Native Americans

A Hail Mary Attempt to Save the West's Largest Coal Plant Has Failed

After a brief period of hope that it could be kept alive longer, the largest coal plant in the West is once again on track shut down at the end of …

Environment

Trump's tweet attacking Christine Blasey Ford may have just backfired

The Senator who holds a critical and pivotal vote for Republicans on Brett Kavanaugh may just have moved closer to opposing him after President …

Liberal View

This Handmaid’s Tale Halloween Costume Completely Misses the Point of the Show

Offred is unimpressed (Photo: George Kraychyk/Hulu)<p>Yandy, purveyors of such problematic Halloween costumes as “Native American Seductress” and “Sexy …

Halloween Costume

Bad policies and systemic bias are driving huge increases in Native American incarceration rates

It’s not just Montana. National figures betray the scale of discrimination. A 2017 Bureau of Justice Statistics report found that from 1999 to 2014, …

Indigenous Peoples

Marvel Studios' 'The Eternals' Finds Its Director With Chloe Zhao

Matthew and Ryan Firpo, whose spec script 'Ruin' topped the 2017 Black List, wrote the screenplay for the superhero team adventure.<p>Chloe Zhao has …

Marvel Studios

Stanford to remove St. Junipero Serra’s name from some sites on campus

The committee that recommended that Serra’s name be removed included attorneys, Stanford students and faculty. University President Marc …

Indigenous Peoples

Feast of the Hunters' Moon

The autumn event re-creates foods shared by French settlers and Native Americans at an 18th-century fort.<p>For more than 50 years, history buffs have …

Indigenous Peoples

Cal State Long Beach retires Prospector Pete mascot amid cries of racism, genocide during California gold rush - Los Angeles Times

Cal State Long Beach is sending Prospector Pete packing.<p>The towering bronze statue that sits in the plaza outside the liberal arts building soon will be relocated to a less prominent place on campus as the university officially moves to retire the mascot that some say represents the state’s history …

Indigenous Peoples

Judge rules Ross can be deposed over Census citizenship question

A federal court ruled that a Cabinet secretary must provide, for the first time in 19 years, a deposition in a civil case.<p>The Cabinet member, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, must answer questions about the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census, Manhattan-based U.S. District Judge …

Politics

‘A challenging time for a lot of reasons’: Georgetown Prep president writes letter urging respect

By Joe Heim<p>Joe Heim<p>Reporter covering numerous areas, including white nationalism, schools, student culture and Native American issues<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The president of the prep school that Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh graduated from in 1983 wrote a letter Friday to the school community …

Georgetown Preparatory School

The First Full Day of Fall Will End With a Spectacular Harvest Moon (Video)

Coming just after the fall equinox, sunset on Sunday and Monday are both great chances to watch September's full moon appear on the eastern …

Indigenous Peoples

Raising of historic Haida pole comes with apology from B.C. premier

A ceremony to raise a historic Haida totem pole at Peace Arch Provincial Park aims to right a wrong for three B.C. First Nations.<p>The pole is a …

British Columbia

Trump administration to search for new buyer for largest coal plant in the West after setback

The Trump administration remains committed to finding a way to keep the largest coal plant in the West up and running beyond 2019, despite a setback …

U.S. Politics

Giving an Underrepresented Community and City a Place in Literature

There There author Tommy Orange discusses his experience telling stories about Oakland and Native Americans, and why cities should be seen as part of the natural environment.<p>Tommy Orange’s novel <i>There There</i> jumps through time and among the voices of 12 narrators, but its sense of place is constant …

Indigenous Peoples

Police Detainment of Native American Brothers Sparks Campus Campaign

A campaign is set to launch at Colorado State University in response to an April 30 incident when two Native American brothers touring the campus …

Indigenous Peoples

The Highground Veterans Memorial Park celebrates 30 years

NEILLSVILLE, Wis. (AP) — The wind speaks when it blows across the ridge through clusters of wind chimes inscribed with 1,244 names of those from Wisconsin who died or are missing in action in the Vietnam War.<p>Tears are shed daily. Most are symbolic and flow over and through a fountain. Others well …

U.S. Army

The Making of ‘Crow: The Legend,’ Baobab’s Latest Star-Studded VR Film (EXCLUSIVE)

Oprah Winfrey. John Legend. Constance Wu. Diego Luna. Baobab Studios’ latest animated VR film “Crow: The Legend” has an almost outrageous lineup of …

Streaming

Farrakhan Denounces Sexism, Homophobia

<i>By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected]</i><p>Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan has been known as a fiery orator who supports Black …

Louis Farrakhan

Rivals for Georgia governor clash on 'religious freedom' law

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The rivals campaigning to become Georgia's next governor clashed Friday over whether the state needs a law offering protection for citizens acting on religious belief — an issue the outgoing Republican governor shot down amid an outcry from business leaders who joined gay …

Bill Clinton

Navajo Nation president vetoes salary referendum

FARMINGTON — Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye vetoed a resolution to place a referendum that would have asked voters to decide whether to …

Elections

Spotify Want Your DNA for Music Recommendations

Spotify and Ancestry.com have teamed up for one of the most ambitious and bizarre projects in recent music memory.Continue reading…

Ancestry.com Inc.

More Than 1,250 Museums Are Offering Free Admission This Weekend

Travel<p>By Dustin Nelson Published On 09/21/2018<p>@dlukenelson<p>By Dustin Nelson @dlukenelson Published On 09/21/2018<p>For the 14th year, Smithsonian …

Museums

PSA: These 1,400 museums are free tomorrow

<i>What a week</i>, muttered the entire country for the 38th consecutive time this year. A bit of good news, courtesy of <i>Smithsonian</i> magazine: Tomorrow you can spend the day at any of the 1,400 museums that will be free around the United States as part of national Museum Day.<p>The full list of participating …

Museums

Vote To Determine Homeless Camp’s New Location Delayed

<b>MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO)</b> — Storms hammered the homeless encampment in south Minneapolis overnight, leaving many to clean up and dry out Friday.While the …

City Politics

Cal State Long Beach Will Ditch Prospector Pete Mascot

The university wants to disassociate from California's gold rush and its impact on native Americans, CSULB President Jane Close Conoley said<p>By | Sep …

Indigenous Peoples

More homeless people are being housed, but not by tiny house villages

The system continues to be overwhelmed by the sheer number of people becoming homeless, and the city’s tiny house villages seem to be struggling to …

Indigenous Peoples

St. Louis gets a shiny, new river at the Gateway Arch

If you're making a 105-foot-long piece of art representing the Missouri River, you want it to shine.<p>Do you use glitter? Nope.<p>Thousands of staples? …

St. Louis

State defends no jail time for attacker amid calls for judge’s ouster

Amid public outrage Friday, the Alaska Department of Law backed a controversial no-jail sentence for an Anchorage man who choked a woman until she …

Alaska Natives

Suspensions in California schools drop, but trouble spots remain

<b>By David Washburn, EdSource</b>What youth and civil rights advocates have called a decades-long suspension epidemic in California schools is showing …

Middle School

PNAU frontman Nick Littlemore opens up about hanging with his mentor Elton John, taking DMT and talking to God

Even if you briefly talk with dance trio PNAU’s frontman Nick Littlemore, it’s quite apparent he has a bundle of creative energy inside him that’s aching to get out. He exudes a laid-back, bohemian demeanor, but can quickly work himself up into bursts of chatter, jumping between tangents while …

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