Native Americans

US report details church-state collusion on Native schools

24 ViewsA new Interior Department report underscores how closely the U.S. government collaborated with churches in operating boarding schools for Indigenous children. The federal government saw churches as useful in Christianizing Native children as part of a project to sever them from their culture, their identities and ultimately their land.

Family’s regalia stolen after Gathering of Nations

12 ViewsPolice now search for three sets of regalia ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — More than 2,000 tribes and groups from across the country were in Albuquerque over the weekend for the 2022 Gathering of Nations. Many families brought their regalia with them for the biggest powwow in North America.

Navajo Nation to consider another round of hardship assistance checks

4 ViewsALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Navajo Nation members can possibly expect another round of hardship checks in the coming weeks. The Navajo Nation received a little more than $2 billion from the American Rescue Plan Act earlier this year. A large portion of that money has been set aside for key infrastructure

Infrastructure bill to aid US tribes with water, plumbing

3 ViewsWARM SPRINGS, Ore. (AP) — The massive infrastructure bill signed earlier this year promises to bring change to Native American tribes that lack clean water or indoor plumbing through the largest single infusion of money into Indian Country.

Cannabis bust on Indigenous land highlights legal divide

5 ViewsSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A federal raid on a small household marijuana garden on tribal land in northern New Mexico is sowing confusion and resentment about U.S. drug enforcement priorities on Native American lands, as more states roll out legal marketplaces for recreational pot.