Native American

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M | Native American teens stopped on college tour urge changes

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M— An attorney for two Native American brothers pulled from a Colorado State University tour earlier this year has demanded the school make policy changes, saying Thursday that campus officers violated the teens’ constitutional rights by patting them down without any suspicion of a crime. A letter from American Civil Liberties Union attorney Sarah … Continue reading ALBUQUERQUE, N.M | Native American teens stopped on college tour urge changes

SAN FRANCISCO | San Francisco statue that some call racist is removed

SAN FRANCISCO — A 19th century statue near San Francisco’s City Hall that some said is racist and demeaning to indigenous people was removed early Friday. A group of Native Americans chanted, beat drums and burned sage as the workers used a crane to take down the “Early Days” statue depicting a Native American at … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | San Francisco statue that some call racist is removed

SAN FRANCISCO | San Francisco to remove 19th century statue some call racist

SAN FRANCISCO— A San Francisco board has voted unanimously to remove a 19th century statue that activists say is racist and demeaning to indigenous people. The unanimous decision Wednesday night by the San Francisco Board of Appeals involves the “Early Days” statue, which depicts a Native American at the feet of a Spanish cowboy and … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | San Francisco to remove 19th century statue some call racist

TOPEKA, Kan | Democrats pick gay, Native American nominee in Kansas 3rd

TOPEKA, Kan— Sharice Davids shattered the mold for a congressional primary winner from ruby red Kansas on Wednesday, becoming the state’s first Native American and gay nominee for Congress. The 38-year-old attorney and activist prevailed in a close six-candidate Democratic primary Tuesday and will face four-term Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder. Democrats are targeting Yoder this … Continue reading TOPEKA, Kan | Democrats pick gay, Native American nominee in Kansas 3rd

OKLAHOMA CITY | Fears in Oklahoma over ruling in tribal sovereignty case

OKLAHOMA CITY — Legal experts say a federal appeals court ruling that overturned a condemned Native American man’s murder conviction in Oklahoma on jurisdictional grounds could radically change how tribal members are prosecuted in a massive area that was assigned to tribes before Oklahoma became a state, including most of Tulsa. State and federal officials … Continue reading OKLAHOMA CITY | Fears in Oklahoma over ruling in tribal sovereignty case

SANTA FE, N.M | Native American woman advances in New Mexico primary

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Democrats rallied around progressive female candidates in Tuesday’s primary – including the party’s nominee for the Albuquerque area’s U.S. House seat who will try to become the first Native American congresswoman. The primary also set up a November race that will mean the most Hispanic congressional district in … Continue reading SANTA FE, N.M | Native American woman advances in New Mexico primary

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. | Native American teen blames discrimination in campus ordeal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A Native American teenager who was with his younger brother when the two were pulled from a college tour said the ordeal began less than 30 minutes after they had arrived on the Colorado campus. School officials say a parent in the group called the police to report feeling nervous about their … Continue reading ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. | Native American teen blames discrimination in campus ordeal

Warren says she has no intention of running for president

WASHINGTON/March 11, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts says she has no intention of running for president in 2020, but she also is leaving herself room to reconsider. Warren is refusing to pledge to complete a second six-year Senate term if she’s re-elected in November. The high-profile liberal is often discussed as … Continue reading Warren says she has no intention of running for president