Tag: Native Americans

5 People Killed on Yakama Indian Reservation, Authorities Say

In February 2018, leaders of the Yakama Nation faced what they called a public safety crisis on its sprawling reservation in central Washington State. The tribal council said it was confronted with an “epidemic of drug use, plague of criminal activity, disregard for the rule of law and general civil unrest” across the reservation, between […]

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Who Were the Ancestors of Native Americans? A Lost People in Siberia, Scientists Say

A skeleton in Siberia nearly 10,000 years old has yielded DNA that reveals a striking kinship to living Native Americans, scientists reported on Wednesday. The finding, published in the journal Nature, provides an important new clue to the migrations that first brought people to the Americas. “In terms of peopling of the Americas, we have […]

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The Racial Reckoning Comes

When I was a boy I was taught a certain story about America. This was the land of opportunity. Immigrants came to this land and found an open field and a fair chance to pursue their dreams. In this story Benjamin Franklin could be held up as the quintessential American — the young hustler, who […]

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Battle Pits Native American Tribes Against White Couple Over Adoption of Native Child in Case With Potential Affirmative Action Implications

The historic marker at the gravesite of Native Americans that attended the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania, where many Native American children were placed after being removed from their families and communities often as a result of discriminatory policies.Photo: iStock In a case that may have implications for race-based affirmative action and other similar […]

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Who Can Adopt These Navajo Children? A Tale of Two Mothers and a Bitter Constitutional Fight

FORT WORTH — The 3-year-old boy who could upend a 40-year-old law aimed at protecting Native American children barreled into the suburban living room, merrily defying his parents’ prediction that he might be shy. He had a thatch of night-black hair and dark eyes that glowed with mischievous curiosity. As he pumped a stranger’s hand […]

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The Hand of Native American Women, Visible at Last

In early June, an installation by a Native American artist will hang in the galleries of the Minneapolis Institute of Art, but it won’t look like Native art in any traditional sense. “Idiot Strings, The Things We Carry” (2017), by Sonya Kelliher-Combs, an Athabascan and Inupiat artist from Alaska, is a series of goat and […]

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The Fight Is Still Happening for the Rest of Us

Image In June, millions of people will gather in New York City to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the uprising at the Stonewall Inn, which marked the start of a national pride movement. But some in the Midwest say there’s still work to be done — either because they’re still struggling, or because they feel […]

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Why a Hamptons Highway Is a Battleground Over Native American Rights

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — For the legion of rich and famous in New York, the unofficial start of summer means migrating east by luxury vehicle to the Hamptons, that slice of exclusivity at the end of Long Island. But this […]

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