Native Americans

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2018 file photo, Nancy Beaulieu, a member of the Leech Lake Tribe, attends a Public Utilities Commission meeting in St. Paul, to oppose Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline. Opponents of Enbridge Energy's plan to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota have filed appeals to challenge the state Public Utilities Commission's approval of the project. Environmental and tribal groups filed initial notices Wednesday with the Minnesota Court of Appeals against the commission's decision to grant a certificate of need for the project. Canada-based Enbridge says it believes the courts will reaffirm the project's approval. (Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune via AP, File)
December 19, 2018 - 6:35 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Opponents of Enbridge Energy's plan to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota filed appeals Wednesday to challenge the state Public Utilities Commission's approval of the project. Environmental and tribal groups filed their initial notices with the...
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In this Nov. 29, 2018, file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at the American University Washington College of Law in Washington, on her foreign policy vision for the country. Warren sought to solidify her connection with African-American voters Friday, Dec. 14, as she prepares to launch a potential presidential campaign. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
December 15, 2018 - 12:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren is seeking to solidify her connection with African-American voters as she prepares to launch a potential presidential campaign amid criticism of her approach to race and identity. The Massachusetts Democrat visited Morgan State University in Baltimore Friday...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2018, file photo, Taiwanese director Ang Lee poses on the red carpet at the 55th Golden Horse Awards in Taipei, Taiwan. The Library of Congress announced Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, that the films "Jurassic Park," ''Brokeback Mountain" and "My Fair Lady" are among the 25 movies tapped for preservation this year. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File)
December 12, 2018 - 3:45 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The National Film Registry is turning 30 and will bring in a new crop of films ranging from dinosaurs' return from extinction, a cowboys-in-love drama and stories showcasing Native Americans. The Library of Congress announced Wednesday that the films "Jurassic Park," ''Brokeback...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2018 file photo, a California sea lion designated #U253 heads towards the Pacific Ocean after being released in Newport, Ore. A bill making it easier to kill sea lions that feast on imperiled salmon in the Columbia River has cleared the U.S. Senate. The measure would allow a more streamlined process for Washington, Idaho, Oregon and several Pacific Northwest tribes to capture and euthanize sea lions. The bill sponsored by Idaho Sen. Jim Risch and Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell cleared the Senate Thursday, Dec. 6. It's similar to legislation that the U.S. House passed in June. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)
December 07, 2018 - 7:18 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A bill that would make it easier to kill sea lions that feast on imperiled salmon in the Columbia River has cleared the U.S. Senate. State wildlife managers say rebounding numbers of sea lions are eating more salmon than ever and their appetites are undermining billions of dollars of...
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FILE - In this July 11, 2018 file photo, Roxanne White, whose aunt was murdered in 1996, sings and drums a women's warrior and honor song created for missing and murdered indigenous women, before joining a search in Valier, Mont., for Ashley HeavyRunner Loring, who disappeared last year from the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. Federal figures show the number of Indian Country crimes that the U.S. Justice Department prosecutes has not shown significant change in recent years, despite new programs and attempts to boost public safety on reservations and prosecution rates sexual assaults and other crimes. The Justice Department report released Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, shows U.S. attorneys' offices declined to prosecute 37 percent of the total number Indian Country cases they considered resolved in 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
November 21, 2018 - 1:27 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department's track record for prosecuting Indian Country crimes has not significantly changed in recent years, even amid programs and attempts to boost both public safety and prosecutions on tribal lands, according to federal figures released Wednesday. In...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, Democrat house candidate Sharice Davids speaks to supporters at a victory party in Olathe, Kan. Davids defeated Republican incumbent Kevin Yoder to win the Kansas' 3rd Congressional District seat. Democratic House candidate Debra Haaland who won in New Mexico's 1st congressional district and Davids will join U.S. Reps. Tom Cole, who is Chickasaw, and Markwayne Mullin, an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation, in the House. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley, File)
November 08, 2018 - 2:09 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — As a girl, Debra Haaland remembers joining her grandmother as she chopped wood and fetched water for her home in tiny Mesita, a Native American community situated in New Mexico's high desert. Haaland, an enrolled Laguna Pueblo member, is certain it was these early...
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In this Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, photo Judith LeBlanc, left, with Four Directions, a non-profit voting equality organization for Native Americans, helps local volunteers Jeff McLaughlin, middle, and Susan Bears Heart before going door-to-door looking for voters in Selfridge, N.D., and offering a free bus ride to the polling precinct. Recent changes to North Dakota’s voter identification requirements that some believe were aimed at suppressing the Native American vote didn’t cause widespread problems Election Day. Advocacy groups credit an intense effort to ensure a strong Native vote that included free qualifying IDs and free rides to the polls. (Mike McCleary/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)
November 07, 2018 - 3:44 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Only a few dozen Native American voters appear to have been affected on Election Day by changes to North Dakota's voter identification requirements that many tribal members believe were aimed at suppressing their vote. Advocacy groups credit an intense effort to ensure a...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2018 file photo, Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley speaks at a rally at City Hall in Boston. On Nov. 6, Pressley became Massachusetts' first black woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm, File)
November 07, 2018 - 11:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — What is already the most diverse Congress ever will become even more so after Tuesday's elections, which broke barriers of race and gender. For the first time, a pair of Native American congresswomen are headed to the House, in addition to two Muslim congresswoman. Massachusetts...
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New York Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks with reporters after voting, Tuesday Nov. 6, 2018, in the Parkchester community of the Bronx, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
November 07, 2018 - 2:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The vote to determine control of the House featured significant milestones. The candidates included 237 women, more than ever before. Among the winners were the youngest woman ever elected to Congress and several who broke racial or other barriers. A look at some of the victorious...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2018, file photo, Deb Haaland, a Democratic candidate for Congress for central New Mexico's open seat and a tribal member of the Laguna Pueblo, sits at her Albuquerque home. More than 100 Native Americans are seeking seats in Congress, governor's offices, state legislatures and other posts across the country in what political observers say has been a record number of candidates. Congressional races in New Mexico and Kansas could determine whether Congress has its first Native American representative. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File)
November 03, 2018 - 3:52 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Deb Haaland is not the first Native American woman to run for Congress, but she could be one of the first elected Tuesday. More than 100 Native Americans are seeking seats in Congress, governor's offices, state legislatures and other posts across the country in what...
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