Native Affairs

Mary G. Ross on a Google Doodle. Brown woman in a green dress, white pearls, with her face surrounded by a yellow and orange star with green trim. A gray satellite, starry space and Earth are behind her

Google Doodle Honors Mary G. Ross, First Native American Female Engineer

The pioneering aeronautical engineer helped design concepts for space travel to Venus and Mars.

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Reflections From the Historic Protecting Mother Earth Conference [PHOTO ESSAY]

Hundreds of Native climate justice activists came to Washington State’s Frank’s Landing to share lessons, celebrate victories and build unity.

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Racism Linked to High Maternal and Infant Mortality for Native Women

“We stopped keeping statistics on the number of Native moms and babies that are lost in our region; it was just too upsetting.”

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LISTEN: Michael Greyeyes On 'Sea Change' for Indigenous Actors

“I’ve started to see a dimensionality finally appear in the materials I was being sent, the scripts I was reading. And I started to see it in other places—in the treatment of our cultures, of our characters.”

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Smithsonian Unveils Indigenous Artist's Winning Plan for Veterans' Memorial

The National Museum of the American Indian chose Cheyenne & Arapaho artist Harvey Pratt’s design, which draws on a circle motif of life and death.

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Library Group Removes 'Little House' Author's Name From Award For Racist Themes

The Association for Library Service to Children renamed the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award in response to long-standing complaints about her books’ treatment of Indigenous and Black people.

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Gil Birmingham Plays 'Dream Character' in 'Yellowstone'

The Indigenous actor talks about portraying Thomas Rainwater, a tribal chief fighting corporate interests on behalf of his people in the new drama series.

A buried section of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline emerges a few miles north of the Yukon River on July 21, 2002 in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Activists, Attorneys Say Government Ignored Data on Negative Impact of Pipeline on Natives, Blacks

The number of Indigenous people who could be negatively impacted is larger than those living near the Dakota Access pipeline.

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Google Doodle Honors Indigenous Marathoner Tom Longboat

Longboat made history in 1907 as the first member of an Indigenous tribe to win the Boston Marathon.

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Indigenous Tribes Fight for Share of Sports Betting Profits

Tribes that run casinos stand to benefit from a Supreme Court ruling that lets states set their own commercial sports betting policies.

Indigenous boys in white lacrosse masks and multicolored athletic clothing hold white and yellow and red lacrosse sticks in front of blue sky

Youth Lacrosse League Head to Resign After Racism Allegations

Corey Mitchell will pass control of the Dakota Premiere Lacrosse League to a new board with Indigenous members after this season.

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Meet 'Molly of Denali,' PBS Kids' New Alaska Native Star

The first nationally distributed children’s series with an Alaska Native premieres next summer.

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WATCH: Martin Sensmeier Hikes Through Threatened Bears Ears Monument in 'America Divided'

The Alaska Native actor learns about the Native American conservationists who are fighting to protect the Utah monument from the Trump administration.

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Martin Sensmeier to Star in Biopic on Native American Athlete Jim Thorpe

Sensmeier and the filmmakers will work with the Thorpe family and various Indigenous tribes to authentically present the legendary athlete’s story.

A buried section of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline emerges a few miles north of the Yukon River on July 21, 2002 in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Appeals Court to Decide if Bayou Bridge Pipeline Construction Can Continue

It’s owned by same company as the Dakota Access pipeline.

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New Documentary Chronicles Indigenous Activist History

“Warrior Women” follows Madonna Thunder Hawk and her daughter, Marcy Gilbert, as they engage with major Native American liberation movements. 

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Indigenous Youth Lacrosse Teams Say League Banned Them for Reporting Racist Abuse

From racist slurs on the field to arbitrary regulation enforcement, Native American players and coaches detail incidents that were routinely ignored by officials. 

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WATCH: Elouise Cobell Fights for Native Americans in '100 Years'

The documentary highlights how the banker sued the United States government over billions of dollars in unpaid compensation for Indigenous landowners.

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Publisher Indefinitely Delays Release of Sherman Alexie Memoir

The Native American author faces multiple allegations of sexual harassment.

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READ: How Team Indigenous is Decolonizing Roller Derby

Roller derby’s Team Indigenous seeks to empower women and two-spirit people while addressing Native issues and desegregating a predominantly White sport.