Stories tagged: "Native American"


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US Grappling with Native American Boarding School History

At least 500 children died at some of the schools, but that number is expected to reach into the thousands or tens of thousands as more research is done.

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White House Releases Report on Native American Voting Rights

“For far too long, members of tribal nations and Native communities have faced unnecessary burdens when they attempt to exercise their sacred right to vote,” the White House said.

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Indigenous News Outlets, Nonprofits Drive Deeper Coverage

Native American communities have seen more robust news coverage in recent years, in part because of an increase in Indigenous reporting.

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9 Must-Visit Eateries to Try During Native American Heritage Month

At these Arizona eateries owned and operated by Indigenous people, you will find traditional food to enjoy during Native American Heritage Month.

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Arizona Advocates Hopeful That Focus on Missing Indigenous Persons May Pay Off

More than 80% of Native American women have experienced violence in their lifetimes and 56% suffered sexual violence.

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This Arizona Tribe was a COVID Hot Spot. Then, They Stepped Up to Save Their People

The White Mountain Apache Tribe slowed the spread of COVID through contact tracing, surveillance of high-risk individuals, and vaccinations. The COVID-19 pandemic hit Native Americans especially hard. But as the spotlight turned to larger communities, including the Navajo Nation, the White Mountain Apache Tribe quietly battled to save its 15,000 members. Now, more than a...

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Native Youth Forced to Navigate Complex, Contradictory Jurisdictions

Generations of historical trauma and increased exposure to violence make young Native Americans more vulnerable to the complicated, often contradictory clutches of the juvenile justice system, legal experts say. Once in the justice system, Native children become lost in a jurisdictional web, a dysfunctional state system, and a federal system that has no proper place for them.