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Navajo People Asked to Help Stop Predatory Sales Tactics by Auto Dealers

SAINT MICHAELS, NAVAJO NATION –The Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission is attempting to have the backs of the Navajo people – when it comes to predatory sales tactics by area automotive dealers....

 

ObamaCare Provisions Move Forward

WASHINGTON –The Obama administration moved forward today to implement provisions in the health care law that would make it illegal for insurance companies to discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions. The provisions of the Affordable Care Act also would make it easier for consumers to compare health plans and employers to promote and encourage employee...

 

Has Pop Culture Moved Beyond Cowboys And Indians?

Over five million people in the U.S. claim some form of Native American identity, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. As part of Tell Me More's series on Native American Heritage Month, host Michel Martin speaks with author Anton Treuer about America's first people and how they're reflected in pop culture....

 

Pipe Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery Marks 17th Year

The pipe ceremony was held to honor veterans of all conflicts. This is the seventeenth year that the ceremony was held on a day during November close to Veterans Day....

 

States' Names that Come from American Indian & Alaska Native Words

WASHINGTON – As National American Indian Heritage Month continues, many people across the country may not be aware that the states they live in have names derived from American Indian or Alaska Native words....

 

Do American Indians Celebrate Thanksgiving?

In thinking about my earliest memories of elementary school, I remember being asked to bring a brown paper sack to class so that it could be decorated and worn as part of the Indian costume used to celebrate Thanksgiving. I was also instructed to make a less-than-authentic headband with Indian designs and feathers to complete this outfit. Looking back, I now know this was...

 

In Mexico, racism hides in plain view

(CNN) -- Mexico City, home to 20 million people, represents the paradox of the modern Mexico, the side-by-side juxtaposition -- in everything from politics to architecture -- of old and new....

 

Marguerite Salazar: Toward a healthier future in Indian County

November 23 is Native American Heritage Day, and I hope you’ll join me in honoring American Indians and Alaska Natives who are building a stronger and healthier future for Native American communities across the country. In 2009, the President signed legislation recognizing Native American Heritage Day to coincide with November’s National Native American Heritage Month ...

 

Moving On: Election 2012 and Some Lessons

We just saw some $6 billion spent on the most expensive election in history. It’s a couple of weeks later, and I think I’ve recovered from the drama and excitement. Here in the North Country, we are rather saturated with Fox News, and lack, frankly, discussion of what is going on outside of our lakes and woods. And, we are a conservative bunch, generally, perhaps, except...

 

North Dakota woman, Jetty, sentenced in Spirit Lake embezzling case

A North Dakota woman who pleaded guilty to stealing from a tribal organization has been sentenced to home monitoring and ordered to pay restitution....

 

Youth suicide pact triggers call for action in Vancouver

The discovery of a suicide pact involving dozens of young people has prompted community groups to call for changes to youth and family services in East Vancouver....

 

Ontario urges Ottawa to reconsider generic OxyContin ban

Ontario is rallying other provinces and territories to put pressure on Ottawa to reconsider its decision not to ban generic forms of OxyContin, a highly addictive and much-abused painkiller....

 

Street gangs gain foothold on Native American reservations

During this time of year, school children are often taught the story of the first Thanksgiving where the Pilgrims met the Indians upon coming to North America. Much like the first Thanksgiving, the true story of the current struggle of Native Americans has remained largely untold and misunderstood....

 

Cowboys and Indians at War on Thanksgiving Day

Exalted in grade-school lore as the great coming together of Native peoples and Pilgrim settlers, Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday. It's the time when we as a nation gathered to appreciate and share what we have—food, fellowship, and football....

 

Night hunting by tribes faces DNR deadline for response

American Indian tribes in northern Wisconsin have until Wednesday to respond to the Department of Natural Resources' plea to stop their plans for night hunting of deer using lights, set to begin Monday....

 

Tribes' deer case deadline set for next week

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A Chippewa tribal commission has until mid-week to respond to state wildlife officials' demand to block tribal hunters from going after deer at night....

 

Feds seek to have wolf lawsuit moved to Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The federal government is seeking to have a lawsuit over management of wolves moved to a court in Wyoming. Read more: http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/wyoming/feds-seek-to-have-wolf-lawsuit-moved-to-wyoming/article_821b81bb-7330-5700-bcca-a33018799c02.html#ixzz2DL3Qp5dS...

 

Hunters kill charging grizzly in Grand Teton National Park

MOOSE, Wyo. — Hunters shot and killed a grizzly bear in Grand Teton National Park. Read more: http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/wyoming/hunters-kill-charging-grizzly-in-grand-teton-national-park/article_3f2615b4-16e3-580d-84f9-6a616d51f224.html#ixzz2DL3hK1CD...

 

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