A cartoonist from South Dakota is making a national name for himself illustrating controversial Native American issues. Marty Two Bulls grew up in Rapid City but now lives in Santa Fe, N.M. He has been using his talent to illustrate issues facing Native Americans since he was a child.
The Navajo Code Talkers are legendary. Then there was Cpl. Ira Hamilton Hayes, the Pima Indian who became a symbol of courage and patriotism when he and his fellow Marines raised the flag over Iwo Jima in 1945.
Senate Democrats, bolstered by Republican support, on Monday launched a new attempt to broaden a law protecting women from domestic abuse by expanding its provisions to cover gays, lesbians and Native Americans.
North Dakota’s outdoors and history will converge Feb. 9, when the State Historical Society sponsors its 2013 Heritage Outbound Winter Adventure. The annual day of activities and learning will be held at Fort Clark State Historic Site and Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site near Stanton, N.D.
Independence Through Music matches young musicians on the Pine Ridge reservation with well-established Native American musicians to learn the ropes of the music business — from properly holding a microphone to planning a tour and creating a marketing plan. Before Independence Through Music started, no school on the reservation offered music. Now three do.
U.S. government officials said Tuesday they are launching a $1.9 billion Native American land buyback program now that a nearly 17-year lawsuit over more than a century's worth of mismanaged trust royalties is settled.
Hours after talking tough against Republicans in "fiscal cliff" negotiations, President Barack Obama and members of his Cabinet reassured hundreds of Native American leaders the administration's programs and efforts on their behalf would continue.
Taxes cannot be levied on honoraria to a shaman or spiritual leader for religious services, but could be assessed on per-capita payments from gambling revenues to tribal members, under a proposal for taxing Native Americans by the Internal Revenue Service.
After months of high-profile fundraising that drew celebrities' attention and dollars, a group of Native American tribes has raised $9 million to buy a piece of land in South Dakota's Black Hills that they consider sacred, an official with an Indian land foundation said Friday.
A tribal newspaper in Arizona is publishing a detailed voter guide for the first time ever. A New Mexico pueblo is sending kindergartners home with get-out-the-vote buttons for their parents. Tribes in Wisconsin are reaching out to young adults with a Rock the Vote event.
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