American Indians

Three Indigenous Women Represent at New York Couture Fashion Week

Sho Sho Esquiro, Lyn Kay Peters, and Linda Lavallee get their moment to shine.

Unprecedented Number of HIV Cases in Navajo Reservation

The chances for survival after an AIDS diagnosis were lower for Native Americans than any other racial group.

Watch Maria Tallchief, Barrier-Breaking Prima Ballerina, Perform 'Firebird'

The New York City Ballet’s first Native American prima ballerina passed away on Thursday at age 88.

A Tribe Called Red Brings Dubstep Powwows to SXSW

Ottawa based Native Producer/DJ crew A Tribe Called Red will play South by Southwest on Friday and Saturday nights.

Navajo Nation Plans to Become First Tribe to Manage Its Own Medicaid System

The Navajo Nation is on its way to becoming the first tribe to manage its own federally funded medicaid program.

Here's What the Super Bowl Farmer Ad Left Out

There is growing ethnic and racial diversity among farm operators nationwide, and the percentage of women operators is up.

Native American Flash Mob Round Dance Takes Over Mall of America

The flash mob was part of a series of actions to call attention to a recent bill (C45) passed by the Canadian Parliament.

Victoria's Secret Sexy Native American Headdress Runway Disaster

And November is Native American History month.

Northeast Tribal Lands Hit Hard by Hurricane Sandy

Northeastern tribes say they need both federal and non-governmental agencies to help with recovery efforts after Hurricane Sandy.

Russell Means Voiced the Most Powerful Scene of Disney's 'Pocahontas'

Little did they know that in 1969, Means was part of a group of American Indians that occupied Alcatraz Island to call attention to the nation’s history of injustices against its indigenous peoples.

Russell Means, Oglala Sioux Activist and Actor, Dies at 72

Means credited his organization the American Indian Movement with bringing Native Americans a sense of pride.

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Woman Starts Native American Fashion Mag

Kelly Holmes says she founded “Native Max” magazine after getting tired of thumbing through issues of “Seventeen” or “Vogue” and not seeing models that looked like her.

Gap Pulls 'Manifest Destiny' Shirts After Outrage, Twitter Response

When McNairy heard his work was promoting “a belief that has resulted in mass genocide” he took to Twitter to stir the controversy even more.

New Video Aims to Mobilize Rural Native Youth to Register to Vote

A new video aims to mobilize rural Native youth to register to vote. Watch and share it now.

Utah's Athletic Director Goes on YouTube to Ask if Native Logo is Offensive

The University of Utah’s team is named after the Ute Indian Tribe and the athletic director wants your feedback on headdresses and tomahawks at games.

Black Hills Sacred Site Auction Cancelled

Pe’ Sla is an area in the Black Hills of South Dakota (just west of Rapid City, South Dakota, United States) that is considered by the Lakota Sioux people to be the Center and heart of everything that is.

American Indian Synchronized Swimmer Takes Spot at Olympics

Mary Killman and her partner Maria Koroleva are the two athletes who will bear the load of representing the U.S. in the synchronized swimming events at the Olympic Games in London this Summer.

Native American Mascots Banned in Oregon Schools, Board of Education Rules

The new policy, in the works for six years, is one of the strictest in the country.

Lakota Indians Block 'Keystone XL Pipeline' Trucks in Six-Hour Standoff

Five Lakotas on Pine Ridge Indian land in South Dakota were arrested Monday after attempting to block two tarsands pipeline trucks from entering their land.

Navajo Nation Sees Alarming Rise in HIV/AIDS Infections

Poor education is partly to blame, with some tribal members learning about HIV and AIDS only upon diagnosis.