Native Americans

FILE- This May 12, 2005, file photo, shows the port of Longview on the Columbia River at Longview, Wash. A judge says Washington state's Department of Natural Resources acted arbitrarily when it blocked a sublease sought by developers of a proposed coal-export terminal near Longview. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
October 27, 2017 - 7:32 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state judge on Friday handed a victory to the developers of a massive proposed coal-export terminal on the Columbia River, saying the state acted arbitrarily when it blocked a sublease sought for the project. The decision, by Cowlitz County Superior Court Judge Stephen...
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FILE - This May 8, 2017, file photo shows an aerial view of Arch Canyon within Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. President Donald Trump is shrinking two national monuments in Utah, Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante, accepting the recommendation of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to reverse protections established by two Democratic presidents, a Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said Friday, Oct. 27. (Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)
October 27, 2017 - 5:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is shrinking two national monuments in Utah, accepting the recommendation of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to reverse protections established by two Democratic presidents to more than 3.6 million acres. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said he was "incredibly...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2015 file photo, Minnesota fans celebrate Halloween during the first half of an NCAA college football game between Minnesota and Michigan in Minneapolis. Administrators at some universities across the country are increasingly concerned in 2017 that certain costumes are becoming flash points in the campus debate over race and culture. While not outright prohibiting any costume, administrators are using letters, campus forums and advertising campaigns to encourage students to pick outfits that don’t offend their classmates of color. (AP Photo/Paul Battaglia, File)
October 27, 2017 - 1:56 pm
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Universities are urging students in search of an attention-grabbing costume this Halloween to pass on sombreros, Native American headdresses and blackface. Those are some of the costumes grabbing the attention of university administrators who are increasingly concerned that...
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October 26, 2017 - 8:51 pm
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A University of North Dakota journalism professor said Thursday he's quitting because the school would not let him conduct seminars on the Dakota Access oil pipeline protest. Mark Trahant said he was put in charge of a journalism lecture series and proposed two pipeline protest...
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This May 6, 2016 file photo shows a portrait of Ashlynne Mike on display inside the lobby of the Farmington Civic Center in Farmington, N.M. Tom Begaye, who pleaded guilty to murder and sexual assault in the death of 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike on the largest American Indian reservation, is set to be sentenced. Begaye is scheduled Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 to receive life in prison for the May 2016 killing that prompted calls to expand the Amber Alert system and the death penalty to tribal communities across the U.S. (Jon Austria/The Daily Times via AP, File)
October 20, 2017 - 9:09 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to the murder and sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl on the largest American Indian reservation was sentenced Friday to life in prison in a case that drew national attention over abducted Native American children. Tom Begaye was sentenced by U.S...
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October 18, 2017 - 6:10 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico art gallery owner and a jewelry supplier have pleaded guilty in federal court to criminal charges in the sale of fake Native American jewelry that was manufactured in the Philippines, representing the first conviction in a sweeping international investigation. Art...
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October 12, 2017 - 7:47 pm
STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota high school has forfeited its homecoming football game against a school from a nearby American Indian reservation and has cancelled its homecoming dance and parade after photos posted on social media show students destroying a car with "Go back to the Rez"...
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October 06, 2017 - 2:42 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — It probably will take until next spring for the Army Corps of Engineers to finish court-ordered additional environmental study of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, agency attorneys said in court documents filed Friday. The Corps had anticipated completing the task by the end of...
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FILE- This Oct. 20, 2016 photo shows a view of Whiteclay, Neb. from the south looking north, on Route 87 in Whiteclay, Neb. The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, rejected a last-ditch effort to resume beer sales in the tiny village next to an American Indian reservation in South Dakota that is plagued by alcohol problems. The court's ruling upholds an April decision by state regulators not to renew the licenses of four beer stores in Whiteclay, Nebraska. (Francis Gardler /The Journal-Star via AP, File)
September 29, 2017 - 12:45 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Four Nebraska beer stores criticized for selling millions of cans each year next to an American Indian reservation where alcohol is banned will remain closed after the state Supreme Court on Friday rejected their appeal. The court thwarted the last-ditch effort to resume beer...
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This photo shows the old seal, left, and the new rendering of the seal of the village of Whitesboro, N.Y. The Oneida County village worked with an art student to replace the original 40-year-old seal that depicted founder Hugh White wrestling an American Indian, that was ridiculed by Comedy Central's "The Daily Show." Meant to commemorate a friendly wrestling match between White and a member of the local Oneida tribe, the image appeared to show a white man choking an Indian. The new seal maintains the wrestling match theme but with better graphics and more historically correct attire for the two men engaged in the wrestling match. (Village of Whitesboro, N.Y. via AP)
September 27, 2017 - 1:12 pm
WHITESBORO, N.Y. (AP) — More than 200 years after local lore says a settler named Hugh White bested an Oneida Indian in a friendly wrestling match, he's still grappling with his opponent — at least on an upstate New York village's newly revised official seal. Whitesboro found itself making national...
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