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ACLU: School Broke the Law by
Forcing Boy to Cut His Hair
Nov 21, 2023 8:39 AM CST
ACLU: School Broke the Law by Forcing Boy to Cut His Hair
Native American child requested exemption for faith, cultural reasons but was denied, letter claims
- The American Civil Liberties Union says an elementary school in Kansas is enforcing an unlawful policy under which an 8-year-old Native American boy was forced to choose between having long hair and attending school. The member of the Wyandotte Nation chose to cut his long hair after his mother visited...
Canadian Nun, 97, Faces
Gross Indecency Charges
Oct 18, 2023 4:12 PM CDT
Canadian Nun, 97, Faces Gross Indecency Charges
She worked at infamous residential school for Indigenous children in the 1960s
- A 97-year-old nun in Canada is facing multiple charges connected to alleged sexual assaults at a notorious residential school for Indigenous children in the 1960s and 1970s. Police in Ontario say Francoise Seguin was charged with three counts of "gross indecency," an offence that was repealed when laws...
of First Americans
Oct 6, 2023 11:19 AM CDT
These Footprints Challenge Theory of First Americans
Further dating suggests human footprints in New Mexico are at least 20K years old
- Skeptics will have a harder time doubting the existence of humans in North America more than 20,000 years ago following an expanded look at footprints left by a group along the shores of an Ice Age lake in what is now New Mexico. A 2021 study dating seeds embedded...
Alaska Lists Names, Data on
280 Missing Indigenous People
Aug 28, 2023 3:05 PM CDT
Alaska Lists Names, Data on 280 Missing Indigenous People
Report is first broad effort to understand disappearances of Alaska Natives and American Indians
- Law enforcement has prepared a first-of-its-kind report detailing missing Alaska Natives and American Indian people in Alaska. The Alaska Department of Public Safety last week released the Missing Indigenous Persons Report, which includes the names of 280 people, dates of their last contact, and whether police believe the disappearance was...
Shocking Find for 2 Seniors:
'My Whole Past Is Gone'
Aug 13, 2023 6:43 AM CDT
Shocking Find for 2 Seniors: 'My Whole Past Is Gone'
Canadian men discover they were switched at birth, now wish they'd never found out
- Two Canadian seniors were born 67 years ago in the same small rural hospital in Arborg, Manitoba, and those babies left the maternity ward with different families, their paths seemingly destined to never cross again. Now, Richard Beauvais, a commercial fisherman in British Columbia, and Eddy Ambrose, a retired upholsterer...
South Dakota's Kristi Noem
Is in a Ben & Jerry's Feud
Jul 7, 2023 10:56 AM CDT
South Dakota's Kristi Noem Is in a Ben & Jerry's Feud
Ice cream makers say Mount Rushmore should go back to Indigenous people, but governor disagrees
- One political fight emerged over the July 4th holiday, and it's still percolating. After ice cream makers Ben & Jerry's called for the return of Mount Rushmore to Indigenous people, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem fired back on Fox News . "I'm not going to listen to...
40 Days After Crash, a Stunning
Find: 'The Jungle Saved Them'
Jun 10, 2023 6:00 AM CDT
40 Days After Crash, a Stunning Find: 'The Jungle Saved Them'
4 Indigenous children, one a baby, survived in the Amazon on their own after plane went down
- Four Indigenous children survived an Amazon plane crash that killed three adults and then wandered on their own in the jungle for 40 days before being found alive by Colombian soldiers. The announcement of their rescue on Friday brought a happy ending to a saga that had captivated many Colombians,...
Pope Endorses Returning
Artifacts Held by Vatican
Apr 30, 2023 4:50 PM CDT
Pope Endorses Returning Artifacts Held by Vatican
'If you steal something you have to give it back,' Francis says
- Pope Francis said Sunday that talks were underway to return artifacts in the Vatican Museum that were acquired from Indigenous peoples in Canada and voiced a willingness to return other colonial-era objects in the Vatican's collection on a case-by-case basis. "The Seventh Commandment comes to mind: If you...
Found in Landfill
Apr 6, 2023 9:55 AM CDT
Another Indigenous Woman's Body Found in Landfill
Remains of Linda Beardy were likely deposited within hours of Monday's discovery in Winnipeg
- The body of an Indigenous woman has been found in a Manitoba landfill where a suspected serial killer allegedly deposited at least one of his Indigenous victims. The body of Linda Mary Beardy, a 33-year-old mother of four from Lake St. Martin First Nation, was discovered by staff members at...
Brazil Cops: We've Got Our Guy
in Murders of Activist, Journo
Jan 24, 2023 10:05 AM CST
Brazil Cops: We've Got Our Guy in Murders of Activist, Journo
Rubens Villar Coelho is in custody, but local activists suspect others in Amazon killings
- Three men were already in custody for murdering Indigenous activist Bruno Pereira and UK journalist Dom Phillips last June in Brazil's Amazon rainforest. Now, per the
New York Times
, cops say they have the mastermind behind the killings: fishing trafficker Ruben Dario da Silva Villar, or Rubens Villar Coelho,...
After 233 Years, Congress Has
Full Indigenous Representation
Sep 21, 2022 4:19 PM CDT
After 233 Years, Congress Has Full Indigenous Representation
Lawmaker points out the difference Peltola's election made
- When Rep. Mary Peltola took the oath of office last week, a demographic milestone was achieved not just for Alaska Natives, but for Indigenous Americans in general. For the first time in the history of Congress, the nation's Indigenous people are represented—by a Native American, an Alaska Native,...
'Man of the Hole' Dies,
Rendering a Tribe Extinct
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Sep 3, 2022 5:15 PM CDT
'Man of the Hole' Dies, Rendering a Tribe Extinct
Last surviving member of Indigenous tribe in Brazil had been tracked for decades
- No one will be bothering the "Man of the Hole" anymore. Officials from Funai, Brazil's Indigenous protection agency, say the last surviving member of a native tribe who'd been tracked for years has died, leaving his tribe officially extinct, reports the BBC . The body of the man,...
Her Alaskan Election Surprise
May Lead to History
Aug 18, 2022 12:37 PM CDT
Her Alaskan Election Surprise May Lead to History
Democrat Mary Peltola has a decent chance to become first Alaska Native in Congress
- One of the bigger surprises from this week's primary voting came out of Alaska , where Democrat Mary Peltola leads Sarah Palin and a slew of other Republicans in the race to be the state's lone member of Congress. The seat is vacant because of the death of Republican...
Canada Finds Pope's
Jul 27, 2022 7:05 PM CDT
Canada Finds Pope's Apology Inadequate
Trudeau and Indigenous survivors note that Francis didn't mention sexual abuse in schools
- The Canadian government made clear Wednesday that Pope Francis' apology to Indigenous peoples for abuses in the country's church-run residential schools didn't go far enough, suggesting that reconciliation over the fraught history is still very much a work in progress. The official government reaction came as Francis arrived...
Pope Apologizes for
Church 'Evil' in Canada
Jul 25, 2022 1:03 PM CDT
Pope Apologizes for Church 'Evil' in Canada
Francis visiting Indigenous people devastated by 'cultural genocide'
- Pope Francis apologized Monday for the Catholic Church’s cooperation with Canada’s “devastating” policy of Indigenous residential schools, saying the forced assimilation of Native peoples into Christian society destroyed their cultures, severed their families, and marginalized generations in ways still being felt today. “I humbly beg forgiveness...
Collection Is a
Jul 23, 2022 5:30 AM CDT
Vatican Museums' Lesser Known Collection Is a Contested One
Indigenous groups want back the artifacts and art 'gifted' for 1925 exhibition
- The Vatican Museums are home to some of the most magnificent artworks in the world, from Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel to ancient Egyptian antiquities and a pavilion full of papal chariots. But one of the museum’s least-visited collections is becoming its most contested before Pope Francis' trip to Canada,...
Massacre Leader's Name
Jun 14, 2022 8:23 AM CDT
Yellowstone Dumps Massacre Leader's Name
Gustavus Doane of Mount Doane boasted of slaughtering Native Americans, including children
- The name of a man who led a massacre of at least 173 Native Americans, including women and children suffering from smallpox, has been scrubbed from a peak in Yellowstone National Park. The 10,551-foot Mount Doane was named for Army officer and explorer Gustavus Doane, who ordered the 1870...
In Brazil, a Troubling Clue
Emerges Over Missing Duo
Jun 10, 2022 10:40 AM CDT
In Brazil, a Troubling Clue Emerges Over Missing Duo
Blood is found on boat of fisherman who was one of the last to see journalist, guide alive
- Blood has been found in the search for a British journalist and his indigenous guide who vanished Sunday in Brazil's remote Amazon rainforest. The blood, to be tested to determine whether it is human or animal, was found on the boat of fisherman Amarildo da Costa, known locally as...
Clash Over WiFi Password
Turns Deadly for Remote Tribe
in case you missed it
Apr 3, 2022 8:50 AM CDT
Clash Over WiFi Password Turns Deadly for Remote Tribe
Venezuelan soldiers reportedly reneged on deal to share network with Yanomami
- A clash between Venezuelan soldiers and members of the Yanomami tribe in the Amazon turned deadly over the most unlikely of reasons: a WiFi password. The dispute left four members of the Indigenous tribe dead and three more injured, reports the
. Three soldiers also were reported injured. The...
State Adopts Alerts
for Missing Indigenous People
Mar 31, 2022 4:20 PM CDT
State Adopts Alerts for Missing Indigenous People
Washington's system, the nation's first, is similar to Amber Alerts
- Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday signed into law a bill that creates a first-in-the-nation statewide alert system for missing Indigenous people. The law creates a system similar to Amber Alerts and so-called silver alerts, which are used respectively for missing children and vulnerable adults in many states. The system...
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