reservation Dogs’ Marks a New Era for the Native TV Community

In a group interview, Native American TV creators and performers discuss the significance of “Reservation Dogs” and “Rutherford Falls,” and why this is only the beginning.

#actors-and-actresses, #chavez-tazbah, #freeland-sydney, #fx-tv-network, #harjo-sterlin, #jacobs-devery, #native-americans, #peacock-services, #pensoneau-migizi, #reservation-dogs-tv-program, #rutherford-falls-tv-program, #schmieding-jana, #television, #teller-ornelas-sierra, #wilson-bobby-d-screenwriter, #writing-and-writers

Push to Return 116,000 Native American Remains Is Long-Awaited

Changes to U.S. regulations would seek to eliminate red tape that has delayed the return of burial remains and sacred objects held by museums and other institutions.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #haaland-deb, #harvard-university, #indigenous-people, #interior-department, #museums, #national-park-service, #native-americans, #peabody-museum, #united-states-politics-and-government

With Guardians, Cleveland Steps Away From an Offensive Name

After years of pressure, and amid a growing trend away from names that reference Indigenous people, the team will drop its “Indians” mascot, which it used for more than 100 years.

#baseball, #cleveland-ohio, #cleveland-guardians, #cleveland-indians, #discrimination, #mascots, #names-organizational, #native-americans

Lost Lives, Lost Culture: The Forgotten History of Indigenous Boarding Schools

Thousands of Native American children attended U.S. boarding schools designed to “civilize the savage.” Many died. Many who lived are reclaiming their identity.

#arizona, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #colorado, #discrimination, #durango-colo, #education, #fort-lewis-college, #native-americans

‘The Boys in Red Hats’ Review: Cool Story, Bro

This documentary explores the incident on Jan. 18, 2019, when a high school student grinned and stared at a Native American demonstrator at a raucous Lincoln Memorial gathering.

#covington-catholic-high-school-park-hills-ky, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #documentary-films-and-programs, #native-americans, #phillips-nathan-native-american, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #race-and-ethnicity, #schroder-jonathan-1973, #the-boys-in-red-hats-movie

The French and Indian War and U.S. History’s Complexities

What the French and Indian War suggests about our own history wars.

#braddock-edward-1695-1755, #christians-and-christianity, #cooper-james-fenimore, #great-lakes, #native-americans, #north-america, #religion-state-relations, #revolutionary-war-american-1775-83, #roman-catholic-church, #taylor-alan-shaw-1955, #united-states, #washington-george-1732-99

How Did Allison Highwolf Die? Distrust Fuels a Mystery in Indian Country.

When a Northern Cheyenne family questioned their daughter’s untimely death, official indifference deepened their pain — and their suspicions.

#assaults, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #big-horn-county-mont, #bureau-of-indian-affairs, #domestic-violence, #haaland-deb, #indigenous-people, #montana, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #nagle-mary-kathryn, #native-americans, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

How G.O.P. Laws in Montana Could Complicate Voting for Native Americans

Restrictions passed by the Republican-led Montana Legislature could have stark effects on Native American reservations, where voting in person can mean a two-hour drive.

#blackfeet-indian-reservation-mont, #law-and-legislation, #montana, #native-american-rights-fund-nonprofit, #native-americans, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters

Inked Mummies, Linking Tattoo Artists With Their Ancestors

As scientists find more tattoos on preserved remains from Indigenous cultures, artists living today are drawing from them to revive cultural traditions.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #arctic-regions, #greenland, #indigenous-people, #mummies-and-mummification, #native-americans, #philippines, #tattoos, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-science

Dispossessed, Again: Climate Change Hits Native Americans Especially Hard

Many Native people were forced into the most undesirable areas of America, first by white settlers, then by the government. Now, parts of that marginal land are becoming uninhabitable.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #disasters-and-emergencies, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #haaland-deb, #interior-department, #native-americans, #navajo-indians, #united-states-politics-and-government, #water

City Approves Landmarks Honoring Chinese Americans and Native Americans

The Kimlau War Memorial in Manhattan has long been a symbolic gateway to Chinatown, while an archaeological site in Staten Island dates back 8,000 years.

#aakawaxung-munahanung-staten-island-ny, #chinatown-manhattan-ny, #chinese-americans, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #kimlau-war-memorial, #landmarks-preservation-commission, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #native-americans, #tottenville-staten-island-ny, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Supreme Court Sides With Alaskan Natives in Dispute Over Coronavirus Aid

Tribal governments in the lower 48 states had sued to challenge the allocation of $450 million in federal virus aid to Alaska Native corporations.

#alaska-natives, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #decisions-and-verdicts, #native-americans, #sotomayor-sonia, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

Leonard Crow Dog, Spiritual Leader at Wounded Knee, Dies at 78

He served time in prison after the 1973 occupation on the Pine Ridge reservation and dedicated his life to preserving the traditions of the Sicangu Lakota.

#american-indian-movement, #crow-dog-leonard-1942-2021, #deaths-obituaries, #native-americans, #pesla-sd, #pine-ridge-indian-reservation-sd, #south-dakota, #wounded-knee-sd

U.S. to Search Former Native American Schools for Children’s Remains

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced a new initiative that would delve into the records of the federal schools to which Native American children were forcibly relocated for 150 years.

#canada, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #discrimination, #education, #haaland-deb, #indigenous-people, #interior-department, #law-and-legislation, #native-americans, #navajo-indians, #nez-jonathan, #united-states

A School District Got Rid of Columbus Day. It Didn’t Stop There.

A New Jersey school district, criticized for renaming the day for Indigenous people, eliminated the names of all holidays. It might undo that, too.

#columbus-day, #education-k-12, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #indigenous-people, #italian-americans, #native-americans, #new-jersey, #politics-and-government, #randolph-nj

A Young Cheyenne Leader Was Beaten Bloody. The Response Brought More Pain.

Since Silver Little Eagle was robbed last month, she said she had been bullied and harassed, and failed by the very tribal systems she had campaigned to change.

#assaults, #billings-mont, #bullies, #content-type-personal-profile, #little-eagle-silver, #local-government, #montana, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #native-americans, #northern-cheyenne-indian-reservation-mont, #women-and-girls

Deb Haaland Wants to Restore National Monuments Slashed by Trump

Deb Haaland has advised the president to reinstate former boundaries at Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante in Utah, and also in a marine area off New England.

#bears-ears-national-monument-utah, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #cox-spencer-j-1975, #environment, #global-warming, #grand-staircase-escalante-national-monument-utah, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #haaland-deb, #interior-department, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #native-americans, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #utah

Out of the Pandemic, a New Marketplace for Native Ingredients

The owners of Tocabe Indigenous Marketplace aim to build one of the most comprehensive shops of its kind.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #e-commerce, #food, #indigenous-people, #native-americans, #tocabe-indigenous-marketplace

Line 3 Protest Tests 2 of Biden’s Campaign Pledges

The Line 3 pipeline would carry oil from Canada across Minnesota, crossing sensitive waterways as well as tribal lands. On Monday, protesters gathered to try to stop construction.

#alberta-canada, #army-corps-of-engineers, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #enbridge-inc, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #haaland-deb, #mccarthy-gina, #minnesota, #native-americans, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pipelines, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Sunday Read: ‘The Native Scholar Who Wasn’t’

More than a decade ago, a prominent academic was exposed for having faked her Cherokee ancestry. Why has her career continued to thrive?

#audio-neutral-informative, #native-americans, #smith-andrea-1966

The Promise and Pressures of Deb Haaland, the First Native American Cabinet Secretary

As interior secretary, Ms. Haaland runs an agency once responsible for eradicating the homes, culture and often the lives of Indigenous people.

#federal-lands, #haaland-deb, #interior-department, #native-americans, #united-states-politics-and-government

Supreme Court Rules on Tribal Police and Immigrants’ Testimony

In unanimous decisions, the justices refused to suppress evidence found by a tribal officer and rejected a presumption in favor of immigrants’ credibility.

#appeals-courts-us, #asylum-right-of, #decisions-and-verdicts, #immigration-and-emigration, #native-americans, #supreme-court-us

Amid Historic Drought, a New Water War in the West

A drought crisis has erupted in the Klamath Basin along the California-Oregon border, with fish dying en masse and farmers infuriated that they have been cut off from their main water source.

#agriculture-and-farming, #california, #drought, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #irrigation, #klamath-falls-ore, #native-americans, #oregon, #salmon, #water, #wildlife-die-offs

Tribes to Confront Bias Against Descendants of Enslaved People

The Choctaw Nation and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation in Oklahoma said they would consider granting citizenship to the Freedmen.

#black-people, #choctaw-nation, #discrimination, #haaland-deb, #interior-department, #muscogee-creek-nation-okumlgee-okla, #native-americans, #oklahoma, #slavery-historical

Biden’s Fossil Fuel Moves Clash With Pledges on Climate Change

Over the past month the Biden administration has defended three significant oil and gas projects, raising concerns among environmentalists that climate policy is being undermined

#alaska, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #conocophillips, #drilling-and-boring, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #haaland-deb, #interior-department, #national-petroleum-reserve-alaska, #native-americans, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pipelines, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Supreme Court May Revisit Oklahoma Ruling on Tribal Land

After the court ruled last year that much of eastern Oklahoma is an Indian reservation, a state court threw out a conviction of a death row inmate.

#bosse-shaun-m, #capital-punishment, #decisions-and-verdicts, #native-americans, #oklahoma, #states-us, #supreme-court-us

The Native Scholar Who Wasn’t

More than a decade ago, a prominent academic was exposed for having faked her Cherokee ancestry. Why has her career continued to thrive?

#black-people, #cherokee-indians, #krug-jessica-a, #native-americans, #race-and-ethnicity, #tenure, #warren-elizabeth

CNN Drops Rick Santorum After Dismissive Comments About Native Americans

Mr. Santorum, a former Republican presidential candidate, said at a conservative political event last month that “we birthed a nation from nothing — I mean, there was nothing here.”

#cnn, #native-americans, #news-and-news-media, #santorum-rick

Navajo Nation Becomes Largest Tribe in U.S. After Pandemic Surge

A rush to secure federal benefits during the coronavirus pandemic accelerated enrollment in the Navajo Nation, pushing its population past the Cherokee Nation’s to nearly 400,000.

#arizona, #cherokee-indians, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #native-americans, #navajo-indians, #new-mexico, #population, #utah

In Denver, the Pandemic Deepens Artistic Collaboration

It took a curator of Native Arts to bring two Indigenous artists together, but their works involve the contributions of many others.

#art, #denver-art-museum, #indigenous-people, #luger-cannupa-hanska, #museums, #native-americans, #watt-marie-1967

Along the Columbia River, Making a Monument of the Land

In the Pacific Northwest, Maya Lin’s ‘art landscapes’ celebrate the river’s partnership with Native American tribes.

#architecture, #columbia-river-pacific-northwest, #confederated-tribes-of-the-umatilla-indian-reservation-ore, #confluence-project-nonprofit, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #lin-maya, #maxey-museum-walla-walla-wash, #minthorn-antone, #native-americans, #oregon, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #washington-state

Immerse Yourself in Indigenous Culture

From Virginia to California, these eight parks, heritage centers and open-air exhibits offer fresh opportunities to confront the history and the present-day realities of Native Americans.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #content-type-service, #grand-canyon-national-park, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #indigenous-people, #jeffers-petroglyphs-minnesota, #machicomoco-state-park-virginia, #museums, #native-americans, #nez-perce-indians, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #santa-ynez-chumash-museum-and-cultural-center, #spring-lake-park-preserve-minnesota, #stewart-indian-school-cultural-center-and-museum, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states, #ute-mountain-tribal-park-colorado

Indian Health Service Settles Dispute Over Care in New Mexico

The federal agency agreed to postpone for a year its proposal to cut service at a hospital serving 9,100 tribal citizens.

#acoma-pueblo-nm, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #haaland-deb, #health-and-human-services-department, #hospitals, #indian-health-service, #native-americans, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vallo-brian-d

Some Statues Tell Lies. This One Tells the Truth.

Billy Frank Jr. changed the country for the better and won rights for Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest.

#fishing-commercial, #frank-billy-jr-1931-2014, #grant-ulysses-s, #lincoln-abraham, #native-americans, #salmon, #washington-state

What Doomed the Great City of Cahokia? Not Ecological Hubris, Study Says.

Excavations at the city, famous for its pre-Columbian mounds, challenge the idea that residents destroyed the city through wood clearing.

#agriculture-and-farming, #archaeology-and-anthropology, #cahokia-mounds-state-historic-site-ill, #forests-and-forestry, #geoarcheology-journal, #native-americans, #north-america, #research, #st-louis-mo, #sustainable-living, #your-feed-science

Tribes Want Medals Awarded for Wounded Knee Massacre Rescinded

Native Americans are stepping up efforts to pressure Congress to revoke Medals of Honor awarded for the killings of Sioux, including unarmed women and children, at Wounded Knee.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #native-americans, #noem-kristi, #oglala-sioux-indians, #pine-ridge-indian-reservation-sd, #rounds-mike, #thune-john-r, #united-states-army, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government, #warren-elizabeth

Why the Shinnecock Tribe Is Clashing With the Hamptons’ Elite

The Shinnecock Indian Nation views a casino on its reservation as a path out of poverty, but some wealthy neighbors are up in arms.

#casinos, #gambling, #hamptons-ny, #income-inequality, #native-americans, #new-york-state, #shinnecock-indians, #southampton-ny, #suffolk-county-ny

LaDonna Allard Dies at 64; Led Dakota Pipeline Protests

She started a resistance camp that turned into a movement that opposed fossil fuels while it embraced tribal sovereignty and environmental justice.

#allard-ladonna-brave-bull-1956-2021, #deaths-obituaries, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #native-americans, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pipelines, #standing-rock-sioux-reservation-nd-sd

What Should Museums Do With the Bones of the Enslaved?

As one museum has pledged to return skulls held in an infamous collection, others, including the Smithsonian, are reckoning with their own holdings of African-American remains.

#black-people, #bunch-lonnie-g-iii, #colleges-and-universities, #harvard-university, #morton-samuel-george, #museums, #native-americans, #race-and-ethnicity, #skull-body-part, #slavery-historical, #smithsonian-institution, #university-of-pennsylvania-museum-of-archaeology-and-anthropology

How New Mexico Became the State With the Highest Rate of Full Vaccinations

New Mexico, which has one of the highest poverty rates in the U.S., is a vaccination pacesetter thanks to decisive political decisions, homegrown technology and cooperation.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #grisham-michelle-lujan, #native-americans, #new-mexico, #poverty, #vaccination-and-immunization

Drug Overdose Deaths Have Surged During the Pandemic, C.D.C. Says

The latest numbers surpass even the yearly tolls during the height of the opioid epidemic and mark a reversal of progress against addiction in recent years.

#addiction-psychology, #buprenorphine-drug, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #fentanyl, #hypodermic-needles-and-syringes, #methamphetamines, #native-americans, #opioids-and-opiates, #your-feed-healthcare

A Push to Move the Golf Course Atop a Native American ‘Stonehenge’

Historians hoping to preserve the ancient Octagon Earthworks in Newark, Ohio, as a UNESCO World Heritage site face a problem: the golf club that leases the property.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #country-clubs, #eminent-domain, #golf, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #hopewell, #interior-department, #moundbuilders-country-club, #native-americans, #newark-ohio, #ohio-history-connection-nonprofit, #supreme-courts-state, #united-nations-educational-scientific-and-cultural-organization, #world-heritage-sites

Ancient Native American Site Is Defaced in Georgia Forest

Rock faces and boulders bearing figure carvings called petroglyphs were scratched or dabbed with paint, the United States Forest Service said.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #chattahoochee-oconee-national-forest-ga, #cherokee-indians, #forest-service, #georgia, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #muscogee-creek-nation-okumlgee-okla, #native-americans, #vandalism

Was Keeping Tourists Out the Only Way to Survive?

On the Blackfeet Reservation, at the border of Glacier National Park, businesses needed visitors. The tribe needed to protect people from Covid.

#blackfeet-nation, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #glacier-national-park-mont, #native-americans, #shutdowns-institutional