Stories tagged: "Native American"


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Advocates, Lawmakers Call Biden’s Pledge to Tribal Sovereignty a ‘Welcome Change’

The memo gives agencies 90 days to come up with a plan to work with tribes, calls on them to designate someone to work with tribal leaders, and requires yearly progress reports. Native American policy experts and Arizona lawmakers welcomed President Joe Biden’s order calling for stronger relations with tribal governments, with one saying it...

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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.

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Modern Marvel: New Comics Make Underrepresented Native Communities the Heroes

‘We are still here, so it’s important to stand up.’ Asgard, Wakanda, Xandar, and other intergalactic empires are well-known to comic book fans, but a new comic is hoping to bring readers back to Earth to learn about Indigenous heroes. Penned by Native American artists and writers, “Marvel’s Voices: Indigenous Voices #1” was released Nov....

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3 Arizona Tribal Leaders to Cast Vote Electoral College Votes Today

Gila River Indian Community Gov. Stephen Roe Lewis, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, and Tohono O’odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris Jr. will join eight other Democrats to cast the state’s votes for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

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‘Disruptive and Cruel’: Native Americans Worry as Supreme Court Weighs Repeal of Health Care Act

Officials say "millions" of Native Americans throughout the country could lose healthcare if the Affordable Care Act is repealed.

From left, Cindy McCain, vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, visit the American Indian Veterans National Memorial with tribal leaders and veterans at Heard Museum in Phoenix, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
The Biden-Harris Ticket Reveal 15-Page Plan to Native Nation Leaders

Biden plans to uphold federal trust responsibilities by addressing health disparities, providing economic opportunities, and restoring indigenous lands.

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Native Americans Turn to Traditional Farming as COVID Decimates Food Supply

The pandemic led to an initiative that provides Navajos with sheep to raise and the means to start their own gardens.